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Old 12-19-2011, 02:00 PM   #1516
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In regards to the oil, I'm doing about 80% - 90% commuting to and from work on tar, will that make a difference on the oil I should use?
I don't believe so, unless its a very short commute and then maybe a thinner oil might help, say 5w30. But with a water cooled motor (does it have a thermostat?) it shouldn't make any difference IMHO.

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:18 PM   #1517
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I don't believe so, unless its a very short commute and then maybe a thinner oil might help, say 5w30. But with a water cooled motor (does it have a thermostat?) it shouldn't make any difference IMHO.

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Hi Steve,
No thermostat on the 10, would be a nice feature though.

Commute ranges from 20 minutes to an hour depending on route.

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #1518
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No thermostat on the 10, would be a nice feature though.

Commute ranges from 20 minutes to an hour depending on route.

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And of course when all else fails, RTFM

What does the manual recommend re oil weight? I'd guess 10w40, but...

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Old 12-20-2011, 02:15 AM   #1519
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Hi Dash, a fair few competition-oriented bikes have grease nipples on the suspension linkages and swingarm. A pump or 2 of fresh grease after a snotty ride keeps the bearings smooth and pushes out any dirt or water that may have found it's way past the seals.
Otherwise, and especially if it's a new bike you intend to keep, there's a half-day of work replacing and repacking anything that takes grease or fork oil, as the factories not only skimp on the grease but they use the cheapest fork oil available. You shoulda seen what came out of the suspension on my XR........... Both ends.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:17 AM   #1520
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New subject. Anyone in the ACT area want to go in for a new Garmin Rino 650? A full-feature GPS an 80 channel 5w UHF in one, currently $599 for 2 (2 for 1 deal)? The cost to you will be $299 for a unit.
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:12 AM   #1521
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New subject. Anyone in the ACT area want to go in for a new Garmin Rino 650? A full-feature GPS an 80 channel 5w UHF in one, currently $599 for 2 (2 for 1 deal)? The cost to you will be $299 for a unit.
I would if had a job... helpful huh!
Guess I'll just have to keep shouting at ya.

I looked at them when released and thought wow that looks awesome. I like the fact it replaces all the handlebar clutter. Good deal too. BUGGER!!!!
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:08 PM   #1522
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New subject. Anyone in the ACT area want to go in for a new Garmin Rino 650? A full-feature GPS an 80 channel 5w UHF in one, currently $599 for 2 (2 for 1 deal)? The cost to you will be $299 for a unit.
Do you know what gear comes with it? Mount and such?

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Old 12-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #1523
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No mount, at this price it is a bit bare-bones, but you get a cable to connect to the PC, an in-car adapter too I think, and a couple of other odds'n'sods.
No mapping, but Shonky will likely work (non-routable) and I have another "option" to try if I get one . Tracks4Australia works I'm informed.
A mount is roughly $40 for the in-car jobbie, and a ram setup is peanuts in the overall scheme of things. I've already tried Touratech, and the local distributor has told me they don't have one right now but he has forwarded my request to head office, good service from this mob (unlike the last lot at Safari tanks, what a joke they were).
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:19 PM   #1524
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:48 PM   #1525
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:52 PM   #1526
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Howcome your missus has a bigger one than me? I feel inadequate now. Tanya's a lovely girl and all, but I've got tractor-envy now.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:55 PM   #1527
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Howcome your missus has a bigger one than me? I feel inadequate now. Tanya's a lovely girl and all, but I've got tractor-envy now.

Sure it's "Tractor envy"

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:57 AM   #1528
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Need a tractor like that here, any chance of borrowing it Dave?
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:01 AM   #1529
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You could borow mine, but it's a bit over 200 k's away. On the other hand, you could always bring the lawn around.........
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:09 AM   #1530
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You could borow mine, but it's a bit over 200 k's away. On the other hand, you could always bring the lawn around.........
Got a mower for the 'lawn', need a tractor for all the landscaping that Bev wants done!
Besides, I kept wearing out shovels [& myself!], gotta re-engineer the driveway again after Monday's downpour here in Yass, 50+mm in an hour, lovely little lot of washouts, looks like an ADV training road @ moment
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