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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Plastic bash plates

Apart from building a pattern I've built a full press mould to get the control over both external and internal form and finish--this is gel(hard wearing), two layers of carbon weave, kevlar, two...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
plastic bashplate

Without wishing to flog my own work too much but I've made a couple of full carbon ones (see earlier posts)--and these are effectively plastic--I have no extra sound absorption and its reasonably...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Please see my post above--I lowered the shock...

Please see my post above--I lowered the shock shaft through the clevis but there is a limit for two reasons--max position of the damping wheel (min rebound), and the spring was contacting the SA...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Rear shock mods

Not happy with the damping on the rear I gave my shock to MTEC in the UK(I'm in the UK). On stripping it was found that the piston "ring" (more of a corrugated teflon wrap) had partially...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 03:52 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
EXUP--reason for being

I think its as simple as a compensator for valve timing which is designed and suited for higher revs. At low speeds such valve timing will present a significant overlap (gas speed is pretty constant...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
muffler replacement

If you mean the EXUP valve then you can simply leave the motor in place and remove the cables. There are also electronic boxes that emulate the EXUP to prevent a fault code appearing (17)--see e...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
tool tube graphics

Old phot ( well about a week)--got mine off with cellulose thinners.

I'm hoping that it stays on over the rough stuff--will report later!!:evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
mud flap

We shortened the stock rear of my European model and need a flap--I used the lid from a plastic container.
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr230/catcitrus/Yam%20tool%20tube%202.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Tool tube

Noted thank you.

The tube is hard against the bottom bracket of the original tool box mount, the the screw on top is hard against my slightly bent original top tool box mount. I've just given it a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:33 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
GPS hard wire

I can second that-tried all kinds of tie wraps etc--and it simply bounces out(its sprung loaded!)-and with a Montana if you don't spot it and go for battery power it shuts down and you lose your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
rear nuffler

I'm in the UK and managed to get the genuine GYTR exhaust--I had to buy a stainless boss and get it welded in to take the lambda sensor (European and Oz only I think). I think the front end is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Sidestand mod

being vertically challenged I find it a little difficult to both pull the sidestand down when seated, or lever it back up. I've added a "loop" (kitchen drawer handle retapped M6 and bolted on)--sorry...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
screen height

Thats exactly why I designed my own--and in several offs in Wales last weekend it didn't get touched--but does provide a lot more upper body protection on the road....
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Tool tube

Just fitted a tool tube--had to "bend" the top toolbox mounting slightly (but it will bend back if required), and drill one M6 hole in the LH footrest bracket---its tight--but well supported....
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
There was something tacky in one leg(definitely...

There was something tacky in one leg(definitely NOT 5W), and something red in the other--I was in South Wales on Saturday and on the fast moor tracks it was so much better. I have the bounce damping...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Rear suspension

Has anybody tried a WR250F shock in place of the standard (underdamped) rear shock. Key things are obviously overall length, spring diameter, rate, location of the remote reservoir (will it fit)and ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
"mushroom" fixing

It refers to the shape of the little spikes on 3M's dual lock system which is about 5 times stronger than velcro and great stuff--there is no male and female or hook and loop--the mushroom heads...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Screen update

I wasn't really happy with the 3m "mushroom" fixing so have bolted the screen through to the shroud with spacers (roofing nail seals!)--and have kept the holes to the upper part of the shroud which...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
footpegs

Just about every pic on here shows the standard pegs--essentially they are narrow with only two rows of teeth--MX are wider and typically have 3 rows of teeth--that much more secure and comfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Footrest update

I remember a post a little while ago about fitting wider footpegs--I took a chance on a pair from a 2001 WR400F (5BE) with pins and springs (springs essential)--and they fitted straight on (with a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Airbox flapper

Changing the intake hole size won't affect the resonant frequency of the airbox volume, especially as you have a big foam aircleaner doing a really good dampening job anyway. I reckon that its some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Recent upgrades

I've noticed recent posts on accessory sockets, heat shields --and finally a useful fit on the rear disc--the "F " enduro rear disc guard fits.

I used a kevlar reinforced carbon plate to put my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
longevity rant

Agree--I think the point has been missed by the rant--basically I think we are grateful, and a little surprised, that the little bike seems to handle distance and miles well compared to the 70/100...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 03:44 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Yam screen

Thanks for the comments--now I've done the hard work with the mould I can make one or two more if required--just get in touch at chrisbarnes1@yahoo.com

They are a laminate and use pigmented gel so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Yam screen update

Please see my previous post with a carbon one--here's my latest in white which suits my bike better. I've reconfigured the 3M Dual lock. A test run at 60 mph plus keeps the wind off my chest and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
New Yam screen finished

Just fitted the first one out of the mould--its a bit of an overkill on layers. Secured with 3M dual Lock--but can be bolted of course. I can do white, a vague blue or black. See earlier post 47179....
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Loss of electrons

Will the bike jump start with a battery pack? I've had a battery go down but once bump started and the headlight disconnected it got me home--in other words the generator was still producing 14+...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
connectors

They don't look like the normal white Yam Molex type--are they left overs from a Fuel re-programer or speedo fixer that someone has simply unplugged--I would trace the looms back?

CB
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Holes in Bashplate

Thanks for the comments--thank goodness we are all different.

I did about 100 miles today on salty,wet roads--and the motor kept pretty clean--unlike the rest of the bike!

Yam must have done...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Time will tell on strength etc--hence the...

Time will tell on strength etc--hence the trial--but we are looking at 2 layers of carbon weave, carbon triaxial ,kevlar and then glass--I have never broken my own work.--I guess the resin can be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
bashplate

Looks like you will be giving it a thorough test!!--look forward to the results!(I hope!!)
And I ought to add that I can easily put a drain hole in should the customer require it.
I have put an add...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
hole for an oil change

Great pics--and a brave comparison with the Flatlands--didn't realise that you had one already!

As its my design I would like to comment--if you cut a hole big enough to allow the oil to drain...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Screen

I've decided to make my own simple add on as I'm happy with the 2/3 CREE LED 21W/30W H4 replacement in the standard lense. This mockup is in cardboard but I've copied it in polyester sheet and will...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2015, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Yamaha WR 250R/X

On the subject of trials I have just finished making a carbon bashplate for the WR250R (have one on my bike and there are a couple on their way to the US)--before I consider selling one or two to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Fuelling

My European model has the O2 (Lambda)sensor--but the GYTR muffler from the US had no provision. I bought a weld on boss very cheaply (see fleabay) and a local expert TIG welded it in position and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
insulating IMS tank

I also insulated my IMS 3 gal tank --see post 46619 for pics. I think the plastic tank will be much better at insulating than the standard metal tank--especially in a sun soak or simply standing...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Rear disc guard

Just in case anybody wants to protect their rear disc from rocks and getting bent the WR250F guard fits straight on-and is pretty cheap.

Yam part number is 1C3-25718-50

regards, CB
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Racks

I was going to ask the same question--are they Moto-Racks ?
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:04 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
speedo correction

Thanks guys for all the support--I give up !!--A speedo healer will do it but its the price of a tyre, chain etc--and I know what comes first !--I'll live with the thought that there is a solution...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Chrisbarnes1
Speedo correction

Thanks for the explanation---but any change of gearing will also alter the odometer,which really defeats any anti tampering idea. Here we are trying to be "legal", and as a by product keeping the odo...
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