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Old 03-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #1531
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Looks good actually. Better than I thought.

Are you sure the pipes don't hit anything on big jumps?
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #1532
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Are you sure the pipes don't hit anything on big jumps?
Yeah really, perhaps it's the angles, but those pipes look dangerously close to the swingarm/driveshaft, and that's with the suspension fully expanded.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #1533
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Looks good actually. Better than I thought.

Are you sure the pipes don't hit anything on big jumps?
We took off the shock absorber, move the swing arm up and down and it was ok. But I need to do a proper off road test with heavy luggage to try and tell you what.

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Old 03-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #1534
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The new T-Strom.

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #1535
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The new T-Strom.

Now you're just being mean
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:07 PM   #1536
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We took off the shock absorber, move the swing arm up and down and it was ok. But I need to do a proper off road test with heavy luggage to try and tell you what.

Looks great...but in dirt,bumps,fall overs & with panniers??? Be interesting to see how it works out.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:48 AM   #1537
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With the new exhaust...


Nice. I take it you are still fabricating to cover the hot exhaust in the event of a tumble ?
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #1538
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Jaumev,

Crashbar question...how much do they stick out just below the tank by the rear mount? Also when you sit on the bike does the top of your boot catch on that part of the crashbar?

Thanks for your input!
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #1539
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Nice. I take it you are still fabricating to cover the hot exhaust in the event of a tumble ?
Yes. Once is ready and tested, they are going to do all the protections. But first we want to be sure everything is ok.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #1540
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Jaumev,

Crashbar question...how much do they stick out just below the tank by the rear mount? Also when you sit on the bike does the top of your boot catch on that part of the crashbar?

Thanks for your input!
Don’t worry, you don’t feel the crashbar.
As you can see in the photo they stick out very little. To touch with the boot you must close your legs a lot and the tank is the limit. In the photo you can see the position of the boot if you stand up.

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Old 03-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #1541
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Don’t worry, you don’t feel the crashbar.
As you can see in the photo they stick out very little. To touch with the boot you must close your legs a lot and the tank is the limit. In the photo you can see the position of the boot if you stand up.
Excellent - thank you Jaumev. Really appreciate the picture! That answers my questions. Nice bike set up that you have.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #1542
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #1543
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Looks great...but in dirt,bumps,fall overs & with panniers??? Be interesting to see how it works out.
Today I did my first test. It works great, the bike changes completely. The Touring mode is like the Sport, and the Sport is… AMAZING. The engine “breathes” free, (it still have the catalyser), it sounds a bit loud but not terrible (nice sound). Next week I’m going to have the dbkillers and see how it works.
After a short ride in road I went to a track with lots of jumps, as you ca see the bash plate suffers some scratches when the suspension was full compressed and touch the ground (I realized the plate doesn’t cover properly the catalyser, need to do something with the new pipe). I need to try the same jumps with a new tire to see if it touches the pipes, but don’t think so.
In dirt, with this exhaust the Touring mode is perfect. The Sport is very exiting but dangerous in dry sandy slippery soil like I did today…
I had a little fall with no consequences, when arrived home I laid down the bike to see if the exhaust touches the ground. As you can see in the photos one side is closer to the soil than the other and with the pillion pegs probably is ok. Even so I would like to try to put them closer to the tail’s bike. I'm pleased with the Touratech bars, they protect well.
I burnt my pant in the left leg, It needs urgently some covers to avoid that.
Panniers, I don’t know. I’m not interested in panniers but when the exhaust is finished we’ll see if there are some who fit.
Work in progress….









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Old 03-19-2012, 05:05 AM   #1544
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Camping along the Des Moines River.
Nice! Tell me again why you will not be going to White Horse? You and your son seem to be able to find places to camp anywhere!
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:27 AM   #1545
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My wife wants to ride her Raptor 350 in Colorado this summer { we have done that a lot and it's fun!} She won't ride with me to Whitehorse on the Tenere, she says there is too many Bears up there.
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