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Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,063
Posted By dave43
DR650 should have 2 things from stock ..... ...

DR650 should have 2 things from stock .....
headlight suited to highway use (i.e. more than stock 1 candlepower) and
suspension suited to rider over 65kg say 90kg.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Or you could use a bit of ally 3mm sheet to do...

Or you could use a bit of ally 3mm sheet to do the same and shouldn't bend.
I made my own side racks so attached a piece if 3mm ally to RHS to make sure my bag wouldn't either melt or press on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Good fork seal changing tip I got from this...

Good fork seal changing tip I got from this thread was to put a tubeless valve stem in your fork cap, air up the fork to pop the seal. I did mine recently using that method and its as easy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Are you letting the gear lever return fully to...

Are you letting the gear lever return fully to its position after changing down? Its easy to have your toe resting and holding it down slightly which causes what you describe.
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,442
Posted By dave43
Hmm....looked at a Shark with dark internal visor...

Hmm....looked at a Shark with dark internal visor last week and good fit for my head. Looked like a good midrange lid. After riding into the sun on the way to the Black Dog Ride I reckoned time to...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,074
Posted By dave43
Report them to the cops. Sometimes your info fits...

Report them to the cops. Sometimes your info fits with other parts of a jigsaw. Had that experience with someone doing the silent thing on the phone to my wife every time I went to a meeting in town....
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 62,326
Posted By dave43
My yellow DR looked a bit out of place on Sunday...

My yellow DR looked a bit out of place on Sunday at Bridgetown among all the polish, matte black and chrome. Only one there but a great ride, well organised with corners, sweep and support vehicle....
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Replaced mine a while ago and first try no...

Replaced mine a while ago and first try no workee. Turned globe around and all good.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Sounds like at 35,000km I should not put off the...

Sounds like at 35,000km I should not put off the NSU screw check any longer!
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
There is a DR thread with lots of good info in...

There is a DR thread with lots of good info in the Australia section of ADV as well.
Check it out and you may even find another inmate with a DR close to you which may be helpful if you're a bit...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By dave43
QBE because they offered cover on and off...

QBE because they offered cover on and off gazetted roads. Some only cover when on a gazetted road....
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By dave43
I have the small pillion for the DR. The key is...

I have the small pillion for the DR. The key is to only have just enough air to get you off the seat - takes bugger all to do that.l
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
My DR was also missing the inner O ring on the...

My DR was also missing the inner O ring on the filter after being maintained by the PO's mechanic friend and you wouldn't look for it if you didn't know.

Rack Mountings.
I made my own and fixed...
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 62,326
Posted By dave43
And there is a large part of our problem. We are...

And there is a large part of our problem. We are so used to putting up the public front that we don't let even ourselves see what's deeper inside.
Of the people I know who ride, I think it is a way...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Nipple sensitivity !

Reckon you guys need to have a bit more sensitivity with a grease gun when pumping nipples. If the bearings have seals as these do you should be able to feel when the grease cavity is full without...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 20,017
Posted By dave43
Not surprising really. I was stopped one...

Not surprising really.
I was stopped one evening going home from Perth last year cleaning out a fuel filter and traffic just kept going by with nobody even slowing to ask if I was ok. I was running...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,758
Posted By dave43
My CCT gasket also got the common crack at the...

My CCT gasket also got the common crack at the top at 32,000km. Used Kezza's fix and good since.
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 537,608
Posted By dave43
Berg's dead horse gets the money. :clap:clap

Berg's dead horse gets the money. :clap:clap
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,223
Posted By dave43
Been doing that for a while on a DR650 and works...

Been doing that for a while on a DR650 and works well enough to keep on with it. I wrap it as loose as possible around the filter to minimise firm contact with the oiled foam and keep the chux dry
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 28,869
Posted By dave43
FWIW I have carried a Crescent brand 3/8" drive...

FWIW I have carried a Crescent brand 3/8" drive socket set that has 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19mm sockets which fit inside the hollow 10" handle. Add a 6" extension and you can undo anything you could...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,442
Posted By dave43
My solution was to weld cut down 24 and 22 socket...

My solution was to weld cut down 24 and 22 socket rings to one end of each tyre lever for the rear. I carry a socket set in a handle which has a 19 for the front.
Forum: Australia 05-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,941
Posted By dave43
About 8,000 on mine and probably 3-4000 left.

About 8,000 on mine and probably 3-4000 left.
Forum: Australia 05-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,509
Posted By dave43
Pro safety do a class 5 - 27db disposable. Many...

Pro safety do a class 5 - 27db disposable. Many disposables are class 4 - 22db so check the rating on the pack.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Fork Seals

Following the discussion on here a few weeks ago about using air pressure to pop out old fork seals I have just done mine.
Drilled one cap only and fitted a valve stem to test the method. ( caps are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Agree. I have the same clear filter but kept the...

Agree. I have the same clear filter but kept the OME filter as well and it still gets dirty in severe dust conditions. Reason enough to keep it there. Only takes a minute to clean when needed.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,442
Posted By dave43
Interesting dilemma, given the bottom bolt screws...

Interesting dilemma, given the bottom bolt screws into the shock clevis. For future ref some sockets have a bit of a bevel for 2mm or so inside the open end and do not grip very much metal on the...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21,153
Views: 2,554,009
Posted By dave43
FWIW Cameras can have variable quality photos. I...

FWIW Cameras can have variable quality photos. I have a problem with theft from a vineyard and put a UWAY 200B cam from Outdoor cameras in QLD at the gate. Got some nice pics a few weeks ago of an...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,442
Posted By dave43
I remember your DR was set up pretty well, when I...

I remember your DR was set up pretty well, when I eventually get one I may have to come over and pick your brains on a few things:1drink[/QUOTE]

You're welcome. Mine is simple and basic but good...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,442
Posted By dave43
Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just...

Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just get on Ant's Berg 300 smoker!
Besides - now the Husaberg name is to disappear in the KTM/Husqvarner stable your Berg might become collectible in 20...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,442
Posted By dave43
Before the weekend I might have been tempted...

Before the weekend I might have been tempted Justin, as I don't seem to get time to ride much any more.
A trip to Perth on the weekend reminded me how much I enjoy it. The DR is still the do it all...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,146
Posted By dave43
Toy Rolex method worked well for me when I first...

Toy Rolex method worked well for me when I first had a serious back injury 40 yrs ago and that and yoga was the only thing that relieved it.
Regular back pain ever since until I started Taoist Tai...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By dave43
TB - not me but my son was pinged $100 last year...

TB - not me but my son was pinged $100 last year for no sticker here in WA. That close enough for you? Reckon it depends on the mood when you get pulled over.
Forum: Australia 11-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,657
Posted By dave43
On the other hand BD you have enough kms up and...

On the other hand BD you have enough kms up and enough obvious experience on bikes for your opinion to be worth more than many on here.

Gadget - a mate of mine did 8000kms to Kimberley and return...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Sold in hardware stores here. made in Sweden and...

Sold in hardware stores here. made in Sweden and fasten with a buckle same as bike tiedown. Cheaper knockoffs also here but originals have better strap quality and label breaking strain of 400kg,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
[QUOTE=ER70S-2;22751574]I used Smilin Jack's...

[QUOTE=ER70S-2;22751574]I used Smilin Jack's idea. 1-1/4 gallon, it took a hell of a beating on the washboarded roads around here and never leaked.

Well, it didn't leak until I did this: :cry
...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10,162
Views: 746,419
Posted By dave43
Dr 650

So nobody with a DR saw the modified version at the 66 stand?
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Subframe

FWIW I have racks made of round bar so I could do it myself with limited gear and ability.
Importantly - the top rack mounts to front and rear points with the rear mount being at a 45deg angle to...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By dave43
Talking CT90 dual ratio was our first ag bike. Perfectly...

CT90 dual ratio was our first ag bike. Perfectly suited to the job and with the classic warning in the manual - "beware the grease mud for therein lies the skid demon". Put a tray on the back for the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
[QUOTE=acesandeights;22358455]To piggyback a bit....

[QUOTE=acesandeights;22358455]To piggyback a bit. I am considering new footpegs. Are Pivot Pegz http://www.pivotpegz.net/ the cat's meow? I am looking for a more offroad oriented peg and don't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 111,177
Views: 22,593,518
Posted By dave43
Got our own DR thread in the OZ forum so I guess...

Got our own DR thread in the OZ forum so I guess not everyone goes here as often.
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