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Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,440
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Posted By yellow zebra
I looked...!

I looked there, at the thread link you posted, both the day it was posted, and again today...

For me, I think the way I laid it out is easier to follow ; all I'm really interested in is the 05th...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,715
Posted By yellow zebra
Gear ratios of some popular bikes:

800GSGear Ratio 1st 2.46 /* 2nd 1.75 / 3rd 1.38 / 4th 1.17 / 5th 1.04 / 6th 0.96

G450X Gear Ratio 1st 2.46 /*2nd 1.71 / 3rd 1.35 /*4th 1.04 / 5th 0.88:1*

DR650: anyone?
DRZ400: anyone?
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,347,412
Posted By yellow zebra
Thanks, found it on the Speedbrain site, AND it's...

Thanks, found it on the Speedbrain site, AND it's affordable. Will be ordering one, and one or two other items.
Im still keen to see how others have reinforced their subframes...
Thanks for the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,347,412
Posted By yellow zebra
To reply on the seat..., and other items...

Some things you mention I had forgotten to add, so here goes, from where I left off:
8. SEAT: I own a motorcycle accessory shop, (www.flyingbrick.co.za) and we used to sell something call...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,347,412
Posted By yellow zebra
Adventurising a G450X...

(pasted in Thumper/Japan thread, but more applicable here!)

I'm buying a BMW G450X

It ticks aLOT of boxes for me, now, coming from a 650 Dakr, then 800 GS, now 1150 GS and a Flying Brick road...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,347,412
Posted By yellow zebra
Speedbrain rally tank has become available in...

Speedbrain rally tank has become available in Cape Town (not mine), drop me a message if you want contact details.
Chris
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,986
Posted By yellow zebra
Whilst waiting for the 'perfect' Japanese bike...

I'm buying a BMW G450X

It ticks aLOT of boxes for me, now, coming from a 650 Dakr, then 800 GS, now 1150 GS and a Flying Brick road bike, going to own ONE bike for a while, and MAKE it work...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,347,412
Posted By yellow zebra
Subframe pictures

No problem whatsoever!

Anyone else who can show me an example or two of reinforcing a G450X subframe?

thanks!
Chris
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By yellow zebra
Why thank you, Sir!

Why thank you, Sir! - will wait to hear back from you.
Cheers
Chris
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By yellow zebra
Update - adventurising a G450x...

So a mate in another city will look at a 450x for me in the coming days...

I have decided to buy one regardless, but will buy the right one, in a good condition.

I have made an offer to someone...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,347,412
Posted By yellow zebra
Could someone assist in kindly reposting the...

Could someone assist in kindly reposting the subframe mounting pics?
The link is there, but they are not available?
Thanks
Chris
PS Any pics would help, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By yellow zebra
I need a rear tank...

I am seriously looking for a 2n-hand rear Safari tank for my particular needs; will you consider selling yours to me?
Serious offer
Thanks
Chris aka Yellow Zebra...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,347,412
Posted By yellow zebra
Can you repost these pics

Could someone assist in kindly reporting the subframe mounting pics?
The link is there, but they are not available
Thanks
Chris
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By yellow zebra
Miles, or KM?

Hi Matt, the speed figures you quote are MPH, right?
We are thinking of adding a Vapor-dash style rev counter, just to keep an eye on revs.
Cheers
Chris
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By yellow zebra
5speed vs. 6 speed comparison

BMW450X 2010
Gear Ratio 1st 2.46 / 2nd 1.71 / 3rd 1.35 / 4th 1.04 / 5th 0.88:1*

BMW F800GS
Gear Ratio 1st 2.46 / *2nd 1.75 / 3rd 1.38 / 4th 1.17 / 5th 1.04 / 6th 0.96

So maybe that 5-speed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By yellow zebra
I'm looking also looking into Adventurising a...

I'm looking also looking into Adventurising a 450x.

The service interval on a 450x are 8000km, in it's Non-Performance mode, however with the 'chip' added, that comes down to 10 hours.
Likewise,...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-05-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,730
Views: 264,766
Posted By yellow zebra
Cape roads

Yes, the Western Cape has some of the best gravel-road touring in SA, maybe drop Radioman a PM, since he just did a 7-week swing thru Southern Africa, and can give you some pointers...
Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Obtainium USA

Noted, krellheat - will be in touch in 2 weeks or so.
Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Obtainium guards

noted, Ostion, will be in touch in a couple of week.
thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
noted, Stig - have added yo to the list. thanks

noted, Stig - have added yo to the list.
thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Which to choose?

Steptoe's been making them for some years; that's gototo count for something!
bu teh name; 'Obtainium- I reckon tat's gotta count for something too! :rofl

Your choice, but I will keep you in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Bikini bottom is....where?!

Still stumped; where is the place referred to as 'Bikini Bottom' in the States?!
Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Bikini Bottom?

Hi DS - having lived in Baltimore, MD, for 3 years, I am familiar with many name-places in the 'States; SoCal, NorCal, Hurricane Alley, etc.

But 'Bikini Bottom' has me stumped?!:hmmmmm
Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
US Obtainium

thanks, O-liver, will contact you then.
Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
US Obtainium

ditto; three weeks, chat then, thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
US Obtainium

noted, will chat in 3 weeks, thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
US Obtainium

noted, thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Obtainium US

Done, many thanks, chat last week in June.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
US Obtainium

noted, will contact you in 3 weeks, thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
US Obtainium

noted, will be in touch in 3 weeks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
US Obtainium

noted, will be in touch, in 3 weeks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Obtainium on Photobucket

OK, thanks, I will post them on PhotoBucket - will that work better?
http://s1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/yellowzebra2/


Thanks for the heads-up!
Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Obtainium

Hi Briome
You can contact me on cgrinton@telkomsa.net

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,601
Posted By yellow zebra
Zebra /Yellow Zebra here!

Hello All

I'm making the South African version of Stanton guards, with permission from JimJib's wife (for the SA market).

As far as I know, the last batch of Stanton guards was cast in 2004.
...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By yellow zebra
Update: Obtainium Head Guards

Patterns (molds) are now being finalized, so there is still time to order - do let me know - pictures attached!
thanks

http://s1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/yellowzebra2/
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By yellow zebra
bump

bump
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By yellow zebra
Wink Obtainium Head Guards

'Obtainium' head guards for 1100/1150/1150 GSA and 1200 C
-FOR AUSTRALIA ONLY-
________________________________________
am busy manufacturing a number of 'Obtainium' head guards for the local...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By yellow zebra
another thread...

Mike - there are more Cafe Racers (and info) under this very thread - you need to search THIS THREAD for say: Cafe Racers, and you will also get some information.

MOST Cafe racers ARE in Old's...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,301
Posted By yellow zebra
MANY thanks - will take a look/read - cheers!

MANY thanks - will take a look/read - cheers!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 1,156,516
Posted By yellow zebra
I, too, think the 'original'....

I, too, think the 'original' is a better looker than the 'custom'! Yup, that exhaust just looks too long in the after picture, and the 'crispness' of the brick itself looks, imo, better than the...
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