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Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By africa twin
I don't have a Dakar I have the Sertao but I...

I don't have a Dakar I have the Sertao but I believe the forks are similar. Perhaps the problem is the installation method for the front wheel. Theoretically the front axle floats in one fork leg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,525
Posted By africa twin
I agree that you probably have the wrong size...

I agree that you probably have the wrong size chain. Most dirt bikes shops sell what is described as a narrow gauge chain even though it may be the right pitch and size for example 520 or 530. MX...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
Depends on the GPS I guess, mine was a Garmin 220...

Depends on the GPS I guess, mine was a Garmin 220 which is known to be particularly high draw. Unlike other GPS units it even has fairly high draw when turned off (maybe thats why Garmin discontinued...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
Just a quick note of caution for people...

Just a quick note of caution for people connecting straight to the battery. I connected mine straight to my lithium battery and then forgot to turn it off one night. Unlike regular batteries when...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
Mine stopped working after riding in really dusty...

Mine stopped working after riding in really dusty conditions (the switch would not move). I took it out, took it apart and cleaned it and it has been working fine ever since. It was some time ago so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
I had a similar problem with a sprocket that...

I had a similar problem with a sprocket that looked almost exactly the same and yes it made 4000km. i took it a little easy and lubed the chain often but encountered no problems
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
The wire actually seems to get cut by contact...

The wire actually seems to get cut by contact with the bottom of the seat it's a fairly common problem

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Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15,955
Views: 1,895,359
Posted By africa twin
The theory is that the engine makes the coolant...

The theory is that the engine makes the coolant hotter and the radiator makes the coolant cooler. The rad has to be better at cooling than the engine is at heating or the engine would overheat all...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,988
Posted By africa twin
The Shoei is worth every penny here is a recent...

The Shoei is worth every penny here is a recent review of the Neotec

http://canadamotoguide.com/2013/11/25/gear-for-the-year-warrens-shoei-neotec-helmet/



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Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
Leaking suspension. I just completed an extremely...

Leaking suspension. I just completed an extremely cold 2000km ride from Canada to Daytona beach and both my rear shock and one fork are now leaking oil slightly. It was -22C when I left, I guess the...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,058
Posted By africa twin
Here's some photos from my ride up there ...

Here's some photos from my ride up there

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii631/africatwin1/Dempster/Dirt_zps277cf006.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By africa twin
If there were pieces of plastic in the thermostat...

If there were pieces of plastic in the thermostat it might be worth having a look at the water pump impeller and drive gears. They are plastic and I can't think of anything else that could create...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By africa twin
I ride to Daytona Beach Florida for the bike...

I ride to Daytona Beach Florida for the bike races at the end of February every year. I have the bike prepped, packed and ready to go by about the 25th of Feb and then watch the weather looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
Supersprox front

Last time i replaced the sprockets on my bike I went with a Superspox front in the standard 16" side and was very happy with the wear. Its time to replace sprockets and chain again and I went to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
As far as the batteries go I have a Shorai in my...

As far as the batteries go I have a Shorai in my Sertao and yes the terminals are on the wrong side the battery is so much smaller however that is was able to reroute the original cables to reach

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
Anything above 25 psi should be fine to prevent...

Anything above 25 psi should be fine to prevent tire slippage. As many have said tearing of the valve occurs when the tire slips on the rim. On the front this will only happen under hard braking with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
I had a similar thing happen on the way to Alaska...

I had a similar thing happen on the way to Alaska

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii631/africatwin1/bugs_zpsca31655b.jpg
Forum: Canada 12-29-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,615
Posted By africa twin
I think you will love the Varadero. If you end up...

I think you will love the Varadero. If you end up getting one and need a hand with anything let me know i have a lot of experience with them.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
It was three years ago the Trans Lab had not been...

It was three years ago the Trans Lab had not been open all the way thru for very long.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
Im sure you will be happy with it. I see you're...

Im sure you will be happy with it. I see you're from NL here's my favourite pic from my ride through Lab and Newfoundland.
...
Forum: Canada 12-27-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,615
Posted By africa twin
I too have a Varadero in fact it is my second one...

I too have a Varadero in fact it is my second one and agree with most of the comments here. The first had almost 200,000 km on it when I got the new one and that now has 70,000km on it. I've had no...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
You can no longer post photos direct to the site...

You can no longer post photos direct to the site you have to go through one of the off-site storage providers like photo bucket. Basically you up-load the photo to photo bucket who then give you a...
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,944
Views: 919,613
Posted By africa twin
The 500X has less bend in the knee you can...

The 500X has less bend in the knee you can research it here http://cycle-ergo.com
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
I ordered directly from Twisted Throttle in the...

I ordered directly from Twisted Throttle in the US but since then they have bought A vicious Cycle so they may no longer ship directly to Canada.
Forum: Beasts 12-27-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
Hey Bernard sorry but this is the best picture I...

Hey Bernard sorry but this is the best picture I have of the bash plate from the side. I paid $225 US for the plate I ordered it directly from Twisted Throttle in the US who have a fair amount of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
This is the best picture I have of the cross-bar....

This is the best picture I have of the cross-bar. Sorry

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii631/africatwin1/bar_zps8c193f34.jpg


Close up
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Forum: Beasts 12-26-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii631/africatw...

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii631/africatwin1/bash_zps14061c52.jpg

I have the SWM bash plate on my Varadero and have had no problems with it so far except it being a bit of a pain at oil...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
What is the objection to the SW Motech piece

What is the objection to the SW Motech piece
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
I don't have a link but i have a parts book. The...

I don't have a link but i have a parts book. The part number for the Canadian model rubber is 77206-MBT-D20
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
I ridden on rough dirt roads with over 50 lbs on...

I ridden on rough dirt roads with over 50 lbs on the rack

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Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,839
Posted By africa twin
I'd go with the NC750 over the Crosstourer...

I'd go with the NC750 over the Crosstourer because of the lower weight and fuel economy altho elsewhere oncthis forum it really does seem like the AT is coming it might be worth waiting one more year...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
Yes it is a running light

Yes it is a running light
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
Get the update I changed my battery and it...

Get the update I changed my battery and it started most of the time then I got the update and it starts instantly all the time

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Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7,669
Views: 1,014,090
Posted By africa twin
I run at 20psi with the stock Metzlers if its...

I run at 20psi with the stock Metzlers if its rocky and they work reasonably well. I just ran the Transcontinental Rail this summer on my Sertao but was running Dunlop 606s, I think the Metzlers will...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
I have a XR600 shifter with folding tip on mine I...

I have a XR600 shifter with folding tip on mine I had to make a minor bend in it to clear the crankcase other than that it's perfect. I've fallen on it a few times with no damage

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Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 481,466
Posted By africa twin
I have a couple of quick tire questions. I am...

I have a couple of quick tire questions. I am about to buy tires for my Varadero and have narrowed my choice down to Avon Distanzia or Metzler Tourance. My first question is can someone who has run...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
Not to get sidetracked from the main topic of...

Not to get sidetracked from the main topic of discussion (the bike) but I just completed a 21,000km trip on a G650GS wearing a Neotec and loved it. Funnily my experience was very similar to the C3...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
I have ridden both extensively and prefer the NC...

I have ridden both extensively and prefer the NC everywhere except off-road

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Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
It was taken in Colorado ...

It was taken in Colorado
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/03/7age7aty.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 517,449
Posted By africa twin
[QUOTE=reenmachine;22685114]I'm just about to...

[QUOTE=reenmachine;22685114]I'm just about to mount up a set of Heidenau K60 Scouts (110/80R19 & 140/80R17). What kind of tire pressure works best for off-road?

The terrain here is rocky and...
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