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Forum: Australia 04-01-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,683
Posted By dave43
Report them to the cops. Sometimes your info fits...

Report them to the cops. Sometimes your info fits with other parts of a jigsaw. Had that experience with someone doing the silent thing on the phone to my wife every time I went to a meeting in town....
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 45,603
Posted By dave43
My yellow DR looked a bit out of place on Sunday...

My yellow DR looked a bit out of place on Sunday at Bridgetown among all the polish, matte black and chrome. Only one there but a great ride, well organised with corners, sweep and support vehicle....
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Replaced mine a while ago and first try no...

Replaced mine a while ago and first try no workee. Turned globe around and all good.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Sounds like at 35,000km I should not put off the...

Sounds like at 35,000km I should not put off the NSU screw check any longer!
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
There is a DR thread with lots of good info in...

There is a DR thread with lots of good info in the Australia section of ADV as well.
Check it out and you may even find another inmate with a DR close to you which may be helpful if you're a bit...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By dave43
QBE because they offered cover on and off...

QBE because they offered cover on and off gazetted roads. Some only cover when on a gazetted road....
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By dave43
I have the small pillion for the DR. The key is...

I have the small pillion for the DR. The key is to only have just enough air to get you off the seat - takes bugger all to do that.l
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
My DR was also missing the inner O ring on the...

My DR was also missing the inner O ring on the filter after being maintained by the PO's mechanic friend and you wouldn't look for it if you didn't know.

Rack Mountings.
I made my own and fixed...
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 45,603
Posted By dave43
And there is a large part of our problem. We are...

And there is a large part of our problem. We are so used to putting up the public front that we don't let even ourselves see what's deeper inside.
Of the people I know who ride, I think it is a way...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Nipple sensitivity !

Reckon you guys need to have a bit more sensitivity with a grease gun when pumping nipples. If the bearings have seals as these do you should be able to feel when the grease cavity is full without...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 18,722
Posted By dave43
Not surprising really. I was stopped one...

Not surprising really.
I was stopped one evening going home from Perth last year cleaning out a fuel filter and traffic just kept going by with nobody even slowing to ask if I was ok. I was running...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By dave43
My CCT gasket also got the common crack at the...

My CCT gasket also got the common crack at the top at 32,000km. Used Kezza's fix and good since.
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 513,473
Posted By dave43
Berg's dead horse gets the money. :clap:clap

Berg's dead horse gets the money. :clap:clap
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By dave43
Been doing that for a while on a DR650 and works...

Been doing that for a while on a DR650 and works well enough to keep on with it. I wrap it as loose as possible around the filter to minimise firm contact with the oiled foam and keep the chux dry
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,864
Posted By dave43
FWIW I have carried a Crescent brand 3/8" drive...

FWIW I have carried a Crescent brand 3/8" drive socket set that has 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19mm sockets which fit inside the hollow 10" handle. Add a 6" extension and you can undo anything you could...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14,848
Views: 2,046,052
Posted By dave43
My solution was to weld cut down 24 and 22 socket...

My solution was to weld cut down 24 and 22 socket rings to one end of each tyre lever for the rear. I carry a socket set in a handle which has a 19 for the front.
Forum: Australia 05-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,505
Posted By dave43
About 8,000 on mine and probably 3-4000 left.

About 8,000 on mine and probably 3-4000 left.
Forum: Australia 05-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,269
Posted By dave43
Pro safety do a class 5 - 27db disposable. Many...

Pro safety do a class 5 - 27db disposable. Many disposables are class 4 - 22db so check the rating on the pack.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Fork Seals

Following the discussion on here a few weeks ago about using air pressure to pop out old fork seals I have just done mine.
Drilled one cap only and fitted a valve stem to test the method. ( caps are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Agree. I have the same clear filter but kept the...

Agree. I have the same clear filter but kept the OME filter as well and it still gets dirty in severe dust conditions. Reason enough to keep it there. Only takes a minute to clean when needed.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14,848
Views: 2,046,052
Posted By dave43
Interesting dilemma, given the bottom bolt screws...

Interesting dilemma, given the bottom bolt screws into the shock clevis. For future ref some sockets have a bit of a bevel for 2mm or so inside the open end and do not grip very much metal on the...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20,513
Views: 2,452,788
Posted By dave43
FWIW Cameras can have variable quality photos. I...

FWIW Cameras can have variable quality photos. I have a problem with theft from a vineyard and put a UWAY 200B cam from Outdoor cameras in QLD at the gate. Got some nice pics a few weeks ago of an...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14,848
Views: 2,046,052
Posted By dave43
I remember your DR was set up pretty well, when I...

I remember your DR was set up pretty well, when I eventually get one I may have to come over and pick your brains on a few things:1drink[/QUOTE]

You're welcome. Mine is simple and basic but good...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14,848
Views: 2,046,052
Posted By dave43
Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just...

Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just get on Ant's Berg 300 smoker!
Besides - now the Husaberg name is to disappear in the KTM/Husqvarner stable your Berg might become collectible in 20...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14,848
Views: 2,046,052
Posted By dave43
Before the weekend I might have been tempted...

Before the weekend I might have been tempted Justin, as I don't seem to get time to ride much any more.
A trip to Perth on the weekend reminded me how much I enjoy it. The DR is still the do it all...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,845
Posted By dave43
Toy Rolex method worked well for me when I first...

Toy Rolex method worked well for me when I first had a serious back injury 40 yrs ago and that and yoga was the only thing that relieved it.
Regular back pain ever since until I started Taoist Tai...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By dave43
TB - not me but my son was pinged $100 last year...

TB - not me but my son was pinged $100 last year for no sticker here in WA. That close enough for you? Reckon it depends on the mood when you get pulled over.
Forum: Australia 11-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,484
Posted By dave43
On the other hand BD you have enough kms up and...

On the other hand BD you have enough kms up and enough obvious experience on bikes for your opinion to be worth more than many on here.

Gadget - a mate of mine did 8000kms to Kimberley and return...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Sold in hardware stores here. made in Sweden and...

Sold in hardware stores here. made in Sweden and fasten with a buckle same as bike tiedown. Cheaper knockoffs also here but originals have better strap quality and label breaking strain of 400kg,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
[QUOTE=ER70S-2;22751574]I used Smilin Jack's...

[QUOTE=ER70S-2;22751574]I used Smilin Jack's idea. 1-1/4 gallon, it took a hell of a beating on the washboarded roads around here and never leaked.

Well, it didn't leak until I did this: :cry
...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9,500
Views: 695,871
Posted By dave43
Dr 650

So nobody with a DR saw the modified version at the 66 stand?
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Subframe

FWIW I have racks made of round bar so I could do it myself with limited gear and ability.
Importantly - the top rack mounts to front and rear points with the rear mount being at a 45deg angle to...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By dave43
Talking CT90 dual ratio was our first ag bike. Perfectly...

CT90 dual ratio was our first ag bike. Perfectly suited to the job and with the classic warning in the manual - "beware the grease mud for therein lies the skid demon". Put a tray on the back for the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
[QUOTE=acesandeights;22358455]To piggyback a bit....

[QUOTE=acesandeights;22358455]To piggyback a bit. I am considering new footpegs. Are Pivot Pegz http://www.pivotpegz.net/ the cat's meow? I am looking for a more offroad oriented peg and don't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
Got our own DR thread in the OZ forum so I guess...

Got our own DR thread in the OZ forum so I guess not everyone goes here as often.
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,941
Posted By dave43
. Those cars will specify a C3 or C4 full...

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Those cars will specify a C3 or C4 full synthetic oil. Overkill for your bike and may not be available in a lot of country towns. Basic diesel oil is available everywhere and the key thing to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 107,632
Views: 21,471,317
Posted By dave43
My OEM Yuasa has finally died in a 2005 build...

My OEM Yuasa has finally died in a 2005 build bike. Probably partly due to lack of use the last year and not on a tender. 8 years means I'll stay with the brand tho. Why stuff around with anything...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By dave43
Phone carrier

if you are going to get away from major cities and towns Telstra is the only one to go with. The rest have coverage ranging from mediocre to nothing away form the major centres.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 15,033
Posted By dave43
So maybe about now is the time to stop posting...

So maybe about now is the time to stop posting and go riding!
Then come back on this thread in 12 months and tell us how you see it.
Forum: Australia 08-29-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By dave43
Make sure you put a block between the front tyre...

Make sure you put a block between the front tyre and the fork clamp to take the pressure of the tiedowns. Otherwise you can get a leak in a fork seal. I've done it. :(
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