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Forum: Australia 10-17-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 31,950
Posted By lstehbens
Anyone heard any more about this? What with the...

Anyone heard any more about this? What with the bike show in the US and the Italian one coming up in November is it?

Saw one article said it might be unveiled at a show in 2014 Nov? That is so far...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,859
Posted By lstehbens
Another Aussie website with a ride review -...

Another Aussie website with a ride review - http://www.bikesales.com.au/reviews/2013/road/ktm/390-duke/launch-2013-ktm-390-duke-36110

So a hypothetical. I'm riding a Honda vtr250 at the moment....
Forum: Australia 04-18-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 52,437
Posted By lstehbens
Yeah that was a nice few days. I ride to work as...

Yeah that was a nice few days. I ride to work as the misses has the car. Got wet wet wet. Had a nice ride yest up the coast to Mossman. Tried the Junction Cafe and it was quite good. Then up the Rex...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By lstehbens
I live at Smithfield but you should also consider...

I live at Smithfield but you should also consider Edge Hill. It's near the airport, botanic gardens are there and not far from the city either. No beach there but you can drive short distance to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 163,166
Posted By lstehbens
Honda Australia has announced pricing -...

Honda Australia has announced pricing - http://www.bikesales.com.au/news/road/honda/cb500x/cbr500r-cb500x-and-cb500f-pricing-34961

Cbr 6990 (7490 abs)
Cbf 7290 (abs standard)
Cbx 7490 (abs...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,520
Views: 684,348
Posted By lstehbens
Bigger fuel tank soon

Just an FYI, can't see it in the past couple of pages.

On the Aussie Husqvarna site they say they have a "large fuel tank under development". So for those that like to travel further might be a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,933
Posted By lstehbens
Nice looking bike. Can't see anything on the...

Nice looking bike. Can't see anything on the interwebs to say if anything else is different apart from colours and wheels? Anybody with good eyes notice anything? Like the all black one.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By lstehbens
Not fixed

Hi again. No it's not yet fixed - haven't had a chance to look at all these things just been living with it. I'll try checking out the spark plugs perhaps but I'm no real expert will see how we go.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By lstehbens
The shop mechanic had a look over it and a ride...

The shop mechanic had a look over it and a ride and "couldn't feel what I feel" and reckons the bike feels like others he has ridden etc. He understood where I was coming from in that it didn't feel...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By lstehbens
Well the shop will look at it on Monday. It has...

Well the shop will look at it on Monday. It has got a little less vibey through the feet but still there at low revs (2-4k rpm) and around 5-6500rpm too.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By lstehbens
Yeah that's the one. I'm looking after it for my...

Yeah that's the one. I'm looking after it for my brother. I've got a PDF of the manual and I've checked the engine mount bolts, the main 2 under black protective caps were tight, couldn't move them...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By lstehbens
Still vibey when bike isn't moving so its...

Still vibey when bike isn't moving so its engine-related. Going to look up workshop manual for these engine mounts as I have no idea.

I took the bike in 2 days ago so hope they will be good about...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By lstehbens
Bike is 2007 model. I'll check if vibes happen...

Bike is 2007 model. I'll check if vibes happen when stationary but I would assume so. Will report back results.

I'll look at engine mounts but don't have a torque wrench - just check they're tight...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By lstehbens
Bike serviced now very vibey - ideas?

Hi,

I took a vtr250 Honda (v-twin) in for new tyres and a basic check over. I got it back & thought the vibes were from the new tyres but I've still got them.

So all the dealer did was fit 2...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 416,363
Posted By lstehbens
Nice little bike

I had a test ride on one of these little babies today. Gotta say I walked away quite impressed. Felt pretty happy around 100km/h and a bit over. If I have to give back my current bike to its proper...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,859
Posted By lstehbens
Ooh I'm about 6ft3 so that leaves me a little...

Ooh I'm about 6ft3 so that leaves me a little worried. I'll have to check it out when it gets here... Might be roomier than a vtr250? Did your legs feel cramped? Maybe Hondas new 500s will be around...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,859
Posted By lstehbens
Wishful thinking I think (the 6500 figure) . When...

Wishful thinking I think (the 6500 figure) . When you come to realise how over-inflated most our prices are for cars and bikes are in AUS then 7000-7500 actually is pretty good.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
Seems to be working all good. I didn't use...

Seems to be working all good.

I didn't use my new 1-4 charger on it - just the trickle charger. Just tested it now its 12.94V which seems good.

I also tested it after going away for 2 days just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,859
Posted By lstehbens
Funny when you quote those prices Sharan just how...

Funny when you quote those prices Sharan just how exorbitantly priced some things are. I think the WR250R is more expensive than that too!

If the Duke 390 comes in around that price point...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 02:32 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 146,964
Posted By lstehbens
Haven't ridden a v-storm but had a test ride of...

Haven't ridden a v-storm but had a test ride of NC700. Found the seat very uncomfortable. Also found the way the tank is designed uncomfortable on the inside of thighs where u grip the seat. Engine...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
Well I've got my goodies Its at 13.01v after...

Well I've got my goodies

Its at 13.01v after all that charging. The Yuasa PDF I linked earlier says 12.8v - 13v fully charged. So am I good? The battery charger (the first one I was using not my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
Well I'm going to get that multimeter i linked...

Well I'm going to get that multimeter i linked earlier and a battery charger from the same place 1-4amp adjustable. Ideally I'd like to do the battery at 0.6 amp for 5-10hrs as stated on the battery,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
How many amp charger should I be looking for?

How many amp charger should I be looking for?
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
Opmike, because you are so helpful and wise...

Opmike, because you are so helpful and wise (:1drink) could you recommend me anything from this page?
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
Would something like this be okay? ...

Would something like this be okay? http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/SCA-Multimeter-Digital-Standard.aspx?pid=156451#Description

Says it has diode test function. What do...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
In my earlier post I said it said "current max...

In my earlier post I said it said "current max 350mA) - would this suggest it is even less (.35 amp?) than what you say above that and I am wasting my time? The lingo on the charger says it wont...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
Yeah well I hooked it up around 7.30pm last night...

Yeah well I hooked it up around 7.30pm last night and its still going (8.40am now). Definitely hooked up right as I double checked to make sure I hadn't been dumb. So I'll let it keep going with the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
Problem is I don't have a multimeter or anything...

Problem is I don't have a multimeter or anything to measure the battery with.

Should I go riding my pushbike to the local shop to get one? I haven't hooked the new battery up to the bike it's just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By lstehbens
New battery - Have I activated it wrong?

Hi all,

I'm riding a VTR250 07 model at the moment. The old battery was having trouble starting the bike and I've actually had to roll start it including after buying my new battery yesterday....
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 163,166
Posted By lstehbens
Interesting bikes. So are the riding...

Interesting bikes.

So are the riding positions the same on the CBR and CB? Don't see any different dimensions on the honda website...

You wouldn't take the CBX off road would you (says cast...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By lstehbens
Well seem to have it down to the right level now...

Well seem to have it down to the right level now after some playing around.

I reckon I drained out about a bit over 300ml... which seems a lot. Considering manual says 2.1L to full with filter...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By lstehbens
Yeah so just checked it. It seems to be just a...

Yeah so just checked it. It seems to be just a bit above the overall filler window when warm. Going to drain a bit! Shold have just filled it 2L and then checked, was lazy and figured it'd be right...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By lstehbens
Just to be sure, riding it won't bring the levels...

Just to be sure, riding it won't bring the levels down? Like oil filter sucking more oil into itself?

At cold it's still above where it should be at, still above the upper mark but can still see...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By lstehbens
Yeah tilted it over and back and over a few times...

Yeah tilted it over and back and over a few times when draining oil so bit confused.

I can see air at the top of the oil check window when the oil is warm and im checking level. It's about 8-9mm...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By lstehbens
Oil level honda vtr250

Hello all,

So I got off my ass yesterday and did a oil and filter change on my brother's VTR250. I've got a PDF of the workshop manual (330 pages + a naked woman on the last page). With new oil...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,888
Posted By lstehbens
Temperature gauge?

So I read through a PDF for the Ninja 300... nowhere does it say anything about temperature gauge... what's up with that? I like to know if there is something wrong. It's like not putting a footrest...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,528
Posted By lstehbens
This would also seem to add weight to the rumours...

This would also seem to add weight to the rumours about a CBR400 that are also on the web... and KTM doing a Duke 350. Could be a bikes everywhere segment! Exciting
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 416,363
Posted By lstehbens
Any Aussies picked up one of these yet? Don't...

Any Aussies picked up one of these yet? Don't seem to be around yet at least on website/bike sales sites. I want to go have a test ride.....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 416,363
Posted By lstehbens
Wicked Please expand upon this frivolous innuendo... I...

Please expand upon this frivolous innuendo... I want to know more :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,332
Posted By lstehbens
I did email the bloke at the Australian importer...

I did email the bloke at the Australian importer for CF Moto. There's no dual sport in the year coming apparently.

On the upside I have been for a ride of the 650NK and here's my impressions:...
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