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Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 03:42 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Enclosed chains

In '82 or '83 there was a Yamaharley called an XV1000 which had an enclosed chain. I've seen one done up to resemble a Vincent Rapide. Nice.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Brody, since you're an Aussie, I'll pass this on:...

Brody, since you're an Aussie, I'll pass this on: I built a rack on my old FT500 years ago, with a sissy bar for my gearsack, and side bars for my bags, on a Friday night before riding to a rally on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 02:04 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Lowering

I did the 17inch wheels several years back, and my wife (5'7") rode it through the Snowy Mountains when we holidayed there. I made suspension linkages (the aluminium 'dogbones' which connect the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Be glad to have that if you will send it West...

Be glad to have that if you will send it West mate. send me a paypal request for the postage. Regards, Bryan
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 05:06 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Is there any special trick with applying the grip...

Is there any special trick with applying the grip glue, or do you just smear it on and push the grips home?
A wise old Yoda once told me to spray hair spray onto the bar, then push the grip...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
. **EDIT** Anyone have any hints for...

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**EDIT** Anyone have any hints for getting sand out from around the spark plugs before I pull the plugs? I blasted out the holes as best I could with carb cleaner, but i dont have compressed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
My friend, I come back to the forum after a...

My friend, I come back to the forum after a break, to read your post with fresh eyes, and my first impression is that you seem to be hung up on the concept of an electrical fault (understandably)....
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 06:21 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
'Soft' Bags...

[QUOTE=thumpididump;19657320]Eeek! 350 ??? Jibeezus! That's some pretty spendy soft panniers. Nearly $600 USD.

That's what I thought also, until I read what goes into the making of the bags. Go...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Mate, those levers look great. Any chance you...

Mate, those levers look great. Any chance you could post a plan drawing of them, with measurements, so I can check the size against my hands and bars? If they're a fit, I want to preorder (It's a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2012, 05:19 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Hey Kids, a callout for help in the Seattle area...

Hey Kids, a callout for help in the Seattle area at the end of this month: I have a 900 Suzuki in San Francisco which I bought the last time I was over there, for holiday purposes. I've booked...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Hey Kids, a callout for help in the Seattle area...

Hey Kids, a callout for help in the Seattle area at the end of this month: I have a 900 Suzuki in San Francisco which I bought the last time I was over there, for holiday purposes. I've booked...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 100,319
Views: 19,281,247
Posted By Nullarbor63
Hey, Moto. I used stainless bolts in my GS1000S...

Hey, Moto. I used stainless bolts in my GS1000S for years, The trick is a liberal coating of Never Seize on the threads before you put them in, and check the tension every so often.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 100,319
Views: 19,281,247
Posted By Nullarbor63
Battery

I haven't seen Yuasa batteries round these parts for years (probably because the dealers can sell shit Chinese batteries at four times the margin), they used to be the go to battery for long life in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 100,319
Views: 19,281,247
Posted By Nullarbor63
Is a 'Japanese Industrial Screw' different to a...

Is a 'Japanese Industrial Screw' different to a 'Posidrive Screw' which is different to a 'Phillips Head'. Why have I never heard of this different version of a 'Cross Head Screw'. My 'Phillips' head...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 03:44 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
Bleeding

I've stuggled with brake bleeding all my riding life (31 years) and this sounds like a great idea, but given that brake fluid is wildly hygroscopic (absorbs water from the surrounding air) what stops...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 08:29 PM
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Views: 19,281,247
Posted By Nullarbor63
I had a look at the Freewind. It's a 19inch...

I had a look at the Freewind. It's a 19inch front, but the disc and speedo drive are on the opposite side to the DR, so I don't think they would interchange.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 100,319
Views: 19,281,247
Posted By Nullarbor63
I've been listening to advice about plugs for...

I've been listening to advice about plugs for more than 30 years and that's the best explanation of heat range I've heard yet. Thanks. Platignum corrodes and burns slower than steel, and this may be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 03:05 AM
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Posted By Nullarbor63
I have been building 250lb 500cc road rockets...

I have been building 250lb 500cc road rockets since the 80's, and have never run less than 28psi in the front. It feels right because it is Moto. Stick to your guns.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 100,319
Views: 19,281,247
Posted By Nullarbor63
Help

Can someone give me some advice? I don't know how to contact a moderator or someone in charge of the site. I need help to load pictures to the site. It's asking me for a 'URL' and I don't know how to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,217
Posted By Nullarbor63
My 17inch DR

Hey Guys, don't know if this will be of interest to you, but I have an 05 DR650 with 17inch rims at both ends and radials. I saw a custom DR in Sydney years back called a 'Deus' and wanted one, so I...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14,471
Views: 1,921,995
Posted By Nullarbor63
Transport

Are you talking about a bare frame or a whole bike mate? Frame shouldn't be too expensive to ship. They work on weight.
GF and me posted the bikes to Adelaide last year, then bought them home from...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14,471
Views: 1,921,995
Posted By Nullarbor63
My sheepdog

Hey guys, My DR has been cut down. I fell in love with the Deus 650, but they wanted squillions to convert my bike to theirs, so I did it myself (well, I'm half way there). I put the rim off the rear...
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