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Old 02-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #10906
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White????

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Guys I don't think it matters but what grease are you using to pack the speedo housing to best protect the nylon drive gear?

I had a mechanic tell me that the petro based grease in the speedo drive would eventually break down the nylon gear. He suggested using white lithuim grease which I have done. I also clean the speedo housing about every 3rd tire change and replace the grease.
Seems to work so I will stick with it, just my 2 cents worth.......
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #10907
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did you install the crash bars on the white africa or did you bought it like that? from africas crashing here in GREECE there was always the problem of broken engine mountings near the frame. the small triangle above the front gear. i think the best type of crash bars is the GIVI model. they mount at the foot pegs, and it is better to loose a bolt from the foot peg than the engine mount. anyway it's just my opinion. still two AFRICA? I'M WAITING TO SEE THEM COMPLETE.
The Givi bars looks much sturdier than other brands. The only disadvantage of these bars is that they blocking the front sprocket cover so removing it is somewhat difficult.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #10908
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got one question, did anyone replace the front plastic on the tripmaster? or polish it? mine is all cracked up and you can't see anything during the day :(

here you go.. http://www.morban.info/wp/?p=416
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #10909
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thanks! I'll try the procedure with sand paper & polish...
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #10910
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Can you post up this stuff in English so i can figure out if it is possible to get that stuff here in the USA. Cheers
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #10911
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Can you post up this stuff in English so i can figure out if it is possible to get that stuff here in the USA. Cheers
Micro-Mesh....same principle.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Micro-Mesh-Cr...item22fcdf371c
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:20 PM   #10912
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if you are short of money , you can use toothpaste for removing scratches. i've done it with some binnoculas lenses and a couple of watches. a soft piece of textile and toothpaste!
i've tried it even with the ATwindshield but i did not have enough pacience. for the amount of energy invested the windshield , it looked pretty nice. and the smell.... :)
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:08 AM   #10913
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Can you post up this stuff in English so i can figure out if it is possible to get that stuff here in the USA. Cheers
http://translate.google.com/translat...p%2F%3Fp%3D416


the point is to use a sandpaper... and then very fine sandpaper... and then use a polish... or toothpaste ;)
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #10914
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the point is to use a sandpaper... and then very fine sandpaper... and then use a polish... or toothpaste ;)
Hi

i used wet sandpaper 800 - 1200 - 1500 - 2000 and at last Xerapol scratch remover i have used different products, but Xerapol works best for the Tripmasterglass.


Xerapol

deep scratches





polish with wet sandpaper





finish better than before


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Old 03-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #10915
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Back from Tunisia. Amazing trip.



I promise report will follow.
At least some pictures.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #10916
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that looks like one class trip

more pics please
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:33 AM   #10917
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Went for a ride in South Africa yesterday. (Sounds weird to say that...) It wasn't with an AT, unfortunately. I was riding a borrowed Yamaha XT660R. I was thinking about Africa Twins the whole time though I swear! There was also a Tenere 750... So I'm getting close with the dual headlights, right? Anyway, Im going to stop trying to justify myself and just post the link.

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #10918
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My AT doesn't start!

I rode it to my friends house this fall and put it in the garage. Almost full tank.

Today when i took it out, battery is fresh and has been charged over winter. it just won't start, not even a cough or studder. using starter gas it starts right up for a short while but as soon as it has consumed the gas it dies.

Any ideas? i will go there again tomorrow to try to fix it and want to be armed with ideas before.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #10919
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My AT doesn't start!

I rode it to my friends house this fall and put it in the garage. Almost full tank.

Today when i took it out, battery is fresh and has been charged over winter. it just won't start, not even a cough or studder. using starter gas it starts right up for a short while but as soon as it has consumed the gas it dies.

Any ideas? i will go there again tomorrow to try to fix it and want to be armed with ideas before.

Thanks for any input.
Sounds like either bad fuel, bad fuel pump or a combination of the two.

Double check that your air filter is clean and that all your sparks are firing. Drain out the old fuel, put fresh fuel in with a good cleaning additive (I use a product called "Sea Foam") and check the electrical connection to your fuel pump. Then try to start it again. At the same time, put your hand on the fuel pump. You should feel it pumping fuel every few seconds. If not, then your fuel pump is bad.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #10920
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Sounds like either bad fuel, bad fuel pump or a combination of the two.

Double check that your air filter is clean and that all your sparks are firing. Drain out the old fuel, put fresh fuel in with a good cleaning additive (I use a product called "Sea Foam") and check the electrical connection to your fuel pump. Then try to start it again. At the same time, put your hand on the fuel pump. You should feel it pumping fuel every few seconds. If not, then your fuel pump is bad.
The problem was the cable between the fusebox and the pump, well actually between fusebox and the connector under the seat. Replaced the wires and voila it runs again. How a cable can "break" during winter storage when nobody has moved the bike is beyond me.
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