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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 07:31 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Hi, guys!

Haven't checked in here in a while, it's winter here and I've been working on a tube bending machine... it's taken a lot of time, but it's done now. I can pretty much make any kind of crashbars and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 12:01 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Well...

Could you possibly have hinted something about my shitty airfilter modifications? Nah, I didn't think so either! :D

They're off, anyways, I can safely laugh about it now. :))
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 04:15 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Haven't checked in here for a while...

So I thought I'd drop by and brag about my fork stabilizer, I'd seen one bought by one of you guys from Hessler a couple of months ago, and the thought of the darn thing kept bugging me. So I made...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2011, 10:36 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Oh, got it now! It wasn't easy going through it...

Oh, got it now! It wasn't easy going through it though, actually having to pause Dream Theater's "On the Backs of Angels" to hear that... :rofl

But yeah, things a'twistin' in ol' Transylvania!...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2011, 07:08 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
I must confess: you've lost me there... I have no...

I must confess: you've lost me there... I have no idea what you're talkin' about:huh
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 09:27 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Geeeezzz!!!

I mean.... I know the BIG is an amazing bike, but still.... 8.900 dollars??????? In RO we sell them at about 1.700 EUR in very good condition!!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 10:02 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Which is exactly why I've ordered a fork brace...

Which is exactly why I've ordered a fork brace (I've got a guy here that makes just about anything, including CNC) at about 60 EUR. :D Just have to make up a good excuse to the wife...:ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 07:33 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Thanks Rob, front brake is 60% better, still have...

Thanks Rob, front brake is 60% better, still have to replace the brake line with a reinforced one, it's gonna make a heck of a difference.
Rear rack is a transplant from a DR650 I've dismantled......
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2011, 05:21 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Coming along with the motarding stuff... ...

Coming along with the motarding stuff...
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/Hellicks/BIG/SM3brake.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/Hellicks/BIG/SM1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 06:29 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
I'm very familiar with that situation, since...

I'm very familiar with that situation, since we've had it here, in Romania, for some time, even though we weren't actually enclosed within the Soviet Union. So I know what you mean.... but your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2011, 12:25 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Yup!

The blue ones ARE faster! :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 03:16 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Just beautiful! I always thought the front needed...

Just beautiful! I always thought the front needed a bit of stiffening up. How much did that set you back? (moneywise:D)
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2011, 09:34 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Don't wanna spoil your fun, but...

Are you sure 20W is gonna scare cars away from your path?:huh
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2011, 12:30 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
True. The open exhaust issue is the same on KLRS....

True. The open exhaust issue is the same on KLRS. I've owned 2 of them and you could feel the difference immediately after replacing the end can.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2011, 05:24 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Oh, gods of carburation, please forgive me!

For I have sinned, I have done thee wrong! :lol3

After reading what Rob said, I went straight to the garage, grabbed the ol' airbox off the shelf and smacked it right back where it belongs (well,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2011, 11:42 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Looks quite military to me... and that's a good...

Looks quite military to me... and that's a good thing! :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2011, 03:17 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Looks like a winner, congrats!

Looks like a winner, congrats!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2011, 03:16 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Thanx 4 the advice, guys, I guess I'll just have...

Thanx 4 the advice, guys, I guess I'll just have to fiddle with these a bit, until I'm satisfied.
I used GSXF wheels,, and I had to machine the rear wheel sprocket hub about 14 mm so that the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 12:20 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Do I need to rejet?

As you might know, at some point I've installed a VERY permissive airfilter and an open exhaust. Now I've fitted the motard wheels and I'm running 15/49 sprockets. It REALLY gets suffocated once I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2011, 12:11 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Manual decomp rules!

I got so used to cutting the engine by means of the decompressor that I now kill the DR 650R the same way, even though it doesn't have a starter clutch...:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 12:14 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
The Cheap Motard-ish project...

Moving ahead with my struggle :rofl
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/Hellicks/BIG/Motard2.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/Hellicks/BIG/Motard1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2011, 09:25 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Sounds quite good! Is it a "straight out" type...

Sounds quite good! Is it a "straight out" type configuration? I mean, no filters, no stages, you can see all the way through the can?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2011, 09:20 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Thank you!

Seeing what you're posting makes me proud... Oh, and, yeah... you MOST DEFFINITELY have to see Transalpina! It's even higher and more beautiful than Transfagarasan!

Again, on behalf of all...
Forum: Europe 07-31-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,771
Posted By hellicks hellmet
None taken, we're as sorry about that as you...

None taken, we're as sorry about that as you are... Unfortunately, we seem to suffer from some very strange type of "weneverfixourroads" syndrome...:huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2011, 04:03 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
I've installed an Arrow SBK end, but I'n not...

I've installed an Arrow SBK end, but I'n not happy with the sound. When in throttle it sounds like a whip cracking, I hate that. I'm looking at some car mufflers now, It's gotta be big. :D Can't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2011, 01:28 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
My 750's pump is also the original thing, running...

My 750's pump is also the original thing, running some 70.000+ kms... Took it apart 2 weeks ago, checked it, everything seems fit to run at least 30.000 more... so no reliability isuues here.
Forum: Europe 07-19-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,771
Posted By hellicks hellmet
Thanks 4 the info. I'll be staying at the Artemis...

Thanks 4 the info. I'll be staying at the Artemis Hotel, starting august 22nd. Maybe I'll catch U 4 a beer, that would be great!:freaky
Forum: Europe 07-19-2011, 12:28 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Hmmm, that depends on which route exactly you're...

Hmmm, that depends on which route exactly you're planning to take in RO. If you stick mainly to DN1 or E60, not to mention the highways, then it's OK for the K. If you wish to wonder off and...
Forum: Europe 07-19-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,771
Posted By hellicks hellmet
Hey, no problem! Hope you have fun! I'm...

Hey, no problem! Hope you have fun!
I'm travelling to Greece in august, I'm having a vacation on Thassos, but I'm driving there in my car, unfortunately!
My car uses LPG (that's GPL or Autogas in...
Forum: Europe 07-18-2011, 11:30 AM
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Views: 38,771
Posted By hellicks hellmet
Both Transalpina and Transfagarasan have...

Both Transalpina and Transfagarasan have accomodation. On the Transalpina there are various camping sites and hostels / motels / pensions. On Transfagarasan there is Balea Cabin (near Balea Lake,...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2011, 01:03 PM
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Views: 38,771
Posted By hellicks hellmet
Transalpina roadwork is done, there are only 3 or...

Transalpina roadwork is done, there are only 3 or 4 places where they're replacing some sewage pipes. Good to go! Have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 10:56 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Aye, I miss the German contryside... Indeed, it's...

Aye, I miss the German contryside... Indeed, it's very civilised, but for a streetbike it's heaven! I remember there were some road repairs going on (baustelle - na ja! :D) and we were redirected...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 10:51 PM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Yes, the master cylinder is an issue to deal...

Yes, the master cylinder is an issue to deal with...
Congratulations to Rob, that's a sweet piece of gear.
I'm not going that far with my 750 project, I'd just like to fit some street wheels on it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2011, 07:17 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
What type of wheel did you use? From what...

What type of wheel did you use? From what motorcycle?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2011, 07:16 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Straight bolt on. 30 min job, with the right...

Straight bolt on. 30 min job, with the right tools.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 11:34 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
I know it's been asked before...

I know there are some pictures of a guy's DR BIG SuperMoto conversion on this thread, I've deffinitely seen them, but I can't seem to find them anywhere.
Anyway, the help I need with my project...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 10:54 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
That's an interesting concept, but because I've...

That's an interesting concept, but because I've always loved the Monster, I must say: It's a fokin ugly bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2011, 08:12 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Ta 600

Nope, we've got plenty here...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 10:06 AM
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Posted By hellicks hellmet
Anyone ever tried typing "Suzuki big in japanese"...

Anyone ever tried typing "Suzuki big in japanese" in Google? I was amazed at the result...
Forum: Europe 02-17-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,771
Posted By hellicks hellmet
Indeed, that's the one. Amazing story, that's the...

Indeed, that's the one. Amazing story, that's the way to do it.
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