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Old 03-13-2013, 03:03 AM   #496
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Hey Numbers,

I'd be interested to find out/see the set up you have for racks, fuel and luggage, as I'm pondering the options for carrying 800+km fuel, water and supplies for a few days. Now Rabbit Flat is closed you must have carried fuel from Halls Creek or Bililunya to Yuendumu, which must 800 km?

Cheers,

Adrian
Do you know 59DEN ? He's over your way and knows how to load a DRZ.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784942

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:26 AM   #497
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G'day Den

I do indeed know Den and his masterful ship of the desert and I'm probably going to copy his front racks for either fuel or water (thanks mate). Just curious how other people are doing it.

I'd be interested in seeing the re-jig of your racks as well if that's ok.

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:55 AM   #498
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I'd be interested in seeing the re-jig of your racks as well if that's ok.

Cheers,

Adrian
Me too... I dropped in today, but he wasn't there. Must call tomorrow.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:51 PM   #499
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Safari stuff

I just realised that I hadn't posted any photos of the Nav gear for the Safari..... so here they are:





The Blue & Yellow reference is for the Gates



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Old 03-25-2013, 12:34 PM   #500
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After reading through much of this thread, kudos and thank you!


That fairing is brilliant, I can't believe you fabricated it yourself. Why can't one of the "professional companies" bring something like that to market?!
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:00 PM   #501
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Hey Gadget,

How is everything going? Have you got any timelines sorted? How about your route? The bike is looking really good, have you had much of a chance to give it a run?

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:59 PM   #502
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Hey Gadget,

How is everything going? Have you got any timelines sorted? How about your route? The bike is looking really good, have you had much of a chance to give it a run?

Phil
I was taking to Jim last week- not looking good on that front.... So it looks like we may have to catch up after Easter & make some plans.
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Then again, how about you just load everyone up and come to Mildura for Easter, we can talk about it there????

Now I remembered why I fabricated my own fairing.... I don't have to wait for me. The bike is still with the engineer getting the new racks made up. (it's been there almost 1.5 months) I need it back in the next few days so that I can change the tyres to go to Mildura on friday....... as well as paint and assemble Liams KX.

Apparently Wild0 is really enjoying his time in the U.S.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #503
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Question springs

Hi Gadget,

trolling thru your thread, just like an update of what spring size/weight you used in the bike when you were setting up with all the gear onboard and how it went. Am converting my dr 650 with drz front end and rear shocka so an idea on what was ideal would be a great help
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #504
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Hi Gadget,

trolling thru your thread, just like an update of what spring size/weight you used in the bike when you were setting up with all the gear onboard and how it went. Am converting my dr 650 with drz front end and rear shocka so an idea on what was ideal would be a great help
cheers andy9004
I am waiting to get the new racks, then I'll get the shock re-done. When I find out what spring will be used, I'll post it in my thread.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:19 AM   #505
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Nice way to stuff a weekend

15.2 hours running time &

654km since the full rebuild.

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And it died.

I was riding around with my son on a private enduro track, 450km from home. Max speed for the day: 88km. Average speed of 35km.

My initial thought was that it dropped a valve. More to follow soon.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:32 AM   #506
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Oh. No good. Hope it is as simple as a blown fuse!
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:02 AM   #507
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Oh. No good. Hope it is as simple as a blown fuse!
I wish.

I would have figured that one out fairly quickly. (At least I hope I'd be able to figure that out)

The rattle in the motor just before it stopped gave me an indication that it was the end of my ride for the day.... So I just loaded it up in the trailer- to review when I got home.

When I got it home the rocker cover came off.... nothing obvious.
I thought that I'd check the timing was right (process of elimination, right?). When the crank hole plug came off, there was debris in it....

So off came the magneto cover & Hey presto (apologies for the crap pic, but I had my phone with me, so that's what I used.):



SO: A few of the starter clutch bolts came loose, worked their way out until they hit the stator. Bolts snapped, stator chewed, bike stopped.

I'm sure there's probably a locktite 'must do' for this in thumpertalk...... At least I didn't build this motor. When the replacement parts arrive, I can guarantee that the bolts will be locktited in. And the mechanic that built it will be getting a call too.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:42 AM   #508
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:10 AM   #509
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Update

New stator is on the way. Not cheap, but I want to stick with the high output. (Still a lot cheaper than genuine though)



As for the trip: Jim's out. His knee just isn't holding up to riding... so the coast-to-coast epic is off.

PLAN B is being hatched with Mudlovingfool. While we won't be doing the epic ride that I'd initially wanted, we'll still be covering several thousand km.. A part of the plan at this stage is to still ride the French line. We'll be getting together in the next few weeks to make the rest up.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:21 AM   #510
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I wish.

I would have figured that one out fairly quickly. (At least I hope I'd be able to figure that out)

The rattle in the motor just before it stopped gave me an indication that it was the end of my ride for the day.... So I just loaded it up in the trailer- to review when I got home.

When I got it home the rocker cover came off.... nothing obvious.
I thought that I'd check the timing was right (process of elimination, right?). When the crank hole plug came off, there was debris in it....

So off came the magneto cover & Hey presto (apologies for the crap pic, but I had my phone with me, so that's what I used.):



SO: A few of the starter clutch bolts came loose, worked their way out until they hit the stator. Bolts snapped, stator chewed, bike stopped.

I'm sure there's probably a locktite 'must do' for this in thumpertalk...... At least I didn't build this motor. When the replacement parts arrive, I can guarantee that the bolts will be locktited in. And the mechanic that built it will be getting a call too.
We must live in a parallel universe. Had exactly the same situation word for word 2 mths ago. Snapped bolts and all. Got the snapped threads out , loctite new ones in. 1 mashed stator that copped a bit of soldering and what not and fark me the old yellow terror fired straight up and is putting out amps at factory spec according to work shop manual.
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