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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. greentea

    greentea Adventurer

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    Yeah I picked mine up from Adventure moto. It is the carbon/grippy sides but I dont mind it, its pretty subtle.
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  2. greendude

    greendude Long timer

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    fascinating must watch viewing
    just the facts and no bullshit
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  3. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    I just fitted the same seat, the step up is to far forward for me and its like sitting on a plank, I think not worth the money, so I am going to add some foam to the low bit and slightly shave the front of the high bit.
    I wish I just bought the standard hight one :cry.
    I have a procycle saddle man and its to hard and to wide.:eek1.
  4. panhead_pete

    panhead_pete Gone riding

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    If anyone knows someone wanting a fully loaded DR650 I'm putting mine up for sale. Its listed in the classified section.
  5. RideAlongAtlas1

    RideAlongAtlas1 IS GOOD ! ! !

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    My DR650's got all the extra's. But probably the thing I like most are the after-market handle grips. The standard one's are bloody shit. But the ones I got are soft and nice. Make a markable difference in comfort levels

    I ride around Perth, Western Australia, so if any of you NZ are interested in working here you can watch my youtube videos. :bert Though the employment situation is not as good as was a year and a bit ago. Actually employment is very slow and stagnant atm.

    Pitty the US didnt default on its debt. That would be a good thing as house prices would fall making them drop to where the should be - AFFORDABLE.

    http://youtu.be/LQXIhFNvM_g
  6. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Anyone know where a circlip can be sourced in Australia for the front sprocket?

    I've had a good search around the net but nothing local??

    thanks

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  7. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    hav to wonder why you'd want to go with a clip rather than the plate and bolt set up?
    the bolts are solid and i've never had any fall out.
  8. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    I'll probably use a combination of both. I use a 13 tooth and the chain hits it. I know I can grind the retainer down but, well.....you know.

    I will only use the clip on the 13 tooth and there isn't a surprising amount of lateral force on the clip/reainter, as the rear sprocket in reality keeps it aligned and falling off the spline.

    Plus, clip is quicker to change off and used alot on DR350's.

    Tha's all I've got. :huh

    :ear
  9. Maso

    Maso Adventurer

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    Thumper Dan

    Have you tried you local Bearing shop?

    Could be worth a shot.
  10. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    I will give them ago (another bearing shop).

    But started out and went to local Suzuki dealer, no, try bearing shop, went to bearing shop, no try specialst engine repairer......haven't tried there yet. I think I can order from the states. Will see. :ear


    I may just buy a second retainer plate and grind that one down for the 13 tooth sprocket (ruff stuff) and keep the main one for the 15 tooth sprocket (highway travels). :deal
  11. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Curious if anyone has heard from ADV8? He hasn't posted for a year. :ear
  12. blackcap

    blackcap Been here awhile

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    something old from Cape York. my first "big" ride on the DR. 3000km sydney to cairns in 4 days then change tires and into the dirt. i met the guys in the pajero while i was up there and they filmed everything and even carried the backpack i had mounted on the rack for the telegraph track. you meet the best people in the most remote locations :clap

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  13. RAR

    RAR Been here awhile

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    what year was that ? 2005 ?
    what month of the year ? there`s alot of water ! I was up there in August last year - not as much water , and the condition of the tracks are alot different too ! cool stuff.
  14. blackcap

    blackcap Been here awhile

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    thanks. was a lot of fun learning about de drowning the DR while i was there too haha. i think it was 2005. late june and the wet season had been longer than normal according to the locals so a lot of the roads had still only been opened for a few days
  15. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Are the conditions of the track better or worse. I'm thinking of going up next May ( or there abouts) but not sure if I will go the Old Telegraph Track or not. Probably go the other way, which apparenlty is easier??

    Good Vid Black Cap - You were keen to do some of those tracks by yourself, although you eventually had some sort of support.

    on ya
  16. RAR

    RAR Been here awhile

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    The condition of the tracks are generally worse - mostly the entry/ exists of creeks. Not a problem for a bike , though. However I expect even MORE water to be around (than video) in May , possibly making all the good tracks impassable. The condition of the main development road is better . ( bitumen in some parts) . We rode the CREB track (red clay) , Starke track (alot of sand/ bulldust) , Frenchmans track (Pascoe river crossing), Old Telly Track and Maytown track self supported and loved it ! It`s an awesome place.
  17. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Well May, August or whenever its not raining :D. But those other tracks you mentioned CREB track don't connect the Peninsula do they?? Sorry, I'm a North Qld virgin :lol3
  18. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    Pic of Delhunty creek a couple of weeks ago.
    Water is quite low


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    Cockatoo creek
  19. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    cockatoo creek a couple of weeks ago,quite low as well.
  20. blackcap

    blackcap Been here awhile

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    keen AND stupid. no idea what i was doing but water crossings arent as scary anymore. the beauty of the telegraph track is that most of the cars do the southern half together, rest at the falls for 2 or 3 days then tackle the northern half. we all spread out along the track but would meet up at the more difficult crossings to either help or just enjoy the carnage haha. i got free food and they got a bit of a show :lol3