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Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,065
Posted By WikdBeemer
Do you mean in California? That would rule out...

Do you mean in California?
That would rule out most if not all tuning parameters.
Motor sport (racing) would cease to exist (if they even still do it in CA).
:dunno:dunno
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Just learn to ride with a finger or 2 on the...

Just learn to ride with a finger or 2 on the clutch all the time so you can slip it & hold the gas on a little.
I also have a finger on the brake as well, when you get used to this style you can...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
I have a G450x and a 1200GS and love each bike...

I have a G450x and a 1200GS and love each bike equally.
They each have their ideal features for particular conditions/rides and they get on well together living in the same shed. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
You can get PivotPegz for the G450X

You can get PivotPegz for the G450X
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By WikdBeemer
I had a bloke try to sell me some of those things...

I had a bloke try to sell me some of those things once, he was not convincing me very well so I walked.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
Well the cheap single LED ones that I bought are...

Well the cheap single LED ones that I bought are a success :clap
They are a good compromise in price & effectiveness, having 1 spot and 1 flood gives a good spread in the short distance and a decent...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
I have now. As always, you get what you pay...

I have now.
As always, you get what you pay for.
These ones use less power & produce less light (lumens) than what I have payed more $ for, they are also larger in size.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
I really appreciate everyones input on this...

I really appreciate everyones input on this thread - thanks.

I found a local store which has provided me with a good (hopefully) compromise.
These lights are not the brightest and have only one...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
Yes precisely what I am looking at, I will need...

Yes precisely what I am looking at, I will need to make a mount for a light bar though unless someone knows a ready made option for a 2012 GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
Thanks for the input, I expect HIDs use more...

Thanks for the input, I expect HIDs use more power than the LED Ericas but not really an issue for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
:clap:clap:clap excellent info everyone, I will...

:clap:clap:clap
excellent info everyone, I will probably get dual output Clearwaters but need to research more for exactly the right choice first.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
Thanks for the help. I did try searching but...

Thanks for the help.
I did try searching but kept coming up with SFA.

I want to light up the road at night & figured LED lights would be the way to go
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,558
Posted By WikdBeemer
Driving/fog lights, what are the best?

I want to put driving lights on my 2012 GS and wonder what the best ones are?
I dont care what type as long as they are reliable and work well.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
For me fork oil is experimental until I find the...

For me fork oil is experimental until I find the right mix.
Currently I am using 5w in mine but was 3w shock oil before I took out a couple of shims to soften up the initial stage of the forks.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
My G450X has done over 15000Km and still running...

My G450X has done over 15000Km and still running great, given I have replaced the piston/rings but only had to adjust valves once so far.
Only time it has come close to breaking down are the odd...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
The rep rom should tell you how to test it.

The rep rom should tell you how to test it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
So is it the decomp lever that causes the...

So is it the decomp lever that causes the difficult starting when the engine is stone cold?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
I did, Danny has left the building it seems. ...

I did, Danny has left the building it seems.

It may be related to the start of this racing season in the USA.?
But that was always a known thing, it happens every year and is a planned thing.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
If they ever reply to my email I will use their...

If they ever reply to my email I will use their (Zipty's) drain plug adapter for the oil return and a T connector between the breather & air box.
I don't think the catch can is really necessary for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
It's a little hard to see but it looks like the...

It's a little hard to see but it looks like the breather fitted in OK behind the fan.
We're there any problems fitting it there?
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Only 1 reply so far, they arent reading their...

Only 1 reply so far, they arent reading their email as I sent a second msg but still no answer, so much for customer service.
They seem to pay more attention to the cafehusky forum.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
I'm thinking I might just use the Zipty valve...

I'm thinking I might just use the Zipty valve cover vent, run the hose to a T and then up to the air box and another hose down to the converted drain plug which Zipty also sell. Someone at cafe husky...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Crankcase breather mod

Hey guys, has anyone done the Zipty Racing crankcase breather mod for the Husky TE449/511 on their G450X?
Looks like this is the solution for the torque limiter problem....
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Check you have the 3rd edition or later of the...

Check you have the 3rd edition or later of the REP ROM CD, the answers are definately in there.
Look for "Replacing coupling in primary drive" under "gears"
The tension of the bolt which holds it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
You could have mine if only I could find an...

You could have mine if only I could find an affordable set of gold forks & clamps :evil from the series 2 G450X
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Now that's a place I know and love. Sadly I...

Now that's a place I know and love.
Sadly I haven't been riding the 450 much lately but I'm actually going out there tomorrow with a mate :-)

Have you ever done the Kowen Forest ride down near...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,006
Posted By WikdBeemer
Guys, I'm looking for adjustable levers that can...

Guys, I'm looking for adjustable levers that can give MORE reach than standard.
I have big hands and like to have the transition on the outer part of the lever travel so I can slip the clutch with 1...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By WikdBeemer
Is there a 2013 oil cooled version? I thought...

Is there a 2013 oil cooled version?
I thought the 2013 model is the water boxer and thats that?

are you sure the bike is not built in 2012 and therefore is the last of the air/oil cooled model.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By WikdBeemer
I think it's calibrated at the factory and...

I think it's calibrated at the factory and running it empty will achieve nothing except potential damage to the fuel pump by running it dry & sucking the last bit of fuel & dirt through the filter &...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Has anyone done a retro fit of the forks? ...

Has anyone done a retro fit of the forks?
Fitted the series 2 forks onto a series 1 G450X?

I am wondering if the forks fit the series 1 tripple clamps or if they need replacing too?

Does...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
At 30,000m I'd say if the 70hr checks were done...

At 30,000m I'd say if the 70hr checks were done by the book he would have done about 6 crankshaft & piston sets by now - it would have been cheaper to just buy a new bike, a more appropriate one.
It...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Just a bolt, see your other thread - simple fix...

Just a bolt, see your other thread - simple fix but when it's done dont go back to that mechanic again.
If they'd checked your bike serial no. against the recalls they would have saved themselves a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 612,116
Posted By WikdBeemer
Excellent wrap :thumb Any chance you could post...

Excellent wrap :thumb
Any chance you could post a link for the LSL seat?
I cant find it on their site.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,067
Posted By WikdBeemer
I agree, the threaded part of the hole is deeper...

I agree, the threaded part of the hole is deeper than the photo shows, but the correct bolt must be used, these bolts are a very specific size and shape designed to put correct tension on the seals...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,067
Posted By WikdBeemer
I'd be really surprised if it's striped. The bolt...

I'd be really surprised if it's striped. The bolt is just missing - for whatever reason?

The starter looks fine, I just went and looked at mine and its exactly the same.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Well I guess the oil spraying out stopped any...

Well I guess the oil spraying out stopped any dirt getting in :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6,202
Views: 1,342,970
Posted By WikdBeemer
Thumbs down I think I found the problem. After talking to...

I think I found the problem.
After talking to an ex automotive trade teacher I investigated the electrics looking for a high(ish) resistance connection somewhere in the ignition circuit.
First...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 612,116
Posted By WikdBeemer
I think mainly so you can fit vacuum gauges and...

I think mainly so you can fit vacuum gauges and balance them. I have found doing that takes out a fair bit of vibration.
The carbs are quite common, not very accurate, and difficult to change if you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,067
Posted By WikdBeemer
So there is more than one problem to fix,...

So there is more than one problem to fix, possibly multiple probs - very confusing for anyone if the computer cant diagnose it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,067
Posted By WikdBeemer
This seems to be the only BMW 450 to have such...

This seems to be the only BMW 450 to have such problems.
Most people who own Beemers (any model) love them.
Here in Aus it is difficult to get the 650 and 800 models second hand because the owners...
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