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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:46 AM
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Posted By c-m
Talking 21 Brothers panniers

http://defylife.co.uk/assets/images/posts/g650x-country-panniers-1014x487.jpg


First impressions are good, though I could do with proper pannier rails rather than the Dirtbagz ones.

More here:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,328
Posted By c-m
I always go out for a Christmas day ride. ...

I always go out for a Christmas day ride.

This year I've got some bags to evaluate.

First things first though. Order Chinese take-away :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,768
Posted By c-m
I don't know what you mean by "the controller...

I don't know what you mean by "the controller that replaces the clutch perch"
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,768
Posted By c-m
I never bothered changing or filing down the OEM...

I never bothered changing or filing down the OEM throttle tube. I just installed my symtec inserts over the top, then put the OEM rubber grip back over the top.

Works a bit too well though. On...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,328
Posted By c-m
Gaiters

What size gators/fork sleeves are needed for OEM 07 Country forks?
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 01:30 AM
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Posted By c-m
I would take the best bits off the 09 and keep...

I would take the best bits off the 09 and keep the 07.

Then sell the 09 to someone who doesn't care. Obviously don't mislead them though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,328
Posted By c-m
How much are they charging over there? Not...

How much are they charging over there?

Not got a UK price, all they do is ask the German head office anyway then add a mark up.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,768
Posted By c-m
Looks pimp. :D What does the underside look...

Looks pimp. :D

What does the underside look like? The OE cap has quite a lot of depth to it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9,373
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Posted By c-m
Chris, what image/gallery plug-in are you using...

Chris, what image/gallery plug-in are you using that site?
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By c-m
The Nikon AW1 and Pentax are two completely...

The Nikon AW1 and Pentax are two completely different types of cameras.

That being said, the weather sealing on the Pentax is nothing to be sniffed at. It's the same as the K5 and there's plenty...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,768
Posted By c-m
Buy an 09 xCountry subframe and kill two birds...

Buy an 09 xCountry subframe and kill two birds with one stone (and a lot of cash) :D

On a more serious note, there might be some xCountry folk who'd sell theirs (pegs, not subframes).
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By c-m
Goldentyre?

Anyone here have any experience with the Goldentyre brand?

Rubbish name for a tyre company but they seem to have a decent selection.

The GT201 looks similar to the Hiedenau K60
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,328
Posted By c-m
You are right. Unlike most bikes there isn't a...

You are right. Unlike most bikes there isn't a function (key position) to leave the sidelight/parking light on. That's a good thing IMO.

The whole idea of a sidelight/parking light is a bit of a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9,373
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Posted By c-m
I'm sure that there isn't a W5W wedge type bulb...

I'm sure that there isn't a W5W wedge type bulb in there as the manual suggests. i.e.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTUNJQqSdHD2dOBX4K5WkFLz_sqKnOx0PTKhf_pqfRhBu8io__z6w
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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,328
Posted By c-m
Parking/side light bulb

Think I asked this before, but what side the side light?

The manual says it's a W5W which is a wedge type bulb like the one for the licence plate. It's not though, as I took it out and found a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,328
Posted By c-m
I used those tyres last year on my Dakar. Here's...

I used those tyres last year on my Dakar. Here's my report.

http://defylife.co.uk/equipment/winter-tyre-review-heidenau-k60-silica/
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9,373
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Posted By c-m
Shift levers

I've got an F650 Dakar shift lever and a 98 Funduro one.

Neither of them fit on the output shaft. The eyelet is much more closed the stock shift lever. Even with the retaining screw all the way...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9,373
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Posted By c-m
All good cheers. I turns out the TT one that...

All good cheers.

I turns out the TT one that sticks out a fair bit. At least from the pictures in the xChallenge thread.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,373
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Posted By c-m
That for the orginal bars, but I'm not worried...

That for the orginal bars, but I'm not worried about it fitting, I'm concerend about the tightness, closeness of fit. I want something that hugs the bike closely. I think it was Jim Lad's (the Guy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9,373
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Posted By c-m
Scheffelmeier plate

Does anyone here have any hi-res pictures of this plate? In particular I'm keen to know how far it sticks out at the sides. So pictures showing it from the back side would be

As my bike has H&B...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By c-m
Actually ignore that cap I posted. This is...

Actually ignore that cap I posted.

This is the Acerbis tank.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/400/a/ace_12_1345910001.jpg

The cap has both a breather and a nipple.

The...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By c-m
I need something with a breather and a nipple....

I need something with a breather and a nipple. Everything has to be air tight so allow the siphon effect to work.

http://justgastanks.com/images/BlackcapWeb.jpeg...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By c-m
Rotopax fuel cap

Does anyone know if there is a replacement cap available for Rotopax fuel cells, so that it they can be used as an auxlilary tank like the Acerbis tanks i.e use the bike's breather to automatically...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 829,253
Posted By c-m
There is a lot more to Africa than Morocco.

There is a lot more to Africa than Morocco.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 829,253
Posted By c-m
Shakira. That's one I would ride hard, and get...

Shakira. That's one I would ride hard, and get myself into a few sticky situations with :D
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By c-m
Do you have any made from aluminium or something...

Do you have any made from aluminium or something else? I could do with one but forking out for Ti on something that can't been seen doesn't seem right ;-)
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 829,253
Posted By c-m
Can't wait to see those KTMs

Can't wait to see those KTMs
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,292
Posted By c-m
I've not come across that in Europe. Please here...

I've not come across that in Europe. Please here ride fast. Even faster when they get on some nice roads abroad.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,944
Posted By c-m
Good stuff. Cheers.

Good stuff. Cheers.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,944
Posted By c-m
Nope I mean maps. For example if wanted a...

Nope I mean maps.

For example if wanted a decent topo map of spain that works down to a decent zoom level I know where i can find one but it's in a format that only Garmin devices can read.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,944
Posted By c-m
One problem is getting hold of decent maps. ...

One problem is getting hold of decent maps.

Many are in garmin's format so won't work on other apps/devices.

Very few are vector files, which means they large and slow to load.

And unlike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,292
Posted By c-m
Nope. Why would there be large groups of riders...

Nope. Why would there be large groups of riders travelling below the speed limit?
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 685,513
Posted By c-m
Yep found it and a load of other xCountry goodies...

Yep found it and a load of other xCountry goodies in their UK catalog. Not sure why it's not on the website.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,944
Posted By c-m
I've owned a motorola defy, and can tell you that...

I've owned a motorola defy, and can tell you that it is properly waterproof. I've even taken video under water with it, and purposely put it in pints of beer to confuse people.

Can't remember the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,944
Posted By c-m
Many people worry about the robustness of the usb...

Many people worry about the robustness of the usb when using a smartphone for navigation. Take this out of the equation by going for wireless charging.

The usb port on my S3 is all but dead (not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 142,925
Posted By c-m
Can the circuit board in the dash be sprayed with...

Can the circuit board in the dash be sprayed with ACF50?

My bike had one fail at just 4,000 miles, though the replacement is still working well 2,000 miles later.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,225
Posted By c-m
The 690 has the same engine as the Duke 690 which...

The 690 has the same engine as the Duke 690 which performs well on the road, and has the best MPG in it's class. Even better than the BMW 650s.

The biggest differences between that and the 690...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,292
Posted By c-m
Here's a story about a US tourist in the UK ...

Here's a story about a US tourist in the UK

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/us-tourist-who-turned-into-the-path-of-motorcyclist-cleared-of-death-charges/25879.html

Bet...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,328
Posted By c-m
To be fair, mine had only 2k on the clock and the...

To be fair, mine had only 2k on the clock and the front axle and numerous bolts were showing signs of rust, and it had been kept in a heated garage.

I just replaced the bolts and cleaned up the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,768
Posted By c-m
Why would they cut the forks? Just raise them...

Why would they cut the forks? Just raise them through the clamps instead ;-)
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