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Old 15 Sep 2008
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Hi
Roy quick question about the crash bars
what is the diameter of the tube used for the main hoop and the cross bar which looks thinner?

And TREKGS have you got any pics of the bike especially with front mudguard installed?

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Nice Colour Roy...... I'll try my forks at 10psi at some point, if i keep the machine
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Hi
Roy quick question about the crash bars
what is the diameter of the tube used for the main hoop and the cross bar which looks thinner?

And TREKGS have you got any pics of the bike especially with front mudguard installed?

Thanks

shaun
shaunj.,

Pls have a look at this thread for photos.
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...tion-kle-37551


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thanks i may try doing that at some point
i think acerbis supermotard mudguard would look good with the 05> front end
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nice looking bike
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Font suspension can take up to 36psi pressure
It could mean max psi under load, so you'd want to stay well down from that.

I think a standard tyre you'd pump up to 30psi has a max load of 50ish. Forks take the same load as the front tyre. I could be wrong about that though.
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I Have ride the kle for more than 300Km off-road .Here are my conclusions .Pirelli MT 21 is a great tyre compared to Pirelli scorpion off road.It gives you confidence and stability of road and normal use on road.I have been told by fellow riders that is not stable in wet road and someone must be very careful .Now lets go to of-road capabilities of Kle .Front suspension need serious improvement .On straight lines even in hard conditions bike will be happy to go fast ,rear end can easily be controllable
It works like a cars limited slip due to the fact that power/torque is well balanced .Even if you can catch-up other riders with enduro bikes on straight lines make no mistake to be speedy in corners this is were the bike will show its 185kgs+.Do not try to jump , even if you manage a take-off when landing suspension will not absorb bikes weight. Brakes are not bad and will not lock if are smooth on them .In other words bike can do better off-roading with enduro tyres and front suspension improvement.Its more confortable than enduro bike on long distance trips with an average performance.So the next step is to reduse weight(exhaust) and improve suspension(springs).

Does anybody installed a complete exhaust (arrow or leovince).What is the weight of stock exhaust?
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Shaun,

Ive no idea, but will get my tape messure out the next time im in the garage.
Are you planning on making a set?

TD, Not seen you on for a while. Im gonna stick with 10psi in mine as not to over stress the seals. Makes a big difference though!.



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Shaun,

Ive no idea, but will get my tape messure out the next time im in the garage.
Are you planning on making a set?

TD, Not seen you on for a while. Im gonna stick with 10psi in mine as not to over stress the seals. Makes a big difference though!.



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Roy,

I have set mine on 20psi check it again after been off-road(hard riding)20psi pressure is stable no loss.Better to change air valves before you set on 20Psi.Forqot to mension the most importand factor im 85kgs.
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Just to make thinks clear.All motorcycles manuals are saying to set suspension preload(our setup is airpressure)on sag measurment of approx 3cm.So the best way to set pressure is measuting the sag.This it will be the best way to adjust suspension according to your weight.Ofcource this is not a rule my benelli tnt is adjusted to 2cm.

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Shaun,

Ive no idea, but will get my tape messure out the next time im in the garage.
Are you planning on making a set?
no i'v got some on order and was planning on mounting some foglights to them
i just wanted to know if a standard 22/25mm mirror mount would fit so i would only have to make a simple plate bracket to mount the lights to the mirror mount

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Be really interested to see how you get on with that ShaunJ...sounds like a good idea.
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Got the crash bars today
probably order lights and mirror mounts at the weekend
The tube diameters are 25mm for the main hoop and 22mm for the cross bar if anyones interested in trying this aswell

The lights i'm getting hella micro de (halogens) which i think are the same as touratechs just without the guard and expensive logo
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Finally got the brackets so the lights are now fitted easy enough to do with a basic knowledge of electrics
should have pics at weekend if weathers good
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