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Old 01-14-2013, 06:37 AM   #5056
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I was really shocked at the change from the axel position. There was a perceptible difference in handling from what seemed to be a small consideration. I turned the cams so the dots lined up and axel was as far forward as possible. That's what, maybe an inch difference? I noticed it when leaving my neighborhood on our one lane twisty road almost immediately.
Shorter wheel base makes the bike less stable and able to turn quicker. Longer wheel base makes bike more stable. Hence drag racers with their extended swingarms.
Don't forget, also, that by moving the axle up in its circle you're lowering the rear of the bike by 12mm or so.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #5057
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Shorter wheel base makes the bike less stable and able to turn quicker. Longer wheel base makes bike more stable. Hence drag racers with their extended swingarms.
Don't forget, also, that by moving the axle up in its circle you're lowering the rear of the bike by 12mm or so.
Yup I like it. Ive rode her a while. Just really learning the different nuances of wheel/drive setup on pavement compared to the dirt riding I've been doing. Us ds kinda guys got it made. We get a lil bit of all the aspects of riding.

No special reason. I just walked in, through garage past my tiger,from a lazy fri evening and noticed this thread was quite and lacking pictures. So I thought I'd add one for no particular reason. She is recently bathed though.

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #5058
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This talk of sprockets had me poking through my old pics...found this one of my stock 48t sitting on top of the 53t I used to run on my rear...I think 16/53 was the widest spread you could go without dropping a link from the chain; my adjuster was just at the tipover point.



Good times.

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #5059
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This talk of sprockets had me poking through my old pics...found this one of my stock 48t sitting on top of the 53t I used to run on my rear...I think 16/53 was the widest spread you could go without dropping a link from the chain; my adjuster was just at the tipover point.



Good times.

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Kinell i bet the front wheel was permanently hovering off the ground
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #5060
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Kinell i bet the front wheel was permanently hovering off the ground
nah, it was a steamer LMAO !
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:59 PM   #5061
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Finally

I can finally throw my hat into the ring! I just picked up this '01 from a guy in Minneapolis yesterday. Now if it will only warm up.



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Old 01-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #5062
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I can finally throw my hat into the ring! I just picked up this '01 from a guy in Minneapolis yesterday. Now if it will only warm up.



Welcome IMHO you got the one from the fast year wool is your Friend. She'll be more than happy to enjoy some cool air.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #5063
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That's a cool shade of green.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:52 AM   #5064
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Hey guys went for a ride yesterday . Definitely chilly but worth it!!

Rt 3 to Whitesville, Wv



Some dreamy twisties of a dirty variety





Quick stop at Plum Orchard



Met up with an old friend around Hawks Nest and railed over the mountains. I got us a lil distracted from inititial plans (muddddy but still fun)



Blasted home. Poor girl's bath will hafta wait a day. By that point the water would have froze on her.

Before/after. Hard to keep em clean riding in WV



(PS I also backpack, Etc and i own a lot of cold gear. But, I don't care what they invent. This time of year always makes me appreciate good traditional wool. Wet or dry, retains heat.)
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:10 AM   #5065
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One of last summer rides fully loaded

And now in garage waiting for spring (12k mile servicing)
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:09 AM   #5066
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Nice pics WVdyhrd.. I luv WVA.

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:57 AM   #5067
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Lots of cracking tigers in this thread it's taken me about a week to get through it I'll have to get some shots of the my 1050 taken when the weathers warmer up around the west coast of Scotland.....


Ps
Got to ask theres a lot of bikes with the panniers on all the time are they empty if so why not take them off especially if ur only going out for the day..???
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:13 AM   #5068
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That's a cool shade of green.
Photos never do that colour justice. Those things are luminous.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:57 AM   #5069
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Lots of cracking tigers in this thread it's taken me about a week to get through it I'll have to get some shots of the my 1050 taken when the weathers warmer up around the west coast of Scotland.....


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Got to ask theres a lot of bikes with the panniers on all the time are they empty if so why not take them off especially if ur only going out for the day..???
can't wait to see it.

On the pannier front, I use them. For example yesterday was 23degrees. One box held my tool kit, tow strap, beer, and other bits. The other had a complete dry change of clothing and some survival materail (solar blanket, first aide kit, etc). At least in my neck of the woods, a fail while riding can lead to an actual need of survival/recovery gear. Much but not all of our ADV riding, around here, is in areas that paid (say AMA or AAA) recovery is a pipedream. If you have a way to call them (cell signal is weak in the forest) You tell them where you are and they laugh till you hang up. So a buddy helps, or if solo, you get yourself out.

Also when offroad they provide great grash protection

I also leave em on the majority of the time when I'm commuting. For the same reasons above. It's almost 100mi round-trip, on back-roads (I'd rather miss work then take interstate). They don't add any measurable mass to the bike (if my handlebars fit through somewhere so will my boxes), and you never know when you may need storage (rain gear, tools, parts, groceries, etc). You never know when a jaunt through the hills will lead you past that awesome thing at a market that you must have.

Personal taste too I suppose. I personally prefer the look of a girlie with the bags on as opposed to off.

Finally, and most importantly, that's where all my stickers are duh
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:54 AM   #5070
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Finally, and most importantly, that's where all my stickers are duh
I KNEW IT!

Whenever I ride someones bike w/ panniers in an offroad setting, I invariably run one into the back of my leg. You guys either have bruises on the back of your legs all the time, or you fall alot.
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