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Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 106,186
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Thanks BD, good to know the range - the...

Thanks BD,

good to know the range - the WR450 seems reasonably economical.

Did you import/e-bay the IMS tank, or can it be purchased locally in Oz?

Thanks yet again,

John
Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 106,186
Posted By Johns-Bikes
BD, Excellent work thank you. I'm picking...

BD,

Excellent work thank you. I'm picking up a very low Km 2012 this weekend so this will come in handy.

What did you do with the IMS tank? A bigger tank is the first mod I plan to do, the...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 447,075
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Have a look at motorcycledaily.com, $20k in the...

Have a look at motorcycledaily.com, $20k in the USA, means NOT cheap here... Even if they can get through ADR tests.

Cheers John
Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,334
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Thanks B1, I'm using an ipad could have just been...

Thanks B1, I'm using an ipad could have just been an I-Apple issue...

I'll try on the PC.

Cheers John.
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,334
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Hey B1, Your original March 2011 post has a...

Hey B1,

Your original March 2011 post has a link to a disclaimer that gives me a not permitted error when I click on it. Could you have a squiz at that please?

Thanks for the great work, as...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,229
Posted By Johns-Bikes
More info needed please ! Cheers John

More info needed please !

Cheers John
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,229
Posted By Johns-Bikes
B1, don't know you but love your work, a lot of...

B1, don't know you but love your work, a lot of time and effort went into that!

I'll be 50 next March so wife and I and some mates hopefully will head for a lap of Tassie - us on my well tuned up...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 219,053
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Nice, thank you, it's not even listed on the aldi...

Nice, thank you, it's not even listed on the aldi website yet!

Cheers John
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Johns-Bikes
"It was a nice little bike, but underpowered, so...

"It was a nice little bike, but underpowered, so I traded up to an XL500S after a year or so...."

And I wonder who's XL 500 made you want one? :D

Never saw a faster trade in...:rofl

Cheers...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Tathra Pub, you'll just have to ride a little...

Tathra Pub, you'll just have to ride a little further south. Meals pretty good there or if looking for "posher nosh" try Fat Tonys short walk up the road.

We've also had a good night at the blue...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 447,075
Posted By Johns-Bikes
I'd guess possible scam, heading says Sydney,...

I'd guess possible scam, heading says Sydney, phone number starts 08....

Cheers John
Forum: Australia 01-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Last few years for me GIO has been the best, even...

Last few years for me GIO has been the best, even my Litre bikes was only $280, Orange, country NSW, garaged and fully insured with QBE.

Cheers John
Forum: Australia 12-10-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Johns-Bikes
I was just at Lithgow Council depot today, they...

I was just at Lithgow Council depot today, they have space but no idea if they would welcome you. Could not hurt to ring the Council and ask, add a little spin and say you'll be spending money in the...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Plus one! Have breaky at the cafe down on...

Plus one!

Have breaky at the cafe down on the beach front too.

Cheers John
Forum: Australia 11-08-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,474
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Don't they alternate year on year between north...

Don't they alternate year on year between north and south?

Cheers John
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,849
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Sorry to hear about your troubles Kevin, sounds...

Sorry to hear about your troubles Kevin, sounds like a trip of a life time from where I sit.

Just curious did you find out what wire and where it failed? Was it chaffing of the harness of just a...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Canberra Motorcycle Centre? Keep us...

Canberra Motorcycle Centre?

Keep us informed please, I want to ride both the new GS and 1190 and I'm often in Canberra, closest place to try both for me - from Orange NSW.

Cheers John
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18,779
Views: 7,554,956
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Nice shot, on a very nice day, where abouts was...

Nice shot, on a very nice day, where abouts was the pic taken?

Cheers John
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Ask Woody.. :wink: Cheers John

Ask Woody.. :wink:

Cheers John
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,468
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Awesome job, makes me want to buy an old one and...

Awesome job, makes me want to buy an old one and tear in to it! :clap

I've been away a while, can you point me to the throttle position thread?

Cheers John
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Not just boiled but suspect master cylinders ?

I think given KTM's response with whole master cylinders being replaced this is not simply a boiled fluid issue. Some bikes do this a whole lot easier than others, or so it seems from the responses....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-02-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Thanks Heaps !

[quote=Boredrider]There is an upgraded rear master cylinder available. Just had one fitted to my 04/950 (under warranty in UK). This may help:

Thanks heaps I'll try this out on the Sydney dealer,...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Anyone boiled the rear brakes ?

Hey all,

has anyone else boiled the rear brake fluid ?

I seemed to have done so twice (04, 950), on the same loonngg downhill run (Mt Hotham for the Aussies). The rear brake fades out to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Long legged ones are easier...

I'd agree even though my S is easier than the shorter legged 950. MBW really have the stand thing sorted but I'll not go back to a GS after the grin this thing gives me :D !!

If the S and Std...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2007, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,210
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Fixed it Yet ??

Hey Pyndon,

got this problem sorted yet ?

Great work on the you-tube stuff, can see you are single by the time you can devote to the great biking life !!

JB
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Thats not rugby !!

And ours is better than both sides of the pond !!

Go the Wallabies :clap

JB
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,089
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Mine loose too...

+1 more...

Last Sunday, icey cold here (for us anyway) only 5 degrees C but I checked these bolts before starting my 04 for a short run.

Sure enough all bolts on the swingarm including the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,210
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Bikes had a furball ???

Hey Pyndon,

This kinda reminds me of the too "bigger" night out, there's always carrots in the resulting mess, with seemingly no time limit to the last time you ate 'em.... :eek1

Or the well...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 770,276
Posted By Johns-Bikes
SE springs cheaper ?

Hey Pyndon,

any reason you went with the SE springs instead of a good aftermarket ones ?

You ended up with a bit of work after the assumption they were the same length, were they, err.....
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 117,134
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Both are good - bench sitter....

Rob,

I wanted a 1200gs but new at $25k AUD I couldn't do it. Then found a 04' 950 with just 1200 km's for $15k and jumped on it. KTM is very, very good on dry tarmac, just be mindful of the size...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Johns-Bikes
What's a Euro light ?

What is the difference in the head lights ?

Do we Aussies get the Euro one ?

After a short time out at night recently I think more light might be good. But then I like to be in the bar for...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2007, 02:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Thumb Best get it tuned to suit the pipes...

I think it's important, I'm sure Akro's flow a lot more air. Have it jetted to suit the pipes, mine came that way and is a blast to ride. Everyone seems to say the 950 is sensitive to jetting. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-09-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 117,134
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Yeap, another GS rider on the wrong bike

Ok I'll bite, ya cheeky bugger !! Yes it's a pain in the ass cus' it costs too much these days !!

But the KTM twin tanks are not a problem. They thought about it and we can remove the key with...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,422
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Question Whhaatt ?? I just looked and my rear Scorp...

Whhaatt ??

I just looked and my rear Scorp is stuffed at 6670 km's ! :eek1

That's what - 4370 miles !@#% how do you Yanks get 8000 miles ?? Mine is 90% tarmac this time.

Mind you the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18,779
Views: 7,554,956
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Nice res pic's no go ??

OK I give up, how do I get a nice res pic in this thread ????

The limit is less than 200k ? but nicovn's pic is bigger is it not ?? I don't have a smugmug or other pic account if anyone wants to...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Nope, the Wings are even cheaper !!

Make that $995 for the pair !! See this listing on e-bay: 110006274939

I "lost" my baffles for part of the VIC run in the hills, oh the glorious sound thru' the cuttings !!

JB
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Eek G'day KTM Sprocket, I just rode down and...

G'day KTM Sprocket,

I just rode down and back to the Supers on my 03. I was lucky enough to score Akro's when I bought it 2nd hand with only 1200km's.

The only heat I really notice is the...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-27-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Pissed I crushed my choke cable fiddling...

Don't feel some numb, Mr Nuts. I did the same damn thing right after getting my 950 home. It had a 640 trip switch on the bars I didn't like the look of so I un-installed it. (now want it back on ;-(...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Johns-Bikes
No more Budgies

Pyndon,

maybe this mod will remove the chirpin' budgie ?

JB
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2006, 02:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,652
Posted By Johns-Bikes
Tobers you've got a lot to live up to !!

Tobers,

Keep thinkin' about it please. BTW, it was your recent move the land of Orange that helped me make my mind up about which bike to own. I had lurked a lot around the UK GS'ers site and...
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