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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Just know them as Honey Badgers - never heard of...

Just know them as Honey Badgers - never heard of "a Ratel" before.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
+1 Did the same and never once had any doubt...

+1
Did the same and never once had any doubt the part(s) would show up as expected. Yes, you are taking a chance, but it's a calculated risk. When we've been chatting on an online forum almost daily...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hahah

Hahah
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Prude :evil:D ...

Prude :evil:D

http://www.gravelseekers.com/bilder/galleri/Gravelseekers108.jpg



None were safe

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Oz/Trails/smallPicture068L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
As far as I know the "R13" designation refers to...

As far as I know the "R13" designation refers to the engine layout combined with the main model category (such as GS, S, ST, RT, R and so on) and that's the way it is for all BMWs - the mechanics (I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I have the same Armstrongs and never thought...

I have the same Armstrongs and never thought twice about it. If anything, wouldn't the force be better absorbed with the "webs"/ arms going that way instead of the stock way :dunno
It'd be like...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
ATGATT bitches :lol3

ATGATT bitches :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hope they treat you as well as they have me. ...

Hope they treat you as well as they have me.
They do have stiff walls, so just keep that in mind if spooning on the rear by hand :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Sprockets and chain length 1 tooth on a...

Sprockets and chain length

1 tooth on a front sprocket = 3 teeth on a rear sprocket
I'm pretty sure* I have run and are running the stock chain length (112 links I believe) with the following...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I tend to agree regarding the rear disc because...

I tend to agree regarding the rear disc because gravel gets caught in the system adding to the wear along with the smaller diameter, but I haven't seen the same wear on the front of mine at least.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
You talkin' to me ?! ...

You talkin' to me ?!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Oz/sPicture209.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
100% recuperated from my broken shoulder blade ...

100% recuperated from my broken shoulder blade
90% recuperated from my lumbago surgery 3 weeks ago
Rest day in the Tour de France tomorrow


About time to wheel the bike out of my parking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:13 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I'd try a Michelin T63 if you haven't already. ...

I'd try a Michelin T63 if you haven't already.

You may end up never buying TKC's again....like so many others have :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I see your point, but I don't think it'll be a...

I see your point, but I don't think it'll be a pressing issue for anyone unless they wreck their disc, because they don't wear*.

I crashed and had to replace a bent front Dakar disc in 2003....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
:freaky :D

:freaky :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I was going to say, I'm pretty sure we/ you are...

I was going to say, I'm pretty sure we/ you are just looking at open and closed from opposite sides.
For me CLOSED has always been when it is cold and OPEN is when the thermostat is warm and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Of course, important to get the air out. Small...

Of course, important to get the air out. Small nipple (10 or 13mm) on the top right hand side of the engine (highest point when it's on the side stand). Top off the coolant with the nipple open and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, removing it only makes it worse. Tried and...

Yeah, removing it only makes it worse. Tried and failed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:48 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
There's no such thing as "the PO running too low...

There's no such thing as "the PO running too low pressure" :deal:D





So it seems the culprit was low pressure in the rear tire. The T63 has so stiff sidewalls that you don't realize it's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Just leave it. Mine were severly bent for many...

Just leave it. Mine were severly bent for many years and you just get used to it and it feels natural after a while (unless you ride other bikes with straight bars). But if you haven't even noticed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
All I know is that you have to be careful that...

All I know is that you have to be careful that you don't make new scratches along the leg, but work on a 90<sup>o</sup> angle of the way of travel, if that made any sense.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hope you'll be alright. While you're at it, you...

Hope you'll be alright. While you're at it, you should also make sure the radiator is clean so that air can pass through it. A fan soesn't help much if the rad is blocked
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
What other said - make sure the fan works first. ...

What other said - make sure the fan works first.

In my experience it has only been bad news once the temp warning light has come on and gone downhill from there.... hope you didn't ride it with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 12:44 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Do you have pegs as well ? Or can you source some...

Do you have pegs as well ? Or can you source some ?
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 12:41 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I know - the T63 is a stiff mofo. I ran mine with...

I know - the T63 is a stiff mofo. I ran mine with 0 psi without even knowing. Just felt a little loose. Did shift about 1cm on the rim though, but that was after several days of 100km communting on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Getting hard. I know I know, but we're all...

Getting hard.
I know I know, but we're all friends here right :deal:evil:D:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I have Micheling T63 on the original wheels and...

I have Micheling T63 on the original wheels and bought second hand wheels on eBay that I have mounted with Michelin Anakee III

17" used Dakar rear wheel including sprocket carrier and very worn...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 01:55 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hi and welcome to the asylum !

Hi and welcome to the asylum !
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Better that than forgetting to pull it up before...

Better that than forgetting to pull it up before taking off into a left hander at full throttle :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 10:38 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Ouch :eek1:cry

Ouch :eek1:cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Thanks for the warning and the awsome pictures...

Thanks for the warning and the awsome pictures :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Nice work there :thumb

Nice work there :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Glad you're ok and I would if I could, but I had...

Glad you're ok and I would if I could, but I had to cut mine off with an angle grinder because of all the impacts it had endured, so you'd have to make new mounts for it.
It sort of worked ok for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
40Nm for the Sertao, I assume the same for the...

40Nm for the Sertao, I assume the same for the Dakar.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, just checked the manual (which I should've done in the first place) and it's 40Nm for the single spark Dakar as well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 12:22 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
What's the correct torque ? I have one of...

What's the correct torque ?


I have one of those too. Not as fancy schmancy perhaps, but it works the same...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:50 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Pure moto finance over here is about 12-15% as...

Pure moto finance over here is about 12-15% as well

The Sertao doesn't appear to be sold in Norway.
Here are some other prices though:

F800GS is NOK 164.500 (NZ$ 32.457)
R1200GSA is NOK...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Then your mind would've be blown if you'd bought...

Then your mind would've be blown if you'd bought a new 2014 BMW with CANBUS :lol3:lol3







My thoughts are that they just went with the times (leading the way).
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Be careful that you may experience clutch slip...

Be careful that you may experience clutch slip after a while since you're using fully synthetic oil. Semi synth is better.
I too am impressed with it, but I haven't tried anything else. The KTMs I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Like I said - I know shit about batteries, only...

Like I said - I know shit about batteries, only what the websites tell me;
Biltema Gel battery (http://biltema.se/sv/Bil---MC/MC/Reservdelar/Batteri/Gel-batterier-for-MC-och-skoter-80810/):

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