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Forum: Australia 02-15-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 160,482
Posted By DC1200
Husky 630 TE steering dampener.

G'day,

I'm chasing a Ralle Moto/MSC steering dampener for a Husqvarna TE 630.

Either the complete machined top triple, dampener and post, or even just the machined top triple clamp and...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 308,177
Posted By DC1200
990 Std fork internals.

G'day,

Anyone who has done the standard fork length to S or R spec mod, and still has the standard fork internal bits left (cartridge tube, adjuster rods etc) and wants to offload them, give me a...
Forum: Australia 08-05-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 308,177
Posted By DC1200
'06 990 had plenty of grease, but '11 990R had...

'06 990 had plenty of grease, but '11 990R had sweet F.A :eek1
Forum: Australia 07-26-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 166,249
Posted By DC1200
Enroute shop for APC.

G'day,

Just a heads up for anyone needing parts or repairs while on the rally, I can recommend Reliance Motorsport, 119 New England Hwy, Aberdeen 2336, 02 6543 8473.

Not associated, just good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By DC1200
Yep, did this once too. :D Grab a fine...

Yep, did this once too. :D

Grab a fine hacksaw blade, 32 tooth is good. Using the blade by hand, out of the saw frame, hold it at same angle as the thread pitch, and gently chase the dags off the...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 308,177
Posted By DC1200
G'day Hattah, I used the Timken brand "Set...

G'day Hattah,

I used the Timken brand "Set 8" L45449 9X049. The OE number didn't cross reference with anything anyway.

They're actually VW front wheel bearings, but measure exactly the same...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By DC1200
Found It.

Thanks for the responses.

So I looked a lot deeper into the bundle of wiring, and there it was- hidden right down in between the aluminium spars of the light subframe, only visible looking down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By DC1200
Trip master switch on '11 990R?

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if there is a way of fitting the Trip Master Switch (#58214069044) from a '06 990 Adv, to the newer models with the updated dash, like on the '11 990R?

On my old...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By DC1200
Martindale end is still closed as far as I know....

Martindale end is still closed as far as I know. Apple Tree Flat still OK though.

I rang Bulga NPWS (02 5674 5555) a couple of months back re the closures, they said property owner's permission...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 308,177
Posted By DC1200
G'day Factory, Try Teknik Suspension...

G'day Factory,

Try Teknik Suspension (Penrith NSW, 02 4732 2626).

They recommended .60s for my 990, which suit me well. I'm also about 95kg + gear. Made a huge difference to the bike.
...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 32,934
Posted By DC1200
Top Weekend.

G'day all.

Gotta say what a great run, virgin TTT Rally, we'll be back.

Good run on the way home too. Ta Fogo, Lentil and Camel Toe (that's gonna stick inn'it Mick?!) and others we met up...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 308,177
Posted By DC1200
Go the SW Motechs. They have a cross brace...

Go the SW Motechs.
They have a cross brace (others don't) that joins them together between the radiator and oil tank, and helps take the brunt of a "drop" :D.
A bit fiddlier to remove when...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 310,880
Posted By DC1200
Ventura do one- chrome too, I think.

Ventura do one- chrome too, I think.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,951
Posted By DC1200
Phark, there's fun to be had there! If possible...

Phark, there's fun to be had there!
If possible though, an 18" spoked rear would balance it out a bit better?
Good stuff. :thumbup
Forum: Australia 06-12-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,703
Posted By DC1200
Yep, 3rd - 4th works for us.:lurk

Yep, 3rd - 4th works for us.:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 310,880
Posted By DC1200
Dubbya 800

G'day all,

Rode one a couple of weeks ago, love at first ride! Just needs better pipes- sounds like a vaccuum cleaner, dammit...

Anyhow, long story short, mine arrives in Aus on the 12th...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,813
Posted By DC1200
Problem solved! Well I trailered the bike...

Problem solved!

Well I trailered the bike to the workshop, as it's a 500km round trip to the nearest v-twin dealer for me. I guess being so far from a shop I'm just used to doing everything...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,813
Posted By DC1200
I talked to the dealer's V-twin guru today, and...

I talked to the dealer's V-twin guru today, and described what is happening.

He says it sounds like a problem with the idle step motor being a bit out of sync, plus I have never had a ECU re-map...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,813
Posted By DC1200
Thanks wildehond, Yes I thought about the...

Thanks wildehond,

Yes I thought about the battery also. The current one is about 18 months old, and gets regular use too.

I checked all the conections/ plugs, the stator to regulator plug...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-20-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,813
Posted By DC1200
990 Adventure TPS problem?

G'day all,

Got an odd thing happening for the last few hundred kilometers with my late 2006 990 Advventure.

Idles fine, revs fine in neutral, but when riding it sometimes wants to hold the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,546
Posted By DC1200
+1 No pics showing, red 'x' boxes won't open?

+1 No pics showing, red 'x' boxes won't open?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By DC1200
Have you done a "flapendectomy" as shown in the...

Have you done a "flapendectomy" as shown in the HOW?
Mine did a similar thing, not idling properly, running rough and eventually stalling. I opened one of the fuel caps, and pffft- it was...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By DC1200
Ah finally- good to see it open again. I...

Ah finally- good to see it open again.

I reckon they'll go alright too, with all the passing roadies and ADVers alike.

It's a handy spot to drop into when riding through Wollemi & Yengo NPs,...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 138,117
Posted By DC1200
Having a quiet lunch, few beers at Gundy, Linga...

Having a quiet lunch, few beers at Gundy, Linga Longa pub today.

Said to missus "Have a listen to that, I'll bet that's a 990 coming up the road". Not quite- a 950 SE, with Akra's I'm guessing,...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,613
Posted By DC1200
Yep, definately no fuel at Nundle. Was there a...

Yep, definately no fuel at Nundle. Was there a couple of weeks ago, nothing at all at the servo except a sign saying "No Fuel" :huh .
"Oh crap", we said. Got home on fumes I swear. Next time I'll...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,683
Posted By DC1200
Yep, looks do-able, possibly with a couple of...

Yep, looks do-able, possibly with a couple of others too.:lurk
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-14-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By DC1200
G'day Knackers, Did my valves recently, at...

G'day Knackers,

Did my valves recently, at 43k, using both HOW + manual. All within spec, except front right exhaust and rear left intake. For what it's worth- got the bike 2nd hand at 30k,...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,187
Posted By DC1200
A mate from work was the first on the scene at...

A mate from work was the first on the scene at last week's accident outside Tamworth.

As he described what he saw, along with his seven year old son, it nearly made me physically crook. Terrible,...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By DC1200
Hehe:lol3 , Reminds me of a Billy Connelly...

Hehe:lol3 ,

Reminds me of a Billy Connelly stand-up I saw once, where he remenisces about his days working in a funeral parlour, and the fact that some of the bodies would "pass wind" even after...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,394
Posted By DC1200
Just a thought, does this wiring have something...

Just a thought, does this wiring have something to do with some sort of timing retard setting within the ECU programming?

I've heard of a mod done to Suzuki SV1000s called a timing retard...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 58,953
Posted By DC1200
Has anyone come up ith an alternate solution for...

Has anyone come up ith an alternate solution for the standard fuel filter yet? Coming up to 50k Km service, time for a filter change, but can't bear KTM's $$ demand for a genuine filter??:ear
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By DC1200
950 oil level.

Dunno exactly how this would effect a 950, but years ago the dealer's mechanic I bought an XR400R from said to never overfill any dry sump engine, as it can possibly blow seals from...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,613
Posted By DC1200
Upper Hunter. :wave Any up this way?...

Upper Hunter. :wave

Any up this way? Singleton, Scone etc?

Cheers, Dan.
990 Adv.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,472
Posted By DC1200
Clutch oil jet... Standard size is 30 (actually...

Clutch oil jet...
Standard size is 30 (actually 0.30mm), mine is modified to 0.50mm to allow more oil flow to the clutch plates, but is now sometimes a p.i.t.a to find neutral unless at a dead...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 385,994
Posted By DC1200
+1 for Oberon. :thumb Brilliant build...

+1 for Oberon. :thumb

Brilliant build quality with two o-rings, easy fitment and bleeding, smooth clutch action, much better gearchange than the rebuilt (re o-ringed at 38k km) original. 8k+ km...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-24-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,693
Posted By DC1200
Pardon?? "Then oil the outside - so it does...

Pardon??

"Then oil the outside - so it does not bind inside the passage .":evil :rofl

Seriously though...

I turned a socket down in a lathe to fit inside the head's plug bore with about...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By DC1200
+1 Fleabay- make the search Worldwide, not just...

+1 Fleabay- make the search Worldwide, not just Australia.
Forum: Australia 05-17-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,273
Posted By DC1200
Disapilot, P.M sent.

Disapilot, P.M sent.
Forum: Australia 05-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,273
Posted By DC1200
So how's the planning coming along? Any route...

So how's the planning coming along? Any route confirmed yet?:ear
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-16-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,249
Posted By DC1200
Been thinking about uprated springs. What rate do...

Been thinking about uprated springs. What rate do you run? What sort of weight are you running at with a bit of gear & stuff?
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