My ADVersys

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by kajj, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Hmm ok. Thanks for the input.

    What du you meen with the shaft? The shaft holding the piston inside the shock cylinder?
    Please explain more!

    Did some research the other day. With the Roadstar spring (at 13.8kg/mm I think) the R1 shock topped out in free sag but I did get the right amount of static sag. And this with no preload on the shock. Except that the Roadstar spring is longer then the R1 spring meaning it will have some preload when compressed and mounted on the shock.

    With the 19kg/mm spring on the Wilbers shock and almost no preload. I do get a few milimeters of free sag and the right amount of static sag.

    Could it only be that the R1 spring was to soft and that I did not noticed this from the beginning until I tried the Wilbers shock with the higher spring rate? Or is there also a difference in the shocks allowing a higher spring rate to be used on the wilbers?
  2. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello kajj,
    Miss Marlboro is up and running again. Just a few things left like tank- and engine-guard-fixing and then we're up and running again!
    Kind regards, Bambi
    PS: Why is Finland so far away?
  3. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Great :beer

    Finland:huh It is pretty close from where I am :rofl
  4. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    I've just finished reading this thread from beginning to end and I have to say it is now firmly planted as one of my favorite builds.

    Working in your room, making your own brackets and such and having it all come together in a great looking bike, jeez mate that's awesome.

    I look forward to seeing more pics and vids of this beast out on the tracks! :clap
  5. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Thank you for those kind words. I will hit some gravel roads today and will bring the camera to shoot some photos.
  6. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Here are a few pics from today`s ride.

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    And some action shoots at the ADVersys and the Tenere :evil
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  7. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello kajj,
    looks like you've had fun!
    Kind regards, Bambi
  8. Rich667

    Rich667 Been here awhile

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    This bike is really badass. Nice Job!:clap
  9. kwakbiker

    kwakbiker Been here awhile

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    Great stuff, loving the build:clap
  10. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Look what I got in the mail today:clap

    New air filter from Pipercross. It is much thicker then OEM filter and should offer a much better protection from dust.
    I have been running two Pod filters together with the OEM for the last couple of weeks and thou it works fine (slightly different sound but no noticeable different in performance) it will be nice to give the Pipercross a try.
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    Will post some more pictures comparing the Pipercross to the OEM filter later tonight or maybe tomorrow.
  11. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    make me want an adventure spec versus
  12. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    New filter mounted up.

    Hope these make it easier to see the difference between the OEM filter and the Pipercross.
    The foam edge seems to be thicker on the OEM in the second picture but they have equal thickness in reality.
    The Pipercross filter is a two stage filter with the black foam as the first stage. You can see how the black foam sticks out from the filter making it thicker then stock.

    I have only ridden it for a few hundred meters yet. Do not know if it only my imagination or if it`s real but it felt more alert on the throttle those few hundred meters.
    Seemed to breath easier. I will take it on a longer test ride this weekend and see if there is a difference.
    Also I`ll se how it copes with the dust during the summer.
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  13. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Cool filter I just bought one as the stocker in my case was hammered. Curious if you could take a pic and more info on your pod pre filter setup. Somehow I lost those snorkel tubes you have upfront so I need to come up with something. Thanks
  14. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    I mounted the two pod filters together with the OEM as some dust got past the OEM filter.
    The Pod filters are mounted to the intake rubber snorkels and acts as main filters in this case, and the OEM as the pre filter. This is not the best solution as the pod filters compress the intake rubber when tightening the clamps.

    Here are some pictures showing how they mount to the intake.
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    Now when running the Pipercross filter I have removed the two pod filters as the Pipercross should have better dust protection.
  15. kwakbiker

    kwakbiker Been here awhile

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    Sounds like its worth the cash over OEM, washable as well I believe
  16. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    Yes the Pipercross filter is fully washable, but so is also the OEM. But should be worth the cash. Especially if you plan to ride on dusty gravel.
  17. kajj

    kajj Been here awhile

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    When riding some tough single tracks today i notice that the front fairing wobbled a bit to much.
    This is what I discovered!
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    The lower mount had cracked on both sides and the headlight, fairing etcetera was only supported by the right arm that goes from the headlight frame to the bikes main frame.

    Some straps had to due as a temporary fix.
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    And a safety strap used when going back on the highway:D
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    Disassemble .
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    Close up on the damage!

    right side!
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    Left side!
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    A friend of mine are going to help with the weld during the week.

    Might need to fabricate some extra support for the left side of the frame.
  18. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Might be a good idea to double the plates up on each side and weld those to the crossbar too. Just need longer bolts. That's a lot of weight banging around on that stock bracket
  19. Albin

    Albin Adventurer

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    You better put the bike together..... 5 days to AdventureDays....
    Looking forward to see you. :beer ....and your bike....


    The Albins
  20. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    That looks damn good naked. :evil