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Forum: Vendors 07-02-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,916
Posted By michael1968
Almost finished these finally, this pic is from...

Almost finished these finally, this pic is from last weekend, they've been sanded and filled a few more times since then.
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Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 06-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,384
Posted By michael1968
Hey, The diamiter of the 640 fairing holes...

Hey,

The diamiter of the 640 fairing holes are 103mm and the 690RR is 84mm.

Drilling both lay ups is pretty easy, you just really need sharp bits and to not apply too much force otherwise you...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
All sitting right under the family jewels...

All sitting right under the family jewels...
Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 06-23-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,384
Posted By michael1968
Hey mate, I've put that tank project on hold...

Hey mate,

I've put that tank project on hold indefinitely, the time involved and therefore the price I'd have to charge would be prohibitive!
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 2,229,053
Posted By michael1968
I had the 2nd gear shift fork go like that on...

I had the 2nd gear shift fork go like that on mine. There was an updated (stronger) part for the Funduro engine, maybe it was the same on the early FI bikes?

Changing the fork fixed the issue for...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Maybe 1.8m per year over 20 years?

Maybe 1.8m per year over 20 years?
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 825,089
Posted By michael1968
I've got a set of 46mm forks and tripples that...

I've got a set of 46mm forks and tripples that were on my F650 (I've since sold it). You can have them for $250 plus post. I'll thow in the extended Venhill brake line, axle and caliper adaptor if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 1,270,316
Posted By michael1968
That's pretty impressive!

That's pretty impressive!
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By michael1968
Watching with interest!

Watching with interest!
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 825,089
Posted By michael1968
Nice work! Routing looks OK but I would fix...

Nice work!

Routing looks OK but I would fix the line in the fork guard clamps/loops. You want the line above the clamps to flex but below to be fixed so it doesn't eventually work free and rub the...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,359
Posted By michael1968
Who'd have thought that colour scheme would date?...

Who'd have thought that colour scheme would date? :rofl
Forum: Australia 06-03-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Haha, true.

Haha, true.
Forum: Australia 06-02-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
I think petrol costs will probably rise faster...

I think petrol costs will probably rise faster than electricity.
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Yeah not much in the way of real pics on the Alta...

Yeah not much in the way of real pics on the Alta site, looks like they've built one or two proto's so far.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 244,847
Posted By michael1968
The 530EXC has 56hp and 38 ft lbs so the 500...

The 530EXC has 56hp and 38 ft lbs so the 500 should have a couple more than that.

Source;...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Wait, no one on this forum actually goes riding,...

Wait, no one on this forum actually goes riding, didn't you get the memo? :D

Looks like there's another bike soon to be on the market, they're taking pre-orders for 15k USD. Not that I'd hand over...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 24,281
Posted By michael1968
Luck mate!

Luck mate!
Forum: Australia 05-30-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
I'm not talking about the torque curve, I'm...

I'm not talking about the torque curve, I'm talking about how the motor controller is programed to react to thottle inputs. You can set them to contol rpm or torque. Apparently it can be difficult to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,778
Posted By michael1968
Interesting project! Sounds like you'll basicly...

Interesting project! Sounds like you'll basicly be building a custom frame.

Another option would be to detune the 530 engine. You could have the camshafts re-ground with less lift and a less...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,177
Posted By michael1968
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,177
Posted By michael1968
Nah, that one's his. We decided it was crazy...

Nah, that one's his. We decided it was crazy sending it Australia - Greece - Australia, slightly better going Aus - Greece - USA. I'll knock another out for you before D gets the mounts to you.
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Electric bike riders also have to adapt to the...

Electric bike riders also have to adapt to the throttle, I believe most are set to directly contol the motor torque as oposed to an IC bike where you're opening the the carb/throttle body which...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 105,177
Posted By michael1968
This bad boy is on its way to you via Athens,...

This bad boy is on its way to you via Athens, where it'll get measured up for some mounts to adapt it to the 690 Enduro.
...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
^ I get what you mean, it's more about specific...

^ I get what you mean, it's more about specific dirtbike techniques, situations etc that a gearbox will help in than the theoretical (dis)advantage... I'm an engineer I can't help it :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 1,270,316
Posted By michael1968
Remember that LED's only work with electricity...

Remember that LED's only work with electricity flowing in one direction, maybe try temporarily swapping the polarity of the wires powering it.
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
I know what you mean but I thought the main...

I know what you mean but I thought the main reason for not using auto boxes was because of the somewhat indirect (fluid coupling) and unpredictable (gear changes not decided by rider) nature of of...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By michael1968
When I rebuilt my 530 engine I used a few...

When I rebuilt my 530 engine I used a few different sources, some from ebay, some genuine KTM parts from the local dealer (you can usually get at least 10% off the list price if you're ordering a few...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By michael1968
Nice work man!

Nice work man!
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By michael1968
Maybe a Michelin Desert or Dunlop D908RR. ...

Maybe a Michelin Desert or Dunlop D908RR.

I've also had pretty good life out of a Bridgestone ED78 "Gritty", they're a bit cheaper too.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By michael1968
For what it's worth, big tanks also usually offer...

For what it's worth, big tanks also usually offer a bit of extra radiator protection in a crash.
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Those do look good but I can't see a weight...

Those do look good but I can't see a weight listed on the site... certainly better than the Zero FX In terms of suspension etc.

Also I can't understand a 5 speed box, you need at most a 2 speed in...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,705
Posted By michael1968
There's a bunch of o-rings in the carbs you can...

There's a bunch of o-rings in the carbs you can replace if you feel like it, they're fairly common sizes.

You can get a Remus exhaust from motorworks in the UK for about $300 if I remember...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
On racing; the electric cars and bikes seem to be...

On racing; the electric cars and bikes seem to be doing pretry well at Pikes Peak. Probably partly due to them not being effected by the change in altitude like the IC vehicles.

Last yeat the top...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Formula SAE yeah? I was involved with one back in...

Formula SAE yeah? I was involved with one back in uni with a CBR engine in it.

That's a shame about the air engine, it would have been a good marketing opportunity for them.
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
What sort of power sources? Sounds interesting....

What sort of power sources? Sounds interesting. :ear
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
No but he didn't ask about the price so why would...

No but he didn't ask about the price so why would I have?


I'm not against nuclear power but it can't power the world forever, there isn't enough uranium or thorium in the earth. The future of...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
Nice post above Locky. The Zero DS has 54hp...

Nice post above Locky.

The Zero DS has 54hp and a range greater than that, it does weigh 187kg though.
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
True, it could happen in the future. I was more...

True, it could happen in the future. I was more thinking of the current tech.
Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
I don't think you'll ever see swapable batteries...

I don't think you'll ever see swapable batteries between brands.

You can see the refueling as a positive, a lot of families have two cars now (we do). Our second car is only ever used to drive to...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,824
Posted By michael1968
So anyway.... I've been doing a bit of...

So anyway....

I've been doing a bit of research into building an electric enduro bike over the last few weeks, I'm trying to match it to the performance of my EXC. I am no expert but this is what...
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