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Offline BlouVark

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« Reply #160 on: September 15, 2006, 12:59:26 pm »
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Thanks :D , Anyone know where I can have my rims anodised? Pretoria area preferably


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« Reply #161 on: September 15, 2006, 01:34:31 pm »
Hi Werner

Amazing repair job, I saw that pic of the crash in a bike sa mag a while ago, apparently the guy rider died later in hospital or something?
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« Reply #162 on: September 15, 2006, 01:45:30 pm »
Yep, I think it was in the feb 06 issue, very unfortunate accident indeed! It was a russian group touring in SA on hired bikes.
I bought it when it was already repaired, knowing it is code 3, but that makes the price alot better, and after stripping and rebuilding, I now know that everything is 100%
Only after I bought the bike, I saw that it was the same bike, but no worries now, as she is living her second life and enjoying every moment of it!
 

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« Reply #163 on: September 15, 2006, 01:52:08 pm »
Can you give me more info on Dakar convertion? How difficult wasit? Where did you get the shocks and what did it cost? Did you also change to a 21" front wheel? I'm intersted in converting my 2002 650GS... :?
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« Reply #164 on: September 15, 2006, 02:06:18 pm »
Ja please man give us the detail... I saw that TT sell's the WP suspension kit as part of the Rallye bike but it's moerse expensive about R20000!
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« Reply #165 on: September 15, 2006, 02:14:13 pm »
The guy I bought the bike from had lots of spares, as he rebuilds wrecked Beemers, so I got the rear shock, longer sidestand and 21" wheel from him. I sold the original forks back to him. At first I wanted to install Upside down forks, that I got off an old KTM300 (On the 3rd or 4th pic you should see it), but it would have been too costly to make the mods too the forks for the ABS, calliper, steering lock etc. So I shopped around and eventually got 2nd hand Dakar forks. (I think I paid R4500)Also, the rear shock gas canister is only cable tied to the frame, as the normal GS frame doesn?t have brackets for this. I also had to have a new front brake line made, as the GS one was too short.
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« Reply #166 on: September 15, 2006, 02:19:30 pm »
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I enjoy bike maintenance as a hobby, otherwise it would have been hell! (And you need allot of time)


Hi there Werner747
have a look at this thread, should make some good reading for you

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147440
 

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« Reply #167 on: September 15, 2006, 02:32:39 pm »
Do know if this guy still have spares like this?
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« Reply #168 on: September 15, 2006, 02:38:59 pm »
Thanks Mark, very cool story! I know what he felt like!!!

Chris, the guy's name is Brad, but I lost his number when I lost my phone, but I know he had a smalls ad in the bike SA some time ago. I will have a look at home and let you know if I find something
 

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« Reply #169 on: September 15, 2006, 02:45:32 pm »
I had to think long and hard about the front fork conversion. I really wanted to fit the upside downs, but it would have needed allot of mods, such as:
Bracket to fit calliper for larger disk.
ABS brake line connector at steering head would have to be moved, as upside downs pressed against this.
No steering lock mount on the triple clamp that I had.
Steering stoppers needs to be modified
New front axle to be engineered
etc, etc, etc,

After speaking to allot of people, I realised then that I might not get such a great improvement with the upside downs, as I expect, so it will be allot of work, and costs, for small improvement.

But still, that just might be my next project (As soon as all the frustrations from the previous project is forgotten!!!)
 

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« Reply #170 on: September 15, 2006, 02:51:42 pm »
You will get a major improvement, if you are looking for offroad ability.
But you should rather just buy a KTM.
 

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« Reply #171 on: September 15, 2006, 03:46:03 pm »
Thanks Shark.

If I were able to buy "out of the box" I would have gone for the KTM640, but second hand and cheap, there are few KTM's available.

I'm still considering fitting the upside downs, but what worry's me, the upside downs that I have are 40mm diameter (WP suspension from a KTM300). The standard Showa, right side up's on the Dakar are 41 mm, and I see the new KTM have 43mm +. Will the 40mm be adequate, or not strong enough?

Does anyone have experience/ educated opinions in the matter.
I know I will have replace springs, as the Dak is allot heavier than the KTM.
 

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« Reply #172 on: September 15, 2006, 04:00:13 pm »
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I'm still considering fitting the upside downs...


So will you sell the Dak forks to me then  :D ?
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« Reply #173 on: September 15, 2006, 04:04:39 pm »
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Thanks Shark.

If I were able to buy "out of the box" I would have gone for the KTM640, but second hand and cheap, there are few KTM's available.

I'm still considering fitting the upside downs, but what worry's me, the upside downs that I have are 40mm diameter (WP suspension from a KTM300). The standard Showa, right side up's on the Dakar are 41 mm, and I see the new KTM have 43mm +. Will the 40mm be adequate, or not strong enough?

Does anyone have experience/ educated opinions in the matter.
I know I will have replace springs, as the Dak is allot heavier than the KTM.


a) The 40mm USD will be fine, in terms of strength.
b) The springs, maybe, maybe not, depending on your weight to.
c) Do you have the KTM yokes, or are you going to bush the Dak ones?

Sorry got to go pub time.

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« Reply #174 on: September 15, 2006, 04:16:19 pm »
yep, got the yokes as well, like I said the will need some mods, but Im sure they should work!!

mmm, Pub time! Good idea!! :D
 

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« Reply #175 on: September 15, 2006, 05:07:21 pm »
Of course Chris, once I do the conversion, Ill sell the Dak forks![/quote]
 

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« Reply #176 on: September 15, 2006, 07:11:35 pm »
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yep, got the yokes as well, like I said the will need some mods, but Im sure they should work!!

mmm, Pub time! Good idea!! :D


So what do you need to make and do?

The forks looked pretty reasonable in the pics?

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« Reply #177 on: September 16, 2006, 12:41:41 am »
Hi
my '03 silver one on the Western Explorer in Tasmanias Eastern World Heritage Area


...and the "pretzeled by a friend" '02 Strom





we bought through the written-off vehicles auctions earlier this year.

Just finished the rebuilt a week ago and it's one sweet goer once more....minus 23.5kg of "fat" (and therefore a tad under the DL650 weight)







A running account of the re-birth, incl. 170 pics is here:
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« Reply #178 on: September 16, 2006, 07:49:52 am »
Nice, with a few exceptions such as Ollie, the strom is not as popular here on the forum as other bikes, its "off road" protection is felt to be suspect.
But the engine is a beaut I believe.

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« Reply #179 on: September 16, 2006, 09:21:23 am »
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Nice, with a few exceptions such as Ollie, the strom is not as popular here on the forum as other bikes, its "off road" protection is felt to be suspect.
But the engine is a beaut I believe.

Welsh  :D


+1 on that. But as we're living in one of the "more-developed" parts of Oz, many more roads are sealed here in the South than in Western Australia or the Northern Territory....for which anything past a 650 single is too much work to be fun. Long live the DRs and KLRs  :lol: