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Old 03-29-2009, 01:55 PM   #256
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There is some suspicious work going on in a small garage...


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Old 03-30-2009, 12:32 PM   #257
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suspicious work

Looking real good Mr Fett snok /Myggan
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:53 PM   #258
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That flat tracker looks cool.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:41 PM   #259
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That flat tracker looks cool.
Hi Scoot - we have touched on these in posts #90 and #101

Sadly the dirt track has not been taken up yet, looks like fun though.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:14 PM   #260
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Too bad flat tracking isn't more popular/available here. I thought the Hayden boys polished their skills on the flat track.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #261
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Question ? Any One Swapped out the Stator

No quite sure what's going on or how badly I screwed up.

My shiney new Braillee battery quit two weeks ago and just got it swapped out for a replacement. The replacement battery with less than 10km on it just ran out of juice on the way home. Lucky for me it was only 1 km to go. Note to self, it is much easier to push a 400 lb bike glad it wasn't the KTM.

Anyway, I had a bad feeling two weeks ago that it might be the stator but fiigured it had to be a bad battery. Even so, I started the wheels moving to order a stator from Highland but with so few bikes in the US they have to figure a few things out on the shipping. So it could be a while on the stator.

I'm the first to admit I'm not much of a wrench so be gentle. My question is, if I had an otherwise healthy battery wouldn't it carry enough punch to keep the ECU and fuel pump going for a decent amount of time even if the stator was bad. I had cut the lights off as I recognized the poor running from the first time the battery quit. Second question did I screw anything up. I pretty much had to keep the throttle pinned and modulate the clutch in city traffic, probably only 4 to 5 km. Funny thing the tach didn't register which I assume takes almost no power. Lots of gurgles and pops from the pipes. After I finished pushing it home I noticed flames coming out of the back of the cans. This is after I had been pushing for ten or fifteen minutes or so.

So am I screwed? Is there any how to anywhere on checking out if the stator has a dead short or what's involved in how to remove and replace the stator. Like I say I'm not a wrench but I'll give most anything a try as there ain't another Highland around DC that is for sure.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:02 AM   #262
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Hi John,

seems like I had a similar problem. The flywheel rubbed through the wires from the generator shorting out and caused just the problem you describe. Generator and flywheel had to be replaced due to arc errosion on the flywheel. The battery will carry it's charge for sometime unless of course there is interference elsewhere. Take the flywheel off (I think it need a puller) and have a look. I'll try to find some more info but probably Greasy will get in first.

Will be back soon.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #263
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WoWee Captian John new bikes...many Congrats ! you have very big kahoonas
Wonder whats going to happen to that lovely rolling chassis you got , surley you carnt keep all of them ? you planning a hog implant ?
Maybe i can pop in when i get my bike with a coupla cases of beer and we can talk
Things are kicking off , seems this year will be a goodin !
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:39 PM   #264
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WoWee Captian John new bikes...many Congrats ! you have very big kahoonas
Wonder whats going to happen to that lovely rolling chassis you got , surley you carnt keep all of them ? you planning a hog implant ?
Maybe i can pop in when i get my bike with a coupla cases of beer and we can talk
Things are kicking off , seems this year will be a goodin !
Come on over Grant, you'll be very welcome.

Sorry the big kahoonas were sold off to facilitate the deal only little kahoonas now

and yes there are some (embrionic) plans for the rolling chassis but not to make it a heavier bike, that is definately not the way to go.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:38 AM   #265
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Motty AFR Tuner ordered, i hope i can install it next week!
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:26 AM   #266
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A picture from the Swedish site (http://motard.concode.com/highland/

http://motard.concode.com/highland/g.../fastkord1.jpg
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:23 AM   #267
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Motty AFR Tuner ordered, i hope i can install it next week!
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Hi Renga,

will you be able to map the cylinders individually with this system? The flow graphs from the guy in the US show a great disparity between the front and rear cylinders. Can't wait for your results
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:26 AM   #268
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That's why these bikes need to be LIGHT
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:42 AM   #269
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Guidance Sought

Hi All:

I'm waiting on a stator as mine seems like it's gone. Battery has 12.29 volts before starting 11.20 at 4,000 RPM. Pulled the positive cable from the battery while at 4,000 RPM and the engine quit instantly. Checked the battery again and had 12.28 after shut down. Is there a way to check the regulator and could it draw that much power or is this a case of the stator has a short. Any thoughts. When I ordered the stator from Highland they mentioned they have a drawing of the flywheel puller, if anyone already has this, I would appreciate a copy. If not, I'll ask for a copy and pass it on to anyone else that may need it.

When checking over the bike I noticed an oil leak that's up high on the left side that looks like it's draining from the bottom of the airbox. Thought I would pull the gas tank to get a better look. Somebody at Highland spent a lot of time figuring out how to squeze every ml out of that tank, well done indeed. My question is are the connections at the fuel pump some kind of quick connect? If so, what's the trick to get these off without breaking anything. It seems like it is taking more force than it should so I figure I'm doing something wrong.

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:04 PM   #270
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The fuel line coupling is the same as on my Guzzi so http://www.v11lemans.com/forums/inde...+line+coupling

just push the thin collar back into the coupling body before you pull the coupling off the connecting pipe. Keep pushing the collar in and eventually it will let go. A bit of twisting sometimes helps.

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