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Forum: Face plant 08-08-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 216,055
Posted By mike-s
f'kn hell, glad to see you got a finalisation on...

f'kn hell, glad to see you got a finalisation on this, but it's disgusting just how much they managed to drag their feet.

Then again my neighbour is fighting a similar battle to do with injuries...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 244,078
Posted By mike-s
Might take a peek at their next cattledog...

Might take a peek at their next cattledog tomorrow when I have a chance and see what they have. No sign of online info, perhaps they are sick of the hype that they generate whenever they get bike...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 244,078
Posted By mike-s
Straps like that are also handy to do fork...

Straps like that are also handy to do fork compression (like when you are trying to remove a stubborn bastard bottom bolt from the fork).
Forum: Australia 03-19-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 244,078
Posted By mike-s
Cool, i saw that same toolkit years ago at Dick...

Cool, i saw that same toolkit years ago at Dick Smiths (before they went "electronics woolworths") and grabbed one. Works well, though you have to be careful using the fibre disks as they melt like...
Forum: Face plant 03-19-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 216,055
Posted By mike-s
It does indeed, though it sounds like it could...

It does indeed, though it sounds like it could potentially be a real headache.

Here although it varies per-state, it still is basically;
* Absolute minimum: CTP (Compulsory Third party), this...
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 216,055
Posted By mike-s
Thanks for the clarification guys, though i...

Thanks for the clarification guys, though i understand the extra categories, given how they classify insurance here (Australia) what you are getting sounds confusing to me and an excuse for insurance...
Forum: Face plant 03-13-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 216,055
Posted By mike-s
Dumb question, what DOES comprehensive cover vs...

Dumb question, what DOES comprehensive cover vs comprehensive & collision cover then? In Australia, comprehensive covers you for other peoples accidents and any circumstances barring you being at...
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 216,055
Posted By mike-s
On the positive side there's been *some*...

On the positive side there's been *some* progress.

Keep us in the loop.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-29-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,476
Posted By mike-s
Cheers guys. It's going to be a helluva adventure.

Cheers guys. It's going to be a helluva adventure.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 316,239
Posted By mike-s
Done both, fortunately i never repeated either. ...

Done both, fortunately i never repeated either.

I found out about the depressed piston thing coming to the end of my street, the thing about my street is that it is about 90 Meters long, with over...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,476
Posted By mike-s
Just found out today my wife is having a boy,...

Just found out today my wife is having a boy, somehow i see similar scenario's in my future. The mother in law WILL be pleased :rofl. I've already been read the riot act about getting any motorbike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,128,150
Posted By mike-s
The proximity of the pipe to the fuel tank...

The proximity of the pipe to the fuel tank disturbs me, a lot.
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,553
Posted By mike-s
I was like that, then i just thought to hell with...

I was like that, then i just thought to hell with it and read up on the basic idea, watched a few videos on youtube to get a bitof a "practical" observation going without having an instructor and off...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,560
Posted By mike-s
So, has much of that wellwished snow been sent...

So, has much of that wellwished snow been sent your way? 3 days off the internet, either 1) your power or internet got cut thanks to snow, 2) your too busy out blasting snow to kingdom come 3) I'm...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,619
Posted By mike-s
Yet again something that is certainly out of the...

Yet again something that is certainly out of the ordinary for one of us "mere" city dwellers. Thanks to those sharing their photos like this.

My job consists of waking up shortly before i have to...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,319,080
Posted By mike-s
Well it is both really, I thought it was clever....

Well it is both really, I thought it was clever. Which in all honesty may not be saying much.

Beef pie for dinner tonight! This isn't an exaggeration either :D
Forum: Australia 01-22-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,319,080
Posted By mike-s
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Not too bad a pisstake, surprised I haven't seen anything like this...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,319,080
Posted By mike-s
Free ponies! I like the cut of this guys jib, oh...

Free ponies! I like the cut of this guys jib, oh and I like his hat.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-22-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 30,975
Posted By mike-s
Wet sanding? i used a small flat file to make...

Wet sanding? i used a small flat file to make sure that i cleaned it up evenly and did so until i could no longer feel any unevenness in the surface, though i will note i could see the aluminium was...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,560
Posted By mike-s
Well i've got an old 1cm thick bbq hotplate i've...

Well i've got an old 1cm thick bbq hotplate i've cleaned up that i have underneath the job being welded to take /dissipate any heat. I did this after i noticed the concrete i welded on top of in the...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,202
Posted By mike-s
hmm, just had a read, the superceeding model...

hmm, just had a read, the superceeding model (XP30 (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/1/5/fujifilmxp30)) has gps tagging,
Forum: Australia 01-18-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,202
Posted By mike-s
If you want compact durable waterproof along with...

If you want compact durable waterproof along with taking nice photo's then a fujifilm XP10 (or its successing models) is hard to beat. All these were taken with the one camera.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 316,239
Posted By mike-s
Yeah I've come close to being caught out by that....

Yeah I've come close to being caught out by that. It's even more hazardous with the caps and spacers themselves if there is a fair bit of preload that you aren't aware of the first time you pop them...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,319,080
Posted By mike-s
Oh and for those interested in that EU...

Oh and for those interested in that EU no-tampering thing. read this (http://www.ridersarevoters.org/how-the-eu-anti-tampering-regulation-is-progressing/) and this...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,319,080
Posted By mike-s
Then again there is the anonymous smoker that...

Then again there is the anonymous smoker that decided to trim the hose at a friends place.... right in the middle of the bloody hose :rofl.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-07-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,128,150
Posted By mike-s
Sidestand shortened by 15mm as it was just too...

Sidestand shortened by 15mm as it was just too long and had the bike only a couple of degree's from vertical. Certainly not as stable as it should be....
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,560
Posted By mike-s
I've got to ask, what are you going to do with...

I've got to ask, what are you going to do with the "Speed holes", which i am still having a hard time understanding the creation of in the first place.

A side thought i had was if there are any in...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,553
Posted By mike-s
Have a read of these 3 links, basically you...

Have a read of these 3 links, basically you should look into obtaining sheet metal of the same thickness as the metal that has rusted out, cut out the rotted sections and weld in replacement...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,553
Posted By mike-s
I take it that was an oddly shaped rusted out...

I take it that was an oddly shaped rusted out section?

Otherwise, huh?
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 94,399
Posted By mike-s
Already did, she found it amusing.

Already did, she found it amusing.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,823
Posted By mike-s
This is going to be an interesting thread to...

This is going to be an interesting thread to follow.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,128,150
Posted By mike-s
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6548158261_d1f3...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6548158261_d1f302f646_z.jpg
Side stand almost done, just needs some prettying up, nowhere near as nice as Mambo Dave's efforts though. Next on the operating table,...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,553
Posted By mike-s
Well turning the visor down to 10.5 solved my...

Well turning the visor down to 10.5 solved my visibility problems and I can now see what the hell I'm doing.

I did the welds here, then ground them down to level with the surface to make sure they...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,560
Posted By mike-s
It's a mild steel/zinc coated plumbing pipe of...

It's a mild steel/zinc coated plumbing pipe of some sort I picked up from my local hardware store. It's a slightly narrower diameter than the sidestand itself, but it is actually thicker than the...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 94,399
Posted By mike-s
No photo as i was busy just repairing it. ...

No photo as i was busy just repairing it.

But at 9:05pm tonight the washer in the hot water tap in our laundry let go :hmmmmm, leaving a torrent of water going into the sink. 9:05pm is Murphy...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,560
Posted By mike-s
It's a bit ugly, but that's mostly because I've...

It's a bit ugly, but that's mostly because I've welded, ground down to a mostly smooth finish to check my work and make sure there weren't any massive mistakes, and then ran another bead over the top...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,553
Posted By mike-s
I would have thought careful application of a...

I would have thought careful application of a grinding disk would have been the optimal method.
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,768,532
Posted By mike-s
How is it going to go for insulation? There looks...

How is it going to go for insulation? There looks to be plenty of space in there for either that shredded paper stuff or fibreglass batts (I only know about the former thanks to the show "dirty...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,096
Posted By mike-s
Well Margus & Kariina did it...

Well Margus & Kariina did it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PBvMnsiJUo) with a kerosine stove on their trip (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480532) .
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,553
Posted By mike-s
I admit i quickly threw those welds down so that...

I admit i quickly threw those welds down so that i had something to show/get feedback on as I was running out of garage time. I know i need to do less rushing (the reason for inconsistent thickness...
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