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Forum: Australia 12-13-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 340,753
Posted By lostnot
Thanks Ron, great info. Had tried some of...

Thanks Ron, great info.

Had tried some of the trickier trails on a KTM300 years ago, however currently on a scrambler so it rules out a few of those routes.

Have approached from the North via...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 340,753
Posted By lostnot
Circumnavigating the ACT

Hi all

Apologies if this has been a topic before but I'm trying to circumnavigate the ACT without going as far as the Snowy Mountains Highway. Obviously stuck on the Western side; trying to find...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 21,674
Views: 6,302,526
Posted By lostnot
Roll starting the scrambler

Seems textbook, I'm guessing the battery dropped below minimum; I'll practice with the full charge.

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21,674
Views: 6,302,526
Posted By lostnot
Roll starting the scrambler?

Hi all

Apologies if this question has been ask before; is there any special requirements for roll starting the EFI scrambler?

I managed to discharge the battery by leaving the light on, I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By lostnot
Thankyou gentlemen The Torquemaster 2000 can...

Thankyou gentlemen

The Torquemaster 2000 can now be deployed, (a 3 foot piece of pipe that slides over the ratchet).
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By lostnot
Which way does the sprocket nut turn?

Apologies, having a blonde moment.

Just trying to change my front sprocket a cannot undo the nut. I thought these were a reserve thread to counter rotation i.e. clockwise to undo.

Any ideas...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,453
Posted By lostnot
I like, but what's the weight?

I like, but what's the weight?
Forum: Australia 07-11-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,292
Posted By lostnot
Stevo was concerned about the street cred of his...

Stevo was concerned about the street cred of his XT, he could experiment with a coat of matt black paint and slash cut exhaust to see if he gets a wave, nod, salute or any other gesture.
Forum: Australia 07-02-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By lostnot
How hard is it to put a radio in any of these...

How hard is it to put a radio in any of these...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,749
Posted By lostnot
There's a big piece of iron in the middle of...

There's a big piece of iron in the middle of that!

Sounds like the pipe is the least of your worries.

Good luck.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2008, 04:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,749
Posted By lostnot
Heat Gun?

Can I ask a stupid question?

Why can't you let the bike run for a while to get the exhaust/plastic hot?

I'd go for a razor blade on plastic (cold), you can get a holder for them too. Work it...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,911
Posted By lostnot
The sadest thing about this thread is my dream...

The sadest thing about this thread is my dream bikes are the ones I have sold or have had to sell.

I would really like my ZX6 2000 back (the green ninja).
I would really like my KTM300 back.
I...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,725
Posted By lostnot
I think its time to bring back that old school...

I think its time to bring back that old school favourite; a milk crate on the handle bars.

The Boarder Collie will ride again!
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By lostnot
Thankyou Lilbit! Regardless of whether you...

Thankyou Lilbit!

Regardless of whether you are right or wrong, my misses read your response over my shoulder without seeing anything else. After telling her you were the resident expert I am now...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By lostnot
Using the bike for commuting insures you dont get...

Using the bike for commuting insures you dont get a choice in winter (for the Southerners anyway) and its a given when living on dirt roads that the wildlife is waiting for you. The ABS gets a work...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By lostnot
Thankyou for all the responses, there seems to be...

Thankyou for all the responses, there seems to be a consensus toward the bike running lean. I'll take the opportunity to ask another dumb question:

I assume mixture is adjusted through the ECU...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By lostnot
Mines got a red light on the dash next to the...

Mines got a red light on the dash next to the indicator-indicator? Its a red lamp, well I thought it was an over temp gauge. I'm of to check the manual.

On warming up, I have always been a zealot...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By lostnot
Get yourself a set of Torx drivers son.

Get yourself a set of Torx drivers son.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By lostnot
Forgot And no the high temp light wasn't on.

Forgot

And no the high temp light wasn't on.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By lostnot
Should your header pipe glow in the dark?

Punters

As the days are getting shorter in the land of Oz, there's a fair bit more night riding happening. As I walked out to my idling bike the other night (06 Dakar) the header pipe was glowing...
Forum: Australia 06-06-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,269
Posted By lostnot
Are we sure the new one is coming out at the same...

Are we sure the new one is coming out at the same price? I would think Shoei's DS Hornet ($699) would help drive the price down.
Forum: Australia 06-03-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By lostnot
Its going to hurt when you grab a handful of...

Its going to hurt when you grab a handful of front brake!
Forum: Australia 06-03-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,771
Posted By lostnot
Alrightly then, at what stage can I no longer...

Alrightly then, at what stage can I no longer change spocket ratios without having to change the chain, i.e. safe amount of k's. Would dropping the rear sprocket by two teeth be a no no on a...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,607
Posted By lostnot
If anyone was interested the continuous power...

If anyone was interested the continuous power output for a cyclist is:

Professional road cyclist = 500 watts or 0.67 HP

Beer drinking male punter = 100 watts or 0.134 HP

The road cyclists...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,607
Posted By lostnot
Thanks Pezz After a quick look at...

Thanks Pezz

After a quick look at 'motoredbike', I realised this kinda thing is not that rare. Now I shall have to find a new twist.

169502

The kids next door are going down the driveway...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By lostnot
A common problem - maybe?

I just purchased my first set of winter pants, been roughen it for so long. There great even for the minuses however they're a little big to walk around in when you get to your destination or sight...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,607
Posted By lostnot
After reading the 'What will you do when petrol...

After reading the 'What will you do when petrol reaches $2' thread, I was thinking of doing the same thing but in electric. The benchmark I was looking when sizing a motor was the power output of a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,767
Posted By lostnot
I'm surprised no one is quoting what tyre...

I'm surprised no one is quoting what tyre pressures they are running. I find this can make or break a tyre or running two pressures low for dirt and high for road can work.

Ive been running the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By lostnot
Another take, the engine is inducing vibration in...

Another take, the engine is inducing vibration in another part of the bike. After slight misfortune I losened the forward sub-frame (black metal bit with the head light and wind shield). This ended...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,184
Posted By lostnot
Kudos to Godsilla for the quote 'Interest rates...

Kudos to Godsilla for the quote 'Interest rates can act as a domestic choke on the local economy' throws me back to my TAFE days, where the teachers had a nack of of presenting all of lifes problems...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 16,429
Posted By lostnot
Can we start a pool for when it will hit $2.00,...

Can we start a pool for when it will hit $2.00, I'll put a penny on 23 December 2008.


'I just ran out of talent'; Mark Webber
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,861
Posted By lostnot
If your happy with the current alignment i.e. the...

If your happy with the current alignment i.e. the bike is not crabbing, use masking tape to mark the existing alignment and measure back from there for the same result.

Why you ask, the swing...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2008, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By lostnot
And I was concerned that the Saharas wouldn't be...

And I was concerned that the Saharas wouldn't be the bees bollocks on sand but Danes vintage rubber seems to be cutting the mustard just fine.


'I just ran out of talent': Mark Webber. Last...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By lostnot
Thanks Bulldust, never would of thought to search...

Thanks Bulldust, never would of thought to search on 'Electric Chaps'.

They will certainly do the job, just a tad worried about the extra attention they might get me at work.

Danger is...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By lostnot
A pity about the rest of his truck.

A pity about the rest of his truck.
Forum: Australia 05-12-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,674
Posted By lostnot
After a rough start, this was the thread I was...

After a rough start, this was the thread I was looking for. Instead of the vest has anyone seen a similar product that heats the top of your thighs?
Forum: Australia 05-12-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,545
Posted By lostnot
The Thumper page seems to default to the Yamaha...

The Thumper page seems to default to the Yamaha TW200 for the 'all heights' bike. A couple of punters have modified them for long range or trail thrashers.

Unique styling or lack there of, it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By lostnot
Its fun when you out grow a bike, you cut bits...

Its fun when you out grow a bike, you cut bits off, bolt new ones on, make it noiser and look more agressive. But then again after you bling something like - lets say a Dakar it will cost as much as...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By lostnot
Thank Mark, looks like a fine start. Just won't...

Thank Mark, looks like a fine start. Just won't be able to have that romantic romp through the waves on my baby.
Forum: Australia 05-12-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By lostnot
I wished someone had told me this earlier, I...

I wished someone had told me this earlier, I loved pinning her against the stops, wheel spin all the way up to a top speed of 120kph. One day out in the Brindies, the cylinder lining fraged at the...
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