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Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,933
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! We're in Santiago now, picking...

Good stuff!

We're in Santiago now, picking up a pair of rental nx400 on Monday and heading for the hills

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,933
Posted By clintnz
The fact I'm going to be riding in the Andes on...

The fact I'm going to be riding in the Andes on Monday isn't enough to stop me being a bit jealous! :lol3 Make sure you get some pics posted asap so I've got something to look at while waiting around...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By clintnz
:rofl Klim make nice stuff but some basic...

:rofl

Klim make nice stuff but some basic MX pants will work well too. Use them with some separate strap on knee armour. I added some beefier hip armour to mine as the std pads were quite thin....
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,478
Posted By clintnz
You should have one in your kitchen. Clean up the...

You should have one in your kitchen. Clean up the cases as best you can & then put them in the oven at 150 degC, the bearings should come out with a light tap.

I replaced those as I had the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-27-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,141
Posted By clintnz
I got the 1st one from...

I got the 1st one from http://www.motoone.co.nz/tr140-80-18-motoz-tr1408018?search=motoz who appear to still have them, I think I just ordered the last one in at the local bike shop.

Cheers
...
Forum: New Zealand 01-26-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,141
Posted By clintnz
Try a Motoz tractionator desert HT rear next...

Try a Motoz tractionator desert HT rear next time. Grips like an MT21, wears like a T63. Cheaper than just about anything else available in 140/18 too. Works well paired with an MT21 front.

Cheers...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,231,725
Posted By clintnz
There were 2 different materials used for the Adv...

There were 2 different materials used for the Adv tanks, non paintable coloured polyethylene (the 'rallye' version) Later models were all nylon (along with the 18L Enduro tanks) & they come painted....
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 291,718
Posted By clintnz
Yep, that's good stuff! Have been getting a few...

Yep, that's good stuff! Have been getting a few of the MTR brand sachets which are real tasty plus sachets are great when wild camping & carrying out the trash.



Yum!

I'd go to hell for it...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 398,512
Posted By clintnz
fixed it for ya :lol3 Wear a white helmet...

fixed it for ya :lol3

Wear a white helmet & hi-vis jacket & you'll have it covered :evil For extra points stick 'POLITE' decals front & back :D

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,025
Posted By clintnz
Yep, on the 640 the bearings will sometimes just...

Yep, on the 640 the bearings will sometimes just fall out if the whole case is heated to over 200 degC in an oven. I had no problem doing it in my kitchen :D I first gave my cases a good clean with...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,088
Posted By clintnz
I did quite a few miles of hiking in my old...

I did quite a few miles of hiking in my old Stylmartin Active Trail boots, which are a trials style boot similar to the Forma Adventure, Oxtar Infinity, Gaerne Balance.

My current Sidi...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,409
Posted By clintnz
Klim is way outta my budget but I have been...

Klim is way outta my budget but I have been trying the shell + armour approach for a few months & am quite liking it. Got a mid range waterproof RST jacket & stripped out the armour plus a basic AXO...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,933
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff mate, you're certainly getting a...

Good stuff mate, you're certainly getting a handle on that new camera pretty well, some nice pics there! Keep up the good work.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,330
Posted By clintnz
Waterproofing when new is only a small part of...

Waterproofing when new is only a small part of the story. How well it will lasts is another. My old Stylmartin boots, allegedly waterproof, were great for 3 or 4 rides then leaked like buggery,...
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By clintnz
Good plan - although it is peak season, our usual...

Good plan - although it is peak season, our usual strategy is to have a look at an accommodation guide the day before, or even at lunchtime - then call ahead to whatever establishment looks good &...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By clintnz
Coolant just in the oil won't stop it running....

Coolant just in the oil won't stop it running. Maybe pull the spark plug & check you don't have water in the cylinder. It wouldn't be unusual for it to take a few flushes of oil to get all the water...
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By clintnz
Unless there's something you really want to see...

Unless there's something you really want to see in Dunedin I'd give that a miss & go south via the inland scenic route & hwy 8. Lots of ADV diversions / shortcuts / longcuts on the way too, see the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 64,804
Posted By clintnz
Great work on the report! I am following...

Great work on the report!

I am following along with keen interest as my girlfriend & I will be landing in Santiago at the end of this month for 5 weeks of moto touring :D Our plans are fairly...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By clintnz
Build up the contacts on the bulb with a knob of...

Build up the contacts on the bulb with a knob of solder, install with a dab of Vaseline (dielectric grease) ... no more issues. The grease stops the contacts arcing & eroding with the vibes.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,231,725
Posted By clintnz
The plot thickens... My piston measurements...

The plot thickens...

My piston measurements over the flat part of the crown & the valve pockets actually sit about 1/2 way in between those measured for the new/old pistons by Gunnerbuck.

That...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,231,725
Posted By clintnz
Interesting stuff, the original piston in my 03...

Interesting stuff, the original piston in my 03 lived a long & happy life - will have to have a measure up & see if it's the same as your toasted one.

Near 40K km on my 2nd, ~2011 vintage...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! There's a lot of out 'n back involved...

Good stuff! There's a lot of out 'n back involved in seeing that coastline but it's all well worthwhile.



There were less talented blokes than you 2 getting through there on big pigs on...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By clintnz
Try some OE KTM ones. Mine have survived 135k km....

Try some OE KTM ones. Mine have survived 135k km. They sorta clip together & just pop apart in a crash, then can be easily put back together. I think I've only replaced one bulb in that time too....
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,743
Posted By clintnz
Holy thread dredge batman! Several guys above...

Holy thread dredge batman!
Several guys above had the answer - squeeze the caliper in to push fluid back to the master, I do this with the bike leaned over on the stand & the bars turned to keep...
Forum: New Zealand 12-29-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,596
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! Pretty similar concept to what Rosie...

Good stuff! Pretty similar concept to what Rosie & I run with our Andystrapz panniers. If you are planning on a few rough tracks do as Andy suggests & secure them with a horizontal strap right around...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By clintnz
Cheers guys! The sidestand itself isn't...

Cheers guys!

The sidestand itself isn't bent, it's a combo of a bend in the bracket & wear in the hinge I think, about time I pulled it off & had another go at fixing it up.

Yep, Mitas...
Forum: New Zealand 12-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,541
Posted By clintnz
Wicked Xmas eve traffic...

Afternoon ride from Kawerau to Hawkes Bay the adv way.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1032613

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By clintnz
Xmas eve traffic - New Zealand

Kicking back in the sun after a swim and a spot of beach cricket at Waimarama. Thought I might have a play at putting up a wee ride report off the tablet. One of the cool things about heading over to...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By clintnz
yep, well, lid compulsory in my workshop given...

yep, well, lid compulsory in my workshop given the quantities of grinding/saw dust etc that fly around on occasion.

I have some rectangular ones, about A4 footprint, of varying depths, that...
Forum: New Zealand 12-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By clintnz
Will probably be heading home from Hawkes Bay...

Will probably be heading home from Hawkes Bay Saturday or Sunday, will be on the KTM. I shall txt when I know what I'm doing when, might be able to catch up for a coffee along the way.

Cheers
...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,185
Posted By clintnz
Not running when hot could also be the choke...

Not running when hot could also be the choke jammed on somehow.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Australia 12-15-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,256
Posted By clintnz
Good to see you back on the road mate, have fun...

Good to see you back on the road mate, have fun up the Molesworth!



Us locals see that as more of an opportunity than a problem... :wink::lol3

As the loopys only go there by boat...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,019
Posted By clintnz
Pity that headlight won't fit. Maybe you need to...

Pity that headlight won't fit. Maybe you need to space it forward some? I wonder how Gunner's mate did it as that one doesn't stick out much? When I built my 7" light setup I was faced with the same...
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,596
Posted By clintnz
Good stuff! Screen & lights look good. ...

Good stuff! Screen & lights look good.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: New Zealand 12-09-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By clintnz
Have you been over the Borland into the South Arm...

Have you been over the Borland into the South Arm of Manapouri? Should be first stop on the way South from Te Anau if not.

Cheers
Clint
Forum: Latin America 12-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,709
Posted By clintnz
Hi Nancy, might see you on the road! My...

Hi Nancy, might see you on the road!

My girlfriend & I have booked a couple of NX400 hire bikes in Santiago from 2 Feb for 5 weeks. We are planning to explore Chile & Argentina from around...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,025
Posted By clintnz
Do you have the parts manual for the 690? If not...

Do you have the parts manual for the 690? If not get one or look at the diagrams on one of the online parts websites. When I rebuilt my 640 I found the parts book drawings quite useful to check on...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 636,384
Posted By clintnz
x3 As a TIG n00b I tried both & have found the...

x3 As a TIG n00b I tried both & have found the footpedal much easier.

...although a friend of mine who is a pro TIG guru uses torch controls exclusively - makes it easier to move around on...
Forum: New Zealand 12-04-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,781
Posted By clintnz
Well done Shar! I think it's a...

Well done Shar!



I think it's a Yamaha thing... Rosie's WR sump bung has a habit of being an absolute bitch to undo, despite always being torqued to spec. It had a similarly small hex on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,230
Posted By clintnz
Neat stuff! We're going to have to come & visit...

Neat stuff! We're going to have to come & visit one day...

Cheers
Clint
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