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Forum: Australia 03-21-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By Franconian
AFAIK they are made in Thailand. A lot of...

AFAIK they are made in Thailand. A lot of information on the gt-rider.com forum. What I recall they used Oehlins parts, but apparently the quality changed for the worse.
Forum: Australia 12-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 38,751
Posted By Franconian
I live in North Melbourne and keen to join for a...

I live in North Melbourne and keen to join for a few rides.

I'm on an XT600, working most weekends and would prefer during the week.

Cheers,
Frank
Forum: Australia 11-22-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Franconian
Thanks guys! Will try the black Silkaflex,...

Thanks guys!

Will try the black Silkaflex, should be available at the Marine shop around the corner.

Cheers,

Frank
Forum: Australia 11-22-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Franconian
New seat cover is quite expensive. Current one...

New seat cover is quite expensive. Current one looks very good, but water goes through the stitches.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Franconian
Wet bum - how to seal seat stitches?

Hi all,

I'm fed up looking like I shit in my pants.

Any recommendations on how to seal the stitches on my seat?

Are there any working sealants I can apply on the stitches?

Cheers,
Forum: Australia 11-08-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Franconian
Roadworthy in VIC - what to look for?

Hi all,

I need to get a rwc for my old Yamaha XT.

I did have a lot of trouble with a different bike obtaining the roadworthy before...

Trying a different (more expensive) place now. What...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Franconian
Question Heavy duty tube 17" in Melbourne?

Hi all,

I did 45,000 km in Oz without any punctures and now got my first one in Melbourne :puke1

Any recommendations where I can find a reasonably priced 17" rear tube for my XT?
Forum: Australia 11-19-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,308,567
Posted By Franconian
Accommodation in Melbourne - Settling down

Hi all,

I am on my way to Melbourne and looking for a place to live. Does anybody from you have a spare room for rent or know of anything?

The flat hunt was a bit difficult from the distance....
Forum: Australia 10-23-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By Franconian
Thanks for the tips. I just bought the tie down...

Thanks for the tips. I just bought the tie down set from Torpedo7.
Forum: Australia 10-22-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By Franconian
Install tie down hooks/points in van

Hi all,

I just bought an old Toyota Townace van to move my bike and stuff to Melbourne. Unfortunately it does not have any tie down points.
How can I easily install them? Where to get it from? ...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,340
Posted By Franconian
Blue slip inspection NSW - what is checked?

Hi there,

I'm preparing my newly aquired bike for the blue slip inspection. What exactly is checked?

I noticed that the steering lock is not working and also parking light position. Does it...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By Franconian
Thanks for the info guys!

Thanks for the info guys!
Forum: Australia 02-05-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By Franconian
Registering in NSW - procedure?

Hi folks,

I just bought an old XT600 which was unused for quite a while. After I fixed all problems what's the procedure to re-register?

She does not have a number plate anymore.

Do I...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,157
Posted By Franconian
Just came back to Oz from my overland trip and...

Just came back to Oz from my overland trip and already bought a bike.

A 1994 XT600 here in Sydney. However she needs some work and then registration...

I would be very pleased if someone in...
Forum: Europe 09-01-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,146
Posted By Franconian
Hi folks, I will be there. Still on the...

Hi folks,

I will be there. Still on the road from Oz, currently in Prague.

See you tomorrow,

Cheers,
Frank
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Franconian
Thanks! Will try an 18" one.

Thanks! Will try an 18" one.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Franconian
16 or 18" tube in 17" rim?

Hi folks,

I am currently in Southeast Asia and cannot find a 17" tube for my bike. Would it be better using a 16 or 18"? One shop said 16 one 18...

What's your opinion / experience?
...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,059
Posted By Franconian
Hi Barra, Good to hear from you. Yes, I...

Hi Barra,

Good to hear from you. Yes, I left Oz just on time...

Have done about 20000km since leaving QLD and the oil consumption is still very low.
No problems with the bike so far.
...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,059
Posted By Franconian
Thanks for all you replies guys! I decided...

Thanks for all you replies guys!

I decided to keep the tyre on for another 1 or 2K, but carrying a cheapish Thai road tyre as it would be very hard to get one in Laos or Cambodia.

Cheers, ...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,059
Posted By Franconian
Well, I've done already 12K with it and it has...

Well, I've done already 12K with it and it has reached the middle bar. It will be hard to get a tyre for another 2K if I don't replace it now.
My question was, can I use the wear bar for 2K+?
Forum: Australia 02-24-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,059
Posted By Franconian
Hi folks, I went for the E-07 and have done...

Hi folks,

I went for the E-07 and have done almost 12,000 riding from East Timor through Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. The front looks still alright. The rear has reached the wear bar (if the...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 95,804
Posted By Franconian
Hi folks, Does anyone need a 2 person tent...

Hi folks,

Does anyone need a 2 person tent and a Metzeler self inflating air mattress? I'm shipping out to East Timor and don't need my camping gear anymore.

It's nothing fancy, tent was...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Franconian
Barkbusters screw lost

Hi folks,

I lost the screw of one of my barkbusters on a heavily corrugated road. There was still a plastic part inside the handlebar, but I think something else is missing.

Is there an...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 95,804
Posted By Franconian
Hi folks, We will be arriving in Darwin in...

Hi folks,

We will be arriving in Darwin in a few days from the Savannah Way (it was a great ride). However our bikes need a good service overhaul now. Can someone recommend a good and cheap place...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By Franconian
Sorry, just saw your replies. The Plenty Highway...

Sorry, just saw your replies. The Plenty Highway was in perfect condition when I crossed it. Especially the stretch from QLD.
Forum: Australia 10-11-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By Franconian
Feedback: Got some canvas for free at a...

Feedback:

Got some canvas for free at a textile shop which I glued in on both sides. They were not able to fix it as the hole was on the bottom.
Mr Minit shoe repair put some stitches in for 10...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,059
Posted By Franconian
Mitas E-07 or E-08 or something else?

Hi folks,

I'm thinking of getting Mitas tyres before leaving Oz on the Overland route to Europe through Asia.
Which one would you chose? E-07 or E-08? I don't think I will encounter too rough...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By Franconian
Thanks for all your replies and advises. I went...

Thanks for all your replies and advises. I went to a canvas repair shop, but as Pete said their sewing machine cannot reach the bottom where the hole is. They told me they have to open up the side to...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By Franconian
Canvas panniers hole

Hi there,

I just noticed that the small hole in my panniers is getting bigger. Can this be fixed cheaply?
Forum: Australia 10-06-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,225
Posted By Franconian
I have the soft panniers for over a year now and...

I have the soft panniers for over a year now and never had a problem in Australia, but I'm going to East Timor, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
and...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,225
Posted By Franconian
Soft panniers security

Hi there,

I'm looking for some sort of security for my soft panniers. Just to keep the opportunist thief away.
I was thinking of a wire with lashes at the ends to put a padlock through, but...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Franconian
I always used Penrite HPR Gas 10 10W50 semi...

I always used Penrite HPR Gas 10 10W50 semi synthetic in the XTZ. However the specs say mineral 20W40 and I was recommended to use thicker oil as it would reduce the oil consumption.
Forum: Australia 10-05-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Franconian
Gulf Western oil XP 20W50 in bikes?

Hi folks,

Has anybody used this oil in motorbikes? According Gulf Western it has no friction additives which harm the clutch.

That's a pretty cheap oil. You think it would be fine in a...
Forum: Australia 09-28-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 95,804
Posted By Franconian
Hi folks, I'm shipping my bike to East...

Hi folks,

I'm shipping my bike to East Timor in a month and would like to get new tyres before leaving.

Where can I get reasonably priced tyres in Darwin? Any recommendations for long lasting...
Forum: Australia 09-28-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Franconian
Tyres in Darwin

Hi there,

I'm shipping my bike to East Timor in a month and would like to get new tyres before leaving.

Where can I get reasonably priced tyres in Darwin? Any recommendations for long lasting...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Franconian
All companies I checked so far request full...

All companies I checked so far request full payment upfront or monthly installments.
Any recommendation where I can pay by invoice?
Forum: Australia 09-21-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Franconian
Lol, good idea :lol3 . I think Swann has a 28...

Lol, good idea :lol3 . I think Swann has a 28 days cooling off period where it can be canceled.

Cheers,

Frank
Forum: Australia 09-21-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Franconian
I meant cover for only 1 or 2 months. I'm aware...

I meant cover for only 1 or 2 months. I'm aware of the pay monthly policies, but they are for a year as well.

I was with Swann last year and they would charge at least $50 cancellation fee.
...
Forum: Australia 09-20-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,856
Posted By Franconian
Hi Elaine, That sounds good. I'm still...

Hi Elaine,

That sounds good. I'm still waiting for a parcel sent from Germany 3 weeks ago :eek1

Maybe I'll do it now and go down to Sydney while I'm waiting for the parts.

Cheers,

Frank
Forum: Australia 09-20-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Franconian
Insurance for 1 month

Hi there,

Is there an insurance company where I can get only 1 month insurance cover?

Usually it's always for a year and I would have to pay a cancellation fee (mostly higher then the...
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