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Forum: Australia 06-17-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Surely there are some kicking around Vic?

Surely there are some kicking around Vic?
Forum: Australia 06-04-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By hoyks
Pack dry socks:evil. This is a typical...

Pack dry socks:evil.

This is a typical crossing, but it is steep country, with not much topsoil, so a bit of rain and the creek comes up quickly and goes down quickly.

Most of the crossings are...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
It isn't just lack of grease. If you (or...

It isn't just lack of grease.
If you (or anyone) puts the front wheel back on, and don't ensure the 2 arms on the speedo drive aren't located in the 2 cutouts in the hub, then the hub will get...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Some were just bored badly right from the start,...

Some were just bored badly right from the start, either that or they deformed once assembled and heat cycled.

There was much beer fueled discussion over at a rally one year. One bloke had a '06...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Yep, Repco or equivalent have them, in fact they...

Yep, Repco or equivalent have them, in fact they are the same as goes in the back of my 16 year old ute.

The two screws through the brake light will see the cover come off and the bulb should come...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Yes, you can rebuild a KLR shock, it depends on...

Yes, you can rebuild a KLR shock, it depends on how frugal you are if it is worth it or not.

http://calgarydualsport.tripod.com/klr650shock/procedure.html

Here is a link if you just want to do...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Probably not that much. The width of the rim...

Probably not that much. The width of the rim pulling the sides of the tyre in a bit makes a difference too.

Then there is the tread block height, so like Griffo said, theoretically...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By hoyks
If it is like mine, you were used to the rattle...

If it is like mine, you were used to the rattle of a loose chain, now you have a whir of the chain running over the sprockets and guides as nature intended.
Forum: Australia 09-25-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
I posted this a while back on KLR.net, It wasn't...

I posted this a while back on KLR.net, It wasn't 100% of a solution, but it went a long way to keeping the dust out of the intake. I used some heavy duty non slip tape that I had lying around, Duct...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,268
Posted By hoyks
Just remember when he asks 'Are you alright...

Just remember when he asks 'Are you alright mate?' The answer is..

yes, Yes, F#ck'n Yes!!!!

Say nothing and your gone.:evil
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,250
Posted By hoyks
It's not like the good old days when you just had...

It's not like the good old days when you just had drunks and idiots to contend with.

These days you are more than likely to get taken out by someone whacked out of their skull on something a lot...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Another for the IMS. I got the blunt ones...

Another for the IMS. I got the blunt ones though..... and modified the mounts a bit...

http://www.photos.klr650.net/albums/userpics/10472/IMG_1649.JPG
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Both. Just about every bike shop sell them.

Both. Just about every bike shop sell them.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
De-restricted? Yes, did it myself as it isn't...

De-restricted? Yes, did it myself as it isn't hard. Certainly not worth the hundreds that a dealer will charge. I even have a spare plugged slide if you want it Did it make a difference? Well, yes....
Forum: Australia 05-15-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By hoyks
Alodine is bad for you. I use it all the time and...

Alodine is bad for you. I use it all the time and it is gloves, respirator, overalls and try not to be in the same room as it kind of stuff.

Getting everything grease and silicone free is the...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Order them in from The States....

Order them in from The States. http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/1# have the upper cowl for $152.06, $160 for the radiator covers and the hand guards for $23. They ship tyres here, but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 2,287,752
Posted By hoyks
Here are some pic's from a little get together...

Here are some pic's from a little get together down here.


We had fun, but i don't know if the neighbors were that impressed.

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n509/Hoyks/366_zps9bbd3dcd.jpg...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,597
Posted By hoyks
Yet they are quite happy to send you a speeding...

Yet they are quite happy to send you a speeding ticket with only your vehicle identified and the onus is on the owner to supply the driver detail?

I would support a Dob in a Dickhead mailbox that...
Forum: Australia 02-06-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
It's just excess awesome being released.:deal ...

It's just excess awesome being released.:deal



For the bars, Macca had a set going cheap. If you were local it could be a deal, but they are a pain to wrap for posting....
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,859
Posted By hoyks
if they are really good, then they are claimed as...

if they are really good, then they are claimed as Aussie, otherwise, the are from NZ :lol3.

Oh, and can someone take Russel Crowe next time they are heading home?
Forum: Face Plant 01-25-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,995
Posted By hoyks
Probably, I'm a forum whore.:evil

Probably, I'm a forum whore.:evil
Forum: Australia 01-24-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
I too go to http://mototech.com.au/, I try and...

I too go to http://mototech.com.au/, I try and help the local dealer, but they never have anything in stock and have to order it in anyway. Mototech seem to have it stocked and free postage saves me...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By hoyks
From Foster you are basically stuck on the Lakes...

From Foster you are basically stuck on the Lakes Way Rd and on to Taree.

Google shows a track behind the dunes from just Nth of Tuncurry, but I don't know if it actually exists. Last time I was...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
I like it. I'm tall, so dropping the pegs a touch...

I like it. I'm tall, so dropping the pegs a touch made it easier to standup. The pegs are a bit narrower now as my brackets don't stick out as far, but with centre stand mounts and crash bar mounts...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
I cut the peg mounts off the stock brackets and...

I cut the peg mounts off the stock brackets and welded them onto shorter plates. I was going to make foot peg lowering brackets, but achieved the same result from cutting the pivots off and welding...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
I modified the crap out of mine. Now there is...

I modified the crap out of mine. Now there is less bracket, less leverage so they shouldn't bend... not that they bent before anyway.

http://www.photos.klr650.net/albums/userpics/10472/IMG_1649.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 2,095,068
Posted By hoyks
A mate bought me one of these on special. He used...

A mate bought me one of these on special. He used to cable tie his lid to the bike, but came back one day to find spit and cigarette buts in it:puke1..... he worked at the unemployment office, so...
Forum: Australia 01-02-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
I think a 14 tooth sprocket is popular, 15 being...

I think a 14 tooth sprocket is popular, 15 being standard.

Shouldn't have to change much other than the chain tension.
Forum: Face Plant 01-01-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,995
Posted By hoyks
No I didn't bail out because I didn't have time...

No I didn't bail out because I didn't have time to think about it. I kept the brakes on in the hope of riding it out, then it was all over in the blink of an eye and next thing I looking up at the...
Forum: Face Plant 12-31-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,995
Posted By hoyks
Well, I was lying in close proximity with 1 leg...

Well, I was lying in close proximity with 1 leg under the seat, so near enough to riding it. I need to invest in a GoPro:evil
Forum: Australia 12-31-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By hoyks
There is only 1 pub in Wingham now, the bottom...

There is only 1 pub in Wingham now, the bottom pub burnt down a while back, so that leaves the Top Pub (Australian Hotel) or the Wingham Motel across the road, both are at the SW corner of the park...
Forum: Face Plant 12-31-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,995
Posted By hoyks
I didn't want to feel left out..

So I threw my bike down the road. My 1st one really, not bad considering I have been riding on and off since I was 14.



It was one of those simple chain of events that lead me to having a...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
And remember to change down a gear or two and...

And remember to change down a gear or two and allow the engine to help stop the bike running away in the 1st place.
Forum: Australia 11-03-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
The metal putty I originally installed did fall...

The metal putty I originally installed did fall out.

You countersink both sides, squish the rivet up and mill it flat. The rivets are a better quality alloy than the housing and are under no...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
I used the tape so the epoxy wouldn't fall out...

I used the tape so the epoxy wouldn't fall out when wet. I got 2 years out of it.

If you want to take a ride out to Marburg, I can exchange it for a modified one.

Now I fill the holes with...
Forum: Australia 09-24-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By hoyks
+1 For Suspension Matters, I bought some springs...

+1 For Suspension Matters, I bought some springs off him.

I called, but there was no answer, so I started typing up an Email when the phone rang, it was Dave calling back as he was busy and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By hoyks
Stock springs are too light for the weight of a...

Stock springs are too light for the weight of a KLR and rider. I thought they worked OK with the Ricors Too, that was until I upgraded to higher rated Racetech single rate springs. 100% better and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By hoyks
SW Motech are popular. Mine have worked well for...

SW Motech are popular. Mine have worked well for the past few years.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By hoyks
Springs are what actually carries the weight so...

Springs are what actually carries the weight so beef up the springs. I used Racetech

Ricor Intiminators and 5wt oil.

That is all.:deal
Forum: Australia 09-16-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 211,186
Posted By hoyks
Sorry, just heard of another today. Better go and...

Sorry, just heard of another today. Better go and check mine:eek1.

http://klrworld.com/forums/your-next-generation-klr650/cracked-motor-mount!/?topicseen
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