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Old 04-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #9121
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I recently stacked my 97 rd07a into a guardrail and have bent the forks back, so I have 2 questions:

  1. Can a ham-fisted dope like me diagnose whether there is damage to the frame or whether the forks took the brunt?
  2. Being in Spain I have access to a used replacement for around 300-400 euros, are there any superior aftermarket forks for around that price?
Thanks, Dominic
No more sangria for you buddy.

Are you alright?

There are these but they ain't anywhere near cheap (but pretty cool nonetheless):

http://www.ruggedroads.co.uk/shop/ar...%3DB-BSFK09%26
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:40 PM   #9122
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No more sangria for you buddy.

Are you alright?



Imagine bumping into you here. I stacked hard yesterday, buddy, surprised to be alive and walking today. I'm all black and blue and sore but no broken bones...

How's the Island life?
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:42 PM   #9123
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Imagine bumping into you here. I stacked hard yesterday, buddy, surprised to be alive and walking today. I'm all black and blue and sore but no broken bones...

How's the Island life?

Still afloat

Sold the Aprilia, have a new (to me anyway) bike on the way.

Come over, we'll repay the hospitality.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:58 PM   #9124
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Still afloat

Sold the Aprilia, have a new (to me anyway) bike on the way.

Come over, we'll repay the hospitality.

Nice! Tomorrow they bring me the bike to inspect the damage, so I'll see if it's a write-off or not

I'm thinking of trading down for something even slower than the AT...

I had a front-tire blow-out at about 150, for now I'm thinking slower is better.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:39 PM   #9125
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Ultimate tyres for @?

This question is kinda directed to JerryCotton and Stormforce8 and goes as follows: What tyres are on your bikes? Looks like TKC80 back of JerryCotton and Metz Karoo in front of Stormforce but I can't make it out exactly.
Been reading threads 'til my eyes bleed and am thinking about Michelin Starcross HP4 front and Metz Karoo rear but don't know if to get T or not?
If anyone else has input then please feel free to add: Basically I'm looking for the premier @ offroad tyre that won't kill you on the paved roads. Read some swedish forums that TKC80 is lethal on wet tarmac. And just for reference; please mention km's you get out of your tyres. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:47 PM   #9126
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Nice! Tomorrow they bring me the bike to inspect the damage, so I'll see if it's a write-off or not

I'm thinking of trading down for something even slower than the AT...

I had a front-tire blow-out at about 150, for now I'm thinking slower is better.
Slower than the AT? Like what, wheel-less unicycle?


Seriously, whatcha thinking about?
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:31 PM   #9127
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This question is kinda directed to JerryCotton and Stormforce8 and goes as follows: What tyres are on your bikes? Looks like TKC80 back of JerryCotton and Metz Karoo in front of Stormforce but I can't make it out exactly.
Been reading threads 'til my eyes bleed and am thinking about Michelin Starcross HP4 front and Metz Karoo rear but don't know if to get T or not?
If anyone else has input then please feel free to add: Basically I'm looking for the premier @ offroad tyre that won't kill you on the paved roads. Read some swedish forums that TKC80 is lethal on wet tarmac. And just for reference; please mention km's you get out of your tyres. Thanks!
TKC80 on both front and rear of mine 90/90-21 and 150/70-18.

Tyres are always a personal choice on what YOU feel confident on.

I find they are excellent on wet tarmac - FOR A KNOBBLY, and for me they are the best compromise for road/offroad use. They work fine in mud, loose gravel, etc but they are never going to be as good as a dedicated dirt tyre.

On the road you re aware they are knobblys as you can feel them walk across the tarmac if you're 'making progress' through the bends

I usually get between 5-6K miles on the rear and between 8-10K miles on the front.

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Old 04-06-2011, 02:36 PM   #9128
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Slower than the AT? Like what, wheel-less unicycle?
That well known phrase springs to mind...............


A good workman never blames his tools.................
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:47 PM   #9129
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I had a front-tire blow-out at about 150, for now I'm thinking slower is better.

I'm thinking better tire/tube mounting technique is better. That or replace the damn thing before those nasty white cords start showing in the middle.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #9130
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Im rather partial to a Mitas E09 Dakar rear & trelleborg army special front
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:57 PM   #9131
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Hi guys, hey about time this thread was a sticky!

Now my buddy got these new mirrors on his Transalp and I'm thinking to get some on my Africa Twin. They are a bit wider than stock and I think they look much more modern. Basically you can see a lot more in them.



One problem with the stock mirrors too, is it's just not possible to adjust them very far without loosening the nuts. These mirrors are easy to adjust. They also come in tinted type, made by Napoleon.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:10 AM   #9132
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I used the same combination on my XT600 and liked it a lot too. My friend with identical bike and Metzeler Enduro 1 mounted could'nt keep up with me on tarmac. Sure, I was probably riding much more on the limit than he was, but still this combo held up great against the Metzeler Enduro I.
Could not agree more. In addition I think if you ride a bike in the dirt a lot, you should anyways consider riding it easy on the road. Of course that is because off-road you might pick up all kind of damages that might affect street (in traffic) performance.
Well I want something that lasts and handles well on the road. I don't do mud etc but I do get onto some rough roads. The Enduro 3 Saharas were great when new but they didn't last long and now are scalloped. Trouble is I do a lot of mountain roads. I'm thinking Anakees next time around.

The Trailmaster of course is my fallback, cheaper, not as long lasting. The Anakee I'm hoping holds up better on mountain pavement.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:20 AM   #9133
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Slower than the AT? Like what, wheel-less unicycle?


Seriously, whatcha thinking about?
A Yamahammer XTR 660 for all the dirt tracks here in the Pyrenees. It's the bike I rented on my last ride in Morocco. It's a much more offroad biased bike than the AT, much lighter, some 160 kg and change.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:04 AM   #9134
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[QUOTE=locorider;15592069]What I did on my TAAT was to get a wheel nut (14 x 1.5) and installed it with a bolt coming the other way around. I cut the nut to 25mm, plus ~2mm washer, gives me around 27mm spacer.
This was done in 2008...



27 mm may be O.K. for your 89 Transalp. For the AT RD 04 is a 15 mm Spacer enough
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:52 AM   #9135
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DominicD,

How did you like the Yamaha?

Great atavar from someone from Barcelona....should we just call you "Manuel"?
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