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Yes, if the price is right. 13 86.67%
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #766
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Those 760's wear quick so you won't have to wait long. Dunlop 606's are good for rougher stuff, and maybe the Michelin T63, just not sure what sort of mileage you'll get, but my bet is more than the 760's. Heidenuas if you can get the rear are a good 50/50 tire, not a bad price and good miles onthe front and so so on the rear.

Mine with the 48's and +10mm spacer from the supplied one seem a little stiff. Still haven't tested well enough though. It's very hard to get a true feel one what to expect when switching from a DRZ to a G/S.
The K760 (front and rear) have only cost me $165 NZD fitted. I used to use T63, but I've never liked the front. It also depends what they have in stock when I turn up :-). Anyway, the K760 were already shagged, so I am just flogging the remaining few dollars out of it, but the noise is horrendous.

I'd love to fit a set of TKC80, I've always liked that tyre, just not the price. I'll also be looking at Mitas. The Heidenau are a cheap German brand, with an NZ premium price.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #767
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Inserts

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Now I don't feel so bad.

Any more performance reports?

Thanks Stagehand, sounds like you are enjoying yours.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #768
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My inserts, a few hundred road miles on them.

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:43 AM   #769
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mine are still in the box too,just solved a no spark issue,(along with new ly powder coated battery box,newly recovered seat,and a new battery
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:05 AM   #770
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Where’d you find your spark?
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:07 AM   #771
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MD had a look,he reckons that 70 to 80 percent no spark is icu,so he swapped one out,but still no go,put the old one back and voila.So for th emoment i am running around with a new one to see if that solves the intermittent failure...the new battery and (maybe) ICU is great,starts up straight away,runs well.
I have to look at the steering head bearings i think i can detect a slight movement under hard braking
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #772
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So what made the difference? Seems like you were unhappy with the lighter springs and got the more stiff springs sent to you. Did you put in a bigger spacer? or?

I thought the spring rates were .48 and .58
edit: I have referred to them as 4.8 and 5.8 myself which is it...I'm so confused. ( as a matter of insignificance, my "heavy" springs with the HH settings fell right in the range with no initial adjustment.)
I just stumbled upon the answer to this today when looking at the WP extreme parts fiche. It noted 3 choices of springs, 4,2 (they use commas for decimals in other parts), 4,0 and 3,8 and a measurement in Newtons per millimeter. Newtons are a direct measurement of force that any self respecting German or Austrian engineer would use when measuring the FORCE applied to a fork spring. Most spring rates from metric speaking areas use kg/mm for springs, here in the US, we use lbs/in. These are both practical yet wrong because kg is a measurement of MASS and lbs is of course WEIGHT. But, they are practical because gravity is the same everywhere on earth. However, if you happen to be buying springs for your moon bike make sure you're doing your calculations in Newtons or you'll be flying off into space on every jump !

And I also did a quick conversion and found that it is quite easy to go between N/mm and kg/mm since 1N is about .098kg (here on earth) round that up to .1kg and you get a simple decimal move to convert (generally). So your HH measurements of 4.8 and 5.8 are in N/mm and are easily converted to .48 and .58kg/mm (actual numbers are more like .47 and .57kg/mm).
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:15 PM   #773
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Hello Gentlemen,
Akabeton and I are finally getting around to installing our sets.
One question remains- does the original top out spring and circlip at the bottom of the stantion get discarded from both sides? Is that what's meant by Racetech's instruction sheet? Or do we just toss the valve assembly bits but retain the spring and clip?
Was it Stagehand or Ozbeemer that left the spring in???
Also, what's been the conclusion on the 5 weight oil?
I'm guessing that because this thread has more or less gone silent, everyone is more or less satisfied?
Thanks,
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #774
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Mine are still waiting to go in. This should happen in about four weeks time. I am looking forward to fitting them, but soon after I will use them for a ride, so I need to be sure I've installed them correctly. I am also interested in other peoples' experiences.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #775
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Mine are still waiting to go in. This should happen in about four weeks time.
I knew it. Just garage bling then...tommorrow never happens
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #776
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I knew it. Just garage bling then...tommorrow never happens
You're just jealous

I had to spent all my time on the G/S and I have a day job, which I can't afford to give up. The G/S is moving out next Tuesday and I'll soon have time to install them. The DB1K will be the proof in the pudding, or maybe it's in the eating. Anyway, they are going in. The bling, I mean the inserts, will intimidate all the other riders (on R80GS bikes) and they will let me pass. maybe.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:09 AM   #777
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i still got mine too....seriously considering selling the bike tho
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #778
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Lost question

The question got lost while Alex and his friends were chatting over their morning beer

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Hello Gentlemen,
Akabeton and I are finally getting around to installing our sets.
One question remains- does the original top out spring and circlip at the bottom of the stantion get discarded from both sides? Is that what's meant by Racetech's instruction sheet? Or do we just toss the valve assembly bits but retain the spring and clip?
Was it Stagehand or Ozbeemer that left the spring in???
Also, what's been the conclusion on the 5 weight oil?
I'm guessing that because this thread has more or less gone silent, everyone is more or less satisfied?
Thanks,
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #779
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Havent been riding my PD a lot lately... as soon as I got the oil pan fixed it got really cold! ha! Nevertheless I like them a lot. I need to do more adjusting, and getting a real feel for the differences.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #780
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One question remains- does the original top out spring and circlip at the bottom of the stantion get discarded from both sides?
yes.
remove all the old guts.
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