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Old 07-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #13411
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I can , he wants to be like the head bikey in every which way but loose Clint Eastwood film .
Buncha bullies!!! I'm gunna tell Mum on ya.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #13412
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problem solved: when I welded the key block I inverted two wires, grey and black/white.

now everything works, looks like I'm ready for my(first) 2500km trip!
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #13413
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here are some pics with the knobbies on parked in the backyard. it's hard work looking at that view everyday!!
it's been re-jetted and a stiffer spring fitted (thanks Rob) she now goes hard and handles good
i was suprised with the performance gains with 125 mains and 4th clip on the needle. makes better use of the akro pipe. all i need now is more air in but that is a bigger project for another day.



with the faithful hound. lookout, she'll bite your arm off
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:10 AM   #13414
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here are some pics with the knobbies on parked in the backyard. it's hard work looking at that view everyday!!
it's been re-jetted and a stiffer spring fitted (thanks Rob) she now goes hard and handles good
i was suprised with the performance gains with 125 mains and 4th clip on the needle. makes better use of the akro pipe. all i need now is more air in but that is a bigger project for another day.



with the faithful hound. lookout, she'll bite your arm off
looks good simon !
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:04 AM   #13415
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cheers Doc, you can have a proper look at the TTT
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:45 AM   #13416
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Very nice. Simon. These bikes just look better with knobblies.

May I request a closer look at how you mounted the standard front mudguard to the new forks?

Thanks
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #13417
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mine is sr41a, a 750s!

sorry but I didn' understand how you fixed the problem (no position lights!)
thanks!!!
Too late to reply...but I fixed it by following color-coded wires with diagram in my hand until I ensure all bits and pieces are in right places and connectors right. This way I found disconnected wire and same way I found problem in RHS switchblock.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #13418
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Very nice. Simon. These bikes just look better with knobblies.

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They work better with knobblies, too. At least in some places. Here is my recent story with tires. I had good experience with Mitas E-09 but since I run 18-inch rear it is not an option any more. 130-80/18 looks too skinny and E-09 is not available in 140-18/18 (at least not at our dealer). Dunlop D908RR was working really well for 6000kms but is a bit on expensive side. So I ended up buying a Metzeler Karoo T which turned up to be a mistake. Here is what it looked like after 400kms (four hundred kilometres) mostly gravel and single tracks and some tarmac:


I accept I abused the tyre but I have always done it and no other tyre has melted like this.

The shop took it back and replaced it with Metzeler Enduro Sahara 3. This tire seems to hold up well. It is not a knobbly but gives decent grip on gravel. On soft dirt it becomes useless, like a road racing tire. Here is a pic my friend took last weekend. Grooves filled with dirt:


My next tyre will be definately a knobbed one, be it D908RR again or Pireli Rally or Michelin Desert or something else.

OK a few more photos from last weekend. 3 classic bikes enjoying perfect day:


Sorry for no helmet. It was so damn hot and it took a lot of manpower plus horsepower to make it to the creek:


And on the other side. Pic taken with the phone, excuse the quality:


My friends on the way to the creek. You know the terrain is always softer than it looks on the photos :






Sorry for too many Hondas on Suzuki thread.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #13419
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One more photo showing clogged rear tire and my bike resting on its side. Usually I hurry to raise the bike up but this time I was so exhausted from fighting the mud. I thought damn if I'm already standing here I take a photo at least.

Whats the moral of the story. Metzeler Karoo T is no good for me while Enduro 3 is only a little bit better
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:51 PM   #13420
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Mait, that is some harcore stuff on such big bikes. why didn't you use the bridge at least it is nice soft ground perfect for dropping bikes on!!

Ladder, it is pretty agricultural. to be honest photos don't exist because it is not pretty. seems to be working well though, i'll take some just for you.
next job will be a custom brake line to fit the new fork better.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #13421
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Question regarding the de-comp unit for my SR42 / 800SL

Cable comes in two halves/parts, join roughly in the middle.

The bottom half of mine is broke and I can't see it on the cmsnl.com or wemoto.com web sites. I'm not confident that the guys at the local Suzuki will be able to help, but I will ask. Any ideas on sourcing one of these? Or perhaps an alternative, such as a standard cable replacing the whole shebang? I could get a teflon cable or cable kit and cut to size by I think that Suzuki must have had a reason for this two piece construction; nothing on thios bike seems to be there by accident.

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:53 AM   #13422
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Shane I have bought one through our local suzuki dealer, If you can,t souce one local try Suzi spares SA.

Mait, thanks for posting the photos I like the one with the BIG, african twin, and transalp alltogether, have you tried a dunlop 606 they are very popular down under its best to run them 25psi on dirt and 30psi on the black top so they don,t over heat in the warmer weather from to much flex.
Simon , glad to help,I have modded a 750 airbox with a 115d by 150l foam filter with a internal sock if you want you can try it to see if it works on the BST,s.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:26 AM   #13423
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Thanks Rob,

The stock setup seems a bit silly. I was thinking of one of the kits, say the universal clutch kit that you can get from here:

http://www.venhill.co.uk/Cables_-_Co...sal_Cable_Kits

Do you think this is worthwhile?
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:10 AM   #13424
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Shane the agent in ozz for venhill products is john titman racing, try here first before ordering from over seas,
http://www.jtr.com.au/venhill/index.htm
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:13 AM   #13425
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Have a look here,
http://www.venhill.co.uk/Distributors/Rest_of_World
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