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Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 07:30 PM
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Posted By slapper
done .. pick 'em back up next Saturday :) to...

done .. pick 'em back up next Saturday :)

to his credit, he only smirked a little when I menioned that "the Mad Brewer sent me" :)
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
need boots stretched

I need my Forma ADV boots stretched across my balls.
across the ball of my foot that is :)

any recommendations about a boot-stretching-chap what does good work?

:)

North Adelaide, Prospect,...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14,675
Views: 1,989,588
Posted By slapper
rear sprocket wear

hmmm ... finally got around to checking the front (Christmas was busy I tells ya!)
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Forum: Australia 12-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14,675
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Posted By slapper
chain/sprocket life

What the? Rear sprocket's starting to show signs of wear with a little bit of cupping on the drive side of the teeth - I havnt' taken the cover off to check the front sprocket yet. I've gotten...
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,267
Posted By slapper
can you remember which ones? A rudimentary...

can you remember which ones? A rudimentary google search reveals EVS do:

glider
option
strata
burly
faaark!!
Forum: Australia 12-21-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,267
Posted By slapper
thanks :)

Thanks all ... I kinda had an inkling about the responses I would get - including the discussion about the benefits of (and differences between) guards and braces.
I'm not looking for braces - just...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,267
Posted By slapper
knee guards ..

friggen' heck ... I need to tool up with some knee guards in prep for general adv type South Australian dirt roads and, specifically, for a Cape York trip mid next year.
I want to get something...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By slapper
on the plus side .... I'm holding off on the...

on the plus side .... I'm holding off on the reconditioning for the moment - there's no urgency to getting this bike running (apart from the shed space!)
By judiciously searching forums, ebay, Honda...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14,675
Views: 1,989,588
Posted By slapper
It def sounds like it's over-fueling at idle - or...

It def sounds like it's over-fueling at idle - or maybe the flip side of that equation: not getting enough air.
km's on the bike? I ask as high k's might imply carb wear.

The obvious things will...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By slapper
I take it you mean coat the follower faces, but...

I take it you mean coat the follower faces, but not the cam.
How will this go with the stock cam? I have no desire to get an XRs only cam for this bike - it has enough problems with heat as it is...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By slapper
yep - I 've heard about that. Especially if they...

yep - I 've heard about that. Especially if they harden the faces.
If I go down that path I'll be asking whether the new faces are harder than the old and keeping the potential cam wear issue in...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By slapper
nah .. that's a twin shock .. wrong motor :(

nah .. that's a twin shock .. wrong motor :(
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By slapper
This is the RFVC motor - needs part number...

This is the RFVC motor - needs part number 14431-KK0 and 14441-KK0
That ad is for the XL200 and twin-shock XR200 of the same year - and is not the same :( Without looking it up, I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By slapper
resurfacing rocker arms?

I have an 84 XR200R (yes, one of only two years when 200cc RFVC engine was made - with all its problems!) and the rocker arms are shashed!
...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14,675
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Posted By slapper
well .. not completely as it turns out. ...

well .. not completely as it turns out.

Bike is still runnning but this morning's commute to work was accompanied by the "no power thing".

It seems not to be speed related, but more decel...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14,675
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Posted By slapper
all fixed. dodgey fuel delivery somewhere by...

all fixed.
dodgey fuel delivery somewhere by the looks. Doesn't seem to fit the symptoms but I:
cranked it over - no start.
checked for spark, pulled and cleaned the plugs (they were a little...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By slapper
I will get there tonight but neither seems to fit...

I will get there tonight but neither seems to fit with the "minimal power at low revs, then getting better when revs pick up".

.. we'll see :1drink
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By slapper
any thoughts before I start diagnosing?

Monday night, the DR got me half way from the carpark at work to the street before stopping ... has not run since :(
Symptoms: on the way to work it intermittently would "bog" at lowish revs - I'd...
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14,359
Views: 1,047,504
Posted By slapper
tilt tray would've been the requirement in this...

tilt tray would've been the requirement in this case - I suspect, given the bike's behaviour when it died, that it's carby related. Drain screw showed fuel in the carby though so fuel would seem to...
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
hmm .. last time I checked 2 wheels were not...

hmm .. last time I checked 2 wheels were not covered.
That might've been 15 or so years ago though! I'll be giving them a ring to check - can't find any mention on their web site but I've been an...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
:rofl yeah .. but they probably won't have me...

:rofl
yeah .. but they probably won't have me unless I can also afford to buy a latte from their portable coffee machine when they arrive :eek1

(sorry BMW riders .. couldn't resist!)

Slapper
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
you're kidding right? :ear Young and full...

you're kidding right? :ear

Young and full of bad judgement is excusable to a point .. but when they damage property and put other people's safety at risk they don't deserve a knowing wink and...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
Roadside Assist in SA?

sigh .. had to call the cavalry yesterday after work.

Bloody DR got me halfway from my carpark to the street outside work before stopping and refusing to start. A judicious amount of tinkering...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By slapper
dropped you a PM BigEm ... I have an 84...

dropped you a PM BigEm ...

I have an 84 XR200R and was maybe hoping you'd managed to find a source for an intake manifold for your 250 (I'm told it would fit) ... mine's in several pieces after...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 28,624
Posted By slapper
so I'll join the fray :) picked up a 1984...

so I'll join the fray :)
picked up a 1984 XR200R last week - it had been used for mustering and was running when it was parked 5 years ago. It's a bit ragged having had a working life but the...
Forum: Australia 02-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,654
Posted By slapper
My bike gets used mainly for commuting to and...

My bike gets used mainly for commuting to and from work.
I rarely go into the city .. and almost never on the DR - last Friday I did.

I parked in a purpose-built motorcycle parking section in...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
Entertainment Center

add me to your list in case for some reason others are unavailable ....
I live a stone's throw (or a stagger stagger, crawl crawl if you like)
from there :)

cheers,
Slap
Forum: Australia 01-22-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
maybe ... will have to wait until closer to the...

maybe ... will have to wait until closer to the time :)
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
make sure you take a shovel and some paper! :) ...

make sure you take a shovel and some paper!
:)

I'd love to but don't imagine work will fit!
when you going?

Slap
Forum: Australia 01-14-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
:) maybe I'll get to ride the DR to work...

:)

maybe I'll get to ride the DR to work instead of the airconditioned car ..
nah .. prolly not!
Forum: Australia 12-18-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14,359
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Posted By slapper
DR650 owners

There's a chap over Brisbane way (0405canvet on here) who's selling some gsxr mufflers and mid-pipes - ad in the flea market ... and in the vendors section I think.

anyone in need and want to get...
Forum: Australia 12-17-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14,675
Views: 1,989,588
Posted By slapper
don't know whether this helps ... but: ...

don't know whether this helps ... but:
http://www.vincestrangmotorcycles.com.au/tooltube.html

cheers
Forum: Australia 12-16-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14,675
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Posted By slapper
Hi Kimmie ... :) Let me be the first to...

Hi Kimmie ... :)

Let me be the first to offer the greasy palm of welcome.
I'm sure you'll have fun.




just to pull you up there .. I don't know what makes you think your DR650 is...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14,675
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Posted By slapper
I'd only just done them - wondering if that...

I'd only just done them - wondering if that might've been causing the roughness. So they should (hopefully) be okay :)


Slap
Forum: Australia 12-10-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14,675
Views: 1,989,588
Posted By slapper
cush rubbers arrived and were duly installed -...

cush rubbers arrived and were duly installed - they arrived before I bothered to soak the old ones so I can't comment on how well that would work. The vibrations have been tamed but they're still...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14,675
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Posted By slapper
thanks all :) rubbers are on order .. next week...

thanks all :)
rubbers are on order .. next week i'm told. If I'm inclined, I'll pull the existings and soak 'em for the interim. I'm facing a pretty busy weekend thought so I'm not sure I'll get...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14,675
Views: 1,989,588
Posted By slapper
just motor oil? I have some 20w50 at the ready :)...

just motor oil? I have some 20w50 at the ready :)


Thanks for the link - I've already checked the bearings and replaced the sprocket mount one - no difference whatsoever! I had a quick look...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,675
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Posted By slapper
what is it with installing the rear wheel?

I've been chasing what feel like drivetrain vibrations through my bike for a while .. and it's doing that thing where I swear it's getting worse, but I'm not positive .. I mean, is it just that I'm...
Forum: Australia 10-15-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,853
Posted By slapper
and me .. XR250 .. 1989 ish :) although the...

and me .. XR250 .. 1989 ish :)
although the only real injury was to my pride.
unfortunately I couldn't afford to get rid of the lace-up boots in those days, so I took to tying the loops together...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By slapper
Let me reword that now that my brain fade has...

Let me reword that now that my brain fade has been pointed out !! I know what I meant but I don't know why I said "generator" - I was thinking "alternator" vs "magneto" :)

Are you sure the...
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