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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by AndreiZ, Jun 21, 2010.
Are you sure with the suspension fully compressed that it won't bottom out on your lower beak?
My first contribution!
Great shot and I love the tailbag. Got one myself......
Still a virgin. 2 miles on the odometer when I picked her up.
Got sick and went to the ER the day after bringing her home so I can't even break her in. Soon my dear, soon.
With the new exhaust...
Looks good actually. Better than I thought.
Are you sure the pipes don't hit anything on big jumps?
Yeah really, perhaps it's the angles, but those pipes look dangerously close to the swingarm/driveshaft, and that's with the suspension fully expanded.
We took off the shock absorber, move the swing arm up and down and it was ok. But I need to do a proper off road test with heavy luggage to try and tell you what.
The new T-Strom.
Now you're just being mean
Looks great...but in dirt,bumps,fall overs & with panniers??? Be interesting to see how it works out.
Nice. I take it you are still fabricating to cover the hot exhaust in the event of a tumble ?
Crashbar question...how much do they stick out just below the tank by the rear mount? Also when you sit on the bike does the top of your boot catch on that part of the crashbar?
Thanks for your input!
Yes. Once is ready and tested, they are going to do all the protections. But first we want to be sure everything is ok.
Dont worry, you dont feel the crashbar.
As you can see in the photo they stick out very little. To touch with the boot you must close your legs a lot and the tank is the limit. In the photo you can see the position of the boot if you stand up.
Excellent - thank you Jaumev. Really appreciate the picture! That answers my questions. Nice bike set up that you have.
Camping along the Des Moines River.
Today I did my first test. It works great, the bike changes completely. The Touring mode is like the Sport, and the Sport is
AMAZING. The engine breathes free, (it still have the catalyser), it sounds a bit loud but not terrible (nice sound). Next week Im going to have the dbkillers and see how it works.
After a short ride in road I went to a track with lots of jumps, as you ca see the bash plate suffers some scratches when the suspension was full compressed and touch the ground (I realized the plate doesnt cover properly the catalyser, need to do something with the new pipe). I need to try the same jumps with a new tire to see if it touches the pipes, but dont think so.
In dirt, with this exhaust the Touring mode is perfect. The Sport is very exiting but dangerous in dry sandy slippery soil like I did today
I had a little fall with no consequences, when arrived home I laid down the bike to see if the exhaust touches the ground. As you can see in the photos one side is closer to the soil than the other and with the pillion pegs probably is ok. Even so I would like to try to put them closer to the tails bike. I'm pleased with the Touratech bars, they protect well.
I burnt my pant in the left leg, It needs urgently some covers to avoid that.
Panniers, I dont know. Im not interested in panniers but when the exhaust is finished well see if there are some who fit.
Work in progress
Nice! Tell me again why you will not be going to White Horse? You and your son seem to be able to find places to camp anywhere!