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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:00 PM
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Posted By wiz.au
Second indicator switch crapped itself yesterday....

Second indicator switch crapped itself yesterday. My first ride for months just a short one to my first day back at work, to make sure I could still ride straight after being off the bike for months....
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,232
Posted By wiz.au
Proquip are the other way, their "Food Grade...

Proquip are the other way, their "Food Grade HDPE" water containers cost MORE than their fuel containers, except maybe for their "Platinum" range which apparently have this new "Vapour Barrier"...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,232
Posted By wiz.au
Without any form of research or documentation to...

Without any form of research or documentation to back it up..... :evil :deal

Water is supposed to be "food safe" Polyethelyne, "BPA free".
Fuel containers are usually "HDPE" as well, but may...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,537
Posted By wiz.au
Just from my previous work in electromechanical...

Just from my previous work in electromechanical computer controlled components, could it be that the actuator is trying to "home" but never gets there for whatever reason, so the current is...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Thanks Dunc, got Adv Moto, and Kreiga too now for...

Thanks Dunc, got Adv Moto, and Kreiga too now for them to try.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,232
Posted By wiz.au
Rotopax caontainers

As a completely different subject, one of my colleagues is looking for water Rotopax containers. I know a few around here have the fuel containers on their bikes as I've seen them. Anyone know a good...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Rotopax containers

As a completely different subjekt, one of my collegues in the NPWS SPC program is looking for water Rotopax containers. I know a few around here have the fuel containers on their bikes as I've seen...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
While it was in the paper that it would be...

While it was in the paper that it would be closed, two weeks ago when I was in Moruya, 2EC reported that RTA had changed their minds and would keep one lane open now?? But on the way back from Eden...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
So did my my Father-in-Law (got sent home from...

So did my my Father-in-Law (got sent home from Canberra). 2 days later he went to Calvary, and passed away 10 days later, that's how gravely ill he was. They also gave him a potassium drip, and he...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Canberra, they moved me to the "stable" part of...

Canberra, they moved me to the "stable" part of Emergency on Thursday night, but they chucked me out Friday arvo as "All scans are clear, nothing more we can do (except MRI and you're not life...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
I have the Shorai "small" battery and no problems...

I have the Shorai "small" battery and no problems in minus 6 Deg C. I have always just given it 30 seconds on high beam before starting. But now I have LED headlight, have yet to see what will happen!
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16,618
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Posted By wiz.au
I used an Aprilla hub for my Yamaha 20mm axle...

I used an Aprilla hub for my Yamaha 20mm axle conversion. After I got the bearing surfaces precision ground/machined out to 42mm, I then got the speedo drive machined out just in a mates small lathe...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Im sorry, I'd offer to join you and have all the...

Im sorry, I'd offer to join you and have all the tracks on my GPS, and am probably a good ride partner for you as I tend to be more cautious than I need to be on my F650GS and lean towards the less...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,537
Posted By wiz.au
My chain was always too tight if I used the BMW...

My chain was always too tight if I used the BMW specified method. Now I get some help and set the chain tension to @20mm while sitting on the bike which puts the swingarm at its maximum distance from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
When I first got the Dakar in the air, I pulled...

When I first got the Dakar in the air, I pulled up next to my mate on his DR650 and asked him if his bike lands like a baby elephant, cause mine just did. 😀
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,474
Posted By wiz.au
Glad to hear you got the wobble sorted. Did you...

Glad to hear you got the wobble sorted. Did you see what I meant about using a L shaped bit on the footpeg and subframe mount or have you come up with something else?
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Sorry, confused about when this is happening? I'm...

Sorry, confused about when this is happening? I'm finding myself travelling from Canberra to Moruya a lot recently due to some unfortunate family events, and might be able to join up for a bit.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,274
Views: 772,630
Posted By wiz.au
I tried a 140/80 on the rear, and I think I agree...

I tried a 140/80 on the rear, and I think I agree with those who say it makes the bike turn slower. I've stuck to 130/80 from then on. Mitas E09 Dakar now mostly. K60 was OK on road, not so good off...
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,474
Posted By wiz.au
Sorry, I've had two parents (mother and father in...

Sorry, I've had two parents (mother and father in law) pass away in the last 6 weeks. No progress on my drawings, even missed the awesome 4 day adv ride Donks planned.
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Got some Marlin steaks in the freezer now from...

Got some Marlin steaks in the freezer now from the bloke next door to where my mum lives. Found it very strong flavour, which I dont like. I dont like salmon either. I like white fish with subtle...
Forum: Racing 02-15-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 494,361
Posted By wiz.au
My high beam driving lights are of a similar...

My high beam driving lights are of a similar model, same make. They are 12deg beams and @30watts. But "dimmable" is not the same as "dipped" low beam with a cutoff. I would just be still blinding on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
Or, you could just get rid of the side stand...

Or, you could just get rid of the side stand switch altogether and solder the wires, heat shrink, and never have that problem again. It's such a big stand, it's hard to forget it and ride off in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,537
Posted By wiz.au
Let us know about if it improves the water spray....

Let us know about if it improves the water spray.

I beleive the Forma are what BMW rebadge for theirs. Certainly they were on my shortlist, but with tree trunks for calves, I had to get the Gaerne...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 494,361
Posted By wiz.au
LED headlights

Can anyone tell me, the LED headlights as used on the Yamaha Dakar bikes, and the ones as pictured in Beechum1's CRF(?), do they have High/Low and can be "dipped" or are they just On or Off?

And...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,537
Posted By wiz.au
I'm pretty sure the Sertao takes the same rear...

I'm pretty sure the Sertao takes the same rear light assy as the F650/Dakar, and that means the R1200GSA LED OEM light assy fits. They even make a plug/cable to wire it in. It's what I have on mine...
Forum: Australia 02-12-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Where to get Tyres in Sydney

Was going to get a new rear tyre this weekend for Berg's 4Day ride at the end of the month but I'd rather get another week out of the current one as it's only 90% worn at the moment.

I've got a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
So you're saying it's a normally ON momentary...

So you're saying it's a normally ON momentary switch that breaks the circuit open when it's depressed? Yes?

So if it's "fully" broken and open all the time, does the POST (power on self test)...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
Have to say it sounded to me more like a dodgy...

Have to say it sounded to me more like a dodgy connection to the ABS CPU/brain turning it on/off and thinking it had a key "reset", rather than anything to do with the On/Off momentary switch.

As...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Anglers Reach is the destination. It's a day trip...

Anglers Reach is the destination. It's a day trip for a lunch with a few blokes I have been trying to catch up with from around that area & Berridale....and maybe a swim just for the hell of it if it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
I have a bargain axle conversion kit from Aquatic...

I have a bargain axle conversion kit from Aquatic if you're interested. :evil
Used axle (but like new), and brand new brake hanger, never used. PM me for details.
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Tharwa to Adaminaby via Boboyan Rd.

Can anyone tell me what Boboyan Rd from Tharwa to Adaminaby is like? Suitable for R1200GS / Super Tenere and intermediate rider or not?

And how long would it take to get to Adaminaby from Tharwa,...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By wiz.au
I know this is a really old thread, but I thought...

I know this is a really old thread, but I thought I could offer some advice. In the electronics repair industry, we often use hot melt glue rather than silicon (even the "safe" stuff") for fixing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,537
Posted By wiz.au
On my second set and love them, but impossible to...

On my second set and love them, but impossible to find them in Oz and hard to find anywhere that will ship them at a reasonable cost.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
Snow riding

So is it like sand, that you can get enough speed up to "float" over it, or you need to ride at a speed so that the snow flattens down at the same rate you're moving forward?
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,537
Posted By wiz.au
Fuzeblock et al.

Just another point to consider. I rarely like running full current through switches. If nothing else it makes the switches expensive, when you could get away with much cheaper and smaller switches if...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5,274
Views: 772,630
Posted By wiz.au
Steering dampers

Another steering damper mounting I saw last month. (not my bike)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26032374&postcount=16303
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Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
Ahh, most people around here would recognise this...

Ahh, most people around here would recognise this ISN'T my bike! It doesn't have Yamaha forks and it's too clean!

I have no steering damper on my bike, but I am hearing more and more if I want to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16,618
Views: 2,066,114
Posted By wiz.au
Steering Damper

Been meaning to post this for a while now but the technology of getting it from my phone, re-sizing it, and being able to upload it has escaped me with the mobile devices, until tonight sitting at...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6,206
Views: 404,779
Posted By wiz.au
Ahh, you reminded me of the night I was a guest...

Ahh, you reminded me of the night I was a guest DJ at the Technics National DJ competition, at one of the clubs in Braddon. I recall one DJ who wasn't that fussed on techno, he was a bit more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,537
Posted By wiz.au
Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to give the...

Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to give the MT21 a go, considering the number of recommendations it gets here.
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