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Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,597
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Rick, Sorry, I missed your query. My...

Hey Rick,

Sorry, I missed your query. My apologies - you are correct in saying TDC.

We used to do quite a few Caterpillar 3508 Leakdown tests on BDC. Cat went to a 'monotherm' piston and...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By Thunder Dan
Thanks for the heads up Russ. I suppose...

Thanks for the heads up Russ.

I suppose we can laugh at the silliness of it, but there is plenty of vulnerable people that will click the invoice button. We can assume the low life's will cast...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,990
Posted By Thunder Dan
:baldy Dammit Aaron - that's downright annoying....

:baldy Dammit Aaron - that's downright annoying. But, better off to fix it now, and know it's right. Otherwise, it's going to be niggling in the back of your mind every time you ride it.


...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,990
Posted By Thunder Dan
:eek1 Poor maintenance. Newish bike and...

:eek1

Poor maintenance. Newish bike and looks like that. Bet it's never been greased since it had the tiny smear of grease it got in the factory...

Otherwise, bike is looking great.
...
Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 40,291
Posted By Thunder Dan
Melbourne Motorcycle Show??

G'day Guys & Gals,

Anyone on here going to the Melbourne Motorcycle Show? :ear
Not expecting Honda to show the new bike, but would be good if anyone can grab hold of one of the Honda Reps and...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 351,827
Posted By Thunder Dan
Local Talent.

Small time Singleton band from a few years ago. Still work with Macca (singing) - not bad for a busted arse mechanic. :lol3

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Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 351,827
Posted By Thunder Dan
The Boss.....

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Diggin' the Saxophone.
RIP Clarence. :cry
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5,045
Views: 351,827
Posted By Thunder Dan
Lovin' these guys, good tune... <iframe...

Lovin' these guys, good tune...

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Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 40,291
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Shakey, I don't have a problem with it....

Hey Shakey,

I don't have a problem with it. The original TA's and AT's have welded rear subframe's. I've had my old TA for 11 years - loaded to the max, flogged it down rough/crappy roads. Even...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By Thunder Dan
Legend. Gone too soon. RIP Reg. Dan. :D

Legend. Gone too soon. RIP Reg.

Dan. :D
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,597
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Rick, Just been reading up on your...

Hey Rick,

Just been reading up on your posts. Just a couple of suggestions:

- Carry out the Compression test warm, but remove the carburetors. The reason for this is that whilst cranking, the...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 311,748
Posted By Thunder Dan
Somewhere on the Kidman Way, between Cobar and...

Somewhere on the Kidman Way, between Cobar and Hillston?


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 40,291
Posted By Thunder Dan
+1 Hey All, Just been looking...

+1

Hey All,

Just been looking (drooling... :evil) over the pics of the new Africa Twin again and cannot see a Catalytic Convertor??
However, the mid-pipe between the headers and the...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,990
Posted By Thunder Dan
Lookin Good

Hey Junior,

I dropped around today to see you Old Boy and have a look at the bike - looks good so far. :clap
When that crank turns up, make sure you take it out to Ian and get trued up. It'd...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 40,291
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Greg, Been wondering that myself, but I...

Hey Greg,

Been wondering that myself, but I remain confident that if Honda has made it this far - with something looking as good & competent looking as this, then I'm pretty sure the DCT will have...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 40,291
Posted By Thunder Dan
Finally....

Finally some good news. :clap
I think I'll crash the Ice Cream truck if they bring out a red / black / white rally spec livery...:lol3

Just put the word on the missus, if I sell x 2 can I get...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 812,772
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Bernard, Just thinking the same...

Hey Bernard,

Just thinking the same thing. Probably over on the Yamaha Mini Tenere thread bagging out Yamaha...........:lol3:lol3

Wow, Honda is back on track. Now the others will...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 357,128
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Greg, Looks promising, that at least...

Hey Greg,

Looks promising, that at least something is going on. Certainly no road bikes under those sheets.... looks too tall.


Troy,
You make sure your lads get some piccies through...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,448
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hmm, under 30 and with a smokin' hot missus?? I...

Hmm, under 30 and with a smokin' hot missus?? I know what I'd be doing... :wink:


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,269
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Rick, Nice work Man, thanks for taking...

Hey Rick,

Nice work Man, thanks for taking the time to post these up :clap

Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,269
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Al, Thanks for the pics. Just...

Hey Al,

Thanks for the pics. Just reminded me I'm losing all the feckin' hair on top of me head :lol3:lol3.

Doc,
Thanks for the up close piccie. Sorry I'm not a more photogenic chap.....
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,269
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Al, A mate from work (on here as 'Bigboy...

Hey Al,

A mate from work (on here as 'Bigboy Pie Eater' I think?) called Rick is meeting at my place about 9am. We'll head up highway to Singleton, out to Big Post and up to Rouchell via...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 357,128
Posted By Thunder Dan
Deka ETX15 AGM Battery

G'day Guys,

About 3 - 4 years ago I fitted a Deka ETX15 AGM Battery to the TA. It's performed brilliantly, hardly ever losing charge. Well, it gave up the ghost late last week. So I promptly...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 357,128
Posted By Thunder Dan
Nice work, I like it :thumb Squilly, ...

Nice work, I like it :thumb

Squilly,
Nice little Ride Report - thanks for sharing :clap

Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 28,878
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Mate, Sounds like a good project. For...

Hey Mate,

Sounds like a good project. For a Front Fender / Guard, would recommend having a look at Acerbis. They do a Yellow Supermoto Front Guard. They've also got a range of Headlight options...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By Thunder Dan
Top Speed was a fraction over 248km/h out of a...

Top Speed was a fraction over 248km/h out of a 250cc four stroke.

And to think there was a slight headwind heading down the main straight.... :huh


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,269
Posted By Thunder Dan
Local Nundle Band Headlining Thunder Rally

Hey Y'all,

Philth and local Nundle blues band "Squealer" are headlining the entertainment on Saturday night entertainment at the 2014 Thunder Rally. Check out the promo here:

<IFRAME...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,038
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Lentil, Thank you for the invite....

G'day Lentil,

Thank you for the invite. Mate, would love to catch up for a few days riding around. Maybe ride around for a couple of weeks, then have a big birthday bash at Byrock or Louth or...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 24,885
Posted By Thunder Dan
Thunder Rally 25th October 2014

Hey Guys (& Gals),

Who's coming to the Thunder Rally? :ear

Plan is to meet up at Singleton Caltex (John Street). Not sure what time yet. Might be catching up with Russ (SYDADVGS), as they...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,269
Posted By Thunder Dan
Doc, I was in high school when this song...

Doc,

I was in high school when this song came out. I was about 15 or 16. Me and a few mates were into AC/DC, but otherwise - pretty much everyone else thought they were too 'old school'. Then...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,597
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Mark, Yep you're correct. My bike...

G'day Mark,

Yep you're correct. My bike uses the '88 front mounting brackets and bolts.
The lower, front welded mount was a direct fit.
The rear swing arm mount was a direct fit also to the...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,597
Posted By Thunder Dan
Jamie, Been wondering that for sometime...

Jamie,

Been wondering that for sometime now. Keen to know the answer to that question myself.

FWIW, the 2003 XL650V engine mounted directly into my 1988 XL600V frame.

Have you...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,597
Posted By Thunder Dan
It Depends...

Hey Wide,

The early TransAlps ('87 thru '88) did use more oil than the '89 - up models. Even when new or low mileage. Pretty sure the service limit is up to 1L / 1,000km (or approx. 1 Quart / 600...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 357,128
Posted By Thunder Dan
G'day Carl, The 35L tank in Dr. AT's link...

G'day Carl,

The 35L tank in Dr. AT's link in via Africa Queens (990 Euro + Freight).

The same 35L tank can be purchased from Boano for 610 Euro + freight.
Boano also have a rear tank...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 357,128
Posted By Thunder Dan
Squilly, Looks good! :clap You're right...

Squilly,

Looks good! :clap You're right about the spring coils, they look pretty substantial :D


Joel,
The eye to eye length looks the same (similar to the eye..).
The spring is...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17,419
Views: 5,189,597
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey KY, if I was in your situation, I would: ...

Hey KY,
if I was in your situation, I would:

- get a manual, and strip the engine. Take plenty of photos.
- verify cause of failure (suspected low lube..)
- compile parts list & obtain price /...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 812,772
Posted By Thunder Dan
Umm, Dave Hancock told you? Do you know him...

Umm, Dave Hancock told you? Do you know him personally or did you see him somewhere? At a bike show / expo? Which part of the world were you in when he told you this?
So he advised EICMA will be...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,269
Posted By Thunder Dan
Yep, planning on heading up that way. A mate from...

Yep, planning on heading up that way. A mate from work, who lurks on here is coming along on his DR Six-Fiddy. Not sure if Quirky is coming.
I usually meet up with Russ & a few touring club buddies...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 812,772
Posted By Thunder Dan
I think the original 650/750 Africa Twins had a...

I think the original 650/750 Africa Twins had a little sticker on the side plates stating 'Adventure Sports'.....


Cheers,

Dan. :D
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 149,684
Posted By Thunder Dan
Hey Fogo, GSNovice & Al are right. Get a...

Hey Fogo,

GSNovice & Al are right. Get a second opinion. Do some digging around / Facebook Toby? There must be someone around here that has contact details. I'm sure if he was aware of your...
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