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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By southern cross
I'd love to have that in my garage if only just...

I'd love to have that in my garage if only just to look at!
I'm fast becoming geriatric .... can't recommend it either.:sick
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By southern cross
+1 I installed the Ballard heat pads on...

+1

I installed the Ballard heat pads on three different bikes and never had a problem with them. After warm up i'd leave them set on the low setting.
I don't know what power they draw from the...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By southern cross
No no! I know a bloke who occasionally swapped...

No no! I know a bloke who occasionally swapped plates between bikes. His mate saw what he was doing and pulled out his mobile phone fiddled for a minute and up came full description of the registered...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By southern cross
I just recently sold my VStrom 650 to a Canadian...

I just recently sold my VStrom 650 to a Canadian traveller who travelled Australia 14000 kms, tho he did not have time to see the biggest state, Western Australia.
He returned the bike for me to...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By southern cross
Wrapping layers of duct tape around your boots...

Wrapping layers of duct tape around your boots works great but cut a patch out from under the sole so as not to have slippery boots. That's the last thing you need on wet ground. I once tried plastic...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By southern cross
To the O.P., boots with GoreTex are GUARANTEED to...

To the O.P., boots with GoreTex are GUARANTEED to keep you dry. I only buy the proper branded GoreTex gear these days, and it always works as advertised. My GoreTex boots are the only boots that...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By southern cross
Boots dry?

Rain rain and more rain here on the east coast. It's difficult to stay dry, especially boots as they get a constant jet of water from the front tyre.
In my experience, so called waterproof boots...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 154,646
Posted By southern cross
XR man will know from a post on Stromtroopers, an...

XR man will know from a post on Stromtroopers, an inmate reported being gutted to sell his 8 month old Triumph XC because of the excessive heat thrown up in hot weather. That problem is widely...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By southern cross
Are they shipping to Australia again? At one...

Are they shipping to Australia again? At one point they had stopped shipping or do they now ship some specific brands?
Forum: Australia 04-15-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By southern cross
Mate, I feel your pain. Bastards, a little public...

Mate, I feel your pain. Bastards, a little public flaying if their caught, now THAT, I'd watch. :wink:

Edit: I remember that the topic of bikes being stolen came up a couple of years ago, maybe it...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By southern cross
Whatever Kato say in the book supplied. Nobody...

Whatever Kato say in the book supplied. Nobody knows their engines better than they do. Lots of interesting info available on the net and it makes for great reading if you like technical stuff.
New...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By southern cross
+1 Jacksons, best quality Australian made, you...

+1 Jacksons, best quality Australian made, you won't do better.

Southern Cross
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By southern cross
Thanks Stinky. I would like to see this area in...

Thanks Stinky. I would like to see this area in more detail. Simple pleasant riding.
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,594
Posted By southern cross
x 2

x 2
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By southern cross
I rode the Marsden Swamp road a week ago for the...

I rode the Marsden Swamp road a week ago for the first time when visiting a friends farm and liked the area and now would like to ride all the roads that are open. I'll try to enter the 6 foot track...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By southern cross
Blue Mountains - 6 foot track open to bikes?

The Megalong and Kanimbla valleys are not that far from where I live but Ive never really given them much thought till now. Im hoping to take the KLE down some of the roads maybe tomorrow or Friday...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,680
Posted By southern cross
Ha ha ha OFBM, love it. Where do you find this...

Ha ha ha OFBM, love it. Where do you find this stuff?
It's good to have a laugh! Why do they spell it laugh? Why not larf?
Aaaanyway, thanks OFBM. :happay

S.C.
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,680
Posted By southern cross
I can see both your situations clearly John G and...

I can see both your situations clearly John G and I know it's tough, something you just have to go through and it's very draining. To be philosophical, remember life goes on, it waits for no one....
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,680
Posted By southern cross
Some days are so hard

Don't know where to start really, this is a marathon battle that at times I want it over and done with.
I suppose I have been lucky till now as my life was just the normal ups and downs we all have....
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,680
Posted By southern cross
It's interesting to read that there are so many...

It's interesting to read that there are so many others "out there" who also share similar experiences to the respondents of this thread. It's threads such as this that show, when people have the...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,194
Posted By southern cross
Become a herpetologist. Ha! Tiny riding suites....

Become a herpetologist.
Ha! Tiny riding suites. Get real, who has got fingers that small, not to mention a suitable sewing machine.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By southern cross
I agree with the previous posts that say start...

I agree with the previous posts that say start with an older 250, as already said by Ock also consider a Honda xr250, there are lots to choose from. You will definitely have a mile of fun with this...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
You will immediately notice an improvement with...

You will immediately notice an improvement with the new fork springs Thomson. The Japanese always fit springs that are too soft, for riders in Japan who weigh in at around 70kgs ….wet!
Note that the...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14,900
Views: 2,052,570
Posted By southern cross
I've ridden this bike and whoever set up the...

I've ridden this bike and whoever set up the suspension knew what he was about. Comfortable and complient front and back yet holds perfectly to the terrain. Do you know who did this suspension Ock?
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
Thomas: just quickly, the KTM exhaust silencer I...

Thomas: just quickly, the KTM exhaust silencer I fitted I bought from ebay. It is EXC-F Racing. I have read that most KTM pipes fit, even 250 pipes. The Kawasaki muffler (silencer) I cut off with a...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
That looks good in white Thomson, nice and clean....

That looks good in white Thomson, nice and clean. What's next?
Ockrocket, good idea to keep your KLE for a project bike. It owes you little and it would be interesting to then compare it to your...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,422
Posted By southern cross
I'm a big believer in the "brotherhood " and it's...

I'm a big believer in the "brotherhood " and it's heartening to see those offers of help roll in. Good work fellers you " done well" :clap:clap
Let's hope we hear more about the scum who stole it....
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
I meant to say the KLE forks are the same as the...

I meant to say the KLE forks are the same as the KL"R" forks but I was too late to edit. I would be surprised if the shocks weren't interchangeable both ways. I'll go back to the race tuner who sold...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
Kle upgrade

Hello Thomas. This site is often quiet, good to see your post. You will find this bike underrated and with a simple fix to the suspension and exhaust it becomes a good little performer. My bike is...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 262,295
Posted By southern cross
Me too! Paid $50 odd at a outdoor type shop but...

Me too! Paid $50 odd at a outdoor type shop but Aldies price is good value. Packing thru the reduced opening was difficult as said but I found packing like items into separate plastic bags was a...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,011
Posted By southern cross
Some interesting stuff

Don't know if they take foreign orders but those military boots could be interesting.
Google .... Coleman's military surplus
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
Better brakes for the KLE

Thanks MM, I'll order some this week. The KLE will be my last bike so I'd like to improve it similar to the Dakar inspired bikes you posted up some time ago. They really do look good. Next items to...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
Hmm, just re-read your post Tutaki, you already...

Hmm, just re-read your post Tutaki, you already answered my questions. I'd like to improve the standard front brake performance so will look at installing the wave disc.
Lots of other...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
POPPYKLE: Spot on assessmengt. It all becomes a...

POPPYKLE: Spot on assessmengt. It all becomes a labourous effort thanks to the design of the frame. It's a rugged and heavy design that will never see it fail, same with the engine but no concession...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 70,998
Posted By southern cross
I cleaned the air filter a few months ago and...

I cleaned the air filter a few months ago and decided I didn't want to have to go through that complicated process again. The air box being made up of an upper and lower half screwed together from...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By southern cross
I purchased a KLE 500 18months ago from a German...

I purchased a KLE 500 18months ago from a German tourist who bought and sold as the cheapest way to ride around Australia. The exercise cost him around $1300 in 3 months and that included...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,720
Posted By southern cross
Thanks for the input fellers, I checked the...

Thanks for the input fellers, I checked the "wanted" section as suggested and feel all is good. Just a bit gun shy I 'spose. I have usually reasoned most people are honest but yep I've been caught a...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,720
Posted By southern cross
Is this a scam?

I have my 650 VStrom listed for sale here and on Stromtrooper. I recieved PM on Stromtroopers from Redhed who has 0 posts to his name. Says he's a retired schoolteacher in Canada, has ridden to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,859
Posted By southern cross
SA trip

I enjoyed seeing the RR and pics, good memories for me. Good of you to visit your Mum, she won't be here for ever. My Mum died years ago and I still have days that I want to have a chat with her. I...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,317
Posted By southern cross
The mention of loud snoring got my attention. ...

The mention of loud snoring got my attention.
Years ago I was a track marshall and following me attending my first accident with the rider 'snoring' I went and did a first aid course.
We were told...
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