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Forum: Beasts Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20,775
Views: 5,911,144
Posted By plodalong
Well learned something today. Mine have mud and...

Well learned something today. Mine have mud and snow on them and work very well on the road.

Have done a few 100ks in the rain and they were ok for me, but I'm pretty carefull on wet roads as even...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,763
Posted By plodalong
Like others said, If you want a basic all roads...

Like others said, If you want a basic all roads bike the Bonneville/Scambler will cope. Wouldn't try to get too serious in the dirt though.
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,344
Posted By plodalong
trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is...

trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is users tend to forget to back off the adjustment setting. If they're left with the adjustment wound up they quickly go out of calibration. In a previous...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,917
Posted By plodalong
I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky,...

I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky, Bought a Olympus TG-2. Compact, fits in my jacket pocket, waterproof to 5? meters, shock proof ect.

Takes pretty good pictures and 99% of the time I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,748
Views: 3,059,920
Posted By plodalong
Winter in Australia, best riding time locally,...

Winter in Australia, best riding time locally, not too hot or dusty.

Bonneville is constantly changing but she's just about perfect for me now.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 51,644
Posted By plodalong
The cases are pelican copies available from my...

The cases are pelican copies available from my local hardware shop for $40ea.
Made brackets that use the shock, and footpeg mounts and the threaded holes under the seat that are used for the Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 51,644
Posted By plodalong
My Bonneville tourer. <a...

My Bonneville tourer.


<a href="http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3247748909&k=hfwNHhp&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,897
Posted By plodalong
Triumph bonneville se the 17" mag wheel version....

Triumph bonneville se the 17" mag wheel version. seat height 740mm (29.1")
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20,775
Views: 5,911,144
Posted By plodalong
Just went thru this exercise myself. 1st cheapo...

Just went thru this exercise myself. 1st cheapo cable I got wouldn't work with windows 7 or 8. Bit the bullet and bought the cable off the tuneecu website and it worked perfectly. Still a bit of a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 238,011
Posted By plodalong
Went for a short tour of the Aussie Snowy...

Went for a short tour of the Aussie Snowy Mountains, Bike ran like a champ.

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-crwKBtk/0/L/006-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 241,335
Posted By plodalong
Road to the Mount Hotham ski field in Australia's...

Road to the Mount Hotham ski field in Australia's snowy mountains

Don't you love Skiers, Make all these lovely roads .



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Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 47,565
Posted By plodalong
One I spotted at my local club rally ...

One I spotted at my local club rally


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Forum: Australia 04-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By plodalong
Something old ...

Something old


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Griffith-rally-2014/i-HrKzhLx/0/XL/004-XL.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Griffith-rally-2014/38730263_Gn2LcH#!i=3203061502&k=HrKzhLx)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 557,423
Posted By plodalong
Always had a Hinkley Triumph in my shed for the...

Always had a Hinkley Triumph in my shed for the last 20 years. 3 in total and still own 2 of them.

Only problems have been rubber bits, Carb boots, Fuel tap diaphragm, fork seals. They have never...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By plodalong
Just a modern Thruxton, Don't have the workshop...

Just a modern Thruxton, Don't have the workshop for a real classic.
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By plodalong
I Better extract the digit and get down there and...

I Better extract the digit and get down there and register tomorrow morning. Normal last minute dash.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 557,423
Posted By plodalong
Yes a knock off, Down under it's either "knock...

Yes a knock off, Down under it's either "knock off" or "rip off" if you buy the brand name version.

Just fitted the steering damper to my scamblerised Bonneville, Love it. Instantly more...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 557,423
Posted By plodalong
I'm in Australia so probably not much use to you...

I'm in Australia so probably not much use to you but they came from Bunnings Hardware. Supercheap Auto has similar but $10 more.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 557,423
Posted By plodalong
Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them or modify for...

Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them or modify for better security.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By plodalong
A good tip I learned Installing Honda car...

A good tip I learned Installing Honda car accessories that are held on with double sided tape, Use electrical contact cleaner to clean the surface 1st.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 557,423
Posted By plodalong
When I fitted one to my Thruxton I noticed the...

When I fitted one to my Thruxton I noticed the damper 1st time I rode out the driveway (a 100 yards or so) and haven't noticed it since. Left it set on position 3 and haven't touched it. Like you say...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 1,037,101
Posted By plodalong
Put on some 50/50 tyres, resprung and revalved...

Put on some 50/50 tyres, resprung and revalved the forks, longer shocks and a skid plate and shes good to go. Have to take it easy on the rough stuff but adventure touring is my aim anyway.

...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20,775
Views: 5,911,144
Posted By plodalong
Bonnie by the billabong

The scramville

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-Mmp9fR6/0/XL/017-XL.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3136617416&k=Mmp9fR6)
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20,775
Views: 5,911,144
Posted By plodalong
Works for me http://www.capcatchers.com/

Works for me

http://www.capcatchers.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 134,847
Posted By plodalong
again not old but she does ok as an adventure...

again not old but she does ok as an adventure tourer

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-qKmjcn5/0/L/003-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 100,093
Posted By plodalong
Australia where more than 90% of the roads are...

Australia where more than 90% of the roads are unpaved, so the pavement ends everywhere

And as you can see the weathers crap, It actually rained last Saturday so I couldn't get out for a ride....
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20,775
Views: 5,911,144
Posted By plodalong
Couldn't find a reasonably priced Scrambler so...

Couldn't find a reasonably priced Scrambler so when this Bonneville came up I couldn't resist. Cut down the rear guard, longer shocks set of 50/50 tyres and a fork revalve/spring and she's all ready...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7,327
Views: 1,082,387
Posted By plodalong
From memory that was a Japan domestic model only,...

From memory that was a Japan domestic model only, Although a few were sent to New Zealand to get rid of unsold stock. Softer than they look and something less than 100hp. Did contemplate Buying one...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 83,282
Posted By plodalong
Well my bike went off to its new owner. Has plans...

Well my bike went off to its new owner. Has plans for a upside down forks, new shock, high pipe with aux tank where the other muffler used to reside. Don't doubt he'll do a good job as the new owner...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 83,282
Posted By plodalong
Looks like the "screens for bikes" one, Aussie...

Looks like the "screens for bikes" one, Aussie made.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 557,423
Posted By plodalong
Had BT45s on my thruxton and they still wore flat...

Had BT45s on my thruxton and they still wore flat in the middle. Not many corners locally and warm temps tend to do that. I've had a Shinko 712r in 130/90 on the back for the last year and that's...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 221,880
Posted By plodalong
This part of the world it's mainly for dust but...

This part of the world it's mainly for dust but in some areas they're used for deep water crossing. But if the owners were honest it's probably for the butch look.
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,776
Views: 221,880
Posted By plodalong
Another day, another bullbar, snorkel and towbar ...

Another day, another bullbar, snorkel and towbar

don't ya just love attacking a new ute with a 4" holesaw


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Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By plodalong
For a Thruxton on less than perfect roads factor...

For a Thruxton on less than perfect roads factor in a bit of suspension work. would suggest springs and emulators up front and a reasonable set of shocks out back. Some like myself have fitted a...
Forum: Australia 12-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,135
Posted By plodalong
Remarkably similar set up to my own back in the...

Remarkably similar set up to my own back in the 80's. You might just be able to make out the rod standing straight up behind the gearsack. Mine only had the little 23 litre tank... but it had electic...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 86,841
Posted By plodalong
The Thruxton's in the stable for a while, wife...

The Thruxton's in the stable for a while, wife won't let me sell it


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Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,393
Posted By plodalong
The 1st year model back in 89 had clip-ons as...

The 1st year model back in 89 had clip-ons as standard. Was a pretty comfy ride.
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20,775
Views: 5,911,144
Posted By plodalong
I know what you mean about the factory pinstriped...

I know what you mean about the factory pinstriped ones. I got a "scratched" blue and white one off ebay for $200 to do a custom paint job on. But the scratch was only in the clear coat and very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9,748
Views: 3,059,920
Posted By plodalong
Sunday morning ride, followed by oil and filter...

Sunday morning ride, followed by oil and filter change. Aren't dry sumps a pain in the butt, still it's only once a year.


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/xt/i-kSfWkTs/1/XL/001-XL.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 103,995
Posted By plodalong
Balls, must be a white dog with black ear thing. ...

Balls, must be a white dog with black ear thing.

But this one hates riding on motorbikes, kept jumping off the 4 wheeler

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