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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 129,080
Posted By plodalong
snow gums ...

snow gums
http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-RrPZV9L/0/L/031-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3608994871&k=RrPZV9L&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21,658
Views: 6,291,564
Posted By plodalong
With the shocks You should consider Progressive...

With the shocks You should consider Progressive 412. Put them on my Bonneville in Scrambler length and standard weight, they have HD ones for lard arses. The Bonnie is set up for touring and they...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,736
Posted By plodalong
DR650, should cope with the road and cheap to own...

DR650, should cope with the road and cheap to own and run.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,887
Posted By plodalong
Wife won't let me sell the thruxton, as it's so...

Wife won't let me sell the thruxton, as it's so pretty.

Not too much of a hardship, last year of carbs and clipons so it might be a classic in the making.

Allowed other bikes and because I have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 129,080
Posted By plodalong
Spring down under ...

Spring down under


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/i-JdG6P5k/0/L/017-L.jpg (http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/thruxton/24985120_HqQcN5#!i=3534001437&k=JdG6P5k&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,404
Posted By plodalong
Stop being silly, He needs to fill it up with...

Stop being silly, He needs to fill it up with water and the wood will float to the top.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,883
Posted By plodalong
For when the camps hungry. Take 1 whale and...

For when the camps hungry.

Take 1 whale and fillet.....


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Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,318
Posted By plodalong
Don't Smoke, Other side of the world, But that...

Don't Smoke, Other side of the world, But that seems strangely familiar

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-RCJrwv3/0/L/007-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,318
Posted By plodalong
Have a Thruxton and a Bonneville, apart from...

Have a Thruxton and a Bonneville, apart from minor oil leaks, some corrosion on the lacqured alloy and carb boots that rotted they have been totaly reliable.

As has been said they are a reliable...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,588
Views: 1,691,344
Posted By plodalong
Welcome and nice picts Other side...

Welcome and nice picts




Other side of the world but reminded me of this.

Australia had mountains once but we wore them out and this is all thats left.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,422
Posted By plodalong
I stay away from mud, not hard around here as its...

I stay away from mud, not hard around here as its pretty dry.
The sand on the "roads" locally gets too deep in the middle of summer, but its winter at the moment down under and the bike copes with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,422
Posted By plodalong
Guess I'm a slow learner. But like the wife, I...

Guess I'm a slow learner. But like the wife, I don't tell the bike it's too heavy.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,422
Posted By plodalong
My Bonneville has been quoted on here all ready...

My Bonneville has been quoted on here all ready but its pretty much what your planning.

Went for Scrambler length shocks, upgraded fork internals, Tec skid plate, Flat tracker bars, folding gear...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,234
Posted By plodalong
Picked her up as a bog stock Bonneville, wanted a...

Picked her up as a bog stock Bonneville, wanted a Scrambler but this was sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign. Wasn't fussy about the white but the price was too good to pass up and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,260
Posted By plodalong
Your buying a motorbike, Just want transport, buy...

Your buying a motorbike, Just want transport, buy a Toyota.

They're all low maintance and reliable, buy the one that will make you smile.

Bit biased as I have a Bonneville and a Thruxton in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,659
Posted By plodalong
The seat on my old 86 Tenere was a uncomfortable...

The seat on my old 86 Tenere was a uncomfortable thing. Tank was good for over 500klm, the seat less so.

Got a corbin Gunfighter on my Thruxton, Its good on smooth roads but bounces me around on...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21,658
Views: 6,291,564
Posted By plodalong
Scrambler has no more suspension travel than the...

Scrambler has no more suspension travel than the Bonneville, just sits a bit higher.

longer rear shocks will get you most of what you need.

Put progressive 412s on my Bonnie in...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21,658
Views: 6,291,564
Posted By plodalong
Just had a look at my tyres and they say scout...

Just had a look at my tyres and they say scout and M+S ?

But whatever they are they work very well for me on tar, gravel and sand. Havent tried mud yet, just don't like cleaning it off so I ride...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By plodalong
Kept it simple on my Bonneville and wired it to...

Kept it simple on my Bonneville and wired it to my Park lamp , that is the small bulb in the headlight. The 5v converter was easy to fit in the headlight shell.
Power is on when the igniton is and...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21,658
Views: 6,291,564
Posted By plodalong
Well learned something today. Mine have mud and...

Well learned something today. Mine have mud and snow on them and work very well on the road.

Have done a few 100ks in the rain and they were ok for me, but I'm pretty carefull on wet roads as even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 50,159
Posted By plodalong
Like others said, If you want a basic all roads...

Like others said, If you want a basic all roads bike the Bonneville/Scambler will cope. Wouldn't try to get too serious in the dirt though.
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,043
Posted By plodalong
trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is...

trouble with the Break type torque wrenches is users tend to forget to back off the adjustment setting. If they're left with the adjustment wound up they quickly go out of calibration. In a previous...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,256
Posted By plodalong
I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky,...

I have a pentax DSLR Kr and found it too bulky, Bought a Olympus TG-2. Compact, fits in my jacket pocket, waterproof to 5? meters, shock proof ect.

Takes pretty good pictures and 99% of the time I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 3,295,714
Posted By plodalong
Winter in Australia, best riding time locally,...

Winter in Australia, best riding time locally, not too hot or dusty.

Bonneville is constantly changing but she's just about perfect for me now.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 64,452
Posted By plodalong
The cases are pelican copies available from my...

The cases are pelican copies available from my local hardware shop for $40ea.
Made brackets that use the shock, and footpeg mounts and the threaded holes under the seat that are used for the Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 64,452
Posted By plodalong
My Bonneville tourer. <a...

My Bonneville tourer.


<a href="http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/37046725_XmjG5x#!i=3247748909&k=hfwNHhp&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,762
Posted By plodalong
Triumph bonneville se the 17" mag wheel version....

Triumph bonneville se the 17" mag wheel version. seat height 740mm (29.1")
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21,658
Views: 6,291,564
Posted By plodalong
Just went thru this exercise myself. 1st cheapo...

Just went thru this exercise myself. 1st cheapo cable I got wouldn't work with windows 7 or 8. Bit the bullet and bought the cable off the tuneecu website and it worked perfectly. Still a bit of a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 248,984
Posted By plodalong
Went for a short tour of the Aussie Snowy...

Went for a short tour of the Aussie Snowy Mountains, Bike ran like a champ.

http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-crwKBtk/0/L/006-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 269,437
Posted By plodalong
Road to the Mount Hotham ski field in Australia's...

Road to the Mount Hotham ski field in Australia's snowy mountains

Don't you love Skiers, Make all these lovely roads .



http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Scramvile/i-3kjF9QP/0/L/014-L.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 70,277
Posted By plodalong
One I spotted at my local club rally ...

One I spotted at my local club rally


http://plodalong.smugmug.com/Other/Griffith-rally-2014/i-pkpj6CK/0/XL/016-XL.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By plodalong
Something old ...

Something old


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Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,404
Posted By plodalong
Always had a Hinkley Triumph in my shed for the...

Always had a Hinkley Triumph in my shed for the last 20 years. 3 in total and still own 2 of them.

Only problems have been rubber bits, Carb boots, Fuel tap diaphragm, fork seals. They have never...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By plodalong
Just a modern Thruxton, Don't have the workshop...

Just a modern Thruxton, Don't have the workshop for a real classic.
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By plodalong
I Better extract the digit and get down there and...

I Better extract the digit and get down there and register tomorrow morning. Normal last minute dash.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,404
Posted By plodalong
Yes a knock off, Down under it's either "knock...

Yes a knock off, Down under it's either "knock off" or "rip off" if you buy the brand name version.

Just fitted the steering damper to my scamblerised Bonneville, Love it. Instantly more...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,404
Posted By plodalong
I'm in Australia so probably not much use to you...

I'm in Australia so probably not much use to you but they came from Bunnings Hardware. Supercheap Auto has similar but $10 more.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,404
Posted By plodalong
Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them or modify for...

Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them or modify for better security.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By plodalong
A good tip I learned Installing Honda car...

A good tip I learned Installing Honda car accessories that are held on with double sided tape, Use electrical contact cleaner to clean the surface 1st.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,404
Posted By plodalong
When I fitted one to my Thruxton I noticed the...

When I fitted one to my Thruxton I noticed the damper 1st time I rode out the driveway (a 100 yards or so) and haven't noticed it since. Left it set on position 3 and haven't touched it. Like you say...
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