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Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,353
Posted By warewolf
Not by plod, but at a track/training day. I'd...

Not by plod, but at a track/training day. I'd just bought a new helmet and decided to remove all the stickers. That standards one is a bitch, the top half comes off easy enough, exposing 'void void...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By warewolf
What year is the bike? My 2005 Adventure...

What year is the bike?

My 2005 Adventure has over 50,000km on it. It's done a fair few longish trips, a few 1000-miles-24-hours events, a few 3-hour cross-country races, trail rides and fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 132,076
Posted By warewolf
Blimey, where's the roll-eyes emoticon?! They...

Blimey, where's the roll-eyes emoticon?! They save pennies on everything! :-) But on third gear they cut things a bit too fine versus the stresses, et voila! we have a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 132,076
Posted By warewolf
Not at all. You are confusing engineering and...

Not at all. You are confusing engineering and economics. Suzuki build bikes to a price. TT Industries makes gears that don't break. I bet there's been more than one argument at Suzuki between the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8,733
Views: 1,885,277
Posted By warewolf
Maybe they've been using the 'snug it up then...

Maybe they've been using the 'snug it up then snug it up some more' method rather than a torque wrench :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,733
Views: 1,885,277
Posted By warewolf
Whoa! Just to be sure about this... I think you...

Whoa! Just to be sure about this... I think you are confused about metric sizing. M8 means the bolt thread diameter is 8mm, it is NOT the size across the flats of the head.

The "Jet screw clutch...
Forum: New Zealand 07-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By warewolf
... or the Harley! :lol3

... or the Harley! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 71,919
Posted By warewolf
IIRC mine does exactly the same thing. In normal...

IIRC mine does exactly the same thing. In normal usage it never gets that high.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,713
Posted By warewolf
I have a 4th Gen and it is very, very neutral;...

I have a 4th Gen and it is very, very neutral; not at all "wristy". Are the ergos on the 5th that much racier? The viffer's are touring bikes, after all.

I'm not sure that higher bars are the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 210,792
Posted By warewolf
Marketing be damned. I'm not fussed about the...

Marketing be damned. I'm not fussed about the colour of the tin, but I do insist on equivalent functional spec.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 210,792
Posted By warewolf
Nah, it's the same deal as bearings, seals and...

Nah, it's the same deal as bearings, seals and other generic parts: don't buy at the inflated dealer prices except as a last resort. Instead, buy the same stuff from a specialist supplier for much...
Forum: New Zealand 07-15-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,484
Posted By warewolf
"motorcycling" LOL. Too much wanking over the...

"motorcycling" LOL. Too much wanking over the boxer??
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8,733
Views: 1,885,277
Posted By warewolf
Not exactly what you were asking, but I have...

Not exactly what you were asking, but I have modified the KTM Hard Enduro tank bag: removed the side pockets. Now it doesn't interfere with the sit-stand transition. Looks like it sits a lot more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 210,792
Posted By warewolf
Year-on-year they tell you different things, too....

Year-on-year they tell you different things, too. My EXC book says gear oil, but the next year they say engine oil. Over the years and models they swap back and forth.

Gear oil is often cheaper,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By warewolf
I tried not to, but I have been caught quite a...

I tried not to, but I have been caught quite a few times in places where the centre stand just won't work: steep roads, rough ground, and soft ground.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,050,832
Posted By warewolf
Quite possible, a little bit of oil can make...

Quite possible, a little bit of oil can make quite a mess.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By warewolf
Great stuff! I'm not likely to do this any time...

Great stuff! I'm not likely to do this any time soon, but this will almost be like watching a factory assembly job, kinda. :D

The Euros love long model runs and modular parts, so this is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By warewolf
Codswallop.

Codswallop.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By warewolf
The later Adventures with the 48 mm forks have...

The later Adventures with the 48 mm forks have different front wheels to the Enduro, including a second brake disk. The difference in holes vs spokes sounds like a problem to me. Also, at least the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By warewolf
The 620 (609cc), 640 (625cc) and 625 (625cc)...

The 620 (609cc), 640 (625cc) and 625 (625cc) produced to 2007 were the previous generation bikes so don't count as 690's, and nor were they ever called that.

So they are outside the scope of this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8,733
Views: 1,885,277
Posted By warewolf
I use the 12L hard enduro tank on my Adventure...

I use the 12L hard enduro tank on my Adventure regularly. I use the fuel pump, because if you don't, you've then got to plug the infeed, and/or disconnect the vacuum feed from the intake, and then...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 431,710
Posted By warewolf
Yes - most of the diagnostics flowcharts include...

Yes - most of the diagnostics flowcharts include which wires to check.
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 431,710
Posted By warewolf
To my inexperienced ear this sounds like a stator...

To my inexperienced ear this sounds like a stator or regulator/rectifier issue. Try those words in a search. There is a 'stators demystified' thread, too.
Forum: New Zealand 06-29-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 16,613
Posted By warewolf
Did a bit of an adventure ride today. Ended up on...

Did a bit of an adventure ride today. Ended up on Rosedale Rd by mistake, two-up on the VFR :lol3 Was a tad slippery in places, the front end had one good waggle through a few bike lengths of deep...
Forum: New Zealand 06-26-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 16,613
Posted By warewolf
Very very tempting, but unlikely :(

Very very tempting, but unlikely :(
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8,733
Views: 1,885,277
Posted By warewolf
My low guard was damaged so I cut the fork...

My low guard was damaged so I cut the fork protectors off and reused them. Visited a ship chandler and found some short stainless straps with eye holes either end, plus couple of low profile...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,050,832
Posted By warewolf
On the Adventure, the flat thin bits (that...

On the Adventure, the flat thin bits (that support the frame when in use) hang below the skid plate and take a beating when you bottom the suspension in rocky terrain.

DAMHIK.
Forum: New Zealand 06-19-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 16,613
Posted By warewolf
feckit, let's make it Saturday instead! :D

feckit, let's make it Saturday instead! :D
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 16,613
Posted By warewolf
Orright, shed night from 6 pm. PM me if you need...

Orright, shed night from 6 pm. PM me if you need the address.
Forum: New Zealand 06-15-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,484
Posted By warewolf
Or the sane people sit and wait for NordieBro to...

Or the sane people sit and wait for NordieBro to finish playing, and wait, and wait, and wait...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,050,832
Posted By warewolf
Wouldn't think so. Perhaps the reason there is no...

Wouldn't think so. Perhaps the reason there is no "how to" is that so very few people have bikes with high enough kays to wear out the clutch plates. Clint is one of only two regular contributors...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 283,082
Posted By warewolf
Well said, on all counts. When I'm climbing...

Well said, on all counts.

When I'm climbing a rock outcrop the last thing I'm thinking is, "I hope that drilled slide is not costing me a poofteenth of a cent per mile in extra wear..." I might be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,050,832
Posted By warewolf
That sounds very unusual, not normal wear and...

That sounds very unusual, not normal wear and tear. There's not some other issue such as the clutch lever not returning fully due to hitting the hand guards, or a cheap after-market lever that isn't...
Forum: New Zealand 06-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,743
Posted By warewolf
That's what I said :deal

That's what I said :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By warewolf
Can't really think of anything that'd suit. Why a...

Can't really think of anything that'd suit. Why a single, and why 500 cc? They sound very old's cool; these days a modest machine is 650-800 cc or more, and 2-3 cylinders.



No, not enduro...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By warewolf
The adjuster (bypass) needles can get jammed...

The adjuster (bypass) needles can get jammed closed despite the screws being backed off, that's quite common. Bent or mis-aligned front end can cause binding. You may also have a damaged or misplaced...
Forum: New Zealand 06-11-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By warewolf
Subaru are probably bumping it up to suit their...

Subaru are probably bumping it up to suit their target market; the bigger rating will allow 4-5 mountain bikes easy. Have decided to run with a 2002 Forester - one of the work cars being sold off -...
Forum: New Zealand 06-10-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By warewolf
Not even that; on my Subaru Legacy I've got a...

Not even that; on my Subaru Legacy I've got a 1500kg towbar (1200kg is the lightest) and it's only good for 50kg downforce, as are most traditional passenger car towbars. Many have a sticker stating...
Forum: New Zealand 06-09-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 16,613
Posted By warewolf
I am not letting over-enthusiastic expert club...

I am not letting over-enthusiastic expert club members talk me in to entering the expert class... in a South Island series... that's been getting tougher because people complained they were too easy,...
Forum: New Zealand 06-09-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 16,613
Posted By warewolf
Not. But he'll delay the other teams by talking...

Not. But he'll delay the other teams by talking and asking questions :lol3
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