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  1. Chris390

    Bike carriers

    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
  2. Chris390

    Bike carriers

    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?
  3. Chris390

    Bike carriers

    Did like the look of them, but roughly $200 more than the others shipped is starting to really stretch the budget unfortunately
  4. Chris390

    Bike carriers

    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)
  5. Your help would be awesome!! Have a little to go yet, but painting is something i always wanted to learn
  6. 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
  7. 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!!
  8. 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....
  9. Chris390

    Goggles, are my eyes important?

    Thats the thing i would be unsure about, if the Velcro would hold....
  10. Chris390

    Goggles, are my eyes important?

    If the quickstraps have a bit of length to them you could get them under and they would work, but you woukd need maybe 2 inches (guessing, will measure tonight)of elastic strap either side.
  11. Chris390

    Goggles, are my eyes important?

    I got them from here: Their actual site is:
  12. Chris390

    Goggles, are my eyes important?

    I recently got a set of 'airflaps' and ran them on the weekend. They arent as cheap as the dual layer lenses, but they worked a treat!! Most of the time i forgot to put them back in the 'closed' position, and didnt have any fogging issues at all... Just another option instead of putting goggles around the back of your hemet
  13. Bit more tonight, got a couple more parts from work and put the crankcases together. Unfortunately i have to find a few more parts but hopefully can get the top end and a few other bits on sooner rather than later...
  14. Since i couldnt get the husaberg running to go riding today (cranks, but no power to anything else, but thats for another time...) i finally got some work done on this project. Its not much, but its a start!! Have had a few things waterblasted, and they have come up a treat!! Got the bearings in one side crankcase, and assembled the gearbox, shift mechanism & crank. Cant go any further with it as i have left a few bits at work and need to still get a few things.... Will hopefully get the engine complete and running soon, then i can get the frame and tinwork started.
  15. Chris390

    1979 hz 253 stromberg issues

    Sorry i forgot to put what the problem was in the end!! The carbon filter was falling apart and ending up going through the vent hose i to the carby bowl & blocking the jets!! Put an inline filter in for a tempotary solution until the neighbour decides what he wants to do... Amongst other things, also discovered along the way the dizzy bolt was only just holding the dizzy in place so retimed and tightened the bolt properley now runs really well!!