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Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 10:16 PM
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Posted By the_wes
Thanks for posting, dude, and thanks to everyone...

Thanks for posting, dude, and thanks to everyone who commented afterwards! So stoked to have my bike done - still some work to do though, like putting her on a dyno and tweaking a couple of things....
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 03:38 PM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
W experts - lend me your ears. Ever since...

W experts - lend me your ears. Ever since customising the W650 (during which the builder removed - reinstalled - adjusted the bevel drive according to manual spec), there's been a bit of a ticking...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 09:18 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Thanks dude! It's kinda plug and play. You'll...

Thanks dude! It's kinda plug and play. You'll need to yank wires out of the stock plugs, and match them up, but there are instructions.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
No idea, I'd need to get it to a weigh station. ...

No idea, I'd need to get it to a weigh station.

I can tell you what's no longer there though - stock bars, tank knee pads, stock fenders and lights (heavy!), stock pipes (heavy!), airbox, battery...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
The electrical problem turned out to be a bad...

The electrical problem turned out to be a bad earth, and a wire running from the ignition that had the wrong resistance.

Might tighten up the routing on those a bit, but not lengthen them, no....
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 05:56 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Whoa, thanks dude!! :rofl

Whoa, thanks dude!! :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 05:22 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
That's, like, the best compliment I could...

That's, like, the best compliment I could possibly receive! Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 04:31 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
My W650 custom project is just about complete :D ...

My W650 custom project is just about complete :D

For those of you who missed my earlier posts - all the work's been done here in Cape Town, South Africa by Alex Stoos, according to my spec and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
I do, and it does - but we need to check the...

I do, and it does - but we need to check the actual configuration of the wires into the plugs (which it doesn't describe).
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
guys and girls - HELP My W650 project is...

guys and girls - HELP

My W650 project is nearing completion, but we're stuck. The short version is it's electrical. The previous guy that worked on it was totally stumped, so it's moved onto...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By the_wes
Well we don't know for sure. The bike had stood...

Well we don't know for sure. The bike had stood for a while before going to them. Either way I opted to get a new Kawasaki one instead. Now I'm just waiting for it to get here from Japan.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 12:25 AM
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Posted By the_wes
Thanks! Pirelli MT60 front and MT90 rear :D

Thanks! Pirelli MT60 front and MT90 rear :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
A little update on my W - Stoos Customs...

A little update on my W - Stoos Customs (http://stooscustoms.com/) is almost done with her! Just one setback - the CDI, somehow, is fried. So they've installed an ignition from another bike (didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Thanks nicolettolo! I can't wait until it's...

Thanks nicolettolo! I can't wait until it's finished. All the work's being done by Stoos Customs here in Cape Town - top class stuff!



Whoop! It took me a long time to come up with that design...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Here's a little update on my project, she's...

Here's a little update on my project, she's coming along nicely:

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/IMG_6480_zps81aa6182.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 05:26 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Oh yes, forgot to mention - obviously we modified...

Oh yes, forgot to mention - obviously we modified the headers to add a kick in them and get some angle on the mufflers...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Headlight here:...

Headlight here: http://www.kickstartershop.de/en/Enduro/Scrambler-HEAD-LIGHT-oldstyle

The header pipes are from a W800 - my W650 is a '99 model, which has a different bend - the W800 (and I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 08:36 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Alright, after all that, I have a question....

Alright, after all that, I have a question. Currently I have Pirelli tyres on the bike - a 100/90 19" MT60 front (standard size) and a 140/80 18" MT90 rear (slightly wider than stock, without...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Man, I am so slack with updating forums and such!...

Man, I am so slack with updating forums and such!

So, after introducing myself here AGES ago, I finally got to a point with my W where I gave up trying to make plans and get stuff done myself - so...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,191
Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Yes, they are the stock fenders - cut down by the...

Yes, they are the stock fenders - cut down by the previous owner. I'll be replacing them though as I want a tad more coverage on the inside rear.



thanks :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 11:36 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
thanks guys. I feel blessed and privileged to...

thanks guys. I feel blessed and privileged to live in South Africa, and especially in Cape Town. There's so much amazing riding on my doorstep :clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 12:44 AM
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Views: 531,704
Posted By the_wes
Greetings, fellow W650 owners :D My name is Wes,...

Greetings, fellow W650 owners :D My name is Wes, and I own a '00 W650.

I've had my W for a little while now, and I've loved it from the moment I test rode it. I bought it after I sold my beast of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Bah humbug, sent my '06 in for it's 10 000km...

Bah humbug, sent my '06 in for it's 10 000km service and guess what that ticking sound was? worn rocker bushings. 4 weeks on back order aaaargh!

I must say, I've had way too many dissappointing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26,550
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Posted By the_wes
Husky bobblehead, taken by a mate of mine with...

Husky bobblehead, taken by a mate of mine with the Drift HD 170 helmet cam :rofl

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/FILE01961.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
thanks, did a bit more searching and seems it's...

thanks, did a bit more searching and seems it's widely regarded as a typo in the manual

thanks to those who tipped me off about the fuse being the cause of the dash dying - turns out you were...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 37,835
Posted By the_wes
Let's drag up an old thread now shall we... after...

Let's drag up an old thread now shall we... after running the IMS tank for a very short while, I experienced leaky petcocks as is common. The tank came off immediately and sat in the corner of my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Alrighty so I whipped open the manual since the...

Alrighty so I whipped open the manual since the 10 000 km service around the corner, and guess what, it says "replace connecting rod at 10 000km"

!??!?!!

for real? surely not!

so many...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
thanks for the tips on the fuse guys - i never...

thanks for the tips on the fuse guys - i never woulda found it... :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Electrical

So yesterday in the rain my headlight and dash both went dead. It looks like I might have blown the headlight bulb, but the dash? Faulty wiring or fuse, what do you guys think?
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Thanks Hoder - found someone to help me tap a new...

Thanks Hoder - found someone to help me tap a new thread though, so going to be doing that this coming weekend.

Lost (broke) the little brass mesh filters in those crappy IMS petcocks though -...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Bluhduh Fuel tank and petcock woes - save me from myself!

Right, so I stuffed up my main fuel petcock. As we all know the IMS long range tank and stock tank share 2 petcocks - as I was taking the main one off the IMS tank, it got stuck (the thick bit on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Throttle cable woes continued...

Found the culprit! For some reason it seems the inner protective metal coil came out of the sheath, hooked (making a sharp edge) and wore the cable down over time - it would also explain why my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
the 2 clutch breaks were at the perch - very...

the 2 clutch breaks were at the perch - very close to the "ball"... the 1st throttle break was also near the lever - about an inch away... haven't checked this one yet, need to strip the bike - AGAIN...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
is that my problem? routing? please save me! ...

is that my problem? routing? please save me!

and what's the ticking noise i'm hearing? valves?
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Cable woes

Just snapped the throttle cable on my 06 - AGAIN! I'm also on my 3rd clutch cable... please for the love of cheese, someone tell me what I'm doing wrong!!!!!???
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
yeeha, fun times this weekend, mixing it up with...

yeeha, fun times this weekend, mixing it up with the 2 strokes :evil

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/Plastic012.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
yesterday: ...

yesterday:
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/wes2.jpg

still amazed every time at how sweet this bike handles :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
yip, just don't turn too sharply :evil had...

yip, just don't turn too sharply :evil

had a really good ride on saturday... the blue and yellow beast really enjoyed the tight sandy stuff, and the cycra hand guards earned their wage more than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
what he said - footpeg to footpeg

what he said - footpeg to footpeg
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,643,685
Posted By the_wes
Just thought I'd throw this in here for fun -...

Just thought I'd throw this in here for fun - found another use for my Husky - Suzuki recovery vehicle :evil


http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo314/th3_w3s/DSC01275.jpg
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