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by andybaggies
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 18
Views: 222

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: 71

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: 18
Views: 222

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: 5
Views: 83

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: 55

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: 18
Views: 222

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...
by andybaggies
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: new member

Yo! large tot of scotch with plenty of ice.
by andybaggies
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Stutter and no smooth drive
Replies: 18
Views: 222

Re: Stutter and no smooth drive

If the revs are dropping off alot I'd check plugs and plug caps, I had similar with a cracked front plug cap. I was going to say the exact same thing. I had a front plug cap that played (wet or dry) & in the dark you could even see it arcing & crackling across to the cyliner head. Mucho WD40 sorted...
by andybaggies
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Rear exhaust header
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Rear exhaust header

I was just wondering about your original p-air comment because I suspect some owners defeat it in an attempt to civilise aftermarket exhausts that don't match the fuelling regime developed by the bike's manufacturers. Your mention of p-air disablement is the first to show after a request for commen...
by andybaggies
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Rear exhaust header
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Rear exhaust header

Glad you got it sorted, Andy. I replaced the back header screws with S/S hex heads to give easier access than the socket-heads. It sounds contrary, but the hex-heads are both shallower and more reliable. When I do get round to doing the rears I'll be doing the same, S/S studs with brass nuts. My fr...
by andybaggies
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Rear exhaust header
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Rear exhaust header

Well I've finally got round to replacing the rear exhaust union gasket/seal and all went well with the feared front exhaust bolts. Hurrah :D I ended up using PlusGas, online consensus seemed to think it was the best, every night immediately after I parked up and also just before tucking him up for t...
by andybaggies
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tyre recommendations for Raptor 1000
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Tyre recommendations for Raptor 1000

I've now splashed out on some Metzeler RoadTec 01s that I've only had for 500 miles or so but initial impressions are favourable. Tip in is real quick but when you've got the desired lean they just stop there and feel real solid. More lean? then just tip in (again quick) and again that same solid fe...
by andybaggies
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Tap dancing
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Tap dancing

Oooh Errr :shock: front end slips are never good for the nerves. Personally I avoid manhole covers at all costs sometimes even when vertical. And it's often not just the cast iron surface that causes the issue but the combination of a bump due to the cover being sunken, the cover itself clunking & m...
by andybaggies
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: High mileage raptors
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: High mileage raptors

I'm a mere beginner @ 35k - still being used at 1k per month so it'll only be 3 years or so before I catch up !
by andybaggies
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Front master cylinder
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Front master cylinder

How about trying the reverse bleed method ? use a syringe on the caliper bleed nipple and push the fluid 'backwards' up into the master cylinder. I used this method after I took the caliper pistons out for a seal refurbish and found that bleeding them in the usual manner proved pretty much impossibl...