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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 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...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:06 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Take it you don't tighten the valve nut either ?...

Take it you don't tighten the valve nut either ? I would think a taught nut (!) would cause the tube to separate from the valve stem and leave you stranded
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hmm....glad you're ok of course, but I'm a little...

Hmm....glad you're ok of course, but I'm a little surprised it came off like that. Maybe it's because it lost pressure all in one blow.

Can't recall if I posted this or not, but my 19" Anakee III...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
In the pics shown at the eBay sight they picture...

In the pics shown at the eBay sight they picture a removal tool (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA3NFgxNjAw/z/UC8AAOSwxH1T-wPI/$_57.JPG) for the cooling case. If you have to vcarry that lump around to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:46 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Because a hundred people have to sign off on the...

Because a hundred people have to sign off on the shipment :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Sweet ride :thumb Sorry I missed you at...

Sweet ride :thumb

Sorry I missed you at Hafjell. Not sure what happened to be honest, all the best intensions turn to shit with poor planning.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
It wouldn't surprise me, but it'd be a major...

It wouldn't surprise me, but it'd be a major design flaw if that's the case since the bike's not equipped with a centerstand from the factory.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I actually snapped the stock (built 11/2000 first...

I actually snapped the stock (built 11/2000 first ridden 08/2002) clutch cable after just 14.000kms or so in 08/2005. I had a replacement clutch cable zip tied to the old one so it only took 5...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 02:30 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I was also going to suggest that the metal had...

I was also going to suggest that the metal had expanded from the heat built up going flat out for several minutes and probably running for quite a while on the highway. And especially since it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 02:21 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Thinking we're experiencing pretty much the same...

Thinking we're experiencing pretty much the same problem, only mine is more affected from 1st than from 2nd. 1st to N happens when taking off slowly from a parking lot for instance, but 2nd to N is...
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