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Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Anyone going to the TTT at the end of this month?...

Anyone going to the TTT at the end of this month?

The Far Cairn is a well run rally :clap just needs a few more camp fires if things chill down, or grab your chair and get the the fire real early,...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,576
Posted By dobbo
Trying to get the time off work is my biggest...

Trying to get the time off work is my biggest barrier to these rallies/get-togethers.

Pooncarie is great for me, as l just make it a longweekend, this also helps with conning/talking some others...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,576
Posted By dobbo
I like the idea of supporting Pooncarie,...

I like the idea of supporting Pooncarie, hopefully to help keep the shop & fuel open, as we know it's a bastard if there is no fuel on offer!

For me, l like the camping area, covered area's on...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,576
Posted By dobbo
Thanks for the reminder, I will pencil it in as a...

Thanks for the reminder, I will pencil it in as a definate! :clap

Will only be doing Pooncarrie though, probably camp there both Friday and Saturday, so I can spend a bit of time riding around...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Thanks for reminding me about Yerraderie, l will...

Thanks for reminding me about Yerraderie, l will try and get to it!

Weather looks good for the next few days and my big girl is in need of a ride (XJR l'm talking about :wink:) might try and get...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Seeing that it has been wet and cold (sh*tfull)...

Seeing that it has been wet and cold (sh*tfull) past couple of months, I am thinking about a ride to the TTT rally near Taralga, 30-31 Aug 14.

This is the one rally that has eluded me, however,...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 1,884,850
Posted By dobbo
I recently had a similar issue, however, mine was...

I recently had a similar issue, however, mine was after replacing the cam chain.
Very similar symptons to what you have posted.

My problem ended up being the timing was out, so l had to slip the...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 218,737
Posted By dobbo
I know our local Aldi stores roll out more gear...

I know our local Aldi stores roll out more gear around 2 hours after the initial frenzy.

I tried the XL gloves, but they must be for gnomes :rofl
My wifey tried the womens Large leather jacket,...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By dobbo
Urgent recall: Mitas Sportforce tyres.

Thought I'd post this here, in case any inmates here have them.

sounds pretty serious, as they have informed users to stop using the Mitas Sportforce tyres immediately.

here is the full...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By dobbo
did Yunta to Pooncarrie back in April. As...

did Yunta to Pooncarrie back in April.

As OFBM said, do Locklilly road to Yunta, as we searched for alternative tracks along the way; however, due to flooding in recent years, many are not there...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
I might be up for a ride Thursday :clap ...

I might be up for a ride Thursday :clap
Although, a bit of rain is forecast, and you know what I think about that:cry

I might just come around and give you some support, changing tyres.

The...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
bad luck there tripover!, I hate those f#%&@n...

bad luck there tripover!, I hate those f#%&@n (f#%&@n) cameras :eek1, saving lives my ass.

Maybe an overloaded DR will slow you down, instead of the engrained racer in you.

Might try and get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Grab hold of the sprocket, if the cush hub can be...

Grab hold of the sprocket, if the cush hub can be moved clockwise/anti clockwise with the rear wheel held in place, then the rubbers are knackered.
If you don't have replacement cush rubbers on...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Got around 15k out of my last one, but must be...

Got around 15k out of my last one, but must be getting more daring as l dont thhink l will reach it this time round.:evil
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
I have left the internal fuel tap filters in...

I have left the internal fuel tap filters in place just as a backup to catch the crud, as they are around 3" long they will not completely block up, which leave my fuel taps all clear. Easy enough to...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Hi Unc... I just threw out the little white...

Hi Unc...

I just threw out the little white filter from the carb inlet; as it doesn't take much to cause problems..... and air bubble or drop of water can block it.
As Fayes said, fit 2 inline...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Only not an Adventure bike, because you keep...

Only not an Adventure bike, because you keep saying it!
Yeah, it is no trailbike/enduro weapon, but fit some dual purpose rubber and it will make a great Adventure bike.
Then we go practice :evil
...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Looks like a good day there Troy. You use to...

Looks like a good day there Troy.

You use to be able to ride up to the tower on Mt Stanley, then down some single track of the back end, all the way to the Myrtleford - Yackandandah rd. From what...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 1,884,850
Posted By dobbo
Check this link, it might help: ...

Check this link, it might help:
http://drriders.com/topic11236.html (http://drriders.com/topic11236.html)

I had similar issues, I installed the clutch without the wire retainer & had the odd...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,197
Posted By dobbo
+1 for what Scrobs said. It is usually the...

+1 for what Scrobs said.

It is usually the image the rider tries to present, rather than the bike.
I've seen fucktards on all style bikes, l have probably been grouped in that class on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
If you get stuck, just PM me with your email, and...

If you get stuck, just PM me with your email, and I can send you a few pics, will have to be tomorrow though, as I have to get to work now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Ensure everything is at Top Dead Centre. Left...

Ensure everything is at Top Dead Centre.
Left end lobe should be pointing forward, check the end of the cam shaft (spocket end) there are two marks (behind the plastic end cap), these marks need to...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/rojodo/3%...

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/rojodo/3%20Day%20Vic%20High%20country%202010/IMG_1479.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Standard chain is 110 links. However, l bought...

Standard chain is 110 links.
However, l bought a gold chain, cut it at 110 links then found out l was too short. I needed 112 links.
Now l always buy a 120 link chain, measure it on the bike with...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Got out for a ride on Friday, with tripover. Easy...

Got out for a ride on Friday, with tripover. Easy one out through Livingston NP, the dirt to Holbrook for a bite to eat. Home via Clifton ring rd & Pulleytop rd.

After deciding to freshen up the...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 1,884,850
Posted By dobbo
I have never removed the bracket, after realising...

I have never removed the bracket, after realising just how tight those screw were, l leave it alone and just remove both cables.
No drama refitting the cables, easy as pie to adjust.
Might save...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 1,884,850
Posted By dobbo
I cannow answer my own question.... I did...

I cannow answer my own question....

I did not refit the retaining wire, result was, clutch didn't work. I had some pressure through the clutch lever, but not enough to engage a gear without a...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 1,884,850
Posted By dobbo
clutch retaining wire?

Has anyone worked on their clutch and removed the wire retainer for the inner most plate, and not refitted this wire?

What result did you find? (Did clutch work as usual?)

(I removed this wire...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,851
Views: 204,431
Posted By dobbo
Yes Trok, you have an illness! Please, stay...

Yes Trok, you have an illness!
Please, stay away from me, as my wife wouldn't be happy if l caught the same thing :rofl

Well done on the husky and now the drz..
Cheers
Dobbo
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By dobbo
Dennis, +1 for bloke in Tumut. Just...

Dennis,

+1 for bloke in Tumut.

Just rebuilt my rear shock myself, and fitted a goldvalve/racetech kit with spring upgrade, wasn't too difficult. Total cost with a new heavier spring was about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,376
Posted By dobbo
Maybe the preload (or lack off) if the shock...

Maybe the preload (or lack off) if the shock spring preload has been wound right out.
Has the seat been lowered? (Foam cut out)
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
With a 30 litre Safari tank fitted, the carby...

With a 30 litre Safari tank fitted, the carby inlet is higher than the lowest 'wings' of the tank; therefore, a few litres of fuel remain unaccessable. Having not rotated the fuel inlet, l just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Just a WARNING regarding trying to turn the carby...

Just a WARNING regarding trying to turn the carby fuel inlet.

I am so glad that l asked the bike shop to turn the inlet pipe, whilst the bike was under warranty.
As the pipe just folded on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Hi, I can not comment on what is a reasonable...

Hi,
I can not comment on what is a reasonable price for a DR650 over there! As I live in Australia, everything is expensive here :cry

Regarding DR650 faults; just try doing a search on the...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,391
Posted By dobbo
There are a couple of small shelters over the top...

There are a couple of small shelters over the top of tables, or there are two or three huge trees with plenty of shelter beneath them.

I hope to drop by tomorrow arvo, but need to get home to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Hi, I have just finished cleaning the piston &...

Hi,
I have just finished cleaning the piston & cylinder head, which were alot worse than yours. I sprayed 'gasket stripper' over the carbon build up, waited 10 minutes, gave it a gentle brush with a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Hi, The timing chain appeared in reasonable...

Hi,
The timing chain appeared in reasonable nick, but l replaced it as l had the bike apart and intended to check the rings and clean the piston up. (I have had a high compression piston fitted for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 97,458
Views: 18,490,553
Posted By dobbo
Hi, My DR has 50,000km on it, so I have...

Hi,
My DR has 50,000km on it, so I have decided to strip it down and give it a decent going over. As the engine has been a little more rattly than usual, I decided to replace the Cam chain.
OEM...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 1,884,850
Posted By dobbo
Hi, I just bent the indicator mounts...

Hi,

I just bent the indicator mounts upwards; however, i was informed that I could have just turned them upside down, which lifts your indicators higher towards the bar and out of the way.
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14,400
Views: 1,884,850
Posted By dobbo
How did you go with the rear shock? Did you...

How did you go with the rear shock?

Did you install gold valves/re-shim? if so, did you do the work yourself?

I am waiting on a new spring to arrive, and was just going to go with a 10wt...
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