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Forum: Australia Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
mousses

Thanks for all the good info on here, stuff like this is vital for amateurs like me and chris getting into rallying.

We had a better go at fitting the mousse onto my rim today. It did take 3...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
We only have the straight levers, I'm going to...

We only have the straight levers, I'm going to get two of the curved ones tomorrow.

Its so frustrating, it gets so close, but because the mousse is down in the valley on one side, it pulls the...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
yeah it does. Ive had myself and my house...

yeah it does.

Ive had myself and my house mate standing on top of the tyre trying to get the mousse down, and me standing on it with him trying to lever it down as well. gets 3/4 of the way and...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Ok so i started watching videos and got annoyed...

Ok so i started watching videos and got annoyed at how easy it seems for other to do it, so had another shot at fitting the mousse. Same result i took photos this time, hopefully someone can tell me...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Thats for the all the tips Im going to have...

Thats for the all the tips

Im going to have another crack tomorrow, and see if i can get the technique down a little better. The main problem i was having was once i had the first bead on, the...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
mousse attempt no. 1

Me and Chris had a go at putting an M16 mousse into a michelin Desert Front tyre onto my stock DRZ400 rims yesterday. It all started out fine, lubed the tyre fit the mousse into the tyre and got the...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Another solid training ride today. I had all the...

Another solid training ride today. I had all the nav gear and RS mounting hardware bolted on, but no electrics wired in just yet. The weight is noticeable, but didn't feel as though it was...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Hey bully1, that would be awesome, ill send you a...

Hey bully1, that would be awesome, ill send you a PM

cheers
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
jurien, road book

Had a little sand ride up at Jurien over the weekend. The fishing and weather was too good to ride all day so we fit in a couple of hours of soft sand in the arvo.
...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
ahh so it is just a long hold. Is that how every...

ahh so it is just a long hold. Is that how every remote thumb switch works.
it was seriously annoying having to "long hold" the button whilst going through bumps etc and trying to operate the clutch...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
resetting ICO

This may be a stupid question, but with resetting the ICO distance, my ICO takes a long hold of the button to reset the distance, not just pushing the button once at the distance setting back o zero....
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Laugh building up

I had the day off from Uni today so got stuck into some of the bike build

Started with the rally safe mounting, and associated antenna mount...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
chammy's top tip

So the mousse front looks pretty dry... no pun intended
Spoke to the shop (won't name it) we order our michy mousses off about 2 months ago, and he finally fronted up and said he wouldn't be able to...
Forum: Racing 08-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
what are you guys planning to do with the antenna...

what are you guys planning to do with the antenna for the RS. Much like the actual unit, it is not small.... and has to have clear view of the sky facing up....
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
front. I want to go with michelin, but not 100%...

front. I want to go with michelin, but not 100% sure about the M15 mousses
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
do people think a linswood mousse would last the...

do people think a linswood mousse would last the whole safari with two re lubes. Day 3 and day 5?
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
I looked on adventure spec, when trying to order...

I looked on adventure spec, when trying to order two m16 mousses, it says the items are not available in the quantity i have requested and they will be backordered.

RMATV have the m15 and not the...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
mousses

We are having a bit of trouble getting our hands on the michelin mousses we ordered. The tyre shop we bought them off, said they would have them in in 2 weeks. That was over a month ago and now they...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
training update, rally safe.....again

Just thought id jump on here and give a quick update of our progress over the last week or so.

In terms of physical training, its definitely paying off. We went for a 350km burn on saturday over,...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
The berg has the usual mods for fuel, running the...

The berg has the usual mods for fuel, running the 6.5 lt safari tank which sits over the top of the stock tank, and the 10lt rear tank.
For roadbook set up, it has the ktm roadbook mount frame...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Wicked Sponsorship

It is with great pleasure, that Chris and I can announce that our major title sponsor for the 2014 Australasian Safari is Perth Exhibition Power and Lighting (PELP). Our race name will be "PELP...
Forum: Racing 07-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
tyre choice

After similar deliberation, ive gone with 2 x mich desert front and 3 x AC10 rear. I find the D606 is terrible in the soft sand, the knobs are to close together to actually "grip" any decent amount...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
Mid next week. I'm having the awkward money...

Mid next week. I'm having the awkward money transfer conversation monday...haha Yeah it has been a long slog for us as well. We made a big sponsorship proposal package the whole deal, but its hard to...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
Physical training has been going well, we have...

Physical training has been going well, we have borrowed a rowing ergo, so its been 2km time trials between the three of us in our share house, which gets interesting at times... Riding training has...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
Impressive training

Thats some hectic training and a long day in the saddle, perfect for safari training, impressive. Getting to the pointy end now, bring on all the road book setup pictures, builds and bling...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Rally safe mount

Thanks for the heads up nry. The mount looks really good, the rally safe unit gives the bike a dakar feel somewhat in place of the sentinel system haha, i wish!!!.

The problem i'm having right now...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,394
Posted By Chaddy08
I agree completely with geoz, finke is the same...

I agree completely with geoz, finke is the same track every year and involves two days of ~250 kms. the average bloke can handle not only the money outlay but the size, difficulty and timeframe of...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Lith batteries ballistic vs SSB

Thanks for all the replies and recommendations guys, i've had a look at both and now looking at the ballistic 8 cell vs the SSB LFP5L-BS. the SSB is recommended for chris' husaberg and is light and...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
battery and kick start

Ive been perusing rocky mountain atv lately and have come across the ballistic evo 2 batteries. I havent been able to find too much on the net about reliability, just that people are "happy" with...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
It's a really hard decision, and there are so...

It's a really hard decision, and there are so many choices. Obviously the terrain is going to be very different from where i normally ride in the perth hills, which makes it hard to test and be...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
tyres, mousse, exmouth training

Chris picked up our order of tyres today (mousses are another two weeks). For him and his husaberg he has gone with 3xmichelin desert rears and 2x michelin desert fronts. Me and my little drz are...
Forum: Racing 06-17-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
i used a similar mount at yilgarn this year, by...

i used a similar mount at yilgarn this year, by rallymanagement services. They do a set for 7/8inch, they look exactly the same as the ones you posted....
Forum: Racing 06-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 30,491
Posted By Chaddy08
Im also starting to think about the rally safe...

Im also starting to think about the rally safe unit and how to mount it. I thought it was going to be smaller then it is. I read somewhere that the safari management were talking with RAW motosport...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
water requirements and dust light

Hi Dave, i definitely agree with putting as much as possible on the bike, especially considering we are (supposed) to be standing the majority of the time, the extra weight on the legs is not good. ...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Yeah the water carrying bash plate holds 1.6lts,...

Yeah the water carrying bash plate holds 1.6lts, and my camel back holds three. The regulations are not drafted very well, as it is open to interpretation a little.
the regs say:
"E. WATER...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Thought its about time i updated the thread with...

Thought its about time i updated the thread with the goings on, and training schedule etc.

Uni is finished for the semester and exams are on atm, so i took the oppurtunity in study week to switch...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Good point about the DOT of 952, didnt even think...

Good point about the DOT of 952, didnt even think about that. I really dont like the 606 dunlops. on the weekend we did a ride up to jurien and back and the sand was VERY soft, the 606 (and the drz)...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
I went and spoke to the guys down at tyres for...

I went and spoke to the guys down at tyres for bikes, and they were really helpful. The guy said i would want to run the m16 which is the rally version for the michelin mousse. between me and my...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,394
Posted By Chaddy08
Safari route and towns announced: Bivouac...

Safari route and towns announced:
Bivouac locations for 2014:

Saturday 20 September Leg 0 Geraldton

Sunday 21 September Leg 1 Murchison

Monday 22 September Leg 2 Gascoyne...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,087
Posted By Chaddy08
Went for a burn on the old bike yesterday arvo,...

Went for a burn on the old bike yesterday arvo, and the new one today. Apart from getting a flat today was good ride. The new drz has stiffer springs to suit a 95kg rider (im 75 dripping wet) has...
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