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Forum: Equipment Today, 04:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By Muddler
Wool

I use Forma waterproof boots and no issues in warm weather. I wear woollen socks as they have the ability to absorb a fair amount of moisture before they feel wet. They're a better option re fungus...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
Silly me! It's a Helinox chair, I highly...

Silly me!
It's a Helinox chair, I highly recommend it
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
It's an Airhawk. Definitely helps on the long haul

It's an Airhawk. Definitely helps on the long haul
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Yeh agree, the Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks...

Yeh agree, the Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks will be fine ..... Provided it's dry:evil
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for that If doing again, I would fit...

Thanks for that
If doing again, I would fit Heidenau Scouts rear at TKC80s on the front. I really like the Distanzias, but a bit more knob would have been nice when the going gets tough. I've just...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-16-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,951
Posted By Muddler
Fantastic report Pounce :clap:clap Really...

Fantastic report Pounce :clap:clap
Really enjoyed reading your opinion on various parts of the trip, all of which matched mine. Great photos too, interesting to see some familiar sites. Well done!...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
Added map to the end of the RR

Added map to the end of the RR
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Definitely not, in particular the 18 inch front...

Definitely not, in particular the 18 inch front wheel will be your enemy in sand. Weight, limited suspension and ground clearance won't help either. You'll have a lot more fun on a 400.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the kind comments Adventurers. ...

Thanks for the kind comments Adventurers.
XRman, will try and sort out the TAT upload. Pm sent
Forum: Australia 06-07-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 127,103
Posted By Muddler
I had a quick look on their website. WR gears are...

I had a quick look on their website. WR gears are $2100. Big bore kit is not listed on VSM, but $800 for the 440 on eBay. Let's say the same again for labour, so around $6k. That's not going to...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 770,515
Posted By Muddler
Brilliant! :clap Get the length right and it...

Brilliant! :clap
Get the length right and it could make all the difference to picking up a loaded bike. Worth further experimentation I think.
Forum: Australia 06-06-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 127,103
Posted By Muddler
Ok. Thanks Joe

Ok. Thanks Joe
Forum: Australia 06-05-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 127,103
Posted By Muddler
I guess the answer is no then. I'm surprised, I...

I guess the answer is no then. I'm surprised, I would think there would be a healthy market for it.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
That might be my new motto!!! Cheers

That might be my new motto!!!
Cheers
Forum: Australia 06-04-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 127,103
Posted By Muddler
Package deal?

Does anyone in Aus sell a DRZ motor package with the big bore and WR gearbox already sorted?
I know I would just cock it up if I tackled the job myself :cry
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-03-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Dennis and others. Yes, a softer ride,...

Thanks Dennis and others.
Yes, a softer ride, but still with its challenges, mostly due to my poor maintenance/engineering skills!
Nothing on the agenda ATM. Probably shorter rides for at least the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-02-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By Muddler
Steering stem repair

Please nuke
Forum: Australia 06-02-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 996,468
Posted By Muddler
TDM900 from SW WA to the tip of Cape York

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26913569#post26913569

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown/Cape%20York%202015/13Pentecost_zpsgd6m7atx.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,706
Posted By Muddler
TDM900 from SW WA to the tip of Cape York

I whinge and whine a lot about getting older. As part of this, a few years ago I decided it was on my bucket list to do a lap of Oz on my motorbike before I turned 50.This meant it had to happen in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 27,398
Views: 5,090,355
Posted By Muddler
Run 15/47 instead. Essentially the same gearing...

Run 15/47 instead. Essentially the same gearing and easier on your chain
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the tips on the tyre pressures...

Thanks for the tips on the tyre pressures Gateman. Very useful :clap. I'll run a wee bit higher then.
Thanks for sharing photos of your rack also. I thought of adding a bottom bar to keep my bags of...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 770,515
Posted By Muddler
Nice idea. Cheque's in the mail:D

Nice idea. Cheque's in the mail:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Distanzia tyre pressure

Gateman, what pressure do you run on gravel, corrugations dirt etc?
I'm heading off loaded with camping gear, water, fuel, food soon. I'm figuring 38R/34F on slab and maybe 28/24 on dirt? I've got...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 770,515
Posted By Muddler
Pannier bags

Made these from the sides of a portable Intex pool. Glued up with PVC pipe glue
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown/B0221F42-8636-4E8D-B29C-92B8B4C54063_zps0l5gonjm.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Just fitted Distanzias to mine. Here they are...

Just fitted Distanzias to mine. Here they are with front guard lifted 1".

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb421/atrbrown/F8464F34-6B45-498F-8907-4096E8DCA6DF_zps5wgphxhd.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
To answer my own question, in case anyone else is...

To answer my own question, in case anyone else is tackling this, the Kinchrome 4wd axle nut socket (36mm) proved to be the perfect tool. Original sprocket from 2003 - took a bit of cracking, but I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Anyone changed the front sprocket on a 900? ...

Anyone changed the front sprocket on a 900?
Looks like I need a 36mm socket by 40mm deep (if such a thing exists). Is that correct?
That speedo shaft is a real pain...
Any hints?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Rackam

Thanks Rackam
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
Question Wheel bearings and seals

Anyone have the sizes of front and rear wheel bearings and seals for the TDM900?
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27,398
Views: 5,090,355
Posted By Muddler
Nice work. I found metal polish works quite well...

Nice work. I found metal polish works quite well too to get out colour (clay) staining
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,948
Posted By Muddler
Isn't an electric bike ultimately simpler than a...

Isn't an electric bike ultimately simpler than a IC bike. SO, when production scales up to the same extent as IC bikes, the e bike should be cheaper? :ear
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,948
Posted By Muddler
Well my 12yo son has managed to destroy 2 motors...

Well my 12yo son has managed to destroy 2 motors on his RC buggy with dust, while cutting up my gravel driveway :lol3 (I know, not a valid comparison)
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,948
Posted By Muddler
Not too well. I think we can take it as given,...

Not too well.
I think we can take it as given, the shortcomings of an ebike. But if you have an application where range is not critical, then the $ on purchase price vs maintenance and running costs...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,948
Posted By Muddler
Let's say a net fuel saving of 4l/100km over...

Let's say a net fuel saving of 4l/100km over 80,000km @ $1.?20
Add oil and filters for 16 services
Compare with a $12k dual sport, so a $4k gap.
The difference is covered, ignoring that the e...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 27,398
Views: 5,090,355
Posted By Muddler
I use a small Pelican case bolted to the rear...

I use a small Pelican case bolted to the rear rack. In it I fit a tool roll and pump. Depending on how many tools I pack, a tube can squeeze in too....
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 1,009,781
Posted By Muddler
Yes, I think this might be my next bike. Just...

Yes, I think this might be my next bike. Just spent a bit of dough on the TDM, so will have to get a few more miles out of that first
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 1,009,781
Posted By Muddler
Very noice Dean, you've bought out the Touratech...

Very noice Dean, you've bought out the Touratech catalogue!
Cheers Rob
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 1,055,879
Posted By Muddler
That's a great list enjoy! You're not doing the...

That's a great list enjoy!
You're not doing the Simpson on your TDM are you? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 27,398
Views: 5,090,355
Posted By Muddler
Interesting solution. Would be a tidier finish...

Interesting solution. Would be a tidier finish too, but with my lack of finesse, I reckon I would crack the ceramics. I put cheap eBay heaters on mine, but replaced the wires and switch. I did find...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27,398
Views: 5,090,355
Posted By Muddler
Yep, very pleasant:D

Yep, very pleasant:D
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