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Forum: Thumpers Today, 03:39 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 61,950
Posted By Blakduk
Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on...

Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on the back than 130/80/17 on the XT660R? (I have a worn D606 with 5mm spare each side and looking to replace it with roadish, e.g. Mitas E07,...
Forum: Australia Today, 03:37 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 90,851
Posted By Blakduk
Q1. Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension...

Q1. Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on the back than 130/80/17 on the XT660R? (I have a worn D606 with 5mm spare each side and looking to replace it with roadish, e.g. Mitas E07.)
...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 90,851
Posted By Blakduk
First Ride.

Coldest ride I've ever been on. Had to cut it short and went home to bed, sick with the electric blanket on 3.:huh

About 180kms - Imbil Mt Buggery, Sunday Ck Rd, Kenilworth etc etc.
Early days,...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 90,851
Posted By Blakduk
Bashplates: John171, I believe your bashplate...

Bashplates:
John171, I believe your bashplate is SW Motech. I can't find the exact thing online. Could you tell me where you sourced it?

The smaller OTR one has a funny piece of metal to cover...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 90,851
Posted By Blakduk
Excellent condition 2nd hand, will do some pics. ...

Excellent condition 2nd hand, will do some pics. Only just got it off the trailer 10 mins ago.Planning a quiet couple of solo local road rides, then decisions need to be made about what, if anything...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 90,851
Posted By Blakduk
You sold me. Signature changed to reflect...

You sold me.
Signature changed to reflect yesterday's purchase.
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 90,851
Posted By Blakduk
What sort of rides are Oz Adv'ers doing on these...

What sort of rides are Oz Adv'ers doing on these bikes.... E.g. 60% hwy, 30% gravel etc.
Or: where are you going, 2 dayers etc.
Curious to know what you do and whether the bike (xt660r) is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 61,950
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks Cruz. The Doc weighed me on her scales...

Thanks Cruz. The Doc weighed me on her scales last week. Her scales are about 10kg out..........

What's this surging thing I hear about. Is it real on pre 2008 bikes and a problem with the EFI...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 217,433
Posted By Blakduk
Too late now but deleted the post. In hindsight...

Too late now but deleted the post. In hindsight my post should have read:

"If you want an example of a brilliantly spaced gearbox for a dual purpose bike. The late (e.g.2008) Husky TE610 was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 217,433
Posted By Blakduk
You are right. Deleted.

You are right. Deleted.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,372
Posted By Blakduk
Does anyone else remember the frenzy on here when...

Does anyone else remember the frenzy on here when Yamaha released the XTZ1200??? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 61,950
Posted By Blakduk
One reason I went away from big bikes is that you...

One reason I went away from big bikes is that you seem to have to spend upwards of a thousand bucks to have them properly 'dual purpose'.

(Like an earlier poster reckons, the XT660X was designed,...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,590
Posted By Blakduk
Could someone please copy this post and PM it to...

Could someone please copy this post and PM it to Woop Woop. I am on his blocked list. I think enough time has gone by and I apologise for stupid things I've said or done.
I read a lot of his stuff...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 48,787
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks guys for the excellent replies and the...

Thanks guys for the excellent replies and the effort you put in. Cruz knows a fair bit of my story, and has loved these sorts of bikes for years, as well as being a 'berg lover, so I really have to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 97,241
Views: 18,414,089
Posted By Blakduk
After reading for about 2 hours last night and...

After reading for about 2 hours last night and becoming a bit confused, I've asked a bit of a question comparing the KLE500 to the KLR650 and DR650 on another thread here: ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13,130
Views: 1,274,437
Posted By Blakduk
I've asked a bit of a question comparing the...

I've asked a bit of a question comparing the KLE500 to the KLR650 on another thread here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24759899#post24759899
if anyone has any thoughts, maybe...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 48,787
Posted By Blakduk
Started getting interested in a ROAD/trail bike...

Started getting interested in a ROAD/trail bike for little cost and little stress to occasionally ride to e.g. over the NSW border with a mate whose going soft now (LOL - actually he's not well). ...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Blakduk
Q&A & photos: rear NoPlate/taillight/blinkers on KTM/Berg/Husky

The massive original rear tail light, number plate, blinkers monstrosity on my '12 Husaberg has only been on once. I made it 50 kms down the bitumen road to Imbil when I noticed the vibration was...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,910
Posted By Blakduk
Nice to see this thread keeping going. I...

Nice to see this thread keeping going.

I just realised I've been wearing the Icon Variant for 3 years now. They start to get sloppy and look at bit jaded at that point for me usually and I start...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 31,689
Posted By Blakduk
and none of you caught the last word?

and none of you caught the last word?
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Blakduk
Might have to go to this. Full camping &...

Might have to go to this. Full camping & catered, like a Dalby moto 2 day ride, only closer to home and with MX on day 1. (It's play-MX isn't it, casual and not to hardcore?)

I heard it's pretty...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Blakduk
That's good enough for me.

That's good enough for me.
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Blakduk
Are Different Brands of Diesel the Same in Oz? (for towing bike trailers)

Just bought a new hi-tech Korean diesel car. My father-in-law, an oldschool mechanic, reckons that he gets different performance from diesel bought at different service stations in his Patrol. Now...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,030
Posted By Blakduk
Please explain this to me. Why does the upmarket...

Please explain this to me. Why does the upmarket version have linkage rear suspension? Is it better than the simple type with nothing sticking down and fewer bearings and no nipples to knock off on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,635
Views: 777,861
Posted By Blakduk
At how many hours should I look at replacing the...

At how many hours should I look at replacing the filters on the fuel pump? (have a tank sock-filter). 2012 model, 70 degree.

btw I LOVE the induction roar.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,076
Posted By Blakduk
I wonder if the OP could list what armour gear he...

I wonder if the OP could list what armour gear he has had previously. This would clarify where he's coming from.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5,635
Views: 777,861
Posted By Blakduk
Yeah, pretty nice but would ALL be knocked off...

Yeah, pretty nice but would ALL be knocked off the first tumble on my favourite hill cllimbs!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5,635
Views: 777,861
Posted By Blakduk
That speedo looks a bit silly and inconvenient...

That speedo looks a bit silly and inconvenient sticking way up there. I want it to fit back down where the original sits!
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5,635
Views: 777,861
Posted By Blakduk
Hi guys, I need a little help in picking a...

Hi guys, I need a little help in picking a replacement speedo for my 2012 FE450.

This is the 2nd time my speedo has got water in the bottom of it and this time after drying out near the...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,520
Posted By Blakduk
I just thought the first post was so good no-one...

I just thought the first post was so good no-one should miss it!
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,520
Posted By Blakduk
Excellent list, agree with all except my motor &...

Excellent list, agree with all except my motor & throttle are fine. (Try stock 990 for jerky). Some e.g. 'twitchy', c/shaft, h/light not really relevant for more hardcore off-road, more problem for...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,764
Posted By Blakduk
Bruce, if that's true it's just horrific. A...

Bruce, if that's true it's just horrific. A variation on 'planned obselescence'. I find it hard to believe. A reliable motor and gearbox in a WR450 frame. Surely you are just being pessimistic...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,764
Posted By Blakduk
Do any of you smart blokes know why Yamaha hasn't...

Do any of you smart blokes know why Yamaha hasn't done to the 450 what it did with the 250? i.e. Make a 450R that is more dual purpose than enduro? Wouldn't it be a great seller? Or is that just...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,764
Posted By Blakduk
I see it has a bashplate and barkbusters. Wonder...

I see it has a bashplate and barkbusters. Wonder about all those wombles with their 3000km, worn WR250Rs asking the full $8000 on the 2nd hand market.
If I wanted a new one, it'd be a trip to...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,248
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks, might give them a try depending on...

Thanks, might give them a try depending on whether MPE has the next bike I want in a couple of years or so, logistics is the main problem for me though.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,764
Posted By Blakduk
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by this. ...

I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by this. Page 13 of what? :ear
Forum: Australia 06-13-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,764
Posted By Blakduk
In Oz, thinking about selling yours?? I might...

In Oz, thinking about selling yours?? I might buy it: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21633440&postcount=82
Forum: Australia 06-12-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,611
Posted By Blakduk
....along similar lines. I ordered chain &...

....along similar lines.
I ordered chain & sprockets from CycleBuy in the USA the other day. I put the order in on the 30th May.
They posted it on the 6th, it arrived at my front door today the...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Blakduk
How do you dress up your clutch/engine sidecovers?

Bike is only 8 months old and already the engine and clutch covers on both sides are totally scuffed and have lost their nice surface coating. It's the riding boots, they just destroy them. It's...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,764
Posted By Blakduk
I've been looking on Bikesales etc. Crazy prices...

I've been looking on Bikesales etc. Crazy prices for stock WR250R, e.g. 2008 bike for $8000. FFS, its nearly 5 years old!!!!
I thought they'd be going for $4-5000 and WITH some farkles.
I...
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