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Forum: Equipment Today, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,476
Posted By ontic
No probs. Yeah, I would have bought used if I...

No probs.
Yeah, I would have bought used if I could have but there were none available in Oz, used or new. Had to order from Germany. It was a massive expenditure for me- Christmas and birthday...
Forum: Equipment Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,476
Posted By ontic
Yes it is certainly doable, but yes, it is still...

Yes it is certainly doable, but yes, it is still heavy and large. It is a hard decision. The biggest trip I did has been a 5-6000 Km trip with mine, lots of gravel and all other roads on a heavily...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,805
Posted By ontic
I lusted after Tesch panniers for a while, but...

I lusted after Tesch panniers for a while, but ended up being put off with how heavy they are and then put off by hard panniers in general (for leg injuries, weight and other issues). I am hence...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,805
Posted By ontic
I like some of the big tanks. And like others...

I like some of the big tanks. And like others have said, many of the bigger tanks also carry most of their load/weight lower than the smaller tanks, so by not always filling to the top, then you are...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 57,210
Posted By ontic
No probs mate. We had to run out the door this...

No probs mate.
We had to run out the door this morning and got back late, so I'm sorry I didn't grab the photo today,
yep, that is the way I did it. It should stop a little bit of rain and dust...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 57,210
Posted By ontic
I just tried to grab a pic but it is too dark...

I just tried to grab a pic but it is too dark down there and my old iphone doesn't have a flash, I'll get one tomorrow. It is a real tight fit, and there is only something like 8mm of lip left on the...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 57,210
Posted By ontic
Hey Jenna, beware removing the dust cap...

Hey Jenna,
beware removing the dust cap entirely. I did that at first because as you found it doesn't fit at first- but without the dust cap there at all (or a spacer to replace it) I couldn't...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By ontic
No probs. It might be fine with HPN tank, it...

No probs.

It might be fine with HPN tank, it is fine with my big Sauer tank. I just checked through old messages and Roadsacallin was using a G/SPD tank, which from the photos I sent he thought...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By ontic
Solo Lobo has it right. The triples HPMGuy has...

Solo Lobo has it right.
The triples HPMGuy has made match the KTM pattern.

It is really quite simple, so in trying to explain it I hope I don't make it too complicated:lol3
For every...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 57,210
Posted By ontic
Nice one Jenna:evil I went second hand options...

Nice one Jenna:evil
I went second hand options for mine mostly, second hand damper and got lucky with a second hand BRP boss. I recently just added some extra BRP 1 1/4" risers to bring the bars up...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,887
Posted By ontic
It is not so much the preserving ingredients I am...

It is not so much the preserving ingredients I am concerned about (though the copper doesn't surprise me, it does have a green tinge), it is more about how the product itself actually physically...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,887
Posted By ontic
Professionally we now use a lot of these products...

Professionally we now use a lot of these products (CD50 and Cutek Extreme),
http://www.cutek.com.au/
not sure if you can get it where you are but it is very good stuff. Much better than the cabbots...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By ontic
Exactly- it might be a close call. If you came...

Exactly- it might be a close call. If you came close to bottoming your suspension... it might not be pretty in there:cry. Lower bush and maybe bottom of tube might be damaged. If not then looking at...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By ontic
Oh shit:eek1 Wasn't expecting that! looks like...

Oh shit:eek1
Wasn't expecting that! looks like a new (old) slider is in order.
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,683
Posted By ontic
I don't facebook so am not on the airhead...

I don't facebook so am not on the airhead facebooky thing:D, but add me to the list of people to message when you have your list and are looking around for odd parts.

Looking forward to the...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By ontic
Assuming it is fork oil: Aside from crashing...

Assuming it is fork oil:
Aside from crashing cause of no brakes... not much, so long as you still have some lubrication within the fork leg it will just get more 'springy' (less dampened). Ride it...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By ontic
Yeah, give it a good spray down with brakeclean...

Yeah, give it a good spray down with brakeclean or a general wash with metholated spirits or the like. Then try to see where the oil is coming from. You could even go as far as to spray some talcum...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,590
Posted By ontic
In Australia Humidity levels go all over the...

In Australia Humidity levels go all over the place, from dripping to dry, here in Melbourne we have a 'Mediterranean' climate, but we are also known for 4 seasons in one day and occasional long...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,590
Posted By ontic
Removing the ferrule... that would have been too...

Removing the ferrule... that would have been too easy:lol3 (wish I thought of that before I butchered it)
They really must have made them a bit different between the series- I can't quite grasp what...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,590
Posted By ontic
Yeah, I struggle trying to describe this stuff. ...

Yeah, I struggle trying to describe this stuff.
I need to contact ASV to see if they sell replacement 'clutch sockets' as if I had a new one I now know how I should have tried to alter it the first...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,590
Posted By ontic
Hey Jenna, Damn, I hope you manage to get the...

Hey Jenna,
Damn, I hope you manage to get the C6 clutch figured out.
My brain is struggling through a terrible flu right now so I am not sure I got your question right.
My C5 or whatever it is...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 129,336
Posted By ontic
Yep, the best of the bushes from my two sets of...

Yep, the best of the bushes from my two sets of forks seemed just fine in full reflection of the price of R904.:D
I'll buy a rebuild kit one day but there are better avenues for my money in the mean...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,865
Posted By ontic
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 171,772
Posted By ontic
Don just released an updated version a few months...

Don just released an updated version a few months ago, I updated one of my three simcards bought for work and got a copy of it last month. I haven't looked at it closely enough to see what has...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,590
Posted By ontic
Hi jian var, nice bike! I was away for a long...

Hi jian var,
nice bike! I was away for a long weekend and have been trying to deal with one of the more stressful things in life... the sudden and horrible un-backed up death of a...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 129,336
Posted By ontic
Yeah, I suspect you got a bit unlucky with yours....

Yeah, I suspect you got a bit unlucky with yours. As rough and used as both mine looked on the outside, they were quite OK on the inside.

For rebuild stuff,
part number R906 for the oil seals and...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 129,336
Posted By ontic
I think the best bet would be to just buy a spare...

I think the best bet would be to just buy a spare set of forks. I watch oz ebay (searching for used ktm forks) for them and aside from the current batch of overpriced motorbike wrecker wp50 forks and...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,590
Posted By ontic
Heart still beating, cheers Peter, same to you. ...

Heart still beating, cheers Peter, same to you.


Cheers again,
cold flame sounds promising- I wasn't sure if I was heading back to Laos soon or not, looks like not, so I'll try to make it. I'm...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,590
Posted By ontic
I really do need a bump to this thread... I've...

I really do need a bump to this thread...
I've moved house twice since the last post, bought this most recent one and renovated, been back and forwards to Laos 3 times, and only made a little bit of...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,114
Posted By ontic
I don't have a dog in this fight, really. I'm...

I don't have a dog in this fight, really. I'm currently using OEM paper on the airheads and an oiled K&N on the Honda (on a different continent) and not because I believe in ethers genetic...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By ontic
You seem pretty hell bent on doing this so knock...

You seem pretty hell bent on doing this so knock yourself out if you want:D I've re-soldered only one wire/terminal on these switches and I hope to not have to do it again. It was not very easy to...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By ontic
I've pulled those switches apart a few times and...

I've pulled those switches apart a few times and once had to re-solder a pulled out wire from the switch side- It was not very fun, I wouldn't recommend trying to do it to all the wires.
Definitely...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,919
Posted By ontic
Looking great Adrian, I wanna see the next video ...

Looking great Adrian, I wanna see the next video

I'm back in country again so hit me up if there is anything I can do to help out with the salt flat racer. I still owe you mate:deal Sorry the...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,143
Posted By ontic
Hey Jeff, I'm looking forward to catching up...

Hey Jeff,
I'm looking forward to catching up round a campfire again too, it has been too long.
yeah, big year for me. 3rd home within 12 months, fuk that! this current one is our first and proper...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,143
Posted By ontic
Hey Jeff mate, I've got a spare shaft. Probably...

Hey Jeff mate,
I've got a spare shaft. Probably from an early RS or 90/6... my parts pile origins have never quite been fully determined.
It is still within a twin shock swingarm (take the package...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By ontic
I went similar to AW, kept the stock KTM master...

I went similar to AW,
kept the stock KTM master cylinder and lever to match the KTM front end and brakes- that was the entrance of the rabbit hole.
Similar to AW I got a used original Magura...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,386
Posted By ontic
:lurk subscribed! I've seen a CJ hybrid...

:lurk

subscribed!
I've seen a CJ hybrid clone kinda frankenbeemer sidecar thing (imported into australia from one of these kinds of sellers) getting pulled apart up close. Although they interest...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By ontic
A couple of times I've had bad earths produce...

A couple of times I've had bad earths produce this sort of weird annoying clickity but no starty problem. Once an actual bad earth cable that kinda worked sometimes but was apparently due for...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By ontic
If stripping was already in the plan, then do it...

If stripping was already in the plan, then do it first IMO. You will get a much cleaner tig weld (and a better brazed join) with both sides of the metal is clean to start with instead of burning up...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,818
Posted By ontic
I've got a scotts/ohlins on my G/S project at...

I've got a scotts/ohlins on my G/S project at home and from initial testing so far (with the WP50 front end) it sure does feel nice... I can't wait to give it a proper flogging in the dirt, and after...
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