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Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 216,564
Posted By MacMan
There were about 30 people waiting for the...

There were about 30 people waiting for the Sunbury Aldi to open, and only a handful weren't there for the bike gear. I can't understand the sizing rationale with some of their gear. The jeans are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By MacMan
That's the route I took with mine. The bike came...

That's the route I took with mine. The bike came with a rack which I decided not to use, so I built side racks for Wolfman Expedition bags.

I'll dig up some pictures.
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,888
Posted By MacMan
Looks purdy! Going to port it while apart?

Looks purdy!

Going to port it while apart?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By MacMan
Wait until you do an oil change and valve...

Wait until you do an oil change and valve clearances.

Those Austrians are real comedians.
Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17,984
Views: 2,164,456
Posted By MacMan
No tripping at present but he's most certainly...

No tripping at present but he's most certainly above ground.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,888
Posted By MacMan
Do it once, do it well.:D

Do it once, do it well.:D
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,705
Views: 444,694
Posted By MacMan
We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We...

We rode that R100GS and the Girlie loved it. We were all set for my normal "no guts, no glory" single bid in the last 10 seconds and then eBay asked for a login at the worst possible time - even...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By MacMan
I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying...

I'm trying to think of a polite way of saying this... considering pro enduro riders can change a tyre in a minute or two, I'm not sure how long you think it normally takes to change rims.

Lacing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By MacMan
I think I know the ad you were referring to and...

I think I know the ad you were referring to and it does seem suss. My mate who wanted to buy the 625 attempted to contact the seller but has heard nothing back.

I've clocked up about 4000km since...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By MacMan
I test rode that bike in January this year and...

I test rode that bike in January this year and nearly bought it.

I bought a late 90s 640 Enduro with nearly double the mileage instead. It came with a fair few spares, steering damper, big tank,...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,544
Posted By MacMan
I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land...

I won't make it... still cleaning pieces of Land Rover in rain soaked clothes.
Forum: Australia 07-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,544
Posted By MacMan
I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a...

I'm a 50/50 - about to head outside to replace a CV on a 4 wheeled contraption.

Pepperjack, I'm in Sunbury... Will PM you if I can make it.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,888
Posted By MacMan
Unless something has changed very recently,...

Unless something has changed very recently, you're up for genuine only. I was very careful not to damage the plastics I had on mine and stuffed away spares for a rainy day.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,070,227
Posted By MacMan
I have an older 640 Enduro which I bought in...

I have an older 640 Enduro which I bought in January this year. I had to move the bar mounted controls and switches around and suddenly encountered the same problem. It was a case of the clutch lever...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By MacMan
For what it's worth, heights aside I've been...

For what it's worth, heights aside I've been having a generally positive run out of a set of Motoz Tractionator Enduro I/Ts on my 640.

The first thing I need to tell you is that they have a very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 37,159
Posted By MacMan
Thought I should chime in here. I have a...

Thought I should chime in here. I have a relatively new to me 1999 640 LC4 Enduro currently with just over 53,400 km on it. It had the standard BST carb and original header and old style head, fed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By MacMan
I'll happily ride like that all day off road, but...

I'll happily ride like that all day off road, but only if wearing my Alpinestars Tech 6 boots. Ankle flex is not a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By MacMan
Size 47/48 here. I stand on the balls of my...

Size 47/48 here.

I stand on the balls of my feet. Problem solved.
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,009
Posted By MacMan
Regarding Fishy, I bumped into him at Bolton's...

Regarding Fishy, I bumped into him at Bolton's during the week before Finke. I asked him "shouldn't you be up the road?" He said he would be a no show. Fractured vertebrae from a low speed get off at...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By MacMan
I've never used Sixty Degrees, but most of my...

I've never used Sixty Degrees, but most of my road riding mates do. Good people I'm told.
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,264
Posted By MacMan
Nope, because the paint will sail off. Painting...

Nope, because the paint will sail off. Painting PE tanks is essentially a no-go proposition. Perforated stickers are the only option.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,264
Posted By MacMan
There's actually nothing more humiliating than...

There's actually nothing more humiliating than being beaten by something which looks incapable of doing so. :D
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,264
Posted By MacMan
Try these guys perhaps. ...

Try these guys perhaps.

http://www.incite.net.au/

(http://www.incite.net.au/)They have done all of GHR's work for years including custom perforated stuff for tanks.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,888
Posted By MacMan
That's not a high seat. I'll have to post a pic...

That's not a high seat. I'll have to post a pic of the one I made.
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,888
Posted By MacMan
Makes me want mine back. Never liked the...

Makes me want mine back. Never liked the Staintunes on these bikes or DRZs (if that is one, but they always seemed to end up smashed). A TK pipe and taller seat is all it needs. :D
Forum: Australia 06-15-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,245
Posted By MacMan
Tried here?...

Tried here? (http://www.wildearth.com.au/buy/msr-elixir-2-person-hiking-backpacking-tent/2762)
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By MacMan
Thanks tREV. A good evening on the couch...

Thanks tREV.

A good evening on the couch with Mugello on tonight too. :D
Forum: Australia 05-31-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,663
Posted By MacMan
This is the ONLY reason I sold my TTR set up with...

This is the ONLY reason I sold my TTR set up with an Acerbis XR600 big tank. After one and a half decades with the same bike it was tough to part with it. It did everything else so well.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By MacMan
Digging it! :D

Digging it! :D
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,155
Posted By MacMan
I found it harder to get my boots off than to...

I found it harder to get my boots off than to pump up an Exped. :rofl

Seriously, not a big deal. Spend 90 seconds and carry one less gadget. Sleep soundly and ride happy the next day.
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,491
Posted By MacMan
DR motor...

DR motor (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DR-650-dr650se-drz-MOTOR-ENGINE-HEAD-CYLINDER-CRANK-CASES-CRANKSHAFT-GEARBOX-/321361102776?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ad29d47b8) still at Just...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,491
Posted By MacMan
Try Tony at http://justdirtbikes.com.au/ - I know...

Try Tony at http://justdirtbikes.com.au/ - I know they were were wrecking a DR and had a whole running engine for sale. Based in Western Melbourne.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,070,227
Posted By MacMan
We might have different definitions of downhills...

We might have different definitions of downhills and technical stuff. 2nd in the stuff I was doing two weekends back is a runaway train. Generally the case if you get off the most frequently used 4WD...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,062
Posted By MacMan
GHR Honda have them for sale. Good quality used...

GHR Honda have them for sale. Good quality used ones too.

$138 per tyre for the fronts, or 3 used tyres for the price of 1 new one. Shipping is available at reasonable rates, still waiting for...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,062
Posted By MacMan
Which was on which end? The 640 Enduro I...

Which was on which end?

The 640 Enduro I recently purchased had a Carlsbad DOT front fitted and I never rode with it on the dirt because it was absolutely terrifying at 100 on sealed roads. There...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4,598
Views: 434,217
Posted By MacMan
Did you check the teeny weeny fuel filter in the...

Did you check the teeny weeny fuel filter in the fuel input tube for the carb. The BSTs have a little plastic screen. Shortly after I bought mine it was stumbling if given a handful and would take a...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By MacMan
'Outer" tubes made of bits of old inner tube....

'Outer" tubes made of bits of old inner tube. Just chop up an old one and slip over the spare. Covering the whole lot in talcum powder makes it easier. The fact that they are a tight fit all bundled...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,070,227
Posted By MacMan
I've not tried the 16/42, but my recently...

I've not tried the 16/42, but my recently purchased 640 LC4 Enduro came with 17/42 fitted and a 15T front sprocket in the spares. The 17T front is perfect for open road running. 5th feels like an...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,707
Posted By MacMan
Hand raised for group buy if it helps with...

Hand raised for group buy if it helps with numbers.
Forum: Australia 04-30-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By MacMan
What a joyous thing to watch on film. I...

What a joyous thing to watch on film.

I hope he gets what's coming to him in court, with the attempt to dispossess the copper of his sidearm caught in glorious colour.

Looks like he'd better...
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