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Old 05-04-2013, 04:53 AM   #2236
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Awesome, thank you! My Hyperpro springs are 542mm and the instructions say to use the original 60 mm spacer. The reason I went with the Hyperpro was that it is the only company that specifically lists springs for the Sertao. Werth is not much help since their website is in German. Progressive lists only the Dalkar. I called them and they said they don't know about the Sertao. I know you you used the Dakar springs and it works. But just for kicks, I checked the original part numbers for Dakar and Sertao springs and they are different, while many other parts between the two bikes have same part numbers.

Also, looking at your pictures, there is a bigger difference in lengths between the OEM and the Progressives. Hyperpro is within 10mm.

I am waiting for steering damper from Australia. When it comes, I'll install the damper and the springs. I will report, when I do.

Thanks for your help!

Exact same forks on 07' Dakar as the Sert (210mm of travel). Sure it would be great if the new bike came with better forks, but then you'd pay over $10g for it. I also confirmed with Gregg and Tim at Max that the spacers I cut from the pvc and the Progressive springs work fine. It is the exact same procedure for the Dakar, but I'm glad the Hyperpro's worked out for you. Same thing, same results.
I'd be very curious to see what if anything the damper will do to the handling of the bike. give us a full report
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #2237
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Started my trip yesterday. Heading down the Appelations right now, before I pick up the TAT in a couple of days. Enjoying the bark of the Leo Vince. I dont think it's any more powerful, it does scare the animals away though

Proper trip report soon to commence...
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have a good trip buddy !
share your ride report link with the rest of us Sertao dorks when you get around to it.

not sure about your new air filter but the stock one didnt have any oil on it (at least in my bike).

i just carry a spare stock air filter with me. when they get dirty i throw them on the ground and put a new one in.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #2238
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I have a ton of pics like this from my go pro.

I-70 into the swell, notice the rock formation :)


This is Buckhorn Wash, on the way out, the rock directly ahead has quite a few petroglyphs.

The petroglyphs can be seen here, for those of you who have never been in the area.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7719734...7630396067796/
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #2239
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I have a ton of pics like this from my go pro.
Utah looks amazing. I'd love to ride/explore there someday.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #2240
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Utah looks amazing. I'd love to ride/explore there someday.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:30 PM   #2241
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i took these when i rode through utah a few years ago.
it's some kind of ancient reef. i cant remember the name off the top of my head. but it was really cool.








the bike i was on for a month
if anyone is interested in the ride report you can find it here

the escalante was sick. i loved that place.



Utah has some crazy topography going on that is for sure... but they 'aint got a single damn oak tree
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:53 PM   #2242
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This is front page material.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #2243
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thanks. but there is no bike in the picture so... probably wouldnt fly
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:45 PM   #2244
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thanks. but there is no bike in the picture so... probably wouldnt fly
Dang. I hadn't even noticed that.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #2245
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The dragon

Pics to come - but i did the tail of the dragon yesterday, in the driving rain. Fun.

Met a guy, totally laden down, and while we're debating if the Wolfman Expedition bags are large enough, he pad those as Tank Panniers!

He had:
- 2x Touratech 45l panniers
- 1 roll bag on top of each (20l)
- 1 large roll bag on the back (50l)
- 2 Wolfman Expedition bags as tank panniers (2x 20l)
- 2 tool tubes (2l)
- Plus a ton of other stuff bolted here and there.

thats about 250l of luggage. He was riding 2 up on a super tenere, but thats an insane amount of weight.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #2246
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Pics to come - but i did the tail of the dragon yesterday, in the driving rain. Fun.

Met a guy, totally laden down, and while we're debating if the Wolfman Expedition bags are large enough, he pad those as Tank Panniers!

He had:
- 2x Touratech 45l panniers
- 1 roll bag on top of each (20l)
- 1 large roll bag on the back (50l)
- 2 Wolfman Expedition bags as tank panniers (2x 20l)
- 2 tool tubes (2l)
- Plus a ton of other stuff bolted here and there.

thats about 250l of luggage. He was riding 2 up on a super tenere, but thats an insane amount of weight.

wow.. and with a passenger ? sounds to me like he needs a JEEP not a bike
did you get a picture ?... hmm there is probably a picture in the super tenergay thread.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #2247
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Well, after much debate on either replacing my 2004 1150RT with a 1200GS or 800GS, or keeping the RT and buying something smaller, I decided on the latter, and picked up a 2013 Sertao this weekend.

Put 150ish miles on it this weekend, really a blast to ride. My one only concern so far is the trans - it seems to really dislike shifting from 2-3-4. No issues w/ 1-2. Seems like it wants needs extra time for the RPM's to drop before it'll allow the 2-3 shift, but even after I've been off the throttle for plenty of time, and clutch in. Definitely like nothing I've experienced before, and I don't recall any break-in issues when I got my RT years ago. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, a minor issue for now, unless it doesn't fix itself.

Sorry - no great pics yet, other than the obligatory:

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #2248
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Well, after much debate on either replacing my 2004 1150RT with a 1200GS or 800GS, or keeping the RT and buying something smaller, I decided on the latter, and picked up a 2013 Sertao this weekend.

Put 150ish miles on it this weekend, really a blast to ride. My one only concern so far is the trans - it seems to really dislike shifting from 2-3-4. No issues w/ 1-2. Seems like it wants needs extra time for the RPM's to drop before it'll allow the 2-3 shift, but even after I've been off the throttle for plenty of time, and clutch in. Definitely like nothing I've experienced before, and I don't recall any break-in issues when I got my RT years ago. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, a minor issue for now, unless it doesn't fix itself.

Sorry - no great pics yet, other than the obligatory:

Congratulations on your purchase!

The shifting should get better with time, but never as smooth as some Japanese bikes. You might also want to check the clutch cable adjustment. I found that, the theoretical play that should be there, is impossible. If you adjust the cable to have the minimum play in the worst steering position, you will have really harsh shifting. The play just changes too much, as you move the handlebars from stop to stop. You will need to find a compromise.

Also, some people reported better shifting when replacing/or adjusting the shift lever. This will depend on your boot size and personal comfort/seating geometry.

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:53 PM   #2249
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i took these when i rode through utah a few years ago.
it's some kind of ancient reef. i cant remember the name off the top of my head. but it was really cool.


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Old 05-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #2250
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thanks studio.

-i feel like either the shifting improved over time... or i just got used to it . not sure.
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