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Offline Maverick

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Show us your road side bike repair.......
« on: November 05, 2008, 03:51:59 pm »
We all do trips and end up fixing something on the bike. I mean is this not what an adventure is about the unexpected. Imagine everthing goes exactly to plan and you go from point A to B.......BORING  :bueller:

The GS is twin plugged and everytime I went through water the old spark leads would get wet and the bike stopped. Alot of silicon sealant and the Walvis could swim again



Checking Brakkejan's KTM plugs



Puncture repair....



And if you think roadside repairs is limited to being on a trip.......I have replaced gearbox, clutch and pressure plate on a pavement before as we had no garage....



Not for the faint hearted so unless you are not paraniod about losing screws and spares don't do it  :deal:
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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 04:06:13 pm »
cool pics - i'm thinking that will be the only pics of bmw's in this thread

another thread for the ktm guys  :(

we should maybe start a thread - show as where your bmw did not break  >:D

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 05:13:24 pm »
I am sure I posted a KTM picture above  ???

Just to cover all bases a KLR breakdown.... :biggrin: If you want to I have some Transalp and Africa Twin pictures as well  :mwink:

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 09:56:47 am »
Shamefully stolen elsewhere but it perfectly describes the above :mwink:
 

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 10:01:26 am »
A great pic Red Adventure!!! :)
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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 11:57:34 am »
5 punctures in one trip!  >:(
 

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 12:17:21 pm »
Not looking very happy there at all SandMan!
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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 04:04:35 pm »
Great pictures guys, yes it is not nice having to resort to tools on a trip but granted it is things you look back on and think it wasn't that bad  ;D

I like the way the HP2 is lying on it's jugs  :mwink:
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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 05:10:52 pm »
never took any pics, but my biggest roadside repair was on my R80Gs. one of the bolts that connect the driveshaft to gearbox came out. on the side walk I removed the swingarm and driveshaft assemby shook out the bolt and replaced everything again. Not fun.
 

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 05:12:17 pm »
Hey

this is from our trip in April between Solitaire and Betta
DR Dirt not having a good day with punctures.....
1st one...and no centre stand on the AT....

TEAMWORK..... :o :o

third one for the day and the rain is coming..... >:( AGAIN!!


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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2009, 02:07:15 pm »
Best tool for tyre change is 4 - pound hammer!!
 

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2009, 02:38:02 pm »
Dress like you going to fall.......... then don't
 

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2009, 03:59:36 pm »
The art of counter levering -  One pivot rock placed dead centre, combined with a big gent at the back.    Best job - no dirty finger nails, sweating, or straining a muscle.
 

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2009, 04:02:32 pm »
i think the big gent is just lazy and wanted to rest against something  >:D

as that rock would have done the job all on its own  >:D
 

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2009, 09:17:31 am »
KLR puncture



Fixing DRZ's carb

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2009, 09:20:14 am »
Fixing DRZ's carb

get fuel injection  :peepwall:

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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2009, 02:44:03 pm »
Fixing DRZ's carb

get fuel injection  :peepwall:

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Fixed the carb in 30 min from start to finish, the slide's screw rattled loose. With FI you cannot runstart and it does not like a flat battery.
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Re: Show us your road side bike repair.......
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2009, 10:12:30 pm »
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