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Hey look what I found.... a 650 Berg...  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: (2006 I believe)

Just got it this weekend... Needs a few minor parts and a bit of tidying up but runs like a bomb!

Where can I get a:
Sidestand?
Rear Light?
Decal Kit?

I got spare plastics with decals on them but they have someones name printed on them... These are new plastics.

Starts easy - first or second kick even from cold and the starter motor was working on Friday but suddenly seems dead now. Dead, nothing, not even a solenoid click. Maybe a loose wire somewhere that worked loose on the trailer trip - any ideas? Still starts easy with a kick though.

Unfortunately the bike doesn't have papers but I will see if i can make a plan...  :) Would like to get the bike on the road...
Seem to recall there is a fuse by the starter relay. Check it out first. Also the connection from the starter button behind the headlight mask is poor and often does not make contact (the connector block not button). Trace it from the button.
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:14:05 am »
This could be a problem for Ducatti World Championship challenge if Lorenzo keeps beating Dovi. As more tracks are coming that suit the Ducatti.
Before too much praise is put on JL I reckon he will need to win a few more. Even Crutchlow got a win this year and the Aprilia is not up to par with the rest of the field and only slightly better than the KTM's it seems. I doubt a tank mod suddenly turned JL into a race winner. The track clearly suited the Ducati and his tyres were perfect, open track blah blah. Lets see going to be interesting and yes could be an own goal for Ducati  :deal:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« on: May 24, 2018, 12:45:34 pm »
This bike is going to break ADVrider, already lots of talk about them. Honda sure kept this as a nice surprise.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« on: May 24, 2018, 07:05:48 am »
IMS, Clarke, Acerbis, Safari will all have tanks for these bikes in no time.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« on: May 23, 2018, 08:39:22 pm »
10 400usd,
what (speculated) will the price be here?
R135900-00  ;)
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Ride Reports / Re: A PIECE of PONDOLAND
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:39:10 am »
Fantastic report and riding  :ricky:
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@BuRP - It's quite possible I have been loading too quickly before she warms up, have been mindful of it but she's my every day transport and I do tend to get on and go other than the first start in the morning... I then try to warm her up evenly (with air flow) for the first few minutes with low load... try being the operative word... I must possibly take a bit more time at idle here to build up a little heat before moving air through. I will also check for oil flow by cracking the top banjo bolt when I start her up again, noting how long it takes to start flowing to the head so I can ensure I'm giving that time to happen.

Castrol Actevo 4T 10w-40 - the manual recommends viscosity of  10w-30 / 10w-40 seemingly depending on average ambient temperatures - hmmm... I wonder if this 10w-40 isn't contributing to the carbon build up... I have read that some people reduced oil usage dramatically by changing to different oils and planed to run a few experiments myself... what do folks recommend here? More than willing to pay more for oil if it will benefit the engine. However, I will do oil changes more regularly than the 3000km suggested in the manual because the XR600R suggests every 1000km and the engines are really not that different... granted oils may have advanced since the manuals were printed... so... where can I send in oil samples for analysis and is that affordable?

Yeah dropped valve seat (I believe; as in the photo) - I will have to get myself a valve spring compressor or fashion something to help get the valve cotters and retainers off so I can measure things up myself (anybody know where to find those little gauge rods to measure the guides?) and take it from there - hoping it will just be the exhaust valve seats (will do both) that need replacing and the rest just clean, cut and install new stem seals.

Thanks for your input!

I used Actevo 10w40 on my Dakar for close to 80k never had any oil usage or ill effects.

You will always have carbon build up on a air cooled motor - the tolerances are not as tight as water cooled.
Ditto Actevo in my DRZ400 and at 50000km the cylinder was still perfect.
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Ride Reports / Re: Solo for the soul
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:26:38 pm »
You need to use Chrome with the photobucket plugin, Photobucket decided last year that you need to pay to have your pictures be embedded on the net. That pass has no name as far as I know
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Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 / Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« on: May 03, 2018, 02:39:37 pm »
Looks great Chris, on my wish list  :thumleft:
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Thank you for the help guys.

Is this overkill? https://www.takealot.com/ubiquiti-nanobeam-m5-hp-16db-poe-dish/PLID33054444?gclid=Cj0KCQjwttbWBRDyARIsAN8zhbJQqIQPfuArJ-zkHe2B9uVnzZHdKULnT75tuK4RZiXgme0nbWL4a8MaAut2EALw_wcB

I will most likely ask for help setting up bandwidth limits as I was not even aware one could do that - smart idea that!
You will have to adjust the output power to the lowest setting, at 10m the units will scream each other to death. Rather look at the Loco M5's
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Aviation Board / Re: Aircraft Gooi
« on: April 13, 2018, 11:28:40 am »
When things go wrong, maybe posted before. The guys tried to repair and fly a crash landed B29 out of the wilderness. Unfortunately the plane caught fire and is now just scrap metal. Good watch.

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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:42:49 pm »
Shame, so flat and muddy  :lol8:
Just wanted to say that as well  :biggrin:
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General Technical / Re: KTM 690 Rally light
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:19:12 pm »
KTM earth wires used to be brown not sure if they changed it so then you new lights black must connect to brown
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:14:49 pm »
Now thats what I'm talking about. Wow, where is that?

And why is the 530 dodgy?
Is it the 525 that has separate oil for the clutch or the 530?
Cause they tried to copy the CRF trick of separating the engine and gearbox oil but being KTM and not Japanese failed miserably. The 530 is awesome if you like to carry 5L of spare oil with you. The 525 has a single oil system just like the 500 and has no such problems. Some 530 owners converted their motors to single sump as well at great cost.
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Starting your biking life with Chinese or Indian is a bad start. Almost sort of a DNF. :pot:

Presies wat ons toppies van Japanese bikes gesÍ het.   I see your :pot: and raise you  :pot: :pot:
They said it 10 - 15  years ago about the Chinese and they have yet to build a game changing bike. I don't see RC166 or CB's and the like and the like coming out of China. They are more into mass market cheap consumption than state of the art or innovative designs. The Japanese wiped the floor with the Brits, Italy and Germany.

They are however leading in Cellphone manufacturing, Computer Manufacturing, Artificial intelligence, Robotics etc. Where 10 years ago they were nowhere. Maybe one day they get there.
Copying maybe and doing well not sure if they are ahead. And when it comes to robotics no one will beat the Japanese, I think they are half robot by nature.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« on: February 15, 2018, 01:27:52 pm »
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KTM EXC-F 350 or 450?
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:44:11 pm »
Thank for all the comments so far. With lower torque at low revs, maybe I'll lose that terrible habit I have of always starting in 2nd and dragging the hell out of the clutch. :P

Am I correct in saying an EXC is just an SXF with a light and hand guards right?

Hmm, well there is a new 350 waiting for me in the shop. We don't have lot of choice in Honduras. I guess if I go for a 450 I'll have to wait maybe 2 months.... ::)

I'm also going to be picking up a 250 6days EXC at the same time for wifey.
No I reckon quite a difference. MX will most likely have more comp, different cam gearing flywheel etc.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:10:34 pm »
Are scooters and those three wheeled motorcycles also popular in Belgium ? Saw thousands of them in Paris.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:48:14 pm »
Sunday morning cycle to Leuven.
I see even the horses are prepared for the cold  :biggrin:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:11:02 am »
Just like the Dakar KTM have been dominating the lightweight TDS (technical dual sport market). They have the best offerings by far. Six gears, huge aftermarket support, many come street legal and yes they are reliable. Mine included 2006 525 with 25 L Acerbis, 2007 with 25 L Acerbis (best of the lot) and a 2009 530 with think was a 13 L Acerbis. The 530 was a massive let down, don' buy this model too much issues. The 500 by all accounts are rock solid. Used Giant Loop luggage on all of them. Servicing have never been a problem I did a bash which included 2100km of dirt and tar and the bike came back with zero adjustment needed on the valves, even the oil still looked good. You really only need a bigger tank on these bikes all the other equipment are top notch and it has more than enough protection as stock.
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