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Forum: Thumpers Today, 03:56 PM
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Posted By c-m
Someone did make them and sell them. But looking...

Someone did make them and sell them. But looking back through the thread I think that was many years ago.

On the xChallenge, setting the Dash to a 17" rear wheel, corrects the speedo, despite the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Be careful, many in the crowed on these forums...

Be careful, many in the crowed on these forums are scared of electronics. Though they're probably too busy setting their points ignition, adjusting their needle valve and fixing their leaky float...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:29 PM
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Posted By c-m
My thinking was the two (front and rear) ABS...

My thinking was the two (front and rear) ABS discs will be spinning at the same rate though so there isn't anything new for the computer to work out. Otherwise something as simple as running...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10,032
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Posted By c-m
Aren't the ABS rings in the same place? How will...

Aren't the ABS rings in the same place? How will the ABS know anything is different? Does it take a speed and wheel size reading from the dash?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10,032
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Posted By c-m
+1 on the Acerbis tank. I used through Spain and...

+1 on the Acerbis tank. I used through Spain and Morocco without issues. I'd rather it was a bit thinner, but it works well.

I think I bought mine for about 60. I sprayed it black, which seemed...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-27-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By c-m
Cheapest garmin for routes and tracks

I previously had a Garmin Quest but it proved to be severlly dated. Orux maps on my phone was much much better, but I'm now considering another dedicated GPS unit.

What's the cheapest Garmin GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17,337
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Posted By c-m
There is a twin spark engine on ebay for 700....

There is a twin spark engine on ebay for 700. Wolverhampton, UK

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-F650GS...item5b0d3bcb59...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 316,562
Posted By c-m
I bought one of the manual holder canisters....

I bought one of the manual holder canisters. Turns out I can't mount it on my bike the way it's configured, so that sucks.

Crash bars get in the way and the tabs are the pain. Will have to look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
But pepebayeta...

But pepebayeta (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=77036) lives in Spain. One of the safest countries in the world. I've ridden in Spain at night plenty of times no different from riding in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By c-m
Thanks, though it's not really worth it, shipping...

Thanks, though it's not really worth it, shipping from the US to UK will be more than the wheel itself especially when you include tax and import duty.

Lewiss66 is in France which is why I asked.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 01:41 AM
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Posted By c-m
Told by who? I can understand if you live...

Told by who?

I can understand if you live or are travelling in a dangerous country with roadside bombs and rebel attacks and kidnapings, but otherwise and at home what are you afraid of riding at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 12:47 AM
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Posted By c-m
You didn't happen to find a rear wheel did you?...

You didn't happen to find a rear wheel did you? I'm looking for one.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By c-m
Excellent. Might give it a lick of paint then...

Excellent. Might give it a lick of paint then when I send my shock off for refurbishment.

I need to attach my reinforced subframe too. Makes sense to do them in one weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 09:28 AM
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Posted By c-m
Tools

Does anything on the bike require a 9mm socket? If not that can be removed form my toolkit.

Also where is the coolant bleed (not the drain)? On the F650 this was on the right-hand side of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Except the CB500X or even the Versys isn't going...

Except the CB500X or even the Versys isn't going to have the correct rake and trail for stability off the sealed stuff. This is stuff manufacturers can do cheaply but costs the consumer a bomb when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 333,810
Posted By c-m
Which would mean tyre pressure is increased at...

Which would mean tyre pressure is increased at altitude. Something to think about considering I'm going to be at over 3,500m
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By c-m
Cool. Use inner bags for everthying. I only...

Cool.

Use inner bags for everthying. I only used on for my clothes, and just put my tools and other things in carrier bags but I eneded up getting the inside of the bags filthy. Since the insides...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By c-m
Seen that. Looks interesting. But then weren't...

Seen that. Looks interesting. But then weren't BMW suppose to be coming out with a 390 as well? The mock up picture I saw last year looked just like the xCountry. haha
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 03:22 AM
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Posted By c-m
All of these Spanish xCountrys yet in over...

All of these Spanish xCountrys yet in over 7,000km around Spain I've not bumped into another xCountry or xChallenge owner.

Loads and loads of old F650s around though. None of them Dakar versions....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 10:18 AM
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Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Oh no. What have you done?

Oh no. What have you done?
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 29,833
Posted By c-m
Ok so I've got an Outback jacket on trial at the...

Ok so I've got an Outback jacket on trial at the moment. The fit is great and it feels comfortable. The arm vents are great but the chest vents are a bit pointless.

I've seen some good deals on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 03:41 AM
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Posted By c-m
I don't think there is much chance of getting a...

I don't think there is much chance of getting a c-spanner on there and actually being able to move it.

If you need to adjust pre-load regularly then a remote adjuster is the only way to go.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 02:18 PM
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Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Making $200 net profit on each of 200 million...

Making $200 net profit on each of 200 million bikes is better than making $2,000 on each of 50,000 bikes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 01:41 PM
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Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
The US is just one market and compared to some...

The US is just one market and compared to some countries, per person it's not even a large market for powered two wheelers, hence it gets motorcycles later than Europe and other regions. Of course...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10,032
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Posted By c-m
I don't have the dirtbagz bags, just the frames....

I don't have the dirtbagz bags, just the frames. They're ok but if I were to do it all again I'd either make my own or find a cheap set of H&B frames. Just easier and more versatile even they don't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 11:04 AM
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Posted By c-m
Looks like you're losing a bit of paint there on...

Looks like you're losing a bit of paint there on the swing arm. I've got a little patch on mine that needs touching up and it's not worth taking it all off and getting it powder coated. Do you know...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
There is currently a thread about BMW prices on...

There is currently a thread about BMW prices on another forum. It's mainly about the 1200gs.



All figures are for bog standard version of the bikes listed.
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 29,833
Posted By c-m
I need to replace my current jacket with...

I need to replace my current jacket with something that will be comfortable for a 4 month adventure with temperatures ranging from 30c to 0c

I was going to go with a Spidi Marathon but can't find...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Usually manuals state a weight limit for racks. A...

Usually manuals state a weight limit for racks. A 2 US gallon rotopax if full would have been over this (usually 5kg). I've got an aluminium subframe that I'm getting strengthened for next trip. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Can't tell if you've dropped the bike or are...

Can't tell if you've dropped the bike or are using the pannier as a side stand to save weight :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
RTW world is just a series of adventures. You...

RTW world is just a series of adventures. You probably choose the same type bike for a RTW trip as you would for touring Africa, South America or Austrialia. Your kit and the things you carry would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Most people driving on 3rd world or developing...

Most people driving on 3rd world or developing nations roads have something like a Citroen 2CV or 40 year old Mercedes in Africa. Not many have 4x4s
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 1,607,481
Posted By c-m
Ah yes I've been wondering about that. My OEM one...

Ah yes I've been wondering about that. My OEM one is still going strong but who knows for how much longer.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By c-m
Talsint - Plateau de Rekam - Nador

In Talsint we discussed when we were going to head back to Spain. There was a late evening ferry the next day but with nearly 400km including the Plateau we just adopted a 'see what happens'...
Forum: Latin America 06-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By c-m
If you use Dakar Motors you can buy insurance...

If you use Dakar Motors you can buy insurance from them that covers all neighbouring countries plus Peru at roughly around 9 per month.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
What made you fancy a day out on the GS in sand...

What made you fancy a day out on the GS in sand with tourances anyhow?

It's like brewing tea in a chocolate teapot. You can do it, but it's not going to work out well.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
Which is just someone someone made up for hell of...

Which is just someone someone made up for hell of it. It doesn't mean anything.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 1,349,939
Posted By c-m
Probably just got some new brake line made up....

Probably just got some new brake line made up. easy peasy, though costs a bit. :(
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 381,001
Posted By c-m
But you can't ride off road in Norway. Isn't it...

But you can't ride off road in Norway. Isn't it illegal?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 333,810
Posted By c-m
ah plenty have said the K60 is a right pain to...

ah plenty have said the K60 is a right pain to get on and off in the field. So much so that I'm thinking of going for the Mitas E07 instead for my next trip.
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