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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by DeeGee, Apr 12, 2010.
tell me something more about Yours tank sliders
I'd love to, fella. But - to be honest - I didn't even know what you were talking about until I looked a little closer.
That's actually just a bit a duct tape covering the fins on the OEM tank protector to keep things nice while the bike's being pulled apart. I'll be whacking in a set of Hepco & Beckers for protection, but now that you mention it, in the absence of hulking great steel bars, a little bit of carbon fiber over that area could prove useful in street rider spills...
Did you have to change your side/centerstand?
Not so far...
I live in NOLA, but bought the bike from Scuderia West in SF. In a way, this worked out very nicely because SPS has a tremendous reputation for their work with 9x0s and happen to be right next door to Scuderia, so it made sense to do the R&R remotely. I'm assuming that they'd know if the stands needed changing. And even if they didn't, they'd figure it out when 500lbs of Austrian steel toppled over on them!
Judging from the feedback and photos, jacking it up from 210 to 245mm doesn't present an issue in this area. Going balls-out to 265mm possibly would have. Either way, I'll be sure to let you know if Mark (Scuderia Service Manager) gets hospitalized by a falling Katoom. Or if I embarrass myself during the first ride.
Got the CoreEXP going in mine this week. Be good to compare notes.
Mounted a CJ rear plate and Some Rotopax cans. Next on the list a Pelican 1400 to mounts to the top can via a homemade mounting assembly. Rough stack to give a visual. Not sure I like how high the stack will be when carrying all three. I probably don't really need the case for longer trips. The cans will serve as a good point which to strap a medium Wolfman up to.
You'll LOVE the clutch. By far the best investment in all of my bikes. Especially the 990.
Rode it 834 miles (275 of it were yesterday) from Pensacola Fl where we bought it, to exit 95 off 95 in North Carolina. This bike is AWESOME!
You could mount the rotopax's to the pannier racks and have your soft bags hang on the outside of them as an alternative.....weight would be carried lower when the jugs are full. Then mount the Pelican to the rear plate and you could use the Wolfman over the Pelican when required........just a suggestion. I am pondering similar configurations as well, so my creative juices are flowing!
That makes a lot of sense, especially because the bags he has on there don't stick out that far. It would end up looking a lot less awkward.
Not sure which pannier frames you've got there, but they look like the KTM 18mm jobs. If so, one of these might be of interest:
Easy on/off platform that can accommodate up to 2 x 15L bags or one or two 1-gallon RotopaX in place of either or both bags (i.e. up to 30 liters of storage or 4 gallons of fluids per platform).
Just trying to be helpful, so hopefully, you don't think I'm spamming!
OOoooohhhh, , Very nice!
I'll be checking into that!
Here she is all growed up at 905mm tall. Ready to be test ridden...
... Shortly before getting torn down again:
... in preparation for the first of the remaining remote farkles, starting with the Remus Roxx 2-1 :
Many thanks to the always outstanding Mark at Scuderia West for getting Joanne in to take some proper pics and help ease the bright orange jones in ma bones. Way above and beyond the call of duty, sir!
Brought this home to keep it company. The bike. I already had the pup.
Just seemed fitting to put a German dog on a German bike. I imagine the BMW and KTM are outside speaking German and plotting to take over my house, seeing as I'm part English/Scottish. They may just annex the kitchen though; my family is originally from Germany.
Now, that's funny!
However, as a part (among other things) Scottish Englishman, who's worked for a couple of German companies involved in the bike industry (one of which I now despise and one which I still admire greatly) in my time, I can reassure you that you'll be fine...
If your house is located outside of the Fatherland, the Bavarian one is unlikely to acknowledge it even exists!
I'm kidding too...
Congrats on the new machinery!
The chokes should be done in a few weeks - we are just about finished with our test set and then Chris will work on being able to program the machining on the 4-axis so that the mod can be done on existing carbs. The choke will be lever operated from the original perch on the bar. We should have updates in my build thread in the next few weeks before the bike is torn down again to start the AWD conversion and the big bore.
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You long-legged FFs piss me off
Just be glad your not from Poland