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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #80 on: January 22, 2017, 04:43:16 pm »
Nou praat jy , jy is darem dubbel so lank!
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« Reply #81 on: January 31, 2017, 07:39:50 pm »
Time for a quick update:

Training is going really well.  Sticking to the gym routine as religiously as work allows and so far every Sunday has been in the saddle.

This past Sunday was tough!  Rode more continuously and at a relatively fast pace, for me anyway.  The sand monster is for now still getting the best of me and Sunday saw me came down thrice!

Also getting to know the bike and the following is things that I need to address:

Suspension too plush.  I'm hoping that I can play around with the settings opposed to changing the springs.

Roadbook holder is vibrating loose.  I'll tighten it up properly for the next ride and see if it holds up.

GPS mount needs to be tightened properly.  Moves forward and causes the front brake cable to bend over it.  Not good!

Trip is not working.  Need to check that the pickup is properly positioned.

Rear brake light not working.

Front light switch doesn't engage brights, i.e. 2nd headlight.  This will be replaced with a combination switch for the indicators etc in any case.



Camera mounting position not suitable.  You can't watch any footage without getting sea sick.  I suspect it's due to the Migtec carbon fiber holder simply vibrating/shaking too much.  I'll probably have to live without footage.


The weekend also saw the first navigation practice.





Starting to get the hang of marking a roadbook in a way I understand slowly but surely.  The navigation went relatively well but had to use the cap for trip so I couldn't ride on the bearing.

This will be sorted out for this weekend's Magalies navigation training.





I've found a place who can print a roadbook but unfortunately it's just not affordable.  For now iets 'spoeg en plak'.

More a bit later .........


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« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 07:42:26 pm by ktmkobus »
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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2017, 08:08:17 pm »
Next challenge is to get the bike on the road.

I received my OEM certificate this morning from Trax KTM thanks to great service from Jeff.

I was pleasantly surprised that I in fact own a 2014 XC-W opposed to buying it as 2013 EXC! 

Now I sit with these and no wiring diagram.  Ai bliksem!



Any advice welcomed at this stage.

Started stripping the rear fender and amazing where the dirt gets in.





The biggest concern I still have is whether I'll make 300km on the 21 liter front tank.  To fit the rear I have to cut the plastics on the left and I'm totally confused on the mounting method on the right as the bolt does not line up with any hole I can see.  It seems that, to have it professionally fitted, I'll have to make my way down to Garth Roberts in Mafikeng!

Anyone reading here that's perhaps done it before?

Making up the spares list tonight to get that out the way early.  Any advice on that will also be welcomed.


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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #83 on: January 31, 2017, 08:29:10 pm »
21 l should be ample,  just make sure its not 19l, that will still be OK but you cant get lost.

For sand you need to add comp and rebound front and rear.  Rear just low speed.  2 clicks.
 

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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #84 on: January 31, 2017, 08:41:08 pm »
21 l should be ample,  just make sure its not 19l, that will still be OK but you cant get lost.

For sand you need to add comp and rebound front and rear.  Rear just low speed.  2 clicks.

Dankie Bill.  Ek sal 200% seker maak van die tenk grootte en bietjie huiswerk moet doen oor suspension setup.  :thumleft:
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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #85 on: January 31, 2017, 09:43:06 pm »
Hooter, control switch and flasher units all found a suitable place.







Tomorrow night I'll start the wiring and tidy up these cables.



Similar to what I've done on the other side.




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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #86 on: February 01, 2017, 08:08:37 pm »
Feel like an idiot tonight!

I never checked the previous owners installation and only checked for a front wheel pickup.  Not realizing it was the OEM speedo pickup that I saw opposed to the ICO pickup.

I doubt that I'll get a reading when it looks like this.





Happy though that it's not defective.


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« Reply #87 on: February 03, 2017, 06:11:30 pm »
Here we go at an attempt to sort out indicators etc.

Stripped the tank to find a decent route for the cables to the battery and rear indicators from the switch.



Rear indicators being mounted.



And trying my hand for the first time at shrink sleeves to tidy up the wiring.






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« Reply #88 on: February 03, 2017, 08:23:24 pm »
So far so good, just a tedious process.

Will go look for some connectors tomorrow.  Don't want to continue and just make a plan.






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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #89 on: February 03, 2017, 08:35:58 pm »
Hi, apart from playing with the clickers to set the suspension harder or going for stiffer springs, consider a bit thicker fork oil. It worked for me.
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« Reply #90 on: February 03, 2017, 08:38:32 pm »
Hi, apart from playing with the clickers to set the suspension harder or going for stiffer springs, consider a bit thicker fork oil. It worked for me.

Sal so maak, thanks Chris.  :thumleft:
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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #91 on: February 04, 2017, 05:48:33 am »
Thanks to an early start, all the wires from the back have found a route to the front.









Now it's just sorting out the spiderweb in the front.


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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #92 on: February 04, 2017, 06:06:26 am »
And we have working rear indicators!

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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #93 on: February 04, 2017, 07:40:06 am »
All navigation cables tidied up and out of steering interference.






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« Reply #94 on: February 04, 2017, 02:27:34 pm »
Done for now.  :thumleft:



« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 07:14:45 pm by ktmkobus »
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Re: I have a dream ..............
« Reply #95 on: February 04, 2017, 09:42:02 pm »
Awesome Kobus! Ek hoop dat die Baja nie doodloop nie, sal dit ook graag wil aanpak in die toekoms
 

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« Reply #96 on: February 05, 2017, 12:51:45 pm »
Ai my gemoed is nou sommer swaar!

Vanoggend met die nav training het my training partner, Jan, baie hard geval.

Ons wag nog om te hoor wat die dokter se maar die vermoede is dat die sleutelbeen sleg af is.  Sy Baja het vandag dalk tot 'n skielike einde gekom.




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« Reply #97 on: February 05, 2017, 03:52:42 pm »
This just in:

"Ok, Jan is more or less fine. Lets start from the top... His left "clavicle" bone is dislocated, but not broken. One of his left ribs is cracked and his left hip has taken a serious beating. He is at home now but with severe pain. The Dr. said that he needs to stay of the bike for at least 4 weeks
The tower and Fearing on the bike is fucked and will need to be rebuild. Also, the ICO,  Roadbook, Steering damper and front tyre falls under the same category as fucked. That's about it... Will see you at the Baja "

One tough bugger.  All his worried about is fixing his bike!









Strongs Jan!!


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« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 04:14:16 pm by ktmkobus »
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« Reply #98 on: February 05, 2017, 05:52:05 pm »
To 'ease the pain' Rockfox might sponsor a loan roadbook and maybe some other items if he is 'healed' in time.

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« Reply #99 on: February 05, 2017, 06:06:37 pm »
To 'ease the pain' Rockfox might sponsor a loan roadbook and maybe some other items if he is 'healed' in time.

Adie

Baie dankie Oom Adie, ek sal die boodskap so oordra.
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