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  1. I saw the number 44 on the side as he rode towards us, was a little confused for a second then remembered Buzz sold it. He was out with his sons enjoying the beautiful sunny day it was after a full night of rain. We had a bit of a chat, he's happy with the bike.
  2. That video cuts me deep guys. So now you all know why I just keep riding my 14 model...oh and by the way the engine is unchanged from 1999 not 1994...just thought I'd clear that up...
  3. Crossed paths with this particular bike today out at Wombat. Nice!
  4. Your bike was stolen, you deserve to have it back. I wouldn't be worrying about the guy who bought it without checking the vin number, as a matter of natural selection if you will he deserves to loose the bike for being a moron. I would be more inclined to think that between puffs of the crack pipe he's come up with some theory that after 5 years the cops have washed their hands of it and it's good to go. Just my 2 cents...
  5. Regarding flash, we built these massive tanks once and used a quickie to do almost 14 meter long 6mm continuous fillets. It would take nearly an hour and the operator would have to watch it the whole time and adjust the sideways knob. Wearing flash glasses under your sheild you'd still cop it and no matter how hard you tried to put screens up everyone in the vicinity was copping it too. The flash victims were dropping like flies.
  6. If it weren't for injuries I'd clock up a lot more hours on mine too but I don't have a lot of disposal income and can't afford the ridiculous price for a tpi top end every 75 hrs or whatever it is if you change the oil pump every time. I'm happy with my set up.
  7. I have a mint XR400 that I aquired from my old man. There's been times when I was waiting for parts and decided to ride it, had a good ride at Dissa on it once actually. The suspension is stock so it's not hard to find the limitations there but set up properly I think it would handle reasonably well. The lower ground clearance is noticeable on logs. It eats hills for breakfast though and absolutely loves the high speed slides on the gravel road. You can ride it all day and I will go so far as to say it's the best steering bike I have (XR riders from back in the day will know what I mean) and I
  8. Maybe I wouldn't wait until the grass is knee high if I had a mower like that
  9. The whole weight saving thing makes me laugh. They have managed to produce an adr compliant bike with lights, wiring and a battery that weighs the same as a Jap mx bike. The engine cases are so thin you must run a thermo fan to prevent overheating, the plastics are held together with minimal hardware so after the first time you stack you have to hold everything together with cable ties. I've seen the top shock mount on a tpi frame, I think a dinner fork would be stronger. I see a lot of guys on orange and white bikes having to refit their front guard on the trail after toppling over because so
  10. At least with a Japanese bike you don't have to worry about ktm buying the company and discontinuing your ride making spare parts unobtainable. It won't be a question of Jap vs Euro it will be a question of Jap vs ktm soon.
  11. Yeah it's great. Wath tv, crank the tunes, dinner going on the stove etc but fresh chain lube and freshly oiled filters are best kept outside otherwise it makes my eyes water lol!
  12. Had a bit of a moment there but I worked it out. As a bachelor I have 6 bikes in the house and my lounge room set up as a workshop with 2 benches and some yellow tongue to protect the floor. It's not for everyone. WD40 is your friend!
  13. Yeah they were the times, kept the boys honest nonetheless lol