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Old 09-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #18226
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I sure hope that shock has a reservoir.
Nope. Shouldn't need it....? It's dialled specifically to my weight and luggage, and won't be hammered. It's not that hot temperature that many of you guys ride in either.

Saying all that, it comes with a reservoir that just needs bolting on and filling, but I don't think I need to....?

Happy to take some advice here... :)
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #18227
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I like the subframe!

Sadly, people don't understand the work that goes into building one.

( I own the alternative with all the options).



The above shock looks great too. Can't wait to hear about the testing.

My XRR hasn't seen much use this year. One daul sport trip with street legal 450's and one half of the Tour of Idaho before fires ended it for us.

I'm at a crossroads if I sell it, or buy another one to swap all my parts. I want another long trip bike and while this one gives up in certain areas, it gains in others... Hum..
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #18228
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Nope. Shouldn't need it....? It's dialled specifically to my weight and luggage, and won't be hammered. It's not that hot temperature that many of you guys ride in either.

Saying all that, it comes with a reservoir that just needs bolting on and filling, but I don't think I need to....?

Happy to take some advice here... :)

I spent some time talking to the head guy at King Shocks years ago, and he explained that no shock can really perform off road (on road racing too) without a reservoir because of the heating issue. My experience with reservoirless shocks offroad comfirmed what he says; they fade quickly and have really short lifespans. I would think it is more of a problem on the xrr because of the close proximity of the exhaust, which is why I wrapped my exhaust all the way back past the shock. If you plan on sticking to graded surfaces, it will probably be fine.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:27 PM   #18229
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Cheers! Will most likely then screw in the reservoir and get it filled :)

Thanks, appreciate the advice
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #18230
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Finally somebody else is gonna make a steel subframe! the only other one sells for $340.
Question, who make this $340 subframe?
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:20 PM   #18231
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Question, who make this $340 subframe?
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:54 PM   #18232
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #18233
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:37 PM   #18234
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Couldn't agree more! I haven't seen either in the flesh but this one seems far insuperior on finish and strength. Personally I would expect to pay more than the globetrottin if they were sat on a shelf side by side.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #18235
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Here:http://www.globetrottin.com/Steel-su...650R_p_16.html
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #18236
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Thanks guys!

I don't really understand the usefulness of the stock looking sub frame. Ok, it's steel. But, you can't tie in a pannier system to it. Now the sub frame with the rack over the rear fender. That at least looks like you could tie in a pannier systen to the sub frame.

Am I missing something...?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:53 PM   #18237
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the point is.... with the steel sub frame, you can do what ever you want
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:05 AM   #18238
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globe trotters and the 1 we have are nothing alike .....the Aussie frame is plug and play exact copy of the stock frame trotters is a lil different ....
cost ....you get what you pay for considering the stock part from Honda is quite expensive and has weak points they twist and snap .....I spent 3 weeks in our hardarsed land loaded up and rode 7,000miles ...cartwheeled my bike and didn't even tweak that subframe ...as for adding pannier supports to it .it would be a simple job as its steel..so easy to weld

I have tried panniers of different types and loading options ....I got myself a giantloop coyote best system I have used on this bike yet and no need for pannier racks

another bonus is it can be fixed in the field ..ally is much harder to get sorted

for carrying big loads on hard ground you cant beat the poppy-frame
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #18239
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XR650R sub frame

Ive been running the Globetrottin subframe and its worked out well.

http://www.globetrottin.com/Steel-su...650R_p_16.html

I got the one without a built in rack because I already have a small Manracks to use, and with a bigger rack I would be tempted to load up too much gear.

I am quite sure because it does not flex around as much, I could carry my gear with more security. I never lost a single item off the back of my bike on my 2,000 mile New Mexico trip. Riding through miles and miles of whoops, dips, and ruts the subframe held up where the stock one would be flexing all around, and could eventually crack.

It think it also helps when you dump the bike, its more sturdy for picking up and lifting the bike around when needed.

Yes, its a bit pricey but I figure on keeping my XRR for a long time, so was OK with spending the extra coin for peace of mind.


The subframe held up well, happy with it!





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Old 09-29-2013, 07:12 AM   #18240
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I've got a subframe insert just spinning in the subframe. It's the lower right one that holds the side panel on.
Any solutions for this?
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