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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,152
Posted By oodeano
I have a vague memory there was one in the flea...

I have a vague memory there was one in the flea market at some point . .
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,849,599
Posted By oodeano
No idea :D As rvt said above - I got the...

No idea :D

As rvt said above - I got the button choke and removed the cable - easy enough to still get at with the IMS tank..
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,849,599
Posted By oodeano
I have found crap often gets into the choke cable...

I have found crap often gets into the choke cable a the carb end stopping the choke from completely closing.

Sounds much like that and gets terrible economy - pop the cable out and give it a clean...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,779
Posted By oodeano
If done right even that is a help - fixed speed...

If done right even that is a help - fixed speed engines can be tuned to be very efficient...Nothing on a power plant I am sure but still useful

Double the efficiency through traditional means is a...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By oodeano
Pub Fiends might be interested in this: ...

Pub Fiends might be interested in this:

https://www.marlowesbooks.com/bookimg2/047106b.jpg

First published in 1977 - I have a 1980 hard cover copy. Some great pics of long lost pubs and some...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,330
Posted By oodeano
All that points to flying . . .

All that points to flying . . .
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,330
Posted By oodeano
Does it pick up as well as the Tedium did? :rofl

Does it pick up as well as the Tedium did? :rofl
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,114
Posted By oodeano
I think 'street legal' in OZ means the tyre...

I think 'street legal' in OZ means the tyre manufacturers speed and load rating of the tyre are at least that of the vehicle manufacturers requirements?

I think the 952 has 'not for highway use'...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,507
Posted By oodeano
A lot of 400's for sale are 5000km with fresh...

A lot of 400's for sale are 5000km with fresh rebuild and OS piston etc - I always wondered how the heck they needed that at 5k KM? I had assumed that was because they were flogged through mud holes...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,507
Posted By oodeano
I found a few performance goodies for my XR4 so...

I found a few performance goodies for my XR4 so recently decided to open it up and fit them. It was disappointing...

I bought it in 2010 with a genuine 300KM on the clock - there was not a scuff...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,779
Posted By oodeano
Do you need to take the 25% efficiency of petrol...

Do you need to take the 25% efficiency of petrol engines into account there - making the target a more accessible 3kwh/kg?

I don't really see the need to completely replace petrol yet anyway. I'd...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,779
Posted By oodeano
big blue next year

http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/yamaha-pes1-ped1-electric-motorcycles-production-2014-3.jpg


...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,779
Posted By oodeano
And another

http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=032003C6K9SW



Somebody must surely bring this so market at some point?

Even my Radio Control Li-Po's can be charged pretty hard these days...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,779
Posted By oodeano
Interesting things are happening there too -...

Interesting things are happening there too - though this is a bit old now

http://arstechnica.com/science/2011/03/electrode-lets-lithium-batteries-charge-in-two-minutes/

The trick will be...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,779
Posted By oodeano
Electric is getting more interesting

Not quite an adventure bike unless you count commuting - but still an interesting technology getting closer to affordable.

http://images.gizmag.com/hero/zero-sr-2014-electric-motorcycle.jpg

...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,280
Posted By oodeano
Always easier to get a runner - especially close...

Always easier to get a runner - especially close by!
Forum: Australia 05-13-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,280
Posted By oodeano
spare..

I have an engine I can part with. I bought the whole bike some time ago for my father with a view to getting it back on the road buy I think he has run out of steam.

The original owner bought a...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 542,495
Posted By oodeano
dr650 carb

I'm after a low mileage stock dr650 carb for a conversion onto an xr400. Pm me if you have one you'd like to get rid of...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 69,080
Posted By oodeano
It's two Nana's short . . ?

It's two Nana's short . . ?
Forum: Australia 04-28-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,289
Posted By oodeano
He's a funny bugger too. I imagine he has other...

He's a funny bugger too. I imagine he has other influences but I'd like to think I talked him into the DR he rides now - I must have told him 50 ADV stories over the years :huh
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17,584
Views: 2,119,129
Posted By oodeano
Tricycle

I was looking at a completely off topic website and happened to spy this:

http://www.forthvalleyblues.com/p7ssm_img_1/fullsize/MG_6522-3_fs.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2,643
Views: 505,700
Posted By oodeano
Right, I had to get up in the morning at 10...

Right, I had to get up in the morning at 10 o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Asia & the Pacific Rim 04-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By oodeano
So the knee is coming good then . . ? I know...

So the knee is coming good then . . ?

I know nothing about Motana's :D
Forum: Australia 04-09-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17,584
Views: 2,119,129
Posted By oodeano
Yeah - that's fair enough :D I...

Yeah - that's fair enough :D





I can see how the colours could confuse - but no - not with a fashion sense like that. Not these days anyway - though he did mention Duran Duran . . ?
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17,584
Views: 2,119,129
Posted By oodeano
Chip in for Troy

So should we all chip in and get this for Troy?

I don't follow racing much and I haven't been riding that long - so the only pictures of anyone in these colours I have ever seen are ones of him?
...
Forum: Australia 04-05-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 69,080
Posted By oodeano
I've dragged that TTR off him once - upside down...

I've dragged that TTR off him once - upside down in a rut. I wish I could not confirm the derbs rumours - leaked a bit of petrol in that direction too apparently . . .
Forum: Australia 04-05-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By oodeano
Aust post cannot measure the volume of odd shaped...

Aust post cannot measure the volume of odd shaped items easily. Wrap in wheel shape using bubble wrap and cardboard and they will go by weight - send one at a time probably . . .
Forum: Australia 03-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By oodeano
Sealed bumpy backroad - from memory :D

Sealed bumpy backroad - from memory :D
Forum: Australia 03-06-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17,584
Views: 2,119,129
Posted By oodeano
I wish this was more of a mystery - but there is...

I wish this was more of a mystery - but there is not a lot of that when you wear stubbies...


Insert smiley of someone taking a scrubbing brush to their eyes!
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By oodeano
I used some Rox risers and adapters to get the...

I used some Rox risers and adapters to get the bars above a BRP triple with Scotts damper on an XR400.

http://roxspeedfx.com/product/1in-lock-spacer.htm
...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,916
Posted By oodeano
I am about to replace my almost 15 Y/O Barmah as...

I am about to replace my almost 15 Y/O Barmah as the brim has finally broken and a hole has appeared in the leather. Its been fishing/swimming/boating in salt and fresh water, shrunk a bit and...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17,584
Views: 2,119,129
Posted By oodeano
When I eventually get to the great white North...

When I eventually get to the great white North (brothers wife is from Motala and they have a house on the lake somewhere - one day) I will supply the vodkinade and you can line up the Breast of the...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17,584
Views: 2,119,129
Posted By oodeano
As far as I know I invented that at the 2001 new...

As far as I know I invented that at the 2001 new years eve in Sydney.

Take one 20L drum and fill with:

2 jars staminade
5 bottles vodka
Fill with ice and shake

It's called vodkinade and...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,957
Posted By oodeano
Write it on paper and send it registered -...

Write it on paper and send it registered - electrons are pointless for this kind of stuff.

Sucks about the valves - good luck!
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By oodeano
Streaky was good too :D

Streaky was good too :D
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By oodeano
Trip to the tuna farms off Port Lincoln - on a...

Trip to the tuna farms off Port Lincoln - on a sail boat and I liked the national parks down there.

Half day islands cruise from Esperance was great.

Stayed in Prevelly caravan park and hit up...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 14,169
Posted By oodeano
you can still use my DR on the ride if you can...

you can still use my DR on the ride if you can get here . . .
Forum: Australia 12-04-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 14,169
Posted By oodeano
There's a difference?

There's a difference?
Forum: Australia 12-04-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 14,169
Posted By oodeano
Bugger - will miss it

I'm going to miss this one unfortunately.

Mr Qantas says this is the last weekend I can use my free flight voucher so I am off to Auckland for the weekend...






It's a real shame because...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,127
Posted By oodeano
I have pants, shoes and spare shirts in an empty...

I have pants, shoes and spare shirts in an empty rack in the server room at work :D
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