ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #3241
Trialsbikeadam
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Trialsbikeadam's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Coldwater, MS
Oddometer: 131
[QUOTE=Damian_74;19126735]I had clearance issues with my disc bolts – as I had dumped the ABS (that is worth 5kg’s) no ABS ring to get in the way.
Conter sink the disc mounting holes and visit your local bolt shop.
10.9 or better

That's a solid idea! I'm hoping to keep my ABS but it seems to be more work than it may be worth
Trialsbikeadam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #3242
eanth
Adventurer
 
eanth's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: here
Oddometer: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsager View Post
For those tackling this project, I have a complete front end available for this project - forks, clamps, 21" wheels, rotor, brake, you name it. I was going to do the fork swap, but just bought another bike instead and never got around to doing it.
pm sent

eanth
eanth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 04:06 AM   #3243
wiz.au
Gnarly Adventurer
 
wiz.au's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: ACT, Australia
Oddometer: 398
Quote:
Originally Posted by kion View Post
And btw what are the rear suspension options these days?
I just dropped AUD$1200 for an Ohlins. Not the cheapest option, but here in Oz, the only other option was a Wilbers for just over $1100. The Ohlins will be cheaper and easier to rebuild come time. And as far as I'm telling myself...there's no better piece of equipment to be had.

BM750 for ABS (SHORT reservoir hose, mounted to frame),
BM048 for non-ABS (LONG hose, mounted internal, where ABS module would have been).
__________________
"That guy with the tag on the back of his jacket, he's got a different chip in his head..."
wiz.au is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 04:32 AM   #3244
wiz.au
Gnarly Adventurer
 
wiz.au's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: ACT, Australia
Oddometer: 398
Summary Update Please?

Hi,

I'm sorry, but could someone give me a summary update of what the deal is with the bits needed to do this conversion and KEEP the BMW wheel and brakes?

So far from reading the first 28 pages, and the last 5 pages, RD sold(?) his design to Hawk, who now want like USD$500 for just the brake caliper adapter??!!! I also understand there is still some issues with mounting the Ignition switch?

If someone could give me the 30 second update on how, who, what, how much, and when, the bits (Axle, Nut & Caliper mount) are available, I'd appreciate it. And if anyone does have any of the drawings, they can PM me, or tell a friend of a friend to leave me a note on my windshield.
__________________
"That guy with the tag on the back of his jacket, he's got a different chip in his head..."
wiz.au is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 04:33 AM   #3245
michael1968
Studly Adventurer
 
michael1968's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Oddometer: 669
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiz.au View Post
I just dropped AUD$1200 for an Ohlins. Not the cheapest option, but here in Oz, the only other option was a Wilbers for just over $1100. The Ohlins will be cheaper and easier to rebuild come time. And as far as I'm telling myself...there's no better piece of equipment to be had.

BM750 for ABS (SHORT reservoir hose, mounted to frame),
BM048 for non-ABS (LONG hose, mounted internal, where ABS module would have been).
I got my custom (longer) Wilbers off German eBay for about AUD750 delivered. It was a company called Zetec I delt with.

So the Australian retailers are making 350 bucks in mark up!
michael1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #3246
nomad5326
Xventurous
 
nomad5326's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: San Diego, Ca
Oddometer: 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiz.au View Post
Hi,

I'm sorry, but could someone give me a summary update of what the deal is with the bits needed to do this conversion and KEEP the BMW wheel and brakes?

So far from reading the first 28 pages, and the last 5 pages, RD sold(?) his design to Hawk, who now want like USD$500 for just the brake caliper adapter??!!! I also understand there is still some issues with mounting the Ignition switch?

If someone could give me the 30 second update on how, who, what, how much, and when, the bits (Axle, Nut & Caliper mount) are available, I'd appreciate it. And if anyone does have any of the drawings, they can PM me, or tell a friend of a friend to leave me a note on my windshield.
http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/Modifications.html
nomad5326 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #3247
Parx400
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 1,439
Folks if you are going to drop coin on a new shock get the longer hyperpro custom made. 10 inches of good travel.
Parx400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #3248
WERA456
Gnarly Adventurer
 
WERA456's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: North Ga. (The site of the first major gold rush)
Oddometer: 205
Where can you get these hyper pro forks? Are they yamaha forks rebuilt by hyper pro?
WERA456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #3249
Parx400
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 1,439
The hyperpro is the rear shock, not the front forks. I can dig up the specs if you want to get one made.
Parx400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #3250
dansin
Gnarly Adventurer
 
dansin's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Oddometer: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parx400 View Post
The hyperpro is the rear shock, not the front forks. I can dig up the specs if you want to get one made.
If you could post up the specs it would be really helpful for me too.
dansin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #3251
Parx400
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sacramento CA
Oddometer: 1,439
Does anyone know what oil weight Richard is using on the forks?
Parx400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 12:05 AM   #3252
JJBotes
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: South Africa Mpumalanga Witbank
Oddometer: 26
Gentlemen – Good morning

I Spend my evening reading the first 45 pages of this thread(English reading for me goes very slow), hoping to find some clear answers, but I need to get some sleep, so if someone could help get the answers to my questions it would be greatly appreciated . Question 1 being the most important one.

1. I found a yz426f front end and I know it will work, but I also came across a 99’ YZ 250 front end at half the price. Will the YZ 250 front end also work for this ? Easy bolt on installation, same as the 426 ?
2. Does the 426 have stronger spring than the 250 ?
3. Are the front wheels the same ?
4. I couldn’t find some that used the 250 frontend in the first 45 pages, that gets me worried, has someone done it ?
JJBotes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #3253
Barnman
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Barnman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: 'up north England
Oddometer: 183
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parx400 View Post
Does anyone know what oil weight Richard is using on the forks?

I don't know about Richard, but I was recommended 5 by the hyperpro engineer if that helps. Its working well for me
Barnman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #3254
Schlug
JockeyfullofBourbon
 
Schlug's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: put something on and stay in that position.
Oddometer: 7,185
I have found my Dakar to be a great bike but I have found the suspension sorely lacking. I have also spent about an hour and half reading this thread. It seems many people use older forksets.

Will forks, triple clamps and bars from a 2007 YZ450F work?
__________________
"So what makes this protest different is that you're set to die, Bobby?"
--May well come to that.
"You start a hunger strike to protest for what you believe in. You don't start already determined to die or am I missing somethin' here?"
-- It's in their hands. Our message is clear. They're seeing our determination.
Schlug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #3255
tomatoe333
Beastly Adventurer
 
tomatoe333's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Back on the east side
Oddometer: 2,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbySands View Post
I have found my Dakar to be a great bike but I have found the suspension sorely lacking. I have also spent about an hour and half reading this thread. It seems many people use older forksets.

Will forks, triple clamps and bars from a 2007 YZ450F work?
They will, but you'll need a spacer on the steering stem to make everything fit properly.

If you can find yz250f triples, you can do it without the spacer.
__________________
"Keep the standard settings will be useful to learn more about the bike. One should reach a sufficient technical level, when then humbly questioning calibration of your motorcycles."
tomatoe333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014