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Hey you all – as you all might have seen I have been getting some support from friends and Fellow WD’s on my fund raising Selfie campaign for this year’s Amageza.
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=152464.0
I apologize for not keeping it up to date But I have been so busy the past few weeks – WORK is crazy busy so time was limited for all the admin  and then busy converting – building and moodlifying my weapon of choice for Amageza 2014…

SO let me tell and show you what I have been up top the past few weeks and what has been acquired with the funds from my selfie campaign… 
I have been taking pictures and making notes on my laptop so I can show it all to you…
BUT they decided to break into my bakkie and steel my laptop bag.. (and that particular day my ext Drive with my backup was in my bag ….  ) so lost most of my pictures…
I have found a few at least – these I will share 
Ok so where to start? Why a SM610 –
After doing the Amageza 3 years in a row (together with my mates Hendrik – aka Nu11, and Rudi , aka Tour ) using my KTM 950 Adventure – I decided that it is time to get something more lightweight and something to accommodate my short legs …. I also love my 950 and feel like I am killing it while doing these crazy stuff…

With a tight budget I managed to get my hand on the TE510 – WOW what an awesome little machine! But aftermarket parts seems to be a problem (fuel tanks was the biggest issue)
I then got the SM610 as well and sold my 510 to my mate.
610 having bigger motor and not a lot heavier with access to lots of aftermarket part… yeah bring it!
Testing the bike …


It already had a 21” and 17” off road tire conversion so soon after I got it the shocks went in to MP Custom valve for a full makeover and configured for enduro. – Sorry no pics…
Next I decided to gut the stock exhaust – did some research on the web and spoke to Reynard at Scorch and got some good advice and tacked it… here some pics I could find …
The stock is just am aluminum slip on over the Cat – so after cutting the one end , then “moer -ing the inside out with some force I managed to get it all out.




I got all the inside and extra’s I would need from Reynard @ Scorch and started the process.


And only after taking it for a ride I decided to do some more mods – as the end cap was kept standard.. and it still felt a bit restricted …  15cm shorter and the end tip now nice and open 
 


Next was my 1st accessory (thanks to my support from the Selfie campaign)
An IMS 5Gal tank from Just Gas Tanks – whoohoooo..


Before….


With and easy install guide and no issue – all on…


And off to go test it 


No real difference… I think because I have always been used the 950 in the sand and this kind of terrain the Husky feels like a mountain bike ..

Net to arrive was the Voyager – as the standard digital display was broken I had to get it replaced and as recommended by Alex for Amageza – one was soon on the way.


And so installation started… I used the same location as the stock dails – some small mods had to be made – but that was it..


And off top test everything again 

Next I decided to replace the 17” rear with a 18” as I was limited with the tire choices and seeing that the TE610 come out standard with a 21/18 setup … best to do the same here.
Nice new Excel rim…

To save some money and get some hands on I started installing the rim – asked my good friend google and youtube –


And then delivered it to Grant to true it – he also convinced me to rather go for new stranger spokes and never look back again…
I am glad I did….

Next up I wanted to do the Cam chain replacement – no luck in getting the chain from Primrose and after chatting to Blazed he recommended to get DID chain agents and find / source it through  them.
In the end I was helped by the Friendly staff at Craigs in Maitland – the quickly assisted me and supplied me with the proper chain form my 610…
NOW – when I was taking of the flywheel cover I found a nasty surprise …



Now this was something the friendly staff at Craigs could not assist me with….
Nor anyone else – only option is to order one from the UK if I still want to do the Amageza… so all my savings going to paypal …
SO I will be placing my order tomorrow and as luck would have it my friend is currently in the UK… and returning in the next 2 weeks!!!  So bike will rest for the next few weeks
So on Sunday I decided to quickly do a tail tidy – looks more streamline now… 

Ended the day with a cold beer and…..


So I will now be starting the rest of the cosmetics and roadbook holder… and so on – I will post more pics as soon as I have finished the next steps
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 11:14:59 pm »
Jeez...glad u found that!! Good luck bud....will be watching this thread  ;)
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 11:24:01 pm »
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 07:18:58 am »
Awesome, you're a brave man to start with an SM, good luck with the rest of the build  :thumleft:
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 07:34:06 am »
Looking good!  Do you have the flywheel puller? I had one made which you're welcome to borrow.
 

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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 07:42:04 am »
Looking good!  Do you have the flywheel puller? I had one made which you're welcome to borrow.
Thanx - no that was one of my other problems.....
BUT Eddy @ E2R was kind enough to borrow me the puller for the job... :thumleft:

Soon the bike will be going to E2R for final tuning and testing  :biggrin: ;) ;)

you also have a TE610  Crossed-Up?
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 07:48:11 am »
Well done so ver buddy.
he had prompted my ass into gear on Saterday to get my very long build started and done.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 07:49:42 am »
Well done so ver buddy.
he had prompted my ass into gear on Saterday to get my very long build started and done.  :thumleft:

 >:D >:D :pot:
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 07:54:05 am »
Well done.

Makes me feel sad that my bike is going to just sit this Amageza out as well  :'(

Maybe next year I'll have the time and budget.

Really good build though!

Are the SM shocks the same as the TE?

And why was Primrose not able to get you a cam chain?
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 08:22:03 am »
Well done.

Makes me feel sad that my bike is going to just sit this Amageza out as well  :'(

Maybe next year I'll have the time and budget.

Really good build though!

Are the SM shocks the same as the TE?

And why was Primrose not able to get you a cam chain?

Hey thanks! - tight budget is the name of the game... Eish but worth it -  :pot:
Primrose could get but would have taken about 3 weeks for them to get it... to long and other plans had to be made..

Oh and on the shocks side - they use harder springs on the SM than on the TE ..
I swapped my hard back spring with a softer one at MP but kept the front shocks the same seeing it will be under heavier load with the bigger tank  :thumleft:

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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 01:51:44 pm »
If you don't mind me asking what does the Voyager cost and what maps can you load ?
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 09:01:36 am »
If you don't mind me asking what does the Voyager cost and what maps can you load ?

Hey Sidetrack, when me and Tour ordered our Voyagers we paid $289 for it from Trail Tech - luckely Tour was also bringing in the KTM airfilters so we added the 2 voyagers to the box and paid no shipping for it  :thumleft: :thumleft:

i have to be honest i hav not had a lot of time to play with the Voyager and all my T4A and Garmin maps was on my old laptop - now that is all gone... (Laptop stolen n month ago.. :'( :'( :'(.)  but i will do my homework this weekend and update  :thumleft: I know it stores the tracks in GPX format
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 09:06:31 am »
Looking good!  Do you have the flywheel puller? I had one made which you're welcome to borrow.
Thanx - no that was one of my other problems.....
BUT Eddy @ E2R was kind enough to borrow me the puller for the job... :thumleft:

Soon the bike will be going to E2R for final tuning and testing  :biggrin: ;) ;)

you also have a TE610  Crossed-Up?

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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 09:19:05 am »
Nice going! The Husky's are really great deals. See you at the start!

If you don't mind me asking what does the Voyager cost and what maps can you load ?

As far as I know you can upload tracks to it but not maps. Is this right?

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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 11:36:29 am »
Scrat,  where do you get the tail tidy from. I would like one for my bike. 
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2014, 11:53:49 am »
Scrat,  where do you get the tail tidy from. I would like one for my bike. 

Hey there , from craigs - normal " universal motocross rear light " - should be able to get it from any bike shop?

i see your name is on the list!! COOOL
so there will be 2x 610's!!  :ricky:
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2014, 03:12:37 pm »
Thats right.  Have you tried any river crossings yet.  I did some in transkei on Sunday and swam a couple of times.  Legs are too short.  These are rivers that I have crossed before on the KLX with no real problems.
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2014, 03:16:35 pm »
Thats right.  Have you tried any river crossings yet.  I did some in transkei on Sunday and swam a couple of times.  Legs are too short.  These are rivers that I have crossed before on the KLX with no real problems.

Haha - nope not yet - bike has just been in the dunes most of the time  :ricky: :ricky:... tell me - did you do anything to the air intake yet ? or you leaving as is?
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2014, 07:43:15 pm »
I haven't done anything as yet. I want to get rb holder and lights sorted first and then look at air filter issue. Running out of time though.
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Re: From Street to Amageza thrills – Scrat’s Amageza Bike build..
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2014, 12:45:49 am »
Nice thread this :thumleft:

saklx650c  Are you thinking we have river crossings to manage on the Amageza as well?  :sip:
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