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About Chris390

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  1. It has loops on the drawbar for the pegs, i just used d shackles and turnbuckles I still use tie downs on the front, but they arent really needed with the setup i have....i just like the extra security!!
  2. When i was looking into it, there are a lot of ones out there (ballards, motow, rack and roll, etc.) I was going to get the ballards, but when i went to get them they were out of stock, and the extra to get the lights, anti sway jigger and ramp also put me off I didnt trust the "cheaper" ones, after all if it fails then its not only your bike that could be stuffed, but every other person on the road near you too!! (They all probably use the same/similar steel anyway, but still had the same thought on them) I liked the rack and roll, and there was another too but they were way out of the price range.... I ended up getting a motow, and intalling my own lights and turnbuckles/d shaclkes/caribeeners/chains (i think all the lower cost ones these are needed and extra expense)on it. One of the only things i would suggest is replacing the bolts the supply with higher grade ones - they use a 4.4 grade and i had one snap tightening the nut/bolt
  3. Sorry for the lack of updates, had a few issues with parts and trying to find them. Finally got the top end on, sent off The side cover for water blasting and the generator is getting rewound and that should be most of the motor done (carby is still a bit on an unknown, may or may not be usable) Starting to concerntrate on the frame, once that is done i can start on the tin work and forks, which is the bulk of the bike
  4. Which bike is it? Most cable clutches i have dealt with have adjustment at the perch and/or down on cable mounting on the engine. May need a cable if have no adjustment left or stretched too much If its a hydraulic setup, bleed the system and go from that. If that doesnt work look at rebuilding the master cylinder, then the slave if that still doesnt fix it All else fails, put new clutch plates in
  5. Saw similar in neerim car park (may have been the same guy) that when they flipped the bike smashed up their new looking carbon akro pipe and tail section....looked like an expensive error...
  6. Cool. Thanks all for the help, ended up going with the motow - ballards out of stock and xtech looked to be average from what i saw. I would have loved to get the rack and roll or even a nicerack mototote (they look to be a nice bit of kit) but both out of my price range... Will get some carabiners/turnbuckles and should do the job nicely
  7. That was one of my concerns was the sway on them, want too sure only looking at the pictures. With the carabiners, you mean to hold on the pegs instead of tie downs or as well as tie downs?
  8. Did like the look of them, but roughly $200 more than the others shipped is starting to really stretch the budget unfortunately
  9. Hey all, did a quick search, but couldnt find anything recent in regards to this topic, but i am looking for a bike carrier. So far i have found 3 in my price range, motow, ballards and xtech. Trailer isnt an option due to storage restriction, and the ute i have, the tray is just too high to get the bike on by myself and being a work owned car i cant just get the suspension changed - setup for transporting industrial diesels. After peoples thoughts/experiences on these carriers or other solutions if possible. (have tried 2 ramps, one for walking next to the bike, ended up dropping bike off ramp twice so not happy with that)
  10. Your help would be awesome!! Have a little to go yet, but painting is something i always wanted to learn
  11. Have put hpc on the barrel, didnt think to check the rest of the range...may take a trip up to the paint place work uses and see what they have
  12. I was thinking that but dont know all that much about powdercoating and while the bike will be kept clean and original, it will be ridden... Going to attempt to spray myself, thinking worst case can strip it back and get a proffesional to do it if i crack the sads and cant get it good enough!!
  13. Quick question for people, about to start doing the frame, should i paint or powdercoat the frame? It was originally painted, but not sure as there are arguements for doing both....
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