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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,329
Posted By warewolf
DR650 is an awesome bike. Massively popular in...

DR650 is an awesome bike. Massively popular in this part of the world. It's a metric shit-tonne lighter than the KLR, but doesn't come standard with a huge tank or fairing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,098
Posted By warewolf
If you have the domed washer and bolt system, yes...

If you have the domed washer and bolt system, yes replace it every time.

If you have the permanent 27 mm alu nut and lock washer - what we were discussing :-) - use 60 Nm and Loctite 243.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,300,030
Posted By warewolf
Recently there was a discussion about these for...

Recently there was a discussion about these for VFRs. The silicon ones are slippery and have a tendency to pop off the pipes. I'm not sure I'm prepared to risk that. It's a fairly big downside...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,098
Posted By warewolf
Yebbut the 27 mm nut is re-used, so you have to...

Yebbut the 27 mm nut is re-used, so you have to re-apply the Loctite each time.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 411,416
Posted By warewolf
You want it narrow at the front so it doesn't...

You want it narrow at the front so it doesn't kill your inside thighs, and to reduce the effective seat height (because your legs go down not out then down). But you want it wider at the back for...
Forum: New Zealand 05-18-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,545
Posted By warewolf
Dishwash is super slippery when wet and works...

Dishwash is super slippery when wet and works great for getting tyres on. Unfortunately, it stays on the tyre and rim, and when the wheel gets wet the dishwash becomes slippery again, encouraging the...
Forum: New Zealand 05-18-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 33,977
Posted By warewolf
Dammit, weekend away to Hanmer, otherwise I'd be...

Dammit, weekend away to Hanmer, otherwise I'd be in like Flynn.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 411,416
Posted By warewolf
RaceTech make an end cap that is removable, and...

RaceTech make an end cap that is removable, and has a valve, which makes the shock serviceable.

I had mine done at 18 months old, 8000 km, and with no signs of a leak it only had half the oil it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,098
Posted By warewolf
60Nm + Loctite 243. :deal

60Nm + Loctite 243. :deal
Forum: New Zealand 05-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By warewolf
Neck braces are prevalent at races. If they prove...

Neck braces are prevalent at races. If they prove their worth, I expect they'll be mandated. I'd like to have one.

I too have heard that jackets (especially armour placement) and getting dressed...
Forum: New Zealand 05-09-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By warewolf
This could be a time-lapse thread! For bikes and...

This could be a time-lapse thread! For bikes and the forests LOL
Forum: New Zealand 05-08-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 131,591
Posted By warewolf
Mark I totally understand that you are still in...

Mark I totally understand that you are still in the 'try before you buy' phase, as it were. If money were that important, we'd be driving a Corolla not riding *any* bike. :-)

I bought the 640...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,300,030
Posted By warewolf
The 640 alloy plate has rubber buffers against...

The 640 alloy plate has rubber buffers against the frame rails, but is rigidly mounted as well.

Be more worried about a quiet top end, as it means the valves don't have enough clearance. The...
Forum: New Zealand 05-07-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 131,591
Posted By warewolf
Btw awesome trip gents! My plans changed so I...

Btw awesome trip gents! My plans changed so I managed to get a Sunday afternoon ride on the VFR thru Kohatu, Kawatiri and St Arnaud. Lots of bikes everywhere :-)
Forum: New Zealand 05-07-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 131,591
Posted By warewolf
Or those on old airheads either don't make it...

Or those on old airheads either don't make it that far, or are ecstatic that they did! LOL
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,229
Posted By warewolf
The torque values specified in early model forks...

The torque values specified in early model forks have also been revised down, according to my suspension guru.

He said that too tight pinches the fork tube which can interfere with the suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,383
Posted By warewolf
Nah, bollocks to that! The bike should run...

Nah, bollocks to that! The bike should run correctly, no matter how it's ridden - mine always has, before and after mods: '05 Adventure with cored SuperTrapp, race airbox side cover, BST jetted to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,076
Posted By warewolf
Great info, thanks Clint!

Great info, thanks Clint!
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 477,503
Posted By warewolf
This is the older mount adapter for the KTMs:...

This is the older mount adapter for the KTMs: Barkbusters B54 Curved Bar Clamp Adapter (http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/handguards-barkbusters-b54-curved-bar-clamp-adapter.html). Would that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 477,503
Posted By warewolf
What about adapters like these, they are very...

What about adapters like these, they are very common, almost every fatbar manufacturer makes them, so any shop that stocks fatbars should be able to get some for you?

Zeta UX3 Clamp Kit...
Forum: New Zealand 05-03-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 33,977
Posted By warewolf
Picture says a thousand words, so that's about...

Picture says a thousand words, so that's about 13,000! :-)

Yeah, Hori Bay is neat. When we weren't allowed on the Maungatapu or Hira forest, we did lots of off-roading in there (as did many other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 477,503
Posted By warewolf
Did you read further down? I changed to the...

Did you read further down? I changed to the new-new BTC-06 mount which totally eliminates the problem on the EXC. One thing to check is that the BTC-06 is designed to fit alloy fat bars, not standard...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By warewolf
Quick update, having just rediscovered this...

Quick update, having just rediscovered this thread. :D

The electric leg was replaced in the 640 not long after the battery was installed. Works brilliantly.

Since then, I've bought a '96...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 477,503
Posted By warewolf
That doesn't sound right. Either move the...

That doesn't sound right.

Either move the lever perch, or move the Barkbusters mount to avoid the conflict. I don't recall them even being close. See EXC Handlebars and Barkbuster Mounts...
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 131,591
Posted By warewolf
AGM are different enough to normal lead acid to...

AGM are different enough to normal lead acid to have ever so slightly different charge/discharge characteristics, such that optimal charging requires a special charger. So maybe that made you think...
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 131,591
Posted By warewolf
Not quite sure why you are talking "lithium" and...

Not quite sure why you are talking "lithium" and MotoBatt. MotoBatt are AGM, which is sorta lead acid in fibre. So they behave almost like lead acid. Lead acid don't like deep discharge i.e. lack of...
Forum: New Zealand 04-26-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 83,752
Posted By warewolf
Meh. Porika will be fine. A bit of weight helps...

Meh. Porika will be fine. A bit of weight helps with traction.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,300,030
Posted By warewolf
And which year model?

And which year model?
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 379,809
Posted By warewolf
Me too! :D The question is not so much...

Me too! :D

The question is not so much "lean" but "too lean". Apparently if you make the mixture over-rich, it reduces or eliminates the popping. Which means that yes, popping occurs when the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,410
Posted By warewolf
Good to know. I was impressed with the Pilot...

Good to know. I was impressed with the Pilot Roads and Pilot Sports on my Triumph Trophy. Wore very, very well. Usually I would end up with a rear tyre that had a smooth, even 1mm tread depth across...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 131,591
Posted By warewolf
I've killed two Motobatts on the VFR, possibly...

I've killed two Motobatts on the VFR, possibly not all their fault as the reg/rec failed. But I've heard of problems with them prior to that. I'm using Shorai batteries now: so far, so good. Flat...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 379,809
Posted By warewolf
Correct. They all do that, sir. Bog stock...

Correct. They all do that, sir.

Bog stock standard they do it. Put a louder exhaust on, and funnily enough, the popping gets louder, too. :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,665
Posted By warewolf
Loctite 480 is the schizz! :clap

Loctite 480 is the schizz! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,300,030
Posted By warewolf
From the Owners Manual: Hollow screws oil lines...

From the Owners Manual:
Hollow screws oil lines M8x1 10 Nm
Hollow screws oil lines M10x1 15 Nm

There's no thread, because almost all the values are readily available in the Owners Manual, or...
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 83,752
Posted By warewolf
I'll second that. Linton is one of Dr Robert's...

I'll second that. Linton is one of Dr Robert's cohorts, and the man he'll send you to if you mention "that funny Dutch stuff."

He's just re-valved my EXC shock gratis, because a) it was done only...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,141
Views: 1,300,030
Posted By warewolf
IME cheap sockets have thick walls and are not...

IME cheap sockets have thick walls and are not made properly round. The better quality ones are made with thinner (thin enough) walls and work nicely; you don't have to go as far as the expensive...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 83,752
Posted By warewolf
So a standard R80GS is called a Basic, and a...

So a standard R80GS is called a Basic, and a basic R100GS is called a Standard?

Got it.
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 83,752
Posted By warewolf
What's the diff? (Don't say 'final drive' :lol3)...

What's the diff? (Don't say 'final drive' :lol3) To my untrained eye they look very similar.
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 28,282
Posted By warewolf
EXACTLY what I was thinking!!! At least the...

EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!

At least the Wx forecast has improved: we should have a dry weekend :clap
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 83,752
Posted By warewolf
It shits me that people don't fill in the "km"...

It shits me that people don't fill in the "km" field properly. It doesn't say "what are the numbers on the odometer" but rather simply "km". If your odometer is in miles, then fcuking have the...
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