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Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 08:05 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, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
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, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,743
Views: 1,177,368
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,743
Views: 1,177,368
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,743
Views: 1,177,368
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5,743
Views: 1,177,368
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
Posted By A-Wind
100% agree, down to every word.

100% agree, down to every word.
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 08:07 AM
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Views: 4,858,864
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
Posted By A-Wind
Unfortunately, the article is still largely...

Unfortunately, the article is still largely speculative.
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
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, 10:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,525
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.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,525
Posted By A-Wind
sneaking on the rincon ohv shortcut trail in los angeles ....

Fact is:

People are often getting cought up in details and forget to see the big picture.

As a result again and again you hear from cases where citizens successfully challenged decade old laws...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,525
Posted By A-Wind
sneaking on the rincon ohv shortcut trail in los angeles ....

Jeff, again there is BIG a difference between specific reasons that are given for closures and closures simply because of lack of funding to carry out custodial duties.

Over the years, the amount...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,525
Posted By A-Wind
sneaking on the rincon ohv shortcut trail in los angeles ....

Jeff, you are right, I'm not too familiar with any of that.

Sophascat, please note, I'm not asking for what reasons these closures happen.

I'm interested in the legal origin of things.

I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,525
Posted By A-Wind
sneaking on the rincon ohv shortcut trail in los angeles ....

???

I meant how is it possible to close public land or national parks for LACK OF FUNDING reasons?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,525
Posted By A-Wind
sneaking on the rincon ohv shortcut trail in los angeles ....

I hear about these National Park closures and Public Land closures and I don't understand the legal basis of closing public land -> for the public.

How is that legally possible and where can it be...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
Posted By A-Wind
If it pretends to be a Rally Bike with African...

If it pretends to be a Rally Bike with African Rally ambitions, then perhaps original African Rally Race conditions would be a better measure for it's performance.

Indeed most of today's bloated...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
Posted By A-Wind
Counting and analyzing HPs vs. weight and $ is...

Counting and analyzing HPs vs. weight and $ is just theory.

In real world off-road riding, employing even those 60 horses already presents some serious tire wear issues. So as long as preserving...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
Posted By A-Wind
New Africa Twin 2014

As one might suspect, this is where we disagree big time.

Indeed it is hard for me to see how anyone who has EVER rode this bike in off-road conditions (rather than off-pavement "adventure"...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 382,919
Posted By A-Wind
??? WTF ??? Go fish. The AT is a true member...

??? WTF ??? Go fish.

The AT is a true member in the XR line. True, you might need some serious muscle in certain situations and it could use some more suspension travel (with today's standards...
Forum: Europe 02-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 77,855
Posted By A-Wind
...like making sure it will be returned to it's...

...like making sure it will be returned to it's rightful owner - I hope.
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

I clicked on your first link "by accident" on my smartphone. It was downloading slowly and now I know why -> your file size is 1.28 Giga Byte.

Hmm... I'm not too happy now.

I think posting a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5,743
Views: 1,177,368
Posted By A-Wind
The XT600 Thread

IMO best tire for this bike.

I refuse to use anything else any more (*except the identical pattern harder rubber Michelin Desert on the rear of my other bike). I'm riding this tire close to 20...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,743
Views: 1,177,368
Posted By A-Wind
The XT600 Thread

Just by looking at the pictures, I'm a bit suspicious about the 3300 miles:
- engine seems to be sprayed over (why if such low miles)
- someone installed the kickstarter one tooth over (why taken...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
Posted By A-Wind
...and I must clarify that I wasn't trying to go...

...and I must clarify that I wasn't trying to go confrontational. I was not aware of your post as we simply posted about the same time.
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Don't ever jam anything (like a rag) between the gears to fix the gears and don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

A simple vector calculation of the forces acting on the bearing (that is fixed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5,743
Views: 1,177,368
Posted By A-Wind
Does this happen while idle? In other words it...

Does this happen while idle? In other words it runs fine in idle, but as soon as you put it in gear, the issues start?

In that case it very well likely electrical and could be as easy as a bad...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13,883
Views: 4,858,864
Posted By A-Wind
Wow, great project. Congratulations and respect....

Wow, great project. Congratulations and respect. I see lot's of happy rides with it ahead.
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