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Old 04-03-2014, 02:46 PM   #2026
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ok, yea, i remember seeing that now, it was a long time ago. look to be about where Manracks was gaining interest and building up his ideas for his company also. That reinforcement was beefy as all known.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:20 AM   #2027
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The steel subracks I've gotten my hands on may not be the latest ones you folks are talking about, but they were shockingly heavy.

Given the design restraints, I don't see how a steal set can be competitive with aluminum in any of the key assemssment areas.

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Old 04-04-2014, 03:32 AM   #2028
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no there not these are custom made here in Australia ....look all im saying is there better there tuffer they stiffen the bike up a tad i like it and so do the other owners .....ill bet my ass you can beef up the stock frame all you like and maybe it wont crack maybe it will ...but you can be sure on 1 thing .... you wont find a ally welder near you

i dont carry loads of gear ... i do carry a fair amount of fuel and water ..both of which gets consumed long the days riding .....do what you like i know what works for me and i have the miles to show it ....

have a good day ..but make part of it sitting on ya bike its more fun
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:25 AM   #2029
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I hear ya. Deep into a rebuild here so it'll be a while before I can her out there. Damn weather's been good too

I don't know what I was thinking!! I see now the argument over steel subframes was really about whether the aluminum jobs would be able to carry enough beer far enough and dependably enough to maintain life on a long trip. For such a critical payload, who cares about the extra weight? :)

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:05 PM   #2030
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Question tank

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Hey guys I just laced up a set of black pro wheels, my stock rims were shot! The front was bent so many times and the rear had a huge crack in it.
is that the ims 3.2 gallon tank on that weapon
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:22 PM   #2031
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New purchase

I've just agreed to purchase a rather special bike. Its not strictly an adventure conversion though, despite the big tank

I should have it here by the weekend so will know more about what I have let myself in for by then. If everything the seller tells me is true I have scored a very good deal though.

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Old 05-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #2032
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looks like Rally Raids bike
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:57 AM   #2033
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looks like Rally Raids bike


2005 Dakar bike. Current owner bought it in 2007 and has had a specialist carry out a complete engine rebuild including gearbox, plus a full suspension overhaul, and it's barely been used since.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:55 AM   #2034
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well setup bike ... good pickup
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:16 PM   #2035
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Not the first time my new bike has appeared here then, although this pic was before it completed the Dakar - the only UK bike to do so in 2005. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:53 PM   #2036
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Adventure Conversion

Is that like conversion van?
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:01 PM   #2037
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Here's mine..


Missing the bash plate, couldn't wait for it to be finished so I left without it for this trip.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:07 PM   #2038
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Great thread. I hope to do this to a XR650R someday.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #2039
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:20 AM   #2040
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Front fork and rear shock adjustability?

I am looking for more adjustability for when I have gear on the bike and then I can adjust it to the way I need when it isn't loaded down with gear what are my best options?

Any shocks and forks that I can do with just clicking or should I try to find a happy medium?

Would I need a preload adjuster?
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