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Old 08-16-2011, 08:30 PM   #271
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #272
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #273
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I wore my synthetic shirt on an after work Rainbow Trail ride tonight. You know; product testing. Yep. It works.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:02 PM   #274
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:05 PM   #275
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:53 AM   #276
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Am I the only one who noticed it's upside down
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:23 AM   #277
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Am I the only one who noticed it's upside down
I like it, I can read it while I'm wearing it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:42 AM   #278
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Am I the only one who noticed it's upside down
Thats ok, the Dakar is in the southern hemisphere.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:47 PM   #279
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Neduro- Good luck on the Dakar! Sounds like a huge undertaking with many months of planning and prepartion. Don L. (from CO trial riding days) and I will be cheering for you from the AZ dezert.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:00 PM   #280
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Hey Ned,

Love the DSR DVD's and the doubletake mirrors. Enjoy the journey!

Quick question regarding the Race Supporter and above packages.
Will the 30% off work with KLIM Canada and Wolfman?
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:28 AM   #281
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Hey Ned,

Any thoughts on running a Cush Hub in the rear?
As a Dakar tragic and someone currently building up a KTM 530 to rallye, its fair to say I'll be keeping my eye on this thread (and taking up a sponsorship role ).

I'd also be interested in your answer to Yellow Pig's question...
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:52 AM   #282
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Hey Ned,

Any thoughts on running a Cush Hub in the rear?
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As a Dakar tragic and someone currently building up a KTM 530 to rallye, its fair to say I'll be keeping my eye on this thread (and taking up a sponsorship role ).

I'd also be interested in your answer to Yellow Pig's question...
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I've got cush hubs coming for the Dakar bike. . . . .
His reply was in the 530 thread. I would think it is cheap-ish insurance. When planning to finish a race like this, and it truly is the Mt Everest of races, I think you would try to cover all of your bases (if KTM uses them on their RR bikes, it only stands to reason they felt it worth despite it's weight). That said, sometimes it is the seemingly inconsequential part just on the other side of that fence of consideration that can end the whole thing. Ned has discussed his decision on bike selection, and it was wise to take something he knows inside and out.

He's a'gonna be fine.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:22 AM   #283
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I'd also be interested in your answer to Yellow Pig's question...
Thanks for keeping me honest!

I do plan to run cush hubs, but, I'm not convinced they are super critical. To me, supermoto is the ultimate test of strength in a drivetrain- sticky tires, grippy pavement = huge loads. Sometimes they land from a jump on pavement, so they've got a spinning tire that suddenly hooks up- and the bikes seem to hold up fine in that application with non-cush wheels. I hate to take an unnecessary risk, though, so I'm working on getting wheels.

The goal is three sets- one in the bike + two spare, and 7 rears/ 6 fronts for spare tires.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:30 AM   #284
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Is this going to be a great Jan or what?

Just read that Charlie and the guys at RPA will be supporting Ned, Bill Conger and Jonah.

That's fantastic news...wish I had $22k laying around to see it all up close as a passenger in the RPA truck.

Congrats on the support package Ned.

Hi jack over!
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:36 AM   #285
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Thanks for keeping me honest!

I do plan to run cush hubs, but, I'm not convinced they are super critical. To me, supermoto is the ultimate test of strength in a drivetrain- sticky tires, grippy pavement = huge loads. Sometimes they land from a jump on pavement, so they've got a spinning tire that suddenly hooks up- and the bikes seem to hold up fine in that application with non-cush wheels. I hate to take an unnecessary risk, though, so I'm working on getting wheels.

The goal is three sets- one in the bike + two spare, and 7 rears/ 6 fronts for spare tires.
Hi Ned!

I'd certainly run with a cush-drive rear hub in your main set of wheels (even if you don't spring for one in your second/spare set) - as I'm sure you're aware (so really for the benefit of anyone reading this thread), having a cush-drive not only helps prolong tyre and drive chain/sprocket life, but also helps prevent backlash through the transmission potentially damaging the ouput-shaft and/or gearbox itself.

Obviously in a long distance rally raid event, and particularly in the Dakar where daily milages are more than a whole season of supermoto circuit racing (for example), then the constant strain on the final drive and backwards into the gearbox itself can easily lead to a failure of shaft or seals, particularly at high speed on long and choppy washboard piste type terrain?

The Talon rear cush-drive hub is a very nicely engineered thing, and not really that much bigger or heavier than their stock HD hubs...



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