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Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 09:13 AM
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Posted By JDRadman
Gangplank, I too seem to remember some...

Gangplank,

I too seem to remember some discussions on the YZ vs BMW brakes - hundreds of them actually over the years.

I think clamping force should be considered in these discussions. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Wiz, I believe they are all the same but I...

Wiz,

I believe they are all the same but I can't imagine why one would want to degrade the braking capacity that much. The BMW is twice the weight of the YZ and you will have half the brake -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Your going to love it! HOH has kits...

Your going to love it!

HOH has kits in-stock if your wanting to keep the BMW caliper, rotor and wheel - good luck.

Rad
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Matched / Engineered Components

What Wayne said is so right - and as such - the impetus for the development of the kit years ago that keep the matched BMW rotor and caliper on the bike when you install the YZ forks. It really is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Richard can provide that for you... Rad

Richard can provide that for you...

Rad
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 08:03 AM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
priceless !

priceless !
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 06:47 AM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Dakar Runners

Wayne - so true...
I had the same experience in Africa in 07. They rode more, rougher, varied terrain and more miles in 16 days than we used to ride in a couple of years. They would almost use up a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Yamaha YZ BMW Adapters

Hi guys and girls,

Richard at House of Horsepower has 5 of my original kits available in-house and ready for sale if your interested. The kit includes the caliper holder, SS axel with spacer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 07:39 AM
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Posted By JDRadman
GS/YZ Fork Swap Parts

Looks like about 2 - 3 weeks for the next batch. You can get them from Richard at HOH so give him a call - he is better with phone than email.

You will still have to solve for the rest of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Lupin, No worries... Keeping the ABS is...

Lupin,

No worries...

Keeping the ABS is the bonus- what you really want is to keep the larger thicker disk, the bigger pistons in the caliper and the bigger bearings in the wheel - all designed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
YZ / BMW brake kits are back

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It has been quite a while since I last posted but I have been...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 1,700,914
Posted By JDRadman
Kainic, I believe it did materialize...I...

Kainic,

I believe it did materialize...I sent all of the data to Richard at HOH a few months ago. I am sure he would like to hear from anyone interested in building/doing the swap. He may even...
Forum: Racing 05-04-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 53,707
Posted By JDRadman
Excellent job

Hats off to Chris :clap:clap:clap

Rad and company
Forum: Racing 03-06-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 53,707
Posted By JDRadman
:clap Subscribed Go Chris Go ...

:clap

Subscribed

Go Chris Go

Rad...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 1,700,914
Posted By JDRadman
Kubiak,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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One of the best looking “Dakar Stripers” I have seen. <o:p></o:p>
It looks clean and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 08:09 PM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Parx400 - Looks awesome. Great job on the pipe...

Parx400 - Looks awesome. Great job on the pipe and the fenders...

Rad
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 08:26 AM
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Posted By JDRadman
It is often impossible to tell without tearing...

It is often impossible to tell without tearing them down and then its sometimes still hard to see what was done uhless your a real pro with that type of fork.
But most importantly - they work...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Well...that might be a pretty big "UNLESS". But...

Well...that might be a pretty big "UNLESS". But the bottom line is - if they are working for you then you’re good to go. My guess is they may have been doctored somewhat - but heck I don’t know....
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Tomatoe, Try Richard Wilson at House of...

Tomatoe,

Try Richard Wilson at House of Horsepower for valving and springs in those new forks...He has done a ton of them over the last several years. When we first started these conversions he...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 08:37 PM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
I still think it is the right way to go - your...

I still think it is the right way to go - your gonna love it ! :clap:clap

Rad
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2012, 05:33 PM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
I am interested and I will wait...please keep us...

I am interested and I will wait...please keep us informed of your progress...

Rad
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 1,700,914
Posted By JDRadman
I will be watching this space for more details -...

I will be watching this space for more details - looks like fun

Rad
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,156
Posted By JDRadman
Yea - what soyanarachisto said... Great...

Yea - what soyanarachisto said...
Great adventure and thanks for the write-ups:clap:clap:clap

RAD
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 35,156
Posted By JDRadman
Subcribed

Looks like fun - Living the dream :clap

I will be watching...


Rad
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Possible Axle issue?

There appears to be a spacer missing on the axel. On the threaded side, the hole in fork-lower is larger than the axel as-shown. The nut looks correct but if installed as-shown, the “NUT” would be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 03:55 PM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
[QUOTE=Colonial Mick;16378457]Yes Wayne thats...

[QUOTE=Colonial Mick;16378457]Yes Wayne thats here.Not at Coffs that bloke wanted over $500 for just the forks and tripple tree.:eek1

Wow thats fantastic Rad thanks very much mate.I am not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 02:35 PM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Mick, Are you wanting to do the BMW wheel...

Mick,

Are you wanting to do the BMW wheel and brake or use the YAMAHA wheel and brake assembly? Jason has a few more kits availble and I would be willing to help coordinate with Richard at HOH...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2011, 07:55 PM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Parx400, Call (hes not so good on e-mail...

Parx400,
Call (hes not so good on e-mail somtimes) Richard Wilson at House of Houspower / Cannon Racecraft, in OK City OK. He will make you any spring you need for those KYBs. He has made tons of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 1,700,914
Posted By JDRadman
Go with Yamaha front end and the BMW wheel/brake...

Go with Yamaha front end and the BMW wheel/brake - you will wonder why you didnt do it sooner ...:clap

Rad
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14,607
Views: 1,700,914
Posted By JDRadman
Mww182, <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

Mww182,
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I concur, I have had mine since new in 2001 and despite having owned and ridden many hard core...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2011, 12:25 PM
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Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
[QUOTE=Gravel Seeker;15505156]Since the OEM one...

[QUOTE=Gravel Seeker;15505156]Since the OEM one has air flowing across it aswell as "heat fins" I'd try to get something similar going. QUOTE]


IMHO, I would consider facilitating airflow over...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
rmarker,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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That is sweet set up. I just finished reading a bit from a buddy of mine that did a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
JDLuke, That is exactly what he was trying...

JDLuke,

That is exactly what he was trying to do. Convert from a standard GS into a Dakar.

I thought you could comment on the Yamaha forks with the 19"wheel and how that worked on your bike?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
to build or not to build

You might check with JDLuke... but it might be money better spent instead to go with the Yamaha forks, set-up for your bike (re-sprung and lowered) and keep the 19" wheel. Then the next step would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Yea but how does it work 2-up with baggage, say...

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Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Brute, I am aware of 36 kits in-use today...

Brute,

I am aware of 36 kits in-use today so the overall number of conversions, including the Yamaha front wheel/brake, is more than that. All 36 kits are not from ADV specifically. Althought...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Benjah,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...

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Think about it, there are some significant differences in the Yamaha front wheel and brake...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
I concur...looks right to me too.<?xml:namespace...

I concur...looks right to me too.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
If you go the BMW wheel route, Jason still has a few kits from the last run...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
cdavis, Excellent work on the front...

cdavis,
Excellent work on the front fender...SWEEEEEEEEEEET :clap

Rad
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,851
Posted By JDRadman
Parx400 I am running a progressively wound...

Parx400

I am running a progressively wound spring that goes from a .48 to a .56 in the first 6 inches of the stroke. I (160lbs) have ridded my GS and others with the .52 and a .54 straight-rate...
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