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Forum: Australia 01-07-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,121
Posted By nick g
you should star an off shoot of the practice- go...

you should star an off shoot of the practice- go mobile at all the small places you mention, maybe give you incentive to ride to work,
Forum: Australia 12-22-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,446
Posted By nick g
OK, so how about first we do some single track,...

OK, so how about first we do some single track, you on your new one, me on my 2010 250EXC ? After that... or maybe theres no "after that"? Check the email.
Forum: Australia 12-22-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,446
Posted By nick g
must be about time to seal the driveway?

must be about time to seal the driveway?
Forum: Australia 08-23-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By nick g
i have never been there but try Cambrai...

i have never been there but try Cambrai Backpackers Hostel in maffra, 51 471600 or 1800101113, or there is a website link www.southeasthostel.com (http://www.southeasthostel.com)

Maybe Dr AT...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,907
Posted By nick g
My 2004 640 ADV is for sale, see the flea market...

My 2004 640 ADV is for sale, see the flea market P9
Forum: Australia 08-10-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By nick g
Got an Aerostich Darien jacket, great in the wet...

Got an Aerostich Darien jacket, great in the wet and cold, quality gear

in summer I carry a Blizzard spray jacket, for use over the MSR riding jacket where the Goretex has gorn away , for when...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By nick g
whats the website?

whats the website?
Forum: OZ Vendors 07-26-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 27,895
Posted By nick g
I have shopped with them before, it was good...

I have shopped with them before, it was good service and would do so again.

There was a recent thread on the same subject, have a read of that one.
Forum: Australia 06-30-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
For those of us in Gippsland, I reckon the Michy...

For those of us in Gippsland, I reckon the Michy HP4 may be the next one to try,
Forum: Australia 06-28-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
I am looking for a new front tyre to go on my...

I am looking for a new front tyre to go on my 640, the last two have been Michelin Baja fronts, they have worn well, 6000+ out of each, but I want to try something different. A ride yesterday from...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,385
Posted By nick g
I know bugger all about neck braces, but am...

I know bugger all about neck braces, but am planning on getting one for my 10 year old, he is flying around on his KTM 85, and ready to start club racing. He does a bit of bush riding too, so we will...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By nick g
We have got one, a 2007 85SX for my 10 year old....

We have got one, a 2007 85SX for my 10 year old. He moved onto this from a Honda CRF80R. The KTM is a great little bike, we have the big wheels version. You pay a bit extra for the KTM as compared to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,659
Posted By nick g
forgot to mention - a decent rear sprocket such...

forgot to mention - a decent rear sprocket such as Chain Gang, is good for about three chains - 6 front sprockets, its money well spent
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,659
Posted By nick g
use good steel rear sprocket- alloy etc is a...

use good steel rear sprocket- alloy etc is a waste of time for general trailriding, especially in harsher conditions

use genuine KTM fronts

use a good quality O or X ring

ensure chain...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 2,017,349
Posted By nick g
slave cylinder O ring?

slave cylinder O ring?
Forum: Australia 02-21-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
yes, the genuine front sprocket seems to be the...

yes, the genuine front sprocket seems to be the go for all KTM's in this regard, had the same issue on my 520 when I used an aftermarket one, as soon as I went back to a KTM unit, and changed the...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
Adrian, thats usually the cause of the weep....

Adrian, thats usually the cause of the weep. Clean it all up, do it right, ensure you keep your chain right , always a litle bit slacker rather than tighter is good, and you should solve this issue....
Forum: Australia 02-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
I have ground down old bearings, different ones...

I have ground down old bearings, different ones front and rear, just so they are slighly loose in the hub and use these to tap the new bearings in.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By nick g
get a new/secondhand one how much will you...

get a new/secondhand one

how much will you save fixing it? How much would you pay to save someone from some terrible burns?

there should not be any hesitation on the safety aspect
Forum: Australia 01-19-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,648
Posted By nick g
I was going to get my young bloke a KTM85SX for...

I was going to get my young bloke a KTM85SX for his next bike, but because of KTM's attitude at present, we will go for a Jap 85 instead. If there was a better option to my 640, I would head that...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,719
Posted By nick g
Do you reckon "Ron" wil elaborate on his story?...

Do you reckon "Ron" wil elaborate on his story? How do we contact him ? Email address? I reckon thats what I would expect from John Brumby in Victoria , a lot of hot air and no substance, but for...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,719
Posted By nick g
Has there ever been a straight answer to the...

Has there ever been a straight answer to the issue of O/S KTM outlets no longer supplying to Australia? Who put the pressure on who? Has any member of Advrider received anything from KTM Australia...
Forum: Australia 10-11-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
I think I have done a head gasket too, now I am...

I think I have done a head gasket too, now I am just waiting on the verdict from my trusted mechanic. On a recent 4 day ride ( mine was condensed to 3) we rode sandy coastal areas in East Gippsland....
Forum: Australia 10-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
Can anyone please PM me with the details of a...

Can anyone please PM me with the details of a US/OS parts supplier to obtain a few bits from to fix the top end of my 640?
Forum: Australia 10-03-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,719
Posted By nick g
I need a few bits to fix up the top end of my...

I need a few bits to fix up the top end of my 640, can anyone please send me a PM with an OS/US parts supplier who still sends to Australia? thanks
Forum: Australia 08-30-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By nick g
thanks to all, i will stick it on and see how it...

thanks to all, i will stick it on and see how it goes
Forum: Australia 08-29-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By nick g
How long can you keep a tyre?

I have got a Michelin Desert rear with about 70% tread hanging in my shed at present, it has been stored away for about 5 years. The previous owner of the 640 took it off to run MT21's, and I got it...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By nick g
read the ride report labelled "road closed" by Dr...

read the ride report labelled "road closed" by Dr AT, there you will see a beast of an adventure versys
Forum: Australia 07-26-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By nick g
having wet hand on outside, when using surgical...

having wet hand on outside, when using surgical gloves on inside with wet gloves causes frozen hand by windchill, a dry,waterproof outer layer is best. i got a pir of nylon overmitts from aussie...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By nick g
think of it this way- how much would you pay for...

think of it this way- how much would you pay for a chainbreaker and allied bits and pieces when you are broken down with a busted chain in the middle of nowhere, its getting on in the day and you...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,339
Posted By nick g
I battled with VERO for nearly 4 years over a...

I battled with VERO for nearly 4 years over a housing waranty claim in Victoria. It must be one of the first lessons any insurance claims oficer learns - to deny any liability where possible. We won,...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,719
Posted By nick g
I se that Ktmworld now wont ship over here...

I se that Ktmworld now wont ship over here either. Have KTM Australia had a grizzle, and leaving us with higher prices?
Forum: Australia 05-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
what brand rim was it? I called Ballards...

what brand rim was it? I called Ballards recently, they quoted $200-00 ( plus post) for a SM Pro one, which would be more than enough for the 640. Had considered that one, in a 1.6 size for when my...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,400
Posted By nick g
Had it happen before, last time was going up Mt...

Had it happen before, last time was going up Mt Tingaringy in East Gippsland, possibly a rock flicked up and made extra pressure between chain and sprocket, combined with the stresses of going up...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,509
Posted By nick g
"The shortest note will outlive the longest...

"The shortest note will outlive the longest memory"

Jotting things down is invaluable, but unfortunately many or most dont note stuff down in the early days as we ... trust... people to do the...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,548
Posted By nick g
Just canvassing for a few recent opinions on...

Just canvassing for a few recent opinions on front rims, ie see what others have sorted out before me in recent times.

My 2004 640's front Behr rim is on the way out, and each rocky ride puts a...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,508
Posted By nick g
dont risk it. i carry a mini chain breaker, 3 or...

dont risk it. i carry a mini chain breaker, 3 or 4 DID joiners to suit my chain and a few links. Seems that most people I ride with use DID chains, so theres always parts. Get a chain breaker that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,335
Posted By nick g
let it down, lube it and blow it up again, to 40...

let it down, lube it and blow it up again, to 40 psi or so, it will seat itself no worries.
Forum: Australia 03-25-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By nick g
As Dr AT said, the bikes were there, clean and...

As Dr AT said, the bikes were there, clean and ready to go, the sky was blue, clouds were gone, and weather mild, Dan was ready to go , we had enjoyed a good ride, all that had to be said was "Where...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 26,708
Posted By nick g
Go for the Exped 7 from Bivoauc in NZ, good rpice...

Go for the Exped 7 from Bivoauc in NZ, good rpice for good product, check to see whats on sale
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