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Old 06-16-2012, 12:41 PM   #11356
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It's like tires.....a compromise

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Does it help with the life of the output shaft?
My belief is that output shaft wear is directly related to chain tension. And, to be on the safe side I'm only using Honda CS sprockets. I have no way to test the hardness (Rockwell number) of the "hardened" aftermarket sprockets so I'm hoping that Honda is smart enough to have made their CS sprockets just a bit softer than the shaft. No way to tell with the others.

I think that's the best you can do other than just keeping your eye on it.


On chain oilers:

I built my own (cheap) version chain oiler and after 2 years of use I think I can provide some information.

When compared to my son's Transalp ridden in almost identical conditions my conclusions are:

Chain oilers do NOT significantly improve the life of a high quality X-ring chain as long as reasonable lubing and care is taken of the chain.

Where the chain oiler did make a significant different is in the wear of the sprockets. My CS sprocket lasted about 1.5 times as long as the manually lubed bike. My rear sprocket still looks almost new after 2 chains.

The disadvantage.....the chain oiler makes more of a mess. You'll get lube splatters on your spokes, rear tire and rim and a bit more goo around the CS sprocket. This is not a problem and it easily wipes off with a rag. It does help to preserve the finish of the rear spokes. It's also nice to just reach down and turn the oiler on after a dusty gravel road rather than fooling around with spray bottles and cans of lube at fuel stops.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #11357
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As above lads got out for an hour today on the bike during my lunch break. Here a few pics I took.
I see you're in my old stomping ground, Eric. I miss the Phoenix Park... and my Africa Twin :-(
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:53 PM   #11358
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Thanks to the steering stem manufactured by Rugged Roads, I was able to convert the original forks to KTM USD. Result:






What needs to be done:

The rear rim wil be converted to a silver 18" next week.
The front fender. I prefer a low fender so if any off you have any suggestion to solve this.

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Old 06-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #11359
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Hi, I see you have use showa/kayaba/ forks..what have you done with steering stem?
I bought showa forks from RMZ 450 2008 and I have to say it's kinda tricky to do all measurments precisely...
Do you have any sketch or drawing for that or anybody else?pleeeeease?
I 've done drawing in Autocad, so I can get it machined, I just wanna make sure that it is correct and I will not have to do it again...simply I need to compare it with somebodys else drawing...
Thank you very much for any reply
Ciao, usually I build up another axle. Those are wp.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:56 PM   #11360
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Nice would like some pics of the Transalp to And what exhaust does it have ??
Yes GPR trioval...

Here some pictures of the transalp





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Old 06-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #11361
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:46 AM   #11362
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Ciao, usually I build up another axle. Those are wp.
Yes, I will have to make new one as well..if it's wp than you can't help apparently, but thanks
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:07 AM   #11363
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Hi, I see you have use showa/kayaba/ forks..what have you done with steering stem?
I bought showa forks from RMZ 450 2008 and I have to say it's kinda tricky to do all measurments precisely...
Do you have any sketch or drawing for that or anybody else?pleeeeease?
I 've done drawing in Autocad, so I can get it machined, I just wanna make sure that it is correct and I will not have to do it again...simply I need to compare it with somebodys else drawing...
Thank you very much for any reply
My conversion from 2007

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Operation CR Kayaba fork has started. A big thanks to Pezz and his neighbour for the machining, I owe you big time !!!

just to remind you, Im fitting up a 96 CR250 front end to my AT



The CR stem is 4mm bigger in diameter than the AT stem

Original CR stem



Machined down to fit the AT bearings



Cutting the threads for the nuts



Done and the AT nuts fit, excellent





The stem will be pressed back into the triple clamps tomorrow, then Ive just got to wait till the forks come back from being revalved and sprung and we can bolt it onto the bike and sort out the steering stops and a plate to mount the ignition and sort out some sort of front mudguard.

I'd really like to still have a low front guard, any ideas for a low guard to suit USD forks ??

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stem in the clamps !!!, thanks Pezz !!!



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Forks are Go !!!. Thanks Pezz mate, cant say it enough !!!!

Well it was off to Dr Pezz's Skunkworks today to fit the new front end.

This one came off



The Dr at work





Tope triple clamp off



And a forkless AT



New forks in !!!!








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Old 06-17-2012, 03:18 AM   #11364
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My conversion from 2007
I wish I saw it before I bought the forks, because mine comes from RMZ 450, so it's different:
Stem is shorter(6mm) and bigger in diameter. Beacuse it's shorter I will have to get machined a new one.
I've done drawing for machinist, but I'm not 100% sure...I was wondering if somebody else have any drawing too, so I can compare it and make myself sure about the sketch....
But thank you ;-)
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:24 AM   #11365
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atgreg: by the way is that 320mm brake disc? How it works with only one brake calliper? is it weaker or same as a stock two discs brakes? cheers
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:42 PM   #11366
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One question regarding the KTM WP conversion. I have trouble finding a KTM front fork from any enduro/cross model, but on ebay there are loads of KTM Duke front forks. Are they shorter than enduro ones ? Can they be used with 21" enduro wheels without problems ?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:07 AM   #11367
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atgreg: by the way is that 320mm brake disc? How it works with only one brake calliper? is it weaker or same as a stock two discs brakes? cheers
Probably a bit weaker, I find it fine on the tar and dirt
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:42 AM   #11368
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Ready for the pits

Got the last bits today (thanks Jonathan). Claimed a family emergency today and finished her off. Still waiting for the chassis punch so I can finish the bash plate and skid plates, but she's ready for the pits on Thursday.

Without crashbars:



And with:


Business end:
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #11369
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #11370
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Got the last bits today (thanks Jonathan). Claimed a family emergency today and finished her off. Still waiting for the chassis punch so I can finish the bash plate and skid plates, but she's ready for the pits on Thursday.

Business end:
I like it. Where did you get your decals from? Are they pattern?
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