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Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15,249
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Posted By Damian_74
BIG fan of antisieze / copperslip - as a Marine...

BIG fan of antisieze / copperslip - as a Marine Engineer NOTHING gets put together without a generous serve of some sort of lubricant - the old saying is that always everything as if you are going to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Also have the snorkel cut but with a K&N,...

Also have the snorkel cut but with a K&N, Staintune, NGK Iridum plugs - there was an apparent improvement in performance over stock (or it might have just been the louder exhaust and induction:D),...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Wayne, what's the difference between the EV12 and...

Wayne, what's the difference between the EV12 and 14's?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
What injector did you eventually go with? ...

What injector did you eventually go with?

Just looked back at your past posts and you mentioned BOSCH #0 280 158 124 (Static flow rate at 3 bar, medium N-Heptane [g/min] : 261,1).

A couple of...
Forum: Australia 06-06-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,578
Posted By Damian_74
That is just to keep the dust down!

That is just to keep the dust down!
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Try back-bleeding - get a big syringe and a...

Try back-bleeding - get a big syringe and a little bit if rubber hose and attach it to the bleeder nipple (exclude any far as you fit it), open the nipple and squeeze the fluid back to the master...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,769
Posted By Damian_74
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/upper-brookfield/ac...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/upper-brookfield/accessories/bmw-f650-dakar-centre-stand/1079339233
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,578
Posted By Damian_74
Might have to dust off the Dakar - count me in if...

Might have to dust off the Dakar - count me in if management allows.
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,769
Posted By Damian_74
Now that I have read you post properly :doh -...

Now that I have read you post properly :doh - yes I got it the wrong way about.

But it is more or less the same conclusion and fault finding.
Forum: Australia 05-20-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,769
Posted By Damian_74
Oil in the radiator sounds more serious than a...

Oil in the radiator sounds more serious than a water pump - hope that I am wrong. Another quick indicator of head gasket issues is to grab some litmus paper (try a chemist or pool shop) and check...
Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 05-19-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,252
Posted By Damian_74
2nd that! - there is a market for a decent F650...

2nd that! - there is a market for a decent F650 Rallye fairing - and if you want I can even lend you a complete bike for five weeks at at time to use for fitting/ production modelling.
Forum: Australia 05-19-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,769
Posted By Damian_74
Perhaps slightly overpriced for the km's but has...

Perhaps slightly overpriced for the km's but has a few interesting FARKLES attached.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9,275
Views: 1,326,135
Posted By Damian_74
What Wayne said :deal - on more than one occasion...

What Wayne said :deal - on more than one occasion have run a 21" tube in the rear to get home.

I carry an Ultra Heavy Duty 21" tube in a KELLY ENDUO...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 284,046
Posted By Damian_74
Jaycar ...

Jaycar

http://www.jaycar.com.au/General-Consumer/Appliances/Specialty-Appliances/170W-Ultrasonic-Cleaner-with-Temperature-Control/p/YH5412

V's
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Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 702,668
Posted By Damian_74
Are you sure that you are talking about the F650...

Are you sure that you are talking about the F650 Twin Spark rather than the later F650 Twin Cylinder - they are very different bikes with what appears to be very different seats?
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 284,046
Posted By Damian_74
Bought the socks last year - very nice even at...

Bought the socks last year - very nice even at the end of a long day!

BUT - make sure they don't end up in the clothes dryer as some kind person did to me at work - The Mrs now has plenty of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Now that is a nice looking seat - like the...

Now that is a nice looking seat - like the leather cover.

Rude question - what did Renazco charge for the seat and what was the waiting time?
I had him quote some time ago and was taken back by...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 532,700
Posted By Damian_74
bike lift $89

http://catalogue.supercheapauto.com.au/catalogue/spoil-your-car-with-super-savings/522om6w56.html?pid=promotedCatalogue#pageNo=8 .
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Seat Time

Did a deal with Aquatic and ended up with a set of his foot peg mounts - NICE bit if kit!

BUT - as many of you will know the OEM low seat on the F650's is less than comfortable, especially in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
You must have a heavy thumb! :rofl ...

You must have a heavy thumb! :rofl


Original Post for DRZ400 switch (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23419842&postcount=12615)
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
IF you could find a 50x25x4 mm seal, yes it would...

IF you could find a 50x25x4 mm seal, yes it would go straight in!

I had enough trouble finding the 50x25x8.

Have a look around for a machinist that has a large swing lathe - should be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Someone please correct me if I am wrong but I am...

Someone please correct me if I am wrong but I am sure that the Fundro and Aprilia rear hubs are different to the post 2000 F650 GS.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Here is another option for you if you have the...

Here is another option for you if you have the machinery - keeps all the standard spacers etc.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21296211&postcount=10545



Found a few on ebay

...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 532,700
Posted By Damian_74
He has a web site! ...

He has a web site!


http://calkovskyvintagemx.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Found these...

Found these (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rubber-grips-for-handlebar-heating-BMW-F650GS-F650ST-650CS-esy-intallation-/331128146206?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item4d18c6891e) on ebay a while ago - come...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
There is a couple on ebay across the ditch from...

There is a couple on ebay across the ditch from you.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
FOSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!! No one in Australia...

FOSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

No one in Australia drinks that - we just send that bilge water over seas!:D:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5,422
Views: 825,645
Posted By Damian_74
OK - 10 deg then - it was a while...

OK - 10 deg then - it was a while ago.............:lol3

PS: I am going to blame the forgetfulness to lack of sleep - 10 day old daughter will do that!
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5,422
Views: 825,645
Posted By Damian_74
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightyp...

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightypugs/P1010309.jpg (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/themightypugs/media/P1010309.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,757
Posted By Damian_74
We all just have to put on our best South African...

We all just have to put on our best South African accent when we say RATTLE!

.....Rat..Taaaaal....
:hide
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9,275
Views: 1,326,135
Posted By Damian_74
I've run gaiters and radiator guards on my 05...

I've run gaiters and radiator guards on my 05 Dakar since new.
Never had any overheating problems in stop/start traffic or 1st gear slow single trail, even in some fairly extreme Australian heat.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Not any more! Got home this...

Not any more!

Got home this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Grumpy, who are you calling F#$*ing grumpy - it...

Grumpy, who are you calling F#$*ing grumpy - it is week 9 on here and no sign of a relief 1st Engineer!:baldy Maybe next week:tough

I am just thinking of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
It was put on a bike that I was selling so I...

It was put on a bike that I was selling so I can't report report long term service but had DRZ's for years and those switches gave very little trouble, certainly less than the BMW's.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
I also have an OHLINS. Have seen a few photos in...

I also have an OHLINS. Have seen a few photos in the last of the lower fork and the spring seat failing.

I also heard about quite a few upper rubber bushes failing - did you have the part number...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
For all your cheap bastards out there (me...

For all your cheap bastards out there (me included) who don’t want to buy a new left combination switch here is an option.

The left combination switch was completely destroyed including the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
OEM shock or other? I have heard of a few...

OEM shock or other?

I have heard of a few OHLINS breaking their mounts and I did bend the OEM bolt before replacing it with a shanked high tensile.

More details please.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9,275
Views: 1,326,135
Posted By Damian_74
On my 05 Dakar in initially had a 1" Kouba link...

On my 05 Dakar in initially had a 1" Kouba link with a TT Dakar centre stand. It was back braking trying get it on the stand

Later I lowered the suspension internally (custom WILBERS shock) about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17,415
Views: 2,231,017
Posted By Damian_74
Herregud Thomas!

Herregud Thomas!
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9,275
Views: 1,326,135
Posted By Damian_74
I had posted this some time ago in the 650 Dakar...

I had posted this some time ago in the 650 Dakar Thread - if anyone has access to a lathe this is option.


For all you Cheap Bastards!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
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