Adventure Riding NZ

New Zealand's Adventure Riding community, free GPS track downloads, forums, and more!

NordieBoy

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #26329
    NordieBoy
    Participant
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Cool build, but a battery saw cuts faster, runs cooler and won’t make you cry if you drop it.
    A pruning saw also keeps you warm while you’re cutting.
    It’d smell cool though 🙂

    #5585
    NordieBoy
    Participant
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Boxing day morning and I was off, until I got to Frankton where I discovered my oil cap had blown out somewhere, I’d been working on the bike right up to New Years eve giving it a huge birthday and I can only assume I didn’t tighten the cap up properly. Oil had spewed everywhere up the right side of the bike and was continuing to blow out so I rode home again with my boot over the exposed oil filler hole.
    We have a garage full of Suzuki’s so the son’s GN250 made the required sacrifice and I was on my way again. @nordieboy, do you have a oil filler cap in the emporium?

    Should have one on the grenaded engine. I’ll have a look (it’s at the Olde Emporium).

    #5413
    NordieBoy
    Participant
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Sounds like genuine Keihin.

    #5268
    NordieBoy
    Participant
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    The last 525 chains I used were $150 RK XSO that lasted about 14,000km on average.
    JT sprockets seem to last the best of the 3rd party ones. The factory ones are the best though.
    The stock DID VM2 chain also lasts the best.

    BUT…

    A sprocket/chain set from JT/RK is half the price of a Suzuki sprocket/DID chain set.

    Day to day, I run the equivalent of 14/43. 4,500rpm @100kph. In the meat of the torque @110kph.

    I get 12-14,000km out of a JT sprocket set (15/46) and EK 520 SRO chain and the total cost is about $200.

    O-ring/x-ring/rx-ring etc, just mean the fancier the letters the less friction. Nothing to do with strength.

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)