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Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,522
Posted By WheelBender
It's a scene from a motor-paced race. This sort...

It's a scene from a motor-paced race. This sort of bicycle races were very popular in Europe up until the late 60ties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor-paced_racing
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By WheelBender
Damn, I' m too slow.

Damn, I' m too slow.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By WheelBender
That's the connector for the optional alarm...

That's the connector for the optional alarm system.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,980
Posted By WheelBender
Same here, I'm also through a couple of Yuasa's...

Same here, I'm also through a couple of Yuasa's and thought an 18 amp battery might do the trick, but no.

I don't think it's a problem of bad batteries failing prematurely, it's rather a problem...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,980
Posted By WheelBender
Unfortunately I can't give the Shorei battery the...

Unfortunately I can't give the Shorei battery the praise of the previous posters. I have the 18amp version in my 2007 990S. I just had the battery installed before a trip to the french alps. It...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By WheelBender
Here's another option, pricey though. ...

Here's another option, pricey though.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Search/?q=015-0128
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,909
Posted By WheelBender
Well done. :thumb

Well done. :thumb
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,909
Posted By WheelBender
I use them also on HB racks. My tip is, get some...

I use them also on HB racks. My tip is, get some aftermarket mufflers. The original thermo nuclear reactors are just waiting to melt those small plastic straps that suppose to hold the big ones in...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By WheelBender
It's Wholesale & Trade 14 Noel Street, Clontarf...

It's Wholesale & Trade
14 Noel Street, Clontarf
38832217
Forum: Australia 06-01-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By WheelBender
Rob, Thanks for the info. I've checked out...

Rob,

Thanks for the info. I've checked out the place in Clontarf this morning, but I fear their trailers might be a bit short for a 1100 GS and a KTM 990.

Mick,

I'll give you a call first...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By WheelBender
Bike trailer rental in Brisbane

Hi,
Does anyone know where I can rent a bike trailer here in Brisbane?

Thanks

Matt
Forum: Orange Crush 02-03-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By WheelBender
Replacement plastics are offered by these guys,...

Replacement plastics are offered by these guys, but you have to paint and fit it yourself. It's probably easier to take up El Scorcho's offer.
...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By WheelBender
Ron from Motorcycle Adventure Products is selling...

Ron from Motorcycle Adventure Products is selling Zeus helmets.

http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.au/zeus_62.html
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,923
Posted By WheelBender
Exactly my concern as well. Although quiet a few...

Exactly my concern as well. Although quiet a few folks here at OC did modify their oil jet and no one has reported negative effects so far. I suppose you only get a definitive answer if you install a...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-30-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,923
Posted By WheelBender
Thanks for the info. I still have the original...

Thanks for the info. I still have the original jet size, but you gave me the last push to go and increase the size.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-29-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,923
Posted By WheelBender
Cool video. I always wondered if the clutch...

Cool video.
I always wondered if the clutch gets enough oil. It looks like there's plenty of juice coming through. Do you still have the original jet or did you increased the diameter?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-29-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,923
Posted By WheelBender
On the LC8 engine you can find TDC by turning the...

On the LC8 engine you can find TDC by turning the generator rotor on the left hand side with an 14mm allen key.



On my 990ADV I didn't noticed any improvement in the rain. Scary, I wish I...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 15,823
Posted By WheelBender
I love the orange map with the black letters....

I love the orange map with the black letters. Maybe it's possible to have a clear background?


cheers

matt
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,965
Posted By WheelBender
One more tank

Looks like I can't put it off any longer, can I?
e-mail sent to Ned.
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,056
Posted By WheelBender
Dead End 221245

Dead End
221245
Forum: Australia 05-06-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,814
Posted By WheelBender
Something like this? ...

Something like this?

http://www.hidoffroad.com/
Forum: Australia 03-12-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By WheelBender
1100GS, Braided Brake Lines

Hi Paul,

Touratech is offering a set of braided lines for the 1100GS at around 180EUR front and rear.
I did the change on my 1100GS 6 years ago in the hope to get rid of the spongy feel from the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,423
Posted By WheelBender
You could always try it this way

You could always try it this way
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,423
Posted By WheelBender
Good question. On a Beemer I would say get...

Good question.

On a Beemer I would say get two mates lift the front wheel and drain the exhaust then pull both spark plugs, crank the engine until it stops spitting water, put the plugs back in...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,591
Posted By WheelBender
My commiserations, mate. I guess that loss leaves...

My commiserations, mate. I guess that loss leaves a bit of a void in your life after you invested so much time repairing the engine and get her going again.

I agree with Tagati to 'sticky' this...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By WheelBender
Hi Phil, Check out this...

Hi Phil,

Check out this thread:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8721884

Cheers

Matthias
Forum: Orange Crush 12-19-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By WheelBender
Sort of - I have this sometimes when I first take...

Sort of - I have this sometimes when I first take off in the morning. After that everything is OK. I put it down to the oil running off the friction plates over night and it needs a while for the oil...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By WheelBender
Here's a bit more info on barrier fences in...

Here's a bit more info on barrier fences in Queensland.

http://www.ddmrb.org.au/Files/History%20of%20Barrier%20Fences.pdf
Forum: Australia 11-12-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By WheelBender
Just read your story, glad to hear you're on the...

Just read your story, glad to hear you're on the mend and already have plans for a new bike after this bungle.

I'm just curious, but in your description of the step-off you mentioned a tank...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By WheelBender
The LC8 990 bikes have now a roll angle sensor...

The LC8 990 bikes have now a roll angle sensor that supposed to kill the engine at angles of 65 +/- 10 (from vertical). How reliable they are? Years will tell. So watchout you footpeg scrapers out...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By WheelBender
It's about time for the 7.5k service

It's about time for the 7.5k service
Forum: Australia 09-12-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By WheelBender
Don't worry the M2D is open for anyone with a...

Don't worry the M2D is open for anyone with a bike, no matter what make.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 764,508
Posted By WheelBender
That's scary! Do you have any idea on what has...

That's scary!
Do you have any idea on what has caused these cracks? I had a
fracture line in the swing arm of my BMW after bottoming out very heavy
while going through a pothole.
Could it be...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By WheelBender
Thanks James, I'm just replacing the stock...

Thanks James,

I'm just replacing the stock springs with a pair of .56 from Superplush. Looks good so far.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2008, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By WheelBender
990S fork question

Hi everyone, I could need some expert advice here.
I'm just having the fork legs open on my 990S and noticed that the right top cap has one spacer ring whereas the left side has 2 spacers.
Do those...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By WheelBender
Don't worry, just leave them where you found...

Don't worry, just leave them where you found them. They are connectors for an optional alarm system, that can be installed in the glove box. The black connector is for the main alarm unit and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By WheelBender
Well, I'm still a noob too, but welcome in the...

Well, I'm still a noob too, but welcome in the forum and good choice Sir regarding your bike and your dream ride. Did Tasmania a few years ago and loved it. Let me know if you ever decide to visit...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By WheelBender
I don't know why it shouldn't work on a 2 cyl...

I don't know why it shouldn't work on a 2 cyl engine, but in the link it says: 'It will work on 4, 6 and 8-cylinder' ?

I guess the knock sensor is just a special microphone listening to to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Posted By WheelBender
In your picture, do you now if this dark granular...

In your picture, do you now if this dark granular stuff is rubber or metal? if it's rubber it appears to me that the torque/vibration damper in the shaft itself failed and the failure of the U/J...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-07-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By WheelBender
They are for the optional alarm system. The big...

They are for the optional alarm system. The big one his hocked up to the control unit and the small white plug is connected to a reed switch (magnetic switch) that secures the glove box.
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