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Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 10:27 AM
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Posted By GoosePilot
Cederberg Oasis - South Africa

Mark - whan an honour and absolute pleasure to have met you this weekend at the OASIS! (http://www.cederbergoasis.co.za/)
So glad you're having a great time and more than that - the fact that you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
well... I needed a very cheap and very light...

well... I needed a very cheap and very light solution for panniers - albeit a temporary solution.

Bought 4 x Plastic HDPE crates that measured 420mm x 320mm and mounted them on my frames. (well...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 12:58 AM
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Posted By GoosePilot
I'd be interested in an Engine Bashplate............

I'd be interested in an Engine Bashplate......... our bikes in SA did not come with them (for some stoopid reason)...... PM me if you do strip down .

regards
Peter
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
:freaky ditto - same here!! also own two! ...

:freaky ditto - same here!! also own two!




Yep - there's a drainage passage and oil does indeed fill that side of the casing - normal.


sorry -cannot help or advise with regard to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Matey - the only thing in life that will define...

Matey - the only thing in life that will define you as a person... is your word! I feel the same as you.......... if the man agreed - then he should stick to it. Society no longer places any value...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
sherbet - such a pity you're so far away... good...

sherbet - such a pity you're so far away... good luck with the DR!! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Acerbis tank SOLD

Acerbis tank now sold...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 11:52 PM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Now that is not fair..... making a statement like...

Now that is not fair..... making a statement like that without providing the pics to show us!! Would be keen to see some images as well as more detail of the screen mount! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Screen/Windscreen........... and I've been doing...

Screen/Windscreen........... and I've been doing some searching - it seems to be a GIVI AIRSTAR - if I'm not mistaken...?
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Nice screen... where from if I might be so blunt...

Nice screen... where from if I might be so blunt to ask...?
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 03:07 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
on the ACERBIS tank for the XT550 - does anyone...

on the ACERBIS tank for the XT550 - does anyone know what the four screw-mounts are for...? perhaps a map-holder...?
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
I have 2 white tanks - one being the Desert and...

I have 2 white tanks - one being the Desert and the other the one that I think is the correct one for the XT550... have held it against the screen of the PC and it looks near as dammit the same as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have recently...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have recently bought 2 Acerbis tanks for my 2 XT550's sitting in SOuth Africa.......... one turned out to be a white DESERT tank (which the chap sold me as an XT550 tank...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Pleasure matey - this forum, other and the...

Pleasure matey - this forum, other and the Internet is an amazing tool if used properly! Remember to show us the pics :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
I thought I'd posted these on this forum...

I thought I'd posted these on this forum somewhere.... but have a look at this. I bought 2 XT550's - have built the frames for both bikes and recently bought 4 x Ammo boxes in the UK at around 15...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 12:30 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
I have seen your thread with the tank mod . man I...

I have seen your thread with the tank mod . man I take my hat off to you! Some serious balls!!

Was looking at doing the same thing.... but eventually decided against it and had my son's old tank...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 08:20 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Cool man - yep I sent email to USA and...

Cool man - yep I sent email to USA and Italy........ but I have had dealing with the Italians before (Milan & Northern Italy) and found them to be a difficult bunch! Have a lot of SOuthern Italy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 01:19 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 12:10 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
What are the chances that we organise a group-buy...

What are the chances that we organise a group-buy from ACERBIS....... I mean c'mon they MUST still have the mould and jig for the XT550 tank.
If they were prepared to do a run of say... 10 units or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Zacatfish - so you were the bugger that pushed me...

Zacatfish - so you were the bugger that pushed me up to 52.00 pounds!! :D

I'm bidding on that one as well......... have 2 XT550's that need (upgrading) Major Mods to take the tank ......... ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 04:45 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
I managed to buy one of the ACERBIS Tanks from a...

I managed to buy one of the ACERBIS Tanks from a chap in Germany....:clap

It arrived........and although it will need some cleaning up, it's intact. It was sold to me and advertised as a XT550...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 12:45 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
THAT would be fantastic!

THAT would be fantastic!
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 04:27 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
I ended up making 2 sets of Pannier frames as...

I ended up making 2 sets of Pannier frames as well as a rear rack, which will take a set of custom designed and manufactured luggage. The idea is that the luggae or semi-soft pannier bags will be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 12:02 PM
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Posted By GoosePilot
Started with my Pannier frames................ ...

Started with my Pannier frames................

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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 09:48 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
1. The Tacho-drive has an "O-ring" on the part...

1. The Tacho-drive has an "O-ring" on the part that goes into the engine........ that should be sufficient...... have a look at this unit on eBay.. I purchased this unit for one of my bikes....... ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2012, 11:22 PM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Howdy matey - listen the guard does not give any...

Howdy matey - listen the guard does not give any support to the gear selector shaft......... the mounting you show on the right bolts into the engine casing. I've used a round spacer between the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 01:35 AM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Wink Bike finally finished.......... small extra's...

Bike finally finished.......... small extra's one overlooks hold everything back.....

Has to re-tap the mirror mounts to take a 14mm threaded insert so I could mount the new mirrors..........
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Howdy mate - listen the Zinc coating is a grey...

Howdy mate - listen the Zinc coating is a grey and very rough coating to prevent any corrosion or rust in the future..... it's not suitable as a final coat. I still had my frame powder coated over...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
XT550 update!

I flew from the UK to South Africa to take delivery of the "Barn-find" 550 that I found via Gumtree. Little did I know that some people have no scruples when it comes to vehicles and even though this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Clint - do a search... there's a link to a...

Clint - do a search... there's a link to a schematic here somewhere mate - just cant remember where....

With regard to spares and covers...... do a search on www.ebay.co.uk as well as www.ebay.de...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Shipping was not an issue. Although I live in the...

Shipping was not an issue. Although I live in the UK......... I still have a house in Cape Town, SA........... the bike was found in a city called Port Elizabeth about 700km from Cape Town. I fly...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Wish I could answer that.. haven't even seen the...

Wish I could answer that.. haven't even seen the bike... it was bought on a mate's recommendation and at the moment the XT's 24,000km away.... will check in 2 weeks time when I fly there and let you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Life's a bitch........... searching for all kinds...

Life's a bitch........... searching for all kinds of spares for the XT restore project.... I happened across another bike in stunning condition that was for sale.......... (wait until my wife finds...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Yeah - thanks for that - I have in fact been...

Yeah - thanks for that - I have in fact been eye-balling that specific bike - really nice condition!! Have sent him a message to see whether he'd mail me a few close-ups of the pan... no response...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Are these the two components that I should get..?...

Are these the two components that I should get..?


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Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Ahhh - thanks a million - there's one available...

Ahhh - thanks a million - there's one available at the moment....
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Can anyon advise.... Belly pan, Engine sump...

Can anyon advise.... Belly pan, Engine sump protector/guard...... for the XT550 - I see some bikes with an aluminium guard but cannot find it on the Parts list.
Are these from an XT350 or perhaps a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
no idea mate - have to take the bloke's word that...

no idea mate - have to take the bloke's word that she is in running condition. I've always found the XT to be a bullet-proof machine............

I'm already designing the frame strengthening...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,524
Posted By GoosePilot
Sentimental... yep definitely!

Sitting in the UK.... I was fortunate to be told by a friend in South Africa of a chance find in an old barn on a farm of a XT55o that's not in use.

Managed to do some investigating and got hold...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,664
Posted By GoosePilot
Yes please.........

Finally what seems to be an indestructable off-roader.....!

I seriously love the Bashplate - the fact that it removes as a shovel when needed..... STUNNING!!! :clap
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