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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By farqhuar
I agree, it is NOT true, but not for the reason...

I agree, it is NOT true, but not for the reason you think.

The cheaper helmet provides BETTER protection as it is not designed to meet the newer Snell standard (which specifies less deformation of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By farqhuar
Last year ended up riding my KLR650 200 miles on...

Last year ended up riding my KLR650 200 miles on a completely flat front D606 after I ripped the valve stem out of the front HD tube when running at low pressure crossing the Simpson desert.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Hmm, could just be me but I definitely find it a...

Hmm, could just be me but I definitely find it a lot easier to leave the ABS ON for steep downhills offroad. With ABS either ON or OFF, I always end up locking the rear wheel which results in the...
Forum: Asia 10-15-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By farqhuar
Hmm, are you sure there isn't a BMW dealer in Ho...

Hmm, are you sure there isn't a BMW dealer in Ho Chi Minh City?

I saw a brand new C650GT for sale in a dealership in November 2012 - this model had not even been released in Australia at that...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By farqhuar
Steering head bearings notched? Lift the...

Steering head bearings notched?

Lift the front wheel off the ground and slowly turn the bars feeling for notching/clicking in the races.
Forum: OZ Vendors 10-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By farqhuar
Just had a look at the link you posted. The...

Just had a look at the link you posted. The design is very similar to the original Vista cruise control which has been around for donkey's years (I still have the one I bought 30 years ago) and is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks very much for that, and good advice re the...

Thanks very much for that, and good advice re the aluminium vs. stainless steel. I plan to use a similar mount for my light bar but wasn't sure if the headlight mount would support the weight - I can...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Hmm, checked the battery ground - all tight,...

Hmm, checked the battery ground - all tight, checked fuses - all tight.

What else could it be?; and what is the capless connector supposed to be connected to? :confused
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks for the work you have put into researching...

Thanks for the work you have put into researching this Wayne. The key is conventional and unchipped. The problem I had yesterday was broader than just an ECU issue as I had no electrics whatsoever,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Psycho, can you tell me whether the mounting rod...

Psycho, can you tell me whether the mounting rod goes all the way through the headlight from one side to the other, or whether it is two short rods?

If the latter, how are the inner ends of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Plate on bike says manufacturing date of 07/13,...

Plate on bike says manufacturing date of 07/13, whilst running the VIN through the decoder shows a manufacturing date of 05/13. The BMS is the BMS-E, but strangely enough I have found a 2 pin...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Good question, I don't know but will find out,...

Good question, I don't know but will find out, and make sure it is tight.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
COLD hot start issue.

Went for a mid-week ride today up to Mt Donna Buang - around 80km from Melbourne with the last 15k being very muddy dirt.

It was pretty cold up the top and plenty of snow (yes, we have snow in...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,385
Posted By farqhuar
You mean, he split in two? :huh Which one...

You mean, he split in two? :huh

Which one made it home? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Which tyres are you running Wayne? - TKCs? :ear

Which tyres are you running Wayne? - TKCs? :ear
Forum: Australia 09-28-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,947
Posted By farqhuar
The short answer is that the importer...

The short answer is that the importer (wholesaler/supplier) and the dealer are the ones screwing us.

I've said this before on this forum, but a number of years back I had to purchase new tyres...
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,156
Posted By farqhuar
I've just purchased one of the above 7" 40W LED...

I've just purchased one of the above 7" 40W LED Cree light bar and it looks good - combo of 4 flood and 4 spot lights, but I'm keen to try it out on the road. I'm currently trying to to work out the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks, but that won't work as the beak will...

Thanks, but that won't work as the beak will block the beam. Any other thoughts, anyone???
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,898
Posted By farqhuar
Light bar mount - also purchased in Sertao thread.

I've just purchased a 7" 40W LED Cree light bar and trying to to work out the best place to mount it on my Sertao. It has a single central bracket and my initial thought was to bolt it below the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Mounting an LED light bar.

I've just purchased a 7" 40W LED Cree light bar and trying to to work out the best place to mount it on the Sertao. It has a single central bracket and my initial thought was to bolt it below the...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By farqhuar
Sand is either getting pushed between pads and...

Sand is either getting pushed between pads and disc, and pushing pistons back into the calipers; or sand is wearing both pads and discs to the point where pistons need to move out to take up slack in...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By farqhuar
Not sure I fully understand what you're saying,...

Not sure I fully understand what you're saying, but it seems to be something along the lines of empty oil from bike, ride bike through water, then refill with oil once you get to the other side - is...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By farqhuar
Played fine for me too. Judging by the bahasa...

Played fine for me too. Judging by the bahasa comments, I'd say it is in Malaysia.

Nice idea.
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,684
Posted By farqhuar
Oh boy, we can tell it's Friday can't we.? ...

Oh boy, we can tell it's Friday can't we.?

Anyone thought the whole thing may be a scam?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,225
Posted By farqhuar
One, and the same. They're all posers, and only...

One, and the same. They're all posers, and only badass when they are in a group with others of the same ilk.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,898
Posted By farqhuar
I wonder whether it was replacing the battery...

I wonder whether it was replacing the battery that improved things, or whether it was simply a result of the ECU resetting itself during the period between old battery disconnection and new battery...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,898
Posted By farqhuar
Did you take it to the dealer, or did the bike...

Did you take it to the dealer, or did the bike come good of its own accord?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Posted By farqhuar
You guys forget that a bike only has two wheels...

You guys forget that a bike only has two wheels and travels in one set of a four wheeled vehicle's tyre tracks.

Get both your tyres in one of the deep grooves caused by heavy vehicle traffic on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By farqhuar
Not just lead plates, lead acid boxes. Solves two...

Not just lead plates, lead acid boxes. Solves two perceived problems - not getting blown around on the highway, and increased range. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Posted By farqhuar
So which part is wrong? Yep, i). it's easier...

So which part is wrong?

Yep, i). it's easier to hydroplane on a bike than in a car, and ii). I don't know whether the banner photo is photoshopped, or whether the Enfield is travelling through...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Motorcycles are not shipped ex-factory with a...

Motorcycles are not shipped ex-factory with a battery installed - battery (supply and) installation is the dealer's responsibility- so your acid spliill marks must have occurred at some other time.
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By farqhuar
Wot's with the "knobbys a must" requirement. ...

Wot's with the "knobbys a must" requirement.

Do you really need them for most of your rides, or is this just your way of weeding out sheep from goats? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,898
Posted By farqhuar
Perfectly normal for ANY motorised vehicle, car...

Perfectly normal for ANY motorised vehicle, car or bike.

Massive amounts of fuel are used when accelerating from a stop by comparison with straight line cruising - approx 20 times more during the...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,535
Posted By farqhuar
Yeah, and I'd hate to think how many surgeons...

Yeah, and I'd hate to think how many surgeons there are on the road issuing tickets. :wink:
Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,145
Posted By farqhuar
Honestly, I fail to see the point of merit plugs,...

Honestly, I fail to see the point of merit plugs, and only have one on my Sertao because it came as a freeby (and yet to be used).

Yes, they offer a secure connection but that means For your...
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By farqhuar
Good on you Doms, try and see as much as you can...

Good on you Doms, try and see as much as you can whilst you are here, and I hope the current bout of cold weather doesn't put you off too much.

My wife and I are flying into Manila in late October...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
Sorry to hear. May I ask where the tumour is? - I...

Sorry to hear. May I ask where the tumour is? - I work in an operating theatre and have a fair amount of first hand experience on recovery outcomes.
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19,006
Views: 2,283,899
Posted By farqhuar
Did the walk with my son around 12 years back. We...

Did the walk with my son around 12 years back. We Walked the first day from Telegraph Saddle carpark to the lighthouse and then back to Roaring Meg to camp the night (around 25ks). Next day down to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7,682
Views: 1,016,872
Posted By farqhuar
That's very strange - there is more wear on the...

That's very strange - there is more wear on the trailing edges of the teeth than the leading edges. :huh

... not sure how that can happen, unless with very agressive down changes to lower gears...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,898
Posted By farqhuar
Hmm, mine's only 32 and I seem to manage ok...

Hmm, mine's only 32 and I seem to manage ok without :muutt:muutt
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