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Forum: The Garage 01-30-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Scrubs
Thanks lads. great ideas. I have tried with the...

Thanks lads. great ideas. I have tried with the tap off, but no luck strangely.

My starting habit from cold - has changed since rejetting. Choke on - no throttle at all - 2 or 3 kicks and she's...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Scrubs
Bike difficult to start after filling up with fuel..

Having an odd problem with my 2-stroke crm250.

starts and runs fine but when I stop at a station to fill the tank up it's a bugger to re start the bike after.. usually have to bump start..
but...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By Scrubs
there are quite a few plans available online.. ...

there are quite a few plans available online..

here is one

http://www.hainesengineering.com/rhaines/plans_sandblasting.htm
Forum: Trip Planning 01-29-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,585
Posted By Scrubs
Bit late to this party, but I can heartily...

Bit late to this party, but I can heartily reccomend the Vaio TX series,
(May have different model names in US) it's the one before the TZ series.

they are the same size as a 'netbook' but also...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-29-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Scrubs
Thanks guys, NY seems out of the question,...

Thanks guys,

NY seems out of the question, unless I have misunderstood my research(?),

I have a friend that would let me use his address to register the bike, however I need to supply an ID...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Scrubs
Bike rental near NY that supplies 'older' bikes?

Coming over from the UK with my GF to tour the country for a couple of months.

I originally planned to purchase an old Goldwing for around $2000 -- plenty of luggage space and very comfortable...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By Scrubs
thanks guys.. Ok I have been researching for...

thanks guys..

Ok I have been researching for quite a few days now and my head feels ready to implode, everytime I think I know more, it has only raised more questions.

I have a friend in Boston...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By Scrubs
Non resident Owning a Motorcycle in US

I plan on coming over to the US for a couple of months in a few weeks
to do a bit of travelling via motorcycle - I figured it would be more cost
effective to purchase an old (used) bike rather than...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 680
Posted By Scrubs
Problems unlocking maps in RoadTrip

I'm having problems unlocking - or rather getting my installed maps
to display (in detail) In Roadtrip.

I long since misplaced my original disc and no longer have the computer
I originally used...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,163
Posted By Scrubs
Nice one, set to quickest for now - I'll see how...

Nice one, set to quickest for now - I'll see how I get on :thumb
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,163
Posted By Scrubs
Thanks Blue, Yes problem only happens when...

Thanks Blue,

Yes problem only happens when following active routes.

From a quick search it appears I am not alone....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,163
Posted By Scrubs
Thanks Dave. :thumb And cheers for the update tip...

Thanks Dave. :thumb And cheers for the update tip Godsilla - Now running latest firmware.

My current settings are:

Guidance Method = FOLLOW ROAD
Follow Road Method = PROMPTED
Next Turn Pop-Up...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,163
Posted By Scrubs
Thanks mate, It is not not using the latest. In...

Thanks mate, It is not not using the latest. In fact I wasn't even aware you
could update the firmware on these, so Thanks. :1drink
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,163
Posted By Scrubs
Garmin 60CSX Crash Screen Lock Problems

For months and quite frequently now - my 60CSX locks up - but only when approaching roundabouts - Not all roundabouts but certainly most. When it locks up (i.e screen freezes) I can not even power...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Scrubs
Nice one, no compression to do that at the...

Nice one, no compression to do that at the moment, not fitted the new piston yet so the barrel is off. so, shall I just drop the new piston in pop the barrel on and go for it as suggested?
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Scrubs
Removing coolant from combustion chamber?

Just rebuilding my 2 stroke.

Looks like the head gasket gave way and I have coolant in the chamber.
Any novel ideas of how to get rid of the stuff without turning the bike upside down or...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By Scrubs
It's not major, just welded rings on one side...

It's not major, just welded rings on one side from overheating due to
what I am assuming was too lean a mixture. should be ok.
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By Scrubs
Man... I have my head up my arse today please...

Man... I have my head up my arse today please excuse me..
I don't know what I was thinking. working on too many bikes simultaenously at the moment :lol3
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By Scrubs
Flushing out a two stroke gearbox - What should I use?

After a seizure.. I just wanna flush the gear box out to get rid of any possible debris. Is there anything else I could use other than 2 stroke gear oil to flush the system out? Just looking for...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 5,641,917
Posted By Scrubs
Did anyone ever find out if the 'Nighthawk'...

Did anyone ever find out if the 'Nighthawk' specials ever became available?
or know where I might be able to pick one up in the UK?

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/newsfiles/news07112201.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Scrubs
Cheers Mista Vern :thumb I shoulda known...

Cheers Mista Vern :thumb

I shoulda known better :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Scrubs
Anyone know where I could pick up one of the Scrambler 'Specials'?

Saw these at the bike show in 2007....

Are any dealers still offering them in the UK?

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/newsfiles/news07112201.jpg
It has the 2 into one arrow system and distressed...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,420
Posted By Scrubs
Cool, Thanks for that Luke I think 18lb...

Cool, Thanks for that Luke


I think 18lb dangling from a 1mm rod is pretty strong.
So it could be strong enough for quite a few stuff.

*puts his thinking cap on and sits next to Inane*
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,444
Posted By Scrubs
Even if you dident weld them... you could still...

Even if you dident weld them... you could still make the box stand out
more by just adding a few right sized washers or even spacers like these
in between the clamps and box - using longer bolts-...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,444
Posted By Scrubs
If you haven't any steel or a welder handy... ...

If you haven't any steel or a welder handy...

I suppose you could always drill a small hole through each clamp and through
the frame and screw a bolt in each one. This would stop the clamps from...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,420
Posted By Scrubs
Yeah, That's a real shame. That would have been...

Yeah, That's a real shame. That would have been fantastic.
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,750
Posted By Scrubs
Been in same situation - what worked for me was...

Been in same situation - what worked for me was taking a miniature
screw driver set and using one of the very small sizes as a chisel to slowly
turn (tap) the screw back out anti clockwise -...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,420
Posted By Scrubs
Here's some specs. I'm not sure what the tensile...

Here's some specs. I'm not sure what the tensile strength specs
mean in 'real world' terms ie how strong 78 newtons actually is
maybe some engineery type could put it in a practicle example.

...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,420
Posted By Scrubs
Alutite: Easy alternative to Tig welding Alluminium

Not for every application obviously, However....

I Just came across this stuff Alutite (http://www.alutite-world.com/eng/index.htm) for bonding alluminium
which looks amazing and so simple, I...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,846
Posted By Scrubs
Now there's an idea. do that, gear it down a bit...

Now there's an idea. do that, gear it down a bit or up in your case if your wanting a bit more top - mild bore and porting if your still not happy and it could make a great capable and reliable long...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Scrubs
That's always the way with painting/stripping...

That's always the way with painting/stripping isent it.
It alway's seems like a brilliant idea at the time - whether it be a bike, wall or whatever..

half an hour deep after the fun element has...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Scrubs
Hiya mate, do a search, there is loads of info...

Hiya mate, do a search, there is loads of info regarding this topic that will be helpful. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,846
Posted By Scrubs
The same reason, I declined mentioning something...

The same reason, I declined mentioning something like the new f800 engine..

The big thing that is gonna let the bike down is the suspension. You can have all the power in the world but gonna...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Scrubs
here ya go :thumb...

here ya go :thumb http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/SpeedoABSSensorFAQ.htm
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Scrubs
If nobody chimes in - it might be worth checking...

If nobody chimes in - it might be worth checking over at f650.com someone over there will definitly know - probably 'flash' -
it's most likley covered in the technical faq section there - it's...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Scrubs
If I can't make this work I will go the original...

If I can't make this work I will go the original FI route..
although I am reluctant to do this, since I don't have the parts
it will probably work out more expensive, but more importantly
I just...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Scrubs
Thanks, Any suggestions of a carb type...

Thanks,

Any suggestions of a carb type suited for this engine?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/milkmandan370/rotaxv990.jpg

The original FI throttle bodys are attatched in this photo..
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,846
Posted By Scrubs
For out and out raw power you could stick with...

For out and out raw power you could stick with the one cylinder and drop
a husaberg fe650 engine into it - will require more servicing as a downfall
but will be one hell of a fun bike.

yes......
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Scrubs
I know a few links have been posted that show...

I know a few links have been posted that show that color chart
and while it serves a general rule of thumb purpose it doesent
help matters much.

I highly reccomend having a look at this article...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Scrubs
Method For Sizing Carbs?

I'm considering embarking on a Bitsa project utilising a RSV1000 Rotax engine from Aprilia.

I have decided that I'm going to have away with the EFi and convert it to a carb set-up.

What is the...
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