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Forum: Australia Today, 03:08 AM
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Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
I caught up with Haydo and his crew at Condo too,...

I caught up with Haydo and his crew at Condo too, apparently l just miss you to Detlef!
I rode the dirt from the FCR site to Condo, departing the FCR about 30mins after you guys left.
Also met...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Good luck Trokel! Looks like a good weekend ahead...

Good luck Trokel! Looks like a good weekend ahead for you!

I am of to the FCR with Fireitup and his mob, so might catch up with a few others from here.

On another note; l finally buckled to...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,622
Posted By dobbo
Bump! My young bloke's team bombed out in the...

Bump!
My young bloke's team bombed out in the footy finals, so no more tripping around with footy on weekends! :wink:
So bike is packed, leave from work is done, just counting down to blast off....
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 98,654
Views: 18,813,594
Posted By dobbo
470,000km from a single cylinder bike isn't to...

470,000km from a single cylinder bike isn't to bad!
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,154
Posted By dobbo
Hi Ninja, Well done on the 470k :clap fill me...

Hi Ninja,
Well done on the 470k :clap
fill me with confidence on my bike choice, with the purchase of a DR.
I only have just over 50k on her, so looks like we have years left together.

I hope...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 98,654
Views: 18,813,594
Posted By dobbo
I just read over on the Australian DR650 thread,...

I just read over on the Australian DR650 thread, a post from a bloke who just retired his Dr650 with an unbelievable 470,000km on it, he used the bike as a courier.
Gives me plenty of confidence in...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Kanangra-Boyd Nat Park: Oct 24th -26th.

After a small taste of the Kanangra-Boyd Nat Pk, this last weekend, I am planning to head back up there for more exploration.

I want to spend 3 days/2 nights camping in the area. Nothing to...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 236
Ttt
Views: 14,577
Posted By dobbo
Not me Denis, l ended up at Yerraderie, so headed...

Not me Denis, l ended up at Yerraderie, so headed to Oberon for a feed and fuel, before backroading it to Abercrombie caves, then south.
I rolled into to the TTT, close to sunset, so by the time l...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 236
Ttt
Views: 14,577
Posted By dobbo
Finally got to my first TTT :clap, but almost...

Finally got to my first TTT :clap, but almost turn back before the event. After some dodgy directions from a couple of inmates at Taralga pub, it took me over 4 hours to ride from the pub to the...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Anyone going to the TTT at the end of this month?...

Anyone going to the TTT at the end of this month?

The Far Cairn is a well run rally :clap just needs a few more camp fires if things chill down, or grab your chair and get the the fire real early,...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,675
Posted By dobbo
Trying to get the time off work is my biggest...

Trying to get the time off work is my biggest barrier to these rallies/get-togethers.

Pooncarie is great for me, as l just make it a longweekend, this also helps with conning/talking some others...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,675
Posted By dobbo
I like the idea of supporting Pooncarie,...

I like the idea of supporting Pooncarie, hopefully to help keep the shop & fuel open, as we know it's a bastard if there is no fuel on offer!

For me, l like the camping area, covered area's on...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,675
Posted By dobbo
Thanks for the reminder, I will pencil it in as a...

Thanks for the reminder, I will pencil it in as a definate! :clap

Will only be doing Pooncarrie though, probably camp there both Friday and Saturday, so I can spend a bit of time riding around...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Thanks for reminding me about Yerraderie, l will...

Thanks for reminding me about Yerraderie, l will try and get to it!

Weather looks good for the next few days and my big girl is in need of a ride (XJR l'm talking about :wink:) might try and get...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Seeing that it has been wet and cold (sh*tfull)...

Seeing that it has been wet and cold (sh*tfull) past couple of months, I am thinking about a ride to the TTT rally near Taralga, 30-31 Aug 14.

This is the one rally that has eluded me, however,...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,154
Posted By dobbo
I recently had a similar issue, however, mine was...

I recently had a similar issue, however, mine was after replacing the cam chain.
Very similar symptons to what you have posted.

My problem ended up being the timing was out, so l had to slip the...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,895
Posted By dobbo
I know our local Aldi stores roll out more gear...

I know our local Aldi stores roll out more gear around 2 hours after the initial frenzy.

I tried the XL gloves, but they must be for gnomes :rofl
My wifey tried the womens Large leather jacket,...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By dobbo
Urgent recall: Mitas Sportforce tyres.

Thought I'd post this here, in case any inmates here have them.

sounds pretty serious, as they have informed users to stop using the Mitas Sportforce tyres immediately.

here is the full...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,028
Posted By dobbo
did Yunta to Pooncarrie back in April. As...

did Yunta to Pooncarrie back in April.

As OFBM said, do Locklilly road to Yunta, as we searched for alternative tracks along the way; however, due to flooding in recent years, many are not there...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
I might be up for a ride Thursday :clap ...

I might be up for a ride Thursday :clap
Although, a bit of rain is forecast, and you know what I think about that:cry

I might just come around and give you some support, changing tyres.

The...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
bad luck there tripover!, I hate those f#%&@n...

bad luck there tripover!, I hate those f#%&@n (f#%&@n) cameras :eek1, saving lives my ass.

Maybe an overloaded DR will slow you down, instead of the engrained racer in you.

Might try and get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 98,654
Views: 18,813,594
Posted By dobbo
Grab hold of the sprocket, if the cush hub can be...

Grab hold of the sprocket, if the cush hub can be moved clockwise/anti clockwise with the rear wheel held in place, then the rubbers are knackered.
If you don't have replacement cush rubbers on...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Got around 15k out of my last one, but must be...

Got around 15k out of my last one, but must be getting more daring as l dont thhink l will reach it this time round.:evil
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
I have left the internal fuel tap filters in...

I have left the internal fuel tap filters in place just as a backup to catch the crud, as they are around 3" long they will not completely block up, which leave my fuel taps all clear. Easy enough to...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Hi Unc... I just threw out the little white...

Hi Unc...

I just threw out the little white filter from the carb inlet; as it doesn't take much to cause problems..... and air bubble or drop of water can block it.
As Fayes said, fit 2 inline...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Only not an Adventure bike, because you keep...

Only not an Adventure bike, because you keep saying it!
Yeah, it is no trailbike/enduro weapon, but fit some dual purpose rubber and it will make a great Adventure bike.
Then we go practice :evil
...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Looks like a good day there Troy. You use to...

Looks like a good day there Troy.

You use to be able to ride up to the tower on Mt Stanley, then down some single track of the back end, all the way to the Myrtleford - Yackandandah rd. From what...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,154
Posted By dobbo
Check this link, it might help: ...

Check this link, it might help:
http://drriders.com/topic11236.html (http://drriders.com/topic11236.html)

I had similar issues, I installed the clutch without the wire retainer & had the odd...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,797
Posted By dobbo
+1 for what Scrobs said. It is usually the...

+1 for what Scrobs said.

It is usually the image the rider tries to present, rather than the bike.
I've seen fucktards on all style bikes, l have probably been grouped in that class on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 98,654
Views: 18,813,594
Posted By dobbo
If you get stuck, just PM me with your email, and...

If you get stuck, just PM me with your email, and I can send you a few pics, will have to be tomorrow though, as I have to get to work now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 98,654
Views: 18,813,594
Posted By dobbo
Ensure everything is at Top Dead Centre. Left...

Ensure everything is at Top Dead Centre.
Left end lobe should be pointing forward, check the end of the cam shaft (spocket end) there are two marks (behind the plastic end cap), these marks need to...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/rojodo/3%...

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu351/rojodo/3%20Day%20Vic%20High%20country%202010/IMG_1479.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 98,654
Views: 18,813,594
Posted By dobbo
Standard chain is 110 links. However, l bought...

Standard chain is 110 links.
However, l bought a gold chain, cut it at 110 links then found out l was too short. I needed 112 links.
Now l always buy a 120 link chain, measure it on the bike with...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Got out for a ride on Friday, with tripover. Easy...

Got out for a ride on Friday, with tripover. Easy one out through Livingston NP, the dirt to Holbrook for a bite to eat. Home via Clifton ring rd & Pulleytop rd.

After deciding to freshen up the...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,154
Posted By dobbo
I have never removed the bracket, after realising...

I have never removed the bracket, after realising just how tight those screw were, l leave it alone and just remove both cables.
No drama refitting the cables, easy as pie to adjust.
Might save...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,154
Posted By dobbo
I cannow answer my own question.... I did...

I cannow answer my own question....

I did not refit the retaining wire, result was, clutch didn't work. I had some pressure through the clutch lever, but not enough to engage a gear without a...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,154
Posted By dobbo
clutch retaining wire?

Has anyone worked on their clutch and removed the wire retainer for the inner most plate, and not refitted this wire?

What result did you find? (Did clutch work as usual?)

(I removed this wire...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 209,466
Posted By dobbo
Yes Trok, you have an illness! Please, stay...

Yes Trok, you have an illness!
Please, stay away from me, as my wife wouldn't be happy if l caught the same thing :rofl

Well done on the husky and now the drz..
Cheers
Dobbo
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By dobbo
Dennis, +1 for bloke in Tumut. Just...

Dennis,

+1 for bloke in Tumut.

Just rebuilt my rear shock myself, and fitted a goldvalve/racetech kit with spring upgrade, wasn't too difficult. Total cost with a new heavier spring was about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By dobbo
Maybe the preload (or lack off) if the shock...

Maybe the preload (or lack off) if the shock spring preload has been wound right out.
Has the seat been lowered? (Foam cut out)
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