RATEL engineering design - BMW 650GS/Dakar/Sertao YZ/WR suspension upgrade

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Aquatic, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Aquatic

    Aquatic Long timer

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    Axle kit - Aus$355.00
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    Axle and nut - 4140 steel, nickel plated
    Right spacers - 304 Stainless Steel
    Non ABS bike - Left spacer(with bearing cover) - 6061 T6 anodised - Aus$30 (Optional)

    ABS bike - ABS mount spacer - Aus$65.00 (Optional)
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    Bracket - 6061 Aluminium
    Bolts included

    Calliper Hanger - A$145.00
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    Calliper hanger - 6061 T6 Aluminium, Anodised
    High tensile capscrews and cone lock washers
    Mounting holes - M8 with 102mm pitch
    Please Note: this calliper hanger is designed to be used with Ø46mm and Ø48mm 'Open Cartridge' forks.
    Closed Cartridge or SSS forks have a different hole pitch for the calliper mount.

    Please make sure what forks you have before purchasing this calliper hanger


    Swing arm 25mm raising links - $120.00 (price change 31/05/2015)
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    Links - 6061 T6 Aluminium, Anodised.
    Bearings, seals and bushes are NOT included


    Cable Guide - $40.00 (price change 31/05/2015)
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    Cable Guide - 4mm Stainless Wire


    Hooter and fender support brackets
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    Hooter Bracket - $15.00
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    2mm Stainless Steel

    Fender Support Bracket - $30.00
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    As you can see the mounting holes have been updated to include the BMW lower clamp holes. So the support bracket can now be used to strengthen the fender on an OEM BMW front end and a Yamaha converted front end
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    2mm Stainless Steel
    fasteners included
    Hooter and Fender Bracket Installation Guide

    8mm Neck Spacer with bearing cover - A$30.00
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    I want to keep this post as simple and clean as possible. Any further info required please don't hesitate to contact me. PM or email

    For those who have already purchased, please feel free to add any feedback below.
    And pictures of your installations please. Lots of pictures.

    Cheers
    Craig
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  2. Aquatic

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    Case Saver - $125.00 - (price change 31/05/2015)
    To suit a rotax 650 donk
    BMW F650GS(single), BMW F650GS Dakar, BMW X-Challenge/Country/Moto, G650GS, G650GS Sertao, Husqvarna TR650 Terra/Strada

    Within reason you can choose your colour if you are prepared to wait for the next batch.
    Otherwise I will be making in these basic colours which pretty much cover all basic requirements
    Black - Bronze - Red
    GunMetal - Clear - Blue
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    Aluminium 6061 T6, Anodised

    On the bike
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    ±150g/6oz
    Deceptively light
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    Anyone interested, PM or email me

    It will also fit on a Husky Terra/Strada 650
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  3. Aquatic

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    Footpeg relocation Brackets - $195.00
    There are 4 different mounting positions. And rotating the channel 180° moves the pegs 5mm up or down.
    So that makes 8 different positions all up
    From 35mm to 70mm offset to the rear
    from -7.5mm to +7.5mm up and down

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    4 sets of mounting holes
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    BMW OEM footpegs
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    Yamaha WR/YZ footpegs
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    Brackets - 4mm Stainless Steel
    Plus a bracing plate of 3mm to strengthen the channel mounting threads.

    Bolt on interchangeable peg mount channels - choice of Yamaha or BMW
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  4. Aquatic

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    :*sip*

    Evan more goodies to follow
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  5. Aquatic

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    Current stock available

    5 - axle and hanger kits
    2 - suspension linkage kits
    1 - ABS bracket
    1 - hooter fender bracket kit
    Cable guides are made to order
    1 - footpeg relocation brackets

    Anyone got a project on the go?
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  6. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    I'm interested in a fender support bracket. How do I go about ordering?
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  7. Aquatic

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    Check your PM

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  8. Aquatic

    Aquatic Long timer

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    Update
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  9. Linusp3

    Linusp3 Been here awhile

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    I have had the foot peg relocation brackets mounted on my bike a while now, but I have not had a chance to ride the bike until just earlier today...

    The brackets are beautifully crafted and the mounting was piece of cake; everything fitted perfectly, except I needed to change the top bolt on the left side bracket since the original bolt had a bit too large head.
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    Use a bolt like this instead;
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    The original foot peg+brackets (left + right) weighs 1350g, Aquatics bracket+my new foot pegs (heavy ass 380g pegs) weighs 1280g, so it's definitely lighter for all you weight weenies out there. With lighter pegs even better!
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    On the bike the new setup gave me a much better riding position sitting down, I'm 185cm tall (would be somewhere around 6"1 for non metric guys) and the cramped bent knees position are all gone now. Standing up riding are suddenly a dream... it might be the joy of the moment, but it actually felt like the bike handled totally different (read; much better). Riding standing with the original pegs always made me a bit uneasy and made my feet hurt, such a difference with the wider pegs!


    The only downside (which I already was aware of before mounting the new brackets) are the brake lever now are a bit too far from the peg. I tried bending it a bit in a vice and it got a bit better, but I guess something else have to be done in the long run...
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    The shifter are no problem reaching, and perhaps even better a bit more forward since I always are a bit scared of getting my foot caged in a unfavourable angle between the foot peg and gear lever shifting up while riding rough terrain... my large feet!!


    Last words are I'm sooo pleased with the new setup :)

    I only rode a local fire trail today, but next weekend I'm going overseas to Jylland, Denmark to try it out in the dunes....
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  10. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    The look top notch. How do these compare to the TT relocation pegs? Are they the same distance pulled rearward?
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  11. Aquatic

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    A little further.
    Mine are 60mm offset, same height. TT are 50mm as far as I know
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  12. Aquatic

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  14. Aquatic

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    I have 1 Blue one in stock


    Taking orders for the next batch. If you get your name on the list early enough you get to choose your colour.
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  15. Aquatic

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    I think in good percentage of "incidents", you may be right.
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  16. Aquatic

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    Next batch of case savers starts tomorrow. :clap
    There has been a delay in material delivery :cry

    I have 11 orders and so there are 13 going begging. Get in early and you can choose your colour.
    The Husky boys(and girls) will get the logo as well.
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  17. LongDave

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    Nice looking Work Aquatic.

    G650gs 25mm lowering links, have you made them or can you make them?
    Keen for a set for short wifes bike.

    Dave
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  18. Aquatic

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    Please see post #3 for newly updated foot peg brackets.
    Now with positional adjustment.

    I have 3 sets available
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  19. Bruce H

    Bruce H Bruce H

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    I'd buy a set of peg relocation brackets for the Dakar. Does Pay Pal work? PM me please.
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  20. Aquatic

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    Some case savers in stock as the intended owners have not come forward to claim

    Red with Husky H - 2
    Black - 1 - sold pending payment
    Blue - 1
    Gunmetal - 1
    Clear (silver) - 1

    I also have 3 'raw' in stock. Choose the colour of your choice. Just give me a week to have it anodised.

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    I also have new fender brackets, cable guides, hooter brackets and 'old shape abs sensor' brackets ready to go.

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    The 9 sets of footpegs brackets currently in production are all spoken for.
    Quite popular lately :clap. So anyone who wants, let me know and I will get some more on order.

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    I still have 4 axles and hanger kits available.

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    Raising links are in queue for a production run.
    I have had requests for a standard length and a longer(lowering) length link. If there is more interest I may be convinced to put them on the product list. Hands up who wants.

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    Sadly the Yamaha/BMW hybrid brake disc was a no go as it is just to expensive.
    However I am willing to offer a modified hanger. If you take a hanger I will give you the CAD information required to modify a BMW disc to fit it to a Yamaha front wheel. Having access to a waterjet cutter is the ideal situation. I managed to get a disc modified locally for AUD20
    These hangers will be a special order. They'll be only slightly dearer but there will be a waiting period.
    So if you can get a Kayaba front end with a wheel included, this may be the cheapest option for you.

    I have to say thanks to those who have spent some of their hard earned with me. It has become way bigger than I ever expected. I have been struggling to keep up at stages.
    Also feel free to post pictures here for others to see. Feedback, both positive and negative, is also most welcome.

    Thanks again
    Craig
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