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Old 09-13-2009, 11:08 AM   #4261
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I might know what everybody will anwer in this thread, but I ask anyways... Is 1150 GS so much better that it´s ok to pay so much more for it? Same price than you buy GS, you can buy newer and much fever driven africa twin, at least here in Finland...
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #4262
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Hey Guys,

What are you guys using for a rear rack. I have a 90Litre Bag that tends to hang over the edges a bit on the standard Rear Rack.
Hey! You can always build one from an aluminum plate. Here is one I made for my 1989 TA...still in progress, but already using it with a 1550 Pelican case. It is basically a 16" (40.6 cm) wide by 12" (30.5) in lenght. I made it from a 1/4" (0.6 cm) aluminum plate.

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Old 09-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #4263
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I might know what everybody will anwer in this thread, but I ask anyways... Is 1150 GS so much better that it´s ok to pay so much more for it? Same price than you buy GS, you can buy newer and much fever driven africa twin, at least here in Finland...
same here in Germany. You can find ATs with less than 20k kms, newer than 95 for less than 5k € (you'll have to search and wait a bit, but they show up from time to time).

Althou I've never ridden a 4V-GS I wouldn't trade one of my ATs for even a new one. Not for technical reasons, I can't compare that. Just for looks, design, "feeling"...

Cheers, Andy
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:44 AM   #4264
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Ride Report!

Fantastic summer day, from sea level to near 2,000 meters, beautiful RD03, how can it get any better?

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Stuff/..._the_alps.html

Sorry I didn't take too many photos today but I did take a lot of video which I'll post the links to later after I get them onto YouTube.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:54 PM   #4265
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I just...

...can't stand seeing the Africa Twin thread on the third page !!







et voila,.first !!
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:37 PM   #4266
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:10 AM   #4267
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Just stumbled on Sambor's new pictures about the latest AT adventure:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504942
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:32 PM   #4268
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Fantastic summer day, from sea level to near 2,000 meters, beautiful RD03, how can it get any better?
I'm jealous! Looks like an amazing place to ride!
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #4269
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Cam degreeing and fork springs Qs.

Hi guys.
Need you're help.
I'de like to try and dergeeing my cams in my RD04 125K KM @.
I saw this full kit and i already order one of those.my questions is if you guys think that the engine should be a new fresh engine to perform this job.new cam chains, new camshafts, valves atc. or is it more importent to do this on an old engine?

One more thing.
I'm using KTM 620 forks on my @.the KTM weighs 140Kg dry.do you know a website i can order springs to my forks that will fit the 205Kg @?

thanks guys.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:43 AM   #4270
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I'de like to try and dergeeing my cams in my RD04 125K KM @.
Forgive my ignorance, but what do you promise yourself from this action? Or do you suspect that your timing chain got too long? Still even then the first question remains.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #4271
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One more thing.
I'm using KTM 620 forks on my @.the KTM weighs 140Kg dry.do you know a website i can order springs to my forks that will fit the 205Kg @?

thanks guys.
Speak to Jeff at Slavens Racing - I've just ordered some uprated springs for a KTM 950 front end that I've put on an @

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Old 09-20-2009, 05:37 AM   #4272
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Hotrodding an AT? I'd hate to lose that old reliable smooth running engine for a couple more HP.

But, what the heck, if it turns someone's crank why not?

I mean I can think of a million reasons why not, but life is about change and differences. I think very few people ever have to worry about degreeing their cams, or maybe he was talking about something else, wasn't spelt right anywho :-)
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:01 AM   #4273
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Speak to Jeff at Slavens Racing - I've just ordered some uprated springs for a KTM 950 front end that I've put on an @

thanks!
Nice ride you have there.

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Forgive my ignorance, but what do you promise yourself from this action? Or do you suspect that your timing chain got too long? Still even then the first question remains.
I heard of a Suzuki Bandit 1200, brand new, that got extra 3 horses that had been lost somewhere in the engine.besides, i'de like to try it, see where it goes and what happans with the bike.who knows, maybe is will less vibrate...
And about the chains, ya, maybe thay got longer.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:29 PM   #4274
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God I feel stupid

So my whole disc rubbing against my caliper bracket issue may be solved.

Here is what I've been dealing with:








Thos are top views looking down on the disc/caliper set up. As you can see, the bottom of the disc in the pictures is sitting right up against that bracket, rubbing against it, and in fact, it has eaten away 1 mm of the bracket. I've spent my free time trying to figure out how this could happen, and was thinking it must be an assembly issue (ie. my wheel is missing a spacer or washer, forcing my whole front wheel to be too far left and thus making the disc rub against the caliper bracket).

So what do I do today? I never thought of doing this in the first place.... I measured the thickness of the disc... which came out to be 5.5mm. That's 1 mm too thick! The guy sent my a disc that was 1 mm too thick even after I sent him the specs!


This still leaves me doubting myself however... My disc ate away 1 mm of material... and it is 1 mm too thick. Which means that if I had the 4.5 mm (this is the standard front disc thickness correct?), and an uneaten caliper bracket... wouldn't the disc still be sitting right up against the bracket? How much space do you other RD03 owners have at this interface?
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #4275
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Is your front axle straight? How about the fork tubes?
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