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Forum: Australia Today, 03:50 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 19,522
Posted By Gadget678
Plans

So how's the buggy & the next Dakar plans coming along Christophe?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23,960
Views: 4,075,158
Posted By Gadget678
Australian E

I believe that this is the Aussie 2015 DRZ400E (street legal)

http://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au/images/upload/working/800600DR_Z400E_L5_YG8_R.png...
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
It was a good rant though John. I never...

It was a good rant though John.

I never thought to ask the front tyre size....
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
levers

The curved levers make a huge difference. You can push the tyre down, whereas the straights pull out - making the opposite side tighter.
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
Hmmm

So it really doesn't want to play.

Have you tried swearing at it?

It doesn't help, but makes you feel a bit better for the effort.


Did you have a rim lock on? Try taking it off until...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
I'd try levers, and knees. Has the lower...

I'd try levers, and knees.

Has the lower bead got some lube on it as well?
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
That's when I stand on it.... or sometimes just...

That's when I stand on it.... or sometimes just do a run around with the levers to lower it all, but don't try to get the second bead on until it's all sitting down (refer to YouTube - he used his...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
Or to make us feel completely incompetent: ...

Or to make us feel completely incompetent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnhg-VEP69U.

The principles are the same: I just use more bead buddies, more levers, and take a lot longer.:lol3
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
Wasn't me...:D It was him ...

Wasn't me...:D

It was him

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DRZ400/i-9tWfpxF/0/L/safari%2C%20jim%27s%20photos%20259-L.jpg...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gadget678
And LONG levers...

And LONG levers...
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,631
Posted By Gadget678
That's the thread I linked on P1.... My...

That's the thread I linked on P1....

My opinion is that there's no point looking at a small motor- small doesn't necessarily equal economical, especially when loaded.
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,260
Posted By Gadget678
I heard of someone- decades ago- that used a...

I heard of someone- decades ago- that used a combination of the above as his alarm.
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,631
Posted By Gadget678
Try this.

http://www.dieselbike.net/kawasaki/kawasaki.htm
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,449
Posted By Gadget678
You ought to try riding with him.:huh ...

You ought to try riding with him.:huh


Good on ya for getting away Will. Don't go violating any of those bears...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
It's been quieter here than I expected... ...

It's been quieter here than I expected...

There's currently a '99 with 31000km for about a grand- but it's rough.

It all depends on how you've kept the bike (mechanical & cosmetic). From...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,891
Posted By Gadget678
?

Is the new 1000cc V-Strom worth looking at?

Probably softer than some of the others but.....
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 82,764
Posted By Gadget678
A Country Practice?

A Country Practice?
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
I'd like to, but haven't decided yet. (still...

I'd like to, but haven't decided yet. (still looking at the $)
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
In the interest of doing it once::evil ...

In the interest of doing it once::evil

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TTR/i-Kcn53BM/0/XL/IMAG1709-XL.jpg...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 77,888
Posted By Gadget678
Hard or soft?

I opted for hard luggage after my soft set broke up with the first stack. Sure, you have a greater chance of breaking your leg if you fall off; but they are dust proof, water proof and lockable. The...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
Hmmm

Did you ever get carried away? I started out looking at the electrics, & kinda ended up going just a tad further:

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TTR/i-xvb2GrR/0/L/IMAG1702-L.jpg...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
Oh dear

When I bought this bike it had a small box of parts in it. Amongst the parts was this lot:

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TTR/i-G3xm5pj/0/XL/IMAG1695-XL.jpg...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 40,009
Posted By Gadget678
So is he out, or still trying to circulate? ...

So is he out, or still trying to circulate?


Any word on how the other ADVers are travelling?
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 40,009
Posted By Gadget678
Just make sure that you close the jacket pocket...

Just make sure that you close the jacket pocket properly every time that you put it back. The loss of your time card would be rather problematic.
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,988
Posted By Gadget678
Fuses & switches

Have you considered something like this?

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-kdR8dwZ/0/L/%24_57-L.jpg...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
The cylinder temp came in at 110oC on the left...

The cylinder temp came in at 110oC on the left side.... but the head temp was higher (119) - again probably related to the header being close.

Speaking of header:...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
I did check the other side of the cylinder, but...

I did check the other side of the cylinder, but can't recall the temp. I might do it again tomorrow... Plus check the start of the header.

The temp censor is an infra red unit.... But as i only...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
Curiosity

A few things have happened out of curiosity over the last week:

I went back through my photo archives- The paint that I used on my old bike was definately PJ1....... that I now can't find a...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 40,009
Posted By Gadget678
Might pay to read the supp regs again.:D ...

Might pay to read the supp regs again.:D

Don't forget a headlamp &/or torch incase you have to work on the bike....

And maybe one of these:
...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,018
Posted By Gadget678
Ummmm. No. I had the same issue once (years...

Ummmm. No. I had the same issue once (years ago); can't remember why I even called them now.

I am usually pretty happy with the service when I go into the shop... most of my helmets have come...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23,960
Views: 4,075,158
Posted By Gadget678
Brand new........... Take it back to the...

Brand new........... Take it back to the dealership and get them to fix it.

I'm not sure what his warranty with the bike is, but if you play with it, you might stuff his warranty.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
I haven't been able to find any company that does...

I haven't been able to find any company that does aftermarket plastics for the TTR as yet.

I might give Ballards a call tomorrow.... They may have some left over from their race days, or have some...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
Replacement plastics

It's only cosmetics, BUT: What are the collective experiences with replacing the race plates?

I have been looking into what to do with the damaged RHS race plate (the PO had basically knocked a...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 40,009
Posted By Gadget678
Is that kinda like Punxsutawney Phil (Groundhog...

Is that kinda like Punxsutawney Phil (Groundhog day) declaring it will be a long winter?:evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23,960
Views: 4,075,158
Posted By Gadget678
Mitas what? What pressures are you running? ...

Mitas what?
What pressures are you running?
Is this a new thing for your bike? (How long have you had it?)
Before talking shock & springs- have your compression & rebound adjustments been looked...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
What tyres were you using?

What tyres were you using?
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
And:

Well, this is pretty self explanatory::rofl

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-r3qXLhg/0/L/IMAG1648_BURST002_COVERcrop-L.jpg...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
Just a quick one:

The TTR came out of the shed today.... I had a ball; and I couldn't even ride the bloody thing. It was Dad & my son who got to have a play. (Dad used to own my mates TTR- the other one that's in my...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 40,009
Posted By Gadget678
A quick google search came up with this: ...

A quick google search came up with this:

http://www.wiggle.com.au/waterproof-socks/
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,434
Posted By Gadget678
I just had a look at the photos from Jan 06 when...

I just had a look at the photos from Jan 06 when I re-did my old TTR; I'm pretty sure that I painted the forks, swingarm & motor with the same paint. The frame had a few weld cracks (mainly left...
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