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Old 05-29-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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Eek Ultra gravel-traveller. RC8RŽed Adv-S...

Hi

IŽm in the mood for changes and economy is with me.

Its an old dream iŽve been hagling around with.

It starts with my 530exc is offroading very much. The ours are growing quickly and iŽm getting better and better. I donŽt get to use the 950 for offroad as much. My divorce made it possible for me to travel again and the lust for adventures on the steed is strong. I have had a good eye for the FJR1300 for fast, light, single travel. But the thought about i couldnŽt travel offroad made me dump the idea.
Then i thought it could be great fun to build an offroad FJR. My thoughts are fast on the tarmac and smooth on the gravel. I have allways dreamed of having more power to travel fast on the highways.
Plans/ideas are:
1: RC8(R) engine(EFI)
2: Touratech tanks front and 2x10l back.
3: Giantloop, hennesyhammock, jetboil....ultralight.
4: 320mm front/rear rally suspensionmod.

I know a lot would ask if the engine doesnŽt punch enough and sure it does. But iŽve been riding the bike for a LONG time now and would like to make som exciting changes.

QUestions are:
1: Does anyone have any idea if the engine could drop in with or without minor efforts. My maine concern is at the swingarm.
2: How is the gearing? Can i get the transmission to work at less speed(i do not need to trial the bike)?
3: Which kind of mileage can expect from the rc8?

Any concerns or thoughts about the project, please write it.

IŽm well aware that the project wont come easy and it doesnŽt need to. I will be going to ISAF later next year.


Regards
Mikael
Denmark
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