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Forum: Australia 12-28-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By JRW
I ended up going today - my wife said she wanted...

I ended up going today - my wife said she wanted to get out so we went to crystal creek and then back via what I thought would be dirt...

as it turns out they have put bitumen all the way from...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,564
Posted By JRW
gees the temptation is strong to trade my vstrom...

gees the temptation is strong to trade my vstrom in and get a ural... dont think theres any 2wd ones here in aus though.
Forum: Australia 12-27-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By JRW
Townsville easy day ride

Hi all,
I am planning on doing a day or half day ride: townsville to paluma, then return via hidden valley, ewan, and herveys range developmental.

Fueling up at one of the servo's on the...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By JRW
To answer my question - yes you can. Just get the...

To answer my question - yes you can. Just get the free "bluetooth intercom beta" from market.

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Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,181
Posted By JRW
Suzuki vstrom. Detuned bombproof engine, solid...

Suzuki vstrom. Detuned bombproof engine, solid drivetrain and gearbox. 650 is probably slightly more reliable than 1000, but the really high mileage bikes that are trouble free are 1000's so take...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By JRW
Bluetooth question

Is it possible to use two android phones, plug a wired headset into each, pair them using bluetooth, and then talk to eachother?

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Forum: Australia 12-24-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By JRW
I would also keep the Dr650se on mind, and the...

I would also keep the Dr650se on mind, and the ktm's of
Similar size, particularly as you mention highway. The drz is very good off road though.
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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 498,352
Posted By JRW
Merry Christmas Colin and Re! Hope you have a...

Merry Christmas Colin and Re! Hope you have a great day.

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Forum: The Garage 12-24-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,768,775
Posted By JRW
Right side ...

Right side
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/Heviink/strom/CameraZOOM-20111222102608120.jpg

Left:
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/Heviink/strom/CameraZOOM-20111223130257004.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,579
Posted By JRW
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/KTM%2...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/KTM%20990%20Adventure%20Limited%20Edition.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By JRW
Before: ...

Before:
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/Heviink/strom/tmpPhoto.jpg
After:
http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc489/Heviink/strom/CameraZOOM-20111223130219084.jpg

Lean:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By JRW
well, all done. I need to replace the bolts...

well, all done.

I need to replace the bolts as they dont protrude as far out of the nuts as I would like, causing me to doubt their self locking ability. for now I have put some witness marks on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By JRW
Hmm, cant edit on tapatalk... Anyway, just wanted...

Hmm, cant edit on tapatalk... Anyway, just wanted to correct my measurement - its closer to 1.5" lift, not 1. Maybe slightly higher than I wanted. No problem flat-footing the ground still, but did...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By JRW
Yeah, that's how I did it - I figured it was more...

Yeah, that's how I did it - I figured it was more important to have them identical than to worry about a mm one way or another.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 498,352
Posted By JRW
Love the report so far. Happy and safe travels to...

Love the report so far. Happy and safe travels to you both

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By JRW
I ended up digging around in the shed and finding...

I ended up digging around in the shed and finding a length of (I assume) Stainless steel. Its around half a mm narrower than the rounded parts on the dogbones, and about half a mm thicker. I cut two...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By JRW
hmm... never thought about the insurance side of...

hmm... never thought about the insurance side of things.
Guess I should stop being a cheap bastard and just buy some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By JRW
VStrom dogbones drilled

just a question before I do something stupid...

would it be possible (from an engineering / strength perspective) to drill my current stock dogbones to increase the height of the rear of the...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By JRW
Yeah, had that one as my only option so far! Did...

Yeah, had that one as my only option so far! Did it in a car as far as hidden valley.

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Forum: Australia 12-15-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By JRW
Rides around townsville

Hi all, can anyone suggest some good dirt rides around townsville? 2 - 6 hours type return time. Not looking for anything crazy, but just to start honing some more skills in preparation for a cape...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,764
Posted By JRW
I mixed 10 and 15 silkolene for my dl1000. I am a...

I mixed 10 and 15 silkolene for my dl1000. I am a rather large bloke though, and often run 2up.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
Posted By JRW
Good stuff. What tyres do you run for the dirt? ...

Good stuff. What tyres do you run for the dirt?

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Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By JRW
Awesome :)

Awesome :)
Forum: Australia 12-12-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By JRW
Best swags that I have seen (and I am in a job to...

Best swags that I have seen (and I am in a job to have seen a few...) Darche:
http://www.darche.com.au/swags.html

Some of their models are pretty big to be on a bike though

For my money...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-08-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By JRW
oh wow... completely missed that!

oh wow... completely missed that!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-08-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By JRW
Which GPS for north aus

Hi all, just wondering if there are any cheap as chips gps' out there that have excellent maps and features. Ok, I realise thats an impossibility...

what I am after: A rugged motorcycle gps that...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-08-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By JRW
also being wet season up here its quite likely...

also being wet season up here its quite likely that many roads / bridges etc will be flooded. North of rockhampton could get dicey if you are pushing for a timeline.
Forum: Australia 12-07-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,018
Posted By JRW
yeah I saw that - looks interesting, and falls in...

yeah I saw that - looks interesting, and falls in the sweet spot of when I might be able to go.
I will put up my hand for tentative interest... though no guarantee on anything yet!
Forum: Australia 12-07-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,018
Posted By JRW
I may be... how big is your family, and what sort...

I may be... how big is your family, and what sort of bike do you ride (might be difficult to keep up with an exec on my big V)
Forum: Australia 12-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 79,200
Posted By JRW
Townsville V rider :) Sent from my R800i...

Townsville V rider :)

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Forum: Australia 12-06-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 103,271
Posted By JRW
Townsville V strom owner signing in. Sent...

Townsville V strom owner signing in.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,877
Posted By JRW
Lol, and I was hoping that they'd put spokes and...

Lol, and I was hoping that they'd put spokes and better guards on it.
My k3 has 42000km on it and going strong.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-21-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By JRW
The old reflectors had foil in them, but for some...

The old reflectors had foil in them, but for some reason they decided it was cheaper to have foil-less reflectors with slightly bigger bulbs
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,183
Posted By JRW
lol, as I saw your pictures I was thinking "I...

lol, as I saw your pictures I was thinking "I wonder if the seat can fit there..." turns out it cant, so that rules out one option :P
You could use a bit of angle alu instead of the flat to mount...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By JRW
yeah, its a double outer skin system, with the...

yeah, its a double outer skin system, with the parts exposed to the outsides having a very good insulation between the skins. they dont get hotter then warm to touch EVER. (cept maybe if the sun is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,272
Posted By JRW
I use pirelli scorpion trails on my dl-1000 and...

I use pirelli scorpion trails on my dl-1000 and am very happy with them. They are a bit softer then the conti trail attacks, so I dont know how they will go for life, but pavement tread is excellent....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By JRW
Yeah, I was going to say: satin black, not matt...

Yeah, I was going to say: satin black, not matt black ;)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,905
Posted By JRW
I am 6'5, and was thinking about it today: I tend...

I am 6'5, and was thinking about it today: I tend to ride with a fair amount of weight back (ie not standing straight) to unload the front wheel a bit in the sand.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 32,404
Posted By JRW
I'm in :)

I'm in :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,183
Posted By JRW
I see you have that box further back then stock...

I see you have that box further back then stock too which is smart. My pillion complained that the stock mounts too far forward, so I have figured that I can move the front angled bit (that you...
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