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Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Viv
I had something similar on my Xco except that it...

I had something similar on my Xco except that it would always die when the throttle was closed. Eventually I found that the rubber intake manifold had split where the throttle body was clamped to it....
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
Interesting I'm sure I measured all the...

Interesting

I'm sure I measured all the original (BMW) disks in my bike and the BMW replacements at the time and couldn't find a major difference.

The EBC disks' packaging didn't mention...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
Not sure understand that either. I've replaced...

Not sure understand that either. I've replaced the clutch disks twice now. First with the BMW pack (6k miles) and more recently with the EBC disks (42k miles). I can't see how the plates can be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 96,667
Posted By Viv
Exactly what I thought, hence the buying of them...

Exactly what I thought, hence the buying of them without a proper plan to fit them.

Some more still for sale. Not sure about the postage charge to the US...
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 96,667
Posted By Viv
Post 572 above? Viv

Post 572 above?

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 96,667
Posted By Viv
In the UK I paid 100 for Shivers off a 610TE...

In the UK I paid 100 for Shivers off a 610TE Husky and that included the yokes.

Not fitted them yet so can't comment against your other questions.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
Didn't work for me unfortunately. I think I'll...

Didn't work for me unfortunately. I think I'll try the EBC pack as the BMW one does not seem to be the best thing ever.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
] I'll take a look at this myself as the I...

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I'll take a look at this myself as the I now have the same problem again after changing the clutch plates some 28k miles ago - now at 34k miles.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 96,667
Posted By Viv
I have some Shivers from a Husky 610 and they...

I have some Shivers from a Husky 610 and they have the 58mm lowers. I could have them machined to 57mm or have the bottom yokes opened by machining to 58mm.

Alternatively is it possible to use the...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-10-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By Viv
Pram, pushchair and caravan! There is bound to...

Pram, pushchair and caravan! There is bound to be a kitchen sink in there somewhere as well.


Viv
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By Viv
Sounds like fun! Odd that the nut was missing...

Sounds like fun! Odd that the nut was missing but just as well that the bolt is jammed in there.

The lower mounting eye is a bearing that is made of alloy. The steel or even stainless bolt...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By Viv
I thought it might not count as a dual sport but...

I thought it might not count as a dual sport but it is clearly off-road!

Viv
Forum: 2 smokers 04-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By Viv
ADV Machine - Paris Style

Lightweight
Saddle bags
2 stroke
Front-wheel drive
Functional

Yep - it has it all.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss83/vivofford/Bikes/file-2.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 04-13-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,558
Posted By Viv
That looks a lot like Cadwell Park Viv

That looks a lot like Cadwell Park

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By Viv
It's an easy job to change the rear shock on...

It's an easy job to change the rear shock on those bikes. You'll need a long allen key though to reach the lower mounting bolt head as well as more usual tools.

Once you have the allen key there...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 46,405
Posted By Viv
Great read and photos

This had to be someone like Chris Scott of course! I have one of your books on the shelf here although to my dismay I have not used it in anger .

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8,894
Views: 1,286,102
Posted By Viv
The ABS sensor ring has the same part number...

The ABS sensor ring has the same part number between XCh and XCo according to MaxBMW. Different part numbers for the disk though.

Viv
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By Viv
Great pictures - this one looks like Eilean Donan...

Great pictures - this one looks like Eilean Donan Castle where Highlander was filmed.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8,894
Views: 1,286,102
Posted By Viv
Most, if not all, of the information you need is...

Most, if not all, of the information you need is here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209377

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
That makes two happy bunnies then!

That makes two happy bunnies then!
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
Ordered the clutch plates which come as a kit of...

Ordered the clutch plates which come as a kit of the lined and steel plates (7 of each) and a set of springs. 134 for the kit from BMW.

I measured them before fitting:

Spring free length -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Viv
It sounds like the clutch disks/plates have stuck...

It sounds like the clutch disks/plates have stuck together as you suspected. I assume that there is no kick start hence the reason for trying to bump start it.

You could take the clutch apart to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,234
Posted By Viv
Looks great - very dramatic scenery with the...

Looks great - very dramatic scenery with the clouds and sunshine adding to the effect. A nice quiet time of year for that part of the world too.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
I took my clutch apart this evening and checked...

I took my clutch apart this evening and checked where the problem might be by removing the plates and putting it back together.

I fired it up and without any of the clutch plates in there is no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
Found the thread that a Monster owner posted: ...

Found the thread that a Monster owner posted:

http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=33784.0

Same basic design of clutch as the G650x with a variation in implementation naturally.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
I wish I knew! From the design of the clutch, if...

I wish I knew! From the design of the clutch, if there is dragging then it can only be between the plates or between the clutch housing and the driving dog (items 01 and 02). Quite what could be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
That matches the symptoms that I have. I'm very...

That matches the symptoms that I have. I'm very much out of warranty so not much chance of it being fixed that way.

I'll know more about the issue (I hope) once I take the clutch apart to check...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
I thought it should be CK5636 which is the clutch...

I thought it should be CK5636 which is the clutch kit for the F650 Dakar and GS 05-07. The fiche shows the clutch plate for that Dakar/GS to be the same part number as for the G650X.

However they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
Good point - I forgot to mention that I changed...

Good point - I forgot to mention that I changed the oil last week but to no avail :(:

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
I've not done too much with it in the interim as...

I've not done too much with it in the interim as I had other stuff to fix on the bike (rear suspension).

I've noticed that it is not too bad when cold, although not perfect. The problem becomes...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Viv
I've had a couple of XT500s so similar to the TT....

I've had a couple of XT500s so similar to the TT. They are simple and reliable but the suspension is basic and mine always seemed heavier than they really were if that makes sense.

They might have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
Posted By Viv
G650 Clutch

I have some problems with thet Clutch on my 07 XCountry. The bike has 6000miles and a good service history. I use it to ride to the office on London so commuting through city traffic means lots of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8,894
Views: 1,286,102
Posted By Viv
Oddly enough I thought that I would notice a huge...

Oddly enough I thought that I would notice a huge difference after fixing the failed bearings. But no! At least the chain and sprockets remain aligned now though and will probably last longer.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,894
Views: 1,286,102
Posted By Viv
I mean that I could grab the edge of the rear...

I mean that I could grab the edge of the rear sprocket from the side and detect some movement in and out so that the sprocket would be slightly misaligned with the chain. This is usually caused by...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8,894
Views: 1,286,102
Posted By Viv
I had the drive and rear wheel bearings show...

I had the drive and rear wheel bearings show signs of excessive play at around 5000 miles - the cush drive can 'wobble' if the drive bearings in the rear wheel are failing. The bearings are part...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,624
Posted By Viv
I'm with you on this one. An old XT500 I had...

I'm with you on this one. An old XT500 I had needed 20/50 and I couldn't get any 'special' bike oil so just used 20/50 stuff marked as being for classic cars without problems.

Likewise I used to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By Viv
I've ridden the 400SM off-road with knobblies and...

I've ridden the 400SM off-road with knobblies and it was fine and kept up with group without issue. It wasn't my bike and I can't recall what tyres they were though.

There will be limitations but...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,029,610
Posted By Viv
I took the shock off. I didn't need to remove the...

I took the shock off. I didn't need to remove the wheel so it was a 10 minute job. As per Snooker's picture the end of the shock does appear to be a Rose joint. In my case it has some wear and so...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,029,610
Posted By Viv
Thanks Snooker, that is great information. Those...

Thanks Snooker, that is great information. Those joints are known as Rose Joints or Rod End bearings in the UK so I'll take a look to see if I can remove it. Thanks for your offer as well and I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,029,610
Posted By Viv
Thanks Dirtsurfer. I saw that as well. ...

Thanks Dirtsurfer. I saw that as well.

Since there will be a rotation around the bolt on the swinging arm there must be some kind of bearing even if it's a plain one. I'm hoping that whatever...
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