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Forum: Beasts 12-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Hi Robert, if Keithy is able to do the job there...

Hi Robert, if Keithy is able to do the job there should be no need to do any modifications to the tank. We'll just have to wait and see.

You are quite right about the bottom end problem being a...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2013, 11:28 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Great info on your site 950v2, just used Google...

Great info on your site 950v2, just used Google translate :clap
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Yes Olli it was the crankshaft bearing on the...

Yes Olli it was the crankshaft bearing on the front cylinder connecting rod.
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 12:29 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Hello again Gentlemen, apologies for being...

Hello again Gentlemen,

apologies for being away so long. To update you all I have had 2 serious big end bearing failures with my Outback. There appear to be differing opinions on the causes of...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 01:31 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
John, you do me too much credit. I'm an owner,...

John, you do me too much credit. I'm an owner, rider and interested observer but mechanical expert nah!

I leave that to Johan :wink:

He da man :evil
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 12:40 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Starter motor runs but will not turn the engine. ...

Starter motor runs but will not turn the engine. Usually turns over once or twice then just labours. Makes you think the battery or starter motor is crocked. Good battery does not fix the problem.
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2011, 03:09 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Clutch cables

Seems like the originals are just not up to the job. Earlier posts have had a look I think but how about this

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/motorcycle/controlcable.php
...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2011, 02:31 AM
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Views: 209,217
Posted By John in Leeds
Fuel line connectors

Hi Robert, let's hope this will make things a little clearer.

Below you can see the fuel line quick release connector, the spigot pipe from the fuel pump and (in red) a broken spigot pipe.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2011, 02:19 PM
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Views: 209,217
Posted By John in Leeds
Robert, you push the connector collar away from...

Robert, you push the connector collar away from the elbow bend towards the the rubber pipe. If you can twist the connector at the same time it generally comes away quite easily. Just be very...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2011, 07:20 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Grand day out

Some pics of our ride in the Yorkshire Dales

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Forum: Beasts 04-21-2011, 01:23 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Wink Hi Rob, not sure of the size and make of the...

Hi Rob, not sure of the size and make of the Motard tyre but I'll look in the morning. One thing I do know is that the chain does touch and mark the tyre. I seem to remember that Johan said...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2011, 03:24 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Looks like the main road up to Summerbridge. ...

Looks like the main road up to Summerbridge. Glad you survived Cal - those Dales walls can just give a tiny bit, certainly better than an oncoming truck :eek1

Years ago looped my mates Honda...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2011, 03:13 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
We'll see, in the past both Heidi and the grey...

We'll see, in the past both Heidi and the grey motard would occasionally slip the clutch like this until they had a few reqular miles on. It takes time as well for me to get 'into the groove' of...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2011, 01:19 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Absolutely! and you know the sort of speeds we...

Absolutely! and you know the sort of speeds we were travelling and the terrain we went over :evil

The bike now runs really well, settling to a smooth predictable tickover after a serious...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2011, 03:25 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
FYI, did a fuel check on Saturday brim to brim. ...

FYI, did a fuel check on Saturday brim to brim. Over some pretty serious back roads speeds a little over the limits, a couple of licence loosing bursts on quiet stretches with Johan's new map...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2011, 01:24 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Oh yes! Good for me too, after Johan worked...

Oh yes!

Good for me too, after Johan worked his magic on my recalcitrant ecu management software. His latest map installed the Outback ran sweetly and with far greater economy.

The following...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2011, 12:53 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Anytime :thumb It'll be good to see you at...

Anytime :thumb

It'll be good to see you at last Calvin :freaky
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2011, 05:38 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Snakey has a set spare I reckon ...

Snakey has a set spare I reckon
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx274/johninleeds/bgrant4.jpg

Would love to try them out on the tops with a bit of snow eh? :evil

Yep, give me a bell or pop...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2011, 11:25 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Thumb Nice pics mate, keep 'em coming :clap

Nice pics mate, keep 'em coming :clap
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2011, 01:05 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
It'll be very interesting to see how the assets...

It'll be very interesting to see how the assets of the company are split and what is actually left to auction. I understand that the engine rights are in the hands of a Swedish company Rollox AB...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2011, 02:32 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Auction of US Highland residue

Might be interested to look on the current state of play here http://www.highlandforums.com/ :cry
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2010, 10:42 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Well...... nearly. The key to my needs is...

Well...... nearly.

The key to my needs is weight, or the lack of it. The Highland 950 motor is a class leading 45kgs and is quite different to any other twin in (except Harley) in the way it...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2010, 02:58 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Seems like the Hooligan Swedes want 'em :rofl ...

Seems like the Hooligan Swedes want 'em :rofl


Me, I just want a powerful 'adventure bike' that is not the usual lard arse :deal
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2010, 11:01 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Oh Bu99er!!!

Latest news (http://www.highlandforums.com/index.php?topic=205.0) :cry
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2010, 10:34 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Grant, if you're struggling just email 'em to me...

Grant, if you're struggling just email 'em to me and I'll bung 'em up. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2010, 01:24 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
And then came KTM. :(: Thanks for...

And then came KTM. :(:

Thanks for article and translation Olli :thumb
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2010, 01:25 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Question It's a long time since we had any updates from...

It's a long time since we had any updates from the factory.

Good performance from the singles racing early November but nothing on the twins :clap :freaky

Sometimes a bloke can get sick of...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2010, 02:24 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
More interesting material for us Olli, thank you ...

More interesting material for us Olli, thank you :thumb Wondered what the wide sump plate contained. It seems far too wide to be practical.

Just an idea, if you scan the magazine the software...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2010, 02:25 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Excellent archive Olli, all sorts of stuff turns...

Excellent archive Olli, all sorts of stuff turns up eventually, some good history here. :clap

Do you know how the bike performed, can't have been too good otherwise I'm sure we would have heard...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2010, 12:57 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
There's lots more Olli, Highlands are pretty...

There's lots more Olli, Highlands are pretty straightforward to work on in my limited experience. :thumb

Seems as though Highland (Kurt) don't mind extracts from their manuals being shared - very...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 01:37 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Nice simple repair, should have posted this...

Nice simple repair, should have posted this before. If Kurt wants me to remove this extract from the Highland assembly instructions I will

...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2010, 01:36 PM
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Views: 209,217
Posted By John in Leeds
Eek 'kinnel!!! you got me :rofl, that'll focus...

'kinnel!!!

you got me :rofl, that'll focus my mind in the morning better get up real early :ear
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2010, 04:14 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Question High tech, hmm, not so sure about that. Most of...

High tech, hmm, not so sure about that. Most of what I see on the forthcoming(?) US Highlands is tried and tested over a number of years. Wheels, brakes, suspension and running gear are nothing but...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2010, 11:09 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Talking Sometimes we get the chance to see a brilliant...

Sometimes we get the chance to see a brilliant spoof - might have seen it before but I really liked this one :rofl


http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx274/johninleeds/spoof.jpg
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2010, 10:39 AM
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Views: 209,217
Posted By John in Leeds
Welcome Oliver, looking forward to seeing your...

Welcome Oliver, looking forward to seeing your bike. In the meantime here is a pic of Thomas with his Outback (hope he doesn't mind me posting). He is a good friend of Johan (Greasesnake) and lives...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2010, 08:53 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
New contender for US Highland or just...

New contender for US Highland or just aspirational performance example :rofl

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Forum: Beasts 11-09-2010, 12:33 PM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Has 'a wealth of torque and immaculate fuelling'...

Has 'a wealth of torque and immaculate fuelling' if that proves to be true they're half way there :D
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2010, 05:19 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Thumb I suspect more adventures have been had on the...

I suspect more adventures have been had on the Honda Cub than any other motorcycle. However I think I need my ego flattering too :ear


Yep Keith I'm on it, just gettin' over Fridays hangover ...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2010, 11:11 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Wicked Kurt's StreetTracker Video from Facebook...

Kurt's StreetTracker Video from Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=12073&id=134944296544722#%21/video/video.php?v=1440472294335&oid=134944296544722)


Sounds just the Dogs Bollocks...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2010, 05:16 AM
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Posted By John in Leeds
Thumb No, stop naggin' :D, I'm going out to have a...

No, stop naggin' :D, I'm going out to have a couple of beers to celebrate the fact that 'according to the spec sheet' I have a fully functioning penis :clap:freaky and the spec sheet is good...
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