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Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 04:12 AM
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Posted By Thanas
Just a quick reply regarding my bearings. ...

Just a quick reply regarding my bearings.

Getting double-sealed bearings was very easy. All you need is the 6204 and 6205 code. And the parts store does the rest. I've got the bearing ready to be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Thanks a lot for the info regarding the rear...

Thanks a lot for the info regarding the rear wheel bearings.

Here's what my original bearings looked like after 28.000 km (12.700 mi)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Guys, In preparation for an off-road...

Hi Guys,

In preparation for an off-road ride the coming weekend, i decided to replace my rear TKC80 with a new one. What should have taken 5 minutes, took me all of 3 hours. I could not get my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
@ idle I liked the Heidenau K73 also. The front...

@ idle
I liked the Heidenau K73 also. The front was fine, the rear indeed had a slight strange shape. Flat in the middle and very steep at the sides. Never really got to the edge of the rear tire...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
@ speedmaster Great looking DR, in much nicer...

@ speedmaster
Great looking DR, in much nicer condition than mine. WHeels look good on the bike


@ dentvet
I really like the Ninja / Versys 650 DS build. Would even consider doing one myself,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
@Hunter_Greyghost Australia, your lucky to live...

@Hunter_Greyghost
Australia, your lucky to live there, for off-road riding i think that woul dbe a great country. We have a lot off off-road places in the Netherlands, however, most of those roads...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
It depends on how you ride on-road. If your...

It depends on how you ride on-road.

If your just using the road wheels, to get down the road and don't need better road holding, the 21" would be just fine. But with only a spare hub, you could...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,703
Posted By Thanas
One thing I find strange regarding the X...

One thing I find strange regarding the X Challenge and the Enduro, Rear tire sizes do not correspond with the rim width.

For instance, the BMW has a 2,50 x 18 rear rim, but a 140/80-18 tire is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
Ok, some calculations: 90/90-21 Diameter:...

Ok, some calculations:

90/90-21
Diameter: 695,4 mm (27,4")

110/80-19
Diameter: 658,6 mm (25,9")

Difference of 36,8 mm (1,45")
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,703
Posted By Thanas
Dudes, Last posts are really helpful and...

Dudes,

Last posts are really helpful and confirm my suspicions. I like my DR 650 and it sounds the BMW is more or less the same thing, only better in every way. So far i'm definately planning on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
OK Is it possible to run with "faster"...

OK

Is it possible to run with "faster" bikes on 21/18 wheels, Yes. Certainly with road tires on the 21/18. But why have 21/18 wheels and put road tires on? You could go with 17/17 and put...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
The point to having a 19/17 set of wider wheels,...

The point to having a 19/17 set of wider wheels, is to be able to actually DUAL-SPORT, to be quick on-road and be quick off-road. Not one or the other. I tried that with the standard narrow rims and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,814
Posted By Thanas
"Adventure wheels" conversion thread (19" front 17" rear)

This thread would be for all the bikes converted to "adventure wheels"
That would be a 2.15 / 2.50 / 2.75 x 19 front wheel and a 4.00 / 4.25 / 4.50 x 17 rear wheel.

I've converted my DR 650 to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,703
Posted By Thanas
One thing i am slightly concerned about with the...

One thing i am slightly concerned about with the KTM is the low rpm torque. Because the max torque is at 6550 rpm and max power at 7500, so that seems a bit peaky. I like to have good throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,703
Posted By Thanas
With the DR 650 i did not have that much chance...

With the DR 650 i did not have that much chance to keep up with the Husaberg FE 450 and KTM 520 EXC. They were on proper 21/18 knobbie tires and my DR 650 has 2.50 x 19 and 4,25 x 17 wheels with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,703
Posted By Thanas
BMW G 650 X Challenge vs KTM 690 ENduro (R) , facts & figures

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I currently have a Suzuki DR 650 and really like it, but I was already looking for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 543,791
Posted By Thanas
Another jumping pig? ...

Another jumping pig?

http://94.100.121.244/1499700001-1499750000/1499710801-1499710900/1499710818_6_fe6g.jpeg

Greets,
Thanas
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,718
Posted By Thanas
The BMW G 650 X Challenge has a 3.00 x 18 rear...

The BMW G 650 X Challenge has a 3.00 x 18 rear rim iff i'm correct. Definately NOT the right rim for a 150/70-18 tire.

ther indeed is no 140/80 R 18 TrailAttack.

Fitting a 150 tire on a 3.00...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Follow DR riders. Today i got around to...

Hi Follow DR riders.

Today i got around to removing the upper chain roller. It had lots of wear and althoug i am not a high jumper (with a motorcycle) i'm kind off heavy and who knows.

I took...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,587,144
Posted By Thanas
http://94.100.122.202/1483850001-1483900000/148386...

http://94.100.122.202/1483850001-1483900000/1483860101-1483860200/1483860120_6_JAY3.jpeg

Not as great as others here, but why not...

Greets,
Thanas
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
What a few photo's and mention of other brand...

What a few photo's and mention of other brand bikes can do..

I really love the DR, it is my first Dual Sport and couldn't be happier with it. My buddie with the KTM 690 SM isn't the fastest...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Guys, Today i went for a ride with my...

Hi Guys,

Today i went for a ride with my buddie. He on his new (to him) KTM 690 SM and me on my DR 650 SE with the 2,50 x 19 and 4,25 x 17 Wheels.

Mostly on road, lots of fun. Definately...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Finally back on two feet.... uh. wheels: ...

Finally back on two feet.... uh. wheels:

http://7.media.hyves-static.net/1481916726/6/6Mko/0/img1481916726.jpeg

http://8.media.hyves-static.net/1481916767/6/MWhO/0/img1481916767.jpeg
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Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
@ SBG My fornt 2,50 x 19 rim is from a...

@ SBG

My fornt 2,50 x 19 rim is from a european Suzuki XF 650 Freewind. It uses the same hub as the DR 650. And therefore was a direct bolt in.

My rear which should be in the mail today, will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Guys, As said, i'm busy converting my DR...

Hi Guys,

As said, i'm busy converting my DR to 19/ 17 wheels. Frotn is done, just waiting on the rear to be sent to my house. This weekend i received my new Continental TKC80's, s mounted up the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Yeah, Currently the planning is to get my...

Yeah,

Currently the planning is to get my rear wheel (4,25 x 17) back at the end of the week. And just made a deal for a new (used) set of Continental TKC80.

So this weekend i'll be busy once...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
I had an Cycleworks exhaust on there, without the...

I had an Cycleworks exhaust on there, without the dB killer it was way too loud, with it, it was ok, but still kind off loud. So i put the standard muffler on, just to be sure to be legal for when i...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Guys, Just to be safe on my forthcoming...

Hi Guys,

Just to be safe on my forthcoming motorcycle vacation, i went ahead and mounted the standard muffler. Whisper quite. Great. So i'm wondering how the GSX-R 1000 (or 750/600) would compare...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
I also noticed the chain adjuster on the Nut side...

I also noticed the chain adjuster on the Nut side (rear brake) is the wrong way round. There is a ring welded on the adjuster, this should be placed against the swingarm. Than a washer, than the nut....
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,287
Posted By Thanas
Hi fellow Heidenau K60 Scout enthusiasts, ...

Hi fellow Heidenau K60 Scout enthusiasts,

For reference:
http://www.reifenwerk-heidenau.de/documents/downloads/CwEEyHMtVi.jpg

I've got a DR 650 SE, so first had these tires in the 90/90-21...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Procycle, Thanks, just what i (didn't)...

Hi Procycle,

Thanks, just what i (didn't) want to hear, :thumb

I'm not planning on doeing any FMX style jumps, but do like to have my technical bits be technically sound. So just have to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi All, I'm going to replace my rear rim...

Hi All,

I'm going to replace my rear rim with a 4,25 x 17.

What i want to know is if the rim will be drilled specifically for the DR or if it is possible to lace a standard rim to the DR hub?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Guys, So i've mounted my 19" front wheel...

Hi Guys,

So i've mounted my 19" front wheel and am weighing my options for the rear.

Have settled on a 4,25 x 17 with 150/70-17.

Are a few options for those.
Warp9
Excel
Behr
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Heidenau K60 Scout I currently have a...

Heidenau K60 Scout

I currently have a 130/80-17 Heidenau K60 Scout on my DR and really like them, on road there great, off-road they get clogged with mud easily, but are able to clear. And with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Today i got it done! Front 2,50 x 19" rim...

Today i got it done!

Front 2,50 x 19" rim with Heidenau K60 Scout 110/80-19. Tomorrow will be my first ride with the bike.
Now to get the rear done...

Before:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Guys, So i got my 2,50 x 19 front wheel...

Hi Guys,

So i got my 2,50 x 19 front wheel a few days ago, from the Suzuki XF 650 Freewind. It had the 300mm brake rotor on. I was testfitting the wheel to see if the rotor would fit, but it is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Hi Goodcat8 Actually, you just spelled it...

Hi Goodcat8

Actually, you just spelled it wrong, it is Thanas.

My real name is Athanasios, your play on my name is actually new to me.

Here are some "nicknames" i've had

Thananas =>...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
I've researched a bit on recommended rim sizes...

I've researched a bit on recommended rim sizes and found:

Continental TKC80
130/80-17
Recommended rim size: 3.00
possible rim sizes: 2.50 - 2.75 - 3.00 - 3.50

Continental TKC80
140/80-17...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
Heidenau K60 Scout. Currently have them in...

Heidenau K60 Scout.

Currently have them in the 90/90-21 and 130/80-17.

When i get my front 19 inch wheel, i will be getting the Heidenau K60 Scout in 110/80 B 19, because i like to hae my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 96,054
Views: 18,094,775
Posted By Thanas
So my 2,50 x 19 front wheel is underway, should...

So my 2,50 x 19 front wheel is underway, should arrive sometime this week.

Now my attention is on the rear wheel. Currently have the stock rim 2,50 x 17, with a Heidenau K60 Scout 130/80-17....
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