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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16,765
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Posted By wpoll
Part #5 in this diagram (16_0467 - FUEL...

Part #5 in this diagram (16_0467 - FUEL TANK/ATTACHING PARTS)?

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0004908.png?v=04282014

No part number associated with it though... :cry
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,456
Posted By wpoll
Not sure about getting the correct distance...

Not sure about getting the correct distance reading back but these boards are very repairable - WayneC in Sydney being one of the best for info. on this... :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,644
Views: 1,210,050
Posted By wpoll
If by "lack of experience" you mean you the...

If by "lack of experience" you mean you the feeling that you'll loose the front in high speed turns in lose gravel, then yes, it's lack of experience. More experience will help you realise that this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 634,564
Posted By wpoll
I prefer the standard gearing, because it seems...

I prefer the standard gearing, because it seems to put the engine in the sweet spot of it's rpm range. :rofl

It all depends on where you live and ride. In the USA, with your higher freeway...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 634,564
Posted By wpoll
Air filters? :huh

Air filters? :huh
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2015, 12:25 AM
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Views: 908,108
Posted By wpoll
Long Lonely Highway...

Deep Creek Road, heading towards Lake Onslow, Otago, New Zealand.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/wpoll/IMG00064.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 634,564
Posted By wpoll
Simple answer seems to be YES, it's too much...

Simple answer seems to be YES, it's too much load. You're pulling around 150 watts from a system rated at around 400 watts of generation. I'm not sure how much "head room" the electrical system has...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 634,564
Posted By wpoll
Must have just been a time thing then, as the...

Must have just been a time thing then, as the throttle reset doesn't do anything... I'd have sworn it fixed issues on my bike too in the past but it seems not.

But as I said earlier, it can't do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 634,564
Posted By wpoll
A simple ignition off and back on again would...

A simple ignition off and back on again would have likely resulted in the same success. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 634,564
Posted By wpoll
Bark Busters risers are only 20mm and may not...

Bark Busters risers are only 20mm and may not need any cable mods - I didn't need any but I have no ABS. The ABS equipped bikes have less latitude in the front brake hose from the lever to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 634,564
Posted By wpoll
Eek The "throttle twist" thing is a myth - on all...

The "throttle twist" thing is a myth - on all models. Do it if it makes you feel better but the ECU is gonna ignore it....
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
I get the same on my rear disk - adjusting the...

I get the same on my rear disk - adjusting the chain (via rear axle holders) affects the level of rubbing. Can't figure out why or how but when the rear wheel is aligned "just right" the rubbing and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By wpoll
Probably. There are several factors that might a...

Probably. There are several factors that might a make very large top box unsuitable; it's empty weight may be an issue, as might it's wind loading. Remember, a top box sits vey high, well above the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By wpoll
Depends on what you put in it. 10kgs or so might...

Depends on what you put in it. 10kgs or so might be ok but a 58 liter top box filled with fluids, tools etc. will be way too heavy.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
Works fine from NZ.. :huh

Works fine from NZ.. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
Getting in? To read it or join? Just on the site...

Getting in? To read it or join? Just on the site now - no issues that I can see....
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
IAC? The small servo controlled unit on the side...

IAC? The small servo controlled unit on the side of the throttle body. Gets blocked with crud that can also make it "stick". Easy to clean out - WayneC1 has a great write up on it...
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By wpoll
Pretty sure these are Givi mount frames. ...

Pretty sure these are Givi mount frames.

http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/Photos/LuggagePhotos/bike_w_racks_2.jpg

Check this list...
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 453,716
Posted By wpoll
Talking New E705 Rear

Changed the rear to match the front...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/wpoll/FBM-41vsSE705R_zpsbb17brzd.jpg

The Full Bore M-41 rear (on the left) has a little over 9,000kms on it....
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By wpoll
I've found that there are three major factors...

I've found that there are three major factors that affects how clunky the gear change is (assuming the transmission is in good working order).

1. Oil (fresh is best; gearbox slowly gets slightly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 453,716
Posted By wpoll
I've just replaced my faithful FullBore USA M-41...

I've just replaced my faithful FullBore USA M-41 front (after 25,000km of stirling service) with a new Shinko E-705 and I thought it worth posting a side-by-side picture: -
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
Front ABS sensor connector?

Front ABS sensor connector?
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
There ARE fork gaiters that fit with the standard...

There ARE fork gaiters that fit with the standard fork brace. These ones are long enough that they have enough downward force to keep seated during fork excursions. No zip tie at the bottom; just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
This! :-) I found this during a regular...

This! :-)

I found this during a regular maint. check last year...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/wpoll/Shocked_zps55f9b6b2.jpg

The lower shock yoke bolt hole was stripped and the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
It sure has! Which icon should I have used to...

It sure has! Which icon should I have used to indicate sarcasm? :D

Note sure on the dual-spark vs single-spark, as I don't have a factory manual for the dual-spark (is there one?). The parts fiche...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
I'm afraid my BMW factory service manual for the...

I'm afraid my BMW factory service manual for the 01 begs to differ - all the lamps are listed as 1.2W (page 62.3). That's what I have installed in all dash holders (except the ABS lamp - no ABS) and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
The bulbs are 12v, 1.2W T-5mm Wedge, BMW...

The bulbs are 12v, 1.2W T-5mm Wedge, BMW #63217167000

Any aftermarket 12v, 1.2W T-5mm Wedge will work. They sometimes have a slightly different name (T1-1/2 etc.).
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
I was tempted by LEDs also but concluded that the...

I was tempted by LEDs also but concluded that the low level of heat from the incandescent lamps kept moisture out of my dash electronics! :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
F650.com classifieds......

F650.com classifieds... (http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?31502-F-650-Swingarm-Parts)
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 533,147
Posted By wpoll
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441434

or

http://f650.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?13-Modifications-and-Maintenance
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
I guess that's why they dropped the sight glass...

I guess that's why they dropped the sight glass from 2004 onwards.... :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By wpoll
The distance is stored in non-volatile RAM in the...

The distance is stored in non-volatile RAM in the instrument cluster itself, so the new cluster will display the mileage from the donor machine.

A new cluster will display zero mileage.
...
Forum: New Zealand 09-05-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By wpoll
A good mate and his son are riding up that way...

A good mate and his son are riding up that way right now, on a pair of KLRs. Seems like there's a few Kiwis up that way right now... :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
Turns out you will also need the new (longer)...

Turns out you will also need the new (longer) clutch cable ... :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
You might want to add an axle retainer for the...

You might want to add an axle retainer for the left swing arm to your "to do" list! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
Feck - I wish! Finance rates are about 15%...

Feck - I wish! Finance rates are about 15% here... :cry

A new 'Tao is NZ$14,590 too. I'll be on my '01 Dak for a bit yet. :1drink

The new R1200GSA is NZ$35,600!!! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8,644
Views: 1,210,050
Posted By wpoll
Not too much of an issue - the gaiters are quite...

Not too much of an issue - the gaiters are quite a bit too long and actually push down on the sliders quiet positively. Yep, sure, they possibly lag a little on the down-stroke, but in the six years...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8,644
Views: 1,210,050
Posted By wpoll
Protection up front

Tooth hings...

Here's the gaiters on my Dak...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/wpoll/boots.jpg

As you can see, the Pro-Grip gaiters don't foul the fork brace AND you can just lift...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,644
Views: 1,210,050
Posted By wpoll
Not always so - I have gaiters that fit my '01...

Not always so - I have gaiters that fit my '01 Dakar fine, with no mods. Not sure what brand/model they are (installed by PO) but I'll see if I can find out...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 2,105,496
Posted By wpoll
Just a quick day-long 700km blast on the slab,...

Just a quick day-long 700km blast on the slab, out towards the West Coast. Need to grab some photos of certain locations. I'll take some gravel back roads where I can though; lots of washed out roads...
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