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Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Have some faith in our swedish brother already...

Have some faith in our swedish brother already ......planning for faulty wiring :D

PS
Leaving for holiday in 15 minutes (literally), but will be back mid January. Might have web connection at...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hehe :D Makes them a bitch to manually spoon...

Hehe :D

Makes them a bitch to manually spoon on in the bush, especially in colder weather, but it's well worth the extra effort :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 01:34 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I meant that my home made luggage rack is boltet...

I meant that my home made luggage rack is boltet down and will stay on the rear subframe long after the subframe and bike go their separate ways :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Oops..... :shog

Oops..... :shog
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
That does look good, but the thing with...

That does look good, but the thing with reinforcing is that you always move the weakest point somewhere else..... what happens to the top mount of the engine with all the forces
from the bash plate...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
The BMW crashbars over the stock "bashplate"...

The BMW crashbars over the stock "bashplate" don't make things any easier....angle grinder.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Mekking/Bilde045s.jpg ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Using the existing tabs on the subframe/ side...

Using the existing tabs on the subframe/ side stand mount rigging is a vaste of time and money as the tabs will bend. turning the screws (including the forward one) to twist into S-shaped threaded...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 01:18 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
My fork boots may be Acerbis, not sure. Think I...

My fork boots may be Acerbis, not sure. Think I bought them at a local MX shop around 2003 after my first seal blew. Havent had a seal blow since and no overheating issues*
Didn't use WD40 or other...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Just be careful when tapping in the new one that...

Just be careful when tapping in the new one that it seats level. I thought I'd fucked up, but barely scraped by without damaging the new seal.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
First ...

First

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Esp1%20gaffel%20montering/Redigert03-forkbootcut.jpg

Then
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Just wound everything around the stock loop-frame...

Just wound everything around the stock loop-frame and made a similar bundle after I made my own bracket. It's still way too much cable behind there so I absolutely have to cut and splice alot to tidy...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 03:01 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I'd think those cast iron nuts/ loops would be...

I'd think those cast iron nuts/ loops would be very brittle/ weak, so I'd think twice before taking that setup out on the trails :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 02:58 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I've replaced the stock instruments with a...

I've replaced the stock instruments with a Touratech IMO 100-R300 computer and one of the features is a fuel odometer. It's very easy to use as you reset it by just entering the volum of fuel you've...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 03:05 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I think they're very good on wet asphalt. Will...

I think they're very good on wet asphalt. Will ride it like a street tire and never had any signs of loosing grip. That's one of the main reasons I love it so much. I had a set of Pirelli MT21's long...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Did I not use it right ? :scratch :cry

Did I not use it right ? :scratch :cry
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Fair dinkum !

Fair dinkum !
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
See red above :lol3 Yeah, but no. I...

See red above


:lol3
Yeah, but no. I park it once it gets cold. This year's been uncanny though - we still have +5<sup>o</sup>C and no frost or snow down here in the south east corner. I parked...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Michelin T63 F650GS Dakar Heavy load 50%...

Michelin T63

F650GS Dakar
Heavy load
50% gravel/ forest and 50% asphalt
Tirelife ca 6-7000km

F650GS Dakar
Unladen
99,x% asphalt (highway commute)
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I'll use the bracket I bought with the lights and...

I'll use the bracket I bought with the lights and make a new dash bracket/ shroud from aluminium like I did the last time, to fix the light bracket to. Make sense ?
Now that I have som experience...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I did it in 2003 so I'm not 100 on the details...

I did it in 2003 so I'm not 100 on the details anymore. The LED strip is from Touratech and it came with a few mounting parts like plugs/ sockets, but I had to figure out which did what on my own...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Put me on the list. Have to see the product, but...

Put me on the list. Have to see the product, but interested, rather than trying to repair the eBay "enduro" stand that bent, broke and bent again after rewelding
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Umm.....no the boxes are very generic white with...

Umm.....no the boxes are very generic white with just a tiny Louis sticker at the bottom as far as I can recall. Pretty sure they're OEM, so for all I know they're made by Hella (or the same place...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 03:49 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I think I learned while getting my car licence...

I think I learned while getting my car licence that 70% of the breaking power came from the front brakes. I generally only use the front brake, but will apply the rear when using the front alone...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 03:38 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
If you are able to reroute the wires so that the...

If you are able to reroute the wires so that the LO and HI are lit simultaneously it would help. The Cyclopse (http://www.gravelseekers.com/bilder/galleri/Gravelseekers393.jpg) lamp looks pretty good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Naturally :D

Naturally :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Overheated brakes I'm agreeing with...

Overheated brakes

I'm agreeing with @Renaissanceman - it can and does happen, but it's not a common occurrence.

What (general) you should keep in mind is that the brakes get very hot very...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Since there are so many consumption figures being...

Since there are so many consumption figures being thrown out, I'll add mine.

Since I ditched the stock instruments right after I bought it my total milage and consumption figures are based on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, them TT bashplates are soft as shit. I...

Yeah, them TT bashplates are soft as shit. I nevenr even noticed hitting anything and it bent like thge one in your picture. Nice thing is that it only takes a few wacks with a mallet against a hard...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Sorry, I just can't help but :rofl:lol3

Sorry, I just can't help but :rofl:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
W O W :thumb

W
O
W

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Then you'd have a 6 kg weightloss in fuel alone...

Then you'd have a 6 kg weightloss in fuel alone on top of the smaller tank, perhaps another kilo or so ?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Kicking myself for not taking a picture of it,...

Kicking myself for not taking a picture of it, but at Hells Gate Roadhouse in NT, Aus there was a sign on the wall in the shower block that read something like:


Light attract insects,
insects...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Cracked plug cap? Bad fuel? Clogged filter? ...

Cracked plug cap? Bad fuel? Clogged filter?
Sticking throttle either at the handlebar, gears, wire, throttle body or obstructions at the wire on the body = false idle. Won't run very good.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I stand corrected

I stand corrected
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Are you sure ? (I don't know) I had a '97 F650...

Are you sure ? (I don't know)
I had a '97 F650 ST and it had the BMW lowering kit on it when I bought it. The original parts came in a box with the bike though, and this was just a pair of longer...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:05 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, that's my experience as well, but as I...

Yeah, that's my experience as well, but as I recall some people have experienced tires slipping on Yamaha rims when running low pressure.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I think it's important to note (like we have...

I think it's important to note (like we have discussed in the past) what kind of rims you are runnig as well when having this discussion as the stock BMW rims (BEHN? can't recall manufacurer right...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Looks like great countryside to explore :thumb ...

Looks like great countryside to explore :thumb
I'd have a look at the oil leak on your lefthand side though. Probably nothing, but you never know. Had similar and it turned out to come from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
There are worse places to live for sure, but...

There are worse places to live for sure, but visiting a place is far removed from living there.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and that the people behaved...... norwegians are usually blown away by the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:10 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
That's how I always feel when I've come in to a...

That's how I always feel when I've come in to a corner on gravel way too hot and realise braking is futile, my arms are stiff as pipes and eyes are pinned at the ditch or in the woods ahead. That...
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