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Old 03-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #4291
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Can you tell I've owned KLR's?...lol

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:34 PM   #4292
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I assume the cover just came out of that dumpster.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #4293
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BhumW,

Where is pic #2 taken from?
For that matter, all of them?
Nice.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #4294
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #4295
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I assume the cover just came out of that dumpster.
But of course....
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #4296
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I am awaiting delivery of a simple YACUGAR unit at £660 ($1000) in the UK. A simple OHLINS was £1000 ($1500).

I needed a stronger shock to take all the weight that I carry and they are currently putting it together to my specs. I did not need a high end one as my 2 up loaded weight will be constant for the next year and once set, the preload will be constant.

Tabasco's is a high end unit and will probably be over $2000.

YACUGAR are a Dutch company who formed from the technicians that were WP (White Power Suspension) before KTM bought WP and moved the operation to Austria.

see: http://www.yacugar.com/

There is a US distributor,
a basic Yacugar with rebound damping and manual preload is around $800 US
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #4297
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Dan Kyle (in the vendor forum) sells Ohlins shocks for 24% off the US list price, resprings them for your weight and ships worldwide. By my math that puts the YA 013 shock at around $940.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #4298
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The SPRING on the OEM shock may be ok, but the shock itself leaves MUCH to be desired. The Tenere forks aren't that bad from the factory. With a proper set of springs they are good, with a ~$650 revalve (including springs/labor) they are GREAT.

The rear shock, on the other hand really needs to be swapped to get good performance. There are some options out there. Hopefully this summer there will be a new, more affordable option.

ac
Yeah, my issue is more with the valving in front at expessway speeds. The front starts showing limitations at close to triple-digit speed on the slab. I will eventually get to the shock as well.

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Old 03-22-2013, 03:11 AM   #4299
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BhumW,

Where is pic #2 taken from?
For that matter, all of them?
Nice.
Thanks. You can view the captions by clicking on the photo. Enjoy.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:08 AM   #4300
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Oh! I spent much time in Masirah, Oman. Indian Chefs in training to cook for the Sultan made all of our meals. Delicious food with fabulous spreads. We 'weren't there' though if you know what I mean. (

Hopefully I will get to make a trip there some time. Apparently the ferry connection is pretty bad as of now. Unfortunately no royal chefs for me though
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:09 AM   #4301
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Yeah, my issue is more with the valving in front at expessway speeds. The front starts showing limitations at close to triple-digit speed on the slab. I will eventually get to the shock as well.

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Could you elaborate? Is that MPH or KPH?

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #4302
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Yeah, my issue is more with the valving in front at expessway speeds. The front starts showing limitations at close to triple-digit speed on the slab. I will eventually get to the shock as well.

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Interesting, a friend of mine told me a story of how he knew someone who had his up to an indicated 200 kph and it was rock solid stable.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #4303
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Interesting, a friend of mine told me a story of how he knew someone who had his up to an indicated 200 kph and it was rock solid stable.
I too have ridden up to an indicated 200 kph and found the bike to be quite stable. No farkles or luggage. Running the bike on the tyres it came with, Bridgestone Battle Wings.

Oh and here's a pic lest I invite the wrath of the mods!

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:15 PM   #4304
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I also found it to be rock solid at 200 kph
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #4305
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That pic is on earth?
That is just incredible.
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