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General Discussion / Re: Donations
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:26:48 AM »

I understand your explanation Pokey and agree with it somewhat,                                                                     
even to the extent that administration staff must be paid wages etc.

BUT, what I would like is for the RED CROSS to make transparent exactly what amount of those donations
will be used OVERSEAS instead of the being used for the intention they were donated for, HERE,
Afterall, I for one assumed they meant THE EMERGENCY AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE APPEAL 

General Discussion / Re: Best road bike wet weather boots
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:30:58 PM »
Hi Jimson,
Waterproof on a motorcycle ;D ;D ;D ;D
I think it's like "you get what you pay for".

I'm a daily rider and comfort is my first choice. Especially when it comes to boots.
They are usually the first thing that I can't wait to get off.
I bought a pair of these Forma Nero's about 14 months ago for $200.
Most comfortable fit for my shape feet that I have ever owned.
I wore them everywhere, out on the town etc. Loved em. Done nearly as much dancing in them, as I have riding :)

But to my disappointment they are not leather. Turns out that they are that plastic crap(they started to crack about a month ago).

Anyhow, I bought a pair off these Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex® Boots a couple of weeks ago for $280 delivered.

 Very happy with them so far and lead to believe their plain panels to be leather.
A bit more robust in construction, but still very flexible and comfy. Well they are on me.
They are responding well to leather conditioner, whereas my old ones nether did.

Good luck and enjoy :)


General Discussion / Re: Please identify this hub/wheel ?
« on: June 04, 2019, 10:27:26 AM »
 Had me stumped. So apprecite all the replies. Yes the Kawaski one is very similar.
Yes Michael it does have a very good mudcatcher rim fitted. Looks to be a "light weight" hub, so worth restoring if I manage to find a complete backing plate at the right price?

But, a coupe of questions spring to mind now
-Are they a reasonable stopper?
-No doubt Husqvarna must of chosen a smaller 140mm to improve handling further for 1974 mag model?
-Are the 160mm Husky hubs a good stopper? And are they of a similar light weight construction too?


General Discussion / Re: Please identify this hub/wheel ?
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:50:04 PM »
Yah, picture success,
Brake drum diameter is 140mm.

General Discussion / Re: Please identify this hub/wheel ?
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:48:42 PM »

General Discussion / Please identify this hub/wheel ?
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:39:54 PM »
Hi members,
Like the heading says,
New one on me.
Nice to know what era it qualifies for as wheel.

Vinduro / Re: Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro- event notes...
« on: June 01, 2019, 01:47:45 PM »
Read your post post several times.

Just competed in the inaugural Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro. My first Multi event. after 300+ kms in the slippery greasiest rutted rocky tree root infested sections (was lots of easy stuff too) all i had to do was fuel it, lube the chain and tighten the front axle nut once.

Nearly paints a picture. "completed", well done.

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 26, 2019, 03:36:17 PM »

Where abouts can we see a list of what bikes people are riding and photos of the event?

I know Geoff Ballard will be on his factory 81 six day 490 Maico...

Tech Talk / Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:04:17 PM »
Ok,  thanks Pokey... good to know in advance that the crank seal must be on the inside and therefore inaccessible while engine is still in the bike....

I have several of these bikes myself...
I will lend an engine out of one of mine for the tome being
Thanks mate

Hey a copy of a manul would be handy.....
My mate could  photo  copy it at work if it were a hard copy?

Tech Talk / Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« on: May 06, 2019, 10:01:02 PM »
Yeah,  thanks fellas..
Really appreciate it...
Belongs to my mates young bloke..
Think your right about transmission oil getting in...
Lots of smoke even after a good run thanks Husky...
Doesn't smell anything like TTS either...


Tech Talk / Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« on: May 06, 2019, 12:43:53 PM »
Blowing heaps of smoke... heaps and fouling plugs...
Thought I should eliminate possibilities by first making sure adjustment is correct,  given the oil pump adjuster is out/up as far as can go.

Tech Talk / Looking for ER185 Advice
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:00:11 AM »
After oil pump to throttle calibration setting?
Running TTS  oil tank, so probably back it off a little being semi synthetic?

Correct spark plug?

Thank you

Yamaha / Re: Yamaha DT1, I have found a whole new interest & respect
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:23:34 PM »
Hi John,
your really going to enjoy this Cycle World article if you don,t already have it.


General Discussion / Re: Making a gantry
« on: January 06, 2019, 12:59:49 PM »
Thanks, and I'll have a go at making things until it becomes electrical. I'll give that a miss, cause I know I'll either burn it out or myself. Electronics is like a female, I don't understand how either work lol jimson

Don't sell yourself down,
I reckon your doing alright mate 8)

Vinduro / Re: 1977 Yamaha IT 250 rego NSW ?
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:40:09 PM »
as long as it has a compliance plate and all the correct gear i should see why hot
why not club rego 100.00 including third party ride it 52 times a year a freind has a tt500 on club rego with the light kit

I like the sound of that club rego  8)

No comp plate on the 77 Jimg1au
I have been through this several times,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
As far as I remember PRE August 77 manufacture,,, no compliance plate = NO PROBLEM IN NSW.

And I refuse to believe otherwise unless you show me in black n white and ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

May 74 for 4 wheeled tin tops.

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