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Old 03-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #1426
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Just changed mine also. Does anyone know the purpose of the restrictor flap controlled by a vacuum soleniod, at the front of the filter?
Its for dust control at low speeds, and as you go full throtlle it opens up! As far as i know.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #1427
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Just changed the air filter on my Varadero. They could have made that easier.
This is what i do! loosen the fairing bolts! tape micro fiber clothes to the trail edge fairing! and the fairings flex to get the tank off! works great! no scratches! 15 min job! To make it easier you can remove the bolts for more flex!
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:35 AM   #1428
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Its for dust control at low speeds, and as you go full throtlle it opens up! As far as i know.
Ya makes sense. Air restriction though, it's outta there.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:30 AM   #1429
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Just in case...

I had some experience with KN filter in very dusty conditions (not on varadero, but similar type engine). Unfortunately negative. Not only I found residue of dust under filter going through but also it had deposited some in chamber, resulting in excessive cylinder wear. Obviously it was matter of years, not months. And perhaps it needed to be oiled more often.
None of this happened with stock filter used before KN.
After that I did some digging and it appears it is basically not just my experience, seems KN cotton filters are worse in separating fine dust. This is no problem for more-less regular dust, but with sand-based dust it affects wear.
Just to clarify: not sand went through, dust from sand.
As far as I found using KN Pro Design "cover" takes care of that issue, but for bike in question it was not available.
I am not sure if it really matters and may be my findings were not fully correct, but this is from my own experience. Just sharing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:05 AM   #1430
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k&n

Just changed the k&n after 30,000 plus km. Lots a gravel roads, filter was black! But nothing in the air box chamber! she cleaned and back in for another 30,000!
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:03 AM   #1431
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Hi all,

Sorry to inform you guys, but registration to the 14th Varadero International Meeting in Spain is now officialy closed. We will welcome 90 varadero riders from all over the place during Witsun weekend, end of May.

If you still would like to drop by at the VIM campsite near Tarragona: just contact the administration at www.vim14.com or visit the VIM topic at www.varadero-international.com!
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:17 PM   #1432
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All ready for the year!

She's ready!
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:14 AM   #1433
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Just thought I would share that, I had changed my handlebars to a set of Pro Taper S-E. I also added 3 1/2" risers, I'm 6'2". It has made an already rock steady bike, even better. I rode in about every condition yesterday (mud, deep gravel, wet clay and pavement) with a set of Anakee's, and the front wheel felt solid. I was considering getting a smaller bike for more off road riding, but now I feel the Dero can go through anything. Next year maybe a 21" front wheel.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #1434
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Glad to hear your still enjoying the Dero. Wouldn't give up mine either. Have you done any more re spoked wheels?
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #1435
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Just thought I would share that, I had changed my handlebars to a set of Pro Taper S-E. I also added 3 1/2" risers
Pictures man, we want pictures
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #1436
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Glad to hear your still enjoying the Dero. Wouldn't give up mine either. Have you done any more re spoked wheels?
Ya I have put the thing through allot and its never let me down. I had ended up buying another factory set and mounted Annakees on them, and put TKCs on the bent set. I switch them out depending on the riding I doing. Trying to source some after market rotors though, its a pain to swap them over all the time. I was riding with Patrick Trahan on Sunday and he recommended using a set of rims from an African Twin, but they are kinda pricey. Woodys wheels quoted me $2500.00-$3000.00, but I would have to send them a set to use as a template to make them. I would really like to try a 21" front, with the wider bars. You could probably text, while riding on gravel. Pictures are coming.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #1437
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How many Red Bulls did Patrick have on the Sunday ride?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:34 AM   #1438
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None, thats probably why I was able to keep up.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:47 AM   #1439
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If you could change your Africa Twin for a Dero. Would you?


I sadly sold my Africa twin a year ago because of the lack of power on tar. Offroad she went great, but a little slow and felt stressed at 100mph freeway speeds.

Would you change from a AT to a Dero?
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:57 AM   #1440
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Would you change from a AT to a Dero?

Yes.....
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