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Old 01-31-2011, 09:58 AM   #886
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Winter tour

Hey Higland dudes. (and possibly dudettes)

Yesterday I had a nice ride in my neighbour hood. Some snowy and icey gravelroads, some old quad tracs a few snow mobile tracks and a hillclimb was covered within this short 20km trip.


quad tracs



Gravel road



Snow mobile tracs



Top of the hill



Rear tire, 285pcs, 8mm long BestGrip studs.


A nice ride but to short. Had to go home and do some cross country skiing with the kids. Also a lot of fun.

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Old 01-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #887
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Nice pics mate, keep 'em coming
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:51 PM   #888
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:52 PM   #889
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Can you imagine using those spikes in the UK John?

I'm thinking the key would be thrown away

I'll give you a bell one night and have a natter mate.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:38 AM   #890
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Can you imagine using those spikes in the UK John?

I'm thinking the key would be thrown away

I'll give you a bell one night and have a natter mate.
Snakey has a set spare I reckon


Would love to try them out on the tops with a bit of snow eh?

Yep, give me a bell or pop round, always some nice beers or good coffee here
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #891
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Need Some Help Starting

I had what I thought was a starter torque limiter issue and may still be. My bike is an 04 950 Allroad. I ordered a new limiter just before US Highland shuttered the doors along with a very sweet tiny toy like Shorai Lithium battery. The new battery and limiter should have brought joy but alas there was no joy in my Highland corner.

The bike had been getting progressively more difficult to start and finally just wouldn't properly engage the starter. Cranking was hit or miss, sometimes the bike would crank properly with no god awful noises. Other times, ie hot restart, cranking was next to impossible as it would start to crank for less than a second and make bad grinding mechanical misfire noises from the starter or just spin. Now both the new and old torque limiter just doesn't seem to let the starter do it's job; it will crank for a moment, less than a second, and then spin totally free.

It is possible I got a bad new torque limiter or I messed up on the install. I have had a bad new voltage regulator and a bad new battery which makes it difficult for the mechanically dopey to sort such things out. I always had assumed replace old crappy stuff with new shiny stuff and the problem is supposed to go away. Not so much this go round.

I was looking at the KTM Adv which had torque limiter issues on some of the later model bikes. One the issues discussed was a “Sprag” being the culprit for non-starting other than the torque limiter. I am a little embarrassed to say, I don’t know what a “sprag” is never mind what it does. I don’t even know if the Highland has a Sprag. Anyway, if somebody can point me at what to check, any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:59 PM   #892
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I had what I thought was a starter torque limiter issue and may still be. My bike is an 04 950 Allroad. I ordered a new limiter just before US Highland shuttered the doors along with a very sweet tiny toy like Shorai Lithium battery. The new battery and limiter should have brought joy but alas there was no joy in my Highland corner.

The bike had been getting progressively more difficult to start and finally just wouldn't properly engage the starter. Cranking was hit or miss, sometimes the bike would crank properly with no god awful noises. Other times, ie hot restart, cranking was next to impossible as it would start to crank for less than a second and make bad grinding mechanical misfire noises from the starter or just spin. Now both the new and old torque limiter just doesn't seem to let the starter do it's job; it will crank for a moment, less than a second, and then spin totally free.

It is possible I got a bad new torque limiter or I messed up on the install. I have had a bad new voltage regulator and a bad new battery which makes it difficult for the mechanically dopey to sort such things out. I always had assumed replace old crappy stuff with new shiny stuff and the problem is supposed to go away. Not so much this go round.

I was looking at the KTM Adv which had torque limiter issues on some of the later model bikes. One the issues discussed was a “Sprag” being the culprit for non-starting other than the torque limiter. I am a little embarrassed to say, I don’t know what a “sprag” is never mind what it does. I don’t even know if the Highland has a Sprag. Anyway, if somebody can point me at what to check, any help would be appreciated
The Highland do have a "sprag", a sprag is a one-way freewheel clutch. It resembles a roller bearing, and get to it you have to remove the flywheel and the cover behind it.
I have replaced mine , it is fairly simple.

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #893
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here's everything about sprag repair

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=222515

i'd love to check your bike out sometime
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #894
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Thanks Benzok the picture helped out a lot

I found the description of how to swap the the Highland "Sprag" freewheel hub just in case anybody else turns up SOL on starting.



Assemble the transmission cover and gasket
(221032-01). Lubricate, the shift shaft with
grease. Turn the impeller shaft so it fits in the
slot of the primary gear nut. Secure cover with
four M6 screws (306130-22) and two longer
M6 (306130-30). The 30 mm. screws fits
where the alignment sleeves are located.
22. Assemble hose connection (900022-01) to the
water pump cover (900098-01) The complete
water pump cover secures to the transmission
cover with four M6 screws (306125-229 and a
gasket (221008-01)
23. Mount the oil line (261036-01) from oil line to
oil filter. Use banjo bolt (960072-01) and two
cooper washers (320160-01). Make sure that
there is clearance between crankcase and oil
line.
24. Mount gear shift pedal (231073-01) with M6
screw (306621-22)
25. Mount the free wheel hub (251059-01) on the
crankshaft end. Lubricate the free wheel
bearing (201057-01) with engine oil and
assemble into hub with a turning motion. The
locking spring of the bearing must face
inwards to function.
26. Lubricate the bearing (360017-01) and place it
on top of the free wheel hub. Assemble the
start gear (251056-01) by turning it into the
free wheel bearing. Place a washer (251058-
01) on top of the start gear.

Dentvet: Thanks for the link. If you find your way into DC just let me know. Your welcome to check the bike out. Course it would be a little better if the beast would light up.

Since I didn't know what a sprag was, the freewheel hub was equally unknown to me. It helped to see the photos. It was throwing me off on the Highland as I had removed the flywheel to replace the stator and didn't remember seeing the freewheel hub assembly. On the Highland it apparenly is behind the stator housing.

So next question. Anybody have any idea who the MFG is of the Freewheel Hub or any kind of cross reference or a big ass kick start conversion.

U.S. Highland question - Are you guys done? If so, where did the parts inventory go? If not, I need some bits and how does somebody get a hold of you?
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:28 AM   #895
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Lorretto,
On my invoice it says free wheel Borg-Warner

I found one picture of the sprag in situ, unfortunaltely i've lost all other pictures from the repair


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Old 03-03-2011, 10:19 AM   #896
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Thanks Benzok

Thats a big help to know that Borg Warner was the MFG and gives me something to work with.

I also contacted the U.S. Highland consultants to see if they can help with the parts or a list of the manufacturers. I got a response that they would try and get one of the operations guys to help me out.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:05 AM   #897
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Thanks Benzok

Thats a big help to know that Borg Warner was the MFG and gives me something to work with.

I also contacted the U.S. Highland consultants to see if they can help with the parts or a list of the manufacturers. I got a response that they would try and get one of the operations guys to help me out.
I've tried to get through via my connections, no answer on the phone at the moment. I'll reply here as soon as I get the info. Shall I buy one for you?

Kr
Johan

(sorry for my absence, been a bit too much on my shoulders lately... Better now! )

A visit to John in Leeds was a good recovery
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:55 AM   #898
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(sorry for my absence, been a bit too much on my shoulders lately... Better now! )

A visit to John in Leeds was a good recovery
Sorry to hear of your ailments, just thought I would show my face here, I still have my orginal 03 Motard.

I'll bomb over soon John if you are about.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:53 PM   #899
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Sorry to hear of your ailments, just thought I would show my face here, I still have my orginal 03 Motard.

I'll bomb over soon John if you are about.
Anytime

It'll be good to see you at last Calvin
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:24 PM   #900
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A visit to John in Leeds was a good recovery
Oh yes!

Good for me too, after Johan worked his magic on my recalcitrant ecu management software. His latest map installed the Outback ran sweetly and with far greater economy.

The following day we took his latest Tuono (does he really need 2?) and Heidi (the Outback) for a run round the Yorkshire Dales, both beautiful and challenging. Starting to warm up as we headed into Nidderdale




Call in at the Druids Temple







Stopped for lunch in Masham




Then on and up over Fleet Moss.

Don't know how he stood it but the short travel suspension on the Tuono doesn't make it the ideal tool for the bumpy roads round here. Don't know how he wasn't crippled after that run. Seemed to be getting a lot of air in the mirror




Having breather under Kilnsey Crags



Then on to 'Route 65' in Ilkley where they have many exotic bike for sale including immaculate RVF 750s, RG 500s, Yamaha 500 4 cylinder two strokes, sundry MVs and tasty racing Dukes - lots of money though

Finish the day with a few beers in Woodies our local pub with a feed, entertainment provided by the local student population in fancy dress (MY God, those Lasses must be freezin')

A big thanks Johan, come again
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