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Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By mait
Very nice, Radeki :D I would highlight 4:25 -...

Very nice, Radeki :D
I would highlight 4:25 - 4:46 of that video. This is what big adventure bikes are all about. Waiting for the spring...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,418
Posted By mait
When I chose the tent I had following criteria in...

When I chose the tent I had following criteria in my mind:

a) two person tent to accomodate myself and my gear

b) tent must have 2 vestibules - one to store wet and muddy riding gear, boots...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Rob the tanks are so much custom work, I hope you...

Rob the tanks are so much custom work, I hope you were not asking seriously. Shipping would kill the business anyway and they are not plug and play. I have relocated air filter, battery and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Toshimoto, I am interested in your shield project...

Toshimoto, I am interested in your shield project for the Big. Been thinking about a taller and wider screen for m SR42 for a while, too.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
MrPopples, check the tank cap vent too. Probably...

MrPopples, check the tank cap vent too. Probably too easy but worth a try.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Leo, good point about the sharp edges. I didn't...

Leo, good point about the sharp edges. I didn't even think about it. The tanks will not protrude much, I hope it will not be a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16,466
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Posted By mait
rear tanks

To compensate the tank volume that I lost due to moving the air filter between front tanks:

http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx178/maitkindlam/06042014689_zps8d4f347f.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16,466
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Posted By mait
nice shot

nice shot
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,237
Posted By mait
:lurk come on my friend, how long we have to...

:lurk

come on my friend, how long we have to wait for the update?
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
I have spark again :clap. It was a very simple...

I have spark again :clap. It was a very simple fault but I would have struggled finding it without a help from my friend who knows electricity much better than me. One round connector near the CDI...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16,466
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Posted By mait
I hope so. It is strange that it gives at least...

I hope so. It is strange that it gives at least one spark to each spark plug and that is all. Next try will give again one spark. etc etc. I will check all connections and switches.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Its not carbs, damnit

Sorry its me again :)

So I tested everything as suggested.
Oil is clean, no sign of fuel in crankcase.
Fuel pump vacuum line seems OK.
Replacing 140 main jets with 125-s did not have any...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Rob, I have 106mm standard compression piston....

Rob, I have 106mm standard compression piston. And large foam filter with alloy airbox. But for some reason I could not get engine running above 3/4 throttle opening. I tried every mainjet size...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16,466
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Posted By mait
Still not running.

So another hour and drained battery later I still couldn't get the bike running.
Temps outside 0 Celsius (32F), in shed with the help of small heater maybe 4C (39F).

I drained the carbs...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Thanks Ray, fresh fuel is definitely worth a try...

Thanks Ray, fresh fuel is definitely worth a try and easy enough to do it. The fuel has been in the tanks for 3 months. I used to be sceptic about fuel aging theory but my own dad swore that his lawn...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Mikuni pumpers knowledge needed

Guys,

My Big has been sitting for 3 months because it is winter here in the North. The weather is quite mild here this weekend, +5 degrees Celsius. So I thought I'd fire it up just to see if the...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 861,264
Posted By mait
sorry my computer's playing tricks on me, good...

sorry my computer's playing tricks on me,
good job all F5ers, keep on going
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 861,264
Posted By mait
I hope there's no serious reason to get worried...

I hope there's no serious reason to get worried about Laia? She's not through WP2 yet
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Yes 25 is correct. This is the one I bought: ...

Yes 25 is correct.
This is the one I bought:
SKF 99098 Speedie Sleeve Shaft Repair 24.94-25.04mm
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Shane, I just repaired the shaft with SKF Speedie...

Shane, I just repaired the shaft with SKF Speedie Sleeve. There was a visible groove on the shaft. Speedie sleeve seems to work perfectly. No more dripping oil.

Take your time to polish the...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 268,087
Posted By mait
This is exactly what I've done. Only drawback is...

This is exactly what I've done. Only drawback is when adding stabilizer in PowerDirector the Virb gauges start jumping around on the screen.
There is a possibility to avoid this but it is quite...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-23-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 183,763
Posted By mait
http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx178/maitkindl...

http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx178/maitkindlam/Venemaal%200814/26082014761_zps5fb01ef8.jpg

In Novorzev, Russia.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
who would buy a dead cat anyway? :huh :rofl

who would buy a dead cat anyway? :huh
:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Stefan your ears were right, the bike was running...

Stefan your ears were right, the bike was running lean while making this video. I've replaced main jets to one size bigger since that (#140 now) and it is much better. I could not open the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Ray, The Big keeps up well with 660 Teneres...

Ray,
The Big keeps up well with 660 Teneres and Africa Twins powerwise. It is more about the rider than the machine really. I have seen guys doing miracles offroad on heavy GS1200 bikes.
Teneres...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
These tank protectors look awesome, Stefan is the...

These tank protectors look awesome, Stefan is the man :clap
He also helped me a lot with knowledge how to install SR43 starter motor to older models. I have finished the conversion now and it works...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 268,087
Posted By mait
ER70S-2 For rear suspension view the camera...

ER70S-2

For rear suspension view the camera was mounted to the rear footpeg holder and front suspension view it was mounted just on the side of the tank.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 268,087
Posted By mait
So far quite happy with my virb elite + remote. ...

So far quite happy with my virb elite + remote.
Camera was aboard my Suzuki DR800, various locations:

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/109310449" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 268,087
Posted By mait
The mounts are OK, except it is hard to fine tune...

The mounts are OK, except it is hard to fine tune the angles due to the little teeth. On the other side these teeth secure the joints very well.
It is the camera's shape itself that does not allow...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,586
Posted By mait
Me and my buddy used SMH-10 on a 5 day trip. We...

Me and my buddy used SMH-10 on a 5 day trip. We had pouring rain on day 1 and occasional rain during whole trip. We had some issues on day 1 but nothing major. The connection between two units...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3,002
Views: 268,087
Posted By mait
charging

I was on a 5 day trip in the end of August.
I had a 12000mAh battery pack with 4 USB outputs (from 0.5 to 2.1A) with me. that was hooked to 12V socket all day long while I was riding. Normally I...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 40,684
Posted By mait
Vaude bike panniers on motorbike

I have recently made a 5 day trip to Russia and was pretty happy with my setup of 2 Vaude bike panniers + Ortlieb rollbag.
I have made special pannier rack for the bags that supports them from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Very nice bike Mandoo. I've seen your vids on...

Very nice bike Mandoo. I've seen your vids on youtube.

I am trying to rebuild my SR42 starter with SR43 parts. I've already got starter motor and magneto cover from SR43. I still need to find...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Does anybody know what it takes to replace SR42...

Does anybody know what it takes to replace SR42 starter motor with SR43 one?
I guess I need following parts from SR43:
- starter motor
- engine left side cover
- all three starter cogs
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Thanks for the advice guys, I am already in...

Thanks for the advice guys, I am already in contact with Stefan and Lars.
I managed to open the starter clutch and after cleaning it looks like it will be working again. So I need only starter...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Starter motor, starter clutch and idle gears anybody?

Guys, I have not sold my Big yet.
If any of you in Europe has starter clutch and starter armature and also starter idle gear no 1 for sale, please let me know.

I am just back from a few days...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Selling

You guys do not expect that but I am considering selling my bike if someone is really interested. I feel I need a lighter bike and can not afford 2.

58800kms on the clock and have documents to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
Very nice :)

Very nice :)
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
I lost approximately 4-4.5 liters of each tank...

I lost approximately 4-4.5 liters of each tank volume due to the airbox cavities in the tanks. It is hard to tell by the photos but there is still passage for the fuel to go down from the filling...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16,466
Views: 2,747,860
Posted By mait
air filter mods

http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx178/maitkindlam/08062014700_zps20bf9263.jpg

Still working on it but performed quite OK on a short test ride. Compared to previous setup the engine is running...
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