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Old 06-02-2008, 11:19 PM   #91
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This is going to up the demand for SE's.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:14 AM   #92
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Stage I and Stage II testing

Ned, as per our discussion, I tried the two-into-one configuration 1st with my stock catalytic converter can and SAS. Bike ran smoothly, but seemed a little "constipated", and the engine ran hotter then usual, with all the exhaust going through one catalytic converter. So Stage I testing not satisfactory.

Stage II was after having my blacksmith, Smithy 1, core out the center of the catalytic converter, again keeping the SAS and stock jetting. The bike runs BEAUTIFULLY! Very powerful through all RPMs. No surging anymore (had a little before at constant speeds). Engine running normal temperature, and the can no longer "glows". Even with the baffles retained, the stock can, with the converter cored, flows freely.



And, quiet as a mouse, because we left the baffles in the can. Good for stealth dirt rides in the woods!

So, for now, I'm happy. I have room for your reserve gas container, or the one the Smithy 1 is making for me.

Stage III, which was to get a single after-market exhaust, doesn't look necessary for me, since I like the way the stock can looks, and it works like a bumper, it's so strong.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:43 AM   #93
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Laugh

I got the email today that my 2-1 has shipped. Whoohoo
I might lash up an aux tank out of a CO2 fire extinguisher I have in the garage.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #94
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Left side fit a NoX bottle quite nicely!
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:10 PM   #95
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WOOT!!!

Just installed the 2 into 1!!!!! It rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NICE FIT and FINISH!!! Now, to reassemble and go for a ride!

Good Job Ned and Kurt. Simply Excellent!
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:44 PM   #96
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WOOT!!!

Just installed the 2 into 1!!!!! It rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NICE FIT and FINISH!!! Now, to reassemble and go for a ride!

Good Job Ned and Kurt. Simply Excellent!
Any chance of a pic while I 'm waiting for mine to arrive?
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:51 PM   #97
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WOW! I notice no power loss, whatsoever. Maybe it's just my head playing tricks on me, but it feels a bit MORE powerful!!!! Holy Crap! I am digging this setup.

I am especially digging the fact that all that heat is no longer cooking my rear shock reservoir.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:13 PM   #98
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Got my 2 - 1 today...looks great....now if I can find an exhaust....who's got my extra?
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:14 PM   #99
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:38 PM   #100
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:06 PM   #101
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Auxiliary tanks?

So, Neduro, are the tanks ready yet?
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:09 AM   #102
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Tank Progress: I'm getting tired of saying this, but we're close.

The first prototype revealed a few minor issues that needed to be corrected, among them, more clearance for the wheel and chain, more space for the various luggage systems that are around, and a desire to strengthen the tank by making it more curved. We view that as a success, that's why we had it made.

I decided that we made enough changes to the tank that I needed to get another model made, so I did that, and here it is fitted to both a 950 adventure and a Superenduro:





At this point, all the fitment issues are ironed out. We're finalizing a few issues with the model relating to production concerns, then it goes out for final bid, then the roughly 6 week clock starts. Because all that is beyond my control, I can't make a final promise for exact availability, although I'm willing to bet that I'm more impatient than any of you.

The tank is 2.6 gallons external volume, which should translate to a bit over 2 gallons useable capacity (wall thickness taking up most of the balance). It will work on all 950 and 990 adventures, and all 950 Superenduros. It has been tested to work with the KTM luggage, it should work with caribou cases and other aftermarket luggage, perhaps with minor modification to the racks (not to the tank, we hope :-).

The only luggage I'm currently aware of that it will not be compatible with are Jesse Bags, because they curve under the rear number plate and therefore take the same space as the tank- not an easy issue to resolve.

As soon as the tank clock is ticking, I'll turn my attention to the mounting brackets. I'm aware that I need to have an option available for superenduro owners that didn't get passenger pegs- some have them, some not, so it will be an optional piece available at added cost, but a fraction of the $250 that KTM gets for the pegs.

Hope that answers any questions, I'll post an update once the clock has started!
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:42 AM   #103
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The Remus 2 into 1 on the 990 absolutely rocks! The bike is lighter, sounds better and performs great. Much less heat to deal with than before, my butt isn't cooking anymore-it's still hot, but not near as hot as it used to be. I can now ride in upper eighty degree weather without leaving a wet print on the seat

Here's a couple of pics of the tank model on the 990 with the Caribou case racks (sorry about the clutter in the background):





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Old 07-09-2008, 09:15 PM   #104
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:12 AM   #105
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Status on 2 into 1 for ADV?
Just shoot me. For what was meant as a "oh, that would be cool, I ought to do that project", this has closely resembled actual work.

Our first vendor promised 4-6 weeks turnaround. I paid them for the SE order on Feb 20. We received a partial order the second week of June (those have obviously shipped and we've had great comments back about the product).

They had started work on the adventure part, Wings has the prototype above, but after that performance I obviously wasn't real interested in doing business with them. So, we spent May finding an alternate vendor, and I should have a new ADV prototype (out of stainless this time!) in my hands in the next couple of days. Assuming that it's good, they promise to turn it around quickly, and so far, unlike the original vendor, they have been true to their word.

Everyone that has preordered has been getting updates as we have information. For everyone else, I'll post here when we are sure as to the date, which we currently project as the last week in July.

Oh, and good news on the tank- the computer model is done!

So, we're marching steadily forward, just a lot slower than I wish...
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