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Old 02-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #721
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I, too, would like to subscribe to the "Scott Steering Damper on a BMW GS" newsletter...

Just saw the full kit they offer for an XR650L, which requires very few modifications (albeit with custom triples and relocation mounts for speedo, etc.).

Would love to know how much was required to get a "generic" bolt-on install of their damper on our 'Cows, Stage.

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #722
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Well boys the answer is quite simple and if you already own a scotts damper, quite inexpensive. Contact HPMGuy at Hendersen Precision Machining, and for under $200 he should be able to hook you up with a replacement top triple clamp and a modified bolt on stem. Its a super easy install, even I could do it. A terrific upgrade. The Scotts damperd are damn near $500 so that's the expensive part, so if you've already got one, its about the same price as a CC fork brace, also a sweet piece of bling.

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Old 02-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #723
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My buddies and I refer to the Scotts damper as "The Hand of God" when you know that rock is going to take you out, the hand of god holds the bars straight and you're like, wow! I should be flying over the bars right now!

Stage, if you ever want to lengthen, bring the beast project up to the shop here, we can do it! Stan has all the cool machines and TIG welder to do the job

I dont want to make the Foosa a long wheelbase... I moved the fenders and subframe around and got some custom shocks from Wilbers that allow 11 inches of travel

What I need is help fabricating the rear brake lever and cable, the shifter, and getting the exhaust run high. I think I can mount the magneto parts myself, thats just some drilling and tapping, I should be able to handle that

If my buddy Andrew at HAvspeed could pull his act together, his work is divine in the godlike sense of the word, but is also almost as rare.

If my current overseas rally plans dont pan out this year, (still need to run it past the planning and resource allocation committee ) it might as well be time to pour all the money back at the Beast


Here is a thread or two regarding the HPM upper triple install:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=370450




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Old 02-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #724
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loved that last video Stage.
Scared the crap out of me. Like a kid playing a computer game as they duck their head and twist in their seat, I kept trying to raise my head to see over your windscreen at what rut I was going to hit next
awesome stuff.

I've got a Scotts damper coming my way any day now with a HPMguy mounting kit for my G/S (matching up with Rdubb clamps, BRP submount, and WP50 forks/front end). I think there was a bit of guesswork involved with my mounting kit from Guy for the G/S, which will need the pin/tower thing cut to size at least, but hopefully it goes OK.

Unlike your 'off road' version which apparently dampens only away from centre, I got the 'road' version which dampens both ways. I googled and ummed and ahhed and agonised over which one to get. Lots of different advice and opinions out there. I think I settled on the road version as someone somewhere said that it was good/better for heavy bikes. Somewhere else I read of someone that had both road and off road versions on different bikes (both dirt bikes) and though they were a bit different he actually liked them both equally- that was promising, and maybe it doesn't really matter all that much...? Looks like yours is working really well.

I hope I've picked the right one for me but at least it shouldn't be too hard to swap if I need to.

Put me down as well for the 'Scotts newsletter' updates. I won't actually be testing mine for quite a while yet (and I doubt I'll ever be testing it as thoroughly as you) so I'd love to here any tips and reflections as you continue to use it.

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Old 02-09-2012, 01:42 AM   #725
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Well, if the "committee" doesn't let you go, and you have the time and if havspeed doesn't have speed, bring the beauty up, we can make all the stuff right at the shop
would be fun to help you with it
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #726
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #727
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loved that last video Stage.
Scared the crap out of me. Like a kid playing a computer game as they duck their head and twist in their seat, I kept trying to raise my head to see over your windscreen at what rut I was going to hit next
awesome stuff.
+1 Man I love those videos.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #728
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That was some great footage! I didn't know the PD was so fast with a 2 stroke in it must have been that "special" oil you put in the tranny
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:09 PM   #729
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #730
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I guess I will be about the 700th person to say way to go Jason.
This is one of the best threads here on ADV.
Wow I love to see what you can a do on that relatively stock GS.
Truly impressive
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #731
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Well guys that is really nice of you. Seriously thanks- makes it all worthwhile.


I sent my GS trans off to Anton yesterday. Also sent him an R60 trans I have had lying around for a few years. INcluded this note, hope he gets the joke

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:14 AM   #732
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Stage - you're so polite and courteous, you could be an honorary Canadian.


Maybe it's your close proximity to the border?








But then again, the whole NY state is pretty close to the border......so maybe that theory doesn't work.


Great job in the rally. Inspirational.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #733
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It looks like your centerstand is coming down from the impact in that last pic A problem I don't think those KTM guys are used to!

Man, camelbaks have got to be the best spinal protector on the market. I wear mine everywhere I go--I consider it part of ATTGAT. On the other hand, stuffing it under the rear fender is a great use of space

Jenna's signed up for the rally in WV and I'm going to try to run it myself. Have you done that one? Any advice for a n00b rallyer?
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #734
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It looks like your centerstand is coming down from the impact in that last pic A problem I don't think those KTM guys are used to!

Man, camelbaks have got to be the best spinal protector on the market. I wear mine everywhere I go--I consider it part of ATTGAT. On the other hand, stuffing it under the rear fender is a great use of space

Jenna's signed up for the rally in WV and I'm going to try to run it myself. Have you done that one? Any advice for a n00b rallyer?
Advice? oh yeah, tons! seriously? This will be great! Yes I've done this rally twice. First things first: read the rules. It's long but it wont take long... most if it is just boilerplate anyway but there are some things that are very useful to know. Finding them is half the fun, haha! no really...

http://rallymoto.com/?q=faq


These are the things you'll need:

-streetlegal bike
----reg/insured/lights/turn signals
----/DOT helmet/chest protector/motocross style boots

-enduro rollchart holder
-digital watch
-pencil
-auto safety triangle
-first aid kit (with space blanket and arm sling, its a car thing)
-red cross and OK signs
-place on your bike to put a number plate, one on each side.

thats pretty much the minimum of a) all the rules will require you to have and b)the stuff that you need to finish the rallye.

As a new guy, you'll be required to attend a Novice Competitors meeting prior to racing. Its a 2-3 hour course that costs $5 for materials. I think this race is held over two days... so plan on getting to SNowshoe on Thursday night. Registration and Technical inspection will take place on Friday morning, as well as the NCO I think, and then racing probably starts by 3 or 4pm. couple of stages on in to the night and then start again in the morning. Sometime sane like 10AM last time.

What I did for housing was to rent a giant condo, five bedroom thing. Split the cost five ways or more and it was about $50 a night for your own room for three nights

My offer to turn the two buddy discount back around to you and Jenna and whoever else (:wink) (beater and Native ) still stands.


Seriously? you going to do this? :yeehaww
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:54 AM   #735
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Ohhh Brad! Now you can't back out.! I annouced it quietly in the RAlly WV thread in RAcing. But now all of Old's cool knows, so you HAVE to do it! Ahhahhahh!!!!!!!

Yep, I'm in as well. Just sent my liscense shit out.
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