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Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
Nope, they won't give me one for free and give me...

Nope, they won't give me one for free and give me 20,000 to do it. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Not so sure about that. If I sell mine and have...

Not so sure about that. If I sell mine and have some extra cash I'll be looking for a Husky Terra, XChallenge, XCountry, or KTM690. All have more power and are lighter.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
Well even a 125 can handle the occasional...

Well even a 125 can handle the occasional passenger, or more if you live in Asia, so this while it won't be the most fun, won't be a problem.

You will need the pannier rack though as the passenger...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
I had a Gripster rear on my Dakar. It was one of...

I had a Gripster rear on my Dakar. It was one of the worst tyres I've ever come across. I enjoy riding in the rain, but with that tyre every corner was a hazard. It's decade(s) old technology now, so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Shame they don't make one for single sparks. ...

Shame they don't make one for single sparks.

This one seems decent though. It looks like it flares out a bit at the bottom.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Winglets. ...

Winglets.

http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?27921-Winglets&highlight=winglets
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Once you've got a screen at the height that you...

Once you've got a screen at the height that you like, the next step to reduce wind noise and turbulence is to extend the sides.

The front of the Dakar/GS is very narrow. As a result a massive...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,215
Posted By c-m
Thumbs down The problem is that there isn't a place to on...

The problem is that there isn't a place to on these boards to talk about bikes in general, or to talk about smaller capacity multi-cylinder bikes. Bad forum design.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 703,485
Posted By c-m
The only reason to lube the chain is to keep the...

The only reason to lube the chain is to keep the X or O rings nice and supple and thus keep the factory lube inside the pins/rollers.

Most people put far too much spray or whatever else on their...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 703,485
Posted By c-m
I say let them dump it and let someone else fill...

I say let them dump it and let someone else fill the gap.

I enjoy my F650 Dakar, but it's not a well designed bike.

When the workshop manual instructions for topping up the water reservoir...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 703,485
Posted By c-m
My local dealership in the UK doesn't have the...

My local dealership in the UK doesn't have the G650 or the Sertao on the shop floor any more. They've recently disappeared in the New Year.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 703,485
Posted By c-m
Unbolt the oil hose/pipe on the left-hand side of...

Unbolt the oil hose/pipe on the left-hand side of the engine?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
The problem is ram mounts vibrate more than a...

The problem is ram mounts vibrate more than a ladies pleasure toy, and your mirrors will get nicked.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
You can buy adapters for less than 10 on ebay in...

You can buy adapters for less than 10 on ebay in the UK.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 616,611
Posted By c-m
That's a sweet looking x-country. Has it...

That's a sweet looking x-country.

Has it been raised?
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5,514
Views: 703,485
Posted By c-m
I don't have a garage either. I rode my bike...

I don't have a garage either.

I rode my bike to a nearby carpark and hacksawed the old endless chain off. I then replaced the chain and sprockets there out in the open.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
When talking about adventure motorcycles, (which...

When talking about adventure motorcycles, (which for me is more distance touring across a variety of surfaces. e.g London to Magadan via Road of Bones, or riding through Spain to get to Morocco and a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
I've seen yours, but it look like it would...

I've seen yours, but it look like it would interfere with the pillion. Not saying it does, just appeared that way to me in the photos of it reclined.

I was just curious. The only reason to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Does anyone have any pictures of the now...

Does anyone have any pictures of the now discontinued touratech side-stand?
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By c-m
I did say conversion right? That implies that...

I did say conversion right? That implies that you'd move the exhaust, add a bash plate, change the forks, add larger wheels etc.. Conversion.

Similar to guys who convert the Versys.

The Enduro...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By c-m
The F650/Setao/Dakar works very well two-up. Can...

The F650/Setao/Dakar works very well two-up. Can see why the duke wouldn't give that it's more powerful.

The KTM has subframe issues, which is partly why I think the duke could work a bit better....
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By c-m
I'm guessing he installed the Symtec heated grip...

I'm guessing he installed the Symtec heated grip kit. (http://bestheatedgrips.com/symtec-heated-grip-kit.html)

These are available with two switches. One is a black plastic rocker switch, the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
And what's the price difference :eek1

And what's the price difference :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
I asked this previously. I don't think there is...

I asked this previously. I don't think there is one unless you want to spend 50.

A couple of butt joints work great.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
0.05A is a small amount. Isn't feasible that the...

0.05A is a small amount. Isn't feasible that the bike needs to draw this to power the LCD display on the dash and to keep the odometer reading?

What is the ticking? I'd heard that in the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-12-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,585
Posted By c-m
Read his reports on the BAM road and road of...

Read his reports on the BAM road and road of Bones. I guess for the Sibrisky trail he added the off road trails to get across Russia to these roads.

I imagine it would be a blast with a decent...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By c-m
Duke 690 conversion?

I'm sure the title got a lot of people here excited. Unfortunately I don't have anything to show.

I was wondering if anyone has converted their Duke 690 into an 'adventure' bike?

I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
Manufacturers often increase their service...

Manufacturers often increase their service intervals. In fact Suzuki just did it with the new v-strom 1000.

As I've said before. Modern engines are damn reliable. It's everything else tends to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
What about UK. We barely have anywhere to...

What about UK.

We barely have anywhere to off-road. I use my Dakar on 'green lanes' but these are like 800 meters long often, and are scattered miles apart.

I feel your pain.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Perhaps you guys can have a referendum on...

Perhaps you guys can have a referendum on off-roading :D

I've ridden through Switzerland but it all on-road. Is off-roading legal at all? I thought maybe different Cantons had different rules.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-09-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,457
Posted By c-m
Yep I use a small cable lock through the sleeve...

Yep I use a small cable lock through the sleeve of my stuff if I have to park up in a busy city centre.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
No, I want to know if the stock bars touch the...

No, I want to know if the stock bars touch the dash at full lock. My Renthal low bars do, but I can't remember if the stock ones do.

RE: The seat

Here's a picture of the underside of mine. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
Yep, 6,000m same as the F650. 6,000m is...

Yep, 6,000m same as the F650.

6,000m is still a bit rubbish even compared to higher revving sports bikes like the Fireblade 954, or as mentioned earlier in the thread to the parallel twins.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
Aright guys, lets get back on the topic. ADVrider...

Aright guys, lets get back on the topic. ADVrider forums must be a troll's wet dream.

The 5,000m service interval is pretty short but it's only 1,000m shorter than an F650 or KTM690.

Is there...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
Judge a bike's capabilities by it's components...

Judge a bike's capabilities by it's components not what it's marketing team tell it is.

I can't see any reason why it's any less RTW capable than most of the common bikes that people use to go...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
The advice on buying bars with a lower bend isn't...

The advice on buying bars with a lower bend isn't great for me. My bars already have a low 'street' bend. I guess I just have long monkey arms. haha.

I've bit the bullet and bought some cheapo...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,457
Posted By c-m
Take a tank bag, and keep your valuables in that....

Take a tank bag, and keep your valuables in that. e.g Camera, laptop etc.. It doesn't really matter about your clothes, if the worst happened it's not like you couldn't pop to a Walmart (adsa in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 173,996
Posted By c-m
I would. Can't see any reason why the...

I would.

Can't see any reason why the engine wouldn't last for 100,000s miles.

It's not like its heavily stressed.

Modern engines tend to far outlast all the other parts of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Anyone got 28mm bars on without risers? I...

Anyone got 28mm bars on without risers?

I don't want to raise my bars, but want to use tapered bars for strength (i don't like having a brace).

The default bar mounts are 22mm. I need a top...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13,481
Views: 1,556,817
Posted By c-m
Alloy I meant. Haha.

Alloy I meant. Haha.
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