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Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 130,037
Posted By tedmagnum
Thanks... I've just bought a drum, full set...

Thanks...

I've just bought a drum, full set of forks and the shaft on Ebay in the U.K. Off an NX650 (Same engine). Only 25.


'Assuming' they're all straight, it will help me diagnose the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 130,037
Posted By tedmagnum
Had it all together a few times now. I originally...

Had it all together a few times now. I originally found the problem AFTER Id put it back together. (I split the engine to paint it).

With it all assembled, I was struggling to get the drum into...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 130,037
Posted By tedmagnum
This is my problem in Videos.... With the...

This is my problem in Videos....

With the drum removed. (lock pin installed), the shaft will slide freely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2kyKjngReQ



With the drum installed but the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 130,037
Posted By tedmagnum
Try again.... ...

Try again....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbUPTldq6qU

I've measured everything I can. All in spec. I've rebuilt COUNTLESS engines of all types and never had a problem like this. It's so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 130,037
Posted By tedmagnum
Correct me if I'm wrong..... The steel...

Correct me if I'm wrong.....

The steel shaft that the centre selector is bolted to needs to move up and down freely when the drum shifts.

It HAS TO as the 'centre' selector is bolted to it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 130,037
Posted By tedmagnum
It all looks good... I assume, once the...

It all looks good...

I assume, once the gearbox and forks are in correctly. The drum can only go in one way can't it ?? It has to be in rotation to match the pins on the selector forks.

I can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 130,037
Posted By tedmagnum
Nice job. I bought a second hand 'mystery'...

Nice job.

I bought a second hand 'mystery' engine on Ebay.

I decided to completely strip it down so I could paint all the cases separately.

Well, after spending a lot of time and money, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,620
Posted By tedmagnum
That's great.... Still, $200 is crazy. It's a...

That's great.... Still, $200 is crazy. It's a nice tool though.

Using that tool, I can change a belt in about 5 minutes when In work...


Plugs out, plastic cover off, cut old belt off, fit...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,620
Posted By tedmagnum
Lets hope no one at BMW USA find out... ...

Lets hope no one at BMW USA find out...

It's STRICTLY forbidden for dealers to sell these specific tools to the general public. It's in the franchise contract... I hope this guy doesn't get his...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
I just had to post this video... ...

I just had to post this video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1CuZRPM0Aw&feature=share
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Those photos are just fine... Thanks a lot ...

Those photos are just fine...

Thanks a lot :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Tail light /turn signal wiring

Hi all.

I'm coming to the end of my XRL restoration. I have fitted the rear indicators and After market taillight.

Can someone show me a picture of how the wiring for the tail/stop light and...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 118,217
Posted By tedmagnum
Are these still available ?? The thread has been...

Are these still available ?? The thread has been quiet for a while.

I've sent you an email Mark.

I'm looking to get one for a long trans-siberia trip.

Cheers, Ted
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Wow... Horrible. The bike was a runner...

Wow... Horrible.

The bike was a runner before the restoration. The frame was drained and well plugged up before powder coating.

I'm going to drain her every few hours once she's running. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
I put it to the starter motor frame bolt.. It...

I put it to the starter motor frame bolt.. It seemed the logical place.

Engine is turning, oil is flowing and plug is nice and bright.

I can't wait to get the carb, cables and tank sorted now...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Negative terminal mount ?? Where ???

Hey all.

I'm rebuilding a 1994 XR650L from parts. I've had the fraem powder coated, got a NX650 Engine, new carb, new loom etc. It's looking great.

Can someone tell me... Where does the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,039
Posted By tedmagnum
I've been looking at these on EvilBay... 20%...

I've been looking at these on EvilBay... 20% they claim !! 260Watts...
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By tedmagnum
Xr650l faring set ????

Hi..

Is there anywhere I can get a FULL fairing set from for my 1994 XR650L.

I would be happy with just blank panels...

I need a rear fender and side panels... Ideas for a front fender...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Valves checked and good... It's the Dynojet...

Valves checked and good...

It's the Dynojet 160... Not the 165.

The bike has no snorkle or emmissions stuff on it. K&N and a supatrapp exhaust.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
SHES ALLIIIVEEE......... ...

SHES ALLIIIVEEE.........

ALLLIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.......


I scavenged a plug cap off a lawn mower HAH !!

I had a quick fiddle with the pilot screw which was on 1.5...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Thanks mate !! Well, I did those checks and...

Thanks mate !!

Well, I did those checks and it's good. I even got it sparking. Before the battery finally gave up on me (on charge now)

However, the plug cap was replaced with a cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Exactly !!! :lol3

Exactly !!! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
I have all day tomorrow to pull the bike...

I have all day tomorrow to pull the bike electrics apart.

It's going to be an epic battle of emotions and head scratching.

Being English, I will consuming A LOT of tea as it is the only way to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Back to my wierd 'only spark once' problem. ...

Back to my wierd 'only spark once' problem.

I paid 150 for a new CDI and a new coil.

Now I have NO spark at all........

:rofl


Can anyone tell me how to test the coil/cdi ??? Or the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Well I would assume sub-standard components...

Well I would assume sub-standard components then.... You've done pretty much everything you can.

When we PDI bikes we're meant to use the bikes on-board pressure sensors but we use our...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
I'd say the tyre sensor is probably knackered or...

I'd say the tyre sensor is probably knackered or the bike needs to be hooked up to a dealer MOS computer as have the sensor reset or recalibrated (if possible)

Any faults codes showing up ?
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Yeah.... We do everything. Being a BMW Tech...

Yeah.... We do everything.

Being a BMW Tech though.. There is a lot of warranty and recall stuff :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Yarp.... All on the list. I've done a few...

Yarp.... All on the list.

I've done a few of these tyres of trips before on old singles. I do all the prep myself.

I actually work for BMW Motorrad as a technician. However, we just plug...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
The bike is a 1995 and it looks like it's had a...

The bike is a 1995 and it looks like it's had a rough life...

Considering I want to ride this thing around the World, I think I'm going to replace the coil, lead and CDI unit anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Hey guys... Just a quick update on my 1994...

Hey guys...

Just a quick update on my 1994 XR650L restoration.

Bought as a none runner.

It only sparks once.. No matter how long I hold the button down for. Just one spark.

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Why didn't I read this before spending $70 :(:

Why didn't I read this before spending $70 :(:
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
Thanks buddy... I was literally banging my head...

Thanks buddy... I was literally banging my head against the wall..

Honda and their bloody part numbers.

All I need is the spring. It's literally a 10c part but knowing what size and strength...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 83,296
Views: 9,479,034
Posted By tedmagnum
A beg for help

I'm on of those fortunate/unfortunate XR650L owners in the UK.

We just can't get parts...

I bought a tatty one a few days ago and when stripping the carb apart I found I need a few things.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,698
Posted By tedmagnum
It's always a total surprise to me why people buy...

It's always a total surprise to me why people buy a lightweight bike then f**k it up with overweight pannier frames and aluminium boxes...

It's kind of like buying a supersized Mcdonalds meal then...
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,487
Posted By tedmagnum
Yup !! :D

Yup !! :D
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,487
Posted By tedmagnum
I've got no grudge or mis-guided CNN opinion.....

I've got no grudge or mis-guided CNN opinion.. Just stating the facts my friend.


But to say that a solo or small group of scruffy travelers attracts the same attention as a large group of...
Forum: Latin America 05-19-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,487
Posted By tedmagnum
I think i'm being misunderstood.... I LOVE...

I think i'm being misunderstood....

I LOVE Mexico.. I have some fantastic friends there and love the people. I've traveled extensively in South America too. It's my favorite continent by far.....
Forum: Latin America 05-18-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,487
Posted By tedmagnum
Of course... But that's assuming we live in a...

Of course... But that's assuming we live in a perfect world !! We are very far from that i'm afraid..

Let's be realistic here.... We all have to live in the here and now and not just bitch about...
Forum: Latin America 05-17-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,487
Posted By tedmagnum
"Reason 438" why riding in a convoy of 22 flash...

"Reason 438" why riding in a convoy of 22 flash expensive bikes in poor countries with high crime with the LWD support crew is a bad idea.....


Sorry for the lack of sympathy but these tours make...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26,581
Views: 4,804,285
Posted By tedmagnum
Anyone fitted a Vacuum pump ????????

I've been having fuel flow problems with my DRZ and Clark tank. Fuel starvation, hard to start if left for a few weeks etc.

The fuel doesnt run well, especially with an inline filter. Sometimes...
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