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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 07:38 PM
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Posted By WikdBeemer
Yes thanks Buddy, that is what I was intending to...

Yes thanks Buddy, that is what I was intending to do tonight when I do the oil & filter change that due now anyway.
I expect its a damaged wire or something since the bike runs perfectly 90% of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By WikdBeemer
Crankshaft sensor issue

G450X, I have a GS911 diagnostic interface which is telling me there is an open circuit or short circuit in the crank shaft sensor.
The bike runs fine for a couple of hours and then it starts...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 12:37 AM
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Posted By WikdBeemer
If you do decide to sell I will be interested in...

If you do decide to sell I will be interested in some of the parts you have, that is if you'd be willing to send them to Australia :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 03:06 PM
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Posted By WikdBeemer
Also do check the valve clearance every second...

Also do check the valve clearance every second oil change & adjust as per requirements.
Only adjusted mine once so far :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,500
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Posted By WikdBeemer
Replaced my piston & rings @ about 250hrs, was...

Replaced my piston & rings @ about 250hrs, was overdue but runs great now.
Replaced torque limiter once, no major problems ever and I think this bike will do for the rest of my dirt riding life ( I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
Posted By WikdBeemer
Thanks guys. I wont bother with it, will just...

Thanks guys.
I wont bother with it, will just keep the cable clean and well lubed internally.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,480
Posted By WikdBeemer
Yes thanks. Gave me a couple of ideas and I...

Yes thanks.
Gave me a couple of ideas and I think with a string line as well I can check my bike.
I have the blocks & tackle to hang the bike from the shed roof so I can easily establish a true...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,480
Posted By WikdBeemer
I would like to check the wheel alignment on my...

I would like to check the wheel alignment on my GS, just to satisfy my curiosity.
There is a process for checking a bikes alignment, it was printed in a manual I had, I think for the DRZ400E.
Does...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
Posted By WikdBeemer
I am looking at a magura hydraulic clutch kit to...

I am looking at a magura hydraulic clutch kit to replace the cable on my bike, there is one for about $360 new unused.
Does anyone know if this is a good option for the money & will it improve the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
Posted By WikdBeemer
No the breather hose is routed behing the wiring....

No the breather hose is routed behing the wiring.
It just seemed as though when to disconnected the zipty breather and went back to std the problem went away but that may have been a coincidence, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6,500
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Posted By WikdBeemer
Wierd intermittent problem

ok so when I ride the G450X it sometimes cuts off, no power at all until I hit the starter and it starts up again.
This can happen after 1hr or 2 of riding or maybe not all day but when it starts...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:33 AM
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Posted By WikdBeemer
This is exactly what my first limiter did, second...

This is exactly what my first limiter did, second one must be the same now as its whining again.
At least a new limiter now has a better chance of survival because I have the Zipty breather fitted.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6,500
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Posted By WikdBeemer
I had the dealer reprogram the EFI with the prog...

I had the dealer reprogram the EFI with the prog of the 2010 model (mine is a 2009) which smoothed of the power nicely in standard mode and minimises the engine braking considerably in race mode.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6,500
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Posted By WikdBeemer
The lens is made of polycarbonate so virtually...

The lens is made of polycarbonate so virtually impossible to break.
I covered mine with a thick 3M plastic adhesive they sell as stone chip protection for cars etc, it seems to still be doing its...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By WikdBeemer
Cool, 1983 was the year I started doing Trials...

Cool, 1983 was the year I started doing Trials comp :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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: 6,500
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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: 6,500
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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
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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: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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
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Views: 1,481,730
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
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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: 2,567
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: 6,500
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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: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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: 30,804
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
Replies: 6,500
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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
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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: 6,500
Views: 1,481,730
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: 790
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: 6,798
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: 6,798
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: 6,798
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: 6,798
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: 6,798
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: 6,798
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: 6,798
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
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