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Forum: Australia 05-29-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 127,616
Posted By Motobloke
Thumb 650 V-Strom bits

Suits 2005 model (- pre catalytic exhaust):
Standard muffler, scratched heat shield. Pix below.
New lower heat shield (black plastic). GONE
Scratchy original screen. GONE
Screen mounts. GONE...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,381
Posted By Motobloke
Cry Me three ! :(:

Me three ! :(:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,512
Views: 1,006,375
Posted By Motobloke
TDM for first bike - get real about it... 200+ kilograms

Jark, I'd only say 'okay' to a large twin cylinder bike for a newby if 95% of your riding is on highways at 100kph/60mph speeds or above, AND you can manouver it confidently on rough, slippery...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 59,665
Posted By Motobloke
Laugh Another Aussie TDM pic

G'day,
here I am in New South Wales' main mountain range (hills to some) The Great Dividing Range. Specifically, I'm descending eastbound along the Oxley Highway and have just left the highest...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 55,855
Posted By Motobloke
Laugh I completely understand. I lurved my WeeStrom -...

I completely understand.
I lurved my WeeStrom - for work and play. The 650 was great for solo adventures and courier work. 75000km on a k5.
The TL origin donk would be fabulous for a chair.

A...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,146
Posted By Motobloke
Thumb Whatishisname answer

Hey McCardigan McGargle,
'Whatishisname' is the Clubman Tourers stalwart Russell PryNowUKnowIllHave2KillU! ;) - Probably the most well travelled of the Clubmaneers. Looney is walking by in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,146
Posted By Motobloke
Laugh Tiddums 1st TTT

Just a couple of pics of the mighty TDM850:

The newly graded Wombeyan Caves Road, inward bound (thx 4 pic, Gav):freaky
Moments later, a wallaby half tripped itself as it shot across my front.......
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,146
Posted By Motobloke
Tiddums 1st TTT

Thrasher: "You're in for a blast - Mwuhhahaha!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/tom2rok/TTT09/trio.jpg

Calm before the......
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,146
Posted By Motobloke
Thumb Tiddums 1st TTT

Remember the geezer* that broke his leg on Thrashers loooonnngggg driveway in '07 and got a helicopter joyflight to boot? That's me.
(*In Clubman Tourer lore, 50 years of age is official...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,617
Posted By Motobloke
Laugh BaseFook TTT page

I'll be heading there Friday, camp somewhere handy to the district - making up for missing '07 (broke leg going in) and '08.:clap
BTW, there's a page on BaseFook: 'Thrashers TTT Rally'...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By Motobloke
My 1999 Yamaha TDM850 runs fine on regular. It's...

My 1999 Yamaha TDM850 runs fine on regular. It's a 4TX series model. The earlier models (3EV) also (like those in USA) don't require high octane. Dunno about the fuel injected 900 version.
Forum: Australia 05-13-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,282
Posted By Motobloke
Eh? Of course, If taking the Old Road, the local...

Of course, If taking the Old Road, the local Police may give him a lift...:huh
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Motobloke
Laugh I seem to remember that one of the Locktite...

I seem to remember that one of the Locktite versions of Cyanoacrylate (sp?) AKA SuperGlue, is specifically recommended by them for patching up torn CV diaphragms.
I repaired a torn Transalp one this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,512
Views: 1,006,375
Posted By Motobloke
Eek Front end damage

Sounds like your steering head (crown) bearings are loose or damaged. Unless you have some special tools like llloooonnnggg drifts/punches or long screwdriver with screw end blunted/cut off, it's a...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 62,418
Posted By Motobloke
Eh? Motorcycle filtering through traffic jams then towing cars

Checkout the 'Retriever'. A foldup car trailer for Goldwings.
Video link below pic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/tom2rok/Miscellaneous/gwingtrailer.jpg
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Forum: Australia 04-22-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,979
Posted By Motobloke
Eh? More and less

Struth Mate,
I reckon 'fess-up' and 'bozo' are actually from the Septics.

There are some yank phrases that really annoy me (get on my tits):
'change-out' or 'swap-out'. Whats wrong with the...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 45,032
Posted By Motobloke
Glad to have met you and Jo; and that you're...

Glad to have met you and Jo; and that you're still grinning.
'Twas a top enduro.
Wish I had more free time to spectate....
Forum: Australia 04-13-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 27,366
Posted By Motobloke
because I like most kinds of bikes and riding,...

because I like most kinds of bikes and riding, and because MotoMan was taken.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,009
Posted By Motobloke
Talking size and shape's the thing

The main thing affecting top speed, power being the same, is how much frontal area you're pushing and the turbulence behind - in other words the coefficient of friction (slipperiness) with frontal...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 367,842
Posted By Motobloke
And AT Greg's first TA600, 'Trevor', was mortally...

And AT Greg's first TA600, 'Trevor', was mortally injured on the Oran Park GP circuit. I'd bought it from PJ, who'd had it run over by a car's trailer (that didn't kill it), who'd bought it from The...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Motobloke
There's a guy in Australia running a semi...

There's a guy in Australia running a semi -knobbie rear tyre on the front of his TDM850. His front wheel is 18", so he has to do this for decent dirt traction. Many K's of km have been covered. I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 33,623
Posted By Motobloke
Thumb Excellent report

Wow Greg, that's an excellent report. :clap
I took the day off just to read it fully!
Devcon, bearings, #8 fencing wire, and beers for the helpers to fix a breakdown are essential parts of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-16-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,512
Views: 1,006,375
Posted By Motobloke
Wicked G'day TDMers, I've just put a deposit on an '98...

G'day TDMers,
I've just put a deposit on an '98 850 ex Jim at Freshwater (Harbord) in Sydney. :clap
I just couldn't stand being bike-less for so long (since I wrote of Betty Blue, the k6 Wee Strom...
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