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Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 10:28 PM
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Posted By TobyG
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Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7,640
Views: 1,220,531
Posted By TobyG
Take the engine out and you will manage to get it...

Take the engine out and you will manage to get it to less than a hundred kg, even!


No really,
the Xchallenge won't get much lighter, at all, there's not much that could be taken off.
All that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16,483
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Posted By TobyG
Sure it'd have been more expensive, but there's...

Sure it'd have been more expensive, but there's not that many parts that they would have had to change.
Different triples, front brake caliper adapter + brake line, front axle, triple clamps, forks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Shortly after I bought mine (that was almost...

Shortly after I bought mine (that was almost three years ago now :eek1).

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2153/77u4.gif


Mind you, I am cheating a little, the bike being a couple kg lighter...
Forum: Racing 02-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 478,550
Posted By TobyG
This is what the reverse image search came up...

This is what the reverse image search came up with:

http://www.rallybikecenter.nl/webshop/cs001.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,932
Posted By TobyG
Shhhhh: DVD drives can read CDs, too ;) :augie

Shhhhh: DVD drives can read CDs, too ;)
:augie
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By TobyG
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Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
The T63's shouldn't do too bad of a job in snow, ...

The T63's shouldn't do too bad of a job in snow,
I am running AC10's front and rear (I don't think the rear is available in 17", though),
while I love them offroad, they won't last long on road,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
My experience with sand is somewhat limited, ...

My experience with sand is somewhat limited,
but from what I can say, it is quite similar, yes.

But it depends on the kind of snow, the wet, heavy snow we get around here is what makes it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Amateur! Who needs snow chains ? 0.5 bar...

Amateur!
Who needs snow chains ?

0.5 bar pressure front and rear and you're good to go! :D


http://i.imgur.com/vXu8gSq.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/GhkEyOS.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Thanks! I used the Touratech ones, but in...

Thanks!

I used the Touratech ones, but in the long run I was looking for an cheaper alternative,
looked at the venhill kits, too, but I still hoped there'd be a universal one available that would...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16,483
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Posted By TobyG
Is that an off-the-shelf throttle cable ? If...

Is that an off-the-shelf throttle cable ?
If so, got a part number :ear ?
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
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Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,815
Posted By TobyG
Very nice work, hats off to you! :clap ...

Very nice work, hats off to you! :clap



I wonder if there's any advantage over using a carbon-kevlar-carbon sandwich instead of going straight for a carbon/kevlar mixed fabric, other than looks...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,005
Posted By TobyG
STAGE 3 - 6 JANUARY SAN JUAN - CHILECITO ...

STAGE 3 - 6 JANUARY
SAN JUAN - CHILECITO
SPECIAL: 220 KM


#1 Barreda
#2 Coma
#3 Viladoms
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,005
Posted By TobyG
STAGE 2 - 5 JANUARY VILLA CARLOS PAZ - SAN JUAN...

STAGE 2 - 5 JANUARY
VILLA CARLOS PAZ - SAN JUAN
SPECIAL: 518 KM

#1:Barreda
#2:Coma
#3:Sunderland
Forum: Racing 01-03-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,005
Posted By TobyG
2015 DAKAR RALLYSTAGE 1 - 4 JANUARY BUENOS...

2015 DAKAR RALLYSTAGE 1 - 4 JANUARY
BUENOS AIRES - VILLA CARLOS PAZ
SPECIAL: 175 KM

#1:Barreda
#2:Coma
#3:Sunderland
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 29,796
Posted By TobyG
Definitely gonna keep an eye one the 4-50 this...

Definitely gonna keep an eye one the 4-50 this year, great to hear that you got it to the start line, after all!




The rear/side tank attaches to the right passenger peg mount, the left mount...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 1,034,701
Posted By TobyG
Not quite an old structure, but I recently found...

Not quite an old structure, but I recently found an old Volkswagen T1 in the woods...anybody looking for a winter project?
:lol3


http://i.imgur.com/J9FIiKF.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 760,349
Posted By TobyG
You sure? :P No idea what the spacing on...

You sure? :P


No idea what the spacing on the YZ triples is, remember I got a WP fork with TT triples!
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 760,349
Posted By TobyG
I've got an even better idea, I'm just gonna PM...

I've got an even better idea, I'm just gonna PM dansin my address so he can ship that useless, heavy steering dampener to me, I might mount it on my triple, as the front is too light anyways. The...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Mo, ich hab die Magura 312, die 314 ist die...

Mo, ich hab die Magura 312, die 314 ist die Plastikvariante, die der Ray an der Rallye hat.
So oder so, den Gaszug kannst du umhängen, entweder auf Enduro oder auf Cross,
der Gasweg ist zwar...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Oh by the way, I think you forgot to post a...

Oh by the way,
I think you forgot to post a picture of your finished bike, didn't you? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Hey, I can help ya out with a couple pics from my...

Hey, I can help ya out with a couple pics from my short ride today, hope that's gonna make you feel better...maybe :D


Started my ride on an already known track, right after it started snowing
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 455,101
Posted By TobyG
Not the first snow this season, but the first...

Not the first snow this season, but the first snow I've ridden in this season.

There'd already been some snowfall once I got to my garage,
and it only got better from there on :)

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,495,932
Posted By TobyG
Are you sure that the bajonet thing you are...

Are you sure that the bajonet thing you are seeing is not just the bulbs' socket? :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 318,896
Posted By TobyG
Pics pics pics. Please :D Your bike,...

Pics pics pics.

Please :D

Your bike, other customers' bikes, whatever you can get :wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 225,960
Posted By TobyG
Took a spontaneous ride on sunday to try and find...

Took a spontaneous ride on sunday to try and find a couple new paths,
can't say that I'd been disappointed :wink:

http://i.imgur.com/U9nmaMR.jpg


Note to self: Buy a cheap, used...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Ok, let's start with age and/or mileage related...

Ok, let's start with age and/or mileage related problems:

-water pump seals failing, there a weep hole und the waterpump cover (front left side of the engine),
if there's water and/or oil...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 1,393,670
Posted By TobyG
This picture shows it a little better: ...

This picture shows it a little better:

http://www.baboons.de/images/stories/pairan/www.bmw-ritzel.jpg
Source (german):...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,968
Posted By TobyG
Recently changed wheel bearings for the first...

Recently changed wheel bearings for the first time,
let me tell you, concrete bolt anchors work very, very well.

Just fasten one against the inner race, apply some temperature and use either the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
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Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
I ran a T63 (18") rear for 10'000km in 4 weeks in...

I ran a T63 (18") rear for 10'000km in 4 weeks in August '13, Temps mostly between 25 and 40°C.

20/80 gravel/street use,
luggage did weigh ~ 13kg, my bike was 170kg plus fuel at the time.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 719,772
Posted By TobyG
Nice bike, IMHO, but can somebody enlighten me as...

Nice bike, IMHO, but can somebody enlighten me as to why they don't just put the exhaust a bit higher/further back, thereby eliminating the need for said loop? :huh

Am I missing something obvious...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,914
Posted By TobyG
You're welcome :freaky By the way, no...

You're welcome :freaky



By the way, no need to cut the filter/regulator housing apart the way I did (I did that to show what was to be found inside of this hella expensive thing),
to get the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 760,349
Posted By TobyG
Parting out a 2002 F650GS

In case anybody needs some spare parts - I am parting out a red 2002 F650GS with ABS and centerstand,
willing to ship worldwide, for more information, check this post: Click me!...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
I'll drop him an email, maybe he still has it.

I'll drop him an email, maybe he still has it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,914
Posted By TobyG
They are that expensive and you cannot get them...

They are that expensive and you cannot get them anywhere else other than from your BMW dealer, since they patented their "design" (aka putting a cheap filter and a regulator in one case).


It is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
Parting out a 2002 F650Gs

Just in case anybody needs any parts,
I got a good condition, red 2002 F650GS with 55k km and ABS that I am parting out,
some parts are already gone and I am keeping some for my own bike, primarily...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16,483
Views: 2,033,689
Posted By TobyG
:cry Just exchanged a couple dozen emails...

:cry

Just exchanged a couple dozen emails with him a few weeks ago talking about all sorts of things from technical stuff about the 650s to the sidecar racing he was involved in years ago to all...
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