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Old 09-27-2013, 06:30 AM   #18226
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So I need new chain/sprockets before I head south. I plan to use Dort Tricks sprockets. So how should I gear it? I want to carry 14&15 teeth fronts and change between the two. 15 for on road and 14 for off road. So what rear? 46,47,48?
If any help I've just bought 15/45 and will take along a 14 to gear it down slightly. It's for a trip to Morocco where it will be about 30% road, 70% offroad.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:31 AM   #18227
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how much would one pay for such an item


plug n play steel subframe, solid ends as per stock subframe
Finally somebody else is gonna make a steel subframe! the only other one sells for $340, so i'd spend $150 on one. i'm sure the other brand ones would sell more if they were not so dang expensive. i know some peeps would drop that kind of money like nothing, but i would say most of us XRR owners would not.

damn, why do you have to be in Australia?
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:32 AM   #18228
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My bike re-build/prep continues, with bits of bling starting to arrive!

Custom HyperPro shock; 2cm more travel, springs for 130kg laden weight, valved to suit.

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Old 09-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #18229
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Finally somebody else is gonna make a steel subframe! the only other one sells for $340, so i'd spend $150 on one. i'm sure the other brand ones would sell more if they were not so dang expensive. i know some peeps would drop that kind of money like nothing, but i would say most of us XRR owners would not.

damn, why do you have to be in Australia?
Pretty much the same boat 340.00 is a little high for me but $150-$200 is more in my range
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:25 AM   #18230
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If any help I've just bought 15/45 and will take along a 14 to gear it down slightly. It's for a trip to Morocco where it will be about 30% road, 70% offroad.
How is the 15/45? What is 120 kph like? That is the normal cruising speed on the interstate for me.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:26 AM   #18231
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how much would one pay for such an item



plug n play steel subframe, solid ends as per stock subframe
I was thinking $200 also..If it had a fenderloop to help support the fender and some soft luggage strap loops I might pay $300....
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:17 AM   #18232
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My bike re-build/prep continues, with bits of bling starting to arrive!

Custom HyperPro shock; 2cm more travel, springs for 130kg laden weight, valved to suit.

I sure hope that shock has a reservoir.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #18233
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How is the 15/45? What is 120 kph like? That is the normal cruising speed on the interstate for me.
I've only ridden 50 miles, as is on my mates bike while mine is being rebuilt. It will really nicely cruise at 120kph, 130 even. You notice in the technical dirt sections or steep climbs, but it is manageable. I've not yet tried the 14 on the front which will be same as going 49 on rear, but I suspect it will slow it down enough to make a difference for technical terrain.
It will work for us as Morocco is all tarmac first but then all offroad, so swapping them is no issue.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #18234
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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   #18235
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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   #18236
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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   #18237
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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   #18238
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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   #18239
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Question, who make this $340 subframe?
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