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Forum: New Zealand 01-29-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
Damn I'm jealous!!! Might have to go check...

Damn I'm jealous!!!

Might have to go check out the Mackley this weekend :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By warewolf
Road bike grips - what do you like?

We are ordering some grips for the dirty/semi-dirty bikes so I thought I may as well get better ones for the roadie at the same time. In times past, the ProGrip 714 (or something similar) was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 84,279
Posted By warewolf
These are standard on the later models.

These are standard on the later models.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
Most riders have naff-all idea about how a bike...

Most riders have naff-all idea about how a bike handles, suspension adjustment and maintenance etc. Almost every used bike I've bought has had one or more gross errors in setup.
Forum: New Zealand 01-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
The crossings change a lot due to the shifting...

The crossings change a lot due to the shifting sands. When I walked it, it was after major storms and there was sand pushed up on the beach. IIRC all the stream crossings were still fanned out and...
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
I go camping at the Anatori area (actually a...

I go camping at the Anatori area (actually a private camp at Sandhills Creek) every Easter. Beautiful area!

I walked across Big River a few years ago. It's only rideable at a king low tide. It's...
Forum: New Zealand 01-16-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By warewolf
Isn't that what the DR650 has, and why it's so...

Isn't that what the DR650 has, and why it's so difficult to break the bead when changing tyres?
Forum: New Zealand 01-16-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By warewolf
I didn't think they were that flash on my Tiger...

I didn't think they were that flash on my Tiger 900, and it's heavier than the R1200GS with similar tyre sizes.

I have toured laden two-up on an R1150GS on Anakees, including gravel. I didn't...
Forum: New Zealand 01-15-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By warewolf
The short version is that they are really, really...

The short version is that they are really, really expensive (the most expensive I've run on the 640 by quite a margin) and they don't work very well for me. There are many cheaper tyres that work...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
One further thing that several suspension gurus...

One further thing that several suspension gurus are recommending: set the height of the leg bound tightly to the axle (usually the left one) and then install the axle. Set the height of the other...
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By warewolf
That's possibly because you aren't used to the...

That's possibly because you aren't used to the bike and don't have a feel for it. Every time I get on a big bike on gravel, it initially feels ungainly with no feedback. And riding timidly on gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 342,163
Posted By warewolf
Could they be non-Mikuni jets which don't follow...

Could they be non-Mikuni jets which don't follow the same sizing numbers?
Forum: New Zealand 01-08-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,534
Posted By warewolf
I'm one who'll argue about the grip provided by a...

I'm one who'll argue about the grip provided by a TKC80. I won't use them at any price.

As to your dilemma. If you are that concerned about wet seal grip with a pillion, just how fast do you think...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 29,579
Posted By warewolf
I've used clip links for the last 50,000 km with...

I've used clip links for the last 50,000 km with no issues.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,546
Posted By warewolf
Theoretically - that is, computed by the...

Theoretically - that is, computed by the published numbers - the difference between the two tyre sizes is 2.5%. Note that the 10 mm tread depth difference between new 13 mm vs worn 3 mm (often the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-07-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 23,924
Posted By warewolf
There won't be anything that'll give Vege and the...

There won't be anything that'll give Vege and the outfit any trouble, but rather it's rough enough that he'll have an absolute hoot!!

Six Mile Creek is the only challenging Ford, because it's now...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,546
Posted By warewolf
You want the 5.10 rear, and even that is only...

You want the 5.10 rear, and even that is only equivalent to a 130/80. It will work, but it will gear the bike down, drop the rear of the bike and lower the seat height. The gearing is the most...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
I had a bike act like that. It would not quite...

I had a bike act like that. It would not quite respond crisply at a cruise, felt like it was surging and firing unevenly. When the throttle was opened it would definitely surge on/off power and then...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
It doesn't quite work that way - there's no such...

It doesn't quite work that way - there's no such thing as a thread moderator. Custodian with no rights is more like it. :lol3

We gave up trying to stop this thread becoming a mega-thread yonks...
Forum: New Zealand 01-02-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,665
Posted By warewolf
That's in the road code here, too, just like keep...

That's in the road code here, too, just like keep left - but if it's not speeding or DUI, mostly the cops can't be bothered. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
Now *that* is very interesting, in the context of...

Now *that* is very interesting, in the context of worn needle jets creating a rich mixture.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
Staintune do lots and lots of dyno testing. They...

Staintune do lots and lots of dyno testing. They muck around with airboxes, exhausts and jetting no end. There are numerous/regular magazine articles where they document their testing process,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
This is key. Manufacturers typically don't make...

This is key. Manufacturers typically don't make gross errors, the whole system is designed to work well together. Small changes are usually ok, but single big changes usually don't work well, or only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
Pretty much. In recent times there's been an...

Pretty much.

In recent times there's been an upsurge of folks asking how to put an FCR on their bike, so there is simply more chatter about it. Derek had one grenade on his dyno and discovered it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
There may not be any. Let's just put this in...

There may not be any.

Let's just put this in perspective for a second. The DR650 makes 32 kW from 644 cc with 9.5:1 nominal compression ratio. The 640 high-flow makes 25% more power (40 kW) from...
Forum: New Zealand 01-01-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 23,665
Posted By warewolf
Port Races will be awesome this year - it's a...

Port Races will be awesome this year - it's a longer track by running up to the end of Wildman Ave and back. The old turn 2 right is now dogleg left and then also turn 4 left. There is a new...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 554,445
Posted By warewolf
Yes and therefore no. :D Anywhere you have a...

Yes and therefore no. :D Anywhere you have a translucent curved surface you have a lens that will focus light and heat. Mostly it doesn't matter but given the right conditions shit happens! :lol3...
Forum: New Zealand 12-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
Hare Scrambles are now called "cross-country"...

Hare Scrambles are now called "cross-country" (the vid incorrectly calls it an enduro). Nelson runs a 3 hour series, lately in conjunction with Marlborough. Previously Marlborough ran a 2 hour series...
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
Maybe, rode the bike to work in Richmond. Working...

Maybe, rode the bike to work in Richmond. Working out there all next week, too, so will bike it as much as poss.

I had a half-hour chat with my suspension guy (one of Robert's sidekicks) Christmas...
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,825
Posted By warewolf
Damn that's fine riding thereabouts, I'm jealous!...

Damn that's fine riding thereabouts, I'm jealous! Fields Track is also an excellent blat on an adventure bike. Gives the roadies the heebie jeebies though :lol3
Forum: New Zealand 12-27-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 30,825
Posted By warewolf
Depends hugely on how you ride the thing. The 640...

Depends hugely on how you ride the thing. The 640 sees typically:


17-20 km/L for normal riding, bit of everything: round town, highway, 4wd tracks etc.
21-nearly 23 km/L touring, that's with...
Forum: New Zealand 12-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
The bike needs to be balanced font-rear. While...

The bike needs to be balanced font-rear. While running through the tuning process on one end, it makes the other end behave much differently, even though you're only changing the settings on the...
Forum: New Zealand 12-22-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 23,924
Posted By warewolf
Schweet! Wonder how an XR650R build would go?

Schweet! Wonder how an XR650R build would go?
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
The Nitron would have to be truly exceptional to...

The Nitron would have to be truly exceptional to top the Ohlins. Having service & support of the quality of Dr Robert is not to be underestimated.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,601
Views: 1,205,545
Posted By warewolf
Here's a primer: ...

Here's a primer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_knocking

Key takeaway is that it causes destructive shock loads in your engine. People tend to think that the fuel explodes but rather it is a...
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,489
Posted By warewolf
No contest. The only reason you wouldn't go with...

No contest. The only reason you wouldn't go with Dr Robert is price difference.
Forum: New Zealand 12-20-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,370
Posted By warewolf
Reckon you are right. High torques on small...

Reckon you are right. High torques on small fastener heads. KTM tends to use much lower torques, and I've heard that people new to KTM ownership tend to strip fasteners by overtightening. I kinda...
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,370
Posted By warewolf
Totally - do it! :-) Transforms the feel of the...

Totally - do it! :-) Transforms the feel of the bike from a touring bus to a trail bike. Way easier to turn the bike, I think because you can get your inside leg where it needs to be, rather than...
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,986
Posted By warewolf
Define "younger". I bought mine at 29 and nearly...

Define "younger". I bought mine at 29 and nearly bought one at 25: opted for the Trophy instead, but really should have tried (and bought) the Tiger then and there.

Not in the slightest.
Forum: New Zealand 12-19-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 121,986
Posted By warewolf
That was predicted by Tiger enthusiasts as soon...

That was predicted by Tiger enthusiasts as soon as the 17" wheel model was announced.
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