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Forum: Australia 04-25-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,376
Posted By bigdog1971
I'm currently in 171 Avn Sqn Sydney.

I'm currently in 171 Avn Sqn Sydney.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By bigdog1971
Hey Poppy, For the Cape trip I was getting...

Hey Poppy,
For the Cape trip I was getting 240km before turning to reserve, the gearing was 15/50. I found it quite comfortable crusing at around 110km/h with quick bursts up to around 160 being...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By bigdog1971
No worries for all the questions; 1. The trip...

No worries for all the questions;
1. The trip to the Northern Tip twice was a blast, done with Sids and Kids Treks, I was the sweep for both trips. I had a little fall and sadly gave up my ride to a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By bigdog1971
I have really only changed the wheels for this...

I have really only changed the wheels for this conversion as I intend to keep it as a dirt bike for the most of the time.

Still on the hunt for the handguards though.

cheers
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By bigdog1971
Ah yes the Handguards.............. That has been...

Ah yes the Handguards.............. That has been a bit of a drama, As you can see in the first photo (dirt mode) I used to use wrap around bark busters, however I have now seen to many people...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By bigdog1971
BuckRider; the grapics are printed vinyl. Very...

BuckRider; the grapics are printed vinyl. Very high quality 3mm thick.
The front guard is a UFO after market piece.

Thanks to everyone for the great comments, now I have to get the time to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By bigdog1971
My Husky has had a face lift to Super Motard

Some of you may remember my bike from earlier in the year, I set it up for 2 trips to the Cape York and back from Cairns in the Far North of Queensland, Australia....
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2006, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,560
Posted By bigdog1971
Im now in Afghanistan, wishing I had my bike over...

Im now in Afghanistan, wishing I had my bike over here:eek1 great Dakar training ground, just look out for all the mines and TB.
The trip to the top went well, however on the way back down, I had a...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2006, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By bigdog1971
:amazon:pot:flip:turkish:hide:hide OK this...

:amazon:pot:flip:turkish:hide:hide

OK this thread was asking for it. How long have KTM been F@#$king around their customers with these piss poor quality rims?? A mate of mine gets his new 990s on...
Forum: Australia 04-30-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,032
Posted By bigdog1971
Dalby Moto in Qld will have the first shipment of...

Dalby Moto in Qld will have the first shipment of 990s in the store on the 22 May or the next day as the 22 May is when the shipment hit Auz shores.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,176
Posted By bigdog1971
YOu sound like you have already made your choice...

YOu sound like you have already made your choice anyway. But if I wanted to I could fill about three pages of why the new Husky is sooooo goooood.
I have now had 2 huskys, my 1st was a 2000 TE610...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By bigdog1971
76miles:huh:eek1 I need to get about 130 for this...

76miles:huh:eek1 I need to get about 130 for this big ride Im going on...

What sprockets are you running? the OEM fit or your own ratio?
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By bigdog1971
Heres a hot tip, when you get the OEM tank off...

Heres a hot tip, when you get the OEM tank off you will see that the bikes frame has a fillet behind the tank securing post. So the frame is higher by about 4mm behind the post. Now the IMS tank has...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By bigdog1971
Husky 2006 TE510 with IMS tank and radiator guards *pix*

Hey there everybody
My IMS 3.5 gal tank arrived here in Australia this week and I got it fitted today.
While I was at it, I put on some radiator braces and roost guards from www.husky.com.au...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,654
Posted By bigdog1971
So I can really consider your question, where...

So I can really consider your question, where EXACTLY (please provide LAT and LONG) will your tent be, and what valubles will be in it during the period in question???:evil:evil:evil

Just takin...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By bigdog1971
Hey Mike, Im doing a ride to raise funds for...

Hey Mike,
Im doing a ride to raise funds for SIDS, (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Im not sure where you are but Im in Australia, we are riding from Cairns in Far North Queensland up to the Tip of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2006, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By bigdog1971
Will a Michelin Desert fit on a Husky 510??

I have a big dirt ride coming up soon (7000km plus!) on my new TE510 06 and looking to put a Desert on for the endurance.
Although the OEM is a Michelin Comp 3 140/80-18 and the Desert is the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,560
Posted By bigdog1971
Todays installment

Today my new bars and handguards came in. Looks much better and should withstand a harder knock than the Tommaselli's.
If you look closely you will see that I used the barkbuster mounts that bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,560
Posted By bigdog1971
OK check out these little holes that are around...

OK check out these little holes that are around the airbox on both sides, look like there should be some sort of cover that locates into these holes?? I looked at the Husky parts manual PDF file and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,560
Posted By bigdog1971
Today I realised that there was a good chance...

Today I realised that there was a good chance that I was going to burn my pants on the section of exhaust just before the muffler, so I "adapted" one of the side pannels of the OEM Bash plate that I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,560
Posted By bigdog1971
Jetting was sorted by the dealer = Toowoomba...

Jetting was sorted by the dealer = Toowoomba Bikes and Bits (the local Husky guys here in Toowoomba)
Yep the Ultra heavy duty tubes will go in when the tyres are replaced for the ride.
Im still...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,560
Posted By bigdog1971
My new Husqvarna TE510 2006 ready for Australian adventure!

Picked up my new bike today:clap After riding a TE610 for the last 5 years I decided to update.
I really think that Husky has got it right with this one, and think that 06 could be a huge year for...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By bigdog1971
Mate your a bloody legend. My boot is the SIDI...

Mate your a bloody legend.
My boot is the SIDI Flexforce SRS in black, so no its not the evo.
The prices you have been quoted are so much cheaper than over here, and paypal would work a treat:clap....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-09-2006, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By bigdog1971
$8000 are you for real. Are you buying the whole...

$8000 are you for real. Are you buying the whole bike or just the arse end?

You must be joking.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2006, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By bigdog1971
I have not even worn these boots yet they are...

I have not even worn these boots yet they are brand new. Im waiting for my new bike to arrive (Husky TE510 2006) Im doing the SIDS trek in June, Cairns to Cape York return and Im doing it twice in a...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By bigdog1971
Help me save a few bucks on SIDI boot parts to Australia

Hey there guys I have been trying to get some parts for my new SIDI Flexforce SRS boots. But here is Australia they are ridiculously expensive for parts. I have not been able to find a US based web...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2006, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By bigdog1971
Hey you blokes, stop hijacking this thread or...

Hey you blokes, stop hijacking this thread or I'll send the boys round!:wink:

Now for the 2 questions
Yes the trip will be route sheeted, you just need to ensure you let Les or Katrina know your...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2006, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By bigdog1971
This years dates for the Cairns - Cape York -...

This years dates for the Cairns - Cape York - Cairns trips are
Ride 1 = 8 June to 18 Jun 06
Ride 2 = 19 June to 27 Jun 06

Ride 1 is fully booked with 45 riders and ride 2 needs some more riders...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,807
Posted By bigdog1971
WTF!! When was this please tell, I have been a...

WTF!!
When was this please tell, I have been a Husky rider and devotee for the last 6 years and have not heard a word of this before.

If they are in fact returning from the red, then they are...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By bigdog1971
The first ride was full last time I spoke with...

The first ride was full last time I spoke with Les, but you could always put your name down as a reserve, some riders are bound to drop out in the next few months.
The bikes will be freighted up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 188,066
Posted By bigdog1971
BigDog those stickers on your hand guards look...

BigDog those stickers on your hand guards look dangerously simular to a Honda wing!! WTF.

Seriously tho, have you tried to get a frame skid/bash plate yet? are they available.
And back to my...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2005, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By bigdog1971
Do it on Mr Costello!

Next June SIDS Motorcycle Treks are doing 2 treks from Cairns to the Cape Return
Ride 1 is 8 Jun - 18 Jun
Ride 2 is 19 Jun - 28 Jun
Im doing both!! I did the SIDS trek this year St George -...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 188,066
Posted By bigdog1971
Cat, I have had the bike since new. The only...

Cat, I have had the bike since new. The only breakdowns that I have had have been the magnets in the flywheel disbonded and a worn needle and nozzle that had me pulling my hair out trying to work out...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2005, 01:33 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 188,066
Posted By bigdog1971
BigDogadventures. Mate I have asked a number of...

BigDogadventures.
Mate I have asked a number of people to give me some indication of how far you can get to a tank of fuel, but as yet no one has answered my questions:cry
Your mission is please...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,776
Posted By bigdog1971
Hey there BSTARD. Ive just gotta say.........

Hey there BSTARD.

Ive just gotta say...... I TOLD YOU SO!!:amazon

Remember when we went on that ride I mentioned this to you as a concern.

Good to hear you held on to it and no bark...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2005, 02:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,708
Posted By bigdog1971
Another question I have is what is the bar scale...

Another question I have is what is the bar scale on the left hand side of the speedo readout.
It kinda looks like the reception indicator on your mobile phone.
Anyone know what it is?
Scotty
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,708
Posted By bigdog1971
I love the new Husky

Today my local Husky dealer rang me and offered up his newest shop bike TE610 Dual Sport. I have been trying to decide between a KTM 625 or the Husky. I currently own a 2000 TE610 and love the Husky...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By bigdog1971
DUKE for sale on Ebay already!!

2005 KTM Super Duke on Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2005-KTM-Super-Duke-990-LC8_W0QQitemZ4592279849QQcategoryZ32625QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

These things have only been out for a short time haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By bigdog1971
These new fandangled trick fuel caps??

OK my Husky has just had a bit of cosmetic surgury, New plastics all over with a Barret Tail pipe and Pro Taper bars.
Now Im too scared to drop it:cry

...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2005, 05:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,870
Posted By bigdog1971
Question I happen to know that the bike with orange...

I happen to know that the bike with orange handguards is currently being serviced by a Husky dealer.........
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