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Old 06-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #3061
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Guys, the UK XTZ750 forum is organising a big meeting (4 days) in Spring 2010. Since I used to own Super Teneres, the admins have encouraged me to cross-post this thread:

http://www.xtz750.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2832

I'll be going, and any DRBigs are welcome to join me
Good man! Gate crashing another brand's bash! Cool!

Off to bed for me...
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:33 PM   #3062
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Good man! Gate crashing another brand's bash! Cool!

Off to bed for me...
Dood, I might end up manning the BBQ
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:35 PM   #3063
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Braided Lines

If I'm adding the caliper from the Nordwest 600, which braided lines do I need?

The Nordwest ones on ebay are twice the price of the DR ones, which is why I'm asking..
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #3064
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Forks are removed from the DR so I took the AfricaAlp out for a little dirt-roading today.

One road I ride has recently been abandoned by the County. It's very remote, no one lives on it and it's difficult and costly to maintain. They don't have the money to keep it up so it's gradually becoming a dirt track.

They are also not maintaining this bridge across a creek. They just erected this sign.

You just know that the verbage took 3 weeks and 2 trips through the legal department before being posted. It's my second favorite road sign of all time.

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Rather open for interpretation (like most things done by lawyers) isn't it. Does it mean "Cross At Your Own Risk". "The Bridge is good up to 1999.9999 lbs" "You Must Be Weightless To Cross This Bridge"....or any others that you can come up with. I love the nanny state.

Another quick photo....this is a really, really fun road. It follows that green ridgeline all the way down to the right to the river. But being on the ridge, if your not as good as you think you are the consequences of coming off are rather grave. Add this to the fact that you may not see anyone else until the weekend..........

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Old 06-02-2009, 11:21 PM   #3065
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If I'm adding the caliper from the Nordwest 600, which braided lines do I need?

The Nordwest ones on ebay are twice the price of the DR ones, which is why I'm asking..
Any lines of good length :)

I have HEL for DR800 specifically (bought from UK h-e-l online) and it is a bit too long, so I made "loop" on top of handlebar, but it's no problem.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:22 PM   #3066
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Forks are removed from the DR so I took the AfricaAlp out for a little dirt-roading today.

One road I ride has recently been abandoned by the County. It's very remote, no one lives on it and it's difficult and costly to maintain. They don't have the money to keep it up so it's gradually becoming a dirt track.

They are also not maintaining this bridge across a creek. They just erected this sign.

You just know that the verbage took 3 weeks and 2 trips through the legal department before being posted. It's my second favorite road sign of all time.

Here ya go:




Rather open for interpretation (like most things done by lawyers) isn't it. Does it mean "Cross At Your Own Risk". "The Bridge is good up to 1999.9999 lbs" "You Must Be Weightless To Cross This Bridge"....or any others that you can come up with. I love the nanny state.

Another quick photo....this is a really, really fun road. It follows that green ridgeline all the way down to the right to the river. But being on the ridge, if your not as good as you think you are the consequences of coming off are rather grave. Add this to the fact that you may not see anyone else until the weekend..........
Beatiful places...I miss that "no man land" in Belgium
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:41 PM   #3067
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Ladder that looks great out there, I'm looking forward to getting out and finding similar places to take the BIG. I like that bike you took out..
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:05 PM   #3068
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I`m interested in the vibranators so I had a look at their website.
It seems they will not ship to the UK as it`s not on their list . Why? Also, they do not have an email address that I can contact them on.
Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:36 PM   #3069
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I know Don at Ricor is planning on getting into the European market. He's asked me to evaluate the Vibranators (bars)and the Intiminators (forks) for both the Honda Transalp and the DR Bigs. (After making certain he knew that these bikes were much more common in europe than in the US)

It would be strange if they refused to ship to the UK.

To contact them go to the Ricor site

http://store.ricorshocks.com/default.asp

....then on the left bar, right under "Info and More" click "Contact Us". This should bring up a form to send a message to them. If this doesn't work, I have Don's email. I'll ask if I can share it with the list.

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Old 06-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #3070
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Ladder106, since I am also very interested about Vibranators...
Do you have hand guards on your DR? I mean - ones with aluminium bar that get bolted to bar inserts? If yes - I assume Vibranators allow you to retain mounting hole for bars? Do yo have any photos of your install?
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:13 PM   #3071
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Bluesman,

I've got Acerbis aluminum handguards fitted to the DR750. The Vibranator comes with a longer 8mm bolt that has a countersunk end and tightens with a 5mm allen wrench. This bolt replaces the one in the hanguards and threads through the end nut on the handguard - protruding about 12mm. The Vibranator screws onto the end of this longer bolt with a drop of loc-tite. In the photo, the Vibranator is the piece that starts from where you see the small red Loc-tite blob on the threads of the bolt. You insert this whole thing into the bars and tighten the end bolt as you normally would for the handguards.

The countersunk bolt fits perfectly into the end of the Acerbis guards. If your guards are different, you may have to make modifications or maybe send Don a photo of what you're using.



Don wanted me to try the Viranators with the heavier weights with my standar DR steel bars before I changed to Renthals. I'm waiting for this to arrive.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:48 AM   #3072
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Thanks for the info Ray
I`ve contacted them so we now await the response

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Old 06-04-2009, 04:14 AM   #3073
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Thank you! My handguards is same mount as Acerbis, so it seems Vibranators will fit no probs (I also have non-stock handlebar).


Word of warning for at least DR800 SR43 owners - plugs that have tread inside in ends of stock handlebar of this model are welded in solid. If you want to install anything inside bar you will have to drill them out (hell of a job TBH) or change bars to some good aftermarket (better option taking into account prices). I'd say that good size/shape bars on my DR made it possble for me to ride standing as I totally could not have good balance on my DR with stock bars when standing on pegs.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:06 AM   #3074
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spotted this in july issue of streetfighters bike mag
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:08 AM   #3075
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