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Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,865
Posted By mezcal
Bloody hell its sounds like a pita to have a bike...

Bloody hell its sounds like a pita to have a bike in the US.
Things cost a bit more in Australia but its pretty easy ro rego stuff
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
^ Yep.

^ Yep.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,540
Views: 760,454
Posted By mezcal
Thinking about selling my 690 in favor of a 2012...

Thinking about selling my 690 in favor of a 2012 570.
I like the 690 but I bought it thinking I would do more "adventure" riding.
Hasnt been the case at all.
I commute 12km to work and back a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8,536
Views: 362,772
Posted By mezcal
I dont get the appeal.. but people love em. After...

I dont get the appeal.. but people love em. After all they have 2 wheels.
A few of the moto vloggers I subscribe to on YouTube ride them with 290 kits and they seem to go ok.
Hell I recently bought...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
My odo reset itself when I had my suspension...

My odo reset itself when I had my suspension done. I called my nearest ktm dealer and was told nothing could be done.
I just made note on my user manual of when it happened and the km on it when it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
Nate I would try just tapping it back in lightly...

Nate I would try just tapping it back in lightly with a hammer, then don't over tighten it.
2. Same size or slightly larger than the bolt.
3. I would take it off.
4. Unsure what you mean. Pics?...
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,284
Posted By mezcal
That sux Shaun. Whole thing looks like it needs a...

That sux Shaun. Whole thing looks like it needs a bead of plastic weld.
You would think shit like this would be picked up.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
200kmh on an mt21 faaaaaaark that lol ^^ in...

200kmh on an mt21 faaaaaaark that lol
^^ in regards to the gearing chart
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
I'd think about catching up with you somewhere...

I'd think about catching up with you somewhere but im flu'd up
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 20,856
Posted By mezcal
Haven't bought one but I think I regret it, does...

Haven't bought one but I think I regret it, does that count? ?
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 75,615
Posted By mezcal
The NT is backpacker central this time of year,...

The NT is backpacker central this time of year, Darwin will be full of them.
Im jealous, I was there this time last year for the first time in years after living there.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,864
Posted By mezcal
Yep like Hoots Terry did my bike too. Very...

Yep like Hoots Terry did my bike too.
Very happy with it.
It soaks up whatever rocky junk you throw at it now
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,864
Posted By mezcal
I have an 09 R, weight 100kg with gear and the...

I have an 09 R, weight 100kg with gear and the tuner put stiffer springs and gold valves in mine.
My bike was harsh and deflected badly but also bottomed out very easily hence the spring and re...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,284
Posted By mezcal
I reckon the airbox itself is flimsy. I had to...

I reckon the airbox itself is flimsy. I had to replace mine after pushing down a bit hard on the airbox lid resulted in splitting the glues seam.
Actually I used duct tape to seal it back up and...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,572
Posted By mezcal
Dennis getting to the gym really helps the body...

Dennis getting to the gym really helps the body as we age. I am still relatively young @43 but I do carry a lot of injuries.. many many knee surgeries resulting in a metal one, a couple of shoulder...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,572
Posted By mezcal
How is the 250 treating you B1

How is the 250 treating you B1
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
Cheers Nick, I'll see what I have when I pull it...

Cheers Nick, I'll see what I have when I pull it apart again.
And thanks Noah for your valve video, made it easy. I gotta say the 690 is much easier than my WR...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
Forgot to mention one intake clearance was quite...

Forgot to mention one intake clearance was quite tight at 0.05. All others were good.
Since I will be fixing this asap and will have it apart again how do you tell if the rocker arms need replacing?
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
Oil looked like it normally does after a few...

Oil looked like it normally does after a few thousand km..
It's the first time I have popped the top off the bike, never seen anything like that in my WR though.
On the filters, I have both types...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
Speaking of valves I am checking mine as I write...

Speaking of valves I am checking mine as I write this, and pulled the cover off to find some milky substance here..
Doesn't seem normal to me, coolant getting in somewhere?
I will drop the oil...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
Yeah bloody hell I can imagine what its like up...

Yeah bloody hell I can imagine what its like up the hill today.
Hopefully next year isn't postponed like this one was hey.

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Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
I think i'll put Kowen on my calendar for next...

I think i'll put Kowen on my calendar for next year and make a weekend away out of it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17,735
Views: 1,870,839
Posted By mezcal
get rid of the snorkel. they make awesome noise...

get rid of the snorkel. they make awesome noise then

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Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,284
Posted By mezcal
I wouldn't rule out earlier models though. I have...

I wouldn't rule out earlier models though. I have 15000km on my 2009 and my only issue was a broken wire to the air pressure sensor which I managed to fix myself.
Like El Ponkin anything else that...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
I think the grassland you mention is private...

I think the grassland you mention is private property, but the road itself may be public. I came in from the eastern end and turned around as it looked like private property, I am very hesitant about...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
This might be the one, creek is at 2:30 <iframe...

This might be the one, creek is at 2:30
<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/g6ozuQx5fgQ?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
I have tried a few tracks in that area and ended...

I have tried a few tracks in that area and ended up at private property most times. J2 Rd was a fun one and we got close to the creek there..
The creek on Honeymoon was dry when i went through...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
In a manly man sorta way I hope :eek1

In a manly man sorta way I hope :eek1
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
Bloody cold alright. That Dragon Swamp RD to he...

Bloody cold alright. That Dragon Swamp RD to he east of Creewah was a nice run until it ended. There was a few tracks branching off I liked the look of.
I thought about Summeralls FT Steve, but it...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
Bit of a ride today, left Candelo for Bombala via...

Bit of a ride today, left Candelo for Bombala via Tanta mtn road with as little bitumen as possible.
So that took us up New Line road looking for a connecting road to bring us into Cathcart. Note to...
Forum: Australia 06-06-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,284
Posted By mezcal
No I'm Scott, but I ride with Michael a lot.. He...

No I'm Scott, but I ride with Michael a lot.. He said he got a 690 and is supposed to be riding with me Sunday.
He never rode my 690 but I think he liked the look of it

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Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,284
Posted By mezcal
Rossco did you sell your 690 recently? To a...

Rossco did you sell your 690 recently?
To a fella from Bega??

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Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
Sorry a bit preoccupied at work and could have...

Sorry a bit preoccupied at work and could have explained better..
The trailered in bikes are parking at Candelo and have asked that I try to avoid road sections, I was planning we ride from Myrtle...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
great network of veins there Steve. I was...

great network of veins there Steve.
I was going to follow your track down to Myrtle on Sunday but the riders I am taking are dead set against riding bitumen.


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Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,284
Posted By mezcal
Shaun putting a centre stand on a 690 is...

Shaun putting a centre stand on a 690 is questionable too mate..
I hope we don't see a Starbucks sticker appear on the bike next.
:doh
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 75,615
Posted By mezcal
Those last three pictures are stunning. Good time...

Those last three pictures are stunning. Good time of year to go up north too, you will love it...
I spent 5 years in Darwin

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Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By mezcal
Chuck that filter and get a proper one too, like...

Chuck that filter and get a proper one too, like a unifilter

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Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
Yep mine has them installed. Btw the 690 has...

Yep mine has them installed.
Btw the 690 has terrible suspension when standard.
Soft fork springs that bottomed out but very harsh in the initial stroke.. deflection was horrible. Very much...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
Well there's an idea, take yours to Steve and ill...

Well there's an idea, take yours to Steve and ill ride mine up... solved!
And yep Frank said the same thing to me re: gold valves. Ah well live and learn hey.

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Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 312,256
Posted By mezcal
I'm far from skilled at describing it as well....

I'm far from skilled at describing it as well. All I noticed is the front end on both bikes soak up the rough stuff and track straight. They both turn into corners great and are much more plush. Im...
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