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Old 12-12-2011, 06:13 AM   #16
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Pics of the adventure dash ?

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:38 PM   #17
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Pics of the adventure dash ?

Ill get that and more photos very soon.

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Old 12-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #18
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Couple of questions:

1) I tend to crash the 450 a lot. How durable have you found this setup?

2) If pieces break, most notably the fibreglass fairing, or one of the metal plates, or something, will you be selling replacement pieces separately?

3) Does it feel like there is a lot of pendulum-weight over the front end, with the GPS/roadbook/lights far out in front of the triple clamp?

4) Once you get used to it, how quick is it to R&R the setup for tight trail riding? I wouldn't want to destroy it in the singletrack.

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edit: sorry, just saw Ned's answer to #4. About an hour, looks like.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:02 PM   #19
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Couple of questions:

1) I tend to crash the 450 a lot. How durable have you found this setup?

2) If pieces break, most notably the fiberglass fairing, or one of the metal plates, or something, will you be selling replacement pieces separately?

3) Does it feel like there is a lot of pendulum-weight over the front end, with the GPS/roadbook/lights far out in front of the triple clamp?


4) Once you get used to it, how quick is it to R&R the setup for tight trail riding? I wouldn't want to destroy it in the singletrack.

dc

edit: sorry, just saw Ned's answer to #4. About an hour, looks like.
#1
This setup is testing really, really tough. Ned and I have beat the s*&t out of these for ~3K miles combined. Proving to be tougher than we expected. And I wreck my 530 a lot!!

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Yes will will be offering the components for sale separately as crash replacement parts. Supports will have a warranty, I will have those terms worked out by the time we are taking full orders.

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This setup rides like a dirt bike unless the tank is full.
I have thrown it around on single track many times. Only additional weight I feel is of the gas.
You can also take Ned's word for it;
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"I love the bike. All the other rally bikes I've ridden are a little special compared to a plain old dirtbike- heavier, wider, and require some care to avoid bottoming in technical situations. This isn't like that- it's a fast dirtbike with some wind protection. Love it!"
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:13 PM   #20
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I like it! Thats why I bought my 640ADV...
Hmmmm... Interested in the final product..(another bike..hmmm)... Is good to see the dash standing up!

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #21
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Ok, thanks C.Vestal.

Looks/sounds awesome. Putting away my pennies now...

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Old 12-16-2011, 09:12 AM   #22
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This setup is testing really, really tough. Ned and I have beat the s*&t out of these for ~3K miles combined. Proving to be tougher than we expected. And I wreck my 530 a lot too!!
I can attest that these weren't 3,000 road/gravel miles either. Some serious off road, roadbook rides, and singletrack, all trying to break the thing.

Still waiting for more pics, Chris!
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:26 AM   #23
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:57 AM   #24
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what's the breakdown on the Rigid LED Dually & D2?

I take it one is more of a flood beam and one more of a spot beam?
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:21 AM   #25
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what's the breakdown on the Rigid LED Dually & D2?

I take it one is more of a flood beam and one more of a spot beam?
Yes,
Dually has a spot pattern.
D2 has much wider pattern (flood) and has a narrow beam slightly brighter within.
When both are on... look out! Super bright!

From what I understand. You can get other beam patterns (reflectors) from Rigid. (haven't looked into detail yet)

*edit: You will need a stator upgrade to run both. You can run the dually only with the stock stator.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:41 PM   #26
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Nice, can the Dually remotely pass as a low beam if aimed down?
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:28 AM   #27
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Nice, can the Dually remotely pass as a low beam if aimed down?
First let me state these are not DOT certified so they are off road only lights. (hear that lawyers)

I have been in the situation where I had to use a bit of road at night. Support is designed to be able to tilt the lights up and down. Earlier I had adjusted the Dually, tilted it down a bit. I did not blind anyone and did not get any brights flashed at me. The pattern was tight on the road and useful.

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Old 12-18-2011, 08:13 AM   #28
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Nice, Thanks!

Now where are those extra pictures?

I'm really interested in the kit, but need to justify the expense.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:20 AM   #29
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Nice, Thanks!

Now where are those extra pictures?

I'm really interested in the kit, but need to justify the expense.
I am working hard on getting the "Adventure Kit" down in price.
Problem with pics is that darn Dakar getting in the way. I fly out tomorrow to join Ned and help get him to the start line.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:46 AM   #30
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Nice!

Glad to see your priorities are straight.

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