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Old 04-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #17311
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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   #17312
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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   #17313
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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   #17314
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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   #17315
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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   #17316
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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   #17317
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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   #17318
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Who is Jaimev?




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   #17319
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Looks big and tough built.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:54 PM   #17320
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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   #17321
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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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Old 04-28-2013, 12:42 AM   #17322
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Clutch Slave Cylinder

OK inmates.. my S10 appears to be leaking oil at the clutch master cylinder. The area under the cylinder gets 'wet" after a long days run. A bit of a degrease and it is gone.

Anybody had this before?

All the bolts/connections are tight.

I have just fitted the Yamaha supplied (and loaded with oil) oil foamed filter and i am starting to wonder if the excess filter oil is finding its way onto the hydraulic line and slowly dripping down to the engine casing.

Any comments or experiences?

Bike has done approx 6000K
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:27 AM   #17323
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Thanks JaumeV.

What a beautiful bike you got!!!

I did send an e-mail to Cedric.
Excited to get the hands of my bike, hopefully I do not get the dreaded handlebar vibes but if an ECU flash should help a lot plus you get a bit better power delivery.
Will keep you posted.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:35 AM   #17324
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Anyone know what kind of oil it comes from the factory with, brake in oil?
Probably best to dump it straight away and put proper brake in oil.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:13 AM   #17325
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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.
Woody's did charge $100 more to fix this Beemer rim over the Tenere.
Proof once again of the 'cost of ownership' thing.

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