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Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18,704
Views: 2,237,390
Posted By Big Willy
be a different story if it was a 2 thumb texting...

be a different story if it was a 2 thumb texting while walking without looking up race...ya wouldn't stand a chance :D
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
He's already done it Hoots :thumb Tell ya...

He's already done it Hoots :thumb

Tell ya what though, it's a great way to immobilise your bike if you're worried about someone riding away on it :D
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Big Willy
Ya beat me to it DR :lol3

Ya beat me to it DR :lol3
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Big Willy
Haven't lubed a clutch or throttle cable for...

Haven't lubed a clutch or throttle cable for about 30 years, ever since lubing fecked the new clutch cable on the ol' Trumpy.

If it has some sort of liner, I don't think you should use a petroleum...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,257
Posted By Big Willy
Ah grandma :wink:

Ah grandma :wink:
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Shaun, why not get a resistance reading at...

Shaun, why not get a resistance reading at different temperatures and replace it with a resistor or even better a variable resistor to fine adjust the mixture?

On another note, a stick flicked up...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,949
Views: 231,847
Posted By Big Willy
Good thinking. Handy to note that a litre...

Good thinking.

Handy to note that a litre of water weighs exactly 1kg
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 55,048
Posted By Big Willy
No cylinder head?

No cylinder head?
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
The powerparts filter looks to be the older style...

The powerparts filter looks to be the older style Unifilter although the new style has the same thick base.

Here's what I've had to do to be satisfied that no/not much dust is getting through.
...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8,612
Views: 613,386
Posted By Big Willy
If you need to get mobile, try using some 5...

If you need to get mobile, try using some 5 minute araldite in the hole or aralditing a piece of coke can over it. Leave the radiator cap off to relieve any pressure.

The car accessories shops I'm...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Put it this way...they are far better than the...

Put it this way...they are far better than the original paper filter setup imo.

They do need a bit of tweaking and bending and sealing to make sure they have a perfect seal on the air box. Not...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
It's the filter...no filter underneath. What you...

It's the filter...no filter underneath. What you see is what you get :wink:
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
That's not a pre filter tho' Jawk, it's a copy of...

That's not a pre filter tho' Jawk, it's a copy of the Rally as Joe says.

They're a pretty good setup. I've got a secondhand one which I haven't been able to use as my airbox has been modded with...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
I've brought batteries back to life with jumper...

I've brought batteries back to life with jumper leads to a good battery plus battery charger. Still got the original battery in my 2012 model...Yuasa.

It's been flat a couple of times, last time...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8,612
Views: 613,386
Posted By Big Willy
Thanks for that ! Very very nice !

Thanks for that ! Very very nice !
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
I just did 1700km over the long weekend. ...

I just did 1700km over the long weekend.

Firstly, vibes through the bars are felt but are not intrusive, nor did they cause any numbness or pain. In fact, I quite like them.

Fuel economy ranged...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Let's hope so. :thumb I recently had tennis...

Let's hope so. :thumb

I recently had tennis elbow and thought it may have been the bikes, and it was probably was 'cos I think it was caused by a big getoff. :D

I've just ignored it and used my...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Going away for the long weekend so will report...

Going away for the long weekend so will report back my findings.

Do you think wheel balance, suspension or knobbies have anything to do with it plus the fact you have to hold on like mad during...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8,612
Views: 613,386
Posted By Big Willy
pics of the old XY please :bow

pics of the old XY please :bow
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 348,496
Posted By Big Willy
Nice looking shock for sure ! I think he may...

Nice looking shock for sure !

I think he may be referring to the small length of shaft that is exposed.
Judging by this and the thickness of the spring, there must be some serious linkage ratios...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Dead right Tiggs. Mates have jumped on my...

Dead right Tiggs.

Mates have jumped on my 690 and said it's viby and I've gone like "WHAT...YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS ?"

But then they grew up on Japanese multis and I with British and Italian twins...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,632
Posted By Big Willy
The fact is, if a product is made here, then it...

The fact is, if a product is made here, then it is possible to sell it here cheaper than the importer of the goods in the US. I know that a 3kg overnight express bag in Oz is about $14 and the 5kg...
Forum: Australia 09-24-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 114,400
Posted By Big Willy
Free advice...I'll take it if Ryan doesn't :D

Free advice...I'll take it if Ryan doesn't :D
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,632
Posted By Big Willy
I used to buy Dunlop d606's from the States...

I used to buy Dunlop d606's from the States especially when the dollar was on the par.

Looking at prices recently and taking into account cost of delivery, it is no longer viable or necessary so I...
Forum: Australia 09-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Big Willy
thanks for the heads up Woop. Last time I...

thanks for the heads up Woop.

Last time I went, they still had both arse cheeks on the seat :lol3
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By Big Willy
That's right...no demand for 690 spares. :D

That's right...no demand for 690 spares. :D
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Another really nice Rally build :clap

Another really nice Rally build :clap
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,552
Posted By Big Willy
must be something to do with the new "bobber"...

must be something to do with the new "bobber" craze.

It's a win! :D
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Sheepskin for me too works well. Picked mine up...

Sheepskin for me too works well. Picked mine up from a garage sale selling baby stuff :D

Loaded another map into my ECM yesterday after figuring the EVO1 map was using too much fuel and wasn't...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,564
Posted By Big Willy
Top work! Looks really schmick! Are you just...

Top work! Looks really schmick!

Are you just gonna let the brake hose flex there aka car disc setups?
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Big Willy
Never attempted myself, but because the outer is...

Never attempted myself, but because the outer is ally, I reckon a bit of heat might help
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,777
Posted By Big Willy
A dingo took my baby :D If you don't jump up...

A dingo took my baby :D

If you don't jump up and down and scream then you are guilty :wink:
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3,053
Views: 448,701
Posted By Big Willy
Mary had a little lamb It once belonged to...

Mary had a little lamb
It once belonged to Rumble
He swapped it for a carton of piss
And a bowl of apple crumble

:D
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By Big Willy
What they said^^^. I know you said it's not...

What they said^^^.

I know you said it's not an oil line, but check your oil cooler too :thumb
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 47,960
Posted By Big Willy
All the best with your healing mate. You...

All the best with your healing mate.

You wont be joining the Crusty Demons after all then? :D
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By Big Willy
Stellite is worth a google. It used to be used on...

Stellite is worth a google. It used to be used on cam followers on all the pre 80 Triumphs.

It is actually a mix of cobalt and hard chrome among probably other things
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 558,223
Posted By Big Willy
Good stuff !

Good stuff !
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8,612
Views: 613,386
Posted By Big Willy
Once you've switched the switch, it's hard to...

Once you've switched the switch, it's hard to ditch the switch Ditchwitch :evil
Forum: Australia 07-30-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 132,358
Posted By Big Willy
like :D

like :D
Forum: Australia 07-30-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 460,672
Posted By Big Willy
rear wheel traction seems to be a bit of a...

rear wheel traction seems to be a bit of a problem

put an extra rear wheel on and they'd be on a winner :D
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