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Forum: Australia 05-20-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 425,571
Posted By wiz.au
Yup, looks like it would be....if it's a $500...

Yup, looks like it would be....if it's a $500 generator, I put in 30Kg, 50x40x30cm.
Forum: Australia 05-20-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,361
Posted By wiz.au
2 hours labour and about $80 cheap or $120 RRP...

2 hours labour and about $80 cheap or $120 RRP for parts?? I've done the water pump seals and shaft myself on my bike, not even knowing what I was doing, just following instructions from the manual...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
I thought of something if you find one in those...

I thought of something if you find one in those boxes that I would be interested in....a headlight! Something fancy and that actually works. Did the Rallye bikes they use have the TT dual headlights?...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 425,571
Posted By wiz.au
Ask the supplier to arrange the pickup using...

Ask the supplier to arrange the pickup using their account with eGo, and then bill you for it? Gee, if it really is warranty "clear-cut, no argument" they should nearly arrange the pickup and pay...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 1,253,319
Posted By wiz.au
Spacers

Can you purchase aluminium rod from anywhere? As this is not a critical multi thousand RPM rotating component (I assume? What's it for again?) If you could just find some alloy rod about the right...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 1,253,319
Posted By wiz.au
Folding levers

Yup, these are the exact ones I have, colour and all!
I went for the "bling" GOLD! :evil
Forum: OZ Vendors 05-19-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,819
Posted By wiz.au
Not sure about local bikes but there's a fair...

Not sure about local bikes but there's a fair interest worldwide in Rallye style fairings for BMW F650GS, the older 2000-2007 models, especially the post 2004 models with the stupid little fairing,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5,346
Views: 801,873
Posted By wiz.au
Dansin's top clamp

OK, so we have talked about having multiple mounting holes for the handlebar yokes on the "production" version for all of us to buy :deal

Now we need to deal with the different steering head tube...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 1,253,319
Posted By wiz.au
Levers

You guys didn't go for the hinged "unbreakable" versions? Yours are just like the DMV ones I got for the Dakar, but mine have a extra hinge in them that allows them to flex up if they hit the ground.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 203,913
Posted By wiz.au
I have experienced this myself twice now on the...

I have experienced this myself twice now on the corner of a gravel road, both left hand turns I recall. I just put it down to hitting a small bit of soft or slippery stuff. I never thought the...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 425,571
Posted By wiz.au
NPWS Bulletins

I get these reports from NSW NPWS about road closures and activities which affect road closures, as the nominated email contact for the DSMRA. Can't think of any better place to post these than here....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 203,913
Posted By wiz.au
Very happy with the HP4 on my bike at the mo, and...

Very happy with the HP4 on my bike at the mo, and that's the second one. I probably took the last one off too early as it wasn't worn out completely but I was getting the bike ready for Bergdonks 4...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
I used to get 420km out of a tank cruising...

I used to get 420km out of a tank cruising around. With a 52t rear sprocket and knobbies, and unable to control my right wrist, I now get 350km if I'm lucky. There's a lot that can change your...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 203,913
Posted By wiz.au
Tyres and carrier bearings

You already know I'm a fan of the E09 [Dakar], and I don't (can't) push it anywhere near as hard as you do. But it's the best tyre I have used on the F650 commuting to work on black-top and in wet...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 425,571
Posted By wiz.au
There are smaller TK logo's around :evil

There are smaller TK logo's around :evil
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,361
Posted By wiz.au
Wow, They look like a modern day road tyre to...

Wow, They look like a modern day road tyre to me...can't see how they would be any better off-road than an actual road tyre would be? Maybe the carcass construction is different?...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 1,253,319
Posted By wiz.au
Unless the switch is hitting something and...

Unless the switch is hitting something and physically being turned on, it sounds like you are crushing wires in the harness to me?
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,361
Posted By wiz.au
Michelin Road Pilot3 [emoji2]

Michelin Road Pilot3 [emoji2]
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Inline Fuel Filter

Just inline in the output line of the pump from the tank, in the space infront of the tank, before the OEM Filter/Regulator.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Fuel Filter

Well this gets more interesting. I rang Wesfil/Cooper, and the woman there said the W3.5 is definately NOT an EFI filter (as I was told in the shop it was), yet they claim it to be a replacement...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Un-Lowering an F650.

Trying to help a local guy out and apart from rear suspension links and seat, what else? Do they actually put a shorter shock in?

"Anybody know what's involved in returning a factory lowered...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,361
Posted By wiz.au
Or,.... 1) Get 2 cups of Turpentine in a small...

Or,....
1) Get 2 cups of Turpentine in a small container, wash filter out, change turps, wash again, repeat until turps is just about still "clear".
2) Squeeze (do not "wring") excess turps out,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
"Pre" Fuel Filter

Cooper/ Wesfil W3.5 (W35-010 is the part number for the box of 10), or
FIAMM:FT4874, FRAM: G4164, P.B.R.: BF-1003, FILTRON: PS 842, BOSCH: 0 450 904 058, PURFLUX: EP103, UNICO: FI 3104/2

I must...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Fuel Filter

I get this one from Auto Pro, cut the smaller ends off and Dremel a bit of a barb on the tube cause it's quite smooth.
I think they said it was rated at 150psi?
Definitely says it's suitable for...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,361
Posted By wiz.au
Only one I've ever heard of falling apart like...

Only one I've ever heard of falling apart like that. I've seen the foam degrade from being washed in the wrong solvents, but never the rubber fall apart.

Did you contact Unifilter? Did they...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 30,361
Posted By wiz.au
Yep, Unifiter. Got it from Mick Owen before he...

Yep, Unifiter. Got it from Mick Owen before he packed up shop. But you can get them. Just be careful to get the "green" one, the "red" one is for the twin I think?
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,368
Posted By wiz.au
I wouldn't turn down the spare shock just yet. Is...

I wouldn't turn down the spare shock just yet. Is there anywhere you can stash it, JIC things don't go well with your old shock a few hundred kms down the road? With the issues you've had, I think I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Apart from the fact I get the impression you kept...

Apart from the fact I get the impression you kept up with them :bow
Yeah, major drooling / (boner? :evil ) happening here fantasizing about those boxes of stuff.

But I wonder if it will be boxes...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Yeah, if you haven't already, install another...

Yeah, if you haven't already, install another cheap disposable inline fuel filter before it that you change regularly or as required. Then you can get away with changing the BMW Filter/Regulator...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 1,253,319
Posted By wiz.au
I'm looking. I'm sure there's already a picture...

I'm looking. I'm sure there's already a picture somewhere on the Dakar forum of my footpegs looking top down, when I put Aquatic's brackets on.

Without a pic, IRC, the "bent" leg goes in a hole in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 1,253,319
Posted By wiz.au
Call Touratech, see if you can bid to be their...

Call Touratech, see if you can bid to be their next manufacturer? Get them plated, and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Except one of my TT ones already broke from poor welding. Can't see...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Spark plug tech

This spark plug tech reminds me of a story my father told me about using a clothes button and cutting the spark plug wire (yes, actual metal wire in those days) and winding each end in opposing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Well it looks certainly doable from the part...

Well it looks certainly doable from the part pictures I've seen. The main attachment to the bike is plastic, but there is also a metal tube to support all the other bits. It would need a few bits...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Having said what I did before, I should also...

Having said what I did before, I should also mention, I have a Uni-Filter and Staintune exhaust, and 52 tooth rear cog on mine. Yet to do the snorkel mod.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Just called the local Husky parts dealer about...

Just called the local Husky parts dealer about the clutch cable adjuster screw Husky part No. 7678100, they quoted me DOUBLE the BMW price, $28! And there are "None in Australia, 3 weeks delivery".
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
I also ride a 1000cc EFI 4cyl 100HP road bike,...

I also ride a 1000cc EFI 4cyl 100HP road bike, and I don't find the F650 lacking for power at all for its intended use, except maybe on the freeway up a big hill in excess of 110kph/65mph fully...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
How do you know that's where any air is trapped?...

How do you know that's where any air is trapped? I have converted to using a vacuum bleeder. I subscribe to the theory that the vacuum makes the bubbles bigger, therefore they are extracted more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
I agree, and now there a place copying that for...

I agree, and now there a place copying that for DR650s too! But I recall that took him a lot of engineering and he has the Elka tank too?
Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6,388
Views: 425,571
Posted By wiz.au
Roadside assistance

Thinking about getting roadside assistance again. I quit NRMA because they doubled their price, for less benefits, and the last time I had an issue at Tumbarumba, the guy told me I had used my "call...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16,963
Views: 2,152,108
Posted By wiz.au
Changing Dakar cockpit to Sertao parts

As I'm seriously considering changing the headlight on my bike (the stock light is so crap, even with HID/LED globes) , and I can't get a GPS mount to put my GPS behind the windscreen, and the stupid...
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