Africa Twin Front end conversion / engineering

Discussion in 'Australia' started by atgreg, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    +1 on the good doctors advice Greg. I'd wack on a set now while you have the forks out of the clamps as they've changed the design, you have to slip em on insted of the old velcro strips. $16 bucks or so from Ballards.
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  2. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    They can trap shit under them, which can then scratch the hard coating on the fork tubes. Just remember to clean them often and they're ok. I've stopped using them as they were trapping dried mud under them. I pack some grease inbetween the dust seal and the fork seal, and clean it out every so often.
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  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    stem in the clamps !!!, thanks Pezz !!!

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  4. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Gregory

    Can you bring the AT over this Sunday @ 11.00am?

    Time for some reconstructive surgery :evil

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  5. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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  6. Dr AT

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    come on guys, no self respecting Dr would use a hammer that small
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  7. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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  8. rmhrc628

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  9. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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  10. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Forks are Go !!!. Thanks Pezz mate, cant say it enough !!!!

    Well it was off to Dr Pezz's Skunkworks today to fit the new front end.

    This one came off

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    Tope triple clamp off

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    And a forkless AT

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    New forks in !!!!

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  11. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Thanks to Pezz's great measuring and organising the machining of the CR stem it all went together painlessly. then it was the fiddly stuff, relocating the ignition switch, fitting up the KTM front guard that Ozimick donated to the cause, thanks again mate !!!!. Fitting the pushbike speedo sensor etc etc.

    Pezz, a true artist at work making brackets and spacers

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    OldDog popped in and was a great help getting all the brackets made and fitted up

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    Then it was the test ride, woohoo, feels good, different but good, it will take a while to get used to it. the forks feel very stiff just sitting on the bike but feel supple to ride so far. The single 320mm disc feels like it's going to have plenty of power once it all beds in.

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    Thanks to all those who helped make this happen, I hope I can return the favour one day !!!!. Pezz, Ozimick, OldDog, Malcom, it's great to have mates !!!!

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  12. LeglessOne

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    Shit OldGirl's got improved eyesight and put on wieght.:lol3

    Aye Greg

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  13. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    shiiiitttttt, faark me, is it all the excitement of the new forks or Im just going senile ???? It was lego that turned up to help:thumbup . though im sure Olddog was there in spirit.

    Oh dear how embarassment:2cry
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  14. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Fcuk i'm gettin ugly..................

    I think you mean that drunken bastard Leglessone, Greg? :lol3


    But seriously, damn that front end looks the biz! I can't wait to hear how it works in the dirt.
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  15. JustAL

    JustAL Armchair Adventurer

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    Farkin brilliant Greg, farkin brilliant. This coldie is for you and the coolest looking front end I've ever seen on an AT.


    I guess I'd better sort out a set of WR 450 forks for the S10 then. :evil
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  16. ozimick

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    That truely looks s**t hot guys.Excelent work !!!.
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  17. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    still a few things to sort out, got the CR master cylinder on at the moment so no front brake light or right hand mirror mount. Got to hunt arond for a Dommie /'XR600/transalp 600 one to fit up. The CR front wheel has pretty small spokes and a narrower rim than the AT, 1.6" Vs 1.85" so I want to get another beefier wheel built up as well.
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  18. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    So . . . . . did you take any pics of the Front Guard Brackets????

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  19. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    I'll take some detail shots of your work tomorrow
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  20. Clancy

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    Bloody brilliant Greg:clap
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