katman

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  1. katman

    Wet Wombat L2 14/7

    Thanks so much for putting the ride on Andy i had a fantastic day, look forward to doing it again.
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    Linkage needle bearing replacement

    Thanks. i had wondered if it had anything to do with the amount of grease i had packed in there.
  3. I decided that since it doesnt get ridden much through the wet and slippery part of the year it would be a good time to service the linkage and swingarm bearings on my 2008 rm250.A close inspection showed the whole lot needed to be replaced so i bought kits for both to replace everything.All went well except for the very last linkage bearing which i damaged, so i pulled it out and went and bought a genuine one from Suzuki.I got this one fitted ok but as i was removing the bolt i had used as a presss it caught on some of the needles and they fell out.Now the very simple task of getting these needles in has me absolutely stuffed. The last one just doesnt fit, it sits slightly higher than all the rest and for the life of me i cant figure out the solution.Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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    Kinglake L 2

    Thanks for a great days riding on Sunday Macca.Some challenging hills to climb and some deep water holes to negotiate and as usual a great group of dirtriderz looking after each other.I look forward to the next one.
  5. Its difficult for me to do much of a report on this ride as i have very little idea where we went.I saw a sign that said Lerderderg forest and later on i saw one that said Wombat forest , i am also pretty sure we had lunch somewhere near Castlemaine.What i know for certain is that i had an awesome day riding in areas totally new to me.Pepperjack did a great job leading us through an endless array of tracks with varying surfaces and grip levels.Great bunch of blokes to ride with and i hope to do it again soon.Also a big thanks to Roger for sweeping.
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    Katmans Gembrook Ride 20th May

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    Katmans Gembrook Ride 20th May

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    Katmans Gembrook Ride 20th May

    Thanks to those that came and made it a good day in the mud.I was bit disappointed we didnt make it up to what i consider to be the better tracks at the other end of Bunyip but it was still good fun.Special thank you too Ktmshane and Bassman for their efforts riding sweep.
  9. How old is old ?I bought this about 2 1/2 years ago , the motor had a full rebuild along with most bearings in the rest of the bike, i also put a pwk airstriker carb on which made a huge difference to the rideability of the old girl.Its done plenty of rides in the last couple of years and is probably getting close to time to do the top end buts its a great trail bike.Its a 1998 Bert Food import wr250z, basically a 1997 yz250 with lights and a wide ratio gearbox and a compliance plate.
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    Kinglake L2

    Thanks so much for putting on this great ride Macca we had an awesome day.Thanks also to the hard working sweeps.
  11. I dont have too much to add to what has already to been reported but i would definately like to thank the organizers and all the people that went and made it an awesome weekend.James (katman jnr ) and i had a great time,unfortunately james wrist turned out to be fairly badly brocken but that didnt slow him down much on Saturday night i was fairly pissed off when he came thumping into our room at 5 am.But i cracked up the next day when he told me how he NOODLES AND DAN had been singing The lion sleeps tonight until being told to shut the **** up.
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    Spark plugs?

    I asked this question of the mechanic that does all the servicing of our work cars and he said there was no advantage in using the irridium plugs in a dirt bike.Apparently they were first designed for cars where access to the plugs was difficult and therefore expensive as already mentioned they last much longer but offer no performance increase.
  13. katman

    Big River riding & camping

    This was my first dirtriderz ride and i had a great time , was spewin i couldnt stay the night and ride Sunday.A huge thank you to Dean for organizing , Luke for tail manning and Cruiser for leading, i cant wait for the next ride.