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Good reminder.. I still haven't put another split link in my bag.
Chainlink's are $25 trackside aren't they ?
Fuel is $5 a litre
Spark Plugs are $20
Clutch levers...name your price

Plus fitting...

but no GST....
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Chainlink's are $25 trackside aren't they ?
Fuel is $5 a litre
Spark Plugs are $20
Clutch levers...name your price

Plus fitting...

but no GST....
I am rich then!! I reckon throttle cables are about a grand then...!
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Started getting the RR250 ready for Transmoto 12hr

Finally getting some time to get a few things done on my RR250 in readiness for Sundays ride.
I had never experienced arm pump before and about 1/2 way through the 1st lap of last years Transmoto 12 hour I found my hands going numb and had difficulty operating the clutch and brake with any sort of finesse or power. I reckon that a combination of deep, whooped out sand for the first 2 kms of the course and the perceived threat of the Aussie ISDE team sitting behind me going.." get outta the way you slow, gumby coot..." had me tensing up, not breathing and more concerned about what was coming up behind me instead of what lay ahead...
So I thought for this year I'd run a set of Flexx bars and some thicker grips to take some of the impacts out of the bars and my forearms and wrists and an XRC steering stabiliser to make the sand riding a bit less taxing.
I just got some XRC billet chain guards in and fitted a silver one (choice of red, black and silver).
Fitted a Fasst billet rear brake clevis, now there is absolutely no slop in the rear brake action, you touch the pedal and the pads move instantly, every time. I love controls that respond without delay and have consistent feel throughout a ride.
I scored a near new FOX RC3 shock recently and removed the 6.0k spring that was fitted (100kg plus rider) and got a 5.4K delivered today (thanks Shane at Hardiman ATV).
Whilst swapping out the shock I fitted a used Fastway linkage guard that I had removed from a previous demo bike.
I also wound the PFP adjusters in from no preload to full 2 turns on the Marzocchis to perhaps give a firmer response as I haven't upped the spring rate in the forks.
I won't get a chance to test the setup until Sunday Race* day, but being in a slow 4 man team it will allow me to do a lap, come in for an hour and fiddle/adjust and then go out for a lap to test. Hopefully after a lap or two I will have the suspension settings in a reasonable place and fine tune from there. Not that there was anything wrong with the standard setup, I just never get the chance to do any suspension adjustments on typical rides so Im going to take advantage of having a fixed loop to test on for the day.
I haven't ridden for 3 months so Im doing everything I can to make my saddle time as enjoyable as possible...
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Finally getting some time to get a few things done on my RR250 in readiness for Sundays ride.
I had never experienced arm pump before and about 1/2 way through the 1st lap of last years Transmoto 12 hour I found my hands going numb and had difficulty operating the clutch and brake with any sort of finesse or power. I reckon that a combination of deep, whooped out sand for the first 2 kms of the course and the perceived threat of the Aussie ISDE team sitting behind me going.." get outta the way you slow, gumby coot..." had me tensing up, not breathing and more concerned about what was coming up behind me instead of what lay ahead...
So I thought for this year I'd run a set of Flexx bars and some thicker grips to take some of the impacts out of the bars and my forearms and wrists and an XRC steering stabiliser to make the sand riding a bit less taxing.
I just got some XRC billet chain guards in and fitted a silver one (choice of red, black and silver).
Fitted a Fasst billet rear brake clevis, now there is absolutely no slop in the rear brake action, you touch the pedal and the pads move instantly, every time. I love controls that respond without delay and have consistent feel throughout a ride.
I scored a near new FOX RC3 shock recently and removed the 6.0k spring that was fitted (100kg plus rider) and got a 5.4K delivered today (thanks Shane at Hardiman ATV).
Whilst swapping out the shock I fitted a used Fastway linkage guard that I had removed from a previous demo bike.
I also wound the PFP adjusters in from no preload to full 2 turns on the Marzocchis to perhaps give a firmer response as I haven't upped the spring rate in the forks.
I won't get a chance to test the setup until Sunday Race* day, but being in a slow 4 man team it will allow me to do a lap, come in for an hour and fiddle/adjust and then go out for a lap to test. Hopefully after a lap or two I will have the suspension settings in a reasonable place and fine tune from there. Not that there was anything wrong with the standard setup, I just never get the chance to do any suspension adjustments on typical rides so Im going to take advantage of having a fixed loop to test on for the day.
I haven't ridden for 3 months so Im doing everything I can to make my saddle time as enjoyable as possible...
Hey Cameron. Good luck with the ride. Can you post up a website re the XRC steering damper.
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Definitely be interested in your thoughts on the Flexx Bars!!! what were the thicker grips that you used?
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Definitely be interested in your thoughts on the Flexx Bars!!! what were the thicker grips that you used?
1st thoughts on the Flexx bars "..expensive !! "

2nd thought.."they're frickin heavy" and the weight is unfortunately at the highest point on a bike...hmmm not ideal.

3rd thought....can't mount handguards unless you buy the Flexx version or screw around making adapters, so for now Im just running useless flag handguards

4th thought...cant see the speedo/odo (I don't have one currently fitted anyway)

So it will be interesting to see if the positives of the Flexx bars outweigh these significant negatives


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Check the picture on the packet...now Ive got a shock inside my forearm...
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Hey Cameron. Good luck with the ride. Can you post up a website re the XRC steering damper.
Chris

Kelly only has a Facebook page for the XRC products (no website)

http://www.pictaram.com/user/xtreme_...nts/3132959550

https://www.facebook.com/XtremeRaceComponents/

Im getting some more XRC steering "stabilisers" in for BETA and KTM and Ill ask if they do a mount for Gasser.
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you sure you didnt buy those 'handgrips' from the Toolshed in Newtown?
Oh, the guy I bough the suspension from has a set of Twisted Engineering bars for sale ( the carbon ones) if you're interested.
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you sure you didnt buy those 'handgrips' from the Toolshed in Newtown?
Oh, the guy I bough the suspension from has a set of Twisted Engineering bars for sale ( the carbon ones) if you're interested.
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you sure you didnt buy those 'handgrips' from the Toolshed in Newtown?
Oh, the guy I bough the suspension from has a set of Twisted Engineering bars for sale ( the carbon ones) if you're interested.
Gibbo, when you're at the Toolshed tonight could you grab a set of Tie Downs for Edgy Al?
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