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Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22,008
Views: 6,517,206
Posted By LangKat
Thanks for the responses. Seems I am in for a...

Thanks for the responses. Seems I am in for a totally different experience than I had with my X-challenge!

I have requested a test ride at a dealer and can't wait.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22,008
Views: 6,517,206
Posted By LangKat
Potential clan member

Hi all. I am looking at buying a scrambler. Been eyeing them out for a while but have been waiting for the right time.

This thread is pretty big and I doubt my ability to read through all 1400+...
Forum: Europe 05-05-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By LangKat
Those pictures are so epic! I have to see the...

Those pictures are so epic! I have to see the aurora in real life.
Forum: Europe 05-03-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By LangKat
I am in South Africa so definitely flying! I...

I am in South Africa so definitely flying! I don't think I could get the leave to ride up :lol3

Thanks for the links, will check them out
Forum: Europe 04-30-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By LangKat
Thanks for the advice and the contact! What...

Thanks for the advice and the contact!

What other things would you recommend I see if I travel to Norway?
Forum: Europe 04-29-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By LangKat
Question Northern lights

Hi

Hope I can post this here.

I want to make a trip into Northern Europe to try and see the northern lights this September. I am struggling to find accommodation though. Places are either...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16623442#post16623442

Check the post by Colebatch under it as well
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
My understanding is that the bladder separates...

My understanding is that the bladder separates the gas from the oil in the internals of the reservoir. Mine had a tiny hole so the shock lost gas pressure. Definitely not related to the problem you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Turns out my shock had a leaky bladder... Nothing...

Turns out my shock had a leaky bladder... Nothing to do with the subframe. Here some pics of mine. Sorry for the poor quality.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Turns out the spring got knocked free; so it...

Turns out the spring got knocked free; so it wasn't pulling the locking mechanism far enough back. It properly got knocked out by the pump which doesn't fit in the seat properly any more and falls...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Thanks to all who gave advice about the jammed...

Thanks to all who gave advice about the jammed seat. Will try get it sorted this weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
I got a TT subframe recently; but a week after...

I got a TT subframe recently; but a week after BMW installed it my shock blew a seal or something... Don't know if it was the shock or the shock/frame combo and BMW avoiding dealing with the issues...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
I tried pushing the saddle while turning the key....

I tried pushing the saddle while turning the key. As well as wiggling, hitting, prying with a screwdriver and angry shouts. Nothing worked.

Will try removing the inner rear fender tomorrow. It was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Anyone else ever try to remove their seat and...

Anyone else ever try to remove their seat and find it stuck? Seems like the latching mechanism is broken.

Any idea how to get there with the seat stuck on?
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,117
Posted By LangKat
And to you :freaky

And to you :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Got my seat done by RayZ, without doubt the best...

Got my seat done by RayZ, without doubt the best money spent on my bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
jjmead1, I might be interested in a steel...

jjmead1, I might be interested in a steel subframe, would you deliver to South Africa?

Anyone know how much the Touratech frame costs (just the frame without the panniers)?
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Will do. Don't think I'll be fitting the fender...

Will do. Don't think I'll be fitting the fender anytime soon though
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Pics are always good :D

Pics are always good :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Thanks a lot! Would definitely appreciate some...

Thanks a lot! Would definitely appreciate some close ups.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Can you post a picture of yours? I really...

Can you post a picture of yours?

I really like the setup that Pinesol has. If I go the low fender route it will probably something very similar to what he did.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
I'm doing my best to avoid very expensive, haha. ...

I'm doing my best to avoid very expensive, haha.

I don't mind not having something that bolts right on. I am from South Africa and we have lots of mud in places. I don't think the normal clearance...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Thanks for the advice Colebatch, I didn't think...

Thanks for the advice Colebatch, I didn't think about the lateral clearance.

Any other options for a low fender on standard X forks than the F800GS one?
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
To the guys with the low fenders on their Xs: ...

To the guys with the low fenders on their Xs:

How do they cope through deep thick mud? What kind of clearance do you need to stop the fender clogging up with mud?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
After considering how to bleed my brakes (with...

After considering how to bleed my brakes (with ABS) for a few weeks, I eventually went to BMW to get it done. They only charged me 15min labour. Definitely worth it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,904
Posted By LangKat
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16623442#post16623442 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16623442#post16623442)

Check the reply under it as well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Mine did the exact same thing once. Never...

Mine did the exact same thing once. Never happened again. :confused
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Thanks :thumb

Thanks :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Do you have the part number? I looked on the web...

Do you have the part number? I looked on the web but can only find the part number for the old aluminium X-country frame.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,155
Posted By LangKat
Check out Ultrabatt http://www.ultrabatt.com/

Check out Ultrabatt http://www.ultrabatt.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 78,098
Posted By LangKat
Noticed when mounting my SR exhaust that it...

Noticed when mounting my SR exhaust that it touches the subframe (still the aluminium one). So I moved it around a bit but I can only get it about 0.5cm from the frame.

Any material geniuses out...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,117
Posted By LangKat
I've heard that the X-country shock isn't that...

I've heard that the X-country shock isn't that great. Might be wrong though.

Not sure what people want for their second hand shocks but wouldn't you be able to get a new aftermarket one for a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,117
Posted By LangKat
Thanks for the feedback guys

Thanks for the feedback guys
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,117
Posted By LangKat
Question Need to get a tankbag for my X. Anyone got...

Need to get a tankbag for my X.

Anyone got an opinion on which fits the X the best?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
OK, thanks. I will ask my brother (he lives in...

OK, thanks. I will ask my brother (he lives in the UK now) to give them a call sometime.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
OK, I will have to try track those pins down in...

OK, I will have to try track those pins down in South Africa. Do you have a picture for me?
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Thanks a lot! That's a lot more re-wiring...

Thanks a lot!

That's a lot more re-wiring than I expected :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
Question Remove ABS

Can someone who has removed the ABS from their bike help me with:

1. What exactly needs to be done
2. Rough cost

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,117
Posted By LangKat
try this link: ...

try this link:

http://fs09n5.sendspace.com/dl/eb86e1506f10d1ac59589a384779fddc/4e13074145e1083e/yz17sf/RepROM_K15.zip

Not sure if it still works; I can't check at work.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 1,152,692
Posted By LangKat
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16623442#post16623442 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16623442#post16623442)

Check the reply under it as well.

My bike came...
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