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Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 40,539
Posted By southern cross
It's interesting to read that there are so many...

It's interesting to read that there are so many others "out there" who also share similar experiences to the respondents of this thread. It's threads such as this that show, when people have the...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By southern cross
Become a herpetologist. Ha! Tiny riding suites....

Become a herpetologist.
Ha! Tiny riding suites. Get real, who has got fingers that small, not to mention a suitable sewing machine.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By southern cross
I agree with the previous posts that say start...

I agree with the previous posts that say start with an older 250, as already said by Ock also consider a Honda xr250, there are lots to choose from. You will definitely have a mile of fun with this...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
You will immediately notice an improvement with...

You will immediately notice an improvement with the new fork springs Thomson. The Japanese always fit springs that are too soft, for riders in Japan who weigh in at around 70kgs ….wet!
Note that the...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14,799
Views: 2,029,912
Posted By southern cross
I've ridden this bike and whoever set up the...

I've ridden this bike and whoever set up the suspension knew what he was about. Comfortable and complient front and back yet holds perfectly to the terrain. Do you know who did this suspension Ock?
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
Thomas: just quickly, the KTM exhaust silencer I...

Thomas: just quickly, the KTM exhaust silencer I fitted I bought from ebay. It is EXC-F Racing. I have read that most KTM pipes fit, even 250 pipes. The Kawasaki muffler (silencer) I cut off with a...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
That looks good in white Thomson, nice and clean....

That looks good in white Thomson, nice and clean. What's next?
Ockrocket, good idea to keep your KLE for a project bike. It owes you little and it would be interesting to then compare it to your...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,244
Posted By southern cross
I'm a big believer in the "brotherhood " and it's...

I'm a big believer in the "brotherhood " and it's heartening to see those offers of help roll in. Good work fellers you " done well" :clap:clap
Let's hope we hear more about the scum who stole it....
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
I meant to say the KLE forks are the same as the...

I meant to say the KLE forks are the same as the KL"R" forks but I was too late to edit. I would be surprised if the shocks weren't interchangeable both ways. I'll go back to the race tuner who sold...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
Kle upgrade

Hello Thomas. This site is often quiet, good to see your post. You will find this bike underrated and with a simple fix to the suspension and exhaust it becomes a good little performer. My bike is...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 257,573
Posted By southern cross
Me too! Paid $50 odd at a outdoor type shop but...

Me too! Paid $50 odd at a outdoor type shop but Aldies price is good value. Packing thru the reduced opening was difficult as said but I found packing like items into separate plastic bags was a...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,626
Posted By southern cross
Some interesting stuff

Don't know if they take foreign orders but those military boots could be interesting.
Google .... Coleman's military surplus
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
Better brakes for the KLE

Thanks MM, I'll order some this week. The KLE will be my last bike so I'd like to improve it similar to the Dakar inspired bikes you posted up some time ago. They really do look good. Next items to...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
Hmm, just re-read your post Tutaki, you already...

Hmm, just re-read your post Tutaki, you already answered my questions. I'd like to improve the standard front brake performance so will look at installing the wave disc.
Lots of other...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
POPPYKLE: Spot on assessmengt. It all becomes a...

POPPYKLE: Spot on assessmengt. It all becomes a labourous effort thanks to the design of the frame. It's a rugged and heavy design that will never see it fail, same with the engine but no concession...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
I cleaned the air filter a few months ago and...

I cleaned the air filter a few months ago and decided I didn't want to have to go through that complicated process again. The air box being made up of an upper and lower half screwed together from...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By southern cross
I purchased a KLE 500 18months ago from a German...

I purchased a KLE 500 18months ago from a German tourist who bought and sold as the cheapest way to ride around Australia. The exercise cost him around $1300 in 3 months and that included...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,008
Posted By southern cross
Thanks for the input fellers, I checked the...

Thanks for the input fellers, I checked the "wanted" section as suggested and feel all is good. Just a bit gun shy I 'spose. I have usually reasoned most people are honest but yep I've been caught a...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,008
Posted By southern cross
Is this a scam?

I have my 650 VStrom listed for sale here and on Stromtrooper. I recieved PM on Stromtroopers from Redhed who has 0 posts to his name. Says he's a retired schoolteacher in Canada, has ridden to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,781
Posted By southern cross
SA trip

I enjoyed seeing the RR and pics, good memories for me. Good of you to visit your Mum, she won't be here for ever. My Mum died years ago and I still have days that I want to have a chat with her. I...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By southern cross
The mention of loud snoring got my attention. ...

The mention of loud snoring got my attention.
Years ago I was a track marshall and following me attending my first accident with the rider 'snoring' I went and did a first aid course.
We were told...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
Looking forward to more of your trip KLE 101. Ill...

Looking forward to more of your trip KLE 101. Ill never do such a trip now so rely on RR's such as yours.
I read the book and got the DVD by Len Beadell, the man who led the small team who made the...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,614
Posted By southern cross
I was once a track marshal and noticed that any...

I was once a track marshal and noticed that any helmet that I remember seeing post accident were scratched around the perimeter. I can't recall a single helmet having damage on the crown.
I would...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By southern cross
Thanks to all for your words of support,...

Thanks to all for your words of support, motorcycling is a special brotherhood. It's an odd thing that get well messages, from people most of whom I have not met, will lift your spirits. The worst so...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By southern cross
Drove to McGraths Hill to see the boys off to...

Drove to McGraths Hill to see the boys off to Bingara. Drove home and was tired out, no energy after 2x30minute drives.
Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By southern cross
Good bye V Strom

Just a heads up re the sale of my VStrom in Flea Market. Post 118
I'd appreciate if inmates spread the word. My recent scans show my cancer has returned and I don't have the stamina to ride....
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By southern cross
electroless plating

Here, try this, you can do it yourself with a zinc,nickel or cobalt kit.


www.caswellplating.com.au

51 Elm Park Drive

Hoppers Crossing

Also Janes up Newcastle way.
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
There is a factory sticker on my 2007 KLE which...

There is a factory sticker on my 2007 KLE which states not to exceed xxx pressure. Forgot just what PSI atm but will check and get back to you. I put .6kg front springs that made a v- nice...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
Kle-klr?

Can you tell me Poppykle, are the KLE forks the same as the KLR! They sure look it to me.
Any other similarities you can see? Might prove handy to know later on.
S.C.
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
The Dakar KLE project

While busy on other jobs around the house...never ending, I try to mentally come up with a colour scheme for the Dakar KLE. Just can't make it 'click'. Every bike pic that looks good to me just...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20,039
Views: 2,415,053
Posted By southern cross
Driving towards a country town, I slowly closed...

Driving towards a country town, I slowly closed in on a car in front and caught up with him just as we came to a hill with overtaking lane. I maintained the same slightly faster speed and the prick...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,739
Posted By southern cross
Was that on the road to Rockley from Oberon? I...

Was that on the road to Rockley from Oberon? I went that way a year ago on the Strom. and almost had the bars shaken free from my grip. One of the roughest roads without any smooth sections I have...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,885
Posted By southern cross
I was keen to see more too. Life gets in the way...

I was keen to see more too. Life gets in the way sometimes tho. Hope he's doing ok.
On a side note, I just sold my very nice 07 1200 GS but will keep the KLE. Age snuk up on me when I was looking...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By southern cross
Or'rite to keep the motorcycle flavour re...

Or'rite to keep the motorcycle flavour re mudguards. Why do dirt bikes have whopping large front mudguards and what good do they do flapping around way out front when the mud gets flung out the back...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20,039
Views: 2,415,053
Posted By southern cross
G strings? I did some building work a few years...

G strings? I did some building work a few years ago for a Doctor. I remember that somehow that topic came up and his wife quipped " flossing as you walk" that comes to mind every time G strings are...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20,039
Views: 2,415,053
Posted By southern cross
The point of my original post was that this...

The point of my original post was that this incident is not an isolated case, more like, here it goes again. Sadly most of us are not Richard Bransons et al but ordinary folk with mostly ordinary...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20,039
Views: 2,415,053
Posted By southern cross
I roll my eyes.

She was a pretty young girl serving at a fast food joint. That will be $7.90 sir she said ( I get the " sir" bit now I'm gray ) I handed over a $10 note followed by 90 cents in silver. There she...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20,039
Views: 2,415,053
Posted By southern cross
You are correct Mouse when you say it wouldn't...

You are correct Mouse when you say it wouldn't take much to overwhelm our health system. You only need to look at our accident and emergency depts. at the local hospital. I have been taken to A&E by...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By southern cross
As per my previous post, the PO fitted one of...

As per my previous post, the PO fitted one of these to the GS and I found it failed the practicality test. A waste of money IMO. The two bolts shown were lock titled so hard, I had to drill off the...
Forum: Australia 10-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20,039
Views: 2,415,053
Posted By southern cross
You've gotta feel for the poor buggers who...

You've gotta feel for the poor buggers who contact this shocker of a disease, especially for those in West Africa who just die a slow painful lingering death without any pain management that we here...
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