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Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,748
Posted By espressodrinker
Get a trials bike.

I own a 525 EXC and a Gasgas 280 TXT trials bike.
I have put a basic seat on the trials bike and I carry 2 liters of extra fuel in MSR bottles in a backpack.
For hands down fun, you can't beat...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Trying to follow Neduro's advice

Neduro has a thread of his experimentation with triples.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174001

Based on this, I want to try a 16 or 18.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Replacement triple clamps for 2006 EXC

I had a drunken pedestrian run in front of me 2 weeks ago.
Luckily I survived with just a broken wrist, but my bike also broke the triple clamps.
After reading around here I see that a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
I changed the final drive to 13:52. Made it a...

I changed the final drive to 13:52.
Made it a whole lot easier to handle in the really tight stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Standard is 14 : 48 I run 13 : 52 for tight...

Standard is 14 : 48
I run 13 : 52 for tight tracks and
14 : 52 for longer runs
But mine is an EXC.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
I can talk with experience here. I replaced my...

I can talk with experience here.
I replaced my R80 G/S (very tricked out) with a dualsported 525 EXC.
For anything but a blacktop, the 525 is streets ahead.
So light to ride, responsive,...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,337
Posted By espressodrinker
Keep a finger or two on the front brake lever

If you always keep a finger or two on the front brake lever, it will give you a reference about where you are with the throttle. Without this your brain doesn't have any idea where the throttle is...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,536
Posted By espressodrinker
BMW Santiago boots

If you mean the BMW Santiago boot, they really don't give any ankle protection at all. The only way to really protect your feet and ankles is to wear motocross boots.
If you want to walk in them,...
Forum: Vendors 11-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 51,895
Posted By espressodrinker
I tried to place the order and got a surprise! ...

I tried to place the order and got a surprise!

How come the shipping price has suddenly gone up to $125 now that I want to place the order?
Forum: Vendors 11-25-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 51,895
Posted By espressodrinker
Wassup??

I placed my order online, but I struggled to complete it. It looked like it went through on my side, but your system doesn't seem to have any record of it.
I have sent 2 mails to ...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 51,895
Posted By espressodrinker
Acerbis 6.6 gall

Looking for a price on a natural color 6.6 gall Acerbis tank for a 525 KTM 2006 please?
Including shipping to Cape Town South Africa.
Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Best place to get the big Acerbis tank?

Anyone know of a good deal on the Acerbis 6.6 gall tank?
My one has sprung a leak!
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
How does the electric start work?

I found that if my valves were too loose, the electric starter battled. Never tried the kick start then.
With the valves set correctly, both the electric starter and the kick are really easy.
The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Ned had a discussion about offset

Neduro had a whole discussion about offset and what he preferred somewhere on the forum.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
It fits fine on my '06 525 EXC.

It fits fine on my '06 525 EXC.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Grinding the pin off

How do you stop the bits of grinding dust from going into the engine?
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 24,402
Posted By espressodrinker
Ktm forum -yes yes

KTM singles DEFINITELY need a single forum
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By espressodrinker
An evaporative shirt (or a wet t -shirt) under a...

An evaporative shirt (or a wet t -shirt) under a mesh jacket just gives you too much cooling for a short while, and then no cooling once all the water has evaporated.
What you want is just enough...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By espressodrinker
525exc the way to go!

You can't get any better than an adventurised Ktm 525 exc.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201026
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 61,529
Posted By espressodrinker
Wouldn't it be best to fill the hub with grease?

I wonder if one could just remove the dust seals completely and put a grease nipple in the middle of the hub?
A few pumps of grease after a muddy ride would force new grease into the bearings and...
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 80,646
Posted By espressodrinker
Ktm 525 exc '06 with crap triangular headlight

Would it be possible to drill out the back of the existing headlight and mount a 60 light with it's face up against the existing lens?
I suppose that I would have to drill a few other holes to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Can an inch or so make such a big difference in...

Can an inch or so make such a big difference in the handling?
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Nice to know that it can handle a few scrapes on...

Nice to know that it can handle a few scrapes on gravel (so far I have only slid in sand), but I will be happier if I could attach some aluminium plate onto the bottom lobes that seem to take the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Protection for the Acerbis 6.6 gall tank

I am running with the Acerbis 6.6 gall tank because in South Africa the distances are so huge I have to.
I need the 420 km range that the tank gives me.
I'm a bit concerned about the vulnerability...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2,757
Views: 493,389
Posted By espressodrinker
R80 G/S PD for sale in Cape Town South Africa - travel ready

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19895343#post19895343

Pictures at:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/travel-bikes-for-sale-wanted/sale-bmw-r80-g-s-66878
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
12 volt domestic LED lamps

I was looking in a lighting store today and they sell Osram 4 watt 12 volt A/C LED lamps for down lights.
Now I know that the stock headlight is A.C. and nominally 12 volt, so would this work as a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By espressodrinker
Lots of good suggestions

Lots of good suggestions :1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink
Thanks guys.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By espressodrinker
How to remove the rear wheel bearings?

I'm trying to remove the bearings on the rear wheel of a 620 Adventure!
The bearing in the cush hub was easy, but how the hell to I get to the bearings in the main hub?
The sleeve in the middle...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By espressodrinker
I recently changed a tyre and I was really...

I recently changed a tyre and I was really suprised about how many points of thorns were poking out on the inside of the tyre. I use a heavy duty tube (whatever the hell that means?) but I did...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
The HT unit is there to add more oil and to cool...

The HT unit is there to add more oil and to cool the oil.
Both are important.
More oil is needed to prevent the grit from overwhelming the small amount of oil in the sump.
More oil running at the...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,010
Posted By espressodrinker
How are you shutting down?

A tip that is supposed to work- I live in sunny South Africa so I can't be sure it will work in really cold temps.

Give a blip on the throttle and then switch off while the revs are still high. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By espressodrinker
This is with the bump stop in. Without would be...

This is with the bump stop in.
Without would be 100mm stroke = 181mm at wheel.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By espressodrinker
The stroke on the shock is 75mm which translates...

The stroke on the shock is 75mm which translates to about 136mm of wheel travel.
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By espressodrinker
My bike seems to look fine, I'm not such a great...

My bike seems to look fine, I'm not such a great rider that I would know if it is an ideal setup though.
I have just made one of my forks have adjustable preload. I can vary the preload by about...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By espressodrinker
[QUOTE=adventure950;18022973]The driveshaft angle...

[QUOTE=adventure950;18022973]The driveshaft angle should never exceed 14 degrees QUOTE]

Where does this figure come from?
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By espressodrinker
I have an aftermarket shock measuring 380mm. ...

I have an aftermarket shock measuring 380mm.
But just to muddy the waters, I have a R100GS front on my G/S.
I also broke my driveshaft in the bloody middle of nowhere a few months...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,584
Posted By espressodrinker
Subscribe

I am longing to get a 525 and adventurize it, but I am undecided whether to get a supposedly good condition one or a real beaten up dog and then do it up myself. I am just sick of buying supposedly...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By espressodrinker
Old grips?

If your grip rubber is old and perished it will never stay put. It may look o.k. but the skin inside is crumbly. Without safety wire it will resist all attempts to keep it in place.
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,058
Posted By espressodrinker
Not from HPN but from Race tech Germany

Hi Joerg,
The inserts are from RaceTech in Germany.
The mail I got was from info@hh-racetech.de
I don't know how to put together a poll, but I would want a set of them if we could get them at a...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,058
Posted By espressodrinker
Group buy anyone?

I wonder if we could get a big discount if we got a decent size order together?
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