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Old 04-21-2011, 02:05 AM   #16
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Found a better spot for my rego label:




Might find you get a smack putting it there.......
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:22 AM   #17
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Today I whipped up a quick bash plate. Just out of some old thin aluminium I had left over. I will be making a rallye style bash plate for it with the tool boxes either side when I get some thicker aluminium.


Cutting a template out of cardboard:




Shape cut:




Starting to bend up:




The dodgy weld (gasless mig welding...... :




Holes drilled and on the bike:








I made it high to protect the radiator guard:




This side needs to be bent in a little more. I also have to drill the oil drain plug hole and I may also do some holes in the front of it to let some airflow with some mesh behind it.



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Old 04-21-2011, 02:24 AM   #18
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I thought it just had to be displayed on the left hand side of the bike in a position where it can be seen all the time, which this can??

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:27 AM   #19
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Bought some bar end mirrors. Took them apart so they could mount to the bars:




Fitted up with old mirrors on to see the difference:




Both on and cleaned the front of the bike right up:



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Old 04-21-2011, 03:19 AM   #20
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I thought it just had to be displayed on the left hand side of the bike in a position where it can be seen all the time, which this can??

True, any right thinking person would see that location as being perfectly acceptable, but nevertheless, it is ilegal in Queensland. Proper location, as stated on the back of the rego papers is; "the adhesive side of this label must be affixed in a holder, attached to either the left side or the rear of the motorbike so that all particulars on the label are clearly visible from the outside of the motorbike through a transparent section of the holder. A label inside a cylindrical label holder does not meet visibility requirements"

Just saying,.......don`t ask me how I have the rego label attached to my Xchallenge....

It`s interesting, WA has done away with rego stickers altogether, NT has them the size of a postage stamp that go onto the plate, and the new plate reading technology the TV stations were touting earlier in the week that quickly find out whether a vehicle is registered or not......and Qld reckons it`s a smart state.

Sorry, back on topic, you`re doing a good job on the Yammie.
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:27 AM   #21
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Today I fixed up the bash plate a bit. I folded in the left hand side more cause it was sticking out too far. I also drilled a hole for the oil drain plug. I don't like the hole though and am going to weld it over. It is only four bolts to take the bashplate on and off and I know that the hole is going to be the first place a rock or something goes and holes the engine case:



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Old 04-25-2011, 01:29 AM   #22
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Did an oil change. I ended up going with the proper Yamalube for the first change cause it comes with all the Orings and washers needed as well as the oil and filter.



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Old 04-26-2011, 12:30 AM   #23
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Is this your WRR Joe?

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That is my beast!!

Out in its new natural habitat!!

I LOVE trail riding.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:39 AM   #25
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I think you need better knobbies.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:46 AM   #26
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Well i KNOW I need better knobbies. Few other things happening first and I am a tight wad and want to wear down the death wings.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:16 AM   #27
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Look what arrived in the mail today:




My case saver! All the way from the big US of A!!



mmmmm Jolly Rogers, we don't get them down here!




Out with the old:




In with the new:







Such good quality and so damn quick and easy to fit. After funny noises from the chain the other week, this will give me piece of mind if it ever does decide to let go. Looks sweet too!



After last weeks trail ride, this will be a welcome addition as the stock cover was literally full of mud and grit etc.

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:31 AM   #29
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Have the same year/model - always intersting to see the mods that can be done. Have set my bike up more for offroad but still use it for open road stuff as long as I am not in a hurry. Have just put pivot pegs on and they made a huge differnce to the ride. Have had a few odd looks in the middle of the bush. My son has a WR250F and I get everywhere he goes but at my pace!

Where did you get the case saver from? I take it that stops mud from building up as well as providing a bit more protection.

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:40 AM   #30
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Why do you get the funny looks when playing in the bush? Pivot pegs would be a nice additive, especially now that I am going pure MX boots.

The case saver is awesome. Protects the engine in the event of a chain failure and also stops the build up of mud etc. It can be bought here:

https://sites.google.com/site/sandma...case-saver-kit



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Have the same year/model - always intersting to see the mods that can be done. Have set my bike up more for offroad but still use it for open road stuff as long as I am not in a hurry. Have just put pivot pegs on and they made a huge differnce to the ride. Have had a few odd looks in the middle of the bush. My son has a WR250F and I get everywhere he goes but at my pace!

Where did you get the case saver from? I take it that stops mud from building up as well as providing a bit more protection.

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