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Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Spen, that's true. And many of them over here are...

Spen, that's true. And many of them over here are pretty cool. But when I hear of the one's who can't even attempt to fix a flat on a tubeless wheel - true story, what can I say.

Mind you, much of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks Tony, that's exactly where I am headed,...

Thanks Tony, that's exactly where I am headed, but I still have a battery and switch. Been reading up and youtubingthings like soldering, crimping, wire types and gauges.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:50 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Ladder, I have to agree and would like to...

Ladder,

I have to agree and would like to add that by doing as much as you can yourself, you learn more and that is so rewarding. What is the true motorcyclist? A person who calls BMW Assist for a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:37 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Wiring Harness

Hi everyone,

The electrics failed on the bike today. Its probably a dry solder joint or failed crimp joint on the main wiring going into the key barrel. I'll find out on Sunday probably when I can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has...

Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has found an internally vented fuel cap that fi4s Sr41/42. I wouldn't mind doing away with the vent tubes.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15,964
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Rob, I have a longshot potential buyer for you....

Rob, I have a longshot potential buyer for you. Its a friend who was looking at a BMW 800, but this would be much better for him. I think his heart is on a new bike, but I have sent him the photo,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 03:56 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Timor Adventures

Hi everyone,

I've been away for a little bit and its going to take me a while to catch up with the news.

Rob, really keen to see the Tiger in action, congratulations. By the way, you're not...
Forum: OZ Vendors 06-17-2014, 05:38 PM
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Views: 1,082
Posted By shanekfalcon
HU Novice Dirt Day - Sunday 17 June 2014

On Sunday a group of budding adventure riders set out from CJ's pastries at Woodford to a secret location for a day in the dirt.

We all had a great day learning new skills and consolidating old...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks Bambi. It was my first time installing a...

Thanks Bambi. It was my first time installing a rivet chain too, so that was also a small learning experience.


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Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:31 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Simon, 130 on dirt pretty good going. I do 100...

Hi Simon, 130 on dirt pretty good going. I do 100 k on smooth gravel ok, but that's about it. Tarmac 140 sometimes, but the limit here is 100 on most highways, 110 on a few.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:19 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
New chain and sprockets

Hi guys,

On Saturday I installed new RK520 X-Ring chain and JT sprockets. Same size. Went for a ride on Sunday and the bike feels like an extra horsepower or two has been released. Does that sound...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Rim locks

Hi everyone,

Does anyone install rim locks? Yes, no, back only or both? Why?

Something else that I am thinking about, but reading different ideas on these things.

Thanks,

Shane
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:13 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Front forks centre-to-centre

Hi everyone,

I checked today to be sure that my front forks are in alignment by checking the distance centre to centre. I didn't need a fancy tool, just a piece of clear perspex.

It made me...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 01:56 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, I've been making Mark II of my...

Hi everyone,

I've been making Mark II of my home made fairing and its going OK. Made a few mistakes but it will be better for the long rides than Mark I. This time I've made a stand and template...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 01:32 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Just had to say, after a test ride yesterday and...

Just had to say, after a test ride yesterday and today, the gear change has never been better. Almost as slick as my V-Star. Glad to have that one all sorted. Thanks for everyone's ongoing advice as...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,402
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi French Horn, Saw the pictures of your...

Hi French Horn,

Saw the pictures of your DR650 and had to laugh. Why? Well look at the pictures of my DR800 on the bottom os this link:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 03:26 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, Ignore the last post. Got the...

Hi everyone,

Ignore the last post. Got the manual and could see that I was re-assembling in the wrong order. More importantly though, when I took a real close look, the arm that sprouts from the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:14 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, Slowly ticking off the list on...

Hi everyone,

Slowly ticking off the list on my bike. Last weekend I replaced the gasket between the crankcase and gearshift lever cover, as this was leaking. Well, at least it was the cause of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Guys, Where can I find out about this DR...

Hi Guys,

Where can I find out about this DR muster? Sounds interesting.

Rob, what can I say that hasn't been said already? Thongs!

Ladder, glad you're doing OK.

Take care everyone, I've...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Bambi, looking forward to this. Ran the page...

Bambi, looking forward to this. Ran the page through Google Translator and its OK, but missing as few things I think.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Congratulations Stefan. Well done.

Congratulations Stefan. Well done.
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 05:29 AM
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Views: 1,859,402
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Kramer, Welcome to adventure riding, you...

Hi Kramer,

Welcome to adventure riding, you will love it.

Seeing as you are in Toowoomba and getting into adventure riding, thought you may be interested in this event in October:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 01:44 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi guys, Thanks for all the advice. ...

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the advice.

Looks like I will have to take the rear shock out and have a look at it and check it. Probably looks like I need to save my pennies and get a Wilbers.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 01:34 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
It worked really well. Very happy. Pistons moving...

It worked really well. Very happy. Pistons moving very nicely and no rear noise. Cold braking is only marginally better, but was warmed up, noticeable improvement.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 03:54 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Brake calliper

Hi Everyone,

Forgot to mention, rebuilt the rear calliper today. Went really well. The piston wipers on both piston were gone, but the most rear piston was much worse.

Cleaned the calliper up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 03:42 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Bluesman and Rob, Reading this and the...

Hi Bluesman and Rob,

Reading this and the earlier posts, is there a specific Wilbers shock and/or spring that I should be looking for? Karen and I will be going to USA in December 2014 and I'm...
Forum: OZ Vendors 05-15-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By shanekfalcon
Update on catering at Queensland HU Meeting

Sunday breakfast and lunch pay-as-you go sorted.

The Beaudesert Hospital Auxillary will be looking after us. Its great to know that we have onsite food options as well as putting cash into local...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15,964
Views: 2,382,660
Posted By shanekfalcon
Rebuilding rear shock

Hi guys,

I've been building a list of things to do on the DR, as you may have guessed from my recent posts.

If it can be done safely, I'm thinking about rebuilding the rear shock. Shouldn't be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks for the advice. The 650 master cylinder...

Thanks for the advice. The 650 master cylinder sounds like a great idea. Pads and lines also seems a lot more sensible and cheaper than wave rotors.


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Forum: Australia 05-13-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14,313
Views: 1,859,402
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Billy, Sorry to hear about your drama....

Hi Billy,

Sorry to hear about your drama. Unfortunately I don't have access to any 650 spares.

We met at the Adventure Travel Film Festival, I was one of the guys on the registration desk. It...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Centrestand pffft ...

Hi everyone,

As you may know, I've been very keen on sorting a centrestand for my SR42. Haven't had much luck and had started to look at modifiying a SW Motech stand for a DR650.

I think I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15,964
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Posted By shanekfalcon
In all seriousness, are wave discs noticeably...

In all seriousness, are wave discs noticeably better than standard rotors? I do find the rear brakes on the 800 a bit lacking.


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Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 02:55 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Bambi, Yes, that's right, the blobs on...

Hi Bambi,

Yes, that's right, the blobs on the end of the levers. After a week or so and about 500 kms, I can say that the three-finger/shorty levers are really good for me.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 02:43 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Just thinking - fuel tank

Hi guys,

From what I've sen and read, mainly on this forum, a DR650 aftermarket tank will fit the 1990 /SR42 DR800, bolt straight on? Please let me know.

Not really planning on doing anything...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
90,000 kms

Hi guys,

Just thought I'ld say that last week my bike clocked over 90,000 kms. Still going strong.

Thanks to everyone on this and drbig.info for helping keep it going, especially Rob. Its a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Bambi, No problem. I'm only 173 cms and...

Hi Bambi,

No problem. I'm only 173 cms and so I struggle a bit at times too. I reckon I'll try that Gaston trick, its sounds like a great way to get on.

I also created a shorty/3 finger lever...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 02:19 AM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Shorty Levers

Hi everyone,

Just an update on some real success. As you may know, I tried a shorty/three finger clutch lever for a DRZ400 and tested it yesterday in the Mount Mee forestry. It worked very well...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15,964
Views: 2,382,660
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi guys, My DIY tool tubes. I've repainted...

Hi guys,

My DIY tool tubes. I've repainted since then and they look better but they work well.

Rob, I've just pulled off the rear caliper and yes, the rearmost piston is sticking. The piston...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 05:49 AM
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Views: 2,382,660
Posted By shanekfalcon
DRZ400 Shorty clutch lever

Hi guys,

Just in case anyone is interested, the DRZ400 shorty clutch lever fits in nicely. It is silver, not black though. The tab part that goes into the perch is a different shape; there is less...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks Rob, The SR42 appears to be 50 mm...

Thanks Rob,

The SR42 appears to be 50 mm centre to centre for the footpeg hanger and when you combine that with the funny offset on the left hand side, it is a case of adapter plates and welding....
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