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Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rockman
And some more ...

And some more
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/SARCharityRide009_zps705fa84b.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
[QUOTE=buckscreek;24877465]Hi Phil, it looks...

[QUOTE=buckscreek;24877465]Hi Phil,

it looks great, any ideas on top speed with rider and gear yet? Have you started playing with sprocket sizes to optimise power v's economy? I reckon it'd look...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Mines nearly ready to go. Needs a chain guard,...

Mines nearly ready to go. Needs a chain guard, mirrors and rego (historic). 98cc of pure POWER.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/IMG_1507_zps79711dbd.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rockman
A little more of the route:D ...

A little more of the route:D

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/SARCharityRide005_zps94f34c2f.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rockman
Jeez Col, you must have slept in. 5.56am post...

Jeez Col, you must have slept in. 5.56am post yesterday, 6.18 am today..:D

A pic of part of the route to wet your appetite
...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,033
Posted By Rockman
Most of the smaller towns and villages have died...

Most of the smaller towns and villages have died or are dying because we now have better roads and vehicles. A century (or more) ago when these places were established a 20-30 mile trek to the next...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rockman
Col and Mick off to check the route ...

Col and Mick off to check the route

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/SARCharityRide030_zpsdb36d08c.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rockman
Suzuki Dr250, specially prepared by Team Inverell...

Suzuki Dr250, specially prepared by Team Inverell Member, for conducting the pre run of the route to be taken on the Charity ride on 30 August.
Note the essential equipment secured to the bike...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rockman
Inverell ride scrapheap fundraiser

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/TrailRide2014_zps9eb8250c.jpg
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
G'day Wazzzzzzzzzzzzz Looks flash. Fair bit of...

G'day Wazzzzzzzzzzzzz Looks flash. Fair bit of work gone into that.
I'm still undecided on the Suzuki 100 or the K100. The Suzuki if I can sort out the charging circuit, otherwise to K100. Both...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Team Inverell launched at the (soon to be open)...

Team Inverell launched at the (soon to be open) Transport Museum.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/TeamInverellLaunch_zps142ff54a.jpg
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
[QUOTE=OldDog;24531222]Hey there Rock, hows your...

[QUOTE=OldDog;24531222]Hey there Rock, hows your scrapper going?

Up & running quite well. You recon old BMW electrics are bad, try an old jappo commuter sometime. I now have tail & brake lights,...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Try using a couple of longer bolts so that it...

Try using a couple of longer bolts so that it just holds the clutch plate in place. Personally I just eyeball them carefully and adjust the plate so that it is central, then tighten up a bit on the...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By Rockman
$5.00 canvas upper/rubber sole shoes from target....

$5.00 canvas upper/rubber sole shoes from target. Pack not much bigger than thongs, ok to walk in and you can get away with them if you go out in the evening.
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,680
Posted By Rockman
[QUOTE=Hellracer.nl;24412405]Are you sure that...

[QUOTE=Hellracer.nl;24412405]Are you sure that those are Renault wheels? They look suspiciously much like Citroen wheels..

Yes could have been. I was told they were Renault 10 but never bother to...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,680
Posted By Rockman
G'day Waz(zz), no mate sorry thats the only one I...

G'day Waz(zz), no mate sorry thats the only one I seem to have kept. Imagine a K100 rear swingarm turned around to
face forward, complete with the final drive and mounted on a leading link type...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Suzuki A100. RIng-ding-ding.....! Runs pretty...

Suzuki A100. RIng-ding-ding.....! Runs pretty good. Now to get the electrics sorted.

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/Scrapheap%202014/IMG_1498_zps03090a1c.jpg
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Ha Ha, you are probably right. The A100 is...

Ha Ha, you are probably right. The A100 is probably faster than Col's Dr250 :D but I'm dreading riding it on dirt roads with its skinny tyres (2.50X18). Anyway, ribs are healing but I'm still a bit...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
These are my alternatives for the Scrapheap ride ...

These are my alternatives for the Scrapheap ride

This one: Suzuki A100

http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/rock_1955/Scrapheap%202014/IMG_1498_zps03090a1c.jpg

or if I cant get it going...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,546
Posted By Rockman
HHow about this one. Rode it on last years...

HHow about this one. Rode it on last years scrapheap. 1979 TF185. Cruised along nicely between 70 and 80kmh. It was even fairly comfortable to ride.
...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,120
Posted By Rockman
Yes, tried them. Too small for my ear canals and...

Yes, tried them. Too small for my ear canals and a loose fit. Almost useless and a waste of money for me. Better off with the cheap yellow foam ones from your local hardware.
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Wot - you bought that thing off Col?? :roflGood...

Wot - you bought that thing off Col?? :roflGood stuff, small bikes rule (for the scrapheap anyway)
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
I've had a little change in plans. Just picked up...

I've had a little change in plans. Just picked up a Suzuki A100 as part of another deal. Its in bits and doesn't go yet but I think it will. It'll be a bit like an elephant on a tricycle with me on...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,384
Posted By Rockman
Bad service just results in a loss of future...

Bad service just results in a loss of future business. I went in to a BMW dealer in Ballina not so long ago after some brake pads. They were hanging on the wall so that bit was easy. Next problem was...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Only an hour or so to the coast though. Plenty of...

Only an hour or so to the coast though. Plenty of water to swim in there.
Forum: Australia 03-31-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 22,610
Posted By Rockman
Onya Joe. I'm in the process of reassembling my...

Onya Joe. I'm in the process of reassembling my K100 sidecar so maybe well have 2 at Nymboida.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 1,236,777
Posted By Rockman
Mitas E-09

Anyone tried a Mitas E-09 on the front of a KLR, particularly for sandy tracks?
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 182,857
Posted By Rockman
Thanks all - I knew someone would sell them, just...

Thanks all - I knew someone would sell them, just didn't know who.

Did the order through Rock Mtn. They'd send me everything except the gaskets. Maybe that was what was stopping the eagle mike...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 182,857
Posted By Rockman
Tried earlier today. Wouldn't ship to my...

Tried earlier today. Wouldn't ship to my location. I would have bought the rotor tool as well if I could have done.
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 182,857
Posted By Rockman
Doohickey

I have a 2004 with 6000 km on it. Before I head off on a big trip I thought I should do the doohickey, but eaglemike in the us wont sell me one. So where to I get the parts?
Forum: Australia 01-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,665
Posted By Rockman
Your KLE500 has more power than a Ural, so go for...

Your KLE500 has more power than a Ural, so go for it. Just don't expect K100 etc speeds out of it. It'll mosey along dirt roads no worries. Just keep it light.
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Rockman
Got to go to Guyra tomorrow for work, so I'll...

Got to go to Guyra tomorrow for work, so I'll come back through Armidale and check out helmets there. Short list is
Shark Vision R
Nolan 104
Fly Trekker
Aria XD4
Aria Vector 2
But in...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Rockman
Looks like the Nolan and the Shark are candidates...

Looks like the Nolan and the Shark are candidates so far.
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Rockman
It gives me a headache after about 20 minutes....

It gives me a headache after about 20 minutes. I'll try using it for short trips around town for a while to see if it settles in, otherwise its a new helmet.


Gateman:
The reason I was...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Rockman
Big helmets

I'm after a new helmet. Trouble is that I have a big head, and getting one to fit is a problem. I bought a new RJays 3XL "Dominator" a few weeks back but I can only get it on if I pull the cheek pads...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 93,198
Posted By Rockman
I came across this ADR. From that I read that the...

I came across this ADR. From that I read that the means of holding the park brake on must be mechanical. There is no mention of the park brake system needing to be fully mechanical.
...
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 93,198
Posted By Rockman
Geez is that thing huge, or is it just the way...

Geez is that thing huge, or is it just the way I'm looking at it?
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,697
Posted By Rockman
I've owned both. 2010 Scram did 24000 km on all...

I've owned both. 2010 Scram did 24000 km on all types of roads. Have a 2004 KLR650 at the moment.

To compare them;

Seat etc : Both are crap. I got the scrambler seat recovered with an extra 1"...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,343
Posted By Rockman
Ag bike is the go. Can be had cheap, but will...

Ag bike is the go. Can be had cheap, but will need work. I rode this Suzuki on this years Scrapheap. Didn't miss a beat, mostly 70-80 kmh, 26 km/litre and with an awesome top speed of 94 kmh. And...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,817
Posted By Rockman
Thumb Done it with a Goldwing I had once. Grass, bits...

Done it with a Goldwing I had once. Grass, bits of bush etc. These would
turn to chaff after about 10 km. Empty it out, refill it, carry on (slowly).

It did work though. Got me ~40 km into...
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