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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Well, hit 40 over the weekend... what to do...

Well, hit 40 over the weekend... what to do next, what to do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Just got back from Cape York, effectively...

Just got back from Cape York, effectively finishing our little jaunt around the country.

Aside from East-West, we have now ridden to the Northernmost, Southernmost, centre, highest and lowest...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 470,856
Posted By shelbyjet
2014 1190 Adventure R - Sydney Australia

After starting adventure riding on a 660 Ténéré, I got over the single thumper, especially on the long transport sections. In 2012, I decided I wanted a twin and went to buy an F800GS but walked out...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By shelbyjet
It is attached to the lower cross brace right...

It is attached to the lower cross brace right behind the oil cooler. It is the easiest accessible part of the bike - for once!:clap

You can see the white plug to the top of the picture - sorry I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Hey Barry, Yeah, it was a lot of fun too... ...

Hey Barry,

Yeah, it was a lot of fun too... cant believe it was 6 months ago now - time flies when your not having so much fun too.

Much to the consternation of many of my "friends", my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
We were really lucky with the weather - I would...

We were really lucky with the weather - I would definitely recommend that time of year. Pleasant to ride during the day - it was hot when stopped, but nice when moving and while the nights were...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I rode that area running local fuel, including...

I rode that area running local fuel, including opal, and had no issues nor performance or range degradation.

Will look at the previous post you mentioned, but go to Dalhousie Springs - that place...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I had the solstice lights on my bike, look...

I had the solstice lights on my bike, look identical. I mounted using a stainless strip I bought from Whitworths under the headlight brace. Easy to mount, just need to position to give fork...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I would think 50t would be way too much......

I would think 50t would be way too much... 100km/h would be torture. 47 max imop.

Barretts are great, single or twin (particularly with the revs you'd be pulling with a 50t... You'd want it to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Cheers Peter, good site, I have not seen that...

Cheers Peter, good site, I have not seen that before.

Route has dutifully been uploaded.:beer

http://transaustraliatrail.com.au/tracks/index#content

Cheers,

Greg
Forum: Australia 11-29-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 21,538
Posted By shelbyjet
I am out of action until the new year, but very...

I am out of action until the new year, but very keen then!

Greg
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Could not have been happier. Both bikes...

Could not have been happier. Both bikes performed flawlessly and did everything you would expect and even hope for. On return, I sold my trusty tenere, immediately feeling sellers remorse as I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Short video of the trip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx7FYENI7so&feature=slpl
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
More Pictures

Between Bourke and Tibooburra
http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o784/shelbyjet/East%20West/EastWest03.jpg

Cameron Corner...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Part 2

Day 11 we had a hearty brekkie in the Mall and caught up with the TGAR support crew before we headed off to see the big red rock. The bikes were going great and we were ahead of schedule so we...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,389
Posted By shelbyjet
Australia East-West Crossing

A couple of years ago, over a beer while interstate, a mate from work and I were talking about a fella he knew from his RAAF days who rode an XR600 from Melbourne to Darwin. We were discussing all...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 21,538
Posted By shelbyjet
Hi Jim and Mike, I am in Cronulla and, once...

Hi Jim and Mike,

I am in Cronulla and, once the silly season comes to an end, am always looking for adventure riders in the area to go for a ride with.

There are some really good rides, for...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Unfortunately yes to both... Swing arm...

Unfortunately yes to both...

Swing arm bearing had to be replaced at 17,000km as it was binding, but more problematic was the bearing in the triangular relay arm (between the swingarm, shock and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,639
Posted By shelbyjet
I juste picked up my Adventure Triple Black today...

I juste picked up my Adventure Triple Black today and both the dealer and I were surprised that they had 2013 updated it, the tank side panels are now black! Only rode it home from the dealer, but I...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
No, not much at all. You actually have very...

No, not much at all. You actually have very little inflation in them, at first I thought it was absolutely flat, but as you sit on it, the cells all inflate to remove pressure from the pressure...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I just did a little over 8,000km in 16 days,...

I just did a little over 8,000km in 16 days, albeit mostly on dirt. I hate the stock seat, I am uncomfortable within 2 hours, but I used an air hawk for this ride, and I had none of my normal...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I don't think it is a need to be alarmed too...

I don't think it is a need to be alarmed too much, however it is evident that Yamaha scrimp a little on the assembly grease. I have now had a few weeks to get over it and have become thankful I...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By shelbyjet
Grip warmers

I don't like the feel of the oxfords, I went with the VSM grip heater elements that go under your grips. Dead easy to install and work under any grips, on any bars. I have pro-taper bars and ran...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,483
Posted By shelbyjet
I am heading up for the ride - looking forward to...

I am heading up for the ride - looking forward to meeting some more like minded (read: twisted :freaky) adventure riders.

Cheers,

Greg
Forum: Australia 06-08-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Yeah, in the triangle rocker. ...

Yeah, in the triangle rocker.

http://obtrailriders.com/media/kunena/attachments/1939/Rocker.JPG
Forum: Australia 06-08-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Suspension relay arm

Hey guys,

Something worth checking on your Tenere... I just brought my bike home from a service prior to a big ride, where a potential bullet was dodged by finding the relay arm bearing and bush...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Hmmm... just take out the cotter pin pin from...

Hmmm... just take out the cotter pin pin from the wheel side and tap out the pin, maybe using a very small punch or drift (from left of bike to the right...). They do seize from time to time,...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Hey Dash, I recommend you just put an inline...

Hey Dash,

I recommend you just put an inline fuse in. I wired up straight to Battery and run my 12v and accessories off it. I have a 12v outlet (if I use two ports for USB charging then I may...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Wouldn't avoid the damage, it still pushes into...

Wouldn't avoid the damage, it still pushes into the casing, effectively loosening the snake.
Forum: Australia 05-06-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Hey TT, do you know where you got your...

Hey TT, do you know where you got your temperature gauge? I bought one from Jaycar that is a home one, worked a treat for a while but has condensed up and is now inaccurate.

Cheers.
Forum: Australia 05-06-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
B&B Bash plate, which I think is great. No other...

B&B Bash plate, which I think is great. No other protection up front... Was in two minds to get it and in the end, opted out because I wanted to put the money elsewhere... Hope that decision does...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
The simplest thing... Dropped on flat ground,...

The simplest thing... Dropped on flat ground, not moving, infact, not even on the bike... On the right hand side, it appears that the back brake lever protrudes at the right line outside the back...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Thats a fair point...

Thats a fair point...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I have 17,000km so far and have done all services...

I have 17,000km so far and have done all services myself, changing oil and filter every 5,000km or earlier... I have a real big ride coming early August which will span my 20,000km... what to do. ...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Hi mate, I like your website - will be a...

Hi mate,

I like your website - will be a great ride and very inspirational - count me in for a few dollars.

I paid $96 from Yamaha for the rubbers but have also just ordered more from...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I changed my chain and sprockets at 15,000km -...

I changed my chain and sprockets at 15,000km - they looked ok but I am a bit of a stickler for PM. I am about to change them again for a long cross continent ride and will use my others as a spare -...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I looked extensively at this, even had local...

I looked extensively at this, even had local upholsterer mock up some changes for me. That, combined with the experience of others who have modded their tenere seat led me back to the (somewhat...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
Try these two. I have the touratech one, which...

Try these two. I have the touratech one, which is clear, but either is a good choice.

http://www.off-the-road.de

or

http://www.touratech.com.au/home/169-xt660-tenere/view-all-products.html
Forum: Australia 04-25-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,798
Views: 1,006,363
Posted By shelbyjet
I like the tourances but only when dirt is the...

I like the tourances but only when dirt is the minority - I would recommend that a knobby be used for the Tanami if for no other reason than if you happen to get a spot of rain, the tourances will...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 57,012
Posted By shelbyjet
What speakers did you use? I have done the earbud...

What speakers did you use? I have done the earbud mod and it is fantastic but sometimes I want to wear plain old ear plugs and having speakers wired up inside the shell would e great. They are always...
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