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Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By plodalong
Used to work at an aircraft major servicing...

Used to work at an aircraft major servicing facility. For the price of a 6 pack of beer I had my old Benelli fork tubes rechromed by the machine shop. They grind the chrome surface off, rechrome and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 611,859
Posted By plodalong
great idea ...

great idea

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-68rnQHr/0/L/014-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3332870426&k=68rnQHr&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 611,859
Posted By plodalong
Stripped all the touring gear off the old girl. ...

Stripped all the touring gear off the old girl.

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-XHHZrPd/0/L/013-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,193
Posted By plodalong
Trouble with Bonnevilles is they're twins ...

Trouble with Bonnevilles is they're twins

And if they're twins there has to be two of them, right?

At least that's what I told the wife.
...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,955
Posted By plodalong
Comfy? your memory is failing, seat wasn't any...

Comfy? your memory is failing, seat wasn't any better than a DR650. Don't think I ever managed a tank full without a break. Still it was a good bike, pity most are worn out by now.
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,955
Posted By plodalong
30 years ago before all the yuppies decided to...

30 years ago before all the yuppies decided to they must have a 4x4 and a SUV it was a nice quiet ride, lucky to see another car over the length. These days bulletproof 4x4 drivers take all the fun...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,405
Posted By plodalong
Last Honda I had was a new year 2000 Hornet 600....

Last Honda I had was a new year 2000 Hornet 600. Honda NZ saw fit to take the franchise off the dealer a week later. next closest dealer was 70 miles away.

Then when the front fender cracked up...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-17-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 6,745,232
Posted By plodalong
Of course this is on a Bonneville but a Scrambler...

Of course this is on a Bonneville but a Scrambler wouldn't be too much different except dash and headlight.

Used longer headlight mounting bolts and a spacer for clearance. Lost the left right...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 6,745,232
Posted By plodalong
Put some usefull lights on. These 10w led spots...

Put some usefull lights on. These 10w led spots (ebay cheap ones) work better than I thought they would. Far more light output than the stock headlight. Small enough to have plenty of mounting...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By plodalong
Had a 2000 model Hornet 600 aka 599 with the 16...

Had a 2000 model Hornet 600 aka 599 with the 16 inch front wheel. Most fun bike I've had.

Needed the suspension sorting, went with Ohlins shock and emulators and springs in the forks and she...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 40,862
Posted By plodalong
Reefton pub on the Reefton spur road, an...

Reefton pub on the Reefton spur road, an excellent stop when the bends get too much.


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-TP8pPrz/0/L/038-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,782
Posted By plodalong
+1 on the Thruxton mirrors. They are made by...

+1 on the Thruxton mirrors. They are made by Napoleon and are very good for visibility. There's also Halcyon made from Brass and stainless.

I personally only like the look with clipons or M bars...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,193
Posted By plodalong
It suits my abilities, as Dirty Harry said "mans...

It suits my abilities, as Dirty Harry said "mans got to know his limitations"
Had faster bikes but they will likely get me into trouble these days. Good bike for the person who likes to set it up to...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,812
Posted By plodalong
I work at a Honda, Mitsubishi, Kia, Isuzu...

I work at a Honda, Mitsubishi, Kia, Isuzu dealership. Just bought a Suzuki Swift sport although I did consider the Honda Jazz (fit) and the Civic.. Allways liked small cars, seems a waste to be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 144,048
Posted By plodalong
snow gums ...

snow gums
http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-RrPZV9L/0/L/031-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3608994871&k=RrPZV9L&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 6,745,232
Posted By plodalong
With the shocks You should consider Progressive...

With the shocks You should consider Progressive 412. Put them on my Bonneville in Scrambler length and standard weight, they have HD ones for lard arses. The Bonnie is set up for touring and they...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,634
Posted By plodalong
DR650, should cope with the road and cheap to own...

DR650, should cope with the road and cheap to own and run.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,236
Posted By plodalong
Wife won't let me sell the thruxton, as it's so...

Wife won't let me sell the thruxton, as it's so pretty.

Not too much of a hardship, last year of carbs and clipons so it might be a classic in the making.

Allowed other bikes and because I have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 144,048
Posted By plodalong
Spring down under ...

Spring down under


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-JdG6P5k/0/L/017-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/24985120_HqQcN5#!i=3534001437&k=JdG6P5k&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 611,859
Posted By plodalong
Stop being silly, He needs to fill it up with...

Stop being silly, He needs to fill it up with water and the wood will float to the top.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,327
Posted By plodalong
For when the camps hungry. Take 1 whale and...

For when the camps hungry.

Take 1 whale and fillet.....


http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt260/plodalong/acaroa011s.jpg (http://s617.photobucket.com/user/plodalong/media/acaroa011s.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,097
Posted By plodalong
Don't Smoke, Other side of the world, But that...

Don't Smoke, Other side of the world, But that seems strangely familiar

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-RCJrwv3/0/L/007-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,097
Posted By plodalong
Have a Thruxton and a Bonneville, apart from...

Have a Thruxton and a Bonneville, apart from minor oil leaks, some corrosion on the lacqured alloy and carb boots that rotted they have been totaly reliable.

As has been said they are a reliable...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,933
Views: 1,831,579
Posted By plodalong
Welcome and nice picts Other side...

Welcome and nice picts




Other side of the world but reminded me of this.

Australia had mountains once but we wore them out and this is all thats left.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,560
Posted By plodalong
I stay away from mud, not hard around here as its...

I stay away from mud, not hard around here as its pretty dry.
The sand on the "roads" locally gets too deep in the middle of summer, but its winter at the moment down under and the bike copes with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,560
Posted By plodalong
Guess I'm a slow learner. But like the wife, I...

Guess I'm a slow learner. But like the wife, I don't tell the bike it's too heavy.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,560
Posted By plodalong
My Bonneville has been quoted on here all ready...

My Bonneville has been quoted on here all ready but its pretty much what your planning.

Went for Scrambler length shocks, upgraded fork internals, Tec skid plate, Flat tracker bars, folding gear...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,655
Posted By plodalong
Picked her up as a bog stock Bonneville, wanted a...

Picked her up as a bog stock Bonneville, wanted a Scrambler but this was sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign. Wasn't fussy about the white but the price was too good to pass up and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,106
Posted By plodalong
Your buying a motorbike, Just want transport, buy...

Your buying a motorbike, Just want transport, buy a Toyota.

They're all low maintance and reliable, buy the one that will make you smile.

Bit biased as I have a Bonneville and a Thruxton in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,274
Posted By plodalong
The seat on my old 86 Tenere was a uncomfortable...

The seat on my old 86 Tenere was a uncomfortable thing. Tank was good for over 500klm, the seat less so.

Got a corbin Gunfighter on my Thruxton, Its good on smooth roads but bounces me around on...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 6,745,232
Posted By plodalong
Scrambler has no more suspension travel than the...

Scrambler has no more suspension travel than the Bonneville, just sits a bit higher.

longer rear shocks will get you most of what you need.

Put progressive 412s on my Bonnie in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 6,745,232
Posted By plodalong
Just had a look at my tyres and they say scout...

Just had a look at my tyres and they say scout and M+S ?

But whatever they are they work very well for me on tar, gravel and sand. Havent tried mud yet, just don't like cleaning it off so I ride...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By plodalong
Kept it simple on my Bonneville and wired it to...

Kept it simple on my Bonneville and wired it to my Park lamp , that is the small bulb in the headlight. The 5v converter was easy to fit in the headlight shell.
Power is on when the igniton is and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22,408
Views: 6,745,232
Posted By plodalong
Well learned something today. Mine have mud and...

Well learned something today. Mine have mud and snow on them and work very well on the road.

Have done a few 100ks in the rain and they were ok for me, but I'm pretty carefull on wet roads as even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 60,097
Posted By plodalong
Like others said, If you want a basic all roads...

Like others said, If you want a basic all roads bike the Bonneville/Scambler will cope. Wouldn't try to get too serious in the dirt though.
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,865
Posted By plodalong
trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is...

trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is users tend to forget to back off the adjustment setting. If they're left with the adjustment wound up they quickly go out of calibration. In a previous...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,564
Posted By plodalong
I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky,...

I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky, Bought a Olympus TG-2. Compact, fits in my jacket pocket, waterproof to 5? meters, shock proof ect.

Takes pretty good pictures and 99% of the time I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10,787
Views: 3,621,676
Posted By plodalong
Winter in Australia, best riding time locally,...

Winter in Australia, best riding time locally, not too hot or dusty.

Bonneville is constantly changing but she's just about perfect for me now.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 73,945
Posted By plodalong
The cases are pelican copies available from my...

The cases are pelican copies available from my local hardware shop for $40ea.
Made brackets that use the shock, and footpeg mounts and the threaded holes under the seat that are used for the Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 73,945
Posted By plodalong
My Bonneville tourer. <a...

My Bonneville tourer.


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