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Forum: OZ Vendors 09-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By shanekfalcon
Draft Schedule for Beaudesert is up

Whilst it will change, the draft scedule for Beaudesert is up. Its an excellent lline up and gives you an idea of what to expect:
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Forum: OZ Vendors 09-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi livo, This is Shane, one of the...

Hi livo,

This is Shane, one of the organizers. Your registration email hasn't come through to me. If you have a copy, would you mind emailing it to me direct at shane@horizonsunlimited.com . I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Rob, I didn't know that, but it makes a...

Hi Rob,

I didn't know that, but it makes a lot of sense. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
The last week have seen some progress on the 800....

The last week have seen some progress on the 800. The pickup coil is fixed and I've painted the crankcase cover. Before painting though, I modified it slightly, marking where No 1 bolt should go so...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Started work on the Widowmaker today. The 24 year...

Started work on the Widowmaker today. The 24 year old Suzuki simply stopped a few weeks ago and it has been rather disheartening. To allow time without pressure I de-registered the bike and cancelled...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
I've fitted three sets of aftermarket ones on...

I've fitted three sets of aftermarket ones on different bikes; a Xt225, my DR800 and my cousins DRZ400S. They are all fiine. Just be certain to order the right size as the DR forks are fairly small,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
I've had exactly the same problem. The first time...

I've had exactly the same problem. The first time it was just a loose wire on the bottom of the ignition barrel. However later on it was also the internals as well and I've just replaced it. The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, I've replaced the...

Hi everyone,

I've replaced the keylock/barrel with the one from the TS125R. Very nice unit and it wil be nice to have a lock that hols onto the key.

BUT ... problem remains. The neutral light...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Rob, Karen has spoken. A new bike means a...

Hi Rob,

Karen has spoken. A new bike means a NEW bike. Sorry as the orange bike is pretty cool. So now its down to fixing the 800 or finding something as good. How is the Tiger on single track?
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Rob, BigBob has confirmed that its is a...

Hi Rob,

BigBob has confirmed that its is a TS125 with the same wiring and sent me a link to an ebay seller. I'll give the local Suzuki dealership a chance to source it first and if they can at at...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Rob, Thanks for your reply. Had a look...

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your reply. Had a look last night and it looks OK, but will double check today.

1. Light for Indicators/turn signals on dashboard works

2. Light for High beam on dashboard...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Neutral light

Hi everyone,

I've started working through the wiring harnesses with good success. I rebuild the harness that includes the key lock/barrell and joins with the main harness down below the tanks....
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Spen, that's true. And many of them over here are...

Spen, that's true. And many of them over here are pretty cool. But when I hear of the one's who can't even attempt to fix a flat on a tubeless wheel - true story, what can I say.

Mind you, much of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks Tony, that's exactly where I am headed,...

Thanks Tony, that's exactly where I am headed, but I still have a battery and switch. Been reading up and youtubingthings like soldering, crimping, wire types and gauges.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Ladder, I have to agree and would like to...

Ladder,

I have to agree and would like to add that by doing as much as you can yourself, you learn more and that is so rewarding. What is the true motorcyclist? A person who calls BMW Assist for a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Wiring Harness

Hi everyone,

The electrics failed on the bike today. Its probably a dry solder joint or failed crimp joint on the main wiring going into the key barrel. I'll find out on Sunday probably when I can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has...

Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has found an internally vented fuel cap that fi4s Sr41/42. I wouldn't mind doing away with the vent tubes.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Rob, I have a longshot potential buyer for you....

Rob, I have a longshot potential buyer for you. Its a friend who was looking at a BMW 800, but this would be much better for him. I think his heart is on a new bike, but I have sent him the photo,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Timor Adventures

Hi everyone,

I've been away for a little bit and its going to take me a while to catch up with the news.

Rob, really keen to see the Tiger in action, congratulations. By the way, you're not...
Forum: OZ Vendors 06-17-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By shanekfalcon
HU Novice Dirt Day - Sunday 17 June 2014

On Sunday a group of budding adventure riders set out from CJ's pastries at Woodford to a secret location for a day in the dirt.

We all had a great day learning new skills and consolidating old...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks Bambi. It was my first time installing a...

Thanks Bambi. It was my first time installing a rivet chain too, so that was also a small learning experience.


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Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Simon, 130 on dirt pretty good going. I do 100...

Hi Simon, 130 on dirt pretty good going. I do 100 k on smooth gravel ok, but that's about it. Tarmac 140 sometimes, but the limit here is 100 on most highways, 110 on a few.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
New chain and sprockets

Hi guys,

On Saturday I installed new RK520 X-Ring chain and JT sprockets. Same size. Went for a ride on Sunday and the bike feels like an extra horsepower or two has been released. Does that sound...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Rim locks

Hi everyone,

Does anyone install rim locks? Yes, no, back only or both? Why?

Something else that I am thinking about, but reading different ideas on these things.

Thanks,

Shane
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Front forks centre-to-centre

Hi everyone,

I checked today to be sure that my front forks are in alignment by checking the distance centre to centre. I didn't need a fancy tool, just a piece of clear perspex.

It made me...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, I've been making Mark II of my...

Hi everyone,

I've been making Mark II of my home made fairing and its going OK. Made a few mistakes but it will be better for the long rides than Mark I. This time I've made a stand and template...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Just had to say, after a test ride yesterday and...

Just had to say, after a test ride yesterday and today, the gear change has never been better. Almost as slick as my V-Star. Glad to have that one all sorted. Thanks for everyone's ongoing advice as...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,901,062
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi French Horn, Saw the pictures of your...

Hi French Horn,

Saw the pictures of your DR650 and had to laugh. Why? Well look at the pictures of my DR800 on the bottom os this link:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, Ignore the last post. Got the...

Hi everyone,

Ignore the last post. Got the manual and could see that I was re-assembling in the wrong order. More importantly though, when I took a real close look, the arm that sprouts from the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, Slowly ticking off the list on...

Hi everyone,

Slowly ticking off the list on my bike. Last weekend I replaced the gasket between the crankcase and gearshift lever cover, as this was leaking. Well, at least it was the cause of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Guys, Where can I find out about this DR...

Hi Guys,

Where can I find out about this DR muster? Sounds interesting.

Rob, what can I say that hasn't been said already? Thongs!

Ladder, glad you're doing OK.

Take care everyone, I've...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Bambi, looking forward to this. Ran the page...

Bambi, looking forward to this. Ran the page through Google Translator and its OK, but missing as few things I think.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Congratulations Stefan. Well done.

Congratulations Stefan. Well done.
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,901,062
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Kramer, Welcome to adventure riding, you...

Hi Kramer,

Welcome to adventure riding, you will love it.

Seeing as you are in Toowoomba and getting into adventure riding, thought you may be interested in this event in October:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi guys, Thanks for all the advice. ...

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the advice.

Looks like I will have to take the rear shock out and have a look at it and check it. Probably looks like I need to save my pennies and get a Wilbers.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
It worked really well. Very happy. Pistons moving...

It worked really well. Very happy. Pistons moving very nicely and no rear noise. Cold braking is only marginally better, but was warmed up, noticeable improvement.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Brake calliper

Hi Everyone,

Forgot to mention, rebuilt the rear calliper today. Went really well. The piston wipers on both piston were gone, but the most rear piston was much worse.

Cleaned the calliper up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Bluesman and Rob, Reading this and the...

Hi Bluesman and Rob,

Reading this and the earlier posts, is there a specific Wilbers shock and/or spring that I should be looking for? Karen and I will be going to USA in December 2014 and I'm...
Forum: OZ Vendors 05-15-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By shanekfalcon
Update on catering at Queensland HU Meeting

Sunday breakfast and lunch pay-as-you go sorted.

The Beaudesert Hospital Auxillary will be looking after us. Its great to know that we have onsite food options as well as putting cash into local...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16,104
Views: 2,477,431
Posted By shanekfalcon
Rebuilding rear shock

Hi guys,

I've been building a list of things to do on the DR, as you may have guessed from my recent posts.

If it can be done safely, I'm thinking about rebuilding the rear shock. Shouldn't be...
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