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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #160 on: April 12, 2021, 11:29:28 am »
Got a very convenient little trailer that fits in the boot of my car

I know that one, super lil gizmo indeed.
Lucky git you, would be totally unusable here - no potholes there hmm?
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #161 on: April 12, 2021, 12:27:31 pm »
I've seen a pothole a couple months ago.

You make a valid point though as those 10inch wheels are tiny.. will see if it manages through Belgium and France

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #162 on: April 12, 2021, 02:17:41 pm »
Thats a new RK chain and sprockets.
Except for perhaps a too loose chain, i have no other idea why it might chafe

Aww come on now, take it off and measure?
Will only cost you a new masterlink ..... and then you know, better than think!
Better still, take it to the shop and put it next to a new DID, and see what bends more, a rather convincing exercise if ever there is one!

Every brand makes a dud from time to time, and a cheaper chain (hey, no idea what you paid, and I'm not pointing fingers to you or a brand here please...) like Tsubaki (they used to be quite popular in NL) performed noticeably less than a DID - which is a costly chain I'll admit but also I have never heard of the kind of problem you seem to have!
Your pics show your frame is hammered, quite frankly that would hurt me, should not happen!
I just checked my (2014, 96hrs) orange 500 - and not a mark, nada, niks, and of course I (plus the previous owners) also ride with a slapper from time to time!
So in your case I'd be veryvery agterdogtig towards sideways bending of my chain here, and take it off to verify it.
Mind you, the CS, dunno, is it symmetrical or a lobsided one?
If the latter (if yes..) then maybe oopsie, turn it around!
Point here is, that side-slapping in NOT normal, and as it is relatively close to the CS I'd search until I'd find the reason .... hence my posts.

Kom nou man, vind die rede, daar IS erens een!  ;)

Man, I'm not sure what the previous owner had going on but the chafing on the frame could not have happened since I've had the bike:
1 - the marks would have been fresh, had it been me
2 - the inside of the sidestand also showed chafing marks
3 - I've ridden around now and the wear on the inside of the 3d printed part does not progress any further than in the pic attached
4 - The insulation tape on sidestand shows now sign of chain chafing

That being said, I will see how this bad boy holds up over my next 2K km trip



Maybe the chain adjusters were skew or he mixed up the left and right side wheel spacers ?
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #163 on: April 12, 2021, 02:27:29 pm »
I bought the 990 to be able to cover distances to places that I'd like to explore

Took one proper trip to realize i'd rather chill in my cage for 1000km and then unleash the no-compromise dualsport 500

Sad part is that my friend has to either travel those brainless section alone or change to a lighter bike too.
Nooit, I'm a history geek would stop in every small village in France and take pictures of old churches and buildings  :thumleft: Maybe not much dirt but would make it fun to get to the ride itself. Guess you would need plenty of time though. Carcassonne well worth a visit  :thumleft:
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #164 on: April 12, 2021, 05:06:53 pm »
Yes that's the thing; after covering 1300km, the real 2000km ride only starts.

Not enough time

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #165 on: April 12, 2021, 05:40:04 pm »
Or alternatively do the full TET of France (think that's 5000km) and then do Pyrenean part.

And then follow that up over December (winter time here) with Spain to Morocco and back.

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #166 on: April 12, 2021, 09:02:03 pm »
I've seen a pothole a couple months ago.

You make a valid point though as those 10inch wheels are tiny.. will see if it manages through Belgium and France

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Think you will have to take extra care on their roads.  Our roads here are just so good that the small tyres are OK. Luckily our road/ car taxes are used for the right thing here.

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #167 on: April 17, 2021, 11:23:08 am »
I've been in 2 minds about the stock handguards.
On the one hand, I really like their look and the handguard-mounted mirrors also flow nicely along the same lines:



On the other, I hate how the clutch and brake lines forces you to compromise with either the tilt of the guards or your controls. I can never get both to be exactly how I want them.



So that always leads me to aftermarket which is:
1) expensive
2) the Cycra's are a bit dated in look IMO


In ZA, its still OK to just tilt the guards down, but in EU, you need the protection from the elements. If only I could extend the exiting guards somehow  :o
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #168 on: April 17, 2021, 11:27:46 am »
Been experimenting with photogrammetry, better known as photo to mesh

Check, I scanned the existing handguard, by taking lots of photos and using Meshroom to create a mesh.

I will be printing the addon piece today.. holding thumbs
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #169 on: April 17, 2021, 03:29:03 pm »
Unfortunately my support piece collapsed during print, so its not perfect yet:


Also still printing at 150%, so not best quality but OK for prototyping
Part is designed to fit inside the slots of the handguard:


Area circled in red was not fully printed due to support collapsing


Version 2 will have this part included.
It will be used to bolt everything together
 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #170 on: April 18, 2021, 07:39:18 pm »
*My garage needs a cleaning, pardon the mess  ::)

Got the left side done!
I must say, I'm happy with the result:

There's a little 'H' in that Husqvarna emblem. Maybe I will also paint that yellow O0



It clearly offers better wind protection:


and the foldable mirror, fits in nicely behind the wind shield:





Mirror folded inwards


One down, 1 more to go
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #171 on: April 23, 2021, 12:42:36 pm »
Wens ek kon kom loer soos in die ou dae  :( Die bike lyk nou seriously gesort  :thumleft:
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #172 on: April 23, 2021, 03:37:45 pm »
Al wat jy kort is vliegtuig kaartjies. Kamer is gereed, selfs n Yamaha wat vir jou wag
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #173 on: April 24, 2021, 05:26:37 pm »
Both handguards mounted
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Those USB cables can sometimes annoy me a bit, specifically when not plugged into something as they tend to rattle and flap around.

So I decided to solve that:

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #174 on: April 24, 2021, 05:30:38 pm »
Plugging the cable into its housing, will at least also protect it from the rain

USB for the phone, which is used as a speedo mostly:


 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #175 on: April 24, 2021, 05:32:41 pm »
And the mini USB for the GPS:




 

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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #176 on: April 24, 2021, 06:07:00 pm »
Lyk baie netjies!
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #177 on: April 26, 2021, 08:50:44 am »
Post some pics of this beast in action  :thumleft:
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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #178 on: April 26, 2021, 10:41:32 am »
Went for a ride yesterday indeed  :ricky:

Had so much fun in the thick, whooped out sand tracks. For those sections, unfortunately I have no pictures as stopping is no option in them  ;D
Te whoops are spaced about 1.5m apart, so you can imagine how deep they are. Man they were nice to ride!

The track goes through a nature reserve with a cattle grate. The grate sits a couple feet higher than the track, so you jump the grate, and enter the whoops at some speed. I remember having to negotiate a sharp S-bend, all whooped out, so you have to change direction in those whoops, twice in midair  :thumleft:
It sounds a bit gnarly, but dude, this scoot just operates that stuff.

The night before the ride, I was YouTubing  about Xplor forks and their mid stroke issues, strongly contemplating upgrading to better stuff, which will undoubtedly be better, but honestly, I'm OK with what I have for ADV riding.

Some pics:

Heading to Eindhoven. In the past I would be sitting on my 990 on the highway. Must say, the cage is comfy.
The plan was to do a loop of the TET.
Park somewhere near Einhoven and go south.

I love the fresh smell of pine in the morning  :thumleft:


Lots of foresty areas around here but you have to mind the locals on their horses though


Making may way south, with as you can imagine, lots of water everywhere



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Nice whooped track this, too bad you cant see much of it in the photo


Bike parked inside one of the whoops. These things are wide and go over the crest of the hill, bit of a dragons back



Things opened up a bit now, as I headed towards the thicker sandy sections.




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Re: 501 Rally/Adv build
« Reply #179 on: April 26, 2021, 11:16:24 am »
Had some intermittent connection issues with my USB devices yesterday.  ::)

Have not had the time to look inside the tower, but I expect that the connections between the USB cables and the 12v to 5v dc-dc converter, were acting up.

Been using this:


But will be changing to the following 5A converter:


With a side-mounted fuse box:


..and connecting the USB connectors directly to the source:



I expect this will solve it