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  1. oldphart


    Get your dealer to fiddle. When this doesn't work (which apparently it doesn't always), just ride it, eventually it settles down. Of course, I've got a carby bike and it's never given me any of that sort of nonsense... but that's just me bragging :D Actually, I wonder if the new Tripper models...
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    Two years I prefer to spend more time on the dirt than the road - the only reason road features so highly is because I commute on it. I love the way it rides. And next weekend it goes off to have her sidecar fitted... but you didn't ask that :D
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    Can you wax your Himalayan?

    Wax? Wash and chamois, that's all you need.
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    What C Spanner size for Rear Shock preload adjustment?

    Screwdriver and hammer. Seriously. I've done mine with a C spanner but it's so hard to get at that the screwdriver method was better.
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    Tyres - alternative to stock - reviews?

    The E07 needs about a tankful of fuel to wear in, both on bitumen and gravel. I guess they the edges worn or something.
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    Here's an entertaining take on it. It IS the Australian experience, dunno what it's like elsewhere.
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    You must be down south and dealing with the Yamaha mob.
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    Chain guard

    Ah ha. That makes sense. In the fatness of wallet, I'll be fitting one. I'm using a Loobman which I like, but I have to remember to press and hold the button.
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    Chain guard

    How do the Tutoro know when to feed the oil? I know you can adjust the rate of drip, but how does it know when to drip?
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    intermittent misfire

    New plug fixed mine however, I've also heard that the plug lead can be dodgy. Maybe replace that as well.
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    Missing oil

    As RobcC says, this is a bike where you check the oil after giving it a run. Sometimes mine shows nothing when cold, sometimes half full. It just depends. The manual says to run it for a bit, then check. Bloody annoying but there it is.
  12. oldphart

    RE Hard Panniers Question

    No, as it says quite clearly in my post that you quoted, the kit came WITH a bracket relocate the brake lights.
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    Handlebar mounting cap modification

    Half the price of a generic item from the online bike shops. Hitchcocks, of course, want your first born. About $20 from an Indian seller on ebay.
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    What Tire Pressures Are You Guys Running?

    Tyre pressure threads are just another form of oil thread :ROFLMAO: I run the factory spec 25/32, have done from day one and through a change of tyres. I've found no reason to change. Nor do I drop the pressures off road. My advice? Start with what the manual says and experiment from there...
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    Pannier Racks Install...

    Yeah, my pannier frames needed a bit of coercion, but nothing severe, certainly not as bad as what some people have reported. I'm not sure what those bolts are, but if they're high tensile, which they should be, they'll be stronger than stainless.
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    RE Hard Panniers Question

    When I fitted mine, I relocated the indicators, but didn't do the brake light (because I didn't read the instructions). It was months before I worked out what that 'spare' part was for.
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    Sold my 2021

    Can't say you didn't try.
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    Cutting up the windshield

    Running without a screen was the first thing I did. At 100 km/hr, it was almost silent in my helmet. It was so good I rode that way for a few months while I worked out an alternative. I only bought a screen because the backs of my instruments were exposed and I wanted to protect them, but I...
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    Advice needed regarding rear suspension.

    It's not hard to get out and, as you do it more often, it'll get easier. But why do it more than you have to. I'm about 115kgs and going the wrong direction dammit.
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