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Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,067
Posted By Mtrain
This is a little bit different to all the red...

This is a little bit different to all the red dust we're used to seeing in ride reports from you Dorthe.
You have to be careful feeding Jane small purple berries, I seem to remember a new years eve...
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,067
Posted By Mtrain
Huh! thats where she is. ADV is even a good way...

Huh! thats where she is. ADV is even a good way to keep track of your missus.
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,166
Posted By Mtrain
Sorry mate but this is incorrect. Sweat is...

Sorry mate but this is incorrect. Sweat is hypotonic which means that the concentrations of sodium,chloride and calcium are weaker than they are in the body. When you sweat your electrolyte...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mtrain
Sorry for the confusion regarding the above...

Sorry for the confusion regarding the above statement. Not sure how I confused the info on the Hema map but it is only the track between gum vale ,Mt sturt and Hewart downs O/S so forget every thing...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Mtrain
I don't know about "high class" adventure riding...

I don't know about "high class" adventure riding DVDs, most of them have more ARSE than class.:wink:
Forum: Australia 02-21-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Mtrain
Fishing and riding in NZ

A mate of mine just sent me this link, looks pretty fine to me.
http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/index.php
Forum: Australia 02-21-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mtrain
The maps state that all those tracks on the west...

The maps state that all those tracks on the west side of the silver city hwy between cameron corner and silverton are privately maintained for station use and to avoid recreational use. Im...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,653
Posted By Mtrain
So I guess you won't be riding your favourite 800...

So I guess you won't be riding your favourite 800 ya big poof!:lol3
Forum: Australia 12-08-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,399
Posted By Mtrain
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,178,904
Posted By Mtrain
A standard ring spanner (18mm) I think will fit...

A standard ring spanner (18mm) I think will fit in to get the front plug out which is all you need to de water the xc. I've done it once and it wasn't too bad. The other thing is that because you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,688
Posted By Mtrain
Was Just about to ask if there was a specific...

Was Just about to ask if there was a specific manual for the X or are you using the f650 one when I read this post, I'm curious as well.
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Mtrain
I want the dual sport version of that!:tb 690...

I want the dual sport version of that!:tb
690 single providing 75 hp without all the extra pig weight of a twin.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By Mtrain
Thanks for constructive responses guys, this info...

Thanks for constructive responses guys, this info will be forwarded on.:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By Mtrain
Ive had the xtank on mine for 60,000ks and...

Ive had the xtank on mine for 60,000ks and wouldnt do any thing else. How often do you need a range greater than 400ks?
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,048
Posted By Mtrain
I agree with this.It seems most of the people who...

I agree with this.It seems most of the people who have had failures have tried to adjust height by putting lower than recommended pressure in them. Go by the BMW recommendations. The bike also has a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,048
Posted By Mtrain
Im in similar boat. Mine has 60,000ks mainly...

Im in similar boat. Mine has 60,000ks mainly loaded and majority dirt. I like that its easy to adjust for when you are loaded or not.
I tend to like the firmer feel of airshocks any way.
Forum: Australia 10-13-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,448
Posted By Mtrain
I had an R just before the z came out again and...

I had an R just before the z came out again and couldn't understand why they made the z heavier with less suspension travel. Ive had the x challenge for 60,000ks now and love it. If I had the money I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By Mtrain
I Don't know about Lemon laws but consumer...

I Don't know about Lemon laws but consumer protection laws say that a product should last a reasonable time regardless of the manufacturers warranty.
Regarding the mechanic this bike hasn't had much...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By Mtrain
current 690 situation?

Just looking for some info/advice. My brother in law bought a new 690 just over twelve months ago and loved it when he got it. The problem is it has been completely unreliable. He has had three...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,133
Posted By Mtrain
Fuck me! Its a hard life here in oz with all this...

Fuck me! Its a hard life here in oz with all this disposable income.:eek1
Forum: Australia 09-21-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,227
Posted By Mtrain
Hey Gav, i don't know what other injuries you...

Hey Gav, i don't know what other injuries you have apart from the leg but the unsafe to travel bit sounds strange for a lower leg injury. If it would me I'd have a mate come and get me and drive me...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 46,355
Posted By Mtrain
Is there any change to the fuel pump set up? Just...

Is there any change to the fuel pump set up? Just wondered as a mate is about to sell his 690 after his third fuel pump failure in under a year.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,178,904
Posted By Mtrain
Have you got any photos of what youv'e done to...

Have you got any photos of what youv'e done to the air box cover panel?
How do you change that pre-filter foam?
Forum: Australia 08-23-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,164
Posted By Mtrain
I agree with Gadjet about Pheeneys track and last...

I agree with Gadjet about Pheeneys track and last hope track. They are good to start on because they run east west between the dunes and gradually get softer as you go in. You tend to find the north...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,178,904
Posted By Mtrain
Curious: if the tank vent is a check valve that...

Curious: if the tank vent is a check valve that only lets vapor out then what on a stock bike lets air in the tank as it empties out? That has to happen thru the gas cap then? But the gas cap only...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 100,231
Posted By Mtrain
I dont have a terra but have an xchallenge so...

I dont have a terra but have an xchallenge so take my advice for what its worth.
If the throttle is physically jamming is all the cable routing correct? And for a reset can you just disconnect the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,032
Posted By Mtrain
Great thread FLIKIT, Thanks for sharing. I love...

Great thread FLIKIT, Thanks for sharing.
I love tassie and missed my yearly fix last year but will get it this year. It is so different to the northerly lump.
I also appreciate your attitude to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,602
Posted By Mtrain
This will be great. Ive read the book about Ishi...

This will be great. Ive read the book about Ishi and now seeing photos of the area will give it another side. Thankyou
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 734,068
Posted By Mtrain
Is it correct as posted above that the valves...

Is it correct as posted above that the valves have to be checked every 6000? Any more info on service intervals would be appreciated.
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,312,341
Posted By Mtrain
Hey Beam(st)er, can you give us a rundown on your...

Hey Beam(st)er, can you give us a rundown on your bike. My wife (Miss jane on here) has an xcountry and we have debated putting a 21 on the front for the deeper sand. Do you have the stock forks? and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 734,068
Posted By Mtrain
I wonder if they did a run with the restricted...

I wonder if they did a run with the restricted version.
Talking to a husky rep the other day he stated that the restricted version put out 48 hp and that they de restrict them they go up to 58
Forum: Australia 11-24-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 100,231
Posted By Mtrain
The side stand is not actually auto retracting...

The side stand is not actually auto retracting which I had read and was looking for when we checked it out at the expo. It stays down but just takes very little force to kick it up. I wondered if it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,048
Posted By Mtrain
Da swing arm definitely not happy. I guess the...

Da swing arm definitely not happy.
I guess the pictures will come up soon.
:eek1
Forum: Australia 10-24-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 19,707
Posted By Mtrain
This is an internet forum. One of the members had...

This is an internet forum. One of the members had a run in with the owner of said forum and was banned. That's life.
I met Jock and Mr Cobb at the OCR and both seemed decent guys, that doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,048
Posted By Mtrain
mizzourider, This stuff about the miles being...

mizzourider,
This stuff about the miles being right is bullshit. My xc has 55,000km my wifes has 67 my mates has 80,000 and none have had the slightest issue with timing chains or tensioners etc. A...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 734,068
Posted By Mtrain
Do we know for sure if it does in fact have only...

Do we know for sure if it does in fact have only 190mm(7.5 inches) of suspension travel?
Forum: Australia 09-28-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,273
Posted By Mtrain
Put me down for one as well.

Put me down for one as well.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,178,904
Posted By Mtrain
Your problem may be getting the required pressure...

Your problem may be getting the required pressure rather than the access.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,083
Posted By Mtrain
I have debated the same thing but have dismayed...

I have debated the same thing but have dismayed at the fuel economy of the 990.
Forum: Australia 09-23-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,675
Posted By Mtrain
Back to El Ponkins post, I have busted one of...

Back to El Ponkins post, I have busted one of those ballards chain breakers and I think the replacement they sent me is a bit dodgy as well now. But I definitely disagree on the chain gang sprockets....
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