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Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 25,660
Posted By dave43
And there is a large part of our problem. We are...

And there is a large part of our problem. We are so used to putting up the public front that we don't let even ourselves see what's deeper inside.
Of the people I know who ride, I think it is a way...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
Nipple sensitivity !

Reckon you guys need to have a bit more sensitivity with a grease gun when pumping nipples. If the bearings have seals as these do you should be able to feel when the grease cavity is full without...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,255
Posted By dave43
Not surprising really. I was stopped one...

Not surprising really.
I was stopped one evening going home from Perth last year cleaning out a fuel filter and traffic just kept going by with nobody even slowing to ask if I was ok. I was running...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By dave43
My CCT gasket also got the common crack at the...

My CCT gasket also got the common crack at the top at 32,000km. Used Kezza's fix and good since.
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 469,319
Posted By dave43
Berg's dead horse gets the money. :clap:clap

Berg's dead horse gets the money. :clap:clap
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By dave43
Been doing that for a while on a DR650 and works...

Been doing that for a while on a DR650 and works well enough to keep on with it. I wrap it as loose as possible around the filter to minimise firm contact with the oiled foam and keep the chux dry
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,806
Posted By dave43
FWIW I have carried a Crescent brand 3/8" drive...

FWIW I have carried a Crescent brand 3/8" drive socket set that has 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19mm sockets which fit inside the hollow 10" handle. Add a 6" extension and you can undo anything you could...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,967,448
Posted By dave43
My solution was to weld cut down 24 and 22 socket...

My solution was to weld cut down 24 and 22 socket rings to one end of each tyre lever for the rear. I carry a socket set in a handle which has a 19 for the front.
Forum: Australia 05-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,898
Posted By dave43
About 8,000 on mine and probably 3-4000 left.

About 8,000 on mine and probably 3-4000 left.
Forum: Australia 05-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,001
Posted By dave43
Pro safety do a class 5 - 27db disposable. Many...

Pro safety do a class 5 - 27db disposable. Many disposables are class 4 - 22db so check the rating on the pack.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
Fork Seals

Following the discussion on here a few weeks ago about using air pressure to pop out old fork seals I have just done mine.
Drilled one cap only and fitted a valve stem to test the method. ( caps are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
Agree. I have the same clear filter but kept the...

Agree. I have the same clear filter but kept the OME filter as well and it still gets dirty in severe dust conditions. Reason enough to keep it there. Only takes a minute to clean when needed.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,967,448
Posted By dave43
Interesting dilemma, given the bottom bolt screws...

Interesting dilemma, given the bottom bolt screws into the shock clevis. For future ref some sockets have a bit of a bevel for 2mm or so inside the open end and do not grip very much metal on the...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 2,317,748
Posted By dave43
FWIW Cameras can have variable quality photos. I...

FWIW Cameras can have variable quality photos. I have a problem with theft from a vineyard and put a UWAY 200B cam from Outdoor cameras in QLD at the gate. Got some nice pics a few weeks ago of an...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,967,448
Posted By dave43
I remember your DR was set up pretty well, when I...

I remember your DR was set up pretty well, when I eventually get one I may have to come over and pick your brains on a few things:1drink[/QUOTE]

You're welcome. Mine is simple and basic but good...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,967,448
Posted By dave43
Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just...

Haha - if I want a bit more excitement I can just get on Ant's Berg 300 smoker!
Besides - now the Husaberg name is to disappear in the KTM/Husqvarner stable your Berg might become collectible in 20...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,967,448
Posted By dave43
Before the weekend I might have been tempted...

Before the weekend I might have been tempted Justin, as I don't seem to get time to ride much any more.
A trip to Perth on the weekend reminded me how much I enjoy it. The DR is still the do it all...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,620
Posted By dave43
Toy Rolex method worked well for me when I first...

Toy Rolex method worked well for me when I first had a serious back injury 40 yrs ago and that and yoga was the only thing that relieved it.
Regular back pain ever since until I started Taoist Tai...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By dave43
TB - not me but my son was pinged $100 last year...

TB - not me but my son was pinged $100 last year for no sticker here in WA. That close enough for you? Reckon it depends on the mood when you get pulled over.
Forum: Australia 11-13-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,310
Posted By dave43
On the other hand BD you have enough kms up and...

On the other hand BD you have enough kms up and enough obvious experience on bikes for your opinion to be worth more than many on here.

Gadget - a mate of mine did 8000kms to Kimberley and return...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
Sold in hardware stores here. made in Sweden and...

Sold in hardware stores here. made in Sweden and fasten with a buckle same as bike tiedown. Cheaper knockoffs also here but originals have better strap quality and label breaking strain of 400kg,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
[QUOTE=ER70S-2;22751574]I used Smilin Jack's...

[QUOTE=ER70S-2;22751574]I used Smilin Jack's idea. 1-1/4 gallon, it took a hell of a beating on the washboarded roads around here and never leaked.

Well, it didn't leak until I did this: :cry
...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9,019
Views: 645,967
Posted By dave43
Dr 650

So nobody with a DR saw the modified version at the 66 stand?
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
Subframe

FWIW I have racks made of round bar so I could do it myself with limited gear and ability.
Importantly - the top rack mounts to front and rear points with the rear mount being at a 45deg angle to...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By dave43
Talking CT90 dual ratio was our first ag bike. Perfectly...

CT90 dual ratio was our first ag bike. Perfectly suited to the job and with the classic warning in the manual - "beware the grease mud for therein lies the skid demon". Put a tray on the back for the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
[QUOTE=acesandeights;22358455]To piggyback a bit....

[QUOTE=acesandeights;22358455]To piggyback a bit. I am considering new footpegs. Are Pivot Pegz http://www.pivotpegz.net/ the cat's meow? I am looking for a more offroad oriented peg and don't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
Got our own DR thread in the OZ forum so I guess...

Got our own DR thread in the OZ forum so I guess not everyone goes here as often.
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,469
Posted By dave43
. Those cars will specify a C3 or C4 full...

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Those cars will specify a C3 or C4 full synthetic oil. Overkill for your bike and may not be available in a lot of country towns. Basic diesel oil is available everywhere and the key thing to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
My OEM Yuasa has finally died in a 2005 build...

My OEM Yuasa has finally died in a 2005 build bike. Probably partly due to lack of use the last year and not on a tender. 8 years means I'll stay with the brand tho. Why stuff around with anything...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By dave43
Phone carrier

if you are going to get away from major cities and towns Telstra is the only one to go with. The rest have coverage ranging from mediocre to nothing away form the major centres.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 14,282
Posted By dave43
So maybe about now is the time to stop posting...

So maybe about now is the time to stop posting and go riding!
Then come back on this thread in 12 months and tell us how you see it.
Forum: Australia 08-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By dave43
Make sure you put a block between the front tyre...

Make sure you put a block between the front tyre and the fork clamp to take the pressure of the tiedowns. Otherwise you can get a leak in a fork seal. I've done it. :(
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 102,450
Views: 20,072,767
Posted By dave43
Why a DR ?

I read through this thread when it was less than 900 pages and decided that compared to most others, DR owners just wanted to make it more like a bike costing twice as much. Others wanted to know how...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,949
Posted By dave43
Glad to hear I'm not the only one to do this!:rofl

Glad to hear I'm not the only one to do this!:rofl
Forum: Australia 07-22-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By dave43
One difference between use in tools and bike is...

One difference between use in tools and bike is the charger you get with the tool turns off automatically when the battery is at full charge. On trickle charger should not be a problem as they sense...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,684
Posted By dave43
Just doubled the numbers in the last category.

Just doubled the numbers in the last category.
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,823
Posted By dave43
I can relate to that

I can relate to that
Forum: Australia 06-17-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,430
Posted By dave43
Go to Main Roads WA website. They usually have...

Go to Main Roads WA website. They usually have good up to date road condition info including river crossing depths. Was all easy enough in 2010 and nothing more than about 600 depth.
Forum: Australia 04-03-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,707
Posted By dave43
My grandson went peewee 70, to crf150...

My grandson went peewee 70, to crf150 (surprisingly easy transition) until he blew the shock jumping at age 12, now on 125exc.... Quite tall for his age though.
Forum: Australia 03-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,967,448
Posted By dave43
So does MT21 & E07

So does MT21 & E07
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