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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:30 AM
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Posted By bigkuri
Nice... When I am back from NZ and have mounted...

Nice... When I am back from NZ and have mounted some sort of headlight we should catch up and go for a ride out, plus my mate Anton who owns an incredible low-mileage BRP, also based in London :)
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 59,704
Posted By bigkuri
He's finally seen the way, that's what Owen ;) ...

He's finally seen the way, that's what Owen ;) Look forward to learning more on that visit myself! I had a good look at the Honda True Adventure prototype at the show, and think you may have been a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Jester, why don't you just buy OEM Honda? They...

Jester, why don't you just buy OEM Honda? They still sell the entire thing in terms of parts.

I've been here and done this. My take is get the engine out on the bench and get in there before...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,956
Posted By bigkuri
Great trip, and a great ride report - thanks for...

Great trip, and a great ride report - thanks for taking the time! :clap:clap
Really encourages my own plans/thoughts of an Iceland tour someday soon.

Great beer this Einstok : hoppy :D My...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 830,132
Posted By bigkuri
Looks nice. Steel subframe is a good idea - just...

Looks nice. Steel subframe is a good idea - just search on replacing all those alloy subframes with home strengthened or steel-made items for adventure touring... So weight there is well thought out....
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Ah figures - cheers! I just keep seeing these...

Ah figures - cheers! I just keep seeing these nice wide billet CRF pegs on eBay.... Envy.... :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Anyone know if CRF footpegs fit the BRP?

Anyone know if CRF footpegs fit the BRP?
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
A bit of work to the BRP today... Turning out...

A bit of work to the BRP today... Turning out well! :)


http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/Honda%20XR650R/WP_20141025_004_zps275f66ff.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
TBH... Not sure about that set up. Offroad the...

TBH... Not sure about that set up. Offroad the air filter will block like crazy, and all the weight of the rider and any luggage on the very top subframe mount, braced into the top shock mount?
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Wow, hidden subframe - looking forward to seeing...

Wow, hidden subframe - looking forward to seeing that! Nothing wrong with those passenger pegs (wheelie-pegs? Yikes!....), and you could most likely mount a simple loop up to the rear frame that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
After that much time with such little use your...

After that much time with such little use your fuel will be off, and the carb gunked up. Remove the carb and full strip and clean with carb-cleaner, or sonic cleaning if you know someone handy.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Welcome Trek - look forward to some more photo's....

Welcome Trek - look forward to some more photo's. Are you going to restore it for dirt? What on earth are those pillion passenger pegs, and what did they do to the subframe!?

And a wee tip -...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Many thanks! Found one for 30 so order placed :)

Many thanks! Found one for 30 so order placed :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Yep, it is finding said pipe is the hard bit! :) ...

Yep, it is finding said pipe is the hard bit! :) Been through the tool shed... Will have a sniff around the local bike shop.... :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Any bright ideas how to drive on the lower...

Any bright ideas how to drive on the lower headstock bearing? I usually use the old one, but threw it out in the process of swapping the stem to the CRF clamp... doh...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Finally got around to working with my...

Finally got around to working with my friend-machinist for my take on CRF450 headstock steering stops.

May have to tweak the angle a bit - cannot tell till later next week when I get chance to...
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By bigkuri
Just awesome!!! Post often, following your...

Just awesome!!! Post often, following your adventure, and good luck!!!

Kiwi :)
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Many thanks Flyguy - really appreciate the...

Many thanks Flyguy - really appreciate the photo's. My project has halted right now, as I need to build up the underside of the lowers to have enough meat for a bolt and cam type stop. I'm still set...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
How to get your bike worked on :) :deal ...

How to get your bike worked on :) :deal

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/2013%20Morocco/WP_20131106_030_zpsb92d1632.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Shite. Ouch. I had no idea that mod would...

Shite. Ouch. I had no idea that mod would work.... :(

Thanks for the photo's - my take on it was that they apply a angular force to the bearings, so I milled them off entirely!.... Have drilled...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Depends on your riding style eh. I'm front heavy,...

Depends on your riding style eh. I'm front heavy, so need the stiffer forks to compensate. My mate is rear heavy, so his forks are always under sprung, but he likes it that way. Also, I'll run the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Doing this myself right now. I weigh 105kg so...

Doing this myself right now. I weigh 105kg so went with 0.52kg springs from Jeff Slavens. Oil - motul factory line 5 weight. Level is measured in cc and not height (or at least I cannot find it) and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
What size is it? 270mm or 320mm??

What size is it? 270mm or 320mm??
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By bigkuri
Like said - those other threads don't do anything...

Like said - those other threads don't do anything and there is no clearance issue. So a couple of washers to space it and she'll be right.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Ride mine around London all the time (in summer)...

Ride mine around London all the time (in summer) in flip flops and shorts, t-shirt. No drama.
Except when the police give me grief for riding in open-toe shoes!... :)

I can start mine in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Thanks as always for the advice guys. ...

Thanks as always for the advice guys.

Got it off... I measured the rod and drilled a hole the same size in a block of wood. Split the wood in half and clamped it on rod. Boy, the nut was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By bigkuri
Great idea, thank you. The problem is at 3:08 to...

Great idea, thank you. The problem is at 3:08 to 3:30. The smaller lock nut just spins on the rod.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
CRF question in the XR section... I am...

CRF question in the XR section... I am transplanting 2003 CRF450R forks into my BRP, and so bought second hand forks and a rebuild kit. Simple enough, done this many times...

However one of...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,062
Posted By bigkuri
Screws in. Don't just push it. Tip - once you...

Screws in. Don't just push it. Tip - once you feel resistance (almost right away) put a mark on the cable about 2cm up, so you know how far you have gone in. Eye-ball the distance beforehand...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Nice pics :thumb I should have said it's a...

Nice pics :thumb

I should have said it's a UK bike and as such the stock cowling bolts onto the OEM fork triples with metal brackets etc.. None of those wee rubber bands :deal

I've ordered a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Ah, yep - like me. The CRF-X one does just look...

Ah, yep - like me. The CRF-X one does just look really good.... They are just so $$$!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
Upgrading my forks to 2008 CRF450R ones - getting...

Upgrading my forks to 2008 CRF450R ones - getting stem pressed in, top clamp milled, and steering stops rebuilt in right location. The forks are near new condition, however giving them a full service...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,062
Posted By bigkuri
Hey man, Yep it sucks eh, even in summer it...

Hey man,
Yep it sucks eh, even in summer it always seems to rain just when you have the head off or something.... For a while I had a local fan-club of interested parties when rebuilding a XR600 -...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,005
Posted By bigkuri
You mad, wonderful MoFo. Great mods - more pics...

You mad, wonderful MoFo. Great mods - more pics please :)
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,062
Posted By bigkuri
Current bike ...

Current bike

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/7ick/Honda%20XR650R/WP_20140808_003_zps8540b68c.jpg

Got these in the post :)

...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,062
Posted By bigkuri
No where to ride it here mate... so sorry it'd...

No where to ride it here mate... so sorry it'd be wasted on ya ;) 22 hours on this engine from new - keeping it!... :D

...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,062
Posted By bigkuri
About to embark on the CRF USD transfer for my...

About to embark on the CRF USD transfer for my XRR - when I bought it the original forks were knackered in the extreme - UK bikes are often hard hard worn by a bunch of knob heads most who don't give...
Forum: Asia 08-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,909
Posted By bigkuri
Awesome sounding trip :)

Awesome sounding trip :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,492
Posted By bigkuri
PFD - that is one nice bike, love it :) I agree...

PFD - that is one nice bike, love it :) I agree with your stickers, I went through a road riding phase of having a WGPCGR sticker on near 200bhp bikes - think spiderman... Would love a "be nice" one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By bigkuri
Do the 15 minute idle reset trick. Cold bike,...

Do the 15 minute idle reset trick. Cold bike, start, leave it alone for 15 mins and less than 16 mins, turn off. Don't touch ANYTHING while doing it.

Check your plugs too - maybe worth...
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