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Forum: Australia Today, 06:25 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,557
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 Today, 04:50 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,557
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 Today, 03:54 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,557
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, 04:56 AM
Replies: 25,956
Views: 4,644,267
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, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 939,007
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, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 939,007
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, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
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, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25,956
Views: 4,644,267
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, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25,956
Views: 4,644,267
Posted By Muddler
Yep, very pleasant:D

Yep, very pleasant:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
Great job ganmiki. Love the bash plate and high...

Great job ganmiki. Love the bash plate and high fender :clap:clap
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,701
Posted By Muddler
That's a way better deal then a XTZ660

That's a way better deal then a XTZ660
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for that link. I reckon I'll give it a go....

Thanks for that link. I reckon I'll give it a go. Forks off and oil drained now.oil was definitely dirty but not treacle. Springs seemed on the mark for the 314mm spec. I did notice one fork jams a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
Yeah agree, but it might have to wait due to $$. ...

Yeah agree, but it might have to wait due to $$. In the meantime, is 15wt worth it if I'm changing the oil anyhow?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
19mm impact driver socket did the trick. $14 at...

19mm impact driver socket did the trick. $14 at local auto store.
Don't think that axle had been out for 10 years. Bike certainly hasn't had much love from me, I tend to ride my DRZ400 more. That is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
fayeslane, Gateman Thanks for the answer and...

fayeslane, Gateman
Thanks for the answer and suggestions guys :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
Front axle removal

What size Allen head socket do I need to get the front axle out? 19mm?
Google is not helping and the Carpe site seems to be down
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,513
Posted By Muddler
Also, use woollen socks to get more "mileage" out...

Also, use woollen socks to get more "mileage" out of a pair. I reckon buying cheap packs and just chucking them is also a good idea :clap
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 99,793
Posted By Muddler
I have the BB insert. Still too loud. Added a...

I have the BB insert. Still too loud. Added a drilled out piece of pipe to the inside with only minor improvement. Wish I had the original insert.
DRZ is a terrific bike, just needs a widerange...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By Muddler
Adventurise my TDM and ride it to Cape York

Adventurise my TDM and ride it to Cape York
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
Maybe K60 rear, TkC front for you too? Where's...

Maybe K60 rear, TkC front for you too?
Where's the RR :evil
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
Hey, thanks for that What will you be riding? ...

Hey, thanks for that
What will you be riding?
Cheers Rob
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
Lol I'm not just a procrastinator, I'm...

Lol
I'm not just a procrastinator, I'm indecisive also. I'm leaning back to the K60/TKc80 combo now. I can put up with a little less traction in the rear provided the front is secure.
gSdme,...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
The TDM has an 18" front, so for knobbies I need...

The TDM has an 18" front, so for knobbies I need to use rears reversed (if directional). Looking at photos on the web, the 18" E09 knob rows are widely spaced to provide good drive. I'm not so sure...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for posting those photos, very...

Thanks for posting those photos, very interesting. Why your preference for these over the E07?
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
Thanks again for the responses. I think it has...

Thanks again for the responses.
I think it has helped me resolve a choice. Most likely E07 front and rear based on price, but K60/TKC80 should go equally well. TKC80 front would be good for the dirt...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
No Grog, a group of 3 or 4

No Grog, a group of 3 or 4
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the useful feedback guys. Aub, good to...

Thanks for the useful feedback guys. Aub, good to know the E07 will go the distance. I dare say you would wear them out quicker them me too :evil
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Muddler
Top End tyre choice

Planning on a 14000km trip in May/June on my TDM900: Perth-Broome-Gibb River Rd - Savannah Way - Cape York. Then back straight through the middle down Great Central Road. It will be about 50/50...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25,956
Views: 4,644,267
Posted By Muddler
Interested to see how you like the HP4 in sand...

Interested to see how you like the HP4 in sand Adrian, particularly as you will be comparing with XCMH, which to date is my favourite front.
Cheers
Rob
Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for posting, that does help. Nice set up,...

Thanks for posting, that does help. Nice set up, I'll be doing the same
Cheers
Rob
Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By Muddler
Agree, I prefer to not load up the tail to much

Agree, I prefer to not load up the tail to much
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By Muddler
That looks like a good solution. Would you mind...

That looks like a good solution. Would you mind posting a photo?
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By Muddler
Bunnings also sell a similar style black...

Bunnings also sell a similar style black Craftright case in 2 sizes for $50 and $70.
I got the $50 case and very happy with it
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
Thanks. The tyre is a Sirac, its what was on the...

Thanks. The tyre is a Sirac, its what was on the bike when i bought it a couple of years ago. Its tubless. It seems to go pretty well in the gravel, but I'm thinking of fitting a TKC80 on the front...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Muddler
You guys might convert me yet! I reckon it...

You guys might convert me yet!
I reckon it probably would be about the best 650 single for mile munching. I don't get enough time to ride 2 bikes, so I keep thinking of going back to a 650...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Muddler
Sorry for the hijack, but do the wee Tens really...

Sorry for the hijack, but do the wee Tens really do alright in sand. I like the looks and fit out, but every time I look at the power vs weight I can't see them being much fun? (happy to be...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Muddler
Hi Pete There's a few of us down your way that...

Hi Pete
There's a few of us down your way that do the odd ride. SoEx is probably a good place to introduce yourself. PM me if you want to organise a ride.
Cheers Rob
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,337
Posted By Muddler
I get what you're saying though, I've been...

I get what you're saying though, I've been surprised how well the TDM goes in the loose stuff.
Along these lines, I'm planning to do a trip across Australia next year, mostly dirt roads: Gibb River...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,231
Posted By Muddler
I have a stylus for my iPad. I reckon it's a good...

I have a stylus for my iPad. I reckon it's a good option, giving better precision when digitising. Just gave it a test run on Memory Map, no problem plotting a route
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Geoff, hopefully I'll be able to join the...

Thanks Geoff, hopefully I'll be able to join the next ride down your way. Might pick the DRZ for that though:evil
Ironically, I'll be in Bremer next week, but with family - no bike. Enjoy the OCBR....
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