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Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 98,690
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
I've had pretty much the same thing happen to me,...

I've had pretty much the same thing happen to me, all though mine was more sudden, shortly after riding through heavy rain. Didn't start, just the click from the relay. Did like you, cleaned it up,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Have I ruined my camshaft? (DR650SE experts please help!)

I've got a CCM R30, which has the engine from the Suzuki XF 650 Freewind, which is the engine from the DR650SE but with dual carbs and larger valves. For one reason or another, I've ruined the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 98,690
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Is this normal wear on the rocker arm or should I...

Is this normal wear on the rocker arm or should I be worried? I noticed my valve tolerance was off from when I last set it. This is technically from an XF650, but it should be close enough to post in...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
These kind of systems have been in use in cars...

These kind of systems have been in use in cars for years now. I've yet to hear of a single case like the described in this thread, with your info being handed over to law enforcement officers, or...
Forum: EMEA 04-20-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
The Himalayas would indeed be awesome, but since...

The Himalayas would indeed be awesome, but since I'll be leaving India already at the end of February (or maybe a little later, depending), I think it will be way too cold up there.

I'm...
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Excellent advice! Exactly the kind of reply I'd...

Excellent advice! Exactly the kind of reply I'd want, so much obliged :)

Unfortunately, the numbers are not off. Or, well, maybe by a little, but at the momen, because of the unstable situation in...
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Yeah, I think 17" should be fine. I might be...

Yeah, I think 17" should be fine. I might be wrong, but I also think that means it will be easier to find spare tires along the way, should I need one.

I like your bike, I followed the build...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,277
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Are you sure that's the best design for a clean...

Are you sure that's the best design for a clean airflow?
Sharp angles aren't necessarily the best way to move air smoothly. It's also quite similar to the 990 Adv fairing (only bigger), and lot's...
Forum: EMEA 04-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Small update on carnet-rater. Currently, the rate...

Small update on carnet-rater. Currently, the rate is 100% of vehicle value for India and Iran, while for Pakistan, it's a whopping 400%. That means that with a vehicle value of 2 500 euros, I'll have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 1,747,202
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Maybe the new 450 adventure bike from (admittedly...

Maybe the new 450 adventure bike from (admittedly somewhat obscure) British manufacturer CCM will be your cup of tea then!
130 kg dry, 17 litre tank, BMW powerplant wtih ~40 hp. Supposedly goes...
Forum: EMEA 04-06-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
One apparent issue might be financing the Carnet...

One apparent issue might be financing the Carnet de Passage. Even my rather modestly valued motorcycle will mean I'll have to make a Carnet-depost of approximately 15 000 USD. In addition to securing...
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Ah, so you're going in 2014! I will definitely...

Ah, so you're going in 2014! I will definitely keep an eye on your thread (as you might have seen, I already replied in it). I was under the impression that one needed an individual carnet for each...
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Awesome! I'll keep this going as planning...

Awesome! I'll keep this going as planning progresses.
Forum: EMEA 03-30-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,929
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
I'm Swedish, and I lived in a few different...

I'm Swedish, and I lived in a few different European countries except my own, and the only place I've seen chip+signature was the Mercadona supermarket chain in Spain. Then again, chip+signature...
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Very interesting! I am a Swede planning...

Very interesting!


I am a Swede planning such a trip, only with my own bike, shipped to India and then ridden back. I'm planning to go in early 2015, and I am looking for companions for the...
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Further, to keep with the theme, and to possibly...

Further, to keep with the theme, and to possibly raise potential sponsor interest, I was thinking that visiting solar power facilities along the itinerary would be one way. I've no idea how feasible...
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
A few teaser images... Kerala, India ...

A few teaser images...

Kerala, India
http://www.keralaindiatravel.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/2743697906_2f294936e8.jpg

Makran Coastal Highway, Pakistan...
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
I guess I should also introduce myself! I'm...

I guess I should also introduce myself!

I'm Ola, a 34 year old Swede, living in the very south of this rather elongated country (the penis of the EU...
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Follow the Sun Tour 2015 (India-Europe overland), fellow travelers wanted!

Hey there everybody!
I have this idea that following "spring" through three distinct parts of the world, while staying in a comfortable climate all the time. I plan to ship my bike by boat to India,...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 65,217
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
I have the Phonak Audeo PFEs...

I have the Phonak Audeo PFEs (http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-reviews/phonak-audeo-pfe122-review/) which are pretty ideal, both from a sound quality and fit under helmet perspective.

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,984
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
As has been stated in the thread already, the DR...

As has been stated in the thread already, the DR and KLR has comparable power levels, as do a few other dual sport bikes like the XT 660. The reason is reliability and economy. They are designed to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Which deposits are that? From what I've seen from...

Which deposits are that? From what I've seen from the inside of engines running on ethanol, they're typically squeaky clean, literally nothing in way of carbon deposits.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
What do you want to use it for? Just to monitor...

What do you want to use it for? Just to monitor lambda (AFR) and retain your current fuel system or do you want to use the wideband monitors to affect the afr (using some kind of piggy back device)?...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,580
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
What I'd do is to fill every electrical connector...

What I'd do is to fill every electrical connector and the fusebox with dielectric grease. That way you'll have way fewer potential issues with short circuits and eventual corrosion.



On the...
Forum: Face plant 01-08-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,785
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Actually, you should NOT use the coldest water...

Actually, you should NOT use the coldest water possible since it cause the blood vessels to contract, eliminating the cooling effect. It may even cause the equivalent of frostbite to body parts not...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Really cool, this project! I wonder if the...

Really cool, this project!
I wonder if the website is correct though; they say they'll start testing after christmas 2011. Hopefully they mean after christmas 2010, and that testing will commence in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,939
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Yes, it's true I don't know the actual facts of...

Yes, it's true I don't know the actual facts of the BMW GS swing arm but it's really basic physics that a for a given load, a single sided swing arm must be heavier/use more material if it's to be...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,984
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Indeed, do this. Not much point to shelling out...

Indeed, do this. Not much point to shelling out for a PowerCommander now that there's the free TuneECU available.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,705
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Beautiful pics! Where are they taken? Somehow...

Beautiful pics! Where are they taken? Somehow reminded me of Grand Teton but given the road I'm thinking it's not it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,939
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
The SuperTenere is heavy, yes, but it's NOT...

The SuperTenere is heavy, yes, but it's NOT because it's got a conventional swing arm. In fact, it rather makes it lighter since a single sided swing arm must be beefier (and heavier) than a...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
That's why I WON'T take my bike to a dealer/shop...

That's why I WON'T take my bike to a dealer/shop for service.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,778
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
The only bike that comes reasonably close to what...

The only bike that comes reasonably close to what you want is the KTM 690 Enduro. Without fuel, but all other liquids/battery etc, it weighs 305 lbs. It's got in excess of 60 hp. It's got a twelve...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,207
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Has anyone tried these?...

Has anyone tried these? http://www.alpinaraggi.it/
You switch out the spoke nipples for the Alpina ones with integrated o-ring seals. The advantage being that you can adjust spoke tension afterwards...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
If you know what injectors you have in the SD...

If you know what injectors you have in the SD (Bosch is a very common brand), you can quite easily calculate the max flow needed at the pump. Simply find the data sheet for the injector and look up...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,509
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
How did you do with fuel? Seems like your bikes...

How did you do with fuel? Seems like your bikes have pretty minimal tanks and you were doing mostly dirt roads, right?
Looks like a great trip btw, Australia isn't that green normally, is it?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Motty AFR is used with the stock ECU, nothing...

Motty AFR is used with the stock ECU, nothing else needed. It's also extensible from 1 to 4 lambda sensors (for individual mapping of each cylinder). You set a certain target lambda/AFR for each...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
There are also "auto tuners" that constantly...

There are also "auto tuners" that constantly re-evaluate air/fuel mixture using the lambda sensors, such as Motty AFR Tuner (http://www.afrtuner.com/) or the Auto Tune...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,228
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Well, for fuel efficiency it's really the most...

Well, for fuel efficiency it's really the most optimal. Most cars seem to run at an almost constant lambda 1 (i.e. for gasoline, AFR≈14.7), even on full throttle but they're of course much less tuned...
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-21-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,672
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
That's a good point and one I haven't really...

That's a good point and one I haven't really considered. I guess my previous travel experiences have made me weary towards the end but on the other hand, they haven't had a goal in the same way a...
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-21-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,672
Posted By Dino de Laurentiis
Question Going Europe-India or India-Europe (shipping bike one way)?

I'm in the very much pre planning stage but I will, in the future, do a trip with the endpoints being Northern Europe and India, preferably passing by Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and the Balkans...
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