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Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:12 AM
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Posted By WikdBeemer
OK so at worst everything will fit but I may need...

OK so at worst everything will fit but I may need the husky clutch plates.
I am guessing the 140 thou wont matter too much.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
Hydraulic clutch conversion

has anyone put a hydraulic clutch from the Husky 449 onto a G450x?
Did it make much difference compared to the cable clutch?
Is there much work involved in converting or is it a more or less bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
Mine was doing that so I replaced the tensioner...

Mine was doing that so I replaced the tensioner which fixed it, the new one felt much tighter then the old when I changed it.
You could also have a worn cam chain which will do the same thing, if so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
Sorry to hear that, hope the bikes are found in...

Sorry to hear that, hope the bikes are found in reasonable shape.
So, the security at the Quality Inn is not good quality at all, worth remembering.
Its always a concern when travelling, even with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
My headlight switch had a meltdown ages ago due...

My headlight switch had a meltdown ages ago due to mud. I replaced it with an after market one.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
You wont need antiseize, there is oil all aver...

You wont need antiseize, there is oil all aver the thread when the engine runs.
Just tighten it to firm and ride, if no oil leaks out then its all good.
The 4 bolts only have to seal the head...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
Yeah, I blast mine with the pressure washer every...

Yeah, I blast mine with the pressure washer every time it gets dirty and I only use chain lube on the electrical connectors, I never have problems. i have ridden the bike through creeks deep enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By WikdBeemer
For my money the Shorai LFX21A6-BS12 is the...

For my money the Shorai LFX21A6-BS12 is the answer for my R1200GS (2012).
More capacity and higher cranking current with much less weight.
You pay more and you get more.
Have a shorai in my G450X...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
Do you get many moisture/condensation problems...

Do you get many moisture/condensation problems from riding in the snow?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
I think an upgrade to the regulator would also be...

I think an upgrade to the regulator would also be a good idea to handle the extra current or a melt down may be on the cards.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
No, def not a warning. You must have changed it...

No, def not a warning.
You must have changed it inadvertently.
I prefer mine red, it easiest to see in low light conditions, not that I ever look at it much while riding
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
I dont know why it would change colour by itself...

I dont know why it would change colour by itself but it is adjustable, its in the owners handbook for the bike which is online somewhere if you dont have the original handbook.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 11:53 AM
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Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
I am thinking my G450x is getting too old and it...

I am thinking my G450x is getting too old and it may be a good time to update it since it is running well etc.
But what should I get as a replacement?
Still want to ride enduro style with my...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 28,699
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, 02:33 AM
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Views: 1,409,451
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, 07:37 PM
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Views: 1,409,451
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, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
Posted By WikdBeemer
You can get PivotPegz for the G450X

You can get PivotPegz for the G450X
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
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, 07:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 09:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 04:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,133
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, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,405
Views: 1,409,451
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,139
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...
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