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Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,532
Posted By Subutai
Thank you Rakthi, lots of useful information...

Thank you Rakthi, lots of useful information there.

There are used Heritage front ends from crash bikes and salvage jobs in good condition, with everything but the wheel. I managed to find a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,532
Posted By Subutai
Any idea if the axle diameter is the same between...

Any idea if the axle diameter is the same between models?

Fender mounts will be a problem and let's not forget about the brake caliper mount. With the Heritage fork I could probably use the fender...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,532
Posted By Subutai
The Heritage Springer front end might work, at...

The Heritage Springer front end might work, at least it looks beefy enough. Softail Springer has a narrower wheel by the pictures, I thought you were talking about that.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,532
Posted By Subutai
The Fat Boy front is quite a bit wider than what...

The Fat Boy front is quite a bit wider than what you have on the Softail Springer. Also the Springer has different geometry and a different size front wheel, so it's not just a bolt on job.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,532
Posted By Subutai
Laugh So I want a springer front on my Fat Boy

I acquired a '07 Harley Fat Boy in the spring and have put quite a few miles on it. I wanted the bike for it's easy maintainability and legend image. However I juggled about between the Boy and a...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,142
Posted By Subutai
Yup, tried with all sorts of clamps in the...

Yup, tried with all sorts of clamps in the garage, no sir, they won't work, just not enough pressure on the tire. That 200 kg bead breaker you are bound to have with you will do the trick always,...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,849
Posted By Subutai
I ride in the same climes and after much...

I ride in the same climes and after much consideration went with the Argonaut jacket coupled with the Armas pants. This way I got Armacor and Pro Shell all around. All Rukka pants and jackets can be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By Subutai
'10 R here and there was a mark on the swing arm...

'10 R here and there was a mark on the swing arm after 6-7000 km.

There's plenty of clearance on the left side so you can just loosen up the retaining screws and push the flap to the left and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Subutai
Ahh upon closer inspection I realized that the...

Ahh upon closer inspection I realized that the whole sprocket assembly just pulls out so I don't even have to remove the bushing, I'll just shift the whole assembly to the other wheel :lol3

I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Subutai
Yeah managed to find it on the repair manual...

Yeah managed to find it on the repair manual online and you need not one but two special tools to get them properly out? I would imagine that you need a bearing puller for the bearing but for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Subutai
How to remove the left side bushing of the rear wheel?

I have the wheel off and now I want to get the bushing and the Nilos ring out. How do they come out? All the other bushings can be removed with fingers but this one does not want to come out. The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-06-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By Subutai
You can lean the bike against something so that...

You can lean the bike against something so that the engine is slightly leaning to the right. This way when you remove the filter cover you should get very little to none oil spilling. Of course there...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,849
Posted By Subutai
If the idea is to lose bulk by wearing less...

If the idea is to lose bulk by wearing less provided with the heated overalls, then what about when it fails? You're in the middle of nowhere with your bike basically without clothes and it's below...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,504
Posted By Subutai
Are you confident that you operate the zip...

Are you confident that you operate the zip correctly? It will come undone if not locked properly into place.

In my opinion most of the issues with Gore Lockout are user related. When I got mine...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,928
Posted By Subutai
Wish granted. Wings made in Slovenia, guess what...

Wish granted. Wings made in Slovenia, guess what other manufacturer makes its pipes there? The similar looks must be a coincidence.

Oh, and I don't know where you got the idea of me having Remus...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,928
Posted By Subutai
I read every post I comment. Akrapovic makes...

I read every post I comment.

Akrapovic makes a 2000 euro system for LC8's.

FYI Wings if considered a knock off Akrapovic.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,928
Posted By Subutai
Akrapovic is a Slovenian manufacturer. ...

Akrapovic is a Slovenian manufacturer.

Chinese stuff surpasses American in about all scales and their R&D is just as good. What it comes down to is quality control and manufacturing techniques.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,682
Views: 1,044,426
Posted By Subutai
Hey hilslamer have you time to take a couple...

Hey hilslamer have you time to take a couple pics? I know you're following this thread :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,171
Posted By Subutai
To speak the truth the FI behavior of the LC8 is...

To speak the truth the FI behavior of the LC8 is really crappy and I have experience from two. It was really annoying on my Super Duke but a lot smoother on the Adventure. You can smooth it out a lot...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Subutai
Yeah you should do that.. around here there isn't...

Yeah you should do that.. around here there isn't much variation tho, inmeasurable amounts.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Subutai
You have the standard version? I'm about 95...

You have the standard version?

I'm about 95 kg and no bottoming out issues here on an '10 R.. and I've only increased the rear preload to accomodate heavier luggage for highway. Everything else on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By Subutai
300 km bone dry. My range improved slightly...

300 km bone dry.

My range improved slightly with the installation of aftermarket cans. Still running stock mapping.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,682
Views: 1,044,426
Posted By Subutai
Can we get pics of them unfolded? On the Klim...

Can we get pics of them unfolded? On the Klim site there aren't any. The waist pack isn't waterproof, is it?
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,682
Views: 1,044,426
Posted By Subutai
Wera makes quality stuff, crazy expensive off the...

Wera makes quality stuff, crazy expensive off the shelf however.. well at least here. 40 euro for a 1/4 ratchet with a swivel end, yeah by the quantity left on the rack everyone else also took a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,631
Posted By Subutai
Yup, euro lights are better. Our friends over at...

Yup, euro lights are better. Our friends over at the other side of the pond "upgrade" theirs to meet euro-spec, or so I have read.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By Subutai
You have a GSA and are worried if an Adventure...

You have a GSA and are worried if an Adventure will be a money pit. Something doesn't quite add up here.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Subutai
Run the bike 10 min / to operating temp, at least...

Run the bike 10 min / to operating temp, at least 4 bars light up, turn off engine, jack up on center stand, check levels. If you need to add, take care, as the dipstick range is less than half a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,211
Posted By Subutai
Mine doesn't burn any to this date.. however am I...

Mine doesn't burn any to this date.. however am I careless to say I have stayed below 6500-7000 rpm about 80% of the time?

I concur, if the dipstick is about 0,5 litres in all(?) then you would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By Subutai
If I understood correctly, you have your Apple...

If I understood correctly, you have your Apple product on one end, an USB cable / charger in between and a 12 volt cigarette lighter to USB port adapter / regular socket adapter on the other end....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,631
Posted By Subutai
The sweating and condensation part was mumbo...

The sweating and condensation part was mumbo jumbo also.

If you store the bike in a warm even temperature place, then I wouldn't spend any money on stabilizers.. and if you have to store it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,631
Posted By Subutai
The bike is fine such as it is. The only...

The bike is fine such as it is. The only mandatory modification would be the sidestand relocation kit.

I've got SW Motech bars, KTM Luggage rack and PABiker Sidestand Relocator on mine and that's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,531
Posted By Subutai
Be safe, you two.

Be safe, you two.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Subutai
Oh and a couple of pointers; there's pretty...

Oh and a couple of pointers;

there's pretty much no need to check the sieve after the initial oil change - no need to fiddle with the tank if you don't wan't to make sure that oil isn't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Subutai
Ok, let's clear this up. The sieve in the oil...

Ok, let's clear this up. The sieve in the oil tank is inside an oil line which is fastened to the tank with two crews, directly beneath the left fuel tank. It's pretty much impossible to undo these...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,600
Posted By Subutai
Tried and tested in a mag around here. Only...

Tried and tested in a mag around here. Only drawback, the suit costs in excess of 1000 euro. I recall the temperature being regulated with a valve which controls the flow. Don't remember anything...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,302
Posted By Subutai
That thing does not look healthy. Keep away. ...

That thing does not look healthy. Keep away.

My mate did what you are planning on doing and that was about 5 years ago on a structurally healthy house. I think he's still at it. And he is not a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,449
Posted By Subutai
On my bike I get a hissing sound if I remove the...

On my bike I get a hissing sound if I remove the dipstick plug. Also there a noticeable bubbles on the dipstick. Everything is normal, the bike runs fine and no problems.

I don't believe LateNate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,321
Posted By Subutai
Any luck here? Did you try to empty and let the...

Any luck here? Did you try to empty and let the fumes out?

The tanks will develop a noticeable distortion in an hour if they have ethanol crap in them and they are allowed to sit off the bike....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,321
Posted By Subutai
Now you pour the crappy ethanol fuel out of the...

Now you pour the crappy ethanol fuel out of the tank, let it sit for a while with the cap open and then mount it on the bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,307
Posted By Subutai
I've got a heavy duty tube on the front which has...

I've got a heavy duty tube on the front which has the stock Scorp AT mounted. No problems.
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