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Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By flinders_72
I've watched Chris Harris's video a number of...

I've watched Chris Harris's video a number of times and today pulled out the gearbox and clutch of my 1150RT. It's not a hard job with the right tools (mainly spanners, allen keys and the dreaded...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By flinders_72
I've used spray on tyre black @ about $1 per can,...

I've used spray on tyre black @ about $1 per can, which does a decent job. Spray on, wipe off.
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
I bought some cheap LEDs so that I can use the...

I bought some cheap LEDs so that I can use the aluminium housings for another project when they inevitably blow :D

Today I took the gearbox and clutch out of my 1150RT. While the clutch plate...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
Ah ok, thanks. I noticed a lot of the grease was...

Ah ok, thanks. I noticed a lot of the grease was also on the rubber boot.
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
Part way through the teardown and rebuild of my...

Part way through the teardown and rebuild of my 1150RT. So far all is going well. The bike is an RT-P and shows signs of correct servicing (apart from the rear caliper bolts) including the shaft...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
Here's what I did today. When penetrene and an...

Here's what I did today. When penetrene and an ezy-out isn't enough:

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp228/gummball4/DSCF5209.jpg

This is why I do my own servicing on my bikes and cars. No...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By flinders_72
I was a swimming pool serviceman for many years....

I was a swimming pool serviceman for many years. It'll set to most of it's strength within 20 minutes depending on the type used, and if it's not under pressure and supported, eg, sitting flat on the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By flinders_72
Sorry, what I meant by not riding a new one on...

Sorry, what I meant by not riding a new one on gravel roads is that I wouldn't want to scratch and chip the fairings or any other bits.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By flinders_72
Pretty much the same cable as the one in the pic...

Pretty much the same cable as the one in the pic I posted above. I'm not sure what brand as I've had it for a few years and don't even remember buying it.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By flinders_72
Exactly. I have an audio cable extension like the...

Exactly. I have an audio cable extension like the one above that I use at my desk and trip over it all the time when I forget I'm wearing headphones and it has no trouble disconnecting, followed by...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By flinders_72
Had this discussion yesterday with a friend and I...

Had this discussion yesterday with a friend and I agree and have ridden dirt roads on my 1150RT but wouldn't do it with a new one unless the road was fairly smooth and gravel free. Having said that...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By flinders_72
Drum flapper... I like it! It won't be going to...

Drum flapper... I like it! It won't be going to any cheapo store, it'll be high end. Maybe I'll get Touratech in on the job :)
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By flinders_72
Why not just use an audio extension cable like...

Why not just use an audio extension cable like this:

http://images.junostatic.com/full/IS296708-01-01-BIG.jpg

Or am I missing something?
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
6mm spacer has been made and fitted and I did a...

6mm spacer has been made and fitted and I did a test for rider (alone, ie, no static because all the bike's bits are off) sag and have turned 24mm into 14mm. Now, if my calculations are correct and...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By flinders_72
Actually it's just the close up camera angle that...

Actually it's just the close up camera angle that makes it look tapered but you're right in that a static flat drum can't effectively enlarge a round hole (without spending a lot of time), hence...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By flinders_72
Yes flapper wheel sounds familiar. I made another...

Yes flapper wheel sounds familiar. I made another one today to smooth a hole I cut in some 6mm aluminium for a spacer for the suspension spring of the front end of my Beemer. This time I just cut a...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By flinders_72
Is this a thing?

Ok I know you can get these because this one is mine:

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp228/gummball4/IMG_20150624_175136.jpg

But if you're cutting a hole and one in your set is too small...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
Found and diagnosed a problem with my oil cooler...

Found and diagnosed a problem with my oil cooler fan not working as being the diode inside the motor and happened to have one here that was about the same size (hard to tell as the old one was...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By flinders_72
I realise the 1100RT is a different headlight to...

I realise the 1100RT is a different headlight to the 1150RT but I tried a HID in the low beam of my 1150 and there was only slight improvement - really the only significant thing I noticed was the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 435,717
Posted By flinders_72
I'm in the process of tearing down and rebuilding...

I'm in the process of tearing down and rebuilding my 1150RT-P over the next couple of months and it has the oil cooler fan. Could someone please tell me how to test if the fan works or not without...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
Started the winter (yes it's winter here)...

Started the winter (yes it's winter here) teardown of my 1150RT-P. I've removed the crash bar sub frame, speakers and a heap of redundant wiring so far for a weight saving of maybe 6 or 7kg. I'll be...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,927
Posted By flinders_72
Also bikes with fairings, especially belly pans,...

Also bikes with fairings, especially belly pans, and whatnot that can be easily chipped by stones or worse can be ridden on gravel roads but it's not practical financially. It doesn't stop me though....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,927
Posted By flinders_72
Chains aren't really that hard are they? Spend a...

Chains aren't really that hard are they? Spend a minute every 500km to lube the chain. You can change the gearing to suit. Once it wears out get a new chain along with a couple of sprockets.

If...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-10-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By flinders_72
That's a great looking bike.

That's a great looking bike.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By flinders_72
I have the Fujifilm XP200 and it's a very good...

I have the Fujifilm XP200 and it's a very good camera, although only 5x optical zoom compared with 8x on my Canon IXUS 132, which I think also takes slightly better shots. The IXUS is also quite a...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 330,714
Posted By flinders_72
Ah ok thanks

Ah ok thanks
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 330,714
Posted By flinders_72
Synch problems

Dunno if it's the problem with the Garmin but I found that when I used my cheap Maginon camera inside its waterproof housing it synched fine in 720P and every other mode but if I used it outside the...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,586
Posted By flinders_72
Not specifically to do with helmets but I...

Not specifically to do with helmets but I understand your pain of what you used to wear compared with what you're almost forced to wear these days. Being in the same situation of taking a few years...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 510,957
Posted By flinders_72
I LOVE that bike!

I LOVE that bike!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By flinders_72
That Kwaka 350 was my second bike (a green one)...

That Kwaka 350 was my second bike (a green one) after having a Yam 100 as my first and I've referred to it in here somewhere as a torque monster so I'm glad to see that it wasn't just my imagination....
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 43,044
Posted By flinders_72
Anyone ever videoed themselves when they go to...

Anyone ever videoed themselves when they go to bed? I've had sleep apnea for decades (as mentioned to me by girlfriends) but was only officially diagnosed a couple of years ago and currently use...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-30-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 435,717
Posted By flinders_72
When I got my 1150 the guy also supplied me with...

When I got my 1150 the guy also supplied me with some leather seat covers that he'd bought but didn't realise he'd also have to buy a stapler to fit it. I had the same problem as you and decided to...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By flinders_72
I also made my own and one for the gf's bike from...

I also made my own and one for the gf's bike from a large piece bought from a local car sheepskin seat maker. Instead of making loops I bought a leather hole punch, eyelets and eyelet pliers on ebay...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,329
Posted By flinders_72
How about this

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Forum: Australia 05-22-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5,385
Views: 798,662
Posted By flinders_72
Here's another one of my GSX750 in central Aus...

Here's another one of my GSX750 in central Aus from 1984:

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp228/gummball4/GSX750Ed.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 435,717
Posted By flinders_72
Thanks again and sounds like you went to some...

Thanks again and sounds like you went to some trouble to do it properly. As for the extra fuse, I planned that when I was considering wiring directly from the battery and only made my mind up to take...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 435,717
Posted By flinders_72
Thanks for the reply. My bike is an RT-P which...

Thanks for the reply. My bike is an RT-P which apparently has a 15A rating for the aux sockets (compared with 5A for stock) so I was thinking of taking power from the rear of one of those instead of...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 435,717
Posted By flinders_72
I know it's probably in here somewhere and I did...

I know it's probably in here somewhere and I did a search but came up with zip. Where are you guys wiring your 1150RT aux lights into? Straight into the high beam wire at the headlight, at the relay,...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By flinders_72
Similar but easily removable to be used as a...

Similar but easily removable to be used as a torch and they need to shine a long way down the road, preferably 300m+, as a spot. Of course if it would flood 300m+ down the road that would be even...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By flinders_72
I converted my Triumph Sprint to HID high beam...

I converted my Triumph Sprint to HID high beam (and swapped the two low beams for the one high beam and vice versa, with appropriate low beam cut off - I didn't see the sense in having two lights for...
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