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Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
My Yacugar looks exactly the same as that so I...

My Yacugar looks exactly the same as that so I supose it is :huh
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Blimey, I am humbled........ When I did mine...

Blimey, I am humbled........

When I did mine after 20k miles they were all like new. :huh
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
There are, to the best of my knowledge, only 4...

There are, to the best of my knowledge, only 4 people who do the flash, Off the Road in Germany, Pasini Racing (I think) who are affiliataed to Yamaha in Italy, ECU Unleashed based in the US and our...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 438
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Even Yamaha recognises the limitations of their...

Even Yamaha recognises the limitations of their ABS. Extract from the users manual:-

"The ABS performs best on long braking distances. On certain (rough or gravel) roads, the braking distance may...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
If you take them out you will see that is...

If you take them out you will see that is unlikely (it is a big and tedeous job to do, so I would not be surprised if you haven't done it) .
They do not have spark plug caps in the conventional...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
I wish you hadn't asked. I can't afford one of...

I wish you hadn't asked. I can't afford one of them.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 25,789
Posted By Old Git Ray
I know the guy who designed this bike. I had a...

I know the guy who designed this bike. I had a long chat with him about it's design. He did not want an R1 type bike. He wanted a robust mile cruncher. He could easily have made the engine produce...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
The shock is availble from a BMW dealership in...

The shock is availble from a BMW dealership in California. I told them I was going to be carrying 250kg.
http://www.yacugar.com/distributors/item/beemershop.html?category_id=31

I am not too...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 01:18 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Get one that is strong enough, keep it clean with...

Get one that is strong enough, keep it clean with a cover of some sort. This of course compromises the heat loss so do not go mad off road (unlikely 2 up) and you should be fine.

Lets face it, you...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
:poser:poser:poser

:poser:poser:poser
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Oh yeah. The whole system relies on...

Oh yeah.

The whole system relies on pressurised oil being pushed around the oil veins to the bearings to place a film of oil between all the rubbing parts so they dont ... err ..... rub.

If...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Well you had me fooled. I have read the...

Well you had me fooled.

I have read the article and it makes no mention of the ABS's workings at near stopped speed which is what you were complaining about.

I have also read the Yamaha...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 11:07 AM
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Views: 25,789
Posted By Old Git Ray
I was not being sarcastic, it is what it does. ...

I was not being sarcastic, it is what it does.
If it didn't, when you wanted to come to a full stop the system would detect what it thinks is a locked or almost locked wheel and the brakes would...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
The ABS turns itself off below about 3 mph.

The ABS turns itself off below about 3 mph.
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
You also need to stop shit getting on your forks...

You also need to stop shit getting on your forks to stop the seals from early demise.
I put MX Acerbis socks on mine and they are still as good as new 50k miles later.
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
As I am sure you know we have recently done this...

As I am sure you know we have recently done this trip and clocked up 40k miles 2 up and horribly overloaded. I found the front adequate but had to purchase a rear shock to take the extra weight. The...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 01:35 AM
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Views: 25,789
Posted By Old Git Ray
You have been on this thread for a while...

You have been on this thread for a while discussing TCS/ABS etc and do not know the capabilities of your own bike..... :fpalm.:poser

Here you go, download a manual .......
...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Nice. We did that in a Landy a couple of years...

Nice. We did that in a Landy a couple of years ago. No snow then though, and it was at the same time of year.
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Where's that then ???

Where's that then ???
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 11:24 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
OK...OK... but mine also has a satellite dish in...

OK...OK... but mine also has a satellite dish in the box on top and a washing line whirlygig thing in the black bag so :ksteve....

But then Filipna has other uses that cannot be stowed on a bike...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 11:18 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
WOW..... bet that goes like a bomb....

WOW..... bet that goes like a bomb....
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Double Pfft.... ...

Double Pfft....

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kNVjBtDmg4g/TI6qAHKhDFI/AAAAAAAAAT0/XcD19us5DDM/s1600/sized_IMG_0286.JPG

How about a twin tub washing machine...... OK a small one but still....
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
So, do you now earn the official "KTM recovery...

So, do you now earn the official "KTM recovery service" sticker too ???
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 25,789
Posted By Old Git Ray
I've just finished a 40,000 mile trip in the...

I've just finished a 40,000 mile trip in the Americas....and guess what.... no gizmo problems.....

Had to replace a wheel bearing. Lost a couple of hours over that...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
I had this problem - twice. Turned out that...

I had this problem - twice.

Turned out that I overtightened the spokes. I did a trip like yours, overloaded and 2 up. Since I torqued then properly I had no further problems for the remaining 18k...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Your mind is an enigma.:huh

Your mind is an enigma.:huh
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 01:09 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
From me too. I would guess that is...

From me too.



I would guess that is mainly due to the location of the intake. Well out of the dust vortexes zone and in clean air (provided you are not following anyone of course).
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Go to the sea life center in Monterrey. It's...

Go to the sea life center in Monterrey. It's brilliant. As are the old piers in San Fran. :clap
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 12:06 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
What bags are those ?

What bags are those ?
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Ha, you used the C word. You're going straight to...

Ha, you used the C word. You're going straight to hell for that one...:evil

Anyway, does your C thing not charge directly from a 5v USB port (with the battery still in it) ?
I charge mine from a...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 25,789
Posted By Old Git Ray
At least you read it.

At least you read it.
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Don't get me wrong, it was just the ABS/TC, as...

Don't get me wrong, it was just the ABS/TC, as the thread refers to, that I was talking about. It was the mountain, and hence loose surface, he referred to, and I know the pre-WC BMS's do not work...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 25,789
Posted By Old Git Ray
:thumb I decided a while ago to stop bashing...

:thumb

I decided a while ago to stop bashing my head against the wall and not to put any more comments on this thread and become a spectator but your post above needs a serious reply.

Clearly,...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 01:50 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
But Pluric doesn't have any sand riding...

But Pluric doesn't have any sand riding skills.......:hide
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
That's what you get for trying to bump start it...

That's what you get for trying to bump start it in 1st gear. :hmmmmm
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Slippery oil and round tyres, I think.

Slippery oil and round tyres, I think.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Hi Jim, TBH, I cannot see where anyone is...

Hi Jim, TBH, I cannot see where anyone is actually having a cheap shot at the French. It was just a funny photo that invited witty comments.

As for your Grandparents, we have a similar problem...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
FFS... nobody is bashing or disrespecting...

FFS... nobody is bashing or disrespecting anybody......

It is only banter.

The English and the French have been on at each other for centuries, we even got our famous 2 fingered 'salute' at...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
I'm not, I'm English, but I would still like to...

I'm not, I'm English, but I would still like to know what you are on about :scratch
Looks to me like a case of posing gone wrong.... :dunno
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Old Git Ray
Yeah, its colloquially called the Darien Gap....

Yeah, its colloquially called the Darien Gap. They forgot to build that bit of the Pan Am highway. Something to do with robbers and drug lords. The only way is on a boat or plane. IIRC, it was done...
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