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Old 11-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #1501
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Now that the weather officially sucks, I'm about ready to begin my winter project: a front end swap, à la RMZ-250. I picked this up a few days ago.


Where are you planning on doing your project? Do you have a (heated) garage?
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:59 PM   #1502
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The main reason I searched for RMZ forks is because the stem and head bearing are identical... that means it's about as simple as it gets... pretty much just bolt it on and ride. The only thing to fiddle with is steering stops but there are a number of ways to deal with that.

This shows just how easy it is:
http://hawkeye.ualr.edu/~ltjones/sho...rkinstall.html

I don't have a garage but I just arranged a heated self-storage unit. I'm paying an arm and a leg, but it's only for a few months. I also intend to store some other junk there.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:02 PM   #1503
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A friend of mine took a Ktm 640 adv fork on his 650DR and he's very happy with
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:41 PM   #1504
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Yes, that's another popular fork swap for the DR but as I understand it involves some fabrication work.


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A friend of mine took a Ktm 640 adv fork on his 650DR and he's very happy with
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #1505
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Yes, that's another popular fork swap for the DR but as I understand it involves some fabrication work.
I don't know... I only understand this could be a great bike (aka not too bad and not too expensive) to jump further in the wood/mud without the 1150gs's weight...
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:01 AM   #1506
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The main reason I searched for RMZ forks is because the stem and head bearing are identical... that means it's about as simple as it gets... pretty much just bolt it on and ride. The only thing to fiddle with is steering stops but there are a number of ways to deal with that.

This shows just how easy it is:
http://hawkeye.ualr.edu/~ltjones/showa-install/rmzforkinstall.html

I don't have a garage but I just arranged a heated self-storage unit. I'm paying an arm and a leg, but it's only for a few months. I also intend to store some other junk there.

What's your plan for mounting the headlight? How about a Speedo?
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:27 AM   #1507
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:58 AM   #1508
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New vapor with built in gps?
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:47 PM   #1509
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I've seen those but I can't imagine the GPS function would even be 1/2 as good as my Garmin.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:35 PM   #1510
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I've seen those but I can't imagine the GPS function would even be 1/2 as good as my Garmin.
I don't know much about them but you may be correct. Assuming it uses the gps for the speedo it would eliminate the need for a sensor and cable, I also thought it would be handy as a second gps with different software, maps, etc. It would be cool to have one doing turn by turn and another loaded with a topo or something along that line. Anyways, just a thought.

Looking forward to checking out your bike with the front end :)
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #1511
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I don't know much about them but you may be correct. Assuming it uses the gps for the speedo it would eliminate the need for a sensor and cable, I also thought it would be handy as a second gps with different software, maps, etc. It would be cool to have one doing turn by turn and another loaded with a topo or something along that line. Anyways, just a thought.

Looking forward to checking out your bike with the front end :)
I'm also keeping a close eye on the Voyager- the Trail tech with GPS thingy. Thumpididump, if I were you I'd go for it :) Then you can report back to let us know if it's a mistake or not
Kidding asside, I am learning about this stuff right now.
It still uses the front wheel for speedo/odo stuff- it's neat that it turns the unit on/off based on whether the thing moves or not.

However, discussion HERE



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Old 11-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #1512
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The Voyager is on my shopping list!
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:10 PM   #1513
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I guess even as a basic GPS it can't be that bad....

Thanks Ko, that thread answers some of the questions I couldn't find answers to. I'll have to think about that model now.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:20 PM   #1514
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Build?

So, how's the build going?


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Now that the weather officially sucks, I'm about ready to begin my winter project: a front end swap, à la RMZ-250. I picked this up a few days ago.


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Old 12-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #1515
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^ It's not quite winter yet, isn't it?


On a different topic, I am making a run to Ogdensburg this week- most likely Saturday, so if anyone has something waiting there I could pick it up...



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