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Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,700
Posted By *nick*
Talking "Perth’s new undercover police bikes catchout careless drivers" inc cop helmet cam

Very Interesting Helmet Cam footage from the officers in this link. I think the issue is perfectly exemplified by the last driver/idiot.


...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,007
Posted By *nick*
The whole place is gods bike park, but my...

The whole place is gods bike park, but my highlights are-


the Great Western Explorer
Jacobs Ladder is okay
Derwent Bridge to Queenstown (or vice versa) via the Lyell Hwy = some of the best...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,987
Posted By *nick*
29 years before I was born, but that BSA is a...

29 years before I was born, but that BSA is a just like one I have- mine is a '46 rigid model 500cc ex Tassie race bike, from when road racing was done on dirt roads, 'cos there was no tar. Men were...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
I'm about to do a top-end freshen up on my...

I'm about to do a top-end freshen up on my beloved pig, does anyone know a US based OEM parts supplier that doesn’t take forever to ship? I bought some pits from Patzilla in Autumn and they didn't...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,336
Posted By *nick*
I had the 22L on my XR250R, when that was full...

I had the 22L on my XR250R, when that was full you certainly knew about it, can't imagine how um, interesting, the handling would be with 40L held at essentially the highest part of the bike.
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By *nick*
"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as...

"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human. But it comes with a costly price: the wound of mortality. Our existence is forever shadowed by the...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 560,668
Posted By *nick*
That was incredible- the drive and determination...

That was incredible- the drive and determination of the bloke to make it through that desert was near on superhuman... and utterly stupid, still, worth watching and quite an amazing story.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,105
Posted By *nick*
I did it from South to North in early October...

I did it from South to North in early October solo on my XR650R with Heidenau K60's.

Road was in great nick- very loose gravel in sections, it's mostly unsealed with some very steep 1st gear...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
here's my '03 :evil ...

here's my '03 :evil

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/skivi/IMG_4081.jpg

I've just finished a full ground up rebuild, excluding most of the cosmetics and the motor (which didnt need...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
Question i've got an '03 model with a good strong motor,...

i've got an '03 model with a good strong motor, no smoke, stock headers, Staintune pipe (no baffle), stock Keihn carby but with a 175 Main Jet, 68S Pilot Jet and I'm not sure what piston the needle...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
yes I actually have oil seeping out and down the...

yes I actually have oil seeping out and down the side of the motor- we're not talking about much oil, but I'm off on a 4 week trip on the bike in October so i'll pull the rocker cover off again and...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
interesting analysis Lostsaffa, the pressure idea...

interesting analysis Lostsaffa, the pressure idea sounds plausible, yet i've just changed the oil (correct weight and amount) as well as that I've pulled off the crankcase vent tube which i cleaned...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z249/ryanthegre...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z249/ryanthegreat1_2000/rocker-arm-shafts.jpg


I have oil very gently weeping from the ends of the rocker arm shafts on the side of the rocker cover above the...
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
How exactly did you do that Daz? I'm in the same...

How exactly did you do that Daz? I'm in the same boat right now- i just got a Trailtech and so far i've hooked up the water temp sensor and the tacho sensor on the coil. For the power source where in...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
Bike looks good with the black rims Doug! I'm...

Bike looks good with the black rims Doug! I'm painting mine later in the year when i get the chance.

My XR is going back together now. Can't wait to ride her again!
...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
Good idea to inspect you swingarm pivot bolt if...

Good idea to inspect you swingarm pivot bolt if you haven't done so already- they are prone to having the collars seize on the bolt and that makes them very difficult to get out. Keep in mind the...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
Eek Hi chaps, I have my bike down to just a...

Hi chaps,

I have my bike down to just a motor in the frame at the moment. I'm doing a a big spruce up of the bike and want to get the swingarm out to grease the bearings. I've got the nut off the...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,980
Posted By *nick*
Hi mate, i'm a fully qualified Photographer (BFA...

Hi mate, i'm a fully qualified Photographer (BFA RMIT Unjversity) and currently work for the government in the museum sector (digitisation). I HIGHLY recommend you contact the fine people at ArtsLaw...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,879
Posted By *nick*
Cool2 Rebuilding your shockers? On a tight budget?...

Rebuilding your shockers? On a tight budget? Can't afford none of them schmancy billet fork seal drivers? No wuckers- just pop down ya local hardware shop with yer verniers and find a bit of PVC...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
this is an offical Trailtech instal video for...

this is an offical Trailtech instal video for their Voyager model, but a lot of the sensors are identical- I had a look through the instructions that accompanied my Vapour unit last night- it appears...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
I believe you can wire it into the loom just...

I believe you can wire it into the loom just after the regulator/rectifier. have a read through this thread - XR650R electricity (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421789) I just bought...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
i've finally decided to make time to change the...

i've finally decided to make time to change the oil in my shock...

i only recently purchased my BRP and know that the previous owner had the suspension professionally setup at some stage,and...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 560,668
Posted By *nick*
that's not me, i just saw the video on a dash cam...

that's not me, i just saw the video on a dash cam page on facebook. Apparently the rider is alive and well.
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 560,668
Posted By *nick*
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0-uvBvHpXdw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,578
Posted By *nick*
just on the energy/politics theme, here's a great...

just on the energy/politics theme, here's a great ABC Radio National doco from last month of why we have some of the highest energy prices in the developed world. Federal Treasury estimates that 51%...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 122,740
Posted By *nick*
yeah pull off the whole black steel 'U' shaped...

yeah pull off the whole black steel 'U' shaped under fender section, and unscrew the black plastic fender assembly from the top of the blue rear fender. Take care disconnecting any parts of the...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
pop her open mate. I overhauled my shock last...

pop her open mate. I overhauled my shock last year after the dampening went haywire, it was a lot easier than I thought, and after a thorough clean out, fresh oil, new seals and new gas the shock was...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,234
Posted By *nick*
Thumb Melbourne inmate Ninja97 is a mc-courier claiming...

Melbourne inmate Ninja97 is a mc-courier claiming to have a DR650 nearing on half a million clicks now.. not sure when the motor first came apart though, i think I remember reading he had the...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
http://cdn3.volusion.com/kudtr.juwpv/v/vspfiles/ph...

http://cdn3.volusion.com/kudtr.juwpv/v/vspfiles/photos/17110563-2.jpg

Anyone running an oversize 280mm or 320mm front disc on their BRP?

I'm interested to hear which i should buy- the 280mm is...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
I still have the stock speedo but will be...

I still have the stock speedo but will be replacing that with a Traitech soon enough- the original Honda flasher can has three wires from it, one should be an earth i think, sounds like that's...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,578
Posted By *nick*
Eek http://www.gizmag.com/lightning-ls218-unveiled-spe...

http://www.gizmag.com/lightning-ls218-unveiled-specs/32142/



http://images.gizmag.com/hero/lightning-ls218-electric-fastest-production-bike.png



:deal
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
g'day john, Travis did a blog post on his...

g'day john,

Travis did a blog post on his Batwing, here's the link - http://xr650r.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/xr650r-baja-1x-dream-bike-build-batwing.html
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,596
Posted By *nick*
i'm no Usain Bolt but gee wizz that lowlife ran...

i'm no Usain Bolt but gee wizz that lowlife ran like a grandma.

Can't believe he had then gaul to continue the escape whilst a bloody helicopter was following him.

It very nearly went pear...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
also handy- <iframe width="640"...

also handy-

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zm5mB3R8Ucw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
You might need to check your jetting, it can't...

You might need to check your jetting, it can't hurt to first ensure the carby is clean and free of any blockages, your plug is the correct type & that you're valve clearances are in spec and your air...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
Thumb I feel ya mate, I was in the same boat 3 weeks...

I feel ya mate, I was in the same boat 3 weeks ago.

Luckily for me it was just a loose connection to the coil. Sometimes it's best to just walk away from a problem like that and come back a few...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 469,579
Posted By *nick*
start at 4:33 in :) <iframe...

start at 4:33 in :)

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/G9ITT3NOLJk?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
Bugger. I managed to put a little nick in one of...

Bugger. I managed to put a little nick in one of the two seals that fit on the front master cylinder piston assembly today while doing a comprehensive cleaning out of the brakes.

I don't want to...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 651,939
Posted By *nick*
I did some glass bead blasting of the 650's...

I did some glass bead blasting of the 650's brakes today at my mates factory. They look better than new now! It's brilliant. Problem is all the other cast aluminium on the bike is going to look...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,575
Posted By *nick*
Found it. bloody hell i'm not sleeping alone in...

Found it. bloody hell i'm not sleeping alone in the bush ever again!

http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1620565#p1620565
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