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Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Thanks for that DR. I guess I just might have to...

Thanks for that DR. I guess I just might have to resort to a consultation with my local Dealer.
He may or may not detect the fault.
He'll sure as he'll plug into my wallet, even if he can't find...
Forum: Australia 05-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Gear Switch

After many faithful kilometres, the old girl (2007) has just started giving me a problem, outside of the usual fuel filter and water pump ailments.
Everything now points to the switch for 2nd and...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By barnacle bill
My two bob's worth: just been to Ecuador and...

My two bob's worth: just been to Ecuador and Colombia, ridden around both countries and I reckon they are the ducks guts. Cheap, friendly, no-one wants to rip you off, Colombians are the coolest...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,010
Posted By barnacle bill
Thanks Pee Bee, I am a day or two behind. In...

Thanks Pee Bee, I am a day or two behind. In Ecuador, riders paradise
Cheers
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,010
Posted By barnacle bill
No one from here, one hopes.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/police-fed-up-with-dumb-desert-tourists-20140501-zr2ms.html
Forum: Australia 01-31-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By barnacle bill
Sun Rims

Have you considered Sun Rims by Buchanans Wheelworks in the 'states as an alternative? They also make stainless spokes at a good price.
Nicely finished rims, though.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,669
Views: 511,241
Posted By barnacle bill
I liked the way the motorists stopped and gave...

I liked the way the motorists stopped and gave vital assistance to their fellow travellers!
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17,802
Views: 2,139,196
Posted By barnacle bill
Thumb Well, I wanted a set of stainless spokes for the...

Well, I wanted a set of stainless spokes for the 990, couldn't source them here so got on the Skype to Buchanans (California). Guy picked up the phone, took the order, card details etc. and I tracked...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17,802
Views: 2,139,196
Posted By barnacle bill
Why am I waiting 3 to 4 weeks for a pair of...

Why am I waiting 3 to 4 weeks for a pair of Aussie Made hiking boots??
Forum: Australia 04-29-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Fork oil levels

Thanks bikerbilly,
I followed Jeff Slavens vid. pretty well, noting the Husaberg / KTM forks and the effortlessway he screws the cap assembly back onto the inner plunger , it seems he was...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Fork Oil Level

Hi, just servicing the 990's forks, new seals etc.
Can't find anything on the final oil level/Capacity....
I have watched the YouTube vid on Orange Crush, i.e. fill the forks up, purge the air out...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By barnacle bill
Beaut shots there PeeBee. Beautifully turned out...

Beaut shots there PeeBee. Beautifully turned out Z900, plus the Chairs!!
Forum: Australia 02-02-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,252
Posted By barnacle bill
Destructions on my Synmat 7 Pump said don't...

Destructions on my Synmat 7 Pump said don't inflate by mouth.
Reason being the exhaled moisture in your breath will stuff it up. Just saying...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,019
Posted By barnacle bill
You'll probably best doing what I did to the Zeus...

You'll probably best doing what I did to the Zeus with it's cheap visor.
Take it off and spread some body filler inside, then a squirt from the spray can when it's set.
Forum: Australia 01-31-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2,669
Views: 511,241
Posted By barnacle bill
This makes the rider look like he's had a skin...

This makes the rider look like he's had a skin full...

http://youtu.be/cqolouFWLl0
Forum: Australia 01-15-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By barnacle bill
Everyone over there wants to look at your...

Everyone over there wants to look at your insurance, after your passport, Ben. (third party type.)
Is it readily available at the borders in all the countries on your itinerary?
What have you got...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By barnacle bill
Yeah! Heard they do some weird shit in South...

Yeah!

Heard they do some weird shit in South Australia.
Forum: Australia 12-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By barnacle bill
Looks like the go for Feb.

Thanks fellas (MB, Godsilla ) for the info.

I did read about the 'God of Speed' quite a while ago but it must have gone into long-term.

The DLRA page gives a good overall rap, but the pic of...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 918,506
Posted By barnacle bill
Thanks PBee, thanks Arborsmarty. I did open...

Thanks PBee, thanks Arborsmarty.

I did open a thread on the main page, haven't heard a cracker at this stage, maybe tonight when the pilgrims return from Mecca.

But good to get some knowledge...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By barnacle bill
Speed Week, Feb 2013

Wouldn't mind going.

What's the story regarding the whole deal, roads in and out, supplies, do you need a lot of stuff?

Worth a look?
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13,398
Views: 918,506
Posted By barnacle bill
Lake Gairdner, what's the go...?

Speed Week's on 2013 and I want to go and watch.

What's the spectator value? good or otherwise?

Do you have to take a heap of supplies? The website paints it pretty good.

The road out to the...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By barnacle bill
Labour must be cheap in the good 'ol U.S. of A. ...

Labour must be cheap in the good 'ol U.S. of A.
A set of stainless spokes costs twice as much here in Oz.
Forum: Australia 12-03-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By barnacle bill
http://www.buchananspokes.net

http://www.buchananspokes.net
Forum: Australia 11-09-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By barnacle bill
Being a very occasional user of the Gateway...

Being a very occasional user of the Gateway Bridge, pre-paying at the servo's is also a wealth shearing operation (read 'Fleecing")
The computers at the servo's can't input 'Motorcycle'.
You pay...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 99,772
Posted By barnacle bill
Pitches?

I'd love to Phil, but even thinking about how to navigate my way through the Pitcha Postin' Process frightens the bejesus out of me!
What's the link to the 'Dummies Guide'?
Forum: Australia 10-28-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Filterwash

Guy in Darwin washed mine for 30 something bucks, Berrimah (suburb) somewhere.

If you fit a K & N pre filter with a bit of oil on it, paper filter just keeps goin.
Forum: Australia 10-11-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 99,772
Posted By barnacle bill
Sounds like a plan Lentil. Just got back from...

Sounds like a plan Lentil.
Just got back from a 3 month lap around Turkey, south Europe and a side trip to Morocco, bit of a hoot, bike and rider survived ok, ridin' on the wrong side of the road,...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Watchable 990 stuff

Great post by Gateshutter on the Video's thread, love the creek crossing at 5'20"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526374&page=118

:clap
Forum: Australia 10-10-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Scotts Filter

Maybe kiss paper filters goodbye.
I've used one of these for about 60000k's, (since warranty service expired) and haven't experienced any problems
...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 99,772
Posted By barnacle bill
Listenin' up, Lentil! :ear

Listenin' up, Lentil! :ear
Forum: Australia 09-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Just make sure you lay it down on the LHS. ...

Just make sure you lay it down on the LHS.

Don't want to upset the adjustment, eh?
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,470
Posted By barnacle bill
:clap :lurk

:clap

:lurk
Forum: Australia 08-21-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,355
Posted By barnacle bill
Errr, China plates, China?

Errr, China plates, China?
Forum: Australia 08-03-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By barnacle bill
3 Phase Supply

The power authority requires to know the amount of power you are intending to use. I was intending to build boats in my shed which could include an aluminium hull, and you would definately need a...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
clunk

Not the steering head bearing is it?
Forum: Australia 02-26-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
The tank bag, does it pack in the jewels a bit? ...

The tank bag, does it pack in the jewels a bit?

Nice looking setup you've got.

Cheers
Forum: Australia 02-08-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Check out this form, and if you have to tick all...

Check out this form, and if you have to tick all the 'NO' boxes, your dreams of importing the bike are diminished, somewhat.
...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 273,119
Posted By barnacle bill
Those rims are made of good stuff, eh?

Those rims are made of good stuff, eh?
Forum: Australia 01-23-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By barnacle bill
I just checked and AMEX uses Allianz for it's...

I just checked and AMEX uses Allianz for it's travel insurance underwriter.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 01-23-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By barnacle bill
American Express

I have gone with AMEX for an up coming o/s ride.
I checked with them emphatically on the bike aspect and they definately cover bikes, also skiers, golfers(?) and other risky activities, full...
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