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Forum: EMEA 06-19-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By andystephenson
Curious to know best way to find cheap hostels /...

Curious to know best way to find cheap hostels / couches to surf.

Never had much luck with tripadviser to find cheap accom. <50.

I did UK to Greece last year, thinking of doing it again this...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By andystephenson
Wink 1. Does it hold two full face buckets? - Yes 2....

1. Does it hold two full face buckets? - Yes
2. Can you open yer Gobis with it mounted? - Yes
3. How's the quality for the money? - OK. mine is still going. Had it 2 years now.

The plastic...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By andystephenson
On my bike, the axle is very tight to remove,...

On my bike, the axle is very tight to remove, hence, very tight to fit. On the RHS (throttle side) you need to check that the axle is in all the way - so that it's flush with the surface of the fork...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,988
Posted By andystephenson
Can't reccomend these on a 950

Tried a set of AM26's on my 950 Adv. Yuk. Only put 200 miles on them, but that was enough. Got them here is anyone is mad enough to try them.

Weave developed at about 80 mph - depends on road, but...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By andystephenson
completely silent?

Hi,

Can you hear a whir of the starter motor?

Similar thing happened to me. Out for a ride and pulled in for some petrol. Paid, jumped on the bike and nothing. WTF. Helmet off, have a listen...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 25,262
Posted By andystephenson
I feel your pain

Aurel,

That sucks. Hope you get re-aquainted one way or another.

...Andy
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By andystephenson
Philip, I have lowered the forks so that the...

Philip,

I have lowered the forks so that the tops are level with the yoke. No change. How far did your friend drop his?

...Andy
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By andystephenson
950 + AM26, so far not good

Hi,

I have only gone through 2 sets of scorps so far on this bike. Wanting a bit more wet grip, I went for the AM26's.

Pootling about they seem fine. But get on it a bit, and it's a different...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By andystephenson
Dirtbag, I traded in a Blackbird for my 950....

Dirtbag,

I traded in a Blackbird for my 950. I love it.

500 miles is no problem, though I do have the gel seat fitted.

Way more smiles per mile on the 950/990 than anything else I have...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By andystephenson
I know exactly what you are asking. There is not...

I know exactly what you are asking. There is not a lot left.

I saved some weight by removing the stock silencers, but that was offset by me fitting the gobi panniers. Me, the wife, panniers and...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By andystephenson
This may well be true. I just unplugged them to...

This may well be true. I just unplugged them to evaluate the effect of the mod. Ran it like this for about a month with no probs. Next time she was apart, I removed the clutter.

Used to cable end...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By andystephenson
It's true. Search this forum for EPC (electronic...

It's true. Search this forum for EPC (electronic power control - or something similar).

It's easy to disable this feature. Just removethe electrical connection from two solenoid valves.

...Andy
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By andystephenson
Take a look at the stator bolts

I have just had the stator bolts work loose on my 03 950.

Riding along, horrible noise. Pull over and end up with a lift back in a van.

When checking it out, I thought that the noise was coming...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By andystephenson
I will check that out. Looks like next weekend...

I will check that out. Looks like next weekend before I get to strip her down. I'll let you know what I find.:thumbup

...Andy
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By andystephenson
As for checking the vents, do you mean the...

As for checking the vents, do you mean the external pipework, or the routing inside of the tank? If the latter, should I just blow down them to see if they are clear?

When the tanks have been...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2007, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By andystephenson
I fitted a new replacement stator - slightly...

I fitted a new replacement stator - slightly different to the orig, as it had a keyway in it, new stator coils and a new seal for good measure.

Torqued all the bolts, and loctited them as per the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By andystephenson
It's something I will be poking my dealer about,...

It's something I will be poking my dealer about, to try and get to the bottom of it - the TSB that is, then take it from there. Whilst that crawls along, it just want to fix the startup problem, then...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By andystephenson
Not sure how to tell if the starter axel is bent....

Not sure how to tell if the starter axel is bent. Any tips? As I said, before the stator coils got munched, everything was A OK.:thumb

Scorn gears? typo?

As for the mixture, I checked the...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By andystephenson
Even after struggling to start her, get her on...

Even after struggling to start her, get her on the road and ALL the troubles disappear. These are truly great bikes. It feels like I'm cheating on the wife.:wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By andystephenson
Bluhduh 950 babe has turned into a bitch

Hi,

She won't start without a fight these days. The story so far...

Bolts worked loose in the generator, and shagged the coils, and gouged the holes inthe flywheel thingy.:bluduh

Fitted some...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,174
Posted By andystephenson
Wink I've got one too.

She's a damn good ride. No complaints with two up action.:wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By andystephenson
Eh? It's comfy alright.

M-G,

Me and the wife went from North West UK, to Southern Spain on my 950 last summer. No problems at all.

I have the gel seat as it came with the bike. The standard seat kills my arse after a...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-04-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By andystephenson
Ant Ware, Thanks for that. So long as I know...

Ant Ware,

Thanks for that. So long as I know that it's not supposed to move out, I'll take the casing off and drop a new unit in. The outer bearing is brown, and I can't remember from all of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By andystephenson
It's an 03 (registered), with 11K miles. If...

It's an 03 (registered), with 11K miles.

If you really need the manuf year I can dig out the reg docs.

...Andy
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By andystephenson
Hey nasty rider, With the Akros fitted I...

Hey nasty rider,

With the Akros fitted I would check that the carbs have had their needles lifted at least. I have BOS cans fitted and had the front card lifted one slot, and the rear 2 slots.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-03-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By andystephenson
It's not another water pump thread - honest

Hi,

OK. Lied a bit.

Can anyone tell me is the impellor is supposed to move in and out a little bit. 1mm or so?

Mine looks like it's scoured the casing. The reason I looked is that the bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-19-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,045
Posted By andystephenson
I assume that it will work just the same on the...

I assume that it will work just the same on the RHS - yes?
Forum: Orange Crush 03-19-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,018
Posted By andystephenson
Thumb I've been wondering where to put my tax disc....

I've been wondering where to put my tax disc. Seems obvious now.
:thumbup
Forum: Orange Crush 02-14-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,415
Posted By andystephenson
Hi, When my 03 950 overheated, it turned out...

Hi,

When my 03 950 overheated, it turned out to be crud on the rad cap causeing air to enter the system, then air locking.

Also note that to bleed air out of the system, you have to elevate the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,699
Posted By andystephenson
Hi, I noticed a clunk going over bumps....

Hi,

I noticed a clunk going over bumps. Turned out to be loose spokes in the front.

...Andy
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