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Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,994
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Posted By micko01
Should have bought a KLR!:rofl:hide Nah...

Should have bought a KLR!:rofl:hide


Nah seriously, best of luck for the trip home and thanks for the RR. Still hanging for the Simpson x-ing wrap up though!
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Hi Fred, welcome to the asylum, and thanks for...

Hi Fred, welcome to the asylum, and thanks for the feedback.

I still plan to finish this build report, I've got a few more things to document - some more electrical stuff and then a few little...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,267
Posted By micko01
Yeah was a hell of a bugger, and expensive! ...

Yeah was a hell of a bugger, and expensive!

But oh well. Have tried to read the 3rd gear blow ups thread but it's an awful lot of rumour and innuendo. Lots of anecdotal evidence and assumptions,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,267
Posted By micko01
Hi BD, have you investigated this 5th get issue...

Hi BD, have you investigated this 5th get issue yet with this second hand motor?

I ask because my DR spat out a tooth with the engine oil last time I changed it. I split the cases in Sth Africa in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 102,262
Views: 20,006,991
Posted By micko01
For reference, I'm running a 140/80-18 Mitas E07...

For reference, I'm running a 140/80-18 Mitas E07 with the axle at 4.8 ie one setting back from 5. It's very tight, maybe only 5mm clearance on the caliper side.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 102,262
Views: 20,006,991
Posted By micko01
My partners DR wasn't charging real well for a...

My partners DR wasn't charging real well for a while and I couldn't figure out why. It could handle the headlight ok but as soon as the heated grips went on it would run flat. Turns out that the plug...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 102,262
Views: 20,006,991
Posted By micko01
I've taken my tm40 from sea level to above 3000m...

I've taken my tm40 from sea level to above 3000m asl no problem. At altitude it was rich at WOT, although nothing to make me want to get out and actually change a jet. Worked well for me.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 374,448
Posted By micko01
Near Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa ...

Near Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa

http://earths-ends.smugmug.com/AdvRider-random-pics/i-5ZdwbVm/0/L/DSCF3071-L.jpg



And Tanya on the way into Die Hel.
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Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,267
Posted By micko01
Drjoe, how about selling the dash whole but with...

Drjoe, how about selling the dash whole but with a couple templates so people can cut out clearance for the idiot lights or a hole to remount them? Or do their own thing? Would keep it simple.......
Forum: Australia 09-30-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,103
Posted By micko01
Actually no you can't. I just got my old man to...

Actually no you can't. I just got my old man to get in contact with them while I'm OS and they've stopped making the 525 16t, they only go up to 15t in 525 but 17t in 520. Anyone interested in a...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,103
Posted By micko01
yep you can - contact Chain Gang in brissie. I...

yep you can - contact Chain Gang in brissie. I run CG 525 16/44 on the hwy and then its an easy switch to run 14/44 off-road.

My 16t fronts have about 15k kms on them now and getting pretty...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,103
Posted By micko01
CCCC, I run exhaust wrap on our headers to keep...

CCCC, I run exhaust wrap on our headers to keep the radiant heat off the front of the motor for slow speed riding. I've got a Vapor temp guage on the spark plug and on the highway at 100kph and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,224
Posted By micko01
Thumb Sh4kes, well done! Top stuff:thumb Cheers,...

Sh4kes, well done! Top stuff:thumb

Cheers, mick.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,193
Posted By micko01
Hi Clinton, noticed in your photo you've only got...

Hi Clinton, noticed in your photo you've only got the one brake line runner on the bottom triple clamp - putting a second one on the the top triple clamp should keep the brake line straight and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 374,448
Posted By micko01
Heres another from Lesotho - on the Caledon River...

Heres another from Lesotho - on the Caledon River Road on the way to Monantsa Pass.

http://earths-ends.smugmug.com/AdvRider-random-pics/i-2zqLqkZ/0/L/DSCF1482-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 374,448
Posted By micko01
Hey Gebogen, checkout my build report in my sig...

Hey Gebogen, checkout my build report in my sig all questions answered there in detail and lots of photos. But in a nutshell, yes I welded a mount on to the stem, and yes the frame is reinforced.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 374,448
Posted By micko01
DR in the Mountain Kingdom

My DR this afternoon at the top of Mafika Lisiu Pass (3080m) on the way to Katse Dam, Lesotho.

http://earths-ends.smugmug.com/AdvRider-random-pics/i-sJJ5WGR/0/L/DSCF1834-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Yeah it's a fair point. But the static weight if...

Yeah it's a fair point. But the static weight if the DR-osaurus is a decent passive security measure!

We do have a security cable to lock the bikes together and disc locks, but locking a bike to a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Electrickery part 2 – hardware

Next on the electrical front was mounting everything that needed to be wired up, of which there was a bit. The Acura TL projectors are not sealed units and had been in the shed getting test fitted...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Thanks theofam. We have a bit of downtime at the...

Thanks theofam. We have a bit of downtime at the moment - we have a few rest days after riding through the top of Lesotho and the Northern Drakensberg. Plan is to rest up, clean some airfilters and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Cheers Walter, your XC build thread was quite...

Cheers Walter, your XC build thread was quite useful for me for generating ideas when putting together the front end! Thanks!



Bummer Rob - epic bummer. Shame you didn't get to ride them...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,545
Posted By micko01
Great photos!:thumb

Great photos!:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 102,262
Views: 20,006,991
Posted By micko01
Yeah, funny, but funny in a Sarah Palin like "I...

Yeah, funny, but funny in a Sarah Palin like "I can't believe you just said that please stop wasting my oxygen" kind of way.....

Anyway, let's resume normal programming....
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 102,262
Views: 20,006,991
Posted By micko01
Haha rightio mate - that last effort will just...

Haha rightio mate - that last effort will just about do you I'd reckon. Catchya later.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Electrickery part 1 – charging circuit

I’m afraid this next couple posts might be a bit rambling and all over the place as the electrical modifications were also a bit over the place. A heap of different things got done for various...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Hi clint - you should definitely try and find the...

Hi clint - you should definitely try and find the time to build one - getting that weight out of the bags makes a big difference. It is a bit of a two for one deal as it get tools out of panniers and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Hey yellow pig - no I never measured the bikes...

Hey yellow pig - no I never measured the bikes weight before or after but it wouldn't be great deal more than a normally farkled DR650, as much as it might not look like it. Weight is a topic I was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 102,262
Views: 20,006,991
Posted By micko01
Same here. Ours are jetted for sea level at the...

Same here. Ours are jetted for sea level at the moment, but they still pulled perfectly up Sani Pass the other day to 2874m. Thats about 9500 feet for the non metricated.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By micko01
this could be rather interesting me thinks........

this could be rather interesting me thinks..... subscribed.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,389
Posted By micko01
Sounds like a compression test might be in order...

Sounds like a compression test might be in order Sh4kes.

And well done on the CSR. Top stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
cheers. just woke up and about to jump in a...

cheers.

just woke up and about to jump in a cab for the trucking depot just north of Durban here to grab the DR's. We will be offline for a few days - there is some riding to be done! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,267
Posted By micko01
a ciggie lighter on windy night is better than a...

a ciggie lighter on windy night is better than a stock DR one!!

seriously though its a nice setup for sure. Will be keen to hear what the weight is of the tower. Do you know what grade Ally it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,267
Posted By micko01
nice one, looks real good. Very jealous of the...

nice one, looks real good. Very jealous of the ally light tower...... have you done any night riding yet Steve to see how the light compares?
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Toolbox

Extra tool storage is hardly unique – in fact one glance at JamminJays DR and you’d think tool-tubes breed all by themselves….. I was now in need of some sort of storage, preferably lockable, after...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,267
Posted By micko01
Yep - I'll bite. What, when, where and how much? ...

Yep - I'll bite. What, when, where and how much?

More details required!
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Fuel tanks continued.

It turned out that mounting the tanks was about as much work again as building them!

All the mounts were welded to mounting plates which were welded to the tank. This was done to distribute...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By micko01
Seat - I've got a metzi. It's a good thing....

Seat - I've got a metzi. It's a good thing. Otherwise look at getting a seat concepts kit and doing it yourself. Or an airhawk, price out of the US is pretty reasonable.

Fuel tank - fair enough....
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Thanks jaglite :freaky I can't really...

Thanks jaglite :freaky

I can't really remember why I decided to just bridge the gap with weld, although the likely explanation is it was late at the time and I didn't want to piss the neighbours...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Definitely couldn't have got a 950/990adv for...

Definitely couldn't have got a 950/990adv for less dollars and I never would have considered one anyway. And I doubt I could have got a ktm 640adv for less dollars - the DRs were probably only worth...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,300
Posted By micko01
Rear fuel tanks part 1

The bikes already had 30 litre Safari tanks fitted which had swelled with a bit of age, but there are a number of routes in Australia where 32ish litres simply isn’t anywhere near enough. And before...
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