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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,861
Views: 3,260,422
Posted By dajg
bar risers

walter - in post 47 you have your 'adventure mode' photo and it shows a horizontal bar in the bar risers - i have a different brand of bar risers and they twist. i have broken the bolts from the top...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,246
Posted By dajg
low power

m x has been giving low power since i bought it, but since i was on the west coast of africa i couldn't really take it to a dealer.

it is still running low power and i don't have the cash to visit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,877
Posted By dajg
because i'm on the northern end of the doodsakker...

because i'm on the northern end of the doodsakker in angola, and the tide comes to the base of the dunes... and i was riding along the base of said dunes...

thanks for the suggestions i will pull...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,877
Posted By dajg
bike won't start...

as the title suggests...

went for a ride in the surf yesterday morning, then hosed the bike off with fresh water and let it sit in the sun to dry overnight - i didn't try start it again straight...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,877
Posted By dajg
rear wheel bearing spacer & circlip

does anyone know the exact length of the spacer in the centre of the rear wheel hub, between the two bearings?

both my bearings failed - one catastrophically, destroying; the bush on the left...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,877
Posted By dajg
heated grips

any photos of the heated grip install, and the wiring connections? mine arrived in the mail today...

thanks
dave
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 666,195
Posted By dajg
valve clearance etc.

this may be an exceedingly dumb question (been reading about KLR's) but is there any need on long (20,000km+) trips to carry shims / feeler guages etc. for adjusting valve clearances on the XC?
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,030
Posted By dajg
lockable tt tank cap

i realise the hose connections can be easily disconnected and the fuel drained into whatever container is handy, but does anyone use a lockable cap on the touratech fuel tank?

can anyone point me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,877
Posted By dajg
effect of exhaust on fuel consumption?

is there any difference in fuel consumption, when using a Staintune exhaust as against the stock boat anchor exhaust?

cheers,
dave
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By dajg
details on pannier rack mount, right side?

can someone post photos of the frame mounting point on the right side beside the footpeg pleasE?

i can't figure what to fix the rack to, & whether i need to make a plate up to fit around the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,556
Posted By dajg
are the upper and lower steering head bearings...

are the upper and lower steering head bearings identical parts?

anyone have tips on DIY changes?

thanks
dave
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 666,195
Posted By dajg
x challenge spokes

what are the wheel spokes like long distance on the x-challenge with stock wheels & rims?

is there any need to carry spare spokes?

is there a part number or specification for spokes?

thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 136,121
Posted By dajg
does anyone have a step by step guide to checking...

does anyone have a step by step guide to checking valve clearances? what tools are required and what measurements are you looking for?

cheers
dave
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,877
Posted By dajg
tyre tubes / mousse / tubliss...

is there a thread / review for;

mousse v HD tube v tubliss?

i.e.

http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/michelin-bib-mousse-m02-18-140-desert-puncture-resistant.html or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 666,195
Posted By dajg
when will the new bags be listed? ...

when will the new bags be listed?

http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/luggage/panniers.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,046,298
Posted By dajg
g650x jumper cables

I'm planning to make a set of jumper cables for the X. Can anyone tell me what size cables, insulation, alligator clips I should be using?

I want to have one end connected to the battery with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 101,524
Posted By dajg
joel, you are an absolute champion. the bike...

joel, you are an absolute champion.

the bike started this particular stalling issue two minutes after i picked it up from its 80,000km service in brisbane australia... during the services the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 101,524
Posted By dajg
yes latest software is installed.

yes latest software is installed.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 101,524
Posted By dajg
stalling... resolution yet...?

i've clocked over 85,000km on the '08 f650 twin, and yes, it has been badly abused.

i'm home now, and running on quality fuels...

previously i had issues with fuel pumps re stalling.

i've...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,309
Posted By dajg
yeah thanks again joel. the bike has...

yeah thanks again joel.

the bike has 73,000km on it now & celebrated its 2nd birthday on the weekend. it has been seriously punished.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-25-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,309
Posted By dajg
great info guys. made it 1500km in 2 days...

great info guys.

made it 1500km in 2 days with only 1 battery change, from vic falls zimbabwe to windhoek namibia. i pulled the plug on the main headlight so the battery drain was minimal.

i...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,309
Posted By dajg
there is no extra load - just the stock lights...

there is no extra load - just the stock lights etc.

the exide is a week old, the cheap one is 3 weeks old.

both batteries were reading 13.2 volts when i took them off the charger (thanks to a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,309
Posted By dajg
F650 twin electrical / charging problem

My BMW Exide battery died prematurely, however the dealer didn't have another in stock to replace under warranty. I bought a Taiwanese battery instead. This died after a week. I hooked it up to a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By dajg
f650 twin battery problems

i replaced my battery with the exide bmw at 40,000km in march. at 68,000km lust under 6 months later it was reading low amps / dead cell or something at the dealer service. the dealer didn't have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By dajg
umm.. i mean its an f650 twin... as in NOT an...

umm.. i mean its an f650 twin... as in NOT an f650 single. i only want ONE oil filter.

bike has done 10,000km on the last oil filter, lots of dust, dirty air filter etc.

the warranty is valid...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By dajg
f650 twin oil filter options

has anyone found a common filter that works on the 800? like from a common small car? what specs should i be looking for? just thread size and diametre?

currently in pemba, mozambique. would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By dajg
thanks joel - sorted. got sparks with + to +...

thanks joel - sorted.

got sparks with + to + and - to - so i reversed the polarity, got a click. then + to + again and more sparks. smacked the shit out of the pump with the back of a tomahawk....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By dajg
joel - does the bottom of the pump i.e the inlet...

joel - does the bottom of the pump i.e the inlet need to be submerged when i do this or is it ok to dry run the pump while testing it?

filled up with new fuel but no joy.

i cant hear the fuel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By dajg
f650 twin won´t start - tanzania...

so im sitting in a coffee shop carpark in arusha, tanzania right now, lucky they have wifi.

key in, turn, computer checks, hit starter, starter motor turns but no ignition.

checked old plugs -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,556
Posted By dajg
yeah it was the steering head bearing, replaced...

yeah it was the steering head bearing, replaced under warranty at 40,000km mark in stuttgart germany back in march 2010.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By dajg
mods: hepco and becker crash bars - i rate...

mods:

hepco and becker crash bars - i rate these very high, very happy with the impacts they took and the damage they obviously prevented

hepco and becker pannier racks - went down at over...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By dajg
simon; there was no choice of roads - i was...

simon;

there was no choice of roads - i was on the best of 3. normally i prefer tarmac...

i am not paying out the bike - i like the bike. it just isn't suited to this continent. actually i...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By dajg
umm... my ride buddy has a ktm640 adventure -...

umm... my ride buddy has a ktm640 adventure - great bike.

for me, i reckon a dr650, drz400 or klr650.

something crashworthy... something with ground clearance.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By dajg
f650gs twin - africa

also posted on HUBB

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/which-bike/f650gs-twin-africa-50768

ok so... short version - don't do it. long version - read on.

the fan fills up with dirt & mud,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 272,418
Posted By dajg
be careful replacing the bolt with anything of...

be careful replacing the bolt with anything of dubious quality... i got 2 bolts machined in addis abeba for the trip south. i installed one but kept the bent stock bolt. after 400km of paved road the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,607
Posted By dajg
just checked the bolt on my f650 twin and yes......

just checked the bolt on my f650 twin and yes... the rear shock bolt is bent. tomorrow i was planning to head down the moyale road (the toughest section of road in east africa... notorious for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 272,418
Posted By dajg
just checked the bolt on my f650 twin and yes......

just checked the bolt on my f650 twin and yes... the rear shock bolt is bent. tomorrow i was planning to head down the moyale road (the toughest section of road in east africa... notorious for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,607
Posted By dajg
made it to addis abeba ethiopia now... pump was...

made it to addis abeba ethiopia now... pump was the problem.

since installing the new pump, from cold start i don't have full power straight from ignition - takes 20 seconds or so before i can get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,607
Posted By dajg
ok. so i pulled out the fuel pump assembly. ...

ok.

so i pulled out the fuel pump assembly.

the fuel pump appears to be VERY common. one of the bikers here (R6 & AT) took me to the "new parts" section of town. in the first shop they had a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,607
Posted By dajg
ok i am not 100% sure i got this right - side...

ok i am not 100% sure i got this right - side stand...

i undid the 8mm nut, pulled the selector / switch whatever off the mount adjacent the side stand.

i cleaned this - was pretty grotty. i...
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