Tank Guards

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by The Misinformant, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Hey Chris, let buyers in Oz know so that they could combine postage if wanted - like me, rjf and braap expressed interest. Cheers
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  2. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    will send pics.

    CB

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  3. Chrisbarnes1

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    Makes sense as the box shouldn't be any bigger and the weight increase minimal--will be in touch---now back to the garage.


    ps has anyone messed with the Mikuni settings--I've gone up a jet size and raised the needle a notch to get the best from a more open airbox and exhaust--and then had trouble just off idle--the compensation jetting was off and it sometimes stalls--a good friend (who knows the carbs) said the same happens on the BMW F650--interestingly the cure (which seems to work) is to actually weaken the idle mixture slightly--this seems to allow more fuel for the compensation when you crack open the butterfly--strange--but seems to be true.

    CB

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  4. Hyde

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    [​IMG]Another Another Hyde Racing product.

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  5. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    I read the same thing in the Dellorto carb PDFs. I was thinking perhaps it was a "flooding" issue, and the smaller pilot jet brings the stoichiometry back into line off idle.

    You should post this question into creeper's LC4 setup thread; I can't give you any feedback on your friend's description of why. If you do try to drop a size in the idle circuit jet I'd be very interested in your results. :ear
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  6. overlandr

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    Only one certain way of finding out - drop the bike over and see what happens!
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  7. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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  8. bEnt_bars

    bEnt_bars Been here awhile

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    Well if not too late I think that I would like to get on your list if possible.

    I was out for a weekend ride and managed to do a little tank 'testing' which resulted in
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    and a broken petcock that we Macgiver'ed and rerouted the fuel lines to continue the ride

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    here's a picture of the broken 'cock' :fall

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    i've pm'd you chris
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  9. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    Guards received from Chris and they look pretty darn good!

    I will not be installing for a week or 2 when I do an oil cheange/valve check and have the bike disassembled
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  10. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    I'm amazed thatthe tank fixings (petcock) didn't fail--tough tank!--your get you home repair is excellent--everyone should carry a little plate and gasket for just such an emergency.

    I was twittering on about making kevlar protectors--not the carbon which is much easier to finish--I'm sure we'll be in touch and I'll crack on with a couple more sets once the enthusiasm meter is back in the green again.

    Chris:clap

    ps I hope KTM take note when they produce the new version with the 690 motor--and make it more crashworthy.




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  11. rjdills

    rjdills Been here awhile

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    I would like a set for my 05 640. Should I send a deposit? I am willing to send the entire payment in advance; the photos make it clear for have a nice product. I'm not in a hurry, but would like to be in line for a set.
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  12. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    Just send me an e-mail for my records at chrisbarnes1@yahoo.com I'll let you know when I have a set available.

    Chris:clap

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  13. dl11

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  14. Surlyguy

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    Thought I should update this thread with a pic of the Kevlar version. I know Chris hates making these versus the carbon ones so sorry Chris.

    I wasn't crazy about the color of the Kevar with the orange paint but its growing on me. Besides I was looking for function any way.

    Now all I need to do is figure out how to make the bike as clean as some of these other posts.

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  15. meat popsicle

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    I have those same ones surlyguy, and was about to install them last weekend, but then remembered that I am getting a petcock for christmas... so I would have to uninstall them for that. :bluduh :D

    I have the fugitive adhesive cartridges for this fancy glue gun, and the hard mount straps prepared... but I will be waiting for the petcock.
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  16. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    I've got a set of the Carbon fiber ones from Mark that I haven't yet installed

    I'm going back and forth as to keep the bike or get something more road worthy - if anybody wants them for what I paid they just have to PM me otherwise I'l throw 'em in the flea market next week
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  17. Chrisbarnes1

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    Nice job--actually the colour is sort of growing on me. One advantage is that they don't show scratches and surface blemishes as easily as the plain carbon version.

    You are right--I don't like making them--its pretty close to sackcloth and ashes-but probably good for self control-the moulding bit is ok--its the finishing.

    I now have a little trick which is to start with a thin layer of glass cloth around the edges (which also goes beyond the edge during layup)--this is before I apply the kevlar/carbon. This gives a greater depth of workable resin on the outside and makes finishing the edges a little cleaner and avoids too many kevlar "feathers". The cloth disappears when wetted so you wouldn't know--unless you sand a bit too much and reveal the weave--maybe a useful tip for anyone contemplating making their own kit.

    Regards, Chris:clap


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  18. Chrisbarnes1

    Chrisbarnes1 Been here awhile

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    :clap I've just managed to try my guards on a pre 03 Adventure--silver tank, screw filler and no SAS--they fit fine--and once I've got the pics from someone elses camera I will post---In other words no shape change in this area--I know some people with pre 03s were unwilling to take a chance on fit.

    Regards, CB :freaky
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  19. WageSlave

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    I purchase a set of Chris' carbon fiber tank guards for my '03 KTM 640 ADV but the bike is out of commission and I don't have the cash to repair it. To get the cash I'm going to sell a couple of things... including these tank guards. If anyone is interested then send me a message with your offer. Thank you!
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  20. Paves

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    Chris, I've just bought a set of these from you (Chris Desmond ordered them), and they look great, and I haven't even fitted them yet. I've recently come from a KLR650 to the 640adv so I'm still fairly new to this bike. A dry fit of the left side tankguard has me confused. When the KLR650 starts to run out of fuel I simply turn the fuel tap to reserve while I'm riding. I've automatically been doing the same thing with the 640. But it looks to me like I won't be able to this once the tankguards are fitted. What do you do? Do you have the tap on reserve all the time you're riding?
    Steve