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Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,928
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
You now what they say about opinions. I tried an...

You now what they say about opinions. I tried an MSC on the DR-Z for a few weeks in 2011. I couldn't complain about the quality... nicely made, however I prefer loose low speed and tight-ish high...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
PMed

PMed
Forum: Australia 11-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
That's about it... If runs on 91RON ULP, it'll...

That's about it... If runs on 91RON ULP, it'll run on Opal... very few exceptions. In context for the OP (I didn't get the impression this was a survey of different bikes) it is as A said... a KLR is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Okay, I thought we were talking about noise....

Okay, I thought we were talking about noise. Lining it won't really help impacts a lot... maybe a little on the frame rails. DR-Z skid plate (Tonns or otherwise) mounting is very secure and would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
So, you're on of those... You buy a big...

So, you're on of those...

You buy a big heavy all roads tourer with what looks like an after market skid plate (it's not a bash plate), chase the kids out through the sticks and throws a bucket...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Yep, poly sheet can be bought at just about any...

Yep, poly sheet can be bought at just about any hardware or co-op. Laying it right across inside the skid plate instead of a couple of strips is a good way of quieting things down. It might want a...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
A KLR will not know the difference.

A KLR will not know the difference.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 278,843
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Really? So what exactly is it that you do? ...

Really?

So what exactly is it that you do?

A
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 278,843
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Short answer... How it is used. N

Short answer... How it is used.

N
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,508
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Adding the cost of replacement cells to that...

Adding the cost of replacement cells to that equation and it tips the other way.

A
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Tools & spares. Fix the bike. First aid kit....

Tools & spares. Fix the bike.

First aid kit. Fix the human.

Water. Food is not so great a priority. Make rational decisions.

Shelter ie warmth if it gets cold, shade from midday sun
...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,662
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Sprocket choices... Nova doesn't have quite...

Sprocket choices...

Nova doesn't have quite as much overall spread as the ACT. Mine is geared to ~6500 @ 120kph (15/49)... played with a 47T, but felt that the bike was over geared. IIRC, ACT is...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,662
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Yeah... hence earlier comments... One of the...

Yeah... hence earlier comments...

One of the guys had an ACT...

Short version... Nova designed a gearbox with progressive gear spacing... the long jumps are at the bottom of the gears where...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,662
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
$2k for a Nova gear set if it is going into a new...

$2k for a Nova gear set if it is going into a new bike. A second hand bike can run a few hundred more depending on the condition of transmission parts especially first driven gear or risk...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Hi James, If you had said that from the...

Hi James,

If you had said that from the start I would have said original foam mattress or something from Clarke Rubber topped with a wool under blanket and a fitted sheet.
Forum: Australia 11-03-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
I've done the same except instead of compressed...

I've done the same except instead of compressed air I used the torch with O2 wide open up the pipe. It was impressive to say the least! :lol3

A
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,233
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Hi James, An Exped 7 is sufficient for...

Hi James,

An Exped 7 is sufficient for Australian conditions. Who knows, you might travel further with your swag when it packs down a lot better than with a standard foam mattress.

A
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Ivanthehunter, The smaller Safari 17L holds...

Ivanthehunter,

The smaller Safari 17L holds approximately 21L and sits nicely between the bigger 28L Safari and all of the other 15-17L tanks.

Mounting a Rotopax behind the pannier frames is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
If you mean like a road bike... to get the brake...

If you mean like a road bike... to get the brake line right out of the way. Yes, that can be done. I did that so that it didn't need a dirty great cut out in the tower mounted dash that doesn't turn...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
End of September? Check the date on the...

End of September? Check the date on the legislation and ticket. Unless there was something else there could be grounds for having the fine and points overturned.
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Bwahahaha... Justify it any way ya like...

Bwahahaha... Justify it any way ya like...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,820
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Did you? The question was "Anyone got the actual...

Did you? The question was "Anyone got the actual new regulations on the rear guard?" A government flyer does not constitute a regulation.

ADR 42/04 (updated 26/9/14.) is the regulation that...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Doesn't help much when the bike is loaded...

Doesn't help much when the bike is loaded incorrectly.
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,662
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
We're usually rebuilding them at 50-60k km. They...

We're usually rebuilding them at 50-60k km. They can run a lot further, but the risk is being left with no more than a set of cases to work with. The reason is to stop some parts wearing too far and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Yes, but none of that is the issue here. For...

Yes, but none of that is the issue here.

For you the best is to bring all of the hoses together and split the vent hose, one high and one low. The low will still allow the vent to drain while the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
It is not a part to skimp on. You could buy OEM...

It is not a part to skimp on. You could buy OEM and you'll get a part that meets Suzuki's minimum specification - it is a safe bet. DID or Tsubaki are the chains that I use. DID is usually my first...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 2,317,059
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
"Woodenbong"? Thought someone was yanking our...

"Woodenbong"? Thought someone was yanking our chains, but the place actually exists. :eek1

Numbers
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,662
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Yep... more than the 35cc because the extra bore...

Yep... more than the 35cc because the extra bore un-shrouds the valves and allows the head to flow properly.



Micmen,, my second DR-Z, a "14 E got a BB (JE piston is the #1 choice), 93dB pipe...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
The fuel screw is always a useful change......

The fuel screw is always a useful change... otherwise I reckon you're on the money. Following a triple or quad road train on a wet day (that's a heavy "mist"!) doesn't bother the carb much. In this...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
3... 2... 1... :rofl Numbers

3... 2... 1...

:rofl

Numbers
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Mine have 3 stage stacks and don't use 50...

Mine have 3 stage stacks and don't use 50 compression stack shims... A dozen per side is a typical number for 2 stage stacks, but there is going to be a few different sizes.

Oil is the expensive...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
It is normal to hear the kick start mechanism. If...

It is normal to hear the kick start mechanism. If you think the noise is excessive re-check your work or pay a mechanic to gauge the noise level.



A couple of seconds with the lever down won't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Sounds like the spring on the fuel screw was...

Sounds like the spring on the fuel screw was missing if it was coming apart.

Loctite 222 would be a better choice (than 242/243) if going that route.

Numbers
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Apparently there are a few changes being made to...

Apparently there are a few changes being made to the forum code... bear with it and they should have it sorted soon enough.

Numbers
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,239
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
.... <snip>>snipped< The explanation is in...

.... <snip>>snipped<

The explanation is in the sig.</snip>
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,239
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
That's what I thought, but it was hard to be...

That's what I thought, but it was hard to be sure. :lol3
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,239
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Would I stop for my dad? The answer should be...

Would I stop for my dad? The answer should be obvious.

I don't know why some people are coming at me. All that I did was try to shed some light. Never mind, I had a good weekend with a few girl...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 4,428,139
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Yes, 15/47 will put the wheel near the forward...

Yes, 15/47 will put the wheel near the forward limit of adjustment.
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,239
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
Who are you talking to?

Who are you talking to?
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,239
Posted By Annie & Her Dad
OD, he was paid a compliment that he is probably...

OD, he was paid a compliment that he is probably one of the few to understand... :rofl
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