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Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
G'day Wazzzzzzzzzzzzz Looks flash. Fair bit of...

G'day Wazzzzzzzzzzzzz Looks flash. Fair bit of work gone into that.
I'm still undecided on the Suzuki 100 or the K100. The Suzuki if I can sort out the charging circuit, otherwise to K100. Both...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
Team Inverell launched at the (soon to be open)...

Team Inverell launched at the (soon to be open) Transport Museum.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/TeamInverellLaunch_zps142ff54a.jpg
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
[QUOTE=OldDog;24531222]Hey there Rock, hows your...

[QUOTE=OldDog;24531222]Hey there Rock, hows your scrapper going?

Up & running quite well. You recon old BMW electrics are bad, try an old jappo commuter sometime. I now have tail & brake lights,...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
Try using a couple of longer bolts so that it...

Try using a couple of longer bolts so that it just holds the clutch plate in place. Personally I just eyeball them carefully and adjust the plate so that it is central, then tighten up a bit on the...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By Rockman
$5.00 canvas upper/rubber sole shoes from target....

$5.00 canvas upper/rubber sole shoes from target. Pack not much bigger than thongs, ok to walk in and you can get away with them if you go out in the evening.
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By Rockman
[QUOTE=Hellracer.nl;24412405]Are you sure that...

[QUOTE=Hellracer.nl;24412405]Are you sure that those are Renault wheels? They look suspiciously much like Citroen wheels..

Yes could have been. I was told they were Renault 10 but never bother to...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By Rockman
G'day Waz(zz), no mate sorry thats the only one I...

G'day Waz(zz), no mate sorry thats the only one I seem to have kept. Imagine a K100 rear swingarm turned around to
face forward, complete with the final drive and mounted on a leading link type...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
Suzuki A100. RIng-ding-ding.....! Runs pretty...

Suzuki A100. RIng-ding-ding.....! Runs pretty good. Now to get the electrics sorted.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/Scrapheap%202014/IMG_1498_zps03090a1c.jpg
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
Ha Ha, you are probably right. The A100 is...

Ha Ha, you are probably right. The A100 is probably faster than Col's Dr250 :D but I'm dreading riding it on dirt roads with its skinny tyres (2.50X18). Anyway, ribs are healing but I'm still a bit...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
These are my alternatives for the Scrapheap ride ...

These are my alternatives for the Scrapheap ride

This one: Suzuki A100

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/Scrapheap%202014/IMG_1498_zps03090a1c.jpg

or if I cant get it going...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,147
Posted By Rockman
HHow about this one. Rode it on last years...

HHow about this one. Rode it on last years scrapheap. 1979 TF185. Cruised along nicely between 70 and 80kmh. It was even fairly comfortable to ride.
...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,080
Posted By Rockman
Yes, tried them. Too small for my ear canals and...

Yes, tried them. Too small for my ear canals and a loose fit. Almost useless and a waste of money for me. Better off with the cheap yellow foam ones from your local hardware.
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
Wot - you bought that thing off Col?? :roflGood...

Wot - you bought that thing off Col?? :roflGood stuff, small bikes rule (for the scrapheap anyway)
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
I've had a little change in plans. Just picked up...

I've had a little change in plans. Just picked up a Suzuki A100 as part of another deal. Its in bits and doesn't go yet but I think it will. It'll be a bit like an elephant on a tricycle with me on...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,335
Posted By Rockman
Bad service just results in a loss of future...

Bad service just results in a loss of future business. I went in to a BMW dealer in Ballina not so long ago after some brake pads. They were hanging on the wall so that bit was easy. Next problem was...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
Only an hour or so to the coast though. Plenty of...

Only an hour or so to the coast though. Plenty of water to swim in there.
Forum: Australia 03-31-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,232
Posted By Rockman
Onya Joe. I'm in the process of reassembling my...

Onya Joe. I'm in the process of reassembling my K100 sidecar so maybe well have 2 at Nymboida.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,222,307
Posted By Rockman
Mitas E-09

Anyone tried a Mitas E-09 on the front of a KLR, particularly for sandy tracks?
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 180,830
Posted By Rockman
Thanks all - I knew someone would sell them, just...

Thanks all - I knew someone would sell them, just didn't know who.

Did the order through Rock Mtn. They'd send me everything except the gaskets. Maybe that was what was stopping the eagle mike...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 180,830
Posted By Rockman
Tried earlier today. Wouldn't ship to my...

Tried earlier today. Wouldn't ship to my location. I would have bought the rotor tool as well if I could have done.
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 180,830
Posted By Rockman
Doohickey

I have a 2004 with 6000 km on it. Before I head off on a big trip I thought I should do the doohickey, but eaglemike in the us wont sell me one. So where to I get the parts?
Forum: Australia 01-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,575
Posted By Rockman
Your KLE500 has more power than a Ural, so go for...

Your KLE500 has more power than a Ural, so go for it. Just don't expect K100 etc speeds out of it. It'll mosey along dirt roads no worries. Just keep it light.
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Rockman
Got to go to Guyra tomorrow for work, so I'll...

Got to go to Guyra tomorrow for work, so I'll come back through Armidale and check out helmets there. Short list is
Shark Vision R
Nolan 104
Fly Trekker
Aria XD4
Aria Vector 2
But in...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Rockman
Looks like the Nolan and the Shark are candidates...

Looks like the Nolan and the Shark are candidates so far.
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Rockman
It gives me a headache after about 20 minutes....

It gives me a headache after about 20 minutes. I'll try using it for short trips around town for a while to see if it settles in, otherwise its a new helmet.


Gateman:
The reason I was...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Rockman
Big helmets

I'm after a new helmet. Trouble is that I have a big head, and getting one to fit is a problem. I bought a new RJays 3XL "Dominator" a few weeks back but I can only get it on if I pull the cheek pads...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 92,424
Posted By Rockman
I came across this ADR. From that I read that the...

I came across this ADR. From that I read that the means of holding the park brake on must be mechanical. There is no mention of the park brake system needing to be fully mechanical.
...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 92,424
Posted By Rockman
Geez is that thing huge, or is it just the way...

Geez is that thing huge, or is it just the way I'm looking at it?
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,482
Posted By Rockman
I've owned both. 2010 Scram did 24000 km on all...

I've owned both. 2010 Scram did 24000 km on all types of roads. Have a 2004 KLR650 at the moment.

To compare them;

Seat etc : Both are crap. I got the scrambler seat recovered with an extra 1"...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,687
Posted By Rockman
Ag bike is the go. Can be had cheap, but will...

Ag bike is the go. Can be had cheap, but will need work. I rode this Suzuki on this years Scrapheap. Didn't miss a beat, mostly 70-80 kmh, 26 km/litre and with an awesome top speed of 94 kmh. And...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,788
Posted By Rockman
Thumb Done it with a Goldwing I had once. Grass, bits...

Done it with a Goldwing I had once. Grass, bits of bush etc. These would
turn to chaff after about 10 km. Empty it out, refill it, carry on (slowly).

It did work though. Got me ~40 km into...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,173
Posted By Rockman
Try a 6v rechargeable torch battery. You can get...

Try a 6v rechargeable torch battery. You can get ~2A ones that are plenty to run a couple of lights etc. Used these before on 6v bikes and they work well.
Forum: Australia 09-23-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,173
Posted By Rockman
My list in 44 years in no particular order and...

My list in 44 years in no particular order and I've probably forgotten a few. Average 1.32 and I'm not finished yet..

<TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; WIDTH: 216pt" cellSpacing=0...
Forum: Australia 09-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Rockman
I've had one of the cheap ones for years. Will...

I've had one of the cheap ones for years. Will lift a 1150gsa no problems (had one up on it). You do need to add tie down points for the front end as the front wheel clamp is piss poor. Just drill a...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,234
Posted By Rockman
My K100 outfit has the front and rear brakes on...

My K100 outfit has the front and rear brakes on the tug linked and operating off the handlebar lever, with the foot pedal operating only the sidecar brake. It was like that when I got it and I've...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,691
Posted By Rockman
Had a 1988 model about 10years ago. Bought it as...

Had a 1988 model about 10years ago. Bought it as a box of bits at an auction in Perth with 89000 on it. Eventually sold it at 124,000 km still running well. A bit heavy, but capable in sand and could...
Forum: Hacks 07-10-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,759
Posted By Rockman
Not the best of pics but the lever above the foot...

Not the best of pics but the lever above the foot pedal holds it on and works well as a handbrake.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/K100%20Outfit/Handbrake_zps24584672.jpg
Forum: Australia 06-17-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Rockman
Don't know whats going on, but I got a quote for...

Don't know whats going on, but I got a quote for a NSW green slip for a KLR650 yesterday - $168. Not complaining :D but maybe the proposed changes prompted the price drop.
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,230
Posted By Rockman
Thanks - will the inner thrust washer drop out of...

Thanks - will the inner thrust washer drop out of alignment if I pull the pins? I suppose I could pull the crank up tight against it when I block it at the front.
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,230
Posted By Rockman
Just a quick hijack. The pins on my R80/7...

Just a quick hijack.

The pins on my R80/7 are damaged at the back. Is there any way of removing them without pulling the crank? And if I do need to pull the crank shaft out, can I do it with the...
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