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Forum: Australia Today, 01:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,577
Posted By BergDonk
And if I can get myself to Braidwood by 09.00 I'm...

And if I can get myself to Braidwood by 09.00 I'm keen to see where you go too. Else maybe give me a heads up and I can meet yoy all somewhere at say 10.00?
Forum: Australia Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4,150
Views: 241,051
Posted By BergDonk
Classic was great, tripod did great too. Kept it...

Classic was great, tripod did great too. Kept it upright, unless something went astray in his last race. I departed before it happened. His trap speeds down Gardner St were slowest, but not his lap...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 41,057
Posted By BergDonk
Headlight Switch

You could just switch the earth to kill the lot.

The stock wiring is a bit unusual, Power goes to the H/L switch then back to the fuses, then forward again to the bulb.

I redid the lot. 1 fuse...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 380,284
Posted By BergDonk
Seems to have gone well again. I'm having a year...

Seems to have gone well again. I'm having a year off being there, although been active again making it happen. The Classic was my plan for 2015 and been realised.

Did have one major cf from the...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 380,284
Posted By BergDonk
Sir Phil. Some wise person once said that if you...

Sir Phil. Some wise person once said that if you have nothing good to say about something, say nothing. I have nothing to say about Sir Phil :puke1
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 174,974
Posted By BergDonk
The most drool worthy for me was Rob Phillis'...

The most drool worthy for me was Rob Phillis' GSXR1100.

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo164/nry_racing/welding.jpg

I've stolen this pic from nry's post over on the above ADV thread. Home...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 174,974
Posted By BergDonk
But I still don't understand why I keep...

But I still don't understand why I keep underestimating how long it'll take, I've been doing this for long enough now, I should be better at it.




Still summer here, but only 16 deg today.
...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 380,284
Posted By BergDonk
She wants to be a dame? In the meantime, got...

She wants to be a dame?

In the meantime, got back from PI last night after 4 days at the Classic. Great event, fabtastic machinery everywhere, recommended.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 174,974
Posted By BergDonk
DR2 Progress

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dn7ZCk0TUlk/VMWVG_Lt4JI/AAAAAAAAH9E/R4uT8V_bNq0/s912/DSCI0920%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

Some fresh steering head bearings.


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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 03:45 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 188,332
Posted By BergDonk
Looking good Joe :thumb

Looking good Joe :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 103,640
Views: 20,471,972
Posted By BergDonk
:thumb Harks back to DOS and when I was...

:thumb

Harks back to DOS and when I was middle aged :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 103,640
Views: 20,471,972
Posted By BergDonk
My 2c :lol3 Clutches are for more than just...

My 2c :lol3

Clutches are for more than just gear changing and not stalling when stationary, which is mostly what road riders think.

Once off road, the clutch is another control that is to be...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4,150
Views: 241,051
Posted By BergDonk
Seems I'm pitting for the tripod. Not sure its...

Seems I'm pitting for the tripod. Not sure its such a good idea now, but such is life. Ate least I should enjoy the run down an adventurous way commencing tomorrow.

See you there Ray :D
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 31,905
Posted By BergDonk
If Toby wasn't a legend already, now he is for...

If Toby wasn't a legend already, now he is for sure, LEGENDary stuff :thumb
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By BergDonk
Normally half the mass of a spring is considered...

Normally half the mass of a spring is considered unsprung. But as the progressive is heavier one end, put that bit at the sprung, upper end. Not too may could feel the difference though.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-17-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,701
Views: 1,416,762
Posted By BergDonk
I'd suggest that the link thing is within...

I'd suggest that the link thing is within Basecamp. So after copying from the device, there is only one copy in Basecamp, but you can then create folders etc with links in those to simplify...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,662
Posted By BergDonk
Rear E07 only for me, much better fronts...

Rear E07 only for me, much better fronts available, like my preferred Scorpion Rally.
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14,672
Views: 1,988,300
Posted By BergDonk
Front Guard

DR650s don't run hot so likely OK depending on where and how you ride. Drill a few holes in it if you are really concerned.
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 380,284
Posted By BergDonk
Its only a short stage tomorrow, 174 kms, easy to...

Its only a short stage tomorrow, 174 kms, easy to toss it away else positions don't normally change.
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By BergDonk
Glamping

Glamping
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 103,640
Views: 20,471,972
Posted By BergDonk
Microswitch on the carb for some markets like...

Microswitch on the carb for some markets like here in Oz.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 103,640
Views: 20,471,972
Posted By BergDonk
With my build the seat is only useful when...

With my build the seat is only useful when stopped, otherwise its arguably in the way, but I don't know any better. Huge fun and a great learning tool.

These are also linked from ADVR, but this is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 103,640
Views: 20,471,972
Posted By BergDonk
Best learning tool is a trials bike. I've been...

Best learning tool is a trials bike. I've been riding over 40 years and learnt more in a few hours on my cheap Scorpa trials bike added to the fleet a couple of years ago than years in the bush on...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 380,284
Posted By BergDonk
Good wrap here: ...

Good wrap here:
http://www.mcnews.com.au/dakar-2015-stage11/
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 31,905
Posted By BergDonk
Good wrap again here: ...

Good wrap again here:
http://www.mcnews.com.au/dakar-2015-stage11/
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 380,284
Posted By BergDonk
TP has always been FAST, now he's proven, if he...

TP has always been FAST, now he's proven, if he hadn't already, that he's smart too.

Fantatsic effort :thumb
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,765
Posted By BergDonk
Saw it first in Bright at the Adventure Travel...

Saw it first in Bright at the Adventure Travel Film Festival 2 years ago. After a couple of failures, I successfully got it here:
http://www.whitehorsegear.com/twice-upon-a-caravan-dvd

Stands up...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,765
Posted By BergDonk
Check this GoPro short from 1932, could be done: ...

Check this GoPro short from 1932, could be done:
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/video/2012/aug/14/around-world-by-motorbike-1932-adventure-travel-video

I've got the full DVD, fantastic story.
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 31,905
Posted By BergDonk
TP still 4th overall and within cooee of 3rd. ...

TP still 4th overall and within cooee of 3rd.

http://www.mcnews.com.au/dakar-2015-stage9-rodrigues-wins-stage-paolo-goncalves-closes-coma/

Toby Price, 8th on stage – “This morning was going ...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,941
Posted By BergDonk
When on the road I'll often top it up with...

When on the road I'll often top it up with sparkling mineral water. Cheap stuff is fine. A 50/50 blend tastes good and it gets pressurised too.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 103,640
Views: 20,471,972
Posted By BergDonk
These work great, really bright and readily...

These work great, really bright and readily visible in direct sunlight. Not for a high beam indicator though:...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 31,905
Posted By BergDonk
Decent summary here:...

Decent summary here:...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 31,905
Posted By BergDonk
Reminds me of an interview at Bathurst one year,...

Reminds me of an interview at Bathurst one year, car retired with an electrical problem from the race. When pursued by the interviewer the electrical problem was found to be caused by the alternator...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14,672
Views: 1,988,300
Posted By BergDonk
No Motoz 17s. There is a pair of DR wheels in the...

No Motoz 17s. There is a pair of DR wheels in the Fleabay ATM, SMPro rims with an 18" rear. But only 1.6 front and 2.15 rear instead of 1.85 and 2.5 stock widths. And although supposedly hd spokes,...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14,672
Views: 1,988,300
Posted By BergDonk
Why not, if one is good, two must be better...

Why not, if one is good, two must be better :freaky
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14,672
Views: 1,988,300
Posted By BergDonk
This gets more interesting Joe, now you need to...

This gets more interesting Joe, now you need to explain why 'another' (additional, or just different?) carb boot requires more space, inquiring minds and all that, Freewind head perhaps? :evil


...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,577
Posted By BergDonk
First weekend in May is Flinders Classic: ...

First weekend in May is Flinders Classic:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024203
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14,672
Views: 1,988,300
Posted By BergDonk
It doesn't make it lighter, but it does allow you...

It doesn't make it lighter, but it does allow you to move your weight forward, so its a way adjusting the weight distribution forward from the rear tyre onto the front one.

And don't get conned by...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14,672
Views: 1,988,300
Posted By BergDonk
They market them as a desert tyre, but not really...

They market them as a desert tyre, but not really tested by me in real sand yet, and they don't mention actual sand in the blurb. But I can validate what they do mention:

"All Tractionator Desert...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14,672
Views: 1,988,300
Posted By BergDonk
I use the 110/18 Motoz now, its as big as a 120...

I use the 110/18 Motoz now, its as big as a 120 606, or bigger. I did try the 130, and actually did 6,000 kms on it on TK2013. But I did have to hit the RHS knobs with a sander. Then again the next...
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