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Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,538
Posted By trussell
FITNESS and STRENGTH

If you are attempting the desert crossing unsupported, I think there are a few very important things.

Firstly fitness and strength, no good being able to ride like the wind, if you cant keep it...
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,084
Posted By trussell
Good spotting for me, Here I am never gunna be...

Good spotting for me, Here I am never gunna be the same after one silly little MX jump and check out those bikes, there must be some seriously smashed up people around. A lot of front ends there,...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,084
Posted By trussell
I reckon the W800 engine would be a tad heavy and...

I reckon the W800 engine would be a tad heavy and even looks big too, probably bullet proof, and is air cooled, which i reckon is a bonus. only 45 odd ponies.

Hey fogo, there are a few cheap...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,084
Posted By trussell
engine choices

done a bit of research after prematurely making an offer on a 650 ninja motor.

so far this is what ive come up with.

Ninja/ER 650 - FI - 72hp @ 8500rpm
KLE500 - carbs - 45hp @ 8300rpm
ER5 -...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,084
Posted By trussell
i dont want to hijack fogos thread, was just...

i dont want to hijack fogos thread, was just throwin it out there about the legal issues first. i am pretty sure with the right help from the right people anything can be fabbed up and fixed. the...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,084
Posted By trussell
ive been considering this for a while as an...

ive been considering this for a while as an option for repowering the 625. it recently shit itself coming back from the ocr, and i would imagine it would be about a 3g rebuild.

have made some...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
fred and myself heading off this morning. thank...

fred and myself heading off this morning. thank f*** the rain pissed off.

looking forward to catchin up with and meeting everyone along the way and then at drysdale.

cyas on the road.
...
Forum: Australia 07-24-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
thx al, cant wait now, been too long in...

thx al,

cant wait now, been too long in the prep, just need to ride.
Forum: Australia 07-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
base gasket fixed

well i bit the bullet after speaking to a few people and put the bike into a KTM shop. i wont mention where, will say that he saved my but.

i was bit worried what else they might find when they...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By trussell
rego is cheaper

i just renewed the rego on my 625. rego $120, greenslip $260. it has come down a couple of hunj in the last year, and that is registered in sydney.
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By trussell
trailtech

have a look at the trail tech site, they make a good looking and functional headlight, i have had one on my 625 for years.
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
hey unc, how well did the two part steel...

hey unc,

how well did the two part steel stick to the barrel and cranks, i put some on yesterday after cleaning the area with contact cleaner and giving it a bit of a sand with wet and dry.
...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
thx unc made me feel a bit better, too much...

thx unc

made me feel a bit better, too much thinking goin on at the moment.

ihave been reading about crankvents as well, supposed to relieve some of the pressure created by the piston going...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
i know this is getting tedious, butttttttt, i...

i know this is getting tedious, butttttttt, i think i solved the intermittent miss problem.

Went for a spin down to belanglo this morn (fark it was cold). the bike did not miss once. i reckon it...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
bmwocact, im guessing thats bmw owners club, ACT....

bmwocact, im guessing thats bmw owners club, ACT. dunno why they would be responsible for the OCR, someone else may.

there would be someone on here that has been to most of the OCR's and would...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
yeah mate, gettin excited now. Just loaded...

yeah mate, gettin excited now.

Just loaded the bike with all my gear, it looks ready, hope i am.
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
mmmm, thx will check it out

mmmm, thx will check it out
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
got the bike back from the mechanics yesterday,...

got the bike back from the mechanics yesterday, they went thru the charging system, coil, rr, etc. everything tested ok. or in their words within spec.

i printed up the diagnostic test chart...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
we (trussell, fredful and carmima) are meeting at...

we (trussell, fredful and carmima) are meeting at bourke, i would say leaving there on monday 28/7. all on thumpers.

3 weeks to go, all the prep is starting to come together, getting both excited...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
thx stevey, that may be the prob, they...

thx stevey,

that may be the prob, they vibrate like nothing ive seen. with the bike on the centre stand at idle the auto elec hooked up the voltmeter, then when he revved the bike it shot...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
thx will do

thx will do
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
i agree, it is causing me loss of sleep now, so...

i agree, it is causing me loss of sleep now, so dont worry the idea is to fix it, just gotta find it first. everything else has been done, and once this is sorted, all should be good.
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,645
Views: 450,459
Posted By trussell
Question charging system

2007 KTM SXC 625, 40 odd k.

I've posted a question like this b4 on this thread. But still havent sorted out my problem.

When warmed up my bike has an intermittent miss, very irregular, just...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 257
Ttt
Views: 18,667
Posted By trussell
whats the date

might have to do it on the way home from the ocr.
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
Gidday Mike, we will be leaving sydney on sunday...

Gidday Mike, we will be leaving sydney on sunday 27/7, heading for birdsville via the cnr, then simpson and alice.

Not sure what your riding but looks like the HP2.

We should be somewhere...
Forum: Australia 06-07-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,749
Posted By trussell
Hey Mal, Great report mate, great ride. I...

Hey Mal,

Great report mate, great ride. I think everyone will always try and take too much gear, lucky enough you could unload some to the truck in the early stages.

How many times did ya...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,258
Posted By trussell
question for jdeks.

i can understand the need for lightweight compact gear for the trailbike, especially for thumpers, that might see a bit more adventurist riding, (ie simpson crossing etc). i would love to fit all my...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
thx guys, looks like it is a no goer. i...

thx guys, looks like it is a no goer.

i will get my IT guru onto it,

carmima to the bat phone
Forum: Australia 05-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
Halls Creek to Drysdale

I have plotted on mapsource a route from Halls Creek to Drysdale, which includes a left turn off the great north road, to gibb river road. i believe it is called Springvale Lansdowne Road, but, it...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 21,800
Posted By trussell
great idea i just sent one too Troy Russell

great idea i just sent one too

Troy Russell
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By trussell
Yeah, ive noticed a significant increase in the...

Yeah, ive noticed a significant increase in the availability of these types of bikes, mainly imports from USA.

There is a fair demand for them nowadays with the likes of VINDURO, VMX and vintage...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,862
Posted By trussell
the relevance is, it could happen to you, it...

the relevance is, it could happen to you, it could happen to your mate, it could happen anytime.

but it is not going to stop me from planning and going on my trip, as it wont for a lot of other...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,862
Posted By trussell
a very timely post. thankyou.

a very timely post.

thankyou.
Forum: Australia 05-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,862
Posted By trussell
So who is still gunna cross the simpson unsupported

As part of our OCR adventure later in the year we are still planning on crossing the simpson unsupported.

After reading this thread I am wondering if the police will still allow people to...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By trussell
you could do it in a falcon, the locals do. ...

you could do it in a falcon, the locals do.

just watch out for bulldust holes.
Forum: Australia 03-27-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
Sounds like a plan. Especially for those on...

Sounds like a plan.

Especially for those on the east coast, gotta come back past somewhere near there.

Birdsville track is always on the list.:1drink
Forum: Australia 03-13-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
Im tryin to avoid cars. I think that a...

Im tryin to avoid cars.

I think that a tyre change at birdsville wont kill me, and using a half worn tyre to get there seems to be a good option. im gunna run an agressive knobby on the front,...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,913
Views: 558,476
Posted By trussell
it must be pretty gnarly, if you look at the way...

it must be pretty gnarly, if you look at the way the bikes came back down, and the crowd cheering as they did, it really made me cringe just thinking about the damage done to the bikes.

I agree...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
thx for that, but i think i will be putting a new...

thx for that, but i think i will be putting a new tyre on for the east to west crossing of the simpson, so will be doing it at birdsville. prob in the caravan park.
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 74,926
Posted By trussell
will be doing the simpson, so would like a fresh...

will be doing the simpson, so would like a fresh tyre for the desert.
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