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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
I know with my collection of F650's that when the...

I know with my collection of F650's that when the battery is just about buggered, IF it start but there is an unholy knock coming from the engine for a few seconds. Not sure if it is the starter...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
For the clicking and slow to start, check your...

For the clicking and slow to start, check your battery.

With the coolant light, did you bleed the coolant system? The nipple on the right side of the engine.
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,894
Posted By Damian_74
Try Jaycar. ...

Try Jaycar.


http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=PS2092

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=PP2090

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=PS2096
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Every bike that I have ever bought - new or...

Every bike that I have ever bought - new or second hand - the first thing that I do is pull it to bits and grease everything. Am always shocked at the small quantity of grease that manufactures...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
I can feel the love for TT here!:lol3 When I...

I can feel the love for TT here!:lol3

When I fitted up the TT39 kit to my 05 Dakar, had a lot of the same problems. As I mentioned before, I cut the snorkel just AFT of the TT frame and relocated...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15,311
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Posted By Damian_74
Lucas - Prince of Darkness! :deal If you...

Lucas - Prince of Darkness! :deal

If you have ever owned a British car, bike or truck you would NEVER touch anything that has that name on it.:D

http://www.mez.co.uk/lucas.html


...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Australia - If the Drop Bears don't get you it...

Australia - If the Drop Bears don't get you it will be the Snakes (7 of the most deadly live in Australia),Sharks, Spiders, Jelly Fish or Backpacker Murders!:rofl:rofl
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
No longer looking on ebay for BMW parts - now it...

No longer looking on ebay for BMW parts - now it is all prams and cots!:tough
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
You giving out Homework Wayne?:D

You giving out Homework Wayne?:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 05:12 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
After a couple of years of scouring Ebay have now...

After a couple of years of scouring Ebay have now got both inner and outer covers and a G650 starter.

The oil line - have some aeroequip fittings and hose.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
The SE Queensland weather is just fine! ...

The SE Queensland weather is just fine!

Even in winter the "weather" in a ships engine room is over 40 deg C and noisy.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15,311
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Posted By Damian_74
Has anyone fitted a G650X clutch cover (inner and...

Has anyone fitted a G650X clutch cover (inner and outer) to a F650?

How did you deal with the starter motor mount?
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
The Wilbers shock kit has it located there - the...

The Wilbers shock kit has it located there - the angle and length of the hoses supplied with the shock wouldn't let me put in the OEM Dakar position. I suspect they made it that way so that it's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Have a set of those on one of my bikes (1/2 Inch...

Have a set of those on one of my bikes (1/2 Inch rear offset). VERY heavy!

Feel good under foot, plenty of grip - perhaps too much, took a grinder to the teeth on the outside as I could see it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Unfortunately the deck chair placed between the...

Unfortunately the deck chair placed between the main engines doesn't get the rays!

Fluorescent light tan - I think that my eyes even flicker in unison with the frequency of the lights.:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
That looks icy cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That looks icy cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
You got it all wrong - I only work for about 5...

You got it all wrong - I only work for about 5 months of the year!:evil
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Damian_74
Have you got any details for the GPS tracker. ...

Have you got any details for the GPS tracker. Like the sound of that.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
I think that photo was Version 1 - there was a...

I think that photo was Version 1 - there was a bit of trial and error!
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Enjoy!

Enjoy!
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Just about anything can be adapted given the time...

Just about anything can be adapted given the time and a little thought.

Here is my KLX400 (DRZ400) that I Motarded a while back.

Nice big 4 piston Brembo - now that thing stopped!!!!!
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
<o:p></o:p> By chance I have a brand new, 0km...

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By chance I have a brand new, 0km DRZ400 front end along with a set of billet triples and Scotts damper. I know that most of you have gone and fitted Yamaha upside down forks, but I have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
There are just an many custom bits in the DRZ...

There are just an many custom bits in the DRZ conversion as the YZ.

I used the DRZ forks as I had a zero km set and billet BRP (sub mount damper) upper and lower triple clamps sitting on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
Another example why the Metric system is so much...

Another example why the Metric system is so much better!

:hide
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Before ...

Before

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightypugs/IMG_8082_zps4b23485f.jpg (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/themightypugs/media/IMG_8082_zps4b23485f.jpg.html)

After
...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
Are you calling all us adventure riders old and...

Are you calling all us adventure riders old and fat? :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
DRZ 400 Forks/ BRP sub mount triple Clamp I...

DRZ 400 Forks/ BRP sub mount triple Clamp

I used the front “Tank” mounts for the damper post. I drilled and taped the bolts to 6mm for a little bit more strength, used a 6061 billet and machined a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Damian_74
Great price yes but i would only kind of agree...

Great price yes but i would only kind of agree with the bulk,
Don't get me wrong they will of coarse add weight but I think because of the size they feel heavier in your head than they actually are....
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
£1000 for the TT39 kit is not a bad deal! ...

£1000 for the TT39 kit is not a bad deal!

BUT

I have just removed my TT39 kit from my Dakar (sitting in the shed, just in case) - it's now like riding a minbike. Forgot just how heavy and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Come on, you must of had at least a little giggle...

Come on, you must of had at least a little giggle !:evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
RATEL - not so tough! :rofl:rofl ...

RATEL - not so tough! :rofl:rofl

http://dachshundfanclub.com/honey-badger/
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 05:22 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
I've posted this before but some may have missed...

I've posted this before but some may have missed it

I always balance my tyres – even knobbies (I normally run a Dunlop 606 on the rear).
If you do any high speed runs, even on the dirt you will...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,894
Posted By Damian_74
Any X Challenge owners ...

Any X Challenge owners

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-650-X-Challenge-Long-Distance-TOURATECH-TANK-/251611747831?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a953a95f7&_uhb=1
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,253
Posted By Damian_74
Not everyone was so polite at opening time. I'm...

Not everyone was so polite at opening time. I'm away for work and my ever considerate pregnant Mrs was nice enough to line up early to get me a pair of Kevlar Jeans.
Even with her big belly she...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Try this mob! http://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/

Try this mob!

http://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,061
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Posted By Damian_74
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ohlins-Gabel-Honda-CRF-...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ohlins-Gabel-Honda-CRF-250-450-Fork-YZ-KX-MX-RMZ-Ohlins-/390902301879?pt=Motorrad_Kraftradteile&hash=item5b0397c4b7&_uhb=1

:eek1 Tell him he's dreaming! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Supply and demand!

Supply and demand!
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Ohlins FG 104 ...

Ohlins FG 104

http://www.ohlins.com/Products/MountingInstructions/MI_FG104.pdf

http://www.fahrzeugcenter-gassmann.de/index.php?id=235&no_cache=1&tx_drblob_pi1%5BdownloadUid%5D=32


Ohlins FG...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,061
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Posted By Damian_74
Piston areas 28/28 Nissan calliper -...

Piston areas

28/28 Nissan calliper - 175.84mm2
32/30 Brembo calliper – 194.68mm2

OEM is about 10.7% larger.

Force (F) = pressure (p) × area (a)

But I think Wayne hit the nail on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 460,739
Posted By Damian_74
If they put that in their adds they will sell 10...

If they put that in their adds they will sell 10 x the seats!:eek1
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