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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 189,232
Posted By Snowy
I did Cape York and covered 3000km on my DR650...

I did Cape York and covered 3000km on my DR650 about 2 years back.

I had no issues at all on it, was a complete let down in a way. Much easier than I thought. Did the South and North section of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By Snowy
Funny you say that. When it rains I cover the...

Funny you say that. When it rains I cover the bike with truck wash and scrub it and then leave it for an auto rinse.

Nature gets it dirty, she can help clean it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Snowy
It looks like it's come out of where it should be...

It looks like it's come out of where it should be and got chewed up by other parts.

Where did you find it during disassembly?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
During some issues with one of my children years...

During some issues with one of my children years ago I held a tribal council and asked everyone to vote their least favourite member off our island.

Unanimous. I got voted off.

So I pulled out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By Snowy
I used to wash mine every ride. Go through 2 or 3...

I used to wash mine every ride. Go through 2 or 3 tins of degreaser. High pressure washer and all. Used various brushes, mag wheel brushes, toilet brush, narrow tile grout brush...etc. About 3 hours...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Snowy
Correct. Proper use of your ABS, gained...

Correct.

Proper use of your ABS, gained through practise, will greatly reduce those "the ABS made me crash" moments.

I said this all years ago and got the "don't know what you're talking about"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Snowy
Start from scratch with the Rekluse set up. Count...

Start from scratch with the Rekluse set up. Count the plates, measure the thickness of the plates that are recycled from original pack.

Failing that...was there some shift in the clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Snowy
They aren't as common now, but I have pics...

They aren't as common now, but I have pics somewhere of the 98 model Conventional RMZ dual chamber forks I fitted to the other DR.

I'll post that up. A DRZ front end is essentially the same deal,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Snowy
A quick view to show the steering stop at work ...

A quick view to show the steering stop at work

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa52/manfromhell01/12022014222_zpsofw77gyw.jpg

Yellow arrow - spacer for the portion normally where the bolt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Snowy
Heheheh....I was drag racing one of the...

Heheheh....I was drag racing one of the apprentices at work one evening. He thought he had the old man figured out. Lined up at the lights outside the construction site. He figured his LS1 manual...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Snowy
Ooooh, you're so naughty...:lol3 Reminds...

Ooooh, you're so naughty...:lol3


Reminds me of the ONE and ONLY time I went to a BMW owners club meeting. All the pristine shiny unmarked off road bikes parked out the front of the dealership,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Snowy
It's actually a fairly violent noisy experience...

It's actually a fairly violent noisy experience in any vehicle.

Every vehicle I've purchased with ABS has been rigorously put through it's paces. Traction control and stability control too. Tested...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Snowy
I had to sort through 1TB of photos to find...

I had to sort through 1TB of photos to find those. It may take a couple of days to find the relevant pics.

If I thought I'd end up with that many I'd have created some sort of filing system.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Snowy
You can see from the last picture that the 07...

You can see from the last picture that the 07 forks on the DR leave you with about 10mm of adjustment up and down in the triples.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Snowy
Of course...since I built mine all those years...

Of course...since I built mine all those years ago, Emig Racing has now released a custom billet clamp specifically for the DR with Showa USD forks.

http://www.emigracing.com/DR%20Conv_7.JPG
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Snowy
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa52/manfromhel...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa52/manfromhell01/IMG_1444_zpsrxs6qdnl.jpg

In this pic there is one side of the bracket for the ignition lock visible.

I made a new lock pin, from memory...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Snowy
woesten - pics of RMZ forks on DR650

Specifically for inmate woesten....but for general info as well. No hate mail like I used to get from maniacs ranting about using 250 forks on 650s and the responsibility for people killing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Snowy
Does the ESA work in a similar fashion to the...

Does the ESA work in a similar fashion to the 1200GSA?

When I tested that out, you had settings for solo, and pillion, and there was sport, like a touring mode (from memory) and off road mode.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Snowy
I did exactly this procedure on a dirt road from...

I did exactly this procedure on a dirt road from 100kph when testing my single disc front end after I made my own bracket for the Hall effect sensor to read the ABS ring.

Total faith in my own...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Snowy
OK guys. Uncle Snowys ABS braking school is in. ...

OK guys. Uncle Snowys ABS braking school is in.

When the rear wheel (or front wheel...but we'll get to that soon) starts locking the ABS intervenes with effectively a instantaneous disruption of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By Snowy
which model Garmin?

which model Garmin?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
Ever seen the riding school techniques they...

Ever seen the riding school techniques they teach?

I ditched mine on a real steep bastard climb not long back. The wife and I were both cartwheeling back down the slope, no shit. She ended up...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
The son approached me about doing more dirt...

The son approached me about doing more dirt riding because he's seen the places I go riding and he knows I occasionally go on my own, so he decided I need someone to ride with.

Apparently the kids...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
Yep. I feel it myself even though I'm not so fat...

Yep. I feel it myself even though I'm not so fat and not so old. A couple of joint rebuilds in the last 3 years have slowed me down considerably. The back isn't what it used to be.


I think an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
Well...I had no choice. You see, I told the...

Well...I had no choice.

You see, I told the wife some porky pies when I bought it..."I'm buying it so you and I can spend weekends away together now the kids have all moved out"...."Yes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
I was only trying to figure out the weight bias...

I was only trying to figure out the weight bias between front wheel and back prior to deciding if I really wanted the Touratech tank.

It wasn't a whinge. Quite the opposite. I'm riding off road...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Snowy
You've done that too? I don't have to worry...

You've done that too?

I don't have to worry any more. Mine stopped working ages ago.



Happy trails with the 700.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
Here's a little vid showing the GS 2 up going...

Here's a little vid showing the GS 2 up going down reasonable grades.

Rolling weight of around 900 pounds.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VxV1p56gxWE"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 160,438
Posted By Snowy
For the guys discussing the weight of the F...

For the guys discussing the weight of the F series bikes, this is 2 up, down reasonable grades, on Karoos 3s in soft talcum powder surface, trail braking on the front a lot of the time, RMZ forks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 160,438
Posted By Snowy
2 up climb out of Flea Creek in Brindabella,...

2 up climb out of Flea Creek in Brindabella, heading up the start of Webbs Ridge fire trail.

That's 900 plus pounds in American currency, on Karoo 3s, surface was very dusty, it gets like a talcum...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
I tried using my wifes bathroom scales to weigh...

I tried using my wifes bathroom scales to weigh mine. I rolled the front wheel onto the scales and their internals exploded.

I just slipped them back into the bathroom and said nothing. She...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,950
Posted By Snowy
This is why I smile to myself when 1200 owners...

This is why I smile to myself when 1200 owners say that the 1200 was too big for them and they liked the 800 better because it is smaller and lighter. I think most of that is in their heads.

I've...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7,817
Views: 1,280,707
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, they never changed the design. That's the...

Yeah, they never changed the design. That's the one reason I wont buy a new one. Not so much that it's an insurmountable issue, but that it's been ignored.

I have the modified Rally Moto brace on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7,817
Views: 1,280,707
Posted By Snowy
The Rekluse auto clutch made all the difference...

The Rekluse auto clutch made all the difference for the larger bike in the dirt. When doing difficult climbs, or technical slow going, there is no comparison between the Rekluse and a normal clutch....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7,817
Views: 1,280,707
Posted By Snowy
Torque. With other manufacturers the 270 degree...

Torque. With other manufacturers the 270 degree parallel twin was marketed as a "big bang" engine.

Produce torque like a V-twin, but small like a parallel twin.

Having played around a lot in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,704
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, on my 4th set in 70, 000 odd kms. This set...

Yeah, on my 4th set in 70, 000 odd kms. This set have lasted longer than any set yet, I fitted them when I fitted the Showa RMZ forks. Still smooth.

I personally believe (yeah, no double blind...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 82,321
Posted By Snowy
Yeah we just bought DRZ400s and fitted them out...

Yeah we just bought DRZ400s and fitted them out with cam paint jobs.



Diesel is the way to go. The fuel mileage on diesel bikes is unreal. Although I have bought dud loads of diesel fuel on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 82,321
Posted By Snowy
I don't know about "ill suited" but they were...

I don't know about "ill suited" but they were certainly an acquired taste.

By all accounts they rode well. Weight wasn't astronomical, and within the ball park for this kind of bike.

If they'd...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 82,321
Posted By Snowy
I think the Track Diesel bike venture went tits...

I think the Track Diesel bike venture went tits up over a distribution deal with someone in the UK. I was following their Facebook page for a while.

The whole concept really appealed to my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7,817
Views: 1,280,707
Posted By Snowy
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa52/manfromhel...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa52/manfromhell01/IMG_1298_zps3xet41yr.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD-srJQYO5o

Here's the same bike with a pillion:
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