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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Muddler
Interested to see how you like the HP4 in sand...

Interested to see how you like the HP4 in sand Adrian, particularly as you will be comparing with XCMH, which to date is my favourite front.
Cheers
Rob
Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for posting, that does help. Nice set up,...

Thanks for posting, that does help. Nice set up, I'll be doing the same
Cheers
Rob
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Muddler
Agree, I prefer to not load up the tail to much

Agree, I prefer to not load up the tail to much
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Muddler
That looks like a good solution. Would you mind...

That looks like a good solution. Would you mind posting a photo?
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By Muddler
Bunnings also sell a similar style black...

Bunnings also sell a similar style black Craftright case in 2 sizes for $50 and $70.
I got the $50 case and very happy with it
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 963,938
Posted By Muddler
Thanks. The tyre is a Sirac, its what was on the...

Thanks. The tyre is a Sirac, its what was on the bike when i bought it a couple of years ago. Its tubless. It seems to go pretty well in the gravel, but I'm thinking of fitting a TKC80 on the front...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Muddler
You guys might convert me yet! I reckon it...

You guys might convert me yet!
I reckon it probably would be about the best 650 single for mile munching. I don't get enough time to ride 2 bikes, so I keep thinking of going back to a 650...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Muddler
Sorry for the hijack, but do the wee Tens really...

Sorry for the hijack, but do the wee Tens really do alright in sand. I like the looks and fit out, but every time I look at the power vs weight I can't see them being much fun? (happy to be...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Muddler
Hi Pete There's a few of us down your way that...

Hi Pete
There's a few of us down your way that do the odd ride. SoEx is probably a good place to introduce yourself. PM me if you want to organise a ride.
Cheers Rob
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 963,938
Posted By Muddler
I get what you're saying though, I've been...

I get what you're saying though, I've been surprised how well the TDM goes in the loose stuff.
Along these lines, I'm planning to do a trip across Australia next year, mostly dirt roads: Gibb River...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,980
Posted By Muddler
I have a stylus for my iPad. I reckon it's a good...

I have a stylus for my iPad. I reckon it's a good option, giving better precision when digitising. Just gave it a test run on Memory Map, no problem plotting a route
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Geoff, hopefully I'll be able to join the...

Thanks Geoff, hopefully I'll be able to join the next ride down your way. Might pick the DRZ for that though:evil
Ironically, I'll be in Bremer next week, but with family - no bike. Enjoy the OCBR....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Muddler
The GPS is a Garmin GPSMap62. Tyres are a...

The GPS is a Garmin GPSMap62. Tyres are a Michelin Anakee on the back and a rear Metzeler Sirac on the front. Both overdue for replacement. Stopped on one steep gravelly hill and getting going again...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 963,938
Posted By Muddler
TDM ride report

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25514208#post25514208
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 940,202
Posted By Muddler
SW WA overnighter to Augusta

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25514208#post25514208

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown/IMG_0778_zps23da9409.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Muddler
SW Western Australia overnighter

Just got back from an overnighter to Augusta. The bike’s not even cool yet, but I thought I’d knock out a quick RR.
Fred (F800GSA), John (Tiger 800XC) and I (TDM900) hit the tracks with the plan of...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,522
Posted By Muddler
That's about right, did it in June on my DRZ....

That's about right, did it in June on my DRZ. Carried 28L in tank plus 2 x 10l jerrys, which was overkill
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,445
Posted By Muddler
Better grip in the soft stuff and still wear...

Better grip in the soft stuff and still wear reasonably well on the road. Not a 50/50 tyre though
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,445
Posted By Muddler
MT21 is better on the front. XCMH even better...er

MT21 is better on the front. XCMH even better...er
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25,155
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Posted By Muddler
For my example i found some convenient bolt holes...

For my example i found some convenient bolt holes on the front of the triple clamp under the speedo? I then just bent up 3mm x 50mm flat ally strap to suit
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,445
Posted By Muddler
Yep, Gunbarrel Highway, Western Australia

Yep, Gunbarrel Highway, Western Australia
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,445
Posted By Muddler
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown...

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown/Connie%20Sue%202014/GB03_zps5503795c.jpg (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/atrbrown/media/Connie%20Sue%202014/GB03_zps5503795c.jpg.html)
I did...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,343
Posted By Muddler
+1 I guess if you've paid 50% more for an...

+1
I guess if you've paid 50% more for an extra 2 inches, this bike is Gunna be a bit threatening :D
I've got to agree though, not a great job with the beak. Maybe it will grow on me - hell I...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By Muddler
Nice! I've always been wary of the race bikes,...

Nice! I've always been wary of the race bikes, but I certainly wouldn't complain about that one...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By Muddler
What work did you do to the motor during that 30k?

What work did you do to the motor during that 30k?
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By Muddler
Would love to have that gearing, but I baulk at...

Would love to have that gearing, but I baulk at it in terms of cost vs overall bike value. Maybe on my next DRZ?
I did Gunbarrel and Connie Sue Hwy's this year with 15/47 and Anne Beadell Hwy last...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,445
Posted By Muddler
Surely anything that reduces the airbox volume is...

Surely anything that reduces the airbox volume is bad for the bikes performance/responsiveness? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think of the airbox as an air surge bin for when you crack the...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Muddler
I reckon it's a step in the right direction. I...

I reckon it's a step in the right direction. I would be changing from a TDM900. I've taken the TDM (18" front) down sandy twin tracks and been surprised how well it went. The vstrom XT should only be...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Muddler
Vstrom 650 XT

If you don't like vstroms you won't like this, but I do and I'm excited:
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/intermot-2014-suzuki-v-strom-650xt.html
When could we expect these in Aus?
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Muddler
Not particular to this model. My x-challenge rims...

Not particular to this model. My x-challenge rims were the same 5yrs ago. I'm surprised BMW hasn't fixed this.
Could the GSA tank be retrofitted into an earlier model GS?
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,047
Posted By Muddler
Bonza! :clap:clap

Bonza! :clap:clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 4,436,445
Posted By Muddler
What should that do to performance -...

What should that do to performance - theoretically?
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 963,938
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the feedback Itsatdm, HK I currently...

Thanks for the feedback Itsatdm, HK
I currently have a 110 Metz Sirac on the front and experience the same handling you describe below, so shouldn't be any surprises with the MT
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 963,938
Posted By Muddler
I want to get a tread pattern like this. Im...

I want to get a tread pattern like this. Im thinking of the Pirelli MT90AT. My only concern is whether many of these tend to be pretty "squared off" and affect cornering?
Will a 120/80 tend to give...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By Muddler
Great idea, I'll give that a try :clap

Great idea, I'll give that a try :clap
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,826
Posted By Muddler
I really enjoyed ABH. Ground zero is a bit of...

I really enjoyed ABH. Ground zero is a bit of history worth seeing
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,826
Posted By Muddler
Got 20kpl on the same tracks with 15l additional...

Got 20kpl on the same tracks with 15l additional fuel, 15l water and camping gear. I guess that just shows I'm a plodder :lol3
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By Muddler
I had a Belgardia model a while back. I'm 6'3"...

I had a Belgardia model a while back. I'm 6'3" and 95kg
I had a lot of fun on it, it would pull like a tractor, which was at times handy when I got out of shape in the wrong gear on a steep hill....
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 182,187
Posted By Muddler
Epic trip, well done. How many kms was that been...

Epic trip, well done. How many kms was that been fuel stops.
I appreciate what you're saying about the rock. Just Rawlinna to Cocklebiddy is bad enough
Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,977
Posted By Muddler
excuse my ignorance but..... So this motor is a...

excuse my ignorance but.....
So this motor is a low oil capacity race engine, not redesigned for reliability like a DRZ400 or WR250R?
I was hoping this might be the WR450R I am longing for
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