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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 986,032
Posted By Bounder
SLR uses the engine but the bike is really built...

SLR uses the engine but the bike is really built as a commuter not a trailbike, the suspension is lower than the Dominator and it uses 19" front not 21"
They morphed into the FX Vigor later.
Ok...
Forum: Trials 12-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 110,525
Posted By Bounder
Update, Pulled the engine out a few days ago. ...

Update, Pulled the engine out a few days ago.
Tonight I stuck it on the bench and pulled the head, I was worried that the noise I heard was the big end so I needed to check.
Pulled the barrel and...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Bounder
I think you are right, I have located a good used...

I think you are right, I have located a good used one in the UK and will get that to keep it running.
Forum: Trials 12-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 110,525
Posted By Bounder
Update, Got busy with the degreaser and cleaned...

Update, Got busy with the degreaser and cleaned the rest of the bike so I won't get as dirty when I work on it.

Pulled the stator cover to check the crank bearings, bad news. I can move the...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Bounder
Took a few pics so you can see what I am dealing...

Took a few pics so you can see what I am dealing with.
Strange shape.http://imgur.com/7X7yQ6E
Loose pipe inside.http://imgur.com/mQB1TJw
http://imgur.com/bo2tWed
http://imgur.com/YXvG8iy
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Bounder
I'd love to buy new but a new one is well over...

I'd love to buy new but a new one is well over 500 sterling, which is quite a lot more then paid for the bike as it stands. Over 800 USD to put it in perspective.
I'll take some pics of the Mid box...
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Bounder
Middle box servicing.

After stripping the old muffler and middle box out of the 315, I can see that the mid box is in bad condition, the front mount is broken where it mounts to the head so the only thing holding it on is...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Bounder
Drill and tap the alloy housing for a grease...

Drill and tap the alloy housing for a grease nipple.
Every 6 mths give it a squirt of waterproof grease.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
Then by the Varadero a horrible cast wheel 1000cc...

Then by the Varadero a horrible cast wheel 1000cc monstrosity based loosely on the Africa Twin.
Popular enough here but poor enough build quality compared to the Japanese made bikes.
Forum: Trials 12-10-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Bounder
Don't know, I'll tell you once I get one. They...

Don't know, I'll tell you once I get one.
They are designed for Motoalpinismo, basically when the Continentals ride into the Mountains on Trials bikes.
Might get some mud, some rock and some loose...
Forum: Trials 12-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 110,525
Posted By Bounder
I stripped more tonight, Middle silencer is...

I stripped more tonight, Middle silencer is pretty much toast, the perforated inside tube is loose inside, any tips?
Rear silencer was full of oil, I could squeeze it out of the fibreglass material....
Forum: Trials 12-09-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Bounder
I'd say a rear semi knobby would be ideal in...

I'd say a rear semi knobby would be ideal in those conditions.
Goldentyre GT256 /257 is my next purchase once I get my Cota 315 R sorted.
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
When they were first launched in Europe they...

When they were first launched in Europe they actually reasonable , then Yamaha decided to up the prices of the whole range due to the Yen exploding in value, I remember the R1 going from 10k to 12.5k...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
Does Yamaha import any of the XT660 line over...

Does Yamaha import any of the XT660 line over there?
There is a few versions of it here, XT660R -XT660Z-XT660X All street legal and ranging from ADV-Trailbike-Supermoto.
No problem selling them...
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,881
Posted By Bounder
Didn't HRC pull engineers off the RCV and put...

Didn't HRC pull engineers off the RCV and put them on the Moto3 project during the year?
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
And that may also be the reason that it may not...

And that may also be the reason that it may not come to the US.
Lot of other machines similar to this have bypassed the US because of this, if it won't sell then its not worth importing.(XTZ660...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 110,525
Posted By Bounder
I got the Cota this week, The Guy I got it from...

I got the Cota this week, The Guy I got it from dropped it off.
Ran around the yard with it but it really needed to be sorted.
A couple of the back spokes are broken, the part that hooks through...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 986,032
Posted By Bounder
The CDI makes the spark for the spark plug, it...

The CDI makes the spark for the spark plug, it also advances and retards the ignition at different points and has a rev limiter in it.
When they fail they can cause issues like hard to start, poor...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 986,032
Posted By Bounder
The CDI is a direct swap with the XRL one AFAIK. ...

The CDI is a direct swap with the XRL one AFAIK.
I bought one from a company called Ignitech.cz which make them to order, you can order a programmable one if you need to but I just got a standard...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 986,032
Posted By Bounder
The carb benefits from the Carb mods known as...

The carb benefits from the Carb mods known as Daves Mods (http://www.4strokes.com/tech/honda/xr650lcarbmods/), If you get this done it should make a significant difference to the running.
These...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Bounder
Could you use a 90 joiner to bring it forward? ...

Could you use a 90 joiner to bring it forward?
If its that much hassle just get a locking version and don't bother with the key.
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
I know where you are coming from but Honda have...

I know where you are coming from but Honda have had V-Tec for a long time now and its proven to be very reliable.
The Car versions never had any come back under warranty IIRC, thats some record of...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,881
Posted By Bounder
Tyres are the ultimate controller of laptimes,...

Tyres are the ultimate controller of laptimes, not HP or CC as evidenced by the 800cc era.
Tyres made all the difference. Stick crap tyres on and no TC and watch the fun start.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
It says CB1000R which is a current streetbike, at...

It says CB1000R which is a current streetbike, at least here in Europe.
The capacity is the same as listed at 998cc
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
That looks like a newer Mosfet type Reg/Rec with...

That looks like a newer Mosfet type Reg/Rec with the Furukawa plugs on it, virtually troublefree compared to the old ones.
Same as the CBR 6/10 uses.
Forum: Racing 11-28-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,818
Posted By Bounder
Thats a rip, motogp is on special for .99c at the...

Thats a rip, motogp is on special for .99c at the moment.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 986,032
Posted By Bounder
I have found the electrical block connectors on...

I have found the electrical block connectors on the left side of the frame below the headstock to get loose or corroded giving running issues.
Clean carb including the cam operated slide lift setup...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
Yeah they could but you know Honda's way of doing...

Yeah they could but you know Honda's way of doing things and rehashing old classic designs isn't their style.
Honda do things because they can.
This article accurately describes the attributes of...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
Honda were so busy retooling as a result of the...

Honda were so busy retooling as a result of the invaluable feedback from this forum that they didn't have time to clean the beast.
They are going to redesign the whole engine, last I heard they were...
Forum: Europe 11-26-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Bounder
Some help here.. ...

Some help here..
http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vrt/leaflets/tax-relief-transfer-residence.html
Basically you have to have owned it for 6 mths before you move, be prepared for some paperwork.
Also...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bounder
Chris Scott wrote a bit in a blog about one of...

Chris Scott wrote a bit in a blog about one of these on a BMW X-bike.
Pretty basic really.
http://adventure-motorcyclingh.com/2014/08/18/bmw-xcountry-update/
As to if affects your warranty, I...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
Just broadcast on Eurosport 2 here in Europe,...

Just broadcast on Eurosport 2 here in Europe, Motorcycle Live coverage from Birmingham.
James Haydon showed the TA and he said that all they know is that its a parallel twin capacity unknown 800cc?...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4,220
Views: 802,051
Posted By Bounder
Not to mention the older brother of the XRL , the...

Not to mention the older brother of the XRL , the NX650 Dominator.
Sold for 2 years in the US then disappeared, the RoW had it through at least 2 model updates after that, not to mention its...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,818
Posted By Bounder
You like that no remount rule? I don't like it,...

You like that no remount rule?
I don't like it, it was always the case that if you could remount and keep going and could finish then you were good in all classes of bike racing.
It was done for...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,311
Posted By Bounder
Get an old twist and go 50cc scooter, take the...

Get an old twist and go 50cc scooter, take the drivetrain/rear wheel assembly off it, fit a small flat tyred wheel and use it.
No battery and spins as fast as you want....
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,818
Posted By Bounder
ECU is a kit part capped at 8000, it has to be...

ECU is a kit part capped at 8000, it has to be available to all teams running the manufacturers bikes 3x during the year.
It also has to come with all sensors, actuators etc that make it work.
So...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,818
Posted By Bounder
I think this is pretty much the idea for SBK, as...

I think this is pretty much the idea for SBK, as it stands the rules are so different for all the domestic series that its impossible for a wildcard to come in and do any good in a WSBK race.
The...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,288
Posted By Bounder
Great that someone has stepped up to the plate...

Great that someone has stepped up to the plate and offered Mitas on a regular basis in the US, I am lucky living in Europe that we can buy these tyres easily here.
I bought a set of the E-07 for my...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,881
Posted By Bounder
Marquez has been extremely lucky in the last...

Marquez has been extremely lucky in the last couple of years with some of his crashes.
Mugello '13 was a prime example.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Bounder
Not 1997, 1997 was still the Shunt type SH code...

Not 1997, 1997 was still the Shunt type SH code regulator .
2007 for Honda CBR600RR and 1000RR was the first year they used the FH 0012/FH008 Mosfet Reg/rec units.
Yamaha had them in the R1 from 04...
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