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Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 11:54 PM
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Posted By french horn
One change I'd like to see is the bloody front...

One change I'd like to see is the bloody front brake hose cut in half and re-routed, it annoys the liv'n s*!t outa me ... anyone else feel the pain?? ... I'm checking local hydraulic hose guys,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 301,308
Posted By french horn
Would've been good for you both I reckon He's...

Would've been good for you both I reckon
He's involved with a coupla FJR forums over there, members are meeting him and riding, some for hours and some for days.

Here's his path so far (a few...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
Thanks for that info Portly, I had no idea that's...

Thanks for that info Portly, I had no idea that's what it's for.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,447
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Posted By french horn
Hey ... you mighta bumped into my Bro (from Oz ),...

Hey ... you mighta bumped into my Bro (from Oz ), he was up there as well! ... on a silver YAMI FJR 1300. He's been touring for 8 weeks now ... love'n the twisties of the Rockies and other ranges.
...
Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
I had cause to remove the rubber between airbox...

I had cause to remove the rubber between airbox and carby, found the gauze you mentioned. I'm no expert but suggest you remove that rubber then re-fit the gauze. it's a pain-in-the-arse to do, as in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By french horn
Mate, this is a perfect project for you to learn...

Mate, this is a perfect project for you to learn the basics. Do yaself a HUGE favour and find a bloke with a soldering iron OR ... youtube it: it ain't hard, saves repair costs, opens doors for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By french horn
Little tip here : line ya pelicans up with...

Little tip here :

line ya pelicans up with ya rear seat or rack ... gives a wider platform for loading ya gear on, can be quite handy.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By french horn
Thanks muchly for the reply..... and info. ...

Thanks muchly for the reply..... and info.

Greatly appreciated.
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
Yes mate, many specialist manufacturers make...

Yes mate, many specialist manufacturers make whatever, (medicines, breakfast ceriels, clothes dryers .. anything) using specs. provided by "brand name" coy's ... saves Michi ( and others) tooling up,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By french horn
Been looking at these lifters ... with yours, do...

Been looking at these lifters ... with yours, do the legs go fully vertical? .. most advert. material don't show them vertical, which is inches lower than max height ... just wondering .. cheers
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
Seems to be 2 Serbian TYRE manufacturers, niether...

Seems to be 2 Serbian TYRE manufacturers, niether are Michi .... wouldn't surprise me if TUBES were made in a condom factory ... under lisence of course :)
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
The code for Michi' tyres from Tailand is ......

The code for Michi' tyres from Tailand is ... "0C" .... for Chec republic is ... Mitas :"54" , "6J" , "C6" .. I guess the Michi's are made in the same factories ?

Sourced from the link in my...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
I guess this is current info: in this link,...

I guess this is current info:

in this link, see #7 (on pic and list below it)


http://www.dunlop.eu/dunlop_euen/what_sets_dunlop_apart/tyre_info/index.jsp?id=61418

in this link, see top of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By french horn
I wouldn't think the wiring is to blame in this...

I wouldn't think the wiring is to blame in this case because ... " It trys too,but all I get is a little muffled tone." ... if any part of the horn is in contact with anything else (tank, frame,...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,683
Posted By french horn
I love R&D ... makes for a good farkle at the end...

I love R&D ... makes for a good farkle at the end of the day ... good onya mate.

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By french horn
Thanks heaps for that, it'll be the next mod for...

Thanks heaps for that, it'll be the next mod for sure.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By french horn
Front brake line

I'd like to get rid of the OEM hose, I'm more than tired of the placement.

I'm guessing more than a few inmates have replaced theirs, it'd be good to see how others have routed them, and your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By french horn
I've got the SAFARI, so does my son .... not real...

I've got the SAFARI, so does my son .... not real hard to fit, great company to deal with.

After the OEM tank, my first full SAFARI felt pretty heavy and caught me off guard in a full-lock turn,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By french horn
I'm no engineer or expert of any kind, but I'd...

I'm no engineer or expert of any kind, but I'd like to add my thoughts.

Wouldn't a gap, of any size, allow the wheel to traverse along the axle thus applying undue pressure to the brake pad?

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By french horn
Here in Oz, the rear reflector is part of the tag...

Here in Oz, the rear reflector is part of the tag light on the 650, you may be able to get a tag light from where you get your tail/brake light ... good luck.
...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
Sounds good to me, thanks for the input guys ......

Sounds good to me, thanks for the input guys ... I'll patch 'er up ... she'll thank me for it ... :)
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,683
Posted By french horn
............ How much to make me a set??? ...

............
How much to make me a set???

............


LOL ... shipping would cost more than the gear itself ... :lol3


I got the switch and fuse holder from a local marine supply,the...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,683
Posted By french horn
I adapted this marine grade switch with indicator...

I adapted this marine grade switch with indicator light ...

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/french_horn/DR650SE%20LIGHTS/DSC01906_zps721b96eb.jpg

to operate these 50mm 10W CREE LED...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By french horn
YUMMMMOOO Sounds good, do they do DRONE...

YUMMMMOOO

Sounds good, do they do DRONE DELIVERIES? :lol3
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
[QUOTE=BergDonk;24403711]Put a patch on it, its...

[QUOTE=BergDonk;24403711]Put a patch on it, its not that hard to access once the wheel is out and chain removed.

The swingarm pivot nearby is weak too. Broke mine halfway through when I spotted...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
Thanks BD ... noted Thanks as well BiZ...

Thanks BD ... noted



Thanks as well BiZ ... in your opinion, would the frame be less capable now, given the location and expected stresses . I'm not sure whether to have a patch welded there ...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14,335
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Posted By french horn
It couldn't happen to me ... right?? well it...

It couldn't happen to me ... right??

well it DID.

All the talk about that chain-roller thingy, I checked mine several times during that chat and figured mine was never going to be a problem.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,683
Posted By french horn
speak'n 'bout volt meters, I converted an old...

speak'n 'bout volt meters, I converted an old handheld 2 way radio spk/mic body.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/french_horn/DR650/DR650SE%20VOLT%20METER/DSC01638_zps316242d9.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 301,308
Posted By french horn
no worries mate, they come with a simple bracket...

no worries mate, they come with a simple bracket with a single mounting bolt.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/french_horn/DR650SE%20LIGHTS/DSC01913_zpsdd9557fc.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 301,308
Posted By french horn
Just fitted some extra lights ...

Just fitted some extra lights


http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/french_horn/DR650SE%20LIGHTS/DSC01901_zpsea713c1b.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
G'day shanekfalcon, why? ... you ask WHY ! ......

G'day shanekfalcon, why? ... you ask WHY ! ... 'coz I like DIY too mate ... :lol3

In there is my "takedown" centre stand, tyre irons and something else, probably rubbish :rofl

I checked out...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,863
Posted By french horn
for a tool tube, I got some storm-water pipe with...

for a tool tube, I got some storm-water pipe with an end-cap and a screw-cap. It's as long as you want, cheap, lightweight and fugly. Being so long, I made a flat "ladle" whick is in-place prior to...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 550,050
Posted By french horn
Dr650se

Looking for a right-side cover, white, for a DR650SE.... but I can't find it ! .. it's in the bush 40K's outa Bundy :shog

SO ... if anyone has a spare one, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ... 'coz my fuses...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By french horn
These spanners, sockets have the right idea .......

These spanners, sockets have the right idea .... I have no affiliation etc.

I do, however have a set, bloody good gear.

http://www.metrinch.com
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By french horn
I've done 2, I found it good to spray some WD40...

I've done 2, I found it good to spray some WD40 on it first, let it sit for a few minutes then use a shifter (adjustable wrench?) with cloth between for protection ... then twist. It'll resist to a...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,994
Views: 2,383,150
Posted By french horn
^^^ well I'll be stuffed ^^^ ... I WAS WRONG!!...

^^^ well I'll be stuffed ^^^ ... I WAS WRONG!! ... :lol3:lol3
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5,994
Views: 2,383,150
Posted By french horn
Is that a TV wall bracket I see ?? .... KOOL !!...

Is that a TV wall bracket I see ?? .... KOOL !! ... :clap
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,683
Posted By french horn
chain oiler

I recall, back in the "old days", it was common to drop a chain into oil and heat it, then let it cool over an hour or more..(long story). The basis was : when the chain cools, the oil gets sucked...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,683
Posted By french horn
chain oiler

Well done mate, there's a lot of thought gone into this one.
If you don't mind I'd like to suggest a very slight mod:

feed the oil to the lower chain-run immediatly behind the front sprocket.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 34,183
Posted By french horn
:clap:clap:thumb:thumb:wave:wave:super:super:clap...

:clap:clap:thumb:thumb:wave:wave:super:super:clap :thumb :wave :super ... universal language ... says ... bloody great RR mate, fairdinkum, a bloody pearler!!
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