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

  1. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    That would be enough to stop me drinking :lol3:lol3
  2. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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  3. bull600

    bull600 Been here awhile

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    I've always used a neoprene bag to hold a spare tube that I then secure to the bottom of the headlight cowling with some gottcha straps. . Has worked well for 50,000km + with no pressure on the guard.
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    Cheers :thumb
  4. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Yeah, I should have left your quote out as my reply was more just general discussion and in response to @hattah79 but I quoted yours as part of the same discussion. By the way...how the hell did you work out the same link, same tooth thing ? Maybe simple maths, don't know, but that's way too OCD for me - would the same apply to my 15/46 combo and with 112 links instead of 110 ?

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  5. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    ..are only divisible by one and themselves - :rilla
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  6. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    According to Professor Rolly Sussex, that's OK in this day and age.
  7. themandan

    themandan Been here awhile

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    If you feed the figures into gearingcommander.com and scroll to the bottem of the page it will give you figures for frequency of link to tooth contact.

    The standard 15/41 110 links setup gives 129, my preferred 17/47 112 links gives 799. It also gives me the easy abilty to drop on a 16, 15 or if i really want to crawl a 14.
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  8. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Yeah, right ! I have never looked that far down the page at those figures. I guess because I have always thought them to be irrelevant.
  9. themandan

    themandan Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure why I bother with them either. I do to many shallow creek crossings followed by gritty sand for my chain and sprockets to last long.

    I've often had to change the front sprocket more often than the rear tyre (and they dont last long)!,
  10. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    In both front/rear combinations, the front cog is spinning exactly three times (14x3 = 42, 15x3 = 45) faster than the rear; if there were a fractal difference < or > than 3, there would be a variation in which teeth touch which link. Try painting a dot on the chain and on the sprockets and spinning the wheel; they will realign.
    In the greater scheme of things and with decent lubrication and frequent chain replacement, it probably doesn't matter, but such are the things which occupy my small mind while droning along...
  11. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    That's a relief ! I am safe with 15/46 combo then - was getting ready to trade the DR in for a taxi.
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  12. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Nah - your personal plate would look silly on a GS...
  13. NTJosh

    NTJosh Been here awhile

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    Having issues with my Vapour also. Fitted for 3 weeks and has moisture on the inside of screen.
    It hasn’t been in the rain nor have I washed it.
    Sent photos to Adv Bike Aus and awaiting there reply.

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  14. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    My new one has done that once or twice - not after washing or anything but noticeably going from low alttitude (Cairns-sea level) to the Tablelands (700 + metres above sea level) where the temp changes suddenly. Hasn't really bothered me too much as it soon dissappears, but I would be interested in hearing what Adv BIke Aust has to say if they even get back to you. My old one (of over 8 years) never did it and the only things different are this one is black, I now have the dashboard attached like yours, and the ambient temp pickup is different, being external (little brass knob on the end of short wire coming out of the top rear side).
  15. NTJosh

    NTJosh Been here awhile

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    Kezza,

    Yeah mine did after riding through some cold weather last Sunday, left home at 06:30 and it was 4’c. As it warmed up the condensation appeared.
    I emailed ABA on Tuesday and they replied straight away, sent them the same pic and they said they were going to pass it all on to Trailtech...as yet I haven’t heard anything back. Will let you know when I do.

    On a side note, I’ve laced up an 18” Sun rim to the rear hub. I fitted a 130/90-18 D606 and she’s pretty tight for room. What have you found fits in there pretty well.?

    Cheers

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  16. leighwgold

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    Mines been doing that too, occasionally, since day one, but it would be interesting to see what TT do or say.
  17. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    My vapors were purchased at MXstore. The ones that were not water tight were replaced with no fuss.

    They are a great unit but the build quality is a bit sus.

    All three that are now dead would show condensation on the inside. Eventually the moisture in the inside seems to kill them.
  18. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Geez - our Vapors are the older silver ones; the bikes stood outside in snow several times, were ridden in three different Tropical Storms and went over 5000 metres above sea level (yes, 5km straight up), in high humidity in jungles, into the sea and in temps about 45 deg C, plus my bike was slammed on the ground in crashes twice, while Mrs P's toppled over several times at a standstill - not a single issue with the Vapors!
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  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I found the 130 606 too big for my setup with 18" rim. The 120 is fine though. My preferred tyre is a 140/80 Mitas MC23. It used to be a Sava and they are a small very low profile 140. If bags out well in the soft stuff and outlasts a 120 606 by up to 50%. Not currently available as a 17" though.

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  20. NTJosh

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    Cheers Bergy, will look into them