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Forum: Asia Pacific 05-04-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb We're riding Himalayas in August (late July to early Sept)

Gday mate,

2 kiwis and a singaporean Indian heading over. 2 of the three of us have been before, I've been twice, and we are all keen riders (intermediate to be fair). One of us is a keen bike...
Forum: Asia Pacific 05-04-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By octopusenvy
When u riding Himalaya cobber?

We are now 3 good riders and possibly a 4th to ride Himalayas in India/Nepal and maybe a day or three in Bhutan. Would be good to get this all on one thread here, as there's a few. We are keen on...
Forum: Asia Pacific 05-03-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By octopusenvy
Nepal & India 2015

Mate, we are 2 possibly 3 also looking to ride Northern India and Nepal this year (all of August with a little either side). Small Honda Hero DS is on the cards for us as well as those enfields are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Rekluse

[QUOTE especially since I have a Rekluse clutch so bump starting is probably near impossible.[/QUOTE]

been hunting unsuccessfully for the z start pro REKLUSE to fit the 650x challenge...no luck....
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-14-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By octopusenvy
We're riding Himalayas in August (late July to early Sept)

Just in case you have not yet planned your time or trip? Anyway, gday from NZ. Two of us so far, my mate is Sikh living in Singapore and a riot (funny without meaning to be). I've been to india...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,397
Posted By octopusenvy
When u riding Himalaya cobber?

Gday from better-than-ozzie-riding New Zealand mate. :rofl

Just wondering when you are planning your Himalaya trip and for how long? A mate of mine and I are aiming to go this August (arriving...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-14-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By octopusenvy
Anything but an RE ;)

Gday from NZ,

There's 2-3 of us heading to India/Nepal/Bhutan in August 2015. I've been twice (neither on a bike, but an avid ADV rider and toured europe/scandinavia last yr, 17000kms). Personally...
Forum: Asia 04-04-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By octopusenvy
I'll just leave this here...

yah yah, another tourist riding northern India/Nepal:rofl

actually 2 of us, a kiwi and a singaporian indian...so far. Really prefer not an Enfield, like the idea of a Hero Impulse or Hartford...
Forum: Asia 04-04-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By octopusenvy
Laugh Nepal without a bloody RE...SANITY!

...waits for the tumbleweeds to blow by in this dusty dry thread...

Gday mate, not sure if u did ur ride or not, but me (kiwi in kiwiland) and a Singaporian indian mate r off to ride the HImalayas...
Forum: Asia 04-04-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By octopusenvy
rent agreement format please? THX

1hp

great info here cheers. An indian mate living in singapore and myself a kiwi in kiwiland r heading to India/Nepal for 5wks this july/august for Northern India riding. RE is the standard, but...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 57,723
Posted By octopusenvy
Question Ohlins (or other decent) rear shock for the Xchallenge BMW g650x

Hi Jim,

you were suggested by a few riders for the deal of the century on a rear shock. I prefer Ohlins, but usually can't afford them. I looked at Yacugar and Hyperpro options too, but heard some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Lynx R

thanks for the photos! really easy to see how it fits/looks, and its much better than the side by side lighting Lynx fairing. I just ordered a white one! I like the black, but not keen to swap out a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
pic please...

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BikerBobber, any chance for a pic of your stacked light Lynx R fairing? I was considering it, but would like to see how it looks. Prefer the stacked look I think, but good to get a visual....
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Thumb Interesting comparison but for the cost the...

Interesting comparison but for the cost the britannia look great. as for performance, id expect some wind deflection and better lighting. I stopped short of doing a complete rally fairing (got one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
650x Rally Fairing :)

So I swallowed hard and ordered one. It's a significant project that looks good, but involves quite a bit of work. The rally fairing needs mounts, a tower needs building, lights need...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Cheers again

I think I was told to check the vendor's forum b4 and forgot...must be the great space in between my ears. Thanks again! :ear
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Wicked Ohlins (or other decent) rear shock for the X

Sean, where are those rear springs for $760?

And do you or anyone know who this mysterious 'JIM' is on here? Apparently he can suss out a great deal?

Still keen :norton
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Laugh yes yeah yeah!

Yes, gq elements please buy and report! There's 2, i'll split it when 2 shocks arrive that fit!

ghostrider 1964...what he said, who's Jim and I like him already! gqelements and I will buy one each...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Eek rear shock (or TWO) for 73bux??!! Worth a shot?

Anyone seen these on ebay?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Wink rally fairing purchased for 220Eu shipped...

Bit the bullet and got the fairing. No idea how I'll set it up or attach it at this point, but it forces me to improve the lighting also. It will likely add a little weight, but I will try to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Bluhduh 120kg imaginary sweetspot

Yep I figured it would not be easy. I don't plan on removing the engine anytime soon, though it would certainly improve my strength and fitness for ADV rides if I did.

As for the rest, you can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Drastic weight reductions on the xchallenge...how??

So the exhaust is the first obvious one, but now that I've shaved 3kg, what's next?? Not keen to spend up on expensive light wheels that can bend, and the stock rims are pretty good. What are some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,452,362
Posted By octopusenvy
suspension work is part of my plan. but the...

suspension work is part of my plan. but the weight issue it to get it somewhere slightly more flickable. I'm pretty fit and have no issue picking up this bike etc, and I'm 6ft so not too tall for me....
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,452,362
Posted By octopusenvy
Wicked Farkling X

Agree. Just wondering what the best way to reduce weight on the Xchallenge would be after changing the exhaust system? Running Remus Freeride from the cylinder which shaved about 3kg, but what else?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,452,362
Posted By octopusenvy
450x as ADV

I know there is a lot of possibility on the 450x for ADVriding, and I've seen a pearler or two (check out gravelsurfer's bike on the 450 forum...amazing!). But the reality is that it does suck on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 80,177
Posted By octopusenvy
xchallenge redux

Sertao and Dakar are totally different bikes, pigs even, compared with the light and nimble xchallenge. I'd never ride either of them unless I wanted to ride paved roads across Europe. For the real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 80,177
Posted By octopusenvy
Wicked Everyone has overlooked the 'X' factor

As in BMW 650 X-challenge! Whew 25pages of no mention other than a quib about an x-country (totally different bike)!!

So, for those that don't know, the g650x was made from 2007-9, suffered a fate...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Laugh Don't laugh too loud...WTB rally fairing used

I know it's as common as ambergris, but after talking myself out of going down to a 450x for an ADV bike and keeping my 650x, I really need a few things and the rally fairing is one of them.

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,452,362
Posted By octopusenvy
Pissed Thinking to stick with 650x...but get bike on a diet!

So all roads lead to Rome on a 650x...and I am ok with keeping that I guess...but the trouble is all the extra cash on top of buying the bike that needs to be invested.

With my 09 xchallenge...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,452,362
Posted By octopusenvy
slabbing a 450x

I remember us having this discussion b4...to be fair i have a slab monster with my Buell Ulysses XP, but like you I live a distance from many rides. So my plan is a lighter bike I can put on a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,452,362
Posted By octopusenvy
Wicked Selling the 450x in NZ... ;)

Ok so falling and injuring yourself sucks, but i have a mate here in Northland who did the same and sold his buell, his norton, and his daytona after a head injury. Whanau First, as they say here.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,483
Views: 1,452,362
Posted By octopusenvy
Wicked Oh dear, 650x owner eyeing up a 450x...

Guilty. I have NOT read through all the comments. Maybe later, only 100pages right? What I do know is that although my 650x is close to good, it needs to be lighter. And for what I wanted to do, it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,662
Views: 353,238
Posted By octopusenvy
Murka or Cannuck dealers?

Just checking in, been away awhile riding my 650x :evil

Any news of a North American dealer? Might consider selling up and taking a trip to the states to buy/ride/ship to NZ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
More parts needed! Clutch cable adjuster, throttle cable!!

Yep, I think the softness just gave way on the adjuster and it broke in half when I dropped the bike. I have a line on a 2nd hand throttle cable and tube assembly on ebay for 50bux, but he doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
More parts needed! Clutch cable adjuster, throttle cable!!

Thanks for your reply. I damaged the adjuster in a low side offroad, so the nut is broken (only half of it is there). I had no issues with any shifting or anything before I ran the bike into a bank...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Eh? More parts needed! Clutch cable adjuster, throttle cable!!

We all know this forum is great, thanks everyone even if no one can help, you all already have.

I need to get a clutch cable adjuster, or possibly just replace the entire clutch cable and also...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Thanks Snooker, I'm trying to figure out how to...

Thanks Snooker, I'm trying to figure out how to try to improve suspension in small steps. Progressive springs was not as costly as fully swapping out to Shiver forks (how much is that dare i ask). So...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Thanks for that, I wouldn't consider myself a...

Thanks for that, I wouldn't consider myself a hard rider either, as I use the bike for adventure riding that sees road and gravel mostly with some stream crossings and some trails & sand. I think...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Progressive Suspension vs Hyperpro...GO!

As I'm not totally broke, I figured I would try some progressive springs since I have to change the fork seals anyway on my X. My only concern is that I didn't read ANYTHING about Progressive...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By octopusenvy
Cool2 Progressive Suspension vs Hyperpro...GO!

Thanks Butters, I am only talking about front progressive springs at this point. My X has the airshock and standard front suspension (ergo the standard front dive on braking), and I'm looking to...
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