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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:36 PM
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Posted By micko01
Hey thats good info thanks. Especially the "name...

Hey thats good info thanks. Especially the "name your price" hotels we will be sire to do that when we get over to your side of the planet.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By micko01
Hi Tsotsie, To be honest, our planning of...

Hi Tsotsie,

To be honest, our planning of our route through NA is probably described generously as "economical", accurately as "non-existent". As for highlights I'd love to do some riding in the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By micko01
Sickness, Sani Pass and Sticky Sate Pudding

Blog 2 by Tan: Sickness, Sani Pass and Sticky Sate Pudding

After a wonderful nights stay in the palatial honeymoon suite (complete with double open air showers and the most scenic of views...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:13 AM
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Views: 6,724
Posted By micko01
Hi ride far. We paid abut A$4200 all up,...

Hi ride far.

We paid abut A$4200 all up, which was about 3600 I think for the 2.72m3 freight itself and the rest was paperwork like dangerous goods certificates and customs fees. It's reasonably...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,724
Posted By micko01
Day 1 in South Africa How good can it get

Before we start, I just want to say that some of photography at the start of the trip left a bit to be desired but as we have gone on we have learnt a lot, so bear with us for a bit. We should also...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,363
Posted By micko01
Hey! that is cunning! nice one, yeah chances of...

Hey! that is cunning! nice one, yeah chances of thieves figuring that out? three fifths of farkall.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,724
Posted By micko01
"Trip Prep" by Tan

Before we get into the thick of our ride report we thought we should share a bit of the planning process for those of you considering doing the same thing. Alternately some of you may just be...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,724
Posted By micko01
Funny thing is licking rocks is a legitimate...

Funny thing is licking rocks is a legitimate method of identification for some minerals, like talc. Geo's get taught this in uni, and everyone else in the mines gets to take the piss endlessly...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By micko01
Hey GTG, I just keep track of the odometer to...

Hey GTG, I just keep track of the odometer to estimate how much fuel is in the tank. I've got a fair idea of the consumption in various conditions and can then estimate fuel level from there, that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 04:16 AM
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Posted By micko01
Hi GoodToGo. Interesting that you ask that, as...

Hi GoodToGo. Interesting that you ask that, as for a while now I’ve been drafting a bit of a review of the pannier bags based on our last 5 and a bit months and 20000ish kilometers with them. We...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 04:00 AM
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Posted By micko01
Hey everyone - thanks for the positive feedback!...

Hey everyone - thanks for the positive feedback! We have been writing our blog since we started and its great to share it with like minded people here on ADV, hopefully you guys will enjoy it. We...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By micko01
Hey macca, great that you joined! hope everything...

Hey macca, great that you joined! hope everything is going well back in WA.

Cheers Mick
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,363
Posted By micko01
Hey people, so we have finally started a RR! ...

Hey people, so we have finally started a RR! Check it out here on ADV (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1037908)

Otherwise, I know I say this a lot, but I really will get this Build...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,724
Posted By micko01
Earth's Ends: Riding DR650's from End to End

We are a geologist and mining engineer by profession but world travelling, adventure seeking nomads by nature. After years spent happily ensconced in the bosom of the Australian mining industry we...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 07:54 AM
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Posted By micko01
+1 RIP Michal

+1

RIP Michal
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By micko01
I can picture the KTM bigwigs all watching the...

I can picture the KTM bigwigs all watching the tracking numbers in silence, all smiling and silently nodding to each other. The number are doing the talking today!

TP FTW!
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11,249
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Posted By micko01
At WP2 it looks like it's option "a" - go feral...

At WP2 it looks like it's option "a" - go feral and pull a blinder

He might be going against his mantra and going for the stage win? As much as I'd love him to do that, the much MUCH bigger prize...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11,249
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Posted By micko01
+1. Toby is at another level In 2010, I was...

+1. Toby is at another level

In 2010, I was trackside at Finke Desert Race about halfway down the track, about 120kms from Alice or maybe a bit more. Ben Grabham won the prologue and went past us...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 07:35 AM
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Posted By micko01
yeah, think/hope so. he had been opening the...

yeah, think/hope so. he had been opening the stage, and nothing commented on the org's live feed about him.

no news is good news, right?
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By micko01
1st vid is definitely TP, but the second isn't -...

1st vid is definitely TP, but the second isn't - maybe Sunderland? Not sure, buts its factory colours.


EDIT - damn 205'd, bloody hell gotta be quick around here
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11,249
Views: 784,457
Posted By micko01
Morning f5 peeps. I see that Clayton hasn't...

Morning f5 peeps.

I see that Clayton hasn't pulled through WP10 yet - anyone have any news of what is happening??

Hope all is ok after his massive effort yesterday...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 04:25 AM
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Posted By micko01
RESPECT! Go Clayton!

RESPECT!

Go Clayton!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 03:10 AM
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Posted By micko01
Clutch tool

Clutch tools are definitely nice, but not necessary. This is what I did when I rebuilt my gearbox 10000kms ago. I used the top rear engine mount bolt and a piece of aluminium of the right length. ...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 09:33 AM
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Posted By micko01
From the Dakar Feed: 13:09 : Toby Price...

From the Dakar Feed:

13:09 : Toby Price loses his bearings
Toby Price, the fourth rider to start today's stage, strayed off course a few kilometres into today's special. It's the first mistake in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By micko01
Ha ha be careful what you wish for! We should be...

Ha ha be careful what you wish for! We should be in your neck of the woods in summer time, hopefully early June but who knows.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By micko01
Yep you do have to press it off. I had to do this...

Yep you do have to press it off. I had to do this recently to replace my 3rd and 5th gear.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 02:07 AM
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Posted By micko01
Do it. Great fueling down low and instant...

Do it. Great fueling down low and instant throttle response. There is plenty of info about for the TM40, and a great review on procycle's site.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By micko01
Yeah, I never gave that a thought either! Mine...

Yeah, I never gave that a thought either! Mine has a DG-O can on it and clears fine.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By micko01
Shane, I'm 5 months and 20000kms into a RTW trip...

Shane, I'm 5 months and 20000kms into a RTW trip and use the Scotts re-useable stainless steel filter. Seems fine so far, I clean it with a tooth brush in petrol and let it dry, then re-install.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4,082
Views: 2,040,275
Posted By micko01
Should have bought a KLR!:rofl:hide Nah...

Should have bought a KLR!:rofl:hide


Nah seriously, best of luck for the trip home and thanks for the RR. Still hanging for the Simpson x-ing wrap up though!
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,363
Posted By micko01
Hi Fred, welcome to the asylum, and thanks for...

Hi Fred, welcome to the asylum, and thanks for the feedback.

I still plan to finish this build report, I've got a few more things to document - some more electrical stuff and then a few little...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 175,878
Posted By micko01
Yeah was a hell of a bugger, and expensive! ...

Yeah was a hell of a bugger, and expensive!

But oh well. Have tried to read the 3rd gear blow ups thread but it's an awful lot of rumour and innuendo. Lots of anecdotal evidence and assumptions,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 175,878
Posted By micko01
Hi BD, have you investigated this 5th get issue...

Hi BD, have you investigated this 5th get issue yet with this second hand motor?

I ask because my DR spat out a tooth with the engine oil last time I changed it. I split the cases in Sth Africa in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 07:12 AM
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Posted By micko01
For reference, I'm running a 140/80-18 Mitas E07...

For reference, I'm running a 140/80-18 Mitas E07 with the axle at 4.8 ie one setting back from 5. It's very tight, maybe only 5mm clearance on the caliper side.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 02:02 AM
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Posted By micko01
My partners DR wasn't charging real well for a...

My partners DR wasn't charging real well for a while and I couldn't figure out why. It could handle the headlight ok but as soon as the heated grips went on it would run flat. Turns out that the plug...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 05:56 AM
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Posted By micko01
I've taken my tm40 from sea level to above 3000m...

I've taken my tm40 from sea level to above 3000m asl no problem. At altitude it was rich at WOT, although nothing to make me want to get out and actually change a jet. Worked well for me.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 03:41 AM
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Posted By micko01
Near Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa ...

Near Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa

http://earths-ends.smugmug.com/AdvRider-random-pics/i-5ZdwbVm/0/L/DSCF3071-L.jpg



And Tanya on the way into Die Hel.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 175,878
Posted By micko01
Drjoe, how about selling the dash whole but with...

Drjoe, how about selling the dash whole but with a couple templates so people can cut out clearance for the idiot lights or a hole to remount them? Or do their own thing? Would keep it simple.......
Forum: Australia 09-30-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14,678
Views: 1,990,587
Posted By micko01
Actually no you can't. I just got my old man to...

Actually no you can't. I just got my old man to get in contact with them while I'm OS and they've stopped making the 525 16t, they only go up to 15t in 525 but 17t in 520. Anyone interested in a...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14,678
Views: 1,990,587
Posted By micko01
yep you can - contact Chain Gang in brissie. I...

yep you can - contact Chain Gang in brissie. I run CG 525 16/44 on the hwy and then its an easy switch to run 14/44 off-road.

My 16t fronts have about 15k kms on them now and getting pretty...
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