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Old 05-21-2013, 05:33 AM   #2491
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Awesome video

A friend sent me this link to an awesome video. Just wanted to share it with you guys. It's on a KLR, so don't kill the messenger;).

http://youtu.be/85VErvTqgWc
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #2492
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A friend sent me this link to an awesome video. Just wanted to share it with you guys. It's on a KLR, so don't kill the messenger;).

http://youtu.be/85VErvTqgWc
Awesome video.. great track.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #2493
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Is anyone else seeing this oil residue here, just under the water pump?

There is a drain hole which leads to a space between the 2 seals on the water pump shaft. Lots of info on the chaingang website.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:04 PM   #2494
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Having sold my x challenge, I have a case saver for sale. Have a look on www.twalcom.com for an example, although mine was made by sheffelmeier and does not have the logo.

click on shop, bmw, x challenge then special parts. the case saver is at the bottom of the page.
Link sorted. It is not the same as the current sheffelmeier part. 35 plus shipping will do me.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #2495
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Link sorted. It is not the same as the current sheffelmeier part. 35 plus shipping will do me.

Is that a fit for the Sertao ?
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #2496
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There is a drain hole which leads to a space between the 2 seals on the water pump shaft. Lots of info on the chaingang website.
hmm.. can you post a link to this information ?

i cant find it on the chain gang site.

kdennan,
my bike has not shown any signs of leaking
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #2497
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Is that a fit for the Sertao ?
Sertao/Dakar/standard F&G/X bikes/Husky terra/strada are all the same donk essentially

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hmm.. can you post a link to this information ?

i cant find it on the chain gang site.

kdennan,
my bike has not shown any signs of leaking
http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/Water_Pump_Seal_Repair_FAQ.htm google is your friend

Mines only had one in 11 years and it weeped for a year before I fixed it, so it's not a big issue in the life of these engines
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2498
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thanks feral
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #2499
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... hey the first time i ever tried to bleed brakes i poured DOT 4 on top of the rubber diaphragm that goes inside the master cylinder. nylon, did you remove the rubber diaphragm or just pour some on top then put the lid back on ?

thought i would ask. no shame here. i know the feeling.
Hmm, maybe i'm missing something.

I just unscrewed 2 screws, and lifted the lid off. Inside was liquid. I tossed the DOT4 in there.

In the liquid, at the bottom, is some plastic thing - is that what you guys are calling the diaphram?

I'm supposed to pull that open, toss liquid in there, and undo a screw?

fun times.

PS. to make you guys laugh. Here's my day so far:
- wake up at a nice campsite near the grand canyon, arizona
- pull on my moto pants
- itch like a motherf***r
- realize a poisonous caterpillar crawled into my pants overnight and its barbs are all over the inside of my trousers
- stop every hour, pull my pants down and apply cortezone to the "affected areas", while riding 300 miles as i'm "behind schedule"
- fail
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #2500
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nice.

nylon.

how long are you traveling for ?
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #2501
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until i learn how to fix the bike ;)
could be a loooong time. 6-12 months?

swamp - you missed my question above?!?!

and for all of you hanging on the coolant question, turns out basically ALL coolants are suitable for "aluminium head" engines. And the nitrate free thing - that seems to be optional. So, any coolant will do. But, the "blue" one is the bmw one (used in cars and bikes), if you want to be proper.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #2502
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nice.

nylon.

how long are you traveling for ?
Oh Swampy.. He's doing a RTW tour.. just maybe there will never be an end...
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #2503
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ah yes.

im glad he is taking the 'tao. should be interesting to see how it holds up.
sure it will be completely fine.

nylon are you skipping south america ?


alskee,
when do you leave for the TAT?
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #2504
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I have a set sitting in my garage and will probably be mounting them soon. 130/80-17 Rear and 90/90-21 front. For what its worth, its very popular among the KLR and other light dual sport crowd. Got mine shipped to my door for $137, so not the end of the world if they don't work out. Half the price of TKC80s!


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http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/MI...T63-TIRE-COMBO


i like the sizes that are offered.
probably going to run a 130/80-18

do taller, wider tires wear longer ? because i cant tell a difference
i mean will a 140/90 wear longer than a 120/80 ?
i know for damn sure a 120/80 handles better in the woods than a 140/90 does

i think tire life depends more on rubber compound and tread design than size... or am i wrong ?
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #2505
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Right! I'm buying the service DVD. Sooo much easier. Thanks for sending me those few sample pages - you know who you are.

The "diaphragm", yes I took that off.

Glad I saw the images, as I nearly went and ripped the submerged intake thingy out just now ;)
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