Rade Garage Review

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by craigincali, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. JohnnyWaffles

    JohnnyWaffles Been here awhile

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    No I don't think so but I'd send him an email to check on in stock status - he will get back to you within 24hrs.

    Whats the issue you had with Safari's? The fuel pump sealing?
  2. mytmav

    mytmav bike & fourby junky

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    Yep already sent him a message,
    With the safaris I just got sick of the swelling and faffing around with them, every time I used them I had to trim a bit here and a bit there, if you had to take them off on a desert trip it was near impossible to get them back on without a lot of swearing...doable but took too much time so I decided that I would go the Rade tank that was fitted permanently and use a bladder as well.
    The safaris were good for the amount of fuel that you could carry, but unfortunately it is all carried on the front wheel, not great when you are in the deep sand.

    The sad thing about selling my safaris was that they were signed by Toby Price, but luckily he also signed my Ktm flag that hangs in my garage.
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  3. Salzig

    Salzig Long timer

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    Sorry, just this crappy phone pic (click to enlarge).

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  4. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    I've had the Rade Rally screen on my 950 for a few years now and love it!

    But on my last ride, the high beam started to flash all the time.

    Sign of bulb going?
  5. RADE/GARAGE

    RADE/GARAGE Adventurer

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    Hi,
    I guess you still have the bi-xenons, so there could happen following:
    a/ the ballast has failed (you can test if you swap the ballasts)
    b/ the HID bulb is gonne (it is quite easy to buy in "car shop" - just take it with you, it is universal HID bulb/set)

    Rade
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  6. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Thanks Rade!

    It's the bulb, I swapped them just to check.

    What would be the cost of just replacing the HID's with your new LED's?
  7. Jano64

    Jano64 n00b

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    Hello every body, I would like to buy a EV06 screen for my 990. But I would like to keep and install my grid headlight.
    Do you think is it possible
    Excuse me for my english
    Jean
  8. RADE/GARAGE

    RADE/GARAGE Adventurer

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    Please send me an email: rade@radegarage.com
  9. WanderBeaver

    WanderBeaver Wanderer

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    [QUOTE ........I always try to support inmates whenever I can and now it looks like I will have to do the ABS relocation so I can buy his under the seat tank! Great product Rade !! QUOTE]

    Hello, just wanted to ask a question about this half decade old post. Did you ever relocate your ABS module and how hard was it to do? Do they have good directions to do that or at least to install the tank? I know they don't make them anymore but am eyeing up a used one. What was your impression of the tank assuming you ended up getting it?

    Thanks,

    Brad
  10. WanderBeaver

    WanderBeaver Wanderer

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    He just emailed me today to say they no longer produce these tanks so you'll have to find a used one (though it will save you money so not all bad).
  11. mytmav

    mytmav bike & fourby junky

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    All good buddy, got the second to last one from him a while ago, still got to fit it up yet, too many other things to do, looks like a good bit of kit though .
  12. WanderBeaver

    WanderBeaver Wanderer

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    Ah good to see it all worked out for you. I had a used one lined up but realized if I wanted my ABS, it would basically require a Rottweiler intake and doghouse to move the ABS unit into, and it just got too expensive UNLESS there's another place to put the ABS unit.
  13. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    Hi all, bumping this thread to ask a question...

    I'm thinking about how to do a proper road book set up on my 950 Adv. At the moment I've just got a F2R RB750 mounted on a home made bracket about the clocks.

    My idea is to use a RMS mounting plate (https://www.rallymotoshop.com/colle...products/support-bracket-for-roadbook-and-ico) fastened to the OEM instrument bracket somehow, and relocate the OEM speedo to where one of the ICOs would sit on that bracket, with an actual ICO in the other position.

    Would the Rade screen/headlight kit be compatible with this idea? Would it in fact be a bonus, because they claim it gives extra cockpit space? Has anyone done something like this and would care to share a photo?

    Finally, the Rade web site only mentions the 990 Adv - I assume the kit is compatible with the 950 also?

    Thanks for any info!
  14. EnglishZed

    EnglishZed Adventurer

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    Yes you can but it needs altering. Cut the two top bars where they link to the grid. Warm them and gently bend them down, then re-weld them to the grid in the new position. This has the effect of steepening the mounting angle, allowing it to match the line of the screen. This is my bike with one of Rade's early screens. Still a great product and still going strong years later!


    Hahahaha, just saw the date on the post! Ah well, still a cool picture of the screen.
  15. RADE/GARAGE

    RADE/GARAGE Adventurer

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    Hi, our RR kit is compatible with 950 too.

    I have never install the roadbook on 950... but I would keep the dash as it is and try to get the roadbook above it (partially hiding the dash) and mount somehow via the RMS plate to the PowerParts GPS holder... if necessary so reinforce it...

    Rade
  16. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    Another question, if I may. The website says the kit comes with "2x plexi cover", and the video shows a clear headlight cover that bolts on to the screen. But the photo on the web site of the kit shows a one piece screen covering the headlight.

    I'm concerned about rocks smashing the headlight cover - it's happened to me before - does the kit no longer come with a replaceable headlight cover? Is the only option to replace the entire screen?

    I think the picture above from EnglishZed shows the evo6 screen with OEM headlight, is there a headlight protector that will fit with the RR kit? If the RR kit uses the original screen mounting positions, would the one in the picture work (maybe with a little modification)? If so, where can I get one? :)

    Thanks
  17. RADE/GARAGE

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  18. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Hey that's my bike! It's a 950 and the RR Rade kit works great!
  19. Mane

    Mane Been here awhile

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    Hey Rade, is there any plans on a clear EVO6?

    Regards,
    Mane
  20. RADE/GARAGE

    RADE/GARAGE Adventurer

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    Hi Mane,

    I am sorry, no plan to do clear EVO6.

    Regards
    Rade
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