Ultra gravel-traveller. RC8´ed Adv-S...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by LocuL, May 29, 2010.

  1. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Very nice!:clap Cool project.

    I have to ask.... How tall is your ceiling?

    Are you short? I think I'd have to wear a hard hat in there.:D

    Keep up the great work.
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  2. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Yep, that lid is about 6'3". And you'd have to lay down on the new floor to look out the windows!
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  3. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Roof is a bit low, but then again. Less air to heat up.

    Got the teardown complete today, with help from Søren.

    Day starts

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    Watching the progress.

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    Old heart out.

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    Will the swingarm bolt fit?

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    Yes...

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    Which part to which?!!??!

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    Just need the last bits to fit...no problemo

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    All pretty much torn apart. Easy job, actually enjoyed it all the way. Next move for the interested, is getting the suspension done to 300mm front and rear. Then get the rear frame, swingarm, centerstand blasted and powdercoated. I´ll drop the idea of coating the frame as it has very small rustspots. I´ll take of them my self.

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  4. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I skimmed through this again, might have missed it.

    Did you post actual weights for your LC8 vs RC8R motor?
    :ear
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  5. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    That's not water, can't be... Danes don't drink water... I've never seen a Dane drink water in my entire life.



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    Aha! Told you so, that wasn't water! Business as usual in the tiny kingdom of Denmark then. Something is taken apart and/or destroyed, all non watery liquids in the vicinity are consumed, the Dane is on the floor, face down, job done, another productive day. :rofl


    Best Regards from Stockholm, your project looks awesome!

    :freaky
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  6. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Will have a look on the other side of new year.

    Regarding the water, i´ll go for another product tonight. :freaky

    Question:

    Is it possible to anodize, anodized stuff? I ´ve got a complete package from Emig Racing and would like to use this again. BUT i would like it to be black.

    OBS:

    Just a heads up on this exploding bikebits everywhere. I have allways been a big fan of a good overview of projects like this. But I have been bad to effectuate it. Then I saw this small box with small boxes inside.

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    closed with text over each hole.

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    This way it´s possible, for even a stupid infantry, to remember when time gets to assemble it again...:evil


    Have a nice evening and take care out there.
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  7. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    The best solution would be to fit a motomaster 4 pot. These brakes are powerful. I see you run a single disk, so I guess you have a SE pump..... I ran this and found it to be woefully inadequate as you know:eek1

    The SE pump is matched to the motomaster caliper......... if you are running the standard pump a matching radial pump plus line is available...... This setup is to die for.

    Wishing you all a happy new year :freaky

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    Fantastic. This was my first race ever so nothing to compare in a racing environment but single or two fingered braking was all that was ever required. No lock ups, great feel. In fact it was one thing I didn't have to worry about at all, it is just there all the time.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271702

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  8. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Yes, Just remove all the steal bits out off it. They will strip and reanodize. Black will be no problem.
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  9. Subutai

    Subutai Been here awhile

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    Ha! Maybe you Danes get a proper winter this year, I know we will! You have a mighty interesting project there, good luck. I'll promise I'll be keeping a close eye.

    Happy New Year from northern Finland!
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  10. HWSNBN

    HWSNBN Banned

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    Put all your Aluminum pieces in a pile, take them to an anodizer(Sto-bee:evil). I did this with my Honda CRF. There were a couple things I wish I'd have included but didn't want to screw around with...lower fork lugs, swingarm pivot(too lazy to press out bearings), clutch cover, etc... The more stuff the better.

    One hint, the swingarm is likely clearcoated with some sort of protective coating, epoxy or perhaps clear powdercoat. It will have to be blasted to get the stuff off or it won't take the anodizing. Low pressure beads I found to work best. I tried plastic media didn't do the job... Too much pressure though could set bits of glass in the aluminum and that'd be bad so YMMV. 60-70 lbs psi worked for me, then I wet sanded it.
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  11. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    I´ve searched around and looking into this one.
    http://www.magurapowersports.7thsen....html?osCsid=1381a3273d8a7a39ab11f90066c2e338
    But i can´t find any price on this. THough i´m affraid that it wil not clear the spokes.

    Autodidact: Yep it has been good start with very low degrees. Minus 21 celcius at nighttime. Brrrr.

    HWSNBN: Anodizing is high on my list and hope i can find a solution to this.
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  12. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    I think that this will fit with a 21. I remember looking at it my self but the price for the twin disk set up was about about $5,000AU at that time..... 1990EU.......... :eek1 The motomaster + pump was less than a 1,000AU (then).

    Look at the twin disk :eek2
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  13. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    Fun project, subscribed.
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  14. 924sas

    924sas Been here awhile

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    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Just found this thread - subscribe!

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  16. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    NICE ride. Heavy bike though.

    Today i mailed a question regarding installing a motohooligan airbox. I know it isn´t bolton but there should not be too much work in that. Yes engine will breath more free and will give MOAAARR cowbells to play with, BUT the actually thought is the more easy installation. It wil give me more room between the tanks to the electronics.
    So far it only makes sence for me to go this route.

    Question:
    Would or could this be of any trouble? Free filter requires more cleaning? Anyone got some testing on these?


    Now i´ll go back to race sections and kill my Dakar F5 button.
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  17. 924sas

    924sas Been here awhile

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    just read about opening the airbox on a RC8R in connection with tuneecu - they had to work on a new map because of the increase of air intake.

    if you stay on clean roads you might be lucky with the cleaning but on dirt tracks... just look at pyndon's pre-filter: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580428

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  18. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    That was also my only worry. But if its all, i would take it anyway. Still waiting the mail respons. I will go for some kind of pre-filter.
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  19. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    WooHoo! You got some power for the project. Gonna use the stock injection and fool the computer or change the fuel system to carbs and skip the computer programming?

    Was your front wheel a 19" or 21".

    Here are a couple of pics of the 950SM radial mount four pot caliper clearance to 19" spokes when mounted for 320mm rotor:
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  20. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Thankyou for good and informative pictures.

    There will be power enough. A dyno will give us all some numbers(someday), but is it rideable?? I´m hoping there will be suprising results.

    If i could use my stock computer(efi) i would, but i haven´t really got any clear answers on that yet! Anyone.
    This will stay injected and keep the "spiderweb".

    I will ride the 21-18 on my virgintrip "Nordkapp". But will play with the 19-17 setup, overtaking some surprised racers in the corners.

    Back to F5´ing