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Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   05-30-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By iddy
Apologies for the delay in ending this story. ...

Apologies for the delay in ending this story.
So Dennis and I enjoyed a couple of cold ones while trading insults with the later arrivals.

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I caught up with my buddy Andy who had done a...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   02-05-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Here's another one for you Samuel

Here's another one for you Samuel
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   02-04-2019, 03:56 AM
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Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Thanks Matrid, First I need to apologise...

Thanks Matrid,

First I need to apologise because I didn't really finish the second half of the story, I had some other stuff happening and got distracted. I'll make an effort to finish it in the...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-25-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
The bikes ranged from the exotic BMW HP2 ...

The bikes ranged from the exotic BMW HP2

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to the decrepit 1950s Matchless

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ridden by Claude who has become a minor legend by riding that thing all over the country
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-25-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Half a dozen of the ‘new’ ATs 21595 The...

Half a dozen of the ‘new’ ATs

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The was a bunch from Western Australia who came across on XJ1300 outfits

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Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-25-2018, 05:11 AM
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Posted By iddy
Thanks gcchat, it’s all about the journey and the...

Thanks gcchat, it’s all about the journey and the people you meet along the way.

There was lots to look at in the
camping area :
A relatively new Ural

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Those who ride the 640 s are...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-21-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Sorry for the delay, family emergency has slowed...

Sorry for the delay, family emergency has slowed me down.

Mount Dare is a cattle station on the western edge of the Simpson Desert and like a lot of such places has branched out into the...
Forum: Rider Reviews   10-21-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,965
Posted By iddy
I've got an 08. Bought it with 6,000klm on the...

I've got an 08.
Bought it with 6,000klm on the clock, it now has about 70,000 on it. It burned oil from the get go but at an entirely predictable and not excessive rate.
Burns about 500ml per...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-09-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
So I packed up the bike again 21553 ...

So I packed up the bike again

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and joined the crowd out the front

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where Rex, Dennis, Phil, Henry and I decided that having come this far, we just wanted to get there and the...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-06-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Oodnadatta hove into view as the sun was getting...

Oodnadatta hove into view as the sun was getting low. The town, if you could call it that, is dominated by a fuel station/post office/shop/cafe/campground known as ‘The Pink Roadhouse’

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Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-04-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Squidly, I bought the bike in 2012 with 6000...

Squidly,
I bought the bike in 2012 with 6000 Klm on the clock.
It came with ‘Happy Trails’ nerf bars a big heavy-duty bash plate and a ‘Staintune’ exhaust. I’ve added a Cogent Dynamics ‘Moab’...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-03-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Thanks Squidly, It was kind of lucky that I had...

Thanks Squidly,
It was kind of lucky that I had the fuel problem the previous day otherwise we would never have removed the tank and found the crack.
Here’s a close up, note the rust along the...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   10-02-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Lake Eyre is generally dry, you can just see a...

Lake Eyre is generally dry, you can just see a line of salt in the distance

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It’s an Australian ‘Bonneville’ and Donald Campbell set a land speed record here back in 1964 in his famous...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-27-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
What happened was that Phil and Rex turned up...

What happened was that Phil and Rex turned up just on dark. The 1150 had suffered a puncture (tubeless tyres) that couldn’t be plugged and after a couple of attempts Phil had to put a tube in it and...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-22-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
So we set off for Birdsville, about 170 klms to...

So we set off for Birdsville, about 170 klms to the west and famous for being the furthest south and western town in Queensland.

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And for it’s iconic pub

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We were still chasing...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   09-14-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By iddy
And I’ll check out those part numbers, good...

And I’ll check out those part numbers, good suggestion Damocles.
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   09-14-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By iddy
Here’s a picture of the crack, I’m posting this...

Here’s a picture of the crack, I’m posting this from my phone so you’ll have to click and expand

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Don’t know if this is ‘weldable’ or not and it’s entirely possible that a good second...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   09-14-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By iddy
Ha ha Patroy! That shows you have a long memory...

Ha ha Patroy!
That shows you have a long memory indeed!
Stay safe! That’s a big storm you guys are having. We call ‘em ‘cyclones’ over here and I’ve been through a few over the years. Once it’s...
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   09-14-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By iddy
Question for the brains trust

Dinged up my rear rim on a recent trip through central Australia.
Bike is a 2008, first of the 'gen2' bikes.
There's a rear off a 2005 for sale locally.
My question is can I use the 2005 wheel on...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-12-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Whoops! That was Henry in his finest thermal...

Whoops!
That was Henry in his finest thermal gear posing beside the KLX

Here’s the KLR

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I was carrying a tent, airbed, thermal mat, two sleeping bags, tent fly/ground sheet, camp...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-12-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
We were getting into an area dominated by ‘gibber...

We were getting into an area dominated by ‘gibber plains’
Flat desert plains covered with small pebbles, the ones in the ‘channel country’ markedly red in colour.

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Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-11-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
I certainly wasn’t going to put any pressure on...

I certainly wasn’t going to put any pressure on Will to rush so we didn’t get away from Stonehenge until nearly midday. Our destination lay almost 2000klm away and we wanted to get there in three...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-04-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
The prep 21331 Welded and a section of...

The prep

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Welded and a section of pipe added as reinforcement

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Nice job Will, a life saver!
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-04-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
Not a very good photo but these lights were most...

Not a very good photo but these lights were most welcome

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Henry ( KLX400) and I had arrived first, probably about half an hour after dark and gratefully downed a cold beer while chatting...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-02-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By iddy
So we pulled all the bags off again, the covers...

So we pulled all the bags off again, the covers again, the seat and tank again and discovered ‘the crack’ ( not a pharmaceutical substance)

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Hmmm. That’s not good considering it had a...
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