My build thread - a winter's tale

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by wipe-out, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Plus, he build a custom air box, where the venturi effect chills the stowed 6 pack of IPA. I like this feature alot.:freaky :clap:clap
  2. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    :rofl
  3. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    She carries the dirt well I think:

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  4. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    This is awesome! Exactly what I think it should look like. How are the fork guards doing on the highway?

    So glad to see you completed the project and it was everything you wanted.
  5. Fizzix

    Fizzix Adventurer

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    The bike looks great!! Awesome job to you and your mechanic.
  6. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Thanks! My observations from my trip to the North Cape:
    • The bike is doing well on the highway/tarmac, although I'm not 100% convinced of the 15 tooth sprocket, at least for my usage. In the combination with the accelerator module it is using a liter more per 100km. I barely get 300km of range now (without the Rotopax).
    • Fork guards & high fender have had no impact on highway speed stability from what I can tell. I'd like the fork guards to sit closer to the forks, that's something I may look into over the winter.
    • Having no screen is really making a difference for me - in a good way. Clean wind, no buffeting. I can still comfortably ride between 120-140 km/h for hours. You do get more bugs on your jacket if that kind of things bothers you...
    • The seat is really high, I'm now on my toes (but still okay for me). If I were to go for an 18" rear at some point I'd have to lower that back a bit I believe.
    • The Bonz handguard mounts don't fit nicely with the Cycra's, propably it's the combination of mounts, handguards and handlebar on my bike. Had to use large spacers. But as you can see on the pics above I had to remove the right-hand guard. That's because on every light tip-over the whole assembly would make the throttle get stuck (instant cruise control...), too much tension. Have added yet another spacer now, not pretty but seems to work, but again something I want to find a nicer solution for.
    • I dropped it quite hard a couple of times in the dirt and even without the added crashbars had hardly a scratch, thanks to the oversized Scheffelmeier skidplate and the frame sliders I believe. Saved some weight.
    • It's still a heavy pig and I suck at deep-sand uphill climbs :muutt :becca
    Overall I'm really happy with the bike. :clap
  7. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    Wonderful news, once Im done moving Im going to get serious about the last few things Id like to do to the bike. Ive called around to try find a Husky dealer but due to the sale by BMW to KTM not having much luck finding a source for parts in US.

    You should put the bike on a set of scales if you ever get the chance! Glad you made the trip safe and had fun!
  8. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    Some random guy from Germany showed up at my place yesterday needing a bunch of work.

    At least it wasn't @Loutre .





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  9. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    That bike is way too clean....
    Throw some rainy-season mud on that before he leaves.
  10. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator Supporter

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    oh you'lll be delighted by my presence there. you'll see when it happens.
  11. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    The shop rate is double on a dirty bike. He saved himself a beer by cleaning it first.
  12. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    You've been known to be very wrong.
  13. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    You didn't ask him what or who he was bringing :y0!
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  14. wipe-out01

    wipe-out01 n00b

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    You would have made me drink more beer if it had been dirty? Damn it!
  15. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    WTF Tapatalk cloned me...
  16. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    Fake n00b alert!



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  17. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    @Shane007 Here are the links to download those 3D-files we created for printing the case for the gauges. Hope it helps.

    DWG-File
    STL-File
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  18. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Still going strong. Took it on some Enduro/MX tracks with a friend recently, looked quite funny in between all the EXCs etc. We made it, but it was more enjoyable on my friends Freeride. The tires didn't help lol. In September we'll be doing the Hard Alpi Tour, that should be fun! IMG-20190405-WA0015.jpg
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  19. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    Got the skidplate rewelded for the larger headers. Over the time have changed the fork guards as well and replaced the front brake fluid container with the one from the F800R (no more Mr. Bobblehead). 20190726_182637.jpg
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  20. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Great to see the updates !