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Forum: Australia Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5,253
Views: 305,929
Posted By BergDonk
I'm about to hop on the S10 and head for Eden....

I'm about to hop on the S10 and head for Eden. Frost is melted now!
Forum: Australia Today, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14,258
Views: 1,850,131
Posted By BergDonk
First ones to check are: Filter in pipe in...

First ones to check are:

Filter in pipe in carb fuel intake?

2 pin connector to coil under tank partly disconnected for intermittent connection?
Forum: Beasts Today, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
Interesting, I shall have to do some more...

Interesting, I shall have to do some more research.

One of the spookiest things I've ever seen happen was when the rider of a BMW RT with first gen ABS, maybe 20 years ago, grabbed a handfull at...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,939
Views: 420,828
Posted By BergDonk
I'm not entirely sure that's fair, but :rofl

I'm not entirely sure that's fair, but :rofl
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,176
Posted By BergDonk
I've got an E07 on the back of my S10 ATM, paired...

I've got an E07 on the back of my S10 ATM, paired with an E10 up front. Almost 2000 kms, stuff all wear and heaps better grip on and off road than the previous K60. Very happy so far.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
And if you imagine a knobby on a softer surface,...

And if you imagine a knobby on a softer surface, you get the reverse effect. The knobs engage the surface, creating a mechanical connection, leaving some sort of imprint behind. Under braking, or...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
The CoF limit is actually the tensile strength of...

The CoF limit is actually the tensile strength of the rubber. On a textured surface, like nice hotmix, or rough concrete, there is a mechanical connection between the rubber and surface, like 2 gears...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
FWIW you can also see the rubber streak is light...

FWIW you can also see the rubber streak is light and dark, ABS senses locking, releases, then the pressure reapplied.
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,939
Views: 420,828
Posted By BergDonk
Old Wisdom

The tribal wisdom of the Plains Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that "When you discover that you are riding a dead ...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
So can't hurt if it takes some of the load and...

So can't hurt if it takes some of the load and must help I guess.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:38 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
Lets hope none of them break now :wink:

Lets hope none of them break now :wink:
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:49 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9Ny0Li4HnXQ/U7z...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9Ny0Li4HnXQ/U7zrjWHEaGI/AAAAAAAAHAs/KLCk4eltmXg/s912/DSCI0727%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

I collected the Wilburs. Its now got an 8.0 kg spring, softer than the 8.5...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 95,437
Views: 17,939,871
Posted By BergDonk
If you pull on the sidestand, you mostly just...

If you pull on the sidestand, you mostly just spread the clevis bit a little, and round off the ends of the frame mount a bit, adding slop to the whole assembly.

Big shifter with sidestand off...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
Doesn't seem to mount to or support the fairings...

Doesn't seem to mount to or support the fairings etc, just offers an alternate light mount. You could remove some weight and relocate and aux lights if you have them I guess.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 95,437
Views: 17,939,871
Posted By BergDonk
Sidestand

Another fix is to remove the stand.





Then with a large shifting spanner/wrench, say 18", tweak the frame mount. Then reassemble. And you might need assistance to support the bike when...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
Dunno, got any pics Snapper? FWIW, I think a...

Dunno, got any pics Snapper?

FWIW, I think a beefed up stocker should be fine. Stock it seems its OK for many/most, so with some more steel, hopefully OK for all?
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8,373
Views: 1,593,890
Posted By BergDonk
Mine is flat in the middle at 5,500 kms, so still...

Mine is flat in the middle at 5,500 kms, so still nearly 5 mm rubber till its actually bald. 2 mm here is the legal limit. So even if somehow I stretched it to 10,000 kms, I've got absolutely no idea...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8,373
Views: 1,593,890
Posted By BergDonk
The K60 has no dry road grip either, TC1 kicks in...

The K60 has no dry road grip either, TC1 kicks in all the time. E07 under the same stress is fine. The K60 also wears flat quickly and steering suffers. I prefer the look of the E07 profile. Time...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23,898
Views: 4,310,708
Posted By BergDonk
Another broken fairing mount, happens downunder.

Another broken fairing mount, happens downunder.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,373
Views: 1,593,890
Posted By BergDonk
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r41SEwI9zIc/U7s...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r41SEwI9zIc/U7sfjgtaBtI/AAAAAAAAG78/QGAoMBEf6kE/s912/CuttageeCkS10%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

SWMBO is scoping out a creek crossing. Exit is about 50 m upstream,...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,023
Posted By BergDonk
A Few Updates

5289 kms on the K60 and enough is enough. Probably get another 2000, but I've had enough of the lack of grip. Got an E07 on now and its much better. Paired with an E10 I picked up cheap, its not a...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 194,241
Posted By BergDonk
I just took a K60 off the back of the S10. 5,500...

I just took a K60 off the back of the S10. 5,500 kms, and not much grip anywhere from new. TC even licks in on perfect hotmix. No idea how people get up to 20,000 kms from these. Got an E10 up front...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,099
Posted By BergDonk
Good stuff :thumb

Good stuff :thumb
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 194,241
Posted By BergDonk
Stabil or Lucas. And don't use ethanol...

Stabil or Lucas.

And don't use ethanol blends.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,253
Views: 305,929
Posted By BergDonk
They're about as close to the ground as new bikes...

They're about as close to the ground as new bikes get, with adjustable seat height. You just want an excuse to keep the cobwebs in your wallet Baz.

Now that the frost has abated, and the wind is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95,437
Views: 17,939,871
Posted By BergDonk
You're joking, right? Looks fine to me, and good...

You're joking, right? Looks fine to me, and good for heaps more riding pleasure as is.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5,253
Views: 305,929
Posted By BergDonk
:thumb S10s, good things!

:thumb

S10s, good things!
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
And I get accused have having a dodgy sense of...

And I get accused have having a dodgy sense of humour :rofl:rofl:rofl


In the meantime, I welded up all my tacks this afternoon. Tomorrow, I should get the relay etc mounts sorted, and maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 95,437
Views: 17,939,871
Posted By BergDonk
My Safari takes about 37 litres full, BUT, you...

My Safari takes about 37 litres full, BUT, you don't have to fill it. And the translucent one is also a convenient fuel gauge too.

I'd prefer the weight there than up back on a fragile subframe...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11,021
Views: 1,169,173
Posted By BergDonk
File Naming

FWIW, I still find it helpful to use numeric/alpha leading characters to force a sort in Basecamp when I'm route/track planning. I've learnt to live with what then happens in the Montana.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 95,437
Views: 17,939,871
Posted By BergDonk
These are good tools.

These are good tools.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 95,437
Views: 17,939,871
Posted By BergDonk
Fits, but its really too wide for a 2.5" rim.

Fits, but its really too wide for a 2.5" rim.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
:roflI gotta head for Esperance Bushie, we need...

:roflI gotta head for Esperance Bushie, we need to debrief over a few ales :D
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By BergDonk
Unfortunately the Suzi torque spec must be wrong,...

Unfortunately the Suzi torque spec must be wrong, you're not the first to find out.

All I've ever done is tighten until it feels right, but that's based on years of experience which includes the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
Digressive, or digestive?

Digressive, or digestive?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
:evil ...

:evil




https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s2bo-R_JMJI/U7JePiJU0pI/AAAAAAAAG6s/ThT8TWGu6ME/s912/DSCI0721%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

I've been testing some 25 x 19 DAR Radiata pine in Big...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
Don't think I haven't thought about it, would be...

Don't think I haven't thought about it, would be just like my old Honda's fuel tank and tail piece:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 123,025
Posted By BergDonk
In between distractions, some limited progress. ...

In between distractions, some limited progress.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-td8yRzGhdJo/U7IA5M6oe0I/AAAAAAAAG6A/AZDMp8znrGo/s912/DSCI0718%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

Added one more piece of...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,368
Posted By BergDonk
:thumb ...

:thumb

http://www.procycle.us/images/tools/fishingtool.jpg

This one's handle is also a core remover one side and a thread tidier the other.

Great tools, recommended. remember to slip the nut...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 635,047
Posted By BergDonk
Apologies if you already know all about Mark...

Apologies if you already know all about Mark Walker and his creations, but if not, have a click around here:
http://www.mwv2.com/
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