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Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 06:01 PM
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Posted By John 171
Don't know how clear this is going to be but here...

Don't know how clear this is going to be but here goes.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b572/john17111/003_zpszjxbiar5.jpg
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Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Thanks for the input BergDonk. Yes it is just the...

Thanks for the input BergDonk. Yes it is just the standard type of two wire clutch switch. I just have a bit of a nervey when computers are involved. I read somewhere that disabling the sidestand...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Thanks Pete good thing to know if you break it...

Thanks Pete good thing to know if you break it out in the sticks.
Cheers.
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Moyston, I know on older bikes you can just...

Moyston,
I know on older bikes you can just bypass it but not sure on the XT because of the computer. If it were me I'd put the exhaust back on and give it a go, it's broken anyway so you've got...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Hi Hemmo, yes it was a good ride, and yes it was...

Hi Hemmo, yes it was a good ride, and yes it was quite chilly on the Sunday morning and while I have lived in Oberon for close to 30 years I have not felt the need to camp here:lol3
cheers
Forum: Australia 06-14-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Moyston, Hopefully a blurry picture is worth a...

Moyston, Hopefully a blurry picture is worth a thousand words. This is the top of the shock looking from the throttle side of the bike. It is set on the second hardest setting.
...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Hi Moyston, good quality springs in the forks ( I...

Hi Moyston, good quality springs in the forks ( I used Elbach ) to suit your weight plus the weight of what your carrying and good quality mid weight fork oil ( I used Motorex ) made all the...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Alpine Rally

Did the Alpine rally last weekend. Great weather, a bit frosty in the morning though. Went the back way on dirt roads through Wee Gasper then home through Adaminaby, Tharwa. This was an excellent...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
XT's in Tassie

Finally downloaded some photos of the trip to Tasmania we did on the XT's a bit over a month ago. Two weeks and 5683 gps km's, both bikes didn't miss a beat. What a great place with great bike roads...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Hi Hemmo, I'm from near Oberon so not that far...

Hi Hemmo,
I'm from near Oberon so not that far away from Blackheath. Give us a yell next time your heading down this way and if the planets a line we could head out for a ride. There's some good...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-21-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,736
Posted By John 171
My valkyrie is only pulling 2500rpm at 100 kms...

My valkyrie is only pulling 2500rpm at 100 kms per hour, that's 60 mph, and just over 3 grand at 120kms per hour. It feels like it's just loping along, doing it easy.
Fuel economy is good too....
Forum: Road Warriors 01-20-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,736
Posted By John 171
Hi all, had the Valkyrie for about four months...

Hi all,
had the Valkyrie for about four months now. What a great bike. Smooth, comfortable and a mountain of torque. Coming from sports touring bikes before I have avoided cruisers as I have found...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
tyres for XT

I use the michelin starcross hp4 on the front of my XT. It's a bigger tyre 90 x 100 x 21 but still fits OK. It's a brilliant tyre, worlds better than the t63 front both on the dirt and tar and...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,672
Posted By John 171
an oldy but a goody

Opinions are like arseholes, everybody's got one.

Cheers.
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
muster

Can't make that weekend. Going to the Troy Baylis Classic the week before so funds will be too short. The idea of an XT muster is good though.
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 04:40 PM
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Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Laugh Moyston

Going by the local ride report links #1974 it looks like Moyston's been a bad boy and got his XT all dirty. (good one Moyston):clap Not sure about the company your keeping though. Looks like they...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,007
Posted By John 171
I've had three over the years, all great bikes....

I've had three over the years, all great bikes. This is the latest, it was so good I had to buy the wife one.

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Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
new exhaust

I'd be very interested to see some photos thanks BergDonk.
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
paper filters

On page 23 of this thread I posted some photos of my filter after we traced the Darling River. It was in a drought and we went through some extremely dusty conditions, all was good. Also I live on a...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
I haven't seen them Tiggs but the idea sounds...

I haven't seen them Tiggs but the idea sounds good.
cheers
John
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
filters

The paper filters on the tenere are totally different to the R's cartridge type filter. Where people come un stuck with the R's is the air box lid. Because it opens into the air box between the...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
surging

Yep the motors are very restricted to pass euro 3 regulations thats why there for sale in Europe and some other bikes aren't. The funny thing with the surging is it seems to be different for every...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Looks good Tiggs, would have made the bike a few...

Looks good Tiggs, would have made the bike a few kilos lighter fitting those cans too, the standard one's weigh a ton. Good work.
cheers
john.
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Blakduk, It is normal for the fan to come on...

Blakduk,
It is normal for the fan to come on when your doing slow work especially in hot weather thats what the fan is there for to move air through the radiator. Mine comes on often when I'm idling...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,628
Posted By John 171
I did it a while back and decided to walk it, I...

I did it a while back and decided to walk it, I know I'm a soft cock :lol3. Rocks very slippery and uneven. This photo was taken in a dry summer and hadn't had much rain for a while so I don't know...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Mine probably did too just can't remember. Anyway...

Mine probably did too just can't remember. Anyway without it everything is still held solidly.
cheers
john.
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Cutting the guard

Tiggs,
From memory, it's a couple of years since I did it, I don't think I cut any mounting points off. Here's some photos to help.

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Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
140 mitas E07

Blakduk,
I have not tried to fit a 140 E07 to an XT. If it does fit it would be very tight as there is only about 10 mm clearance between the tyre and the chain guard with a 130 on.
...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
I didn't notice any dramatic change in fuel...

I didn't notice any dramatic change in fuel consumption but can't give accurate figures because I didn't do before or after gearing change checks. When the gps is reading 100 K's per hour the speedo...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Yep I found the standard gearing a bit too high...

Yep I found the standard gearing a bit too high especially when you get in the tight stuff. I didn't go the 14 on the front but went a 48 on the back. A more expensive option because you need a...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Looks the goods Tiggs. The decals are a nice...

Looks the goods Tiggs.
The decals are a nice personal touch. Nothing better than making a bike your own.
cheers.
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
The standard bars are pretty soft and cheesy like...

The standard bars are pretty soft and cheesy like on most Japanese trail bikes. I went for pro tapper tappered bars, bar risers and barkbusters with no weights and haven't had a problem with...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
tyres

Tiggs,
For a 50/50 tyre on the rear I find the Mittas E07 130 x 17 a good one. It behaves its self on the tar and is predicable on gravel / made dirt roads, but like all 50 / 50 tyres there not...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
bash plate, crash bars.

Blakduk,
If you look on page 15 and 16 of this thread posts 214 and 232 you will see the details of my set up. Tiggs set up looks the goods to me if your doing fire trails and made dirt roads but if...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Versitile XT 660 R

Blakduk,
I find the XT to be a very versatile bike. Sit on110ks plus highway crusiing all day with plenty of power to spare for overtaking, comfortable seat and good riding position. On gravel roads...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Shendo & All, cut down my screen and took the...

Shendo & All,
cut down my screen and took the bike for a run today. I cut about 2 inches off the top, making it about 4 inches higher than the standard screen. I used an angle grinder with a cut...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By John 171
From Cobar we did the dirt back roads through...

From Cobar we did the dirt back roads through Nymagee to Tottenham which were good traveling. Stayed the night at Tottenham Pub good rooms , beer and feed and they have a wood shed out the back you...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By John 171
Yep, Mutawintji is worth a visit. Pretty camping...

Yep, Mutawintji is worth a visit. Pretty camping ground with hot showers.
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b572/john17111/desertmountainssea012_zps04e49107.jpg

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Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Screens are like helmets I ride in an Arai recon...

Screens are like helmets I ride in an Arai recon it is the quietest helmet I've ever owned, recommended it to a mate and he thinks it's the noisiest helmet he has ever owned. Both my wife and I have...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,764
Posted By John 171
Welcome aboard Tiggs, Some info that might be...

Welcome aboard Tiggs,
Some info that might be handy, although the manual says they take 2.6 litres of oil when doing an oil change they actually take 2.9 litres and although the manual says 10000 km...
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