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Old 03-01-18, 17:19
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just came across your thread Dazza. Gotta say mate....Gutsy move....Congrats on having the steel to see that project through. I hope you really enjoy your ride knowing you hand-built it back to life.
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Old 05-01-18, 01:10
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Hi CT. Yes enjoying it heaps. Still a couple of tweeks I want to do to it. More fun being able to personalise your own bike
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Old 28-01-18, 12:31
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I haven't been happy about not having a fuel gauge so I recently found that Koso make a speedo with Fuel gauge and water temperature, as well as a few other bells and whistles, so I have swapped the Trailtech for the Koso:
[IMG]Koso speedo by DARREN MORRIS, on Flickr[/IMG]
I am happy with it so far. Unfortunately the calibration of the fuel sensor doesn't match the selectable ranges and so the first half of the tank doesn't change, but at least I know when I'm running out of gas.... instead of being stranded 20km from home.
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Old 28-01-18, 12:34
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I made a side stand foot print thanks to Chalk Two's plans he posted:
[IMG]Foot print by DARREN MORRIS, on Flickr[/IMG]
I have used it in soft soils and grass on a couple of rides recently and it has worked well. No fall overs yet.
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Old 28-01-18, 12:42
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I have had a problem with the RPM at Idle, reving too high. I had been able to adjust the throttle to compensate but recently it got worse, to the point of idling at 2000+ rpm. Bit had engine braking down grassy hill sides!

On a recent ride the other day, I got home and heard a hissing noise coming from under the tank. On investigation I found that the Rubber flange had been knocked off the Inlet stub and split. This must have happened when the bike had it's accident, but I hadn't noticed it way up under there.

So after removing the tank, I was able to glue it back together as a temporary fix, but I have ordered a replacement to swap out later.

While I was under there I checked the tappets, which were a bit too open, so adjusted them.
[IMG]Engine tune up by DARREN MORRIS, on Flickr[/IMG]

Not looking forward to having to take the tank off again but at least it will fix the problem long term. The engine is running much better now.
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Old 28-01-18, 12:53
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I have been helping a mate set the route for an Adventure ride. It was run Yesterday and we were lucky with the weather, fine and sunny.

The route followed some old Clay roads (public roads no longer maintained by the council):
Tutupapa rd by DARREN MORRIS, on Flickr

Joined up with a mix of gravel roads and sealed roads. We also rode through some old disused Rail tunnels and rail lines:
Rail line by DARREN MORRIS, on Flickr

Unfortunately we have had a lot of rain this summer and the local country side has suffered with slips. We have had to clear about 8 on different sections of the trail, this one was the most recent and we had to flatten and drain the pool of water behind it so the riders could get through it. Hot work in the summer sun. Waiting for the bikes to come through:
[IMG]Track clearing by DARREN MORRIS, on Flickr[/IMG]

I am happy with how the forks are performing. Now I can feel how poorly the rear shock is handling the bumps.... Will it ever end?
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Old 15-02-18, 20:52
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I have been doing a little blinging on the Tenere. I got some short FX levers for the front brake and clutch. This has freed up the clutter on the handle bars.

I got some paint for the front mudgaurd made.up, but it ended up being quite a bit darker than hoped for. But its better than red...

I had spoken to a mate about riding through his farm recently and as it was nice and dry last night I went for a ride. The first half went down through his sisters farm then over a concrete creek crossing, up out of the gully and into the back of his place. There are lots of gullies on his farm so the track wound its way up and down these back to the road.

It was a great ride. But even with the wide foot, the bike fell over off the side stand and broke an indicator. Argh, there's always something to do on a bike...
[IMG]Out riding Rongoiti by DARREN MORRIS, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 15-02-18, 21:12
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loving that side stand big foot.........(thanks for the mention)
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