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Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,028
Posted By Muddler
Also, use woollen socks to get more "mileage" out...

Also, use woollen socks to get more "mileage" out of a pair. I reckon buying cheap packs and just chucking them is also a good idea :clap
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 96,252
Posted By Muddler
I have the BB insert. Still too loud. Added a...

I have the BB insert. Still too loud. Added a drilled out piece of pipe to the inside with only minor improvement. Wish I had the original insert.
DRZ is a terrific bike, just needs a widerange...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,596
Posted By Muddler
Adventurise my TDM and ride it to Cape York

Adventurise my TDM and ride it to Cape York
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
Maybe K60 rear, TkC front for you too? Where's...

Maybe K60 rear, TkC front for you too?
Where's the RR :evil
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
Hey, thanks for that What will you be riding? ...

Hey, thanks for that
What will you be riding?
Cheers Rob
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
Lol I'm not just a procrastinator, I'm...

Lol
I'm not just a procrastinator, I'm indecisive also. I'm leaning back to the K60/TKc80 combo now. I can put up with a little less traction in the rear provided the front is secure.
gSdme,...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
The TDM has an 18" front, so for knobbies I need...

The TDM has an 18" front, so for knobbies I need to use rears reversed (if directional). Looking at photos on the web, the 18" E09 knob rows are widely spaced to provide good drive. I'm not so sure...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for posting those photos, very...

Thanks for posting those photos, very interesting. Why your preference for these over the E07?
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
Thanks again for the responses. I think it has...

Thanks again for the responses.
I think it has helped me resolve a choice. Most likely E07 front and rear based on price, but K60/TKC80 should go equally well. TKC80 front would be good for the dirt...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
No Grog, a group of 3 or 4

No Grog, a group of 3 or 4
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the useful feedback guys. Aub, good to...

Thanks for the useful feedback guys. Aub, good to know the E07 will go the distance. I dare say you would wear them out quicker them me too :evil
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Muddler
Top End tyre choice

Planning on a 14000km trip in May/June on my TDM900: Perth-Broome-Gibb River Rd - Savannah Way - Cape York. Then back straight through the middle down Great Central Road. It will be about 50/50...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25,608
Views: 4,541,464
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: 1,265
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: 1,265
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: 1,265
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: 1,265
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 979,777
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: 484
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: 484
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: 484
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 979,777
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: 102
Views: 7,268
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: 878
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: 878
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 979,777
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: 1,987
Views: 950,132
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: 878
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: 179
Views: 12,288
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: 25,608
Views: 4,541,464
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: 25,608
Views: 4,541,464
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: 25,608
Views: 4,541,464
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: 25,608
Views: 4,541,464
Posted By Muddler
Yep, Gunbarrel Highway, Western Australia

Yep, Gunbarrel Highway, Western Australia
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 25,608
Views: 4,541,464
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 61,917
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: 2,683
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: 2,683
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: 2,683
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: 25,608
Views: 4,541,464
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: 20
Views: 2,323
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...
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