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Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20,588
Views: 2,464,337
Posted By AdventureDave
cordless chainsaws

I have used a few different 2 stroke chainsaws over the years and have been recently looking at the cordless 36volt/40volt chainsaws. My quick version so far, Victa, Ryobi & Makita seem to be the...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,795
Posted By AdventureDave
A farm bike, cost wise, still doesnt appear to be...

A farm bike, cost wise, still doesnt appear to be financially viable, but as a commuter in the city I had given it consideration. 15 to 20 k a year is 3 - 4 services on a petrol engine. over 3 years...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,795
Posted By AdventureDave
Absolutely:clap I did mean personal back...

Absolutely:clap

I did mean personal back yards, not commercial ADVentures. As discussed commercial ventures will always have trouble getting approval but a coupla acres with your kids on electrics...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,359
Posted By AdventureDave
2mm thick dyneema rope has a 880kg (over 1800lb)...

2mm thick dyneema rope has a 880kg (over 1800lb) breaking strain so lightweight rope is easy to get these days.

http://www.ropegalore.com.au/dyneema-r-high-strength-rope/

Cheers

David
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20,588
Views: 2,464,337
Posted By AdventureDave
I often thought that buying a tractor would be...

I often thought that buying a tractor would be the only way I could ever afford a Lamborghini:D

Cheers

David
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,487
Posted By AdventureDave
I did quite a bit 2 up on my 1150 GSA. On flowing...

I did quite a bit 2 up on my 1150 GSA. On flowing dirt roads I gave no special instructions, just relax and enjoy. Through difficult sections, rocky creek, rough down hill etc I would always stop...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,475
Posted By AdventureDave
I havent found that to be the case and I have...

I havent found that to be the case and I have done this for many years. I dont 'defrost' the bladder as such I just start filling it while it is still rolled up and the water defrosts the bladder so...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,475
Posted By AdventureDave
Store bladders in the freezer

If you roll up the bladders and store them in your freezer you wont get any nasties growing in them. You dont even need to dry them beforehand.

Cheers

David
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,475
Posted By AdventureDave
depends a lot on where you live. Maine avg temps...

depends a lot on where you live. Maine avg temps 1-13 celcius here in brisbane avg 8-30. That 8 degrees is at night in the middle of winter. Its autumn here and 36 this week (97 Fahrenheit.)

So...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 335,681
Posted By AdventureDave
Lots of pics here ...

Lots of pics here

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Engine/torque_limiter/950_torque_limiter_upgrade.html
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 515,695
Posted By AdventureDave
cheap small toolkit

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7TOON1SS/title/torpedo7-37pc-1-4--drive-socket-set $18

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/images/products/T7TOON1SS_zoom.jpg?v=6ffa644fb108494b8222
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,281
Posted By AdventureDave
Waterproof

Remember for a bag to be fully 'waterproof' it needs waterproof zips (expensive) or roll down type opening. You may only need water restistant with flaps over zips and sealed seams. My Deuter bags...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,795
Posted By AdventureDave
Urban Motocross

I'm hoping that the introduction of electric bikes means that us living in the 'burbs can have a motocross track on 5 acres of land nearby (think city surburbs not city limits). The main 2 things...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,281
Posted By AdventureDave
Deuter

I used a Deuter pushbike backpack for years, it recently died (not a fault of the backpack) and may get another

http://www.deuter.com/AU/ae/bike-2251.html

Cheers

David
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,474
Posted By AdventureDave
I followed with interest and was amused when...

I followed with interest and was amused when people got upset about too much technical discussion about bikes in a forum set up to discuss issues about bikes:lol3. I dont know why they just dont...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,753
Posted By AdventureDave
Most of the tent poles I've seen aren't tall...

Most of the tent poles I've seen aren't tall enough for a tarp set up (for me) lightweight tents generally seem to have poles only up to about 1.5m (about 5ft for you heathens) I'd like some that go...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,753
Posted By AdventureDave
lightweight poles

I see a few have kelty poles. Any other lightweight poles that fold down small? There is a company that sells the bits for you to make your own (cant remember the name ATM). I still need to buy a...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By AdventureDave
I can tell you that RACQ ultimate was useless...

I can tell you that RACQ ultimate was useless when I broke down on the Savannah way in northern Qld. They transferred me to a tow truck driver who was 1000 kms away (who obviously wasnt going to...
Forum: Australia 02-14-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 335,681
Posted By AdventureDave
So do you have your oil cooler yet??? Waiting...

So do you have your oil cooler yet??? Waiting patiently to hear about this. Well maybe not so patiently. ?..

Cheers

David
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,455
Posted By AdventureDave
Link

Not sure this has been posted yet.

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Queensland-road-rules/Motorcycle-road-rules.aspx

all the new Qld rules spelt out.

Cheers

David
Forum: Australia 02-08-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,456
Posted By AdventureDave
So Chris, who is your transporter of choice?

So Chris, who is your transporter of choice?
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,614
Posted By AdventureDave
macpac

I havent seen anybody mention macpac gear yet. I have tried lots of differnt bags but have now settled on these 3 items
cold weather...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,172
Posted By AdventureDave
Slime pumps

http://slime.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/40001-300x300.jpg

These use to be sold at repco. i have one and it works well

http://slime.com/226/products/power-sport-40001/

Cheers
David
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By AdventureDave
Dont forget there are Very big differences in...

Dont forget there are Very big differences in weight between fattest and thinnest in that list and that changes the way they ride as well. KLR 194kgs 660ten 183kgs ktm690 138kgs. Others in between....
Forum: Australia 02-02-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3,438
Views: 335,681
Posted By AdventureDave
oil thermostat

Something like this

http://www.jagg.com/by-pass.html

Also lots of parts from these guys

http://www.setrab.com/products/proline/products/adapters/


David
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,829
Posted By AdventureDave
I know what youmean about restocking. I got...

I know what youmean about restocking. I got around this painfull (for me) process by taking my whole first aid kit into a pharmacy (when they werent too busy) and asking the pharmacist to help me...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,644
Posted By AdventureDave
He obviously means the Husky Wr250....hes...

He obviously means the Husky Wr250....hes advising you go two stroke:rofl

http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/AdventureDave/husqvarna_01.jpg...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,479
Views: 516,236
Posted By AdventureDave
Did you hear about the guy who is a dyslexic,...

Did you hear about the guy who is a dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac?
He lies awake all night wondering if there really is a dog.:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,644
Posted By AdventureDave
I do wonder if KTM are doing what BMW have done...

I do wonder if KTM are doing what BMW have done for years. When they wanted to develop the X5 they bought Landrover sucked out all their engineering history and development records released the X5...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 126,502
Posted By AdventureDave
These guys are still advertising it ...

These guys are still advertising it

https://www.motopabst.eu/artikel.php?id=15709
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,741
Posted By AdventureDave
Anyone tried Evans waterless coolant in a...

Anyone tried Evans waterless coolant in a trail/enduro style bike? Or in any bike for that matter....
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 342,877
Posted By AdventureDave
Makes me laugh as well as I have a KTM625SXC with...

Makes me laugh as well as I have a KTM625SXC with a 5 speed box and anybody who has converted from a 625 to the new 690 with a close ratio 6 speed says that the old 5 speed is a better spread for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,155
Posted By AdventureDave
I'm sure Shan will chime back in but I think...

I'm sure Shan will chime back in but I think you'll find its Mecasystems

http://www.mecasystem.fr/ca/58/kits-rallye/

Cheers

David
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By AdventureDave
Learn to slip the clutch to build up revs instead...

Learn to slip the clutch to build up revs instead of changing down (when you are in slightly too high a gear). Also forget about the engine as a brake.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,277,337
Posted By AdventureDave
Gunner the bike was changed back to the 99 model...

Gunner the bike was changed back to the 99 model airbox. As was pointed out to me this is what the engine was designed to run on and when they added electric start they raided their parts bin and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,277,337
Posted By AdventureDave
Battery Box

Gunner

I think you asked about battery box location a while ago? I did eventually move mine. I made it out of folded aluminium chequer plate and connected it where the plastic tool tube is located...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,277,337
Posted By AdventureDave
Sorry Chasbo I've been a little slow ...

Sorry Chasbo I've been a little slow


http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss313/AdventureDave/KTM/20150109_174727.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,758
Posted By AdventureDave
Are you bringing the Shinko's in yourself or...

Are you bringing the Shinko's in yourself or through a dealer? I guess they are cheap? keep us informed.

Cheers

David
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 71,825
Posted By AdventureDave
New rear tank

Can you tell me what they do with the rear (stock replacement) tank? It increases in size right? It it a straight bolt on replacement? Does it only work with the new lowboy/rally exhaust.

Cheers
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,033
Views: 1,277,337
Posted By AdventureDave
[QUOTE=MSH;25867541]I will probably end up...

[QUOTE=MSH;25867541]I will probably end up fabbing a bezel and throw a Vapor in there. From what I can see, one will snug right in.

I have the Trail tech Vapor on my 625 SXC 2006 model. It was...
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