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Forum: Australia 04-13-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,950
Posted By humdinger
One thing about shitters in the States...

One thing about shitters in the States (Kalifornia) that I did notice is that they only use 40mm drainage pipe so if you hang a decent sized hoagster, you'll be poo jabbing for a whiles!
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,270
Posted By humdinger
A good quality silicon spray applied to fork legs...

A good quality silicon spray applied to fork legs before and after a ride gives me at least 15000kms of leak free riding (mainly dry, dusty infested trails) before I even think about new seals. This...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By humdinger
Lots of conflicting posts with regard to the...

Lots of conflicting posts with regard to the front 908 RR.
I have run both front and rear 908 RR at the same time ('05-640Adv.) and can say for me, they can handle high speed on or off road.
All...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By humdinger
I believe the '04 and '05 model 640 Adv.'s had an...

I believe the '04 and '05 model 640 Adv.'s had an extra oil line plumbed in at the front base of the cylinder block to lubricate the skirt of the piston.
Like most off-road bikes, check every nut...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,744
Posted By humdinger
Thats a question that only experienced...

Thats a question that only experienced riders/racers and those very familiar with all different manufacturers of braking components, could really offer an accurate answer.
Your braking system is...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By humdinger
Been doing it for years now. I find the 3 litre...

Been doing it for years now. I find the 3 litre plastic fruit juice bottles work the best. I camp away from home for work every week and with a good esky kept out of the sun, two 3 litre frozen water...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 85,692
Posted By humdinger
If it wasn't for the small 'pleats' of orange on...

If it wasn't for the small 'pleats' of orange on the collar, I probably would have shot the beast; mistaking it for an over sized whitetail or a lost BMW rider.................
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,836
Posted By humdinger
What type of gloves? Well, actually, I only where...

What type of gloves? Well, actually, I only where one glove. Its white.......usually and I sometimes change it to black when I want to feel inconspicuous; makes me feel a little more manly too! :D
Forum: Australia 04-05-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By humdinger
Lotsa riding and lotsa sex (use your imagination)...

Lotsa riding and lotsa sex (use your imagination) will significantly reduce the likelihood of arm pump.
Forum: Australia 04-05-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 85,692
Posted By humdinger
Thats a great shot Major! I bet the pucker was...

Thats a great shot Major! I bet the pucker was flinching............its a long way across!
Forum: Australia 04-05-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By humdinger
Helmets? Compulsory? I thought it would be...

Helmets? Compulsory?
I thought it would be mandatory, simply so as to protect the general populace from the extreme ugliness, prolific in the two wheeled world.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,188
Posted By humdinger
Ah, the need for speed! A very addictive an...

Ah, the need for speed!
A very addictive an extremely dangerous temptation that claims many.
Road or dirt, the faster I ride the more I concentrate, further I look ahead, the larger my eyes open...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,939
Posted By humdinger
Fantastic piccys! Great report! I am asuming...

Fantastic piccys! Great report!
I am asuming that all the beer consumed had an effect on the speed calibration of your GPS also................
http://lucidor.smugmug.com/photos/172285058-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,854
Posted By humdinger
Thanks people for all your valuable feedback! ...

Thanks people for all your valuable feedback!
I'll have another search Godsilla,tar! Seeya at the Stato! :freaky
Forum: Australia 04-04-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 85,692
Posted By humdinger
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/scabbylab/...

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/scabbylab/Nicesingletrack.jpg
[IMG]http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/scabbylab/lovely.jpg
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/scabbylab/Faster.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,222
Posted By humdinger
I flinched when I saw this photo; dunno why but I...

I flinched when I saw this photo; dunno why but I did!:eek1







http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/klm4755/gas%20container%20and%20spark%20plug/IMGP8514.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By humdinger
I think you may find that there are very few who...

I think you may find that there are very few who can accurately and comprehensively answer the 'Longevity' question.
I can say that of all the aftermarket equipment (especially exhausts) I have...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By humdinger
Death ; something all of us will face sooner or...

Death ; something all of us will face sooner or later. Whether it's sudden and unexpected or inevitabley known, it still hits the heart!
Just another reinforcment to value every hour of every day we...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By humdinger
Ride slower, sit on your arse and pull a face...

Ride slower, sit on your arse and pull a face like a Volvo driver.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,077
Posted By humdinger
Sorry, couldn't help it but I like the orange...

Sorry, couldn't help it but I like the orange ones, especially when they hit high noon!

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/scabbylab/katytacho.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-03-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,621
Posted By humdinger
I'll echo what Mouse said although I haven't...

I'll echo what Mouse said although I haven't clocked the 200km/h mark. I have run for extended periods at over 160km/h with f & r Dunlop RR's (640 Adv.) and can say they are very tough and built for...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By humdinger
The episode when they trecked across the States...

The episode when they trecked across the States was freakin' hilarious!
Forum: Australia 04-03-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,862
Posted By humdinger
It all started with faggot, lashed taut on the...

It all started with faggot, lashed taut on the bike,
Transposed mounting, sort of gave me a fright!
Then beer was to follow, fastened tight on that seat,
Stacked 5 feet high, now that would be a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,400
Posted By humdinger
I had a '95 model XR 600 with 41mm Mikuni flat...

I had a '95 model XR 600 with 41mm Mikuni flat slide. I opted for big bore header pipes and a staintune muffler (there are better) to compliment the carb. Huge difference, no more stumbles or hard...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,839
Posted By humdinger
Just for reference, the '05-625 SXC here in Oz...

Just for reference, the '05-625 SXC here in Oz comes stock with 16:40 and has the FCR carb retaining the 43mm front suspenders. Addition of an 18ltre tank makes a very versatile bush weapon!
Looks...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,674
Posted By humdinger
The radiator fan has an upper and lower 'hook'...

The radiator fan has an upper and lower 'hook' type clip (on inside of radiator) that can be a bit tricky to work out but much easier than removing radiators.
Like mentioned earlier, all is...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By humdinger
When they pump out about 45kw, I'll buy one.

When they pump out about 45kw, I'll buy one.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,365
Posted By humdinger
JT are popular over here also. Made in Thialand I...

JT are popular over here also. Made in Thialand I believe. Donning a rear as we speak. I'm pretty sure they make all steel rear sprockets but google them and check.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,854
Posted By humdinger
Grease......mixing types, applications etc.

Did a search through the index (10 of about 3 zillion pages) and couldn't find what I was after so I'll 'stick' this up to see if there are any good ideas, valid experiences:norton amoungst fellow...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By humdinger
Long highway stints and 600cc's are much more...

Long highway stints and 600cc's are much more suited. I have always loved the XR 600's as they are pretty bullet proof but water cooled is more desireable in the tighter stuff when teperatures start...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By humdinger
Just be wary of speed ratings when using on...

Just be wary of speed ratings when using on tarmac as many will bust knobbies clean off at over 60mph. The Baja hung on ok for me but was very noisy; not that it was too much of a concern at higher...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2008, 04:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,665
Posted By humdinger
Sounds good people. Dead bovine, beer, wine,...

Sounds good people.
Dead bovine, beer, wine, festivities..............
.............all the ingredients of a good road trip!
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By humdinger
I have a pair I use on my 640 Adv. Excellent...

I have a pair I use on my 640 Adv. Excellent protection and very comfy from day one. Not the best compromise for walking in though.
They will handle a quick walk through deep water (below top of...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By humdinger
As Knackers said, the Akro is quiet and very...

As Knackers said, the Akro is quiet and very light; 60% less than the stocker.
I found its more 'oval' profile didn't contact the knobbies under full compression either. Very nice bit of gear and...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By humdinger
This one was fun: ...

This one was fun:
http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=224615&hl=2+day+trip..............with+my+girly
Forum: Australia 03-14-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,171
Posted By humdinger
Straying off line a little but I picked up this...

Straying off line a little but I picked up this little metho cooker (Trangia) recently. Very compact and efficient unit I use when on the bike or at work when camping on site.
Takes up bugger all...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,413
Posted By humdinger
I had a PE 250. Can't remember what model ('78?)...

I had a PE 250. Can't remember what model ('78?) but a pretty reliable unit it was considering the lack of maintenance it had.:D
If my memory serves me correctly, the PE 175 was a six speed, was it...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,408
Posted By humdinger
Talking " Put kwap on my dad and I'll bust ya chops!" ...

" Put kwap on my dad and I'll bust ya chops!"

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee76/scabbylab/Busta.jpg
Forum: Australia 03-14-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,665
Posted By humdinger
Hate to admit it but I'm a born and bred...

Hate to admit it but I'm a born and bred Canberran.
Will try to make this one Godsilla!
Be good to share an ale or two!
Forum: Australia 03-14-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,968
Posted By humdinger
They don't think 'till its too late

See 'em every day Nev.
I call them 'Temporary Residents'.
Only good for organ donators as there's very little skin left after a big get-off.
Not much blood left in 'em either.
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