kubiaks tw650

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  1. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    shoots i was thinking it might be the part you needed. hope you get the light on there soon!
  2. kubiak

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    yea i started by removing the stock skidplate since i do mostly easy trails, no rock crawling anymore. then noticed all the electrical stuff on the lower frame rails exposed so i cut the skidplate tabs off, kickstand safety switch plug gone since i disconnected it and tucked away the oxygen sensor wires behind the front frame rail. then i cut the kickstand mount off and rewelded it a few inches back and angled it down more so i could shorten the kickstand. i was wondering about removing the bottom rails alltogether but dont know how much stress they take. it would be nice if they were not needed but we need someone to try it first lol! i was also thinking on making the bottom rails straight across for more ground clearance too since the stock ones hang down so far. let me know if you find out more info on removing them all the way like the husqvarnas. thanks!
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    just bought new rear brake shoes for the tw wheel, 12.00 for factory oem ones!
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    You over paid by 1.37$ :lol3
  5. kubiak

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    dang!
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    I must have missed something, but did you try/consider lacing up a different rim onto the stock hub to accommodate the fat tires? :ear
  7. kubiak

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    yea i wanted to lace the tw 14 inch wheel to the bmw hub but the tw has 32 spokes and the bmw has 36 spokes.i couldnt find any aftermarket wide 14 inch rims either.
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    upgraded my rear brake linkage. i used a rod and brake arm first but it had the wrong leverage ratio so i had to press on the brake pedal pretty hard to get it to lock up on the street. now i set up a cable so i could get a good leverage ratio on the brake pedal and the thing works way better. now i can lock up the rear tire on the road with way less pressure. no disc setup needed now.
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    heres the brake pedal setup side. this time i used the stock brake pedal and with the cable i dont need to use the shaft going across to the other side.
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    this weekend at courtright dam california.
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    other side of the dam.
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    on my way to the dam.
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    on the way back home i stopped at the big redwoods in the sierra mountains.
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    more mountains near wishon lake.
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    i rode a wheelie over this dam so all the boaters could see my front wheel over the rail and get angry.
  16. ThumpnRed

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    Kubiak,
    How do the fatties handle on the pavement?

    Righteous looking scooter... by the way!
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    ThumpnRed, the bike handles like a dream on the pavement. with the super big contact patch in the corners its like being on rails, no twitchy handling or slipping at all. its like having my supermoto back on the road but also having more traction offroad than ever before too! also it is super stable ripping down the freeway at 80mph.no more catching grooves in the road, it rides right over them. i have to say it is way better than i expected. very happy kubiak these days!
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    im trying to think of a good name for the bike to replace the f650gs decal. any good names you guys can think of that would fit in the space? i came up with a few, explorer, trail 650, dune cat, trailway 650, tw 650, kubiaks, kubiaks 650.
  19. Ride Now

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    My first thought was FTW 650. :D Depending on your age the letters FTW can have a different meaning. :deal
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    You are my hero!!!! Can I have your picture? I want to put it on the wall.:clap