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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By jtw000
I just want a discussion really. That's the point...

I just want a discussion really. That's the point of this forum, right? I want 130bhp in my BMW. Give me that and I'll be happy. It also need to be lighter and taller.
I do know quite a bit about...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By jtw000
What's the perfect travel bike?

There's threads like this every week so let's have another. The only difference is, this one is a discussion about what really is best from people who actually know.
I used a BMW G650x to go 2up...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,486
Posted By jtw000
That really helps me out. Thanks very much for...

That really helps me out. Thanks very much for your help.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,486
Posted By jtw000
My bike has taken some serious damage to the...

My bike has taken some serious damage to the electrical system. I lent it to a friend who fitted GPS, made a mistake, cooked the loom and then rewired it and pretty much wrecked the thing.
Does...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By jtw000
I had a similar setup on my BMW G650x using an...

I had a similar setup on my BMW G650x using an Acerbis universal tank. So long as you make sure you've got a good tight seal on the hoses, it's pretty easy. Jap bikes, German bikes, the principal is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-10-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,448
Posted By jtw000
Out in Asia there's a lot of 250 super-scooters,...

Out in Asia there's a lot of 250 super-scooters, they start out as mini versions of the PC800. Honda made this. It's a lot like you could easily end up with and, believe, it's actually pretty capable...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By jtw000
Worth a try, thanks. I once had a bike that...

Worth a try, thanks. I once had a bike that wouldn't start and kept cutting out. Turned out to be a short in the kill switch.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 254,201
Posted By jtw000
Having a quick look through the thread I can't...

Having a quick look through the thread I can't help but think that the bike most of the thread misses the point by a mile. None of the technical specs really matter, there's only two things that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By jtw000
Apparently not. Mine looks like this. ...

Apparently not. Mine looks like this.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By jtw000
There's no sync involved, it's a single carb. A...

There's no sync involved, it's a single carb. A Mikuni Pumper carb with a single fuel feed, as far as I can tell. Coil and sparks seem good. Rubbers seem sound, I guess I will have a closer...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By jtw000
1984 XT250 advice needed

I have a problem with my XT and I'm looking for a bit of advice. I have an XT and I can't get it running just right. It pulls well from standstill but at high revs, it just splutters and loses power....
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8,550
Views: 1,702,697
Posted By jtw000
Well she runs fine so I know the fuel is getting...

Well she runs fine so I know the fuel is getting there. It's got a clear plastic filter inline too so I can literally see the fuel flowing normally. This weekend we took a run, yesterday she was a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8,550
Views: 1,702,697
Posted By jtw000
I have a problem. I fitted an Acerbis tank to my...

I have a problem. I fitted an Acerbis tank to my bike. Ever since, it's a pig to start. At first I only had one tap working (it has one each side) so i figured it might be down to this. I plumbed it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By jtw000
I had (still have) a BMW 650. It was light and...

I had (still have) a BMW 650. It was light and agile and far better offroad than my 1200 or 800gs. I thought it was an ideal all-rounder. I got a Honda XR400 and it just blows it away in the dirt. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By jtw000
It depends on what you plan on using it for. The...

It depends on what you plan on using it for. The lighter bike will be better for more offroad work but will be breathless on the main roads, the 650 will be better on the road but will be heavier and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8,550
Views: 1,702,697
Posted By jtw000
That's kind of what I have in mind. I have a...

That's kind of what I have in mind. I have a Buell Lightning light and I want to install a HID in the full beam and use the standard bulb for dipped.
I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8,550
Views: 1,702,697
Posted By jtw000
I could really use some advice regarding...

I could really use some advice regarding lighting. I rode last weekend in the dark offroad and it really showed up a deperate need for better lighting. I have an idea of fitting a dual light setup...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,079
Posted By jtw000
A few years ago I did 30k miles on my BMWg650x....

A few years ago I did 30k miles on my BMWg650x. It didn't miss a beat, it dealt with everything I threw at her. I did all my homework and preparation and turned her into a perfect overlander. I rode...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8,550
Views: 1,702,697
Posted By jtw000
Does anyone know about the headlight? Mine is the...

Does anyone know about the headlight? Mine is the standard fitting and it's pretty poor. I need more light, what can these bikes manage? Can they power a 55w bulb? Has anyone fitted spotlights, HID?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,229
Posted By jtw000
It was epic riding it here. 23 countries together...

It was epic riding it here. 23 countries together and counting.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,229
Posted By jtw000
I'm from the UK but currently living in Phnom...

I'm from the UK but currently living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Bit far for you?
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,229
Posted By jtw000
I'm thinking of getting rid of my XC. A guy has...

I'm thinking of getting rid of my XC. A guy has his eye on her and I think I might be pretty much done with her. I've had her for years, toured Europe and crossed from the UK to Asia through the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By jtw000
We're on the same page here. Nobblies are going...

We're on the same page here. Nobblies are going on as soon as I can find them, handguards too and I'm looking into getting a bash-plate fabricated up. It's my girlfriend's bike really but I'd be very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By jtw000
I've heard that too. I joined a Grom forum, not a...

I've heard that too. I joined a Grom forum, not a bad word said. Should be interesting.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By jtw000
Adding a new bike to the stable. Grom

I've seen these little Groms about town (the town being Phnom Penh, Cambodia) and have been quite taken. As a confirmed ADV rider I don't have a huge amount of use for one but good sense never...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By jtw000
I have a Honda XR400 and can't say enough good...

I have a Honda XR400 and can't say enough good things about it. It's excellent in the mud or on highways although it tops out at a low speed thanks to speed-wobbles from the tyres. It's simple to...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By jtw000
Looks like the circuit diagram matches to the...

Looks like the circuit diagram matches to the ER6. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By jtw000
Yeah, whenever I google it, it defaults back to...

Yeah, whenever I google it, it defaults back to KLR. I've been told the KLE 500 engine slots straight in so presumably the loom is the same, I don't know if it shares a loom with any other bikes. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By jtw000
It's a parallel twin. Every earth has been bared...

It's a parallel twin. Every earth has been bared down to metal. My guess is my wiring is wrong. Hence the need for a diagram. Does anyone know if it uses the same loom as a KLE 500 or any other bike,...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By jtw000
KLE250 circuit diagram and help

I've recently rebuilt a KLE250. I've powder-coated the frame and repainted the body but we've had a problem. I'm in Cambodia and, well, things here are a little different. The 1 week turnaround took...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,214
Posted By jtw000
This is far and away the most anal... and best...

This is far and away the most anal... and best work I've ever seen on an XC. I'm watching with interest.
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,549
Posted By jtw000
Still commenting on this? What's wrong with you?...

Still commenting on this? What's wrong with you? Oh, wait. I see the problem...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8,550
Views: 1,702,697
Posted By jtw000
I don't know, mine pulls in a straight line very...

I don't know, mine pulls in a straight line very nearly as hard. Over rough stuff there's no contest. I'm losing interest in the XC. I never thought I'd admit that in a public forum.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8,550
Views: 1,702,697
Posted By jtw000
Skought, would love to hear about the difference...

Skought, would love to hear about the difference you feel when you ride it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,633
Posted By jtw000
I always make a point never to fight with a pig,...

I always make a point never to fight with a pig, you just end up dirty and the pig enjoys it. However, to put things in terms so simple that even you can understand it...
ABS is a a triumph of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,229
Posted By jtw000
That looks awesome. I've got it stripped down at...

That looks awesome. I've got it stripped down at the moment but unfortunately real life keeps getting in the way. This is the kind of direction I'm thinking because it looks cool and (frankly) it's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By jtw000
Saying, 'be kind' is like a red rag to a bull to...

Saying, 'be kind' is like a red rag to a bull to this lot! Indicators can be tricky, am I right in assuming that your indicators at the front and rear are different? You do sometimes get problems if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,828
Posted By jtw000
Well this is a road! ...

Well this is a road!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1/388428_2664583373352_967414488_n.jpg

and so was this...
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,828
Posted By jtw000
Ok, my two cents... There's no real definition of...

Ok, my two cents... There's no real definition of what is or isn't anything because there's a different opinion held by every single one of us. For me, offroad is where the tarmac ends which means...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,633
Posted By jtw000
I built my first bike at 16, that was 24 years...

I built my first bike at 16, that was 24 years ago so I win. You just keep doing what they tell you to do, the rest of us with our own mind will decide for ourselves. And incidentally, I live in a...
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