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Old 10-12-2011, 08:34 AM   #211
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Can you give more details on this? Sounds like something a lot of us would be interested in!



Why the TTX instead of the NIX? I've seen a lot more of the NIX around, so I'm curious.
+1 on both of these.


I have tried many times to find a set of RXV fork internals to convert mine like Gangplank did, but haven't been able to. Seems that would net the same results as the Ohlins (or at least close to it) at much less cost.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:43 AM   #212
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Can you give more details on this? Sounds like something a lot of us would be interested in!

Why the TTX instead of the NIX? I've seen a lot more of the NIX around, so I'm curious.
A KTM 990/950 Front Brake Lever Assembly will fit on the F800GS.... see here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706154

TTX VS NIX

I like being different.....

but.... a hookup thru a good friend of mine might reveal something else!
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:27 AM   #213
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12) General Weight Reduction - Goal is the 350 mark
Love the mods you've done. Very inspiring. Oh to have a real shop at my disposal.

My solution to that problem is a DR 650 Fantastic, reliable, easy to work on, easy to get parts for, and bullet proof. Modding one out right now for a Road of Bones "vacation" after a contract in a very remote location in the Kuril Islands.

Love the F8 but it's about a heavy pig and doesn't really feel much lighter than the 1200, especially when you get it truly airborne. Kudos to anyone that perseveres in muscling it through a RTW ride. After a couple years with mine I really really really want a long distance adventure touring bike that is a hundred or so pounds lighter, at least light enough to easily jump stumps on.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:36 AM   #214
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:00 PM   #215
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A KTM 990/950 Front Brake Lever Assembly will fit on the F800GS.... see here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706154

TTX VS NIX

I like being different.....

but.... a hookup thru a good friend of mine might reveal something else!
One thing I thought about on my lunch ride today: wind noise. I have noticed for a while that the wind noise in my right ear always seems louder than on the left. Because of this thread, I was looking at the urine cup and wondered if that's the cause of the extra wind noise on the right. I duct taped a piece of cardboard over the area to smoth the air flow. On the ride back to work: LESS NOISE. Much less.


Less wind noise would thus appear to be another benefit of going to the KTM master cylinder.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:06 PM   #216
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One thing I thought about on my lunch ride today: wind noise. I have noticed for a while that the wind noise in my right ear always seems louder than on the left. Because of this thread, I was looking at the urine cup and wondered if that's the cause of the extra wind noise on the right. I duct taped a piece of cardboard over the area to smoth the air flow. On the ride back to work: LESS NOISE. Much less.


Less wind noise would thus appear to be another benefit of going to the KTM master cylinder.
used to ride down the road with my hand held out doing the same thing!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #217
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might be easier to just buy a ktm adv.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #218
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easier.... sure.... do I want to?..... no......


troll somewhere else.....
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:43 PM   #220
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Is that the ship your bike is on?
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:15 PM   #221
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I wish you luck with the 350lb goal. I shaved over 50lbs off mine and still came in right at 500lb fueled. 350lbs would likely mean no crash bars, skid plates, hand guards, fairings etc. Even then I don't think it's possible. Looking at Diesel Boys DIY cam chain thread, the motor weighed 140lbs without fluids. 210lbs for the rest of the bike and fluids... that's a tough one! Kudos to you if you can pull it off! Even 400lb ready to ride would be a huge achievement.

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #222
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Is that the ship your bike is on?


ok so I'll try 400 as a goal
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #223
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I filled my tires with helium and now my bike only weighs 300 pounds.
that explains the flying 800 pictures.....
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:52 AM   #224
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lets get this thing rolling!

what setup is better?

on the fork tubes?



or on the frame?




looking for the pro's and con's
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #225
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How about this lamp system?

4 x 10w LED's each, shipping weight 1.7lb

3200 lumens, draws 3 amps.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...n=&s=&v=glance

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