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Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By jtw000
For what it's worth, my opinion on the Funduro is...

For what it's worth, my opinion on the Funduro is that's it's great bike with the usual slightly odd BMW aesthetics and an absolutely terrible name. The engine is a very low-maintenance and reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16,557
Views: 2,801,156
Posted By jtw000
Hi guys. I have a minor issue with my DR800 (Dora...

Hi guys. I have a minor issue with my DR800 (Dora the explorer). She's running perfectly, pulls well and no issues but she's using way too much fuel. She's completely standard, exhausts have tiny...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12,558
Views: 2,417,337
Posted By jtw000
That's for the input. After reading the reviews...

That's for the input. After reading the reviews I've made my decision, it's a bit too small for me. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12,558
Views: 2,417,337
Posted By jtw000
I'm seriously considering a CRF. I'm currently...

I'm seriously considering a CRF. I'm currently the owner of a few singles, a BMW G650x which I rode long-distance (23 countries), a DR800 which I bought on a whim and frankly, I regret it because...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,722
Posted By jtw000
I absolutely don't agree. Now I will concede that...

I absolutely don't agree. Now I will concede that an important issues is what gap you're buying the bike to fill.
Notwithstanding, it's important to buy with your head, not your heart. You need to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 1,550,885
Posted By jtw000
Only the black/grey 07 was a Rotax, everything...

Only the black/grey 07 was a Rotax, everything after was Chinese made.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 1,550,885
Posted By jtw000
Pics attached. As you can see, she's pretty sorry...

Pics attached. As you can see, she's pretty sorry for herself. I can't tell what is original and what's been bodged. Wiring is still burnt and clumped together in some parts, the fuse box has melted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,269
Posted By jtw000
As someone now living in a country with no laws I...

As someone now living in a country with no laws I thought it might be interesting to wade in on this.
I'm living in Cambodia, the police are a joke, they're only interested in a bribe, there's not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 1,550,885
Posted By jtw000
I'm having electronic issues with my XC....

I'm having electronic issues with my XC. Basically the wiring loom is wrecked. Long story short, don't lend you bike to friends who think it's ok to fit GPS. The wiring caught fire, many of the wires...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,471
Posted By jtw000
Another victim of stupid emission control...

Another victim of stupid emission control regulations. I had one of these in the UK (5 Pegaso's and counting, in fact) and they ran extremely well. Once you get it right, these bikes are excellent,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,514
Posted By jtw000
I have a BMW G650x (country, not that it makes...

I have a BMW G650x (country, not that it makes any difference). I used it for work every day for 2 years (no issues) green laning every weekend with some pretty solid abuse (no issues) then I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By jtw000
Help, BMW G650x circuit diagram

Help. My BMW wiring loom caught fire. As if that wasn't bad enough, a qualified electrician tried to fix it. To put things in perspective, he fitted GPS when he borrowed the bike and it's his fault...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By jtw000
Thanks for the comments. I pulled the trigger on...

Thanks for the comments. I pulled the trigger on it. The soft suspension works perfectly. I'm in Cambodia, the roads are horrible, potholes and gravel and many are just sand and dirt. The suspension...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By jtw000
The exhaust is seriously heavy. I just pulled the...

The exhaust is seriously heavy. I just pulled the trigger on one of these and have been wondering myself about how to shave a few KGs of fat. The exhaust is an obvious one but from my limited...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-10-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By jtw000
Opinions on KLE500 as dual sport

I'm looking for a competent all-rounder and have come across a KLE500 for the right price. I'm tempted, I've had one before and liked it but only used it on tarmac.
I'm living in a 3rd world toilet...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 32,072
Views: 4,013,969
Posted By jtw000
Hi guys. I just picked up a DR250 and I'm looking...

Hi guys. I just picked up a DR250 and I'm looking for some information. It looks like the bikes are practically the same and I was told the difference is just the bore, everything else is the same....
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
Thanks, Dr. It was a little disconcerting,...

Thanks, Dr. It was a little disconcerting, rapidly accelerating randomly through heavy traffic. The idea of pulling up the tail was a bit daunting too but couldn't have been easier.
One minor...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
Well, the problem was that one of the two screws...

Well, the problem was that one of the two screws that hold the actuator arm to the needle shuttle had come out and was floating around. Easy fix. I did the tail up routine, very easy. The whole thing...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
Stripped it off bot ends. No sign of fraying or...

Stripped it off bot ends. No sign of fraying or wear. It's definitely not a problem with the cables but no amount of adjusting them seems to make a difference. I guess the carb is coming off tomorrow.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
I have a problem. I was riding today along a...

I have a problem.

I was riding today along a heavily rutted road and hit a pothole hard. I mention it because that's when it started but I honestly don't see that it's related. After going over...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By jtw000
I just want a discussion really. That's the point...

I just want a discussion really. That's the point of this forum, right? I want 130bhp in my BMW. Give me that and I'll be happy. It also need to be lighter and taller.
I do know quite a bit about...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By jtw000
What's the perfect travel bike?

There's threads like this every week so let's have another. The only difference is, this one is a discussion about what really is best from people who actually know.
I used a BMW G650x to go 2up...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7,962
Views: 1,283,546
Posted By jtw000
That really helps me out. Thanks very much for...

That really helps me out. Thanks very much for your help.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7,962
Views: 1,283,546
Posted By jtw000
My bike has taken some serious damage to the...

My bike has taken some serious damage to the electrical system. I lent it to a friend who fitted GPS, made a mistake, cooked the loom and then rewired it and pretty much wrecked the thing.
Does...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By jtw000
I had a similar setup on my BMW G650x using an...

I had a similar setup on my BMW G650x using an Acerbis universal tank. So long as you make sure you've got a good tight seal on the hoses, it's pretty easy. Jap bikes, German bikes, the principal is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-10-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,381
Posted By jtw000
Out in Asia there's a lot of 250 super-scooters,...

Out in Asia there's a lot of 250 super-scooters, they start out as mini versions of the PC800. Honda made this. It's a lot like you could easily end up with and, believe, it's actually pretty capable...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By jtw000
Worth a try, thanks. I once had a bike that...

Worth a try, thanks. I once had a bike that wouldn't start and kept cutting out. Turned out to be a short in the kill switch.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 345,729
Posted By jtw000
Having a quick look through the thread I can't...

Having a quick look through the thread I can't help but think that the bike most of the thread misses the point by a mile. None of the technical specs really matter, there's only two things that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By jtw000
Apparently not. Mine looks like this. ...

Apparently not. Mine looks like this.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By jtw000
There's no sync involved, it's a single carb. A...

There's no sync involved, it's a single carb. A Mikuni Pumper carb with a single fuel feed, as far as I can tell. Coil and sparks seem good. Rubbers seem sound, I guess I will have a closer...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By jtw000
1984 XT250 advice needed

I have a problem with my XT and I'm looking for a bit of advice. I have an XT and I can't get it running just right. It pulls well from standstill but at high revs, it just splutters and loses power....
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
Well she runs fine so I know the fuel is getting...

Well she runs fine so I know the fuel is getting there. It's got a clear plastic filter inline too so I can literally see the fuel flowing normally. This weekend we took a run, yesterday she was a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
I have a problem. I fitted an Acerbis tank to my...

I have a problem. I fitted an Acerbis tank to my bike. Ever since, it's a pig to start. At first I only had one tap working (it has one each side) so i figured it might be down to this. I plumbed it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By jtw000
I had (still have) a BMW 650. It was light and...

I had (still have) a BMW 650. It was light and agile and far better offroad than my 1200 or 800gs. I thought it was an ideal all-rounder. I got a Honda XR400 and it just blows it away in the dirt. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By jtw000
It depends on what you plan on using it for. The...

It depends on what you plan on using it for. The lighter bike will be better for more offroad work but will be breathless on the main roads, the 650 will be better on the road but will be heavier and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
That's kind of what I have in mind. I have a...

That's kind of what I have in mind. I have a Buell Lightning light and I want to install a HID in the full beam and use the standard bulb for dipped.
I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
I could really use some advice regarding...

I could really use some advice regarding lighting. I rode last weekend in the dark offroad and it really showed up a deperate need for better lighting. I have an idea of fitting a dual light setup...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,527
Posted By jtw000
A few years ago I did 30k miles on my BMWg650x....

A few years ago I did 30k miles on my BMWg650x. It didn't miss a beat, it dealt with everything I threw at her. I did all my homework and preparation and turned her into a perfect overlander. I rode...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9,183
Views: 1,936,885
Posted By jtw000
Does anyone know about the headlight? Mine is the...

Does anyone know about the headlight? Mine is the standard fitting and it's pretty poor. I need more light, what can these bikes manage? Can they power a 55w bulb? Has anyone fitted spotlights, HID?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 1,550,885
Posted By jtw000
It was epic riding it here. 23 countries together...

It was epic riding it here. 23 countries together and counting.
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