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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By rvt
That's a great effort for two hours! :D Liking...

That's a great effort for two hours! :D
Liking the Transalp?
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,786
Posted By rvt
What would be the deepest drinkable well on the...

What would be the deepest drinkable well on the csr? Bring your own bucket and rope?
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,925
Posted By rvt
Good choice Itchi! :evil Now you need to bling...

Good choice Itchi! :evil
Now you need to bling it up, so you can tell it apart from the rest of ours. :deal
See you on a Perth ride sometime.
Forum: Australia 04-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,925
Posted By rvt
I'm not keen on hitting the inner race. Was...

I'm not keen on hitting the inner race. Was taught to never do this to bearings, can damage the balls/races slightly and cause trouble later.
Think I'll leave them for now, replace them before...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,925
Posted By rvt
Bugger

When I replaced mine (also from VSM) I drove all the outer races all the way in. Looks like it needs a tweak. Really should read the manual and not guess. :rofl

I'm guessing the special tool is...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,925
Posted By rvt
The bearing inner races and spacer all turn...

The bearing inner races and spacer all turn together and are somewhat compressed together by the axle bolt. Turn it all together to check smooothness.
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
Crap, that's no good. :puke1 If you get some...

Crap, that's no good. :puke1
If you get some cool rods and screws installed, gotta post up the xrays. :deal
Forum: Australia 03-17-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
Any tougher, they would rust too. :evil

Any tougher, they would rust too. :evil
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
depends

The good riders probably run 30psi and ride with no hands.
I run 10psi and hang on. :rofl
Which one are you?
The hardest parts were the sandy uphill bumps where the fourbies had axle-tramped...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
Yep. I had one once. It was really good in some...

Yep. I had one once. It was really good in some ways, but with a few strange design issues. Had to do all the work on it myself, even my regular exhaust place wouldn't touch it. :rofl
Forum: Australia 03-15-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
no worries

Planning to go out there every 2 weeks or so, will let you know. Have you got rim locks fitted?
Had a blast today! There were lots of fourbies but they were friendly and bike aware.

Plenty of...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
The wood line track is awesome! :evil

The wood line track is awesome! :evil
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
A little sand?

Anyone interested in a little jaunt somewhere around Two Rocks to Wilbinga?
Sunday, or maybe Monday.
Must be similarly low skilled or patient. :D
Should be longer than 2 hours, as I checked the...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,667
Posted By rvt
link

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=automotive%20wire&source=web&cd=4&sqi=2&ved=0CEQQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.redarc.com.au%2Fimages%2Fuploads%2Ffiles%2Fwire_gauge_worksheet.pdf&ei=wzccU7OTGs2E...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,785
Posted By rvt
That‘s cruel, Howard. Funny but cruel. :D ...

That‘s cruel, Howard. Funny but cruel. :D

I lost a tank breather, it‘s probably imbedded in a dune somewhere.

Great weekend Dennis. :)
And what a great bunch of people.
Forum: OZ Vendors 02-25-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,494
Posted By rvt
in

PayPal wouldn't work, did the bank deposit instead.
Movie marathon coming up! :freaky
Forum: Australia 02-22-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,785
Posted By rvt
Friday morning. Time tba, probably early to beat...

Friday morning. Time tba, probably early to beat the heat.
Forum: Australia 02-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,785
Posted By rvt
possible route

Wanneroo - slab to Clackline - Mokine Rd to York - slab to Beverley (visit Dad) - old Beverley Rd - Corrigin - RP fence Rd - Wangup Rd etc - Bremer Bay.
Forum: Australia 02-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rvt
If I recall correctly, natural rubber is slightly...

If I recall correctly, natural rubber is slightly porous so needs topping up now and then.
Butyl rubber doesn't leak, is but harder to stick patches to.
I usually carry spare tubes, so haven't...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rvt
Thanks

Lots of good info coming in. Sounds like those that like to air down have similar issues, especially when we don't bother airing up for slab sections.

The rubber grease sounds interesting. I've...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rvt
Could be. It was a very heavy tube too. ...

Could be. It was a very heavy tube too.


Yep, always. But no sign of it now.

The rubbery stuff can be rubbed off both the tube and the tyre. It looks and feels kind of like black silicon....
Forum: Australia 02-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rvt
UHD tubes on the road

Just changed out my tyres in preparation for a ride.
Found a lot of rubbery flakey stuff all over the front Viper UHD tube and inside the front tyre. I think it has come from the inside coating of...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
Hmmm, red klr me thinks. Whoever could that be?...

Hmmm, red klr me thinks. Whoever could that be? :rofl
I've been stuck in worse places, but not upside down yet. Nice work! :freaky
Forum: Australia 02-10-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,785
Posted By rvt
Cool...but you have to keep your luggage on. ...

Cool...but you have to keep your luggage on. Even things up a bit. :evil
Forum: Australia 02-09-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,925
Posted By rvt
Oh yeah, I would consider bypassing the...

Oh yeah, I would consider bypassing the interlocks - clutch switch and side stand switch.
Suitable tyres?
Forum: Australia 02-09-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,925
Posted By rvt
Steering damper can help in sand. Bigger pegs...

Steering damper can help in sand.
Bigger pegs are comfy for the footsies. If you are tall, then a peg lowering kit helps too.
Forum: Australia 02-08-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14,013
Views: 1,791,925
Posted By rvt
Wink All of the above. For the safari tanks, a lot of...

All of the above. For the safari tanks, a lot of the fuel resides in the wings, which keeps the weight a bit lower and forward.

Best bet would be try fitting a tank and check it doesn't touch...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
Sounds very interesting. :1drink Not sure if...

Sounds very interesting. :1drink
Not sure if work and family will permit, but watching with interest. :ear
Forum: Australia 02-01-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,006
Posted By rvt
Makes push starting easier hey Neil... :rofl

Makes push starting easier hey Neil... :rofl
Forum: Australia 01-31-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By rvt
4wd club

I suggest hook up with a local 4wd club and have a go in sand to get a feel for it. Hitting the Simpson straight up might be a bit much.
Tyre pressures make a big difference. How low depends on...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By rvt
they're a good thing

Over a rally cross pro jacket in cool weather.
Over my pressure suit in summer...had to remove a couple of sections of the back protector though.
Can't be bothered with straps.
Forum: Australia 01-31-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By rvt
fox 360

With the perforated fabric for more airflow. Works OK in warm weather for me. Done a few K's now.
But then I like my fox helmet too.
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,785
Posted By rvt
Campsite booked. Bring on March.:D Kev...

Campsite booked.
Bring on March.:D
Kev implied I might need more meat on the rear tyre. Hmm, what am I in for... :eek1
Forum: Australia 01-27-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
Great ride today Kev and the rest. Nice variety...

Great ride today Kev and the rest. Nice variety of tracks. Thanks to all. :D
Forum: Australia 01-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
Mt Dale sounds good. I'm in! More info on...

Mt Dale sounds good. I'm in!
More info on the meeting spot please?


I wouldn't mind helping. Never done one before, but I have a static balancer that might help. How far SOR are you?
Do...
Forum: Australia 01-24-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 531,292
Posted By rvt
what sort of ride?

Sounds like a nice break from digging up rusty verandah posts. :1drink
Can't talk you into a morning of sand somewhere? I need more practice before Bremer Bay.
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,189
Posted By rvt
We just finished two weeks in a campervan. ...

We just finished two weeks in a campervan. Pretty much a full anti-clockwise lap, starting and finishing in Hobart. It was about the right amount of time, but a week would still be worth it if...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 408,776
Posted By rvt
gs seat

Saw what I think is a front single seat for a BMW gs. Probably a 1200, the plastic has 2005 stamped in it. Only a tiny flaw in the front edge of the vinyl.
At the Tamala Park recycling centre in...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,373
Posted By rvt
Welcome, Mooty! :freaky Haven't been up...

Welcome, Mooty! :freaky

Haven't been up your way for a bit, and that was in the fourby. Might be time for a ride soon, when it cools a bit.

Make sure you fit some of these - they seem to be...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By rvt
Cool, good for those almost made it hill climb...

Cool, good for those almost made it hill climb then descents. :rofl
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