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Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 90,215
Posted By Taipan
For the benefit of the archives, I managed it...

For the benefit of the archives, I managed it last night. The little push clips grip the panel very tightly. i had to wiggle a screwdriver in and prise the panel out each side. I managed to do this...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 90,215
Posted By Taipan
Boing! Tried again last night but cant see how to...

Boing! Tried again last night but cant see how to release where the panel is fixed at the midway points? Must be missing something obvious here, beside a brain that is!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 90,215
Posted By Taipan
Hi All Trying to fit a new sidelight bulb too...

Hi All
Trying to fit a new sidelight bulb too my Sh300 but cant get the central panel off? The manual says,

"Position Lights Bulb
1. Remove the front shield(1):
unfasten the top screws (2),...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 90,215
Posted By Taipan
Hi All Anyone got a download link for the...

Hi All
Anyone got a download link for the workshop manual for a Sh300?
Many thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By Taipan
Question Looking for Bob and Ali from Camping Allweglehen Bertchesgaden

Hi All

On www.therevcounter.com a guy, rather helpfully, just posted the message below. This is a bit of a long shot and maybe in the wrong forum, but can anyone help. I'm sure Bob would be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
I think I've finally sussed it all out. When I...

I think I've finally sussed it all out. When I collected the bike from the previous owner we had to reset the clock as he had removed the battery at some point. He did tell me why but I cant...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
Lol!, possibly. But its like its thrown the...

Lol!, possibly. But its like its thrown the gauntlet down challenging me and laughing at my determination to get it running right. We must rise against the machines!:D Ran abit better this morning....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
Well that was short lived! Started the 3-4k...

Well that was short lived! Started the 3-4k lurching about again on the way home and then cut out at a junction! Jeez, what is it with these ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
Well I've fixed it. But I don't really know how...

Well I've fixed it. But I don't really know how and I don't really know if its permanently fixed, as it seems often what is initially fixed undoes it self a few miles later.[err] So the Jury is still...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
I havent but I will. :thumb

I havent but I will. :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By Taipan
It does seem an odd way to reset a TPS. On my old...

It does seem an odd way to reset a TPS. On my old 1150GS you just opened the throttle wide once or twice and rode off. Wonder why this has to do it 5 times with timed intervals?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
No, I dont have a code reader. I think I'm going...

No, I dont have a code reader. I think I'm going to have to get it to a dealer and get it read though. Played up a bit again this morning, its not as bad as it was, in fact its much better but still...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
It was better still on the way home...

It was better still on the way home tonight!http://f800riders.org/forum/images/smilies/Icon_amsmile_err.gif It did cut out a couple of times but ran okay in-between. Seems having given it a few...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By Taipan
Question Rough running F800, any ideas on the cause?

Hi All

My new (to me) 2006 F800S has a problem. Its the very common cutting out problem. One of the known causes can be kinked idle actuator valve hoses.

So I took my air box etc off to check...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
Thanks Eric, that's a good idea. I have a more...

Thanks Eric, that's a good idea. I have a more info on the fault now too. I'll post up a thread.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Taipan
Question ANy F800 experts about as I've broke my F800S

Hi All

My new (to me) 2006 F800S cuts out when ever you stop. You have to hold some throttle or it just dies. Its a known issue on these bikes and apparently can be down to kinked idle actuator...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Taipan
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One of the things I did read (I'll post the link if I can find it) is that the...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Taipan
Hi Stu According to those in th e know on...

Hi Stu

According to those in th e know on the MZriders.com site this is the answer http://tunebike.de/English/Carburetor/carburetor.html

Setting my mixture screw to 3 turns out seems to be the...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Taipan
Baghira Xt660 with developing vibration?

Hi Everyone
Whilst riding home last night I noticed my Baghira (xtz660 engine) was developing a vibration. It seems to be coming right through the bike and is there if you rev it, so it isn't drive...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Taipan
Thumb Hi Stu The guy I got it off had 3 bikes and...

Hi Stu
The guy I got it off had 3 bikes and sold it due to lack of use. So itlooks like you've hit the nail on the head there! I'll pull the carbs and have a good clean inside them.
Many thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,175
Posted By Taipan
I disagree about the KTM950 being unsuitable. Its...

I disagree about the KTM950 being unsuitable. Its a very fast and capable bike yes, but its only as fast as you make it go. Its also a very easy bike to ride and very tractable. I could quite happily...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,091
Posted By Taipan
Now that is sweet! Looks more up todate too! I've...

Now that is sweet! Looks more up todate too! I've got to swap out my bars for narrower ones as the OEM ones are just too wide when lane splittiing into London. Might see if I can find some KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,091
Posted By Taipan
Well taht 3 of us rthat are ina different class!...

Well taht 3 of us rthat are ina different class! :D

Tigerboy, have you approached a local fabricator? Be quite easy to have something made up using your grab rail mounting points or even...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,091
Posted By Taipan
Any Baggi owners still about? Even MZRiders seems...

Any Baggi owners still about? Even MZRiders seems to haev little Baghira owner traffic these days? I just recently picked up an 02 Baggi. Fitted a BSM Vampire exhaust to it but its stock apart from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 838,117
Posted By Taipan
Picked this 02 Baghira up the othr week. ...

Picked this 02 Baghira up the othr week.

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3113/mzbaghira007.jpg

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7614/mzbaghira008.jpg
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Taipan
5 turns out on the pilot screw and she fires up...

5 turns out on the pilot screw and she fires up straight away!:huh Must be worth reaming out the pilot a fraction if jets aren't freely available?


Pa, Pa, Taipans talking to himself again. I...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Taipan
Update to this is on the various sites they say...

Update to this is on the various sites they say to open the pilot/mixture screws to 5 - 5.5 turns out! That seems an awful lot to me and I'm surprised they dont just increase the pilot jet size? I'll...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By Taipan
MZ Baghira bad starting?

Hi All

02 Baghira which was standard but I've just put a BSM end can on. I decided to check the carb operation. According to the manual the secondary carb should open when the primary slide is at...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 1,322,087
Posted By Taipan
Just got back from a short break in Normandy on...

Just got back from a short break in Normandy on my Nexus. Stopped off to pay my respects while I was there.

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6088/normandy2009068.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 1,322,087
Posted By Taipan
Thanks. It is indeed fun.:wink: Its a 500cc fuel...

Thanks. It is indeed fun.:wink: Its a 500cc fuel injected single cylinder making just over 40bhp.:clap

http://www.piaggio.com.au/Products/Nexus-500.html
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 1,322,087
Posted By Taipan
Thumb I picked this up at the weekend. ...

I picked this up at the weekend.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3528/nexus003.jpg

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/5763/nexus004.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,517,556
Posted By Taipan
If you fit race cans do you have to disconnect the SAS?

<!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> Recently fitted some race cans to my 950SM. Sadly I wont be keeping the bike much longer so dont want to make any major changes to it as I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,517,556
Posted By Taipan
That does indeed confimr mine is "normal". Thanks...

That does indeed confimr mine is "normal". Thanks for checking that guys, its appreciated.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,517,556
Posted By Taipan
Thanks for checking. Is your play damped as if...

Thanks for checking. Is your play damped as if the wheel is hitting rubber or does it clocnk like say tapping a screwdriver handle on the wheel rim, if you see what I mean?
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,517,556
Posted By Taipan
Could you 950SM owners do me a favour please? My...

Could you 950SM owners do me a favour please? My bike has a vibration problem which I'm trying to find. I just grabbed the rear sprocket and there is some for and aft play, which I expected to be...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,183
Posted By Taipan
I had one and liked it. Suffered a few "typical...

I had one and liked it. Suffered a few "typical BMW problems" and fell out with the dealer and sold it. Servo ABS took some getting used to as there is a split second delay which gives you that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Taipan
No I dont think so. Its happening, albeit to a...

No I dont think so. Its happening, albeit to a lesser extent, at lower revs too.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Taipan
KTM 950 Supermoto misfire at higher revs?

Hi All

My bike seems to be misfiring slightly. It gets worse at higher revs and I can feel the vibration from the misfire through the bike. Its a little bit "jerky" at part throttle cruising (but...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,517,556
Posted By Taipan
I'm not labouring the engine. If I was in any...

I'm not labouring the engine. If I was in any gear, mid way through the rev range at part throttle, open throttle fully and you go through some vibes before clearing them and taking off. You feel it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 1,517,556
Posted By Taipan
<!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message -->...

<!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> How vibey is your bike? My bike is very smooth at cruising revs at say 80mph (16t front sprocket) but can be quite vibey under load. If I open the...
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