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Forum: Hacks 10-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By milkman
Nice pick up I was also keeping an eye on it on...

Nice pick up
I was also keeping an eye on it on ebay.

Should be a top ride
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2011, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Any information on the wide tyre conversion or...

Any information on the wide tyre conversion or the mag wheels? Haven't seen that done before.
Would it make the scram feel too "floaty"?
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,060
Posted By milkman
I bought it anyway.

I bought it anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,060
Posted By milkman
Xt550 - sr500

G'day,
first post here in the 550 section.
I'm looking at an XT550 locally, with one owner 27,000kms on it.
Still angry at myself for passing up a couple of bargain xt500's and an xt600 tenere...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By milkman
I've read the book now, after following the ride...

I've read the book now, after following the ride report here
Its a good read, and of particular note, i liked the humble approach, and how Nathan mentions other travellers and riders he came across...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,686
Posted By milkman
Mate, have a look at this website, it might help ...

Mate, have a look at this website, it might help
http://www.adventuresidecar.co.uk/current.html
Forum: Americas 08-15-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By milkman
Can an Aussie register a bike in Canada?

G'day everyone,
I'm flying to Montreal for a mate's wedding in October, and have a month off.
I'm hoping to buy a bike, any bike, to ride around on with my girlfriend for a stint, cold weather or ...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7,171
Views: 1,437,298
Posted By milkman
turbo?

turbo?
Forum: Australia 06-09-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,723
Posted By milkman
I saw a stealth bike at last years GP - it was a...

I saw a stealth bike at last years GP - it was a plain blue BMW RT ,with tiny blue and red lights, less than blinker size, tucked behind the bottom o the windscreen.
The cop was angry at the fella...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 172,620
Posted By milkman
this is mine, use it on the roads locally. Tyres...

this is mine, use it on the roads locally. Tyres are near original too
http://i45.tinypic.com/2kghgg.jpg
Forum: Australia 05-18-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,124
Posted By milkman
If you had a 70's Jag as an everyday car, then an...

If you had a 70's Jag as an everyday car, then an enfield will be no problem.
The new EFI models are way ahead of the previous models
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,927
Posted By milkman
Great job mate - i had one of those, with some...

Great job mate - i had one of those, with some ace bars, a reverse cone mega, and a filter, and had a ball, toured over 3000km in that trim.

wish I'd tried it with lighter wheels and a porting job!
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
probably the cold winter over there, cabin fever...

probably the cold winter over there, cabin fever setting in
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
My 2c on the tyres I've just put 9500 km on my...

My 2c on the tyres
I've just put 9500 km on my Michelin Anakees. Was going to get tourances but these were on a 25% stock clearance sale

6000km has been done loaded up touring (700km of that two...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
www.madss.com (http://www.madss.com) had them...

www.madss.com (http://www.madss.com) had them listed previously at a good price and now they aren't anymore???

weird

Try pure triumph - I know the AUD dollar has been whacked but i think...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
When I clean the rims - the stuff that doesn't...

When I clean the rims - the stuff that doesn't hose off nicely (tar, chain lube etc), i just dab/spray some WD40 or Degreaser etc on, let soak a little and wipe off with paper towel.

Just avoid...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Just looked at some photos of my scrambler from 5...

Just looked at some photos of my scrambler from 5 months ago - bike was about a year old - anyway, the white on teh tank looks like a set of hollywood teeth - bright and shiny

Looking at it now -...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
hasn't collpased??? it on its...

hasn't collpased???
it on its knees....everywhere......

Keep your scrambelers and paint them black - then we can all go crazy drifter style like Mad Max....
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,452
Posted By milkman
Nice report mate - missed Jamberoo - good. We...

Nice report mate - missed Jamberoo - good.
We dont want it turning into Berry!

Gerringong Golf course - beautiful yes
Going up and down that bloody hill all day - not so beautiful
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2008, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
So you gave up on the Ikons Dave? I was about...

So you gave up on the Ikons Dave?
I was about to pull the pin and buy a set

tired of rebuilding, or they couldn't give you a decent answer as to why it was happening?
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Thanks to Wiseanhyzer i emailed Pure Triumph Fort...

Thanks to Wiseanhyzer i emailed Pure Triumph Fort Lauderdale

For all you non-US based Scrambler riders this is an exerpt from the email i received - about 8 hrs after i sent it, which given the...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Thanks for the bikebandit tip! I hope they ship...

Thanks for the bikebandit tip! I hope they ship to Australia - i'd be happyto buy over $100 in parts and I'd still be ahead with postage.

The clutch lever is $29.18, but the brake lever is $44.99...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Mine was horse shoe when i picked teh bike up -...

Mine was horse shoe when i picked teh bike up - tried to gently pry it back....snap

It takes some heat and some very gentle persuasion i think (not what i did)

UPDATE: just rang teh local...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Once again i have had brain spasm - and dropped...

Once again i have had brain spasm - and dropped my bike

I rode home from Sydney on saturday in the wettest rain i've ever ridden through - been through bigger raindrops, harder rain, wild storms...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
i'm up to 7500 km's mostly on tar seem ok still...

i'm up to 7500 km's mostly on tar
seem ok still - maybe i'm not riding hard enough?
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
CBOA is how Kiwi's answer every question: ...

CBOA is how Kiwi's answer every question:

Choice BrO 'A

eg Q: Do you like the Scrambler?
A: "yeah, its choice bro hey"
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Ah, bugger I was coming along on my blue and...

Ah, bugger
I was coming along on my blue and white too
Dave, would have been good to check out your scrambler, bu the fun police have restricted my mileage this weekend

Look forward to the...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
It gets better Dave, when Triumph want $130 for a...

It gets better Dave, when Triumph want $130 for a replacement,
which is aluminum - which makes you wonder why they bother with the rubbish cast ones in the first place!
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Pissed chain adjuster bolt stripped!!!!

A small warning for all owners - my bike is jsut on 7000km old, the chain adjsuters looked fine, and were so for routine chain adjsutments i did.

Last chain adjsutment I was on the road and had...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
A blue one - they command more at re-sale because...

A blue one - they command more at re-sale because they're far better
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
The 2009 matte green scrambler loks awesome -...

The 2009 matte green scrambler loks awesome - could jsut spray the tank and mudguards, and you're laughing......
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
On the 2009 range of Bonnevilles, if you up spec...

On the 2009 range of Bonnevilles, if you up spec to teh Bonneville SE you get - wiat for it - BRUSHED ALUMINIUM ENGINE COVERS

wow

for the price Triumpg may ask to replace them or purchase as...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
i know, you're from AUS Dave, but it seemed too...

i know, you're from AUS Dave, but it seemed too good a chance to drop a NZD cliche joke out there......you could be a spy?
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2008, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
haha A good cream leather conditioner for...

haha

A good cream leather conditioner for the scrambler seat

Man, good thing i didn't mention using lanolin - you kiwis would have really got dirty
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Bulls cows and milk? maybe i should get...

Bulls cows and milk? maybe i should get invovled......

My scarmbler seat seems fine, haven't even needed a sheep skin yet
It did benefit from using a good leather conditioner/saddle soap

I...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
I can't complain about my trailwings really, was...

I can't complain about my trailwings really, was very surprised how well they hold up on damp/wet grass slopes especailly

but in answer to another question - min e have worn away very quickly...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Is that teh low slung Zard 2-into-1? Can you...

Is that teh low slung Zard 2-into-1?
Can you give us some impressions on it please? I've seen lots of people talk abou tgetting that one, but not sure i've heard from anyone who has
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By milkman
Where did you get Modre's tool kit? sounds like...

Where did you get Modre's tool kit?
sounds like i need one - in teh very least a soanner for teh shock adjustment
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
Sure does look nice Willow What did you think...

Sure does look nice Willow
What did you think of the TCK's over the 800km?
Are they one size up also? Does it make much of a difference?

Also are your mirrors bent down a little or is it the...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,516
Posted By milkman
You're right Willow, hence Triumph dropping the...

You're right Willow, hence Triumph dropping the price by 2k on runout models. The one i bough tsecond hand, I'd watched for three months, and couldn't believe it hadn't been bought - so i assumed it...
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