What did you do to your bike today thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    With the wind and rain hammering the windows and garage door. Looks like a garage day. Had a quick look at the weather ap. The MT behind me has feels like temp of -14c.

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  2. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Did some balance training and then spooned on a new knobby tyre after trying the MT43 for a few rides.

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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Where/what type of terrain did you use the MT43 at Sean...?

    I know that friends in the states who use the less aggressive trials/dualsport close tread patterns on the rear when riding in really hard pack stone and slick rock terrain in parts of Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

    I rode an RMX 250 once in Moab, that was fitted out with a Michelin trials/universal rear one time years ago... and the stickiness/traction in the smooth hard rocky conditions was amazing. It was much better than skating about with the minimal contact patch (knobs) that a conventional enduro knobby provided.
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  4. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Just for Troy, my missing parcel arrived today after a couple phone calls from Post. Sorry, we have lost your parcel.

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  5. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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  6. Toe - Cutter

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  7. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Troy,

    I have used the MT43 for about 4 rides in enduro/hard enduro terrain. Having had a KTM250 freeride and loving the trials tyres that came standard on that, I was interested in trying the MT43 in my local conditions. (Should point out that I actually bought it for a week long High country trail ride that never happened thanks to COVID)

    In my local dry, dusty conditions it didn't hook up that well. Yes, I know how to use a trials tyre (don't spin the rear wheel). Downhills were scary as it just slid in the loose, dry conditions. Even rear brake, slide turns were sketchy as I never knew how far it would slide.

    On big rocks it failed to grip like my old trials tyres. Could be the fact that it was already 5 years old when I bought it. The one thing it did well was climb rock steps as it deformed well at 8psi.

    Overall the negatives outweighed the positives so it's back on the shelf waiting for that high country trail ride.
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  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  9. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    I rode it to Chambers Pillar
    Sorry you poor bastards in lockdown but someone has to do it.
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  10. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    I'm not sure about the poor bastard part. Most of us welcome our new way of life, curfews, travel limits and no visitors.
    Post away to remind us how life was so much more complicated.
  11. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I just wont hang it this way.:augie

    Bit more touching up on the XT250. They cleaned up quite nicely in the blasting cabinet.

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    Trying to get the straight cut primary drive onto the 375
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    With the new basket
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    And starting to communicate with NZ Cylinders to repair the other TZ cylinders. 20210825_124746[1].jpg

    Sort of just tinkering at the edges.
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  12. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    I've gone all out for traction now I'm getting back into the extreme enduro terrain.
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  13. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    Fitted up a 20 litre IMS tank to my 2021 390rr yesterday. Bit fiddly getting the fuel pump swapped, but the the big tank looks very good with the side plastics. Should give me a ~350km range.

    Also swapped on a 15t front sprocket, now geared 15/50.
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  14. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Well today the sun is out and I'm going for a ride inside my 5 km covid limit.

    I've got a 35 km loop worked out and for 2 kms I might get to the dizzy speed of 80 kph :clap
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  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Took mine out for a 90 min spin to get newspapers. Lots of dirt, quite grippy when it's damp, and some skatey slick clay patches too.
    Now it has come up to the service interval, so I know what I'll be doing with it next.

    Go the GIANTS!
  16. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    That looks the goods Tori. 20 liters you say... a decent fuel load - but still looks relatively slim, carries the fuel low and ties in with the bikes enduro ergo's and saddle very nicely.

    A lot of aftermarket (increased capacity) tanks sacrifice those aspects making a bike more bulky or cumbersome... that looks like it'd still be a viable (technical) enduro capable mount with only a half tank on board - to keep the weight down low.

    Rip it up !
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  17. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    must be tank day - I bolted up a new 22lt acerbis to the XR.

    Of course that entailed a bunch of down stream shenanigans, like relocating the blinkers from the upper triple to the handguards
  18. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    check out this Car SOS episode on a rescued Metro VR4. A TIG wizard rescues a cracked and holed bellhousing (at about 15:15), and they rebuild a completely chewed out rear diff housing /sump with powder-deposited Aluminium (at about 33min).

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  19. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    Well Troy, it's not quite 20 liters, but close enough . . . 5.25 gallon tank = 19.87 liters.

    Yep, it looks fantastic on the bike. It's a very well designed/shaped tank, slightly wider but not too bad, I'd still be happy riding tighter woods with the bike, and the fuel range is welcome. I filled it to the brim and went for a blat after installation . . . bike still felt light and maneuverable. As you correctly note, if filled to half-or-so, the weight will sit lower on the bike than it would with a smaller tank, so it'll be the best of both worlds. Excellent range when necessary, but still light and easy to ride when running lower fuel loads.
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  20. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The missus' KLX has been getting cranky cold starting, so with all else seemingly fine, I checked the valves. And then adjusted them all, all too tight, with #1 inlet almost at 0 mm.

    9.5k kms and last checked way back at 1.1k kms when I fitted the 300 top end. The head then was replaced as was as they were all in spec.

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    Fired right up with no funny noises or leaks :D
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