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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:23 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
My TT bash plate bent like a piece of paper when...

My TT bash plate bent like a piece of paper when I bottomed out. Luckily the soft alu only took two smacks with a hammer to bend back to its original shape :thumb :lol3
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
It absolutely baffles me how TT can let shit like...

It absolutely baffles me how TT can let shit like this pass quality control. After 25 years in the business and the last 15 being on the top of the food chain for after marked bling for noobs, they...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
For the hell of it I might be interested in...

For the hell of it I might be interested in helping you out here....
But I haven't invested a lot of energy in the technical aspect of the swap. Are these Touratech forks for the F650 or off a KTM ?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Cheers, mate :freaky

Cheers, mate :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, yeah, others who made a mark: Caesar,...

Yeah, yeah, others who made a mark: Caesar, Napoleon, Vanilla Ice.... :evil

Good job by Renshaw today, a strong 5th place :clap
Unfortunately my guy didn't make it all the way to the top today...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I've had mine in for about 70k kms and never...

I've had mine in for about 70k kms and never expect to replace it. Just wash and re-oil every now and then.

I ran mine on a dyno in all combos when adding Staintune exhaust and K&N filter.
Been 9...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Well.....the broadcast has started so I'm logging...

Well.....the broadcast has started so I'm logging off, best of luck to everyone, hope no one gets hurt !
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
hahaha :D So how many stage wins is that per...

hahaha :D
So how many stage wins is that per Aussie entered did you say ? :ear

We just have a few continental teams I think (not that heavily into cycling, so I'm not sure) and I guess we could...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
So what you're saying is that you've failed...

So what you're saying is that you've failed miserably :deal:lol3:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 03:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Le Tour (as in Tour de France) Only one...

Le Tour (as in Tour de France)

Only one Norwegian entered this year (Alex Kristoff of team Katusha (http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/riders/team-katusha/kristoff-alexander.html)).
He has...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I feel like you guys are often looking for...

I feel like you guys are often looking for answers, but not solutions


Seems easy enough for me :D:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 12:49 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
That's a new one :lol3 And peculiarly specific...

That's a new one :lol3
And peculiarly specific time frame :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hahaha, I haven't touched mine in the 5 years...

Hahaha, I haven't touched mine in the 5 years I've had it :lol3
Have a remote preload where the Showa has one on the right hand side frame and soft/ hard on the bottom of the shock (also like the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 01:50 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Öhlins can be built by a tech. Mine came as loose...

Öhlins can be built by a tech. Mine came as loose parts and the tech built/assembled it. As I understood the shocks are basically the same and you just use shorter or longer shafts and springs to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Fair dinkum !?

Fair dinkum !?
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:48 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Who, me :scratch

Who, me :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:45 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Getting sentimental over here - that was my first...

Getting sentimental over here - that was my first mod ever :cry
Now all the plastic pieces are in a box somewhere though :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:44 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Clean :thumb

Clean :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Just know them as Honey Badgers - never heard of...

Just know them as Honey Badgers - never heard of "a Ratel" before.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
+1 Did the same and never once had any doubt...

+1
Did the same and never once had any doubt the part(s) would show up as expected. Yes, you are taking a chance, but it's a calculated risk. When we've been chatting on an online forum almost daily...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:19 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hahah

Hahah
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Prude :evil:D ...

Prude :evil:D

http://www.gravelseekers.com/bilder/galleri/Gravelseekers108.jpg



None were safe

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Oz/Trails/smallPicture068L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
As far as I know the "R13" designation refers to...

As far as I know the "R13" designation refers to the engine layout combined with the main model category (such as GS, S, ST, RT, R and so on) and that's the way it is for all BMWs - the mechanics (I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I have the same Armstrongs and never thought...

I have the same Armstrongs and never thought twice about it. If anything, wouldn't the force be better absorbed with the "webs"/ arms going that way instead of the stock way :dunno
It'd be like...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
ATGATT bitches :lol3

ATGATT bitches :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hope they treat you as well as they have me. ...

Hope they treat you as well as they have me.
They do have stiff walls, so just keep that in mind if spooning on the rear by hand :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Sprockets and chain length 1 tooth on a...

Sprockets and chain length

1 tooth on a front sprocket = 3 teeth on a rear sprocket
I'm pretty sure* I have run and are running the stock chain length (112 links I believe) with the following...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:14 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I tend to agree regarding the rear disc because...

I tend to agree regarding the rear disc because gravel gets caught in the system adding to the wear along with the smaller diameter, but I haven't seen the same wear on the front of mine at least.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
You talkin' to me ?! ...

You talkin' to me ?!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Oz/sPicture209.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
100% recuperated from my broken shoulder blade ...

100% recuperated from my broken shoulder blade
90% recuperated from my lumbago surgery 3 weeks ago
Rest day in the Tour de France tomorrow


About time to wheel the bike out of my parking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:13 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I'd try a Michelin T63 if you haven't already. ...

I'd try a Michelin T63 if you haven't already.

You may end up never buying TKC's again....like so many others have :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:11 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I see your point, but I don't think it'll be a...

I see your point, but I don't think it'll be a pressing issue for anyone unless they wreck their disc, because they don't wear*.

I crashed and had to replace a bent front Dakar disc in 2003....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
:freaky :D

:freaky :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I was going to say, I'm pretty sure we/ you are...

I was going to say, I'm pretty sure we/ you are just looking at open and closed from opposite sides.
For me CLOSED has always been when it is cold and OPEN is when the thermostat is warm and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Of course, important to get the air out. Small...

Of course, important to get the air out. Small nipple (10 or 13mm) on the top right hand side of the engine (highest point when it's on the side stand). Top off the coolant with the nipple open and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, removing it only makes it worse. Tried and...

Yeah, removing it only makes it worse. Tried and failed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:48 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
There's no such thing as "the PO running too low...

There's no such thing as "the PO running too low pressure" :deal:D





So it seems the culprit was low pressure in the rear tire. The T63 has so stiff sidewalls that you don't realize it's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Just leave it. Mine were severly bent for many...

Just leave it. Mine were severly bent for many years and you just get used to it and it feels natural after a while (unless you ride other bikes with straight bars). But if you haven't even noticed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
All I know is that you have to be careful that...

All I know is that you have to be careful that you don't make new scratches along the leg, but work on a 90<sup>o</sup> angle of the way of travel, if that made any sense.
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