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Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,461
Posted By The Jester
Glad I could help.

Glad I could help.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,461
Posted By The Jester
Air filter

OK, this is my air box. It might seem like overkill but remember that this bike completed the Dakar. It takes a bit longer to change the filter but there is no way anything is going to sneak round...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,461
Posted By The Jester
I'll get some pics posted of mine in a couple of...

I'll get some pics posted of mine in a couple of days as I'm away from home at the moment. The mods to the box are internal however so it may not help you.
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By The Jester
If you don't mind ticking the gift box and...

If you don't mind ticking the gift box and putting down a suitable value on the customs form so I don't get stung for tax at this end you can count me in too.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
Can't speak for the halogen but you can get much...

Can't speak for the halogen but you can get much more light by using LED or HID. (Most HIDs are 35W which matches the standard bulb.) Either should be pretty good without upgrading the stator. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,461
Posted By The Jester
Thanks. Getting out a fair bit... unfortunately...

Thanks. Getting out a fair bit... unfortunately not as much as I would like. The bike completed the Dakar rally in 2005, hence the shiny painted tank with sponsors stickers in the 3rd pic, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,461
Posted By The Jester
46L, wow. That must be one heavy pig to pick up...

46L, wow. That must be one heavy pig to pick up when it is full. I think mine tops out at 40L if I were to fit the under-seat tank.

Interesting setup though. The vacuum pump to a catch tank is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,461
Posted By The Jester
This is going to turn out to be a cool bike but...

This is going to turn out to be a cool bike but tell me, how much fuel do those things carry? They look huge.

They certainly look to carry the fuel lower down than the set up on the bike I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I have just put the 280mm EBC floating disc on...

I have just put the 280mm EBC floating disc on mine. I'm still bedding the pads in but initial impressions are good. Definitely stronger but I wouldn't describe it as touchy. I might yet swap the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
simple solution then. Sell the zx10, buy a dirt...

simple solution then. Sell the zx10, buy a dirt bike and spend the leftovers on beer :freaky
Forum: Europe 09-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By The Jester
Hero of the day!

Got to give top marks to EBC.

I ordered an oversize disc for my XR650 from brakes4u without thinking too much whether it would fit - it has USD forks from a CRF you see. When it arrived the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I have had a 2 sets of wheels for 3 bikes over...

I have had a 2 sets of wheels for 3 bikes over the years but nut currently for the XR. It can certainly be done but you need to think about how often you are going to be swapping them over and how...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I sold the X-Ch with 46K miles on. The engine is...

I sold the X-Ch with 46K miles on. The engine is an update on the old F650 single motor which is known to be good for 100k miles. The only issues are the water pump seal which needs replacing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I had an Xchallenge for 46k miles. Great bikes...

I had an Xchallenge for 46k miles. Great bikes but most owners seem to mod them quite a bit. There is probably less choice for aftermarket parts than the XR and with the majority of mods being...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
That's how mine is wired. Not sure about the...

That's how mine is wired. Not sure about the total output though. I was experimenting with a DC rectifier yesterday on the AC lighting circuit. I thought it was a reg/rec but it turned out to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,488
Views: 197,827
Posted By The Jester
Don't connect the reg rec to the battery, connect...

Don't connect the reg rec to the battery, connect it to the other side of the relay . The relay will connect/disconnect the battery from everything else depending on whether the engine is running.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,488
Views: 197,827
Posted By The Jester
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/mands1a/B...

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/mands1a/BRP/Wiring%20upgrade/wiringdiagram_zpse0306f83.jpeg

Somebody must know. I have a single phase reg/rec which will be connected in series with the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,488
Views: 197,827
Posted By The Jester
Why do you need it to trigger with AC? If you...

Why do you need it to trigger with AC? If you connect the battery live to the main feed side of the relay (30) and the output from the reg/rec to the switched side (87) but connect it also to the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
depends on the cable ties. Not sure they will be...

depends on the cable ties. Not sure they will be tight enough though. They work fine if you are securing something with a bit of flex but the tool tube is quite rigid. The exhaust clamps on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I like mounting heavy tools down low ...

I like mounting heavy tools down low

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo192/ross2001/g650x/03072010100.jpg

Still got to fix something similar up for my pig
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I've seen the same thing happen with to a new...

I've seen the same thing happen with to a new TW302 on a DRZ engined CCM SR40 after a couple of hundred miles of tarmac on a hot day. Not a tyre I would recommend.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,488
Views: 197,827
Posted By The Jester
Aus / Euro wiring

Been reading through the thread but there is very little info about the Aus/Euro system which uses 1 coil for the ignition, 1 coil to power the AC headlight and 1 coil through a reg/rec to provide DC...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I'm just glad I don't live in a country like...

I'm just glad I don't live in a country like Switzerland where the TUV approval means that every accessory has to be officially approved for the vehicle, even down to the tyres. I knew somebody who...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
The annual MOT inspection is rigourous strict and...

The annual MOT inspection is rigourous strict and strictly enforced. The tester's computer is linked through to a national system that will not allow them to compete a test in under 30 minutes. My...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I don't know whether that is a reasonable weight...

I don't know whether that is a reasonable weight as pounds don't mean much to me. Nothing wrong with your method though. That's what my local MOT tester does to find the weight of the bike. This,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
Definitely not the same as mine but I think I...

Definitely not the same as mine but I think I worked mine out today.

Mine only happens when decelerating on a closed throttle and gets louder when the front brake is applied. Not so loud if both...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By The Jester
Good call I once removed and stripped a...

Good call

I once removed and stripped a CBR1000 motor for the sake of an O ring i found on the floor next to where I had been working earlier while replacing the starter clutch. Turned out that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
I'd like to be able to help but I don't know the...

I'd like to be able to help but I don't know the answer. It sounds similar to the bike I have just bought though - the noise I mean. I have been told that mine has also just had a rebuild including...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
Try some carb cleaner and perhaps blow the jets...

Try some carb cleaner and perhaps blow the jets through with some compressed air afterwards. You may need to clean the parts in a sonic bath if they are really gummed up.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22,218
Views: 2,704,400
Posted By The Jester
Looks like an oily deposit on the plug which...

Looks like an oily deposit on the plug which matches your heavy oil use. Could be worn rings as you said. It the valves have deposits on them it could also be leaking valve stem seals. Either way...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By The Jester
Can't help with the TKCs but I found Mites E09s...

Can't help with the TKCs but I found Mites E09s to work quite well both on and off road.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 678,480
Posted By The Jester
Not the first time my new bike has appeared here...

Not the first time my new bike has appeared here then, although this pic was before it completed the Dakar - the only UK bike to do so in 2005. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 678,480
Posted By The Jester
:clap 2005 Dakar bike. Current owner bought...

:clap

2005 Dakar bike. Current owner bought it in 2007 and has had a specialist carry out a complete engine rebuild including gearbox, plus a full suspension overhaul, and it's barely been used...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 678,480
Posted By The Jester
New purchase

I've just agreed to purchase a rather special bike. Its not strictly an adventure conversion though, despite the big tank :evil

I should have it here by the weekend so will know more about what I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By The Jester
Junk the whole set up. Plug the holes into the...

Junk the whole set up. Plug the holes into the air box and throw everything else in the bin. Job done!
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,446
Posted By The Jester
If you can find a BMW G650X-Challenge it will be...

If you can find a BMW G650X-Challenge it will be somewhere between the KTM and DR650 in off road ability and give better economy than the F650GS.

I used to get very close to 70mpg on mine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By The Jester
I have used the mouse lubricant before and it...

I have used the mouse lubricant before and it does not cause any issues with deterioration of the tube. It is designed to be compatible with the rubber in the mouse after all. By reducing friction...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 112,179
Posted By The Jester
No idea but it looks just like the metal tube...

No idea but it looks just like the metal tube that you get on some throttle grips to feed the cable in.

Since I ride a CCM rather than the ATK i don't know what carb you have but this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 112,179
Posted By The Jester
You could try ccmmad.com. They don't have their...

You could try ccmmad.com. They don't have their head quite as far up their arsenal as the mt crowd. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 112,179
Posted By The Jester
If the idle is really high I would be looking for...

If the idle is really high I would be looking for air leaks on the inlet rubber between the carb and the engine. Spray with WD40 or carb cleaner. If the engine speed fluctuates there is an air...
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