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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
I've been acyively interested in DRs since I got...

I've been acyively interested in DRs since I got mine in 2010 and can't recall mention of a crank failure. Bloody unlucky I'd say.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,915
Posted By BergDonk
New O/N Stop

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> For a couple of reasons, primarily the seasonal track closures that I'd forgotten...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
You can also hacksaw it into a triangle. Do need...

You can also hacksaw it into a triangle. Do need to hold it properly whichever method you use though, else OUCH!
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
Its not Mr Hockey assisting with the purchase,...

Its not Mr Hockey assisting with the purchase, but the rest of us tax payers :roflCongratulations on the new toy :D



2 minutes with an angle grinder sorts it for $0. It doesn't have to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28,466
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By BergDonk
As an enthusiastic S10 owner, among others, and...

As an enthusiastic S10 owner, among others, and been outback on some of the country you've travelled on the ADV-X, I'm impressed, fantastic effort, congratulations :clap

I'm a fan of the Scorpion...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
Bearing or industrial supplies for the anitsieze....

Bearing or industrial supplies for the anitsieze.

One advantage of the USD conversion is their increased stiffness which works well with a full Safari, mine's 37l. After about the first 100 kms...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6,477
Views: 441,162
Posted By BergDonk
Just in, did about 800 kms in the ute exploring...

Just in, did about 800 kms in the ute exploring and fine tuning the Merimbula Mallacoota, which will now be Cann River, leg of the TK Ride. Still got to sort some stuff in and out of Wonboyn. Some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,336
Posted By BergDonk
Interesting. It'll be a few months or so before...

Interesting. It'll be a few months or so before it gets to the top of my list, but all/most will be revealed here in due course.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,427
Posted By BergDonk
Probably what i did, whatever it takes :evil

Probably what i did, whatever it takes :evil
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 280,958
Posted By BergDonk
Everyone, now that Aldi sells them...

Everyone, now that Aldi sells them...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
Nickel is higher temp than copper so better...

Nickel is higher temp than copper so better suited to exhausts. Its also less electrolytically corrosive than copper when between Al and steel. Periodic table and all that. I like a dab on spark...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
These things can be a PITA for sure. Try a heat...

These things can be a PITA for sure. Try a heat gun on the outer, but not too much so you don't heat up the inner as much. A soft hammer can help, and lots of fiddling.

I assemble exhaust slip...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,336
Posted By BergDonk
Yep, from Joes, what happened?

Yep, from Joes, what happened?
Forum: Australia 06-25-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
Grease won't impregnate the sintered bush like...

Grease won't impregnate the sintered bush like oil will, oil is more suited to this application, and a slightly thinner oil will permeate better. I used ATF, then got the Warp 9 caps along with a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 111,066
Views: 22,557,835
Posted By BergDonk
by white man...

by white man...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 280,958
Posted By BergDonk
I think the chairs are new for Aldi this time...

I think the chairs are new for Aldi this time around, I don't recall them in previous years. Looks the part in the pic, and 120 kg rated, should be fine.
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
"Continous Protection", what, like the...

"Continous Protection", what, like the pill?
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6,477
Views: 441,162
Posted By BergDonk
I'm off for a ride this afternoon, a leisurely...

I'm off for a ride this afternoon, a leisurely run to town via Rose Valley, so stress free for the ankle, I hope. The old FE501 needs a pink slip, and I've been doing some shed time with it over...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
Made from rocks Gra, must be good!

Made from rocks Gra, must be good!
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
Delo 400 at less than 4k interval, 3-3.5...

Delo 400 at less than 4k interval, 3-3.5 typically.
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By BergDonk
For some bikes, and other stuff that doesn't get...

For some bikes, and other stuff that doesn't get regular use around here, I used Stabil, and more recently Lucas fuel stabilizer. Works good. Kicked my FE501 over this afternoon, hadn't been run for...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6,477
Views: 441,162
Posted By BergDonk
I'm busy recceing in the 4wd, got a bung ankle...

I'm busy recceing in the 4wd, got a bung ankle ATM, bloody frustrating :cry
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,541
Views: 537,091
Posted By BergDonk
Roses From Bob

Two young ladies, maybe blonde, are conversing over a brew.

"Any idea what you're getting for your birthday?"

"Roses from Bob, that's a given."

"What's wrong with that?"

"Well he always...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,799
Posted By BergDonk
I've used one K60 rear and couldn't wait for it...

I've used one K60 rear and couldn't wait for it to wear out, which it did in 6,000 kms. Stuffs the steering and no grip, definitely not a favourite. Replaced with an E07 rear and it grips almost as...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,915
Posted By BergDonk
A couple of updates. First up, due to...

A couple of updates.

First up, due to popular demand, there will also be a sealed road ride on Sat in addition to the 3 rides already planned. Cooma to the coast and back via a few twisties. No...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,427
Posted By BergDonk
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FASPvtxPbz4/VYi...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FASPvtxPbz4/VYicLXgwV6I/AAAAAAAAIew/rG4mgj8K2xk/s1024/XT660StarterWiring.jpg

I found a manual online. This one's a bit easier to follow. #50, the clutch switch...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
When you reassemble, smear some grease on the...

When you reassemble, smear some grease on the square 'O' ring on the housing to eliminate moisture entry.
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
Correct Unc, pour some oil in there and let it...

Correct Unc, pour some oil in there and let it soak into the bush over night. clean up the excess and no squawk for a while.

There is also the Warp 9 end cap with a ball bearing instead of the...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,109,997
Posted By BergDonk
It is possible to pull the end cap off without...

It is possible to pull the end cap off without taking off the CCT if you want. CCT gaskets can be a PITA. The starter comes out in two stages, end cap first, then the rest, and assembly is the...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,427
Posted By BergDonk
I doubt the computer does anything more than...

I doubt the computer does anything more than drive the EFI. I'm pretty sure the ignition is separate. Anyone got a wiring diagram, shouldn't be hard to decode?
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,427
Posted By BergDonk
If its just an on off switch with 2 cables, it'll...

If its just an on off switch with 2 cables, it'll be either on, or off, when the clutch is pulled in. Not having one here ATM, I can't check, but typically clutch switches come on when the clutch is...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By BergDonk
Cranky Cafe on the beach at Merimbula is my...

Cranky Cafe on the beach at Merimbula is my current all time fav, great food and fair prices. And +1 for the Cooma Cafe kebabs and Turkish pizzas.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 111,066
Views: 22,557,835
Posted By BergDonk
Powdered brake pad, mixed with a little ground...

Powdered brake pad, mixed with a little ground brake disc, and perfectly normal.
Forum: Australia 06-18-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By BergDonk
Ouch, but are you sure its the chain coming off...

Ouch, but are you sure its the chain coming off that caused it? DR650 gearbox failures aren't unknown; http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424132
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 111,066
Views: 22,557,835
Posted By BergDonk
I think that the problem is that Suzuki doesn't...

I think that the problem is that Suzuki doesn't really know there is a problem. Not enough of them go when the bike's under warranty, and that's how the factory gets its information. The CSS retainer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 214,336
Posted By BergDonk
Finally got the pannier frames attached to DR2. ...

Finally got the pannier frames attached to DR2.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wkjRYX_1FOk/VYJFea8XD6I/AAAAAAAAIeU/3hsWjfxChZ0/s912/DSCI1092%252520%252528Medium%252529.JPG
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Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 111,066
Views: 22,557,835
Posted By BergDonk
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424132...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424132&page=82

Might be another one near here recently too, TBC.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 111,066
Views: 22,557,835
Posted By BergDonk
No

No
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 156,871
Posted By BergDonk
Bummer JB! FWIW we've been had a bit of a...

Bummer JB!

FWIW we've been had a bit of a chinwag over on my build thread. A couple of posts quoted here FWIW, and perhaps nothing new:





And another dot point that can be added to the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,870
Posted By BergDonk
Top RR :thumb

Top RR :thumb
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