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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,442
Posted By shards
I'm sure you have a lot of experience, but no-one...

I'm sure you have a lot of experience, but no-one knows everything.

Please read the first sentence of paragraph 5 in this road test by Kevin Ash (a well-respected journalist) and tell me why he...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,442
Posted By shards
Then, since you are the expert, why do Arrow say...

Then, since you are the expert, why do Arrow say "F800GS only"??
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,442
Posted By shards
Arrow only mention the F800GS on the sales and...

Arrow only mention the F800GS on the sales and installation documentation. I thought, like you, that it would be OK, that;s why I bought without checking. Then I read somewhere that the exhausts...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,442
Posted By shards
Arrow Headers

If anyone is interested, I have some Arrow Headers for sale (they do not fit an F658!!, shame).

As new, only used briefly by the original purchaser (the person I bought them from).

Asking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By shards
+1

+1
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By shards
I have the same situation as you (90/10 use) but...

I have the same situation as you (90/10 use) but I live in New Zealand where backroads are "dirtier" so I still use dual purpose tyres. In the past I have used both radial and non-radial tyres, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By shards
Quieter

My Leo Vince (with the DB killer in) is quieter than the stock exhaust. Also smaller, lighter and, for me at least, smoother running and better looking. I have no shares in LV, just happen to like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,240
Posted By shards
I imported a US F650GS into NZ, dealer did the...

I imported a US F650GS into NZ, dealer did the same. All switched to "Euro" and speedo reads both MPH and KPH. No sweat, just $40.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,244
Posted By shards
I just Pm'ed you.

I just Pm'ed you.
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,320
Posted By shards
Assuming you're talking about the Speedo Ring on...

Assuming you're talking about the Speedo Ring on the back wheel.....

Just remove the wheel, remove the old unit, bolt up the new unit, replace the rear wheel.
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,320
Posted By shards
Just Paypal'ed and PM'ed you. Please...

Just Paypal'ed and PM'ed you.

Please confirm receipt of both.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,346,429
Posted By shards
An Australian magazine road-tester ran dry (on a...

An Australian magazine road-tester ran dry (on a 2007) at 218K's. This was a mixture of gravel roads and frisky tar-sealed.

Yesterday, I spent a day on my 2009 chasing my R12GS friend on quiet NZ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,346,429
Posted By shards
Hi, Just got a late 2008 Xcountry, the one that...

Hi, Just got a late 2008 Xcountry, the one that was lowered. I need to get back as close as possible to the original height. I have already pushed the forks back down thru the clamps, now I have two...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,346,429
Posted By shards
Thanks for the "heads up" (that's what my NY wife...

Thanks for the "heads up" (that's what my NY wife tells me you guys say). I will report back as soon as I get the shock off.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,346,429
Posted By shards
Just looked in the service manual - it says to...

Just looked in the service manual - it says to adjust (eye to eye) 328.5mm for the low setting, or 337mm for the high. Both are +/- 1.55mm.

I plan to remove mine soon and adjust (up) so I'll try...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,320
Posted By shards
Thanks very much, please email or PM me when...

Thanks very much, please email or PM me when they're ready and I'll Paypal you.

Thanks, Steve
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By shards
Hi Somber, do you know the answer to the two...

Hi Somber, do you know the answer to the two questions I just posted in the Xcountry thread?

Thanx, Steve
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9,065
Views: 1,346,429
Posted By shards
Rear shock question (2008-> model)

Hi, Just got a late 2008 Xcountry, the one that was lowered. I need to get back as close as possible to the original height. I have already pushed the forks back down thru the clamps, now I have two...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By shards
The standard seat is plenty wide enough....just...

The standard seat is plenty wide enough....just trimming the sides by (say) an inch, and rounding off the edges, will make it a lot easier to get your feet on the ground. Sounds simple but it's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By shards
I assume you're taling about the "newer" Peg with...

I assume you're taling about the "newer" Peg with the Minnarelli engine (same as the Yam XT range) ?? I currently own an XT660R and had the pleasure of owning one of the newer Pegs for about 3 months...
Forum: Vendors 10-21-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,320
Posted By shards
Do you plan to make any more??

Do you plan to make any more??
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,074
Posted By shards
Or better still an XT660X.

Or better still an XT660X.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 52,074
Posted By shards
If Yamaha-US goes to all the cost of getting the...

If Yamaha-US goes to all the cost of getting the Tenere 660 "US-friendly" they might go the extra distance and bring in the XT660R. In which case. try both before you decide. I have the luxury of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,467
Posted By shards
261Kg fully fuelled. Don't drop it!! My CB1300...

261Kg fully fuelled. Don't drop it!! My CB1300 is less than that.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,443
Posted By shards
Looks like you're moving into the dark ages. I...

Looks like you're moving into the dark ages. I can't be of any help with Dominators. I doubt that the Dommie is even close to an XTR outside a spec sheet. I also doubt you would "easily" get 10-12...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,443
Posted By shards
I only ride my XTR on the road (only use gravel...

I only ride my XTR on the road (only use gravel roads for convenience). I did an 8-day NZ South Island trip in January (2010) and covered 4000K's. I found the seat was very comfortable for 400-500K's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,443
Posted By shards
From the XT660R Workshop Manual :- 14.0...

From the XT660R Workshop Manual :-

14.0 V/20.8 A at 5,000 r/min
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,443
Posted By shards
We'll have to excuse you US guys for thinking...

We'll have to excuse you US guys for thinking like this since you didn't get the XT660 in your market. I suspect the reason why Tom81 chose this for the comparison (rather than the XT600) is because...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,443
Posted By shards
I feel so sorry for Tom81...he just asked a...

I feel so sorry for Tom81...he just asked a simple question regarding XT660's versus F650 Dakars and it degenerated to this. He's probably scarred for life!
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,443
Posted By shards
That's maybe a bit extreme, the bikes just run a...

That's maybe a bit extreme, the bikes just run a bit leaner, and can be richened up simply and cheaply.



I would investigate the 2-1 header option thoroughly, I think you might find it will...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,443
Posted By shards
I believe any comparison between two bikes has to...

I believe any comparison between two bikes has to be related to the country where the bike will be purchased/ridden/serviced. Therefore, best for you to ride both and decide yourself. I live in NZ....
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 215,396
Posted By shards
Get yourself over to www.xt660.com...

Get yourself over to www.xt660.com (http://www.xt660.com) and get hours of interesting and useful reading. The surging issue has been bashed to death (several times). All XT660's will surge a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 215,396
Posted By shards
I am 5'11" tall and really love my Givi. ...

I am 5'11" tall and really love my Givi. However, I had the flip-top shaved off to remove the turbulance. What I am left with is a screen that removes the wind from my chest without any other...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 215,396
Posted By shards
XT660 forum

+1 on XT660.com. If they don't know the answer to any XT660 issue then NOBODY does. I went for day ride with the technical guy (Kev) in Brisbane last year. Top guy, very knowledgable and modest. ...
Forum: New Zealand 10-14-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,647
Posted By shards
Try this!!!! ...

Try this!!!!

http://www.nzherald.co.nz:80/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10603177
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By shards
Why don't you see if a Yamaha dealer in CA can...

Why don't you see if a Yamaha dealer in CA can order one for you. The part#'s are as follows :-

Left - 5VK-F3126-00
Right - 5VK-F3136-00

I could possibly do it for you from NZ but it...
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,165
Posted By shards
Tank

+1 in black. Let me know when you are ready.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,152
Posted By shards
Aprilia Pegaso Trail

My friend owns the local Aprilia/Guzzi agency and let me loose on his demo Pegaso Trail for about 100K's (road only). Since I only ride my F650GS on the road that's OK for a comparison. Feels like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,811
Posted By shards
F650 surging/stalling

I think you will find that this only applied to early models and has been resolved by a factory FI update.

www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com) will answer ALL your queries.

I love my 2002...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By shards
Head removal

Get over to www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com) before you do anything rash!!
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