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Old 04-19-2009, 06:48 AM   #271
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Stator testing: Disconnect the the yellow cables coing from the stator (the connector is somewhere between the stator and the regulator.)
Use a AC Volt meter!! Connect he meter between the two yellow ones. If you don't get any current, the stator is gone. If it gives current, the regulator is toast.

MOST COMMON: the flywheel "eats" the two yellow cables mentioned above, just behind the flywheel. ALWAYS CHECK THESE CABLES!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:12 PM   #272
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Thanks Guys! Appreciate the assitance.

The photo below is the spooge dumped into the airbox. John mentioned some oils froth with Mobil 1 being one of the more problematic. Sure enough, I changed the oil with Mobil 1 full syn for bikes. Is this what the froth would look like. It is more yellow than grey/brown.

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Any thoughts? The goo on the lip is from wiping my finger off on the air box.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:28 PM   #273
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Just like mine John No problem when I changed if I remember right. I'll look back in my notes


BTW have you had any mechanical noise?
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:07 PM   #274
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The engine is on noisey side but not much more mechanical clanking than the KTM but nothing that seems harsh or out of place.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #275
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The engine can be a bit noisy, I think the light weight contributes to this, so no problem.

Just for interest, have been out on my Outback with my mate on his Boxer Cup Beemer. He goes not much more than 10% over limits so I got 54 mpg over the 350 odd kms. Great handling on loads of country roads, sunny day, beautiful.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:02 AM   #276
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One other suggestion John

Don't check and add oil when the engine is cold, for some reason it seems to overfill if you do this.

I generally warm the motor, or at the end of a run wait 10 minutes and check and fill to level then. Don't know whether the oil expands or gets airated but I do know the level reads much higher when hot.

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:56 AM   #277
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Stator testing: Disconnect the the yellow cables coing from the stator (the connector is somewhere between the stator and the regulator.)
Use a AC Volt meter!! Connect he meter between the two yellow ones. If you don't get any current, the stator is gone. If it gives current, the regulator is toast.

MOST COMMON: the flywheel "eats" the two yellow cables mentioned above, just behind the flywheel. ALWAYS CHECK THESE CABLES!!!
So no matter what the meter reads, something is bad? What if nothing was bad, what should the reading be? Are you checking resistance?

If it's common for the flywheel to "eat" the yellow cables, I guess everyone should pull the flywheel and try to secure these wires out of the way of the flywheel?
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:12 AM   #278
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So no matter what the meter reads, something is bad? What if nothing was bad, what should the reading be? Are you checking resistance?

If it's common for the flywheel to "eat" the yellow cables, I guess everyone should pull the flywheel and try to secure these wires out of the way of the flywheel?

Hi Robert

AC voltmeter with running engine should give voltage >14 if working I reckon. In John's case if the reading is good then it's the regulator or a wiring short causing the problem.

And yes it is always a good idea to pull the flywheel and tuck the leads away as far as possible and secure them with some RTV sealant.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:43 AM   #279
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Hi All:

... 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. ...
I would like a copy. It seems that everyone with a Highland needs to pull the flywheel to check the wires.

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #280
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Robert, I emailed Highland. They have been very helpful in sharing information, and very fast on the turn around time. When I get the drawing I will send it along to you any anyone else that may needs it.

For those that have not had the experience, the symptoms of the failure start with the bike running rougher than usual, jerky at off idle, then proceeds to be jerky up the range of RPM,, similar to running out of gas or running really bad gas to where the bike is WO just to keep the engine running. A word of caution, it gets a little interesting, as every now and then the throttle clears the bogging with the trottle WO it wants to lift the front and clear traffic by going over the top.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:24 PM   #281
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The Highland 450

The super power Highland 450 from Louija in China
http://www.luojiamotor.com.cn/produc...le_engine.html



http://www.luojiamotor.com.cn/viewim...ngine.jpg.html

Something's happening, must be the 507 below.

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Old 05-02-2009, 03:43 PM   #282
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A SERIOUS threat in the unlimited class of Supermoto
http://www.highland.se/pages.asp?pageID=25&childPage=15

507cc, with humungous power!

I think there is a race in the states with this one participating?

Anyhow, it's always nice to see progress
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #283
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Low front fender

Hello all
Im stumped. Trying to sorce a low front fender for the highland but hard to come by.
Acerbis aparently did one but have discontinued it so the dealers tell me and africanqueens want 250 euro for a carbon one !!
Any ideas most welcome, remembering its to fit 50mm conventional wp forks.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:04 PM   #284
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Hey grease snake, this may be a bit late, but you may not even need that 99oct fuel with your 11.7:1 motor. I know my TL1000 (similar CR) runs perfectly on 87 octane (US, I know octane measurements can differ) and have had TL friends that have run as much as 14:1 on 93oct fuel without any trouble. Of course there are other factors invovled, especially cams and the TL runs pretty agressive cams stock (and the 14:1 motor had even more agressive aftermarket cams).
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:50 PM   #285
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Hello all
Im stumped. Trying to sorce a low front fender for the highland but hard to come by.
Acerbis aparently did one but have discontinued it so the dealers tell me and africanqueens want 250 euro for a carbon one !!
Any ideas most welcome, remembering its to fit 50mm conventional wp forks.
Cheers
I think the mudguard is easy and cheap - 17.50 http://www.bmwandguzzispares.co.uk/b...de=&q=mudguard but you will need to look at some 50mm ? clamps and brackets (could use something from a stainless steel exhaust fabricator). If you want something purpose ready made then it will cost I'm afraid.

Or this, easy fitting with clamps and pretty too. Wont keep much of the crap off though. http://www.trojan-horse.co.uk/prods/40.html
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