For '05 640 Adventure owners... all 200 or so of you.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by creeper, May 16, 2005.

  1. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    I think as long as it doesn't slip or come off you are good to go. I was practicing wheelies and mine slipped :arg good reminder to adjust the booger.

    FWIW, I always thought the hard part was actually adjusting tension (as per my first post in this hijack) not trying to accept the MFGs technique... :hack
  2. slide

    slide A nation with a future

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    Here I go again...

    A catenary is the curve, not only in theory and infinite, but actual of a rope, chain or other similar item, supported at two point. The path of the 'sag' is the catenary.

    It's a fascinating topic if you wish to pursue it. If you look at a towboat pulling even a very heavy ship, you'll see a significant catenary on the towrope even at max tension.

    Or maybe the catenary is the situation after the canary eats the cat.
  3. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    well the mathmatical definition of a catenary is the rope suspended from two points at the same height; it never mentioned anything about load on either end.

    but i do know what you are talking about with the tugs, those cables are heavy and do arc quite a bit under the water, even under load... what that has to do with tensioning a bike chain I have no idea. Guess I will ponder it this afternoon. :D

    Maybe we should stick with Sylvester and Tweety? Better yet, just use the KTM specification. :thumb
  4. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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  5. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Oh yeah!... spank that naughty horsemeat :tb
  6. slide

    slide A nation with a future

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    Sex talk?
  7. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    your not changing yer tune...
  8. Nom de Guerre

    Nom de Guerre Long timer

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    Very nice new smiley! That's gonna get a lot of mieage around these parts. :lol3
  9. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Ya think? Some people don't get it... surprised? :wink:
  10. dagwood

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    Horse? dead? beat? yep...
    now what kind of oil should I use and are MT21's better than kenda's or should i stick to 606's?? :scratch
    and that new gold cap WTF is up with that?
    and no I never lube my chain I use WD40. deal widt it. :poser
  11. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    I've been using the Honda chain oil with good results over the years and the Motul works pretty good imo.
    Tires,, the Kenda's seem like kiddie tires to me, like they almost belong on some Chinese dual sport bike :lol3
    The MT 21's handle pretty good for a 60% 40% tire giving the 60 to street and the rear is a no go in the mud.
    I like the 606's a lot because they have just enough bite for off-road and do pretty good on tarmac, front has a few missing teeth for hard corners and you could feel them missing. This of course is just mo..
  12. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin возьми

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    Fn stop it already, CHRIST.
  13. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    its nice to know somebody has limits. :nod
  14. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    Hey, on a BST - high flow cylinder equiped bike, what oil should I use to lube my torque wrench after I use it to adjust my chain???? :lol3
  15. braaap!

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    Good question Mack, after I've whacked the axle back a few times with the torque wrench... it always seems to be harder to reset! maybe I need to lube mine too :dunno
  16. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Oh! and another question..... can anybody point me to the definitive thread that covers 'the purrfect BST setup'?..... saw it around here somewhere, but couldn't be arsed lookin.




    :hide
  17. Mack

    Mack Gone, but never forgotten. RIP, Mack...

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    Just give Creep a call, he hates it when people don't let him confide his thoughts on BST rejets, and especially wether to put the airbox screened sidecover on or not. Best to call about 6pm Melbourne time, keep calling until he picks up
    :lol3
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    Roger that! whats Creeps number?..... If he doesn't pickup may I call MP?....
  19. meat popsicle

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    don't call us, we'll call you... and yes we have your number.

    please return to page one.
  20. meat popsicle

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    mine's sealed, no user serviceable parts - hope that's a good thing :D