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Old 08-06-2006, 02:49 PM   #76
Chrisbarnes1
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640 Adventure tank guards

I've just finished the first set (apart from those on my bike)--quality is good--but not perfect (related to commercial products)--fit checked out fine on my tank plug---pics attached. Will proceed with next set--I'd like to have a few pairs ready before I contact those that have expressed interest--at least this way the actual waiting time from order to receipt will be short.

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Old 08-06-2006, 02:52 PM   #77
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pic of the inside----my vacuum bagging is not as good as I'd like (really need a bigger pump)--but its pretty smooth and I've removed any lumps or ridges.

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I've just finished the first set (apart from those on my bike)--quality is good--but not perfect (related to commercial products)--fit checked out fine on my tank plug---pics attached. Will proceed with next set--I'd like to have a few pairs ready before I contact those that have expressed interest--at least this way the actual waiting time from order to receipt will be short.

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Old 08-06-2006, 02:54 PM   #78
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And one more pic of the RHS


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pic of the inside----my vacuum bagging is not as good as I'd like (really need a bigger pump)--but its pretty smooth and I've removed any lumps or ridges.

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Old 08-25-2006, 01:43 PM   #79
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For those of you that have contacted me personally I've made 6 sets so far , so will be contacting people shortly ( in date order) to see if you still want them. I've made a couple of sets in carbon/kevlar as a couple of people were interested (one 50/50 weave and one about 75/25 kevlar/carbon)--but they are a real !"@ to finish--kevlar will not cut easily--I suppose thats the purpose-----anyway, I don't really want to make any more unless really forced as it takes too damned long.

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Old 08-25-2006, 03:20 PM   #80
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OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH... ya did the CF/Kevlar weaves!!!
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:00 PM   #81
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For those of you that have contacted me personally I've made 6 sets so far , so will be contacting people shortly ( in date order) to see if you still want them. I've made a couple of sets in carbon/kevlar as a couple of people were interested (one 50/50 weave and one about 75/25 kevlar/carbon)--but they are a real !"@ to finish--kevlar will not cut easily--I suppose thats the purpose-----anyway, I don't really want to make any more unless really forced as it takes too damned long.

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Hey Chris, let buyers in Oz know so that they could combine postage if wanted - like me, rjf and braap expressed interest. Cheers
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:17 AM   #82
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will send pics.

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Old 08-27-2006, 11:23 AM   #83
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Makes sense as the box shouldn't be any bigger and the weight increase minimal--will be in touch---now back to the garage.


ps has anyone messed with the Mikuni settings--I've gone up a jet size and raised the needle a notch to get the best from a more open airbox and exhaust--and then had trouble just off idle--the compensation jetting was off and it sometimes stalls--a good friend (who knows the carbs) said the same happens on the BMW F650--interestingly the cure (which seems to work) is to actually weaken the idle mixture slightly--this seems to allow more fuel for the compensation when you crack open the butterfly--strange--but seems to be true.

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:33 AM   #84
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Another Another Hyde Racing product.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:27 AM   #85
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ps has anyone messed with the Mikuni settings--I've gone up a jet size and raised the needle a notch to get the best from a more open airbox and exhaust--and then had trouble just off idle--the compensation jetting was off and it sometimes stalls--a good friend (who knows the carbs) said the same happens on the BMW F650--interestingly the cure (which seems to work) is to actually weaken the idle mixture slightly--this seems to allow more fuel for the compensation when you crack open the butterfly--strange--but seems to be true.

CB
I read the same thing in the Dellorto carb PDFs. I was thinking perhaps it was a "flooding" issue, and the smaller pilot jet brings the stoichiometry back into line off idle.

You should post this question into creeper's LC4 setup thread; I can't give you any feedback on your friend's description of why. If you do try to drop a size in the idle circuit jet I'd be very interested in your results.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:34 PM   #86
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Another Another Hyde Racing product.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:34 AM   #87
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Looks like a nice job---in Lexan?

They look to be fixed by sticky backed velcro discs--certainly will prevent stone chips and may take a low speed fall--but will fill up with dirt and go dull after a while--I'll check out the site.

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Old 09-17-2006, 09:15 PM   #88
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Eh? broken petcock

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For those of you that have contacted me personally I've made 6 sets so far , so will be contacting people shortly ( in date order) to see if you still want them. I've made a couple of sets in carbon/kevlar as a couple of people were interested (one 50/50 weave and one about 75/25 kevlar/carbon)--but they are a real !"@ to finish--kevlar will not cut easily--I suppose thats the purpose-----anyway, I don't really want to make any more unless really forced as it takes too damned long.

Regards, CB
Well if not too late I think that I would like to get on your list if possible.

I was out for a weekend ride and managed to do a little tank 'testing' which resulted in



and a broken petcock that we Macgiver'ed and rerouted the fuel lines to continue the ride



here's a picture of the broken 'cock'



i've pm'd you chris
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:34 AM   #89
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Guards received from Chris and they look pretty darn good!

I will not be installing for a week or 2 when I do an oil cheange/valve check and have the bike disassembled
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:49 AM   #90
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I'm amazed thatthe tank fixings (petcock) didn't fail--tough tank!--your get you home repair is excellent--everyone should carry a little plate and gasket for just such an emergency.

I was twittering on about making kevlar protectors--not the carbon which is much easier to finish--I'm sure we'll be in touch and I'll crack on with a couple more sets once the enthusiasm meter is back in the green again.

Chris

ps I hope KTM take note when they produce the new version with the 690 motor--and make it more crashworthy.




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Well if not too late I think that I would like to get on your list if possible.

I was out for a weekend ride and managed to do a little tank 'testing' which resulted in



and a broken petcock that we Macgiver'ed and rerouted the fuel lines to continue the ride



here's a picture of the broken 'cock'



i've pm'd you chris
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