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Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Note on the pic of the 2007 GYTR, they use...

Note on the pic of the 2007 GYTR, they use "corrugations" and a matching profile on the handlebar yoke. They are not "infinitely" adjustable in the slot. Only 4 positions. As long as the nut is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:48 PM
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Views: 1,049,702
Posted By wiz.au
Yamaha forks conversion kit

Finally got around to posting my RATEL Axle kit in the Flea Market
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25745292#post25745292
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,712
Posted By wiz.au
RATEL axle kit for sale

Finally got around to posting my RATEL Axle kit for sale in the Flea Market.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25745292#post25745292
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5,732
Views: 364,054
Posted By wiz.au
I ended up doin nearly 400km last Sunday just to...

I ended up doin nearly 400km last Sunday just to get to xmas parties and drinks! Put a full tank in at Spence when we left and rode into Eaglehawk on the way home on fumes with a 350km range.

Also...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,712
Posted By wiz.au
It's bugger all, just enough to adjust the...

It's bugger all, just enough to adjust the steering head bearings. The frame part where the pin from the steering lock goes in is slotted vertically about 3mm I'd say.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,712
Posted By wiz.au
And the matching handlebar mounts, with offset,...

And the matching handlebar mounts, with offset, to give you 4 position. For interest sake, Yamaha decided that one back, one standard, and two forward positions were the best options to deliver for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,712
Posted By wiz.au
I found the GYTR YZ 2000-2003 top clamp. And they...

I found the GYTR YZ 2000-2003 top clamp. And they did the same thing. The later 2007 top clamp got the slotted holes, so you can make up your own mind why GYTR moved from two holes to slotted?
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5,176
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Posted By wiz.au
The only problem with doing that is the top of...

The only problem with doing that is the top of the key barrel will then move 10mm up or down in the clamp. It will either be 10mm BELOW the surface of the top clamp and you won't be able to get the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Hmm, when Frank did my forks, I watched him, and...

Hmm, when Frank did my forks, I watched him, and I don't recall him needing to use spacers. He may have slipped them in while I was doing something else, but I don't recall. Are yours the 46mm...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2014, 03:35 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Linky? :wink:

Linky? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:03 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
To space what, I wonder?? :scratch

To space what, I wonder?? :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 10:12 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
GYTR triple clamps

I only have WR top clamps here, with the curved front face and two bolt holes per handlebar clamp.
But I thought you said "SINGLE" bolt holes, like on the newer 48mm forked bikes?
With all my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
One memorable job I worked on him with, was a...

One memorable job I worked on him with, was a chook farm whose manager said the chooks in the shed were dying to to lack of airflow cooling in the shed caused by the rise of the local council waste...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
I have a scientist aquantence/friend I worked...

I have a scientist aquantence/friend I worked with at CSIRO who wrote the software they use to work out how high a wind power turbine should be installed. He also rides bikes and now I see he's into...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5,732
Views: 364,054
Posted By wiz.au
Especially as he wanted nothing to do with...

Especially as he wanted nothing to do with putting a set of rings in the K1...apparently it's "too old" for him to work on! :cry Still managed over 1500km in a week on the Safari, even if it did use...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:26 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
NUP! 18in tubeless rear rim! :evil

NUP! 18in tubeless rear rim! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 12:44 AM
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Posted By wiz.au
How were you able to tell that?

How were you able to tell that?
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
I spent the majority of nights sharing hotel...

I spent the majority of nights sharing hotel rooms with Chris. Glad I brought earplugs but the first night I was looking for a second pair to stuff in! We swapped bikes in a forest track so he could...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
Pack-a-Dakas

They posted the photos from the event photographer today as well. Pity there was still more more Dakars that didn't wait for the photo. And the dark blue bike is a Dakar...on the other side! Just a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 11:23 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
5DH forks

I would have said that based on what my suspension guy told me, the (01) stamp in the circle meant they were 2001 model forks.

However looking up the "5DH-23136" (drop the "Y", it's not used,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Safari "Advertising"

Short video of the Safari I went on in Tasmania has been posted. Play "Find the 650s" in between all those 800 and 1200's. :evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyAhDKtNg60&feature=youtu.be

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5,176
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Posted By wiz.au
My suspension guy told me you can tell what year...

My suspension guy told me you can tell what year the fork is from a similar casting mark on the axle mount / fork leg foot. The two digit number in the circle is the year of manufacture.

With...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,712
Posted By wiz.au
Yeah, strangely enough I just added the 4JX from...

Yeah, strangely enough I just added the 4JX from the 94-95 model yesterday as I found a guy selling one trying to pass it off as a 2000 model and even with the 5NL part number with the part clearly...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5,732
Views: 364,054
Posted By wiz.au
Maybe I can get there in the evening as DSMRA...

Maybe I can get there in the evening as DSMRA Xmas BBQ lunch at 1:30 then I'm assisting with a GPS class / demo for members for a few hours. But as I hardly know what any of youse look like...I'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,712
Posted By wiz.au
Top clamp differences

OK, here's the comparison of the underneath between the 5PH and 5GS versions. As you can see the 5PH makes it much easier to mount an ignition switch due to the way the webs are cast. This is the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
I reckon the B&B mount to the rear engine frame...

I reckon the B&B mount to the rear engine frame mounts is a better solution. If you use the footpeg mounts, there is nothing across the bash plate to give it any strength and you are relying on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 12:55 AM
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Posted By wiz.au
Apart from Wayne I think I'm the closest? 460km...

Apart from Wayne I think I'm the closest? 460km to Newcastle from here. And I have spare bike and car. It is possible.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
I can donate OEM plate..have two spare here...but...

I can donate OEM plate..have two spare here...but they are so crap I don't understand why you would bother. And if I had a choice to do away with the subframe, which appears to do nothing but provide...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 168,267
Posted By wiz.au
Lubing cush drive rubbers.

I've been using either the red clear rubber grease for rubber suspension components, or the white grease supplied with Urethane suspension components (which is probably Lithium?)

The only down...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
Bashplate: make it like the B&B product for the...

Bashplate: make it like the B&B product for the Husky Terra, plus an optional toolbox. Ive posted pics of the B&B before.

Posted from a tiny keyboard on a phone.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5,176
Views: 723,712
Posted By wiz.au
Yamaha Top Clamps

While getting an ignition switch mount made, I have discovered that the WR(?) top clamps for the 46mm forks, come in two different handlebar position mounts. There's about 1/2in difference. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
As I'm too lazy to get out the wiring diagrams...

As I'm too lazy to get out the wiring diagrams :hide are you telling me that the power for the park lights goes directly through the ign switch, and not through one of the "load relief" relays?
...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5,732
Views: 364,054
Posted By wiz.au
Hmm, had a good read over their website....not...

Hmm, had a good read over their website....not sure I would have "joined" them, but I may have gone along for a ride and a listen to what they had to say. But that explains why nothing on the MRA...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
I run mine and a USB charger off the park light...

I run mine and a USB charger off the park light wires but also have a separate 20amp source direct off the battery with a self resetting circuit breaker for compressors and other 12v acc.

This...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,732
Views: 364,054
Posted By wiz.au
Did anyone know anything about the 10am ride to...

Did anyone know anything about the 10am ride to Parliament house today? Hundreds of bikes....nothing on MRA ACT or Canberra riders that I can find. The cop that pulled me over for 94 in a 90 zone...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/26/8d06da2...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/26/8d06da2d73f428344a2a0705cc330af4.jpg

The gaiters that came on my OEM forks were "CIRCUIT" Brand. As you can see they sat crooked on the bottom and were...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16,138
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Posted By wiz.au
I have an Ohlins and read a lot about those...

I have an Ohlins and read a lot about those failures, and I believe they were due to over tightening the lower bolt to the point the bolt shoulder where the thread finished met the pressed nut in the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16,138
Views: 1,934,265
Posted By wiz.au
Broken rear shock

While talking about shock bolts and mounts breaking,....

While on my two week trip in Tassie recently with 5 or so other Dakars, one had a OEM BMW rear shock lower mount failure. We think the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16,138
Views: 1,934,265
Posted By wiz.au
If you put a small but decent quality FI rated...

If you put a small but decent quality FI rated filter before the F650GS combined regulator+filter, can anyone see why I would ever need to replace the BMW one? The "pre-filter" should catch just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16,138
Views: 1,934,265
Posted By wiz.au
OK, it's called generically a "Torx Washer Head...

OK, it's called generically a "Torx Washer Head Trim Screw", but at the price these people are asking, you'd might as well go BMW genuine!
Someone please cross-check I have the right size and pitch?...
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