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Offline Mr.T

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2014, 05:53:15 pm »
Raka: The front Heidi has never been fitted by me. The persons I know that have fitted has had leaks and unexplained sudden flats while
riding. So I have stayed away from them in front.
The back tyre I have had 2 X K60 scouts on and no pressure related problemsat all. It also stays inflated if a roadside punture fix has been done with a worm.
Tread depth on K60 is 9mm new.
I cannot say that for all tyres as some of them tend to spit the worm out when they get hot. And yes, I do cut them off correctly after fitting & before riding.
Pressure wise I have only been as low as 1.6 on dirt front and back and they do not move on the bead. I do lube the well when I fit with a
commercial type soap and they have not leaked or slipped off at all.
Do youself a favour and next time before you install the new knobby on the rim push it on the floor and look inside and see how the individual knobby profile
protrudes into the indside casing. You will then understand that low pressure and higher speed riding on tar will cause the knobby to overhear and eventually be ripped off.
These tyres we fit are not bullet proof and need to be operated within the limits set by the manufactures and what you require them to do.

Mikie: I have also done many Km on Knobbies and as you will have read with the right pressure there has been no ripped out knobbies on the tyre to this point.
OomD: Nice to hear that your bike is doing that milage already and running strong. I do not balance front or back as I do my own removal and fitting and do not have a static balancer. It has not effected my ride to a point where I will complain.
I do tend to get a small vibe in the handle bars at the last 10% of the life of the tyre.
Further than that the TKC 80 is the only tyre fitted to the front in the life of the bike. Many other makes to the back. I like my passes and corners and have enjoyed them all with the tyres fitted at the time.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 07:58:43 pm by Mr.T »
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2014, 08:54:27 pm »
Thanx for the reply T ! I never drove the Heidies on tar with low pressure. The first ones realy just popped a couple of knobbies....under normal conditions. But I must say again , that  K60 now looks the bussiness combined with a Tkc front !
Just finished a Karoo 3 today, lasted7000km  on the back. Very nice alround but a bit soft and quick wearing. The front wore of a bit uneven, but still ok . Fitted a spare Annakee that
I had . Hope to wear them of together before I try the K60.
 

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2014, 07:05:01 am »
Nice aggressive looking combo there, Mr T!

I see you are in the EC a well.  If I may ask, where did you get them and what was the price for the combo?  Are there any suppliers that actually balance as well?
 

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2014, 06:49:39 pm »
Hi Osiris. Just did a 1080Km ride with the new tyres and not a flutter of problems. Did about 60% tar with loaded
panniers with tyre pressure of 2 Bar. Both on tar and gravel it was a pleasure to feel planted on the road irrelevant of the surface condition.
Stopped to take a pic of a nice number that came up on the trip. 156789 Km
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2014, 06:58:23 pm »
Buying tyres in this PE area can be a easy thing to do.
Without favouting anyone of the suppliers you have Alan Lewis + Guy@dsmc + Craig@digital + ChrisL.
They have all got good pricing and some can fit and some can balance. You need to find someone that will cover all
your requirments in the area you stay in.
Have fun riding.  8)
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2014, 07:23:20 pm »
What's this tyre pressure ?
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« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2014, 08:15:22 pm »
Yah yah Kevin. Only you would see that.
That was a battery on the front tyre sensor that failed into the trip. Was also 2 bar before its battery vreked.
So now I will replace it in this week and all well.
By the way. My GS911 sorted two other bike glitches on this trip of fellow riders.
Love that Samsung S4 that chats to my GS911. Glad I could assist and get the bikes on the road again in 100% running order.  8)
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2014, 08:34:10 pm »
So, a great trip to Nieu Bethesda happened this weekend.Sunday back on the tar after some dirt we stop at Jansenville.
Uhmmm. What is this oils splatter on the tyre on the disk side. I am not riding a KLR but a BMW.
Well, surprise  surprise. The dif seal has eventually given up and the wheel has movement laterally.
Slightly slower ride home and strip off tonight. 30 minutes later and the diff is off and the evidence is clear.
A rebuild is required.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2014, 08:39:20 pm »
Looking carefully at the oil drained out you can see the flecks of metal in it.
The drain plug also had larger pieces. I belive I cought it before it became a total disaster.
So now to the diff center and then whatever they say I need to purchase to make it right again.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2014, 08:51:00 pm »
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #90 on: April 15, 2014, 07:40:14 pm »
Reflecting on the occurance that let up to the failure thare are now some thoughts about what was happening.
The gear changes seem to be getting clunky. Thought nothing about it at the time but these were the first symptons that were displayed.
The refurbished diff is now in and running. Did a test ride this afternoon and no more cluncky gearchange.
It has also had a solution of diff treatment put in by the builder and I topped it up with another 130 mil lt of oil.
I will ride it like that for a 1000 Km and then fill with full synthetic diff type oil.

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #91 on: April 15, 2014, 07:48:35 pm »
Another thing that was found was that the big bearing was rusted on one side. Diff oil was changed every 20000km and should have been fine.
In future I will change the diff oil after any point that I ride through a stream or water crossing that has touched the diff.
Reasoning behind this action will be because of the cooling effect of the water the diff may absorbe some water via a seal.
Price of oil change is minimal against a diff repair of ZAR 4,500.00. Remembering that was the diff repair.
I removed and reinstalled it myself.
So far all good and well. Will see how it entertains me further down the line.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #92 on: April 16, 2014, 09:57:48 am »
Mr T- who repaired your final drive diff for you?
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« Reply #93 on: April 16, 2014, 08:22:40 pm »
The drive was rebuild using 90% BMW parts. Large bearing & 2 seals supplied be Bearing Man.
The company Gearbox & Diff Center here in Port Elizabeth did the works for me.
They have done a couple of diffs so know what is required to do it correctly.
I have done about 200Km so far and it is looking good.
A couple of buds have planned a ride on this Friday doing some dirt to give it a work over.

The next two weeks will see another 3500 km on the bike as part of a tour I have planned with a couple of buds and a week holiday at the coast.  8)
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #94 on: April 17, 2014, 08:02:26 am »
cool thanks

would be so kind as tell us what the BMW and bearing man part numbers are? or did gearbox and diff supply and fit?
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« Reply #95 on: April 18, 2014, 02:46:33 pm »
So, Did some riding to work and a trippy out on the Cockscomb dirt road today and all well so far.  8)
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #96 on: April 19, 2014, 09:00:14 am »
Yah yah Kevin. Only you would see that.
That was a battery on the front tyre sensor that failed into the trip. Was also 2 bar before its battery vreked.
So now I will replace it in this week and all well.

Both of mine has vrekked (2008 GS). I replaced the batteries but still nothing. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated otherwise its off to BMW that is prepared to deliver the hurt to the tune of R4700.00
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #97 on: April 19, 2014, 02:26:26 pm »
Handy info. Thanks
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« Reply #98 on: April 19, 2014, 02:50:55 pm »
Gump. The battery has to be securely fitted so that good contact is made on both top and bottom flat pins.
Secondly you have to reset the faults using a GS911.
You then need to do a small trippy to sync the units with the bike computor.
This can take at least 30Km or more. Somtimes instant, sometimes not.

Been doing this for many battery changes and only once had to take to BM when I replaced due to mechanical failure.

Many happy miles ahead.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #99 on: May 04, 2014, 05:20:12 pm »
So, our trippie of 6 days is completed. The refurbished diff has survived with no leaks or troubles.
another two numbers popped up on this trip.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 05:21:04 pm by Mr.T »
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