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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Muddler
Run 15/47 instead. Essentially the same gearing...

Run 15/47 instead. Essentially the same gearing and easier on your chain
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the tips on the tyre pressures...

Thanks for the tips on the tyre pressures Gateman. Very useful :clap. I'll run a wee bit higher then.
Thanks for sharing photos of your rack also. I thought of adding a bottom bar to keep my bags of...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,427
Views: 750,767
Posted By Muddler
Nice idea. Cheque's in the mail:D

Nice idea. Cheque's in the mail:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Muddler
Distanzia tyre pressure

Gateman, what pressure do you run on gravel, corrugations dirt etc?
I'm heading off loaded with camping gear, water, fuel, food soon. I'm figuring 38R/34F on slab and maybe 28/24 on dirt? I've got...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 02:41 AM
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Views: 750,767
Posted By Muddler
Pannier bags

Made these from the sides of a portable Intex pool. Glued up with PVC pipe glue
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown/B0221F42-8636-4E8D-B29C-92B8B4C54063_zps0l5gonjm.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 11:43 PM
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Posted By Muddler
Just fitted Distanzias to mine. Here they are...

Just fitted Distanzias to mine. Here they are with front guard lifted 1".

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown/F8464F34-6B45-498F-8907-4096E8DCA6DF_zps5wgphxhd.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
To answer my own question, in case anyone else is...

To answer my own question, in case anyone else is tackling this, the Kinchrome 4wd axle nut socket (36mm) proved to be the perfect tool. Original sprocket from 2003 - took a bit of cracking, but I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
Anyone changed the front sprocket on a 900? ...

Anyone changed the front sprocket on a 900?
Looks like I need a 36mm socket by 40mm deep (if such a thing exists). Is that correct?
That speedo shaft is a real pain...
Any hints?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 04:15 AM
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Posted By Muddler
Thanks Rackam

Thanks Rackam
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Muddler
Question Wheel bearings and seals

Anyone have the sizes of front and rear wheel bearings and seals for the TDM900?
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26,636
Views: 4,830,111
Posted By Muddler
Nice work. I found metal polish works quite well...

Nice work. I found metal polish works quite well too to get out colour (clay) staining
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,794
Posted By Muddler
Isn't an electric bike ultimately simpler than a...

Isn't an electric bike ultimately simpler than a IC bike. SO, when production scales up to the same extent as IC bikes, the e bike should be cheaper? :ear
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,794
Posted By Muddler
Well my 12yo son has managed to destroy 2 motors...

Well my 12yo son has managed to destroy 2 motors on his RC buggy with dust, while cutting up my gravel driveway :lol3 (I know, not a valid comparison)
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,794
Posted By Muddler
Not too well. I think we can take it as given,...

Not too well.
I think we can take it as given, the shortcomings of an ebike. But if you have an application where range is not critical, then the $ on purchase price vs maintenance and running costs...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,794
Posted By Muddler
Let's say a net fuel saving of 4l/100km over...

Let's say a net fuel saving of 4l/100km over 80,000km @ $1.?20
Add oil and filters for 16 services
Compare with a $12k dual sport, so a $4k gap.
The difference is covered, ignoring that the e...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26,636
Views: 4,830,111
Posted By Muddler
I use a small Pelican case bolted to the rear...

I use a small Pelican case bolted to the rear rack. In it I fit a tool roll and pump. Depending on how many tools I pack, a tube can squeeze in too....
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 03:07 AM
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Views: 970,985
Posted By Muddler
Yes, I think this might be my next bike. Just...

Yes, I think this might be my next bike. Just spent a bit of dough on the TDM, so will have to get a few more miles out of that first
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 05:10 AM
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Views: 970,985
Posted By Muddler
Very noice Dean, you've bought out the Touratech...

Very noice Dean, you've bought out the Touratech catalogue!
Cheers Rob
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
That's a great list enjoy! You're not doing the...

That's a great list enjoy!
You're not doing the Simpson on your TDM are you? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26,636
Views: 4,830,111
Posted By Muddler
Interesting solution. Would be a tidier finish...

Interesting solution. Would be a tidier finish too, but with my lack of finesse, I reckon I would crack the ceramics. I put cheap eBay heaters on mine, but replaced the wires and switch. I did find...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26,636
Views: 4,830,111
Posted By Muddler
Yep, very pleasant:D

Yep, very pleasant:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
Great job ganmiki. Love the bash plate and high...

Great job ganmiki. Love the bash plate and high fender :clap:clap
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,145
Posted By Muddler
That's a way better deal then a XTZ660

That's a way better deal then a XTZ660
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for that link. I reckon I'll give it a go....

Thanks for that link. I reckon I'll give it a go. Forks off and oil drained now.oil was definitely dirty but not treacle. Springs seemed on the mark for the 314mm spec. I did notice one fork jams a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 12:49 AM
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Posted By Muddler
Yeah agree, but it might have to wait due to $$. ...

Yeah agree, but it might have to wait due to $$. In the meantime, is 15wt worth it if I'm changing the oil anyhow?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
19mm impact driver socket did the trick. $14 at...

19mm impact driver socket did the trick. $14 at local auto store.
Don't think that axle had been out for 10 years. Bike certainly hasn't had much love from me, I tend to ride my DRZ400 more. That is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
fayeslane, Gateman Thanks for the answer and...

fayeslane, Gateman
Thanks for the answer and suggestions guys :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,563
Views: 1,021,709
Posted By Muddler
Front axle removal

What size Allen head socket do I need to get the front axle out? 19mm?
Google is not helping and the Carpe site seems to be down
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,714
Posted By Muddler
Also, use woollen socks to get more "mileage" out...

Also, use woollen socks to get more "mileage" out of a pair. I reckon buying cheap packs and just chucking them is also a good idea :clap
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 110,827
Posted By Muddler
I have the BB insert. Still too loud. Added a...

I have the BB insert. Still too loud. Added a drilled out piece of pipe to the inside with only minor improvement. Wish I had the original insert.
DRZ is a terrific bike, just needs a widerange...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By Muddler
Adventurise my TDM and ride it to Cape York

Adventurise my TDM and ride it to Cape York
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
Maybe K60 rear, TkC front for you too? Where's...

Maybe K60 rear, TkC front for you too?
Where's the RR :evil
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
Hey, thanks for that What will you be riding? ...

Hey, thanks for that
What will you be riding?
Cheers Rob
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
Lol I'm not just a procrastinator, I'm...

Lol
I'm not just a procrastinator, I'm indecisive also. I'm leaning back to the K60/TKc80 combo now. I can put up with a little less traction in the rear provided the front is secure.
gSdme,...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
The TDM has an 18" front, so for knobbies I need...

The TDM has an 18" front, so for knobbies I need to use rears reversed (if directional). Looking at photos on the web, the 18" E09 knob rows are widely spaced to provide good drive. I'm not so sure...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for posting those photos, very...

Thanks for posting those photos, very interesting. Why your preference for these over the E07?
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
Thanks again for the responses. I think it has...

Thanks again for the responses.
I think it has helped me resolve a choice. Most likely E07 front and rear based on price, but K60/TKC80 should go equally well. TKC80 front would be good for the dirt...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
No Grog, a group of 3 or 4

No Grog, a group of 3 or 4
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the useful feedback guys. Aub, good to...

Thanks for the useful feedback guys. Aub, good to know the E07 will go the distance. I dare say you would wear them out quicker them me too :evil
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Muddler
Top End tyre choice

Planning on a 14000km trip in May/June on my TDM900: Perth-Broome-Gibb River Rd - Savannah Way - Cape York. Then back straight through the middle down Great Central Road. It will be about 50/50...
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