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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 12:35 AM
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Posted By NickW909
Sorry it took a while, been in Morocco and the...

Sorry it took a while, been in Morocco and the internet was there but photo uploads etc were a problem.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm160/NickW909/20140413_092914_zpsjiehtjja.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By NickW909
I made it. It's the original upper section of the...

I made it. It's the original upper section of the euro tail bent down with a couple of metal supports underneath.

I'll take a pic tomorrow.

Nick.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 114,698
Posted By NickW909
I've been using one of these for about 4000km...

I've been using one of these for about 4000km now. Working fine so far.

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/RR43.html

The cables are long enough to reach on the 690, just need to change the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 11:39 AM
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Posted By NickW909
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/7etubumu.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/7etubumu.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 10:13 AM
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Posted By NickW909
Merzouga, Morocco ...

Merzouga, Morocco

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/06/8usujyze.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15,495
Views: 1,577,350
Posted By NickW909
The rear is not great in mud. Tend to slide...

The rear is not great in mud. Tend to slide sideways easily. The front I've not used. Normally run a TKC on the front!!!

I did the first half of RB5 last October, not on the Mitas, but it was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15,495
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Posted By NickW909
What about a Mitas E-09 Dakar. I have one on now...

What about a Mitas E-09 Dakar. I have one on now and have done 3000km, mostly road and would say it had another 2000km left.

Nick.

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Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By NickW909
And it was all going so well...... ...

And it was all going so well......

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/27/sahe2esy.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 05:48 AM
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Posted By NickW909
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/26/u4y8ynaz.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/26/u4y8ynaz.jpg

River Douro, Portugal.

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Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By NickW909
EVO2 are very narrow compared to EVO1: Std...

EVO2 are very narrow compared to EVO1:

Std 690 - 400mm
EVO2 - 450mm
EVO1 - 550mm

You really don't notice the EVO2.

Nick.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15,495
Views: 1,577,350
Posted By NickW909
Sorry, wasn't a very coherent reply..... ...

Sorry, wasn't a very coherent reply.....

Swap the leads over from the indicator. They only work one way, they are polarised unlike a normal bulb.

Nick.

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Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By NickW909
Have you tried connecting the indicators both...

Have you tried connecting the indicators both ways round. LEDs can only be connected one way.

Nick

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Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 114,698
Posted By NickW909
There is a filter screen before the pump and a...

There is a filter screen before the pump and a fuel filter after.

My experience is that the pump just stops. Turn the key off/on and you won't here the pump prime. Leave for an hour and the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 114,698
Posted By NickW909
The pump on my 2012 failed after 3500 miles. It...

The pump on my 2012 failed after 3500 miles. It was replaced under warranty in Oct 2013. I checked the replacement after about 3000 miles, the filter was black and after shaking the pump a little I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By NickW909
I have the RR rack on a 2012. Believe the...

I have the RR rack on a 2012.

Believe the racks now have elongated slots on the lower mounting to fit 12/13 bikes.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:56 AM
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Views: 1,577,350
Posted By NickW909
Thanks. Yes found the connectors on the CPC site....

Thanks. Yes found the connectors on the CPC site.

Going to rig up an external fuel filter using an elbow quick disconnect.

Nick.

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Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By NickW909
Anyone had a problem with the CDI unit? ...

Anyone had a problem with the CDI unit?

Trying to help someone from another forum.

Pretty much everything has been swapped. Loom, coil, reg/rec, plug, fuel pump, roll over sensor......

Bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By NickW909
The fuel hose that goes from the tank up to the...

The fuel hose that goes from the tank up to the injector with the quick release in...

Anyone know what the ID is?


Thanks,


Nick.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15,495
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Posted By NickW909
Bought my 2012 model 690 used about 6 months ago....

Bought my 2012 model 690 used about 6 months ago. The registration doc says it was first registered in Feb 2013 so I assumed I had warranty until Feb 2015......wrong!!!!!

Finally got around to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 11:53 AM
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Views: 1,360,306
Posted By NickW909
Not trying to hijack Noah's thread...

Not trying to hijack Noah's thread completely......

There's some test ride reports for the CCM here:

http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/23-bikes/311434-ccm-test-ride-reports-.html

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By NickW909
I can do 140 miles before the reserve light on a...

I can do 140 miles before the reserve light on a 2012.


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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By NickW909
I also have the 233 maps on a 2012, works great...

I also have the 233 maps on a 2012, works great with the EVO1 lid.

Nick.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By NickW909
I'm about 95kg with kit on and went for a 95Nm...

I'm about 95kg with kit on and went for a 95Nm spring. Works well with luggage on, I also have the RRP EVO2 tanks and fairing, with no luggage on there is virtually no static sag....

Rally Raid...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15,495
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Posted By NickW909
Tripmaster switch. All three buttons, up,...

Tripmaster switch.

All three buttons, up, down, mode work while riding.

The up/down buttons change the mileage reading for the Trip 2 reading only.

The Mode has the same function as the Mode...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By NickW909
Is this a Q for me? If so then the 2012 with...

Is this a Q for me?

If so then the 2012 with the larger dash does adjust while riding.

Nick.

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Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 05:22 AM
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Posted By NickW909
I followed the info in the post below. My switch...

I followed the info in the post below. My switch is similar to the one in the 2nd photo, just the wire colours are different:
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15,495
Views: 1,577,350
Posted By NickW909
The trip 2 adjusts while riding on my 2012 with...

The trip 2 adjusts while riding on my 2012 with the larger dash.


Nick.
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 132,956
Posted By NickW909
Dave, Congrats on completing your trip and...

Dave,

Congrats on completing your trip and many thanks for providing us with such a great RR. The many facts, figures and information you have provided have helped me greatly.

Much appreciated...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15,495
Views: 1,577,350
Posted By NickW909
Lukas, thanks for that, you had me worried for a...

Lukas, thanks for that, you had me worried for a minute...:eek1

I had read some good reports about the Electrix and not really and bod ones before I bought it. I liked it as it fits in the space...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By NickW909
Lukas, It says on the Electrex site that...

Lukas,

It says on the Electrex site that they are made in the UK.

Do you know for a fact that they are not?

Would be interested to know or hear any bad reports about Electrex.

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15,495
Views: 1,577,350
Posted By NickW909
I bought one of these: ...

I bought one of these:

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/RR43.html

Same size as the original and the cables are long enough to reach the original connections. I changed the connectors to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,269
Posted By NickW909
Don't buy the touratech one, its just a soft...

Don't buy the touratech one, its just a soft piece of ally.

Look at the Rally Raid Products one.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 132,956
Posted By NickW909
Sorry to jump ahead a little...... Could I...

Sorry to jump ahead a little......

Could I ask why you dipped back into Argentina instead of continuing along Ruta 5 and then onto Ruta 7?


Nick.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10,737
Views: 1,095,345
Posted By NickW909
Just in case someone else has this problem..........

Just in case someone else has this problem.......

Osm2garmin creates all maps with some of the map tiles using the same name sequence starting at 70000001.img, so having several maps loaded onto...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-22-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10,737
Views: 1,095,345
Posted By NickW909
OK, thanks for the info about javawa, it found...

OK, thanks for the info about javawa, it found the problem....

The problem is indeed a conflict in the name of the tiles.

All the regions created by osm2garmin share some tile names that are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10,737
Views: 1,095,345
Posted By NickW909
Ok, thanks for info about having the same...

Ok, thanks for info about having the same segments in different maps, wasn't aware if that and will check it.

I was aware of the 4000 segment limit, I doubt I have anymore than 4000 segments in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10,737
Views: 1,095,345
Posted By NickW909
Help please.... I have a strange problem...

Help please....

I have a strange problem loading more than one OSM map onto my Montana 600.

From what I understand you can have as many .img map files in the /Garmin directory on an SD card.
...
Forum: Latin America 01-20-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By NickW909
Hello, Thanks for the reply, good info. ...

Hello,

Thanks for the reply, good info.

What month did you do the ride?

Nick.
Forum: Latin America 01-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By NickW909
Ruta 13 & Ruta 8 - Bolivia

Hello,

Anyone ridden Ruta 13 & Ruta 8 in Bolivia from the Brazilian border down to where the 8 meets Ruta 3?

What's it likely to be like in December? Looks like its rainy season, is it going to...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 119,426
Posted By NickW909
That's all right then!!! I'll throw a line out on...

That's all right then!!! I'll throw a line out on the back of the ferry from La Paz!!! :rofl


Nick.
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