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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By The Jester
I had a similar issue on an X-challenge -...

I had a similar issue on an X-challenge - excessive brake lever travel - which I cured by replacing the brake lever.

On the X-challenge the lever is non-adjustable. The lever is made of alloy and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By The Jester
I think mine had 46k miles on when I sold it. ...

I think mine had 46k miles on when I sold it.

I'll echo what most have said

Solid engines, smooth and reliable. Clutch actuating mechanism, water pump seals and 1 valve shim were the only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By The Jester
I'm thinking back to the faithful old DRZ which...

I'm thinking back to the faithful old DRZ which came in S for the road and E for off road. Other than tank, subframe and headlights the differences between the two were the FCR carb, thinner base...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Not sure if there is a write up but the easiest...

Not sure if there is a write up but the easiest way is to keep to standard size rims. Once you start swapping between 17" Sumo and standard 18/21" wheels it gets a whole lot harder. The 17" rear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
I don't. That's what I am having to fix at the...

I don't. That's what I am having to fix at the moment. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
I think you have answered your question then,...

I think you have answered your question then, it's not good news. Still, it could be shot con-rod which is a much bigger job to fix. Not sure how your riding seasons work but it could be a good...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
You might need to give a clearer explanation of...

You might need to give a clearer explanation of how it is moving but I will take a guess:

You must have had the engine running with the inspection covers removed. I'm assuming that you are seeing...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
I don't know about the fmf headers or what is...

I don't know about the fmf headers or what is normal for the xr but I have had a number of bikes in the past where the headers would glow red, particularly thumpers. You don't normally notice it...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 452,909
Posted By The Jester
Additionally, some of the roadbook creation...

Additionally, some of the roadbook creation software enables completed roadbooks to be exported as a pdf. This makes it easy to use the files on any device with just a pdf reader but also means that...
Forum: Racing 12-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 452,909
Posted By The Jester
In the UK they are just starting up a roadbook...

In the UK they are just starting up a roadbook race series. Although the organisers have been experimenting with iOS based trip and roadbook for training events, they have gone with paper roadbooks...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,227
Posted By The Jester
i didn't spot the kick start spring guide in your...

i didn't spot the kick start spring guide in your pics. I have a new one, still sealed in its bag, sitting on a shelf. PM me if you need it.

Also a coil and a barrel that is bored 3mm over. If...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
I have glass fibre tape wrapped round mine. It...

I have glass fibre tape wrapped round mine. It isn't even exhaust wrap, just a roll of 2" tape left over from when I used to build my own kayaks about 15 years ago. One of those things that you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
That about sums up what I was thinking. Good to...

That about sums up what I was thinking. Good to have it confirmed though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Just a quick question. I'm taking the...

Just a quick question.

I'm taking the bottom end of my engine down to have the crank replaced tomorrow. With a bit of luck I may even have it back before christmas so I can build the rest of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Update It looks like I have managed to...

Update

It looks like I have managed to secure a complete crank with a new falicon rod - 250
recut all valve seats and put the head through a parts washer - 20 (bargain!)
I need piston pin as...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
i haven't had a really close inspection but I did...

i haven't had a really close inspection but I did check the cam and rockers when I was removing the head and it all looked good.
How big a job is it to remove the crank and are any special tools...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Ever had that feeling that you've opened a can of...

Ever had that feeling that you've opened a can of worms?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7488/15831941240_e27309bd73_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8668/15831774768_2be310eb2b_b.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
:thumb That works. I love this place.

:thumb That works.
I love this place.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Ron, Perthite, Thanks for the advice. Since...

Ron, Perthite,

Thanks for the advice. Since I am taking the head into a workshop to have the valves cut I am sure they will measure the bore and piston. The only problem might be getting the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
I'm with you on not making it harder work to...

I'm with you on not making it harder work to start, although I have that down to a fine art now. Usually 2nd kick from cold and always 1st from warm unless I have dropped and flooded it. But if I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Nice build. The headlight looks pretty neat from...

Nice build. The headlight looks pretty neat from the front. From the side it would look more in proportion with a larger screen I think.

You need to head over to Rally Moto...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
The top end was fine... :huh Actually no. ...

The top end was fine... :huh Actually no.

So far the list is:
Inlet valves worn to the point that I want to replace them. 1 is just about OK but I'm going to replace them as a pair. No point...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,369
Posted By The Jester
That's what they did with my Dakar bike. Other...

That's what they did with my Dakar bike. Other than the airbox mods to eliminate the possibility of dust entering round the edge of the filter, they fitted a full Akro system and jetted the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Is there any reason not to do this? I am part...

Is there any reason not to do this? I am part way through taking the top end off at the moment to investigate an oil loss issue (looks like a stem seal) and wondered about removing the auto decomp...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By The Jester
Other rackless options are made by Kreiga and...

Other rackless options are made by Kreiga and Wolfman.

I currently have a wolfman harness which straps to the bike. Wolfman supplies some very nice roll top bags which clip to this but, since I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
And the writing on the stickers is back to front...

And the writing on the stickers is back to front too. I would say somebody has flipped the picture.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Top end overhaul

I'm about to refresh the top end as the bike is using a little bit of oil. I know the engine had a rebuild before I bought it, but that was to sort the transmission. The PO has told me that the top...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29,500
Views: 3,645,030
Posted By The Jester
spares

I have a couple of spare parts lying in my shed that may be useful to somebody. Pay the postage (from UK!) and give a donation to your favourite good cause is all I am asking. Saves throwing the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Love the first one against the sky :bow

Love the first one against the sky :bow
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
Interested. How many of these are you making?

Interested. How many of these are you making?
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
No. It wouldn't need to have the headlight...

No. It wouldn't need to have the headlight running all the time either. What would help though is a sizeable capacitor in place of the battery to smooth out the voltage.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
I bought the bike with it on so I can't comment...

I bought the bike with it on so I can't comment on the difference it makes. You would find it difficult to get hold of one though because they are no longer made and Akro don't have any old stock.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,943,744
Posted By The Jester
If you are concerned about volume, what you don't...

If you are concerned about volume, what you don't want to fit is an Akropovic system, but they are a work of art. Tapered sections throughout the headers and tailpipe and a titanium silencer that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,214
Posted By The Jester
You're getting some good advice on here. ...

You're getting some good advice on here.

Regardless of the power in the 400 / 650, if you are planning on regular highway use I would go with a 650. It isn't so much about the power, more how...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 222,095
Posted By The Jester
I have the euro model - same electrics as the...

I have the euro model - same electrics as the Aus. Good luck getting questions answered as I have asked on here and had very little response.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 222,095
Posted By The Jester
It could be the other way round, a bad reg rec...

It could be the other way round, a bad reg rec toasting the battery or they could unrelated. Nicd batteries are not ideal for a vehicle as they suffer from memory effect. If they are not fully...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,424
Posted By The Jester
SWM is an old Italian brand name that has been...

SWM is an old Italian brand name that has been resurrected. Although the bikes are being built in Italy, the investment has come from Shineray.
Forum: Europe 11-04-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By The Jester
The only issue you may have is with insurance. ...

The only issue you may have is with insurance. Most insurance companies will require a UK address as the premiums are worked out depending on where you live. If you live in a high risk area for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By The Jester
I would have a look at where the bike has been...

I would have a look at where the bike has been stored. A cold damp shed in an area with a wet climate isn't going to be great. Alternatively a dry climate or a centrally heated garage should result...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By The Jester
A few of them were prepped and raced in rallies...

A few of them were prepped and raced in rallies so there are options available for frame mounted fairings and long range tanks. They might take some tracking down though.
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