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by andybaggies
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: pulsing front brake
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: pulsing front brake

when I get to the coming forkoil job Changing the fokr oil may well also help. I used to noticed some stutter marks on one of the fork legs and thought I could be suffering from a little chatter/stiction which may have being giving the impression of pulsing. Both these symptoms disappeared when I r...
by andybaggies
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: pulsing front brake
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: pulsing front brake

I've had similar issues, most apparent when gentle braking, and discovered the following: The master cylinder piston can get sticky in it's action. On mine you could hear a gentle 'eeek' when applying the brake at standstill in the garage. A quick grease of it's rubber boot inside & out using brake ...
by andybaggies
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: What did you do to your Raptor today
Replies: 452
Views: 13355

Re: What did you do to your Raptor today

Also started spocket changover, going to 17/39 (tls)
Be good to know what sprockets you used, at least the rear as from what I recall it has a weird inside diameter.
by andybaggies
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Matris Fork Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1265

Re: Matris Fork Kit

I suggest that you should set the suspension sag. ;)
The sag & ride height was checked and it was pretty much on the nail out of the box with their recommended settings.

I was going to run it for a couple of weeks to let things bed in before re-checking and possible adjustment.
by andybaggies
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Matris Fork Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1265

Re: Matris Fork Kit

So onto road impressions: Good lord !! braking is vastly improved in both feel & power. I had an inkling there was a little stiction & juddering with the previous dampers and this has proved to be so. Now there is nothing but controlled and stable compression from the front even when braking & ridin...
by andybaggies
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Matris Fork Kit
Replies: 20
Views: 1265

Re: Matris Fork Kit

Well, I've bit the bucket & finally bought a set of Matris cartridges: 30092017147 (200x66).jpg Beautifully made & machined and incredibly light. Damper chamber contains a small top out spring & came with a 0.85 main spring. I'm not sure if this is standard or was reduced for my weight (68kg). Notic...
by andybaggies
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Headlamp Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Headlamp Upgrade

I've also got a V-Rap and have investigated LED headlamps and found there was pretty much no space for the cooling gubbins. It's quite crowded behind the bulb connector with the mounting bracketry. I ended up just using a standard 10 times brighter blah, blah (or whatever Halfords et al advertise) t...
by andybaggies
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre recommendations for Raptor 1000
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Tyre recommendations for Raptor 1000

Quick & straight to the point update - tyre pressures, doh! :oops: Even after doing the bearings and notching up the rear rebound a couple of clicks I was still sensing general uneasiness at speed on the motorway so I went back to basics & checked Metzeler's recommended tyre pressures for the RoadTe...
by andybaggies
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: oil leak at filter ?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: oil leak at filter ?

I've had the oil cooler itself spring a leak from, if I recall correctly, the welded seam at the bottom rather than a stone chip in the mesh.

Replaced with a second hand TL cooler.

Andy B
by andybaggies
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 20
Views: 577

Re: Stutter and no smooth drive

I order the plug cap (for a TL1000S), from Fowlers. 23 sovs mind but it was a no hassle fit.

Don't throw away the rubber plug either as that is a separate item see https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/52 ... l-model-v
by andybaggies
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: V-Raptor and Xtra
Topic: Fitting the seat
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Fitting the seat

The battery position is critical in fitting the seat. It's dead easy to think the battery is fitted OK but it is in fact not pushed in far enough into it's recess. There is a lip in the recess that the battery can hit which makes you think that is as far in as it will go. But if you lift the battery...
by andybaggies
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 20
Views: 577

Re: Stutter and no smooth drive

Still debating on preventively swapping the spark plug cabs, will this be beneficial without changing the wires as well? Without trying to sway you either way the front cap on mine also looked perfectly ok but replacing (just) it made a difference. I believe you have to swap out the coils to swap t...
by andybaggies
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Nowt to do with raptors
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Nowt to do with raptors

much-loved A4 Avant 1.9TDI Sport I'll bet...
or 180K A2 1.4 TDI I'll bet.....
by andybaggies
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: V-Raptor and Xtra
Topic: Suspension set up on xrap
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Suspension set up on xrap

Can't give any advice on the settings but make sure all of the basic stuff is correct i.e. no wobbly wheel or head bearings, tyre age, condition & pressures and finally front & rear sag & ride height. The latter is surprisingly important as after fitting new tyres my bike had a gentle weave at high ...
by andybaggies
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 20
Views: 577

Re: Stutter and no smooth drive

So that could mean a bad connection, maybe moist in the (front) cylinder/spark plug? Is there any way to reach that without having to drain the coolant? No need to drain the coolant. Just remove the lower LHS radiator mounting bolt and swing the rad forward and up should give you (just) enough room...