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Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16,483
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Posted By komatias
Having spoken to Charlie in person, he claimed...

Having spoken to Charlie in person, he claimed that the KTM's would not have withstood the crashes they had ever other mile. The main reasoning was the number of plastic parts like the tanks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16,483
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Posted By komatias
Why not just add rim locks?

Why not just add rim locks?
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16,483
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Posted By komatias
They do look nice... Have you done any...

They do look nice...

Have you done any suspension work on the front to warrant the damper?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By komatias
Actually depending on the type, Recluse state...

Actually depending on the type, Recluse state that you should still use the clutch to shift. It just makes your bike unstallable. Your fellow rider probably did not read the manual:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By komatias
So why the rottela? Isnt that diesel car stuff?...

So why the rottela? Isnt that diesel car stuff? Do diesel cars not have dry clutches?

My experience is that some clutches do not like full synth, like my bmw dakar.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By komatias
If you can do what Dansin you will be just fine....

If you can do what Dansin you will be just fine. Cheaper than buying anything else and valved to soot your style. I have a Wilbur with a heavy spring but no compression adjust. Will take my old shock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
Mine are straight off of a KTM 950 adventure 2005...

Mine are straight off of a KTM 950 adventure 2005 or 06, but the taller version (S or R whichever it is.)

Have gone full KTM on the front though. Yokes, wheel, caliper.

I also have a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
31.6mm apparently. I programmed in 31.5mm with a...

31.6mm apparently. I programmed in 31.5mm with a 7mm bore.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16,483
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Posted By komatias
No, home made job. I used the standard BMW one...

No, home made job. I used the standard BMW one that I had with the bike originally, cut it and put a screw on nipple.

I will be making some using Venhill cable kits at some point in the future.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16,483
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Posted By komatias
Finally making bike parts

Been a very long time since I frequented Advrider.com. Life got in the way of my riding and the modified Dakar has been sat in bits for too long. While I have been out I have gotten into machining as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:50 AM
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Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
Hi All, I am finally getting the dakar race...

Hi All,

I am finally getting the dakar race ready again. In the course of getting weight down I bought a Shorei LiFe. Well F'ME are they light. Not tested yet though as the bike needs way too much...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 02:21 AM
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Posted By komatias
Yes you are missing a spacer. get it from the...

Yes you are missing a spacer. get it from the dealers. will be cheaper than machining a new one.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,820
Posted By komatias
The slipping is probably due to the oil. It takes...

The slipping is probably due to the oil. It takes sometimes up to 100miles for fresh oil to stop slippping the clutch at high speeds and gears.

The jumping out of gear is likely to be due to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By komatias
Or the battery....check the battery terminals.

Or the battery....check the battery terminals.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,141
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Posted By komatias
Yup...there was a good diatrebe on this in the...

Yup...there was a good diatrebe on this in the chaingang FAQ's. They said that the 15T was better for reliability apparently.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2011, 08:14 AM
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Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
Serves you right for using a pressure washer and...

Serves you right for using a pressure washer and not greasing the bearings :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,069
Posted By komatias
TImpo, how are you going to part fill the...

TImpo,

how are you going to part fill the expansion tank and ensure that the cooling system can draw fluid back in?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,103
Posted By komatias
hehe, polu mou aresoun oi metafraseis ellhnikwn...

hehe, polu mou aresoun oi metafraseis ellhnikwn sta agglika...Benzinokola :rofl

Contact adhesive....

Krata kala kai kalh epituxeia.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,103
Posted By komatias
Kaimene mou file.....exeis na peraseis polles...

Kaimene mou file.....exeis na peraseis polles bradies sto garage, euxomai h gunaika sou na exei upomonh.

Kalh epituxeia
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-06-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,442
Posted By komatias
OMAN: Muscat and Salalah..offroad bike rentals?

Will be traveling to Oman at the end of April this year. The trip is planned for around 10 days so plenty of time to take in the local fun. The other half has agreed that this would be a good...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 707,174
Posted By komatias
Walter, I read the bit about keeping the SHB...

Walter,

I read the bit about keeping the SHB compressed correctly. Instead of machining things, have a look at the husaberg setup. I think you will find it much to your liking.

Regards

George
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By komatias
Only that keeping it may be a selling point when...

Only that keeping it may be a selling point when you get rid of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,361
Posted By komatias
how did you fit that in the outhouse? I am...

how did you fit that in the outhouse?

I am sure thr toilet roll would be out of reach wherever you put it:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,547
Posted By komatias
That is the sexiest oil cooler I have ever...

That is the sexiest oil cooler I have ever seen!!!!!:clap:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,852
Posted By komatias
Up until you need to change spokes...

Up until you need to change spokes...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By komatias
Sorry...that is the max consumption

Sorry...that is the max consumption
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By komatias
There is a spec on how much the bike should...

There is a spec on how much the bike should consume and it is.... 1litre per 1000km.....according to the BMW service manual.
Forum: Asia 01-23-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By komatias
Visiting Oman, anywhere to rent a decent bike?

Guys,

I am going to be visiting Oman at some point in this year. Will probably fly to Muscat and Salalah. Is there anywhere near these two cities that I could rent dirtbike or get a one day guided...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By komatias
The front brake drag is also sometimes caused by...

The front brake drag is also sometimes caused by the little spring that returns the master cylinder plunger corroding. Does your brake lever return to rest?
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By komatias
dreaded steering head bearings?

dreaded steering head bearings?
Forum: Racing 01-17-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,879
Posted By komatias
Boys..Thanks!

Boys..Thanks!
Forum: Racing 01-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By komatias
The same as 2 250cc 4 strokes?

The same as 2 250cc 4 strokes?
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
Was on the phone to motorworks earlier...they...

Was on the phone to motorworks earlier...they were telling me that some chappy was asking about the new oil line...Was that you by any chance?

CDS is a bit overkill...but how about going ghetto?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
Mount something to instruments subframe. A piece...

Mount something to instruments subframe. A piece of Aluminium sheet cleverly bent will do the job.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
No clue, I will ask about fotos.

No clue, I will ask about fotos.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,481
Posted By komatias
Very good find for the oil line. It will be...

Very good find for the oil line. It will be backwards compatible I think. The clutch cover also fits but you need to make an adapter to fit the original starter motor, a friend of mine did it.
Forum: Racing 01-07-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,032,419
Posted By komatias
Gamei kai Dernei o Vassilis...me to pardon! ...

Gamei kai Dernei o Vassilis...me to pardon!

Makari kai meis na mporousame na pame.

A bit off topic...anybody see the resemblance?
...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,879
Posted By komatias
AHHHHHH!!!!!!! I cant beleive it....I was...

AHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I cant beleive it....I was looking for footage of the guys riding down that 600m dune at the end of stage 5 and none to be seen on the ES coverage....:cry:cry:cry
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By komatias
They do say you have to service them around that...

They do say you have to service them around that amount of miles John
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 760,299
Posted By komatias
parx wht fender is that?

parx wht fender is that?
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