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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By clintnz
Xmas eve traffic - New Zealand

Kicking back in the sun after a swim and a spot of beach cricket at Waimarama. Thought I might have a play at putting up a wee ride report off the tablet. One of the cool things about heading over to...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By clintnz
yep, well, lid compulsory in my workshop given...

yep, well, lid compulsory in my workshop given the quantities of grinding/saw dust etc that fly around on occasion.

I have some rectangular ones, about A4 footprint, of varying depths, that...
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By clintnz
Will probably be heading home from Hawkes Bay...

Will probably be heading home from Hawkes Bay Saturday or Sunday, will be on the KTM. I shall txt when I know what I'm doing when, might be able to catch up for a coffee along the way.

Cheers
...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,740
Posted By clintnz
Not running when hot could also be the choke...

Not running when hot could also be the choke jammed on somehow.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Australia 12-15-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,893
Posted By clintnz
Good to see you back on the road mate, have fun...

Good to see you back on the road mate, have fun up the Molesworth!



Us locals see that as more of an opportunity than a problem... :wink::lol3

As the loopys only go there by boat...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,489
Posted By clintnz
Pity that headlight won't fit. Maybe you need to...

Pity that headlight won't fit. Maybe you need to space it forward some? I wonder how Gunner's mate did it as that one doesn't stick out much? When I built my 7" light setup I was faced with the same...
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,309
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! Screen & lights look good. ...

Good stuff! Screen & lights look good.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By clintnz
Have you been over the Borland into the South Arm...

Have you been over the Borland into the South Arm of Manapouri? Should be first stop on the way South from Te Anau if not.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Latin America 12-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,022
Posted By clintnz
Hi Nancy, might see you on the road! My...

Hi Nancy, might see you on the road!

My girlfriend & I have booked a couple of NX400 hire bikes in Santiago from 2 Feb for 5 weeks. We are planning to explore Chile & Argentina from around...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,008
Posted By clintnz
Do you have the parts manual for the 690? If not...

Do you have the parts manual for the 690? If not get one or look at the diagrams on one of the online parts websites. When I rebuilt my 640 I found the parts book drawings quite useful to check on...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 599,686
Posted By clintnz
x3 As a TIG n00b I tried both & have found the...

x3 As a TIG n00b I tried both & have found the footpedal much easier.

...although a friend of mine who is a pro TIG guru uses torch controls exclusively - makes it easier to move around on...
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,873
Posted By clintnz
Well done Shar! I think it's a...

Well done Shar!



I think it's a Yamaha thing... Rosie's WR sump bung has a habit of being an absolute bitch to undo, despite always being torqued to spec. It had a similarly small hex on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,003
Posted By clintnz
Neat stuff! We're going to have to come & visit...

Neat stuff! We're going to have to come & visit one day...

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 34,388
Posted By clintnz
I'm with Gunner, 40K km. Along with the cam...

I'm with Gunner, 40K km. Along with the cam followers.

Wear can vary. First time I serviced mine @50K km, replaced bearings, seal & shaft but they all looked pretty good. 2nd time when I did my...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,008
Views: 1,962,567
Posted By clintnz
Bugger! If you can get it as far as taupo I may...

Bugger! If you can get it as far as taupo I may be able to help with the last leg to Auckland

Cheers
Clint

fumblethumbed off a tiny screen
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,572
Posted By clintnz
x2! My lady bought a few yards of cheap thick...

x2! My lady bought a few yards of cheap thick polarfleece & sewed up a couple similar - with a med weight down bag, med size thermarest, we have camped out in the snow & they work great! Having 2...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,740
Posted By clintnz
Yes, a bubbly sound is normal when your exhaust...

Yes, a bubbly sound is normal when your exhaust is coming straight outta the head.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 11-24-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,089
Posted By clintnz
Doh! Thanks! The first draft had the size in, (&...

Doh! Thanks! The first draft had the size in, (& I'm sure it was better written too), but of course the trademe site lost all that on the first attempt at posting it... now edited

Clint
Forum: New Zealand 11-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,089
Posted By clintnz
Buy my boots you bastards

Having a clean out of some old gear, had too much time on my hands while putting up trademe listing...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=812715246
...
Forum: New Zealand 11-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,657
Posted By clintnz
FREE BOOTS! Road & Adv

Got a couple of old pairs of boots free to a good home, well any home actually...

Diadora road boots, size 8. In reasonable condition, not too waterproof but a good step up from a pair of...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,331
Posted By clintnz
I recently had to replace some old gear & in a...

I recently had to replace some old gear & in a bid for max versatility am trying out a pressure suit for hot/offroad plus a waterproof jacket over the top for normal-cold-wet.

Got an Axo air...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By clintnz
I've used a bunch of the regular E0-7's on the...

I've used a bunch of the regular E0-7's on the back of the 640 now, no issues at all with changing them using levers, just a normal tyre in that regard.

X2 on the E0-7 rear, TKC80 front...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,280
Posted By clintnz
If the kid is finding a KLX140 too small, under...

If the kid is finding a KLX140 too small, under suspended & underpowered then something like a CRF230, Yam 225 isn't going to be much of a step up. A 200EXC KTM could be a good pick, I assume you can...
Forum: New Zealand 11-19-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,089
Posted By clintnz
I can appreciate the looks of most of that old...

I can appreciate the looks of most of that old gear but I've driven enough of it to not be too enthused about actually owning them. My mate Mike's strategy is the winner I reckon - get a retro shell...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,489
Posted By clintnz
The 690 headlight unit does look good on a 640....

The 690 headlight unit does look good on a 640. The light (on the non-R anyway) is much better too. Also the little KTM accessory windscreen like in Gunner's pic above is well worth getting if you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By clintnz
After a more leisurely start on the Sunday...

After a more leisurely start on the Sunday morning we cruised off southish. As with the day before Mark's route took in quite a few ridge top roads which offered some neat views as well as the chance...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By clintnz
Kaipara 600 - Beaches & Backroads NZ

MXNUT organised a good solid couple of days riding around the huge Kaipara Harbour on the west coast north of Auckland. After an enjoyable stay with .chris in Auckland we got going up hwy 1 early to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By clintnz
At 45k with no service history I'd definitely do...

At 45k with no service history I'd definitely do the cam follower rollers & a water pump rebuild. Starter sprag clutches often need replacing around then too. They're a fairly easy bike to work on &...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 335,706
Posted By clintnz
Made a couple of punches to press the old bushes...

Made a couple of punches to press the old bushes out of my Landcruiser rear suspension arms.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rP1030682_zps11442fe7.jpg

Machining them to the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,205
Posted By clintnz
Good to see you're having fun mate! I'm enjoying...

Good to see you're having fun mate! I'm enjoying the story. Hope the rest of the trip goes well.

Cheers
clint
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,781
Posted By clintnz
On the utility trailer I made I have lugs on the...

On the utility trailer I made I have lugs on the ends of the tailgates, there's an opening tailgate at each end (the same 12" height as the sides) they can slide off their hinge pins, (handy for...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By clintnz
I've had a Sony Xperia Active ST17i for a while &...

I've had a Sony Xperia Active ST17i for a while & it's been good. Waterproof & shock resistant as advertised. Small for a smatphone but that's what I wanted. I think there is a new version out now.
...
Forum: New Zealand 11-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,309
Posted By clintnz
Cool! (in more ways than one obviously :vardy)...

Cool! (in more ways than one obviously :vardy) Camping out, watching the sunset & the dawn, is a great way to appreciate special places like the top of Altimarloch.

I think it was the first...
Forum: New Zealand 11-04-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,089
Posted By clintnz
The 'bag of cement' is a std unit for evaluating...

The 'bag of cement' is a std unit for evaluating bike weight innit? :evil

I know an F650 BMW has nearly a bag on my 640 & they sure feel like it when you have to pick one up.

Nice to see...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,209
Views: 644,696
Posted By clintnz
Wow! Some fabulous scenery & most groovy looking...

Wow! Some fabulous scenery & most groovy looking roads. I am enjoying the armchair travels through Brazil via your skilfully wielded lens.

Had a nice wee ride over the weekend, Cape Egmont to...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,765,986
Posted By clintnz
Looks good! That is a really good...

Looks good!



That is a really good idea. Big tables are great but the space under them can get wasted... one day when I've got a bigger shop... :D Nice work on the van too, I just painted my...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 599,686
Posted By clintnz
Congrats on the 1st project! One...

Congrats on the 1st project!



One thing I've found really helps when trying to do low amps thin stuff with the stick is to be fussy with the prep & grind back to bare new metal as if TIGing....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By clintnz
Cape - Cape Day 2

A slightly less early start got us to Opotiki to meet up with the crew for a coffee before heading up the old Motu Rd, which is about as rough as a public road can get before it would be called a 4x4...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 429,276
Posted By clintnz
Spotted early on Saturday being introduced to a...

Spotted early on Saturday being introduced to a few Taranaki locals by Phil before jumping ship from the R80 to Jatz's F800:
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-28-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 29,928
Posted By clintnz
Started on a ride report over in the day trippin...

Started on a ride report over in the day trippin section:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25383313#post25383313

Cheers
Clint
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