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Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,027
Posted By sidetrack
I would say buy it do the basic maintenance and...

I would say buy it do the basic maintenance and then ride it. As said previously it will let you know what it needs. I have had mine since 1981, much of the riding has been gravel or dirt and...
Forum: New Zealand 09-16-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,882
Posted By sidetrack
http://www.rsf.org.uk/routes/newzealand01.htm ...

http://www.rsf.org.uk/routes/newzealand01.htm

Check out this website and reconsider. If some very experienced mountain bikers struggle and had to carry their bikes for several hours then a large...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By sidetrack
I've had my G/S sincei 1981 and the only time she...

I've had my G/S sincei 1981 and the only time she let me down was lack of spark.
Tha cause was the original spark plug leads from coil to spark plug are made of carbon and had failed. Replaced with...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,666
Posted By sidetrack
CB350's have CV carbs. The carb slide goes up and...

CB350's have CV carbs. The carb slide goes up and down according to differences in pressure above and below the diaphragm on the top of the slide.This diaphragm doesn't last for ever and is more than...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By sidetrack
Great Pics. How much to rent the bike?:norton

Great Pics. How much to rent the bike?:norton
Forum: Australia 07-17-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,459
Posted By sidetrack
Just be careful where you park

Just be careful where you park
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 72,364
Posted By sidetrack
Largest Police Bust in Canada

Largest Police Bust in Canada
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By sidetrack
Thumb Carb Diaphragm lasted 27 years!

On a recent ride my R80G/S wouldn't accelerate well and was sluggish.
I was along way from home and it wasn't getting worse so carried on. Problem turned out to be Carb Diaphragm on RH carb had a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,474
Posted By sidetrack
Thanks for alerting me to the possible neutral...

Thanks for alerting me to the possible neutral switch problem. My DR has had a neutral light problem for some time. Neutral light will sometimes stay on no matter what gear I am in. I assumed it was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,474
Posted By sidetrack
I bought a B&B bashplate in May, and it was...

I bought a B&B bashplate in May, and it was couriered to Perth. Very good service and very good bash plate. If you do any sort of off road riding then get one.
My first trip on my DR in Oz was...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By sidetrack
Last year I posted 2 tyres from Perth to Tom...

Last year I posted 2 tyres from Perth to Tom Price. Cost $28 for both tyres and I collected them from Post Office in Tom Price. Took one week but Tom Price is a lot more remote than Darwin so should...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2006, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,667
Posted By sidetrack
Our local Yamaha Dealer sells lots of trail bikes...

Our local Yamaha Dealer sells lots of trail bikes to farmers. They come with mirrors but are never fitted. Get 2 LH mirrors [ RH mirrors have a left hand thread on Yamahas] and the problem is solved....
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By sidetrack
Yes you can go 100 in width. The DR650 is fairly...

Yes you can go 100 in width. The DR650 is fairly easy on the front tyre and I love gravel and dirt roads so I go for a wide spaced road legal knobbly such as Pirelli MT21, Dunlop 606, Michelin T61,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By sidetrack
Should be stamped on your rims. Mine is 1.85 for...

Should be stamped on your rims. Mine is 1.85 for the front and 2.50 for the rear.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2006, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,184
Posted By sidetrack
Friends who work in the mines in Western...

Friends who work in the mines in Western Australia tell me that in summer they can get temperatures of up tp 55C [around130F]. Thats way too hot for motorcycling. Gives me real respect for the old...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2006, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,184
Posted By sidetrack
:clap Great report. I love the remoteness in Oz,...

:clap Great report. I love the remoteness in Oz, the long distances, the red dust, and of course the daytime warmth in Winter.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,247
Posted By sidetrack
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Forum: Beasts 07-14-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 59,401
Posted By sidetrack
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Forum: Airheads 07-12-2006, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 671,480
Posted By sidetrack
Near Wellington in New Zealand

Near Wellington in New Zealand
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,474
Posted By sidetrack
Bashplate

Recently bought a B & B bashplate for my DR650. Fitted well and no need for any drilling. Plus sump plug hole lines up nicely.
Yes they are an Aussie company and gave good service....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By sidetrack
T500

Love those bikes. Rode one for many years and many many miles in the '70s.
They were reasonably common then but not too many around now. I'd definitely want to restore it or at the very least keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,645,224
Posted By sidetrack
Wicked No GS Sucks

How can anyone on an Adventure site think ANY GS sucks.

The only thing that sucks is people who are too scared to get them dirty.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,518
Posted By sidetrack
Great ride and really enjoyed your report. As...

Great ride and really enjoyed your report. As previously said this is what makes this site so good. Where in the Pilbara do you live? I have a friend in Tom Price with an R1150GS and he takes that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By sidetrack
I went for about a 500km trip with the YZ250...

I went for about a 500km trip with the YZ250 front wheel, disc and brake caliper. Wasn't happy with the braking or the look. Thats the reason I chose to use the original wheel. Also was a good time...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By sidetrack
I fitted a USD 1992 YZ250 front end into my...

I fitted a USD 1992 YZ250 front end into my R80G/S. Steering head bearing sizes are identical. This is obviously critical if you are going to have a straight forward conversion. Bottom yoke goes...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2005, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By sidetrack
Do you have to get a permit to cross the Great...

Do you have to get a permit to cross the Great Central Road? I've been told that you are supposed to but no one does. Is this correct? Keen to see your pictures.
Forum: Australia 11-07-2005, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,517
Posted By sidetrack
I also have 2004 DR650. Only potential problem so...

I also have 2004 DR650. Only potential problem so far was on the Tanami Track.

Stopped for a picture and bike wouldn't start again. Every thing worked except the starter. Checked side stand...
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