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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Damian_74
Tortoise and hare is the right analogy. Did...

Tortoise and hare is the right analogy.

Did a trip with two mates, both on 950 KTM's, 8000 km's in two weeks from Brisbane to Fink and back.

On the long stretches I obviously had no chance...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
I tried it in and out - didn't notice a huge...

I tried it in and out - didn't notice a huge improvement in power with it out but it did increase the induction noise.

BUT - it acts as a good pre-filter - will stop LOTS of dust. On extended...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 830,725
Posted By Damian_74
Take the O ring down to the local bearing/...

Take the O ring down to the local bearing/ industrial supplies - good chance that they can match it. Make sure that it is NBR or VITON.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 403,389
Posted By Damian_74
+1 Would feel like an idiot asking for...

+1

Would feel like an idiot asking for warranty after an accident or for a consumable!
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,956
Posted By Damian_74
I think that the Wilbers has High and Low speed...

I think that the Wilbers has High and Low speed compression on the remote and rebound on the lower shock shaft.

EDIT:The worst part about the Wilbers is that the remote is located on the lower...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Sorry Mate, only just caught this post - have...

Sorry Mate, only just caught this post - have taken TT tanks off the Dakar for the moment (it is the one that I have stripped to single seat form) and am back at work for the next 5 weeks (4000 km's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 830,725
Posted By Damian_74
Gaston was a complete LEGEND! But even he...

Gaston was a complete LEGEND!

But even he was taller than me and I don't pretend have half the skill of him!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14,610
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Posted By Damian_74
The Aussie cops are red hot on missing chain...

The Aussie cops are red hot on missing chain guards - considered a major defect - 3 demerit points, few hundred $ and a tow truck home.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 830,725
Posted By Damian_74
Just call me a Munchkin at 163 cm (5'3"). ...

Just call me a Munchkin at 163 cm (5'3").

Even with my lowered suspension and low seat, the best that I can do is tippy toes on one foot. Not confidence inspiring when the terrain gets nasty.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 830,725
Posted By Damian_74
I'm a huge 5'3" on a 2005 Dakar, Low seat and...

I'm a huge 5'3" on a 2005 Dakar, Low seat and lowered the suspension internally about 25mm.

Had a lowering link in the back for a while bit had the tyre hit the inner guard on more than one...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Seat base cut just aft of the the seat factory...

Seat base cut just aft of the the seat factory tapered pin mounts. Made some "threaded rivets" that I peened into the seat base and made brackets that I bolted into the subframe using nutserts. You...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Do you want titanium bolts too?

Do you want titanium bolts too?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Didn't weight it (wish I had just for a...

Didn't weight it (wish I had just for a reference) Assuming that the poor welds hold the material should be just as strong as the steel (material section heavier % stronger) There is more detail in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
It was only a five min. job doing the single seat...

It was only a five min. job doing the single seat conversion!

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightypugs/P1010345.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
There is no body of water and optional clothing...

There is no body of water and optional clothing in my photos!
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Still learning how use a sewing machine - ONE...

Still learning how use a sewing machine - ONE LITTLE SEAM THAT WASN'T PERFECT - can't make some people happy:D

This was the practice one - when I have the first off and drag my boot over the cover...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Chain Guard

There was some talk in the past about the chain guard/ possum catcher.

In the past I bought a TT chain guard - complete piece of shit!

The Sertao guard fits and works well, but doesn't help you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Finally finished off the Single Seat Conversion. ...

Finally finished off the Single Seat Conversion.

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightypugs/IMG_9059_zpsf5c5d102.jpg...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,928
Posted By Damian_74
PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE FIND THAT...

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE FIND THAT PHOTO!:topes:mulie:rofl
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,492
Posted By Damian_74
Any S/E Queensland's going to the Laverda...

Any S/E Queensland's going to the Laverda Concourse tomorrow?

Aquatic and I will be there, any one else?
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 403,389
Posted By Damian_74
I am about the same height as you - My 2005 Dakar...

I am about the same height as you - My 2005 Dakar is VERY high for me. I have a seat off of a STD GS and have lowered the suspension about 25mm.

Perhaps rather than trading you bike, it may be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 830,725
Posted By Damian_74
I usually work on a 600 km range. In theory you...

I usually work on a 600 km range. In theory you could get 800 km between fills but sand and low gearing sucks down the fuel.

There was time that I only got 450 km's! Heavy Heavy sand combined...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,956
Posted By Damian_74
I do have to ask - why are we trying to re-invent...

I do have to ask - why are we trying to re-invent the wheel (pardon the pun)!

Aquatic (AKA Craig) and JD Radman before him, have come up with well thought out alternatives to replacing the front...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,956
Posted By Damian_74
+1

+1
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,412
Posted By Damian_74
I've done a bit of work on ships elevators over...

I've done a bit of work on ships elevators over the years - sometimes a little scary - ridding the top of the car inspecting rail guides and that dam counter-weight comes from no where! NO thanks! ...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,412
Posted By Damian_74
Ham fisted fitter or limp wristed electrician?

Ham fisted fitter or limp wristed electrician?
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,412
Posted By Damian_74
As a Ships Engineer on a Diesel Electric vessel,...

As a Ships Engineer on a Diesel Electric vessel, I've done enough 690 V live disconnects standing on a rubber mat. I VERY carefully check every tool that I stick in a switchboard!
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,956
Posted By Damian_74
Just sold one of my Dakar's and had it rejected...

Just sold one of my Dakar's and had it rejected at the roadworthy for undersized rear disc (4.35mm, min is 4.5).

Went through the collection of rear wheels and bikes that I have at home only to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,956
Posted By Damian_74
Are you trying to tell me that a 6203 2RS is an...

Are you trying to tell me that a 6203 2RS is an uncommon bearing!
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
There is worse - there is that OTHER image that...

There is worse - there is that OTHER image that he likes to repost - lucky that the drought wasn't effecting that stream!
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 830,725
Posted By Damian_74
http://www.polisport.com/motorbikes/produtos.php?I...

http://www.polisport.com/motorbikes/produtos.php?ID=555

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab43/themightypugs/IMG_8967_zps0cb5d9c2.jpg...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,412
Posted By Damian_74
Just got a set of the insulated screwdrivers -...

Just got a set of the insulated screwdrivers - they look the part - not sure that I would want to trust them to 1000v but that is how I feel about any insulated tool!

Not bad or $9 - will do well...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,403
Views: 830,725
Posted By Damian_74
I've got one that looks like that and another...

I've got one that looks like that and another that has been plastic welded twice. The smallest of knocks will break the OEM inner guard and it is completely useless when it comes to keeping mud off...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Looks like a Eurovision reject!

Looks like a Eurovision reject!
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 403,389
Posted By Damian_74
Quick answer - NO - but many have put a Nylock...

Quick answer - NO - but many have put a Nylock nut on it.

But you might want to think about changing the lower link bolt. It is a fully threaded bolt that will bend if you have a spirited...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Are you talking about Magnaflux Testing? It will...

Are you talking about Magnaflux Testing? It will only work with Ferromagnetic Materials!


ROCOL make a Dye Penetrate Test Kit - I've used it on on ally castings on the past - works well but it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,956
Posted By Damian_74
Any one got a photo of the TAO steering stop?

Any one got a photo of the TAO steering stop?
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 643,956
Posted By Damian_74
On my DRZ conversion using Billet triple clamps a...

On my DRZ conversion using Billet triple clamps a cap head screw tapped into the clamps stop worked well. If more steering limit is required washers/ shims can be put under the bolt.
...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Damian_74
+ 1 for MPE :thumb ...

+ 1 for MPE :thumb

http://www.mpesuspension.com.au/
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 1,701,338
Posted By Damian_74
Check your steering head bearings.

Check your steering head bearings.
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