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Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:51 PM
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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: 21,686
Views: 2,572,753
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: 21,686
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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: 1,413
Views: 182,116
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: 21,686
Views: 2,572,753
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: 21,686
Views: 2,572,753
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: 21,686
Views: 2,572,753
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: 21,686
Views: 2,572,753
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: 449
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: 21,686
Views: 2,572,753
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: 21,686
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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: 21,686
Views: 2,572,753
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: 412
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: 2,039
Views: 662,660
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: 2,039
Views: 662,660
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: 2,039
Views: 662,660
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: 442
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: 3,176
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: 755
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: 667
Views: 104,634
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: 667
Views: 104,634
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: 667
Views: 104,634
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...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,831
Posted By The Jester
Agree with the electric start. We don't have the...

Agree with the electric start. We don't have the KLR over here, or the DR650, unless they are imports. I think the DR350 is not too wide of the mark within the 1500 budget - you'll struggle to get...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,831
Posted By The Jester
My G650X Challenge would never do less than 65mpg...

My G650X Challenge would never do less than 65mpg and that was hard work. I usually got around 70mpg out of but saw as much as 85mpg with gentle use. They have the same engine as the old F650GS...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By The Jester
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nR9MaKCYlls/Ukj...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nR9MaKCYlls/UkjIAG2_I6I/AAAAAAAAAH4/Ja1C6GLPSts/w755-h566-no/20130928_160035.jpg

Right click on the picture on its hosted page and select "copy image location"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,398
Posted By The Jester
I do most of my riding get around sea level to...

I do most of my riding get around sea level to 1000 ft so altitude is not an issue for me however I have ridden through France to the Pyrenees a few times on and with different bikes.

One year I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 03:47 AM
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Views: 2,977,987
Posted By The Jester
I re-used the 250 head as I could not find a used...

I re-used the 250 head as I could not find a used 350 head.

Fired her up this morning. After the fog of oil from building the engine cleared it settled to a steady idle, engine sounds quiet. It...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,987
Posted By The Jester
diagnosis

I posted last month after I blew the bike during a 3 day ISDE centennial rally.

I had 2 problems: the first was the gearbox jumping down gears, the second was a loss of compression.

In between...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 08:32 AM
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Posted By The Jester
I'll answer 1 and 2 for you. 1: loosen the...

I'll answer 1 and 2 for you.

1:
loosen the pinch bolts on the yokes slightly so that you can slide them down the fork legs. Go easy with loosening them, too much and the weight of the bike will...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,656
Posted By The Jester
Some more inspiration for you: Deus Dominari - a...

Some more inspiration for you: Deus Dominari - a converted Honda Dominator.

http://www.pipeburn.com/storage/Dominari_0002.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1328874746343


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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 06:47 AM
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Posted By The Jester
Thanks for the information. Looks like I have a...

Thanks for the information. Looks like I have a 250 head. I wonder how much difference it makes.

Anybody know whether the cam and rockers are interchangeable between the heads? There is a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 12:13 PM
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Posted By The Jester
valves

Anybody know the dimensions of the exhaust valves or have one handy that they can measure up for me? I have just received a replacement valve that I ordered from ebay and it doesn't match the bent...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,987
Posted By The Jester
clutch

Anybody know if there were any differences between the clutch on the older kick only bikes and the newer E start?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 12:54 PM
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Posted By The Jester
Got it in 1 ...

Got it in 1

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo192/ross2001/IMG-20130821-00077.jpg (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/ross2001/media/IMG-20130821-00077.jpg.html)

Current piston is 3mm over,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,987
Posted By The Jester
I think I was. Plug is pale grey with a lumpy...

I think I was. Plug is pale grey with a lumpy texture. Looking down the hole, what I can see of the valves also appear lumpy. The compression loss points to valves, gasket, piston or rings. The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 08:46 AM
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Posted By The Jester
Thanks for the vibes but I'm not hopeful. Not...

Thanks for the vibes but I'm not hopeful. Not sure exactly which one but I'm pretty certain the bike already had a big piston - the pic of the bike as I bought it a couple of months ago gave the game...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 06:10 AM
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Posted By The Jester
Great fun... until it went bang!

This weekend I was signed up to compete in a 3 day rally to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first International Six Days Enduro in Carlisle, northern England. The first day was 130...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,347
Posted By The Jester
You could save some cash if you contact Gabe at...

You could save some cash if you contact Gabe at zenoverland.com. As well as selling bits and fabricating parts for customers, they keep a couple of adventureised dual sports which can be hired out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,987
Posted By The Jester
You need to install the kick start first. There...

You need to install the kick start first. There is a locating hole in the crankcase to insert the end of the kick start spring. Once that is all in place you can offer up the cover.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 24,965
Views: 2,977,987
Posted By The Jester
assistance required

I recently purchased a 91 dirt model as a non runner. Previous owner assured me that it had been running well before the spark died. Interesting thing was a vinyl tank cover printed with DR441. ...
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