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Old 09-27-2009, 01:30 AM   #4306
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Hello !

Africa Twin Meeting in Hungary !

Date: Oct. 23-25

Place: Eger

info: www.africatwin.hu (coming soon)

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2010 Spring Meeting: 21-24 May AT the Lake Balaton, Hungary



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Old 09-27-2009, 01:59 AM   #4307
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:33 AM   #4308
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A picture of my new toy!!

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Old 09-27-2009, 09:16 AM   #4309
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Thanks, and yes they are tourtech crash bars.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:22 PM   #4310
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Fall is here ......

But the leaves haven't changed just yet .....



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Old 09-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #4311
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But the leaves haven't changed just yet .....
Dude....where've you BEEN ??

Thought you wuz dead.

Nothing for months and now your telling us the leaves haven't changed yet.

Spending all your time on the DRZ or do you have some secret life with the NSA?
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Old 09-28-2009, 05:46 AM   #4312
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ARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!

Having trouble finding an Enduro 3 Sahara for the front. I've been told there's no more tube type only tubeless. Which I would accept but I can't get one until Nov 14th!

So, it looks like I'll either have to wait or get something else. I can't find any tires that are comparable, that I think might work well with my new Sahara rear.

Dunlop Trailmax?

What would you guys do?
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:19 AM   #4313
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Look for Mitas E07.

It is as good as the Metzler Sahara but much cheaper!

I use this tire on my XLV750R and on my Transalp and I'm very happy with Mitas.

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Old 09-28-2009, 09:31 AM   #4314
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Jim,

Give the IRC GP110 a try.

I'm NOT trying to start yet another tire thread here.

I've used the 110s on my DR750 for tha past 1500 miles or so and have a pair of Saharas on my spare wheelset for my DRZ400. While this isn't, obviously, a direct comparison, I think the two tires perform about the same both on the street and off-road.

Since IRC is a Japanese brand, I'd expect you could get the 110s easily at home.

Also, I was very impressed with the IRC quality of moulding. The tires were perfectly round and fit the rims very well. They took some but not a lot of weight to balance. In my other life as a bicycle rider/racer, I've also found Japanese tires to be of very high quality and very consistent in construction.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:12 PM   #4315
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Dude....where've you BEEN ??

Thought you wuz dead.

Nothing for months and now your telling us the leaves haven't changed yet.

Spending all your time on the DRZ or do you have some secret life with the NSA?
Been doing a lot of this .......











Intermixed with some of this ......











And then of course ..... I've been busy with my secret job at the NSA.

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Old 09-29-2009, 02:27 PM   #4316
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Suspension Topic / Questions .....

Greetings Everyone .....

K, here's where I'm at, and what I feel I need to do with my RD04.

Jim, Ladder106, and atgreg - I really want to hear your thoughts .....

I feel I need to stiffen up my front suspension. The forks, at times, seem a little "wobbily" to me when I've been on gravel with it. Now mind you I'm comparing it to both my KTM 990a and 620a. With both of those bikes I love, love, love the suspension and handling when off-road.

I already know, but I really don't want to go through all the work, unless I really have to .... that I could swap out the forks with some 640 forks, but there'd be a bunch of work involved in that .....

Also - I've checked out Sambor's Afgan. R.R. - and quite frankly I wouldn't take my RD04 as it is on something like that. My KTMs? Sure. The AT? No.
But it also seems, from Sambor's R.R. - that their RD07s look basically stock .... I plan on PMing him to ask him if he did anything to his front suspension.
And .... from what I've seen atgreg do with his RD04 - well I'm pretty sure there's something I can do to mine.

A buddy of mine here, who is not all knowledgable in ATs, suggested stiffer springs, and change to a different fork oil.

So here's the big question .....
What should I start with first. Springs? Emulators? Different oil? A Scotts Stablizier?

With what I just did in South Central Oregon on my 620a, well if I had the RD04 it would have been napping a good deal, with the way it currently handles off-road.

And as for Springs - if thats a thought or emulators ..... part numbers would be greatly appreciated.

So what say ye ?????

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:00 PM   #4317
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I feel I need to stiffen up my front suspension.
You grab the lower fork legs, move your hands up and down. That should stiffen them up right away.

I just had to...

Stiffer springs and/or thicker oil would be a start. But I swapped out both my AT and TA front ends for upside down forks. The AT has CR forks and the TA has KTM 520EXC WP forks. Not really too much work involved, some machining to the stem and that's it.

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:42 PM   #4318
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You grab the lower fork legs, move your hands up and down. That should stiffen them up right away.

I just had to...

Stiffer springs and/or thicker oil would be a start. But I swapped out both my AT and TA front ends for upside down forks. The AT has CR forks and the TA has KTM 520EXC WP forks. Not really too much work involved, some machining to the stem and that's it.

Jim.
honestly the CR fork conversion wasn't that much work, just machining the stem, the biggest cost is revalveing & springing, 2nd hand CR stuff is cheap as chips on US ebay.

BUT

for the standard forks, proper springs & Emulators/intiminators make a HUGE difference , get it done & setup for your weight at a suspension tuner & get the standard shock reoiled & vlved, sprung if you neede it & it will be a different bike. I had this setup for ages before I went the CR forks/Ohlins shock
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:28 PM   #4319
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You grab the lower fork legs, move your hands up and down. That should stiffen them up right away.

I just had to...

Stiffer springs and/or thicker oil would be a start. But I swapped out both my AT and TA front ends for upside down forks. The AT has CR forks and the TA has KTM 520EXC WP forks. Not really too much work involved, some machining to the stem and that's it.

Jim.
I've been doing that Jim till I've gotten blisters on my hands .... and nothin.



K ... from what you said and atgreg, I plan to start looking into CR forks, but will probably opt for the stiffer springs and change in oil first, etc, etc ....

I guess this is my new winter time project ......

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:31 PM   #4320
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P.s. .......

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for the standard forks, proper springs & Emulators/intiminators make a HUGE difference , get it done & setup for your weight at a suspension tuner & get the standard shock reoiled & vlved, sprung if you neede it & it will be a different bike. I had this setup for ages before I went the CR forks/Ohlins shock
Springs and emulators ......

Can anyone suggest where, or part numbers, etc .......

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