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Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,041
Posted By miniboxer
Check the o-ring and rubber intake boot between...

Check the o-ring and rubber intake boot between the carbs and the cyl. head and don't touch the throttle while kick-starting. If the ignition-system, carbs and valve cleareance are ok, you should...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,541
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Zohar, it's worse. You have to remove the...

Hi Zohar,

it's worse. You have to remove the swing arm, than the lower C-profile of the frame. Now you have access to the hidden cover screws. Only removing the big left cover, allows you to push...
Forum: Europe 03-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Chrissie, have you already thought about...

Hi Chrissie,

have you already thought about coming to the TTT Tesch Travel Treffen in Malmedy for inspirations, the last weekend in April.

I'm bringing my wife and daughter,

Andreas
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Rob! Our bike magazines said 30 years...

Hi Rob!

Our bike magazines said 30 years ago, it would bee a nice bike if it would start...

Well, mine is always starting, but sometimes needs a little patience and love!

Check valves, check...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,026
Posted By miniboxer
Ignore the TT-installation instruction. Just...

Ignore the TT-installation instruction.
Just use the breather hose from the original tank and connect it with TT-tank.
Take care of the hose-routing and chose a stiff hose. This way the original...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By miniboxer
The problem is the big weight. Every curve and...

The problem is the big weight. Every curve and avery braking puts lots of stress an the front wheel and costs some rubber.
You can reduce this, by reducing the weight of rider/passenger/gear,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,418
Posted By miniboxer
Check out the bmw g650x-country. There are two...

Check out the bmw g650x-country. There are two versions out there, the higher black one and the lower yellow one. It's a very capable bike (read colebatchs ride report).
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By miniboxer
First of all, use a balaclava especially in hot...

First of all, use a balaclava especially in hot conditios.
The smell will disappear in the very cold ->so cool it slowly down in the freezer to -15°C (make sure the helmet is absolutely dry). This...
Forum: Europe 10-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 88,436
Posted By miniboxer
Time to say hello to you from the Niederrhein! ...

Time to say hello to you from the Niederrhein!
When joined by my 12 year old daughter, I prefer to use my X-Challenge, on other trips I take my old XL350R, or for future trips my DR350 that I'm...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Zach! Use loctite on the little screws...

Hi Zach!

Use loctite on the little screws and take a second set of ortlieb clips as spare parts, if they brake or get lost.

Andreas
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9,927
Views: 1,569,131
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Jim! Another source for trouble is the...

Hi Jim!

Another source for trouble is the fuel hose. Especially, when it gets hot. The modern type for high pressure FI systems, works better than the old motorcycle type for carbed vehicles. It's...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,702
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Dirk, nicely done! Einfach immer wieder...

Hi Dirk,
nicely done!
Einfach immer wieder schoen, Deine Beiträge!!!

See you off the road,
Andreas
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 171,943
Posted By miniboxer
Sounds as it could be some "false air " -> try to...

Sounds as it could be some "false air " -> try to spray some brake cleaner or similar to teh intake-system of carburator/intake-snorkel/airfilter, if the revs are changing, you have look for a leak...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By miniboxer
Remove the grease and use seam grip from an...

Remove the grease and use seam grip from an camping store in tiny drops, where you need the grip.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,792
Posted By miniboxer
Tank ventilation OK?

Tank ventilation OK?
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By miniboxer
Take a look at the XT550. The suspension does a...

Take a look at the XT550. The suspension does a better job and the engine has lot more power but there still are the brakes...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,718
Posted By miniboxer
A zip-tie should work fine

A zip-tie should work fine
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 155,111
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Gsstampeder. It's a common problem with...

Hi Gsstampeder.

It's a common problem with the clutch. Some guys have put a bushing into the clutch-cover. 'So if you have someone with a lathe who REALLY knows what he is doing - this can be a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,246
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Scrambler! 30 years ago I owned a XL 185S...

Hi Scrambler!

30 years ago I owned a XL 185S an dlater, I had black 1988 Domi too - so some parts look pretty familiar to me. Have you planned to visit the MRT in september on one of your beautys...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,305,541
Posted By miniboxer
I would be surprised, if all TT-tanks are...

I would be surprised, if all TT-tanks are identical, but when the reserve-light comes I now have roughly 1 l reserve from the tt-tank plus 2,2 l from the original tank.
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 37,945
Posted By miniboxer
Separating the paper from the shit allows better...

Separating the paper from the shit allows better composting and gives better crops by using the compost on the fields, if there is no better source available.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,136
Posted By miniboxer
Every membrane will fail after some time at often...

Every membrane will fail after some time at often foldet parts as shoulders, ellbows, knees and where the legs meet (if you know what I mean). If you are going on a camping trip in constantly wet...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,975
Posted By miniboxer
Substitute for spoons

You can drink the liquid part and shovel in the rest with a credit card...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Drifter! I still have the white (18 l)...

Hi Drifter!

I still have the white (18 l) tank, that was on my NX250. I think I had to lower the Cooler and make a DIY upper mounting part. The whole set should be in the deepest part of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By miniboxer
Using velcro for airhawk

Hi,

on my drz, I used velcro straps, knotted to the frame. This way they couldn't get lost and on pavement they secured the airhawk, avoiding the original "hook-systen".
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,400
Posted By miniboxer
Try to hammer in the next bigger torx-bit. If...

Try to hammer in the next bigger torx-bit. If this won't work, make a hole with a thinner drilll. The drilling-heat will work for you. Use a tight fitting torx in the new hole and remove.

Good...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
Posted By miniboxer
I successfully used two methods. I stored a...

I successfully used two methods.

I stored a Honda XL metaltank by draining the fuel, filling the tank with a bit of mineral-oil and swinging the tank (repeated the swinging every six months) to...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,288
Posted By miniboxer
Think about buying a second set of tent poles....

Think about buying a second set of tent poles. This allows you to shorten the segments to a length that fits into your panniers, by using the two pole-sets to make one new set with shorter poles.
...
Forum: Europe 06-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Jeff! So you are coming from the USA and...

Hi Jeff!

So you are coming from the USA and the bike is in Wales, europe?

If so, what do you know about the bike you want to travel with? Have you owned/driven the bike befor and how was the...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By miniboxer
Hi Jeff! If you need new tires and a...

Hi Jeff!

If you need new tires and a service, I would recommend ordering the tires you want before you leave. This could avoid hanging around for a while...

I'm allways doing services on my...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By miniboxer
Hi to sweden lilla man! As others said, an...

Hi to sweden lilla man!

As others said, an automatic chain lubrification like a scotts oiler is fine in rainy or dusty conditions. Lots of roads in sweden are unpaved, so I recommend one of these....
Forum: Europe 06-10-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By miniboxer
Years ago, it was possibel to buy a harley over...

Years ago, it was possibel to buy a harley over german dealers, handed over in the US fully platet for touring around for some weeks and after flying back to germany having the bike delivered to your...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,026
Posted By miniboxer
Recommended clothing

I would like to add, what I can recommend for riding day for day with long hours in the saddle.

Some riders don't dress the comfortable-way. Beeing in the shop, they chose the good looking...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,026
Posted By miniboxer
Sitting comfortable

First of all, please overlook my poor english. I'm no native speaker!

Well, as the doctors will tell you, the human body is made to move. Sitting is not what the body and butt is designed to. If...
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