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Forum: Thumpers Today, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8,356
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Posted By farqhuar
Kouba links arrived today - 9 days from order to...

Kouba links arrived today - 9 days from order to arrival on my doorstep, pretty good I reckon considering the distance, and the customs delays at each end of the journey.

Time for some work in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
I'm not sure I follow you. Can you explain how...

I'm not sure I follow you. Can you explain how you determined that my method would provide double the play?

On my bike the top row of the chain is pretty much taut, so when I move the bottom row...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Sorry, I know my situation is not the same as...

Sorry, I know my situation is not the same as yours BUT, I bought the BMW Adventure boots which are quite similar to the Formas. I also found I couldn't get my boot under the gear lever and I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
I think that technique will definitely make the...

I think that technique will definitely make the chain tension way too tight.

I simply leave the bike on the side stand and push the bottom row of the chain upwards 40-50mm - just like the sticker...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By farqhuar
Last time I did a fly/ride to pick up an...

Last time I did a fly/ride to pick up an unregistered bike in NSW I inadvertently took a Vic plate with me in my carry on luggage.

When I got back to Melbourne I discovered that the aforesaid Vic...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,314
Views: 491,411
Posted By farqhuar
'bet you don't say that next year. :wink:

'bet you don't say that next year. :wink:
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 253,656
Posted By farqhuar
I have one too, however, I find it harder to use...

I have one too, however, I find it harder to use than the open ended bags. Long items which will fit lengthways into the open top bag (when laid alongside), cannot be inserted as the bag opening is...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By farqhuar
Your understanding is incorrect. Compulsory Third...

Your understanding is incorrect. Compulsory Third Party (CTP) - which you need in order to renew your annual rego - only covers you for PERSONAL injury claims by third parties, NOT third party...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Risers arrived yesterday and now installed. ...

Risers arrived yesterday and now installed.

Hopefully not too long for the Kouba links to get here. Once I have those I will drop the front end too.

Damn, now all I need is for this ankle to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks Willy, but I don't plan to go all the way...

Thanks Willy, but I don't plan to go all the way down to regular GS height, just a bit lower than current Sertao. I'm also "down under" so the cost of shipping parts here is probably prohibitive....
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,423
Posted By farqhuar
Didn't realise they owned a yacht, I can...

Didn't realise they owned a yacht, I can understand if they paid you though. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
I agree, I'll also take the fork caps off and...

I agree, I'll also take the fork caps off and fully compress the forks to confirm exact clearance. Bar risers were ordered last night but only cost $25 - I figure I can wear that if they are not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks for that, it confirms my thoughts and it...

Thanks for that, it confirms my thoughts and it is good to know there is up to 2" if needed. I have just ordered a set of 1" bar risers. These will allow me to raise the forks up to 1 7/8" if...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks Wayne, at full extension I have 235mm...

Thanks Wayne, at full extension I have 235mm between the top of the fork brace and the beak. With the bike at rest on the side stand I have a little over 210mm. Under which conditions does it need to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Agreed, except I don't want to take a bath on the...

Agreed, except I don't want to take a bath on the swap. Here in Oz, the standard G650 seems to be holding it's value well whereas the used Sertao prices seem to have plummeted by comparison. I also...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Thank you for the input. I am now starting to...

Thank you for the input. I am now starting to realise I could do this mod in two stages - 1. links at rear and just raise the front forks up as high as they can go without bar risers, and then 2. add...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Good point re the number plate reinforcement,...

Good point re the number plate reinforcement, thanks I'll do that. What can I do to reduce the number of times I bottom out - increase preload?

BTW, I've just ordered the 2" Kouba links so now...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Thoughts on lowering the Sertao.

Just after Xmas I broke my left ankle in 3 places (spiral fracture) after a fairly minor fall from the Sertao when riding on gravel. This is on top of a previous break to that ankle (36 years ago in...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 25,113
Posted By farqhuar
That's great to hear - I'll install my WukaKing...

That's great to hear - I'll install my WukaKing shortly and report back with results.
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By farqhuar
Another repeat customer here!

Another repeat customer here!
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 25,113
Posted By farqhuar
Yeah, I've purchased oneof the WukaKing units...

Yeah, I've purchased oneof the WukaKing units Cruz, but am yet to fit it. The appeal of the G650 is the very frugal consumption of the bike - I get a minimum of 25km/l on the highway (usually more...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 25,113
Posted By farqhuar
Agreed, you need a ping sensor but I kinda...

Agreed, you need a ping sensor but I kinda thought that was implicit - can anyone confirm the Bee eM 650 singles have them? The bike is now 1 year and 10k km old with the standard exhaust, and has no...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 25,113
Posted By farqhuar
Does your 650 single run happily on 91 octane.

Just putting it out there and wanting to hear about your experience.

My Sertao pings badly under load when running anything other than 98 octane fuel. The manual states 91 is recommended but...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 42,287
Posted By farqhuar
Looks like it comes with rear entry only. :huh...

Looks like it comes with rear entry only. :huh :lol3
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By farqhuar
Sorry to hear about the heart attack and glad you...

Sorry to hear about the heart attack and glad you are better now

Re Income protection and loan Insurance, I thought this only covered your payments for the period of time you were unable to work,...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By farqhuar
Ah, my confusion. I didn't read deeply enough and...

Ah, my confusion. I didn't read deeply enough and mistook DSP for DAB - digital ain't digital. ;)

Thanks,
Forum: Australia 02-09-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By farqhuar
It's my understanding (please correct me if I am...

It's my understanding (please correct me if I am wrong) that most AM stations have gone digital.

What about LW and SW though, is there any benefit in having a unit that picks up these bands or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Sounds good, I no longer own a thigh-bone, but I...

Sounds good, I no longer own a thigh-bone, but I see in App Store there is also an App called Galileo which supports OSM maps.
Forum: Australia 02-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,409
Posted By farqhuar
Didn't watch all the video but it looks like the...

Didn't watch all the video but it looks like the lock washer has been reused, so I am guessing someone has fitted a larger front sprocket.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,763
Posted By farqhuar
For HD riders isn't the U.S. the only place in...

For HD riders isn't the U.S. the only place in the world that matters?
Forum: Australia 02-05-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By farqhuar
Sounds good Dave and thanks for the offer. I'm...

Sounds good Dave and thanks for the offer. I'm heading up that way from Melbourne, hopefully Aprilish. Am looking for somewhere to park my Sertao for 3 months or so whilst I fly to Bali, pick up a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
OSM stands for Open Source Map - these are free...

OSM stands for Open Source Map - these are free maps which you download to your phone together with the OSM Navigation Application (e.g. OSMAND for Android phones).

The maps are permanently...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Bottom end car GPS sealed in a plastic ziplock...

Bottom end car GPS sealed in a plastic ziplock bag, or if you have a smart phone then install free maps such as OSM. I use both, Garmin Nuvi with my Samsung Android as a backup.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 587,687
Posted By farqhuar
Seems most of them are uninsulated and don't get...

Seems most of them are uninsulated and don't get really cold, current draw can be an issue too. What I do is freeze 1.5L plastic bottles (of sparkling mineral water) overnight and then store them in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8,356
Views: 1,144,863
Posted By farqhuar
Correct, neither does mine. It seems it was...

Correct, neither does mine. It seems it was dropped from the 2014s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,266
Posted By farqhuar
Kinda like motorcyclists with loud pipes, eh!...

Kinda like motorcyclists with loud pipes, eh! :wink: :D
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,724
Posted By farqhuar
What deal isn't? Yamaha seems to feel they can...

What deal isn't? Yamaha seems to feel they can price themselves above the other Japanese manufacturers - I am yet to understand the reason for this! :evil
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,724
Posted By farqhuar
$11,490 + ORC according to AMCN.

$11,490 + ORC according to AMCN.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 587,687
Posted By farqhuar
My '14 Sertao does not have this, and the manual...

My '14 Sertao does not have this, and the manual states you must attach crocodile clamps direct to the battery.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,319
Posted By farqhuar
Yarbut, 90% of the vehicular traffic is bikes so...

Yarbut, 90% of the vehicular traffic is bikes so motorcycle deaths are under-represented compared with other vehicles. in addition, given that bike deaths in western countries are approximately 25...
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