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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by brents347, Feb 7, 2013.
Grinderman, I'll drop you a note. Are you confirmed in for this Ryan?
Im in for the trip
Hardline Products makes a Sticker On & Sticker Off spray that makes EASY work of applying graphics. Ofcourse, there are probably a hundered home brew versions to make your own spray, but I like using this spray because its easy; pre-mixed in the right proportions. There's no hassle of getting the home brew mixture just right which makes a difference with adhesion. Remove old graphics- clean residue on plastics with Sticker Off, wipe clean, clean your hands, spray Sticker On and apply graphics, move into place as you like, squeegee the spray out- let set for a couple of hours- (overnight is best) go ride!
Well, the transformation is finally done. I got my SM wheels mounted with tires and rotors and got them on the bike today. Just had to do a little customizing to one of the spacers and everything went together really well.
When I did this to my last 2 adventures, the steering geometery was a little weird and the forks had to be raised in the triples clamps quite a bit to make it feel right but this SE rides just perfectly as is with the 17's on it. I am very happy!
Looks good. Interested to hear how the 320 performs.
The tank bag DOES interfere with the tank vent on the safari tank. I haven'y worked out a solution for that yet, Good spotting though!
Brent, I also have the Safari and and tank bag. Solution for me was a 29 cent part from the hardware store. Just go get a little 90* plastic elbow, cut the vent host about 1" above the tank cap, insert elbow. Problem solved. I just pull the hose off the cap when I fuel up. Been like that for two years now and it's been flawless.
I am still however suspicious about too low front with 17/17. Would it make sense and is it possible to replace the rear spring by one that is 1" shorter?
Here's the mod to retrofit the tank vent for a tank bag. (Apologies for very dirty bike. I try to keep my 950 clean, but it tries harder to keep me dirty.)
For street only use you can replace the rear shock with one from 990SD (not R). It fits like a glove and drops the rear almost by an inch. It actually works offroad too, if it is smooth enough. Another option is a shock from 950/990 SM but in this case the rear drops more.
Can you please measure you Rally Raid kit for width and height in the cockpit area? I want to know if my Comp/GPS will fit. I can change my direction of my display to make it narrower but that makes it taller too.
I pity this SE, what have you done to it?!? Why not get a 950/990/Adv or SuMo???
My Rally Raid set-up is about 15" wide across at my GPS level, and about 12" tall.
You pity my bike, That's funny. Pity me, I am pityable, but lay off the bike!
Thank you for the advice. I have owned two 950 ADVs and one 950 SM and enjoyed them all. What I have built with this SE is a bike that does all three. With the knobbies and revalved suspension it is a great dirt bike. With a 20 minute swap to my Adv wheels it is a decent adventure bike with long range and a little wind protection. With a 20 minute swap to my SM wheels it is a kick ass road carver or track bike.
You pity my bike? What exactly have I done to ruin it?
You set it up the way you like instead of the way he likes
You have done what I want to do, want some 17" wheels for back in NZ.
I can't see any pics?, is it our connection? or are they visible on the site?
The pictures went bye-bye in the last 24 hours so it must be my photo hosting site. hopefully they come back soon.
K .... no pressure