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Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 580,828
Posted By bens109
Wrecked BMW G650X

Does anyone know of any BMW G650X (Xchallenge, XCountry or XMoto) bikes being wrecked out either privately or by a wreckers?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By bens109
The TT Tank on my XCh has clocked up about...

The TT Tank on my XCh has clocked up about 40,000kms now and is going strong.

The positives

It's tough, it's gone done and has taken some serious damage, I wouldn't have been surprised if it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By bens109
Iraq - Iran - Turkmenistan

Iraqi - Iran - Turkmenistan

So I’ve been back in Australia nearly a year now after an amazing bike trip and still haven’t gotten around to writing a ride report. I figure it might be awhile...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By bens109
The really nice young lady at the Uzbek border...

The really nice young lady at the Uzbek border with her militry top half undone and red lacy bra exposed was very apologetic as she lit a small fire in a drum and we burnt my panadine fort tablets...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-05-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By bens109
We traveled through the Kurdish region last year...

We traveled through the Kurdish region last year from Turkey down to Erbil then east to Iran. Entry visa was very easy though they did a rather long check of vin numbers and filled in multiple form...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 168,369
Posted By bens109
Donated

Donated
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By bens109
Thanks for the advice guys, I ended up...

Thanks for the advice guys,

I ended up buying the tyre, to look at it only seems slightly smaller than a regular 90/90. The profile is rather square, not my first choice of tyre for this type of...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By bens109
Running 2.75-21 front tyre

Hi guys,

I'm currently in Tehran, Iran (lovely place by the way) having travel from Europe on my way to Siberia. Unfortunately my front tyre has split so I'm in need of a replacement and sine you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 126,651
Posted By bens109
Hell yeah! Good work - I'll be reading with...

Hell yeah!

Good work - I'll be reading with interest
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By bens109
GoPro Remote mounting

Hey guys,

I've just bought myself a Hero3 with the wifi remote. Obviously the camera itself has a plethora of mounting options but the remote cradle seems to be designed to be attached with zip...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,181
Posted By bens109
Best Chain Tool

Hi guys,

I,m about to embark on a several month trip and just realised I need to get myself a small, portable chain tool to take along. I like the look of the Motion Pro T6...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By bens109
wrong forum

wrong forum
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 1,449,402
Posted By bens109
Truly amazing. The more I read about other...

Truly amazing. The more I read about other people's experiences in Africa the more I am drawn there. I hope one day to be able to experience it by motorcycle
Forum: Australia 03-03-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By bens109
Contact Peter at Bikes Abroad - can't recommend...

Contact Peter at Bikes Abroad - can't recommend him highly enough!

http://www.bikesabroad.com.au/shipping.html
Forum: Australia 02-26-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By bens109
Sounds like Mick is my man, I'll give him a call...

Sounds like Mick is my man, I'll give him a call tomorrow

Thanks
Forum: Australia 02-25-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By bens109
Custom seat builder in Sydney?

Does anyone know of or can vouch for the work of a seat builder, preferably in Sydney? I have an Xchallenge seat I need redone in the next couple of weeks to make it more suitable for long distance...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By bens109
XChallenge front brake light switch wiring

Hi guys - just a quick question of any XChallenge owners out there that can help

I have a second hand XChallenge that has previously been stripped down for rally racing, I am currently getting it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By bens109
RPM gauge install on G650X

I have a Trail Tech digital rev gauge (http://www.trailtech.net/72-A00.html)to install to my XChallenge. I have a similar setup of a couple of Hondas - just wrap the wire from the gauge around the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,173
Posted By bens109
I picked up a second hand Zumo 660 unit a few...

I picked up a second hand Zumo 660 unit a few months back. Since then I have been reading about the new Montana units and I am beginning to wish I had held out for one! I also got a good deal on a TT...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,173
Posted By bens109
Stage 3 Next up came the cockpit and...

Stage 3

Next up came the cockpit and dashboard. The standard instrument cluster had already been mounted on to the rally navigation tower, I wanted to add a Zumo 660, a temp and a RPM gauge to it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,173
Posted By bens109
XChallenge Build

Hi guys,

Myself and 3 others are shipping our bikes from Australia to Greece in a few months and riding to the east coast of Russia. In the group there will be 2 DR650s a '83 XT600 Tenere and a...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By bens109
Hi guys We have locked in a container...

Hi guys

We have locked in a container traveling from Melbourne on the 27th of February and arriving in Greece on the 6th of April. The cost is going to be dependent on how many bikes we end up but...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By bens109
Leaving from Melbourne

Leaving from Melbourne
Forum: Australia 11-07-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By bens109
We are ridding from Europe through turkey, iran...

We are ridding from Europe through turkey, iran and central asia up to mongolia and then to the east coast of russia.

We have a rough budget for the trip but new stuff seems to pop up every day so...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By bens109
Anyone want to share a container to Europe early next year?

Hi guys!

Myself and a few mates have started to put the wheels in motion to organise a container to Europe next year. So far we have 4 bikes and room for 4 more, leaving the end of February and...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,297
Posted By bens109
New Denali DX1 lights - any info?

I was looking at the Denali lights from twisted throttle today and there is a reference to a DX1 model which is apparently brighter than the D2s that I was going to buy.

Scroll down to the bottom...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,296,056
Posted By bens109
MORE! Bring it on

MORE! Bring it on
Forum: Australia 10-21-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By bens109
Using UHF radios overseas

Has anyone out there taken a UHF bike-to-bike setup overseas? If so were there any legality issues?

A group of us are riding from Turkey to Magadan mid next year and we are considering what to do...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By bens109
Can an unbalanced wheel blow the shock?

I recently picked up a second hand BMW G60X-Challenge with a brand new Hagon coil shock installed (the bike previously had an Ohlins but the guy I bought it off wanted to hang on to it). Since then I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,652
Posted By bens109
Thanks for that! I was going to try out the...

Thanks for that!

I was going to try out the Trail Tech gauge (http://www.trailtech.net/tto_temperature.html) I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,652
Posted By bens109
Hi guys, I'm just after a quick bit of...

Hi guys,

I'm just after a quick bit of information, hopefully someone can sort me out. I need to know the interior diameter of the radiator hoses on the x-ch in order to install a temp gauge, does...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,806
Posted By bens109
I'm in also - I'll cover international post

I'm in also - I'll cover international post
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,512
Posted By bens109
This is a great build

This is a great build
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,640
Posted By bens109
I'm also interested in the difference between the...

I'm also interested in the difference between the two models. If anyone that has seen both pants in the flesh could comment on the where the extra $100's for the Badlands pants go that would be...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By bens109
Jumper cable outlets

Hi guys,

I am interested in setting up a group of bikes with external jumper lead sockets so if one bike goes flat you can quickly connect it to another bike without pulling off seats and side...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By bens109
Cool - that sounds promising. So I'll...

Cool - that sounds promising.

So I'll connect the two white wires and the green wire to where the 3 yellow wires would normally connect to the R/R and it should be bale to handle any differences...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By bens109
1-phase stator to 3-phase R/R

Hi guys, I hope someone on the forums with some auto-electrics knowledge can answer a couple of questions for me.

I have an aftermarket Electrosport stator with 2x100w output to fit my XR400 that...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By bens109
Stator wiring help!

I am in the process of re-wiring a xr400 to add a small battery and HID lighting. I have the accessory side of the wiring figured out but I am having trouble with the stator and R/R.

I acquired an...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By bens109
Custom cable maker in Aus

Does anyone know of a company that modifies or makes custom cables in Sydney or elsewhere in Australia?

I have a mikuni carb I need to connect to a crf throttle. I have a set of throttle cables...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,373
Posted By bens109
Throttle cable issues - mikuni carb to crf450 throttle on a xr400

Hi guys,

So I bought an aftermarket crf450 throttle assembly to mount on my xr400 after damaging the original part. The new throttle is much more streamlined and tucked away under the bar instead...
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