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Old 23 May 2002
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Stripped Down Adventure or Adventurised LC4?

Problem: Whilst my Adventure's great in the desert, I find it's bulk and to a lesser degree weight a bit much off-road in the more technical European going. So the choice is to fit a small LC4 tank/headlight/Touratech Rallye bracket to the Adventure or buy a standard LC4 enduro and fit an Adventure tank/fairing etc. when overlanding. I recognise the bikes are different in other areas but has anyone any experience in either of these conversions, especially the time taken and is it easily reversible?

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Don't quote me on this one Ian, but before I was 'aware' I wanted to take my Duke II on an overland journey - Bracken (London Garage http://www.bracken.co.uk) I believe said that, amongst others, you could not enlarge the tank (standard 11 or 13 ltrs???) - and I believe the duke tank is the same as the Enduro.

I agree - The Adventurer is not what I would call an 'Off-Road' bike - please don't misunderstand - but the reason it's great for desert & dirt roads is the long wheelbase (and weight to some extent). For tight corners - the power & wheelbase make it less responsive but possibly too powerful for turns etc... But for general overlanding - dirt or tarmac roads - it's great...

The other choice it to get up on those pegs and just tank it... Gung Ho and over the top and all that...

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Re: Fuel tanks I believe the 18 litre one will fit a Duke (it's advertised that it will) and the 28 (or is it 30?) litre tank will fit an LC4 Enduro (post 97 and probably earlier) but you need a different seat.
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