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Forum: Vendors Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 305,191
Posted By farcall
Feedback

I gave my BC35's a serious workout a couple of weeks ago. Six days on the bike covering 2500km about half of which was in desert country of Western Australia.

My set up. Unfortunately I didn't...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
Yeah back in the day I used to ride a near new...

Yeah back in the day I used to ride a near new Kawi F8 (look it up) in the Goldfields. Always ridden flat out - about 80kmh max - and any sign of a bump the bloody thing would try to buck you off....
Forum: Australia 05-11-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,919
Posted By farcall
Aussie Digger carts a circa 70's Sanyo transistor...

Aussie Digger carts a circa 70's Sanyo transistor on his rides. Bloody thing picks up acceptable reception just about anywhere. I took a photo of the model/serial panel on the back and googled it...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7,303
Views: 2,989,047
Posted By farcall
I'm gunna go with he's taking the piss. :lol3

I'm gunna go with he's taking the piss. :lol3
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,919
Posted By farcall
Ed zachery. Good feedback sir. :thumb

Ed zachery. Good feedback sir. :thumb
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,919
Posted By farcall
Neil - how whelmed are you now? Thinking I need...

Neil - how whelmed are you now? Thinking I need an AM tranny.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 05-09-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By farcall
Thanks for the replies and PM's everyone. Looks...

Thanks for the replies and PM's everyone. Looks like Young Guns advice is on the money - that I havent deleted any operating files, just my travel gpx files. I've got an offer to check out someones...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 376,894
Posted By farcall
Yep. It was me... racing to get home by nightfall...

Yep. It was me... racing to get home by nightfall after 6 days out in the eastern goldfields desert country (Rawlinna, Plumridge Lakes). In company with a very sweet sounding (Wings exhaust) 990 Adv.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 05-08-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By farcall
Looking for a favour from an Oz Zumo 550 owner

Mods - please dont move this to the GPS forum as I need a response from someone in Oz (I believe some of the Zumo files I need are region specific).




Like a complete dick, I've accidentally...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
Not as I first thought

John, Stephen

Email on its way.

Through the clears eyes of morning :D, I can see that your route through there is slightly different the one we did in 2012. We went down the PNC Baseline Rod...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
There was only one sandy stretch lasting a few...

There was only one sandy stretch lasting a few kms which will probably make some of you pay attention. Sand Kings wont notice it. :D Can't say whether an outfit will pass through ok though. :dunno. ...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9,774
Views: 718,776
Posted By farcall
G'day Stephen This might also help you make...

G'day Stephen

This might also help you make a decision. See you at Rawlinna.

http://shalinw.smugmug.com/photos/i-C2VMqfX/0/L/i-C2VMqfX-L.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-10-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
Has the same effect on me too...

Has the same effect on me too...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
I'll bite Neil :D This Honda will be...

I'll bite Neil :D

This Honda will be there :deal ... unless my spannering over the last 6 months lets me down :1drink. Even got the Desert Raid moniker on the front mudguard.
...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,835
Posted By farcall
The faulty alloy part was superceded by a steel...

The faulty alloy part was superceded by a steel part a few years back - probably 2011. My photo shows the steel one in the vice.
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,835
Posted By farcall
Recall

Long overdue.

I reported my failure -- which happened whilst loaded up for a trip thru the centre to Birdsville, off-road, on a bend, at 100kmh and 150km from the nearest one-horse town -- to the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14,737
Views: 5,474,679
Posted By farcall
There's an interesting, and in hindsight,...

There's an interesting, and in hindsight, somewhat predictable outcome that occurs with the combo of carrying 43 litres of fuel (up front) and long travel USD forks. I can easily detect fork flex if...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14,737
Views: 5,474,679
Posted By farcall
Yep PA6 aka Nylon 6. As they say, when only the...

Yep PA6 aka Nylon 6. As they say, when only the best will do :D
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 376,894
Posted By farcall
Brilliant work there Dan. Very impressed. ...

Brilliant work there Dan. Very impressed.



A couple of pics of my recent work for those not subscribed to the AT thread.

Boano front end, Nitron shock, TT 43 litre tank and heaps of other...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14,737
Views: 5,474,679
Posted By farcall
My recently 'tweaked' 2001 AT. Boano front...

My recently 'tweaked' 2001 AT.

Boano front end, Nitron shock, TT 43 litre tank, Scotts steering damper and heaps of other minor mods & bits.

Fuller pictorial and story here -...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 40,119
Posted By farcall
Yep. Got the T10 out a few weeks after posting...

Yep. Got the T10 out a few weeks after posting that pic and fixed it in 10mins.

:thumb
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
As happened at previous Desert Raids, I'd guess...

As happened at previous Desert Raids, I'd guess that everyone will head off the next day.
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
Contour winner?? :ear :D

Contour winner?? :ear

:D
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
To make it easy, I'll bring my 20ltrs in a jerry...

To make it easy, I'll bring my 20ltrs in a jerry can on the trailer. That leaves all 400ltrs accounted for as per the list above.
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
Drop mine from 40 to 20ltrs thanks Chris.

Drop mine from 40 to 20ltrs thanks Chris.
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
Beauty. Stand by... will try to get a firm...

Beauty.

Stand by... will try to get a firm plan in place by weeks end.
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
I have a driver teed up. He has a 4x4 wagon...

I have a driver teed up. He has a 4x4 wagon (Pajero). We need either a suitable trailer to carry a couple of 44's or a loaner ute to carry the 44's.
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,834
Posted By farcall
There is a plan B. SMS coming your way Chris.

There is a plan B. SMS coming your way Chris.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14,737
Views: 5,474,679
Posted By farcall
Following on from Dennis' post, these are my...

Following on from Dennis' post, these are my headers which are ceramic coated with a 'satin chrome' finish.

http://shalinw.smugmug.com/photos/i-PWNmWBJ/0/L/i-PWNmWBJ-L.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By farcall
Agreed Joe. I got my son to ride towards me...

Agreed Joe. I got my son to ride towards me whilst I was in the car coming in the other direction. I kept adjusting headlight down until it didnt glare.

I've got LED spots to take care of the...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By farcall
Plug n play. Although difficulty of installation...

Plug n play. Although difficulty of installation varies depending on your crf's rubber boot. I recall some posts in that thread report they wont fit some bikes - I think the vendor is keeping a known...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By farcall
I fitted a H4 LED bulb to my HP2 in 2013 and...

I fitted a H4 LED bulb to my HP2 in 2013 and liked it so much I've fitted them to my Africa Twin (H4's).

Like Funatic said, they are brighter. Off-road, I find the beam spread to be significantly...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,729
Views: 2,054,892
Posted By farcall
I've had the Cyclops H4 LED in my HP2 since Aug...

I've had the Cyclops H4 LED in my HP2 since Aug 2014. No LAMPF warning lights.

Light glare for oncoming traffic was initially a problem due to the higher cut line of the LED light pattern. It was...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 38,474
Posted By farcall
I'm not interested in swapping insults with you. ...

I'm not interested in swapping insults with you.



If this info helps anyone else...

I've undergone 3 sleep studies over 12 years.

The first one diagnosed mild or low level (I cant...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 38,474
Posted By farcall
VERY slim? Are you speaking from personal...

VERY slim? Are you speaking from personal experience? If so, why not make your comment on that basis rather than a sweeping generalisation? Unless of course you have access to recognised research...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,729
Views: 2,054,892
Posted By farcall
I PM'd site admin a link to your post. Hope it...

I PM'd site admin a link to your post. Hope it gets sorted.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,729
Views: 2,054,892
Posted By farcall
Screens

There is poll over at HP2 Enduro that may interest some.

http://www.hp2enduro.com/hp2e_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?3428.0#post_3430
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,375,508
Posted By farcall
Spot on Tags. And its called isolation. No fuel...

Spot on Tags. And its called isolation. No fuel stops for 1000kms also means no food, no water and no automobile club recovery services.

Space over the rear subframe is needed for food, water,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,375,508
Posted By farcall
Sorry... I missed that post (now quoted). ...

Sorry... I missed that post (now quoted).

The KLR seat height is 35". The R1200GSA is nearly 36". A mate and I owned KLR's & GSA's and we've done thousands of km's on them - more than 75%...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,375,508
Posted By farcall
How tall do you reckon the bloke second from...

How tall do you reckon the bloke second from right is?

5'6". Paulo Gonclaves.
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