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Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,126
Posted By Helikoptermann
That is a dang gorgeous bike! Keep up the good...

That is a dang gorgeous bike! Keep up the good work.

Tim (a fellow BL-er :wink:)
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Helikoptermann
So... I managed to look at least a little...

So...

I managed to look at least a little bit further into that matter today, and I've got good and bad news.

The bad news is, it's not the cam chain tensioner. I pulled it, and it looked...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-14-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,334
Posted By Helikoptermann
You should definitely be on the safe side,...

You should definitely be on the safe side, because, as I see it, fork travel doesn't translate 1:1 to "getting closer to the ground."
Because the forks are not exactly perpendicular to the ground,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Helikoptermann
As soon as i will get to the bike, i will check...

As soon as i will get to the bike, i will check for all that. But unfortunately it will be another week until I can get home. Currently its finals season for me, so all study, no bikey...

I HOPE...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Helikoptermann
I did the doo-procedure you mentioned around...

I did the doo-procedure you mentioned around 1000klms ago, along with the rest of a service. It didn't change anything about the noise.

As far as I had seen, there was no unusual junk in the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Helikoptermann
Whew, this community sure is fast... As I...

Whew, this community sure is fast...

As I mentioned the Doohickey shouldn't be part of the issue. But the cam chain tensioner sounds like a hot ticket. The noise always remembered me of the one...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Helikoptermann
KLR-Noises

Hello everyone!

A little while ago, my KLR started to make a rattle-noise. So far she still runs fine, and Im kinda reluctant to open up the working engine of my only bike in the midst of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,507
Posted By Helikoptermann
Thanks a lot, but since, I had the possibility to...

Thanks a lot, but since, I had the possibility to test ride one myself. Not too bad, I must say...although id tweak around with the handlebars and the pegs to get it to my likings...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,507
Posted By Helikoptermann
That result is WAY sexy! I still try to figure...

That result is WAY sexy! I still try to figure out what the Ducati design-team was on when they created THAT turd of a fairing though, haha...

Given the nice outcome of that build, I started to...
Forum: Europe 04-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Helikoptermann
Basically i want to know what bikes sell best in...

Basically i want to know what bikes sell best in Estonia.
Since I know for a fact, that Estonians like to buy used cars (and bikes?) in Germany, i thought about financing my summer holiday (in...
Forum: Europe 04-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Helikoptermann
Are there any Estonians among the inmates?

Hello everyone!

Due to a semester spent in beautiful Estonia, combined with a mildly crazy idea, I want to find out a few things about the Estonian used motorcycle market.

Id be thrilled if i...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Helikoptermann
Teach a KLR guy

Hello everyone!

Right now I am lusting over buying an new bike (okay, to be serious, this ist actually an ongoing condition)
Im riding a KLR now, which is the first bike Ive ever bought. Since...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,793
Posted By Helikoptermann
Consider this subscribed!

Consider this subscribed!
Forum: Trials 04-05-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,972
Posted By Helikoptermann
Okay, as Im in the same place as Huzband right...

Okay, as Im in the same place as Huzband right now, the only difference is Im being too cheap to send those forks in.
So could anybody please give me a hint or two on how to get those forks apart?
Forum: Trials 03-16-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,972
Posted By Helikoptermann
Im doing the same thing here right now. What a...

Im doing the same thing here right now. What a coincidence!

As Im lacking any kind of documentation for the bike, could you please make a LOT of pics the fork-rebuild? Also, a hint about the...
Forum: Trials 02-11-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,426
Posted By Helikoptermann
Aaaand, since were already here...i have a quick...

Aaaand, since were already here...i have a quick question:
Is there a special trick to kickstarting those big(ger) 2smokers?
I tried to start my Aprilia today (0 Celsius), and it took me ages to...
Forum: Trials 02-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,426
Posted By Helikoptermann
I got myself a 1993 Aprilia yesterday... I...

I got myself a 1993 Aprilia yesterday...
I guess, it must have been ridden by someone in the nineties :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 52,548
Posted By Helikoptermann
I must say, I love your build. Very impressing. ...

I must say, I love your build. Very impressing.

About the stripped threads...
Igo for the re-weld and re-drill option, simply because I know the feeling (and results btw) of losing a footpeg on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 38,434
Posted By Helikoptermann
Really nice! Im actually considering to...

Really nice!

Im actually considering to treat my KLR in a similar kind of way...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,484
Posted By Helikoptermann
You may wanna look into something along the lines...

You may wanna look into something along the lines of a Beta Alp 4.0.
Relatively lightweight and the awesome engine and trand of the DR350.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Helikoptermann
Is there maybe some kind of problem with the...

Is there maybe some kind of problem with the venting of the Tank? I.e. a pinched venting hose?
Try opening the Fuel Cap right after it died and try to restart then...

This might be the very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7,346
Views: 1,463,084
Posted By Helikoptermann
Man! This aint anything else but pure bike porn!

Man! This aint anything else but pure bike porn!
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Helikoptermann
Your low-budget project bikes

After reading a few threads of guys, who bought bikes for next to nothing to rebuild them on a low budget, and being also just about to start one of these builds, Im now starting this thread here....
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,739
Posted By Helikoptermann
@ihatefalling Nice job on the screen. I...

@ihatefalling
Nice job on the screen. I wouldve recommended a different material, though.
IIRC, plexiglass (PMMA) is known to splinter with sharp edges, i.e. at a crash.

You might want to use a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,739
Posted By Helikoptermann
Ur right, it has less travel. But the additional...

Ur right, it has less travel. But the additional 10mm of the S/E models dont make a huge difference, do they?
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,739
Posted By Helikoptermann
Im thinking of doing the same. IIRC, the SM...

Im thinking of doing the same.
IIRC, the SM rotor is bigger. Besides that, the suspension may need some work, b/c the SM is probably much stiffer.

But on the plus side, youve got an better fork...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,739
Posted By Helikoptermann
Good to know... Thanks for the fast reply

Good to know...
Thanks for the fast reply
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,739
Posted By Helikoptermann
Which subframe does the SM have, actually? The...

Which subframe does the SM have, actually?
The "e" one, or the strong "S" one?
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,739
Posted By Helikoptermann
For the offroad part, its mostly forestry roads...

For the offroad part, its mostly forestry roads and some footpaths (the situation in germany is a bit different than in e.g. the US. Its generally not allowed to ride into the woods etc, although...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,739
Posted By Helikoptermann
Hey Folks! Currently Im a KLR rider (yeah, I...

Hey Folks!
Currently Im a KLR rider (yeah, I know...), but Im having thoughts about getting something a little lighter, and therefore more dirt-worthy.
Right now, Im doing about 30/70...
Forum: Europe 11-21-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,872
Posted By Helikoptermann
Sie haben Post...

Sie haben Post...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,537
Posted By Helikoptermann
You want an honest opinion? Even if the bike...

You want an honest opinion?

Even if the bike may not suit my needs, Id still buy it. Why?
Just because its one of the most awesome Bikes you can get...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,844
Posted By Helikoptermann
Thanks so far for the replies... By now, Im...

Thanks so far for the replies...
By now, Im pretty sure Ill settle for the Ortlieb bags, but Ill be at the Intermot in Cologne this weekend, so Ill have a look right there...

@Possu: Ortliebs...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,844
Posted By Helikoptermann
Question Ortlieb or Wolfman?

Hey there!
Im sure, this issue hals already been discussed somewhere, but if so, Im too stupid to find it.
So, here I go.
Im looking for some soft panniers for my KLR.
By now Im opting either...
Forum: Europe 10-03-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,872
Posted By Helikoptermann
Haha, I certainly didnt expect to find any other...

Haha, I certainly didnt expect to find any other riders from A-town in here...
Where exactly do you live? Im from Tailfingen.
Forum: Europe 10-02-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,872
Posted By Helikoptermann
Hey u guys! After some time lurking on ADV, I...

Hey u guys!
After some time lurking on ADV, I decided to step out of the closet by now :P
My name is Tim, Im 21 years old and located in Albstadt/Baden Wuertemberg.
Currently Im riding al 1996...
Forum: Europe 10-02-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,489
Posted By Helikoptermann
Ill be on the intermot too, so maybe I can...

Ill be on the intermot too, so maybe I can manage to pop in at some point.
Not sure tho...
How will I recognize u guys in the Brauhaus?

Regards
Tim
Forum: Europe 10-02-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,284
Posted By Helikoptermann
Mes goings to be theres too... Ill arrive...

Mes goings to be theres too...
Ill arrive thursday round noon @Cologne.
Not sure yet, when Ill be at the expo, since Ive got some other things on my list. But Ill be there on saturday 4sure....
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,521
Posted By Helikoptermann
Thanks, mate Youre right, its easy to...

Thanks, mate

Youre right, its easy to convert, but im one lazy son of a .....
BTW:How accurate is your approx.? Especially the width could be a pretty close issue...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,521
Posted By Helikoptermann
Question Hey, you guys! could maybe anyone of you, whos...

Hey, you guys!
could maybe anyone of you, whos having one of these buell headlights around, do some measurements for me?
Im thinking of maybe applying one to my 96 klr (european model)...
So,...
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