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Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,075,156
Posted By Mainjet
X Challenge issues - Water leak and clutch issues

2007 X Challenge

The clutch rack and pinion spat a couple of teeth. Welded it up and filed new teeth.
It happened halfway along the TAT ride but it still working. Have ordered new parts tho.
Is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Mainjet
Thanks guys Just got into Lakeview this...

Thanks guys

Just got into Lakeview this morning for breakie at Jerry"s :evil

The Whiskey fire around Tiller will most likely affect us, but will check again tonight.

Thanks for links,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Mainjet
On the TAT - Oregon wildfires, we need information

We are 2 kiwis on the TAT and currently we are in Battle Mountain, Nevada.
We should be in Oregon in 2 days or so and require some uptodate information on the wildfires in Oregon and how they may...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By Mainjet
I guess this also brings all the other 250's back...

I guess this also brings all the other 250's back into consideration.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By Mainjet
Like the WR setup very much. Actually she used...

Like the WR setup very much.
Actually she used to race a WR250 and still raves on about the bike.

Any indication of cost for a setup like that, excluding the bike cost and panniers

Kim
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By Mainjet
BlueLighting: Yes, sounds like the XT225 is the...

BlueLighting:
Yes, sounds like the XT225 is the right bike. Wasn't aware that a large aftermarket tank was available.

Missus is 5'1" and about 120lb. Pretty strong as well. She does out-ride half...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-07-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By Mainjet
BTW, buying in the USA. Also a very good...

BTW, buying in the USA.

Also a very good condition late model Suzuki DR350 could be the go, tho they have a seat height of 35"

K
Forum: Trip Planning 05-07-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By Mainjet
Suitable dual purpose bike for short ass

Looking at touring with significant offroad sections and some serious miles, maybe RTW. So the bike will be loaded with gear.

First trip will be the Trans America trail in a few weeks.

Missus...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,561
Posted By Mainjet
Oh, btw, if you don't like steak, Argentina is...

Oh, btw, if you don't like steak, Argentina is not for you :lol3
Forum: Australia 03-20-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,561
Posted By Mainjet
Absolute awesome. I spend 6 weeks traveling...

Absolute awesome. I spend 6 weeks traveling around Argentina before the Dakar, doing about 10k, then hooking up with a mate from NZ and we followed the Dakar until the third last day when they where...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,561
Posted By Mainjet
Our bikes are still in BA from the 2011 Dakar,...

Our bikes are still in BA from the 2011 Dakar, and the plan is to to follow the Dakar again in 2013.
Just beware that is it very hard work to be an "active" spectator. Just ride, eat and sleep.
If...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 62,252
Posted By Mainjet
Sir, very well done.

Sir, very well done.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 62,252
Posted By Mainjet
Saw Simon on the last 2 days in in special...

Saw Simon on the last 2 days in in special stages.
About 5km into the special just outside Calama.
He was looking good, clean lines and good speed.
A number of riders and cars/trucks struggled on...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 62,252
Posted By Mainjet
Just rocked up to one of the spectator sections...

Just rocked up to one of the spectator sections and the second bike there was Simon. Didn't get a photo (bugger) but he looked all good.
Tomorrow we will be a bit earlier to make sure we will get a...
Forum: Racing 01-01-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 997,661
Posted By Mainjet
On day 2, the first special should start about...

On day 2, the first special should start about 10am with an approx 300km transport stage beforehand.
Bugger, we will have get up up early to get there in time :-)

BTW, just got into Victoria,...
Forum: Racing 12-31-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 62,252
Posted By Mainjet
Simon has spend the last 2 days at Dakar Motos in...

Simon has spend the last 2 days at Dakar Motos in BsAs getting the gear selector shaft fitted to the bike. He had some initial problems to get it working correctly but it got sorted at the 11th hour...
Forum: Racing 12-27-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 336,851
Posted By Mainjet
I came through the desert yesterday and the...

I came through the desert yesterday and the counter hit 45 C, about 1000 clicks from BA.
When I stopped for water I noticed bubbles in the fuel line, the fuel was boiling in the carb, no wonder it...
Forum: Racing 12-16-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 336,851
Posted By Mainjet
will keep an eye out for you, go hard gurl ...

will keep an eye out for you, go hard gurl

kim
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,314,548
Posted By Mainjet
Good ride/report and excellent photos, thanks. ...

Good ride/report and excellent photos, thanks.

Funny thing about the bike being stolen. Happened to us in 96 after returning home from travelling Asia, middle East and Europe for a year. Shipped...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Mainjet
Tyre choice for Dakar

What tire would you recommend for a fully loaded DR650. We will be following the race as closely as we can and i would prefer off-road performance before highway, tho I don't want something horrible...
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