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Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By smacka
You mean mknight's (defacto ISDE) thread is...

You mean mknight's (defacto ISDE) thread is awesome Troy - always has been and it would appear that his son Josh can cut it with the front runners too. Like you, I really enjoyed his little snippet...
Forum: Australia 03-25-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,216
Posted By smacka
facepalm

I was with you until I saw that fugly topbox.
What were you thinking? It ain't a V strom.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 519,058
Posted By smacka
Laugh "I suppose I could help hey but who am I to deny...

"I suppose I could help hey but who am I to deny him the memory of the Nikey sweatshops back in Insonesia as a kid."


:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl


Love it! Keep up the great work thanks Sheldon.
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 519,058
Posted By smacka
"I don't know a cat dog mouse of some kind." ...

"I don't know a cat dog mouse of some kind."



http://ride4smiles.smugmug.com/Other/Guatemala/i-mLGcZNb/0/L/DSC_4367-L.jpg


:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Some very funny stuff...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 190,737
Posted By smacka
Cool2 Living vicariously

Fantastic update Ian! Thanks for committing fingers to keyboard for us.

What's the story behind the Honda stickers on the Husaberg :huh
Forum: Australia 12-10-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By smacka
There's a motorcycle shop called Cape York Bike...

There's a motorcycle shop called Cape York Bike Accessories at 14 Munding Road, Weipa (Ph 07 4069 9087) Mick. I don't know anything about them other than that, but they will be your only option north...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 190,737
Posted By smacka
Thumb shite just got serious again

Great to see you back on the road Ian - happy travels!
And I applaud the new boots....:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,275
Posted By smacka
The manual shows only the 10 amp fuse to which...

The manual shows only the 10 amp fuse to which you refer.
If that is okay can I suggest that you check the earth strap from the negative battery terminal.

Later,
Smacka
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,275
Posted By smacka
Munn Racing can fix you up with a Wossner piston...

Munn Racing can fix you up with a Wossner piston at the right price.
Forum: Australia 06-13-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,041
Posted By smacka
Reckon the Simpson Xing bit would have been the...

Reckon the Simpson Xing bit would have been the easy part:rofl. The blacktop transport to get to the Desert must have been a pain with only 5 gears:puke1. She still on the original Honda inlet...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 29,343
Posted By smacka
You made those snail cam chain adjusters!!!:eek1 ...

You made those snail cam chain adjusters!!!:eek1
Damn nice work. Cannot believe you are fabricating this bike under a quickshade in the front yard and bolting it together in the lounge room.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,640
Posted By smacka
A thousand kilometres in a day on a DR seat!:eek1...

A thousand kilometres in a day on a DR seat!:eek1

MUCH RESPECT!
Forum: Racing 01-03-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 156,629
Posted By smacka
I asked about Ben Grabham's chances in the Dakar...

I asked about Ben Grabham's chances in the Dakar a year or so ago. Here is what the recently annointed mod had had to say about the proposition then :-

"The latest crop of top Aussie rallye...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 190,737
Posted By smacka
I'm goin' cold turkey here Bigfella without your...

I'm goin' cold turkey here Bigfella without your regular updates - get typing! (please)
Forum: Australia 10-31-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,793
Posted By smacka
So what are your modification ideas for keeping...

So what are your modification ideas for keeping water out of the airbox Bigfella :deal ? I'd be interested to know given your recent first-hand experience....

Thanks,
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 190,737
Posted By smacka
Puke Those boots are farken disgrace Big Unit:eek1....

Those boots are farken disgrace Big Unit:eek1. Doubt the Locals would even be seen dead in them. I've always thought that the RFS katos would do poorly at deeper water crossings given that their air...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 99,608
Posted By smacka
The rear tyre on the bike is a Mitas E-07.

The rear tyre on the bike is a Mitas E-07.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,275
Posted By smacka
Appreciate your reponse BBF! I note (from...

Appreciate your reponse BBF! I note (from HodakaGuy's very good tutorial) that the torque limiter is actuated directly via the starter motor pinion and appears to be independant of the kick start...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 101,769
Posted By smacka
Have you recovered fully from your Australian...

Have you recovered fully from your Australian Safari injuries Manuel?
No niggling aches?

Love your style and will be following your progress closely in the Dakar.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,275
Posted By smacka
Question what does this thing do?

Originally Posted by roastbeef82 http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=17493929#post17493929)
"I want to improve the starting hot and...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By smacka
Dunno where you got that date from alamo. The...

Dunno where you got that date from alamo. The race is usually held on the first week-end in September. Birdsville Race website currently says '2012 program is yet to be confirmed' but does indicate...
Forum: Racing 09-28-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 65,547
Posted By smacka
Eek What KTM?

Ah, its all going to Hell in a handbasket! I was growing quite fond of that plucky little Italian Lucchese and his "just pin the farken thing" riding style:eek1. Hope he's okay, he was already...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,442
Posted By smacka
Thumb muchos gracious

Good job Paul - thanks mate :freaky
Forum: Australia 08-04-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,561
Posted By smacka
http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachme...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=280226&stc=1&d=1312327777

Don't the ADV "text books" state that you're s'posed to walk on the upstream side of the bike when crossing...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,381
Posted By smacka
Question long way to go for some sand

CSR is the destination according to Mr Hartley :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,864
Posted By smacka
Thumb Nice Report!

On orange in the High Country and no dust! What could be better?
Thanks for the memories. So you didn't push on to the top of Billy Goats:deal......

How did you rate the 690s:ear?

Smacka
Forum: Australia 04-26-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By smacka
Nope, those blokes that you are thinking of...

Nope, those blokes that you are thinking of Slowbike aren't departing until the middle of May - on Yamahas........
Forum: Australia 03-29-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,754
Posted By smacka
deja vu

Hey John - sorry if I've missed it, but what have you done to avoid a repeat of the electrical issues that plagued you in your last Abu Dhabi race effort?

Wishing you a safe, relatively incident...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By smacka
Two gallons is about 9 litres, not 7.5.

Two gallons is about 9 litres, not 7.5.
Forum: Australia 01-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 55,235
Posted By smacka
Question coupla things....

I note on GHR's most excellent interweb site that he stated :-

"The worrisome issue for many teams has been longevity of their 450cc machines, and once more there were failures today".

So...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 55,235
Posted By smacka
Thumb I'm excited!!!!!

That last photo of the woman racing on the Yamaha reminds me of just how fragile, and vulnerable, those nav towers look. First trip over the bars and its farked. A real achilles heel, there's got to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,888
Posted By smacka
Thumb Impressed!

Love your work Joe and particularly your nonchalance - eg "So I stuck some 1mm oversize stainless valves and a new piston in" . That's no minor undertaking for a backyard mechanic:deal . You...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 102,290
Posted By smacka
Question contender

Anyone else wishing that Ben Grabham would re-consider and have a crack at the DAKAR? He certainly has the right mojo to stick it to the front - runners.
Forum: Racing 08-22-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 228,980
Posted By smacka
Question Nope

Wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment Krop, but you're not quite right. Another Aussie, Chris Vermeulen, won at Le Man in May 2007:deal . Also says on his website that he hates riding in the rain...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,162
Posted By smacka
Big Wet

Thanks for compiling a Report Piecrust - enjoyed your photos. Nothing like a bit of drama in the Desert to pique my interest:ear .

Let's see, it flooded out there in Winter 2008. I know this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,902
Posted By smacka
just my take

I dual sported a 2006 CRF450X for two years and 12,000km

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae229/Smacka2010/greatdivide2007116.jpg

in 2008 I switched to a KTM530 and I'm still riding it
...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 85,712
Posted By smacka
Thanks for the explanation Troy. The '98 vintage...

Thanks for the explanation Troy. The '98 vintage explains why it looks a tad 'agricultural' (no offence intended!).

Back on topic :-
...
Forum: Australia 07-11-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 85,712
Posted By smacka
more

Just don't label me 'Lurker' tREV :deal .


Try this with a Bimmer....

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae229/Smacka2010/greatdivide2007081.jpg


Nice bit of custom pipe-work there on...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 85,712
Posted By smacka
G'day Bend27! 2 posts in two days, fark me, I'm...

G'day Bend27! 2 posts in two days, fark me, I'm outa control:rofl

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae229/Smacka2010/KTMs/2009consolidated081.jpg
Forum: Australia 07-07-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 85,712
Posted By smacka
Time to drag this thread back on to the front...

Time to drag this thread back on to the front page.....


http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae229/Smacka2010/KTMs/2009consolidated202.jpg
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