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Old 03-06-2012, 03:01 PM   #7591
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Got my rear shock back from Go Race with pre-load and compression adjustability. It had zero nitrogen pressure when it was opened up. All I have to do now is put it back in-

Looks good, what did it cost?
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #7592
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Looks good, what did it cost?
Treefitty including freight. Includes a 2-1/2 page in-depth explanation of suspension terms and their adjustments' effects on handling and ride, as well as recommended sag settings with my prescribed weight loads.

Can't wait to try it out tho I have to, due to travel plans.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #7593
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Treefitty including freight. Includes a 2-1/2 page in-depth explanation of suspension terms and their adjustments' effects on handling and ride, as well as recommended sag settings with my prescribed weight loads.
Did they bleed/recharge the preload adjuster circuit? Mine has a bunch of "slop" in the knob - the first third of the range on the knob does nothing.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #7594
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Mine was like that ... yesterday I took the oill line off the bottom, pushed the piston back up inside the resevoir and added light 3 in 1 oil and now it's perfect.

I got this info from the guy who sells Hyperpro springs and shocks and it's right on.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #7595
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First dirt real ride

I got out on my mod'ed Dakar last Sunday. I did a dual sport ride with a local group mostly riding 450-250 dual sports. I had no problem hanging with them. We hit a couple of rooty wet goat trails, no problem.

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:59 PM   #7596
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What an effin bear. Anyone need advice on this feel free to pm me or shoot me an inbox. For what it worth, went from stock bars to.....more stock bars. Just couldn't afford the 3+ week lead time from Touratech for some bolt on magura bars.

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #7597
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Mine was like that ... yesterday I took the oill line off the bottom, pushed the piston back up inside the resevoir and added light 3 in 1 oil and now it's perfect.

I got this info from the guy who sells Hyperpro springs and shocks and it's right on.
Excellent tip! You used the 3-in-1 like comes in the little oiler cans in the hardware store? And how did you push the piston back up? Stick something through the banjo bolt hole?
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #7598
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Yeah, the 3 in 1 with the retractable spout ... really easy to use and I just turned the resevoir upside down and pushed the piston back using the hole where the banjo bolts up.

Filled to the top and bolted it back together.

http://www.3inone.com/products/telescoping-spout/
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:46 PM   #7599
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There are a few options for protection. Can anyone tell me what is the best, ito. I like simple and clean. I've looked at the bmw bars but darn they are heavy. Thanks
ok, thanks for all the input. I have weighed the options and have ordered the SW Motec bars.
The TT bars are just to darn much money. Holan bars are not available as far as I could tell most likely would have ordered them but... the happy trail bars and plate look ok but not what I needed. Can't wait to add some protection I'll let everyone know how it turns out.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:22 AM   #7600
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Got my rear shock back from Go Race with pre-load and compression adjustability. It had zero nitrogen pressure when it was opened up. All I have to do now is put it back in-


Very nice! I just wish he had responded to my first email attempt at contact. Looks nice enough that I will try again.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #7601
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replaced my dakar brakelight today with a crf fender and under fender brakelight. looks great. i will test it out tomorrow on a long ride.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #7602
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Here's my lovley wifes bike that she lets me ride if I've been good. I put the Touratech crash bars on. My advice would be to spend the money on a second set of plastics :) but she like this set up. For the record she hasn't evern bothered to use these yet ( no tip overs )
Not sure how usefull the bars really are. I've dropped, tipped, crashed and/ or slid mine numerous times without any bars covering the sides of the engine and radiator/ oil tank and there's never been any real damage. Sure the lugs on the plastic have broken off, but it doesn't really seem that the engine is that vulnerable. Or I've just been extremely lucky
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:00 AM   #7603
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Guess I got this link from here



Who/ anyone bought hese ?
Do they come with bulbs or not ?
Is the low beam road legal ?

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Old 03-11-2012, 01:03 AM   #7604
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Not sure how usefull the bars really are. I've dropped, tipped, crashed and/ or slid mine numerous times without any bars covering the sides of the engine and radiator/ oil tank and there's never been any real damage. Sure the lugs on the plastic have broken off, but it doesn't really seem that the engine is that vulnerable. Or I've just been extremely lucky
I caught the corner of an auto bumper going 5-10MPH while trying to negotiate Chicago freeway traffic. broke the zipper on my tank pannier, the bottom third of the plastic tank cover, and bashed the radiator back. A BMW mechanic cleared it for use, but said any more stress on it and the mounting would likely break off on that side...
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #7605
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Any opinions about such high fender?



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304169

I am not a big fan of TT and instead of trying to build my own low fender, I was thinking to make something like this. It will be lighter than the original beak, looks better (for me) but the main question is;

Is it going to protect from the dirt?

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Mounted and tested. Result is awesome. May be the best mod for Dakar!




And I have fitted also this... From a F800 GS

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