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Old 05-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #5611
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Fitted a toast rack

Going to the Pyrenees at the end of the month for a few days trail blasting, so I have been experimenting with radiator protections for those gravel tracks.
I want to keep the plastic fins because they do a good job of directing the air into the radiator, and keeping any flies from clogging the fins, but I wanted something to deflect a stone.
So I made this from some grill that I bought at a hardwear store, but after a few trial runs, I found that it blocked the airflow too much.

So I was hunting around at home for something a bit lighter and after having eaten my toast, I took the grill outside to see if something like that could be adapted.

It fitted just too easily - so no more toast for me.

I did spray it with black paint so that it didn't look too domestic.

I'll let you know how I get on.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:24 PM   #5612
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After four weeks down time I finally got the bike back from the dealer.

Front cylinder's valve cover gasket was blown out. Reason, frozen breather tube and thus pressure build up until something gave in. Apparently this is a known issue among the winter riding wizards of our local forum. You can ride many winters without problems and then in right (wrong) conditions breather freezes and something goes "pop".

Changed summer tires and 45 teeth rear sprocket. Wow! Very nice and now the front tire pops right up without effort.

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:57 AM   #5613
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Hey bigkuri, remember me, we bought "R's" at the same time.
Looks really good your bike, I too have bought another set of wheels (kept bending the front whenever it hit a pebble)
I'll post some pics when I have the wheels on.
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Hey Phil!
How many miles on yours now? Look forward to the pics
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #5614
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Hey Phil!
How many miles on yours now? Look forward to the pics
Only just clicked over 10,000 kms, but you know - - - the best thing I did to that bike was to have it de-restricted.
New bikes sold in France are restricted to about 98 bhp, but its not the loss of power that is the problem, its the fact that the motor is not happy when restricted. It just runs so sweet and free now, way better than the 990 ABS that I had before.
I'll post pics soon
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #5615
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Prepared my bike for a dyno session.
But the first thing we found is dat the throttle body where not synced and after sync my tuner still wasn't happy.
So we found that the valves where not seated properly inside the thottle body. and causing the black stripe inside the throttle body.



So we did a valve adjustment
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #5616
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Put on my dirt wheels, filled the tubes with Ride-On, threw on the hard luggage, and got everything ready for to leave Friday. Man I forgot how tall it was with 21/18" and 908 knobbies.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #5617
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Installed a new tire


Of course it was not without drama. Ordered the tire, spent the weekend truing and sealing the spokes via Cyborg method, mounted the tire......leaking air around the bead

Tire off, clean, tire on, still leaking, repeat. Talked to the Heidenau rep here in the states today, evidently the 140/18 scout rear is a tube tire only.

So much for the tubeless thing. The good thing is that I can now pull and replace the tire in about 30 min. and what the designation "TT" on the tire part number indicates.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #5618
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Don't you just hate it when the oil splashes out of the catch tray?



New oil and filter, new chain, new brake pads, switched back to 16/47 gearing. Labor cost was $5.... and then $140 at the Karaoke bar with all the guys from the bike shop (and the girls from the hair salon near the bike shop). First time I've got a hangover from an oilchange.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #5619
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Don't you just hate it when the oil splashes out of the catch tray?



New oil and filter, new chain, new brake pads, switched back to 16/47 gearing. Labor cost was $5.... and then $140 at the Karaoke bar with all the guys from the bike shop (and the girls from the hair salon near the bike shop). First time I've got a hangover from an oilchange.
"Catch tray"?
He don't need no stinkin' catch tray!!!!!!

Gottta love that oil change story though. Bravo!!!!!

Ride safe and have fun.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #5620
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I got her all packed up for a two week trip. We leave Friday for NM, UT, and AZ.


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Old 05-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #5621
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I got her all packed up for a two week trip. We leave Friday for NM, UT, and AZ.



Have a good trip. But you should know is starting to get hot here in AZ. Supposed to be over 100 on Friday and 103 by Tuesday next week.

I'm actually headed up to ride through Colorado & Utah next week.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:12 AM   #5622
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Have a good trip. But you should know is starting to get hot here in AZ. Supposed to be over 100 on Friday and 103 by Tuesday next week.

I'm actually headed up to ride through Colorado & Utah next week.

Thanks. Most of our time will be in Utah and northern AZ. The only time we will be south of the Grand Canyon is if we decide to go to the Overland Expo in Flagstaff. The temps look to be much milder where we will be.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #5623
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Did a moderate shaving for the wind screen, 75mm. Suppose I have to say it's now better, so didn't cut it for nothing.. Don't really want to go any lower coz of the navigator on top of the dash.

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #5624
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Tought two wheels weren't enough. So I added two more.
Sorry for the crappy phone pictures.



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Old 05-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #5625
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Tought two wheels weren't enough. So I added two more.
Sorry for the crappy phone pictures.



Now thats a good idea, save your knobblies for when you really need them.
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