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Forum: Australia Today, 03:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,701
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I broke my thumb in a highish speed (80kph) sand...

I broke my thumb in a highish speed (80kph) sand wobble/mallee root cartwheel getoff.

Rode to the hospital 4 hours later...x-ray (2nd hospital) confirmed broken, got a splint and took the bitumen...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,131
Posted By larryscustomcycles
If you look at the plastic mock up engine in this...

If you look at the plastic mock up engine in this pic, you can see the engine looks an awful lot like the scout one...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Its a great road too. Of course its not in great...

Its a great road too. Of course its not in great condition but if you get some space you will settle into a rythym, it flows really well.

Don't worry too much about the truck overtaking the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I havent used them but a couple of guys I know...

I havent used them but a couple of guys I know and trust have and their reports are very positive. I wouldnt hesitate, the terrain really isnt that bad unless you have to get through a mudslide (did...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I believe there is a mark on the sidewall of the...

I believe there is a mark on the sidewall of the TKCs but the way I could tell was when the older 2 ply ones got a hole in them they were completely flat and rolled off the rim. The 4 ply one with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By larryscustomcycles
When I said it will make very little difference I...

When I said it will make very little difference I meant between the 150 & 170 TKCs. If you get the 170s whatever you do, make sure they are the later 4 ply ones or you will get stuck with a puncture...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By larryscustomcycles
So you have ridden a RE with those horrible tyres...

So you have ridden a RE with those horrible tyres they all seem to have through the area...you would have noticed the pitiful brakes and almost total absence of suspension they have too...and you are...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,701
Posted By larryscustomcycles
My 1200gsa still isnt here (despite ordering it...

My 1200gsa still isnt here (despite ordering it in August) and isnt expected until the end of the month...so I'll be on a rental 800 from Offtrack.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10,181
Views: 1,735,542
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Nope, thats right down the bottom of the list of...

Nope, thats right down the bottom of the list of things that concern me...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By larryscustomcycles
No, you cant make it weigh the same as an...

No, you cant make it weigh the same as an airhead...engine, gearbox and rear end weigh more.

You could build a custom framed oilhead but a similar airhead will be lighter...

You get EFI and...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I have to admit I was thinking monolever... ...

I have to admit I was thinking monolever...

Given that when a new 1200GS is in Enduro Pro mode you can lock the rear but ABS still applies on the front...you could hook it up that way, just use...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By larryscustomcycles
You would need to adapt the whole system from...

You would need to adapt the whole system from another bike...a K series makes sense...but it means you have to either convert to a rear disc (good luck) or somehow get the rear trigger wheel to read...
Forum: Australia 03-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Try Grant at: http://offtrackmotorcycles.com.au/ ...

Try Grant at: http://offtrackmotorcycles.com.au/

He has a couple of watercooled 1200GS'
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I've tried the smaller size when the bigger ones...

I've tried the smaller size when the bigger ones were not available and other than slightly lighter turn in on bitumen I couldn't tell any difference...on dirt I couldn't tell at all.
Thats with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I've used TKC80s in both the standard and the old...

I've used TKC80s in both the standard and the old (smaller) sizes. If anything at all the smaller sizes turn in a bit quicker but the difference is very small.
Off road, couldn't tell one from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Hi Pete, I think Im right to be suspect of my...

Hi Pete,
I think Im right to be suspect of my dealer then...I just got a VIN which shows it was built in Jan...which is strange given it was ordered in August when the first 2015s would have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Australian 2015 GSA's

Has anyone in Australia taken delivery of their new GSA yet?

I know 2015 GS's are here and Ive seen all the pics of US and Euopean GSA's.

I ordered a GSA in August and expected it to be one of...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,418
Posted By larryscustomcycles
After a really long time thinking about things I...

After a really long time thinking about things I finally ordered a frame from Paul Rooney...one of his box section frames. I have a r1150gs rear end an 4860 wp front...not a short term project but Im...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,418
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Me? Im clear on the para advantages... After...

Me? Im clear on the para advantages...

After the R60/6 Im building now will be something way more exciting
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,418
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Yeah, but you have to extend a shaft too. ...

Yeah, but you have to extend a shaft too.

Which is undoubtedly outweighed by not having to deal with a new shock mount, an odd wheel offset, lacing something bigger than 16 inch to the hub,...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,418
Posted By larryscustomcycles
If you were sticking with a monolever, but wanted...

If you were sticking with a monolever, but wanted a longer one, how about adapting the one from a 1200C...possibly mile too long of course but it looks strong. Would need an adaptor of course but its...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I used new standard switches and clutch with ktm...

I used new standard switches and clutch with ktm front brake master and venhill throttle just fine
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I used Fly racing Aluma steel on my G/S ...

I used Fly racing Aluma steel on my G/S

http://www.flyracing.com/product/moto/hard-parts/handlebars/aluma-steel-handlebars/469/chrome
...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I have, they aren't made of magic. Like...

I have, they aren't made of magic. Like everything else they wear, they may wear more like a car engine than other bike engines but thats because they pretty much are car engines...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,701
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Im sure there will be sand...they arent silly...

Im sure there will be sand...they arent silly enough to run everyone through hundreds of km of it though.
Yes, riding will be more difficult and more kms than tassie. Less log trucks though
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,701
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Whatever you do, don't equate the club rides with...

Whatever you do, don't equate the club rides with the safari...

If you want some mug punters to go on day rides with just PM or email me and we can arrange something. Just hold tight a bit my new...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,701
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Im going and I'm still waiting for my new GSA to...

Im going and I'm still waiting for my new GSA to show up...

This will be my second enduro (did Darwin) and I've done 4 other Safaris too. Great events, very well organised. Often through private...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Ummm, I'm not asking about the 21inch...

Ummm, I'm not asking about the 21inch wheel...just a source of brake discs
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Front brake discs R12WC

Im putting a 21in front wheel on my new GSA and obviously it much easier to not have to switch the rotors each time I swap wheels...but it appears they are about $400 each...which more than doubles...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,663
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Ah crap...I wonder how I can justify buying a...

Ah crap...I wonder how I can justify buying a Sertao...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 92,725
Posted By larryscustomcycles
March...ahh crap. I'll be beating my dealer...

March...ahh crap.

I'll be beating my dealer about the head to get anything but the first generation TKC80s on mine. The new ones are fine but you don't want the early 170s...I put big big holes in...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,663
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Yes, BM and HD have one thing in common, an aging...

Yes, BM and HD have one thing in common, an aging customer base...they are both investing in the smaller LAMS bikes now to resolve that more than they have before. The Sertao is a great bike at...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,663
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Definitely not expert riders...hell some of my...

Definitely not expert riders...hell some of my dopey mates are in that and I was on the trip but missed out on the ad...I'm far from expert.

The disclaimer at the end is funny though,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 92,725
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Im waiting too... What tyres are they supposed...

Im waiting too...
What tyres are they supposed to be delivered with?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,927
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Wow the black one is fantastic...I never thought...

Wow the black one is fantastic...I never thought of going to black from stainless on all the scaffold
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,580
Posted By larryscustomcycles
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Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,580
Posted By larryscustomcycles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXwwN8NL1Yo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXwwN8NL1Yo
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,969
Posted By larryscustomcycles
I was more thinking that then you would be able...

I was more thinking that then you would be able to tip some penetrating solution into a tray of some sort and stand the engine up in it so that the stud was completely submerged and leave it for a...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,934
Posted By larryscustomcycles
Do something that appeals to you. No point...

Do something that appeals to you. No point spending hours a dollars on something you don't like. Its going to cost you more than it will be worth to sell so it needs to be something you like.

I...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,969
Posted By larryscustomcycles
If you have a small cutting wheel you might...

If you have a small cutting wheel you might consider cutting the spacer off so that you can get to the offending stuck stud and cut that, slide the engine over and cut the other side, then at least...
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