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Forum: Australia 12-18-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By Ockrocket
Excellent!

Great idea Dunc..

I have bookmarked the web page in my smartphone.

Now all I have to do is pull my finger out and actually get to some rallies... after all, the well set up DR650 I recently...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 60,586
Posted By Ockrocket
V8R, my old stock '94 tops out at 165 loaded with...

V8R, my old stock '94 tops out at 165 loaded with luggage.

They are a good bike.

I'm running 10 psi in the forks, not sure on the rear preload (can't remember where I set it), and currently...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ockrocket
Haven't put it up anywhere yet... must do it...

Haven't put it up anywhere yet... must do it asap. :deal

Took it out for a run today, Southern Cross came down to my place on his little Honda 250..

Then we took my KLE500 and DR650 for a...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ockrocket
Probably not a good idea to post a full address...

Probably not a good idea to post a full address on an open forum... PM is better/safer for doing that, just a suburb is sufficient for initial queries on most subjects. (just my thoughts).
...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I managed to get...

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I managed to get out for a couple of hours this afternoon, no storms for a change. :deal

The screen seems ok, suits what the bike is meant for.

It kept the wind...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
I was just starting to think this might be an...

I was just starting to think this might be an option for the front... until I saw your comment about the size. :cry
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,650
Posted By Ockrocket
When all else fails, read the instructions. ...

When all else fails, read the instructions.


If it won't fit... get a bigger hammer.
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 566,014
Posted By Ockrocket
Bumping this for Southern Cross.

Reluctant sale of my pampered Strom.
Age and health issues force this sale.
11 months rego with 60xxxkms
This is a one mature owner/rider bike in great reliable condition. regular oil and filters...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 60,586
Posted By Ockrocket
The E07 is a great tyre, running one on the rear...

The E07 is a great tyre, running one on the rear of my Wee with a Mefo Explorer on the front (both tyres are very close to each other in tread pattern and mix perfectly).

I found the 606's wore...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 60,586
Posted By Ockrocket
The right tyres make a big difference to most...

The right tyres make a big difference to most bikes, but manufacturers usually fit the cheapest tyre they can get away with on new bikes... often in a tread pattern that is marginal at best for the...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,650
Posted By Ockrocket
"If there is no photo, it never...

"If there is no photo, it never happened."
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
Still haven't managed to get a ride yet, between...

Still haven't managed to get a ride yet, between the storms and the need take the car to work so I could pick stuff up on the way home. :cry
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Ockrocket
Na... more like having three the same, the Wee...

Na... more like having three the same, the Wee has dirt oriented tyres on it too... :rofl
But it would be a damned site harder to pick the Wee up if I drop it. :eek1
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Ockrocket
:wave And a well set up DR650 in preference...

:wave

And a well set up DR650 in preference to a KLR650 (had the KLR, the DR is better, but a KLE500 can be used as a great ADV bike too, again.. better than the KLR... oh, and for disclosure- I...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
What area do you live in and can another one be...

What area do you live in and can another one be added to the order? :D
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
The Mefo Explorer works great on the front of the...

The Mefo Explorer works great on the front of the Wee, but I noticed the blocks/pattern is more open on the 19" than it is on the 21" I have in the shed (that was destined for the front of the KLE500...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,916
Posted By Ockrocket
Well I was only five years old and chasing chooks...

Well I was only five years old and chasing chooks and dogs around my Grandfather's Western District farm down in Victoria...

Nice little find there K1W1 :clap

My first helmet, given to me many...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Ockrocket
Would the thing bolt on to my Wee-Strom????? :huh

Would the thing bolt on to my Wee-Strom????? :huh
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
I have a Mitas E07 rear and a Mefo Explorer front...

I have a Mitas E07 rear and a Mefo Explorer front on my Wee and they work great together.

On my KLE500 I have a Dunlop 605 on the front, tied with a Mefo Explorer rear.. again, a great pairing.
...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
It should be in the main Australian sector (and...

It should be in the main Australian sector (and there are a few threads there already running on it and similar topics).

FWIW, I rarely read the DR650 thread until I got serious about buying one.....
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
Dan and Russell, these last two posts would be...

Dan and Russell, these last two posts would be better in a more appropriate thread.

Maybe the helmet cam, is it legal thread... I think there is also another specific thread running about it in...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,582
Posted By Ockrocket
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/...

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/Mobile%20Uploads/20141206_155646_zpsca6768e3.jpg...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
Mail Call..

My new screen turned up at my post office box today... :clap

Ordered from Screens For Bikes down in Victoria (who says you can't buy online and still support Australian companies :deal ).

I...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
Thanks Berg, I will see if Steve or Janice at...

Thanks Berg, I will see if Steve or Janice at Adventuremoto can get one in for me.. I'd rather stay with the 120 if I can (spoke to Janice today and she is checking if they have a Mefo Explorer 130...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By Ockrocket
FUCK CANCER. :fyyff My wife is doing "the...

FUCK CANCER. :fyyff

My wife is doing "the journey" too, calls herself a Cancer Warrior as she has not yet reached the 5 year Average Risk category, she is another SuperPower.

So glad to hear...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Ockrocket
There must have been some good looking sheep in...

There must have been some good looking sheep in the adjoining paddock.
:bert
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
Thanks Berg (and others). Sub 10k on a rear...

Thanks Berg (and others).

Sub 10k on a rear tyre :cry

I'm used to 15k>20k on the rear of the Wee.. Tourance/Anakee/E07.

The E07 has given me the best distance so far, along with the dirt/tar...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
Tyre mileage?

Ok, so I'm not wanting to start a tyre war here... just after "personal experience".

Not having liked the 606's I once had on my old KLR650 (the rear wore out way to fast)...

What sort of km's...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,672
Posted By Ockrocket
I came across a rider and his pillion down this...

I came across a rider and his pillion down this afternoon, police and ambos present so I detoured around the scene.
I'm not sure of the status of the two from the bike, but the bike is badly smashed...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Ockrocket
Welcome to the forum Klenoob. I'm about to...

Welcome to the forum Klenoob.

I'm about to sell my 94 KLE500, it has 58,*** kms on, has a couple of extras as well, stronger bash plate, throw over bag racks and a couple of 12v outlets.
They...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,672
Posted By Ockrocket
Yes, I've seen some. As many have said here,...

Yes, I've seen some.

As many have said here, life is fragile, but you need to live this life we are all given... not merely walk through time.

Look after yourself.

Check your messages (sent...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,672
Posted By Ockrocket
Life is brief, and can be taken away in an...

Life is brief, and can be taken away in an instant.

We had a rider go down on a recent ride, straight in to an Armco railing, hard enough to knock him out cold and break his femur.

I was sweep...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,803
Posted By Ockrocket
Thanks ST1. With the StainTune on the DR...

Thanks ST1.

With the StainTune on the DR they are bound to hear me coming... unlike the Wee and the KLE500 that both allow me to sneak up on things in the bush. :evil
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 9,803
Posted By Ockrocket
Is this route do-able?

Can this be done on a DR650 by a semi skilled dirt rider?

Particularly the Aaron's Pass Road and Campbell's Creek Road?

http://goo.gl/maps/u4JMC

(yes, I know it is in bicycle mode, but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ockrocket
You need two bikes. :deal One for your...

You need two bikes. :deal

One for your offroad hooning through the bush, and one for your mixed road/dirt touring/weekend camping rides.

Ride each one according to what it is meant to do.

On...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,014
Posted By Ockrocket
I just got my hands on a heavily farkled DR650...

I just got my hands on a heavily farkled DR650 with 4,000 km on it, loving it. :evil

So light (compared to the Wee-Strom) even though it has a 30 litre tank on it.... the Wee will be staying too...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ockrocket
Lots of good advice in this link. ...

Lots of good advice in this link.

http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_be_aware_of

I've just found it myself and intend to do much of what is suggested there, the chain roller is...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 587,871
Posted By Ockrocket
Bump....... looking for some bits for my 2011...

Bump....... looking for some bits for my 2011 DR650
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14,600
Views: 1,963,048
Posted By Ockrocket
Nothing comes up with the link, and nothing...

Nothing comes up with the link, and nothing showing in the fleamarket.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ockrocket
Don't worry about the dented box, scars are a...

Don't worry about the dented box, scars are a badge of honour... and proof you really do ride your bike for what it is meant. :deal

At least you came out of it ok. :clap
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