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Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 651
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 4,708
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: 4,723
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 892
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 8,351
Views: 1,961,398
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: 6,366
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 11,475
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: 2,686
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 936
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 13,104
Views: 1,270,414
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 2,686
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: 2,686
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: 942
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: 2,686
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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: 1,316
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: 2,667
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: 388
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: 1,396
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: 1,593
Views: 182,608
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
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,270,414
Posted By hoyks
Better to walk away then. They aren't a rare...

Better to walk away then. They aren't a rare beast so keep looking, something will turn up.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13,104
Views: 1,270,414
Posted By hoyks
I have an 08 and it uses a little bit of oil if...

I have an 08 and it uses a little bit of oil if running over 5000 rpm, but it is only about 250ml/1000km.

You can use the oil issue to screw him down on price as it is a widely known problem. If...
Forum: Australia 09-15-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By hoyks
Yes, a safety lanyard of some type would be a...

Yes, a safety lanyard of some type would be a good idea. There are quite a few feral cameras out there that have escaped from helmets/bikes/4WD and legged it into the bush.
Forum: Australia 09-15-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 182,608
Posted By hoyks
I have heard of cracking down there, only one...

I have heard of cracking down there, only one though. I don't recall it being catastrophic though.
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