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Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By A-Wind
Unless the intention is to create a rally...

Unless the intention is to create a rally replica, I'm not too crazy about too many sponsor decals on the bike. So your current "theme" looks to me just fine. Perhaps a name tag left and right of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,264,534
Posted By A-Wind
I share that feeling. The XT600 was the bike...

I share that feeling.

The XT600 was the bike of my dreams when I was in high school. I would keep looking at the brochure in class and dreaming about riding adventures with it. 44hp was a pretty...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By A-Wind
Unfortunately, other than this Africa Twin Thread...

Unfortunately, other than this Africa Twin Thread and a few friendly pm's, I did not get to know Jim closer. I wished him well and kept crossing my fingers, hoping for a miracle until the last...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5,892
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Posted By A-Wind
I think softness of the rubber damper might be of...

I think softness of the rubber damper might be of bigger issue than tight fit. When I changed mine the ones removed seemed to fit tight, yet with the new ones the engine felt totally different. Much...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14,173
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Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

And also finally,

I DO SEE a frame under the engine with a frame mounted skidplate and I DON'T SEE fragile items like oil cooler and oil filter mounted infront of the engine.

So unlike many of...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14,173
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Posted By A-Wind
Finally, a big enduro that is worth braking...

Finally,

a big enduro that is worth braking a leg off-roading.


BTW: Jonathan, your post was the first one I saw this morning, so you were the messenger that brought me the good news!
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26,121
Views: 4,981,868
Posted By A-Wind
The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

I uderstand that. But I don't think that the current overly complicated valve adjustment design is here to stay either. I'm sure there comes a time, when hydraulic valve adjustment is going to be...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26,121
Views: 4,981,868
Posted By A-Wind
YES! I belive that there is a chance for...

YES!

I belive that there is a chance for progress, if an issue, is being pushed over and over again. From all sides including journalists.

How else can we get change?
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26,121
Views: 4,981,868
Posted By A-Wind
The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

No questions about that.

Yet, let's not forget that it is also a single sided swingarm design. Probably the lightest and most compact in it's class, despite handleing 100+ horses.


But I...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26,121
Views: 4,981,868
Posted By A-Wind
The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

Maybe you should take some classes in Germany before such rants. You would find out that they literally wrote most of the books on engineering. Well, apart from being an engineering powerhouse.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14,173
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Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Very nice.

What kind of windshield is that on your RD07?
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 08:54 AM
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Views: 811,141
Posted By A-Wind
New Africa Twin 2014

+1000.

I already set my notifications preferences to OFF, because of all this off topic Jo Momma fantasies.

Indeed, I doubt if some people here who are offering their opinions, even ever saw...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,892
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Posted By A-Wind
JJXTRIDER, while I ageree, that is also precisely...

JJXTRIDER, while I ageree, that is also precisely the reason, why I wanted to share my other extreme experiences.

I wanted to point out that after oven a dozen years of normal riding, in later,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By A-Wind
I like to throw in my experiences on engine...

I like to throw in my experiences on engine cooling, which are a bit different.

I have a high mileage 2KF engine that is still running fantastic and that I would love to take apart for an engine...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,264,534
Posted By A-Wind
Thank you for your response and all the details. ...

Thank you for your response and all the details.

Another wow!

You guys live in Off-Road paradise and living THE life.

Thank you for always sharing your great pictures and great videos too!
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,264,534
Posted By A-Wind
Wow! How many hours do you have to ride from...

Wow!

How many hours do you have to ride from home to get in such great riding area?

Are there many such great places (where it is OK to ride) in Portugal (I remember you are in Portugal, but...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By A-Wind
I would use constant tension hose clamps. They...

I would use constant tension hose clamps. They are the best. In California Pep Boys Autoparts Superstore has them in many sizes. With the corresponding hose clamp pliers they are super easy to handle.
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By A-Wind
Hi Jim, many good thoughts and lots of positive...

Hi Jim, many good thoughts and lots of positive energy from me too. Andreas
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By A-Wind
Thanks for your reply and input. You replied...

Thanks for your reply and input.

You replied to my post and quoted it, which unfortunately I nuked just about at the same time as you responded (I simply thought my question after all might not be...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
Sorry for your loss. Hopefully you'll be able...

Sorry for your loss.
Hopefully you'll be able to find it or have another good bike soon.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14,173
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Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Car or moto, I replace my thermostat with every other coolant change insted of waiting for it to go bad. It's cheap insurance.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By A-Wind
Hi Alain, Some time ago, a nearby friend of...

Hi Alain,

Some time ago, a nearby friend of mine bought an 1100GS, so naturally I'm "stuck" with the maintenance and repair.

His bike developed a starter issue as well and so I diged into the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,264,534
Posted By A-Wind
The XT600 Thread

I think your price is very resonable, probably even very cheap.

To me it would be worth even more than what you are asking for it. Indeed the only reason I'm not jumping on it right now, because I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,264,534
Posted By A-Wind
I think it could be from LOOSE bolts as well....

I think it could be from LOOSE bolts as well. Especially the swingarm bolt that goes through the engine can be tricky to torque properly. At least this is the case on my 1984. One of the swing arm...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
Wow, wow, wow! :clap +Thanks again for the...

Wow, wow, wow! :clap

+Thanks again for the video. It is always a joy to see Africa Twin deployed in this type of terrain.

Can we have more now? Please! Where there is two, there must be more....
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
Wow! You are really fast. I was especially...

Wow! You are really fast.

I was especially holding my breath in the first minutes of the video where you were going over muddy areas with deep tire ruts.

Your AT seemed to be stock. What tires...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By A-Wind
Hmm. You are right about that. I did not cosider...

Hmm. You are right about that. I did not cosider the capacitors going bad over time.

Have to see if it still works and if it does then use it every once in a while.

How about the aftermaket...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,264,534
Posted By A-Wind
The XT600 Thread

Some years ago, I also had similarly weird symptoms on my '84 XT600. I'm my case regardless of temperature, I found that the bike would ran fine, until I raised the rpm above 2500. Installing a new...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

My bike came from the UK and I have the exact same headlight (Stanley 3952 printed on the glass). I was going to change mine to a European unit, but then I did some research and it looks like the...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 811,141
Posted By A-Wind
100% agree, down to every word.

100% agree, down to every word.
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
Providing all other mechanical issues are...

Providing all other mechanical issues are checked, I would revert back to the original ignition unit, see that the bike works with that and if it does, then start trouble shooting the custom ICU.
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

OK, you said you swapped motors.

Earlier versions use 2x hall sensors for the timing, later versions use 1x hall sensor.

Are you sure it is the same model year engine?

Otherwise you would...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Hmm, kill switch or
sidestand switch, wouldn't that "delete" all spark all together?


How was the programmable ICU cheked? How do you know it is working properly?

Edit: plus, I just read "it...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 811,141
Posted By A-Wind
New Africa Twin 2014

Once again, MOTORRAD NOWHERE said these are the specs as fact !!!



To the contrary, if you speak German (and not just running the article through a translator), then it is absolutely clear,...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 811,141
Posted By A-Wind
Those are nice specs, however, the speculative...

Those are nice specs, however, the speculative charakter of the article went lost in translation. At least in this article Motorrad is not talking about facts. Instead Motorrad is talking about...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 811,141
Posted By A-Wind
Unfortunately, the article is still largely...

Unfortunately, the article is still largely speculative.
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 811,141
Posted By A-Wind
It says that Honda is trying to build a bike that...

It says that Honda is trying to build a bike that quote: "really deserves the name Enduro".
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14,173
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Posted By A-Wind
To be clear, is it RAISED as raised via longer...

To be clear, is it RAISED as raised via longer shock linkage or RAISED as via longer shock (a shock with longer travel). If longer travel, which shock is it?
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14,173
Views: 5,085,874
Posted By A-Wind
Is the rear tail raised? What shock are you using?

Is the rear tail raised? What shock are you using?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,965
Posted By A-Wind
It is rather a constructive discussion among...

It is rather a constructive discussion among people of the same region with the same interest.

Sarcastic comments serve discord only.
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