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Old 04-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Dedone trail reduce mods1100/ 1150gs

My welder buddy and I have recently done a Dedone style trail mod by shortening the telelever A-frame and lengthening the lower triple clamp or ball joint mount 3/4" Via Twintwin's suggestion, using a frame and triple clamps from ebay we have built a couple simple jigs, it wouldn't be hard to do a couple more if anyones interested.I don't know how it works as I'm probably 8 wks away from getting a chair.Thanks to Didier and Claude Stanley for there help.DB

I can't seem to get images uploaded via google plus if anyone wants an image I can email them.DB

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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Thanks to Didier and Claude Stanley for there help.DB

I can't seem to get images uploaded via google plus if anyone wants an image I can email them.DB

Cool avatar pic ...


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Old 04-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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FRZ 700 Couldn't you have posted the finished ones ? thanks
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #4
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FRZ 700 Couldn't you have posted the finished ones ? thanks
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I could have , but I always like the fab' pic's .

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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Decided on a price to do more

Discussed what we would need to get to do this mod with welder buddy, if anyone wanted to supply an A frame and ball joint amount it would run about 395.00 and shipping.DB
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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Dedome trail reduction A-Frame Mod

Welder buddy and I are just finishing a second A frame shortening lower triple clamp extending mod for another inmate.We had to build a couple new jigs as we cut up our originals that are now part of skid loader mounted log splitter.
It goes like this shorten A- frame .75"




Lengthen triple clamp (lower ball joint mount .75"


We used a r1100s clamp to donate the ball joint mount( cheap on fleabay)


If we can help you with one just ask, more info here.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #8
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This is the stuff we started with it had been out in the elements for awhile powder coat on a frame in bad shape lots of corrosion on triple tree.






Done needs a trip to the powder coater, thanks twintwin.DB
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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Nice work on the trail reducer davebig .

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #10
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Howdy All,

From what I understand and please correct me if I am wrong, THIS steering mod does NOT cause the front end to drop. The steering mod that is on my rig has caused the front end to drop at least 2.5-3 inches, it steers great but it now dives when going into corners at speed especially when I have a passenger in the hack. Had this mod been available when I had my R1150 GS, rig built I would have opted to go this way.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #11
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From what I understand and please correct me if I am wrong, THIS steering mod does NOT cause the front end to drop. The steering mod that is on my rig has caused the front end to drop at least 2.5-3 inches, it steers great but it now dives when going into corners at speed especially when I have a passenger in the hack. Had this mod been available when I had my R1150 GS, rig built I would have opted to go this way.
The fork angle and fork remain in the same place, what actually happens is the head angle (non existent steer tube ) the line between the upper and lower ball joint is made steeper.
Check my thread, pictures and a good diagram in French, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826829

We can fix you up with one allot cheaper than what you have cost, Claude drove it and thought it worked well and it doesn't need a damper.DB
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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The fork angle and fork remain in the same place, what actually happens is the head angle (non existent steer tube ) the line between the upper and lower ball joint is made steeper.
Check my thread, pictures and a good diagram in French, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826829

We can fix you up with one allot cheaper than what you have cost, Claude drove it and thought it worked well and it doesn't need a damper.DB
Howdy davebig,

With the money I have tied up in this rig now, I am very reluctant to spend more on it, like I said if this had been available at the time of the build I would have had this done.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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Your the king of the Urilista's, I know exactly what you mean there doesn't seem to be an end to fixing these things and I'm only a beginner its about 400 worth of cutting and welding and used parts.Take care, your onto a worthy project with your quad friend, I've spent a allot of time in hospitals myself.DB
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #14
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Your the king of the Urilista's, I know exactly what you mean there doesn't seem to be an end to fixing these things and I'm only a beginner its about 400 worth of cutting and welding and used parts.Take care, your onto a worthy project with your quad friend, I've spent a allot of time in hospitals myself.DB
Howdy DB,

Yes I am working on giving Rick a ride, if it all comes to pass it will make us both smile for a long time.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #15
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Got the parts and they look great. Will get the bearings/bushings out of the a-frame this weekend and then off to get them powder coated.
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