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Old 03-18-2013, 04:59 AM   #16
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:01 AM   #17
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I just learn`t that if removing engine, take off front sprocket, leave chain on, bingo. Save time.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #18
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Not quite right. If you follow Dakar from start to finish you will see them swap from low to high guard and back to low depending on the days stage and possible weather situation. If it is a dune stage they with run a low guard because there is little possibility of mud plus the bike is in sand and revving without the corresponding forward momentum so they maximise the airflow to the radiator with the low guard.
Thx for the info, I didn't know they swap the fenders. Does low fender has any other advantage over high fender other than better air flow to the radiator?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #19
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Thx for the info, I didn't know they swap the fenders. Does low fender has any other advantage over high fender other than better air flow to the radiator?
Depends on the bike - but on some bikes if you're going to be running only a high-fender as opposed to a stock low-fender you probably want some kind of protection for the radiator (the Adv comes with a stock radiator guard).

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:03 AM   #20
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LED headlight?

When I zoom into the image showing the front view of the #5 bike, it looks like a pair of LED headlights. Of course it could be my old eyes playing tricks on me too, but can anyone confirm these bikes are using LEDs? It certainly makes sense from an electrical power management perspective.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #21
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When I zoom into the image showing the front view of the #5 bike, it looks like a pair of LED headlights. Of course it could be my old eyes playing tricks on me too, but can anyone confirm these bikes are using LEDs? It certainly makes sense from an electrical power management perspective.
They look like the std lights that are on the 690rr also,if so made by hella (projector light),have halogen bulbs hb3 12v 60w.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #22
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Surely it must be a crime to build such a stunning trellis fram, paint it bright orange and then hide it under plastics!!!!

In Bologna they would crucify you for that I'm sure!
Those trellis frames are just a work of art!
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #23
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Also the low fender allows optimal radiator exposure for cooling whilst flogging said rally bike within an inch of its life. The lc8 adv bikes run hot at low speeds every little bit helps, except of course when it doesn't like in super clay. For some the choice is purely aesthetic
The other main reason is high speed stability, they will use the lower fender on the high speed stages.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #24
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Nice shots of those rally bikes up close. That sure ain't your daddy's 450-

My Dad has a 450? Man I hope he leaves it to me in his will!
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