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Forum: Australia 03-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Blakduk
Q&A & photos: rear NoPlate/taillight/blinkers on KTM/Berg/Husky

The massive original rear tail light, number plate, blinkers monstrosity on my '12 Husaberg has only been on once. I made it 50 kms down the bitumen road to Imbil when I noticed the vibration was...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,562
Posted By Blakduk
Nice to see this thread keeping going. I...

Nice to see this thread keeping going.

I just realised I've been wearing the Icon Variant for 3 years now. They start to get sloppy and look at bit jaded at that point for me usually and I start...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,752
Posted By Blakduk
and none of you caught the last word?

and none of you caught the last word?
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Blakduk
Might have to go to this. Full camping &...

Might have to go to this. Full camping & catered, like a Dalby moto 2 day ride, only closer to home and with MX on day 1. (It's play-MX isn't it, casual and not to hardcore?)

I heard it's pretty...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By Blakduk
That's good enough for me.

That's good enough for me.
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By Blakduk
Are Different Brands of Diesel the Same in Oz? (for towing bike trailers)

Just bought a new hi-tech Korean diesel car. My father-in-law, an oldschool mechanic, reckons that he gets different performance from diesel bought at different service stations in his Patrol. Now...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,942
Posted By Blakduk
Please explain this to me. Why does the upmarket...

Please explain this to me. Why does the upmarket version have linkage rear suspension? Is it better than the simple type with nothing sticking down and fewer bearings and no nipples to knock off on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 756,015
Posted By Blakduk
At how many hours should I look at replacing the...

At how many hours should I look at replacing the filters on the fuel pump? (have a tank sock-filter). 2012 model, 70 degree.

btw I LOVE the induction roar.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,850
Posted By Blakduk
I wonder if the OP could list what armour gear he...

I wonder if the OP could list what armour gear he has had previously. This would clarify where he's coming from.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 756,015
Posted By Blakduk
Yeah, pretty nice but would ALL be knocked off...

Yeah, pretty nice but would ALL be knocked off the first tumble on my favourite hill cllimbs!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 756,015
Posted By Blakduk
That speedo looks a bit silly and inconvenient...

That speedo looks a bit silly and inconvenient sticking way up there. I want it to fit back down where the original sits!
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 756,015
Posted By Blakduk
Hi guys, I need a little help in picking a...

Hi guys, I need a little help in picking a replacement speedo for my 2012 FE450.

This is the 2nd time my speedo has got water in the bottom of it and this time after drying out near the...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,263
Posted By Blakduk
I just thought the first post was so good no-one...

I just thought the first post was so good no-one should miss it!
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,263
Posted By Blakduk
Excellent list, agree with all except my motor &...

Excellent list, agree with all except my motor & throttle are fine. (Try stock 990 for jerky). Some e.g. 'twitchy', c/shaft, h/light not really relevant for more hardcore off-road, more problem for...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,504
Posted By Blakduk
Bruce, if that's true it's just horrific. A...

Bruce, if that's true it's just horrific. A variation on 'planned obselescence'. I find it hard to believe. A reliable motor and gearbox in a WR450 frame. Surely you are just being pessimistic...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,504
Posted By Blakduk
Do any of you smart blokes know why Yamaha hasn't...

Do any of you smart blokes know why Yamaha hasn't done to the 450 what it did with the 250? i.e. Make a 450R that is more dual purpose than enduro? Wouldn't it be a great seller? Or is that just...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,504
Posted By Blakduk
I see it has a bashplate and barkbusters. Wonder...

I see it has a bashplate and barkbusters. Wonder about all those wombles with their 3000km, worn WR250Rs asking the full $8000 on the 2nd hand market.
If I wanted a new one, it'd be a trip to...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,190
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks, might give them a try depending on...

Thanks, might give them a try depending on whether MPE has the next bike I want in a couple of years or so, logistics is the main problem for me though.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,504
Posted By Blakduk
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by this. ...

I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by this. Page 13 of what? :ear
Forum: Australia 06-13-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,504
Posted By Blakduk
In Oz, thinking about selling yours?? I might...

In Oz, thinking about selling yours?? I might buy it: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21633440&postcount=82
Forum: Australia 06-12-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,559
Posted By Blakduk
....along similar lines. I ordered chain &...

....along similar lines.
I ordered chain & sprockets from CycleBuy in the USA the other day. I put the order in on the 30th May.
They posted it on the 6th, it arrived at my front door today the...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Blakduk
How do you dress up your clutch/engine sidecovers?

Bike is only 8 months old and already the engine and clutch covers on both sides are totally scuffed and have lost their nice surface coating. It's the riding boots, they just destroy them. It's...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,504
Posted By Blakduk
I've been looking on Bikesales etc. Crazy prices...

I've been looking on Bikesales etc. Crazy prices for stock WR250R, e.g. 2008 bike for $8000. FFS, its nearly 5 years old!!!!
I thought they'd be going for $4-5000 and WITH some farkles.
I...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,504
Posted By Blakduk
How easy is it to swap the Safari tank and the...

How easy is it to swap the Safari tank and the stock fuel tank backwards and forwards?


(large fuel capacity for me, small fuel / weight when my young son rides it)
Forum: Australia 06-01-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,559
Posted By Blakduk
Compromise, order online - from an Oz shop. ...

Compromise, order online - from an Oz shop.

e.g. I ordered a part from Bolton in rural Victoria at 2pm one afternoon. The part was in rural Qld being put on my front verandah table by Aust Post...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Blakduk
Anyone know a good pub to stay in Murphy's Ck?

Anyone know a good pub to stay in Murphy's Ck?
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 756,015
Posted By Blakduk
I ride my bike pretty hard, but spend a lot of...

I ride my bike pretty hard, but spend a lot of time trying to keep it looking special.

It's now 8 months old and I'm getting all these little brown flecks across the side of the engine, the hubs,...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Blakduk
South Australia.

I meant to include the South Australia bit. Apparently they are having trouble finding a venue and are asking anyone who knows of a suitable place. If you're from SA, please check this out:
...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Blakduk
Off-road course Shane Watts, partic. Sth Aust??

Hi,
I saw this on another forum. Apparently every year Shane Watts does a number of courses through Australia. They are about $400 for 2 days and are to improve your off-road skills. Balance,...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,013
Posted By Blakduk
I've been told that Bruce Fraser of Yarraman...

I've been told that Bruce Fraser of Yarraman passed away about a month ago from a brain tumour.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By Blakduk
Check out ebay for cheap chinese batteries for...

Check out ebay for cheap chinese batteries for your camera. I got a 2300maH one that replaces my original 1700MaH one......delivered for about 20% of the 'genuine' one.

.....and guess what? The...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,842
Posted By Blakduk
Yep. I'm finding that I'm wearing the Icon...

Yep.

I'm finding that I'm wearing the Icon Variant over my other helmets. Just for the luxury of the visor. Flip it up. Flip it half down. Working for me.

Even for the more extreme offroad...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,842
Posted By Blakduk
AGV? ...

AGV?
http://www.motorcycle.com/images/news/120310-agv-ax-8-dual.jpg

THH:
http://www.cassons.com.au/images/products/THH/pics/THH-TX-26-DualSport.jpg
Forum: Australia 05-16-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,842
Posted By Blakduk
List of off-road helmets with visors for Oz.

Hi all,
I'd like to get a list of helmets you've found and wearing in Oz for off-road use, that have visors.
I will be up for a new helmet eventually. I like the visor, and have even starting to...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,995
Posted By Blakduk
[QUOTE=B1;21356339]blakduk, have you got the link...

[QUOTE=B1;21356339]blakduk, have you got the link for that, or care to post it here? sounds good and will probably steal the idea too. :lol3

I will have to find out (from my kids) how to post a...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,995
Posted By Blakduk
I now have a Drift HD Ghost and have been...

I now have a Drift HD Ghost and have been experimenting for a few weeks, and mucking around with Windows Movie Maker Live to edit them.
Thanks posters for some great tips. They are really good....
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,516
Views: 756,015
Posted By Blakduk
Quick question: When I first get on my bike at...

Quick question:
When I first get on my bike at the beginning of the day for a ride, the front brake lever pulls all the way into the bars. After riding for a hour to so, I find it is back to...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,887
Posted By Blakduk
I thought the last time I went through there that...

I thought the last time I went through there that there was another piece of equipment installed on the offramp to get those ones too.

What dickhead put the start gun under an overpass. Really...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 24,155
Posted By Blakduk
I ordered a real cheap 2nd battery (plus car...

I ordered a real cheap 2nd battery (plus car charger) from ebay. It was listed as suitable for the Drift Ghost, has Drift on the side, also has model number "FXDC02" on the side - which is identical...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,887
Posted By Blakduk
Has anyone actually been done & got a speeding...

Has anyone actually been done & got a speeding ticket from these ones yet. Not an instant speed, the average speed.

Edit: I mean the ones from Wild Horse Mountain to Caloundra turnoff on the...
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