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post #81 of 87 Old 06-22-2011, 10:17 AM
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LOL LOL - my wife is asking me what i am LOL for

it wasnt what i had in mind when i told u my technique - but i guess it works a lot more efficiently than just jacking up underneath the bash plate!!!!

I will definitely try to make an excuse to go to Melbourne again and have a look at your project - but with us planning a family, it's going to be harder. I am really pissed for not being able to do my annual south migration this year.

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post #82 of 87 Old 06-25-2011, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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LOL LOL - my wife is asking me what i am LOL for

it wasnt what i had in mind when i told u my technique - but i guess it works a lot more efficiently than just jacking up underneath the bash plate!!!!

I will definitely try to make an excuse to go to Melbourne again and have a look at your project - but with us planning a family, it's going to be harder. I am really pissed for not being able to do my annual south migration this year.
Hi Ace, I do tend to go to extremes.... maybe we can catch up when i pass through Brissy on my trip?

I took the bike out for it's first real shakedown ride today. 200 klm into the city to do some shopping then a blast around some dirt roads near home. Everything went well, tried to keep the rev's below 6K and ran up and down through the gearbox, luckily nothing fell off

I am really happy with how she turned out, i will have to go and get some decent shots before my trip as she will never look like this again.


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post #83 of 87 Old 06-25-2011, 09:50 AM
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no problems, steve - let me know your schedule a few weeks in advance - will join u for part of your ride... mid week or weekend - i am flexible with work to certain extent.

Between u and glitch, SE Melbourne must now be the official WTF capital of the world.

any suspension work on the beast yet... umm... am i opening another can of worms?

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post #84 of 87 Old 06-25-2011, 06:18 PM
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Look how nicely it will mount..


what's the deal with replacing the rectumfier/regularlater? i've been hanging around here for a few years and have not come across anybody doing this.

Somtimes it sucks not being in the loop. HUH??[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Olive"][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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post #85 of 87 Old 06-25-2011, 06:42 PM
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any suspension work on the beast yet... umm... am i opening another can of worms?

DON'T
get him started !!!

Saw the bike yesterday.... yumm!!
Lots of good ideas in there


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what's the deal with replacing the rectumfier/regularlater? i've been hanging around here for a few years and have not come across anybody doing this.
What's your sig again??

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post #86 of 87 Old 06-25-2011, 09:20 PM
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i guess the search function doesn't suck as much as you do, glitch

Better regulator/rectifier


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post #87 of 87 Old 07-06-2011, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Well the bike is almost finished, just a few last minute accessories to add, and she is done!

It has been a very expensive couple of weeks, so i have been sitting at home with the lights out, eating baked beans because of the amount of money that has been spent... the mortgage was starting to look under control until i decided on this little trip

I had been putting off the last two big outgoings, this was one of them, the other is a MacBook Pro, i still have a week or two to work up the courage for that one..

Last Saturday i rode down to Johny Appleseed in St Kilda and bought these...




I found a great oil website Motorcycle Oil and Filters and saw a link from Greywolf on ADV about Bayles.. Bales Technical Service Oil Filter Adaptor

So i bought these



I hope the adapter suits the current engines...

I have been researching riding gear for the trip, i have been riding in a cheapo AXOSport jacket for the last couple of years and it is horrible. As this trip will cover a vast assortment of weather conditions, i decided if nothing else, i wanted to be comfortable. Leaving Melbourne in early August in freezing conditions and traveling north to the tropics is a big ask for clothing.

I visited BMW to try on the Rallye jackets and also looked at their new streetguard range, but the jackets really didn't inspire me for the money. I decided to take a chance on the new RevIt Defender jacket and pants, i have been riding with the jacket for the last week and it is staggeringly great.



It is no use being warm and dry if your boots leak, so a pair of Sidi Adventure Goretex boots was also added to the wardrobe. I love my crossfires but i didn't want to wear them on the Strom for 2 months, the adventures are a really nice boot, very light but with great protection.

The last thing added is a pair of Noiseguard Moto custom silicone earspeakers Noiseguard Moto. I ordered the version with the non linear filter, this allows low level mbient noise to enter the ear canal and effectively limits high SPL events. The moulds were taken last Friday and i pick them up this Friday.

I have a few interstate business trips over the next 3 weeks then it is time to head off, time is getting away from me very quickly, but i think most things have been done, so hopefully the trip will be great.

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