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Old 02-04-2012, 04:21 AM   #1756
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What gearing is everyone running with 17in Motard wheels on the road and track?

Have only just taken Motard gear off my 625 and threw on the bike tonight.

Have only got standard front disc as 320mm disc on adventure wheels on SXC

Will also have to rotate the tyre as it is directional and opposite to SXC.

Will test 13/50 on the road in the hills tomorrow, but as more of a track gearing.

Have ordered 14T front sprocket and a 51 rear for Rallye.

Have a selection of rears from 40 - 45 for the Kato, but trying to avoid running another chain at the moment.



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Old 02-04-2012, 07:18 AM   #1757
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Made ABS extenders for the rubber straps and now cable-tie the bottom of the light assembly as it came off the pins last weekend on the mx track.

Plenty of room behind headlight for additional wiring and auxillary gadgets.

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:34 PM   #1758
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Less fender shadow too for us slow riders
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:49 AM   #1759
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What gearing is everyone running with 17in Motard wheels on the road and track?

Have only just taken Motard gear off my 625 and threw on the bike tonight.

Have only got standard front disc as 320mm disc on adventure wheels on SXC

Will also have to rotate the tyre as it is directional and opposite to SXC.

Will test 13/50 on the road in the hills tomorrow, but as more of a track gearing.

Have ordered 14T front sprocket and a 51 rear for Rallye.

Have a selection of rears from 40 - 45 for the Kato, but trying to avoid running another chain at the moment.



Cheers
I'm running 15/48, at the moment.
Tried 14/38 (to high) and 14/48 (a bit low) before.. but 15/48 seems to be spot on for my kind of ride.
With 13/50 you will power wheelie in 6th gear

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Old 02-05-2012, 05:15 AM   #1760
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New to this thread.

Made universal mounts for TT HID assembly and double to mount my Rallye roadbook/fairing assembly.

Bars are raised about 60mm due to under bar damper and risers, so raised speedo and moved forward a bit so can be easily read.

Made ABS extenders for the rubber straps and now cable-tie the bottom of the light assembly as it came off the pins last weekend on the mx track.

Plenty of room behind headlight for additional wiring and auxillary gadgets.

Very nice work Bluetonguejak. Would like to see it all mounted up with your roadbook and/fairing. You interested in mass producing that setup for some Bergers?
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #1761
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Boiling fuel...

I thought I'd solved this issue... Header wrapped & ceramic coated, underside of take coated with heat tape.

Today after riding about 2 - 3 hours of woods trails, we got back to the staging area.

Time for some gas thought I. So, I popped the fuel cap... only to get doused by about 1/2 gallon of fuel spray exploding in my face. It was only the lightning quick reaction of my eyes that saved me from possible serious injury. Plus, fortunately, one of my riding group, a nurse, had some saline/eye wash.

I'm not sure if it was/is a faulty vent on the fuel cap (couldn't find anything wrong when I disassembled it) or a blocked breather (again - couldn't find anything wrong when I checked it).

Anything else I should check?
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:17 AM   #1762
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These are the only photos I have from when I was setting-up the TT Roadbook, IMO and fairing.
Will take some more when I put the gear back on with the TT remote buttons and tripmaster remote(and headlight)

Using the KTM/TT mount just because I had one and it seems to work.
Mounted high because I am tallish and found this position about right to read standing up and sitting down.
One knurled screw removal of fairing. Screwed into nutsert in IMO bracket.

Was going to mount off head-stem (as per my SXC) but chose to keep it simple and quick to swap between rallye and the TT HID mask.
It's a whole lot of shit hanging off the triple clamps, but it doesn't feel that heavy on the steering.

Have left room for second IMO/ICO if speedo/tripmaster set-up doesn't cut it.

If all turns to shit, I'll throw my MD/ICO set-up on it, which is already proven to be tough and reliable.





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Old 02-06-2012, 02:25 AM   #1763
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I'm running 15/48, at the moment.
Tried 14/38 (to high) and 14/48 (a bit low) before.. but 15/48 seems to be spot on for my kind of ride.
With 13/50 you will power wheelie in 6th gear

J.
Thanks J.
Yesterday had a Wild ride in the hills @ 13/50 on wild map setting, which should be good for the track - wheelie monster!
Will try 15/50 next as don't need to commute faster than 110/120kmh, but nice to know can go 160kmph+ comfortably.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:39 AM   #1764
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Oil....running Rotella T Synthetic in my Bergs. Rotella is the brand Rekluse recommends, and is also what the guys at Genuine Dirt Racer (Berg dealer, racers and Nick Fahringer wrench) are running and recommended. No issues at all. Another good thing about it is that you can find it almost anywhere.

Cyborg, Regarding ceramic coating, the GDR gurus recommended ceramic coating only the mid pipe which is in close proximity to the tank. They found that ceramic coating the entire exhaust tended to push too much heat into the exhaust can casing packing to burn up quicker and a hotter surface temp. Also said they saw a slight decrease in engine power...not sure why.

Nice fuseblock find, but the cost.
Are you using the Rotella T6 or T5.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #1765
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Are you using the Rotella T6 or T5.
T5 as recommended by GDR.

Thanks for the pics with Rally setup Blue. Is that the KTM fairing?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #1766
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T5 as recommended by GDR.

Thanks for the pics with Rally setup Blue. Is that the KTM fairing?
T5 is a blend, T6 is full synthetic. Both are good oils for motorcycles. I prefer the full syn myself for a little more longevity. InterwebsWord is, don't use the Rotella in Grey bottles. Blue and white bottles OK.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:04 AM   #1767
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T5 is a blend, T6 is full synthetic. Both are good oils for motorcycles. I prefer the full syn myself for a little more longevity. InterwebsWord is, don't use the Rotella in Grey bottles. Blue and white bottles OK.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #1768
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Why? Did they give any reason?
To advertise as a full synthetic there was a large amount of synthetic stocks required. Synthetic blends do(or at least were) not require a given amount. Kinda like pre mix antifreeze. You pay near the same price for only half the antifreeze.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:12 AM   #1769
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T5 is a blend, T6 is full synthetic. Both are good oils for motorcycles. I prefer the full syn myself for a little more longevity. InterwebsWord is, don't use the Rotella in Grey bottles. Blue and white bottles OK.
If you mean Grey bottle, I'm not sure. I read on some racing forum it's a different blend with friction modifier additives that are not good for wet clutches. My local auto parts stores carries the Blue "T6" and White "T" gallon jugs.

I looked at the Shell site
http://www.shell.com/home/content/rotella/products/

An see that the blue is T6 (syn)


Grey is T5 (dino/syn)


White is T (dino)


So I don't know, since T5 is supposed to be OK? Read the labels.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #1770
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