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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15,367
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Posted By Benjah
I've just installed LED indicators (clear lense)...

I've just installed LED indicators (clear lense) and they make a huge cosmetic improvement as well, really updating the bike's looks. The stock ones look like giant dirty lolly pops.

If your...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,915
Posted By Benjah
Not sure about that but just wanted to say that...

Not sure about that but just wanted to say that there's a hell of info about mounting the yz forks but none( that I can find) for the CRF's.. Personally I'd hold out for yz forks as there are most...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
My fan only comes on if I've been riding at...

My fan only comes on if I've been riding at motorway speeds then pull over and stop. I have radiator guards and a wr250 front fender (vented). In other words.. hardly ever.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4,029
Views: 464,429
Posted By Benjah
I have this very one. Super fast route...

I have this very one. Super fast route calculations, much faster than my old Tom Tom. The mount is an excellent, all metal one too. ive owned mine for over a year now and it.s been superb. Go for it
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Benjah
SIde stand switch problem?

SIde stand switch problem?
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By Benjah
F650 gs has a better motor for sure. I ride a...

F650 gs has a better motor for sure. I ride a 2001 dakar and love it. I've tried a KLR and it feels like a step down to me but it's not that bigger step.I'm a student so I've done most of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By Benjah
Wow! :eek1:eek1:eek1. I want one...

Wow!

:eek1:eek1:eek1.

I want one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
www.motorworks.co.uk sell it. ...

www.motorworks.co.uk sell it.

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=65&Ct=KA&SbCt=BA_15_65_KA_70

I regularly buy stuff from them even though I'm in New Zealand. Great...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Benjah
I've been in your exact situation. My strategy...

I've been in your exact situation. My strategy was to ditch the stock warmers all together and install symtec undergrip heaters:

http://lockitt.com/Lockitt/product/ELGPHG/GPST200.html

for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Is anyone else using the staintune pipe? ...

Is anyone else using the staintune pipe?

I've just fitted one along with a stainless steel tool tube. Managed to get them both for a great price. The pipe sounds fantastic and the bike is pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,158
Posted By Benjah
Carbs? They're those temperamental old fashioned...

Carbs? They're those temperamental old fashioned things that clog up and break down right? Why are some people so attached these antiquated fuelling devices?? CRT's ->LCD, Tapes -> CD's, Horse and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 119,744
Posted By Benjah
Hey what ever rocks your boat. As long as it has...

Hey what ever rocks your boat. As long as it has two wheels and makes angry noise when you twist the throttle it's all good.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,915
Posted By Benjah
yeah had mine done locally too. It's bread and...

yeah had mine done locally too. It's bread and butter stuff for MC suspension experts.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,915
Posted By Benjah
Yup! Mine came with them too. They are excellent....

Yup! Mine came with them too. They are excellent. If my bike has been standing out in the sun for a while I'll let the air out before riding it. Sometimes there is quite a lot of pressure. Go buy a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
yeah iridium plug here (2001 Dakar) and no...

yeah iridium plug here (2001 Dakar) and no problem with stalling
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15,367
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Posted By Benjah
:ear:ear

:ear:ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Benjah
the versys is a sweet bike for what she's doing...

the versys is a sweet bike for what she's doing with it. I can't see much point in buying a single after getting used to that sweet twin cylinder motor.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 917,468
Posted By Benjah
To me the worst thing about the stock noodle...

To me the worst thing about the stock noodle based forks is the flex. It wasn't till I changed forks to the yamaha ones that i realized how bad it was. A small amount of flex is all that's needed to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Most definitely good value for money. It works...

Most definitely good value for money. It works and looks better than stock. It's even better after you do the fork swap as a nice new Yamaha front guard bolts right on - no need for brackets or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Nope. It's a good mod no doubt but...

Nope.

It's a good mod no doubt but installing yamaha USD forks has got to be the single best mod for this bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,915
Posted By Benjah
YES Buy it and don't look back

YES

Buy it and don't look back
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 11:25 PM
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Views: 917,468
Posted By Benjah
I wonder who will be the first to mod the new...

I wonder who will be the first to mod the new Seratao with yamaha USD forks, decent handlebards, TT peg relocation and real barkbusters?

I think it would take some stones but would sure make for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By Benjah
Ummm have you thought about a used f650 Dakar?...

Ummm have you thought about a used f650 Dakar? That's my day to day transport. The motors are legendarily reliable and they are more or purpose built for the mixture of on/off road that you mentioned...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Kubiak, Bike is looking shit hot. That...

Kubiak,

Bike is looking shit hot.

That color scheme really settles the form of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Eeek!!... I don't know but it doesn't look...

Eeek!!...

I don't know but it doesn't look to happy in there. Does the engine have any problems performance wise?
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Your doing it right :nod

Your doing it right :nod
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,915
Posted By Benjah
Hiya Phil Yup, that disc was off trademe....

Hiya Phil

Yup, that disc was off trademe. The one I used was a 270mm job. I put new pads on at the same time. Now that I have it all bled properly it works really well. I use two fingers on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,915
Posted By Benjah
Alright you just inspired me to weigh my bike...

Alright you just inspired me to weigh my bike using the bathroom scales method. Funny thing is it weighs just a hair under 180 kg. That's having traveled 120 km since filling up though. I'm happy...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,915
Posted By Benjah
An easy win is to switch to an ultra lightweight...

An easy win is to switch to an ultra lightweight battery like the sycl. They only weigh 1.3 pounds. The weight is high up on the bike to so it more of a difference.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
I run a similar setup (though in black) and it...

I run a similar setup (though in black) and it works great. Just go for it. The stock guard looks dorky in my opinion. I drilled a bunch of holes in the rear part of the fender as it blocked some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Hi Azmo Welcome aboard :freaky I can...

Hi Azmo

Welcome aboard :freaky

I can answer your first question. You will not need a power commander if you switch to a different exhaust. The bikes computer brain thing automatically...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
I've got a very similar setup on my bike. No...

I've got a very similar setup on my bike. No problems at all.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,002
Posted By Benjah
Don't worry, They all do that:wink:

Don't worry,

They all do that:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,587
Posted By Benjah
First clean chain with a decent grinding paste....

First clean chain with a decent grinding paste. Use a non newtonian mixture of sand/metal filings mixed water if you haven't got any.

Next, heat chain until it's red hot using a gas welder. If it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By Benjah
I took mine off and couldn't tell the...

I took mine off and couldn't tell the difference...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
SICK! That looks awesome. Am looking forward...

SICK!

That looks awesome. Am looking forward to seeing it with the new headlight. Does it go twice as fast?
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,014
Posted By Benjah
Yeah these X vs Y threads really bring out the...

Yeah these X vs Y threads really bring out the little girl in some people... Zzzzzzz. Yawn.

They are all excellent bikes in their own right. You really should just try to ride each one and make...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
<small></small> Nice but just checked...

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Nice but just checked price

Daaang <small>$459.00 + aproximately $100 postage

</small>Think I'll just talk to the local seat guy... <small>:cry
</small> <small>...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 1,789,452
Posted By Benjah
Your seat looks interesting. Custom job?

Your seat looks interesting. Custom job?
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 506,865
Posted By Benjah
Everything you need to know about the build is on...

Everything you need to know about the build is on this thread: Unfortunately it also contains a lot of what you don't need to know as well..

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399113...
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