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Old 04-25-2013, 06:33 AM   #8401
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I've been told by a few guys over here in the UK, that the RalleMoto is the better damper than the Scotts/Ohlins unit

Looks suspiciously like a reverse engineered Scotts unit. I have used the Scotts units for years on my bikes and they have always worked well.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #8402
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Looks suspiciously like a reverse engineered Scotts unit. I have used the Scotts units for years on my bikes and they have always worked well.

I agree Seth,I have used Scotts/Ohlins for many years now,and sold/serviced them.IMHO they do the job,simple to set-up & easy to service.
I have the new Ohlins unit here to test,but I will have to make a new triple clamp to fit it between the bar clamps,as it uses the steering stem nut to secure it,but by moving the bar clamp screws out by 5mm per side,the extra width with allow the PHDS to be used with the older Scotts damper,which up until now only the 450RR guys could.I really like the PHDS,but can use it on the OEM triples with scotts damper,so looking forward to trying it out.
Sorry for my absence from the ADV community the last few weeks,but it has been(is) really tough losing Wes(Beaney) on the Tuareg Rallye,it is a big miss around here,no-one to bounce my silly ideas off,guess I'll just have to rely on you guys now.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:50 AM   #8403
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I agree Seth,I have used Scotts/Ohlins for many years now,and sold/serviced them.IMHO they do the job,simple to set-up & easy to service.
I have the new Ohlins unit here to test,but I will have to make a new triple clamp to fit it between the bar clamps,as it uses the steering stem nut to secure it,but by moving the bar clamp screws out by 5mm per side,the extra width with allow the PHDS to be used with the older Scotts damper,which up until now only the 450RR guys could.I really like the PHDS,but can use it on the OEM triples with scotts damper,so looking forward to trying it out.
Sorry for my absence from the ADV community the last few weeks,but it has been(is) really tough losing Wes(Beaney) on the Tuareg Rallye,it is a big miss around here,no-one to bounce my silly ideas off,guess I'll just have to rely on you guys now.
Glad to hear from you John!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #8404
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:12 AM   #8405
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #8406
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I'm in the middle of setting my bike up after installing Koubalink 1" (2.5 cm).
I started out raising the forks 2 cm but for me the bike got a bit unstable even at low speed (on soft gravel/mud)

Currently 1.4 cm raised and it seems better for me. Checked SAG and Rider SAG on the rear and it seems to be in spec.
Dialed in compression and rebound to 15 clicks while i try to find a good base setup forkwise.

Next step if i still dont like it will be 1 cm raised, and then 0.5 cm etc. After that i will remove the koubalink

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My bike came with the 1-5/8" Link. That was way too much drop for me. I was hitting the ground too often.
I changed to the 1" drop link. I have a super heavy spring to carry my lard butt. 106nM. I'm running .58 springs in the front. I am about 5'8" with a 29" inseam. My Sag in back is about 140mm with me on. I too have the forks up about 20mm. I'm thinking of going up just a bit to 15mm. I have this slight feeling of looking down when sitting on the bike.
The suspension is working awesome. Near 400 miles of washboard Death Valley roads over the weekend. Smooth & plush.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:27 AM   #8407
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Are there any problems with the rear tire rubbing with the kouba links? I have been considering getting one. Street riding is fine but offroad I would like to be able to reach the ground a little easier. 5'10"
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:50 AM   #8408
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Are there any problems with the rear tire rubbing with the kouba links? I have been considering getting one. Street riding is fine but offroad I would like to be able to reach the ground a little easier. 5'10"
I could bottom and hit even with the stock link. With the 1" drop I still touch only on those really big landings . Having a big enough spring to handle the load is key. This was taught me by my suspension tuner.
I run a very aggressive rear tire. Pirelli XCMH 140/80.
I've got a used 1-5/8 link available if somebody wants to give it a try. Cheap.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #8409
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I just put the 1" link on my 09 Enduro R and have the forks pulled up 16 mm. Not a lot of time on it yet but I think this is going to work just fine for me.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:49 AM   #8410
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How does a one pull the front end up?


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I just put the 1" link on my 09 Enduro R and have the forks pulled up 16 mm. Not a lot of time on it yet but I think this is going to work just fine for me.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #8411
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How does a one pull the front end up?
Bike on sidestand.
I loosen the clamps on one tube at a time and use a screw driver to spread the top one some. Then grab the tube and push upwards.
To push back down I use a medium prybar between the top and the handlebar. Pushes down rather easy.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #8412
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #8413
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Bike on sidestand.
I loosen the clamps on one tube at a time and use a screw driver to spread the top one some. Then grab the tube and push upwards.
To push back down I use a medium prybar between the top and the handlebar. Pushes down rather easy.
You can also get a jack under the bike though I do have an aluminum skidplate. I have an ATV/Motorcycle jack that works well when my bikes don't have centerstands.


You could also lay the bike over on it's side to remove the tension on the forks for easy movement.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #8414
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[aQUOTE=dad2bike;21266338]Bike on sidestand.
I loosen the clamps on one tube at a time and use a screw driver to spread the top one some. Then grab the tube and push upwards.
To push back down I use a medium prybar between the top and the handlebar. Pushes down rather easy.[/QUOTE]

Perfect thx everyone!
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #8415
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1st oil change 2013 690R

The dealer wants $300 for 600 mile service. Got the filters and O rings. The Motorex oil the dealership sold me was Top Speed 15W/50 4T. It is not what is specified in the manual. Should I return this or is this fine. I live in warm/hot North Florida. Thanks for any help and suggestions.
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