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Ride Reports / Re: Man, gaan sommer in jou Hel in
« Last post by cocky on Today at 04:10:41 pm »

+1000

vreeslik lekker saamgery, baie dankie  :thumleft:   :thumleft:

Heel paar keer lekker gelag maar hierdie een vat die koek:
"Ek kon onwetend saam ETS en Cocky my poerdesmerdes geval het.  Ons kon groepafslag by die hospitaal gekry het.  Gelukkig is ek die beter ruiter en kom niks oor nie."

 :imaposer:

Ek probeer om altyd net die waarheid te praat.  Eintlik kan daai ouens bly wees ek was nie saam hulle in die hospitaal gewees nie.  Daai oulike verpleegsters sou glad geen aandag aan @ETS óf @cocky  gegee het nie.   :pot: :lol8:
Oom moet net onthou, spoed is wat tel, daar verpleegsters het vroeg en vinnig holle pak gevat :pot:
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This is my favourite thread at the moment, I come and have a look see everyday, to say that Blitsie is challenge( pun intended) is an understatement!
Hats off to you turtle, I can't wait for the first RR with this bike :thumleft:
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Ride Reports / Re: Man, gaan sommer in jou Hel in
« Last post by cocky on Today at 04:09:34 pm »
Jislaaik Dorsland

Ek het gewonder wat van jou geword het. Soos altyd, voortreflik mooi geskryf in kleurvolle Afrikaans met puik fotos  :thumleft:

+1000

vreeslik lekker saamgery, baie dankie  :thumleft:   :thumleft:

Heel paar keer lekker gelag maar hierdie een vat die koek:
"Ek kon onwetend saam ETS en Cocky my poerdesmerdes geval het.  Ons kon groepafslag by die hospitaal gekry het.  Gelukkig is ek die beter ruiter en kom niks oor nie."

 :imaposer:
Dit maak seer, any n man diep, was mos Nie nodig nie. Hoe moet ek en ETS nou voel :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Progressive Fork Springs - Can you tell?
« Last post by lecap on Today at 04:04:19 pm »
OK, so I removed the spring and its progressive. BUT

The spring is very short, just over 18", whereas from what I read about progressives they are in the region of just over 22" The standard spring is about 14"

ANy spring specialist here that can tell me how long they should be? Could they have sagged that much?

The length of the spring is primarily determined by what suspension travel it has to support. Beyond that also by the quality of the spring steel. Cheaper springs will be longer and made from thicker wire. If your springs are 495mm free length and if they actually are aftermarket KLR springs then they likely come from me.
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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Progressive Fork Springs - Can you tell?
« Last post by lecap on Today at 03:59:08 pm »
I have also noticed the springs were put in the wrong way. The more tightly coiled part was at the bottom, and I read they ist be at the top...

Which way around is dictated merely by the attempt t oreduce unsprung mass. Besides that it does not matter.
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I repair the hubs professionally, have stock (Both for 3.5mm spokes and 4mm spokes) and can build you the wheel. Hell I even have stainless Moose Racing spokes. Hub in exchange for your old one ZAR 1,800.
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When it comes to cost what I found surprising was to find that the valves are adjustable rockers which costs nothing but a spanner, screwdriver and feeler guage where as other bikes you need to order shims. This for me is a big deal as there is far less down time which is important with a commuter. I am on 110000 odd and have only replaced two bulbs, tyres and sprockets + usual service items.
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Ride Reports / Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« Last post by Esplin on Today at 03:45:59 pm »
Keep it coming. Brilliant R & R.
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And you STILL take the time to take pics!!!!!!

You are a special breed!
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@ClimbingTurtle Did you reuse old head bolts? Never really good idea to reuse head bolts as they stretch once installed. This is probably why the bolt sheared off perhaps? But my hats off to you ,you've got the patience of a monk. I would have long time ago already lit the bike on fire!

No - re-used the bolts - the BMW manual doesnt specify that they need to be replaced (actually nuts, not bolts, the head bolts are studs), so I re-used them - they do make mention of what ones not to re-use, but this wasnt one of them.

This is actually a bolt that mounts the head to the frame, so not the head to the barrel.....

And I am too far in not to be patient - and I'm off to fetch the new cap-screw i need!!
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