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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 361,313
Posted By Hoots
Sold Pending Payment GoPro Hero 2 ...

Sold Pending Payment

GoPro Hero 2

Used 3 or 4 times - unmarked original condition

Includes case and various attachments, as well as chest harness and a spare battery

$150 plus...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
Why not just talk to the company ... ? ...

Why not just talk to the company ... ?

ph: 1204 544930
info@ccm-motorcycles.net
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,567
Posted By Hoots
Hello Mitch - any thoughts about this?

Hello Mitch - any thoughts about this?
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,592
Posted By Hoots
Sounds really good You're happy with the...

Sounds really good

You're happy with the back end as it is then, or planning some work there as well?
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
Turpentine was just a wide and well-graded 2WD...

Turpentine was just a wide and well-graded 2WD road the last time I went through there (in the car)

I guess all those roads might get a bit boggy / slippery in parts after heavy rain, but I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Hoots
The beast is a great-looking bit of gear

The beast is a great-looking bit of gear
Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
Good point

Good point
Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
This made me think: Is it too stupid to...

This made me think:

Is it too stupid to wonder whether the gearset from a 625SXC or 640A would fit in the 690 ... ?
Forum: Australia 07-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
I ran 16:44 gearing for over a year - it worked...

I ran 16:44 gearing for over a year - it worked well for everything but very technical stuff - the problem there is that the bike doesn't just lug well, and doesn't pull well off the bottom - which...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
I don't know anything about the specs (ratios)...

I don't know anything about the specs (ratios) for the 990 gearbox

Will be good to hear how you get on re' fitment
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
Interesting idea - anyone able to answer this ......

Interesting idea - anyone able to answer this ... ?
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
Surprisingly hard to tell ... But I guess...

Surprisingly hard to tell ...

But I guess trout don't have fur, so going by the bit hanging out the bottom of the pastry I'd be thinking squirrel ...

EDIT: sorry Ron - the warning re' ice...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
Not sure if you posted the right link ... ? ...

Not sure if you posted the right link ... ?

That one was a road bike ploughing along somewhere or other, but nothing happened ... ?

Freezing down south of Bredbo yesterday - bitterly cold...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
This is making something of nothing IMO ...

This is making something of nothing IMO

The motor in this bike is not new, and most (if not all) of the componentry is tried and true

No reason to think that the reliability of this bike...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 26,567
Posted By Hoots
Have you ever given any thought to fabricating a...

Have you ever given any thought to fabricating a wide-ratio gear-set?

Nova Racing have made one, but they are a low-volume niche provider and the product is unfeasibly expensive

For may of us,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,787
Posted By Hoots
That's quite amusing I sent them a note...

That's quite amusing

I sent them a note also, and got a very similar response

It's a bloody shame - I wonder whether they would consider selling their design to a higher-volume...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
Watch out for ice if you're heading Tharwa way

Watch out for ice if you're heading Tharwa way
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
We've had that sort of crud all winter up here so...

We've had that sort of crud all winter up here so far - usually a nice time in CBR - big skies, crisp air, etc - not this year, so far ...

That said, the cloud has lifted here today and while...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,743
Posted By Hoots
Those WRRs look the goods ...

Those WRRs look the goods ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,787
Posted By Hoots
It's very annoying because this gearbox would...

It's very annoying because this gearbox would (IMO) turn the bike into something absolutely brilliant

But $AU4,000 is simply too much money for anyone other than a sponsored racer - and they are...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
There's also the Lynx from Britannia Composites ...

There's also the Lynx from Britannia Composites

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/index.php/productmenu/lynxmenu

...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
My situation's changed - some visitors on Friday,...

My situation's changed - some visitors on Friday, and through the weekend

And the weather is a bit ordinary anyway

But definitely motivated to do something next week
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
Discovered that this wide ratio gearbox is circa...

Discovered that this wide ratio gearbox is circa $AU4,000

Plus shipping / import tax / installation expenses

Not really tenable at that price

Shame ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,787
Posted By Hoots
Very interested ... EDIT: just discovered...

Very interested ...

EDIT: just discovered that it's circa $AU4,000 ...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
Can't help you with the fairing issue (I'm happy...

Can't help you with the fairing issue (I'm happy with the hardparts screen), but very interested in this wide-ratio gearbox ...

For those who didn't notice the link:
...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
Some possibility of a ride at the end of the week...

Some possibility of a ride at the end of the week

Weather and work permitting

Mike has bought another X-Challenge, which he's merged with his old one (stuffed motor) - if all back together then...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
That was the coldest I've been for a very long...

That was the coldest I've been for a very long time ...
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
I'd be keen, albeit with a bit of planetary...

I'd be keen, albeit with a bit of planetary alignment
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
Snowed on us in Tallaganda on Wednesday ... ...

Snowed on us in Tallaganda on Wednesday ...

Big white flakes blowing through the trees ...

Very very beautiful, but f_cking cold - we were only wearing enduro stuff - unbelievably cold -...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
Looking good

Looking good
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
The proof is in the pudding - I would tend to...

The proof is in the pudding - I would tend to take the advice of those who have ridden the bike over some hypothetical stats
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 311,918
Posted By Hoots
I took the 690 out for a battery-charging run to...

I took the 690 out for a battery-charging run to Gunning - nice coffee and pastries - but the weather was pretty ordinary - pleased with the high-tech half-price thermals from Mont ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
Looks good I wasn't sure whether it was...

Looks good

I wasn't sure whether it was the BMW motor, or the Kymco variant used in the TE449 - the latter had more go

We need to find someone who wants to be an importer

Our local...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
Good to know We're watching closely over...

Good to know

We're watching closely over here, but fear a long (possibly unworkable) compliance process - sad, and has prevented a few nice niche bikes from making it to the Australian market...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
Perhaps he could take it for a (very) long test...

Perhaps he could take it for a (very) long test ride ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
I can't find a post where you explain why it is...

I can't find a post where you explain why it is that you want to change the counter-sprocket on the trail - I remain perplexed about that - I can't honestly see why you'd want to be doing that

...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
Surely you can borrow a bike ...? Someone...

Surely you can borrow a bike ...?

Someone offered a 625SXC a few posts back ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 209,063
Posted By Hoots
I don't understand why you would want to change...

I don't understand why you would want to change the counter-sprocket out on the trail ...

And the fact that it is 5-speed is irrelevant - my 6-speed 690 has a much narrower gearbox than my...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 531,083
Posted By Hoots
I don't think this is true Mine has been...

I don't think this is true

Mine has been bulletproof thus far

The web can be misleading, as any poor flog who has a problem gets up on his hind legs and whinges about it to the world -...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,592
Posted By Hoots
Same here, FWIW

Same here, FWIW
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