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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Check out this link, the covers are fairly small...

Check out this link, the covers are fairly small and shouldn't cost much for postage from the UK. http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-case-guards-silver-honda-crf250l.html...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Bolting the Pelicase directly to a rack works...

Bolting the Pelicase directly to a rack works just fine and can still be completely waterproof, when I fitted mine I used 4 stainless dome headed bolts with big washers and a bit of silicone sealer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Bolty
No it wasn't but your stuff is a good resource...

No it wasn't but your stuff is a good resource though, Thanks Kory.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Ahh come on Kiwi5, you'd never know it had been...

Ahh come on Kiwi5, you'd never know it had been gutted if you hadn't seen the post! It's all down to getting it welded nicely and then sanded with some VHT paint, if it bothers you then I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Bolty
That's what I'm talking about! Thanks for...

That's what I'm talking about!

Thanks for that
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Bolty
hacking the exhaust

Some time ago someone put a post up about how he had cut into the silencer and removed the cat before welding it back up, I been searching this thread for the past hour or so but have failed in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I'm a confident rider and I'm not usually giving...

I'm a confident rider and I'm not usually giving the death grip but I've had a wobble at 75MPH+, I reckon I'm about 200lbs and I've usually got a stupidly heavy lock an chain in a Pelecase which adds...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Are you sure that you're not just being over...

Are you sure that you're not just being over cautious? I fitted a pair of Barkbusters and they needed some persuasion, I fitted them loose and did plenty of wiggling before tightening them up...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Not sure if this was directed to me or one of the...

Not sure if this was directed to me or one of the other posts but here goes...

I would say that they would make a difference, I've converted mine to a 40° spread because I'm running them to make...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I'm using these ...

I'm using these http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/vision-x-mini-solo-black-5-watt-led-pod-10.html but I expect that you'll pay the same in $ as we do in £

For mounting I used a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Bolty
The seat on my Africa Twin was done by Tony...

The seat on my Africa Twin was done by Tony Archer last year, money well spent IMHO

If you live in the North take the seat around yourself, it's a small and very old fashioned workplace, he's a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Bolty
The metric system is I think the way forward but...

The metric system is I think the way forward but even though they started teaching it here in the 70's when I was 11 or 12 years old (I'm now 54) I still generally think in imperial measures first...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Sorry Ed but just to confuse things... A UK...

Sorry Ed but just to confuse things...
A UK gallon is 4.54 Litre
It's true there are 4 quarts in in a gallon but a UK quart is 40 fluid Oz not 32
A UK pint is 20 fluid Oz and I think a US pint is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Bolty
If we agree that 3 months is 90 days and that you...

If we agree that 3 months is 90 days and that you don't ride everyday (lets say 10 days from those 90 days you didn't ride) then that would average out at 1 mile per day, then you must surely be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Me personally 610, I'm running a completely...

Me personally 610, I'm running a completely standard drivetrain, I'll consider swapping to 13 tooth purely for fun once I get my main bike back into regular use and this one falls back to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Miles per UK gallon

My lowest MPG was just over 51 (don't forget that a UK gallon is bigger than a US gallon), this was a 56 mile round trip that apart from one mile or so was on the motorway so it was at pretty much...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Sure, here's a picture of one of the lights: ...

Sure, here's a picture of one of the lights:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/11502020136_f82895cc51_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/boltysan/11502020136/)
Light detail...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I'm using 40 degree version of these lights: ...

I'm using 40 degree version of these lights:
http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/vision-x-mini-solo-black-5-watt-led-pod-10.html
because they're only 10 watts in total and will draw less than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Workshop manual and the first one thousand miles

UK riders that want a workshop manual have a long wait on their hands because (according the the local Honda dealer) Honda UK don't have one available for the UK as yet, I've heard mention of postage...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Noted ICCPMJ, noted I'll be using ACF50...

Noted ICCPMJ, noted
I'll be using ACF50 slathering it all over the engine so with a bit of luck muck wont stick and I generally wash the bike once a week and re-apply (which isn't what they say you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I hear you but I'm not willing to fanny around...

I hear you but I'm not willing to fanny around with the spokes every time I wash the bike so I will get stainless ones next year, there is a local wheel builder here that has done a few wheels for me...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Bolty
First service

Just had my CRF in for it's first service today, 728 miles done so far with a worst MPG (Imperial) of 53.3 which was 100% motorway at 70+MPH and a best of 85.85 which was nursing the bike at the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I'm aware of the battery operated ones but the...

I'm aware of the battery operated ones but the ones that I have are the Powerlet ones from these guys:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I'm talking about available power for accessories...

I'm talking about available power for accessories not total power output BTW, heated jacket and gloves could take 130 watts, a couple of LED lights could take a further 20 watts, the gps and phone...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Not running heated grips on my CRF, I've got the...

Not running heated grips on my CRF, I've got the Oxford ones on my Africa Twin and in the past two winters that I've run the bike through I did notice that the ends of my fingers were still cold...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Bolty
No need SAPB, vfrpaul has come to the rescue! ...

No need SAPB, vfrpaul has come to the rescue!



Thanks for that Paul,much appreciated
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Thanks for that and yes it is the left side. ...

Thanks for that and yes it is the left side.

BTW, 10/10 for super quick reply!
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Workshop manual owners , help please...

The workshop manual still isn't available in the UK yet so here's another request for info!

Please could someone look in the book at the torque settings for the fork leg triple clamp bolts, also...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Doh! I'll not be riding the bike until next...

Doh!

I'll not be riding the bike until next week now so it'll stay as it is until then but thanks for that SAPD, Honda UK don't have the workshop manual available yet and I refuse to buy one from...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Thanks for all that Cory, Just done my bike this...

Thanks for all that Cory, Just done my bike this morning and did the swingarm pivot too. (it was completely missing any goodies from the grease fairy BTW)
I didn't know what to torque the pivot axle...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I've not done any green lanes myself on it as...

I've not done any green lanes myself on it as yet, I used to do a few but it was 18 years ago and most of the places I used to go are now off limits, But I'm looking forward to having another go at...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Bolty
I didn't think that you were ignoring me, not...

I didn't think that you were ignoring me, not everyone lives with the forum window open the whole time.

Sez me replying to you within 5 mins!

I thought it was Rooley moor. did you get your bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2013, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Bolty
I reckon that you should make the keyhole shapes...

I reckon that you should make the keyhole shapes in the rack the other way round because if the box should work loose or heavy braking it would be possible that the box could slide forwards and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Bolty
No Kiwi I bought them online, they're pressed out...

No Kiwi I bought them online, they're pressed out of sheet alloy and have compound curves which mimic the shape of the engine, you'll find them here:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Bolty
ACF50 is a rust preventative, it won't get rid of...

ACF50 is a rust preventative, it won't get rid of any rust that is already there Turk but it won't get any worse, if you remember Waxoil that was popular a while ago then you'll have an idea of what...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Bolty
Turk has it sussed Jab, they are Barkbusters with...

Turk has it sussed Jab, they are Barkbusters with the storm covers fitted, here's a front view...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/boltysan/9894266953/" title="photo.JPG by B☼lty°s▲n, on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Are those the windmills near to Rooley moor road...

Are those the windmills near to Rooley moor road in the background there fella?



Here's a pic of mine taken last week...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/boltysan/9882646556/"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Bolty
Now an owner not a wannabe

Just picked up my CRF250L this afternoon, it's the first brand new bike (or car) that I've ever owned, as soon as I got underway I couldn't help but have a giggle, It's like riding a little push bike...
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