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Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 05:41 AM
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Posted By jimbo74
Suzuki JR80 Drum Brake

Hi All. I have got my daughter JR 80 and when I went to replace the tube the other day the drum break assembly came apart. When I have tried to put it back together, the external section does not go...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Turns out the wiring was shorting out and cooked...

Turns out the wiring was shorting out and cooked the voltage regulator (big black thing). Expensive one to fix. Had a ride on a 300EXC the other day. It's amazing how much power it has compared to...
Forum: Australia 05-24-2014, 07:35 PM
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Posted By jimbo74
Resistor

Has anyone had any dramas with the big black resistor/heat sink next to the battery (on the brake pedal side)? I was at the Kingaroy trail ride yesterday and it caught fire and cooked my electrics.
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 04:00 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Thanks Pierre. :lol3 That looks perfect. I...

Thanks Pierre. :lol3 That looks perfect. I reckon you'd be looking at the Shercos pretty closely if you're over there in France and after their good showing in the Dakar?
Forum: Australia 01-15-2014, 03:30 PM
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Posted By jimbo74
I put a Michelin S12 on mine. It's excellent.

I put a Michelin S12 on mine. It's excellent.
Forum: Australia 01-15-2014, 03:28 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
I use mine to transit now and then and 80 kph is...

I use mine to transit now and then and 80 kph is not comfortable. Bike is twitchy and skaty. That's on stock gearing though. I wouldn't recommend it for commutes and I agree with the other post - ...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2013, 09:44 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Thanks mate, interesting. Just spoke with my...

Thanks mate, interesting. Just spoke with my dealer and the first question that he asked me was "have you done any modifications to the air box?". My response was "yes, I have ported it out". We...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Pissed Hard to Start

Anyone having troubles starting their FR? Mine winds over for ages when I first get it out of the shed. I've tried playing with the cold start button on the throttle body but that makes no...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2013, 01:09 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Wow, what a cracker. Want to sell one to me?? :D

Wow, what a cracker. Want to sell one to me?? :D
Forum: Australia 10-19-2013, 05:21 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
More info

Gave mine a good test at the Cooyar trail ride today. Went like a beauty. I've put a Michelin S12 on the front and it's an awesome tyre. No wash outs at all. Did two loops of approx 25km each and...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2013, 04:31 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Tyres

Thanks for the heads up re handlebar straightening. All sorted but wallet a bit lighter after the acquisition of a torque wrench.
Has anyone got any ideas on a good nobby for the freeride?
Forum: Australia 07-07-2013, 04:55 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Thanks mate, I'll give that a go. Gripping stuff...

Thanks mate, I'll give that a go. Gripping stuff bewtwwn my legs in winter is going to cause some anxst though.
Forum: Australia 07-06-2013, 03:27 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Wink Handlebars out of alignment

Has anyone got a few tips to easily realign my bars after a stack? The bars aren't bent I don't think, but I can't work out how to realign them to my fork.
Also, does anyone get the feeling that...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2013, 05:37 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Laugh So, have you ditched the clear plastic housing...

So, have you ditched the clear plastic housing around the filter completely?
Forum: Australia 04-29-2013, 01:51 AM
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Posted By jimbo74
Keen to hear how this goes. They make a big...

Keen to hear how this goes. They make a big claim on their site but they make a good product.
Forum: Australia 04-21-2013, 03:44 AM
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Posted By jimbo74
Trials Tyres VS Nobbys

I took the freeride out for its biggest spin to date, today. It was an organised trail ride with every terrain conceivable. I found the stock trials tyres were ordinary in loose dust and sand, mud,...
Forum: Australia 02-16-2013, 03:48 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Pissed Ended up spending more at the auto electrician...

Ended up spending more at the auto electrician with resistors and crap than what the actual lights cost me!
Forum: Australia 02-15-2013, 08:51 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Eh? Wiring

Just a heads up too, I was putting some better blinkers on my bike and got it all wrong. It turns out the brown wires on these things are the ground wire, not the active. Mighty confused there for a...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2013, 03:21 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Did it go significantly better with just these 2...

Did it go significantly better with just these 2 mods?
Forum: Australia 01-22-2013, 03:20 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
No, he didn't. He implied it was being refined...

No, he didn't. He implied it was being refined and perfected as opposed to anything "wrong" with it. I guess he would need to say that. :wink:
Forum: Australia 01-21-2013, 01:06 AM
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Posted By jimbo74
I rang the dealer the other day to make some...

I rang the dealer the other day to make some enquiries and discuss this and he said that Rekluse has "pulled" the product for the freeride for now and they are going to tweak it/adjust it and bring...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2013, 05:54 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
I would be really interested to hear and see more...

I would be really interested to hear and see more about this Rekluse clutch kit if you could please? Has it robbed any power from the bike? I don't know much about these things is it just like...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By jimbo74
Dakar mobile app

I've noticed that the Dakar mobile app is not in the Australian App Store (to follow the race). Does anyone know how to get it?
Forum: Australia 01-04-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By jimbo74
Thanks for the links and info. There might be...

Thanks for the links and info. There might be some ads on the Dakar coverage on SBS?
Forum: Australia 12-31-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,336
Posted By jimbo74
Dakar Tours

G'day all. Can anyone recommend one of the tour groups or charters that do a tag along tour with the Dakar? I want something that is pretty relaxed and not too "race pace" as I want to see a bit of...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2012, 02:54 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Keen to hear how you get on with the extra fuel...

Keen to hear how you get on with the extra fuel option. The best thing I've found so far is a little tank that holds about 3l that sits on the rear mudguard, but plumbing it in is going to be the...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2012, 08:20 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
I have to agree. The thread is heading into the...

I have to agree. The thread is heading into the outskirts of Wankersville. Keep the theme on the bike and take the sledging to another forum. :D

On that note, has anyone come up with a better...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Cry I think I know why I can't post photos. I've just...

I think I know why I can't post photos. I've just been reading the rules of this forum and back there a while ago, I think I posted the link to the Freeride service manual (freely available from the...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 07:23 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Radiator Braces

I took the plunge and got some of those factory KTM braces for the radiator. They won't provide much front on protection obviously but they seem quite sturdy for lateral impact. Interesting point to...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2012, 04:07 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
In theory, yes. But that is true of all dirt...

In theory, yes. But that is true of all dirt bikes.
In the Freerides case, yes, but in reality, it's not as good as my my Husky 450. The reason for this is that the pegs are quite a fair way back...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2012, 05:23 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
I haven't taken those bits out of the exhaust yet...

I haven't taken those bits out of the exhaust yet because they expressly state that it will void the warranty. I will once the warranty expires though. As for the air filter, I'm not keen to mess...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2012, 04:24 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Had my 3rd hit out on it on the weekend. I am...

Had my 3rd hit out on it on the weekend. I am amazed at how much the engine has loosened up. In the first couple of rides, I was concerned that it was going to run out of torque but it seems a lot...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Finally, somebody has put Photoshop to good use....

Finally, somebody has put Photoshop to good use. That is brilliant! :clap
Forum: Australia 11-10-2012, 04:58 PM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
had a laugh when I saw this. It's a weird...

had a laugh when I saw this. It's a weird looking pipe. I wonder how much it restricts the flow? If at all?
Strangely enough, I'm pretty keen for the 6 month warranty to expire so I can mess with...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Second ride

I took mine out again yesterday and now I'm past my 3 hours run in time, I gave it a good caning. It's not much of a top end machine, but low and mid range are superb. Mid range in particular. It...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2012, 01:46 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Thanks mate, appreciate the input.

Thanks mate, appreciate the input.
Forum: Australia 10-30-2012, 05:11 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Fuel Tank

Has anyone got any ideas on how to extend the fuel range on this bike? I've rung round the aftermarket tank manufacturers and most have never even heard of it.
Forum: Australia 10-30-2012, 05:09 AM
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Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Have you gone here and downloaded the manual? It...

Have you gone here and downloaded the manual? It might have some info.
http://www.ktm.com/gb/freeride/freeride-350/downloads.html#.UI-1j2thiSM
Forum: Australia 10-04-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
Thanks mate. I just had a look. So, was that...

Thanks mate. I just had a look. So, was that bloke a dealer or an official KTM dude?
Forum: Australia 10-04-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 126,397
Posted By jimbo74
I can't seem to see that video that you posted?...

I can't seem to see that video that you posted? Are you able to repost it?
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