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Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By Aah5
My Triumph Sprint GT was doing the same....

My Triumph Sprint GT was doing the same. Increased the rebound dampening on rear shock cured the rear cupping. Front only cupped due to over aggressive braking. Got 12,000 klms out of last set of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Aah5
Replaced my original front and rear pads at the...

Replaced my original front and rear pads at the same time last year, approx 24,000ks, new rears have worn out already at 35,000, fronts still good.Can only put it down to soft compound. What tyres...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,083
Posted By Aah5
I always have 2 helmets in use, 1 for daily use,1...

I always have 2 helmets in use, 1 for daily use,1 for weekend, these are leapfrogged. Daily user is discarded and weekender becomes daily user and new weekender purchased every 2 years. Helmet life...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,535
Posted By Aah5
My wife has her own bike, Honda GB400, loves...

My wife has her own bike, Honda GB400, loves riding it but it is a bit limited for longer rides so we bought a Triumph Sprint GT for 2 up trips and touring. First ride on the new bike we went for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,118
Posted By Aah5
It's always good to have a bike that is best...

It's always good to have a bike that is best suited to the riding that you are planning, myself I have a Triumph GT for touring(solo & 2up), MZ Skorpion 'Sport'(best handling bike ever owned and I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 29,797
Posted By Aah5
Great report, European Alps is just the most...

Great report, European Alps is just the most fabulous area for motorcycling, the mountain passes and roads winding their way up the valleys, nothing to compare in my opinion.
I have had the...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-13-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,136
Posted By Aah5
I had TS400-K back in '75/76 when working at...

I had TS400-K back in '75/76 when working at Suzuki dealer, bike was a tradein that had was absolutely gutless 80 kph/50 mph tops.
Picked it up at our traded price and proceeded to make it run...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,804
Posted By Aah5
I have no intention of buying one, just can't...

I have no intention of buying one, just can't understand why you would chop a good bike up into a piece of crap and then expect to sell it for such outrageous prices. Only worth scrap value.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,804
Posted By Aah5
What is it with this 'Bobber' craze?

Educate me, what is it about a Bobber that makes it so attractive?

I can understand Cafe Racers & Street Trackers, the stripping unnecessary items and modifying to improve performance and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,140
Posted By Aah5
My daughter caught me talking to mine as I opened...

My daughter caught me talking to mine as I opened the garage after returnig from a 2 week non riding holday.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,075
Posted By Aah5
Not a fan of this relatively new style of 'cafe...

Not a fan of this relatively new style of 'cafe racer' that seems too have its origin in the US
I far prefer the British style of a modified street bike striped of unnecessary weight fitted up...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,528
Posted By Aah5
Harleys, it doesn't matter how much you...

Harleys, it doesn't matter how much you modify,chrome and polish them they will always be a 'Harley' and nothing more.
Forum: Australia 09-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,650
Posted By Aah5
You blokes need to get over to Europe, Italy...

You blokes need to get over to Europe, Italy especially, and experience some real riding in traffic. 2 lanes of cars and 3 lanes of bikes and scooters, bikes are expected to filter to front and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,273
Posted By Aah5
I worked the spanners at a kawasaki shop in the...

I worked the spanners at a kawasaki shop in the 80's and the best advice is insure it and leave it out for some desparate to steal it.
Always chasing carb problems right from the begining and the...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,153
Posted By Aah5
Has anyone read the packaging the chain comes in...

Has anyone read the packaging the chain comes in ?
On the RK chain box they recommend a heavy oil such as 90/140 gear-diff oil.
I apply a light coating with a toothbrush on the inside as the chain...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Aah5
I had my SR500 for 23 years and put over 300,000...

I had my SR500 for 23 years and put over 300,000 klms on it. The XT should give you something similar especially if it,s the later F or G model which had the SR head, oilpump and ignition. So many...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Aah5
Have had this happen to my SR 500 and seen it on...

Have had this happen to my SR 500 and seen it on XT's when I worked for a dealer many years ago.
Drop the bike over on it's left hand side, remove R/hand footpeg and kickstart, remove clutch cover...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 31,734
Posted By Aah5
My advice. If planning to tour NZ by bike, make...

My advice. If planning to tour NZ by bike, make sure you have lots of time and no plans. The country is so diverse and interesting in so many ways. I have made 6 trips over there ranging from 2 weeks...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,074
Posted By Aah5
Conversation at partys or other such events. ...

Conversation at partys or other such events.
Them." Do you ride a motorbike ?"
Me. "Yes."
Them. "What you got, Harley, Goldwing ?"
Me. "No, 2 Yamahas, 2 Hondas, 2 MZ's."
Them. " You in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,040
Posted By Aah5
Had my SR500E for 23 years and put about 300,000...

Had my SR500E for 23 years and put about 300,000 klm on it.
Magnetos were a problem on the E & F models, insulation on the stator would crack and split the wires on the low speed ignition winding,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,236
Posted By Aah5
My 2 Skorpions. Absolutely great rides that were...

My 2 Skorpions. Absolutely great rides that were severely savaged by a reputation from the past when MZ produced the 2 strokes during E- Germany's communist past. Much better bike than those.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-05-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10,475
Views: 3,436,909
Posted By Aah5
248035 On the road to Phillip Island

248035
On the road to Phillip Island
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,249
Posted By Aah5
The Douglas, 7th pic from the top, is the same as...

The Douglas, 7th pic from the top, is the same as the one I used to own. This is the only time I have ever seen another example either in the flesh or a picture of a restored one. 1928-600cc Tourer,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,236
Posted By Aah5
Any MuZ Skorpion owners out there.

Skorpions are a Thumper that seem to have been severely overlooked around here, I have 2, a 2000 Tour and a 2002 Sport.
Tour,I bought new to replace my worn out SR500 (300,000+ks) and now have put...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,903
Posted By Aah5
"Again I tend to agree with you , and taking long...

"Again I tend to agree with you , and taking long slow rides through the countryside is a great way to relax and unwind from our weekly grinds".

Slow and boring, no thanks.

Some of us like...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,924
Posted By Aah5
Mob of wimps you blokes sitting in the sheds, I...

Mob of wimps you blokes sitting in the sheds, I rode down to Lennox Heads and went for a tour through the hills with the Velocette boys on their Rally. those blokes aren't afraid to get out and enjoy...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,227
Posted By Aah5
Looks like you work in research or such at a...

Looks like you work in research or such at a University as I do, we usually make all our QF fitttings like that out of SS and use the lead free solder. Will have a go at your method and try it on the...
Forum: Australia 09-24-2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Aah5
How many times have you seen this scenario. Car...

How many times have you seen this scenario. Car turns right across the path of a motorcyclist, 'Sorry mate didn't see ya'. Tool late for sorry when your in the ambulance or the coroners wagon....
Forum: Australia 09-23-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Aah5
Lewis & Sons Pty Ltd Address: 156 Riverside...

Lewis & Sons Pty Ltd

Address: 156 Riverside Pl, Morningside, QLD, 4170
Phone number: (07) 38991277

By far the best powdercoaters in Brisbane.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,110
Posted By Aah5
I have a 24klm ride to work each day, in that...

I have a 24klm ride to work each day, in that distance there are 14 posted speed zone changes, the longest stretch which through semi rural, about 3.5 klm length has 8 sets of signs saying 60ks,was...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,653
Posted By Aah5
Riding from Atherton down to Cardwell, going...

Riding from Atherton down to Cardwell, going through the canefields just on dusk, a cloud of moths comes out of the cane and cover the visor in a layer of wings and gut, bit like getting a can of...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,110
Posted By Aah5
They have just spent the last 12 months...

They have just spent the last 12 months upgradeing the road in front of my place,was 80k 2 lane, now after a year of 40 k roadworks it is now 4 lanes and 60k going to 80 for 400 meters then back to...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,131
Posted By Aah5
Big lesson to be learnt here, and I learnt it the...

Big lesson to be learnt here, and I learnt it the hard way as well. When I buy a new or another used bike the first thing I do now is remove all the axels,swingarm bolt and suspension pivots and give...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,475
Posted By Aah5
Buy it, greatest little bike that was ever made,...

Buy it, greatest little bike that was ever made, a bit of tuning and rework of the suspension and with modern tyres you will have a fantastic little talking piece when you head for the hills. My...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 77,241
Posted By Aah5
Hi there, Riderman, Quote."He had a...

Hi there, Riderman,

Quote."He had a motorcycle shop in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, up until the late '60s I think."

I bought my first bike at Waddells,secondhand Honda C92-E, 125 twin. From...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,583
Posted By Aah5
Excellent photos of what looks like a great ride....

Excellent photos of what looks like a great ride. Was over there a month ago, spent 2 weeks just touring the alps on a Kawa Z750, 16 mountain passes, lots of great views and what can you say about...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,856
Posted By Aah5
Hi there, I rebuilt the top end of my XTZ660...

Hi there, I rebuilt the top end of my XTZ660 motor in my MZ Skorpion last year after 110,000k. Parts were bought online from <CITE sb_id="ms__id227">www.powerpartsplus.com/</CITE> in the USA, (1st...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,358
Posted By Aah5
Certainly not recommended ,(by our antiquated...

Certainly not recommended ,(by our antiquated standards), to use compression fittings on brake lines,but if you are going to use them ,I could only recommend 'Swagelock' fittings. These have a double...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,019
Posted By Aah5
Thanks for the great RR. That brought back too...

Thanks for the great RR. That brought back too many great memories of my 6 month trip I took on in 1980, managed to do 20,000 klms on my SR500 touring around both islands,caving, climbing, whitewater...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,435
Posted By Aah5
Has anyone bothered to read the back of the pack...

Has anyone bothered to read the back of the pack the chain came in?
Most chain manufacturers recommend a heavy oil such as 80/90 or 90/140 grade,such as you use in car gearbox or diff. Light...
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