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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6,563
Views: 1,007,216
Posted By michael1968
I have a cheap ebay LED light on mine, the light...

I have a cheap ebay LED light on mine, the light output is OK not great. I've just plugged it into the stock high beam output wire.

A pic, it's the lower light;
...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 391,787
Posted By michael1968
Front wheel has now sold so price dropped.

Front wheel has now sold so price dropped.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
Beer may help :D Ok so think of a standard...

Beer may help :D

Ok so think of a standard set of forks with 300mm travel, fully compressed they are at say dimension X, fully extended that are at X plus T1 (the travel, 300mm in this case). Now...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
Yes (good to see I'm not crazy). Also, just...

Yes (good to see I'm not crazy).

Also, just checked my bike there is ~330mm between the wheel and the bottom of the (CRF450) fender.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
Yes exactly, (maybe my numbers are off, I am on...

Yes exactly, (maybe my numbers are off, I am on my 3rd glass of wine :evil) you need to make it so the forks can't compress as much If you are worried about them hitting the lower yoke.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
Ahh, with a low fender sure. But think about...

Ahh, with a low fender sure.

But think about it this way, if the YZ forks bottom out on the lower yoke on a F650 they must also do that on a YZ. I'm sure they don't but if they did what does it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
Are we talking about contact of the wheel with...

Are we talking about contact of the wheel with the fender? (vs some other part of the bike).

I can't see why that would be any different to the suspension as fitted to the YZ (please correct me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
No you don't. Just use a mudguard/fender that...

No you don't. Just use a mudguard/fender that works with the full travel.

Plus when you reduce the travel you're usually shortening the forks so that will not stop any contact issues you might...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 57,243
Posted By michael1968
If you add up the cost of the parts by ordering...

If you add up the cost of the parts by ordering from a dealer you'll probably find you're over $7500.

I just checked the fairing, it's $5k alone... that's AUD checking my local dealer;
...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
Yes, you can borrow mine.

Yes, you can borrow mine.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By michael1968
This is true but if you really want to stick with...

This is true but if you really want to stick with the 17 incher you might try mounting a rear tyre on the front, never tried it myself but some people have done it with success.
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
Yep, it's something along those lines. But I...

Yep, it's something along those lines.

But I think soon the question will be "how much of a motorcycle can you take as carry on luggage?"... :D
Forum: Australia 08-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By michael1968
He's just not overfilled the radiators? If not...

He's just not overfilled the radiators? If not maybe try a new radiator cap.
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
I have a 450RR bashplate that I'm repairing for...

I have a 450RR bashplate that I'm repairing for waldecker, I'll be making a mould from it. It can obviously accommodate a low exhaust.

Just say the word and I can make the mould and pop one out it...
Forum: Racing 08-03-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
He could borrow my F650 and pretend he was back...

He could borrow my F650 and pretend he was back at Dakar. :D
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
Careful, people might actually think you know how...

Careful, people might actually think you know how to ride when you turn up with those Dakar boxes :rofl
Forum: Racing 07-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By michael1968
Stick size piston is good because you don't need...

Stick size piston is good because you don't need to worry about getting your barrel bored out and the potential issues associated with that (sleeves failing, cooling etc.).

You probably know but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By michael1968
Actually the composite subframe is slightly...

Actually the composite subframe is slightly heavier but is apparently stronger.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
I don't think it's 100% necessary but it does...

I don't think it's 100% necessary but it does help in keeping the chain tension a little more constant over the range of suspension travel, especially if you have an extended shock (eg. the greater...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5,035
Views: 659,556
Posted By michael1968
Eek Heaps of people have put the YZ forks on the...

Heaps of people have put the YZ forks on the non-dakar F650, the only major difference between the two models is the suspension.... since you change that anyway it doesn't matter at all what model...
Forum: Racing 07-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 380,546
Posted By michael1968
They still sell it, it's just called the Striker...

They still sell it, it's just called the Striker now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,014
Posted By michael1968
In!

In!
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,517
Posted By michael1968
Thanks! Yes, I'll be doing 690 case guards...

Thanks!

Yes, I'll be doing 690 case guards in the future but probably not till the end of the year, too many other projects!
Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
Never had kids or just none left to sell? :rofl

Never had kids or just none left to sell? :rofl
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,517
Posted By michael1968
New website

Hi all,

I'm please to announce our new web address;

www.rallyraideng.com (http://www.rallyraideng.com)

And also a new product for the KTM 690 Adventure, see our blog for details.

Blog -...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,945
Posted By michael1968
I will discuss with the other half... don't hold...

I will discuss with the other half... don't hold your breath, I've already told her about the Serres rally where she can hang out in a Greek resort for a week instead of chasing me through the...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,945
Posted By michael1968
Crap you're quick sequent! Very sad indeed.

Crap you're quick sequent!

Very sad indeed.
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,654
Posted By michael1968
I've got the SBB also, had it in my F650 for a...

I've got the SBB also, had it in my F650 for a few years and have now transferred it over to my 530, it's done 3 x Condo's. Not one single problem with it.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 385,901
Posted By michael1968
Great stuff Paul, keep it coming!

Great stuff Paul, keep it coming!
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,079
Posted By michael1968
530 playing in the sand. ...

530 playing in the sand.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LOWviu4Iki8/U50-Fexx4eI/AAAAAAAAZws/DMXRRyxIl54/w1125-h750-no/DSC02068.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,945
Posted By michael1968
looks like you might be 1st honda home nry.... by...

looks like you might be 1st honda home nry.... by default of course :rofl
Forum: Racing 06-19-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By michael1968
640 Armageddon is 100% correct except that he...

640 Armageddon is 100% correct except that he forgot to mention the best roadbook on the market today..... probably because he's modest :D

http://www.aurora-rally.com
Forum: Racing 06-19-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By michael1968
Something like the Hellas rally would be a good...

Something like the Hellas rally would be a good start, or maybe there is a two day one you could try first.

As for tripmasters ICO is the defalt, if you can afford it is a good option basically...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By michael1968
I think the main bearings are an OEM only part,...

I think the main bearings are an OEM only part, have a look at your ones now, if they are not worn then leave them. You can tell if they are worn by looking for any darker areas on the coating on the...
Forum: Racing 06-16-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By michael1968
What events are you doing?

What events are you doing?
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
I think you might be right :D

I think you might be right :D
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
I need to talk to my wife first.... I am...

I need to talk to my wife first....

I am very tempted, someone's got to show you which way to go:D
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 25,665
Posted By michael1968
Here you see the perfect execution of my 100%...

Here you see the perfect execution of my 100% planned 'team building' exercise....
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,517
Posted By michael1968
Hi Phil, There are no tabs at this stage,...

Hi Phil,

There are no tabs at this stage, I'll see what I can do.

Cheers,
Michael
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14,922
Views: 1,735,449
Posted By michael1968
It was actually the carb'd engine in the newer...

It was actually the carb'd engine in the newer frame that one the dakar, twice. The carb'd engine is stonger (forgetting the carbs, the original cv carbs were binned for flat slides) and had been...
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