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Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 50,936
Posted By Hoots
I'd grab a fork brace for transportation - seals...

I'd grab a fork brace for transportation - seals won't last long if held compressed as above
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
Panniers look good - beautiful bike

Panniers look good - beautiful bike
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,467
Posted By Hoots
I can answer for him: it's a clear tank and, yes,...

I can answer for him: it's a clear tank and, yes, you can see the fuel through it

http://hooty.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bike-Pics/i-HvQZQVw/0/L/IMG_2201-L.jpg...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 53,755
Posted By Hoots
Plus rally kit With a 23hp power plant ...

Plus rally kit

With a 23hp power plant

Absolute winner ...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
Seems to be some new luggage around now- the...

Seems to be some new luggage around now- the clone bags made by Adventure Motorcycle look good - there's also a new huge saddle bag from Wolfman - and interesting looking semi-rigid bags from SW...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 53,755
Posted By Hoots
+1 Seems to me that the last thing you'd...

+1

Seems to me that the last thing you'd want to do to a 250 is dress it up in a whole lot of rally gear - not difficult to think of more inspiring platforms for this sort of concept than a...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
There's a big thread here, with lots of info:...

There's a big thread here, with lots of info: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014359

I think there are designated viewing areas for both the prologue and the event itself - these...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
You could give the new bloke in Fyshwick some...

You could give the new bloke in Fyshwick some business ... ?

http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com.au/
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
10th (Friday) to 12th April - scrutineering on...

10th (Friday) to 12th April - scrutineering on the 10th, with racing on the w/e

I'd like to go, but doubt I can get away

http://condo750.com.au/
Forum: Australia 03-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 53,755
Posted By Hoots
Is any of this info new ... ? Are we...

Is any of this info new ... ?

Are we really any closer to thinking that this bike might be a reality ... ?
Forum: Australia 03-12-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
Another tack is to post a note up here when you...

Another tack is to post a note up here when you feel like going for a ride

You've got an F800?

Lots of people with like bikes, and chances are that someone will want to head out somewhere...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
For those who came in late ... Note gang...

For those who came in late ...

Note gang leader is also the director (Sandy Harbut) who will be at the screening - 40 years on ...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By Hoots
Great report Bring back the TE630 ...

Great report

Bring back the TE630 ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By Hoots
Bad luck ... Hope the leg heals as planned

Bad luck ...

Hope the leg heals as planned
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
When you go down to the woods today ...

When you go down to the woods today ...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
For some rides this would be Ok, but I think the...

For some rides this would be Ok, but I think the idea was to get the trail bikes out
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
Sorry, no in that instance I thought you and...

Sorry, no in that instance I thought you and Steve were lining up a ride

That would be a good thing to do - and you'll almost certainly have company - likely myself included
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
Thanks - I'm keen to give the new bike a bit of a...

Thanks - I'm keen to give the new bike a bit of a burl in the Numeralla loam, and make a small modification to a handguard mount - but I can do that mid-week when it's just two diaries and the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
I'm using the OEM Yamaha WRF handguards - they're...

I'm using the OEM Yamaha WRF handguards - they're strong and look good, but I've encountered the same problem as described a few posts up re' handguard frame encroaching on headlight assembly - only...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
I'll aim for Thur (confirm later this week), but...

I'll aim for Thur (confirm later this week), but might come down Wed otherwise and fill the hills with the sound of music while you work on DR2 ...

I'm out on the w/e of the 21-22
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
My Outlook calendar has an item called Coast Ride...

My Outlook calendar has an item called Coast Ride on the 21-22

No other detail, and I've no idea what it's about ...

Someone must have advertised a ride at some point ... ?

Steve:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
Thanks Scott - that would be great We're...

Thanks Scott - that would be great

We're pretty much over the heat now, and it should be possible to organise a ride from the coastal side of the range
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
What sort of riding do you want to do with this...

What sort of riding do you want to do with this bike?

On your blog, you describe it as a 'woods master'

I wouldn't be gearing it up if you want to ride it in the woods - I've just geared...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
Thanks - I'll put the Liquid Intelligence 115...

Thanks - I'll put the Liquid Intelligence 115 coolant in first and see how that goes - we're heading into autumn now, so temps should go down a bit

If it still seems to be getting too hot in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
Boyesen pump looks good on spec How much...

Boyesen pump looks good on spec

How much difference did you find that it made?
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
I do a fair bit of singletrack riding and riding...

I do a fair bit of singletrack riding and riding in slow steep country, and I think this I probably where the risk lies

I've just ordered some Liquid Intelligence 115 - have used Engine Ice in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 190,630
Posted By Hoots
From the YouTube vid it sounds a bit...

From the YouTube vid it sounds a bit intermittent, unless that's you engaging and disengaging the clutch?

I'm arguably the most useless mechanic in the country, but would have tended to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
Thanks both - no probs with general riding around...

Thanks both - no probs with general riding around - just in tight stuff, and particularly when that goes on for more than about 10min - probably made worse by the fact that it's a new bike

I think...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
Thanks - really enjoying the bike Was...

Thanks - really enjoying the bike

Was going to ask you whether you've been concerned about cooling? I'm not sure whether the Safari tank traps heat, but this bike does warm up pretty quickly....
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
My 2014 thus far: Safari tank GYTR...

My 2014 thus far:

Safari tank
GYTR bashplate
GYTR radiator guards
Grip heaters
Double-Take mirror
GPS mount

http://hooty.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bike-Pics/i-ZrZmJhB/0/L/IMG_2205-L.jpg
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
They're doing the ride 21-22 March

They're doing the ride 21-22 March
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
G'day Jason - that's sounds like a fair hike for...

G'day Jason - that's sounds like a fair hike for one day - usually quite a big day to get to the coast and back via the coastal ranges and some of these roads, but to cross a third time might stretch...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
I don't think either were middle-aged, in the...

I don't think either were middle-aged, in the sense that it's generally used, but if I said that it wouldn't have been such a good story :zilla

I was really impressed with their obvious skills -...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
I thought it was great - really pretty property,...

I thought it was great - really pretty property, tucked away in the hills behind Bywong - steep forest country, and a great place for riding trials - the obstacles were all either logs or terrain...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,467
Posted By Hoots
I've got Double-Take mirrors already, but they're...

I've got Double-Take mirrors already, but they're attached to the offending aluminium bracket - it's the bracket that bugs me

I've tried an independent RAM handlebar mount, but there really...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 47,467
Posted By Hoots
What have people done about mirrors? I...

What have people done about mirrors?

I don't like the little aluminium plate that sticks up above the bars - would cause some damage if it caught you when you went over the bars

Any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 264,961
Posted By Hoots
I drove through Curlewis a few weeks back -...

I drove through Curlewis a few weeks back - surprised by how good the Peel Valley is looking - very dry down this way

But a few months ago it was the other way around
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
I was being a bit sensitive, but I think you're...

I was being a bit sensitive, but I think you're right in that Yamaha probably take it back - the issue was something to do with the profile / shop space that was given Husqvarna - but I don't know...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
No Yamaha Dealer in Canberra

Apparently Joe has given away the Yamaha franchise - last day yesterday

Currently no Yamaha dealer / accredited service centre in the area

Other than Chris Weekes in Goulburn

Maybe...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6,191
Views: 402,951
Posted By Hoots
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