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Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,899
Posted By Portly
I was reading this post this morning and started...

I was reading this post this morning and started a post but then canned it thinking maybe I was a bit over the top but I see the issues I was going to raise have been covered by others since then....
Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
The gauze is a sort of spark arrestor to stop air...

The gauze is a sort of spark arrestor to stop air filter fires in the event of backfires.
These fires are rare but do happen.
I read of one in Trailzone mag a year or so back where the owner only...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,379
Posted By Portly
The weather is looking good for the Flinders and...

The weather is looking good for the Flinders and Oodnadatta over the next week from 3 up to around 7 overnight and high teens to mid 20s in the day.
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By Portly
The trouble with a front tube in the rear is that...

The trouble with a front tube in the rear is that it is an emergency get you out thing only and should be changed to the correct size ASAP.
Most people carry standard tubes as spares not HD.
If you...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,415
Posted By Portly
Kids would love those ration packs they seemed to...

Kids would love those ration packs they seemed to be about 70% sugar 15% fat and 15% nutrition.
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
This will be my fourth or fifth E07, The only...

This will be my fourth or fifth E07, The only reason I tried the heidenau was because the last E07 cracked a fair bit down the right side of the centre strip but that should be dealt with with the...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
G,day Gordon, The bike is still running well I...

G,day Gordon, The bike is still running well I was up on the mountains at 5 degrees a couple of weeks back and all was fine. I had been slightly rich in the warmer months averaging 20, on the run...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
I recently bought another set of E07s and noticed...

I recently bought another set of E07s and noticed they have changed the design of the centre rib to put more meat where the old ones used to crack. I am heading west next weekend for a 5 to 6000 km...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
For getting the carby screws out I just ran a 5...

For getting the carby screws out I just ran a 5 mm drill into the heads and the heads fall off when you are deep enough.
Once the bowl is off the rest will screw out by hand.
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Portly
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=837596

The thread above is worth reading if you are interested in central and south America.
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Portly
One thing to think about if looking at the...

One thing to think about if looking at the Americas is that the top of Canada and Alaska have a very short summer and autumn. So you probably want to be heading south by mid September.
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By Portly
Whatever you do put Australia on your list of do...

Whatever you do put Australia on your list of do now places.
I know heaps of people who say I can do Aus later but never do.
Top to bottom of the Americas would fit your timing and be an excellent...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,222
Posted By Portly
One suggestion from Walcha would be to head up...

One suggestion from Walcha would be to head up the highway to Glen Innes then east on the Gwydir for about 35 km to the old Glen Innes road then follow that down and then across to Nymboida.
Actual...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,542
Posted By Portly
Buy a DR only $230 full comprehensive, one with...

Buy a DR only $230 full comprehensive, one with QBE and one with Suzuki(Swan)
Both policies I was asked how the bike would be stored overnight, both are garaged.
My brother in law was worried about...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
The only way to know is to pull the choke cable...

The only way to know is to pull the choke cable out of the carby and see if every thing is sliding freely.
The photo above looks like a seized cable.
The separation looks like the rubber grommet...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
Try adjusting the mixture screw in. If your...

Try adjusting the mixture screw in.
If your needle is pretty much as low as it can go one of the jets may be too big
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Portly
I am planning a similar trip From Port Macquarie...

I am planning a similar trip From Port Macquarie but will be a couple of weeks later in early August.
I am looking at heading out through Condoblin for a look at the utes then Ivanhoe Menindee...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By Portly
I wear the old style army GP boots for riding and...

I wear the old style army GP boots for riding and walking and add a pair of canvas gaiters in cooler or wet weather for riding.
Well treated with dubbin the boots are pretty good water proof wise as...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Portly
I will also stick to the brands recommended by...

I will also stick to the brands recommended by the manufacturer because I once got caught when a supplier cross referenced to champion plugs and nearly cooked the motor on the XS11 I was riding at...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Portly
I have always stuck with the 10s. The 9s are...

I have always stuck with the 10s.
The 9s are listed in the manual as an alternative but I would not use them in slow or hot going.
I have spoken to the dealer I think you are referring to a number...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,006
Posted By Portly
I tend to agree with others that the DRZ400e can...

I tend to agree with others that the DRZ400e can be a good starting point with its short comings able to be fixed for less dollars than just about anything.
Wide ratio gears big tanks comfort and...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By Portly
Just gotta layer up and have grip heaters and a...

Just gotta layer up and have grip heaters and a bit of a screen.
I usually start out wearing thermals, trackies and cordura pants and thermal then thermal T shirt and one or two polartec 100 fleeces...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By Portly
Two years back we went up to Charleville then...

Two years back we went up to Charleville then Birdsville then south through the Flinders then down to Burra then followed the Murry and up over Dead horse gap to Thredbo then Jindabyne and north to...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By Portly
How is your chain and sprockets? From following...

How is your chain and sprockets?
From following the APC rally and other ride reports sprockets often seem to be an issue, probably from the she will be right thinking, but if you are not sure they...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By Portly
For the last two years I have travelled out that...

For the last two years I have travelled out that way in early August and will be going again this year.
The mornings can be frosty but days have been good. Even then it was quite warm around...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
Do you really need to take that bracket off, I...

Do you really need to take that bracket off, I just unscrew the cable adjusters and remove the cables.
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,473
Posted By Portly
If you do go to the races plan to leave very...

If you do go to the races plan to leave very early or hang back for a couple of days to let the dust settle.
200 km per day out there you will go nuts, most of the riding is easy and 70 to 90 km/h...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 180,820
Posted By Portly
Kawasaki are advertising the new model with...

Kawasaki are advertising the new model with heavier springs and upgraded damping front and rear as well as a redesigned seat.
I could be tempted.
How are you guys going with oil use on the newer...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Portly
I just checked Guinness the above record has...

I just checked Guinness the above record has already been beaten by an american guy and UK girl on a CFmoto 650 in China who did 33357 km over 146 days.
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Portly
Rules would need to be checked with Guinness but...

Rules would need to be checked with Guinness but I don't think there is a time limit just that it is a continuous journey in one country.
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Portly
Longest journey in a single country

According to Pommie Adventure Bike rider magazine the Guinness world record for the longest journey in a single country by motorcycle is 17429.22 miles or around 28100 km set by two Indians over 74...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,213
Posted By Portly
I used to run a slime like product that had...

I used to run a slime like product that had chopped up fibres mixed in back in my road bike days before tubeless.
This stuff didn't stop a flat but it slowed the leak giving you enough time to stop....
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
I believe the top mount is non serviceable it...

I believe the top mount is non serviceable it appears to be a steel sleeve bonded into rubber.
There would be very little pivoting. I always make sure the lower mount is bolted up before tightening...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,882
Posted By Portly
I like new because you know what you are getting...

I like new because you know what you are getting but finance on a dirt bike is like a dog chasing its tail.
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
Yamalube do a 5 wt so you could hassle the local...

Yamalube do a 5 wt so you could hassle the local dealer for some.
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
475 mls is plenty for the shock, but if you...

475 mls is plenty for the shock, but if you revalve it 10 wt might be too heavy.
Forum: Australia 05-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
Sorry I can't help but I feel for you. I read...

Sorry I can't help but I feel for you.
I read anything I can find on these issues and am inclined to believe it is more a shift fork issue than a weak gear that is causing most similar failures but...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,170
Posted By Portly
Can any one give a comparison on traction between...

Can any one give a comparison on traction between the K60s and the E07s?
I recently changed from E07s to K60s due to a lot of cracking in the rear and the front wearing a lot faster than the last...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
Sutto I would go in and hassle your dealer...

Sutto

I would go in and hassle your dealer for a screw, he should have some lying around, and by the way that DR is too clean and shiny.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,532
Posted By Portly
I am heading towards the snowy and vic high...

I am heading towards the snowy and vic high country tomorrow after a bit of work at Newcastle. I tried a few weeks back and got washed out. Looking at the forecast for this week I might get snowed...
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