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Old 03-26-2009, 09:33 AM   #151
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I'd have to agree that there must have been something wrong with the bike you rode. I have a straight ramp to highway on my commute and always get 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds. That's not stellar as motos go but I easily outperform cages which is all I really need to stay safe. 80mph cruise is no problem but I used to have a little "buzz" in the front at that speed. Dynabeads and a new tire seemed to fix it right up. It's not a dirt bike but will go places a touring bike won't think about.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:59 AM   #152
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If the bike is having trouble with that speed, it sounds as though the throttle cable is attached to the wrong point on the throttle body butterfly thingamie. There are two slots, one of which is for downgraded operation for newbies in European countries.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:05 AM   #153
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If the bike is having trouble with that speed, it sounds as though the throttle cable is attached to the wrong point on the throttle body butterfly thingamie. There are two slots, one of which is for downgraded operation for newbies in European countries.

Oh yeah! Good point. I forgot all about the neutered setting for the cable.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:55 AM   #154
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:57 AM   #155
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If the bike is having trouble with that speed, it sounds as though the throttle cable is attached to the wrong point on the throttle body butterfly thingamie. There are two slots, one of which is for downgraded operation for newbies in European countries.
The technical term is "thingamajiggie". If you keep that up we'll have to ban you to F650.com.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:50 PM   #156
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The technical term is "thingamajiggie". If you keep that up we'll have to ban you to F650.com.
I stand corrected.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:56 PM   #157
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Eek current state of affairs

Taken the bike all apart, pic to follow. Replacing steering head bearings. It was center steering under hard braking. Will get new fork seals, I looked up the uni filter and the us version of mu 7304 is flat as a pancake. Cant fit that in there. They do make universal round ones that would be easy to make look like the picture. Might just ordered the k and n. They work great. Have a new set of kenda tires to try out, will be up and running in a week or so. Doing the valves and every thing else I can think of to get ready for the season. Sill have not settled on a windshield. Might space up the stock one????? Later
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:59 AM   #158
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I looked up the uni filter and the us version of mu 7304 is flat as a pancake. Cant fit that in there. They do make universal round ones that would be easy to make look like the picture. Might just ordered the k and n.
Why not just call or email the ozzie guys for an answer. They are really quick on replies and the product is much better IMHO.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:13 AM   #159
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I'm trying out a Laminar Lip right now. So far I'm pretty happy. I sure like that I can pop it off when I want. It fits in a face shield protective bag I have so I can stow it.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:24 PM   #160
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:54 PM   #161
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[quote=JDLuke]If the bike is having trouble with that speed, it sounds as though the throttle cable is attached to the wrong point on the throttle body butterfly thingamie. There are two slots, one of which is for downgraded operation for newbies in European countries.[/quote

Thanks for this. I was out in the car a day or so after riding the Dakar and happened to meet a bloke at a servo. His Dakar has a Staintune pipe and certainly went a whole lot better than the bike I rode. He mentioned the possibility that the throttle cable was in a low power position (35kw - v - 51kw?).
Over the weekend I rode with a friend who has an F650. When he accelerated it didn't look like it had no power.

Maybe the bike was originally sold to a learner & set up to comply with our 'Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme'.

Reason to sell the 950? Mostly to do with money & other projects. There is only one reason to keep it. It's a hard call.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #162
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sealed battery any one???

As hard as I looked I could not find a sealed battery that will fit in the spot. Any help?
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:55 PM   #163
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:21 PM   #164
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As hard as I looked I could not find a sealed battery that will fit in the spot. Any help?
I used a Westco SVR15L.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:50 PM   #165
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Looks cool. Did you make the windscreen or modify one to fit over the light cavity?
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