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Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 32,120
Posted By MacMan
What will be really interesting to watch is with...

What will be really interesting to watch is with whom there is talk of next year.
Forum: Australia 01-05-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By MacMan
Don, are you talking about the blinkers on...

Don, are you talking about the blinkers on Craig's old bike? If so, that's my bike and same blinkers. The globes for those are hard to find and expensive.
Forum: Australia 01-05-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By MacMan
Believe it or not, it's actually a smoother...

Believe it or not, it's actually a smoother machine with the FCR on it and the valve clearances done properly. I've actually come to consider the vibration endearing for the most part. A kind hearted...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 32,120
Posted By MacMan
It's funny because it's true.

It's funny because it's true.
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By MacMan
I'll consider LEDs as a long term fix, however...

I'll consider LEDs as a long term fix, however many sets I have seen are extremely directional in a bad way - as in they are effectively invisible unless viewed from directly behind. It's one of my...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By MacMan
Frustration - electrics and the LC4

http://mattsko.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/gunz79.jpg

I know, I should probably post this in thumpers, but I did want some specifically Australian feedback. Just over a year ago I bought an early...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,240
Posted By MacMan
I did the same thing this year as I did last year...

I did the same thing this year as I did last year and it still made me laugh. This morning I went to the supermarket to buy food. The car park was a war zone. Everyone was there inside. Most of them...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 18,181
Posted By MacMan
He's already out of horsepiddle. From what he's...

He's already out of horsepiddle. From what he's told me he's pleased with the outcome.
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 18,181
Posted By MacMan
He's tossed his coin and had the op. He's...

He's tossed his coin and had the op. He's recovering and still has his sense of humour.
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 599,066
Posted By MacMan
Long range tank for KTM 625 SXC / 640 Enduro

Hello all.

A mate has recently joined the fold and bought a 2005 KTM 625 with the standard tank which isn't much fun. We're on the hunt for either a Safari tank or genuine KTM long range tank....
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,545
Posted By MacMan
I've paid to have it done, and after seeing what...

I've paid to have it done, and after seeing what a crap job they did, when it happened on the second bike I rewelded it myself. This time it was a a fair neater job but neither failed. MIG with...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,701
Posted By MacMan
I always loved those. I suspect I'm better off...

I always loved those. I suspect I'm better off for never having owned one for... well, let's just call them "reasons".

:D

Drop dead gorgeous, and you have the patience of a saint.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By MacMan
All of the above. I've ended up trapped under the...

All of the above. I've ended up trapped under the bike when loading it on a trailer because of this wonderful safety feature. I've had the "what's that scraping noise on left handers?" issue of the...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By MacMan
+1 Helpful blokes.

+1

Helpful blokes.
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,647
Posted By MacMan
I've stopped to help people a number of times and...

I've stopped to help people a number of times and always say something along these lines. I normally ask women to make sure their hubbies do the same, especially for female motorcyclists in case the...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 248,501
Posted By MacMan
We bought one for ourselves last time around and...

We bought one for ourselves last time around and have just bought two more for friends and family. Good things. Beats a couch.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 25,432
Posted By MacMan
Snap-off too. (Sorry, someone had to...)

Snap-off too.

(Sorry, someone had to...)
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,499
Posted By MacMan
Go ride it.

Go ride it.
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,499
Posted By MacMan
As much as I have a tumultuous relationship with...

As much as I have a tumultuous relationship with the thing, my recently purchased, very far from new KTM 640 Enduro is proving to be a mostly good choice for general "not strictly road bike" duties....
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 248,501
Posted By MacMan
There were about 30 people waiting for the...

There were about 30 people waiting for the Sunbury Aldi to open, and only a handful weren't there for the bike gear. I can't understand the sizing rationale with some of their gear. The jeans are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By MacMan
That's the route I took with mine. The bike came...

That's the route I took with mine. The bike came with a rack which I decided not to use, so I built side racks for Wolfman Expedition bags.

I'll dig up some pictures.
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,545
Posted By MacMan
Looks purdy! Going to port it while apart?

Looks purdy!

Going to port it while apart?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By MacMan
Wait until you do an oil change and valve...

Wait until you do an oil change and valve clearances.

Those Austrians are real comedians.
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19,395
Views: 2,349,109
Posted By MacMan
No tripping at present but he's most certainly...

No tripping at present but he's most certainly above ground.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,545
Posted By MacMan
Do it once, do it well.:D

Do it once, do it well.:D
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 488,938
Posted By MacMan
We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We...

We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We were all set for my normal "no guts, no glory" single bid in the last 10 seconds and then eBay asked for a login at the worst possible time - even...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By MacMan
I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying...

I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying this... considering pro enduro riders can change a tyre in a minute or two, I'm not sure how long you think it normally takes to change rims.

Lacing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By MacMan
I think I know the ad you were referring to and...

I think I know the ad you were referring to and it does seem suss. My mate who wanted to buy the 625 attempted to contact the seller but has heard nothing back.

I've clocked up about 4000km since...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By MacMan
I test rode that bike in January this year and...

I test rode that bike in January this year and nearly bought it.

I bought a late 90s 640 Enduro with nearly double the mileage instead. It came with a fair few spares, steering damper, big tank,...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,789
Posted By MacMan
I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land...

I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land Rover in rain soaked clothes.
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,789
Posted By MacMan
I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a...

I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a CV on a 4 wheeled contraption.

Pepperjack, I'm in Sunbury... Will PM you if I can make it.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,545
Posted By MacMan
Unless something has changed very recently,...

Unless something has changed very recently, you're up for genuine only. I was very careful not to damage the plastics I had on mine and stuffed away spares for a rainy day.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,583
Views: 1,202,090
Posted By MacMan
I have an older 640 Enduro which I bought in...

I have an older 640 Enduro which I bought in January this year. I had to move the bar mounted controls and switches around and suddenly encountered the same problem. It was a case of the clutch lever...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By MacMan
For what it's worth, heights aside I've been...

For what it's worth, heights aside I've been having a generally positive run out of a set of Motoz Tractionator Enduro I/Ts on my 640.

The first thing I need to tell you is that they have a very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 40,276
Posted By MacMan
Thought I should chime in here. I have a...

Thought I should chime in here. I have a relatively new to me 1999 640 LC4 Enduro currently with just over 53,400 km on it. It had the standard BST carb and original header and old style head, fed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By MacMan
I'll happily ride like that all day off road, but...

I'll happily ride like that all day off road, but only if wearing my Alpinestars Tech 6 boots. Ankle flex is not a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By MacMan
Size 47/48 here. I stand on the balls of my...

Size 47/48 here.

I stand on the balls of my feet. Problem solved.
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 25,432
Posted By MacMan
Regarding Fishy, I bumped into him at Bolton's...

Regarding Fishy, I bumped into him at Bolton's during the week before Finke. I asked him "shouldn't you be up the road?" He said he would be a no show. Fractured vertebrae from a low speed get off at...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By MacMan
I've never used Sixty Degrees, but most of my...

I've never used Sixty Degrees, but most of my road riding mates do. Good people I'm told.
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 25,122
Posted By MacMan
Nope, because the paint will sail off. Painting...

Nope, because the paint will sail off. Painting PE tanks is essentially a no-go proposition. Perforated stickers are the only option.
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