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Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By llewdaert
Thanks

Good reading
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By llewdaert
Avoid when wet

Avoid when wet
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 51,844
Posted By llewdaert
Recovery

The rider is at home now, discharged from hospital last week. I will visit him soon and report .
Forum: Australia 04-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By llewdaert
I bet you could feel the grin old Red fox had on...

I bet you could feel the grin old Red fox had on his face. He has been planning and busting to do this ride for some time......
Forum: Australia 04-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By llewdaert
Vstrom

Red Fox is riding there as we speak, crimson Vstrom 650.
He would be happy to meet you.
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By llewdaert
Congratulations

Good Score, you will be happy. I have a DL 1000 K8 and its the best bike I have owned. It hoots, its a great pillion bike, and I love riding it on the dirt.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By llewdaert
Dr 650

Suzuki DR 650
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By llewdaert
The vstrom 1000 has an ordinary clutch design...

The vstrom 1000 has an ordinary clutch design that is worse on some bikes than others, look at the vstrom forums for much information as you need. This is not enough to damn the bike. I own one and...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 51,844
Posted By llewdaert
Answers

#1 Some internal engine parts would be OK. These bikes have a cutout, so there was no terminal engine rev. out.



#2 I asked for a reason, and can only concur with him, it was an...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 51,844
Posted By llewdaert
Thanks again

Thanks again for the kind wishes. His condition is as reported[except add broken scapula]. The plated arm is out of its cast, the incision has sealed and the stitches removed, its looking good. The...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 51,844
Posted By llewdaert
Many thanks

Hello Robert?,


He has expressed a desire for privacy, so I respect that,ask for your understanding, and will answer on his behalf.


Firstly,thanking those who have a spared him some kind...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 550,192
Posted By llewdaert
Tenere 600-Xt 600 TT 600

Also looking for a motor or at least a bottom end/gearbox[TT or XT 600].
Happy to buy complete bike
Trying to restore 2x Tenere so any Tenere 600 parts please.
Thanks
james

Newcastle NSW
Forum: Australia 03-26-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By llewdaert
My pleasure

My pleasure
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By llewdaert
If that trail goes through to the Raspberry road-...

If that trail goes through to the Raspberry road- then I went through many years ago and it was OK, just a normal vehicle[4wd] type crossing. I did it easy on a XL500 Honda. I thought the NPWS had...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By llewdaert
Yes if you are both confidant and competent with...

Yes if you are both confidant and competent with off road riding, you will be ok. It is a good ride. There is another crossing to the coast a little further south. It is on the northern side of...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By llewdaert
Walk that crossing prior to entry. Last time I...

Walk that crossing prior to entry. Last time I went through without walking- and the vstrom made like a submarine. It made it just. Than we[the others] walked through and there was a heaps shallower...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 51,844
Posted By llewdaert
Recent info

Does anyone have an update on this route please? I want to ride through with a group.
Thanks
James
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By llewdaert
Baxters Ridge Road

I think the road over from Baxters Ridge Road to Nowendoc is locked. There is a property owner there that does not like people who dont pay to use his property[we know him as "the german"] The...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By llewdaert
I reckon we were on the Mernot Creek Trail, and I...

I reckon we were on the Mernot Creek Trail, and I have the letter from NPWS alleging I was the rider of a motor bike in Curracubundi NP the offence"enter closed park or part of park" 22 Aug 2009-Sean...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By llewdaert
Trouble

I tried to get into that area, from the south, a couple of years ago- and got into trouble with NPWS.
A trio of us went up the Giro rd and into the Curricabundi NP through what I call Caramia...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,903
Posted By llewdaert
Working

I am interested but working. Perhaps next time.....
James
Forum: Australia 02-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By llewdaert
Eastern Beaver

Google 'eastern beaver' they have kits specifically for vstrom accessories, I have used their stuff and it is good design and good materials.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 02-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,175
Posted By llewdaert
Sava

Sava make road legal knobbies
Forum: Australia 02-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 69,088
Posted By llewdaert
1000 or 650???

Congratulations you will be happy with the bike.
I have many bikes and the Vstrom is the one that I use most.
It covers a wide range of riding outcomes. Plus I like vtwins.
Plus I am a tightwad,...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By llewdaert
Fox 360 are heaps better/more durable than the...

Fox 360 are heaps better/more durable than the 180. I have a pair of 360 pants that I cant wear out or destroy. But I think they are hot to ride in....
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By llewdaert
email sent

email sent







[QUemail sentOTE=Oldfatbeerman;23273713]James , if you are looking at going Sunday , give me a hoy , I am keen to have a geek too , might make it on the wee adv bike though...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By llewdaert
Caution

If you do go out that way -watch out for the slippy dust on Obergs trail, and give it much respect if wet. The logging operations have ground the track into 200mm of dust, real slippery dust. I...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By llewdaert
No worries, I have no definite plans. I also...

No worries, I have no definite plans. I also think perhaps wet this weekend.... but if Its happening I will send you a PM
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By llewdaert
Nasty ol' vstrom dl 1000. Maps says steep...

Nasty ol' vstrom dl 1000.
Maps says steep terrain and river crossings.
I have access to a mates property adjacent, and can confirm previous statement......
Riding this has been on the bucket list...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By llewdaert
Baxters Ridge Road to Barakee trail to Nowendoc

Has anyone looked at riding from Thunderbolts Way- through Baxters Ridge Road- over through Barakee trail, -and onto Nowendoc. It looks like a good ride on the map? Is it possible on a big adv bike?...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By llewdaert
Many thanks

It appears the Dakar shock is remote adjustable but there are issues with the interchangeability.This bike I am looking at is a f650
Is the Wilbers a remote preload adjustable?
Is it good .
Cheers...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By llewdaert
BMW 650 rear shock recommendations

My friend wants to fit remote preload adjustable rear shock to her 2004 F650.
Hers is a standard setup.
Any wisdom would be appreciated.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 12-23-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By llewdaert
I ended up on the Banda Banda walking trail...

I ended up on the Banda Banda walking trail around a year ago[2 vstroms and a tiger 955] and it is hard going. There was a big tree down that looked like it was resident for a long time-perhaps left...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-24-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By llewdaert
Wear ear plugs

Good Ride report thanks. If the ears are ringing then Wear ear plugs.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 09-19-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By llewdaert
Circa $3000 depending on if it runs, if it is...

Circa $3000 depending on if it runs, if it is registered, how many km, etc, damn beauties are significantly more, total shitters maybe less...
PM me if you have one for sale..
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,445
Posted By llewdaert
Many thanks

Muchas Gracias to the replies, the thanks in proportion to the relevance ....
The confidence that I have drawn from sharing with others who have done this ride on big bikes cannot be measured. I...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,445
Posted By llewdaert
Ok

Ok Maybe I deserved the moon comment , and that pig is the cruiser model, so it aint never going across the desert..
I was thinking Hay Line.
Forum: Australia 08-11-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,445
Posted By llewdaert
Simpson Desert crossing on a pig?

Seriously.
I am planning a crossing of the Simpson Desert on a Tiger and a vstrom, and i want to know if this is foolish??
[I will only ride one bike at a time.....]
I would like to hear from...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,455
Posted By llewdaert
Aftermarket Gaskets?

When the rebuild was done , did the mechanic use OEM gaskets, was the gasket months or years old[from manufacture some gaskets are treated with sealer-perhaps this had oxidised ]?
Was any gasket...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,411
Posted By llewdaert
Try the tyres

Hey Gordy,

Try the tyres

On my first dirt ride[on the DL 1000] , the bike was all over the place,......loose....[the ride was over the Gloucester tops]. We went over the tops, then down to...
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