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Old 07-11-2010, 05:22 AM   #7621
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I will see you guy,s in about 7 /8 days because tomorrow I am off to Nyngan for 2 days then Cobar / Louth / Willcania / white Cliffs / Tibboburra Camerons Corner / Brocken Hill then home on dr 650,s again and will post some pics.
The orange dr 750 is now rolling with motor and wheels in with air and battery box pics to follow soon allso when I get Back.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:16 AM   #7622
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Some pics from the Lapland...

Wet....




And i hit the rock.... :)

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:23 AM   #7623
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Broken Hill....isn't that where they shot the Flying Doctors?

Anyways: have a good one!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:28 AM   #7624
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Shot the Flying Doctors? Who was it? i hope they catch the bastards.

Does anyone else remember the "Flying Dogtor" cartoon on TV?

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Broken Hill....isn't that where they shot the Flying Doctors?

Anyways: have a good one!
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:00 AM   #7625
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Telfon Clutch Cables

Hi everyone,

Has anyone used Teflon Clutch Cables and if so, are they any good?

Thanks,

Shane
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:17 AM   #7626
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Broken Hill....isn't that where they shot the Flying Doctors?

Anyways: have a good one!
victor charlie charlie mike sierra foxtrot... copy DJ
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:00 AM   #7627
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What other bikes have a similar ignition lock than DR Big? Mine was loose and my only key jumped of somewhere.. So i'm looking easy and cheap replacement. Now i have a key made of thickness gauge,a bit too easy to steal :)


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Old 07-12-2010, 02:32 AM   #7628
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Hm, can you share some insight on the modification of the lock stops? Did you buy longer stops?

I find it hard to gather all the info for this mod up front. The best way to go at it is probably just to buy a front-end with rougly the right specs and go from there.
well, being honest, i couldnt be bothered getting the aluminium welder out to weld some new ones onto the bottom yoke, so i simply welded a peice of mild steel tube to the headstock on the front, and put it a bolt all the way through, hey presto, adjustable amount of lock! ;)

I might get around to tweaking it, by threading the peice of tube and having 2 little titanium bolts to replace the long stainless one... but that will be when i have literally nothing else to do in my life.

If you do go down the mx fork route, a ktm adventure front mudguard fits pretty much straight on, and looks/works great!

I just got a new exhaust for mine to replace the akrapovich, a little kxf450 one. It will be a little restrictive but thats not a problem. Also got a new rear numberplate bracket / led light which will shave off a few grams. Its almost completely finished now!

Must say that new 4 pot billet braking caliper is AMAZING... stops the bike dead!
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:43 AM   #7629
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To HLK:

OK, I am planning to be on that Tenere/DR meeting in Belgium as of Friday evening.
Since it is very unclear to me what kind of offroad ride will have place there and since I am still quite slow offroad I do not want to be a burden for fast guys (thou to be honest last time I rode with "slow group" I ended up second-third in that beginners group) so I am just coming for few days of relax...at the end of the day nothing beats leaving house for some time :) (4 kids, wife and house that need constant attention ) :)
So I will take my DR in it's "supermoto" form, with asphalt wheels and you or whoever (experienced) want can take quick spin on it to see what difference all upgrades make.
I will take my laptop with me as well as photos and maps from June 26-July 4 "hardcore fast" ride we did on roads of Switzerland-Austria-Italy so I can give you some information. I just got message from my co-riders that mileage of that trip was about 4600 km (including approximately 1300 km of transfer too-back from-to Belgium). This kinda suprised me, but now odometer reading makes sense - I was afraid my odo on VTR went bonkers.
Appears it is correct. We were not aiming at mileage at all, it was all about difficult backroad twisties and relatively slow progress, so I have no clue how we ended up with this mileage.

Do you plan to come then? They say there'll be water, food and even showers, so kinda camping weekend for me...it's only 100 km from my place thou :)
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:54 AM   #7630
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Hey XT and BIG riders,

XT legend Gerke from Belgium and me from the Dutch BIG Club like to invide you all to a meeting in Belgium at 16-17-18 July.

Place to be ;
soccerfield dilserbaan
3680 Maaseik- Rotem

No need to register, entrance about e20
Welcome from Thursday evening 18.00

There will be simple food like france bread and so, and a lot of bear and story's ..

Every one is welcome, doesn't matter on what brand of kind of bike, just the loving of the big travel bike and dirt is enough

The meeting is at a soccer field so there will be showers and a bar, more details will follow soon but there are people coming from Holland,Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary,Germany and hoop to see them from the UK also!

More invo will follow

Greetz

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:08 AM   #7631
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I guess on Friday I will try to load couple of packs of Hoegaarden on my DR...will have to take panniers then :)
Just to make DRers Friday evening more pleasant :)
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:12 AM   #7632
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This happened with hardly any weight on the carrier.
Anyone with a DIY carrier?
Looking for some ideas.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:19 AM   #7633
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it looks strange - as if it was cracked already long time ago or corroded to death. You can clearly see DIY bracket with 2 screws holding it together, so it was not fresh wound.

DYI carrier? Welder and patience and you can build it easily
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:10 AM   #7634
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This happened with hardly any weight on the carrier.
Anyone with a DIY carrier?
Looking for some ideas.
Same happened my friends SR41 DR big two weeks ago. We just added some metal tube and clamps for first aid. And we figured out that it might not be possible to do lighter and as solid as the riginal from metaltube. But we are not "pro" builders :) So we are looking used one. Does any DR650 has the same carrier/rack? Looks similar in some RS models...

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Old 07-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #7635
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Interesting that the rack question comes up now, on my newly aquired DR, the rack has cracked in the same place where Mr. VEEE's had originally. So obviously it's not a one-off problem.
I made up a smaller rack for my original bike in the 80's out of 4 pieces of tube (for the mountings) and some small RHS in mild steel.
I don't think I've got any photos from back then, but I'll have a look.
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