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Forum: Australia Today, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Assuming you're not removing the spring it is...

Assuming you're not removing the spring it is just a matter of undoing top and bottom bolts and sliding out. Make sure there is no load on the rear wheel obviously.
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Guzzi touring in Southern Spain

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab135/lostsaffa/Spain307_zps0838e7dc.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-17-2014, 03:12 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
1999

1999
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
That's pretty cool that you are into ADV riding...

That's pretty cool that you are into ADV riding at your age, I went through my teens riding what my mates thought was boring whilst they raced around on MX bikes. Funny thing is most of them no...
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Yeah that Honda coolant is the best stuff and...

Yeah that Honda coolant is the best stuff and they do it in ready-mix which saves the day :D

The stock radiators are fine until they bend or leak, but the price of new ones from Honda is...
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Bigger, therefore cooler, much stronger than...

Bigger, therefore cooler, much stronger than stock and they look pretty cool as a bonus :D
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Fluidynes on Ebay for anyone searching

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/xr650r-fluidyne-radiators-/191373597726?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c8ec15c1e
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 01:35 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab135/lostsaffa...

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab135/lostsaffa/IMG_3138_zps12efac4a.jpg

Great day and a fun ride :freaky
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Looking like great weather for riding tomorrow,...

Looking like great weather for riding tomorrow, should be fun!

Hey xronly well done in following it through :freaky
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Yep, both ends just screw in (one to the coil and...

Yep, both ends just screw in (one to the coil and the other the cap). Push as you turn and it will eventually go tight when it is fully wound in.



:lol3 I might bring a tube then
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Kasu is correct, it screws in. On another...

Kasu is correct, it screws in.

On another note, out of those attending the ride, is anyone bringing a good tool kit for the XR including spare tube and pump etc.? I like riding light so I was...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
So no one will be offended if I remove the baffle...

So no one will be offended if I remove the baffle from the T4 race system for the ride then....? :D
Forum: Australia 09-24-2014, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
No problem mate. I got mine after over a year of...

No problem mate. I got mine after over a year of watching Ebay in the US for a used set. They are made by BRP and they sell all the variations as a kit (ie. top or sub mount, both triples or just...
Forum: Australia 09-24-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Hey mate, I don't have a safari tank (I have the...

Hey mate, I don't have a safari tank (I have the Acerbis and IMS) but the Scott's front mount (the arm of the damper goes forward to an arm that is clamped to the stem) will have no issues with any...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 02:34 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
I'm good for the 4th :freaky Managed to head...

I'm good for the 4th :freaky

Managed to head out Lacey's creek rd up to Mt Mee yesterday, saw heaps of snakes and almost came off when I avoided what looked like a three metre long python! I...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Neither of my XRR's (one '04 ridden hard in cold...

Neither of my XRR's (one '04 ridden hard in cold climate of UK and other '00 in sunny Qld) have ever had oil weep out of there, so I wouldn't say its normal. These motors should have no weeping...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Interesting, that's the first time I have heard...

Interesting, that's the first time I have heard of that before. Have you got a temp gauge on your bike? If there is no wear on the case or the shaft and you used OEM seals the only thing I can...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2014, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
I don't see why not, but double and triple check...

I don't see why not, but double and triple check clearances of other parts once torqued up.
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Combine the two mate, bring your bow mates and...

Combine the two mate, bring your bow mates and they can try shoot at us as we go past on wild pigs :wink:

On another note my clutch is done and working perfectly again so I'm on! If it moves back...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Clutch arrived yesterday so I should have that...

Clutch arrived yesterday so I should have that fitted in time for the ride. Can I be changed to a 'definite maybe' please (will become FY as soon as its running) :freaky
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
I've got a fan, not quite as industrial as yours...

I've got a fan, not quite as industrial as yours though :D Doesn't help having to sit on the bike, kick it and then put it on the stand each time you wanna see if the electrics are working. A magic...
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Wouldn't an E-start be helpful when doing...

Wouldn't an E-start be helpful when doing electrics on the XR?! I remember fitting my Trailtech and it was a PITA trying to check if it was powered correctly by kick starting the bike every time and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 46,341
Posted By Lostsaffa
Absolutely, a few mods here and there but nothing...

Absolutely, a few mods here and there but nothing that anyone else couldn't do themselves. It goes to show just how good the stock XRR was :freaky
Forum: Australia 08-25-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Very cool mate, you've done well!! :clap

Very cool mate, you've done well!! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Awesome - gonna be watching this one closely!!

Awesome - gonna be watching this one closely!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 46,341
Posted By Lostsaffa
Facebook Page dedicated to the King of Baja XR650R

https://www.facebook.com/BajaXR650R
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 46,341
Posted By Lostsaffa
Fascinating article about the first 1x bike

I have been going through archived we pages and found some interesting articles. This one is the full article about the first 1x bike (when it had the dual exhaust):
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 46,341
Posted By Lostsaffa
I tried to get my hands on the CR500 rotor myself...

I tried to get my hands on the CR500 rotor myself as a replacement for when my original Baja rotor wears out just a few weeks ago and they have now removed the CR500 rotor from their list. You may...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
I just renewed and did the same exercise. ...

I just renewed and did the same exercise. Insuremyride does high agreed value insurance and so does QBE, but the price makes it stupid (eg. to add $2k to the bikes value you pay an extra $60 per...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
There is some movement which gets worse with age...

There is some movement which gets worse with age (as the shaft splines wear). Best thing to do is look at the shaft without the sprocket on and compare the original splines (ie. where the shaft...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 03:23 AM
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Views: 615,163
Posted By Lostsaffa
Assuming my clutch replacement goes to plan I...

Assuming my clutch replacement goes to plan I will be there - I'm a maybe until it's fitted hopefully within two weeks from now. Thanks xronly :freaky
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 06:11 PM
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Views: 615,163
Posted By Lostsaffa
Awesome, even sounds like an XR Forgot...

Awesome, even sounds like an XR



Forgot to mention too that I have a spare piece of copper core HT lead for anyone in the SEQ region. The UK has this stuff everywhere but in Australia you can...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 615,163
Posted By Lostsaffa
Is it OEM or aftermarket? Be careful what type...

Is it OEM or aftermarket? Be careful what type you buy as modern cars use carbon core ignition HT leads which are not compatible with normal plug caps. The XRR and most bikes need the copper core...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 06:54 PM
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Views: 615,163
Posted By Lostsaffa
I'm waiting on a new clutch but if that arrives...

I'm waiting on a new clutch but if that arrives on time and I can fit it I should be able to make it too.
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Nice, The big XR is a perfect bike for the...

Nice, The big XR is a perfect bike for the terrain there! I used to ride from a friends farm at the end of Keerweder Rd in Paarl. Keep the photos coming :clap
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Hey Stevh0 where is that you're riding? I used...

Hey Stevh0 where is that you're riding? I used to ride a bit in the Cederberg area, beautiful around there. Great photo
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Lostsaffa
Hey Bigkuri, I used to have to work outside on my...

Hey Bigkuri, I used to have to work outside on my XR in the UK like you, not too bad now in summer but doesn't it SUCK in winter?! Nice to see I wasn't the only one, didn't see many XRR's in dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 46,341
Posted By Lostsaffa
Thanks man, yeah I started my riding life on a...

Thanks man, yeah I started my riding life on a '84 XR200 and many bikes later I still find that XR's offer the 'purest' dirt bike experience. None of the fancy crap, just reliable and fun bikes to...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 02:24 PM
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Views: 615,163
Posted By Lostsaffa
Thanks mate, let the sleep deprivation begin... ...

Thanks mate, let the sleep deprivation begin... :huh
Forum: Australia 08-06-2014, 02:23 PM
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Views: 615,163
Posted By Lostsaffa
You can get a stock cam ground to HRC spec, there...

You can get a stock cam ground to HRC spec, there is a place in the Brisi area that still has the specs. Another inmate had one done a while back.

Thanks Kasa, I would love to but timing is bad...
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