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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MCmad, Jul 14, 2008.
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Juts an update.
Replaced the brushes and good cleanout and works like a charm. Noted the difference in the new and old brushes as well as the difference in the design of the brush holders. The difference in the amount of pressure on the armature is very significant.
Held off doing the balancer chain as 1. I want to get it back together and ride! and 2. It looks a bit beyond where I am mechanically ( at the moment ). So I will leave it for another day when I feel more confident or when I need soemthing else more complex done and take it to the local workshop.
I don't make them,mate. They can be made to any size you want. All you have to do is copy the picture to a file, put it on a disk and take it to your nearest signwriter and they can make it from the disk. If you want I can email you a copy and you can copy it to disk from the email picture.
I just thought it would suit the Kiwi's as well. If they were interested all they have to do is remove two stars.
Wow, this is the sickest dual I've ever seen.
Could be worth a look
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Next we will be posting KTM stuff here
Motorcycle manufacturers have obesity and senile brains. Ugly bikes for life. All the hippos.
Are Kawasaki seriously suggesting that a 1000cc in-line 4 cylinder is a "dual-sport" machine. I say this because the riders are wearing DS type helmets and the ad suggests that they are going to N. Africa.
I was sad to see the film stop at the ferry ride because I really wanted to see that bike in the sand.
Do the builders think we are all idiots?
While I'm happy to see more "standard" motorcycles returning to the market after years of only having racers or cruisers, to even mildly suggest that this thing has any off-road potential is just crazy.
Well Ladder, theyre selling to the dominant market share.
You have to understand that the vast majority of people who will buy this bike wont take it offroad, likewise gs1200 riders, caponord and dl owners too.
Theyre selling the notion, the dream, and for some thats enough. Others (like me) will laugh at the bumpf and take the bike and its inteded usage from a more honest POV.
Serious boyos who have the balls and skill to muscle/finesse litre 'tall rounders' on loose sand will most likely opt for the likes of the ktm 990/950's et al.
On the other hand its worth mentioning you can ride all the way to dakar from ceuta on tarmac and have no less of a 'real adventure', so its entirely feasible to take that bike. It would probably prove to be an excellent choice for that trip, better than a dr id say.
As for sand id imagine it would not be suitable at all, but what do i know about bikes and sand.
This is THE hot market with tons of new entries all hocking that dream of far away places.
Tbh its a lot more real and accessible 'motorcycling aspiration' that fulfilling the skills brief and track access necessary for the lastestat bmwsgsxzxrcbr10001098rrrrr.
For me, the major players havnt nailed it yet, but Mr Bakker has come close damn close.
If i won the lotto or chose to steal a bank tomo my no budget, travel the world machine would be this.
I like the triumph 800 xc I want one and there is a dealer in Bathurst . the type of easier old boy,s trails that are shown in the video are roughly my stomping ground, the range fire trail is only 40 minutes away from me.
click on the link enjoy.
Rob you should have your mouth washed out with soap for even mentioning about jumping camp !!!!!
Brendan, I still have soap in me mouth from me mother washing it out for swearing .
Perhaps he was drunk
Struth I have scared everyone away Mark..