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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,826
Posted By daveburton
numbers

Is this still moving Paul or has it come to a halt.

dave
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,826
Posted By daveburton
Interested parties

Paul, would it be possible to update numbers interested from time to time such that those with the skills can evaluate whether there is a commercially viable market. Might get someone to start...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,826
Posted By daveburton
Rear tank option

I think a narrower unit, one on each side, would be a good option as it keeps weight and width sorted out and at least preserves half of the tank capacity if you have a tank rupture/crack. It would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,826
Posted By daveburton
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,826
Posted By daveburton
Plastic replacement tank or aux tank

An aux tank hooked up to the main tank breather will work no matter the elevation as the bike is injection, won't work on a bike that has no fuel pump. It is better if it is lower than the main tank...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,826
Posted By daveburton
Big tank and increased fuel capacity

Paul,

I have wanted this for my S10 (s, 2 off) for 2 years. I use Rotapax 12ltr either x1 or x2. I see 2 possible options,

either

1. replace original with a bigger unit, Steel modified...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 672,795
Posted By daveburton
Ct adv

Thanks Mr Kiwi, for the response. It's what I had thought. The range is a bit part of buying decision for me although I hate having to discount great bikes for something that should be an easy fix.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 672,795
Posted By daveburton
Range

Thanks,

Checked the KTM and looks great but I don't like all the electronic stuff as too much to go wrong. Try getting that fixed in Argentina or Bolivia. It'll be great whilst it's running,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 672,795
Posted By daveburton
Range

I get anything from 8 to 12 miles per liter, mostly low end so even at 10 it's 210 miles to empty. To avoid empty I think you need to be looking for fuel at about 180 even in the US. I'm currently...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 672,795
Posted By daveburton
Fuel capacity

I like a lot of the Japanese bikes and own 2 x S10s but they ALL (apart from the GSA and Stelvio) have too small gas tanks. I have to carry a Rotopax(or 2) but on my GSA it's really great. I'd like a...
Forum: Alaska 11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,375
Posted By daveburton
K60 Tyre wear on a loaded GSA

I got 14,000 miles out of my first set running 34/39psi and only about 7 from the second rear running 39/43psi. I'm just getting a 3rd rear fitted in Osorno, southern Chile. I'm going to run 34/39...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,713
Posted By daveburton
GS WESA -35mm

Chaps,

I have a GSA that was fitted with GS ESA suspension from new. The units were fitted with hyperpro -30mm progressive springs. I used std GS stands and seat. Worked well.

I now have GS...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,821
Views: 826,237
Posted By daveburton
Brings back recent memories

I'm currently in Montevideo and should be on the road heading for Ushuaia around Wednesday. It was very warm last time I headed south, looks like I'll need my warm kit this time. I should be there...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
help from the forum

I have had very informative info exchanges with Dallara. In my opinion he knows what he's talking about as do many contributors to the various discussions here.

dave
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 603,809
Posted By daveburton
ECUnleashed

S10, fantastic bike, I really like mine. You should consider the re-flash, changes the bike a lot. Just did mine in the US.

When will you be heading off again.

great report and photos,

Will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
O2 sensors

So does that mean if I had a PCV and optimiser I would not need the O2 sensors as the optimiser would be sending the signal the ECU is looking for.

I didn't get a PCV or autotune/optimiser as I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
O2 sensors

OK thanks, so looks like some data is needed. That reflects what Race Engineering in the UK said.

Sounds like the others you are using provide the same/similar data via the autotune.

thanks for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
O2 sensors

I assume redundant means not needed.

Have you run with none at all.

I have no need to do that but want to know what happens if they are damaged or fail. If I can do something to eliminate them...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
O2 sensors

So does that imply no signal = no changes to the ECU. In other words it becomes open loop as soon as you remove them. I was told that when an electronic "thing" was plugged in to provide the signal...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
ECUnleashed

Quick question.

Does the re-flash result in an open loop and does it completely eliminate the O2 sensor data from the ECU function.

I have 2 conflicting views from the best in the business.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-08-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
Speechless - tragic accident.

Chaps,

Not sure if you watched the last video, if not then do so.

Ride carefully and pay attention to everything in front of you.

dave
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-29-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 603,809
Posted By daveburton
email

Paul, check your email when you get chance.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
fuel tanks

Thanks Pluric,

I currently use 2 x 12ltr rotopax on the carrier and it works great but obviously takes up space that I need for a bag, don't really notice 12ltrs but can feel 24ltrs which might...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-26-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
Fuel tanks

I am thinking along the lines of Sallydog. I like the idea as no pumps are needed. I'm probably going to attach something to the underside of my hard bags hooked up to the main tank vent. Still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
BM reliability and Wee fuel

Hi,

I have S10, GSA and Wee.

The BMW is not as reliable and solid as the Yam in my view. I have a BM that has been broken down for 5 months in Argentina and still is.

My Wee (I had 2 of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
reflash

AF1 racing in New Braunfels TX do the flash in the USA, probably others as well but Ed from AF1 did mine and does most by mail. You send the ECU and the info they ask for and he re-programmes it and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
ECUnleashed

Just rode back from New Braunfels after a reflash at AF1 racing.

I was expecting something significant but still skeptical that a bit of computer pingpong would make much difference.

Ed at AF1...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-23-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 603,809
Posted By daveburton
Fantastic ride report

Thank you for a fantastic report, your'e getting better at it all the time.

Photos are really great.

The young guy on the 125, incredible.

dave
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
Tour bikes

hey Ray, did the BM make it to the end.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
Zumo 660

Thanks Ray,

The 660 works well for me and I use it in South America as well as other parts of the world. The positioning technology has not changed as far as I'm aware and is the same for all GPS...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
Zumo 660

Is there a wide screen version.

I also have a Montana but really like the 660 apart from the software for loading maps. Montana better. Is there any update for the base software for the 660 such...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
Argentina spares importation

Chaps, if you plan to travel in Argentina check the situation for back up for your bike. Importation is controlled and I'm at 3 months and waiting for BMW parts right now. BM may or may not be a good...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,613
Posted By daveburton
engineering logic

I think the analysis is over simplified and the issue over complicated.

As the spring compresses the force increases exponentially. If the spring is short then the %age of compression is greater...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 603,809
Posted By daveburton
BMW reliability

You did a hell of a job on that Paul.

After my BMW problems I think you got it right with the KTM, chain drive, carb etc. Anything else is too complicated. The only other simplification would be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 262,024
Posted By daveburton
Replacement stock fuel tank

Has anyone looked at a replacement tank made from aluminium plate/sheet. Could replace the tank, carrier and side racks. Also scope for providing adjustable seat height without having to resort to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
who is trevor

chaps, what name does trevor go by on ADV. Is there a ride report.

thanks, dave
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,821
Views: 826,237
Posted By daveburton
BMW dealers

While you are in Curitiba it would be worth getting the bike fully checked. If you are planning on Argentina you need to as a break down will leave you f**ked for spares due to importation controls....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28,470
Views: 5,799,139
Posted By daveburton
S10 height + spokes

I'm 5'6 to 5'7" tall with 29"inseam.

I have 2 x S10s both with the Yamaha low seat in the low position and it is no problem at all. I have ridden Dalton and Dempster one after the other along with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 603,809
Posted By daveburton
Looking forward to the Eastern Siberia part

Great report Paul,

I wish the guys well on the BMWs but I would not do that ride on one unless I was in a group with a truck. Mines still down after 4 months in Argentina. Changed my view...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 111,116
Views: 22,570,931
Posted By daveburton
Trailer rails, Visster

Thanks for the feedback chaps.

I'm sure the 690 is as great bike but I'm more interested in reliability than weight or power. I have a lot of RR kit on the bike and will probably continue with it...
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