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Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 126,309
Posted By Box'a'bits
In my defence, it did seem viable from where I...

In my defence, it did seem viable from where I sat initially. Who put that stream there...

A couple more photos for giggles...The perils of Anakees in the Mangatooks. I think we need tougher...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,920
Posted By Box'a'bits
Looking real good. Keep posting as you get it...

Looking real good. Keep posting as you get it dialled in. I have some WP 4860 forks & HPM triples to get added onto a GSPD shortly, & it seems you might just fit the bill as the crash test dummy...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 126,309
Posted By Box'a'bits
So, riding tomorrow? Time? :wink:

So, riding tomorrow? Time? :wink:
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 126,309
Posted By Box'a'bits
That looks really good. The thickest rally...

That looks really good.

The thickest rally bash plate I found was 8mm. I think that you'll be fine.
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Got Gus going. There were a couple of...

Got Gus going.

There were a couple of potential shorts. One where a main loom wire to the starter was chaffing, the other where it looks like someone has spliced something onto the red ignition...
Forum: New Zealand 04-24-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,350
Posted By Box'a'bits
Not bike related, but amazing none the less....

Not bike related, but amazing none the less. Stolen from Jo Momma.

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Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 143,730
Posted By Box'a'bits
Here's the burb...

Here's the burb (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22944085&postcount=1468) & links for that in the Gus Thread. :D
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 126,309
Posted By Box'a'bits
Steve, he's already got a Nissin calliper &...

Steve, he's already got a Nissin calliper & adapter, installed by the PO. Just needed new pads.

Mark, I've got a Motobatt 51814 on Gus. Recommended is MBTX30U. I took the smaller one because:
...
Forum: New Zealand 04-23-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 126,309
Posted By Box'a'bits
Mark, here is the original conversion thread for...

Mark, here is the original conversion thread for the Nissin brake calliper conversion (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75031). That should give you the info you need to change your...
Forum: New Zealand 04-22-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 78,931
Posted By Box'a'bits
I'm good whenever...

I'm good whenever...
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i0tPdt6vFGc/VTb...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i0tPdt6vFGc/VTb1MC-lBGI/AAAAAAAAVKs/ZAWQyRmK53U/s800/1901361_10206818560607302_7689871192455712194_n.jpg

Feels about right...:lol3
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 78,931
Posted By Box'a'bits
Oooh, ooh, pick me!!! :y0!

Oooh, ooh, pick me!!! :y0!
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 126,309
Posted By Box'a'bits
If you rebuilt the calliper & master cylinder,...

If you rebuilt the calliper & master cylinder, then it has to be the pads. I could lock the front on Gus when I had the 4 pot on it. If anything it was a bit too aggressive for gravel.

Failing...
Forum: New Zealand 04-21-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Yup, be keen on that. Haven't fixed Gus yet, but...

Yup, be keen on that. Haven't fixed Gus yet, but think that should be relatively straight forward to do. I'll let you know if it doesn't go to plan. Just need Katherine & Mandy to help me move Gus...
Forum: New Zealand 04-20-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,580
Posted By Box'a'bits
Fixed the ringing in the new bash plate yet?

Fixed the ringing in the new bash plate yet?
Forum: New Zealand 04-19-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Jumped Gus off the car, identified the short, got...

Jumped Gus off the car, identified the short, got a bit of insulation round it, & then...Gus stopped even trying to start. I think that piece of wire is fried & I'll need to replace it. Given the...
Forum: New Zealand 04-18-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Bugger

How ironic. Gus is laid up with an electrical short. The battery is flat. So much for riding today....:shog
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 78,931
Posted By Box'a'bits
It gets better than that, because a Basic with a...

It gets better than that, because a Basic with a 32 litre PD tank & tombstone fairing is called a Kalahari. That's the ultimate. :D. BTW Mark, that different shock was a WP, which was a sports option...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 78,931
Posted By Box'a'bits
Not a Basic. That's different (see Kokopellis...

Not a Basic. That's different (see Kokopellis bike). This bike is a white version of the Bumblebee.
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,824
Posted By Box'a'bits
The Touratech unit is discontinued, but you can...

The Touratech unit is discontinued, but you can get a similar unit (smaller lights, & by all accounts, better light) from SWT-Sports.de...
Forum: New Zealand 04-16-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 126,309
Posted By Box'a'bits
How were the hips? Good call on the Odlins...

How were the hips?

Good call on the Odlins Rd ride.
Forum: New Zealand 04-15-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 31,070
Posted By Box'a'bits
Jealous. Spent my day stripping wallpaper,...

Jealous. Spent my day stripping wallpaper, thinking about riding...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,330
Posted By Box'a'bits
My ICU was similar when it died. Heat related.

My ICU was similar when it died. Heat related.
Forum: New Zealand 04-11-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,915
Posted By Box'a'bits
Excellent. Was thinking 18 months was a long time...

Excellent. Was thinking 18 months was a long time between drinks. More importantly, how did it feel (apart from good to be out).
Forum: New Zealand 04-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,350
Posted By Box'a'bits
<iframe width="800" height="640"...

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Forum: New Zealand 04-08-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,580
Posted By Box'a'bits
I also had spotted your interest. I'd thought...

I also had spotted your interest. I'd thought about that one too, if only for the gearbox & a few other bits.
Forum: New Zealand 04-08-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
The other place that might help is a good auto...

The other place that might help is a good auto electrician. Most bike shops aren't that good with electrics.
Forum: New Zealand 04-07-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Yup. His oil loss wasn't as fast as we'd feared,...

Yup. His oil loss wasn't as fast as we'd feared, but was still an issue.

How did the KTM go? Did you still have that issue with the bike cutting out? Solved that yet? I thought afterwards I...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Box'a'bits
Marks, Igormortis put a Wudo rally sump...

Marks, Igormortis put a Wudo rally sump (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20909838&postcount=132) on his GS. In doing so he took pictures of the replacement pickup. Looks like that was a...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By Box'a'bits
The forks are from a 2004 Suzuki RM. The bike is...

The forks are from a 2004 Suzuki RM. The bike is a Chris King (Texas) build. That was documented in an article I read a while ago. Sorry, I don't have a copy of that article to hand at present. But...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Box'a'bits
Comes down to how much dirt you run. I tend...

Comes down to how much dirt you run.

I tend to run tubes on my GS - the front isn't tubeless (because I've done a fork conversion). So on that basis I run a tubed tyre on the back. I carry extra...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Box'a'bits
The other thing to check is the bolt that secures...

The other thing to check is the bolt that secures the airbox to the top of the gearbox. If this isn't sealing properly, you get a geyser of oil up from the gearbox. DAMHIK.
Forum: New Zealand 04-03-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
I do like this line of thought. Instead of...

I do like this line of thought. Instead of bending something up, the spacer can just be an alloy bar welded in...[/quote]
Yup, thought about doing that just as a spacer on Gus's original bash plate....
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Box'a'bits
Wasn't hard. Here's my experience...

Wasn't hard. Here's my experience (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15907445&postcount=402) with it. Be careful that you remove the prior peening & that the screws come out cleanly,...
Forum: New Zealand 04-02-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Yes. The issue for Mark was a load at a point. I...

Yes. The issue for Mark was a load at a point. I think the stock plate is 3 - 4 mm thick, & its fairly clear that bends. It relies on stamped folds in the metal to space the bashplate out from the...
Forum: New Zealand 04-02-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
But possibly true. You took a bike that you'd...

But possibly true. You took a bike that you'd only just got up of the harshest tracks available here...possibly you should have made sure the bike was running well, got the tyres & the sump sorted...
Forum: New Zealand 04-01-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Kane at R Twin Works may be able to assist. :D

Kane at R Twin Works may be able to assist. :D
Forum: New Zealand 04-01-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
It only took 5 years to find something that...

It only took 5 years to find something that worked. I didn't have a back brake for the first few years. They go hard with age. So they never wear out.
Forum: New Zealand 04-01-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
That's the look of exhaustion. The tracks has...

That's the look of exhaustion. The tracks has deteriorated markedly since we last rode through there.

Cool. Waiting on the photos :wink:
Forum: New Zealand 04-01-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 176,896
Posted By Box'a'bits
Got some EBC brake shoes with the bent bike. And...

Got some EBC brake shoes with the bent bike. And surprisingly, they work well. The issue is now finding a good compromise between settings for sitting & standing. Lower pegs would assist with this.
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