ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2009, 01:19 PM   #856
tmotten
Lefthand ride Dutchy
 
tmotten's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Calgary
Oddometer: 2,455
Also keep in mind that NMtoomanybloodylettersinanabreviation's bike is about half the weight as yours (most likely) and that he never rides with added weight (I reckon).
tmotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 01:27 PM   #857
mattomoto
2 wheels rule
 
mattomoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: In the shadow of Long's Peak, CO
Oddometer: 1,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by rc mad
DustRat6650 look at it this way, it's entirely up to you. What do you want to get out of the bike?

If you want a more dirt orientated machine go notmybikes route, or if your just after a front suspension upgrade while keeping the stock wheel and braking system go rads way, it's that simple.
Not much more needs to be said then that . Seems to be too much keyboard engineering going on here

I was one of the first to get Rad's axle/brake parts and I beleive besides Rad and Rob was one of the early riders on this coversion. I had 2 set's of BMW wheels for my bike and new brake parts which is why I ultimately went with Rad's parts (also 'cause I like a nicely designed system). I don't have ABS and if I did would have ripped it off ages ago like Rob. I have put about 4000 miles on this set up and throughly abused it on the stock fork internals too with great success.

My buddy has the stock YZ set-up with YZ wheel and brake (like Rob) and we ride together pretty much all the time. He went this route after riding my bike and having to have the YZ fork. He was short on money so we did the stocker route and ya know what, works every bit as good as mine .


black bike is stock YZ, blue bike is Rad's kit (ugh, glad I got rid of that stock fender)

Now get your f**king forks on and go ride your bikes! Rob, if I bring my bike out with me in March, we should hook up and ride in the desert. I'll be in your back yard and coming right down I-15 to LA (Fontana)

Matto
__________________
Matto
mattomoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 01:39 PM   #858
herrhelmet
A Serious Man
 
herrhelmet's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: USA West
Oddometer: 2,361
WP Forks on a BMW Non Dakar GS

WP Touratech suspension kit: $3,200 (before price increase and free shipping--thanks nmbmn)

Less original suspension front hub, and unnecessary weight including turnsigs, abs, plastic possum scraper, etc, etc: - $1,200 weight loss approx: 45lbs

Not mentioning anything to the wife: priceless. About $2K net cost....

And the proof is my bike kicks ass on nmbmns bike as clealy shown in the photo. Ahead by at least 12 ft.



Also shown kicking ass on a KTM 690.

herrhelmet screwed with this post 12-03-2009 at 02:16 PM
herrhelmet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 01:44 PM   #859
mattomoto
2 wheels rule
 
mattomoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: In the shadow of Long's Peak, CO
Oddometer: 1,088
Geez, double post to rub it in, eh Helmet?
__________________
Matto
mattomoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 01:46 PM   #860
mattomoto
2 wheels rule
 
mattomoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: In the shadow of Long's Peak, CO
Oddometer: 1,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by herrhelmet

.
Where you guys riding there? Looks like my back yard up in the hills (CO)
__________________
Matto
mattomoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 01:57 PM   #861
rygroh
Noobs UNITE
 
rygroh's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: COS
Oddometer: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by notmybikemodelname
Absotively!

Most shorten it to NMBMN, or Rob.



Hey NMBMN, did you ever go with the dl1000 shock? How did it work out? What did you end up using for a spring?
__________________
ha!
rygroh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 02:01 PM   #862
mpanther
KotW - Just Ride!
 
mpanther's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Las Wages
Oddometer: 1,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by rygroh
Hey NMBMN, did you ever go with the dl1000 shock? How did it work out? What did you end up using for a spring?
Oh yeah, +1
__________________
Peace in your heart & Light on your soul.
>^..^<

ad·ven·ture n.
1. Participation in exciting or hazardous experiences.
2. An undertaking of a questionable nature.
3. An undertaking of a hazardous nature.

'83 GL650swi "My Little Grey Lady"
'86 LS650 Milady's bike
mpanther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #863
herrhelmet
A Serious Man
 
herrhelmet's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: USA West
Oddometer: 2,361
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattomoto
Geez, double post to rub it in, eh Helmet?

No just my helmet spike poking into my brain. Duoh.
herrhelmet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 02:15 PM   #864
herrhelmet
A Serious Man
 
herrhelmet's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: USA West
Oddometer: 2,361
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattomoto
Where you guys riding there? Looks like my back yard up in the hills (CO)

Southern Utah near Panquitch Lake. Going there again in August 2010 for a ride... be cool to get some more F650s out there.
herrhelmet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 02:34 PM   #865
notmybikemodelname
KOTW is a myth!
 
notmybikemodelname's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: I'm in jail Dad, and I like it here.............
Oddometer: 7,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by rygroh
Hey NMBMN, did you ever go with the dl1000 shock? How did it work out? What did you end up using for a spring?
Bought the shock and there it sits in my garage. To tell you the truth, other than the lack of supsension travel, I actually like my stock rear shock now that it's worn in. When it explodes, I'll mount the DL shock and I'm sure I'll like it too. I'm a very simple type .
notmybikemodelname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 02:38 PM   #866
notmybikemodelname
KOTW is a myth!
 
notmybikemodelname's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: I'm in jail Dad, and I like it here.............
Oddometer: 7,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattomoto
Now get your f**king forks on and go ride your bikes! Rob, if I bring my bike out with me in March, we should hook up and ride in the desert. I'll be in your back yard and coming right down I-15 to LA (Fontana)

Matto
Matto, Look me up in March. Herrhelmet is a local out here as well.

Actually, you should do this ride with us if the timing is right. About 80 riders going. I'm staying in the PR Motel across the hwy from the campground, so my camp spot is open. Three days in DV

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524140

Precluded by this for the hearty type.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=528260
notmybikemodelname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 04:19 PM   #867
wswartzwel
Unsafe at any speed
 
wswartzwel's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Central Arkansas
Oddometer: 1,036
Sorry if this is off topic... But i would like to ditch all the weight associated with the stock headlight frame, intrument panel...

Does the instrument panel conatain any neccessary components for the bikes computer to function???? Can i ditch that thing... install an aftermarket headlamp.. and something like a trailtech "Vapor" with no problems??
__________________
_________________________

2006 BMW R1200GS
2010 KTM 690 ENDURO R
1969 BSA STARFIRE
wswartzwel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #868
notmybikemodelname
KOTW is a myth!
 
notmybikemodelname's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: I'm in jail Dad, and I like it here.............
Oddometer: 7,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by wswartzwel
Sorry if this is off topic... But i would like to ditch all the weight associated with the stock headlight frame, intrument panel...

Does the instrument panel conatain any neccessary components for the bikes computer to function???? Can i ditch that thing... install an aftermarket headlamp.. and something like a trailtech "Vapor" with no problems??
Nope, I threw mine in the trash. The instruments and associated support structure weighs in at 12lbs. It's amazing how losing 12lbs off the handlebars feels like losing 40lbs anywhere else. The only thing I care about is my speed to be sure that Jonny Law doesn't get me. I take care of the speed with my GPS.

Pic of mine.



Be sure to dump the ABS while you're at it. It's a 14lb boat anchor IMHFO

notmybikemodelname screwed with this post 12-03-2009 at 04:40 PM
notmybikemodelname is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 04:59 PM   #869
BIG ED XT FAN
Beastly Adventurer
 
BIG ED XT FAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Finger Lakes Western New York
Oddometer: 1,192
Yamahas Forks on your BMW???

Man, You BMW guys have long post to fit forks on to your bikes. I put KX forks on my TT600 and it was easy! 3 hours tops!
How long has this post been going?? Thump-On!!!
BIG ED XT FAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #870
notmybikemodelname
KOTW is a myth!
 
notmybikemodelname's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: I'm in jail Dad, and I like it here.............
Oddometer: 7,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG ED XT FAN
Man, You BMW guys have long post to fit forks on to your bikes. I put KX forks on my TT600 and it was easy! 3 hours tops!
How long has this post been going?? Thump-On!!!
I agreed dude. My swap was done three hours after I picked up my parts. Been done for almost 12 months.
notmybikemodelname is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014