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Forum: Australia Today, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By ECKS-Man
Excel, that's really clever! I had thought of...

Excel, that's really clever! I had thought of many ways to do tulips, from my surveying background I was leaning towards a CAD based solution like Autocad. Excel would be better, once the templates...
Forum: Australia 07-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 33,225
Posted By ECKS-Man
Hi Luke, I'd love to take it off your hands, just...

Hi Luke, I'd love to take it off your hands, just at the moment I'm not in a position to purchase it (financially). I was hoping to do the Scrapheap ADV Challenge on it! Best of luck selling it!
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 16,854
Posted By ECKS-Man
...what's the worst that could happen?? ...

...what's the worst that could happen?? http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-transport030.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) ...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,180
Posted By ECKS-Man
Although it does say "This vehicle was...

Although it does say "This vehicle was manufactured to comply with the Motor Vehicles Standards Act 1989", so maybe it IS a compliance plate?
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,386
Posted By ECKS-Man
Yes, but the TP in CTP stands for Third Party....

Yes, but the TP in CTP stands for Third Party. Designed to insure the driver/passenger in/on a vehicle you hit/hurt. Bet there's bugger-all off-road dirt bike crashes where a third party is seriously...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,665
Posted By ECKS-Man
My apologies, I forgot about your predilection...

My apologies, I forgot about your predilection for superchargers and arm-stretching performance!

The offer to help still stands!
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,665
Posted By ECKS-Man
:eek1 Yes, that's got merit! I'd love to see...

:eek1

Yes, that's got merit! I'd love to see it going down the road with the (alleged) rider flapping off the back, hanging on to the bars with tears in their eyes! I reckon this is well within...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,964
Views: 426,575
Posted By ECKS-Man
Yep, reminds me of a story my dad told me about a...

Yep, reminds me of a story my dad told me about a bloke they used to work with. As a prank they caught some yabbies and put them inside the hubcaps of his car - similar result. Another version is...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,219
Posted By ECKS-Man
Love the fact that it shows a decimal point,...

Love the fact that it shows a decimal point, these things (as you rightly point out) are not especially accurate! Why bother with the 411.0 when really we just need to know that it is bloody hot!...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,393
Posted By ECKS-Man
Would electric bikes have a place in trials...

Would electric bikes have a place in trials riding? Is the weight an issue in that respect?
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,668
Views: 438,377
Posted By ECKS-Man
Yamaha XT 600 Tenere Big Tank, ...

Yamaha XT 600 Tenere Big Tank,
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/grafton/motorcycles/yamaha-xt-600-tenere-big-tank/1049835677

Price: $ 800.00
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 33,225
Posted By ECKS-Man
Sounds like it might have run lean, got hot and...

Sounds like it might have run lean, got hot and nipped the piston up. Often they will free up afterwards, but damage can be done. Probably worth whipping the head off and checking. Hope I'm wrong!
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 43,775
Posted By ECKS-Man
I have not raced Condo, but have been service...

I have not raced Condo, but have been service crew. In terms of setup, you can go as simple as you like with a home-made lunchbox map holder, or go all out with fairings, electronic map readers, etc...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 302,370
Posted By ECKS-Man
Depends on the fuel. My DRZ had old fuel but...

Depends on the fuel. My DRZ had old fuel but started ok, when running gave a strong smell of resin for ages, but I kept flushing fresh fuel in and diluting the old crap, now it is sweet! If it will...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
...or not! You're just trying to make sure...

...or not!

You're just trying to make sure your new TTR looks flasher than my DRZ! :pimp
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
No problem with fuel, but sealing the tank to...

No problem with fuel, but sealing the tank to prevent the paint simply peeling off is tricky. A mate has his tank painted (Suzuki yellow, no embellishments) and it was quite a process.

Decals...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
Hehe, I had a LOT of fun at the Central West Dirt...

Hehe, I had a LOT of fun at the Central West Dirt Bike Rally catching more modern bikes ridden by younger and fitter riders! They'd look behind, then do a double-take and look back again, half the...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
Yeah, but... Gotta look pretty while rounding up...

Yeah, but... Gotta look pretty while rounding up KTM's, Yamaha's and Honda's! :D
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
Tried Tee N Cee Graphics - see my previous post....

Tried Tee N Cee Graphics - see my previous post. $145 for the pair. I'll make an inquiry with Incite as well, you never know!
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
Eek I heard back from my signwriter today: ...

I heard back from my signwriter today:



If anyone else can get a signwriter to make these, let me know and I'll pass the info on. I ain't paying $254 for stickers! :eek1

Edit: Tee N Cee...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,554
Posted By ECKS-Man
I have work coming up in Bourke in the next week...

I have work coming up in Bourke in the next week or so. Happy to pick up from Dubbo and deliver to North Bourke. Not sure of the date yet, clients are stuffing me around.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,016
Posted By ECKS-Man
I use GE TX610's for work, can't fault them...

I use GE TX610's for work, can't fault them really. Very small and tough, I clip mine on the collar of my shirt.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 120,543
Posted By ECKS-Man
Great choice I'd say. Maybe one day we will get...

Great choice I'd say. Maybe one day we will get to catchup and I will get to see it!
Forum: Australia 06-14-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 33,225
Posted By ECKS-Man
I'd post pics too but couldn't be arsed from my...

I'd post pics too but couldn't be arsed from my phone, too fiddly. $2900 starting bid seems exxy to me but I am no expert!
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 120,543
Posted By ECKS-Man
:thumb Heaps better looking! See there's a...

:thumb

Heaps better looking! See there's a DRZ250 on Ebay in Vic, worth a look mate.
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By ECKS-Man
I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say...

I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say that off-road dirt bike racing in Australia would be a different thing today if the Trail Boss event had flown. Shame.
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By ECKS-Man
Yep, writing the cheque at the moment... Trust...

Yep, writing the cheque at the moment... Trust me, it's made of nothing but the best Indian Rubber! :deal:lol3

Thanks for the detailed reply, I figured that would have been the case. Wonder how...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,691
Posted By ECKS-Man
So, it never got off the ground? Sounds like, as...

So, it never got off the ground? Sounds like, as you say, it was just ahead of its time, given the number of similar paid rides happening now. Was it the pink riding gear that threw the spanner in...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
I will have a chat with my signwrighter mate and...

I will have a chat with my signwrighter mate and report back.
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
Yeah, but! If I can get my signwriter mate to...

Yeah, but! If I can get my signwriter mate to whip up a couple for, say, $25 or even $50 and if they need replacing annually, its still 5 years before I get to the cost of the OEM versions! And they...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
Cool vid Mike, thanks! Out of interest I...

Cool vid Mike, thanks!

Out of interest I checked the availability and price of the tank decals for my DR-Z today. Even made the counter-jockey draw breath - $254 (for the pair).

Off to a...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,844
Posted By ECKS-Man
I rode my DR-Z 250 as sweep rider for the Central...

I rode my DR-Z 250 as sweep rider for the Central West Dirt Bike Rally at Catombal Bike Park near Wellington (NSW) last weekend (7-8 June 2014). The DR-Z 250 did itself proud and performed flawlessly...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By ECKS-Man
Clark Rubber? Buy some foam and get busy with the...

Clark Rubber? Buy some foam and get busy with the kitchen knife? Couldn't do a worse job than me! :lol3
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By ECKS-Man
My bad! :D

My bad! :D
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By ECKS-Man
Mate are you sure that's a 92? I had a 92 and it...

Mate are you sure that's a 92? I had a 92 and it was nothing like that! Looks more like an 82 model really! The 92's were generally white with blue (or some in yellow) frame and seat. Google image...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By ECKS-Man
Well, it was an amazing weekend at Catombal dirt...

Well, it was an amazing weekend at Catombal dirt bike park, just west of Wellington NSW. The tracks were perfectly moist, and 250 riders pre-paid entry fees to the rally. I was a sweep rider, and...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,539
Posted By ECKS-Man
They are a good thing the old DR350. I'd be...

They are a good thing the old DR350. I'd be concerned about the age, but otherwise they have a lovely smooth engine, plush suspension, steel subframe, are good on fuel and being Suzuki's they are...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,220
Posted By ECKS-Man
Nice work, but a few constructive criticism's if...

Nice work, but a few constructive criticism's if I may:

1. Your hand-held shots are quite shakey, maybe get a light tripod to stabilise it (hold and brace the camera/tripod instead of just the...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,539
Posted By ECKS-Man
Umm.. have you seen this thread?...

Umm.. have you seen this thread? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390890

Yes, a WR250R will cope beautifully!

Also this post:...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By ECKS-Man
:rofl :lol3

:rofl
:lol3
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