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BMW 1100/1150/ADV / Re: Looking to borrow a coil for a single spark.
« on: August 04, 2018, 05:35:04 pm »
Hello Chaps....

Anyone got a spare coil for a single spark. Its not for me, but one of our comrades has a problem with his GSA. Symptons point to a faulty ignition coil , and he wants to confirm the diagnosis before he goes rushing out to buy one. If you can help, please PM me and I will pass on his details. He is in Table View.
Get the actual part from Bosch Diesel Electric in Montague Gardens, at a massive saving, when you buy.  Speak to Anton the manager - Kawaki on the forum.
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Suzuki DR & DRZ / Re: Anyone know what went here?
« on: July 25, 2018, 06:21:47 pm »
From the position my call is a closed up casting hole for a previous model's decompression cable system.
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Yamaha XT & XTZ / Re: XT 600 Z TENERE - Owner's Corner
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:25:41 pm »
Bastick's Engine Rebuilders (Pty) Ltd
Engine rebuilding service in Cape Town
Address: 2 Strand St, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 7:30AM Tue

Let them turn you one.  With the proper hardening it is a simple part.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Phone: 021 447 2463
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The Museum Collections / Re: Redneck Motorcycle Collection
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:45:43 am »
1996
Laverda
650 Formula


Country:       Italy
Engine:      Oil-cooled parallel twin 4-stroke
Ignition:      Electronic
Power:      70 hp @ 8,900 rpm
B x S:          78.5 x 69 mm
Displacement:   688 cc
Valves:       DOHC
Fuel:         Weber-Marelli fuel injection
Trans:         6-speed
Suspension:     Front 40 mm White Power inverted telescopic forks, rear single shock
Brakes:        Front and rear discs
Weight:         390pounds
Top Speed:       125 mph

Any Laverda is an instant classic.  The Formula is a modern version of the Montjuic Endurance Racers of the 1970s.  An unusual feature is that the motor is oil-cooled; two large radiators handle engine heat.  Also, the gas tank is located under the seat to give a low center of gravity.  Laverda uses only the best quality European components to produce their unique machines, which unfortunately are not available in the U.S.A.

I had signed the dotted line on a 750S in 1999, just to be confused by the salesman into buying the 650 Pegasso - hated that bike.  The Laverda was the best ride I had ever had on a superbike.  Not fast, but the handling was excellent.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Wanted Rear cush hub 2008-WR 450
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:19:28 pm »
The common mod is a Husky 610 rear rim that has cush built in - only spacers to make.  A cush sprocket will also work.  I never bothered, as a decent newish knobbly tire has flex in the knobs.  Apparently a SM rim set with sticky tires is what kills the gearbox on tar.
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The Museum Collections / Re: Redneck Motorcycle Collection
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:03:14 am »
Back with a bang!  Are you well?  Your posts were missed.
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The image is more about the button than the way it is soldered in.  For years I use to repair equipment that had the plastic ribbon between parts.  It is possible, steady hand and not too much heat.
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Kawasaki KL/KLX & 2-Stroke / Re: KDX 200 (2006) Carburetor Rebuild Kit
« on: January 06, 2018, 08:35:31 pm »
http://www.mcomp.co.za/  The guy's name is Andrew.  A pleasure to deal with and very reasonably priced.
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After cutting the disk out, I cover it with a clear selotape.  Not perfect, but I haven't had water damage yet.
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The Museum Collections / Re: Redneck Motorcycle Collection
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:33:46 am »
Classic racers are sexy machines.  They still look like custom hand made machines, instead of Tupperware molds.
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There are lots of excellent tires on the marked, and some batches have duds.  I score a lot of confidence from a decent front tire.  Even now with the narrower profile 21", the TKC doesn't disappoint.  Tar, gravel, grass whatever.  The great all rounder.  I will not try another TKC80 rear again though.  The E07 offers comparable grip at a better price for way more mileage.  That is my personal preference and I stick to what works for me.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bikers alegedly caused accident
« on: December 18, 2017, 06:45:49 pm »
I get his point entirely, I just don't agree that it justifies such behavior.  If you take the risk and some other slob pays the price, that is selfish.  Do you(s) understand my point?
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Keep the rear and fit a TKC80 on the front. 
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bikers alegedly caused accident
« on: December 18, 2017, 06:24:07 pm »
If you have to use the wrong side of the road you are riding outside your skill envelope... period. :sip:

Rubbish
Think about it carefully again... :sip:
Roads are NOT race tracks or off road courses... Period. :deal:

Nobody said anything about racing.

On gravel, even in a car, I don't always stay on the left. If it is safe for oncoming traffic, then being on the safest line is optimal.
No, guy.  Your reasoning is self approval, not logic.
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BMW 1100/1150/ADV / Re: How to prepare my GSA for long time storage ?
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:13:08 am »
I agree with disconnecting the battery, but would fill the tank to the brim.  Less evaporation that way and the fuel inside will last longer.  6 months isn't a biggy.  Our fuel doesn't have a high alcohol content yet.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Who are the Katana guys ?
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:29:30 pm »
Congrats and NEVER sell it, not even to me  ;)

www.katanacentral.co.uk for all you ever need to know Katana wise.

Most parts are still available new and reasonably cheap too.   
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BMW 1200 LC / Re: The mythical Electrical socket
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:55:57 pm »
Thanks to all of you.
Yes, I know about the Hella plug and have a double adapter for USB for it. Thing is, though, I have a pump with a cigarette lighter plug and want to install a lighter socket for it. I read that there is a BMW installed socket or lead or perhaps only a cable which is on the left hand side of the bike. Perhaps that was me misunderstanding things and it's the Hella socket after all.
Thanks again to all.

Katana, which boating shop did you use?

Cheers.
There is a boat shop in Paarden Eiland rd, close to the Steers
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BMW 1200 LC / Re: The mythical Electrical socket
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:44:13 am »
The BMW socket is not a cigarette lighter socket - the name eludes me now.  Your best bet is buying a kit from Flying Brick or Wild at Heart.  I personally went the boating shop way, nicely water proof, and made my own wiring.

Edit:  Missed the LC part.   :thumleft:
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Yamaha TW/DT and all others / Re: TTR 250 Owners Thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:31:58 pm »
They accelerate surprisingly quick, so getting in front of cars is not really a problem.  AFAIK Walkaboutboertjie uses his for commuting too.  The issue is highway speed - or the lack there of.  I prefer to keep passing cars in traffic as opposed to riding in between them.  That said, I took the N7 at +/- 90km/h Sunday and still passed a lot of cars.  Being light footed and nimble in traffic is a serious plus though.
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