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Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 96,389
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Posted By blackcap
youll need a rotor puller too. and be careful of...

youll need a rotor puller too. and be careful of that big nut in the photo. its a left hand thread if i remember correctly
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
does anyone know if drilling the holes in the...

does anyone know if drilling the holes in the rear brake rotor out to 10mm is a really bad idea? i dont want to do all of them, just enough to get a disc lock with a decent pin size on there....
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By blackcap
ive used the Weatherpack and similar stuff...

ive used the Weatherpack and similar stuff elsewhere on the bike for fuses and such but ive never seen a panel mount connection. do they exist?

the anderson stuff looks industrial quality good,...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By blackcap
thanks for all the replies guys. what im getting...

thanks for all the replies guys. what im getting is that the weatherproofing isnt as big a deal as i originally thought. the 12V outlet im using now regularly needs the corrosion sanded off to make...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By blackcap
The Greatest Panel Mounted Power Outlet

thats what im looking for. ive had enough or wobbly, loose, bulky and not-at-all-weatherproof 12V cigarette lighter sockets. im running a POV HD helmet camera from the bikes battery and if the power...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
sounds like you and i cross rivers at very...

sounds like you and i cross rivers at very different speeds. i once crossed a small causeway at 70km/hr and the water spray knocked my feet off the pegs :puke1

i am honestly curious about when you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
thats why i use the key, otherwise things like...

thats why i use the key, otherwise things like headlights might be forgotten about when riding in places like central australia where you can leave the key in the ignition and not worry about it. i...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By blackcap
what about 12V connections to the bike? i saw a...

what about 12V connections to the bike? i saw a few people mention the SAE plugs for battery tenders but what about while riding? the SAE are definitely good with vibrations but they dont look very...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
brillant! mines been getting stuck in the off...

brillant! mines been getting stuck in the off position for some time now. i just got used to using the key to kill the bike so i dont have to deal with trying to get the thing to come out again....
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By blackcap
got it. thanks for the clarification. turned out...

got it. thanks for the clarification. turned out it was the USB outlet up on the dash. its a sealed weatherproof unit so no chance of doing a field fix, time for a new one. unplugged it and the amps...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By blackcap
have acquired an ammeter, just not sure where to...

have acquired an ammeter, just not sure where to point the probes and what to look for. so far ive promptly placed it across the two battery terminals on the amps setting and thankfully the ammeters...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By blackcap
brain drain, sorry, i mean battery drain

over the course of a few days my battery is draining itself. this is a new thing for this bike, previously i could leave it sitting for weeks without having any problems with the battery. so far this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
if you drill a small hole into the inside of the...

if you drill a small hole into the inside of the bracket that the caliper bolts to, the pickup fits in there nicely, out of harms way and the cable then follows the brake line from the inside of the...
Forum: Asia 02-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By blackcap
Thailand and Laos Honda Clubs

hi all, im currently on an extended stop over in malaysia on my way from australia to iceland. ive fallen in with some of the bikers here and we have started talking about riding honda EX5 110cc...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
anyone ever sourced steering head bearings for...

anyone ever sourced steering head bearings for the DR from a SKF, NSK, FAG or any of those companies? just wondering if theres a standard bearing number for them that might make them easier to source...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
i was always taught that the valve should be...

i was always taught that the valve should be directly opposite the rim lock to help keep everything in balance, so thats where mine lives
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
fair enough, i can see how doing the rim lock...

fair enough, i can see how doing the rim lock first makes sense when only working the tire on in one direction. i guess im just lazy and dont like to move once ive got myself comfortable in the dirt
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
do you mean you start at the rim lock and work...

do you mean you start at the rim lock and work all the way around the wheel back to the rim lock? my logic is the same as yours by the sounds of it (the rim lock gets in the way of pushing the bead...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
a few tips for tomorrow: 1. line the valve...

a few tips for tomorrow:

1. line the valve stem up before you try spooning on the second bead; get one bead on, stuff your tube in the tire with a little air in it and get the valve stem poking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
this guy is living in Japan and seems to have...

this guy is living in Japan and seems to have access to just about every different OEM connector and terminal ever made plus a bunch of other waterproof and tough connectors. i just order a big...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
i just balance wheels on the bike and if they...

i just balance wheels on the bike and if they arent too badly out dont even worry about weights. back the brake pads off nicely (or just remove the calliper if your fussy).

the following photos...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
i never clean my chain, easier :norton

i never clean my chain, easier :norton
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,362
Posted By blackcap
hi all, im new to the whole ice racing (or even...

hi all, im new to the whole ice racing (or even riding) thing and im struggling to find some information on it, particularly the tire side of things. im in malaysia at the moment and have been asked...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
i dont know about others but off-road i find the...

i dont know about others but off-road i find the frequency of lubricating is less consistant. sometimes you want extra lube like in the wet when it gets washed off easier and sometimes you want a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
thanks for taking the time to do that DR Steve....

thanks for taking the time to do that DR Steve. mine looks like it was running at about 19mm which could explain some of the tracking issues i used to get all the time when riding no hands haha....
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
hi all, just wondering if anyone out there had a...

hi all, just wondering if anyone out there had a few spare minutes to help another DRer out. im about to rebuild the front wheel (130 000km is enough i think) and was hoping someone could measure the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 578,751
Posted By blackcap
is this a contender or have i been totally...

is this a contender or have i been totally outgunned?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1402961_10152004219887082_1128795530_o.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
horrible things. slippery everywhere. quick to...

horrible things. slippery everywhere. quick to wear out. the small amount of additional milage you get out of them doesnt come close to compensating for the sacrifice that you make on traction in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
pull the head off. lightens the load and gives...

pull the head off. lightens the load and gives more than enough wiggle room so you dont scratch the frame or put your back out trying to lift that lump
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
try sending them an email about getting a better...

try sending them an email about getting a better price. lots of online shipping calculators do things like this and most people are happy to calculate a more reasonable shipping cost manually.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
http://www.aerostich.com/tools/tools/drivers-allen...

http://www.aerostich.com/tools/tools/drivers-allen-wrenches/versatool.html

easily my most used tool. smaller and lighter than most screwdrivers and lets me carry 6 different types of screwdriver...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
dickin about with the bike today. new horns...

dickin about with the bike today. new horns sorted out and had some leftover heat shield tape so thought put it to good use and try to stop the engine from evaporating all my petrol away. probably...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
done. i just used all the old hardware in a...

done. i just used all the old hardware in a different configuration. the bracket that the plate illumination light is mounted to is the old plate mounting bracket, just turned round and mounted in a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
yep, doubles as a parts washing basin for me when...

yep, doubles as a parts washing basin for me when things break :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
andy strapz expedition panniers

andy strapz expedition panniers
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 96,389
Views: 18,183,172
Posted By blackcap
so im trying to put together a blog, which im...

so im trying to put together a blog, which im useless at, and hoping to get some feedback from the DR community. after all you guys know more about these things than most. put this together this...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,672
Posted By blackcap
wow, now i can see the rock the front wheel got...

wow, now i can see the rock the front wheel got caught up on haha
Forum: Australia 11-02-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,672
Posted By blackcap
keen AND stupid. no idea what i was doing but...

keen AND stupid. no idea what i was doing but water crossings arent as scary anymore. the beauty of the telegraph track is that most of the cars do the southern half together, rest at the falls for 2...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,672
Posted By blackcap
thanks. was a lot of fun learning about de...

thanks. was a lot of fun learning about de drowning the DR while i was there too haha. i think it was 2005. late june and the wet season had been longer than normal according to the locals so a lot...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14,335
Views: 1,866,672
Posted By blackcap
something old from Cape York. my first "big" ride...

something old from Cape York. my first "big" ride on the DR. 3000km sydney to cairns in 4 days then change tires and into the dirt. i met the guys in the pajero while i was up there and they filmed...
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