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Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
Front forks - too soft. Went and bought 30...

Front forks - too soft.

Went and bought 30 washers the right dimension for $5.50 and now have endlessly adjustable preload in the front forks.
Going with 20mm atm, and rode 300kms yesterday. The...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
Do you reckon a 140 wide E07 or E08 would fit?

Do you reckon a 140 wide E07 or E08 would fit?
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,753
Posted By Blakduk
I think the bike you should buy is the one you...

I think the bike you should buy is the one you think is the coolest/prettiest/hottest/best looking.

Then go riding on it until you get sick of it and want something different / something that does...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
Well I have cleaned the FE to immaculate...

Well I have cleaned the FE to immaculate condition and reluctant to dirty it, so the XT is getting some hours in..... :huh
Now I know this is really more of a road bike that looks a bit like a dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 215,656
Posted By Blakduk
Well I posted these photos on the Oz forum, but...

Well I posted these photos on the Oz forum, but this thread deserves them too.

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab149/Black70_2010/20140818_100826.jpg


...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
This standard gearing on the XT660R is pretty...

This standard gearing on the XT660R is pretty high. It is nice for a change to be changing into 5th at 100km/h instead of looking for another gear at 80 km/h. I find it needs to be in fourth below...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
Was admiring my XT at the Theebine hotel, halfway...

Was admiring my XT at the Theebine hotel, halfway through a 450 km ride today. ... and went WTF? There's no chain guide! Anyone else think that this is odd?
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
and there's some more info here from some guy but...

and there's some more info here from some guy but all the photos are gone:
http://www.advridermag.com.au/forum/showthread.php?155-Yamaha-XT660R-the-unsung-adventure-bike
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
There are polyurethane ones from Cape Town (?)...

There are polyurethane ones from Cape Town (?) which apparently give over 50,000 kms instead of the 12,000kms from the OEM ones.
I found the webpage a day or two ago (or was it ebay?); anyway I've...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
I see that most of you blokes have put on...

I see that most of you blokes have put on barkbuster handguards or similar. Did you stick with the original narrower bars, or get aftermarket bars.

And have you noticed any increased vibration...
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 442,395
Posted By Blakduk
Some from Jimmy Carr, legendary British comedian:...

Some from Jimmy Carr, legendary British comedian:

My girlfriend sat me down the other day for a chat. I say 'chat', it was her talking at me for six hours. I didn't realise that when men say ...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,999
Posted By Blakduk
Just taking this thread slightly off topic to...

Just taking this thread slightly off topic to seek any feedback,
And just to prolong the agony, here's three more. Unbelievably, Google is showing the Shinko tyres less than $80?????? ...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,999
Posted By Blakduk
I'd be interested to find out what Woop woop...

I'd be interested to find out what Woop woop ended up getting for his XT660. I found this old post from 2011 which he obliquely refers to (DR650):



I'm looking at about 70% bitumen, 28% hard...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 65,441
Posted By Blakduk
Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on...

Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on the back than 130/80/17 on the XT660R? (I have a worn D606 with 5mm spare each side and looking to replace it with roadish, e.g. Mitas E07,...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
Q1. Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension...

Q1. Does anyone have a larger/wider dimension tyre on the back than 130/80/17 on the XT660R? (I have a worn D606 with 5mm spare each side and looking to replace it with roadish, e.g. Mitas E07.)
...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
First Ride.

Coldest ride I've ever been on. Had to cut it short and went home to bed, sick with the electric blanket on 3.:huh

About 180kms - Imbil Mt Buggery, Sunday Ck Rd, Kenilworth etc etc.
Early days,...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
Bashplates: John171, I believe your bashplate...

Bashplates:
John171, I believe your bashplate is SW Motech. I can't find the exact thing online. Could you tell me where you sourced it?

The smaller OTR one has a funny piece of metal to cover...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
Excellent condition 2nd hand, will do some pics. ...

Excellent condition 2nd hand, will do some pics. Only just got it off the trailer 10 mins ago.Planning a quiet couple of solo local road rides, then decisions need to be made about what, if anything...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
You sold me. Signature changed to reflect...

You sold me.
Signature changed to reflect yesterday's purchase.
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 97,968
Posted By Blakduk
What sort of rides are Oz Adv'ers doing on these...

What sort of rides are Oz Adv'ers doing on these bikes.... E.g. 60% hwy, 30% gravel etc.
Or: where are you going, 2 dayers etc.
Curious to know what you do and whether the bike (xt660r) is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 65,441
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks Cruz. The Doc weighed me on her scales...

Thanks Cruz. The Doc weighed me on her scales last week. Her scales are about 10kg out..........

What's this surging thing I hear about. Is it real on pre 2008 bikes and a problem with the EFI...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,534
Posted By Blakduk
Too late now but deleted the post. In hindsight...

Too late now but deleted the post. In hindsight my post should have read:

"If you want an example of a brilliantly spaced gearbox for a dual purpose bike. The late (e.g.2008) Husky TE610 was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,534
Posted By Blakduk
You are right. Deleted.

You are right. Deleted.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 43,260
Posted By Blakduk
Does anyone else remember the frenzy on here when...

Does anyone else remember the frenzy on here when Yamaha released the XTZ1200??? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 65,441
Posted By Blakduk
One reason I went away from big bikes is that you...

One reason I went away from big bikes is that you seem to have to spend upwards of a thousand bucks to have them properly 'dual purpose'.

(Like an earlier poster reckons, the XT660X was designed,...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,999
Posted By Blakduk
Could someone please copy this post and PM it to...

Could someone please copy this post and PM it to Woop Woop. I am on his blocked list. I think enough time has gone by and I apologise for stupid things I've said or done.
I read a lot of his stuff...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 52,121
Posted By Blakduk
Thanks guys for the excellent replies and the...

Thanks guys for the excellent replies and the effort you put in. Cruz knows a fair bit of my story, and has loved these sorts of bikes for years, as well as being a 'berg lover, so I really have to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 98,690
Views: 18,821,842
Posted By Blakduk
After reading for about 2 hours last night and...

After reading for about 2 hours last night and becoming a bit confused, I've asked a bit of a question comparing the KLE500 to the KLR650 and DR650 on another thread here: ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13,558
Views: 1,343,310
Posted By Blakduk
I've asked a bit of a question comparing the...

I've asked a bit of a question comparing the KLE500 to the KLR650 on another thread here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24759899#post24759899
if anyone has any thoughts, maybe...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 52,121
Posted By Blakduk
Started getting interested in a ROAD/trail bike...

Started getting interested in a ROAD/trail bike for little cost and little stress to occasionally ride to e.g. over the NSW border with a mate whose going soft now (LOL - actually he's not well). ...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Blakduk
Q&A & photos: rear NoPlate/taillight/blinkers on KTM/Berg/Husky

The massive original rear tail light, number plate, blinkers monstrosity on my '12 Husaberg has only been on once. I made it 50 kms down the bitumen road to Imbil when I noticed the vibration was...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,257
Posted By Blakduk
Nice to see this thread keeping going. I...

Nice to see this thread keeping going.

I just realised I've been wearing the Icon Variant for 3 years now. They start to get sloppy and look at bit jaded at that point for me usually and I start...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 33,928
Posted By Blakduk
and none of you caught the last word?

and none of you caught the last word?
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Blakduk
Might have to go to this. Full camping &...

Might have to go to this. Full camping & catered, like a Dalby moto 2 day ride, only closer to home and with MX on day 1. (It's play-MX isn't it, casual and not to hardcore?)

I heard it's pretty...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Blakduk
That's good enough for me.

That's good enough for me.
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Blakduk
Are Different Brands of Diesel the Same in Oz? (for towing bike trailers)

Just bought a new hi-tech Korean diesel car. My father-in-law, an oldschool mechanic, reckons that he gets different performance from diesel bought at different service stations in his Patrol. Now...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,163
Posted By Blakduk
Please explain this to me. Why does the upmarket...

Please explain this to me. Why does the upmarket version have linkage rear suspension? Is it better than the simple type with nothing sticking down and fewer bearings and no nipples to knock off on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,725
Views: 804,640
Posted By Blakduk
At how many hours should I look at replacing the...

At how many hours should I look at replacing the filters on the fuel pump? (have a tank sock-filter). 2012 model, 70 degree.

btw I LOVE the induction roar.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,292
Posted By Blakduk
I wonder if the OP could list what armour gear he...

I wonder if the OP could list what armour gear he has had previously. This would clarify where he's coming from.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5,725
Views: 804,640
Posted By Blakduk
Yeah, pretty nice but would ALL be knocked off...

Yeah, pretty nice but would ALL be knocked off the first tumble on my favourite hill cllimbs!!!!
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