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Old 12-27-2012, 01:18 AM   #1501
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Two items I installed as well on my '12 that have survived the Mayan apocolypse. I have a sneaky feeling they both will also outlast Keith Richards as well.

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Are you able to tell me what the overall outside/fitted width is of the TT pannier racks at the rear please? Just trying to find out if the TT racks are narrower than the RR racks.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:15 AM   #1502
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Are you able to tell me what the overall outside/fitted width is of the TT pannier racks at the rear please? Just trying to find out if the TT racks are narrower than the RR racks.

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It's about 48 centimeters.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #1503
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It's about 48 centimeters.
Awesome, thank you for that. TT racks are narrower by about 4cm then.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #1504
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It's about 48 centimeters.
Yep, I prefer to use furlongs as a unit of measurement.

The max width of the TT racks I have mounted measure 0.00239899 furlongs, but for the imperialist bastards out there, this converts to 19 inches.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #1505
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Yep, I prefer to use furlongs as a unit of measurement.

The max width of the TT racks I have mounted measure 0.00239899 furlongs, but for the imperialist bastards out there, this converts to 19 inches.

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Do you also use furlongs per fortnight instead of MPH?

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #1506
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Creedy nice rig. Noticed the scotts damper, its high on my list as the bike really needs it. Love the seat, did you go though the renazco website or do they have someone in AUS distributing them?

As a surveyor I prefer smoot as a measurement..
48 centimetres = 0.282054295 smoot

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:02 AM   #1507
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Creedy nice rig. Noticed the scotts damper, its high on my list as the bike really needs it. Love the seat, did you go though the renazco website or do they have someone in AUS distributing them?

As a surveyor I prefer smoot as a measurement..
48 centimetres = 0.282054295 smoot
Thanks Mate,
Yeh, the Scotts damper is a trick bit of gear, really well made.
I got the seat from contacting James here: info@renazco.com. I just got lucky.



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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 AM   #1508
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:10 AM   #1509
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #1510
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Thanks Mate,
Yeh, the Scotts damper is a trick bit of gear, really well made.
Creedy.
I’m keen to know what effect a steering damper would have on open dirt roads – I love the 690, but suspect that I might have maintained faster average speeds on dirt roads wringing the neck of the old DR (albeit substantially modified) – it just tracked so much better – far more stable – the 690 would have left the old DR for dead on fire trails, but not on open dirt roads – feels as though you can’t use all that horsepower to its full effect – once over about 110kph, it gets very twitchy at the front end and every now and then the terrifying wobble kicks in ...
Does the steering damper help the 690 to track better at speed?
It would obviously help to smooth out hard rocky fire trails, but I’ve got used to riding those without one ...
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #1511
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Get your suspension set up properly, with correct springs/sag and you won't have any issues like that.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #1512
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Get your suspension set up properly, with correct springs/sag and you won't have any issues like that.
I did it myself as objectively as possible – then took it to the local shop – apparently all OK ...
Perhaps I should get a more specialised opinion ...
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #1513
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I did it myself as objectively as possible – then took it to the local shop – apparently all OK ...
Perhaps I should get a more specialised opinion ...
The rear spring is really the weak point, and confirmed that with Super Plush suspension. I've had some pretty good speed wobbles at 80+ mph on loose gravel roads, but that was with over 40 lbs of gear on the tail. With proper rear spring and set sag, it's dead stable at any speed, any surface when it doesn't have a bunch of weight out back. Even all loaded down if I soften up the front a bit and get some weight over it everything gets stable.

Though, I do have a Gpr V4 installed for rocky offroad sections.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:13 AM   #1514
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #1515
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