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Old 03-12-2009, 05:30 PM   #76
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Anton does (add) that you should remove the disc from the rebound valve to allow the compression damping in the right fork leg to work best...
After reading it again, I realized he's saying I should bypass the rebound damping. ?? ?? The gold valve has no rebound damping function in it. How will I have rebound damping then? Uhhhhh...

Those who have installed one of these:
which leg?
what oil weight?
how much oil / oil height?
how much preload on the emulator?
how heavy are you?
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:46 PM   #77
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Which leg did you put your emulator in Solo?
Right side as Scots say to...

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WRT the fender brace--I am getting ready to put one on my GS as well. Seems to me that it should add some more support if I want to mount a fender bag on there for a spare tube, no?
I had the alu Acerbis one on mine...
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:48 PM   #78
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Those who have installed one of these:
which leg? Right
what oil weight? 10wt
how much oil / oil height? per the manual
how much preload on the emulator? 1.25 turns
how heavy are you?170lbs
Anton's a member.... drop him a PM and ask

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Old 03-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #79
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PAGING Mr. Largiader...Mr. Anton Largiader please pick up the nearest white courtesy phone...
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:08 AM   #80
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I don't have one installed. I just use the 10/15 oils combo with stock or Progressive springs. But that's not because I think it's best; it's merely good enough. A local guy recently installed the Wirth springs with the 10/15 and just loves it.

As for the GV, I'm just describing how the forks and the GV work. You can modify either as you see fit! One thing I definitely would not do is disable the stock anti-bottoming feature of the fork legs. If you disable anything, make sure you do it in such a way that you retain the anti-bottoming. Hopefully my page explains enough that you can see how that works.

Yes, removing the valve from the right leg would reduce rebound damping. I guess I put that in there thinking that people were basically redesigning the fork anyway and would deal with that in their own way. You could put rebound internals in both legs and take it from there, if you don't like the stock compression damping.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:14 PM   #81
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Well come on then!




OK.







Still waiting on a brake line. Supposedly it will arrive tuesday. I still have yet to route my wiring completely, but it's in good enough shape to take for a quick test spin... so I did. I'm glad I did this. The ride is noticeably improved. I decided to shelf the gold valve for now. I just filled the compression side with 10wt and the rebound with 15 and took it for a ride.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #82
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i prefer the one you had in Alaska... too black maybe...
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:54 AM   #83
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That is one sexy beast! Do you not have an oil cooler?
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:59 PM   #84
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damn AW, that is one sweet looking bike.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:49 AM   #85
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That is one sexy beast! Do you not have an oil cooler?
Nope, no oil cooler. Remember this is an R80, not a 100. They didn't come with one stock and as far as I'm concerned when left in stock low compression form, they don't make enough power (heat) to really need one. If I ever bump this thing up to 1000cc I'll add one.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:58 AM   #86
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i prefer the one you had in Alaska... too black maybe...
You're a dick, Jerome. I hope your luggage racks break. Again...and again.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:39 AM   #87
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...as far as I'm concerned when left in stock low compression form, they don't make enough power (heat) to really need one.
Actually, my understanding is these motors run cooler with higher compression.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:11 PM   #88
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You're a dick, Jerome. I hope your luggage racks break. Again...and again.
no problem Spencer, we all know you are a knob too. I beefed them up...the bike should break first. Watch your aluminium cases then... See you in April dude.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:14 PM   #89
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Actually, my understanding is these motors run cooler with higher compression.

This seems contrary to Boyle's Law of Gases, but if anyone cares to explain to me how this is possible I'd love to hear it.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:00 PM   #90
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i love this forum for posts like this.
so, how many hit points does your mage have?


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This seems contrary to Boyle's Law of Gases, but if anyone cares to explain to me how this is possible I'd love to hear it.
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