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Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By The Jester
The impeller shaft seal does wear out, or more to...

The impeller shaft seal does wear out, or more to the point it wears a groove in the shaft, and begins to leak. If you are approaching 30K miles I would ordering a service kit to do the job. Be...
Forum: Europe 06-15-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By The Jester
Please Help

I am working in London at the moment and the other week I ended up riding up on my bike. Having locked my bike what looked like a motorcycle parking rail to reduce the risk of theft I was very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By The Jester
The radiator on the X bikes is prone to getting...

The radiator on the X bikes is prone to getting clogged, especially if you ride it in any kind of mud. The stock fender really isn't suitable. On mine I cut a piece of plastic to block the slots in...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 40,167
Posted By The Jester
I am pretty sure I read in the ICO manual that...

I am pretty sure I read in the ICO manual that the sensor should be installed at right angles to the disc as installing it parallel could result in the sensor triggering twice. I have my sensor...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
I agree. A path that could end up as an...

I agree. A path that could end up as an expensive mistake.

You could always try a set of these (http://www.xr650r.co.uk/newparts/rearpegs/rearpegs.shtml)
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By The Jester
I would definitely try it with the O2 sensor...

I would definitely try it with the O2 sensor disconnected. This will do no harm to the bike. I am wondering whether your sensor has developed a fault. They do have a finite life and it could be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Does it? If this method works there should not...

Does it?
If this method works there should not a problem to use it in reverse - count the points in on the screw until it contacts the valve then count them back out again and lock it off.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 255,485
Posted By The Jester
I'm assuming you have tried using a multimeter to...

I'm assuming you have tried using a multimeter to identify the other end of the wire? Does it connect to earth like the AC coil?
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Definitely. With a thick tube it is easier to...

Definitely. With a thick tube it is easier to insert the partially inflated tube into the tyre before you start fitting the tyre to the rim.

Is the rim-lock fitted under the rim-tape?

Some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 255,485
Posted By The Jester
I had a capacitor in there; although not as big...

I had a capacitor in there; although not as big as the current one it was bigger than the one on the DC circuit.

Do you have the circuit digram for the US or Euro bike? It sounds like you have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 255,485
Posted By The Jester
14.4v at idle. IIRC it is a 10,000uF cap. I...

14.4v at idle. IIRC it is a 10,000uF cap. I always run it with the sidelights on though, just to ensure that there is sufficient current draw to avoid any issues. Once I get some spare time I plan...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 255,485
Posted By The Jester
Hi Ted I believe we met at Gabe's do last...

Hi Ted

I believe we met at Gabe's do last year.

I tried to rectify the AC circuit to run 2 LED lamps. I had one lamp on the original DC circuit running from the feed to the side lights and one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By The Jester
I had a DRZ a few years ago and had dirt and SM...

I had a DRZ a few years ago and had dirt and SM wheels. I never had any issues with swapping wheels back and forth while keeping the same chain.

The useful thing is the DRZ has snail cams...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Never had to weld a nut to a chain adjuster but...

Never had to weld a nut to a chain adjuster but done it plenty of times with exhaust header studs. My experience is that the expansion of the alloy usually breaks the corrosion and the bolt comes...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Not run one on the XR yet but managed over 2k...

Not run one on the XR yet but managed over 2k miles on a G650X which is fraction heavier and not quite as powerful. I'd expect a bit less on the XR but more than a knobbly.

I've killed a maxxis...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 12:04 AM
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Posted By The Jester
XRs only sell some uprated mounts

XRs only sell some uprated mounts
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By The Jester
Not sure exactly how far you are moving the lever...

Not sure exactly how far you are moving the lever until the second sticking point. With mine I can wind the over round easily until it stops. Without the decamp lever I can use steady pressure to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
I've been wondering about the rekluse. The rear...

I've been wondering about the rekluse. The rear hand brake and anti-stall seem like useful benefits. The new EXP unit is almost affordable too. So what is the catch? What is the impact on clutch...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 40,167
Posted By The Jester
I don't know if it can be done with the red one...

I don't know if it can be done with the red one but i know that it can with the latest version.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Interested that your oil temps were getting high....

Interested that your oil temps were getting high. What sort of temps were you seeing and what conditions were these in?
Looks like you are on standard rads. Would fitting a set of the larger rads...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
I'd be interested to know how that affects the...

I'd be interested to know how that affects the handling. I have a similar sized mask on the bike at the moment and I start to get a wobble at around 70 mph. Don't know whether it is the mask, tyre...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By The Jester
Thinking analytically: you removed and...

Thinking analytically:

you removed and reinstalled the carb - is it getting enough fuel? have you pinched a fuel line during installation of the tank? Is there an air leak on the rubber between...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
I definitely notice more compression on the kick...

I definitely notice more compression on the kick start when lining up the piston but I wouldn't say it is any harder to start. As for running, I haven't had to adjust the jetting and the bike pulls...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Top to bottom: stem seals new inlet valves ...

Top to bottom:
stem seals
new inlet valves
all valve seats re-cut
scotch-brite the bore and fitted 11:1 piston
falicon rod
new gaskets and seals throughout obviously. Everything else was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Mine used to drink about 200ml every 100 miles...

Mine used to drink about 200ml every 100 miles but after a winter teardown she hasn't used a drop.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
I'd be interested to know if that review included...

I'd be interested to know if that review included the akrapovic exhaust. Mine came with the full system and I have never ridden a stock bike to compare. The tapered headers are a work of art and the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 255,485
Posted By The Jester
No idea but you could contact them via the link...

No idea but you could contact them via the link to their website. It will definitely end up being more expensive in the US than the other options such as Ricky and BD. It probably works out about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 255,485
Posted By The Jester
Well I've had enough of trying to work round the...

Well I've had enough of trying to work round the stock electrics and have ordered a replacement stator (http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/G443-RR17.html). 280W 3 phase into a reg/rec to give a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Riding the old girl in the Pikes Peak roadbook...

Riding the old girl in the Pikes Peak roadbook navigation rally the other weekend

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7623/16811949456_b64f548a42_b.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
I have a picture taken from the exact same spot...

I have a picture taken from the exact same spot as this. Unfortunately I was on one of the tourist vehicles rather than a bike. Mind you I wasn't riding dirt in those days. Would love to take a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
It is isn't using oil, the oil has no fragments...

It is isn't using oil, the oil has no fragments when you change it and you haven't had to frequently adjust the valve clearances I would be tempted to leave it alone.

If you really want to strip...
Forum: Vendors 03-05-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By The Jester
This does sound interesting but i have a couple...

This does sound interesting but i have a couple of questions

Does it need the bike to have a battery or will it be ok with a standard wiring set up on the R?

Other than the principal that the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By The Jester
Flip the tyre - the tread on each tyre works in...

Flip the tyre - the tread on each tyre works in the opposite direction. Think of them as working like a plough when the tyre loses grip, trying to clear a path down to a solid surface beneath. The...
Forum: Racing 02-11-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 544,407
Posted By The Jester
As much as the size (actually mass), the distance...

As much as the size (actually mass), the distance from the steering stem axis will also influence the steering. The further it is away from the axis, the further the roadbook and trip have to travel...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
Especially with a full Akro exhaust :evil ...

Especially with a full Akro exhaust :evil

http://www.carpimoto.it/Images/Products/Pdf/S-H6MR1-MTT.pdf

Not my graph, just one I found on the web so I don't know what spec the bike was running. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
So if this CDI is 2 degrees advanced, does it...

So if this CDI is 2 degrees advanced, does it cause any problems with pre-ignition and is it affected by high compression pistons?
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23,938
Views: 3,299,120
Posted By The Jester
:thumb I'm with you on that. Plenty fast...

:thumb

I'm with you on that. Plenty fast enough for me. Fine if the bore is worn but otherwise not a requirement.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By The Jester
I had 3 spoke alloys from an RGV250 on a DRZ400...

I had 3 spoke alloys from an RGV250 on a DRZ400 years ago. It took a bit of machining: wheel spacers, disc spacer for the front and a disc for the rear from some stainless sheet. If you have the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By The Jester
I'd be in so long as the cost was sensible

I'd be in so long as the cost was sensible
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By The Jester
My money is still on the brake lever. I replaced...

My money is still on the brake lever. I replaced mine a number of times in the 46k miles I had the X-challenge. Each time it brought back original lever travel, feel and power.

I checked the...
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