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Old 04-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #17266
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But aren't them thar' super terrific Teutonic ultra-unobtanium wonder rims supposed to be vastly super-superior to them terrible Jap ricer rims on our decidedly inferior, cheap, and downright unsophisticated Yamy-Hay Super Tenner's?

After all, don't those BMW rims cost more than the current GNP of Denmark?

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #17267
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But aren't them thar' super terrific Teutonic ultra-unobtanium wonder rims supposed to be vastly super-superior to them terrible Jap ricer rims...
Well the price is probably vastly "superior", but maybe not. Maybe they will end up being mass produced in such quantities they become cheap.
But they seem to crack right about where the spoke sits.

I think maybe D.I.D. had a bit of a think about their rims and tried to mitigate some of the possible problems.

Only problem is they didn't get pluric to test them.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #17268
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Sorry to jump in between the rim talk. I will need a good sump guard to my soon to be ST. I really want the Rumbux combo but it will cost around/at least AUD$850 with shipping from South Africa. Is the Alt Rider combo ok even if the sump guard is attached to the engine? The alt rider combo is around $900 + domestic shipping here in Australia.
Is the SW-Motech any idea to even think about? It is way cheaper at only AUD$468 plus domestic shipping, maybe there is a reason why it is around half price compared to my other choices?
Lucky I did not pay too much for my ST since all the farkling will cost a bundle but it is nice to give it a personal touch since hopefully it will stay a long time in my stable.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #17269
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What kind of riding do you do OR want to do?
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #17270
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I did take my soon to be traded in DL650 to places it probably should not have been but thankfully I had a great sump guard on that one!
Some fire trails/tracks I`m taking got considerably sized rocks and deep holes but nothing I`m doing everyday. Would be nice to know that the sump got a really good protection. seen/read some stories (up to page 890 on this thread) with engine mounted guards so I try to stay away from them but might be ok for my riding. Might not need the crash bars but included them into my comparison prices since if I order from South Africa I might as well get the crash bars as well, looks different with those bars...... weight will increase but who really cares when the bike already weigh around 261 kilo stock, lot of people are worried about the weight of the bike but why not lose a few kilo body weight instead, think it would be cheaper = less food cost.
Think I will call my bike the tank.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:42 PM   #17271
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OK, I use the ACD from Spain...Good protection...bottom and side...



The rumbux is good and pretty tough..

And Defcon 10 would be the Ride on ADV bash plate. I think the bike would probably crumble to pieces before that.

There is an Aussie one around if you go looking. Forgotten where though.

As far as crash bars go I am particularly fond of the Touratech ones for looks but may look at the Altrider..

I think it is time...

I am currently running naked in that department..

And as far as the bike goes, you just have to get over the perception of the tank. It does well once you get past the perceived weight issue.

Yes there are times when it feels heavy but there are times when it feels really stable as well.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:50 PM   #17272
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Did you order your ACD sump guard from Spain or is there an importer here in Australia?
I do not care about its weight but it seems like other does, personally it behaves as good as my DL650 once it is moving, I was very surprised how "light" it felt!
Very keen to get the keys for it, can not wait.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #17273
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Did you order your ACD sump guard from Spain or is there an importer here in Australia?
I do not care about its weight but it seems like other does, personally it behaves as good as my DL650 once it is moving, I was very surprised how "light" it felt!
Very keen to get the keys for it, can not wait.
Straight from Spain..Via Jaimev.....Pre loved..

Pm JaimeV and ask about the details..
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #17274
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I like it, I like it a lot.
Is it easy to change oil/filter?
Tried their web site but it is in Spanish/English so my address was not 100% correct.
Will most likely order one asap.
Looks like it would cost under AUD$500 which is way more than $199 for SW-Motech (plus shipping) but if it is much better why not spend a bit more?
Appreciate your advice!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #17275
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2 big bolts and 4 small ones. and it's all off.

So not as easy as nothing but not too bad for a twice or three times a year job.

It is a fairly substantial plate, so it may be a bit pricey but they have done a reasonable amount of "Aircraft engineering" so all up it's stronger than it weighs if you get my drift..
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:32 PM   #17276
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Who is Jaimev?
My ms talk Spanish so she can translate if I get problem.
Have not even got my bike yet and already thinking about ordering stuff....
Also want: Calsci`s shorty screen, Altriders gear rack with Givi Monokey adaptor, SW-Motech pannier rack for my Trax cases, Clear Armour plastic protection for some parts, head light protector, fork protector (since the fork seals seems to be sensitive to dirt) and a few more items...
The ACD seems to be in the same league as the Rumbux.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:42 PM   #17277
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And a better look at the plate...


From here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4565

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My ms talk Spanish so she can translate if I get problem.

The ACD seems to be in the same league as the Rumbux.
Pretty much. It's tougher than I thought..
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #17278
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Looks big and tough built.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:54 PM   #17279
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Did send him a PM. Wonder if even a sledge hammer can destroy this plate?
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:18 AM   #17280
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Did send him a PM. Wonder if even a sledge hammer can destroy this plate?
Hi Red Dust.

Here you have more info about the skid plate and some more farkles to make this bike "unstopable" (not like others...)

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=117

I'm just helping to develop the plate but I'm not in the company. Mail to ACD directly, they talk in English better than me:

acd_cedric@recamlaser.com (Cedric)

As you can see in the pics Graham posted I did a good test of the plate in Morocco and survived.

This skid plate is an improved version Graham has. It has a frame and different shape to reinforce it. Graham's is on the right.





Very important: is fully frame mounted (as Rumbux and Jaxon's). Avoid sump mounted plates.

I modified mine due I have a 21" front wheel.



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