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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,086
Posted By Ducksbane
8m4991 :d

8m4991 :d
Forum: Australia 01-23-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Ducksbane
Toby price on ABC Grandstand radio

Just a heads up ... just heard Toby Price on the wireless, think he's a special guest.
Forum: Australia 01-23-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By Ducksbane
LOL :rofl

LOL :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Ducksbane
I bought an adventurised XChallenge a few years...

I bought an adventurised XChallenge a few years ago. It had a Britannica composites screen (really good, but they now have made a better one) and excel front rim and a few other farkles. I added fork...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 99,727
Posted By Ducksbane
It reduces the weight high up near the airbox by...

It reduces the weight high up near the airbox by around 4 kilos.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 99,727
Posted By Ducksbane
I have a shorai battery in both my F800 GS and my...

I have a shorai battery in both my F800 GS and my XChallenge. I've never had any trouble starting them even after a couple of months sitting with no battery tender. Recently I left my XC in a farm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,086
Posted By Ducksbane
Another vote for the cat O ring. I have that on...

Another vote for the cat O ring. I have that on my 800 and the full on "pretty" Wunderlich on my XChallenge and the O ring is better in every way, especially engagement and disengagement ... just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7,458
Views: 1,186,450
Posted By Ducksbane
For what its worth ... I currently have Scorpion...

For what its worth ... I currently have Scorpion Rallies on my XC and they aren't very stable. Had MT21's on at one stage and had to take a long fast ride on the bitumen and it just destroyed the...
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Ducksbane
You don't need the DVR ... SBS has a good on...

You don't need the DVR ... SBS has a good on demand service on the web at ... http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/

You can no doubt get apps for mobile devices ... I use the one for Windows 8.1 all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,047
Posted By Ducksbane
You obviously have a lot more faith in Apples...

You obviously have a lot more faith in Apples engineering than I do :D ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,909
Posted By Ducksbane
I've had my F800GS since 2009 and traded in my...

I've had my F800GS since 2009 and traded in my previous R1100GS which I had for 7 years for it. After a couple of years both of them ended up with quite a few farkles, so its difficult for me to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,164
Posted By Ducksbane
Garry ... I have ridden a Nude and its a lovely...

Garry ... I have ridden a Nude and its a lovely engine that pulls from low down and has lots of top end as well. It also feels smoother and more like a V twin because of its crank offset. It even had...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,972
Views: 569,566
Posted By Ducksbane
Its real :D That's the famous "Ghost...

Its real :D

That's the famous "Ghost Rider" ... I have one of his old DVD's around somewhere. I think he retired a few years ago now!
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7,458
Views: 1,186,450
Posted By Ducksbane
Pine Sol I used to have problems with my...

Pine Sol

I used to have problems with my Xchallenge getting a bit hot and the fan running a lot ... especially as I sometimes use it to muster sheep and cattle. :D

Then I read this post ......
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By Ducksbane
I live in the New England ranges and when I was a...

I live in the New England ranges and when I was a young man I had an XR200 ... so Yes, of course! :D
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,571
Posted By Ducksbane
some really good Photos there ! :clap

some really good Photos there ! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 33,697
Posted By Ducksbane
Seriously ... Have you taken the 990 for a ride?,...

Seriously ... Have you taken the 990 for a ride?, some of them can have fueling which is "challenging". Probably all right if you keep the revs up and the throttle pinned at all times, but more than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 33,697
Posted By Ducksbane
I don't think he meant the BMW with that comment!...

I don't think he meant the BMW with that comment! :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By Ducksbane
Throttle lock

Before you spend a fortune on a new throttle lock ...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=434996

Had one for years and works beautifully, better and more convenient than the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ducksbane
I know its a toy :D, but ... Nokia Lumia 1020 ......

I know its a toy :D, but ... Nokia Lumia 1020 ... 41 megapixel sensor , xenon flash, OIS, raw file support, full manual control except for aperture, weighs 158 grams and has an optional camera case...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 241,816
Posted By Ducksbane
You can remove the little rubber splash guard...

You can remove the little rubber splash guard thingey from inside the filler. this helps and increases fuel capacity by a tiny amount.

The other trick is to fill the bike from the other (left)...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,564
Posted By Ducksbane
I'm 55 in eight days ... I don't get to the gym...

I'm 55 in eight days ... I don't get to the gym as much as I'd like, but I try to go to a pump class each week and I also go to a Balance/Yoga class. I think this is a big help with flexibility and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 38,075
Posted By Ducksbane
So Roger ... I have an AF-XIED on my F800GS and...

So Roger ... I have an AF-XIED on my F800GS and I'm really impressed.:clap I also have an adventurised XChallenge. I'm finding that I prefer the XChallege for my solo Adventure Rides because you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,178
Posted By Ducksbane
Agree ... I have them on my 800GS and my...

Agree ... I have them on my 800GS and my XChallenge. Great product, very well made and adjustable and the aftersales service from Ian at Britainia Composites is excellent. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,407
Posted By Ducksbane
I live just up the hill from Shedmarket and it...

I live just up the hill from Shedmarket and it gets a bit colder here ... down to minus 14 Celsius, but I rarely go out riding if its under zero. I realise that the Shorai batteries could be a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,752
Posted By Ducksbane
If you think the DL650 will be good enough off...

If you think the DL650 will be good enough off the bitumen then I think you will be so much happier on the highway than the KLR, much smoother, far more power. Otherwise the Suzuki DR650 is a good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Ducksbane
My XChallenge seems pretty sensitive to the tyres...

My XChallenge seems pretty sensitive to the tyres I put on it. I think I might have tried TKC's on it and wasn't all that impressed. So far the most stable, best tyres I've tried have been the Dunlop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,622
Posted By Ducksbane
I think you can see a theme developing here. My...

I think you can see a theme developing here. My riding group seem to have settled on the Sena SMH10 headset as the default choice because they work so well. Two of us have the SR10 as well and have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7,458
Views: 1,186,450
Posted By Ducksbane
There is always the X-tank ... works beautifully...

There is always the X-tank ... works beautifully ...

http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Ducksbane
"I am quite tall and already suffer aching...

"I am quite tall and already suffer aching knees."

Do you really want a CRF250 then ... I felt really cramped on it and I'm around 5'10". Wouldn't a DR650 be a better idea?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,971
Posted By Ducksbane
I have an 800GS with a RM2 damper and a...

I have an 800GS with a RM2 damper and a Xchallenge with a Scotts. Both work well but I think I like the RM2 better because it is lighter, smaller and I think once you get used to them the adjustments...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Ducksbane
Fair enough ... I get carried away sometimes :D ...

Fair enough ... I get carried away sometimes :D

If you need some help let me know.
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Ducksbane
I might be interested, but you might need to...

I might be interested, but you might need to check on what happens with customs when the total value goes over $1,000. Also what happens if we could organise a group buy and get more than two...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 105,005
Posted By Ducksbane
It's open ... nice ride through Nerstane Station...

It's open ... nice ride through Nerstane Station ... a few gates.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Ducksbane
They are actually designed to use the rubber...

They are actually designed to use the rubber inserts out of the 1100 and 1150 GS (and the early 1200 I think). I had a set on my 1100GS and
mounted them on my 800 when I got it.

Two things....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 38,075
Posted By Ducksbane
Well ... I've ridden it about 200Km in lots of...

Well ... I've ridden it about 200Km in lots of different conditions. I didn't like the mid range on the road at first, but its smoothed out a lot and I think it's smoother than it was now. I have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-22-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 38,075
Posted By Ducksbane
Hi Everyone Just installing my AF-XIED...

Hi Everyone

Just installing my AF-XIED and I notice that the Australian model is a little bit different to the US one because it doesn't come with a charcoal canister. So ... just to be sure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Ducksbane
You could save a lot of money with the...

You could save a lot of money with the Caterpillar O ring throttle lock. It's just an O ring available from Caterpillar dealers (and probably ebay!) ... part no #8M4991 or Caterpillar Part #8M5266....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,834
Posted By Ducksbane
I've had the Mirage 2 for quite a while .......

I've had the Mirage 2 for quite a while .... really like it. Looks pretty good, is comfortable on the road and you can drop the screen right down for off road. The dash is great and its nice to be...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 67,318
Posted By Ducksbane
Sorry, I thought you had to reduce the capacity...

Sorry, I thought you had to reduce the capacity to get it to fit the rack mounts.

That's good news because it nearly gives a total capacity the same as the 800GS Adventure without being so...
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