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Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:29 AM
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Posted By french horn
As I see it, not quite right. You'd have to...

As I see it, not quite right. You'd have to double the "percentage of the width", otherwise you'd be a bit short.

eg.
Say you have an 18" rim and the tyre height (say ground to rim) is 4" (for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 98,647
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Posted By french horn
i had some of those years ago, they slid onto my...

i had some of those years ago, they slid onto my upper arms and kept me afloat when learning to swim ... I think I was about 4yo at the time. Hmmm, should be good for creek crossings (see above post)...
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
Sounds like a "couple" that lost enthusiasm ......

Sounds like a "couple" that lost enthusiasm ... I'd ENSURE the fuel system has been cleaned and serviced ( petrol tap seal & full carby clean ) 'coz of stale fuel gum ... he's getting them serviced...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
just drop some thin oil on it and work it for a...

just drop some thin oil on it and work it for a bit .... if the noise reduces or ceases, you've found the cause ... then maybe get some engine oil or similar in there ... should do the trick.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By french horn
could be a frayed or dry cable ... or a dry pivot...

could be a frayed or dry cable ... or a dry pivot ... or the cable end grinding in the fork
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By french horn
Is that waterproof? :eek1

Is that waterproof? :eek1
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6,337
Views: 2,499,844
Posted By french horn
I take it you're about to boil water to clean ya...

I take it you're about to boil water to clean ya earplugs ... :thumb
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6,337
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Posted By french horn
If it's like the burgers, you could fill a jerry...

If it's like the burgers, you could fill a jerry can with the stuff and carry it for a year, it'll never go "off" ... :puke1 :*sip*
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 98,647
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Posted By french horn
Why didn't I think of that? ... it's gotta be...

Why didn't I think of that? ... it's gotta be right!

Thanks heaps mate ...:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Thanks muchly mate. I forgot to mention one minor...

Thanks muchly mate. I forgot to mention one minor point ...

I'm using a SAFARI 30L tank.

I contacted SAFARI and they kindly sent two new seals ... but they(seals) simply don't last.

I guess...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 03:23 AM
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Posted By french horn
G'day all, I hate it when I ask myself a question...

G'day all, I hate it when I ask myself a question and can't come up with the best answer!.

Been tossing this around for a week or so ... mayb YOU ... yes you! can end this PITA.


When...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 230,450
Posted By french horn
I gotta say, I like that MUCH better. If I may...

I gotta say, I like that MUCH better. If I may suggest, rather than giving it a pump prior to a ride (when the chain is cold), you should get more success if you were to pump it when you're almost at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 331,495
Posted By french horn
Give it a lick of paint, that'll gloss it up with...

Give it a lick of paint, that'll gloss it up with a smooth surface.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/french_horn/DR650SE%20LIGHTS/DSC01911_zpsdcb4718a.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
One change I'd like to see is the bloody front...

One change I'd like to see is the bloody front brake hose cut in half and re-routed, it annoys the liv'n s*!t outa me ... anyone else feel the pain?? ... I'm checking local hydraulic hose guys,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:03 AM
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Views: 331,495
Posted By french horn
Would've been good for you both I reckon He's...

Would've been good for you both I reckon
He's involved with a coupla FJR forums over there, members are meeting him and riding, some for hours and some for days.

Here's his path so far (a few...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
Thanks for that info Portly, I had no idea that's...

Thanks for that info Portly, I had no idea that's what it's for.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 09:50 PM
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Views: 331,495
Posted By french horn
Hey ... you mighta bumped into my Bro (from Oz ),...

Hey ... you mighta bumped into my Bro (from Oz ), he was up there as well! ... on a silver YAMI FJR 1300. He's been touring for 8 weeks now ... love'n the twisties of the Rockies and other ranges.
...
Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
I had cause to remove the rubber between airbox...

I had cause to remove the rubber between airbox and carby, found the gauze you mentioned. I'm no expert but suggest you remove that rubber then re-fit the gauze. it's a pain-in-the-arse to do, as in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Mate, this is a perfect project for you to learn...

Mate, this is a perfect project for you to learn the basics. Do yaself a HUGE favour and find a bloke with a soldering iron OR ... youtube it: it ain't hard, saves repair costs, opens doors for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Little tip here : line ya pelicans up with...

Little tip here :

line ya pelicans up with ya rear seat or rack ... gives a wider platform for loading ya gear on, can be quite handy.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Thanks muchly for the reply..... and info. ...

Thanks muchly for the reply..... and info.

Greatly appreciated.
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
Yes mate, many specialist manufacturers make...

Yes mate, many specialist manufacturers make whatever, (medicines, breakfast ceriels, clothes dryers .. anything) using specs. provided by "brand name" coy's ... saves Michi ( and others) tooling up,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Been looking at these lifters ... with yours, do...

Been looking at these lifters ... with yours, do the legs go fully vertical? .. most advert. material don't show them vertical, which is inches lower than max height ... just wondering .. cheers
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
Seems to be 2 Serbian TYRE manufacturers, niether...

Seems to be 2 Serbian TYRE manufacturers, niether are Michi .... wouldn't surprise me if TUBES were made in a condom factory ... under lisence of course :)
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
The code for Michi' tyres from Tailand is ......

The code for Michi' tyres from Tailand is ... "0C" .... for Chec republic is ... Mitas :"54" , "6J" , "C6" .. I guess the Michi's are made in the same factories ?

Sourced from the link in my...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
I guess this is current info: in this link,...

I guess this is current info:

in this link, see #7 (on pic and list below it)


http://www.dunlop.eu/dunlop_euen/what_sets_dunlop_apart/tyre_info/index.jsp?id=61418

in this link, see top of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
I wouldn't think the wiring is to blame in this...

I wouldn't think the wiring is to blame in this case because ... " It trys too,but all I get is a little muffled tone." ... if any part of the horn is in contact with anything else (tank, frame,...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 230,450
Posted By french horn
I love R&D ... makes for a good farkle at the end...

I love R&D ... makes for a good farkle at the end of the day ... good onya mate.

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Thanks heaps for that, it'll be the next mod for...

Thanks heaps for that, it'll be the next mod for sure.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Front brake line

I'd like to get rid of the OEM hose, I'm more than tired of the placement.

I'm guessing more than a few inmates have replaced theirs, it'd be good to see how others have routed them, and your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
I've got the SAFARI, so does my son .... not real...

I've got the SAFARI, so does my son .... not real hard to fit, great company to deal with.

After the OEM tank, my first full SAFARI felt pretty heavy and caught me off guard in a full-lock turn,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
I'm no engineer or expert of any kind, but I'd...

I'm no engineer or expert of any kind, but I'd like to add my thoughts.

Wouldn't a gap, of any size, allow the wheel to traverse along the axle thus applying undue pressure to the brake pad?

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
Here in Oz, the rear reflector is part of the tag...

Here in Oz, the rear reflector is part of the tag light on the 650, you may be able to get a tag light from where you get your tail/brake light ... good luck.
...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
Sounds good to me, thanks for the input guys ......

Sounds good to me, thanks for the input guys ... I'll patch 'er up ... she'll thank me for it ... :)
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 230,450
Posted By french horn
............ How much to make me a set??? ...

............
How much to make me a set???

............


LOL ... shipping would cost more than the gear itself ... :lol3


I got the switch and fuse holder from a local marine supply,the...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 230,450
Posted By french horn
I adapted this marine grade switch with indicator...

I adapted this marine grade switch with indicator light ...

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/french_horn/DR650SE%20LIGHTS/DSC01906_zps721b96eb.jpg

to operate these 50mm 10W CREE LED...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 98,647
Views: 18,810,472
Posted By french horn
YUMMMMOOO Sounds good, do they do DRONE...

YUMMMMOOO

Sounds good, do they do DRONE DELIVERIES? :lol3
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
[QUOTE=BergDonk;24403711]Put a patch on it, its...

[QUOTE=BergDonk;24403711]Put a patch on it, its not that hard to access once the wheel is out and chain removed.

The swingarm pivot nearby is weak too. Broke mine halfway through when I spotted...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
Thanks BD ... noted Thanks as well BiZ...

Thanks BD ... noted



Thanks as well BiZ ... in your opinion, would the frame be less capable now, given the location and expected stresses . I'm not sure whether to have a patch welded there ...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,015
Posted By french horn
It couldn't happen to me ... right?? well it...

It couldn't happen to me ... right??

well it DID.

All the talk about that chain-roller thingy, I checked mine several times during that chat and figured mine was never going to be a problem.
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