3280km trip in 6 days. 1200km of gravel, sand, mud, rocks. Outback Qld.
1. Scotts Steering Damper. Last year I didn't have you. The difference in sand and rocks is chalk and cheese. I would have given up without this one thing. All I can say is "get one".
2. Continental TKC80's - They rock. I even commute in the rain with them to work now. 19PSI in the front on the Sturt stony desert - all good.
3. Suzuki ABS - you are wonderful in all conditions. I'll post the test vids to youtube to prove it. With suicidal roos and emu's out to get me - love it.
4. stromtrooper, vsri and advrider, - for helping screw with the front forks 8 times until I have (nearly) the perfect setup for a weestrom. Next step is 7.5" travel project.
(BTW - my combo is 0.85, Racetech w/ blue @ 1.5, 5w oil, 10mm preload, 140mm oil)
For the "yeah it's ok bucket"
Wilbers - yep works well, but I've had one failure.
Protaper ATV Hi - nice, but I need more sweep. Bendy time I think. Little more vibey at 5000RPM.
Barkbusters - needed reshaping and offers less wind protection than standard guards.