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Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By tommyvdv
XT250 carb woes

hi there
i have the exact same issue. how did you pin point the leak? I've sprayed just about anything aerosol on the manifolds but no change in rpm.
idles fine and keeps rpm fine if I don't roll...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
Where are your XT250's...let's see them.

can anyone point me in the right direction for carb tuning on an '83 xt250?

2 turns out on the mixture screw makes the revs hang up. probably too lean. 3 and more make it run faster, so I'm...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,603
Posted By tommyvdv
i like to ride with the visor open, wonder how...

i like to ride with the visor open, wonder how that works..
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
my brake light is also going, is it correct that...

my brake light is also going, is it correct that there is a regular bulb setup available for the x ch?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,464
Posted By tommyvdv
my guess… a lot ...

my guess… a lot

http://f.cl.ly/items/2R19113v2M2v2D0F1Y2r/peripheral.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10,830
Views: 1,513,699
Posted By tommyvdv
it's just one weird question after another, i...

it's just one weird question after another, i know. but..

anything sound off with this one?

http://youtu.be/C8AI03yl0NY
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

not much to see really

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/25/a7yza5e9.jpg

it's on the left side of the headstock about one fourth of the length. this was the most convenient spot to get to.

the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
that was my guess, how is the correct cable...

that was my guess, how is the correct cable routed? any idea which part was used?

the main difficulty in finding the right cable is finding a reference. I can't find an xt with a similar...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10,830
Views: 1,513,699
Posted By tommyvdv
Call all XR600R!!!

my apologies for asking before thoroughly searching :)

thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10,830
Views: 1,513,699
Posted By tommyvdv
are parts between the 90 (drum brake) and the 91...

are parts between the 90 (drum brake) and the 91 (disk brake) model compatible?

I'm contemplating swapping everything from the 91 to the 90 frame including engine, swingarm, rear brakes, wheels, ..
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
i have a nipple on the headstock. works great....

i have a nipple on the headstock. works great. put a grease gun to it and squeeze until it comes out the top and bottom. pushes out dirt and keeps water out of it. I'll let you know how many miles I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
amen brother. i hate that sumbitch.

amen brother. i hate that sumbitch.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By tommyvdv
Did you acquire a workshop manual for this one?...

Did you acquire a workshop manual for this one? If so, which one?
I'm still getting to know the bike, and since information on the web is scarce i think purchasing a good workshop manual for it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
Where are your XT250's...let's see them.

The 4Y00 in the VIN means it's an 83 according to the local yammie dealer.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

I can confirm it runs without the can. last time I did this my neighbor came out to check on me. he thought something blew up.

good luck!
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
well, I'm sure the vin and engine number start...

well, I'm sure the vin and engine number start with 4Y0. that's about all i can tell.

I'm also pretty sure something is leaking oil :)
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10,830
Views: 1,513,699
Posted By tommyvdv
thanks! turns out i should've just bought it...

thanks!
turns out i should've just bought it then and there. someone beat me to it
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
i snapped a few shots. ...

i snapped a few shots.


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/3u7y4ypu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/3yjyzazy.jpg

note the funky cable routing
what do you reckon; 91?

edit:
4Y0 in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
my bad.. it seems to be a 1991 xt250 maybe...

my bad..
it seems to be a 1991 xt250
maybe I'll have more luck finding info about that
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
can anyone comment on the routing of the tach...

can anyone comment on the routing of the tach cable on a 84 xt 250? mounted to the top of the engine and not the crankcase.

the cable seems way to long and currently runs across the fuel tank...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
I'm just worried that fuel will turn anything non...

I'm just worried that fuel will turn anything non metallic it touches into crap.

and after it evaporates/drains, won't it leave any deposits?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
thanks for the enjoyable yet educational...

thanks for the enjoyable yet educational explanation :)
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 380,841
Posted By tommyvdv
i heard someone make the following statement...

i heard someone make the following statement regarding an oil change:
"let the oil run out, put the plug in, put some gass in the oil reservoir, shake it, let the gas out and fill with fresh oil"
...
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,787
Posted By tommyvdv
the abs works but it won't help much. physics...

the abs works but it won't help much. physics says no when it comes to braking under an angle. abs doesn't change that.

hoping someone will come along and explain exactly what happens when braking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10,830
Views: 1,513,699
Posted By tommyvdv
thanks for the input. 94 xr600r then? I...

thanks for the input.
94 xr600r then?

I couldn't find a model shot with the bulky tail light and big headlight.
most R models seem to have more compact head/tail assy.

I'll see if I can get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10,830
Views: 1,513,699
Posted By tommyvdv
Call all XR600R!!!

can anyone comment on this one? trying to find out which type and year it is.

looks like some of the plastics and the headlight/tail light are from an L.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By tommyvdv
the resistor wire in the grip probably gave out....

the resistor wire in the grip probably gave out. it's possible to remove the rubber and replace the wire but it takes patience.

I got cheap heat pads as a replacement for the wires but mine gave...
Forum: EMEA 06-20-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By tommyvdv
no offense taken :) I was just wondering what...

no offense taken :) I was just wondering what "they" were saying

everything south is lovely, woods, plains, hills nothing like the vast plains the US has to offer though.

Luxembourg is nice,...
Forum: EMEA 06-20-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By tommyvdv
you need directions in a country that you can...

you need directions in a country that you can cross quicker than I can finish a beer? :D
Forum: EMEA 06-20-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By tommyvdv
Just Belgium...probably not riding

which horrendous stories have you read?




leave it to the Dutch to stab one in the back every chance they get ;)
drivers here are bad, but no worse than the neighboring countries. except for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10,830
Views: 1,513,699
Posted By tommyvdv
Call all XR600R!!!

hi.
I'm going to take a look at a post 91 xr600 which has been neglected and not ridden for 2 years with 40k kms on it in total.

I'm told it runs, but it has developed carb issues due to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 140,005
Posted By tommyvdv
I vaguely remember reading about something like...

I vaguely remember reading about something like this a while ago.
Only thing i found close to it was this: http://www.f650.co.uk/forums/archive/index.php/t-10435.html

I believe that guy's problem...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,295
Posted By tommyvdv
clearly he is not. macgyver would've...

clearly he is not.

macgyver would've accomplished the same with a piece of string and two old bubble gum wrappers

on a totally unrelated note: nice save!
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,896
Posted By tommyvdv
X-ch Heated Grip Wiring

I did some researching when i found this on where to get parts and which parts to get.

Feel free to post your progress so that i may steal your findings :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,896
Posted By tommyvdv
hm. i suppose that could work. adding an extra...

hm. i suppose that could work.
adding an extra relay would seperate this circuit if my electric-ignorant-brain understands correctly.

splicing into the brake light switch power also seems like a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By tommyvdv
I could check out if they fit on an 2001 f650gs...

I could check out if they fit on an 2001 f650gs if that would be any help
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By tommyvdv
i believe i have these or similar on my x ch. ...

i believe i have these or similar on my x ch.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/18/evy7y2yt.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
mine are husky parts I'll measure en once I get...

mine are husky parts
I'll measure en once I get the chance.

do you mind illustrating the measurements you want? :)
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
no o-ring. a copper or alu crush washer would do....

no o-ring. a copper or alu crush washer would do. check model k15 on realoem or maxbmw fiches: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=0195&mospid=51546&btnr=11_2938&hg=11&fg=34&hl=13
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,663
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

because the chain gets tighter the lower the bike gets. most people I've seen doing this for the first time including myself have a tendency to overtighten. looks ok unloaded, ends up with no play on...
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