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Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By greystoke
Long time checking this one... but I meant the...

Long time checking this one... but I meant the tank bag :)
Forum: Australia 10-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,857
Posted By greystoke
That's what I used. Think it was 20mm or...

That's what I used. Think it was 20mm or something like that. Filed it a bit so there was a little step at the grabby end. Put it through, tighten it up and knock it out from the reverse side
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 41,089
Posted By greystoke
Found Dereks post ...

Found Dereks post

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19784836&postcount=1121

Using a float height measuring tool
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 41,089
Posted By greystoke
It's a bit of a black art to me but I seem to...

It's a bit of a black art to me but I seem to have done it correctly. Saw your post in the DR thread but before touching the float height check the seal on the float needle to make sure it's not...
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 121,464
Posted By greystoke
Sign me up!

Sign me up!
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Yeah but you'll lose you profit after shipping...

Yeah but you'll lose you profit after shipping and conversion to right hand drive :rofl
Forum: Australia 10-25-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By greystoke
Simpson fire warning

Just a heads up for anyone heading that way...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-26/simpson-desert-travellers-warned-of-fire-threat/4335270

"Police in Birdsville in far south-west Queensland...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,670
Posted By greystoke
Cheers fellas. No way i was forking over...

Cheers fellas. No way i was forking over AU$800... Hope it helps
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,261
Posted By greystoke
Then we're on the same page. :clap

Then we're on the same page. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By greystoke
No worries mate. Enough people chipped in with my...

No worries mate. Enough people chipped in with my carb woes (including you) that it was about time to give something back. Hope it helps and contact me if you need anything
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 193,820
Posted By greystoke
Imagining that winter wonderland (Minsk HQ) with...

Imagining that winter wonderland (Minsk HQ) with a fine layer of shiny metallic sparkles.

But if your nose starts bleeding this time i'd be more concerned than the last time
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,670
Posted By greystoke
Timely. I just fixed mine as starter had...

Timely. I just fixed mine as starter had completely seized and did a little write up http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832297

I'm not a mechanic and was shitting myself at the idea...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,261
Posted By greystoke
I'm pretty sure the octane rating system is not a...

I'm pretty sure the octane rating system is not a measure of how much 'octane' is present as a percentage (like with alcoholic beverages) but rather a rating of a fuels ability to resist detonation...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 154,670
Posted By greystoke
And zombies love horse brains too...

And zombies love horse brains too...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 102,425
Posted By greystoke
One day

Never owned a GS but to this day still think the silver 1150GSA is one of the sexiest bikes ever made and WILL own one eventually. Less 'transformer' than the newer models. Think old troop carrier...
Forum: OZ Vendors 10-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 21,512
Posted By greystoke
Jebus!

Thinking positive thoughts Locky. If needed contact the nearest embassy (London ?) and they may be able to arrange an Aus doc to accompany her back. My cousin needed a medical escort from Rome a fews...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,234
Posted By greystoke
Depends how far you want to go...

My brother and I did about 21,000 kms (app 13,000miles) self supported back in 2006 on a pair of px200's.
We had a local guy rig up some loop frames to hold ABS pelican cases. The cases were bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By greystoke
Now ya tell me :cry

Now ya tell me :cry
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By greystoke
DR650 Starter Fix Howto

Just writing this beginners guide to starter motor fixing, as a search through the forums didn't give me everything I was looking for. Apologies if this has been covered before. And if any experts...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Prolly common knowledge but when putting the...

Prolly common knowledge but when putting the thing back together I do the 2 bolts on the bike (under the seat) first. It's a shedload easier to wiggle the wings into position than to get the under...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Yes That makes sense. I don't have...

Yes




That makes sense. I don't have access to an exhaust gas meter but my butt feels it's rich. I can fix that. The enrichment circuit jet though? Long soak in carb cleaner or see if a shop...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
No Pine Sol down here in Oz :becca

No Pine Sol down here in Oz :becca
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
I'd put money on the float needle sticking being...

I'd put money on the float needle sticking being the main issue. Took it around the block a few times and seemed ok. It's always been a little rough and decided to raise the needle one clip,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Thanks for the measurements mate. Here's a shot...

Thanks for the measurements mate. Here's a shot of mine. Looks pretty much the same with pin wound up as far as possible.

http://torbaumann.com/blog/wp-content/advrider/ThrottleStop.JPG

A bit...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
OK so 1-1/4 is known to be too lean. Check. Will...

OK so 1-1/4 is known to be too lean. Check. Will try adding another 1/8

Idle screw/throttle stop is currently wound up as far as possible but still not enough to allow the bike to idle. Idle jet...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Mate i've already futzed with the idle/throttle...

Mate i've already futzed with the idle/throttle stop screw.
That photo show's exactly how mine is now. There's an outer shaft with a lock nut and a screw which drives a pin up through the guts for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Yeah my throttle stop looks exactly like that. I...

Yeah my throttle stop looks exactly like that. I can keep cranking it higher so it's like putting the throttle partially on but I don't think that's a fix. Turned the air/fuel screw back to 1 1/4 and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Yeah forgot to mention i'm in Oz where we can be...

Yeah forgot to mention i'm in Oz where we can be trusted with needles :lol3

I'll double check the jets but cleaned each one by hand and each hole with tiny dental brushes (work a treat) and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
The throttle stop as I see is the big screw on...

The throttle stop as I see is the big screw on the left of the carb? It's just a mechanical screw that prevents the throttle from closing completely isn't it? I tightened that one all the way up but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Will def recheck carb boots. Was a bitch to get...

Will def recheck carb boots. Was a bitch to get it back in. Maybe I futzed the fit. Thanks
Forum: Australia 09-20-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,964,046
Posted By greystoke
Is he South African and grumpy all the time (but...

Is he South African and grumpy all the time (but a genius in the workshop)? Sounds familiar...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By greystoke
Pig won't idle

Hi guys.

I've put my carb back together after giving a thorough clean, changed all the o-rings and replaced the idle jet with a stocker (42.5). Stock needle not worn and on 3rd clip (stock setting...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,964,046
Posted By greystoke
Yeah mate. Lupine123 had it out in 5 mins with an...

Yeah mate. Lupine123 had it out in 5 mins with an easyout. Gave him a cheers a few posts back. Will keep your mates number though. You never know when you need a magician.



Bah! Didnt think of...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,964,046
Posted By greystoke
Just a huge shout out and thanks to Lupine128....

Just a huge shout out and thanks to Lupine128. Had my stuck idle jet out in five mins flat with an easy-out.
Legend!
Forum: Australia 09-04-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,964,046
Posted By greystoke
Stuck Idle screw/jet

Pulled my carb (BST-40) for the first time to give it the once over and all was going well until I found the idle jet/screw (the one small one just next to the main jet) was stuck and the head/slot...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,730
Posted By greystoke
Ahh ok. Cheers guys. Will give the straw...

Ahh ok.

Cheers guys. Will give the straw method a crack and report back.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,730
Posted By greystoke
Yeah, definitely counterclockwise. ...

Yeah, definitely counterclockwise.



Will have to duck down to Macca's for straws then :D Just so i'm reading it right... Does that mean that the valves can really be set anywhere in the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,730
Posted By greystoke
Yet another DR650 valve adjust issue

Hi guys. Sorry to flog this horse/pig again but having a first crack at checking valve clearances and have hit a bit of an issue.

Pretty sure i've got TDC fine. Watch intake open/close >...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,964,046
Posted By greystoke
... or call Bryan from Motorcycleroadworthys....

... or call Bryan from Motorcycleroadworthys. He'll come to your house. Nice bloke. Brissy based.

http://www.motorcycleroadworthys.com.au/
Forum: Australia 10-28-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,964,046
Posted By greystoke
I have single seat rego and didn't have to cut my...

I have single seat rego and didn't have to cut my seat. Removal of pegs was enough. Compliance plate fitted on the battery 'holder-innerer'. Went to Qld Transport in Spring Hill where they are too...
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