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Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 15,076
Posted By michael1968
Careful, people might actually think you know how...

Careful, people might actually think you know how to ride when you turn up with those Dakar boxes :rofl
Forum: Racing 07-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By michael1968
Stick size piston is good because you don't need...

Stick size piston is good because you don't need to worry about getting your barrel bored out and the potential issues associated with that (sleeves failing, cooling etc.).

You probably know but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By michael1968
Actually the composite subframe is slightly...

Actually the composite subframe is slightly heavier but is apparently stronger.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,521
Posted By michael1968
I don't think it's 100% necessary but it does...

I don't think it's 100% necessary but it does help in keeping the chain tension a little more constant over the range of suspension travel, especially if you have an extended shock (eg. the greater...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,521
Posted By michael1968
Eek Heaps of people have put the YZ forks on the...

Heaps of people have put the YZ forks on the non-dakar F650, the only major difference between the two models is the suspension.... since you change that anyway it doesn't matter at all what model...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 352,643
Posted By michael1968
Bmw f650

All,

Up for sale is my heavily modified 1997 BMW F650. It's done 115,000 km but has had an engine rebuild around 500 km ago. It may not look the best but has been extremely well looked after...
Forum: Racing 07-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 373,042
Posted By michael1968
They still sell it, it's just called the Striker...

They still sell it, it's just called the Striker now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By michael1968
In!

In!
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
Thanks! Yes, I'll be doing 690 case guards...

Thanks!

Yes, I'll be doing 690 case guards in the future but probably not till the end of the year, too many other projects!
Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 15,076
Posted By michael1968
Never had kids or just none left to sell? :rofl

Never had kids or just none left to sell? :rofl
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
New website

Hi all,

I'm please to announce our new web address;

www.rallyraideng.com (http://www.rallyraideng.com)

And also a new product for the KTM 690 Adventure, see our blog for details.

Blog -...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,639
Posted By michael1968
I will discuss with the other half... don't hold...

I will discuss with the other half... don't hold your breath, I've already told her about the Serres rally where she can hang out in a Greek resort for a week instead of chasing me through the...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,639
Posted By michael1968
Crap you're quick sequent! Very sad indeed.

Crap you're quick sequent!

Very sad indeed.
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,683
Posted By michael1968
I've got the SBB also, had it in my F650 for a...

I've got the SBB also, had it in my F650 for a few years and have now transferred it over to my 530, it's done 3 x Condo's. Not one single problem with it.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 346,553
Posted By michael1968
Great stuff Paul, keep it coming!

Great stuff Paul, keep it coming!
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,739
Posted By michael1968
530 playing in the sand. ...

530 playing in the sand.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LOWviu4Iki8/U50-Fexx4eI/AAAAAAAAZws/DMXRRyxIl54/w1125-h750-no/DSC02068.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,639
Posted By michael1968
looks like you might be 1st honda home nry.... by...

looks like you might be 1st honda home nry.... by default of course :rofl
Forum: Racing 06-19-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By michael1968
640 Armageddon is 100% correct except that he...

640 Armageddon is 100% correct except that he forgot to mention the best roadbook on the market today..... probably because he's modest :D

http://www.aurora-rally.com
Forum: Racing 06-19-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By michael1968
Something like the Hellas rally would be a good...

Something like the Hellas rally would be a good start, or maybe there is a two day one you could try first.

As for tripmasters ICO is the defalt, if you can afford it is a good option basically...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By michael1968
I think the main bearings are an OEM only part,...

I think the main bearings are an OEM only part, have a look at your ones now, if they are not worn then leave them. You can tell if they are worn by looking for any darker areas on the coating on the...
Forum: Racing 06-16-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By michael1968
What events are you doing?

What events are you doing?
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 15,076
Posted By michael1968
I think you might be right :D

I think you might be right :D
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 15,076
Posted By michael1968
I need to talk to my wife first.... I am...

I need to talk to my wife first....

I am very tempted, someone's got to show you which way to go:D
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 15,076
Posted By michael1968
Here you see the perfect execution of my 100%...

Here you see the perfect execution of my 100% planned 'team building' exercise....
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
Hi Phil, There are no tabs at this stage,...

Hi Phil,

There are no tabs at this stage, I'll see what I can do.

Cheers,
Michael
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14,565
Views: 1,694,319
Posted By michael1968
It was actually the carb'd engine in the newer...

It was actually the carb'd engine in the newer frame that one the dakar, twice. The carb'd engine is stonger (forgetting the carbs, the original cv carbs were binned for flat slides) and had been...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 15,076
Posted By michael1968
On a similar note, I'll soon be investing in one...

On a similar note, I'll soon be investing in one of those fancy cnc vinyl cutters to make stickers etc for the business (read; there will soon be stickers on EVERYTHING I own).

If you bozo's can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By michael1968
The black part is actually the tank, there is a...

The black part is actually the tank, there is a cover over the whole tank, the drain for the water and the vent are hidden underneath it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,814
Posted By michael1968
Here's mine, I raced it at the Condo 750 in...

Here's mine, I raced it at the Condo 750 in Australia, need to finish the side panels for the fairing though. It's a 2011 530 EXC
...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,842
Posted By michael1968
You should make the new ones like that too, it...

You should make the new ones like that too, it tells a bit of the story.
Forum: OZ Vendors 06-05-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,503
Posted By michael1968
DR650 Case Guards

H All,

I have a few people interested in some DR650 case guards, if you are anywhere near Newcastle, have a DR650 and are willing to let me borrow it for a few days. I really only need the clutch...
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
Good stuff. I've been on the lookout for a set of...

Good stuff. I've been on the lookout for a set of cases for the DR650 so I can make the prototype. Hopefully something pops up soon, I'll post something over in my thread in the Aus forum and see if...
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
Yes, that's the one in silver on Pete640's bike. ...

Yes, that's the one in silver on Pete640's bike.

Carbon is easy and drills/cuts cleanly. The kevlar can be tricky to cut cleanly as it leaves little fluffy tails but that's a consequence of it's...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By michael1968
As far as I understand it, to fit a different...

As far as I understand it, to fit a different engine in a vehicle you need to pass the emissions standards of today (or the day you get it inspected).
Forum: OZ Vendors 06-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,503
Posted By michael1968
All, A note on the design of the 640...

All,

A note on the design of the 640 Adventure Fairing above.

The shape/design of this fairing was developed by Pete640 (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=112682) in WA a few years back...
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
640 Adventure Fairing

All,

A note on the design of the 640 Adventure Fairing above.

The shape/design of this fairing was developed by Pete640 (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=112682) in WA a few years back...
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
Hi Phil, Pricing as follows; Vacuum...

Hi Phil,

Pricing as follows;

Vacuum bagged Carbon / Kevlar (as in picture above) - 340 AUD

Vacuum bagged Fibreglass / Kevlar - 255 AUD

plus post obviously.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By michael1968
I was thinking it must have been something like...

I was thinking it must have been something like that, nice...
Forum: OZ Vendors 06-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,503
Posted By michael1968
KTM 640 Adventure Rally Fairing

Finally we are able to offer a rally style (tall) fairing for the KTM 640 Adventure. See the pics below of the prototype (already sold!). Made of carbon fibre and kevlar it is surprisingly light,...
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,970
Posted By michael1968
KTM 640 Adventure Rally Fairing

Finally we are able to offer a rally style (tall) fairing for the KTM 640 Adventure. See the pics below of the prototype (already sold!). Made of carbon fibre and kevlar it is surprisingly light,...
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