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Old 02-28-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Emig Racing clamps and stabilizer

I just called Gary Emig today and ordered a set of 20 degree offset clamps. Anybody have these? I got the Revolution II stabilizer.

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Old 02-28-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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Yes... several of us are running them. I picked up a lightly used set for about 50% off and installed them before the last Mexico trip. I like them - a lot.
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:08 PM   #3
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Yes, I have the EMIG 20mm offset with the rev1 stabilizer. The setup is sweet, and the action good. I run SCOTT'S on other bikes, and EMIG'S is just as good, if not better.
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:17 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I have heard nothing but good things about these parts. Mine are on the way!

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Old 03-01-2006, 05:36 AM   #5
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Wink Emig Triple-Clamp & Dampener Report

I had to go to their bigger offset to regain some trail lost in the swap to 17" Excel rims for the road....had brutal headshake at 110-114MPH.....All fixed, and really helps in the deep sand washes, as well as heavy cross-winds....

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Old 03-01-2006, 05:44 AM   #6
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I think my offset was 20-mm also.... it's good farkle.
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:41 PM   #7
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Emig Racing clamp pictures

Here are a few pictures of the new Emig Racing 20 degree offset clamps and steering stabilizer. I called Factory Connection this morning and my WP forks shipped out today. They should arrive early next week. You can also see that I have installed a Renthal KTM bend SX/MX orange handlebar. It's a little further forward in the grip area than the stock bars but I like it. Since the new handlebar clamps move the bars up, the new bars should work well and look great. I'm also going to install a pair of KTM orange anodized bar ends. Those along with some other parts are on their way from KTMTwins. Thanks Don! The Emig Racing clamps were very easy to install. The hardest part was drilling out the blind bolts that hold the ignition switch onto the stock top clamp. What a pain but I got it without much of a problem.

The middle picture shows the bike on my new KTM Racing front lift. The new Emig stem has a smaller hole so I'll need to have a new lift pin machined to fit it. The third picture is of the bike without the lift. The bike balances perfectly on the centerstand with the front removed. I pulled the lift for the picture but it's back under it now. The KTM front lift works very well.

While I'm into this, I'm going to install a set of KTM heated grips and probably dual front brakelines. I have already found the Accessory plugs and have separated them from the other wiring. That should be easy. The brakelines still need to be ordered along with a new front brakeline bracket.

Thanks for looking!

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Old 03-10-2006, 12:50 PM   #8
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FMF mufflers 4 sale!

Here's another from the rear of the bike. You can't tell from the photo but the seat is a new KTM 'Gel' seat. You can also see the rear of my KTM Racing/FMF mufflers and my Street Tracker project in the background. Have have made some money sell of parts from that project and I've decided that I want a set of Akrapovic Ti mufflers. If anyone wants the FMF mufflers contact me and I will sell them for $480.

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Old 03-10-2006, 01:04 PM   #9
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I just finished setting up my Emig clamps and stabilizer. I went with the under the bar mount. I noticed, on some of the photos, the tower holding the pin runs right up to the pivot arm of the stabilizer. Mine does not.

I also had to shim the pin up in its base to even engage the pivot arm. After seeing your photos, I think I have the wrong tower, even though the base is stamped, "LC-8". I'll give Paige and Gary a call to see if this is actually an LC-4 tower bolted onto an LC-8 pedestal.

Close, very close to being done...
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:28 PM   #10
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Has anyone gone with the higher bar mount option (3.25 in. vs the 2.70 in.)? That would seem to be the difference I'm seeing. Sending an e-mail to Paige now...
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Old 03-20-2006, 12:06 PM   #11
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Here are a few updated pictures from my Emig Racing clamp and steering stabilizer install. I'm doing a few of other modifications to the bike. A new radiator screen, folding mirrors, heated grips, etc... I also added a set of KTM bar ends from a 950 SM. Still waiting on the heated grips to show up so, I can finish it up. You can also see the newly rebuilt Factory Connection forks.

Just thought I'd show it off. Yeah, it's dirty I know!

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Old 03-20-2006, 02:02 PM   #12
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Has anyone gone with the higher bar mount option (3.25 in. vs the 2.70 in.)? That would seem to be the difference I'm seeing. Sending an e-mail to Paige now...
Oh, are the Emigs a great bunch!! Paige responded to my query, very quickly, and did not even wait for my response, sending out the correct tower, along with a return UPS label for the incorrect tower that was included in the original shipment.

And yes, the taller clamp option requires a taller tower. Problem solved .

A quick review so far...

It's hard to believe a 2 mm difference in offset would make much difference, but it does. The steering is much more stable, especially at higher speeds (good to ~100 mph on tarmac, so far ) with no indication of wobble or vibration. And this is on a front TKC with 4500 miles of wear...

...and the stabilizer at minimum setting! Bring on the gravel and sand ...
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:37 PM   #13
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Curious about that 2mm change in off set. Just how does that effect the bike? Is it for certaing types of riding? Steering geometry has always baffled me.

Thanks as I am considering the emig unit as well.
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:41 PM   #14
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offset?

I to am wondering what the pros and cons of the 2mm offset. Does it make that much difference or is the stabilizer the biggest difference?

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Old 03-20-2006, 06:02 PM   #15
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I suspect if one were to only increase offset w/o stabilizer the front end would be MORE prone to knifing into sand and soft terrain at low speeds but less prone to high speed wobble regardless of stabilizer.

An increase in offset, increases trail. Increase in trail generally makes a front end more manueverable, more responsive to changes in attitude, ie front end will feel looser and lighter at low speeds. At higher speeds, the front end of a high trail bike will actually feel slower but more planted. It's this sort of inconsistent response in feel that many riders dislike higher trail front ends. Road race bike geometry is less extreme in these changes due to the smaller front tire but you'll find most sportbikes have trail figures of 88-95mm. They of course are not great at low speed manueverability but very quick and responsive to rider input as speed increases.

I personally have been eyeing those adjustable offset clamps available for many dirt bikes, including most KTM's but not our 950's. I suspect since the fork tube OD is identical on our bikes to that of a late model 525EXC, I could easily adapt that clamp to my 950, I'd just lose the steering lock and have to relocate the ignition key. Those units generally allow adjustment ranges from 14-20mm in 2mm intervals. That would certainly suffice for my needs. I'm thinking 18 or 20mm for street and hardpack trail then when i hit the sand and really loose terrain I could switch to 14 or 16mm in 30 minutes or less. Anywho, just a thought.

FWIW: I'm still planning on a stabilizer, only I want to fit a Scotts/Ohlins because I am familiar with their operation and servicability, plus I can easily swap between the unit I already have on my 300EXC thus saving me nearly $400 on a new unit. I just prefer under-bar mount combined with possible adjustable offset. Take care
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