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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:00 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Cracked plug cap? Bad fuel? Clogged filter? ...

Cracked plug cap? Bad fuel? Clogged filter?
Sticking throttle either at the handlebar, gears, wire, throttle body or obstructions at the wire on the body = false idle. Won't run very good.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I stand corrected

I stand corrected
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 05:08 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Are you sure ? (I don't know) I had a '97 F650...

Are you sure ? (I don't know)
I had a '97 F650 ST and it had the BMW lowering kit on it when I bought it. The original parts came in a box with the bike though, and this was just a pair of longer...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:05 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, that's my experience as well, but as I...

Yeah, that's my experience as well, but as I recall some people have experienced tires slipping on Yamaha rims when running low pressure.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I think it's important to note (like we have...

I think it's important to note (like we have discussed in the past) what kind of rims you are runnig as well when having this discussion as the stock BMW rims (BEHN? can't recall manufacurer right...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Looks like great countryside to explore :thumb ...

Looks like great countryside to explore :thumb
I'd have a look at the oil leak on your lefthand side though. Probably nothing, but you never know. Had similar and it turned out to come from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:35 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
There are worse places to live for sure, but...

There are worse places to live for sure, but visiting a place is far removed from living there.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and that the people behaved...... norwegians are usually blown away by the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:10 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
That's how I always feel when I've come in to a...

That's how I always feel when I've come in to a corner on gravel way too hot and realise braking is futile, my arms are stiff as pipes and eyes are pinned at the ditch or in the woods ahead. That...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:06 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Take it you don't tighten the valve nut either ?...

Take it you don't tighten the valve nut either ? I would think a taught nut (!) would cause the tube to separate from the valve stem and leave you stranded
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:03 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hmm....glad you're ok of course, but I'm a little...

Hmm....glad you're ok of course, but I'm a little surprised it came off like that. Maybe it's because it lost pressure all in one blow.

Can't recall if I posted this or not, but my 19" Anakee III...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
In the pics shown at the eBay sight they picture...

In the pics shown at the eBay sight they picture a removal tool (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA3NFgxNjAw/z/UC8AAOSwxH1T-wPI/$_57.JPG) for the cooling case. If you have to vcarry that lump around to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 12:46 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Because a hundred people have to sign off on the...

Because a hundred people have to sign off on the shipment :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Sweet ride :thumb Sorry I missed you at...

Sweet ride :thumb

Sorry I missed you at Hafjell. Not sure what happened to be honest, all the best intensions turn to shit with poor planning.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
It wouldn't surprise me, but it'd be a major...

It wouldn't surprise me, but it'd be a major design flaw if that's the case since the bike's not equipped with a centerstand from the factory.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I actually snapped the stock (built 11/2000 first...

I actually snapped the stock (built 11/2000 first ridden 08/2002) clutch cable after just 14.000kms or so in 08/2005. I had a replacement clutch cable zip tied to the old one so it only took 5...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I was also going to suggest that the metal had...

I was also going to suggest that the metal had expanded from the heat built up going flat out for several minutes and probably running for quite a while on the highway. And especially since it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Thinking we're experiencing pretty much the same...

Thinking we're experiencing pretty much the same problem, only mine is more affected from 1st than from 2nd. 1st to N happens when taking off slowly from a parking lot for instance, but 2nd to N is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Too much slack, huh :scratch I'm actually...

Too much slack, huh :scratch
I'm actually replacing both the lever and cable this fall as part of the larger maintenance plan scheduled when I park it for winter. Cable was procured in 2007..... and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 12:20 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Next time :thumb

Next time :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Don't think I've ever experienced that

Don't think I've ever experienced that
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
:lol3 I'll accept the cause and assume...

:lol3

I'll accept the cause and assume blame, now show me the effect on the under-engineered parts :deal
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Ok, gurus..... what other than the N switch can...

Ok, gurus..... what other than the N switch can cause it slipping out of 1st more often than not and clunky, sometimes hard, shifting between all gears?

Btw, I always downshift hard and engine...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Cheers :thumb

Cheers :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Mine's the same regardless of oil. Been runing...

Mine's the same regardless of oil. Been runing dino for at least the last year, maybe the year before too, can't recall when I switched. Clutch slip went away when going to dino though (semi synth I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Please remove the rubber from your throat - your...

Please remove the rubber from your throat - your coughing is disturbing :deal:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I can't find the part number. Think maybe they've...

I can't find the part number. Think maybe they've missed it here ? http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=0173&mospid=51605&btnr=61_1373&hg=61&fg=31

Or is the neutral switch officially...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
We'll see how much value the Ratel bling has once...

We'll see how much value the Ratel bling has once someone's snapped a chain, I guess..... :deal:lol3:lol3


I'll jump right in:

1. N switch
- Do you have to drain the oil before replacing the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I was looking at the other side of the bike.......

I was looking at the other side of the bike.... dunno why, but just thought it was on the clutch side for some reason. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Do you have a picture of where it is? Is it...

Do you have a picture of where it is? Is it reachable without removing the clutch cover ? I've been searching the realoem.com site, but can't find it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Fun fact that you may be aware of - episode V -...

Fun fact that you may be aware of - episode V - Empire Strikes Back scenes from the ice planet of Hoth, featuring the AT-AT's among other things, were actually shot at Finse...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I doubt they do. And if they do, they probably...

I doubt they do. And if they do, they probably don't give a shit - they have a big star with those who order R1200GS's with cast alloy wheels instead of spokes....

Where they started out offering...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I'm sure you know, but the level is different if...

I'm sure you know, but the level is different if you also replace the oil filter. Think it's 2,3 liters total with filter replacement.

Mine also spews oll from the crank vent if it's received more...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
New Touratech bashplate and centerstand installed...

New Touratech bashplate and centerstand installed at TT Nordic (in Sweden) May 2009. Proud owner :cry

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Touratech%2009/DSC_0059crop.jpg




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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, I know, was thinking of mountainpasses in...

Yeah, I know, was thinking of mountainpasses in the Italian alsps etc.
I'm going hiking tomorrow at one of the highest peaks in the south east of Norway (it's just 1950m or so above sea level)....
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Nice. Just hope you don't try to sell...

Nice.



Just hope you don't try to sell it as a unique low milage bike in a couple of years.... :deal:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Not that long ago for me (november/december 2005)...

Not that long ago for me (november/december 2005) :huh
We rode it west to east. I'm kicking myself every day for getting complacent and not taking more pictures. I mean really stopping, taking the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Don't know how long the trip is, but with the...

Don't know how long the trip is, but with the cost involved I would imagine it's at least a month. Any particular reason you left it so late? Aren't you a little worried about the season that is upon...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
To where ? Some place warm? dry? wet? cold?...

To where ? Some place warm? dry? wet? cold? polluted? :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I hate winter. Would never consider riding in...

I hate winter. Would never consider riding in snow or on ice. I've crashed enough and broken enough parts to know that they won't last, but they look nice :nod
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hahah Relax, I was just pulling your leg. ...

Hahah
Relax, I was just pulling your leg.

I'm one of the few I know that have been saying for the last 25 years that it is very naive and arrogant by mankind to think we are responsible for the...
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