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Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 15,885
Posted By MacMan
He's already out of horsepiddle. From what he's...

He's already out of horsepiddle. From what he's told me he's pleased with the outcome.
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 15,885
Posted By MacMan
He's tossed his coin and had the op. He's...

He's tossed his coin and had the op. He's recovering and still has his sense of humour.
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 588,150
Posted By MacMan
Long range tank for KTM 625 SXC / 640 Enduro

Hello all.

A mate has recently joined the fold and bought a 2005 KTM 625 with the standard tank which isn't much fun. We're on the hunt for either a Safari tank or genuine KTM long range tank....
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 26,177
Posted By MacMan
I've paid to have it done, and after seeing what...

I've paid to have it done, and after seeing what a crap job they did, when it happened on the second bike I rewelded it myself. This time it was a a fair neater job but neither failed. MIG with...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,495
Posted By MacMan
I always loved those. I suspect I'm better off...

I always loved those. I suspect I'm better off for never having owned one for... well, let's just call them "reasons".

:D

Drop dead gorgeous, and you have the patience of a saint.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By MacMan
All of the above. I've ended up trapped under the...

All of the above. I've ended up trapped under the bike when loading it on a trailer because of this wonderful safety feature. I've had the "what's that scraping noise on left handers?" issue of the...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By MacMan
+1 Helpful blokes.

+1

Helpful blokes.
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,197
Posted By MacMan
I've stopped to help people a number of times and...

I've stopped to help people a number of times and always say something along these lines. I normally ask women to make sure their hubbies do the same, especially for female motorcyclists in case the...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 243,467
Posted By MacMan
We bought one for ourselves last time around and...

We bought one for ourselves last time around and have just bought two more for friends and family. Good things. Beats a couch.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 24,362
Posted By MacMan
Snap-off too. (Sorry, someone had to...)

Snap-off too.

(Sorry, someone had to...)
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,381
Posted By MacMan
Go ride it.

Go ride it.
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,381
Posted By MacMan
As much as I have a tumultuous relationship with...

As much as I have a tumultuous relationship with the thing, my recently purchased, very far from new KTM 640 Enduro is proving to be a mostly good choice for general "not strictly road bike" duties....
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 243,467
Posted By MacMan
There were about 30 people waiting for the...

There were about 30 people waiting for the Sunbury Aldi to open, and only a handful weren't there for the bike gear. I can't understand the sizing rationale with some of their gear. The jeans are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By MacMan
That's the route I took with mine. The bike came...

That's the route I took with mine. The bike came with a rack which I decided not to use, so I built side racks for Wolfman Expedition bags.

I'll dig up some pictures.
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 26,177
Posted By MacMan
Looks purdy! Going to port it while apart?

Looks purdy!

Going to port it while apart?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By MacMan
Wait until you do an oil change and valve...

Wait until you do an oil change and valve clearances.

Those Austrians are real comedians.
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19,216
Views: 2,313,490
Posted By MacMan
No tripping at present but he's most certainly...

No tripping at present but he's most certainly above ground.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 26,177
Posted By MacMan
Do it once, do it well.:D

Do it once, do it well.:D
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 477,392
Posted By MacMan
We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We...

We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We were all set for my normal "no guts, no glory" single bid in the last 10 seconds and then eBay asked for a login at the worst possible time - even...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By MacMan
I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying...

I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying this... considering pro enduro riders can change a tyre in a minute or two, I'm not sure how long you think it normally takes to change rims.

Lacing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By MacMan
I think I know the ad you were referring to and...

I think I know the ad you were referring to and it does seem suss. My mate who wanted to buy the 625 attempted to contact the seller but has heard nothing back.

I've clocked up about 4000km since...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By MacMan
I test rode that bike in January this year and...

I test rode that bike in January this year and nearly bought it.

I bought a late 90s 640 Enduro with nearly double the mileage instead. It came with a fair few spares, steering damper, big tank,...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,567
Posted By MacMan
I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land...

I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land Rover in rain soaked clothes.
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,567
Posted By MacMan
I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a...

I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a CV on a 4 wheeled contraption.

Pepperjack, I'm in Sunbury... Will PM you if I can make it.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 26,177
Posted By MacMan
Unless something has changed very recently,...

Unless something has changed very recently, you're up for genuine only. I was very careful not to damage the plastics I had on mine and stuffed away spares for a rainy day.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,330
Views: 1,168,587
Posted By MacMan
I have an older 640 Enduro which I bought in...

I have an older 640 Enduro which I bought in January this year. I had to move the bar mounted controls and switches around and suddenly encountered the same problem. It was a case of the clutch lever...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By MacMan
For what it's worth, heights aside I've been...

For what it's worth, heights aside I've been having a generally positive run out of a set of Motoz Tractionator Enduro I/Ts on my 640.

The first thing I need to tell you is that they have a very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 39,468
Posted By MacMan
Thought I should chime in here. I have a...

Thought I should chime in here. I have a relatively new to me 1999 640 LC4 Enduro currently with just over 53,400 km on it. It had the standard BST carb and original header and old style head, fed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By MacMan
I'll happily ride like that all day off road, but...

I'll happily ride like that all day off road, but only if wearing my Alpinestars Tech 6 boots. Ankle flex is not a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By MacMan
Size 47/48 here. I stand on the balls of my...

Size 47/48 here.

I stand on the balls of my feet. Problem solved.
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 24,362
Posted By MacMan
Regarding Fishy, I bumped into him at Bolton's...

Regarding Fishy, I bumped into him at Bolton's during the week before Finke. I asked him "shouldn't you be up the road?" He said he would be a no show. Fractured vertebrae from a low speed get off at...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By MacMan
I've never used Sixty Degrees, but most of my...

I've never used Sixty Degrees, but most of my road riding mates do. Good people I'm told.
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 24,364
Posted By MacMan
Nope, because the paint will sail off. Painting...

Nope, because the paint will sail off. Painting PE tanks is essentially a no-go proposition. Perforated stickers are the only option.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 24,364
Posted By MacMan
There's actually nothing more humiliating than...

There's actually nothing more humiliating than being beaten by something which looks incapable of doing so. :D
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 24,364
Posted By MacMan
Try these guys perhaps. ...

Try these guys perhaps.

http://www.incite.net.au/

(http://www.incite.net.au/)They have done all of GHR's work for years including custom perforated stuff for tanks.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 26,177
Posted By MacMan
That's not a high seat. I'll have to post a pic...

That's not a high seat. I'll have to post a pic of the one I made.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 26,177
Posted By MacMan
Makes me want mine back. Never liked the...

Makes me want mine back. Never liked the Staintunes on these bikes or DRZs (if that is one, but they always seemed to end up smashed). A TK pipe and taller seat is all it needs. :D
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,701
Posted By MacMan
Tried here?...

Tried here? (http://www.wildearth.com.au/buy/msr-elixir-2-person-hiking-backpacking-tent/2762)
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,204
Posted By MacMan
Thanks tREV. A good evening on the couch...

Thanks tREV.

A good evening on the couch with Mugello on tonight too. :D
Forum: Australia 05-31-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,017
Posted By MacMan
This is the ONLY reason I sold my TTR set up with...

This is the ONLY reason I sold my TTR set up with an Acerbis XR600 big tank. After one and a half decades with the same bike it was tough to part with it. It did everything else so well.
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