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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 06:01 PM
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Posted By netsuke
Thanks, Mark

Thanks, Mark
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 99,943
Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
Can you get rid of the ignition and just conceal...

Can you get rid of the ignition and just conceal an on/off switch somewhere ? I realize the ignition is a kind of on/off switch, but a complicated one with a diode, barrel for the key etc... For me...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 04:47 PM
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Views: 2,089,682
Posted By netsuke
Ahh, the twist and turns of life... Mark, I...

Ahh, the twist and turns of life...

Mark, I meant to ask you : what is the black flexible thingy that seems to be attached to your handlebar ? Can you tell us more about it please : usage, brand...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 05:23 AM
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Views: 150,442
Posted By netsuke
Thank you,

Thank you,
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 11:09 PM
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Views: 150,442
Posted By netsuke
Thanks !

Thanks !
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 07:36 PM
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Views: 150,442
Posted By netsuke
Hi BergDonk's, does your friend still make the...

Hi BergDonk's, does your friend still make the sump guard protection like you have ? I'd be interested in one. Thanks,
Forum: Australia 06-13-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,819
Posted By netsuke
Radioman, discovered your blog the other day,...

Radioman, discovered your blog the other day, great trip !
I was in South America (Chile Peru Bolivia and Argentina) from October 2012 to late January and it looks like I was ahead of you by only...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 85,529
Posted By netsuke
Thank you for sharing. What you did in memory...

Thank you for sharing.
What you did in memory of your mate was a great thing to do.

The roads around Cameron's Corner, Innaminka etc.. seem very cut-up and sandy compared to what they were a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 07:00 PM
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Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
Kdr 650

Found the thread for the KDR650 with the ktm640 front end. Pure genius and know-how. Off to the wreckers now !
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 06:55 PM
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Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
I found very good chain lube in Ushuaia (Elf) -...

I found very good chain lube in Ushuaia (Elf) - not that I used much of it anyway ! Coming from shaft driven bikes, I can't be bothered with that type of maintenance. I checked the chain everyday,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 10:53 PM
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Posted By netsuke
pics

Thanks ER70 for the heads-up about how to post pics..
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 09:25 PM
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Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
new dr

Ok, have checked out the 800gs, xt660z, klr650 and dr650. It's going to be the dr. Not bought yet but already thinking about bits and pieces.

Fairing : Anyone knows where to get a Dakar style...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 07:56 PM
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Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
posting pics

How to post pics please ? the 'insert pic' icon asks me for a url but my pics are only hosted on my computer, nowhere else..
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 07:43 PM
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Posted By netsuke
Grifter, Yes, Suzuki does position it as...

Grifter,


Yes, Suzuki does position it as an adventure bike. After all, it has a 19'' front wheel and tire sizes are the same as, say, a 1200GS. But 204kg, too quick steering for dirt, short...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,230
Posted By netsuke
well done

great ride, thanks for sharing, congrats on this achievement.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 05:02 PM
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Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
panniers

Thanks, Ridealongatlas1,
BTY, have you actually ridden in the Atlas ?
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 04:55 PM
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Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
what I posted about the vstrom

Sorry guys, I know this thread is about the DR, but just a quick word on the vstrom I shipped to SouthAm and back : a real little gem which never missed a beat. It is, however, much more tarmac...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 99,943
Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
dr panniers

Thank you all for the replies.
Grifter, yes I did keep a trip diary with about 1800 pics posted on facebook. Have not posted here because last time I tried, I could not upload pics at all so just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 99,943
Views: 19,187,793
Posted By netsuke
dr 650 luggage

Hi everyone,
Am just back from a 4 month trip to South America (Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina), about 20,000km including 6,000km of dirt roads. All on a 650vstrom which I found to be a great...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
gone to a good home

End of story : I sold it upon returning from a 4month solo trip to South America, covering 20,000km through Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina on a current model Suzuki 650 vStrom. Including about...
Forum: Latin America 05-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By netsuke
hi alexgomez0789, how did the service go ? I'd be...

hi alexgomez0789, how did the service go ? I'd be interested in hearing about your experience with your vstrom for the type of roads you've been riding on in South Am etc..
Reason is that I am...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By netsuke
I've had a 2007 TDM which I only kept for a few...

I've had a 2007 TDM which I only kept for a few months although I had lusted after one years ago. It is a good bike, very good fit and finish and typical Yamaha reliability. However : I found it had...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
Hi guys, is there a problem uploading pics...

Hi guys, is there a problem uploading pics currently ?
cheers,
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
ok, I've had time to ride this bike a bit and...

ok, I've had time to ride this bike a bit and it's all good. One glitch : the tripmeter does not work, but I am not going to tackle that - seen what Ontic had to go through !
Being used to a 1200, I...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
Thank you all for your informative comments...

Thank you all for your informative comments which, among other things, highlight the depth of my ignorance in matters motor electric.

I got a chance to run the bike for a few km yesterday, the...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
Yes Lornce, you are right, waiting for the rain...

Yes Lornce, you are right, waiting for the rain to stop to go for a good ride and see how it holds the charge. The charging light glows red at iddle and turns itself off with just a few revs. I...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
Wirespokes.. quite an assumption here ! I have no...

Wirespokes.. quite an assumption here ! I have no worries repairing tubes (spent the first twenty years of my life growing up on a farm). I like tubeless tyres and for me that's reason enough to...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
The amount of collective knowledge here is quite...

The amount of collective knowledge here is quite something. Does that mean that my original criminal intent is now forgiven.. ? Looks like I'll have to put my hands on a cheap 100gs and let loose...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
"Glue a new rim strip in place with silicone and...

"Glue a new rim strip in place with silicone and go tubeless with your existing wheel."

That's it ! You nailed it !
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
Thank you all for your input, much appreciated....

Thank you all for your input, much appreciated. Rest assured that I will not hack this bike - too much time and effort have gone into bringing it back to its former glory and I won't be branded as an...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
Thanks Ruksta, good suggestions Bikerfish. You...

Thanks Ruksta, good suggestions Bikerfish. You are right, am not going to beat the hell our it but it'll still do some easy dirt around my fav haunts (Flinders, Innamicka, Williams Creek and beyond)....
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,626
Posted By netsuke
My '86 r80 g/s pd

Hi everyone,
lurked for a while, joined, lurked again and back again.. more hapeless then ever when it comes to using forums.
Can you tell me how to start a thread please ? After years or riding...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 174,078
Posted By netsuke
i thought the 'are you there yet' was addressed...

i thought the 'are you there yet' was addressed to me ?! doh. so no, i did not know, and no, i have not found the answer about the wheels.
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 174,078
Posted By netsuke
nope.

nope.
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 174,078
Posted By netsuke
Thanks Jim,

Thanks Jim,
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 174,078
Posted By netsuke
Hi everyone, I'm new here and not too sure how /...

Hi everyone, I'm new here and not too sure how / where I can ask questions. However this thread about an st getting the gs treatment seems to be the right spot !
Currently riding a 1200gsa but...
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