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Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,106
Posted By 1050rat
+1 suffered from a broken ignition wire last year...

+1 suffered from a broken ignition wire last year due to this problem but only decided to ditch the stock covers altogether earlier today. My seat of the pants dyno has the bike pulling stronger...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-18-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 438,996
Posted By 1050rat
Would love to try your map out here in the UK PM...

Would love to try your map out here in the UK PM sent.

Cheers

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By 1050rat
OK. So far so good - I didn't bother to...

OK. So far so good - I didn't bother to disconnect the harness at the frame end for fear of not being able to get it back together again (never mind apart :huh). Bottom of ignition came away no...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By 1050rat
Thanks for the replies guys - good ideas all...

Thanks for the replies guys - good ideas all round :clap - I'm gravitating toward the crimped option as I don't have a soldering iron.

In terms of workable access I'm thinking I'll need to remove...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By 1050rat
Cut in Ignition Wiring - Help !!

OK so my bike has been cutting out a lot in slow speed left hand turns. Initially I thought it was a fuel problem but lo and behold on closer inspection around the ignition barrel I found a tear in...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,023
Posted By 1050rat
Leo Vince Evo One 400 Fitted here on my...

Leo Vince Evo One 400

Fitted here on my 990 Adventure

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/25/hy3ujy4u.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,139
Posted By 1050rat
Gotta agree with the DIY approach even if you are...

Gotta agree with the DIY approach even if you are a novice like moi.

There is no better feeling than riding your bike knowing everything is torqued correctly with the right fuel map with a whole...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By 1050rat
Hi Zuber sounds like a neat idea have you got any...

Hi Zuber sounds like a neat idea have you got any pictures of this technique ?

I like pictures :-)

Cheers
Forum: Orange Crush 02-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,652
Posted By 1050rat
Glad to hear you are both OK and the damage looks...

Glad to hear you are both OK and the damage looks minor for such a high speed crash!

This may or may not be related to your mishap but I noticed a hole in my front tyre at the weekend and I have...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By 1050rat
I've tried lifting the swingarm and "gently...

I've tried lifting the swingarm and "gently tapping" but the bush mounting will not clear the collar on the swingarm. It's just bouncing off it and not remotely thinking of wedging itself into place?...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By 1050rat
990 Rear Shock Lower Mount Refitting

Hi,
I'm trying to refit my rear shock following a service. The top bolt is in place but for the life of me I can't get the lower mount back into the swingarm. The bush sits very slightly proud of...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,876
Posted By 1050rat
Did you remove the SAI system as I understand it...

Did you remove the SAI system as I understand it is only necessary for the stockers with cats and even if disabled in tuneecu fails open ?

Cheers
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 438,996
Posted By 1050rat
+1 on this map (as my earlier post) - a big...

+1 on this map (as my earlier post) - a big thumbs up from me :1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 438,996
Posted By 1050rat
Laugh My bike was manufactured in Dec 2006 so I can...

My bike was manufactured in Dec 2006 so I can guess an 07 model on an 08 plate. Last week I bought a cable and connected it via the work laptop (teehee it had to be useful for something :evil) to...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,889
Posted By 1050rat
Amen to that....

I was shocked at what I found in the state of the valve stem and worse spindle (see earlier post) following fitting of a new tyre at the dealers...despite my lack of skill but great interest in all...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,889
Posted By 1050rat
Holy cr*p that's good enough for me I'm changing...

Holy cr*p that's good enough for me I'm changing mine out tonight as the rot at your valve stem does not look too different to what I am seeing...!

I'll keep the old tube for emergency use only...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,889
Posted By 1050rat
Question Just Asking Myself The Same Question Tonight...

...as I searched for a puncture following a flat tyre and what looked like a deep cut in the tyre treads last week...to find nothing bwahhh.. so poor maintenance only was to blame...

As I pulled...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-31-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,237
Posted By 1050rat
1 week in and tuturo install going well no issues...

1 week in and tuturo install going well no issues turning on and off capacity looks good for circa 200 miles more here >> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15512528&postcount=2214...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-26-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10,355
Views: 2,130,508
Posted By 1050rat
My Mechanical Expertise Knows No Bounds....

Last week rear brake pads (despite trying to pull pin out the wrong way and levering pistons into place with a long handled teaspoon :evil) this week a manually adjusted gravity fed chain oiler !!...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,381
Posted By 1050rat
Hi uscincpac, Having bought the wrong type...

Hi uscincpac,

Having bought the wrong type of led bulb before - the one directional one with leds on the "top" face only, I had kinda given up on LED as a solution until finding your post.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,756
Posted By 1050rat
Hi Aurel, Congratulations on turning a...

Hi Aurel,

Congratulations on turning a 100,000km -enjoying your blogs and photos whilst dreaming during my lunchbreaks at work...one day..!!!

Cheers
1050rat
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,730
Posted By 1050rat
Weekend Project Finished......Phew

...although it is fair to say I don't think I'd make a good spray painter..no patience waiting for the paint to dry..finger marks..newspaper marks on the white in a rush to mask and start with the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,730
Posted By 1050rat
Now to buy some spray paint...

Pics added...off to buy some spray paint today.....:evil

Cheers

1050rat
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,730
Posted By 1050rat
Happy Camper.!!

Had a few spare hours and a stock screen today so decided to mod it in preference to the touring screen I've been running with for somw time (effective but fugly).

I agree with comments that...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 47,657
Posted By 1050rat
Deadly99, Neat dude !! I've got a...

Deadly99,

Neat dude !!

I've got a grey/black 2007 model and am keen on going down a white 09 type colour scheme route ....DIY like you ! I've had a quote for a professional to do it but with...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By 1050rat
Got to agree with Jeco46. I'm 6'3" with 33"...

Got to agree with Jeco46.
I'm 6'3" with 33" inseam and found the touring screen from KTM a *big* improvement over stock. You get over the initial fugly looks with time.
Ciao
1050rat
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By 1050rat
CBXMan, Another potential customer here in...

CBXMan,

Another potential customer here in the UK !

Can you PM me the cost / shipping details on the 2nd Gen Supersize vest in green ?

Thanks 1050rat
Forum: Racing 01-22-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 26,867
Posted By 1050rat
wrk2surf See Post #260. Compliation is...

wrk2surf

See Post #260. Compliation is available (although it wasn't available in HD here) in return for Stage 1 (Motorbikes to Results) section....

Ciao

1050rat
Forum: Racing 01-21-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 26,867
Posted By 1050rat
Wicked Dakar 2009 Stage 1 Eurosport

Greetings Peeps, I am searching for a copy of Stage 1 (Bikes Only section) as broadcast by Eurosport. Must be good quality to finish ongoing "project". All other bike stages available in...
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