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Old 09-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #11446
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Thanks Rob, front brake is 60% better, still have to replace the brake line with a reinforced one, it's gonna make a heck of a difference.
Rear rack is a transplant from a DR650 I've dismantled... Catch u later, gotta go out / my kid.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:58 AM   #11447
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Now you will need new forks :)

At motorway speeds good brake on DR in hard braking makes scary experience with forks twisting....
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #11448
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Which is exactly why I've ordered a fork brace (I've got a guy here that makes just about anything, including CNC) at about 60 EUR. Just have to make up a good excuse to the wife...
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #11449
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Which is exactly why I've ordered a fork brace (I've got a guy here that makes just about anything, including CNC) at about 60 EUR. Just have to make up a good excuse to the wife...
If you think of one - share it here - because we all need LOADS of excuses I think

Yep, fork brace will cure a lot of that twist indeed!
I went "long route" and parted with a bit more cash than I wanted to spend and got myself WP Extremes + 2 supermoto wheels in a "bulk purchase" - I must admit, relatively cheap. But it pulled shedloads of work - thou I am happy with result...
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:12 PM   #11450
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Remember.....safety third

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Safety....easy one.

Golly dear, that new brake that will let me stop so much better has created a weak link in the forks. It's just not "safe" to keep the old forks in the bike.

Remember, you're not spending money to go faster. You're spending money to stop quicker.......easy to justify.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:13 PM   #11451
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Robmoto sent me this ad of a '88 DR750 for sale in Victoria. It confirms what we've all known for years.

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/all-bike...eot=1&__N=1432

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:27 PM   #11452
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Geeeezzz!!!

I mean.... I know the BIG is an amazing bike, but still.... 8.900 dollars??????? In RO we sell them at about 1.700 EUR in very good condition!!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #11453
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Hellicks, now I where this comes from,
He did the mash, he did the monster mash, so what ever happened to the TRANSYLVANIA TWIST. .
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #11454
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Whatever happened to guys old enough to remember that song?
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:25 AM   #11455
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Robmoto sent me this ad of a '88 DR750 for sale in Victoria. It confirms what we've all known for years.

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/all-bike...eot=1&__N=1432

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Good grief.... I think he might be dreaming

FWIW I sorted out another speedo, Pulled a spare 350 one apart and it went straight in to the standard housing..... I've spent most of my life working on farms, so have learnt a thing or 2 about "bodging shit up"
I'd still like an original unit if anyone has one lying around, 'cause the 350 one looks a bit crap.... but the Bigs only got 12000 k's on the clock now
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:25 AM   #11456
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I mean.... I know the BIG is an amazing bike, but still.... 8.900 dollars??????? In RO we sell them at about 1.700 EUR in very good condition!!!
Hmmm.....well.....that ad has inspired me to test the waters also.I figure since mine is a year newer,and I just put a new taillight bulb in,that means I'll be offering it at $12,999.99.Limited time offer,act quick before its gone?
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:37 AM   #11457
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Whatever happened to guys old enough to remember that song?
I speak to you from the grave .
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:59 AM   #11458
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No,
the song was changed to the 'Time Warp' (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and this goes on for ever!!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:08 AM   #11459
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Hellicks, now I where this comes from,
He did the mash, he did the monster mash, so what ever happened to the TRANSYLVANIA TWIST. .
I must confess: you've lost me there... I have no idea what you're talkin' about
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:18 AM   #11460
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I must confess: you've lost me there... I have no idea what you're talkin' about
Hellicks, you live in Transylvania and your forks a twisting, and the words what ever happened to the Transylvania twist is a part of a old but populiar song when it was on the radio, or the wirerless .
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