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Forum: The Garage 11-01-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By drecian
Bring it into a model shop and see what you can...

Bring it into a model shop and see what you can find.
My car has 35 year old faded-to-matte silver paint and I found something to match it.
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By drecian
Price of original vs 'improved' /5? And maybe some /7 info?

So I got wind of a co-worker selling a 1970 R60/5 that I was semi interested in as a nice weather cruising around town/commuter second bike. The thing is the bike is far from original. From what I...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By drecian
Said coworker hinted today that he would like to...

Said coworker hinted today that he would like to do one last xmas toy run on the R60, which means he won't be selling for a few months. If I play my cards right, I might just be able to have both...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By drecian
Tinkering with it should be fine, as my car is a...

Tinkering with it should be fine, as my car is a 70's Corolla with twin sidedraft carbs. I actually get paranoid about the injection stuff going on the K75 leaving me stranded; as least with carbs...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By drecian
Going from K75S to R60/5? Crazy? Expectations?

Mods; I was unsure as to whether this should fit here or Road Warriors, so move if need be.

A bit of backstory...

My current ride is a '95 K75S that I bought 6 years ago with the intention of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By drecian
Having an aluminum tank, all the magnetic base...

Having an aluminum tank, all the magnetic base bags won't stick, so you're stuck with straps or the OEM tank bag.
The OEM tankbag expands to fairly tall, but its 'footprint' isn't that big; just...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,894
Posted By drecian
I have the OEM heated grips on my K75S and teh...

I have the OEM heated grips on my K75S and teh throttle grip gets/stay much warmer than the clutch side.
I've read a discussion on how the grips work by 'shedding' heat and will shed as much heat...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 920,744
Posted By drecian
I'm really digging the perforated meshing you've...

I'm really digging the perforated meshing you've used there. :clap
I agree that the empty space left behind looks awkward, since there's not much there visually apart from the (relatively) boring...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 920,744
Posted By drecian
I got bored over winter and cut down the bellypan...

I got bored over winter and cut down the bellypan on my '95 S. The vertical part of the pan always bothered me and made the bike look chunky to me. IMO it looks a lot sleeker with the modified pan....
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,955
Views: 2,117,345
Posted By drecian
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/drecian/Sca...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/drecian/Scan1.jpg

Just the OEM side cases and two 90L waterproof duffels.
The front bag sits on the pillion seat has all the heavy stuff (table, chair,...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,636
Posted By drecian
I just use one of those cheap roll-up aluminum...

I just use one of those cheap roll-up aluminum tables from K-Mart. Packs in a duffle along with my chair/sleeping mat/tent strapped across the pillion seat. Just under the width of the panniers and...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,532
Posted By drecian
I used the shovel since it was on the bike and I...

I used the shovel since it was on the bike and I couldn't leave the bike to go find something to put under the foot.

Normally the stand is fine as the foot is about 1.5in square, but that was...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,532
Posted By drecian
Thumb Sidestand tip I stumbled on...

So I was out on the long weekend on a camping trip taking my bike (K75S) where it probably shouldn't have been (deep sand). One sandy track after another on the way to the campsite; and having dug...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By drecian
I'm guessing those are Japanese plates? And...

I'm guessing those are Japanese plates?

And can't you get telescopic fishing rods?
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,003
Posted By drecian
Top box v. Duffle bag

Hey guys.

I've just finished university and am planning on doing a trip around Australia (13k miles) later on this year and will be on the road for 3-4 months mostly camping (too tight to stay in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,376
Posted By drecian
The satin black looks great! Really matches the...

The satin black looks great! Really matches the bike.

I've always painted frames or anything with a weld rather than vinyl as I'm paranoid that if cracks appear, the vinyl will hide it whereas...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By drecian
Using different colors to hold different stuff...

Using different colors to hold different stuff makes finding it at the campsite easier. I use a green one for my food, a black one for my clothes and a small read one for personal hygeine stuff.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By drecian
No real advice with the resistance problem, but...

No real advice with the resistance problem, but down here there's a shop that specializes in gauges and can pretty much get any sender for any gauge in any thread pitch.

Might be worth checking...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,592
Posted By drecian
I'll be doin the big Highway 1 loop around the...

I'll be doin the big Highway 1 loop around the country leaving around August/September with minimal motel stays. No real plans, but I've given myself around 3 months or so.

Or until I run out...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By drecian
I run the Philips X-Treme and found it to be the...

I run the Philips X-Treme and found it to be the best 55/60w globe. Only thing is it seems to need a good voltage to work best. I had them in an old '71 FJ40 Landcruiser and there was not much...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By drecian
I was thinking the same thing with my OEM bags. ...

I was thinking the same thing with my OEM bags.

What about attaching a small elastic cargo net to the side/inside; kinda like the kind they have on the backs of seats on planes. That way it...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By drecian
I've found that the Logitech Fi-100 in ear plugs...

I've found that the Logitech Fi-100 in ear plugs work well for me. After trimming off the rubber stylized 'covering' where the wire goes into the plug, the plug as about 1cm cubed (without the bit...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,036
Posted By drecian
I've never pulled a power wheelie (not for lack...

I've never pulled a power wheelie (not for lack of trying though) since I've never had anything with the power to be able to.

Clutch wheelies are pretty simple though. Roll along at jogging...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By drecian
I do a lot of night driving in the car and have...

I do a lot of night driving in the car and have found that short of aux lights, HID kits or relays to run 100w globes, the Xtreme globes are the best 55w out there.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,404
Posted By drecian
Dish soap. Spread a little on then buff it...

Dish soap.

Spread a little on then buff it off with a dry cloth until no more streak/swirls when you look at a light.
Forum: Australia 10-30-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,386
Posted By drecian
Sounds awesome! I'll be doing a solo lap of...

Sounds awesome!

I'll be doing a solo lap of Oz around August to October 2010 too, although I'll be sticking mostly to the asphalt due to my bike (K75S).

Who knows, maybe we'll bump into each...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By drecian
Lookin' good! I reeaally need to get out...

Lookin' good!

I reeaally need to get out and be social again one of these days' only everyone else needs to either hurry the f- up or their insane crazy fast...

You still have the Aprilia and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By drecian
I'm running a radial front and bias rear on my...

I'm running a radial front and bias rear on my K75S and have felt no adverse effects so far in the first 1000 miles I've had them.

They are both Metzeler Marathons and the odd rear wheel size...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By drecian
It was around $20 for a locksmith to come and...

It was around $20 for a locksmith to come and pick gas-cap lock and pull it all apart to cut a new key. All in about an hour too.

So it depends on how much your dealer will charge you for keys.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,825
Posted By drecian
Mine: ...

Mine:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/drecian/PICT0001copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/drecian/PICT0005.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/drecian/mount.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By drecian
I use Logitech Fi100 that were around $25 from...

I use Logitech Fi100 that were around $25 from Dicksmiths (our RadioShack) and can't really complain. I cut/slip off the rubber sleeve thing that tapers onto the cord and that leaves a small 5-7mm...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,870
Posted By drecian
Dirty laundry on the road?

Hey guys. I was just wondering what you guys did with items of dirty laundry (socks, underwear etc) while touring before you can get to a laundromat?

I've always used a big (A4 paper sized)...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,591
Posted By drecian
Rounded cam covers = K1100? :scratch

Rounded cam covers = K1100?

:scratch
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By drecian
I'm in the process of doing up a '91 NH80 and...

I'm in the process of doing up a '91 NH80 and recently got it running again after about 9 months of sitting. I had the same issue as you with the running for only a while then dying. As a last...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,591
Posted By drecian
I have a '95 S and and the heat isn't noticable...

I have a '95 S and and the heat isn't noticable unless you're in stop-n-go traffic and the weather's warm. When the fan kicks in, the air gets pushed right into your knees, but once moving, it's...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,296
Posted By drecian
I've found that riding with decent in-ear...

I've found that riding with decent in-ear earphones is similar (volume-wise) to being in a car with the windows up. You can't really hear traffic until it's pretty close, but you should be...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By drecian
With summer tires for my car, I've found that...

With summer tires for my car, I've found that taping them up (airtight) inside a black garbage bag each and storing them indoor if possible out of sunlight and heat work well.

I do it every...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,804
Posted By drecian
I used to lock my helmet in my panniers; but...

I used to lock my helmet in my panniers; but after some thinking; I got a $2 padlock and now just sit my helmet on the mirror and padlock the D-rings to the mirror stalk. The lock is small enough...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,296
Posted By drecian
I run tunes off my Garmin 2820 with some in-ear...

I run tunes off my Garmin 2820 with some in-ear styl earbuds. Thinking about getting an MP3 player, but can't really be arsed spending the money. The thing I like about the Garmin is that you an...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By drecian
Find out what thread pitch the little bolt hole...

Find out what thread pitch the little bolt hole is at the bottom. Then just farkle some kind of mount and bolt it through...
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