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Forum: Hacks 05-02-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,803
Posted By dakdakdave
viscous couplings?

I've had the please or displeasure of working around these fellas since around 1990. The "gel" is a silicone based fluid that will only solidify under a very close tolerance shear applied force. eg,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-21-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By dakdakdave
easy stuff.

I run a camo canvas seat cover on my sidecar.There are plenty of You Tube vids on seat reshaping,recovering etc. hav a go,you'll be suprised!
Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 54,889
Posted By dakdakdave
bylot bikes.

Just some insperation maybe? not from us but very talented builders all the same.
any postie...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 48,261
Posted By dakdakdave

I would like to thank all the group for tolerating a loner. Crazy as I know I am, it was a very welcoming group that allowed me some free space. The highlight of the weekend for me, wasn't the...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,946
Posted By dakdakdave
easy stuff.

I drove it last end of May. Rain can and will stuff any plans overnight,even when your half way. The road is in good condition but a full appreciation of just where you actually are..long way from...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 143,740
Posted By dakdakdave

The Land Rover Wolf! ,all the appeal of a battletank and the turning circle of a bullock team!:rofl
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,949
Posted By dakdakdave
ok then...

30 years as an "old skool"mechanic.
your concerns are not new or hard to solve. I have done this dozens of times with no concerns or combacks by customers. not grind weld or...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,051
Posted By dakdakdave
not all has lead!

from the shell website,
avgas 100 has a very high lead content,green dye colour
avgas 100LL has a low lead level,go figure the LL,blue dye colour
avgas 82 UL is unleaded suitable for modern...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By dakdakdave
I got a second hand drz sm motard factory pipe...

I got a second hand drz sm motard factory pipe after my original drz400e pipe died. I believe it produced more torque across the whole range and the top end was better! Others may have different...
Forum: Hacks 05-24-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7,596
Views: 2,872,866
Posted By dakdakdave
Trike folk!

faster than an M3 racecar on a circuit.
if your going to do it,do it low.
Forum: Australia 05-24-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 396,300
Posted By dakdakdave
just shouted my daughter tickets in brissie!

from american idol, singing just two lines of bohemian rahpsody, to the full time replacement for Freddie.
Forum: Australia 04-19-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By dakdakdave
JTR. John Titman racing. ...

JTR. John Titman racing. no association.
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 48,261
Posted By dakdakdave
Might just make this one.

thinkin I might bring the double scrapper,bike for under a grand and sidecar for under a grand!:lol3
Forum: Australia 03-26-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 28,892
Posted By dakdakdave
rh sidecar in Oz?

It's been done here in qld by another inmate. If provable as a factory fit and over 30yo, it can be done. His was on club plates and a Deneper unit.
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By dakdakdave
nothing too bad

about a Niva, well, i mean,some people by Land Rovers...:lol3
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By dakdakdave
and at least the russians still place some value...

and at least the russians still place some value and respect for the product, otherwise they wouldn't have made the display, maybe?
Forum: Australia 01-14-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 396,300
Posted By dakdakdave
Julian Haltigan,

Rides cafe racers, similar to Nora Jones.
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By dakdakdave
what type?

foam,paper,cotton,poly??? That will greatly effect your decisions! Keep in mind the glue shall not pass air after application, maybe thats why they were applied in spots before. Just sayin.
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 103,550
Posted By dakdakdave
I agree.

In a bit of an internet trawl some time ago I found that the "roadworthy inspection, Code of Practice" for Qld said things on very similar lines, but I'm now dammed if I can find the page to link...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 396,300
Posted By dakdakdave
try this one.

and it never drove again....
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 103,550
Posted By dakdakdave
another view.

I used a handbrake mech from a chinese quad bike. Its a simple locking drop pin mechanism that drops down and holds the front brake lever in thus engaging the largest brake on the machine. Works...
Forum: Australia 12-24-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By dakdakdave
another view,

Plastics can be buffed very successfully using an electric buff with a foam pad and cutting compound. The plastic is the same colour all the way through so cannot be worn through like paint,..unless...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,758
Posted By dakdakdave

I suppose bogans are kind of like cleatusus,only smarter with a fine sense of shabby. Standard dress may include the likes of a flanno shirt(summer and winter) ugg boots(again summer or winter) style...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By dakdakdave
my 2 cents.

Your post dosn't say which part of the cluster is crazed,the actual odo,or the clear cluster cover. Plastic can be sanded and machine buffed(similar to modern headlamp repair)to a suitable finish. I...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By dakdakdave
test them!

There will be NO side effects of freezing the bearings in question for measurement. They don't stay cold for long so the process can be repeated for accuracy. I have done it several times in the past...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 396,300
Posted By dakdakdave
a day early I know..

but this may restore some faith in the youth of today. I hope you enjoy,I did. (
Forum: Australia 02-16-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,005
Posted By dakdakdave
Qld rallies.

my 2 cents. Best of luck with any attachment to an organised closed road event in Qld in the short term. The insurance companies that cover the events(all rallies on public forestry roads) have now...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 396,300
Posted By dakdakdave
my 2 cents
shows how old i'm getting and its better if you're Brisbane born and bred!
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,913
Posted By dakdakdave
From where I see things the larger capacity...

From where I see things the larger capacity machines just make the standard long trips more pleasant. I'm sitting in Brisbane Queensland and can travel north for over 1800kms an still not leave the...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,311
Posted By dakdakdave
dakdak's dad

i feel compelled to contribute. Jim passed 5 weeks ago. Born 1919,Clermont.Qld. Sandy Creek to be precise and as of 10 years ago the family house still stands,now derilict.One of nine as was the era,...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,479
Posted By dakdakdave
be self reliant.

my 2 cents.
Yep had it,beat it and won.By Myself.
If any of this helps anyone,it was worth the time to type,please understand.
At the time I was in a stressfull work secanario that I didn't like,...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 90,884
Posted By dakdakdave
speechless Godspeed.

Forum: Road Warriors 08-22-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,460
Posted By dakdakdave

there's an old saying in motorsport that seems relevant to quote about now.

"run what ya brung"

big,small,skinny,fat,heavy or light I don't care! I'd just be happy seeing the fabulous...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-09-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,184
Posted By dakdakdave
I don't fight Chinese products,or the Koreans,or...

I don't fight Chinese products,or the Koreans,or the rest. ok some facts,(Australian model codes)
Mazda BT50 and Ford Rangers(clone) are built in Malaysia.
Mitsubishi Triton in Thailand(and has...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,226
Posted By dakdakdave
it's nice to

it's nice to
Forum: Australia 06-22-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,255
Posted By dakdakdave
My 28lt tank recently gave me 660kms without...

My 28lt tank recently gave me 660kms without hitting reserve.I'm an older rider and that ride had alot of 100kph sections on hard dirt.15/44 gearing. Riding in sand would gobble that up quick...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By dakdakdave
I disagree oneworld. Any load the sidecar would...

I disagree oneworld. Any load the sidecar would place upon the engine would not even remotly affect the camchain alone.Its sole job in life is to provide a means of popping a valve train. Any load...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By dakdakdave
Hey toastmuncher, remember the old stich and glue...

Hey toastmuncher, remember the old stich and glue method for building small sailboats and kayaks. Still works and better if using modern expoies like the west system. I've built kayaks like that from...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By dakdakdave

Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 1,251,413
Posted By dakdakdave
Do I really have to? The things are 10 bucks each...

Do I really have to? The things are 10 bucks each FFS. Do some research,buy em fit em and try it out for yourselves. Why does everyone have to defend their decisions on this site? cheeeesh.
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