RATEL engineering design - BMW 650GS/Dakar/Sertao YZ/WR suspension upgrade

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  1. Don Coyote

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    Just got around to adding the new channel to my crashed footpeg bracket. The rest of the bracket survived undamaged from what i can see so the new channel made it like new... almost. One of the bolts had the head deformed along with the channel, and the replacement didn't include any bolts. They look like a precise fit, any advice on sourcing something locally? The warped bolt looks to still hold solid at least...
  2. Aquatic

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    M6 x 12 countersink socket head screw.

    The bent screw will most probably work just fine. If you are unsure, put it at the bottom. Good screw at the top
  3. FRANCISG0

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  4. FRANCISG0

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    Craig,
    All i need is the caliper hanger for the YZ forks in order to mount the original Brembo caliper, and the ABS spacer. I am in the San Francisco California area. Please let me know what your timing and costs are.
    In addition if you have a suggestion for steering dampner and its mount, i would be interested. Thanks for the follow up. Please PM or contact me at fpg851@gmail.com. Thanks
    Francis
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    @Aquatic you might want to update your pictures, since it's shipbucket thing is ruining everything...
  6. Aquatic

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    Got your message. I will email you this evening
  7. Aquatic

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    Yes I know. working on it. Fuktbucket won't let me download my pictures back to my pc.
    I lost a whole bunch of originals with my hard drive debacle
  8. Gravel Seeker

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    Are you sure? I just tried it and there were no issues downloading. Just did one picture though, opened it and clicked the download link on the right. When I try to download an album it's starts, then I get a msg that something went wrong and further attempts never start properly. Probably down to their code and use of flash or java or whatever that "new fancy" code is. (Using FireFox)
    Also, after using SmugMug for two weeks now, it's painfully clear how slow shitbucket is.... it hurts....I can feel myself aging as I watch the "progress", like watching a slug cross the street in the sun.
  9. Aquatic

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    Cannot download an album at all. Occasionally I get "Something has gone wrong. Try again" But 80% of the time just nothing happens. No error, no notification, no download.

    Singles only works 50% of the time
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    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    Sucks. Good luck.
  11. wiz.au

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    AdBlocker fixed eBbay slowness for me...it's loading all the ads in Chrome that kills it. If there's ads, try it?
    Sorry, I don't think I kept a lot of your photos, but might have a few?
  12. Gravel Seeker

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    Been running AdBlockerPlus since before I can remember and it stops fewer and fewer ads over the years as they change the basic code. Anyway, with Firefox and ABP, Shitbucket is super slow and downloading galleries are not working.

    Do you want me to email you the pics I have Craig? Not sure how many I'm sitting on though.
  13. Aquatic

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    Managing to get them. It's just taking time as my lack of patience puts an early stop to it.
    I do have an adblocker. But as Gravel says....
  14. mk23

    mk23 Been here awhile

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    I can't wait to get a full kit from you! When is your next run?
  15. Aquatic

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    Axles kits are currently in production. Nuts and spacers done. Axles should be close.

    5 Caliper hangers went off to anodising yesterday

    21 Neck spacers were made and scrapped today(supplier). Fuck!! So hard to get stuff made properly.

    20 Case Savers started today(supplier). I just fucking hope they don't get scrapped as well.
    I do have some case savers in stock. No black

    ABS spacers get cut tomorrow(myself).

    Raising links in stock

    15 sets Peg relocation brackets are good to go.

    With this batch I may be asking people to be a little up front with payments as I have spent quite a bit on manufacturing larger quantities and I will need to have the axles plated and the laser engraving done. And cashflow is tight at the moment
  16. mk23

    mk23 Been here awhile

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    I would like to buy a raising link from you now, and I can also send you some money down towards a full front end kit. Been trying to get in touch via email, but you are probably busy...
  17. Aquatic

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    Thank you
    Let me first get everything a little closer to finished.

    What email you using?
    craigkrantz@ratel.com.au
  18. mk23

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    Sure thing, let me know when you are ready then, and we'll get it ordered up.

    Yes, that's the one!
  19. Aquatic

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    Mr Manchev?
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    mk23 Been here awhile

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    That would be me! I shot you an email at the beginning of Aug too. Always wonder if they end up in junk mail...