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Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By bigkuri
Gods, they told you? I assume that any and every...

Gods, they told you? I assume that any and every second hand bike has been dumped in a creek. I mean I've sooner or later binned most of mine under water, so safe to assume everyone else does too. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Just needs a wheel on the bottom of each...

Just needs a wheel on the bottom of each biscuit-tin.. :deal:norton:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
So it is not just a higher rev limit but a...

So it is not just a higher rev limit but a different rev profile? Sorry if that is a silly question.... And are you sure - based on lots of use and "results" or just a ride with a new component...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,763
Posted By bigkuri
Looks great. A thought - have you got up on the...

Looks great. A thought - have you got up on the bike and moved your weight around standing and sitting to check that lower mount is not in the way of your ankle?
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,055
Posted By bigkuri
Nice trip! If you are still in Invers' then pop...

Nice trip! If you are still in Invers' then pop down to Bluff - Stirlings Point for something to do? Or Oreti Beach and Riverton?
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,763
Posted By bigkuri
Awesome :) Look forward to it!! :D :lurk ...

Awesome :) Look forward to it!! :D :lurk

The XR650R is different subframe (alloy), but fixing its weak points is on my to do list...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,763
Posted By bigkuri
Love it - great sounding build, love the parts...

Love it - great sounding build, love the parts list, and the care with which you are approaching things. I wish I had the patience and workshop, I tend to just throw all similar bits at the bike and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Nice job. The bike looks great

Nice job. The bike looks great
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
So not a bad guess of a blocked fuel tank screen...

So not a bad guess of a blocked fuel tank screen :)
Great you got it sorted! Annoying sort of problem!
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
I'm not sure what you are asking for will prove...

I'm not sure what you are asking for will prove anything? Too many moving parts to prove anything. Plus I suspect the play on a new gearbox could be the same as the play on a "last legs" gearbox.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
And the fuel tap filter and the tank breather...

And the fuel tap filter and the tank breather while you are there. And clean the carb :) And all that jet stuff as above.

Then buy a TM40... :D :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
I've had three BRPs - and no matter what the...

I've had three BRPs - and no matter what the separate POs' said all three had the original bushing from the 2001 model year. Interestingly, and maybe only in the UK - none of the bikes were "01 model...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Nice... When I am back from NZ and have mounted...

Nice... When I am back from NZ and have mounted some sort of headlight we should catch up and go for a ride out, plus my mate Anton who owns an incredible low-mileage BRP, also based in London :)
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 87,776
Posted By bigkuri
He's finally seen the way, that's what Owen ;) ...

He's finally seen the way, that's what Owen ;) Look forward to learning more on that visit myself! I had a good look at the Honda True Adventure prototype at the show, and think you may have been a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Jester, why don't you just buy OEM Honda? They...

Jester, why don't you just buy OEM Honda? They still sell the entire thing in terms of parts.

I've been here and done this. My take is get the engine out on the bench and get in there before...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,626
Posted By bigkuri
Great trip, and a great ride report - thanks for...

Great trip, and a great ride report - thanks for taking the time! :clap:clap
Really encourages my own plans/thoughts of an Iceland tour someday soon.

Great beer this Einstok : hoppy :D My...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,211
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Posted By bigkuri
Looks nice. Steel subframe is a good idea - just...

Looks nice. Steel subframe is a good idea - just search on replacing all those alloy subframes with home strengthened or steel-made items for adventure touring... So weight there is well thought out....
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Ah figures - cheers! I just keep seeing these...

Ah figures - cheers! I just keep seeing these nice wide billet CRF pegs on eBay.... Envy.... :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Anyone know if CRF footpegs fit the BRP?

Anyone know if CRF footpegs fit the BRP?
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
A bit of work to the BRP today... Turning out...

A bit of work to the BRP today... Turning out well! :)


http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/Honda%20XR650R/WP_20141025_004_zps275f66ff.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
TBH... Not sure about that set up. Offroad the...

TBH... Not sure about that set up. Offroad the air filter will block like crazy, and all the weight of the rider and any luggage on the very top subframe mount, braced into the top shock mount?
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23,159
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Posted By bigkuri
Wow, hidden subframe - looking forward to seeing...

Wow, hidden subframe - looking forward to seeing that! Nothing wrong with those passenger pegs (wheelie-pegs? Yikes!....), and you could most likely mount a simple loop up to the rear frame that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23,159
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Posted By bigkuri
After that much time with such little use your...

After that much time with such little use your fuel will be off, and the carb gunked up. Remove the carb and full strip and clean with carb-cleaner, or sonic cleaning if you know someone handy.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Welcome Trek - look forward to some more photo's....

Welcome Trek - look forward to some more photo's. Are you going to restore it for dirt? What on earth are those pillion passenger pegs, and what did they do to the subframe!?

And a wee tip -...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Many thanks! Found one for 30 so order placed :)

Many thanks! Found one for 30 so order placed :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Yep, it is finding said pipe is the hard bit! :) ...

Yep, it is finding said pipe is the hard bit! :) Been through the tool shed... Will have a sniff around the local bike shop.... :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Any bright ideas how to drive on the lower...

Any bright ideas how to drive on the lower headstock bearing? I usually use the old one, but threw it out in the process of swapping the stem to the CRF clamp... doh...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Finally got around to working with my...

Finally got around to working with my friend-machinist for my take on CRF450 headstock steering stops.

May have to tweak the angle a bit - cannot tell till later next week when I get chance to...
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By bigkuri
Just awesome!!! Post often, following your...

Just awesome!!! Post often, following your adventure, and good luck!!!

Kiwi :)
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Many thanks Flyguy - really appreciate the...

Many thanks Flyguy - really appreciate the photo's. My project has halted right now, as I need to build up the underside of the lowers to have enough meat for a bolt and cam type stop. I'm still set...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
How to get your bike worked on :) :deal ...

How to get your bike worked on :) :deal

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/2013%20Morocco/WP_20131106_030_zpsb92d1632.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Shite. Ouch. I had no idea that mod would...

Shite. Ouch. I had no idea that mod would work.... :(

Thanks for the photo's - my take on it was that they apply a angular force to the bearings, so I milled them off entirely!.... Have drilled...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Depends on your riding style eh. I'm front heavy,...

Depends on your riding style eh. I'm front heavy, so need the stiffer forks to compensate. My mate is rear heavy, so his forks are always under sprung, but he likes it that way. Also, I'll run the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Doing this myself right now. I weigh 105kg so...

Doing this myself right now. I weigh 105kg so went with 0.52kg springs from Jeff Slavens. Oil - motul factory line 5 weight. Level is measured in cc and not height (or at least I cannot find it) and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
What size is it? 270mm or 320mm??

What size is it? 270mm or 320mm??
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9,114
Views: 689,992
Posted By bigkuri
Like said - those other threads don't do anything...

Like said - those other threads don't do anything and there is no clearance issue. So a couple of washers to space it and she'll be right.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Ride mine around London all the time (in summer)...

Ride mine around London all the time (in summer) in flip flops and shorts, t-shirt. No drama.
Except when the police give me grief for riding in open-toe shoes!... :)

I can start mine in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Thanks as always for the advice guys. ...

Thanks as always for the advice guys.

Got it off... I measured the rod and drilled a hole the same size in a block of wood. Split the wood in half and clamped it on rod. Boy, the nut was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
Great idea, thank you. The problem is at 3:08 to...

Great idea, thank you. The problem is at 3:08 to 3:30. The smaller lock nut just spins on the rod.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23,159
Views: 3,022,862
Posted By bigkuri
CRF question in the XR section... I am...

CRF question in the XR section... I am transplanting 2003 CRF450R forks into my BRP, and so bought second hand forks and a rebuild kit. Simple enough, done this many times...

However one of...
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