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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ztsd, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    ok, yea, i remember seeing that now, it was a long time ago. look to be about where Manracks was gaining interest and building up his ideas for his company also. That reinforcement was beefy as all known.
  2. Gildus

    Gildus Been here awhile

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    The steel subracks I've gotten my hands on may not be the latest ones you folks are talking about, but they were shockingly heavy.

    Given the design restraints, I don't see how a steal set can be competitive with aluminum in any of the key assemssment areas.

    Good luck
  3. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    no there not these are custom made here in Australia ....look all im saying is there better there tuffer they stiffen the bike up a tad i like it and so do the other owners .....ill bet my ass you can beef up the stock frame all you like and maybe it wont crack maybe it will ...but you can be sure on 1 thing .... you wont find a ally welder near you :evil

    i dont carry loads of gear ... i do carry a fair amount of fuel and water ..both of which gets consumed long the days riding .....do what you like i know what works for me and i have the miles to show it ....

    have a good day ..but make part of it sitting on ya bike its more fun
  4. Gildus

    Gildus Been here awhile

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    I hear ya. Deep into a rebuild here so it'll be a while before I can her out there. Damn weather's been good too :cry

    I don't know what I was thinking!! I see now the argument over steel subframes was really about whether the aluminum jobs would be able to carry enough beer far enough and dependably enough to maintain life on a long trip. For such a critical payload, who cares about the extra weight? :)
  5. Stonethrowa

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    is that the ims 3.2 gallon tank on that weapon
  6. The Jester

    The Jester Been here awhile

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    I've just agreed to purchase a rather special bike. Its not strictly an adventure conversion though, despite the big tank :evil

    I should have it here by the weekend so will know more about what I have let myself in for by then. If everything the seller tells me is true I have scored a very good deal though.

    [​IMG]
  7. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    looks like Rally Raids bike :D
  8. The Jester

    The Jester Been here awhile

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    :clap

    2005 Dakar bike. Current owner bought it in 2007 and has had a specialist carry out a complete engine rebuild including gearbox, plus a full suspension overhaul, and it's barely been used since.
  9. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    well setup bike ... good pickup
  10. The Jester

    The Jester Been here awhile

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    Not the first time my new bike has appeared here then, although this pic was before it completed the Dakar - the only UK bike to do so in 2005. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
  11. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Is that like conversion van? [​IMG]
  12. zoro

    zoro Been here awhile

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    Here's mine..
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    Missing the bash plate, couldn't wait for it to be finished so I left without it for this trip.
  13. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    Great thread. I hope to do this to a XR650R someday.
  14. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    Beauty
  15. wilcox71

    wilcox71 Been here awhile

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    Front fork and rear shock adjustability?

    I am looking for more adjustability for when I have gear on the bike and then I can adjust it to the way I need when it isn't loaded down with gear what are my best options?

    Any shocks and forks that I can do with just clicking or should I try to find a happy medium?

    Would I need a preload adjuster?
  16. twistdgas

    twistdgas Been here awhile

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    Why would anyone put a low front fender on a dirt bike? I own a 640 Adventure and thats the way mine came. Changed it as soon as I got it. I have watched hundreds of videos where a little mud on the trail suddenly binds up the front wheel. I just dont get it at all?
  17. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Bcoz not every part of the world goes through mudcakes on every weekend rides.....

    Dry season happens on a long time period....more than wet season on this side of the pond....and we have to travel more on tarmac before able to reach a nice riding ground....which....most of the time...you are spoilt for choices....to either ride a a simple non adv terrain or simply go through a pile of mud just beside it.....its all...

    Goes down to Choices.....

    We all have different choices.....there is no right....or wrong....


    However...thanks for bringing it up....i felt as if it was just yesterday that i still own the 650R!
  18. smoothride

    smoothride Been here awhile

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  19. Fantuzzi

    Fantuzzi Been here awhile

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    Why not? The Italian Honda distributor HM converted the 650R and also the 400R to electric start. So this might be based on a HM model.

    That is nothing new in Italy. Also their Yamaha Distributor Belgarda did his own things up to there own model range, based on Yamaha bits and pieces.

    Pretty damn smart these Italian distributors.
  20. astrolump

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    I would choke a baby seal with a live kitten for a magic button, street legal brp in the states....:rofl