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Forum: Equipment Today, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By clintnz
The MSR Dragonfly burns pump gas better than the...

The MSR Dragonfly burns pump gas better than the Whisperlite I think. As long as I let my Dragonfly warm up to a good blue flame before putting the billy on it doesn't soot up the pot at all on pump...
Forum: The Garage Today, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,507
Posted By clintnz
Just had a most productive weekend in the garage....

Just had a most productive weekend in the garage. Finished off the power steering pump rebuild on my Landcruiser:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rP1040791_zpskevq6ztd.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By clintnz
It would depend on how technical the rally is &...

It would depend on how technical the rally is & how fast you ride.

The std 16/42 is a reasonable compromise but I'll swap a 14T on the front for gnarly rides. The axle adjuster blocks can be...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,790
Posted By clintnz
Tried out some 518 a couple of months back on the...

Tried out some 518 a couple of months back on the often troublesome KTM 640 cam cover - head join. I have used RTV here in the past but this time I took Dirty's advice & gave the gasket eliminator a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,334
Posted By clintnz
Hi mate, one important note about the WR250R is...

Hi mate, one important note about the WR250R is that it is easy to lower a good way by adjusting the suspension position & shaving down the seat, without having to mess up the suspension action with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By clintnz
Have a look at my headlight mods here...

Have a look at my headlight mods here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003545)

No decent pics of the wiring unfortunately but what I did was remove any redundant wiring, replace...
Forum: New Zealand 06-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,682
Posted By clintnz
Good to see you back in the saddle mate! ...

Good to see you back in the saddle mate!

Will be setting a date for the MMMMM soon, hope to see you there.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By clintnz
Great stuff Chris! Good to see you out there...

Great stuff Chris! Good to see you out there doing it. Is that your F800 you've got over there?

Surely you can find some more visually appealing European ass to nearly run in to though? (take...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By clintnz
Hi Mate, The rockers are a casting, peen the pins...

Hi Mate, The rockers are a casting, peen the pins as below:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rP1040741_zpsgrjdsdhb.jpg

Not something you should have to worry about for a while...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 71,747
Posted By clintnz
Jeez, I'm falling behind... :D Great to see...

Jeez, I'm falling behind... :D

Great to see you get to that mark! So what major components have lasted the full 200K?

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By clintnz
Just relating my experience - my carb did 40K+...

Just relating my experience - my carb did 40K+ miles before needing anything. I suppose that bikes used in dust a lot could wear things quicker given the minimal filtration on the carb vents.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,068
Posted By clintnz
Thanks mate! :1drink Here's the best pic...

Thanks mate! :1drink

Here's the best pic I've got handy of some alu welding on a bike rack I made:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rP1030785_zps666f83a6.jpg

The thing with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By clintnz
Hi Mate I've run a 60W high beam + 55W...

Hi Mate

I've run a 60W high beam + 55W spotty + hot grips no worries. So you should be able to run plenty of extra LEDs.

I just gave mine the 40K service, water pump shaft, bearings, seal. Cam...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,338,451
Posted By clintnz
If the 2001 caliper is the same as my 2003 (they...

If the 2001 caliper is the same as my 2003 (they look the same) The pin the pads move on is replaceable but the pins the caliper slides on are not. Slop in the caliper pins may also mean the holes...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By clintnz
Hi Mate, sounds like something's wrong there. You...

Hi Mate, sounds like something's wrong there. You should get around 45 mpg +/- It'd be unlikely to have a worn out BST carb at those miles but. Check the carb, jetting, float height, valve...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,068
Posted By clintnz
I'm not a real welder but I am a mechanical...

I'm not a real welder but I am a mechanical engineer so I know what a good weld should look like. My CCW is 200AC/DC Mitech (not sure if you get those in the US) Had it for ~ 3 yrs now & I've put...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 30,153
Posted By clintnz
I never use the crank locking bolt when doing a...

I never use the crank locking bolt when doing a valve adjustment. Not really needed. Nor do I remove the spark plug - the straw on the piston thing is a good educational exercise for the n00b though....
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,338,451
Posted By clintnz
holy quoted multiple enormous pics batman! :eek1 ...

holy quoted multiple enormous pics batman! :eek1

My alu/plastic chain guide as fitted by MadM has taken some big hits without bending enough to be a problem. It's quite beefy.

A better chain...
Forum: New Zealand 06-18-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,063
Posted By clintnz
I have a look in there every now & then but you...

I have a look in there every now & then but you have to brush away the cobwebs when you get to the NZ or KTM sections.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,866
Posted By clintnz
Hi Victor, a little advice for you - If at all...

Hi Victor, a little advice for you - If at all possible avoid just hammering tube flat for your rack mounting points. It creates a real weak point, especially if you have a bend right on that...
Forum: New Zealand 06-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,243
Posted By clintnz
Yer nuts :D Although we usually strap on the...

Yer nuts :D

Although we usually strap on the lights & go night riding on the mountainbikes Wednesday nights so I spose I can't really talk :lol3

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By clintnz
Nice pics! It's always cool to get a view of a...

Nice pics! It's always cool to get a view of a little seen part of the world like Myanmar.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-14-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By clintnz
That's an easy one - they are all the same from...

That's an easy one - they are all the same from 2003 to today. 1997 to 2002 were not much different I think.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 06-14-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,070
Posted By clintnz
Yep, looks like you had a neat trip. ...

Yep, looks like you had a neat trip.

Looks like the head of the Rangitata, Havelock river area. Went up there a little way last year, keen to have more of a poke around there next time I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,173,494
Posted By clintnz
If your front hub is the same as my 03 E you...

If your front hub is the same as my 03 E you don't need a puller - just a set of circlip pliers, a long punch & a hammer. Lever the central spacer over sideways a bit so you can get the punch down...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By clintnz
Hi mate, welcome to ADV! If you are...

Hi mate, welcome to ADV!

If you are totally new to motorcycling I'd say get the WR250R. Light is good! But be prepared to upgrade once you have built some skills & you find out what sort of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By clintnz
On you WRR adjust the rear shock clevis to the...

On you WRR adjust the rear shock clevis to the lower setting & drop the triples down the forks a bit to match, then give her a ride on that. You can carve a couple of inches out of the seat easily...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 2,173,494
Posted By clintnz
Nice! She looks to be in tidy shape for the...

Nice! She looks to be in tidy shape for the mileage. At 28K miles it would be a good idea to get the parts in stock for a water pump rebuild & a cam follower roller replacement as both these can be...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By clintnz
That is an awesome idea. :clap I'm going to add a...

That is an awesome idea. :clap I'm going to add a copper rod & solder to my expedition tool kit. Any pointers on the optimum size rod?

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,726
Posted By clintnz
Yep, we had a couple of hire bikes earlier this...

Yep, we had a couple of hire bikes earlier this year to tour Patagonia & I made up a couple of USB chargers for those ($5 ciggy plug ones as above) that were tapped straight off the battery. No ...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,726
Posted By clintnz
KLR version: Get a $5 cig lighter socket USB...

KLR version: Get a $5 cig lighter socket USB charger. Solder a switched feed directly onto the terminals & tape/heatshrink it up. Job done. :D

I now have a $10 version that has both a socket &...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,120
Posted By clintnz
I have an SP Tools 3/8 clicker that I really like...

I have an SP Tools 3/8 clicker that I really like for motorcycle use. The beauty of this one is it's wide 10-100Nm torque range which covers most motorcycle size fasteners. It can actually be wound...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 105,387
Posted By clintnz
Hi Guys, great to see another update! I am really...

Hi Guys, great to see another update! I am really enjoying your report, with some fine pics, gnarly riding, mechanical drama, plus entertaining & informative writing & even a dash of geology it's got...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By clintnz
Hi Mate, it's buried in the back of the manual,...

Hi Mate, it's buried in the back of the manual, here ya go:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/LC4%20640%20%20torques_zpsa3lc7mv8.jpg

Note that rear axle nut is listed at 80Nm on...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,938
Posted By clintnz
I'm digging the look of the tank, & the stripped...

I'm digging the look of the tank, & the stripped down slightly rat look is cool with me to a point. But no back mudguard??? Do these people have any bloody idea just how much shit a back knobby on a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,735
Posted By clintnz
Good timing mate, just having a browse around...

Good timing mate, just having a browse around this part of the forum for the first time in a while.

If you look back a page you'll see the notching rig that I bodged up on my little lathe. A...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 29,985
Posted By clintnz
I guess I'd rather sacrifice a smidge of mass...

I guess I'd rather sacrifice a smidge of mass centralisation for a conveniently packed shape & not having anything above the seat. It also allows me to easily extend capacity by strapping a duffel on...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 29,985
Posted By clintnz
Nothing wrong with Andy Strapz on a WRR if you...

Nothing wrong with Andy Strapz on a WRR if you mount them right:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Kawa_Rosie/CopyofIMG_2189.jpg

This is my girlfriend's rig. Simple but strong...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 30,555
Posted By clintnz
Indeed! Goes without saying on a 640 dunnit?...

Indeed! Goes without saying on a 640 dunnit? :lol3

I replace the alu nut every 4 or 5 sprocket changes along with the alu nut on the rear axle. They are kinda important & alu does wear &...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By clintnz
If they didn't know to fill & bleed the frame oil...

If they didn't know to fill & bleed the frame oil they probably didn't know how to drain it either so you may not need to worry.

The main bearings, well mainly the big end would be the one to...
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