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Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I use Giant Loop - have a few of their bags for...

I use Giant Loop - have a few of their bags for different uses. Very tough - you need to waterproof the seams as instructed and use the inner bags. Great kit and do not require any racks which is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 12:29 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I saw some time back (and must have the pic...

I saw some time back (and must have the pic somewhere) a guy who made his own tank(s) - were at the rear if I recall and am sure he was an Ozzie. Looked neat. I think you are going to miss that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Good news :D What about swopping some farkles...

Good news :D What about swopping some farkles over? Or do you like a new project? Looks like I will be starting one again soon as well - found a nice fresh one but now fighting with the f@@king...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:05 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Mike - now that is a sad day when you see her go...

Mike - now that is a sad day when you see her go :eek1 What's on the horizon mate? If I were down under I would be jumping like the proverbial roo for this :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
The most common failures on these bikes is...

The most common failures on these bikes is actually the torque limiter (TL) - often mis-diagnosed by the BMW Dealers (who are notoriously ignorant of these bikes) as clutch failure resulting in many...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:41 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Speak to Tim on the 450 forum - he has done it....

Speak to Tim on the 450 forum - he has done it. Maybe mail him the part and he can TIG weld it for you?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 10:36 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Do you remember Lettie?

Do you remember Lettie?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 10:36 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Me too - Yes it is not a KTM but very under...

Me too - Yes it is not a KTM but very under rated. With the X Trig shock and fork upgrades the bike is transformed. There are many who still love them and race them in hare scrambles etc... yeah even...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 05:42 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
While the Bartossi damper kit is a great addition...

While the Bartossi damper kit is a great addition beware of trying to fix the symptom and not the cause of the headshake. Headshakes and weaves can be notoriously difficult to solve but can also be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
yeah - think it was one of those special orders...

yeah - think it was one of those special orders by Speedbrain specifically for their RR bikes. It is really big and allows for the low exhaust. I think later models even had a water container but may...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I said I considered it best "if you use it for...

I said I considered it best "if you use it for what it was designed for" ... yes if you want to go slab it we all know about a 19" turning in quicker and that you can put road tyres on it etc. I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 08:38 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
19" wheels are for standard GS's not HP2 Super...

19" wheels are for standard GS's not HP2 Super Enduro's ... if you use it for what it was designed for you want a 21" front. Period. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
2" is a BIG drop in suspension terms! Try and...

2" is a BIG drop in suspension terms! Try and avoid the 19"wheel IMO ... defeats one of the selling points of the bike. If you want smaller wheels for road buy a MM and be done :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 04:15 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Drop the front forks through the triple clamps a...

Drop the front forks through the triple clamps a bit as well. Wilbers will make a shorter rear. I would not mess with the geometry much though ... rather get used to it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 10:45 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
There is certainly a PC V for the 450 - I use one...

There is certainly a PC V for the 450 - I use one with the Hexcode program for free flow exhaust with great success. Whether it is the same model used on the 449 I think only PC can answer ... may...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Some of my initial build can be seen here but...

Some of my initial build can be seen here but failed to update it with some later mods:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=33547.0


The shortened snorkel increases the diameter...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:15 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Thanks guys. My heart wants another HP2 as they...

Thanks guys. My heart wants another HP2 as they have soul ... but like a widower I wonder whether I can live with a second wife and do not really want to reinvent the wheel (excuse the pun :evil). I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:21 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
My GSpot in happier times in all her glory.

My GSpot in happier times in all her glory.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Death of an HP2 - Sensitive viewers beware!

A few weeks back I lost my beloved HP2 to a runaway bushfire fanned by gale force winds that destroyed my workshop and garage - two neighbours homes were lost but luckily not mine. I did though lose...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 01:32 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
The cup washer problem and fix is extensively...

The cup washer problem and fix is extensively covered at Cafe Husky (which is really your go to site for Huskys). You should not have waited this long for terminal failure. Hopefully the mesh filters...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 10:05 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Yeah been recommending these tyres for some time...

Yeah been recommending these tyres for some time - certainly my tyre of choice at present for the HP2 :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Sounds like you may need to check the starter...

Sounds like you may need to check the starter relay.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 12:45 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Has anyone fitted a PC or similar stainless mesh...

Has anyone fitted a PC or similar stainless mesh oil filter to their enduro model - site says will not fit with skid plate?
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Car-repair advice :evil

Car-repair advice :evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:09 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Sorry my mistake - I was thinking of the HP2...

Sorry my mistake - I was thinking of the HP2 Marzocs that they had a recall on for similar internals.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I must say I have done this with many of my bikes...

I must say I have done this with many of my bikes - and what I call a 'caterectomy' always fixes the strangulation and frees up power! Recently gutted and slightly shortened the one on my Husky...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 09:35 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
:eek1 Many have had very good results from...

:eek1

Many have had very good results from Iridium plugs and generally they are considered superior in performance on every level.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 01:30 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I am pleased your sorted Michnus - where was the...

I am pleased your sorted Michnus - where was the break on the cooler? While maybe one cannot weld it I am surprised it cannot be brazed - after all how are they made in the first pace!? I am sure I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Hi Mike - I agree totally re the K60. I was...

Hi Mike - I agree totally re the K60. I was involved here in SA with the initial testing of the Heidi's and they were tweaking the compound for our conditions (I am guessing they probably supply the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 04:56 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I know of a few people who have swopped out to WP...

I know of a few people who have swopped out to WP forks with very good success. That said I have had mine breathed on by a suspension guru and much better ... whether as good as a WP set may be I am...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Over a period of time I have seen a number on...

Over a period of time I have seen a number on eBay.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
Michnus - what exactly is broken on the cooler? I...

Michnus - what exactly is broken on the cooler? I am surprised the radiator guys like Silverton cannot repair any fault??? Have you spoken to DD who is the SA HPN agent and his a direct link with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
:wink:

:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 10:28 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
:norton

:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 10:27 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I will PM you the contact for the guy who...

I will PM you the contact for the guy who assisted with my WP conversion - he has someone who does the alu CNC work and maybe you could just buy from him complete? (the exchange rate is very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
The clear 'Paint Protection' vinyl film they use...

The clear 'Paint Protection' vinyl film they use on motor vehicles to protect from stone chips etc will work great - it is a 3M product and the same agents would do it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 05:36 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
I fitted a Baja Design 8"unit with HID and...

I fitted a Baja Design 8"unit with HID and alongside two 4 X Cree XM-L2 U2 LED 30w spots. All I can say is they make the OEM headlight (that looks like it is off my 1978 Yammy 50cc) look like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
:evil

:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 02:02 AM
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Posted By BiG DoM
You can use the OEM top triple clamp with WP 48mm...

You can use the OEM top triple clamp with WP 48mm forks - you only need a lower triple machined and some minor adapting for the rotor and axle. I also shortened the forks to the same length as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 09:56 PM
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Posted By BiG DoM
The OEM forks are a real weak point of the HP2 -...

The OEM forks are a real weak point of the HP2 - I had mine re-valved etc and were about 30% better but eventually fitted a set of WP's and they are the real answer if you want the front end sorted....
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