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Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
thing is, those high performance "automatics", as...

thing is, those high performance "automatics", as found in Ferraris etc, are actually a truly manual gear box, with an auto clutch and some have the option of the computer acting like a fully auto....
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,399
Posted By crunchiespg
Pics? You talking about the rally bike?

Pics? You talking about the rally bike?
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
News release! The usa isn't the entire world. ...

News release! The usa isn't the entire world.

Manual transmissions are the norms everywhere outside of North america.
Since moving here from Europe I refuse to buy an auto of any description....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,524
Posted By crunchiespg
Don't most octane boosters, at best, add about 4...

Don't most octane boosters, at best, add about 4 octane?
So on a small capacity, high compression engine it could be an issue even with booster. Without some tuning option like on the ktm.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,524
Posted By crunchiespg
Here's a point I haven't see an answer to. How...

Here's a point I haven't see an answer to. How will the ccm do with low quality fuel?
That's a big negative to using my wr250 for true world travel. Very low octane fuel in many areas of the world.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,524
Posted By crunchiespg
you buy the plug, fit it yourself. if you fit it,...

you buy the plug, fit it yourself. if you fit it, you lose the warranty. says so right on CCM's page and numerous times in this thread.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,478
Posted By crunchiespg
Weird. I ordered some new quilts this summer....

Weird. I ordered some new quilts this summer. Left it way too late for a trip and I emailed asking if it could be a rush order and for some advice on exactly what to order. They emailed me back...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,478
Posted By crunchiespg
Take a look at hammock gear quilts. The burrow...

Take a look at hammock gear quilts. The burrow and incubators. Very very nice bits of kit. Work perfectly with blackbird hammocks.
A full length quilt is the way to go for best comfort and warmth.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,478
Posted By crunchiespg
Because a pad is a pain in the ass whereas a...

Because a pad is a pain in the ass whereas a underquilt is pure bliss.

I couldn't get a pad even half comfortable in my blackbird. In contrast 30 seconds and I had the quilt set up so its more...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,524
Posted By crunchiespg
But there's also lots of people who have the g450...

But there's also lots of people who have the g450 and have had to do work at low miles.
In fact there's one for sale locally. Only has about 6000km on it and the owner States in his ad that it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,399
Posted By crunchiespg
An actual owner posted 125.5kg on the road weight.

An actual owner posted 125.5kg on the road weight.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
The issue is the engine hasnt been designed at...

The issue is the engine hasnt been designed at all. At least not by ccm.

All they have done is change the electronics to lower the max rpm. The actual engine hasn't been changed at all. They swear...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
He was talking about the usa emmisions...

He was talking about the usa emmisions application. Not the patent.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 04:59 PM
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Views: 277,524
Posted By crunchiespg
Pics please. Interested to see the final bike.

Pics please. Interested to see the final bike.
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
It's always summer in oz compared to everywhere...

It's always summer in oz compared to everywhere ive lived. 25 years of rain growing up in the UK and then 8 months of everything frozen solid here every year.
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
Yeh apart from the fact honda showed us the bike,...

Yeh apart from the fact honda showed us the bike, said it's basically finished, told us it's coming 2015. And then another honda guy gave more details.

Yep just the same as the yamaha. Lol
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 07:23 AM
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Views: 99,623
Posted By crunchiespg
You can't be looking very hard because I've seen...

You can't be looking very hard because I've seen at least 5 reported cases on here and I haven't even been particularly looking.
Plus nothing has been done to address the rocker arm problems that...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,623
Posted By crunchiespg
Yeh apart from the random oil leaks, and numerous...

Yeh apart from the random oil leaks, and numerous other issues that have been a problem for years.

I seriously wanted one this year. Even had a deal done on one that was basically brand new....
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 03:45 PM
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Views: 9,288,202
Posted By crunchiespg
i have the dual sport full one with the short...

i have the dual sport full one with the short wool.
fits great.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
exactly, natural wool is oily and naturally water...

exactly, natural wool is oily and naturally water repellant.. if it does get wet its no wetter than the surface of my goretex riding gear and can be wiped 90% dry with a quick swipe of the hand.. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
nope. sheep are waterproof. it can get wet...

nope. sheep are waterproof.

it can get wet but doesn't hurt it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
Throw a sheepskin from Alaska leather on it. ...

Throw a sheepskin from Alaska leather on it.
I've done 1400km in a day on a seat concepts with the sheepskin and felt just fine. Did 4 hours plus multiple times that day without stopping.
In...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 03:03 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
Problem is in the USA motorcycles are toys, with...

Problem is in the USA motorcycles are toys, with very few exceptions.
In Europe I didn't even use a car. Exclusively motorcycles.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
I agree with you. And I'm not saying they are...

I agree with you. And I'm not saying they are right. But that is how they think.

There was the story of one of the euro yamaha riders offering to bring his 660 tenere by as he was doing his rtw...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
Because like for like those bikes would cost more...

Because like for like those bikes would cost more than an alternative.
So the mentality has been why would I pay that much for a "rice burner" when I can get 700lbs of American iron instead.
So...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
Tell your fellow countrymen demanding a 400hp...

Tell your fellow countrymen demanding a 400hp truck/suv with 16 televisions and the leather from 45 cows, but must be under $30,000, to stop!

America has a tradition of wanting a lot of vehicle...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
I guess it depends on how many posts per page you...

I guess it depends on how many posts per page you have in your settings.

With my settings this topic only has 80 pages. I know some people see more like 200.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 08:16 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
Which one? I see a lot of transalps. Don't see...

Which one? I see a lot of transalps. Don't see any africa twins.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
i did 5000km in a trip a few months back and they...

i did 5000km in a trip a few months back and they have no real obvious wear at all. must be about 6000km+ on them now and still look like new.
they do great in the rain, did a 14 hour day at the end...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
for road use and light off road take a look at...

for road use and light off road take a look at the shinko 705. i love them, one of the best road biased dual sport tyres I've ever used.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By crunchiespg
nope, but i had later CB500 twins, and they were...

nope, but i had later CB500 twins, and they were bulletproof. i had one a friend used as a motorcycle courier in london and it had been crashed most weeks and had 300,000 miles on it and it still...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,249
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Posted By crunchiespg
Yep that would be my dream bike too. As much as I...

Yep that would be my dream bike too. As much as I like my ktm, and would buy a 640 with the 690 engine fitted, a honda version would be way better. I've never had a single issue with any honda...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,249
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Posted By crunchiespg
You clearly are missing the point. Someone was...

You clearly are missing the point. Someone was saying the 450 dakar race bikes could be made for $10k. It was off topic.

The 640 adventure is not a dakar spec race bike.

But I see your point...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By crunchiespg
But the 640 wasnt a proper rally bike like we...

But the 640 wasnt a proper rally bike like we were talking about. Someone was saying the full bore dakar racers cost about that.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,249
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Posted By crunchiespg
My point was a manufacturer makes a rally bike to...

My point was a manufacturer makes a rally bike to be a race bike. Why would they be interested in selling you a cheap version? That's what their basic enduro bikes already are.
The stuff that makes...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,249
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Posted By crunchiespg
I'm not upset. But a consumer rally bike is an...

I'm not upset. But a consumer rally bike is an oxymoron. A rally bike is a race bike. Built to compete in rally races. A cheaper version wouldnt be competitive.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 810,579
Posted By crunchiespg
No the last model was 16500, so well over...

No the last model was 16500, so well over $20000. There's no way it would be $1500 than the basic Enduro bike. I don't know where you are getting the idea the Dakar race bikes are cheap. I think ktm...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 810,579
Posted By crunchiespg
$10k?? are you joking? A gas gas 250 trials...

$10k?? are you joking?
A gas gas 250 trials bike is about $8000 and has a lot less than that bike.
I bet it's over $25k for that bike. It's a full spec dakar racer. The ktm version is $35k I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46,319
Views: 9,288,202
Posted By crunchiespg
Wouldn't high elevation = thin air. So per unit...

Wouldn't high elevation = thin air. So per unit of air there would be more fuel so it would run richer.

I know from living here where my house is at 1300m I am wary of taking carbed 2 stroke...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46,319
Views: 9,288,202
Posted By crunchiespg
Oem parts

I've found partspitstop.com great for oem parts and with good international shipping.
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