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Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,862
Posted By tradern
What sort of paint are people using on the nylon...

What sort of paint are people using on the nylon tank?
(sort of off topic, sorry)

I would like to get my two tanks done in a matt black (easy to patch, rugged look, leave a fuel gauge strip etc)...
Forum: Australia 02-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 45,156
Posted By tradern
Knee is going well! Haven't asked the Physio but...

Knee is going well! Haven't asked the Physio but I think we will come to an agreement :)
Forum: Australia 01-31-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 45,156
Posted By tradern
I shall be giving it another punch this year. The...

I shall be giving it another punch this year. The Xr has been sold and shall help fund the hit out on the 850 Rooney special. The current 650 engine was crunched early on last year's safari...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By tradern
I smell a online petition to give this some punch...

I smell a online petition to give this some punch to the land of roundabouts and fireworks/porn.

Excellent work!
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 43,505
Posted By tradern
Best of luck and have a blast Robin! Wish I was...

Best of luck and have a blast Robin! Wish I was tagging along!!!
Forum: Australia 09-25-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,766
Posted By tradern
Dominate wherever you may roam Ivan. You will be...

Dominate wherever you may roam Ivan. You will be sorely missed.

I had a huge grin and chuckle after your interview. What a ledgend.

RIP.
Forum: Australia 09-23-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,766
Posted By tradern
Would anyone have any word on Hein (no 39)? He's...

Would anyone have any word on Hein (no 39)? He's withdrawn from the event it says. He was doing so well!!!
Forum: Australia 09-21-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,766
Posted By tradern
Well done Rod! Go you good thing!!! ...

Well done Rod! Go you good thing!!!

Devastated for Chris. I do hope Paul works some magic to get him back online . Farken bugger.

Jason - knee is acl/mcl reco. Just a flesh wound I think. See...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,766
Posted By tradern
Anyone got any news on the two Rooney bikes? ...

Anyone got any news on the two Rooney bikes?

Looks like Rod did well but some dramas for Chris on the R65?

And the two lads on XL600's have a no finish/start also?
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By tradern
Easy/cheap/customisable to make out of those...

Easy/cheap/customisable to make out of those flexible plastic washing buckets!


http://m.alibaba.com/product/297901686/ZY_602_Muliti_purpose_Plastic_Tubs.html
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,191
Posted By tradern
Island time on Koh Phangan, Thailand. ...

Island time on Koh Phangan, Thailand.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/08/eba9enu8.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 148,497
Posted By tradern
Thank you :) You can have any color as long...

Thank you :)

You can have any color as long as it's black my friend. They've all been powder coated black but wouldn't be hard to mask it up and do some stripes/lettering.

Plenty left so...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 148,497
Posted By tradern
Looking good Jason! Nice hard heads :)

Looking good Jason!

Nice hard heads :)
Forum: Australia 04-23-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,595
Posted By tradern
Rod is the rider. He will ride the 850cc engine...

Rod is the rider. He will ride the 850cc engine in the above mentioned bike but in Pauls box section frame. There will be a hotrod 650cc engine going into the standard stengthened frame (mentioned...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,595
Posted By tradern
Love the pics govna. Seems as how its all a blur...

Love the pics govna. Seems as how its all a blur now its good to remember with the photos!

Im sure we will run into each other again soon!

So many fine people I met that weekend. Honored to...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,595
Posted By tradern
At some point an ADV group photo would be golden...

At some point an ADV group photo would be golden but probably a logistical nightmare. Maybe someone bring a megaphone and gather the hordes?
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By tradern
Lever broken off the tip?

Lever broken off the tip?
Forum: Australia 04-08-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,595
Posted By tradern
Im running standard tank on the XR (12l I think)...

Im running standard tank on the XR (12l I think) as per advice from organisers. I've a 22l Acerbis but prefer the oem.

Shall be bringing 50l in 10l/20l cans for the weekend. As Im sure with only...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,595
Posted By tradern
Shit thats asking alot for an XR. Remember page 1...

Shit thats asking alot for an XR. Remember page 1 in the manual.

"Beat and stir until golden brown for victory!"

Yeeehaaa!
Forum: Australia 04-04-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,595
Posted By tradern
It has been chosen - no. 600 for me. Really...

It has been chosen - no. 600 for me.

Really no other choice. Sounds better than the actual 591cc of the XR600 anyhow.

Who's excited?!?
Forum: Australia 04-02-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,595
Posted By tradern
Howdy all. Shall be on the XR600 for my first...

Howdy all. Shall be on the XR600 for my first Condo (or event for that matter)http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/02/8a7umy2u.jpg.

Should have my ICO/roadbook late this week to install and look at for...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By tradern
The class is pre 85 from the media release on the...

The class is pre 85 from the media release on the website for the safari.

The ruling is still being concocted but the current jive is original frame and engine (obviously modifications accepted)....
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 148,497
Posted By tradern
Good training though Mr Stagehand ? Surely...

Good training though Mr Stagehand ?

Surely the battles on the big pig have not been in vain for your epic adventures?





Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 38,245
Posted By tradern
Dominate what new realms you're wandering mate. ...

Dominate what new realms you're wandering mate.

RIP.
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 47,753
Posted By tradern
Wow - really cool stuff. Can we get some more...

Wow - really cool stuff. Can we get some more juicy shots of the turbo'd 90S? :)
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 38,245
Posted By tradern
"You lee mee heng" - Be strong and good...

"You lee mee heng" - Be strong and good luck/health!, in phonetic Laotian.

From Clarissa and Neil, riding a couple of airheads in Laos.
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By tradern
Thats certainly been the feeling since the...

Thats certainly been the feeling since the beginning but wasn't 100% sure if the logic was correct. Thanks for confirmation Mr. Wrangler.

I've a set of FCR carbs there but there's no way they...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,535
Posted By tradern
You can cut the slide springs to ease the hard...

You can cut the slide springs to ease the hard pull on the mikuni's. I've progressively taken almost 3cm off to great effect. This is using an MX aftermarket throttle (specifically a 2 stroke domino...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By tradern
I've had three bikes with mikunis on them now and...

I've had three bikes with mikunis on them now and have yet to be able to rid myself of the stumble/die with a hard blip from idle. If progressively smoothed out by the throttle hand its no dramas....
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By tradern
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/Oil-Filters-for-B...

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/Oil-Filters-for-BMW-Ducati-and-Moto-Guzzi-s/86.htm

Lists both a 'generic' and MANN oil filter for the short hinged.

Has anybody ordered the $5.75 filter to find...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 148,497
Posted By tradern
Well done mate!!! Safari - Dominated. ...

Well done mate!!!

Safari - Dominated.

Dakar - ?

:)
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By tradern
For me the benefits of having high output coils...

For me the benefits of having high output coils (from a car application, easy to substitute) and the set and forget and precise/enduring nature of electronic ignition wins. If it fails my spare hall...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 148,497
Posted By tradern
Go go go, You beauty!

Go go go,

You beauty!
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By tradern
+1 for the Alpha ignition. Both our airheads...

+1 for the Alpha ignition.

Both our airheads my girlfriend and I are riding RTW at the moment have Rick's Alpha ignition. Carrying a spare module and spare Honeywell sensor. This was a bonus...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 148,497
Posted By tradern
Hardheads Mk8 'Jason edition' will include...

Hardheads Mk8 'Jason edition' will include protection for the top spark plug also? Or did you somehow stab the lower plug?

Doing well extremely well though mate. Keep Paul busy with repairs as I...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 148,497
Posted By tradern
Stunned. Paul had me convinced that he was going...

Stunned. Paul had me convinced that he was going to continually repaint the originals of the 'hardheads' rather than replacing them. Shameless plug ahoy!
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,960
Posted By tradern
Even though its a bit off topic and I've only...

Even though its a bit off topic and I've only 8000kms on my new Wilbers I must say in defence it is doing an extraordinary job on my bike. It has been custom made in Aus by Greg from ASR. More...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By tradern
+2 on that - our two bikes are running the same...

+2 on that - our two bikes are running the same NGK plugs.

I just serviced the bikes yesterday and on the LHS (sidestand side) both bikes had more deposits. Not ashy like yours but both bikes...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By tradern
http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_support/spark_pl...

http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/tech_support/spark_plugs/faqs/faqread.asp

If your guess on oil consumption is close that's probably what's giving you the deposits.

Even though the mileage isn't...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By tradern
You're lucky to have numerous 'gurus' state side...

You're lucky to have numerous 'gurus' state side who can make that box mickey mouse.

Its not difficult to pull the box yourself, though a friend who's done it before will help a fair bit. Make...
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