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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 278,930
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Does this report not show a portion of section 1...

Does this report not show a portion of section 1 closed? That said, you can probably work your way around (to the west) of the closure.

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3249/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 278,930
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Thanks

Hi,

Thanks for posting the links to the fire information.

It seems the only section of the route that's still doable is the Highway 20 to the Canadian border stretch. As a previous poster...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 278,930
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Where to find fire information

Hi,

Can you possibly post a link to where you find the USFS fire updates?

Thanks
Eugene
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 154,983
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Kudos to Futurevision

I just completed installation of an HID kit from futurevision.com on my KTM 640 Adventure.

Good price, prompt shipping, nice kit, and best of all, Bruno's prompt response to all my installation...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Conclusion

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 12"><meta name="Originator"...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 17,070
Posted By Ndlulamiti
One more, please

Thanks a lot for doing this. Can someone please PM me with the tracker info. Would hate to miss out on this year's Dakar.

Cheers
Eugene
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
There is another thread on upgrading the 640...

There is another thread on upgrading the 640 Stator. I seem to remember that final judgement on ythis upgrade are not in yet.


I strongly doubt that you will are able to swap out the HID bulb to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Email sent.

Email sent.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Luke - thanks. Will report back as soon as I've...

Luke - thanks. Will report back as soon as I've tried.

With regards to the HID brand - it is a Textron. it is a China special that i ordered from some place in Florida. If I can dig up the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Ndlulamithi

Good call. Ndlulamiti (Spelling adapted slightly) was the name of a often seen huge elephant bull in the Kruger National Park in South Africa - thus the elephant avatar.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Current draw measured

I finally got an amp meter to measure the current draw of the HID. The amp meter is a standard 10A max meter.

When the HID is turned on the current draw is out of range (more than 10
A), but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Okay - my mistake. I unplugged the supply line at...

Okay - my mistake. I unplugged the supply line at the ballast and measured there. Since the it was unplugged, the ballast was therefore not drawing any current. I will strip away some of the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Latest measurements

Okay, measured at the connector that goes into the ballast, the other end of which is attached to the relay that energizes the ballast supply line. FWIW, the relay is located at the battery Under...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Hello Luke, Some high school science...

Hello Luke,

Some high school science research :shog on Ohm's Law reminded me that the voltage measured at the battery can be very deceiving.

Thank you very much for the pointers. I will get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By Ndlulamiti
KTM 640 HID Electrical gremlin

Hi,

I have an electrical gremlin for which I need to tap into this groups wisdom for advise.

Some time ago I did the HIS light conversion (low beam) on my 640 adventure. Lately I find the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,327
Posted By Ndlulamiti
"For all intents and purposes the GSA is an off...

"For all intents and purposes the GSA is an off road motorcycle that is street legal, ..."

Really? I thought it was the other way around :wink:. Nice write up though!
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,626
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Try this..

This trick has kept me warm on many subzero camping trips.

Before you hit the sack, boil a liter of water to fill a Nalgene bottle. Pop that boiling water filled (and tightly sealed) nalgene...
Forum: Americas 12-27-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,535
Posted By Ndlulamiti
ToDo

Two of us plan to do the OBDR in '08 - probably late August or early September.

Eugene
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Here is my experience with the 1150 and 640...

Here is my experience with the 1150 and 640 Adventure.

I too have an 1150 that I have put many thousands of fantastic miles on. After the 1150 nearly left me stranded in a remote location with a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Thank you

To all who offered help, gave advise or chimed in with encouragement - thank you. What a great community this is!

The Count is on the road again and we have found a replacement motor to put in my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
I've done the Nez a couple of time with Tommy and...

I've done the Nez a couple of time with Tommy and know him quite well. Indeed a can-do bloke if I have ever met one. Thank you for the information though.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Thanks Moto - I did check that out, but alas,...

Thanks Moto - I did check that out, but alas, already sold.

Eugene
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Thanks - I'll give her a call. FWIW - the...

Thanks - I'll give her a call.

FWIW - the Count has been around the world on this bike and it had close to 60K miles on it. No way he'd simply ditch it up there.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Loaded and Mark - point taken. I think we...

Loaded and Mark - point taken.

I think we have a solution to get him on the road again. If anyone knows of a used, but running LC 4 engine out there, we are still looking.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Thank you for doing the search I should have done...

Thank you for doing the search I should have done in the first place :-(. I called Mike this morning and he said the engine was the first thing to go on the bike he was parting out. The search...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Colin, Thanks for the lead. Passmore let me...

Colin,

Thanks for the lead. Passmore let me know that the engine he had has been sold.

Eugene
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Thanks Joe - will do that.

Thanks Joe - will do that.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
More info

I neglected to mention in my initial post that CountPacMan's 640 Adventure is a 2000 model.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Help! Stuck in Alaska with bust 640 Adventure

Hi,

A fellow advrider's 640 Adventure has just gone belly-up on him in deepest Alaska. Countpacman is in Coldfoot, halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. His bike died this morning as he rode...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Kickstarter mod.

This is what I had to file away from the kickstarter because of the interference with the sidestand bolt.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ndlulamiti
From the side

Close-up of the tab, with the sidestand fully extended.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ndlulamiti
more...

You can see the angle at which the tab was welded on in the image taken from the rear. The red stuff is grease.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ndlulamiti
more..

Sidestand fully extended.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Some pix

Seems I add one image at a time.

The bike is on the centerstand, with the sidestand halfway extended.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Scout, I looked at my buddies's...

Scout,

I looked at my buddies's (CountPacman) sidestand setup before I had the sidestand tab welded onto my bike and tried to get my setup as close to his. His bike (2000 model) apparently came...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Sidestand tab

I did that mod on my Adv about a month ago and will post some pics this evening. The welding was done by a mate with a tig welder.

After mounting the sidestand I found the sidestand mounting bolt...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Ndlulamiti
640 Adv. Scotts damper mount

I mounted the Stenhouse under-bar mounts, mentioned above, on two 640 Adventures a couple of weekends ago. The installation is straight forward and places the damper nicely out of harms way and not a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,675
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Damn - I am about to replace the flush-mount...

Damn - I am about to replace the flush-mount indicators on my '99 LC4 with the stockers. The flush mount indicators are absolutely useless as turn signals (to let others know of your directional...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,858
Posted By Ndlulamiti
Actually I paid $120 for the Celsius gloves....

Actually I paid $120 for the Celsius gloves. Still a bunch, but put in context of riding year-round in Seattle maybe worth it. My bike has heated grips, so Gerbings gloves are redundant.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,858
Posted By Ndlulamiti
ditching celcius gloves

I had the same problem with the fabric on the gloves that frayed at the finger-tips. I am about to have the 2nd pair of the Celsius gloves warrantee’d and will get another winter glove this time. The...
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