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Forum: 2 smokers 04-13-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 100,384
Posted By mungus
Building a 1981 Yamaha YZ465 Factory Replica...

Works parts from the Hurricane! What next? That's amazing, I would be keeping that hand addressed box too!

I really enjoyed watching his Massacre at Saddleback DVD. The man is into everything I...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 100,384
Posted By mungus
Anyone care to list what rear tyres (errr sorry...

Anyone care to list what rear tyres (errr sorry "tires" for y'all stateside) are available for the YZ465 these days? Not too many 5.00 x 18" offerings about that I could find.


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Forum: 2 smokers 02-18-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 100,384
Posted By mungus
Building a 1981 Yamaha YZ465 Factory Replica...

Here here! Viva la 465!


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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-03-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 255,861
Posted By mungus
800GS shock bolt design flaw?

2upadv - many thanks but isn't that a bm302? I ask as all the photos of the 303 I've seen have the preload adjuster on a long line...

Actually prefer the model shown in your installation.
No...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 255,861
Posted By mungus
We'll I just checked out that Ohlins BM303 shock....

We'll I just checked out that Ohlins BM303 shock. Hay caramba! At least a worthy offering from Ohlins! Think I'll start pricing them. Would appreciate some detailed photos of one fitted to an F8GS to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-31-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 255,861
Posted By mungus
Thanks I'll go and have a look at their BM303, I...

Thanks I'll go and have a look at their BM303, I was seriously considering a Wilber's shock until I read that. The Wilber's are at least fully spec'd and I have a dealer close by. People round here...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 255,861
Posted By mungus
Is there a new Ohlins shock available now? When I...

Is there a new Ohlins shock available now? When I looked at one a year or so back the only thing they offered was low spec. No compression adjustment nor remote spring adjustment (matters if you ride...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 255,861
Posted By mungus
He never jumps it! Sent from my iPad...

He never jumps it!


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Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 100,384
Posted By mungus
Same for me, nada! Sent from my iPad...

Same for me, nada!


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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 255,861
Posted By mungus
The fact it doesn't fit implies a change... Would...

The fact it doesn't fit implies a change... Would be interested to see photos if anyone has a 2013/14 F8GS.

Should never have happened in the first place. Really poor design IMHO.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 100,384
Posted By mungus
Thumb Thanks so much!

Really man thanks allot for this thread. I couldn't believe my luck when I found it as I am about to start on doing the same sort of thing. :clap

My US spec YZ465G (I'm in OZ and its an import),...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 255,861
Posted By mungus
It's just such a pity that BMW really let...

It's just such a pity that BMW really let themselves down so badly when designing this area. Upper shock bolt mounts have never been a problem on any other bike I've owned, including hammered MX &...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By mungus
Puke Wow!

Wow! Thats expensive.

Asking an Ohlins NIX/TTX price, they can forget it... :puke1
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By mungus
Cry Maybe so...

You may be correct. 10 days with no reply and I made it plain I was interested in buying... :huh
Forum: Australia 04-16-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Cool2 Other threads too...

Just updating this thread from another related one... :ear

By the time you take machining your OEM fork castings for the Ohlins NIX/TTX kits into account, a Traxxion AK20 fork kit is maybe $800...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,242
Posted By mungus
Wink Thanks

Thanks. They got back to me; $1,199 and a couple of days to get a kit ready.
They have moved on from your specs apparently. And now offer 3 setups; "hard core" off road, ADV tourer and street.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,242
Posted By mungus
Question Ok

Thanks for the info. Good to hear there is a real alternative to the Ohlins NIX or TTX cartridges. :clap

Being in OZ I won't be sending my forks to the USA, I'll buy the optional fitting kit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,242
Posted By mungus
Question Custom cartridge?

Was this a fully customised job? Can't see anything listed for the F800GS on their website. :norton
Did they say if they are building any more?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By mungus
Eek Bugger!

Hoping for the best then. :huh

Mine does a bit of rocky trails and desert, plus some high country, but no real jumps to speak of. Guess I'll have to make checking it part of my cleaning list.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By mungus
Question Can you provide a link to posts on this? Myself...

Can you provide a link to posts on this? Myself and 2 other F8GS owners I know have fitted the adventuremoto.com brace kit, and so far have had no problems. One has done around 5,000 km on it,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-09-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By mungus
Pissed No off road

Guess thats why yours is fine. I reckon its pathetic though. :muutt
My bike has never been jumped, has the OEM shock (not touched until now) and had done less than 3,200 kms when this defect was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,059
Posted By mungus
Pissed Bent at < 3,000 km.

Mine was bent. I found it with maybe 5mm runout. I checked it at 3,200 km but it probably happened much earlier.
The RHS frame lug was also a bit bent.

Now replaced with the adventure moto kit....
Forum: Australia 04-07-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Cool2 Yup - seen it...

Yup, if you have a look I've been posting on those threads... :norton

Despite what one shop has on their sales page, there is no need to send your forks to the USA. The work required for fitting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By mungus
Laugh Too true!

Indeed. :freaky

I should qualify my first post, where I omitted the Bitubo cartridges. But as they have no damping adjustment at all, and have been reported on this forum as not lasting very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By mungus
Thumb And...

Don't forget to check for a bent upper shock bolt (and possible frame damage). Some owners will have fitted the alloy support blocks by RM or Advmoto, if so you can see the bottom of it by looking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By mungus
Wink Race Tech fork cartridges coming...

Hi,

Race tech are making an adjustable fork cartridge for the F800GS.
At last we may get a decent alternative to the OEM junk without the sky high price of the Ohlins NIX or TTX cartridges......
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By mungus
Wicked Reckon so....

Hi Speed Racer, :freaky

As someone who is evaluating options for my F800GS's suspension, my advice is stay clear of any of it for your F650GS. The OEM shock and fork cartridges are low end, and...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Cry Just got off the phone with Chad. As I thought,...

Just got off the phone with Chad. As I thought, his views just like the others (barring Pro****);

Stock units are not worth touching, ditch them and buy decent units or sell the bike. :cry...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Cool2 Maybe, maybe not...

Thanks for the post Russ. I have emailed Chad to ask his view. I am sure he can do a nice set up, he certainly has had some success on race bikes, however thats not the only issue. :cry

I'm all...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,240
Posted By mungus
Puke True

True mate. I live only 20 minutes from Wombat Lederberg Forest and ride there a fair bit. In the weekends some of the 4x4 guys can be fu**in idiots. (Too close to Melbourne I guess). I've nearly been...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Wink Yes I have heard that Chad is OK, and I tried...

Yes I have heard that Chad is OK, and I tried calling but got no answer, I'll try again later. Thanks for the web link. :clap

To be fair with my comments below we don't know the backgrounds of...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Thumb Thanks

Thanks - have spoken to Greg a few days back about a Wilbers and general advice re F8GS's. Seems a nice fella and 2 shock shops have spoken highly of him. That plus the Wilbers product means there is...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Cool2 No bits for the F8GS on the racetech website, but...

No bits for the F8GS on the racetech website, but nice to add another suspension tuner to my favourites. I had heard nice things about race tech gear though. Thanks for posting. I did speak to him...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Cool2 I had heard of him too. Funny but I had forgot...

I had heard of him too. Funny but I had forgot these names when I needed them. Guess age is catching up with my memory! :eek1
Forum: Australia 04-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Thanks Gadget. I just spoke to Smarty. Good fella...

Thanks Gadget. I just spoke to Smarty. Good fella I thought and very straight up with his comments, which happily - echoed my last post.

He said that whilst he could perhaps take as much as a...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Wicked I have to agree, especially on the expectations...

I have to agree, especially on the expectations part. :evil Science will only get you so far too, eventually the limitations of trying to make a silk purse out of a sows ear appears and I wonder if...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Wicked Ummm ya not wrong! Other guys in the trade I...

Ummm ya not wrong! Other guys in the trade I spoke to today assured me it wasn't me, and had a laugh about his "customer relations" skills. Regardless of how smart he may (or may not) be I'm giving...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Wink ta

Thanks. I had a funny feeling there was someone attached to Boltons, is that him? Great if so, Kynetons only 45 minutes from my place...

Updated; whoops that phone number doesn't work and the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,342
Posted By mungus
Wicked Good news

Sounds like a Wilbers shock may be the way to go. :evil

The 641 with optional remote pre-load adjuster is around $1,270 AUD right now.
Far better spec'd than the "budget" Ohlins and quite a bit...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,765
Posted By mungus
Question Good suspension shop in VIC?

Can anybody able to recommend a suspension workshop in VIC? :deal

I am trying to find someone to revalve / improve the forks and shock on my F8GS. I'll buy an aftermarket unit overseas, if...
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