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Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By DonQx
Looks like you've been everywhere by now FlickIt....

Looks like you've been everywhere by now FlickIt.

Thx for sharing your info!

:-) dq.
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By DonQx
Great setup ... a real adventure rider! ......

Great setup ... a real adventure rider! ... taking gear well & truly to its limits.

:-) dq.
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 969,211
Posted By DonQx
I used to have a Wee (and a DR650, DRZ400s,...

I used to have a Wee (and a DR650, DRZ400s, GS500, XJ900s, ... ... one at a time).

Now the CB500X.

I'm 6'1'', 32'' inseam. ~180lbs, often travel with a fair bit of camping gear, like taking my...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6,464
Views: 573,594
Posted By DonQx
luvly, ta for posting map & track files! ...

luvly, ta for posting map & track files!

:-) dq.
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By DonQx
nice shot

nice shot
Forum: Australia 04-10-2014, 06:19 PM
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Views: 20,200
Posted By DonQx
nice to hear, luvly, ta for the feedback ...

nice to hear, luvly, ta for the feedback

been thinking that the Distanzias will be the next set of tyres, they'd been pretty good on the DRZ too doing Outback roads
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,464
Views: 573,594
Posted By DonQx
FLICKIT you're a champ! I've added your...

FLICKIT you're a champ!


I've added your post to the first page http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218696


Hope that's OK, let me know if not.


:-) dq.
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 969,211
Posted By DonQx
Comment read at the private forum of a very large...

Comment read at the private forum of a very large MC club ...



My reply



https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1/1899915_711634758887407_1797289322_n.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 969,211
Posted By DonQx
am a bit short of time at the moment ... I've got...

am a bit short of time at the moment ... I've got quite a few pics up at CB500X.com ... same username ... maybe you could do a search over there & let me know if that's not enuf

:-) dq.
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 969,211
Posted By DonQx
Just installed my bashplate from...

Just installed my bashplate from motorrad-planet.com (bought from their Ebay shop at 2/3 price as only bidder :-) ) .

Worked well, no issues at all.

Fits well with the Hepco & Becker...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By DonQx
Maybe of interest ... I got mine off EBay. ...

Maybe of interest ...

I got mine off EBay. They've got a few listed as "Buy now" and also 2 for bidding starting at ~2/3 of the "Buy now" price.

I put minimum bids in on the 2 up for...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By DonQx
instructons are shorter than for the engine &...

instructons are shorter than for the engine & tank crash bars

:-) dq.
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 11:47 PM
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Posted By DonQx
motorrad-planet.com CB500X skid / bash plate

just come home from work, found a parcel :-)

https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/l/t1/1926816_700983736619176_1304413653_n.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,270
Posted By DonQx
Good to hear :-) What exactly happend...

Good to hear :-)

What exactly happend with the guard? Where did it crack, any idea why? Pics?

dq.
Forum: Australia 02-07-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,270
Posted By DonQx
am not talented enough mechanical engineering...

am not talented enough mechanical engineering wise to have an opinion on this, but Honda did have this to say:

http://world.honda.com/CBR500R-CB500F-CB500X/powerunit/page03.html


Reads to me...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,270
Posted By DonQx
In my case, and a few others, ALL valves were out...

In my case, and a few others, ALL valves were out of spec.

Quite a few folks believe that valves in or near spec is essential for good engine life.

...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 10:45 PM
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Posted By DonQx
Honda Oz stonewalling 500 Twin Valves Issue (CB500X, CB500F, CBR500R)

Honda Oz stonewalling 500 Twin Valves Issue (CB500X, CB500F, CBR500R) http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23377255
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,270
Posted By DonQx
Honda Oz stonewalling 500 Twin Valves Issue (CB500X, CB500F, CBR500R)

It appears that there is a bit of an issue with the valves in the new 500 twins (CB500X, CB500F, CBR500R).

“Every Honda from the new CB500 range will need to have an expensive valve clearance...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2013, 06:21 PM
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Posted By DonQx
Thumb :jinx Ditto On the run, going bush. ...

:jinx

Ditto

On the run, going bush.

dq.
Forum: Australia 12-19-2013, 12:10 PM
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Views: 573,594
Posted By DonQx
Guten Morgen, Not sure that there'll be...

Guten Morgen,

Not sure that there'll be much of a difference between any of the dealers.

Here in Hobart maybe try Motorworks, Horizon Motorcycles or Bikeworks.

Best to order in advance to...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2013, 12:00 PM
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Posted By DonQx
yep, didn't go much further ... feeling too...

yep, didn't go much further ... feeling too whimpish

:-) dq
Forum: Australia 12-09-2013, 11:59 AM
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Posted By DonQx
Gordon

Gordon
Forum: Australia 12-07-2013, 05:32 PM
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Posted By DonQx
Went for a Fri Niter ... nice :-) ...

Went for a Fri Niter ... nice :-)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1489064_660348064016077_2050326530_n.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2013, 12:41 PM
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Views: 969,211
Posted By DonQx
cheaper if you're in Oz unless I'm getting...

cheaper if you're in Oz

unless I'm getting something wrong here

2 bars (engine & tank) for ~US$350 delivered in Oz, that's about US$150 cheaper than the Hepco & Becker set
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2013, 11:34 AM
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Posted By DonQx
Thai engine & tank guards now on eBay

:clap to all of the above !!!

also ... the Thai engine & tank guards are now on eBay ... good price!

"HONDA CB500X Engine guard upper & lower kits"...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 969,211
Posted By DonQx
better than ... ;-) dq. ...

better than ...

;-) dq.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7K-XOaXm2jMnolA3gEW-WKuMpOwZLiFIDhJ6AvlDippZi8c4Q
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 12:12 PM
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Posted By DonQx
pretty strong opinions, but don't apply to...

pretty strong opinions, but don't apply to everyone

it all adds up & to me it matters ... I'd rather keep it as light as possible

a few years back we compared the weight of a fully kitted...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 12:02 PM
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Posted By DonQx
must'ave lived a weird life ... but have learnt...

must'ave lived a weird life ... but have learnt to make do & improvise ... and to carry only absolutely essential stuff

on the last 5 week trip ... sorry not a pic of the CB500X ... but have done...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 11:58 AM
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Posted By DonQx
no :norton I do take the CB500X through...

no :norton

I do take the CB500X through paddocks, down to river beds, up trackless hills to get a better view, through closed forestry trails that have deteriorated into overgrown single track...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 01:54 PM
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Posted By DonQx
"500 cc commuter bike" ??? ... depends how...

"500 cc commuter bike" ???

... depends how you use it

... I guess the less adventurous ones will use it as such


;-) dq.
Forum: Australia 11-20-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,944
Posted By DonQx
Flashback - Mongrels MC on ABC :-)

luvly!!!



http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/11/20/3894955.htm?site=southeastsa (http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/11/20/3894955.htm?site=southeastsa)
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 02:20 PM
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Posted By DonQx
can't imagine having a centrestand adds...

can't imagine having a centrestand

adds non-essential weight & increased probability of catching on stuff during off-track excursions

:-) dq.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5,126
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Posted By DonQx
hey, thanks for that. have been waiting for...

hey, thanks for that.

have been waiting for a skid plate to appear on the market, been a bit worried about the underside on the last ride.

pricing is 150 Euro at...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,709
Posted By DonQx
hard to keep a straight face with this thread ......

hard to keep a straight face with this thread ... nearly choked on my coffee ... that's no good ... :flush

anyway ... have passed the $s and more on to a most worthwhile community group that...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,709
Posted By DonQx
... just back from 9 days bush doing some...

... just back from 9 days bush doing some voluntary work ... interesting weather ;-) ...

... ... ...

:shog ... he's a man of his word!

Respect.

And thanks.
Forum: Australia 10-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,709
Posted By DonQx
hey ... must be good to be flush with the good...

hey ... must be good to be flush with the good stuff ... what a generous offer!

Thank you.

PM sent.

:-) dq
Forum: Australia 10-17-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,709
Posted By DonQx
I've tried getting $s for the lost goods back...

I've tried getting $s for the lost goods back from AusPost, but no luck.

Here's their answer:
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 969,211
Posted By DonQx
On mine at ~3900, 4900 & 5900 rpm since...

On mine at ~3900, 4900 & 5900 rpm since installing the Hepco & Becker tank & engine guards. Mostly from the tank guard.
Forum: Australia 10-12-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,709
Posted By DonQx
Thanks for that, hadn't looked, wasn't aware. ...

Thanks for that, hadn't looked, wasn't aware.

Just looked the details up, this is what it says:


I'll give another claim a go.
Forum: Australia 10-12-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,709
Posted By DonQx
Good Morning & Ahoy Me Hearties! Thx...

Good Morning & Ahoy Me Hearties!

Thx everyone for your thoughts & info ... appreciated.

Looks like I'm in danger getting stuck with the label "whingeing nutter" or something like it ;-)
...
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