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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 02:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,542
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Al, A mate from work (on here as 'Bigboy...

Hey Al,

A mate from work (on here as 'Bigboy Pie Eater' I think?) called Rick is meeting at my place about 9am. We'll head up highway to Singleton, out to Big Post and up to Rouchell via...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 349,070
Posted By Thunder Dan
Deka ETX15 AGM Battery

G'day Guys,

About 3 - 4 years ago I fitted a Deka ETX15 AGM Battery to the TA. It's performed brilliantly, hardly ever losing charge. Well, it gave up the ghost late last week. So I promptly...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 349,070
Posted By Thunder Dan
Nice work, I like it :thumb Squilly, ...

Nice work, I like it :thumb

Squilly,
Nice little Ride Report - thanks for sharing :clap

Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 27,251
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Mate, Sounds like a good project. For...

Hey Mate,

Sounds like a good project. For a Front Fender / Guard, would recommend having a look at Acerbis. They do a Yellow Supermoto Front Guard. They've also got a range of Headlight options...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,044
Posted By Thunder Dan
Top Speed was a fraction over 248km/h out of a...

Top Speed was a fraction over 248km/h out of a 250cc four stroke.

And to think there was a slight headwind heading down the main straight.... :huh


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,542
Posted By Thunder Dan
Local Nundle Band Headlining Thunder Rally

Hey Y'all,

Philth and local Nundle blues band "Squealer" are headlining the entertainment on Saturday night entertainment at the 2014 Thunder Rally. Check out the promo here:

<IFRAME...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Lentil, Thank you for the invite....

G'day Lentil,

Thank you for the invite. Mate, would love to catch up for a few days riding around. Maybe ride around for a couple of weeks, then have a big birthday bash at Byrock or Louth or...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 23,101
Posted By Thunder Dan
Thunder Rally 25th October 2014

Hey Guys (& Gals),

Who's coming to the Thunder Rally? :ear

Plan is to meet up at Singleton Caltex (John Street). Not sure what time yet. Might be catching up with Russ (SYDADVGS), as they...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,542
Posted By Thunder Dan
Doc, I was in high school when this song...

Doc,

I was in high school when this song came out. I was about 15 or 16. Me and a few mates were into AC/DC, but otherwise - pretty much everyone else thought they were too 'old school'. Then...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,040,475
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Mark, Yep you're correct. My bike...

G'day Mark,

Yep you're correct. My bike uses the '88 front mounting brackets and bolts.
The lower, front welded mount was a direct fit.
The rear swing arm mount was a direct fit also to the...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,040,475
Posted By Thunder Dan
Jamie, Been wondering that for sometime...

Jamie,

Been wondering that for sometime now. Keen to know the answer to that question myself.

FWIW, the 2003 XL650V engine mounted directly into my 1988 XL600V frame.

Have you...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,040,475
Posted By Thunder Dan
It Depends...

Hey Wide,

The early TransAlps ('87 thru '88) did use more oil than the '89 - up models. Even when new or low mileage. Pretty sure the service limit is up to 1L / 1,000km (or approx. 1 Quart / 600...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 349,070
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Carl, The 35L tank in Dr. AT's link...

G'day Carl,

The 35L tank in Dr. AT's link in via Africa Queens (990 Euro + Freight).

The same 35L tank can be purchased from Boano for 610 Euro + freight.
Boano also have a rear tank...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 349,070
Posted By Thunder Dan
Squilly, Looks good! :clap You're right...

Squilly,

Looks good! :clap You're right about the spring coils, they look pretty substantial :D


Joel,
The eye to eye length looks the same (similar to the eye..).
The spring is...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,040,475
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey KY, if I was in your situation, I would: ...

Hey KY,
if I was in your situation, I would:

- get a manual, and strip the engine. Take plenty of photos.
- verify cause of failure (suspected low lube..)
- compile parts list & obtain price /...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 445,148
Posted By Thunder Dan
Umm, Dave Hancock told you? Do you know him...

Umm, Dave Hancock told you? Do you know him personally or did you see him somewhere? At a bike show / expo? Which part of the world were you in when he told you this?
So he advised EICMA will be...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,542
Posted By Thunder Dan
Yep, planning on heading up that way. A mate from...

Yep, planning on heading up that way. A mate from work, who lurks on here is coming along on his DR Six-Fiddy. Not sure if Quirky is coming.
I usually meet up with Russ & a few touring club buddies...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 445,148
Posted By Thunder Dan
I think the original 650/750 Africa Twins had a...

I think the original 650/750 Africa Twins had a little sticker on the side plates stating 'Adventure Sports'.....


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 140,809
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Fogo, GSNovice & Al are right. Get a...

Hey Fogo,

GSNovice & Al are right. Get a second opinion. Do some digging around / Facebook Toby? There must be someone around here that has contact details. I'm sure if he was aware of your...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,240
Posted By Thunder Dan
That's friggin' hilarious :lol3:lol3:lol3

That's friggin' hilarious :lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 140,809
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Fogo, Fingers crossed you can score a...

Hey Fogo,

Fingers crossed you can score a pair of these. Can't wait to see a pair of these on the 700, that'll really complete the project in terms of a full Rally Replica. :clap

Either...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 97,992
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Phil, You giving the SE a birthday...

G'day Phil,

You giving the SE a birthday before the Longest Day 10th Anniversary run?

Not sure a rear knobbie will handle the HP, speed and heat on the 21st Dec. Might wanna think about a...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 140,809
Posted By Thunder Dan
That's hilarious, top work Myway! :clap

That's hilarious, top work Myway! :clap
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 140,809
Posted By Thunder Dan
Is he still based in Singleton or Muswellbrook?

Is he still based in Singleton or Muswellbrook?
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,385
Posted By Thunder Dan
That's friggin' hilarious :lol3:lol3:lol3 ...

That's friggin' hilarious :lol3:lol3:lol3

Dude, I'd lean towards a parallel twin. Is there any O/S pistons available for the KLE engine? Do Kawasaki do O/S pistons? I'm assuming the KLE has a...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 246
Ttt
Views: 16,720
Posted By Thunder Dan
I'm a lousy shot with a camera, but here is a...

I'm a lousy shot with a camera, but here is a picture of the 900 Elephant:

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv261/danieljbrooker/IMG_5124_zps7f0208f8.jpg

Quirky & I were parked up at the...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,394
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Pete, Sounds / looks like you pair...

Hey Pete,

Sounds / looks like you pair are having a good time!
Have a good time at Birdsville and at the races.
What way are you coming back from Birdsville?

Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 246
Ttt
Views: 16,720
Posted By Thunder Dan
Kowmung on the Way Out

Hey Guys,

Quirky and I were looking forward to giving the Kowmung another run on the way home on Sunday, but thinking the descent might be a bit dicey for loaded piggies if it's been raining :huh...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 445,148
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Rockydog, My friend, I think you were...

G'day Rockydog,

My friend, I think you were the only person who grasped my post. Sure there was a video. But at least you took 5 minutes to send them a email. Thank you.

Do we honestly expect...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,040,475
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Dudley, About 3 years ago I fitted...

G'day Dudley,

About 3 years ago I fitted a Deka AGM (Absorbed Glass Matt) type. I think the version was an ETX14. Still going strong.
In terms of batteries, has been the best money I've spent...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,040,475
Posted By Thunder Dan
It's a KRD (KTM Recovery Device) :lol3 ...

It's a KRD (KTM Recovery Device) :lol3

Pretty sure our mate Andy in Germany put a rope to good use a few years back with his old TA600 (with a zillion miles on it) pulling a 990A back to camp. ...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 349,070
Posted By Thunder Dan
Looks good Pritchy!

Looks good Pritchy!
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 48,104
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Guys, Just been in too see Fogo, and...

Hey Guys,

Just been in too see Fogo, and he's going ok. Early days yet, but very lucky to still have functioning legs. He seemed more disappointed that he was going to miss the TTT...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,732
Posted By Thunder Dan
Thanks Poppy, I've been racking my brain....

Thanks Poppy,

I've been racking my brain. Last night remembered I previously worked with a guy that used to work for Honda MPE. From memory, he worked in parts distribution / marketing. I'm...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,732
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Troy, What was I thinking to step...

G'day Troy,

What was I thinking to step out of line with the typical winge / piss / moan about this topic. :huh. Slap me down.

Thought it might be more constructive to direct these...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,732
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Brendan, That's interesting. How do...

G'day Brendan,

That's interesting. How do you know that? :ear
Do you have / know of an email address that is received at MPE?


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,732
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Greg :wave I've just posted up...

G'day Greg :wave

I've just posted up there. I've asked the Euro boys if they can find a Honda Europe email address. Assuming the bike developed in Europe (Italy rather than Japan??), then it'll...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 445,148
Posted By Thunder Dan
Providing Feedback to Honda - Worldwide

G'day Guys (& Gals),

Like many people, I'm desperate to see a new Africa Twin.

I called Honda MPE in Melbourne (Australia) two days ago, and spoke to lad called Jack. Now, he either genuinely...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,732
Posted By Thunder Dan
Top stuff! :clap I've played back that video...

Top stuff! :clap
I've played back that video of Dave Hancock a few times. Trying to read between the lines.
He looks to be eager to tell the journalist what is going on, but simply cannot say.
...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 349,070
Posted By Thunder Dan
Development of a New Africa Twin

G'day Guys,

I've already posted this detail on havafati's "Has Honda got a new Africa Twin on the drawing board" thread, but thought this was pretty appropriate to post here as well.

...
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