Highland Motors

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by 805gregg, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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  2. Thumber

    Thumber Sweden

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    Well what can I say...

    My weekend started off on friday morning. Packed up my gear, meaning tent, sleepingbag, maps, camel back, clothes and some tools for roadside repair. (Surprisingly small amount of tools needed to take a highland apart)

    During the week before I made and fitted a larger fairing and the 21/18" weels where equiped with Maxxis 6001:s. I also put the roadbook i place and also a simple bike computer to keep track of the track so to speek.

    356 kms of tarmac and gravel roads where covered on friday afternoon and i arrived at Laxsjön at 17:30. Just in time to put the tent up, get a shower and grab a beer before dinner. :freakyAfter dinner the planning took place and i found a friend to do the challange with. He drove a Cagiva Elephant with a 900cc Ducati engine. Two quite exotic bikes!

    Team name was decided to be Exotics and the rest of the evening whas spent planning the special stages, the checkpoints and the routes in between. We wanted to visit 6 checkpoints (minimum 5 to enter the challange) and to do 11 SS:es. All in all we planned to drive 245 kms of gravel road, paths and one small peet bog. All in all the SS:es and the CP:s would give us 265 points and we expected to get another 8 points for socializing with other drivers. (Great rule!) This would give us a total of 518p.

    The team mate Sam whas a fast little devil on his Cagiva and i had trouble keeping up with him on gravel roads but as the going got tuffer the highland proved superior. The Cagiva got stuck on stones and in the bog for some 15 minutes but the highland just overtook it all! Great bike, but i would like a better skid plate that protects the oil filter and the pipes better.

    Anyways the navigation whas running like clockwork and we where lost only ones for four minutes. The roads and tracks where great and this year one of the SS:s whas a 11km roadbook with 45 notes. Alot of "reset trip" button pushing! Whe hade two breaks for a snack and had lunch for half an hour. The total amout of time we where allowed to spend whas 9 hrs and our starting time whas 08:11 and we finished the challenge at 17:09, 8 hrs 58 minutes after staring! All in all we ended up at 538 points, a difference of 20 from our prediction of 518 and this landed us the first spot in the challange, same as last year. :clap

    In the evening we had a barbeque and watched movies and pics from the day. One or two beers might have been consumed.... On sunday morning we had the opportunity to run a 135km long roadbook on the very best gravel roads i have ever ridden! After lunch i headed home (on asphalt roads because of the leeky oil filter)

    A great great weekend and i really think you should take the opportunity to try it. It will be back next year in a similar form.

    Cheers

    /TF
  3. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have a copy of a wiring diagram they could send me? I'm assuming there is no service manual available, but if I'm wrong I would like to buy one.

    Thanks for any help.

    Robert
  4. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello
    I am intersted also in an manual and wireing plan. Please send it to me also if you can get it.

    Olli
  5. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    Olli, no one has responded, so I guess we're out of luck. I'm attempting to reconnect the wiring behind the windscreen, and there are two 9 pin connectors that will both connect to each other. There is no continuity of wire colors through the connectors no matter how they're connected, so without a wiring diagram showing wire colors, connecting them is just guessing. So I have a 50% chance of getting it right, but I don't know what might be damaged if I guess wrong.
  6. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello Robert

    Is it not a option to copie from other Motocycles? I will make Fotos if you want, but I think I got the oldes machine here. 1999 with carburator. They made realy big changes until 2003.

    Olli
  7. Lorretto

    Lorretto City Dweller Crushperado

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    Robert and Olli

    PM me an email address and I'll send you what I have for a 2004 with EFI
  8. Thumber

    Thumber Sweden

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    I really think you should contact Frank or Lillen at Rollox AB (www.rolloxab.se +46 451 611 00) They are REALLY helpful and sent me a copy of the diagram for my bike and also alot of other info of interrest.

    /TF
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  11. Lorretto

    Lorretto City Dweller Crushperado

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    Kurt - great to hear things are coming together. Anything you can share as to the direction UHLN will be taking - bike MFG, engine MFG or combination with an OEM
  12. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    Is this project dead (dual inlet conversions)? Even one that's not a straight bolt on?
  13. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello

    What is your fuel consumption of your bikes???

    Olli:freaky
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    0,6-1,1 litres/10km depending on the driving agressitivity.
    2004 model with fuel injection.
  15. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    Not sure which project you mean....but I've made some wax patterns for Johns bike.....the twinlet can be seen in almost it's final form.......However John is a big rough lad and crushed the throttle body when taking a peep at it :D

    I'll possibly have it cast and machined for spring....then find a victim to test it as John's engine let go :(:

    If you mean another project then please disregard :)

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  16. Lorretto

    Lorretto City Dweller Crushperado

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    Olli about 25 mpg all city traffic riding which is roughly the same as what KTM 950 gets. I don't get out to the open roads as much as I would like to but when I do get 35 mpg or thereabouts same for the KTM.

    Keithy - every time you EU guys post pictures of the various projects you build from nothing just reminds me I didn't learn squat as far as making stuff in the US education system. I am convinced that if you and Johan got a little more space to work with you could pump out a space shuttle or two in your spare time. I'm still in if the twinnies kit gets going.
  17. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    I simply relish in learning new things :) I've been sandcasting for 20 years and this is my way of learning lost wax casting technique for another project I have.

    I'll try giving John a ring to see how things are tomorrow:freaky

    Johann seems like my kind of guy :)
  18. nsx

    nsx Been here awhile

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    John, aren't you going to tell us about this?
  19. Lorretto

    Lorretto City Dweller Crushperado

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    U.S. Highland "UHLN" seems to be getting press, just not all good press

    http://www.pumpsanddumps.com/

    Reports are that UHLN has paid $170,000.00 for penny stock reviews. Penny sleuth issued a Pump & Dump alert http://pennysleuth.com/todays-market-movers-lnkd-gmcr-yum-uhln/

    The summation was avoid UHLN at any price.

    If you want to hear the words of UHLN CEO John Fitzpatrick check here

    http://billchippasshow.com/blog/business-talk-radio-tv-podcasts/thur-dec-1st-podcast-with-john-fitzpatrick-ceo-us-highland-powersports/

    Two very differnt pictures are being painted
  20. Oldobi

    Oldobi Olli

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    Hello John

    I plan a trip from Germany to Cornwall. We would like to stay a 5 day. Could you give me some recommendations?.
    For example city, areas or maybe Hotels.

    I would appreciate your help.

    Olli