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Forum: Australia 05-13-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,826
Posted By MacMan
DCT... hmmm, not so much.

"Designed to liberate the rider from gear shift operation."

Sounds a bit too much like making motorcycling just another facile, slothful, virtual experience. For me that's un-motorcycling. I find...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By MacMan
Turns out that I had a bad battery. Its failure...

Turns out that I had a bad battery. Its failure was not one I had seen before. It would hold a float charge of 12.56V, but was completely unable to deliver adequate current to do anything as soon as...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,786
Posted By MacMan
Not yet, but before that I have to start getting...

Not yet, but before that I have to start getting fit again!
Forum: Australia 05-10-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,786
Posted By MacMan
Just went to give the Yamaha a pat. It's 9.38pm,...

Just went to give the Yamaha a pat. It's 9.38pm, cold and wet.
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By MacMan
I finally got around to swapping back to the OEM...

I finally got around to swapping back to the OEM blinkers. That part was easy.

I thought I'd better take the bike for a short ride to wake it up, having been parked since January. I made it a...
Forum: Australia 04-15-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 16,719
Posted By MacMan
Love it Ross. :D

Love it Ross. :D
Forum: Australia 04-12-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By MacMan
+1 Walden Miller. I had a made to measure Milano...

+1 Walden Miller. I had a made to measure Milano 2 jacket and Tour pants set made about 15 years ago. It's been some of the best motorcycling money I ever spent. Their designs might look a bit dated...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 35,915
Posted By MacMan
From memory the easiest way to get the shock out...

From memory the easiest way to get the shock out was to remove the airbox and the left hand strut for the subframe behind it.
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 35,915
Posted By MacMan
I did the same for the same reason, same result. ...

I did the same for the same reason, same result.

Also, that slip joint on the exhaust was the same on mine with a TK pipe on it. None of the silicone exhaust sealants ever stayed put so I stopped...
Forum: Australia 02-01-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By MacMan
Incite Graphics might be able to help too. ...

Incite Graphics might be able to help too.

http://www.incite.net.au/
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 39,288
Posted By MacMan
What will be really interesting to watch is with...

What will be really interesting to watch is with whom there is talk of next year.
Forum: Australia 01-05-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By MacMan
Don, are you talking about the blinkers on...

Don, are you talking about the blinkers on Craig's old bike? If so, that's my bike and same blinkers. The globes for those are hard to find and expensive.
Forum: Australia 01-05-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By MacMan
Believe it or not, it's actually a smoother...

Believe it or not, it's actually a smoother machine with the FCR on it and the valve clearances done properly. I've actually come to consider the vibration endearing for the most part. A kind hearted...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 39,288
Posted By MacMan
It's funny because it's true.

It's funny because it's true.
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By MacMan
I'll consider LEDs as a long term fix, however...

I'll consider LEDs as a long term fix, however many sets I have seen are extremely directional in a bad way - as in they are effectively invisible unless viewed from directly behind. It's one of my...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By MacMan
Frustration - electrics and the LC4

http://mattsko.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/gunz79.jpg

I know, I should probably post this in thumpers, but I did want some specifically Australian feedback. Just over a year ago I bought an early...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By MacMan
I did the same thing this year as I did last year...

I did the same thing this year as I did last year and it still made me laugh. This morning I went to the supermarket to buy food. The car park was a war zone. Everyone was there inside. Most of them...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,226
Posted By MacMan
He's already out of horsepiddle. From what he's...

He's already out of horsepiddle. From what he's told me he's pleased with the outcome.
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,226
Posted By MacMan
He's tossed his coin and had the op. He's...

He's tossed his coin and had the op. He's recovering and still has his sense of humour.
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 35,915
Posted By MacMan
I've paid to have it done, and after seeing what...

I've paid to have it done, and after seeing what a crap job they did, when it happened on the second bike I rewelded it myself. This time it was a a fair neater job but neither failed. MIG with...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By MacMan
I always loved those. I suspect I'm better off...

I always loved those. I suspect I'm better off for never having owned one for... well, let's just call them "reasons".

:D

Drop dead gorgeous, and you have the patience of a saint.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By MacMan
All of the above. I've ended up trapped under the...

All of the above. I've ended up trapped under the bike when loading it on a trailer because of this wonderful safety feature. I've had the "what's that scraping noise on left handers?" issue of the...
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By MacMan
+1 Helpful blokes.

+1

Helpful blokes.
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 19,331
Posted By MacMan
I've stopped to help people a number of times and...

I've stopped to help people a number of times and always say something along these lines. I normally ask women to make sure their hubbies do the same, especially for female motorcyclists in case the...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 268,577
Posted By MacMan
We bought one for ourselves last time around and...

We bought one for ourselves last time around and have just bought two more for friends and family. Good things. Beats a couch.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 28,041
Posted By MacMan
Snap-off too. (Sorry, someone had to...)

Snap-off too.

(Sorry, someone had to...)
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,837
Posted By MacMan
Go ride it.

Go ride it.
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,837
Posted By MacMan
As much as I have a tumultuous relationship with...

As much as I have a tumultuous relationship with the thing, my recently purchased, very far from new KTM 640 Enduro is proving to be a mostly good choice for general "not strictly road bike" duties....
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 268,577
Posted By MacMan
There were about 30 people waiting for the...

There were about 30 people waiting for the Sunbury Aldi to open, and only a handful weren't there for the bike gear. I can't understand the sizing rationale with some of their gear. The jeans are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By MacMan
That's the route I took with mine. The bike came...

That's the route I took with mine. The bike came with a rack which I decided not to use, so I built side racks for Wolfman Expedition bags.

I'll dig up some pictures.
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 35,915
Posted By MacMan
Looks purdy! Going to port it while apart?

Looks purdy!

Going to port it while apart?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,429
Posted By MacMan
Wait until you do an oil change and valve...

Wait until you do an oil change and valve clearances.

Those Austrians are real comedians.
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20,826
Views: 2,502,695
Posted By MacMan
No tripping at present but he's most certainly...

No tripping at present but he's most certainly above ground.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 35,915
Posted By MacMan
Do it once, do it well.:D

Do it once, do it well.:D
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,220
Views: 523,032
Posted By MacMan
We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We...

We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We were all set for my normal "no guts, no glory" single bid in the last 10 seconds and then eBay asked for a login at the worst possible time - even...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,429
Posted By MacMan
I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying...

I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying this... considering pro enduro riders can change a tyre in a minute or two, I'm not sure how long you think it normally takes to change rims.

Lacing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,429
Posted By MacMan
I think I know the ad you were referring to and...

I think I know the ad you were referring to and it does seem suss. My mate who wanted to buy the 625 attempted to contact the seller but has heard nothing back.

I've clocked up about 4000km since...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,429
Posted By MacMan
I test rode that bike in January this year and...

I test rode that bike in January this year and nearly bought it.

I bought a late 90s 640 Enduro with nearly double the mileage instead. It came with a fair few spares, steering damper, big tank,...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,346
Posted By MacMan
I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land...

I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land Rover in rain soaked clothes.
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,346
Posted By MacMan
I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a...

I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a CV on a 4 wheeled contraption.

Pepperjack, I'm in Sunbury... Will PM you if I can make it.
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