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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Ducksbane
I know its a toy :D, but ... Nokia Lumia 1020 ......

I know its a toy :D, but ... Nokia Lumia 1020 ... 41 megapixel sensor , xenon flash, OIS, raw file support, full manual control except for aperture, weighs 158 grams and has an optional camera case...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,514
Posted By Ducksbane
You can remove the little rubber splash guard...

You can remove the little rubber splash guard thingey from inside the filler. this helps and increases fuel capacity by a tiny amount.

The other trick is to fill the bike from the other (left)...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,518
Posted By Ducksbane
I'm 55 in eight days ... I don't get to the gym...

I'm 55 in eight days ... I don't get to the gym as much as I'd like, but I try to go to a pump class each week and I also go to a Balance/Yoga class. I think this is a big help with flexibility and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ducksbane
So Roger ... I have an AF-XIED on my F800GS and...

So Roger ... I have an AF-XIED on my F800GS and I'm really impressed.:clap I also have an adventurised XChallenge. I'm finding that I prefer the XChallege for my solo Adventure Rides because you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Ducksbane
Agree ... I have them on my 800GS and my...

Agree ... I have them on my 800GS and my XChallenge. Great product, very well made and adjustable and the aftersales service from Ian at Britainia Composites is excellent. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,088
Posted By Ducksbane
I live just up the hill from Shedmarket and it...

I live just up the hill from Shedmarket and it gets a bit colder here ... down to minus 14 Celsius, but I rarely go out riding if its under zero. I realise that the Shorai batteries could be a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,254
Posted By Ducksbane
If you think the DL650 will be good enough off...

If you think the DL650 will be good enough off the bitumen then I think you will be so much happier on the highway than the KLR, much smoother, far more power. Otherwise the Suzuki DR650 is a good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Ducksbane
My XChallenge seems pretty sensitive to the tyres...

My XChallenge seems pretty sensitive to the tyres I put on it. I think I might have tried TKC's on it and wasn't all that impressed. So far the most stable, best tyres I've tried have been the Dunlop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ducksbane
I think you can see a theme developing here. My...

I think you can see a theme developing here. My riding group seem to have settled on the Sena SMH10 headset as the default choice because they work so well. Two of us have the SR10 as well and have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6,769
Views: 1,025,340
Posted By Ducksbane
There is always the X-tank ... works beautifully...

There is always the X-tank ... works beautifully ...

http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/product.php?id=3
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Ducksbane
"I am quite tall and already suffer aching...

"I am quite tall and already suffer aching knees."

Do you really want a CRF250 then ... I felt really cramped on it and I'm around 5'10". Wouldn't a DR650 be a better idea?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By Ducksbane
I have an 800GS with a RM2 damper and a...

I have an 800GS with a RM2 damper and a Xchallenge with a Scotts. Both work well but I think I like the RM2 better because it is lighter, smaller and I think once you get used to them the adjustments...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Ducksbane
Fair enough ... I get carried away sometimes :D ...

Fair enough ... I get carried away sometimes :D

If you need some help let me know.
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Ducksbane
I might be interested, but you might need to...

I might be interested, but you might need to check on what happens with customs when the total value goes over $1,000. Also what happens if we could organise a group buy and get more than two...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 99,894
Posted By Ducksbane
It's open ... nice ride through Nerstane Station...

It's open ... nice ride through Nerstane Station ... a few gates.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Ducksbane
They are actually designed to use the rubber...

They are actually designed to use the rubber inserts out of the 1100 and 1150 GS (and the early 1200 I think). I had a set on my 1100GS and
mounted them on my 800 when I got it.

Two things....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ducksbane
Well ... I've ridden it about 200Km in lots of...

Well ... I've ridden it about 200Km in lots of different conditions. I didn't like the mid range on the road at first, but its smoothed out a lot and I think it's smoother than it was now. I have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 27,498
Posted By Ducksbane
Hi Everyone Just installing my AF-XIED...

Hi Everyone

Just installing my AF-XIED and I notice that the Australian model is a little bit different to the US one because it doesn't come with a charcoal canister. So ... just to be sure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-08-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ducksbane
You could save a lot of money with the...

You could save a lot of money with the Caterpillar O ring throttle lock. It's just an O ring available from Caterpillar dealers (and probably ebay!) ... part no #8M4991 or Caterpillar Part #8M5266....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ducksbane
I've had the Mirage 2 for quite a while .......

I've had the Mirage 2 for quite a while .... really like it. Looks pretty good, is comfortable on the road and you can drop the screen right down for off road. The dash is great and its nice to be...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 52,842
Posted By Ducksbane
Sorry, I thought you had to reduce the capacity...

Sorry, I thought you had to reduce the capacity to get it to fit the rack mounts.

That's good news because it nearly gives a total capacity the same as the 800GS Adventure without being so...
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 52,842
Posted By Ducksbane
Thank you :clap Don't suppose you would...

Thank you :clap

Don't suppose you would care to speculate on the capacity?
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 52,842
Posted By Ducksbane
When is this model coming? I have Hepco and...

When is this model coming? I have Hepco and Becker racks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,878
Posted By Ducksbane
If I decided to do this I would try to swap the...

If I decided to do this I would try to swap the suspension between the two bikes, so I got an Adventure Nuda and a road BMW, then see if I could sell the BMW, which would effectively be a Nuda 800....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,878
Posted By Ducksbane
I have thought of this ... you can buy a Nuda...

I have thought of this ... you can buy a Nuda cheap in Australia, but when you start to think about the actual logistics it starts to look pretty difficult.

Back in the old days you could have...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,188,540
Posted By Ducksbane
I was hoping that you would do that ! :clap

I was hoping that you would do that ! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,506
Posted By Ducksbane
I am thinking very seriously about this. My...

I am thinking very seriously about this.

My biggest reservation is getting it (or them!) registered with the change in engine numbers.

I have taken a Nuda for a ride. The bike as a whole...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,188,540
Posted By Ducksbane
As a, now part time, sheep and cattle farmer I...

As a, now part time, sheep and cattle farmer I think that lightning is by far the most likely explanation. I've seen cattle killed by lighting and they are in a little group just like that. I guess...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,463
Posted By Ducksbane
:lurk:super

:lurk:super
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 87,492
Posted By Ducksbane
Could do I suppose, I think 10 weight is probably...

Could do I suppose, I think 10 weight is probably about right in this application ... a lot of people put 5 weight in their standard XChallenges and thought it was an improvement. I'm actually going...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,278
Posted By Ducksbane
Has anyone ridden one of the new 800's to see if...

Has anyone ridden one of the new 800's to see if the WP's aren't better than the old Marzocchi's ?

Has anyone taken the forks apart to see if they are rebuildable ?

I think you need a bit more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 87,492
Posted By Ducksbane
Yes ... there is no machining, they really do...

Yes ... there is no machining, they really do just drop straight in ... but ... you do need a spacer to restrict the travel. I have an extra 15mm. I probably wouldn't go beyond an extra 20mm ......
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6,755
Views: 1,522,984
Posted By Ducksbane
Not really taken with its looks ... this could...

Not really taken with its looks ... this could turn out to be very unfortunate with those LED's .... Ford Edsel anyone ? :eek1

http://www.edsel.net/eds58.JPG
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,992
Posted By Ducksbane
I was actually thinking Kawasaki Versys ! :evil ...

I was actually thinking Kawasaki Versys ! :evil

If only I had never seen the new 2013 Multistrada Pikes Peak ....
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ducksbane
Your in the wrong forum .... you need to be in...

Your in the wrong forum .... you need to be in the Thumpers forum ... I suspect a nice mod will move your thread for you.

There is an issue with the airshock rubbing on the mudflap .... have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 87,492
Posted By Ducksbane
I think the reason that the progressive springs...

I think the reason that the progressive springs work for me is that I am using XChallenge cartridges which are much better than stock 800GS ones, but aren't nearly as good as a "proper" Marzocchi...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By Ducksbane
How about an F800GS instead (possibly used), more...

How about an F800GS instead (possibly used), more power, smoother, nearly as economcal, a bit heavier.

I have a XChallenge (basically the same motor as the G650, but much lighter) and an F800GS....
Forum: Australia 09-08-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,758
Posted By Ducksbane
Sorry about all the detail ... I'd already...

Sorry about all the detail ... I'd already created the bloody table.... so it seemed a shame not to (re)use it ! :lol3

I've had a couple of test rides on a Tger 800XC and there is absolutely no...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,758
Posted By Ducksbane
You cant take any notice of the manufactures...

You cant take any notice of the manufactures weights ... I reproduce my table below (The numbers are all taken by Motorcycle Consumer News and are comparable); :D


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Forum: Australia 09-07-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,758
Posted By Ducksbane
I created a table for other threads ... it lists...

I created a table for other threads ... it lists all the weights you want except the KTM 990 which I believe is 12 Kg heavier than the F800GS wet. :deal
...
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