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Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
Will do Charlie. Don't want to :muutt again :D

Will do Charlie. Don't want to :muutt again :D
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
Bugger, better carry a bit more then :1drink

Bugger, better carry a bit more then :1drink
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
:y0! Count me in. Got to use up some long service...

:y0! Count me in. Got to use up some long service leave :D



I'm doing Proserpine - Collinsville - Burdekin Dam - Mt. Coolon - Nebo - Mt. Britton - Eungella Dam - Proserpine this coming weekend...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 2,052,397
Posted By rowie
I've purchased a lot of stuff from Mick Hone in...

I've purchased a lot of stuff from Mick Hone in Melbourne

http://www.mickhone.com.au/

If parts are not in stock but are available from Suzuki Australia, they get them next day. If they come...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4,159
Views: 491,434
Posted By rowie
Check the chain alignment (running parallel with...

Check the chain alignment (running parallel with the sprockets). There are 2 notches difference in the adjusters on my bike, even with new bearings in the swing arm pivot and wheel.
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,850
Posted By rowie
I searched for BMW pivot foot pegs ...

I searched for BMW pivot foot pegs

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271750249792

Knock offs or the real thing?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,159
Views: 491,434
Posted By rowie
Keihin FCR-39 MX. I have one on my 90 model. I...

Keihin FCR-39 MX. I have one on my 90 model. I give it 3 priming kicks with the de-compression and choke on, a couple of throttle squirts, go to tdc, then kick it in the guts. Hot or cold, 90% of the...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 515,635
Posted By rowie
Dunno mate. He has another ad for the same bike,...

Dunno mate. He has another ad for the same bike, except the seller name is Frank, and this one is Steve. Does sound a bit suss.
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 515,635
Posted By rowie
The photo that shows said pipe, is on a...

The photo that shows said pipe, is on a completely different bike :D
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 515,635
Posted By rowie
Electric leg XL600

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/metford/motorcycles/honda-xl600-rmg-lams-approved-/1065757632
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,159
Views: 491,434
Posted By rowie
Seat base dimensions

Guys,

I'm in need of the Seat base dimensions from a 92 to 95 model. Seat Concepts has a foam and cover kit available for them and I want to see if the foam will fit my 90 model base.

Thanks,...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 2,052,397
Posted By rowie
Very much. Thanks BergDonk. The seat pan on the...

Very much. Thanks BergDonk. The seat pan on the 90 and 91 models is bent like a banana, and 92 - 95 is similar to 96+. Length wise it would work, but the width would not. Mine is 230mm wide at the...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 2,052,397
Posted By rowie
Seat base dimensions

Blokes,

If someone has their seat off (or a spare one lying around) could you measure the base for me please. I would like to know the length from the rear most point to the centre of the curve at...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 187,182
Posted By rowie
YEIS - Yamaha Energy Induction System. Supposedly...

YEIS - Yamaha Energy Induction System. Supposedly filled with air/fuel mix that was instantly available when the throttle was opened. Um, yeah, OK then :lol3 I don't know how a bottle that had...
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Posted By rowie
Save your money. It's pretty useless. I stripped...

Save your money. It's pretty useless. I stripped the previous owner applied paint off my DR650RS panels with the brush on stripper. The paint Suzuki used must be a special formula that fends off...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 31,861
Posted By rowie
Very nice Eric. Too flash to get dirty :D The...

Very nice Eric. Too flash to get dirty :D The tail light on that model is the same as used on the DR650RS, in case you can't get a replacement or whatever.
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By rowie
YZF400 Front end conversion

I picked up a '99 YZF400 rolling chassis and the front end is not required. Are they commonly used as a conversion onto ADV bikes? Thought I would offer it cheap to an inmate before flogging it off...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By rowie
If this happens to their steering bearings, I...

If this happens to their steering bearings, I would hate to use them in the wheels. It is not worn: Just poorly made

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/davidrowe/bearing.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4,159
Views: 491,434
Posted By rowie
The early models came from the factory with a...

The early models came from the factory with a seal retainer. Item no. 32 here:

http://cdn.partzilla.com/diagram/suzuki/09/73/0016.png
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,159
Views: 491,434
Posted By rowie
They are special bolts. The head breaks off when...

They are special bolts. The head breaks off when they get to a specific tightness.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4,159
Views: 491,434
Posted By rowie
OEM, Twin Air and maybe K&N. Post 96 wont fit

OEM, Twin Air and maybe K&N. Post 96 wont fit
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16,528
Views: 2,788,597
Posted By rowie
Thanks for your input Ladder. I was able to fully...

Thanks for your input Ladder. I was able to fully compress one of the forks until it stopped and there is 285mm of travel, which gives me an extra 3mm of tyre to frame clearance. :D This is the...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14,899
Views: 2,052,397
Posted By rowie
I have seen a photo somewhere..... Don't know if...

I have seen a photo somewhere..... Don't know if any mounts were changed, but it looked like a simple swap. Adding a larger battery and the starting electrics would be the biggest headache. Carb...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16,528
Views: 2,788,597
Posted By rowie
Thanks for the link. I have been through that...

Thanks for the link. I have been through that thread several times and found only one fork swap that contained sufficient information. He used the complete upside down front end off a KLX250. I went...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16,528
Views: 2,788,597
Posted By rowie
Fork swap

Guys,

I have a 1990 DR650RS and have not been able to find any specific info, so I thought I would ask here because the DR750's and 800's are pretty much the same :D Just wondering if anyone that...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
That sucks Charlie. I stopped to let a ute past...

That sucks Charlie. I stopped to let a ute past and just started moving when I went over. There was a couple camping down stream a bit and the bloke came over to see if I was ok. He helped me walk...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
Almost identical Barra :rofl The Turramurra...

Almost identical Barra :rofl The Turramurra crossing is fairly new and had a smooth broom finish. Dickheads! I didn't get a photo though. Picked it up straight away as I didn't feel like kicking the...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
Charlie, I wont be able to make it, which has...

Charlie, I wont be able to make it, which has pissed me off a bit. Doing a fork swap and still getting it sorted. It was supposed to be a remove old forks, bolt on new forks and ride. Yeah, right!
...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
I rode Laroona - Ewan Rd and Paluma - Ewan Rd at...

I rode Laroona - Ewan Rd and Paluma - Ewan Rd at Easter. It was new bitumen to a few k's south of the Paluma - Ewan Rd junction. Paluma - Ewan Rd is basically a rough single lane road through the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16,528
Views: 2,788,597
Posted By rowie
It is still listed on the Suzuki Australia parts...

It is still listed on the Suzuki Australia parts fiche

http://www.mickhone.com.au/find/part/M.96792

Email to confirm if it still available
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
Thumb Sounds good Charlie. Getting my suspension sorted...

Sounds good Charlie. Getting my suspension sorted at the moment and trying to justify spending 1100 bucks on a Wilbers shock. 4770 3177 is the number I found. Fairly certain it is the caravan park at...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
Add a maybe from me. That's if you will let a...

Add a maybe from me. That's if you will let a slow bastard on a 24yo dog rooter tag along :D
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 31,861
Posted By rowie
Nasty! How do the journals, cam and rockers look?...

Nasty! How do the journals, cam and rockers look? They have a bad habit of major wearing if they are poorly maintained. While you have it in bits, check the oil feed pipe in the head. This is what I...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,647
Posted By rowie
I tried these: ...

I tried these:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310957323171

Which had about the same light output as a candle. Cree LED's might be better?

Decided to stay with incandescent bulbs in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 431,888
Posted By rowie
A few from today's ride in north Queensland, Aus....

A few from today's ride in north Queensland, Aus.

On the Eungella Range:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/davidrowe/range.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/davidrowe/waterfall.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By rowie
Thanks blokes :D I will give them a try. The...

Thanks blokes :D I will give them a try. The originals on my DR didn't like 180Ks of corrug-g-g-g-g-g-ations and the mounting bolt ripped out.

Jim, basically I wanted to know how they coped with...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By rowie
Buell Indicators

Anyone in AU using these?

http://www.srwmoto.com.au/product/1246-genuine-indicator-for-2003-2009-xb

Seems to be a lot of dual sport riders in the USA using them. Apparently they are very...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 79,758
Posted By rowie
I thought the first 10k's or so of the north end...

I thought the first 10k's or so of the north end of Dotswood Road was fecking horrendous :D Rode a lot of it in the drain because I couldn't find a speed that made the corrugations rideable.
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,305
Posted By rowie
It was in ADB. At the time the RRP for the XR was...

It was in ADB. At the time the RRP for the XR was around $6000. IIRC
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,159
Views: 491,434
Posted By rowie
8 - 9.5 lb/ft. A 1/4" drive torque wrench is...

8 - 9.5 lb/ft. A 1/4" drive torque wrench is needed if you want it to be accurate. The value is a bit too small to get an accurate reading with a 3/8" drive wrench. If your manual is the Suzuki...
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