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Old 08-12-2013, 02:43 PM   #31
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Maybe watch the video before you comment......
i dont understand that ausie english :)
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #32
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Aussie? You need to read up on a few things before making any further comments....:-)
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #33
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Might be my next bike.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #34
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Aussie? You need to read up on a few things before making any further comments....:-)
sorry is it New Zelland or Australia they have got wierd tounge.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #35
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sorry is it New Zelland or Australia they have got wierd tounge.
Nosebeer...
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #36
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BUT... still those soft forks on the front.

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #37
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Just outstanding. John appears to be a good rider, and nice to see the bike put through its paces. Best video review I've seen, and certainly changes my attitude towards the bike.

Two thumbs up. Way up.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:16 AM   #38
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I thought the front forks are adjustable on adventure R ? So if the forks feel soft do they actually try to adjust damping? It seems like they didn't mention it.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #39
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I thought the front forks are adjustable on adventure R ? So if the forks feel soft do they actually try to adjust damping? It seems like they didn't mention it.
Why don't you do a little research. If you still believe Edog200 is a noob like yourself after watching his videos.............

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #40
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #41
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awesome report!! would love to be able to afford one of these katooms! maybe when i sell the kids.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #42
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I thought the front forks are adjustable on adventure R ? So if the forks feel soft do they actually try to adjust damping? It seems like they didn't mention it.
Do some reading once in a while...

http://bit.ly/1cQM57e
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:36 PM   #43
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great vid very professional one of the best I've seen. I'm going to watch it again
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PS it has opened my eyes for the 1190r
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:25 AM   #44
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I think you are getting confused. The Adventure R doesn't have electronically controlled suspension. Secondly, I'm not the only one talking about the forks. As I said in the video, for average riders they are great. But for those that ride a little harder they do bottom out. As for my weight...88 kgs I think that would be about average for riders of this bike.
Yep, average rider should be fine with the stock springs . . . Follow the Owners manual:



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Old 08-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #45
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I thought the front forks are adjustable on adventure R ? So if the forks feel soft do they actually try to adjust damping? It seems like they didn't mention it.
I'm assuming you watched the video, when we said forks were adjustable. As you can see we are taking the bike close to it's limitations. (although I know a number of riders in Australia, US and South Africa that would take the bike way past what we showed....primarily because they have big open, rough places to take them)

As soon as we got on the thing we firmed the suspension up as hard as it would go. Mind you, if you look closely at the jump towards the end of the video going over an erosion mound where the bash plate nearly hits the ground you may be able to see the front wheel pop up a little too quickly and lose traction.....that's because we had 'undered' the rebound adjustment.

Anyway suspension is a mute point for most riders because they never get to the bike's limitations.

But here is the million dollar question that no one has asked me. What bike has the best forks, Super Ten or KToomer. Answer: Super Ten - noticeably better.
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