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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7,101
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Posted By peteandheidi
Check oil with bike upright. Run 3-5mins at idle....

Check oil with bike upright. Run 3-5mins at idle. Let cool a few mins and fill to 2/3rds, 3/4's up the window. Pretty much as per manual.

Always seemed to use a bit but have only owned it since...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,655
Posted By peteandheidi
Inside circlip pliers work for me

Inside circlip pliers work for me
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
anyone? Thoughts??

anyone? Thoughts??
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
oil consumption

just wondering if anyone elses bikes use oil?

about 6000kms 107hrs on mine.

used roughly 500ml over 1400kms. Unusual??

I have a genuine rings and top end gasket set that i got cheap so i...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By peteandheidi
Yeah i'm now running 14/45 gearing which equates...

Yeah i'm now running 14/45 gearing which equates almost the same as your 15/48.
I keep my speed under 90km/h on the freeway because of the mousse's but on the dirt find it purrs along happily at...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By peteandheidi
Yeah it vibrates more then I was expecting it...

Yeah it vibrates more then I was expecting it would.

I had an 625 LC4 and its nothing like that, but annoying in its own way. From reading the 500exc thread since I bought the bike it seems it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By peteandheidi
I have had mine 3 months now. Had 1450kms on it...

I have had mine 3 months now. Had 1450kms on it when i bought it,2012 model.

Will have 6000ish kms on it after the weekend.

I aim for 1000kms for the oil change.Have stretched it 1750kms before...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By peteandheidi
Only just started using them Have done...

Only just started using them

Have done 2000kms on them so far. Probably about 200kms of that on the tarmac.
Speeds below 90km/h on the rd.

I relubed at 1250kms. The rear looked not dry but in...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,672
Posted By peteandheidi
The michelin mousses are available pretty cheap...

The michelin mousses are available pretty cheap through RMATV. Its where I got mine.
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,672
Posted By peteandheidi
I am fairly new to using mousses so can't offer a...

I am fairly new to using mousses so can't offer a lot.

I am not sure how easily the m15 front will go into other brand/sized tyres. I bought a s12 front tyre of matching size to make things easier...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
Could you elaborate on what made you unhappy with...

Could you elaborate on what made you unhappy with the fit?

I have the same rack and was intending on purchasing the coyote.
Forum: Australia 05-10-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,986
Posted By peteandheidi
anything with heated grips last weekend....

anything with heated grips

last weekend. Cold
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/peterdrz/IMG_13631_zps878847f8.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
sorry no picture of the fuel pump itself. ...

sorry no picture of the fuel pump itself.

Yes you are correct it is the housing the pump sits inside . Looking at the parts fische it is not possible to buy the housing without the pump which is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/peterdrz/IMG...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/peterdrz/IMG_13641_zps3efa419b.jpg

bent the fitting and split the fuel line. Was still running the crimp on hose clamp so I couldn't reuse it. Cut back the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
cheers for that guys. Just ordered one of those...

cheers for that guys. Just ordered one of those fittings.

From those part numbers it looks like i have ordered the wrong one:(

I bought this one for my exc .
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
Does anyone know if the there are any guards...

Does anyone know if the there are any guards available that protect the fuel pump outlet?

Mine copped a rock on the weekend and split the fuel line as well as bending the fuel pump outlet almost...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
Does anyone know what the standard preload...

Does anyone know what the standard preload spacers size are that come installed in the forks on a 2012 500exc??
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By peteandheidi
here's mine anyway how i bought it... ...

here's mine anyway

how i bought it...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/peterdrz/IMG_12991_zps2eb941a5.jpg

and ready for its first ride
...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By peteandheidi
How did that brake line work with HDB top...

How did that brake line work with HDB top clamps/speedo mount? Looks like it could get caught around the speedo ??

Planning to get a similar setup soon...maybe even their rally lite kit
Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,317
Posted By peteandheidi
oh and to answer you question if the jackets...

oh and to answer you question if the jackets clearly defective then i would think you should be entitled to a replacement.
The boots however if you have had them on and walking around and they are...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,317
Posted By peteandheidi
was there a week or so ago. I had about...

was there a week or so ago.

I had about $1000 worth of stuff to buy.

Went to the dirt bike section first to buy some spare levers for my 500exc. I would have thought a simple request for a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim 04-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By peteandheidi
Thanks for the tips guys...will give that a go.

Thanks for the tips guys...will give that a go.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim 04-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By peteandheidi
:D Yes knee is good. I cycle 30 or so km's 5...

:D

Yes knee is good. I cycle 30 or so km's 5 days a week ATM.It feels strong enough but the surgeon has told me not to go on serious ride till the 6 month mark since surgery.

Fortunately that...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim 04-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By peteandheidi
Hey Alan. Sorry for not making it clear, but...

Hey Alan.

Sorry for not making it clear, but yes that was what i wanted to know. Bike kms only not including those on the trailer.

I was considering doing away with the dash altogether and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim 04-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By peteandheidi
Question for Garmin Montana users

Hello

Just used my montana for the first time and have a question.

I found that between power cycles of the unit the mapping draws a 'as the crows flys' tracklog line between point where the...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 547,550
Posted By peteandheidi
500exc original or lightweight springs

Just recently purchased a 2012 500exc. Went to set the sag and found the springs to stiff.
It has a p25 rear spring and who knows what in the forks.
Im only 65kg + gear. Bike set up for ADV work...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By peteandheidi
Im sure there is plenty of threads covering this...

Im sure there is plenty of threads covering this but i can give you my experience.

I came from a 625sxc that was running the KTM 18l tank and comfort seat.
It was the comfiest bike I've...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,669
Posted By peteandheidi
just purchased a 2012 500exc. So far have...

just purchased a 2012 500exc.

So far have bought :
Acerbis 20L
Profil filter sock
Globetrottin mini rack and luggage
Trailjammer case covers
B&B bash plate and rad guards
Planning to rewire...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
Thankyou

Thankyou
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
which Australian company is that?? ...

which Australian company is that??


Thankyou
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7,101
Views: 1,362,122
Posted By peteandheidi
Just bought myself a 2012 500exc Going to...

Just bought myself a 2012 500exc

Going to start giving it a service and wanted to replace the fuel filter screen.

Havn't done much yet but did remove the tank to have a look around and found...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By peteandheidi
Can't see you being able to check valve...

Can't see you being able to check valve clearances anytime soon but that sure would be nice.

the triumph system has some nice features like that though. If you have had to balance throttle...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By peteandheidi
yeah for sure ,Tuneboy has really just recreated...

yeah for sure ,Tuneboy has really just recreated the factory diagnostic program with a couple of extra features and combined that with capability's of a power commander without the need for external...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By peteandheidi
Sorry , I'm only a mechanic and don't even know...

Sorry , I'm only a mechanic and don't even know what your talking about with your computer mumbojumbo :)

Never used tuneecu so cant comment on it. In fact i have only used Tuneboy a couple of...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By peteandheidi
The difference in price is due to tuneboy...

The difference in price is due to tuneboy developing the software as opposed to TuneEcu who just ripped it off him.

Pretty sad for him, but i know being a one man show his customer service was not...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By peteandheidi
Yeah they changed the shift star that the...

Yeah they changed the shift star that the shifter engages with on the end of the shift drum to have the pins cast into it from memory. The pins snap off and you cant get past that gear.
Kawasaki...
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 102,210
Posted By peteandheidi
....and your bike is unbelievably clean. :) ...

....and your bike is unbelievably clean. :)

Lookin like a great setup
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 102,210
Posted By peteandheidi
how is your access to your dip stick now with the...

how is your access to your dip stick now with the big tank on?

Interesting idea with the shrouds. For me , the mounting whilst functional would bother me aesthetically but i do think that it would...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 102,210
Posted By peteandheidi
Hose tee piece and then to front tank via low...

Hose tee piece and then to front tank via low fuel senser port

He also added NO extra pump! The disadvantgae this method for the FI bikes has over the non-FI bikes is that you cannot empty the...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 102,210
Posted By peteandheidi
thanks

thanks
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