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Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.
Feet are all good... but the ladies are all getting new shiny 'shoes' :)
Ran the bike down for a dyno.
and I'm chasing a parasitic drain on the new/old 640...
Strip off all the bodywork and trace the loom I guess, boring!
How'd it compare to 450?
Fork seals light weight oil changed back to standard springs front and back and just stand there and admire
Nooo Jak, the 450. Anyway watta you care, your getting rid of the 570?
The 570 is going next week.
Ha, 570 staying for now - it was hard to resist the newy.
First post in this thread, thought this might be of interest to others.
The missus rides a KLX300 in the bush. She's getting a DR for Christmas and been doing a couple of 'ADV' rides on her KLX to get into the idea. She needed better mirrors than the ones fitted for rego purposes. I'd fitted a couple of 'proper' ones to the usual places, lever perches, which are vulnerable in an off and don't always offer a good view, elbows etc. So I came up with the idea of hacking up a bit of aluminium bar, drilling and tapping a few holes and adapting the mirrors to the barkbusters. They stick out a bit further than otherwise for a better view, and fold away simply for the tighter going. Done this to a couple of bikes now and works good.
Her DR frame is not long back from the powder coating and ready for assembly.
So you say the bike is for her, and you get the OK to spend the money doing up a bike?
Up there for thinking...
Replaced bent front wheel.
This wheel has already had dings rolled out after a Flinders Ranges trip 7 years ago.
Replacement found on Evilbay for $160.
This is what it looked like after Flinders trip.
It's had a flogging. Will get it rerolled next year and use it for emergency use.
Hey Steve, were you running lower pressures when you got the rim dings ?
I regularly run tubeless cast wheels on the dirt but since I usually have road based tyres fitted I don't deflate in the dirt.
I've never aired down my tyres, mainly as I've only owned road bikes. It would be a pain to pump them up again on the side of the road.
On the dirt I just slide slip slither wobble all over the place with the occasional gravity failure thrown in for shits and giggles.
And I don't stand up either.
It's good to see a Harley rider getting his bike dirty as well.
I don't stand on my roadies either.
And over the last 3 years with the Lowrider and it's "mid position" pegs, it would be even harder to try !
I have swapped a 350 Enfield with my brother, I now have his 2006 Wee-Strom with only 22,000 kms on the clock.
I thought I'd rest the Hog from the harder stuff for a while.
So, I might try this standing up stuff.
'06 wee 'strom with only 22k.
I can see why you wanted to know about my dings.
The wheel from the Flinders trip was bent on a cattle grid at about 80kph. It still held air so rode it home with no problems, apart from losing 5psi over 24 hours.
The current dings I've no idea what I hit, but they were about 12 months apart. The fact that they're on the same side and so close together is weird. It loses about 3psi over a week. It's fine with a tube fitted. I'll get it re rolled sometime next year. Then I'll have spare front & back wheels. I'll have to get another set of front discs as well.
'Stroms are prone to having naps as well. I've learned not to try and hold them, I just bail out now and worry about the carnage when the dust settles.
Fitted a new speedo to R65LS. 00000 must mean it is a new bike
I need a at least 2 of those.
All of mine have had 00000 on the clock ..................a coupla times.
Hey, long time no see.
Its been a while since this old beast has seen daylight, Sept 2015 acording to the GPS.
Working through some minor issues and maintainance then it should be ready for some new adventures.