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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,066
Views: 2,621,680
Posted By clintnz
KLR & a Snap-on tool cabinet... I'm calling...

KLR & a Snap-on tool cabinet... I'm calling photoshop on that one :lol3

Seriously though, it looks good! Maybe needs a little colour somewhere?

Clint
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,217
Posted By clintnz
Hell yeah! The test track is 10 min up the road ...

Hell yeah! The test track is 10 min up the road :evil A mate reckoned I should paint some faux army insignia on it to further lessen the chance of being told off for being in the wrong place or...
Forum: New Zealand 07-21-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,217
Posted By clintnz
Toyota 80 series Landcruiser rear axle with Eaton...

Toyota 80 series Landcruiser rear axle with Eaton diff lock, Nissan GQ Safari/Patrol front axle, both with various bits modified & rebuilt.

The donor vehicle suspension linkages were used &...
Forum: New Zealand 07-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,217
Posted By clintnz
After blowing the 'Cruiser rebuild budget on...

After blowing the 'Cruiser rebuild budget on expensive but mostly invisible driveline bling a 'Dulux overhaul' was out of the question. So I settled for a cheap Crown roof paint overhaul instead...
Forum: New Zealand 07-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By clintnz
I bet it would have absolutely fucking ruined the...

I bet it would have absolutely fucking ruined the driver's day if he knew it'd been mistaken for an MX-5 based kit car :rofl

Clint
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,294
Posted By clintnz
A timely thread for me as I just splurged on a...

A timely thread for me as I just splurged on a new tool chest & am trying to get my sockets laid out nicely in the top.



How tall are the 3/8 ones? I like that normal + deep layout but not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,758
Views: 1,046,560
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! Meat Pop.... can we get a link...

Good stuff!

Meat Pop.... can we get a link to this in the index please :D

I've now got a 20T press & was wondering about trying to replicate the factory peening next time I swap those...
Forum: New Zealand 07-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 21,306
Posted By clintnz
Ripper! It's in the diary. Anybody wanting...

Ripper! It's in the diary.

Anybody wanting to stay at my place on the Monday night get in touch.

Another idea for those heading back south on the Monday might be to do some of the MMMMM...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 43,475
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff mate, enjoying the updates! Good too...

Good stuff mate, enjoying the updates! Good too see some proper adventures being had :D

Did ask the shepherd what his secret was? Here in NZ we always have to chase the sheep to move them......
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,758
Views: 1,046,560
Posted By clintnz
There is no how to. Creepers guide to re-sealing...

There is no how to. Creepers guide to re-sealing the rocker cover will get you in there. Pay attention to peening the ends of the roller shafts properly & the axial play of the rockers on their...
Forum: New Zealand 07-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By clintnz
If you can find some bikes to use it's not hard...

If you can find some bikes to use it's not hard to plan yourself out a good ride. Lots of cool public access stuff in the SI & a lot of private land where you just have to ask & maybe pay a small...
Forum: New Zealand 07-15-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,217
Posted By clintnz
Thanks guys. Snorkels and Glory...

Thanks guys.



Snorkels and Glory :wink:

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

Unfortunately it won't fit in the door with them on any more :lol3 A redesign is...
Forum: New Zealand 07-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,217
Posted By clintnz
Chassis - axles it's 3-4" lift, it looks like...

Chassis - axles it's 3-4" lift, it looks like more as the wheel arches have been chopped to give another 2" or so of clearance. Modified Nissan Patrol front axle & linkages, modified & Eaton diff...
Forum: New Zealand 07-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 54,217
Posted By clintnz
After over 12 months of intermittent tinkering in...

After over 12 months of intermittent tinkering in the shed, the cruiser rolled back out with 2 operational differentials again last night. Plus a few other minor tweaks :evil
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 1,603,998
Posted By clintnz
Been enjoying the updates from Asia, all the best...

Been enjoying the updates from Asia, all the best for Oz!



Yep, just pay a 15% deposit for the GST. You'll miss a lot of Oz, but you won't run out of things to see & do in NZ. :wink: Like...
Forum: New Zealand 07-13-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By clintnz
Pretty sure that's what he said:/:-) toss a coin...

Pretty sure that's what he said:/:-) toss a coin at each stop to decide who rides what:-D

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 345,838
Posted By clintnz
Really enjoying the report, It's a cool blend of...

Really enjoying the report, It's a cool blend of landscape, people, culture, bikes... you take some great pics & tell a good story. Keep up the good work!



You almost certainly know already...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,763
Posted By clintnz
This is one devised by my girlfriend Rosie & I....

This is one devised by my girlfriend Rosie & I. We both use Andystrapz soft panniers. Having the panniers mounted well forward keeps the bike well balanced...
...
Forum: New Zealand 07-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By clintnz
MmMmM 2014

The world famous MMMMM Ride is on again 16-17 August

Similar format to last time:

The ride will kick off from the Rangitaiki Tavern on the Napier-Taupo Rd Saturday morning at 8am sharp. There...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By clintnz
WR & XT do have good wide ratios, haven't ridden...

WR & XT do have good wide ratios, haven't ridden the others but I think they do too.

Racks etc are available for most of the 250's mentioned. Travel light & you'll be fine. This is my...
Forum: New Zealand 07-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,476
Posted By clintnz
Nice shots mate! Keeping the location of the...

Nice shots mate! Keeping the location of the secret fishing spot quiet are we? :wink: It's a neat area, is there still an old hut up there? It was looking a bit rough last time I visited.

Cheers...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By clintnz
^ What he said. Pick the one that suits your size...

^ What he said. Pick the one that suits your size best.

It's quite likely that you'll move on to something different eventually but for starting out offroad a smaller bike is easier, safer &...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By clintnz
Never knew it was so complicated... I just throw...

Never knew it was so complicated... I just throw my helmet liner & cheek pads in the washing machine with the rest of the laundry :dunno

Clint
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,864
Posted By clintnz
Really nice work on that frame reinforcement! So...

Really nice work on that frame reinforcement! So often people just add chunks of metal without any effort to follow good engineering practice.

Having recently made a considerably simpler custom...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By clintnz
My advice would be to build 2 benches the same...

My advice would be to build 2 benches the same height & depth, one flat topped & mobile on casters & one well fixed down with a vice bolted to it. They can sit together most of the time if space is...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 533,011
Posted By clintnz
Not sure on the new bottle pressure, gas is from...

Not sure on the new bottle pressure, gas is from a major supplier so I'd expect it to be on spec. Was still getting overpressure on a mostly empty bottle so I don't think it's that. Don't know the...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 533,011
Posted By clintnz
Where Argon Regulators go to die...

...My garage! :huh

Now on my 5th reg & about to go looking for a 6th. The one that came with the welder was a bit cheesy anyway, started overpressuring the line & bleeding gas so was replaced...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 2,363,796
Posted By clintnz
I have a ~30L Ortlieb side opening drybag as a...

I have a ~30L Ortlieb side opening drybag as a tail pack, I have a wider plate I bolt on my rack underneath to support it.

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/143/p4110252.jpg

60L would be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By clintnz
Mainly going off what I've heard on the internets...

Mainly going off what I've heard on the internets so YMMV, but depending on year & where you are in the world there were a few variations to the 625's. Most were no oil in frame & had the FCR carb,...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 430,368
Posted By clintnz
Then try both at once :wink: I have heated then...

Then try both at once :wink: I have heated then used CRC penetrate/freeze spray with some success on other stuff.

If you get to drilling it out see if you can clamp something with a hole as a...
Forum: New Zealand 07-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,635
Views: 138,531
Posted By clintnz
X2 on the dial gauge, but digital? I've only done...

X2 on the dial gauge, but digital? I've only done bicycle wheels, but the analog one seemed to make it pretty easy once you got in the groove of needle swing direction vs adjustments needed.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By clintnz
I think most bikes I've had were like that to...

I think most bikes I've had were like that to some degree - especially with a cold motor. It's the drag of the oil between the clutch plates.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By clintnz
Although the 690 has a 6spd box the total gear...

Although the 690 has a 6spd box the total gear spread is a touch less than the 640's 5spd.

However after doing a few miles on a 690 I reckon with the smoother motor it could quite happily be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5,758
Views: 1,046,560
Posted By clintnz
I snug it with a wrench - very gently! I...

I snug it with a wrench - very gently!

I had some funky idle/choke stuff a while back & tracked it down to the inline adjuster on the choke cable (under the front of the tank) which had backed...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 430,368
Posted By clintnz
Use the chainguard & brakeline clip mounting...

Use the chainguard & brakeline clip mounting holes to pump a good measure of the penetrating oil of your choice into the swingarm so it fills the back around the adjusters. Give it a few days & try...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,727
Views: 1,881,075
Posted By clintnz
Amen brother :evil ...

Amen brother :evil

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rP1020951_zpsa1674746.jpg

Clint
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By clintnz
Not sure how you'll go fitting the airbox &...

Not sure how you'll go fitting the airbox & battery etc into an earlier subframe. Probably worth a look as the parts were cheap but the stock cro-moly steel subframe is actually fairly light anyway....
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By clintnz
Check your chain wear & slack. I remember having...

Check your chain wear & slack. I remember having a noise under those conditions when I had worn out chain running a bit loose. No load in either direction so it flaps around I suppose.

Cheers...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By clintnz
I've got a shed full of powertools, a lathe & a...

I've got a shed full of powertools, a lathe & a welder etc & I wouldn't launch into a bike engine swap expecting it to be cheap. Might be fun though :evil However I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be much...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By clintnz
I haven't seen an online guide to removing the...

I haven't seen an online guide to removing the head. Get yourself the factory manual. You'll need a torque wrench for putting the head back on. No other special tools IIRC but check the manual. Get...
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