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Old 01-13-2010, 12:26 PM   #61
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I would bow down now but this will have to do:


I can't believe how good of a match the KTM fairing is for the Safari tank!!!! I had two of those lying in my garage in Austria and sold them before trying them out when my DR was with me in Spain....


DR650 Adventure alright!
Yup, the match is near perfect! Although, when i look at the bike head on, i'm compelled to join the dark side and earn my light saber! LOL! I rode the bike home last night, it's awesome! The suspension is 200% better than stock, and the brakes feel like BMW. Looking forward to a few months in Mexico!
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:03 PM   #62
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Sweet

Now go polish that header up
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:14 PM   #63
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Brilliant work Ron, and so fast

What's the idea behind the tilting box? Just for more storage right?

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:23 PM   #64
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Sweet

Now go polish that header up
What, do you think i'm going to go park in front of Starbucks every Sunday? The bike is way too clean as it is, time to go get dirty.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:26 PM   #65
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Brilliant work Ron, and so fast

What's the idea behind the tilting box? Just for more storage right?

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The whole tilt thing is just how things worked out with the quick hinges, you need to tilt it up to remove the box. I'm hoping that i can fit my tire kit and pump in the void below, or maybe some tools. There's still a lot of work to do, once i start traveling all the nasty stuff will reveal itself and like always i'll need to adapt.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:54 PM   #66
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Man, I don't like Suzuki motorcycles and I want one! Great job!

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #67
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Any concerns about the susceptibility of the speedo sensor to damage?
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #68
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Any concerns about the susceptibility of the speedo sensor to damage?
If it does get damaged, Touratech makes a bracket for this exact application that's a little better protected than the one Ron made. You also have to change one of the rotor bolts off to a magnetic one. I used this setup for a while and didn't have any problems.



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Old 01-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #69
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I like the Touratech one better, gets things a little closer to the fork, but the truth is if it does get damaged, it's a really easy fix. All you need is a piece of angle, a saw and a drill. You can find that anywhere in the world. And if i do damage it, who cares . I have another speedo on my GPS and i still get outa dodge .
My bigger concern would be the disc, which is the main reason i wanted two. Not only do you get better longevity of your pads and superior brakes, but if you damage a disk, it's easy to remove and isolate, leaving you with one disk to get back to civilization.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:04 PM   #70
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Now you need some custom graphics. Bikes go faster with custom graphics.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:37 PM   #71
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What, do you think i'm going to go park in front of Starbucks every Sunday? The bike is way too clean as it is, time to go get dirty.
I'm pretty sure Nordie meant the inside of the header not the outside ;)

Awesome job on the rest of the fab work
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:50 PM   #72
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I love it!

Very cool my friend . I wish I had the skill and patience to build a custom bike. Maybe one day . For now I'll enjoy yours vicariusly. Still, Nothing wrong with my ktm , but not much custom on it.

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Old 01-13-2010, 07:28 PM   #73
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I'm pretty sure Nordie meant the inside of the header not the outside ;)
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:36 PM   #74
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Thanks for making me feel inferior. Great work. That's a kick-ass transformation.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:51 PM   #75
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Thanks for making me feel inferior. Great work. That's a kick-ass transformation.
LOL! No problem, any time .
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