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Forum: Equipment 01-12-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Burra Boy
Thanks guys. I'll give that a shot and see what...

Thanks guys. I'll give that a shot and see what happens. I'll let you know if it worked:eek1
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Burra Boy
Anyone?????

Anyone?????
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Burra Boy
Vapor mode button doesn't work

Hey out there

As the title suggests, my vapor speedo/ tacho has failed to proceed. I cannot change mode so can't reset trip, check odometer, etc etc.

Emailed Vapor who suggested I buy a new one...
Forum: Australia 10-11-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 51,616
Posted By Burra Boy
Yeah, me too. I've been subscribed for ever,...

Yeah, me too. I've been subscribed for ever, waiting for news. If I could get the mould I could start making them myself....
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,633
Posted By Burra Boy
Decimal currency was introduced on the 14th of...

Decimal currency was introduced on the 14th of February 1966. I should know. My father wrote all the jingles for the advertising that preceded it - he used to come home and test them out on my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 137,687
Posted By Burra Boy
There were only TWO Suzi DR650s represented at...

There were only TWO Suzi DR650s represented at the 2012 USA East HUBB meeting. We were in a sea of BMW R1200s and a few KLRs, Ducati MultiStrada's plus a few new Yamaha Tenere's. Where was everyone...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,633
Posted By Burra Boy
Mate, haven't you ever watched 'American...

Mate, haven't you ever watched 'American Chopper'?

'That's 1 and 5 sixteenths and a neck extension of 6 and 27 thirtyseconds inches and I'll weld it without a welding helmet or gloves...'

I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,633
Posted By Burra Boy
Laugh Yes, of course! Silly me - I should have figured...

Yes, of course! Silly me - I should have figured that out myself:huh

I've already got one request for a stand. All I need is a slightly warmer shedhttp://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/Laughing.gif
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,633
Posted By Burra Boy
Nope, my particular Burra is near Canberra, but...

Nope, my particular Burra is near Canberra, but higher and colder. It was -5 here last night. And my shed isn't heated. So my centrestand production line isn't actually in existence just yet:evil
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,633
Posted By Burra Boy
If your ute is a GQ Patrol TD42 I've got a spare...

If your ute is a GQ Patrol TD42 I've got a spare 'box:D

One question already. The mounting plates - will they fit OK with lowering plates on the footpegs?

Cheers m8
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,633
Posted By Burra Boy
Hey french horn, what a top idea! The only...

Hey french horn, what a top idea! The only problem is that there are 3 DR's in our little group and I'm the only one with with a suitable workshop:cry

I guess if I make 3 stands I'll keep the last...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,427
Posted By Burra Boy
I wore out a brand new 606 between one Wednesday...

I wore out a brand new 606 between one Wednesday and the following Monday up in the Vic High Country on my DR. It was a bit rocky, come to think of it:wink:
Forum: Australia 01-31-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 20,019
Posted By Burra Boy
A mate just ordered some 606's from...

A mate just ordered some 606's from Rockymountains - and they are on the way. He tried for Kendas but no luck. So I guess we can still get Dunlops at a good price.....
Forum: Australia 11-22-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 20,019
Posted By Burra Boy
$302 AU for 2 17" rears and one 21"...

$302 AU for 2 17" rears and one 21" front
Forum: Australia 11-15-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 20,019
Posted By Burra Boy
I ordered 3 Dunlop 606s from Rocky ATV on...

I ordered 3 Dunlop 606s from Rocky ATV on November the 9th. Picked them up from the PO today, and they had been there a couple of days. That's 5 days from the US to Oz. That's what I call...
Forum: Alaska 11-09-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,754
Posted By Burra Boy
From what I've read about that storm you guys are...

From what I've read about that storm you guys are getting, there won't be much riding going on:eek1
Forum: Australia 10-13-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,324
Posted By Burra Boy
I've been riding for 43 years and I've never had...

I've been riding for 43 years and I've never had my helmet checked for the AS sticker! Just as well, seeing as my Hornet doesn't have one.:wink:

I love Australia's notion that we are important...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 51,616
Posted By Burra Boy
A clean shed? Yep, I'll take one....:lol3

A clean shed? Yep, I'll take one....:lol3
Forum: Australia 06-26-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 51,616
Posted By Burra Boy
:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk
Forum: Australia 01-15-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,458
Posted By Burra Boy
Go for a ride in India - you will never treat a...

Go for a ride in India - you will never treat a horn with disdain again :lol3
Forum: Australia 01-03-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,465
Posted By Burra Boy
I had all HID lights on my 1200 GS and the 55...

I had all HID lights on my 1200 GS and the 55 watt Narva 175 lights were without doubt the best lights I have ever ridden behind. They took a few seconds to warm up but when hot they came up to power...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,023,007
Posted By Burra Boy
Tooheys Old, IMO. Although Coopers Extra Stout...

Tooheys Old, IMO. Although Coopers Extra Stout for a tyre change on a cool day when the sidewall is stiff as b*ggery....
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,023,007
Posted By Burra Boy
I wouldn't buy an XTZ for 14000 reasons - that's...

I wouldn't buy an XTZ for 14000 reasons - that's how much they cost in OZ, and then you still have to put luggage etc on it. Here a new DR costs about $10K - that's 4000 towards trips and farkles.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,023,007
Posted By Burra Boy
Anyone tried this headlight set up?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300273684549&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I'm guessing the light output won't be too flash (ho ho) but I rather like the look of it....
Forum: Australia 11-21-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,609
Posted By Burra Boy
You do know what REPCO stands for, don't you??? ...

You do know what REPCO stands for, don't you???

Rips
Every
Poor
Cnut
Off..

I'd try eBay before going to them.
My 2c worth...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,075
Posted By Burra Boy
Gee, that makes it all clear, doesn't it? I...

Gee, that makes it all clear, doesn't it?

I have never had my tyres checked for compliance with ADR's or whatever, and for that matter I have never had my helmet checked for the AS sticker.
...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 364,745
Posted By Burra Boy
Thanks, havafati. Can't make that next ride...

Thanks, havafati.

Can't make that next ride - gonna be in NZ at the Burt Munro rally, sadly without a bike grr grr.

But look forward to catching up with you guys.

Going for a ride tomorrow...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5,745
Views: 364,745
Posted By Burra Boy
Newbie from Burra

Gentlemen, please permit me to introduce myself. Alex, semi retired (I work for myself to augment a miserly pension), ride a DR650 and a wee Strom. Used to ride trail bikes up in the Brindies many...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,191
Posted By Burra Boy
Cost of seat????

G'day Phil. I like that seat - I'm in Oz and would be prepared to ship my spare seat over - how much was the job? And are you in north or south? I'm coming over for the Burt Munro weekend in 2 weeks...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,324
Posted By Burra Boy
Did you actually buy the HID lights? I'm looking...

Did you actually buy the HID lights? I'm looking at making a Dakar type fairing for my DR and a couple of those would do the job nicely, if they are any good. If you did buy them, are they...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,063
Posted By Burra Boy
I would love to see a campaign encouraging people...

I would love to see a campaign encouraging people to drive five k's under the speed limit. I reckon this is the only way to combat this rort. It would be painful for a while, but if enough of us did...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By Burra Boy
I won't go anywhere near the Snowy when that ride...

I won't go anywhere near the Snowy when that ride is on. Too many Stoner wannabees backing into corners on the wrong side at 180 plus... Every time I've been there someone has gone down... And the...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,964,089
Posted By Burra Boy
I've got a new toy!!

Hi guys and gals

Picked up my worked 05 today and what a hoot! Pumper carb, tweaked suspension and all sorts of stuff. I have a wee strom as well and I was MUCH more excited gettin this,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By Burra Boy
I did 2 trips in India on Enfields with Ferris...

I did 2 trips in India on Enfields with Ferris Wheels and both bikes were slow, fairly ordinary brakes, lots of false neutrals and an absolute hoot to ride between 60-80 kph. One of my favourite all...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 88,452
Posted By Burra Boy
I did a very similar trip 20 years ago

Matt, I just read the whole RR in one sitting. My lady and I did a monster 6 month trip in 1989 - flew to LA from Australia, bought a K75 BMW the next day and rode out 2 days later. Spent a month in...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,471
Posted By Burra Boy
Best 2 hours work I ever did. The harshness that...

Best 2 hours work I ever did. The harshness that I used to feel through the bars is all but gone and even the big holes aren't nearly as bad.

Now I can feel that the rear shock needs tuning:eek1
Forum: Australia 04-14-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,420
Posted By Burra Boy
I've ridden a lot of that part of the world and...

I've ridden a lot of that part of the world and when they were moaning about the altitude, they weren't kidding. Mind you, they only got up to 17000ft. I got up to 18000+ in India and it was bloody...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,400
Posted By Burra Boy
Gentlemen, just be thankful you don't have to...

Gentlemen, just be thankful you don't have to take your bike to that ever decreasing shop in Qbn. The one that used to be BMW? Those of you who have experience there will know what I mean.

But to...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,693
Posted By Burra Boy
Finite, no doubt you know about this: And,...

Finite, no doubt you know about this:

And, if you want to find all the micro-breweries get a copy of 'Beer and Brewing'. The centrespread is a map of all the microbreweries in Oz

From my oh...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,693
Posted By Burra Boy
Matso's in Broome do a few nice beer but for...

Matso's in Broome do a few nice beer but for gawd's sake stay away from the chili beer. First beer I ever left after one sip....

m8, I've ridden the Gibb River Road twice on pushbikes and it's a...
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