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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:52 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Spark plug tech

This spark plug tech reminds me of a story my father told me about using a clothes button and cutting the spark plug wire (yes, actual metal wire in those days) and winding each end in opposing...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:23 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Well it looks certainly doable from the part...

Well it looks certainly doable from the part pictures I've seen. The main attachment to the bike is plastic, but there is also a metal tube to support all the other bits. It would need a few bits...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Having said what I did before, I should also...

Having said what I did before, I should also mention, I have a Uni-Filter and Staintune exhaust, and 52 tooth rear cog on mine. Yet to do the snorkel mod.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:37 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Just called the local Husky parts dealer about...

Just called the local Husky parts dealer about the clutch cable adjuster screw Husky part No. 7678100, they quoted me DOUBLE the BMW price, $28! And there are "None in Australia, 3 weeks delivery".
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 07:51 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
I also ride a 1000cc EFI 4cyl 100HP road bike,...

I also ride a 1000cc EFI 4cyl 100HP road bike, and I don't find the F650 lacking for power at all for its intended use, except maybe on the freeway up a big hill in excess of 110kph/65mph fully...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
How do you know that's where any air is trapped?...

How do you know that's where any air is trapped? I have converted to using a vacuum bleeder. I subscribe to the theory that the vacuum makes the bubbles bigger, therefore they are extracted more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 06:42 AM
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Posted By wiz.au
I agree, and now there a place copying that for...

I agree, and now there a place copying that for DR650s too! But I recall that took him a lot of engineering and he has the Elka tank too?
Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 12:22 AM
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Posted By wiz.au
Roadside assistance

Thinking about getting roadside assistance again. I quit NRMA because they doubled their price, for less benefits, and the last time I had an issue at Tumbarumba, the guy told me I had used my "call...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:46 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Changing Dakar cockpit to Sertao parts

As I'm seriously considering changing the headlight on my bike (the stock light is so crap, even with HID/LED globes) , and I can't get a GPS mount to put my GPS behind the windscreen, and the stupid...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Husky parts

While we're talking about Husky / Berg cross-over parts, does anyone know of a Husky 650 Terra online part fische? I want to see if the clutch perch is the same as the BMW. I have broken another...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 28,273
Posted By wiz.au
I got a headlight and a few other bits you can...

I got a headlight and a few other bits you can have for the cost of postage if you want them. Was promised they were "Dakar" bits when I picked them up....er, no, Funduro bits when I opened the box....
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16,821
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Posted By wiz.au
I have those new airbox bolts too now. I stripped...

I have those new airbox bolts too now. I stripped one and the replacement part was the new design. I liked it better so ordered another to have two the same. You can put the torx screw in it snd...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 792,129
Posted By wiz.au
Why no multiple holes for handlebar fore-aft...

Why no multiple holes for handlebar fore-aft adjust-ability? I know you will have two positions with offset handlebar yokes, but I would have thought three holes spaced apart double the yoke offset,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 04:11 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
I haven't looked at the links (don't have the...

I haven't looked at the links (don't have the tech to do that right now), but from the discussion, the same opener you have now, modified to take power from the bike (might need a tiny step down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:48 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
I'd like to put up my whole SET of spanners...

I'd like to put up my whole SET of spanners against yours....190 grams :evil
19mm, 22mm, 24mm, 27mm, 30mm, & 32mm
http://terra-x.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/spanner-3-150x150.jpg

OK, that...
Forum: Australia 04-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
DSMRA Kowen Ride Weekend - Spectators

I'll take that to the wrap up meeting, Hoots. I can certainly do something about the website content and I'll suggesting noting it on the entry form if the situation remains the same and no spectator...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
They don't appear to have the "two hole" version...

They don't appear to have the "two hole" version the Dakar/F650GS bikes have so you would be drilling and filling if you wanted it to look "right".

I think I'm going to move to LEDs mounted in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:40 AM
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Posted By wiz.au
Shorai Lithium :)

Shorai Lithium :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:39 AM
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Posted By wiz.au
Bloody indicators. I thought I was done when I...

Bloody indicators. I thought I was done when I fitted the GasGas style indicators. But with my switch problems I first suspected a blown globe and when I pulled the indicator apart, I found the globe...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:31 AM
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Posted By wiz.au
Do you think you could use the very thin...

Do you think you could use the very thin heatshrink used to wrap battery packs? I think you might even be able to get it with heat activated glue lined?
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 07:09 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Current process appears to be removing the bar...

Current process appears to be removing the bar ends from the stock BMW bars which allow the wiring for the factory heated grips, and inserting them into the alloy bars....
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5,328
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Posted By wiz.au
If you can wait another 12 hours or so, I have...

If you can wait another 12 hours or so, I have the spare Yamaha top yoke I didn't use sitting in my home office. I can send you all the measurements using a digital caliper.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:26 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
DMV/DIMOTIV levers

DMV Levers.
http://www.dmv.com.tw/html/front/bin/ptdetail.phtml?Part=DI-CLER2DI-CLEL2&Category=355217
Hinged, sprung, weak points, etc. Stick 'em in the dirt or down the road, and you'll still have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8,720
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Posted By wiz.au
Yup, I HATE gravel roads too. Especially that...

Yup, I HATE gravel roads too. Especially that decomposed granite they use around here. Once I get into the single track in the forest, people have made comments about how I "wick it up" when I'm on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 11:12 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Those look nice. Hope they are not licorice steel...

Those look nice. Hope they are not licorice steel though. After seeing a few car bullbars bashed back into bonnets, sometimes I wonder if crash bars do more damage to the panels than if you didn't...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
The message I got at 11:07 today is TAMS gave the...

The message I got at 11:07 today is TAMS gave the go-ahead based on the forecast that the next 4 days will be dry, and the weekend sunny and clear, 20Deg. No more rain expected.

If we do get more...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
Short Arse Syndrome.

"Ditto"

My BMW Dakar has a lower seat than nearly every other bike at Kowen bar the CRF80's!
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 792,129
Posted By wiz.au
For those looking at ignition switch mounts, I...

For those looking at ignition switch mounts, I think the curve is the same radius for most of the top clamps that have a curve, the main difference is the YZ ones are straight, not curved.

And...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16,821
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Posted By wiz.au
Not really, the back of the switch cracked under...

Not really, the back of the switch cracked under tension from the screw. Pushing hard on the switch is in the opposite direction of the failure. To cause this crack you would need to PULL on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16,821
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Posted By wiz.au
Second indicator switch crapped itself yesterday....

Second indicator switch crapped itself yesterday. My first ride for months just a short one to my first day back at work, to make sure I could still ride straight after being off the bike for months....
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 28,273
Posted By wiz.au
Proquip are the other way, their "Food Grade...

Proquip are the other way, their "Food Grade HDPE" water containers cost MORE than their fuel containers, except maybe for their "Platinum" range which apparently have this new "Vapour Barrier"...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 28,273
Posted By wiz.au
Without any form of research or documentation to...

Without any form of research or documentation to back it up..... :evil :deal

Water is supposed to be "food safe" Polyethelyne, "BPA free".
Fuel containers are usually "HDPE" as well, but may...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8,720
Views: 1,225,157
Posted By wiz.au
Just from my previous work in electromechanical...

Just from my previous work in electromechanical computer controlled components, could it be that the actuator is trying to "home" but never gets there for whatever reason, so the current is...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
Thanks Dunc, got Adv Moto, and Kreiga too now for...

Thanks Dunc, got Adv Moto, and Kreiga too now for them to try.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 28,273
Posted By wiz.au
Rotopax caontainers

As a completely different subject, one of my colleagues is looking for water Rotopax containers. I know a few around here have the fuel containers on their bikes as I've seen them. Anyone know a good...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
Rotopax containers

As a completely different subjekt, one of my collegues in the NPWS SPC program is looking for water Rotopax containers. I know a few around here have the fuel containers on their bikes as I've seen...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
While it was in the paper that it would be...

While it was in the paper that it would be closed, two weeks ago when I was in Moruya, 2EC reported that RTA had changed their minds and would keep one lane open now?? But on the way back from Eden...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
So did my my Father-in-Law (got sent home from...

So did my my Father-in-Law (got sent home from Canberra). 2 days later he went to Calvary, and passed away 10 days later, that's how gravely ill he was. They also gave him a potassium drip, and he...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 418,578
Posted By wiz.au
Canberra, they moved me to the "stable" part of...

Canberra, they moved me to the "stable" part of Emergency on Thursday night, but they chucked me out Friday arvo as "All scans are clear, nothing more we can do (except MRI and you're not life...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16,821
Views: 2,121,180
Posted By wiz.au
I have the Shorai "small" battery and no problems...

I have the Shorai "small" battery and no problems in minus 6 Deg C. I have always just given it 30 seconds on high beam before starting. But now I have LED headlight, have yet to see what will happen!
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