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Old 02-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #2251
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Thanks for the info everybody, I will make a few calls in the morning to try and find points. Otherwise I will put a Mikuni on. Dont really want to try something new on the eve of a trip but looks like the best option.

Thanks again

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Here they are .

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #2252
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Thanks for the info about the Simpson. will be doing it supported and meeting up with 3 trail bikes (getting carried up on a 4x4 ute) at MT Dare. That simplifies thing is I dont need to organise a tyre change. If the HP is no good on the front in sand, what about a 908 front? Keep up with the info, suggestions are welcome.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #2253
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Hp4 front

The 908f rr is not much good on the big bikes. I found it followed every little bump and track.

The hp4 shits on the 908rr front.





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Thanks for the info about the Simpson. will be doing it supported and meeting up with 3 trail bikes (getting carried up on a 4x4 ute) at MT Dare. That simplifies thing is I dont need to organise a tyre change. If the HP is no good on the front in sand, what about a 908 front? Keep up with the info, suggestions are welcome.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:35 AM   #2254
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Thanks for the info about the Simpson. will be doing it supported and meeting up with 3 trail bikes (getting carried up on a 4x4 ute) at MT Dare. That simplifies thing is I dont need to organise a tyre change. If the HP is no good on the front in sand, what about a 908 front? Keep up with the info, suggestions are welcome.
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full blown motocross tyre in that case, on the front. geomax or something like it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:16 AM   #2255
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Michelin Starcross MH3 slightly wider spaced knobs than the HP4 or the Pirelli Scorpion Extra same pattern, I was recommended these by Tyres for Bikes in Brissy and got good mileage and handling out of both on my 990.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:18 AM   #2256
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Not too many 950/990 riders over here, let alone same name. Have a good trip.
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Thanks for the info everybody, I will make a few calls in the morning to try and find points. Otherwise I will put a Mikuni on. Dont really want to try something new on the eve of a trip but looks like the best option.

Thanks again

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:51 AM   #2257
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Not too many 950/990 riders over here, let alone same name. Have a good trip.
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Don't worry there is a few of us ,but some are just stalkers
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #2258
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Is it worth tryingg to ship my 990 to Aus

Hi all, I am emigrating to Aus in 5 weeks and am trying to decide whether to try and import my 990 with me.

Its an 07 with only 3500 miles on it, and i will probably get around 10k AUD equivalent for it up here in the Uk. Maybe nine. It will cost me $2k and a whole heap of pain to ship it... which leave me with about $13k to buy something similar in NSW...

Will $13-$15k buy me a decent low miles 990 in Sydney???
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #2259
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Hi all, I am emigrating to Aus in 5 weeks and am trying to decide whether to try and import my 990 with me.

Its an 07 with only 3500 miles on it, and i will probably get around 10k AUD equivalent for it up here in the Uk. Maybe nine. It will cost me $2k and a whole heap of pain to ship it... which leave me with about $13k to buy something similar in NSW...

Will $13-$15k buy me a decent low miles 990 in Sydney???
I'ed be selling it and buying another when you get hear that way you can save on a heap of paper work.
Theres a few around in good condition go to http://www.bikepoint.com.au/ for a look.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:05 PM   #2260
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What's your definition of low K's, out of interest ? - I might consider selling my 08 ADV S with 30K kms but a heap of ADV accessories - incl. 2:1 pipe + AUX tank etc etc ...

Agree about the paperwork. And don't forget about duty too ...


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Hi all, I am emigrating to Aus in 5 weeks and am trying to decide whether to try and import my 990 with me.

Its an 07 with only 3500 miles on it, and i will probably get around 10k AUD equivalent for it up here in the Uk. Maybe nine. It will cost me $2k and a whole heap of pain to ship it... which leave me with about $13k to buy something similar in NSW...

Will $13-$15k buy me a decent low miles 990 in Sydney???
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #2261
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Not too many 950/990 riders over here, let alone same name. Have a good trip.
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Just as well we spell it differently. I think Orange Jim is right, a fair few stalkers.

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:47 AM   #2262
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Don't worry there is a few of us ,but some are just stalkers
Yeah there's more than you think!

Dropped a set of .56 springs in the forks on my 990 today (.48 stock), hoping to get a blat on it tomorrow but already can notice how the front stands up.

Got an appt with Grog to drop an 11 map into his bike tomoz.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #2263
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Yeah there's more than you think!

Dropped a set of .56 springs in the forks on my 990 today (.48 stock), hoping to get a blat on it tomorrow but already can notice how the front stands up.

Got an appt with Grog to drop an 11 map into his bike tomoz.

Wilmo, I put .52 in my front. I am no expert but its a lot better. No more of that spongy feeling and thumping when I hit something.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #2264
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Wilmo, I put .52 in my front. I am no expert but its a lot better. No more of that spongy feeling and thumping when I hit something.
SPS recommended 0.64, so that's what I recently put in. Yet to test off road, but seems fine on road.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #2265
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SPS recommended 0.64, so that's what I recently put in. Yet to test off road, but seems fine on road.
Konrad
With a Safari tank and my 100kgs Im using 0.70's could have even gone to 0.80's for fully fueled and loaded and its awesome but a revalve is absolutely essential.
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