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Old 12-06-2007, 08:38 AM   #121
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Do you have a part number for the guards and plastic covers, please?
Metal handguard-part with al mountings: 71 60 7 705 949
Plastic cover small : 71 60 7 705 963
Plastic cover big: 71 60 7 705 958
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:03 AM   #122
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What's the thought on mounting side boxes and top boxes on the new G bike? Can the aluminum subframe handle the same type of weight that my Dakar can hold? I know the bike will never see a passenger, so that makes it a little easier. I think I remember reading somewhere that TT is making a steel subframe for the G bikes to fix this problem. What say you men of farkle?
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:56 AM   #123
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:28 AM   #124
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What's the thought on mounting side boxes and top boxes on the new G bike? Can the aluminum subframe handle the same type of weight that my Dakar can hold? I know the bike will never see a passenger, so that makes it a little easier. I think I remember reading somewhere that TT is making a steel subframe for the G bikes to fix this problem. What say you men of farkle?
We have not seen what TT has just that one picture showing a rail that runs down the back, along the side and attaches to the front subframe. If you're going to load the bike like your Dakar, I would not be jumping or doing hard enduro riding with panniers and a top case. I'm thinking a small top case, similar in size to the bmw F650 top case would be fine for street runs. The rear subframe is designed with a passenger in mind, just don't have a 150 lb top case and you should be fine.

Once TT shows us how the mounts for their cases go, we'll be able to judge them.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #125
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:18 PM   #126
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Might as well unsubscribe from this thread... because it's going to get expensive really fast.. I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the Ohlins shock vs. the stock shock.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:45 PM   #127
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Might as well unsubscribe from this thread... because it's going to get expensive really fast.. I'd be curious to hear your impressions of the Ohlins shock vs. the stock shock.
GB: I'll get to it over the weekend. I think if I were 75lbs lighter, I reckon I could get to like the airshock... ...Once I get the bike handling the way I want it to, the rest should be easy. I hope.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:22 PM   #128
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Can't get the Ohlins part in Perth yet and when it is available they will charge $1800 for it.

I could buy it and mail it to an American address that could on ship it! Through in some old grease and its 2nd hand and worth under the Tax tariff :)

How much does the shock weigh and what size is the box Gaspipe?
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:31 PM   #129
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We got our Ohlins shock today. Installing it this weekend. Hopefully ride it Sunday. Our biggest complaint with the air shock is, the harder you ride it the hotter it gets, the more the air expands and the stiffer it gets. When your racing for 556 miles in the Vegas to Reno, in 556 miles of whoops and rocks it isn't a good thing for your shock to get harder and harder. For all around trail use, we have found we like the air shock.

Like I said, we'll install ours Sat. and hopefully give it a good hard ride Sunday. We're also mounting the Rmus and trying to shed a few pounds. Scott's mount is on order, should be in next week.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:37 PM   #130
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We got our Ohlins shock today. Installing it this weekend. Hopefully ride it Sunday. Our biggest complaint with the air shock is, the harder you ride it the hotter it gets, the more the air expands and the stiffer it gets. When your racing for 556 miles in the Vegas to Reno, in 556 miles of whoops and rocks it isn't a good thing for your shock to get harder and harder. For all around trail use, we have found we like the air shock.

Like I said, we'll install ours Sat. and hopefully give it a good hard ride Sunday. We're also mounting the Rmus and trying to shed a few pounds. Scott's mount is on order, should be in next week.
Did you get new front rims too?
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:46 PM   #131
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The box is 31" x 9" x 9", and weighs 13lbs. And I'd be happy to help ya. Since the USA/Australia Free Trade Agreement, I have no idea what tariffs would even apply anymore.... ??

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Can't get the Ohlins part in Perth yet and when it is available they will charge $1800 for it.

I could buy it and mail it to an American address that could on ship it! Through in some old grease and its 2nd hand and worth under the Tax tariff :)

How much does the shock weigh and what size is the box Gaspipe?
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:53 PM   #132
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Our biggest complaint with the air shock is, the harder you ride it the hotter it gets, the more the air expands and the stiffer it gets.
It's the inconsistancy of the airshock's performance that I dislike too. It's a big inconvenience for widly varying terrain. I could adjust and live with that, as I'm not racing. What worries me, is the failure of the air piston seals in a remote area - and that means badness. A blown hydraulic shock I can deal with, no air and no spring will be much harder to deal with.

I also have a Scott's post/mount on the way. When I weld it in, I'll take pics.

It's really cool to see how much grassroots development of the bike is going on.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:55 PM   #133
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Its SOOOOO pretty, Why cant i have both???
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:59 PM   #134
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GB: I'll get to it over the weekend. I think if I were 75lbs lighter, I reckon I could get to like the airshock... ...Once I get the bike handling the way I want it to, the rest should be easy. I hope.
Just curious, how much do you weigh, I am around 300 lbs and seem to be doing ok with the shock, I did found out that you cant run it at the reconmended pressure for weight. I have it at about 110-115 and the bike just works. When I had it around 140 as per BMW weight specs the bike was great on the road but sucked in the nasty.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:34 PM   #135
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The box is 31" x 9" x 9", and weighs 13lbs. And I'd be happy to help ya. Since the USA/Australia Free Trade Agreement, I have no idea what tariffs would even apply anymore.... ??
Another Aussie here, who might also be a likely Ohlins buyer?????

Can I ask if you can help me out, also?

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