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Old 05-29-2011, 04:06 AM   #421
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Well, if my $40 headlight bulb blows again, I'll be replacing the little suckers. Riding to work on a dark and foggy morning with only a candle up front is not my idea of fun. It's almost as bad as the stock headlight on the R80.
So was the issue on the 1150 or the R80?

Halogen bulbs have a definite life, in terms of hrs. When did you last replace it? Also they are sensitive to voltage fluctuations.

Rather than the rectifier, I'd suspect the regulator. If you are worried get a voltmeter on the bie so you can watch what it does..
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:36 PM   #422
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The problem was with the 1150. It's only 8 years old and now on its 3rd light bulb.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:09 PM   #423
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Tinkering in the garage

No progress on the RS. Flywheel bolts & a few seals arrive this week, but the crack in the gearbox is an issue I've yet to find a solution to. Possibly I'll need a second hand cover & will need to reshim the gearbox. This being the case, too expensive to deal to now. I'm likely to button everything back together, & wait until there is less to do elsewhere.



MANDY'S GILERA RUNNER:
Is due for a warrent. At the last inspection Richard said the corrossion was a concern. So I've painted the shock which smartens things up. The powdercoating let go fairly early on (the shocks only a couple of years old), and the spring was very rusty underneath the residual powdercoating.

Next weekend I'll tackle the forks, which have also lost their powdercoating (bloody Italian powdercoaters ), & have also lost their dampening.



The Frame could do with a going over, but given Mandy uses the bike all the time, its hard to take this off the road. I'll coating it with the Lanolin anti rust spray coating. The paint is holding up okay (considering Mandy never garages the bike) but has some surface rust.

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Got in new rear brake shoes & fitted those. EBC - not what I ordered, but...

Also got in the caps that cover the inspection ports & the central hole. I've siliconed these in for extra hold.

I note that the final drive seal (inside the hub) has developed a seep. I'll need to keep an eye on this.



Fittted a new gearbox gear change seal. Helpful when the patient can lie on their side.... Just a question of taking off the gear change lever (gearbox & from the frame), then prizing out the seal & replacing. Easy as, though I'm concerned I've set the new seal too far in.



Yes, I did wash Gus after the Sutherlands hutt ride - twice - but you'd never know it looking at some portions of the bike.

Fitted a new front boot - another MT21. You can tell when the tyre needs replacement - when some knobs have worn down to the carcass. At worst the knob height = 0 mm. New knobs 10mm. Bike mileage 205,595 kms.



Waiting on a delivery from Boxer Supplies for a Unifilter (foam air filter), a new oil filter, a few new spokes for the rear wheel (need to replace the bent one, and the one next to it), & one of those gearbox sight glasses (which i didn't really need).

Don't think I'll get to the MMMM this year unfortunately. Just replaced the outside garage internal spouting, which required a rebuild of 1/2 of the roof, and will install Mandy's new stove sometime in the next few weeks... But I have booked for the Kiwi.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:20 PM   #424
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Don't think I'll get to the MMMM this year unfortunately.
You slack tit

who will keep me company around the east cape?
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:34 PM   #425
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You slack tit - who will keep me company around the east cape?
You Sir, are a bad, bad man. I know I shouldn't, & it won't increase my popularity at home or at work....But ....wavering ....
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:49 AM   #426
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So are the rear spokes supposed to have a kink in them like this?

Ouch. How’d you do that? Just catching up after three weeks overseas... Hopefully I have a refurbished gearbox to pick up this week!
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:24 AM   #427
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Ouch. How’d you do that? Just catching up after three weeks overseas... Hopefully I have a refurbished gearbox to pick up this week!
Sutherlands Hutt 22/05/11. Either the steep stream crossing where I got temporarily stuck, or Cnut Hill. EddieB's footage. Bear in mind the state of that front MT21 in the muddy sections in particular, and you'll understand why the outriggers were out a bit..



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Old 06-12-2011, 02:14 PM   #428
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You're a pretty clued up guy for a pen pusher. You obviously like those MT21s - I had a set on the KLR but found they wore too quickly- the 606s are as good but last a lot longer. Sorry I shouldn't turn this into a tyre tread (hehe get it)

Good stuff keep it up
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:30 PM   #429
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You're a pretty clued up guy for a pen pusher. You obviously like those MT21s - I had a set on the KLR but found they wore too quickly- the 606s are as good but last a lot longer. Sorry I shouldn't turn this into a tyre tread (hehe get it)

Good stuff keep it up
problem is the D606 is so damn expensive (50% more than a MT21)

Are you happy with the price you got for the klr?



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Bear in mind that while I am definitely planning on being there (taking Friday and Monday off) there are a vast number of things that may stop me coming. I don't have a very good attendance rate lately :(
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Problem is the D606 is so damn expensive (50% more than a MT21)
MT21 $94 from Cycletread Akld. D606 $179.

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Steve, bear in mind that while I am definitely planning on being there (taking Friday and Monday off) there are a vast number of things that may stop me coming. I don't have a very good attendance rate lately :(
So speaking on a theoretical basis, how would you do this, given the forestry issue? Are you running hot or cold? Or would you do this a different way?

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You're a pretty clued up guy for a pen pusher.
It was the 'You Sir, are a bad bad man' comment that alerted you to that, wasn't it?
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So speaking on a theoretical basis, how would you do this, given the forestry issue? Are you running hot or cold? Or would you do this a different way?
Unless its pissing down I'm a cool team boy

Travel up on Friday (haven't been to Takapri Rd for a while?) and stay in Taupo or thereabouts. (the state of my insides means I'll need a toilet close by for long term occupation...)

Follow the mob around Waikaremoana but maybe stay in Gisbourne and meet the others at Matawai for the ride up Motu on Sunday then around he coast back to Gisbourne and back home via the Gentle Annie on Monday.

all weather and bowel dependent. Also got sick family members at the moment and work is ballistic - hence my lack of total commitment

cant complain though - a shiny new toy turned up today....
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cant complain though - a shiny new toy turned up today....

Oh yeah go on & leave us hanging ya big pillak

Let me guess you've gone all KTM
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Cant complain though - a shiny new toy turned up today....
Okay...I'll bite. What shiny new toy.
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Oh yeah go on & leave us hanging ya big pillak
So, missing Gonzo yet? And when are we going to see progress in Schmitty.....
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Okay...I'll bite. What shiny new toy.
You know he's not gonna reply till tomorrow....
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Those little plastic caps... did you order those locally?
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