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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By tommyvdv
nevermind ocular dominance. Start worrying about...

nevermind ocular dominance. Start worrying about depth perception.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By tommyvdv
right handed here and biased to left turns....

right handed here and biased to left turns. turning right seems unnatural.

that being said, find a big car park and bring some cones, plastic bottles or other harmless obstacles. force yourself to...
Forum: Europe 04-11-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,669
Posted By tommyvdv
Any Belgian riders on here?

on a stretch, anyone know anyone that has a nice old running classic bike with a sidecar that would not be missed for a day?

it would be babied around town and be used as a prop for most of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 172,806
Posted By tommyvdv
If they happen to give you two i'll take half and...

If they happen to give you two i'll take half and join you.
But only because you're asking nicely
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
thoroughly answered :) I know the clamps...

thoroughly answered :)

I know the clamps need machining.
with mindless I tried to say: placing all donor internals into the other externals without adjusting anything after machining the clamps....
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650XChallenge FRONT SUSPENSION

so swapping the internals without replacing spacers/shims would work?

I'd just mindlessly take out all of the x internals, put in all of the donor fork internals and put in new seals.

Taking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 117,040
Posted By tommyvdv
that's exactly what I did. I didn't realise the...

that's exactly what I did. I didn't realise the chain could slip on the bottom, so I figured putting the sprockets on the chain the exact same way I pulled them would be fine. misalignment of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 117,040
Posted By tommyvdv
had the same thing on mine. luckily I turned it...

had the same thing on mine. luckily I turned it over by hand first.

good luck getting the repairs done. let us know if yr selling :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
they come out without removing sprockets indeed....

they come out without removing sprockets indeed. it's a pain in the ass the first couple of goes but once you get a feel for it it's quite easy.

look it up on YouTube:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
following your conclusion I've managed to get the...

following your conclusion I've managed to get the valve clearances within spec. the exhaust are at the end of the spec at .32 and .31. I'll see where they go next time I get in there.

klaus and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

aprilian
thanks!
in conclusion: the tighter the better IF within spec?

bli55 thanks for pointing that out
and leafman60 thanks for the explanation.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
inlet valves are too tight. I'm getting shims but...

inlet valves are too tight. I'm getting shims but should I try to match the outer spec 0,11 or keep closer to the inner spec 0,03?

do valves get tighter or looser when they wear?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 318,440
Posted By tommyvdv
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/27/varu4y5a.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/27/varu4y5a.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/27/8epyry8e.jpg

scotland, what a nice campspot it was.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By tommyvdv
Help!!! 20007 Dakar ABS Cam Chain Tensioner Bolt????

sorry i can't help, but let us know if and how you solved it.

Previous shim job i neglected to take out the tensioner.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7,574
Views: 1,416,948
Posted By tommyvdv
that'll keep me busy for a while. thanks!

that'll keep me busy for a while.
thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7,574
Views: 1,416,948
Posted By tommyvdv
The XR400 Thread

how about giving a curious soul a little advice on which year to look for. any issues with particular production years. anything I should know before even starting to look for one?

what mileage...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
thanks for tip and the link. looks like I might...

thanks for tip and the link. looks like I might try that.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
worked out in the sense that the forks were the...

worked out in the sense that the forks were the right diameter?
which steps did you have to take to make the fit?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650XChallenge FRONT SUSPENSION

got confirmation on the TE570 bits as far as internals go. externals will be useless unless i can decrease the diameter by 1mm.

chrome parts may be of use unless they're knackered.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
I'm sorry, it seems my enthusiasm caused me to be...

I'm sorry, it seems my enthusiasm caused me to be rather vague.

'03 TE570
top diameter 54mm, bottom 58mm (XC 54mm-57mm)

Seems to my like the only way to fit them is swapping internals and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
I've located a complete front end of a husky...

I've located a complete front end of a husky 570TE, please tell me it's a fit :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,206
Posted By tommyvdv
idiot lights like that would be fine. just some...

idiot lights like that would be fine. just some reference on the engine rpm and the redline would be fine.

what does that touratech led bar connect to?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650XChallenge FRONT SUSPENSION

so with the 45mm shivers the top diameter should be 54mm and bottom clamp diameter 57mm?

how about the axle size?
chances the OEM axle thread will fit a shiver with the same diameter?
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
How did i miss this yesterday? Fantastic...

How did i miss this yesterday?
Fantastic summary of the options! Thanks:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
if it were the other way around I'd bite. I will...

if it were the other way around I'd bite. I will sell my alu subframe when I got a chance to visit hot rod welding
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 117,040
Posted By tommyvdv
have same issue on mine. didn't let a dealer...

have same issue on mine.
didn't let a dealer look at it yet, planning to tackle it myself. meanwhile I trust the odo
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,737
Posted By tommyvdv
which fork swaps have been tried and tested, what...

which fork swaps have been tried and tested, what are the things we need to consider, which parts wont fit and which options are there, and what are the results.

:ear

i'm looking into the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
not hot, but not that cold this year, 3 to 10...

not hot, but not that cold this year, 3 to 10 degrees Celsius. 20 minute ride to and from work a day. That'll probably be the culprit.

head gasket issues on an engine with only 12k kms seems...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
another question: I'm getting quite a bit of...

another question:
I'm getting quite a bit of foam/sludge on my dipstick/oil tank filler neck. I just did an oil change and a few (short) commutes in still seems to foam up.

I thought coolant...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

last (and first) time i saw someone lose his chain there was a LOT of play on the back wheel and too much play in his chain. chain and sprockets where worn (not as badly as mine a few days ago)....
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
time for a new sprocket? i could probably...

time for a new sprocket?
i could probably squeeze a few extra miles out of it.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/618588/online/2014-02-13%2020.25.29.jpg

an inmate (dont remember who) said...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
It is although it's a bit messier without one. ...

It is although it's a bit messier without one.
It is a dirty place on the bike so i get your concern about dirt getting in there.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
i've bled the coolant circuit on an f650gs single...

i've bled the coolant circuit on an f650gs single a while ago and found the bleed nipple on the engine quite easy to use. the X however seems to just have a bolt where the nipple should be. can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

my SHB are out without issues. the bottom one was worn quite noticeably.

anyone ever contemplate putting a grease nipple on the steering head?

or anyone find a rubber seal to fit under and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,324
Posted By tommyvdv
thanks for sharing!

thanks for sharing!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
is there anything i need to take into account...

is there anything i need to take into account when replacing the wimpy stock horn? any requirements for max amp/watt so I don't drain the battery with every honk?

I'm setting out to find a generic...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
drool nice shots!

drool
nice shots!
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
great input. I'm hoping I won't have to resort to...

great input. I'm hoping I won't have to resort to modding it.

the light idle surge is there sometimes when it's on operating temp but the stalling is new. new since it came back from the dealer :/...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
that was my first thought I'm familiar with the...

that was my first thought
I'm familiar with the wake-me-gently-or-get-bent attitude of the computer. first started (I always wait for neutral and oil pressure lights only) then booted, twisted...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,421
Posted By tommyvdv
had my first starting troubles. dropped off...

had my first starting troubles.

dropped off the bike at a bmw dealer for recall on battery and mudflap last week.

this morning;

started the bike and left for work, forgot something and...
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