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Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 99,804
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Posted By dobbo
Hi, I fitted the Procycle JE High Comp Piston...

Hi,
I fitted the Procycle JE High Comp Piston 10.5:1 to my stock DR.
I made no other adjustments/mods, just swapped out the piston to freshen things up. (standard carby/jetting also)
30,000 km...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Got away for 4 days for riding with a 'Legend'...

Got away for 4 days for riding with a 'Legend' around the Vic High country, finishing at the Kosciuszko Rally at Geehi Hut.

First day we had 5 riders, 1 from Myrtleford on a tiger800xc, 2 from...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By dobbo
Dont forget the free campground, has plenty of...

Dont forget the free campground, has plenty of space, good toilets.
As you enter Yerranderrie take the right fork (instead of going down to the 'private town'), l think it's behind the old court...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By dobbo
I should catch you there Flodder! Going the...

I should catch you there Flodder!
Going the long way to get there, heading down to Jamieson, then over to Licola. From there it is over to Briagalong, up to Dargo, short cut over to Omeo, then...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Anyone interested in riding along with me, even...

Anyone interested in riding along with me, even just for a half a day or the entire trip.
I plan to be at the Beechworth Bakery having a coffee and custard tart at 9am on Thursday 9th, leaving...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Mark, not to loud..... if they hear this over in...

Mark, not to loud..... if they hear this over in the DR thread, I will have my membership revoked..:lol3
Forum: Australia 09-28-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Glad to have you along for a wee bit. Will...

Glad to have you along for a wee bit.

Will plot out a bit of a route over the next couple of days, as l said nothing to gnarly, as l have a 50% worn E07 on the rear and a 50/50 tyre on the front....
Forum: Australia 09-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Might try and get a loop of Vic high country in...

Might try and get a loop of Vic high country in during October.

a couple of days mid week, finishing at the Kosi rally at Geehi on Saturday 11th.
http://bmwmccact.wildapricot.org/page-1428503...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,317
Posted By dobbo
Young Adventure riders?....... Sorry, but l...

Young Adventure riders?.......
Sorry, but l thought you meant riders from Young, NSW:rofl

I started riding at 10yrs, so got both my boys started at the same age, we started off in the paddocks...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Faye, Not sure if you have an airhawk seat...

Faye,
Not sure if you have an airhawk seat cushion, but l find it makes a huge difference. By reducing the constant small vibration/jolts & even takes the sudden shock out of the bigger hits.
All...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,860
Posted By dobbo
might try and get over to this one, if you don't...

might try and get over to this one, if you don't mind a bloke from NSW:rofl

I would be on a DR650, with worn 50/50 tyres, so it would be more about the ride there and back, that I am keen to do....
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Dimboola rally???

Saturday 11th October: Anyone interested in going to this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005994 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005994)

I might head over...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Earplugs with a beanie rolled over top of them...

Earplugs with a beanie rolled over top of them and ample liquer made little difference.

But overall, it is a good rally........ even if you have to mix with beemer riders :rofl
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
I caught up with Haydo and his crew at Condo too,...

I caught up with Haydo and his crew at Condo too, apparently l just miss you to Detlef!
I rode the dirt from the FCR site to Condo, departing the FCR about 30mins after you guys left.
Also met...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Good luck Trokel! Looks like a good weekend ahead...

Good luck Trokel! Looks like a good weekend ahead for you!

I am of to the FCR with Fireitup and his mob, so might catch up with a few others from here.

On another note; l finally buckled to...
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,872
Posted By dobbo
Bump! My young bloke's team bombed out in the...

Bump!
My young bloke's team bombed out in the footy finals, so no more tripping around with footy on weekends! :wink:
So bike is packed, leave from work is done, just counting down to blast off....
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,138,011
Posted By dobbo
470,000km from a single cylinder bike isn't to...

470,000km from a single cylinder bike isn't to bad!
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14,470
Views: 1,915,941
Posted By dobbo
Hi Ninja, Well done on the 470k :clap fill me...

Hi Ninja,
Well done on the 470k :clap
fill me with confidence on my bike choice, with the purchase of a DR.
I only have just over 50k on her, so looks like we have years left together.

I hope...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,138,011
Posted By dobbo
I just read over on the Australian DR650 thread,...

I just read over on the Australian DR650 thread, a post from a bloke who just retired his Dr650 with an unbelievable 470,000km on it, he used the bike as a courier.
Gives me plenty of confidence in...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Kanangra-Boyd Nat Park: Oct 24th -26th.

After a small taste of the Kanangra-Boyd Nat Pk, this last weekend, I am planning to head back up there for more exploration.

I want to spend 3 days/2 nights camping in the area. Nothing to...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 246
Ttt
Views: 16,501
Posted By dobbo
Not me Denis, l ended up at Yerraderie, so headed...

Not me Denis, l ended up at Yerraderie, so headed to Oberon for a feed and fuel, before backroading it to Abercrombie caves, then south.
I rolled into to the TTT, close to sunset, so by the time l...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 246
Ttt
Views: 16,501
Posted By dobbo
Finally got to my first TTT :clap, but almost...

Finally got to my first TTT :clap, but almost turn back before the event. After some dodgy directions from a couple of inmates at Taralga pub, it took me over 4 hours to ride from the pub to the...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Anyone going to the TTT at the end of this month?...

Anyone going to the TTT at the end of this month?

The Far Cairn is a well run rally :clap just needs a few more camp fires if things chill down, or grab your chair and get the the fire real early,...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,227
Posted By dobbo
Trying to get the time off work is my biggest...

Trying to get the time off work is my biggest barrier to these rallies/get-togethers.

Pooncarie is great for me, as l just make it a longweekend, this also helps with conning/talking some others...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,227
Posted By dobbo
I like the idea of supporting Pooncarie,...

I like the idea of supporting Pooncarie, hopefully to help keep the shop & fuel open, as we know it's a bastard if there is no fuel on offer!

For me, l like the camping area, covered area's on...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,227
Posted By dobbo
Thanks for the reminder, I will pencil it in as a...

Thanks for the reminder, I will pencil it in as a definate! :clap

Will only be doing Pooncarrie though, probably camp there both Friday and Saturday, so I can spend a bit of time riding around...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Thanks for reminding me about Yerraderie, l will...

Thanks for reminding me about Yerraderie, l will try and get to it!

Weather looks good for the next few days and my big girl is in need of a ride (XJR l'm talking about :wink:) might try and get...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Seeing that it has been wet and cold (sh*tfull)...

Seeing that it has been wet and cold (sh*tfull) past couple of months, I am thinking about a ride to the TTT rally near Taralga, 30-31 Aug 14.

This is the one rally that has eluded me, however,...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14,470
Views: 1,915,941
Posted By dobbo
I recently had a similar issue, however, mine was...

I recently had a similar issue, however, mine was after replacing the cam chain.
Very similar symptons to what you have posted.

My problem ended up being the timing was out, so l had to slip the...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,949
Views: 231,701
Posted By dobbo
I know our local Aldi stores roll out more gear...

I know our local Aldi stores roll out more gear around 2 hours after the initial frenzy.

I tried the XL gloves, but they must be for gnomes :rofl
My wifey tried the womens Large leather jacket,...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By dobbo
Urgent recall: Mitas Sportforce tyres.

Thought I'd post this here, in case any inmates here have them.

sounds pretty serious, as they have informed users to stop using the Mitas Sportforce tyres immediately.

here is the full...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By dobbo
did Yunta to Pooncarrie back in April. As...

did Yunta to Pooncarrie back in April.

As OFBM said, do Locklilly road to Yunta, as we searched for alternative tracks along the way; however, due to flooding in recent years, many are not there...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
I might be up for a ride Thursday :clap ...

I might be up for a ride Thursday :clap
Although, a bit of rain is forecast, and you know what I think about that:cry

I might just come around and give you some support, changing tyres.

The...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
bad luck there tripover!, I hate those f#%&@n...

bad luck there tripover!, I hate those f#%&@n (f#%&@n) cameras :eek1, saving lives my ass.

Maybe an overloaded DR will slow you down, instead of the engrained racer in you.

Might try and get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,138,011
Posted By dobbo
Grab hold of the sprocket, if the cush hub can be...

Grab hold of the sprocket, if the cush hub can be moved clockwise/anti clockwise with the rear wheel held in place, then the rubbers are knackered.
If you don't have replacement cush rubbers on...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Got around 15k out of my last one, but must be...

Got around 15k out of my last one, but must be getting more daring as l dont thhink l will reach it this time round.:evil
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
I have left the internal fuel tap filters in...

I have left the internal fuel tap filters in place just as a backup to catch the crud, as they are around 3" long they will not completely block up, which leave my fuel taps all clear. Easy enough to...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Hi Unc... I just threw out the little white...

Hi Unc...

I just threw out the little white filter from the carb inlet; as it doesn't take much to cause problems..... and air bubble or drop of water can block it.
As Fayes said, fit 2 inline...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Only not an Adventure bike, because you keep...

Only not an Adventure bike, because you keep saying it!
Yeah, it is no trailbike/enduro weapon, but fit some dual purpose rubber and it will make a great Adventure bike.
Then we go practice :evil
...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 216,337
Posted By dobbo
Looks like a good day there Troy. You use to...

Looks like a good day there Troy.

You use to be able to ride up to the tower on Mt Stanley, then down some single track of the back end, all the way to the Myrtleford - Yackandandah rd. From what...
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