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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 5,273,816
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Lior, These photos are from early...

G'day Lior,

These photos are from early 2013. Not many modifications since then (apart from modding the shock...)

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv261/danieljbrooker/IMG_1645Small.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 5,273,816
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Carlos! The '86 - '91 XR250R shock...

G'day Carlos!

The '86 - '91 XR250R shock was a good match for the '87-'88 TransAlps (ie, to match longer forks).

The '89 - Up TransAlps have different length standard shock, and different...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 5,273,816
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Lior, That was an old photo of the...

G'day Lior,

That was an old photo of the bike from back in 2009 (see Page 471...). The screen was called an 'Eagle Screen', made in Western Australia.
Sorry I don't have the screen anymore,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 5,273,816
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Guys, My old beast had clocked...

G'day Guys,

My old beast had clocked 160,000kms (100K Miles) and thought I'd give her a bit of a going over:

- New wheel bearings;
- New steering bearings;
- Pro-Link bushes;
- Cleaned,...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 32,221
Posted By Thunder Dan
+1. Miss that Guy. Absolutely awesome...

+1. Miss that Guy.

Absolutely awesome effort Toby and his team. :clap
Can you just imagine the talk in the camp / bivouac?
The factory team managers would be like "where did this guy come...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5,147
Views: 359,261
Posted By Thunder Dan
Cloud Control - Promises

Indie band from up in the Blue Mountains.


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Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,013
Posted By Thunder Dan
Kipo, you are 100% correct. Advrider?...

Kipo, you are 100% correct.

Advrider? Probably wouldn't hurt to have a Newbies sticky thread. Good idea.

The ad? Seemed pretty obvious that there was some coaching / demonstrations going...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 361,150
Posted By Thunder Dan
[QUOTE=farcall;25937857]Boano front end fitted. ...

[QUOTE=farcall;25937857]Boano front end fitted.
http://shalinw.smugmug.com/photos/i-RmJzQ6n/0/L/i-RmJzQ6n-L.jpg

Hey Shane,

looking good with that front end :clap:clap

Cheers,

...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Greg, I'm pretty sure we just get...

Hey Greg,

I'm pretty sure we just get tickets at the gate, that's all we've done the last few years.

Time? Not sure exactly, but probably somewhere around 4-5pm. Get a good spot, and see...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 26,562
Posted By Thunder Dan
Oz Speedway Titles @ Kurri, Evening of 10/01/2015

G'day All & a Happy New Years greetings :freaky,

Just a heads up for anyone interested, the 4th and final round of the Australian Speedway Titles will be held at Loxford Park Speedway, Kurri...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Thunder Dan
OZ Speedway Titles - 4th Rnd Kurri Kurri

G'day All & a Happy New Years greetings :freaky,

Just a heads up for anyone interested, the 4th and final round of the Australian Speedway Titles will be held at Loxford Park Speedway, Kurri...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 5,273,816
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Rick, Sorry, I missed your query. My...

Hey Rick,

Sorry, I missed your query. My apologies - you are correct in saying TDC.

We used to do quite a few Caterpillar 3508 Leakdown tests on BDC. Cat went to a 'monotherm' piston and...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,438
Posted By Thunder Dan
Thanks for the heads up Russ. I suppose...

Thanks for the heads up Russ.

I suppose we can laugh at the silliness of it, but there is plenty of vulnerable people that will click the invoice button. We can assume the low life's will cast...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,287
Posted By Thunder Dan
:baldy Dammit Aaron - that's downright annoying....

:baldy Dammit Aaron - that's downright annoying. But, better off to fix it now, and know it's right. Otherwise, it's going to be niggling in the back of your mind every time you ride it.


...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,287
Posted By Thunder Dan
:eek1 Poor maintenance. Newish bike and...

:eek1

Poor maintenance. Newish bike and looks like that. Bet it's never been greased since it had the tiny smear of grease it got in the factory...

Otherwise, bike is looking great.
...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 45,365
Posted By Thunder Dan
Melbourne Motorcycle Show??

G'day Guys & Gals,

Anyone on here going to the Melbourne Motorcycle Show? :ear
Not expecting Honda to show the new bike, but would be good if anyone can grab hold of one of the Honda Reps and...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5,147
Views: 359,261
Posted By Thunder Dan
Local Talent.

Small time Singleton band from a few years ago. Still work with Macca (singing) - not bad for a busted arse mechanic. :lol3

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Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5,147
Views: 359,261
Posted By Thunder Dan
The Boss.....

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Diggin' the Saxophone.
RIP Clarence. :cry
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5,147
Views: 359,261
Posted By Thunder Dan
Lovin' these guys, good tune... <iframe...

Lovin' these guys, good tune...

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Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 45,365
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Shakey, I don't have a problem with it....

Hey Shakey,

I don't have a problem with it. The original TA's and AT's have welded rear subframe's. I've had my old TA for 11 years - loaded to the max, flogged it down rough/crappy roads. Even...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,214
Posted By Thunder Dan
Legend. Gone too soon. RIP Reg. Dan. :D

Legend. Gone too soon. RIP Reg.

Dan. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17,532
Views: 5,273,816
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Rick, Just been reading up on your...

Hey Rick,

Just been reading up on your posts. Just a couple of suggestions:

- Carry out the Compression test warm, but remove the carburetors. The reason for this is that whilst cranking, the...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4,724
Views: 318,649
Posted By Thunder Dan
Somewhere on the Kidman Way, between Cobar and...

Somewhere on the Kidman Way, between Cobar and Hillston?


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 45,365
Posted By Thunder Dan
+1 Hey All, Just been looking...

+1

Hey All,

Just been looking (drooling... :evil) over the pics of the new Africa Twin again and cannot see a Catalytic Convertor??
However, the mid-pipe between the headers and the...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,287
Posted By Thunder Dan
Lookin Good

Hey Junior,

I dropped around today to see you Old Boy and have a look at the bike - looks good so far. :clap
When that crank turns up, make sure you take it out to Ian and get trued up. It'd...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 45,365
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Greg, Been wondering that myself, but I...

Hey Greg,

Been wondering that myself, but I remain confident that if Honda has made it this far - with something looking as good & competent looking as this, then I'm pretty sure the DCT will have...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 45,365
Posted By Thunder Dan
Finally....

Finally some good news. :clap
I think I'll crash the Ice Cream truck if they bring out a red / black / white rally spec livery...:lol3

Just put the word on the missus, if I sell x 2 can I get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5,372
Views: 956,394
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Bernard, Just thinking the same...

Hey Bernard,

Just thinking the same thing. Probably over on the Yamaha Mini Tenere thread bagging out Yamaha...........:lol3:lol3

Wow, Honda is back on track. Now the others will...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 361,150
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Greg, Looks promising, that at least...

Hey Greg,

Looks promising, that at least something is going on. Certainly no road bikes under those sheets.... looks too tall.


Troy,
You make sure your lads get some piccies through...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hmm, under 30 and with a smokin' hot missus?? I...

Hmm, under 30 and with a smokin' hot missus?? I know what I'd be doing... :wink:


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,969
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Rick, Nice work Man, thanks for taking...

Hey Rick,

Nice work Man, thanks for taking the time to post these up :clap

Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,969
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Al, Thanks for the pics. Just...

Hey Al,

Thanks for the pics. Just reminded me I'm losing all the feckin' hair on top of me head :lol3:lol3.

Doc,
Thanks for the up close piccie. Sorry I'm not a more photogenic chap.....
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,969
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Al, A mate from work (on here as 'Bigboy...

Hey Al,

A mate from work (on here as 'Bigboy Pie Eater' I think?) called Rick is meeting at my place about 9am. We'll head up highway to Singleton, out to Big Post and up to Rouchell via...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 361,150
Posted By Thunder Dan
Deka ETX15 AGM Battery

G'day Guys,

About 3 - 4 years ago I fitted a Deka ETX15 AGM Battery to the TA. It's performed brilliantly, hardly ever losing charge. Well, it gave up the ghost late last week. So I promptly...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 361,150
Posted By Thunder Dan
Nice work, I like it :thumb Squilly, ...

Nice work, I like it :thumb

Squilly,
Nice little Ride Report - thanks for sharing :clap

Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 29,706
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Mate, Sounds like a good project. For...

Hey Mate,

Sounds like a good project. For a Front Fender / Guard, would recommend having a look at Acerbis. They do a Yellow Supermoto Front Guard. They've also got a range of Headlight options...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Thunder Dan
Top Speed was a fraction over 248km/h out of a...

Top Speed was a fraction over 248km/h out of a 250cc four stroke.

And to think there was a slight headwind heading down the main straight.... :huh


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,969
Posted By Thunder Dan
Local Nundle Band Headlining Thunder Rally

Hey Y'all,

Philth and local Nundle blues band "Squealer" are headlining the entertainment on Saturday night entertainment at the 2014 Thunder Rally. Check out the promo here:

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Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,939
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Lentil, Thank you for the invite....

G'day Lentil,

Thank you for the invite. Mate, would love to catch up for a few days riding around. Maybe ride around for a couple of weeks, then have a big birthday bash at Byrock or Louth or...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 26,562
Posted By Thunder Dan
Thunder Rally 25th October 2014

Hey Guys (& Gals),

Who's coming to the Thunder Rally? :ear

Plan is to meet up at Singleton Caltex (John Street). Not sure what time yet. Might be catching up with Russ (SYDADVGS), as they...
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