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Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 349,224
Posted By DR Steve
Bump and a price drop.

Bump and a price drop.
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,277
Posted By DR Steve
Yep, saw that and noted that without the camera...

Yep, saw that and noted that without the camera footage it was just assumed that the rider was at fault...

I thought the whole thing was not unsimilar to the TAC add that was running not long...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 197,303
Posted By DR Steve
I picked up the hiking stove, thermals, and a...

I picked up the hiking stove, thermals, and a first aid kit this morning.

Did any other stove buyers think the pots are a bit small to sit on the stove ? Probably be better with something in them...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By DR Steve
Unfortunately a lot of the tracks are closed...

Unfortunately a lot of the tracks are closed until early Nov (Melb Cup W/E).
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 95,971
Views: 18,072,917
Posted By DR Steve
Changing one heat range won't have any real...

Changing one heat range won't have any real effect on the running temp of the engine. I've used both 9's and 10's in NGK plugs without an issue.

Theory is that the ground strap should give you an...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,483
Posted By DR Steve
I found my rear 606 to move on the rim at...

I found my rear 606 to move on the rim at anything under 20 psi.

I use the torpedo 7 alloy rim locks. As already mentioned, they need a bit of a de-burr prior to fitting.

I too have put a...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 197,303
Posted By DR Steve
I grabbed the puncture repair kit this morning....

I grabbed the puncture repair kit this morning. Looks ok for the price - not sure what to use the 5" long tyre levers for though...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Thanks for the compliments blokes ! I rarely...

Thanks for the compliments blokes !

I rarely do any aluminium welding, so every 18 months or so, when I do a little job, I get the hang of it again by the time I'm finished said job.

The box is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 125,090
Posted By DR Steve
Without the battery box you'd almost be able to...

Without the battery box you'd almost be able to organise air filter access from top. Might need a few mods to the rear of the airbox and possibly a removeable section towards the rear/top. The Twin...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Yes I remember seeing those ones on ebay. From...

Yes I remember seeing those ones on ebay. From memory they hung down about an inch below the lowest point of the sidecover. Seem to recall seeing some damaged chain guards on drridders from those...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Toolbox

Been wanting to add a tool box on the DR for a while and finally got around to knocking something up.

Wanted to make it big enough to fit tools and a tube but could not make it all fit. Tube will...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By DR Steve
Apart from the mirrors, already done all of that....

Apart from the mirrors, already done all of that. Owner has tried 3 different helmets. Results seem to be the same with 3 different riders. Hopefully the mirrors are the missing piece of the puzzle !...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By DR Steve
I agree it's a great value bike but the...

I agree it's a great value bike but the documented fixes don't work for everyone. The bike I mention above has had way more than $300 thrown at the issue and it's still not much better. As mentioned...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By DR Steve
It's interesting how varied different riders...

It's interesting how varied different riders experience of the same bike can be.

I actually prefer a naked bike even for full days at highway speed. What I don't like is riding along with my head...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,532
Posted By DR Steve
A mate of mine has the new 650 Wee and has tried...

A mate of mine has the new 650 Wee and has tried a number of aftermarket screens on it without any real improvements.

I've ridden the bike on several occassions with each different screen and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 125,090
Posted By DR Steve
Yes, battery would fit very well there now that I...

Yes, battery would fit very well there now that I think of it and a fair bit lighter too.

Maximum toolbox size is 115H x 95W x 350L. Battery would sit even further forward than the stock tool...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 125,090
Posted By DR Steve
Thanks for that. I'll do some measuring. Now...

Thanks for that. I'll do some measuring.

Now that the toolbox is basically finished, the idea would have been to put a lithium batt in place of the tool box and use all the current battery area...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 125,090
Posted By DR Steve
Looking good there Steve. How much smaller...

Looking good there Steve.

How much smaller is the battery compared to the stock one ?

I'm just finishing off a new tool box/tube to replace the stock one and I can't fit both tools and a tube...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Is it a Michelin UHD tube ? I've had two of...

Is it a Michelin UHD tube ?

I've had two of the Michelin tubes do that in the past. Both with fronts, fitted with rimlocks, and without the valve nut done up to the rim. Not due to tyre slip.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 125,090
Posted By DR Steve
Wrecker's

Sound's like you have a reasonable wrecker up your way. The few bike wreckers in Melbourne seem to want new price, or even higher, for second hand parts.

I've been trying to source a spare rear...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 125,090
Posted By DR Steve
That's a bugger with the frame ! I mentioned...

That's a bugger with the frame !

I mentioned some pages back that I expected the battery mount hole to be the weak point after my frame mods.
While well aware of it, I didn't come up with any...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
There is also MC Performance. Pretty sure the...

There is also MC Performance. Pretty sure the owner is a member on here.
http://www.mcperformance.com.au/index.php/new-products/dr650
No experience with them, I'm using a GSXR can.

Having read...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Any old grease will work. I use whatever is handy...

Any old grease will work. I use whatever is handy at the time and have not had any filters fall apart yet.
Forum: Australia 05-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Should be good with the Belray as it's a bit...

Should be good with the Belray as it's a bit thinner than Rick suggests.

Seem to recall some blokes fitting the valves upside down - are you sure the valves are fitted right way up ?
Forum: Australia 05-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Thats interesting as I found the opposite. With...

Thats interesting as I found the opposite. With the RT emulators I could either get a plush ride that bottomed easilly or good bottoming resistance with a wrist jarring ride that didn't grip well on...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
The RT emulators are a huge improvement over...

The RT emulators are a huge improvement over stock forks. I had them in my first DR for about 25K, during which I tried several different settings to get them dialled in. I was never totally happy...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
I can't comment on the RT shock suggestions, but...

I can't comment on the RT shock suggestions, but if you follow their suggestions for emulator setting and fork spring rate, you will be able to take the DR to the Supercross. Just don't hit any...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,225
Posted By DR Steve
Without a doubt one of the best ride reports I've...

Without a doubt one of the best ride reports I've read, especially the maps and details of roads, tracks, distances etc.

Just before reading your last post I was thinking what a downer going back...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,689
Posted By DR Steve
During my last knee issue, I spoke to the surgeon...

During my last knee issue, I spoke to the surgeon about the usefullness of some knee braces and he flat out said they would be a waste of time and money for me. He explained that it's not possible to...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,112
Posted By DR Steve
+1 on the 606 front. Ok on a hard packed surface...

+1 on the 606 front. Ok on a hard packed surface - plain scary on anything else. Only front tyre I've removed from any bike before it was even close to worn out !
A used Bridgestone M403 is the best...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
I guess my point was I see no value in spending...

I guess my point was I see no value in spending up on the gold valve fitted to a stock shock shaft. That said, if you've been happy with the stock shock for that long, a revalve of the stock shock...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
I wouldn't bother pulling the stock shock to bits...

I wouldn't bother pulling the stock shock to bits only to reassemble it with new oil. The valving is the problem. Most notably a lack of rebound damping. I'd find a local suspension tuner and have...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Looks like a K&N filter ? If so that would...

Looks like a K&N filter ?
If so that would probably explain it letting fine dust through.

I've seen a few post's about using additional/better foam in the stock plastic housing and soaking with...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Hi Kev, Post up some pics if you can and...

Hi Kev,
Post up some pics if you can and include the filter you mention too.

I've used these small fuel filters on the vent lines of a number of FCR's now with good results. They are Ryco filters...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By DR Steve
Breifly had the Fly Trekker. Didn't fit me...

Breifly had the Fly Trekker.
Didn't fit me properly which might have contributed to the high degree of wind noise. Visor leaks when it rains. Fogs pretty bad, but vents help a little. Still pretty...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,246
Posted By DR Steve
Good vid Nerb. Love the comments from the...

Good vid Nerb.
Love the comments from the enduro bike riders after seeing the Hornet !

Might head out there for a look next week. Was there much else in the way of tracks when you got to the top...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Rim Locks

I think the requirement for rim locks depends a lot on the terrain you ride/tyres you use.

I like to ride Vic High Country tracks when I can. For the most part they are steep, loose, and rocky....
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By DR Steve
Hi Kezza, Vent filters are Ryco Z675S from...

Hi Kezza,

Vent filters are Ryco Z675S from memory. They are 3/16" barbs and available from Repco, Bursons or similar.
The fuel ones are much harder to get in 5/16". That one came from the bike...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,487
Posted By DR Steve
Rim Locks

I'm using the Torpedo 7 lighweight Talon clones. They had a 1.85 for the front when I got mine some time back.

Be careful if you get your tyres fitted by a shop. One of my riding mates had rim...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 294,554
Posted By DR Steve
Are you comparing the 17/19 set with a 17/21 set...

Are you comparing the 17/19 set with a 17/21 set also with 705's ?

If so did the 17/19 set have the 150 rear ?

I run 705's on my second set of stock wheels and find them pretty good in the...
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