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Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20,889
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Posted By plodalong
Scrambler has no more suspension travel than the...

Scrambler has no more suspension travel than the Bonneville, just sits a bit higher.

longer rear shocks will get you most of what you need.

Put progressive 412s on my Bonnie in...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By plodalong
Just had a look at my tyres and they say scout...

Just had a look at my tyres and they say scout and M+S ?

But whatever they are they work very well for me on tar, gravel and sand. Havent tried mud yet, just don't like cleaning it off so I ride...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By plodalong
Kept it simple on my Bonneville and wired it to...

Kept it simple on my Bonneville and wired it to my Park lamp , that is the small bulb in the headlight. The 5v converter was easy to fit in the headlight shell.
Power is on when the igniton is and...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By plodalong
Well learned something today. Mine have mud and...

Well learned something today. Mine have mud and snow on them and work very well on the road.

Have done a few 100ks in the rain and they were ok for me, but I'm pretty carefull on wet roads as even...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,825
Posted By plodalong
Like others said, If you want a basic all roads...

Like others said, If you want a basic all roads bike the Bonneville/Scambler will cope. Wouldn't try to get too serious in the dirt though.
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,480
Posted By plodalong
trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is...

trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is users tend to forget to back off the adjustment setting. If they're left with the adjustment wound up they quickly go out of calibration. In a previous...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,986
Posted By plodalong
I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky,...

I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky, Bought a Olympus TG-2. Compact, fits in my jacket pocket, waterproof to 5? meters, shock proof ect.

Takes pretty good pictures and 99% of the time I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,804
Views: 3,090,761
Posted By plodalong
Winter in Australia, best riding time locally,...

Winter in Australia, best riding time locally, not too hot or dusty.

Bonneville is constantly changing but she's just about perfect for me now.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 53,152
Posted By plodalong
The cases are pelican copies available from my...

The cases are pelican copies available from my local hardware shop for $40ea.
Made brackets that use the shock, and footpeg mounts and the threaded holes under the seat that are used for the Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 53,152
Posted By plodalong
My Bonneville tourer. <a...

My Bonneville tourer.


<a href="http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3247748909&k=hfwNHhp&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,051
Posted By plodalong
Triumph bonneville se the 17" mag wheel version....

Triumph bonneville se the 17" mag wheel version. seat height 740mm (29.1")
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By plodalong
Just went thru this exercise myself. 1st cheapo...

Just went thru this exercise myself. 1st cheapo cable I got wouldn't work with windows 7 or 8. Bit the bullet and bought the cable off the tuneecu website and it worked perfectly. Still a bit of a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 240,129
Posted By plodalong
Went for a short tour of the Aussie Snowy...

Went for a short tour of the Aussie Snowy Mountains, Bike ran like a champ.

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-crwKBtk/0/L/006-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 244,940
Posted By plodalong
Road to the Mount Hotham ski field in Australia's...

Road to the Mount Hotham ski field in Australia's snowy mountains

Don't you love Skiers, Make all these lovely roads .



http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-3kjF9QP/0/L/014-L.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 50,409
Posted By plodalong
One I spotted at my local club rally ...

One I spotted at my local club rally


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Griffith-rally-2014/i-pkpj6CK/0/XL/016-XL.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By plodalong
Something old ...

Something old


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Griffith-rally-2014/i-HrKzhLx/0/XL/004-XL.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Griffith-rally-2014/38730263_Gn2LcH#!i=3203061502&k=HrKzhLx)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,508
Posted By plodalong
Always had a Hinkley Triumph in my shed for the...

Always had a Hinkley Triumph in my shed for the last 20 years. 3 in total and still own 2 of them.

Only problems have been rubber bits, Carb boots, Fuel tap diaphragm, fork seals. They have never...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By plodalong
Just a modern Thruxton, Don't have the workshop...

Just a modern Thruxton, Don't have the workshop for a real classic.
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By plodalong
I Better extract the digit and get down there and...

I Better extract the digit and get down there and register tomorrow morning. Normal last minute dash.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,508
Posted By plodalong
Yes a knock off, Down under it's either "knock...

Yes a knock off, Down under it's either "knock off" or "rip off" if you buy the brand name version.

Just fitted the steering damper to my scamblerised Bonneville, Love it. Instantly more...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,508
Posted By plodalong
I'm in Australia so probably not much use to you...

I'm in Australia so probably not much use to you but they came from Bunnings Hardware. Supercheap Auto has similar but $10 more.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,508
Posted By plodalong
Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them or modify for...

Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them or modify for better security.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By plodalong
A good tip I learned Installing Honda car...

A good tip I learned Installing Honda car accessories that are held on with double sided tape, Use electrical contact cleaner to clean the surface 1st.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,508
Posted By plodalong
When I fitted one to my Thruxton I noticed the...

When I fitted one to my Thruxton I noticed the damper 1st time I rode out the driveway (a 100 yards or so) and haven't noticed it since. Left it set on position 3 and haven't touched it. Like you say...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 1,043,195
Posted By plodalong
Put on some 50/50 tyres, resprung and revalved...

Put on some 50/50 tyres, resprung and revalved the forks, longer shocks and a skid plate and shes good to go. Have to take it easy on the rough stuff but adventure touring is my aim anyway.

...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By plodalong
Bonnie by the billabong

The scramville

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-Mmp9fR6/0/XL/017-XL.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3136617416&k=Mmp9fR6)
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By plodalong
Works for me http://www.capcatchers.com/

Works for me

http://www.capcatchers.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 138,417
Posted By plodalong
again not old but she does ok as an adventure...

again not old but she does ok as an adventure tourer

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-qKmjcn5/0/L/003-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 101,134
Posted By plodalong
Australia where more than 90% of the roads are...

Australia where more than 90% of the roads are unpaved, so the pavement ends everywhere

And as you can see the weathers crap, It actually rained last Saturday so I couldn't get out for a ride....
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20,889
Views: 5,966,246
Posted By plodalong
Couldn't find a reasonably priced Scrambler so...

Couldn't find a reasonably priced Scrambler so when this Bonneville came up I couldn't resist. Cut down the rear guard, longer shocks set of 50/50 tyres and a fork revalve/spring and she's all ready...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7,516
Views: 1,110,804
Posted By plodalong
From memory that was a Japan domestic model only,...

From memory that was a Japan domestic model only, Although a few were sent to New Zealand to get rid of unsold stock. Softer than they look and something less than 100hp. Did contemplate Buying one...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 85,897
Posted By plodalong
Well my bike went off to its new owner. Has plans...

Well my bike went off to its new owner. Has plans for a upside down forks, new shock, high pipe with aux tank where the other muffler used to reside. Don't doubt he'll do a good job as the new owner...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 85,897
Posted By plodalong
Looks like the "screens for bikes" one, Aussie...

Looks like the "screens for bikes" one, Aussie made.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,508
Posted By plodalong
Had BT45s on my thruxton and they still wore flat...

Had BT45s on my thruxton and they still wore flat in the middle. Not many corners locally and warm temps tend to do that. I've had a Shinko 712r in 130/90 on the back for the last year and that's...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,479
Posted By plodalong
This part of the world it's mainly for dust but...

This part of the world it's mainly for dust but in some areas they're used for deep water crossing. But if the owners were honest it's probably for the butch look.
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,479
Posted By plodalong
Another day, another bullbar, snorkel and towbar ...

Another day, another bullbar, snorkel and towbar

don't ya just love attacking a new ute with a 4" holesaw


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-Qjvrm6V/0/XL/006-XL.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By plodalong
For a Thruxton on less than perfect roads factor...

For a Thruxton on less than perfect roads factor in a bit of suspension work. would suggest springs and emulators up front and a reasonable set of shocks out back. Some like myself have fitted a...
Forum: Australia 12-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,268
Posted By plodalong
Remarkably similar set up to my own back in the...

Remarkably similar set up to my own back in the 80's. You might just be able to make out the rod standing straight up behind the gearsack. Mine only had the little 23 litre tank... but it had electic...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 89,512
Posted By plodalong
The Thruxton's in the stable for a while, wife...

The Thruxton's in the stable for a while, wife won't let me sell it


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-dd2PV9k/0/L/004-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,480
Posted By plodalong
The 1st year model back in 89 had clip-ons as...

The 1st year model back in 89 had clip-ons as standard. Was a pretty comfy ride.
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