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Old 12-01-2010, 08:35 PM   #21781
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more props for cycleracks

It is a huge rack! but it is no wider than the side panels, protects the blinkers, and is the best handle for picking up the bike when it is resting

Mine always takes at least one break per off-road ride
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #21782
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Lighter yes, faster no.



It amazes me how light the frame for these bikes are with nothing really on them.

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Old 12-02-2010, 02:15 AM   #21783
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gearing.

hi, is 14/45 the same as 15/48? or i get more torque with the 14?
i have 14/48 at the moment but want a bit more speed but still need the torque for slow riding.
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:16 AM   #21784
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got some new saddlebags yay!
Did you also add a basket to the front?


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Old 12-02-2010, 05:00 AM   #21785
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Fabricated Dirt Bagz racks

Thanks Flatfender, here are the racks I fabbed.





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Old 12-02-2010, 06:30 AM   #21786
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Does anyone know what the bend (pull back, width and height) is on the stock handlebars? In trying to compare with aftermarket, I'm not sure what the difference is.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/handlebarinfo.do

Pull back is 3 3/4 inches and height is 2 1/2 inches.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:49 AM   #21787
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hi, is 14/45 the same as 15/48? or i get more torque with the 14?
i have 14/48 at the moment but want a bit more speed but still need the torque for slow riding.
I've run 15/45, 14/45 and 14/48.

I like the 14/48 best for off road, tight trees, single track type riding but the bike gets too hot trying to run it on the highway at 70 to 75 mph. For the places I ride, I can usually just put the bike in 2nd gear and get just about anywhere.

For off road, 14/45 is still good but I find there is still that little tricky spot between 1st and 2nd where you are either screaming in 1st or lugging in 2nd. This is why you read about a lot of guys doing the NX650 2nd gear mod which drops 1 tooth off 2nd gear. I haven't done it yet but would like to.

15/45 is great for commuting or if you are going to do a long ride that may include dirt roads but not necessarily very technical. Off road single track, I've found that I'm usually screaming in first or lugging in 2nd. My personal skill level isn't good enough to be comfortable running in 2nd at the speed necessary to be reasonable for the engine.

Personally, I finally invested into a second rear rim that I keep the 48T on it with a knobbie and keep the 45T with more of a street tire or a worn knobbie. Switching out the front sprocket is real easy so I just swap Friday night, ride Saturday, wash the bike and swap it back.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:50 AM   #21788
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Pull back is 3 3/4 inches and height is 2 1/2 inches.
Perfect!! Thanks!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:17 AM   #21789
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one more time Kubiak...........
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:19 AM   #21790
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Thanks Flatfender, here are the racks I fabbed.

Those look dam near what you buy for $140. Good job, add a Wolfman Enduro tankbag for even more storeage.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:19 AM   #21791
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Did you also add a basket to the front?


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lol! yea the basket is on the front too. thats what it reminds me of. now i can go to the drive through for lunch again. lol!
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:08 AM   #21792
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Those look dam near what you buy for $140. Good job, add a Wolfman Enduro tankbag for even more storeage.
Looks good eeore!
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:40 PM   #21793
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Love my pig! now with FMF Q4!
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:48 PM   #21794
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Looks great, and I love the sound of a Q4. I noticed they dropped the price a bit too, down to 260 on ebay.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:56 PM   #21795
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After selling my F650GS Dakar I decided on either a used XR650L or BMW G650 XCountry as a replacement, well this just showed up here in the XCountry Thread and the owner only used the X for light trails - I'm picking up my 2002 XR650L tomorrow and never looking back!


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