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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By bigkuri
How to get your bike worked on :) :deal ...

How to get your bike worked on :) :deal

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/2013%20Morocco/WP_20131106_030_zpsb92d1632.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Shite. Ouch. I had no idea that mod would...

Shite. Ouch. I had no idea that mod would work.... :(

Thanks for the photo's - my take on it was that they apply a angular force to the bearings, so I milled them off entirely!.... Have drilled...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By bigkuri
Depends on your riding style eh. I'm front heavy,...

Depends on your riding style eh. I'm front heavy, so need the stiffer forks to compensate. My mate is rear heavy, so his forks are always under sprung, but he likes it that way. Also, I'll run the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By bigkuri
Doing this myself right now. I weigh 105kg so...

Doing this myself right now. I weigh 105kg so went with 0.52kg springs from Jeff Slavens. Oil - motul factory line 5 weight. Level is measured in cc and not height (or at least I cannot find it) and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By bigkuri
What size is it? 270mm or 320mm??

What size is it? 270mm or 320mm??
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 592,287
Posted By bigkuri
Like said - those other threads don't do anything...

Like said - those other threads don't do anything and there is no clearance issue. So a couple of washers to space it and she'll be right.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Ride mine around London all the time (in summer)...

Ride mine around London all the time (in summer) in flip flops and shorts, t-shirt. No drama.
Except when the police give me grief for riding in open-toe shoes!... :)

I can start mine in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By bigkuri
Thanks as always for the advice guys. ...

Thanks as always for the advice guys.

Got it off... I measured the rod and drilled a hole the same size in a block of wood. Split the wood in half and clamped it on rod. Boy, the nut was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By bigkuri
Great idea, thank you. The problem is at 3:08 to...

Great idea, thank you. The problem is at 3:08 to 3:30. The smaller lock nut just spins on the rod.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By bigkuri
CRF question in the XR section... I am...

CRF question in the XR section... I am transplanting 2003 CRF450R forks into my BRP, and so bought second hand forks and a rebuild kit. Simple enough, done this many times...

However one of...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 592,287
Posted By bigkuri
Screws in. Don't just push it. Tip - once you...

Screws in. Don't just push it. Tip - once you feel resistance (almost right away) put a mark on the cable about 2cm up, so you know how far you have gone in. Eye-ball the distance beforehand...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Nice pics :thumb I should have said it's a...

Nice pics :thumb

I should have said it's a UK bike and as such the stock cowling bolts onto the OEM fork triples with metal brackets etc.. None of those wee rubber bands :deal

I've ordered a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By bigkuri
Ah, yep - like me. The CRF-X one does just look...

Ah, yep - like me. The CRF-X one does just look really good.... They are just so $$$!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Upgrading my forks to 2008 CRF450R ones - getting...

Upgrading my forks to 2008 CRF450R ones - getting stem pressed in, top clamp milled, and steering stops rebuilt in right location. The forks are near new condition, however giving them a full service...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 592,287
Posted By bigkuri
Hey man, Yep it sucks eh, even in summer it...

Hey man,
Yep it sucks eh, even in summer it always seems to rain just when you have the head off or something.... For a while I had a local fan-club of interested parties when rebuilding a XR600 -...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22,174
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Posted By bigkuri
You mad, wonderful MoFo. Great mods - more pics...

You mad, wonderful MoFo. Great mods - more pics please :)
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 592,287
Posted By bigkuri
Current bike ...

Current bike

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/Honda%20XR650R/WP_20140808_003_zps8540b68c.jpg

Got these in the post :)

...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 592,287
Posted By bigkuri
No where to ride it here mate... so sorry it'd...

No where to ride it here mate... so sorry it'd be wasted on ya ;) 22 hours on this engine from new - keeping it!... :D

...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 592,287
Posted By bigkuri
About to embark on the CRF USD transfer for my...

About to embark on the CRF USD transfer for my XRR - when I bought it the original forks were knackered in the extreme - UK bikes are often hard hard worn by a bunch of knob heads most who don't give...
Forum: Asia 08-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By bigkuri
Awesome sounding trip :)

Awesome sounding trip :)
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,218
Posted By bigkuri
PFD - that is one nice bike, love it :) I agree...

PFD - that is one nice bike, love it :) I agree with your stickers, I went through a road riding phase of having a WGPCGR sticker on near 200bhp bikes - think spiderman... Would love a "be nice" one...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,778
Posted By bigkuri
Do the 15 minute idle reset trick. Cold bike,...

Do the 15 minute idle reset trick. Cold bike, start, leave it alone for 15 mins and less than 16 mins, turn off. Don't touch ANYTHING while doing it.

Check your plugs too - maybe worth...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By bigkuri
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Valves/...

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Valves/cpmodem_method/valve_adjust.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,540
Posted By bigkuri
Gods, don't get a DR650!... Look at more like an...

Gods, don't get a DR650!... Look at more like an old XR250, or if budget allows one of the newer 250's. Will be as much/more fun as your Ninja 250, plus dirt capable :) There are some low options,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Likewise - D.I.D 520 ZVM-X is very good. Never...

Likewise - D.I.D 520 ZVM-X is very good. Never had an issue or any type, just rivet the master link - whatever chain don't use those stupid little split clip links!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Is your fuel tank breathing ok? Or some crud...

Is your fuel tank breathing ok?
Or some crud in your float bowl?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
In an effort of this thread needs more...

In an effort of this thread needs more pictures...


http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/WP_20131104_072_zps9a30ad8d.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Been a while since I posted on this thread. Since...

Been a while since I posted on this thread. Since last I managed to find then install a basically brand new engine (18 hours) into the bike. It's a dream, and now shows up the front end, so slowly...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 112,323
Posted By bigkuri
First thoughts mate is that you are a Troll!?...

First thoughts mate is that you are a Troll!? Sorry dude, you need rename your handle ;) - racegun it is certainly not... Suspect you are riding like a little girl (I'm a Kiwi, this is just how we...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By bigkuri
well if you want both in an low power draw...

well if you want both in an low power draw solution then only one simple option, hdb..... Highway dirt bikes.

Paul the owner is a great guy and will sort you out. The integrated mirrors are...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 112,323
Posted By bigkuri
Defo one of these in my future :) I was very...

Defo one of these in my future :) I was very tempted to get another K13R, however I was always annoyed over the shear size of the K-R; the engine was masses of power, but it was like piloting a boat...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Great wee wheelie - love it, thanks for posting...

Great wee wheelie - love it, thanks for posting :) :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5,562
Views: 1,709,744
Posted By bigkuri
Oi! My old Adv :) The Stoneking was tops...

Oi! My old Adv :)

The Stoneking was tops on the Adv, except on wet rock/slick rock. In mud, shale, loose stuff it is king :) On road it is a little hairy.

On the SE I find it a "race...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,680
Posted By bigkuri
People grow out of 250's so fast it is scary. ...

People grow out of 250's so fast it is scary.

If you are committed to 250, then the XT as per the above posts is an okay choice. For me that does not compute though, for your stated use then...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By bigkuri
My sump plug at 5k miles on my 990 Adventure R ...

My sump plug at 5k miles on my 990 Adventure R

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/Norway%202011/DSC04797.jpg


This bike never missed a beat (still today).
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By bigkuri
Did they put the right oil in - they are...

Did they put the right oil in - they are sensitive to oil.....

I would not be worried about metal fragments, it is if you see the NEXT time.....

Other than that you have excellent advice...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,757
Posted By bigkuri
Motul 7100 (10-50) I use the Motul 7100 in...

Motul 7100 (10-50)
I use the Motul 7100 in all my bikes - like the color... ;) :norton
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10,603
Views: 2,214,254
Posted By bigkuri
Started out getting it running... ...

Started out getting it running...
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/KTM950SE-R/WP_20140412_11_14_42_Pro_zps302ec8c6.jpg
Went to this
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,684,595
Posted By bigkuri
Why on earth resleeve? As in, it is a plated...

Why on earth resleeve? As in, it is a plated bore, so you'd need to drill it out and press in a iron sleeve. Just get it bored and re-plated... :)
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By bigkuri
Well... my take is if you bleed it and it works,...

Well... my take is if you bleed it and it works, then goes away - you need a master and/or calliper piston seal rebuild. Check the hose as well.

Job done :)

Not much else it can be
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