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  1. richardg

    Greendale - Nice for some

    how many k`s did you guys clock in?
  2. richardg

    Greendale - Nice for some

    Thanks Fab for putting on a great ride (For the small time i was there, I had fun) The bike launch (ghost? whisky throttle?) was not captured on vid, but it was a good 10 feet forward of me and 4 foot in the air. It actually landed on a small flat section on the hill and with a bit of help to get going again it was a nice place to continue up and on to the top of hill. That was not what made me pull the pin on the ride , it was a small off on a slippery log (just before we had to do the small creek jump) slipped over and something hit the left side of my stomach, 20 mins later felt a little sick???? so decided to bail out. got back to the cars and started the drive home and of course felt fine.... and as i`m typing.... no ill effects...
  3. yep have rang him, and i will drop the bike to him...
  4. rang motoGC , they stopped working on the "red and black ones" as he put it last month..... they put me onto stacker motorcycles in campbellfield rang Paul, and he will look at it for me...i will drop the bike there this week....
  5. Need to put my husky in to get the valves/shims done. *VERY* hard to start cold and down on power when running... any suggestions for a dealer that works with husqvarna`s (western suburbs) but happy to take the bike where ever i need to get it sorted out. came back from a ride stopped the bike behind the trailer...that was it, would not start again..... took it home kicked it a millions times it just started but it`s not sounding right...
  6. richardg

    Bears Satdy Tallarook ride

    carby drain tubes blocked
  7. richardg

    chewton chewed us up

    I had a good ride while it lasted.... i had a few lay overs, mostly from gumby moments... Tiny did help me on one hill. OMG he`s strong.... picked my bike up nearly of the ground and re points it in the correct direction. (forward) I then kept chugging up the hills.....thanks Tiny! Then the husky first decided let some coolant out and get all grumpy and hot.... filled it back with a 5% mix of cranberry juice and water from my water bladder... it`s happy again.. sort of. then decides that petrol was not to be kept and started dripping petrol from under the tank somewhere and drip on to the hot exhaust!!! that's when i had to pull the pin, dangerous to ride and may of run out of fuel. so i slowly cruised back to the cars via 4wd tracks, my GPS, Sun position, and some bee hives... got back ok, bike running OK, but still dripping fuel.. Cheers to Steve and peoples for ride (and tiny for the lift on the hill) will sus out the coolant/fuel leak and try again next Sat... (determined to complete a chewton ride one day)
  8. richardg

    Battery Tester - Which One?

    This is closer to a real tester, big heavy heat dissipation
  9. richardg

    Battery Tester - Which One?

    as Pete wonderfully explained... You sometimes see at garages and places that sell battieries the big old metal box with huge wire wound resistors in them. (lots of vented to holes to let the heat out) and it`s on wheels as it`s heavey! Thats what they use to "load" test a battery. it may pull a few hundred amps from the battery for say 15-30 seconds and they measure the voltage sag over time. if if holds roughly 10 to 12volts it`s good, but if the volts drops below, it may be a problem on 5am cold mornings. gives an indication if it will start on a cold morning. batteries are strange in this regard, a stuffed battery will run your car radio for weeks maybe even months... but hit the starter motor and battery will die... (voltage sag) And then there is partially shorted cells dues to "dendrite " build up..... ok i`ll shut up now gettig to far into things.. As Pete says... there is a hell of a lot to know when it comes to battery technology.
  10. Just wondering if if a good idea to do a full oil/filter/flush / change? As there may be metal remanants? the bike has around 6 bush rides on it (60k`s x 6 rides ~360 k`s) So not much since i did a full oil/filter change. and it was clean last time. or just go and enjoy the bike again....
  11. richardg

    Battery Tester - Which One?

    Have a dig around and watch videos reviews on YouTube for the models you are thinking about buying. It may help you with your decision. The I find the videos are useful to find out information on the items and how they work plus if there are any good....
  12. ******THE HUSKY IS BARKING AGAIN...IT`S ALIVE! ****** 1: spent 10 minutes lapping in the shaft to flywheel (was in good condition to start with) 2: cleaned it up with clean rags and degreaser then metholated spirit. 3: applied a film of loctite bearing/shaft retainer 4: insert woodruff key (small amount of antisieze on key slot.) 5: homed /seated the flywheel by hand as far as i could 6: 5 taps with a socket and rubber mallet (clink, clink, clink, dunk dunk) that the sound it made as it was homed on the shaft. 7: put the retaining nut on with loctite medium thread locker 8: torqured to 100NM (a lot of people on the husky forum said to up the nm as the original spec of 75nm is to low) 9: put the rest of the bike together, covers,tank etc etc.. kicked it 3 times and it started and ran like it always has. i turned the bike off and crossed my fingers and hit the E-start YAY!!! E-start works (bloody well would should, the starter cost me $435!! took it for a spin for 5 minutes. feels great. front wheel lofting..YEP tests complete! lets ride!
  13. the manual i have says bugger all in respect to loctite... but i just want to give it a fighting chance of not ever comming loose again by it`s self (not unless I need to take it off)
  14. i was planning to 1: lap the flywheel in 2: use a smear on the shaft loctite 609 or 641 2: loctite the nut in with loctite 243
  15. Just took the other half of the broken key out of the main crank.. very easy... few light taps with a small hammer and a pin punch. it "rocked" upwards and i just grabbed the end with a pair of pliers and just took it out...simple. shaft is in very good condition. I said in a previous post, the bike`s engine must have simply stopped once the woodruff key broke, due to timing going out and no other damage has occoured. i cant even see any spin marks on the shaft.. VERY lucky.. waiting on the woodruff key and a brand new starter motor should be here Tue as the sterter had to be ordered in for me. tues the big day!