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Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By dnrobertson
I had a problem with a leaky roof on a 18 month...

I had a problem with a leaky roof on a 18 month old caravan.

Nobody wanted to know until I called Consumer Affairs Vic and they worded my up on my rights. Roof of van replaced in 4 weeks. But as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
I did it a couple of years ago. Put a LED in it...

I did it a couple of years ago. Put a LED in it (whilst doing the HID upgrade). It's just a standard bulb. Should be plenty of places online that can help.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By dnrobertson
Before you order, make sure you read the threads...

Before you order, make sure you read the threads around here about shipping, taxes and duties.

Best bet for you Americans seems to be get goods shipped by DHL (who hand it off to USPS).

Ship...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,020
Posted By dnrobertson
I'm coming up to 100,000 kms on my 2009 V-Strom...

I'm coming up to 100,000 kms on my 2009 V-Strom 650. I find it doesn't chew consumables (tyres (mainly), chains and sprockets) like my GSXR-750 used to. Apart from regular maintenance costs, I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
Go to www.shipito.com (http://www.shipito.com)...

Go to www.shipito.com (http://www.shipito.com) and open an account. Get the guy to remove the tyre (to save weight) and get him to ship to shipito.com. They will ship it to you.

I use them all...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By dnrobertson
Yes. Practice at home. Use torque wrench, then...

Yes. Practice at home. Use torque wrench, then undo/ redo with lever/hex wrench so you know how much pressure to apply.

My father used to measure torque in grunts. The rear axle would be about...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By dnrobertson
Motion Pro alloy tyre lever with the correct size...

Motion Pro alloy tyre lever with the correct size hex wrench on the other end.

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/tools/category/t-6_combo_lever/

Two birds, one stone.

Use boot as torque...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 92,369
Posted By dnrobertson
Before I clamp the bolts down, I run a little bit...

Before I clamp the bolts down, I run a little bit of 518 around the bolt hole, then insert the bolt (and copper washer) and put some 518 around the underneath of the bolt head. The 518 then seals...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 92,369
Posted By dnrobertson
A correctly fitted ring will be hidden behind the...

A correctly fitted ring will be hidden behind the bearing at the angle you have taken that photo. You have the cover back off now, so have a look from above the bearing.

Use something wooden or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 92,369
Posted By dnrobertson
See answers inline. Hope they make sense. ...

See answers inline. Hope they make sense.

If you don't have a workshop manual, get one.

If you ask Bill nicely, he will send you a link.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,052
Posted By dnrobertson
You are right to be concerned about hearing loss...

You are right to be concerned about hearing loss from pro-longed exposure to the wind noise when riding at speed.

Wish I knew at 15 what I now know at 50 about hearing loss. (Speak up sonny, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
Which parts??

Which parts??
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By dnrobertson
Somebody will correct me if I am wrong, but AFAIK...

Somebody will correct me if I am wrong, but AFAIK the main bearing was only an issue on pre-03 motors.

My 2005 640 has 64,000 km on it. A top end rebuild was required at 31,500 kms but it was my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-19-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By dnrobertson
Have you tried Woody's Wheel Works. They are an...

Have you tried Woody's Wheel Works. They are an inmate and have a thread in Vendors.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
I'm slowly replacing those "tight fit" bolts...

I'm slowly replacing those "tight fit" bolts with the equivalent torx bolts from KTM. Much easier to get out/in.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
That's a 15/16 Tooth sprocket case guard on the...

That's a 15/16 Tooth sprocket case guard on the bike. You may have do some grinding (or buy the 17 tooth saver from a Duke) for the 17 tooth sprocket to fit.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By dnrobertson
Have you tried contacting RocketMoto? They are a...

Have you tried contacting RocketMoto? They are a vendor on here and do a boatload of Sena stuff.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-09-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By dnrobertson
The screen is only 3.5 inch. (If I'm looking at...

The screen is only 3.5 inch. (If I'm looking at the right thing).

Don't know how old you are, or condition of eyes but for my 53 yo with stuffed eyes that would be marginal. I found the Garmin...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 186,277
Posted By dnrobertson
Have you done a full shutdown? I know on the...

Have you done a full shutdown? I know on the 590, you have to press the power button for 5-10 seconds to do a hard off, Then turn it back on. It might only read the themes on a full start up.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 186,277
Posted By dnrobertson
I assume you mean 590? I'm not familiar with the...

I assume you mean 590? I'm not familiar with the 390.

But when you go to settings (abnd seelct theme), does your new theme get listed? If it does, just select the new theme.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By dnrobertson
I carry 2 master links, short bit of chain and a...

I carry 2 master links, short bit of chain and a chain tool I have confirmed will work on the chain (to break it and join it).
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,675
Posted By dnrobertson
Put an FCR on the 640. You can use the JD...

Put an FCR on the 640.

You can use the JD Jetting kit and his spreadsheet.

Ask me how I know :D
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By dnrobertson
+1. Not the cheapest, but because they clamp...

+1.

Not the cheapest, but because they clamp into your original clamps, you can move the bars backward and forwards. This can give you more space.

The cheap aluminium ones effectively move...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-31-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By dnrobertson
The Garmin Zumo 590LM displays tracks. Has a...

The Garmin Zumo 590LM displays tracks.
Has a large bright screen.
Comes with mounts (and wiring) for Car and bike (not USB powered).
Has bluetooth for all sorts of connections (never used it)....
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,795
Posted By dnrobertson
Thanks for the ride report. Having ridden...

Thanks for the ride report.

Having ridden cross-country from Silverton to Blinman through the stations I can appreciate:

1. The amount of work required to get permission
2. The maps in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
You could try a longer bolt in there before doing...

You could try a longer bolt in there before doing anything. If you put a shorter bolt you may have only stripped a small number of threads. A longer bolt may grip enough to solve the problem.

Do...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By dnrobertson
Well if you want to see ocean. From Lakes...

Well if you want to see ocean.

From Lakes Entrance go the Princes Highway to Bairnsdale.

Head to Sale, but then turn left on road C106 (to Bengwoorden). Continue on it (not the C495) back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
Here's my opinion on this: You have the...

Here's my opinion on this:

You have the washer the correct way. That is not a spring washer. The collar nut will fit inside the dished washer. Then bend a part of the washer up to act as a lock...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By dnrobertson
For KTM parts I use Munn racing or this mob: ...

For KTM parts I use Munn racing or this mob: http://www.ktmpartshouse.com/Default.asp

I have a paid for shipito.com account. Let's you combine orders for maximum savings on shipping.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7,170
Views: 1,305,887
Posted By dnrobertson
See answers inline

See answers inline
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,199,862
Posted By dnrobertson
I have two Motion Pro alloy tye levers with the...

I have two Motion Pro alloy tye levers with the correct size hex wrench on one end to remove axle nuts. Motion Pro also sell a 3/8" adaptor that fits the tyre lever/wrench. 60NM that's me standing on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,925
Posted By dnrobertson
FWIW, I bought a brand new 2007 V-Strom 650. Ran...

FWIW, I bought a brand new 2007 V-Strom 650. Ran it in per the manual (for RPM / kms) . Rode it to work. 30KM each way. Sent it to the dealer for services per the manual.

Still got it. ...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,684
Views: 469,906
Posted By dnrobertson
When I did mine, I didn't even bother with new...

When I did mine, I didn't even bother with new spokes (none were broken).

I Zip tied the spokes together, then removed the rim. The zip ties keep the spokes in the right place and you can just...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,609
Posted By dnrobertson
I'm going to say a 1985. I had one new...

I'm going to say a 1985.

I had one new around that time (but it was 30 years ago, so I could be talking crap)
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9,424
Views: 2,138,790
Posted By dnrobertson
Go to the Australian 640 thread. More local...

Go to the Australian 640 thread. More local details for you.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137092&page=279

(Link only works if you are showing the standard 40 posts per...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 99,958
Posted By dnrobertson
Hey Dom, Good to see you back on this ride...

Hey Dom,

Good to see you back on this ride report. Are you back in Aus?
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,190
Posted By dnrobertson
Looks good, fuel tank under seat with throw-over...

Looks good, fuel tank under seat with throw-over panniers?

Have to unload, just to fill it up?

Need another 10 litres of fuel somewhere.
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,065
Posted By dnrobertson
I am beginning to perceive an anti-bike bias from...

I am beginning to perceive an anti-bike bias from RACV.

1. I am sure they aren't supporting the attempt for motorcycles to be allowed in bus-only transit lanes or lane-filtering.

2. Noticed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,024
Posted By dnrobertson
Great ride. Thanks for the track details.

Great ride.

Thanks for the track details.
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,490
Posted By dnrobertson
if you can, get the one with the glue on it that...

if you can, get the one with the glue on it that melts when you heat it up.
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