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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1120 on: October 25, 2020, 02:25:26 pm »
Front tyre test complete & runs smooth as can be with the static balancing done.

Excellent breakfast made & on the way back with the wind behind us running lovely.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1121 on: October 30, 2020, 07:02:22 am »
Morning boys.
Breakout Friday ride to J Bay for a visit & braai because we can. The weather is perfect today.

Shall try a fuel economy test today but if things get out of hand in the Van Stadens pass that will also be another days test ride.
Enjoy with the weekend here to awake the service man in you and prep for the upcoming holidays.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1122 on: October 31, 2020, 09:13:13 am »
Van Stadens Pass was at its best again.
Maintaining 100 Km/h was tricky but that front knobby Karoo 2 & that back TKC80 showed once again that the knobby tyre can corner & hold its line without slipping at all.
Happy to say the new fitted tyre pressure monitors are working well without a glitch.
Could not do fuel consumption as I was a bit enthusiastic on the way out & back.
Just was one of those nice days to ride & bugger fuel.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1123 on: November 18, 2020, 07:25:14 am »
Under the lockdown & rain this week it has been difficult to travel & put miles on the bike.
Good for checking the bike & clearing any fault displays but further more ready it for the good weather to arrive in the days ahead.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1124 on: December 13, 2020, 07:59:26 pm »
Did an out ride today & enjoyed it tremendously.
One of the corners in the pass was a bit tight so had to take it over quite a couple of degrees.
Consequence is of course that my side stand is a bit buggered now & required some attention.
A bit of welding & refit the pad & I am sure all will be well again.
Will post a picture next time.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1125 on: December 16, 2020, 01:34:39 pm »
Foot on BM still not fixed but will be done by end of year at least
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1126 on: December 29, 2020, 08:07:42 am »
A breakfast run trip & this 268000 Km pops up just outside J Bay.
Bike still running sweet & Service due in 2000 Km.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1127 on: January 08, 2021, 10:07:02 am »
Removed the TKC80 back tyre & checked it gave roughly 6000 Km till smooth from new.
Fitted second hand Karoo knobby at back which should last a few kilometres.

Hoping to do an away ride next weekend to Karoo Water.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1128 on: January 24, 2021, 03:52:25 pm »
New cricket bat grips fitted.
Blue ones are faster than the old black ones.  8)
Old ones lasted at least 2 years.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1129 on: February 14, 2021, 06:53:37 pm »
Tomorrow off to J Bay & a much needed battery charge.
Know the back tyre needs a replacement so ride it finish & then find another one.

Enjoy your week & ride safe.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1130 on: February 15, 2021, 09:20:02 am »
Van Stadens Pass was at its best again.
Maintaining 100 Km/h was tricky but that front knobby Karoo 2 & that back TKC80 showed once again that the knobby tyre can corner & hold its line without slipping at all.
Happy to say the new fitted tyre pressure monitors are working well without a glitch.
Could not do fuel consumption as I was a bit enthusiastic on the way out & back.
Just was one of those nice days to ride & bugger fuel.

 howdy ..  what did the tire monitors cost you ?

mine has gone blank on the rear , i could tell it was going , as it took longer to get a reading , until now  that it is completely gone , no reading
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1131 on: February 15, 2021, 05:44:24 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=107512.1080

See above for all the relevant info you require.
System is still working perfectly.

You need to have the original TPM removed from your bike by BMW if you want to get rid of the irritating alarm on your display.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1132 on: February 20, 2021, 09:08:48 pm »
A bit of a ride tomorrow is due.

We expecting some wind here but will hide behind the excellent screen as per normal.

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1133 on: February 21, 2021, 01:36:24 pm »
Riding towards J Bay head into the wind but home trip at 110 km/h & it felt as if I was in a cocoon of air all the way home.
Good see to see all types of bikes out there on the road today.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1134 on: March 02, 2021, 04:48:38 am »
Got a trip coming up in May.
The back tyre has got about 1000 Km left on it.
The trip will be 2000 + km so must either use up the back now or rotate it out for another tyre.

Time left will tell on that decision.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1135 on: March 03, 2021, 07:48:08 am »
Back tyre sorted from a bud.
It is an Anakee 3 which is not my favorite but will have to suffice for the trip.
I do have the better puncture repair kit for it with a small mushroom you insert from the outside.
Have used it before & it works well.

The tyre will be fitted in beginning of May as we head out on the 9th.
Great when a plan comes together.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1136 on: March 09, 2021, 10:34:18 am »
I always come back to this one to see how the bike is still treating you.
Man that is a good couple of kmís
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1137 on: March 12, 2021, 11:38:59 am »
Looking at fitting this Anakee 3 for the trip in May.
Should easy give me the round trip to the West coast on the weeks ride.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1138 on: March 16, 2021, 11:08:21 am »
With winter knocking on the back door some biking priorities come to mind.
As regards the bike .time to change oil to thinner 5W50 for easy starting if you plan to ride into areas where the temperature can go to the minus numbers
Reason being that the starter can break the ring gear when attempting to start as the oil is too thick from summer & can lock the motor.
Replace the battery is it has been temperamental in these last days.
Reason being that the cold will kill the battery if its on the last legs & that's not cool if you are away from a supplier at that time, and you knew it was playing up.
Tyre's need to be checked for wear, cracks & damage.
Reason for this is wet roads & possible damage & punctures if you trying to squeeze that last km out of it. Safety for you & your passenger first & foremost.
That chain that is starting to crinkle like a Christmas decoration. It is in need of regular lube or if beyond that to be replaced.
Reason. Once again safety. It breaking & locking up the back wheel at speed can launch you of the bike & you had not really signed up for flying lessons without a parachute.
Trip ruined & damage body & bike for the price of a good quality chain.
Break pads replaced as they wear differently on different bikes. Back breaks pads on mine last 15000 Km & front lasted 220000 Km.
Reason is just plain to see when you have to stop. You need them breaks. Check the locating pin on the pads. They notch & uneven break pad wear occurs.

You are welcome to add to these as this is the basics that need to be done.
I will add as time allows for you to have a safe journey.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1139 on: March 18, 2021, 04:07:12 pm »
After consideration I decided to fit a Dunlop Mission tyre.
The feed back I get is that it is a good all weather tyre & very long mileage expected.
Looking at 20000 Km + on this tyre.
Lets see how it behaves.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2021, 04:07:56 pm by Mr.T »
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