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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By clintnz
I made up a set of racks for a friend's XT250 to...

I made up a set of racks for a friend's XT250 to suit drybag type bicycle panniers a while back, it turned out to be a good concept. Sounds like you've got fabrication ability so go to it I'd say....
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By clintnz
The volcanos are the Tongariro National Park...

The volcanos are the Tongariro National Park southwest of lake Taupo - pretty good views can be had from either hwy 1 or hwy 47 on a good day.

For accommodation maybe try Hicks Bay or Te Araroa...
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 60,755
Posted By clintnz
I have now learned that expecting the...

I have now learned that expecting the dealer/importer/AA/insurance company to recover your vehicle following a breakdown or accident is usually the least preferred option. It generally involves far...
Forum: New Zealand 10-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 25,863
Posted By clintnz
Looking forward to the ride! Will be rolling down...

Looking forward to the ride! Will be rolling down Friday afternoon. Anything is good for dinner Friday Phil, Just let us know if takeaways is the plan & we'll grab a few beers on the way in.


...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,174
Views: 1,120,753
Posted By clintnz
Don't panic mate. That's just a drain hole for...

Don't panic mate. That's just a drain hole for the spark plug recess.

Clint
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,364
Posted By clintnz
Looks good, welding stuff like that with a stick...

Looks good, welding stuff like that with a stick welder takes some talent. Being real fussy on cleaning/grinding back to bare metal as if you were TIGing can help a lot.



One thing I'd add is...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,484
Posted By clintnz
Looks Interesting.... but no I haven't explored...

Looks Interesting.... but no I haven't explored that one. There are quite a few paper roads in that area, some of which most definitely only exist on paper.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By clintnz
That definitely used to be the case, but not so...

That definitely used to be the case, but not so much now. Rosie has Spark, I have Vodafone, we do lots of travelling together & haven't really been able to pick a clear winner in the coverage stakes...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By clintnz
As Trustme sez, Raglan & SH22 on the way back up...

As Trustme sez, Raglan & SH22 on the way back up would be good. A diversion down SH47 to have a look at the Tongariro volcanos would be nice if it's a good day but your route on SH41 is good twisty...
Forum: New Zealand 10-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By clintnz
With 3 days out of Auckland & wanting to do a...

With 3 days out of Auckland & wanting to do a bunch of riding nip out around Coromandel peninsula then down the coast, around East Cape & back through the Waioeka gorge, & hwy 30 around the lakes...
Forum: New Zealand 10-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By clintnz
Have actually just been checking on ph/data...

Have actually just been checking on ph/data options - Vodafone looks to have the best deals at present. Get one with a bit of data as free wifi can be a bit patchy in NZ.



No. Whoever told...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 77,067
Posted By clintnz
IF you don't have any tight valves, yes. (note...

IF you don't have any tight valves, yes. (note size of 'if') Take the opportunity to turn the motor through a few revs while referring to Creepers TDC guide & watching what the rockers etc are doing...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By clintnz
Starter motor brushes could be worn. It's very...

Starter motor brushes could be worn. It's very easy to remove & disassemble the starter to check. Any auto electrician should be able to fit some new brushes for you, or check out the LC4 index for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,094
Posted By clintnz
Some good comments above. I'll add a couple of...

Some good comments above. I'll add a couple of bits of info & opinion though - having spent some time on most of the machines being discussed.

While the KTM 690 & the WR250R are similar weights...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 90,135
Posted By clintnz
I've got a few miles on my Airoh S4 now & am...

I've got a few miles on my Airoh S4 now & am still quite liking it. In the mid priced bracket I'd rate it as one of the best for sure. Of course a lot of it is just that it fits me well, but it's...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By clintnz
Check around for 2nd hand heads or grenaded...

Check around for 2nd hand heads or grenaded motors with a good head. DR650's sometimes suffer from a 3rd gear explosion which tends to destroy everything but the head so there should be a few around....
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 77,067
Posted By clintnz
Indeed. I think Creeper's excellent writeup on...

Indeed. I think Creeper's excellent writeup on finding TDC has led astray a few of the LC4 brethren - it was written to apply to all motors, & sticking something down the spark plug hole is probably...
Forum: New Zealand 10-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 13,889
Posted By clintnz
If you have 3rd party or better insurance on your...

If you have 3rd party or better insurance on your bike you may find it covers this. Check your policy. I know mine has 10 mil liability.

I've struck the same issue with a forest I wanted to send...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 77,067
Posted By clintnz
Er, if you are getting this far into a motor you...

Er, if you are getting this far into a motor you REALLY should know how to find TDC :norton Plus you'll want it at TDC to check the valve clearances when you're done anyway.

I think you are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By clintnz
Good advice above. It has probably just...

Good advice above.

It has probably just knocked the bar clamp/risers out of alignment, so start by loosening off the bar clamps & see if you can wiggle them straight. The rubber mounted bar...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 77,067
Posted By clintnz
I'd imagine having the motor at TDC-C is a good...

I'd imagine having the motor at TDC-C is a good idea as otherwise the valve springs will push the camshaft out of place when you remove the rocker cover, as the cover also retains the camshaft.
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By clintnz
The wee XT looked as good in the flesh as in the...

The wee XT looked as good in the flesh as in the pics & went really well on the way down from Auckland yesterday. All that power took some getting used to though...
...
Forum: New Zealand 09-30-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! If you want to kit it out for luggage...

Good stuff! If you want to kit it out for luggage & need some ideas I can get you some pics of the racks I made for Nic's one.

We are actually going to Auckland this weekend, could get it down as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,772
Posted By clintnz
Cool report! Some neat pics & great to see those...

Cool report! Some neat pics & great to see those nice old airheads still being used as intended. Travel is often made so enjoyable by those random encounters on the road, motorcycles seem to help...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,243
Views: 566,168
Posted By clintnz
So after the discussion about TIG brazing a while...

So after the discussion about TIG brazing a while back I decided to give it a try. I asked at the local engineering supplies store about silicon bronze rods, they didn't have any but the guy...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,908
Posted By clintnz
Nissan Patrol/Safari front radius arms. Now in my...

Nissan Patrol/Safari front radius arms. Now in my Landcruiser with the matching axle etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/clhandcock/rP1020269_zpsa9cb6e43.jpg

Another nice thing about...
Forum: New Zealand 09-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By clintnz
Around the central Nth Is, especially over...

Around the central Nth Is, especially over winter, there are lots of organised trail rides put on, lots of people have non road legal trail/enduro/mx machines for these. Not sure if you get quite as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By clintnz
While you're big enough to handle the 640 ok, you...

While you're big enough to handle the 640 ok, you might have more fun & learn better skills on the WRR in the dirt. Especially given you have the Scrambler for more road focussed trips.

Cheers...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,908
Posted By clintnz
I have 3" douglas fir under 6mm steel plate with...

I have 3" douglas fir under 6mm steel plate with a 3mm backsplash welded on. Does multiple duty. I just lay out a rag or 2 for delicate stuff.
...
Forum: New Zealand 09-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By clintnz
Not sure on that one. Have been through a long...

Not sure on that one. Have been through a long cut there once but can't remember if it was that or Waipunga-Kaiwaka Rds. Personally I'd turn off at the Tutira shop & take Matahorua Rd - Pohokura Rd -...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By clintnz
If you want high, protective & waterproof MC...

If you want high, protective & waterproof MC boots there are only really 2 good options & they are both $$$ unfortunately. I tried on both the Alpinestars Toucans & the Sidi Adventures & decided on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8,958
Views: 1,955,896
Posted By clintnz
They are std size bulbs, plenty of LED options...

They are std size bulbs, plenty of LED options for the 1157 brake/tail around, I would assume the same for the flashers. First take the turn signals apart & clean them - they can get pretty dusty...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 474,127
Posted By clintnz
Gorgeous shots of the city! Bummer about...

Gorgeous shots of the city!

Bummer about the motor, what's your guess on the root cause? Detonation? Does the 625 have a low octane fuel CDI setting like the 640s?

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,488
Posted By clintnz
Nice! Did you know that there's also a...

Nice!

Did you know that there's also a natural 'Great Wall of China' in the South Australian outback? It's redder than that one but maybe not quite as impressive.

One day my lady & I are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,002
Posted By clintnz
Cool! It is always great to see some nice...

Cool! It is always great to see some nice pictures of beautiful places, in a part of the world most people hardly know about. :D

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,332
Posted By clintnz
Well proven desert weapon that one. ...

Well proven desert weapon that one.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Kawa_Rosie/Australia/P4140317.jpg

Even being ridden sensibly by Rosie it used a bit more than 3.7L/100 in touring...
Forum: New Zealand 09-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,453
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! Looks like a lot of fun. A neat...

Good stuff! Looks like a lot of fun. A neat variety of pics you've got there.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By clintnz
Check out the index, lots of info, there's even a...

Check out the index, lots of info, there's even a thread specifically about what to look for with a used LC4:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86958

If it's good as a first...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 288,491
Posted By clintnz
Good plan on floor coating, so glad I did that to...

Good plan on floor coating, so glad I did that to mine before I started shifting in all my crap. My budget only stretched to some basic concrete paint but it's been hugely better than nothing & was...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 442,465
Posted By clintnz
My original clutch slave was still working fine...

My original clutch slave was still working fine at 95k km but I noticed some wear in it when I took it off while rebuilding the motor - you could see the anodising had worn down to the bright alu in...
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