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Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16,602
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Actually, just reread Rob's hand built foam...

Actually, just reread Rob's hand built foam filter posts and can see that the 43 box is not an issue.

Rob, how did that work out? That would solve one of two issues, the ease of servicing without...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Airbox mod idea

These airbox mods have got me thinking. I too don't like the side opening or have to take the left-hand-side tank off just to change a filter. I also wouldn't mind the extra height and security from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16,602
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Base Gasket leak

Hi everyone,

After replacing the oil seal around the clutch shaft, I gave the bike a bit of a clean. This resulted in me noticing a very small amount of oil leaking from the cylinder base...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Rob, Just did the job following your...

Rob,

Just did the job following your instructions and in a word, perfect. Went for a dusty ride beforehand and can easily see the oil tracks that confirmed that the seal was gone. Let in cool down...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Clutch oil seal

Hi everyone,

I hope to change the little oil seal that sits on the top of the right-hand-side crankcase cover. Its used for the clutch. Just wondering if there is a nice way to remove the orld one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi JTW, How clean is air filter?

Hi JTW,

How clean is air filter?
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By shanekfalcon
Heated Grips

I bought a set of heated grips about six months ago and only got around to installing them a week or so ago. Of course in the meantime I lost the wiring diagram.

The set is a Vince Strang...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
I found my DR800 ok to ride off road, single...

I found my DR800 ok to ride off road, single track as long as I stayed focussed. Picking it up often requires strength and technique, so best to avoid dropping it. Great on highway and as a commuter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16,602
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks again Mait. So I will order the SKF 99098,...

Thanks again Mait. So I will order the SKF 99098, a new seal and seal retainer. I have 2000 grit wet and dry, plastic tubing, blue and red loctite, battery powered drill and usual workshop tools....
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks mait. Is the correct size 25 mm?

Thanks mait. Is the correct size 25 mm?
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16,602
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone, MY 800 is back on the orad...

Hi everyone,

MY 800 is back on the orad again and going better than ever. A test ride today confirmed that it is smoother than ever and has at least as much power as when at its best. Now very...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15,008
Views: 2,078,876
Posted By shanekfalcon
We have a pretty active adventure rider scene in...

We have a pretty active adventure rider scene in SE QLD.

Check out these Facebook groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/104589636281197/
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,191
Posted By shanekfalcon
2000 V-Star 650 won't start

Hi guys,

Here is my 2000 V-Star 650. I've travelled a lot of tarmac on the east coast of Australia on this bike.

http://sanityontwowheels.blogspot.com.au/p/my-bikes-rainmaker.html

For a few...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 43,990
Posted By shanekfalcon
200 650 Won't start

Hi guys,

For a few weeks, the bike had been getting harder to start. Eventually after work it refused all together. Tried clutch start, which I had done the last two days successfuly but no go.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi everyone , Pretty much finished up the...

Hi everyone ,

Pretty much finished up the wiring on the 800. Can not do a full retest until the clutch cover gasket comes in but all is looking very good. Had a look at the seat today and I have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16,602
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Posted By shanekfalcon
Thanks bluesman. The NSU is now fixed. Dry solder...

Thanks bluesman. The NSU is now fixed. Dry solder joint to the grounding point. Damaged the cover gasket though and so new one on order. Bike should be working after that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Neutral Switch

Hi guys,

I would like to remove, inspect and if necessary, replace or repair the neutral switch. How to I go about the removal part?

Thanks,

Shane
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Great news everybody. Test fired the SR42 last...

Great news everybody. Test fired the SR42 last night and it ran really. That means that the original break in the wire from the induction pickup coil is now properly fixed. The damaged wires from a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Wiring Harness rebuild

Hi everyone,

I think I have finished cutting, soldering and crimping and fixed not only the fault on the pickup coil but a bunch of frayed wires and insulation. It should be good to go. So the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Wires

Hi guys,

My 800 is coming together. I've installed the oil cooler/radiator and in theory fixed all the frayed/busted/worn wires. So the next part is putting the wires back on the frame and so on....
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
I'm not 100% certain but that is my understanding...

I'm not 100% certain but that is my understanding of the theory. For regulator/rectifiers on old Japanese bikes, its all about fitting in the space available and matching up the wires. Let is know...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 43,990
Posted By shanekfalcon
Ok. Will wait and see. I have fitted heated grips...

Ok. Will wait and see. I have fitted heated grips and they help too. Of course, our winters are more mild than yours.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi Rob, glad to hear that. I have straightened...

Hi Rob, glad to hear that. I have straightened the fins as you suggested a few years back and painted it as well. Photos to come. Long term though I may replace the oil cooler and so an aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 43,990
Posted By shanekfalcon
Hi ben2go, How did the diy wind deflectors...

Hi ben2go,

How did the diy wind deflectors work out? Im quite interested in the idea.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
Posted By shanekfalcon
Cleaned up radiator

A few years ago Robmoto did a whole bunch of work for me on the DR800 and it was excellent. Rob did recommend to me to take some time to straighten out the fins on the oild radiator. Today I've done...
Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 09-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,973
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:
...
Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 09-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,973
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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: 16,602
Views: 2,838,373
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...
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