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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 460,842
Posted By warewolf
Did you read further down? I changed to the...

Did you read further down? I changed to the new-new BTC-06 mount which totally eliminates the problem on the EXC. One thing to check is that the BTC-06 is designed to fit alloy fat bars, not standard...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By warewolf
Quick update, having just rediscovered this...

Quick update, having just rediscovered this thread. :D

The electric leg was replaced in the 640 not long after the battery was installed. Works brilliantly.

Since then, I've bought a '96...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 460,842
Posted By warewolf
That doesn't sound right. Either move the...

That doesn't sound right.

Either move the lever perch, or move the Barkbusters mount to avoid the conflict. I don't recall them even being close. See EXC Handlebars and Barkbuster Mounts...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,658
Posted By warewolf
AGM are different enough to normal lead acid to...

AGM are different enough to normal lead acid to have ever so slightly different charge/discharge characteristics, such that optimal charging requires a special charger. So maybe that made you think...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,658
Posted By warewolf
Not quite sure why you are talking "lithium" and...

Not quite sure why you are talking "lithium" and MotoBatt. MotoBatt are AGM, which is sorta lead acid in fibre. So they behave almost like lead acid. Lead acid don't like deep discharge i.e. lack of...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 79,292
Posted By warewolf
Meh. Porika will be fine. A bit of weight helps...

Meh. Porika will be fine. A bit of weight helps with traction.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,276,923
Posted By warewolf
And which year model?

And which year model?
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 370,258
Posted By warewolf
Me too! :D The question is not so much...

Me too! :D

The question is not so much "lean" but "too lean". Apparently if you make the mixture over-rich, it reduces or eliminates the popping. Which means that yes, popping occurs when the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,100
Posted By warewolf
Good to know. I was impressed with the Pilot...

Good to know. I was impressed with the Pilot Roads and Pilot Sports on my Triumph Trophy. Wore very, very well. Usually I would end up with a rear tyre that had a smooth, even 1mm tread depth across...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,658
Posted By warewolf
I've killed two Motobatts on the VFR, possibly...

I've killed two Motobatts on the VFR, possibly not all their fault as the reg/rec failed. But I've heard of problems with them prior to that. I'm using Shorai batteries now: so far, so good. Flat...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 370,258
Posted By warewolf
Correct. They all do that, sir. Bog stock...

Correct. They all do that, sir.

Bog stock standard they do it. Put a louder exhaust on, and funnily enough, the popping gets louder, too. :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,111
Posted By warewolf
Loctite 480 is the schizz! :clap

Loctite 480 is the schizz! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,276,923
Posted By warewolf
From the Owners Manual: Hollow screws oil lines...

From the Owners Manual:
Hollow screws oil lines M8x1 10 Nm
Hollow screws oil lines M10x1 15 Nm

There's no thread, because almost all the values are readily available in the Owners Manual, or...
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 79,292
Posted By warewolf
I'll second that. Linton is one of Dr Robert's...

I'll second that. Linton is one of Dr Robert's cohorts, and the man he'll send you to if you mention "that funny Dutch stuff."

He's just re-valved my EXC shock gratis, because a) it was done only...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,276,923
Posted By warewolf
IME cheap sockets have thick walls and are not...

IME cheap sockets have thick walls and are not made properly round. The better quality ones are made with thinner (thin enough) walls and work nicely; you don't have to go as far as the expensive...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 79,292
Posted By warewolf
So a standard R80GS is called a Basic, and a...

So a standard R80GS is called a Basic, and a basic R100GS is called a Standard?

Got it.
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 79,292
Posted By warewolf
What's the diff? (Don't say 'final drive' :lol3)...

What's the diff? (Don't say 'final drive' :lol3) To my untrained eye they look very similar.
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 27,304
Posted By warewolf
EXACTLY what I was thinking!!! At least the...

EXACTLY what I was thinking!!!

At least the Wx forecast has improved: we should have a dry weekend :clap
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 79,292
Posted By warewolf
It shits me that people don't fill in the "km"...

It shits me that people don't fill in the "km" field properly. It doesn't say "what are the numbers on the odometer" but rather simply "km". If your odometer is in miles, then fcuking have the...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,111
Posted By warewolf
Alright, I have bought some Loctite 480 since I...

Alright, I have bought some Loctite 480 since I couldn't find weatherstrip adhesive and the nice man at Blackwoods Protector also recommended it. Fitting tomorrow and racing on Sunday, so I'll let...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,100
Posted By warewolf
I like the idea of having grip. If I get 3000...

I like the idea of having grip. If I get 3000 miles out of my sports tyres I'll be happy :D

11,000 miles is what, near 18,000 km; that's a heck of a long way for a sports-touring tyre. I used to...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 126,658
Posted By warewolf
Amazing! Add a few thousand metres, lose...

Amazing!

Add a few thousand metres, lose the greenery and gain some snow, and it would look like the Himalayas!

Just stunning.
Forum: New Zealand 04-13-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 27,304
Posted By warewolf
Doh! I thought this was Easter, my bad. ...

Doh! I thought this was Easter, my bad.

Racing again this weekend: round 1 of the cross-country series at Pig Valley. Gonna be a very wet mud-fest, looking at the Wx forecast. :-(
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,686
Posted By warewolf
They are not an issue, as there is an oil filter...

They are not an issue, as there is an oil filter change kit that includes them, and that is value for money. Most of the others, however, are much dearer than re-using the old ones, and often...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,686
Posted By warewolf
Try $3 or $4 here for many of them, which changes...

Try $3 or $4 here for many of them, which changes the equation substantially. Motorcycle sizes are not readily available from general engineering supplies shops, either.
Forum: New Zealand 04-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 19,260
Posted By warewolf
One of the tricks for long rides is to stick to...

One of the tricks for long rides is to stick to your normal routine: eat breakfast, stop for lunch and dinner (food and rest), drink coffee. Use a hydration pack. Eat fresh fruit. On top of that, I...
Forum: New Zealand 04-02-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 27,304
Posted By warewolf
The tides will always be good at Easter because...

The tides will always be good at Easter because the Christian and lunar calendars are aligned.

Sadly I'm in Christchurch/Mosgiel over Easter, otherwise I'd be camping at Patarau (Sandhills Creek)....
Forum: New Zealand 04-02-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 27,304
Posted By warewolf
Only $380k for as many nights as you like: ...

Only $380k for as many nights as you like:
REMOTE ADVENTURE TOURISM BASE & ACCOMMODATION LODG (http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential/lifestyle-property/auction-730016249.htm)
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 402,386
Posted By warewolf
:clap Awesome!

:clap Awesome!
Forum: New Zealand 03-29-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,111
Posted By warewolf
Yeah, nah. All those tricks work awesome, right...

Yeah, nah. All those tricks work awesome, right up until the grips get wet.

Weather strip adhesive seems to be the pick of the non-superglue substances.
Forum: New Zealand 03-29-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,111
Posted By warewolf
Thanks, I was trying to think of something like...

Thanks, I was trying to think of something like that. I could also add some on the outboard end after, too, by lifting the grip a bit.

Have got another three sets of grips to change, so stay...
Forum: New Zealand 03-28-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,111
Posted By warewolf
Is that stuff superglue? I'm not sure I can get...

Is that stuff superglue? I'm not sure I can get the grip on and positioned before that stuff sets.

Been looking for 'Weatherstrip adhesive' but it's been tough to find.
Forum: New Zealand 03-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,111
Posted By warewolf
EXC Handlebars and Barkbuster Mounts

Barkbuster Mounts

I had noticed that one Barkbuster on the 200 wasn't gripping the bar end properly, and on further inspection, I found this:...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,100
Posted By warewolf
One of the Honda selling points used to be that...

One of the Honda selling points used to be that they have all parts available for every model ever made. In the mid-1990's IIRC they changed that to every model for 25 years, however by then they had...
Forum: New Zealand 03-26-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 164,541
Posted By warewolf
Lake Rotoiti and the St Arnaud Range, from the Mt...

Lake Rotoiti and the St Arnaud Range, from the Mt Robert car park:

http://warewolf.smugmug.com/photos/i-7rGVtsp/0/X2/i-7rGVtsp-X2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 402,386
Posted By warewolf
Que? They are completely different animals. ...

Que? They are completely different animals.

I, too, upgraded from the DR-Z250, actually to two KTMs: 640 Adventure for road/adventure/trail work, and 200EXC for true off-road trail/racing. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 89,285
Posted By warewolf
I wouldn't think so. Virtually all the sealant is...

I wouldn't think so. Virtually all the sealant is squeezed out, back to almost metal on metal. The final position is likely the same as if it was assembled dry, given that it is bolted down. Might be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,276,923
Posted By warewolf
Yup. Probably the best available, and reasonable...

Yup. Probably the best available, and reasonable value with it.

Yup. Probably the worst available!! :lol3 Noticeably short-lived on all bikes I've had them on.

I have a CZ ORMX x-ring on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,276,923
Posted By warewolf
The JT rear sprocket is your weak link.

The JT rear sprocket is your weak link.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,100
Posted By warewolf
The term is not limited to bikes. "Understeer"...

The term is not limited to bikes. "Understeer" means it doesn't turn enough, tending to slide at the front, continue straight, or drift wide on the turn. The opposite, "oversteer", means the chassis...
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