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Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
Spray/pour some oil into the pump then add power....

Spray/pour some oil into the pump then add power. Maybe something inside that will come out.

I used to pour 2 stroke oil into my 1150 BMW's tank every time the pump got noisy. Ran it for 6...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
You meet the nicest people on the back of a BMW.

You meet the nicest people on the back of a BMW.
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,097
Posted By Bill the Bong
If it is a butyl tube, the type of patch and...

If it is a butyl tube, the type of patch and technique will not make a difference. Butyl does not vulcanise, so you have to use rubber cement. See the Special Cement BL below. You also get it in a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Bill the Bong
:d

:d
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 65,843
Posted By Bill the Bong
Check with Superfoxi in Cape Town, he should be...

Check with Superfoxi in Cape Town, he should be able to modify it for you.
Forum: Racing 06-18-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 40,147
Posted By Bill the Bong
I would think: a) Crash protection - the...

I would think:

a) Crash protection - the fairings/tower get mangled in crashes easily
b) Ease of access - not having to bolt of fairing panels to change a fuse (not in all cases) or to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Bill the Bong
690RR, 950/990. Just bought one...

690RR, 950/990. Just bought one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
Your personal suspension set-up would greatly...

Your personal suspension set-up would greatly affect the angle on the side-stand.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
Mine was like that for at least 5000km. Had the...

Mine was like that for at least 5000km. Had the local dealer do a valve check, went racing a rallye, checked it myself afterwards, upside down. Did about 7000km since then. No harm done...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
Well, its certainly not an issue that KTM could...

Well, its certainly not an issue that KTM could fix with a superseded part, pointing to something other than a material or manufacturing issue.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,083
Posted By Bill the Bong
That sounds bad

That sounds bad
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
My vents have been blocked off for a couple of...

My vents have been blocked off for a couple of years. I'm not sure, but I think its more to do with hot oily air management than actual pressure management. I'm sort-of afraid of actual jets, just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,083
Posted By Bill the Bong
If you do pick up a smooth inlet style pump, just...

If you do pick up a smooth inlet style pump, just heat a thin nail in a flame until red and then melt in some divots and ridges. Takes 5 minutes. Mine never slipped, but, as is the nature of these...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
Rocker Arm lubrication

I was telling an old friend of mine that I needed to fit new rocker arms before an upcoming rallye. He then asked me why they were failing. I told him about the oil level to the top of the sight...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,656
Posted By Bill the Bong
Dents

I've removed a couple of dents from my older two strokes by pouring water in an freezing it. When the water starts to expands, it pushes the dent out(ish). Timing was important...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
I tow-started a 690 multiple times last year...

I tow-started a 690 multiple times last year during a rallye. You have to generate a fair bit of steam to get the sucker to light up.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 284,628
Posted By Bill the Bong
Sure did

Sure did
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 03:27 AM
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Views: 284,628
Posted By Bill the Bong
I made a set last year from Kydex just before a...

I made a set last year from Kydex just before a rallye. Managed to break the one in a crash. Now use fibreglass. Slightly easier, impact resistance, I don't know, the same?

Making it from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
Tyres: 2 Cents

I only use my 690 for rallies, as such I only aim get 3 days out of set, so maybe I'm not the best data point. In any case: Maxxis IT desert front, Pirelli Mid Hard in 140 in the rear. This combo...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 72,244
Posted By Bill the Bong
No criticism was intended, just some additional...

No criticism was intended, just some additional data. If I ever build a XRL, this is the recipe I'll follow.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 72,244
Posted By Bill the Bong
Interesting idea the competition with 690s bit. ...

Interesting idea the competition with 690s bit. In my experience, they tend to appeal to different people. I had a XR600 before the 690 and they are just about equally robust as far as the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,264
Posted By Bill the Bong
It works like a tap, open to increase flow, in to...

It works like a tap, open to increase flow, in to reduce flow.
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,003
Posted By Bill the Bong
I use an old Facet electric fuel pump. Use it to...

I use an old Facet electric fuel pump. Use it to fill diffs, gearboxes and fuel tanks. Pumps anything. Take a bike battery with you underneath the car. One handed operation.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
I fitted it to a Chinese eBay pump, so it should...

I fitted it to a Chinese eBay pump, so it should fit, no problem.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,656
Posted By Bill the Bong
Hi Wnderer7. Yes, the powerjet is an additional...

Hi Wnderer7. Yes, the powerjet is an additional jet that feeds via an external pipe direct from the float bowl. When a lean condition develops, such as when you have the throttle fully open but the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,656
Posted By Bill the Bong
I'll check it out, thanks

I'll check it out, thanks
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,656
Posted By Bill the Bong
Mikuni Powerjet Conversion

Hi All

This year I'm doing my last rallye - just can't justify the huge time expenditure anymore. So next year I'm going to enter the Toyota 1000 in Botswana, Southern Africa. Going to use...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By Bill the Bong
Awesome

Awesome
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 112,457
Posted By Bill the Bong
I for one is not really that convinced that...

I for one is not really that convinced that Rossberg actually had a brake failure. Proof? Nothing. However, I think he will say anything to save face and the team has no stomach to call him on it.
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bill the Bong
How do you know there are desert lions in the...

How do you know there are desert lions in the vicinity? When you find a heap of shit and it smells like pepper spray.
Forum: Racing 04-16-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bill the Bong
Do you know Simon Schimmel? He raced last year...

Do you know Simon Schimmel? He raced last year and I believe he is bringing a bike across this year. Maybe he knows?
Forum: Racing 04-16-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bill the Bong
It could as simple as he had to nominate a number...

It could as simple as he had to nominate a number of specific units to FIM and those were it. But I believe, specifically with the 30, that you could verify the route via google earth by checking...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bill the Bong
Etrex 20 and 30 not allowed. Looks like they...

Etrex 20 and 30 not allowed. Looks like they might supply the GPSs, we'll see. I've already got a 10 from the previous 2 races.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,869
Posted By Bill the Bong
I will agree that the fuel lines are crap,...

I will agree that the fuel lines are crap, however, I've replaced it with different types of fuel line, both hardened as well. Maybe its something in modern fuel?
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23,444
Views: 2,974,542
Posted By Bill the Bong
I bought and fitted the SC foam and cover before...

I bought and fitted the SC foam and cover before the entire package was available. I tried a variety of staplers - hand, electric, air - and finally settled on drilling small pilot holes and using...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 284,628
Posted By Bill the Bong
I've managed to break those kydex covers while...

I've managed to break those kydex covers while racing. Truth be told, it was a pretty high speed crash. Overtook a 450 KTM/Husky in dust when the road turned. The tanks held up fine, so maybe they...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 40,147
Posted By Bill the Bong
My experience with an F2R is that it will pretty...

My experience with an F2R is that it will pretty much accept whatever you load on it but that it will start jamming when I have forwarded through about 10 - 11 m of road book. So, I load everything....
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By Bill the Bong
I actually just think it is a Numbnuts...

I actually just think it is a Numbnuts overthinking everything.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Bill the Bong
I bought a SMPro front rim when I bought my 2013...

I bought a SMPro front rim when I bought my 2013 F8GS to keep the smiley monster at bay. I still have it as delivered, so it most certainly works for that.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By Bill the Bong
The EXC rear shock and wheel does not fit.

The EXC rear shock and wheel does not fit.
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