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Old 03-03-2010, 01:06 AM   #406
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New MoT

Took the Outback for her first MoT cert yesterday. The snow has pretty well gone and it was dry and sunny. The 14 miles to the Staiano Motorcycles in Harrogate was a blast (yeh, I'd left the screen off) it just brings out the hooligan element in this old geyser. Simple pass except for the continental dipping headlamp, easily cured by a bit of tape as a mask over the offending light pattern. Bit of lunch, giant Yorkshire pudding, pork and gravy at the high street cafe and then off home. Noticed the fuel light come on but at only 190 kilometers, usually runs to more. Took a bit of a diversion for a few extra bends then blow me after about 8 miles the damn thing runs out of juice.

Lay her over on the side to get more fuel to the pump and make about another half mile (up hill ) then push a couple of hundred yards to the top of long slight downhill grade. Jump aboard and coast about half a mile just over walking pace. Then just push the 150 yards to the fuel station, lucky or what

One thing for sure pushing a light bike is better than pushing a heavy one, and pushing anybike in full winter rig gets a good sweat on.

Lastly, what an idiot, I'd forgotten about syphoning out about half a gallon of juice for the mower and chainsaw last November. Expecting the bike to do a few more miles clouded my judgement Won't do that again (I hope)
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:23 AM   #407
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Johan, I may yet get the chasis rollin again for the moment pushin has been the method of operation. John I have had occassion to push both a KTM 950 and the Highland; I was sweating like a pig pushing the Highland but doable pushing the KTM was just rough.

Still looking to source a voltage regulator; if anybody has a a cross reference or mfg part number.

Here is a discussion of Highland US http://www.othermakes.net/2010/03/03...bike/#more-437
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:50 AM   #408
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Here is a discussion of Highland US http://www.othermakes.net/2010/03/03...bike/#more-437
Thanks for that link John, it starts to round out the picture.

A look through suggests the company maybe a little top heavy, me I like to see the guys doing the work not loads of directors 'without portfolio'. Also I'm very concerned that the 'Highland Viking' is being presented without credit to it's manufacturer Spondon Engineering in Derby UK. There are lots of photos in this article of the Spondon and it is a truly beautiful and functional piece of engineering but as a leader for Highland it is not right unless proper credit is given to both the originator and constructor.




I am also concerned about the manufacture of engine casings and other components in Sweden, it maybe that there are already large quantities left from the original batches that have yet to be assembled but when it comes to actual manufacture again that is going to be a serious cost in the sort of batch sizes planned. Those costs can only be born by the purchasers and that makes 'em expensive. The original plans for manufacture of the engines in China would make far more sense if they could get the correct quality. Louija Highland in China claimed to have been manufacturing the motor for some time (via Alibaba) but I haven't heard of them selling any.

There seems to be a focus on competition vehicles and that really is a difficult way to go although it could remove need for emissions testing, who knows. Highland will only sell in that arena if they are seriously competitive.

I do so hope they can get it together with the 950, Highland and their dealer in UK were good to me and there is so much potential there, but I am concerned that the thrust of their efforts may miss the mark.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #409
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Hey John, The picture you posted brings back memories; the bike on the left. That sure looks like a 1974 Kawi H-1 500 triple, kick start and all.

My first street bike long gone
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:59 AM   #410
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My first street bike long gone
You certainly started with a MONSTER (of the time), what a fearsome reputation those bikes had. I only rode the 250 so was not properly exposed

Notice the 'kettle' at the back, another bike Tim restored lovingly to better than new - some lucky bloke got it on an ebay sale
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:18 PM   #411
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Still looking to source a voltage regulator; if anybody has a a cross reference or mfg part number.
John, try contacting this outfit, there will be something there.

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/home-1-0.html

tell then all the details and probably show them a pic of the old one.

edit :- I see they only have a phone number showing, I'll give them a call tomorrow
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:38 PM   #412
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Thanks John:

The Highland staff has always been responsive but I suspect they are streched a little thin with the new US operations.

Appreciate anything you can find out.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:59 PM   #413
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Loretto: I bet a voltage regulator from any standard later model motorcycle will fit. A Suzuki or whatever. Three cables from stator to regulator and two out to battery. Scout some wiring diagrams and you'll see.

The regulator I got from Highland when I first converted to injection had three phase input but the stator only had two phases. Simply connected to two of them and left out the other one.


Cut and solder or crimp new connectors. Easy as pie
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:47 AM   #414
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Thanks Guys:

I have a Regulator on order through a US supplier

http://www.electrosport.com/products...detail-622.php

ElectroSport says it will work so I'll give it a go.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:12 AM   #415
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Thanks Guys:

I have a Regulator on order through a US supplier

http://www.electrosport.com/products...detail-622.php

ElectroSport says it will work so I'll give it a go.

Will do the trick I think

Umm... A bit more heat outside to get rid of that white stuff on the ground so one can hit the roads soon would be nice... Climbing the walls
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:05 PM   #416
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another link

Just came across this link of an interview with Kurt King one of US Highland's chiefs.

http://www.offroadjunkies.com/2010/0...f-us-highland/
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #417
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2010 Indy Dealer Expo Report

At last Spondon getting credit - I'm starting to feel better now

http://www.motorcycle.com/events/201...ort-89223.html
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:13 PM   #418
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i keep hearing rumors of a 650 DS,,,, either with the highland or ATK name.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:02 PM   #419
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Now we're getting somewhere

A bit more up to date ride report of the latest bikes

http://www.ushighland.com/2010MarchDirtBike.pdf

Seems like the 950 is pretty quick - Oh Good

Not sure what model the KTM 1150 is that is used as comparison - didn't know there was such a thing, strange
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:59 PM   #420
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i keep hearing rumors of a 650 DS,,,, either with the highland or ATK name.
IF there is a new 650 ATK, it will be Hyosung not Highland.
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