ADVrider

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-14-2011, 04:33 PM   #16
JBADV
searching for sanity
 
JBADV's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: right here,right now
Oddometer: 3,421
Thanks for the info.
__________________
The older I grow,the faster life goes.
The more I learn,the less I know.
JBADV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #17
rallen OP
"Lost with a Purpose"
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Southern Arizona
Oddometer: 237
Vaughan from Ralle Moto contacted me and said that he is pushing to get the risers out maybe in a week or so. I am not sure how long shipping will take, but hopefully in two or three weeks we can see a product.

I believe the risers can be used with or without the damper, which means we will have another riser option. I am planning on doing a side by side comparison of the new Ralle Moto risers, the stock adventure risers, and a set of Ilium Works risers to compare bar positions.
__________________
Chaos - It may not be fashionable, but it's fun-

rallen screwed with this post 02-17-2011 at 12:59 AM
rallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 07:36 PM   #18
mark0ne
Ralle-Moto Adventure
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: central coast NSW
Oddometer: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by rallen View Post
Vaughan from Ralle Moto contacted me and said that he is pushing to get the risers out maybe in a week or so. I am not sure how long shipping will take, but hopefully in two or three weeks we can see a product.

I believe the risers can be used with or without the damper, which means we will have another riser option. I am planning on doing a side by side comparison of the new Ralle Moto risers, the stock adventure risers, and a set of Ilium Works risers to compare bar positions.
Hi guys,

The risers are still coming.... We have been completely snowed under so far this year and I have not had a spare day (even staurday or sunday) to run the programs yet.... We have some bikes we are finilising kits for and also we are making some special steering dampers for the Nitro Circus Frestyle riders as they are out here on tour at the moment.

Just thought I would let you know I have not forgotten you

Cheers
Vaughan
mark0ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 09:10 PM   #19
Guy Jinbaiquerre
Monorail Conductor
 
Guy Jinbaiquerre's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Oddometer: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark0ne View Post
Hi guys,

The risers are still coming.... We have been completely snowed under so far this year and I have not had a spare day (even staurday or sunday) to run the programs yet.... We have some bikes we are finilising kits for and also we are making some special steering dampers for the Nitro Circus Frestyle riders as they are out here on tour at the moment.

Just thought I would let you know I have not forgotten you

Cheers
Vaughan
Hang in there, Vaughan. I am really interested to see what the damper looks like with the new risers. If I can use the RM2 damper without moving the GSA handlebars too much from the stock position, I'm in!
__________________
IBA # 42657
96 Honda XR250 Baja
09 BMW R1200GS Adventure ・ 09 KTM 990 SMT (sold) ・ 97 Honda X4 ・ 95 Kawasaki ZZR400 (sold)
Guy Jinbaiquerre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 05:54 PM   #20
rallen OP
"Lost with a Purpose"
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Southern Arizona
Oddometer: 237
Guy Jinbaiquerre

Just thought I'd reach out and see if your doing O.K.

I noticed your in Japan-
__________________
Chaos - It may not be fashionable, but it's fun-
rallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2011, 07:03 AM   #21
Guy Jinbaiquerre
Monorail Conductor
 
Guy Jinbaiquerre's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Oddometer: 1,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by rallen View Post
Guy Jinbaiquerre

Just thought I'd reach out and see if your doing O.K.

I noticed your in Japan-
Thanks for asking. I just saw your post now, since I have been in China (on a previously-scheduled trip, not in response to the earthquake) and have not been checking ADVrider.

My family and I are fine here in China, and we will be heading back to Tokyo soon. Also, based on comments on a Japan rider board, it seems like the guys I ride with in Japan are all okay, too. Fortunately for us, we tend to live farther south in Japan than the tsunami and radiation-affected areas.

Last year, I was planning a ride around some of the areas that were devastated by the tsunami, but put it off... now some of those roads literally no longer exist. I know a lot of Japan riders are planning relief rides toward some of the devastated areas, and I look forward to participating in them.
__________________
IBA # 42657
96 Honda XR250 Baja
09 BMW R1200GS Adventure ・ 09 KTM 990 SMT (sold) ・ 97 Honda X4 ・ 95 Kawasaki ZZR400 (sold)
Guy Jinbaiquerre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 06:17 AM   #22
Bwolf
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: New Jersey
Oddometer: 63
New Baseplate?

Hey rallen,

Any update on the new baseplate? Waiting to see what it's like before I order a kit.

Thanks
Bwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #23
rallen OP
"Lost with a Purpose"
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Southern Arizona
Oddometer: 237
The original baseplate was fine, we are waiting on the new risers to remedy a few of the probs that popped up.

Not sure when they are coming, I'll post any info when I get it-
__________________
Chaos - It may not be fashionable, but it's fun-
rallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 01:23 PM   #24
rallen OP
"Lost with a Purpose"
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Southern Arizona
Oddometer: 237
O.K. - We had a short window when the snow melted, and a buddy of mine had a new KLR shipped up that we finished putting together, and he wanted to go out and run the thing, so a short run it was, but it was better than nothing.

I have never ran a steering damper before, but this is my initial impression:

I set the damper on it's lowest settings, anticipating a little weirdness.

As I pulled out of the driveway and turned on the main road, I thought "Oh shit, its hard to turn". Then as I proceeded down the road, I thought "Dam, I don't have any feel from the front end".

As I continued to ride, it started feeling better. It had a very solid or attatched feeling to the road. Cornering felt like it was on rails.

At first I thought the damper in it's lowest setting was actually much harder to turn than I would have guessed. Instead of being able to whip the handle bar to where you want it, you can only turn it quickly, if that makes any sense.

After toying around with it, it seems that when turned slowly (probably normal riding speed turns) it is fairly easy, but if you turn it hard, the high speed damper action kicks in (as it should). I imagine it will take time to get a good feel for things, and being that I only rode a total of 40 miles on tar, I honestly do not have enouph experience to give any useful info.

I will project and say that the damper is working as it should, but I have a learning curve to get used to it. The good news is that I am moving from Montana back down to Arizona, and should get a ton of sand and rock action later in the summer.

I will keep everybody informed as to the status of the risers, but currently do not know any more than you do.

I was planning on riding soon, but we have ANOTHER storm coming this weekend with 5-9 inches of snow possible.

Dammit-
__________________
Chaos - It may not be fashionable, but it's fun-

rallen screwed with this post 04-01-2011 at 01:28 PM
rallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #25
rallen OP
"Lost with a Purpose"
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Southern Arizona
Oddometer: 237
Another note, I noticed that the Ralle Moto web site has more info on the damper than when I purchased it.

This actually gives good info on setting the damper up and explains some things I did not know when I
bought mine.

http://www.rallemoto.com/contents/en-us/d40.html
__________________
Chaos - It may not be fashionable, but it's fun-

rallen screwed with this post 04-25-2011 at 04:17 PM
rallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 04:23 PM   #26
craigv
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Jerzee
Oddometer: 37
Just got mine on

A week ago, I mounted a RM2 on my '07 GSA Adventure, took my brother & I 'bout 2 hrs. Fairly straight forward, couldn't just tap the stem bolt out with a plastic hammer though. We pressed it out & the new one in. Didn't take much apart for the install either, just the horn n handlebars.
My TT 20mm risers don't work with it (had to build spacers out of hex nuts to get home). Just changed out for Rox 2".
I put about 200 miles on it so far, 7 different rides.
Love it when I'm moving, handles any road grooves or bumps at speed great.
Don't like it in NYC so far, I'm used to slow roll manuvering thru traffic & now have a new factor to deal with. Can't cut the bars back & forth in a hurry to squeeze thru tight spaces or to keep balance and have found myself dabbing way too much for my liking with a 400lb+ bike.
I'm working on being able to lift the damper off the mounting plate while leaving the bars & risers in place for local runs & dropping it back in place for long or dirt rides.
Headed to the pine barrens for the PB300 tomorrow, I'll let ya know how she handles the sand. I ran the Meteor MC ride there in Oct so I'll be able to compare to that.
craigv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #27
rallen OP
"Lost with a Purpose"
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Southern Arizona
Oddometer: 237
Craigv, how much too short where the 20mm risers? I was hoping to use some of the Wunderlich 20mm risers and keep the originals, but it sounds like thats a no go. Do you think 40mm would clear, I haven't had time to measure mine as I am right in the middle of a move.

What little I have ridden with the original risers in the forward position has sucked (for me).
__________________
Chaos - It may not be fashionable, but it's fun-
rallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #28
Jonesky
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Louisville, KY
Oddometer: 238
Put my RM2 in on my 09 GSA with ESA. Horn is not in the way here. Same triple clamp issue as Craigy. No way in hell this was coming out with a rubber mallet. Took it down to my BMW shop here (great, btw) and they heated it up and pressed it out and then put the new stem bearing in. If things don't line up as per the instructions you can rotate the teeth on the bottom of the RM2 with a screwdriver by placing the shaft of the screwdriver in the teeth and rotating the teeth while holding the unit.

Also, I had Wunderlich Vario risers and I ended up having to sell those to a buddy as they will not allow the RM2 to work. On my test drive anytime I rotated my handlebars full left my engine revved up. Too much tension on throttle cable. So off they came and I put the OEM's back on and it is fine. It is a snug fit but all seems to work fine so I'm ready for some serious trips.
Jonesky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 04:55 PM   #29
Harry Potter
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Oddometer: 127
RM2 Updates

Thanks for the updates from those of you who have ordered the RM2. Please keep them coming.
__________________
"Adults follow paths, where as us children explore."
Harry Potter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #30
craigv
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Jerzee
Oddometer: 37
New Issue

Rallen - the 20mm risers were about a 1/4" too short (we used hex nuts as spacers to get me home)
I put on a set of 2" Rox risers (50mm) and everything cleared and no issues with stock cables.

Jonesky- I don't think you're supposed to turn the 'teeth' on the bottom of the damper to get them to line up, you're supposed to set the direction of the teeth on the bolt. My understanding is if you turn the teeth on the damper, you will not have the damper centered, which means you will loose travel in one direction(which is bad) while gaining travel in the other (which isn't bad, but doesn't help anything).


After the PB300 this weekend in south Jerzee I've got new issues. I rode 50miles off road on friday to warm up and figure out settings on the RM2. Loved it, made high speed (35-50) sand lots of fun, didn't notice any help at low speed.
I rode about 125 miles on Saturday, was getting really confident at speed in the soft stuff. Towards the end of the day, running about 40mph I hit a soft patch without thinking, got bucked, had a tank slapper going for about 30yds, somehow fell back in the saddle & on the pegs and powered thru. Very unexpected at that point as I had ridden exactly the same for 100+ miles thru the same conditions.
Back at the hotel, Aaron asked "how'd the damper work out for you?", I replied "awesome, only had one scare" after he asked me how stiff I had it set (7 on left & 5 on right) I told him to feel it. On the centerstand, I weighted the rear of the bike & had him feel the pressure turning back & forth. No resistance at all!! I'm instantly under the front fender watching as he turns the bars & I'm watching the stem bolt nut turning with the bars both directions.
I find the socket, remove the horn, set to full damping on the rm2 & have the bars held straight ahead & crank down on the nut again with everything I can put on it. Test'em & we've got resistance again, but only for a cpl of back & forths then the nut starts spinning again. Try it again same outcome
I tightened it for what I was worth, lowered the settings on the rm2 to 1 on both sides & took off not to miss the days ride.
I rode just as good without the damper at similar speeds thru similar terrain. I want to fix this & keep the damper, but at the moment, I can't figure out what will hold this stem bolt in place from spinning with out a keyway or something. Some people said 'put loctite on it' & I can see what they're saying, it'll keep the nut from loosening, but I still don't know what'll keep the bolt from spinning.

craigv screwed with this post 04-18-2011 at 02:04 PM
craigv 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 02:31 PM.


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