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Old 05-27-2014, 05:22 PM   #2026
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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, 05:57 PM   #2027
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looks like Rally Raids bike
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:57 PM   #2028
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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, 03:55 AM   #2029
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well setup bike ... good pickup
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:16 PM   #2030
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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, 07:53 PM   #2031
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Adventure Conversion

Is that like conversion van?
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:01 PM   #2032
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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, 06:07 PM   #2033
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Great thread. I hope to do this to a XR650R someday.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:19 PM   #2034
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Here's mine

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Old 07-12-2014, 07:20 AM   #2035
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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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Old 08-10-2014, 02:39 AM   #2036
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Hey...

I was googling...and I came across this...


Why would anyone put a low front fender on a dirt bike? I own a 640 Adventure and thats the way mine came. Changed it as soon as I got it. I have watched hundreds of videos where a little mud on the trail suddenly binds up the front wheel. I just dont get it at all?
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:17 AM   #2037
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Bcoz not every part of the world goes through mudcakes on every weekend rides.....

Dry season happens on a long time period....more than wet season on this side of the pond....and we have to travel more on tarmac before able to reach a nice riding ground....which....most of the time...you are spoilt for choices....to either ride a a simple non adv terrain or simply go through a pile of mud just beside it.....its all...

Goes down to Choices.....

We all have different choices.....there is no right....or wrong....


However...thanks for bringing it up....i felt as if it was just yesterday that i still own the 650R!
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:04 PM   #2038
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[QUOTE=twistdgas;24812396]Why would anyone put a low front fender on a dirt bike? I own a 640 Adventure and thats the way mine came. Changed it as soon as I got it. I have watched hundreds of videos where a little mud on the trail suddenly binds up the front wheel. I just dont get it at all?[/QUOTE

This bike looks like it has electric start on it?
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:53 AM   #2039
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This bike looks like it has electric start on it?
Why not? The Italian Honda distributor HM converted the 650R and also the 400R to electric start. So this might be based on a HM model.

That is nothing new in Italy. Also their Yamaha Distributor Belgarda did his own things up to there own model range, based on Yamaha bits and pieces.

Pretty damn smart these Italian distributors.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:06 PM   #2040
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I would choke a baby seal with a live kitten for a magic button, street legal brp in the states....
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