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Old 08-13-2013, 06:41 AM   #511
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Not the same color... And not yellow



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Old 08-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #512
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Did you use a paint roller and tray - ceiling white?
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:38 AM   #513
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hey greg
had a e-07 on the rear,got 10000k+ out of it,i wouldnt run a e-09 on the front(they dont like sand)not enough grip on the side of them for my liking,have one on the dr at the moment,sand no good,i run a ac 10 (michy)on the front of the 950,only get around 6000-8000k out of it but good in sand(dot approved too) 606 is good too get around 13000k out of them ,they are a bugga when new but once "run in"they seem fine,no time off for me ,left me run to late.have fun on ya mystery tour.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #514
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Did you use a paint roller and tray ... ?

nah, too many ridges and fiddly bits..... had to use a brush


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Old 08-16-2013, 12:39 AM   #515
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hey greg
had a e-07 on the rear,got 10000k+ out of it,i wouldnt run a e-09 on the front(they dont like sand)not enough grip on the side of them for my liking,have one on the dr at the moment,sand no good,i run a ac 10 (michy)on the front of the 950,only get around 6000-8000k out of it but good in sand(dot approved too) 606 is good too get around 13000k out of them ,they are a bugga when new but once "run in"they seem fine,no time off for me ,left me run to late.have fun on ya mystery tour.

cheers Aub,

XRMan doesnt like the E-09 front on his DR either...hmmm..

times getting tight now, and i did order one, and its arrived at me tyre place so i might have to give it a go anyway

shame about ya holidays mate... oh well, guess it means more in the bank for next year


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Old 08-16-2013, 01:36 AM   #516
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put up a pic of the bike when finished
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:31 AM   #517
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so while stuffing about, i noticed a couple of cracks in the chain guard...


another few phone calls.. OEM one surprisingly cheap...but none in the country...3 weeks.... dont have 3 weeks..

orderd a surprisingly cheap Aluminium one... it arrived 3 days later..


dont like the color...




thats betta!





this big box arrived too




full of blue popcorn...



and other goodness



so the forks started coming out... 6 screws holding on the front mudguard thingie.... 4 out, 2 stuck..

who's idea was stainless in alloy anyway...

buggered me torx key trying to loosen it...




freezer bags over the calipers and a big old dose of penetrating oil till tomorrow..

next day picked up some new torx keys and a few more bolts, paint etc...



had another crack at the seized screws.....snap... both of em...

oh well, the muguard was off....

forks out..

internals out (after a decent wrestle with the bottom bolt...paranoid that was gonna snap too...




anyway, new cartridges, springs and caps...








got em back in the bike but darkness beat me before getting the wheel, mudguard etc on...and i dont have power in the shed yet...


next day i wasnt all that happy with the way i bled the first fork leg... so i pulled it out and apart and had another go... thats better..

back in the bike, checked front wheel bearings... all good... wheel back on...


time to pull off the old chain guard.... bloody tight srews...

snap, yay, snap....



getting 1 out of 3 out isnt too bad.. right?

now its bucketing down so cant run the extention cord out to drill em out...

sigh..


gave me panniers a clean and light respray after getting a mate to run a bit of weld along a crack in one..

downloaded the relevant topo maps to the gps for this trip..




chucked a few new tunes on there as well...

and took the file to a cheap set of earphones so they'd fit in me little ear-holes...


next day got the drill out and drilled out the 2 snapped chain guard screws... retapped first one, all good, only one to go then its 'test ride' time...

yay..

what could go wrong now...

whoops...



hey another (and me final) box arrived to...



yay, freshly washed, dried, new zipper and down topped up...!



goodness me she's bigger than she used to be...

pulled her out and she felt so clean and fluffy that i wanted to climb right in and have a nana nap...




had to make a new 'slightly shorter' tool tune, looked like on big bangs, that was hitting the chain guard which caused it to crack,..

put new screen in the GPS..



and an ADV sticker



and that my friends... is me done... if it aint done now... it aint getting done ('cept a service and a tyre change)

shakedown time...
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #518
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #519
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good job greg
i like the camo look!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #520
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Nice! I like olive.

How has the machines mechanical parts held up? - yes the bolts/screws are too tight, but what about the engine, valves and rear shock?
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:08 AM   #521
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Looks nice, personally i would have preffered matt (camouflage maybe even). Cant believe your threads are seizing up, oil it bud
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #522
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If he washed it at least once a year, it might not be so corroded. Riding it home through the ocean drunk from the pub doesn't help much.
Nice colour. A nice cheese yellow one piece riding suit would set off the whole scheme properly. Maybe something in a corduroy fabric. With a milk crate on the back for the total KLR look.
But seriously - good investment in upgrading the fork internals. Serviced a pair recently and was amazed at how very basic the dampener system was - my 1952 Featherbed Norton had the same system.
Enjoy the ride, my friend. You're trip looks epic, even by your usual standards.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:56 AM   #523
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Nice! I like olive.

How has the machines mechanical parts held up? - yes the bolts/screws are too tight, but what about the engine, valves and rear shock?


just had me 40k service... valve clearances are still fine (never needed adjusting so far..)

rear shock is working but its prob the next thing to upgrade... is the bolt bent? dunno, dont care, doesnt matter.....

engine seems fine..

no other issues at all... all good

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:32 AM   #524
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so i did a bit of a shakedown run to melbourne and back last week... had to go over for mums birthday, so booked in a service as well.. and used it to test out the new front end..


day 1 was heading for bendigo, first stop bakery at Penola, then out thru the pines..




next stop was for Coffee at Rapunyup... hailed for 3 mins while i was having coffee...




then on to Bendigo, for a feed with old (ex) (in) mate Whitta..

good breakfast the next mornin and a dirt run down to Melbourne..



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straight in the BMW to drop the bike off for aits 40k service..




Phil (Philmeup) picked me up from there and we had a reasonable night on the ale's...




followed by a bit of a map session.. next day was the usual run of the melbourne bike shops, with a pledge to never bother going back to Peter stephens...

bike was finally ready (and clean) about 5:30 and i was off thru peak hour traffic to mums place for her birthday..

stayed 2 nights then time for home.. took the straightforward way, cutting south of the Grampians..



and stopping in at Casterton for a late lunch..



and on to Millicent for a new pair of shoes..




got home and had the 2 important bits of mail..
(postal vote and wheel bearings/fork seal - spares)




so tool tube had been still hitting chain guard, so drastic action was called for..



filled the hole with flashtak and silicon..

took it for a quick off road run to test..seems to be ok..




mmmmm, new shoes...



then it was time to work out what i need for a trip... bloody hell...




anyway, got it all in...



and took it for another quick run to set the rear shock..



and so.... now i'm set to go...

which is just as well,

tomorrow we ride..!


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Old 08-25-2013, 05:41 AM   #525
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spose i should give you a link for the next big thing...

here ya go

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