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  1. The whole house? Lol. I only know of the Queenslander as a house.
  2. I remember some buildings in Sydney had a large number of golf balls land on their roof an impossible distance from the nearby golf course. It was the crows and currawongs, they used to pick them up, fly them over to the building and drop them on the roof trying to bust them open. The crows also put nuts and things on the road and wait for traffic to run over them. Smart birds.
  3. Here's another one - if you get an idiot mortgage broker who doesn't know what they're doing (or doesn't care) they apply for lots of home loans on your behalf, like a shotgun approach. Getting knocked back for these will go on your record and give you a bad credit rating. That's right, you've done nothing to screw anybody and get a bad credit history out of it. Just another example of how shitty the Australian finance industry has become.
  4. Application fee? I don't suppose they return this if you don't qualify for the loan? Remember that they will screw anything they can out of you if you go in uneducated. There are plenty of traps in this sort of financing. One recently highlighted trap in auto financing in Australia has been the 'balloon payment'. Some people are attracted by cheap 1% finance and a low monthly payment and don't realize the deal involves a residual payment at the end of the loan period. Sometimes this balloon payment ends up being worth more than the resale value of the vehicle at that point! Nissan finance have huge balloon payments. I'm not sure what 'finance insurance' is but I think they expect you to pay an insurance for the bike if you have no collateral. So if the bike gets stolen or destroyed they aren't out of pocket if you decide to stop paying for it. I'd be looking carefully at any insurance product they want to sell you though. I bet this insurance is only for them, not you. I bet it covers them in case you default but leaves you out of pocket. Can you substitute with comprehensive insurance of your own at a cheaper rate and cover the bike for more that could happen to it? I'd check it out. I've heard of people getting a good deal on insurance by adding the bike to their home and contents insurance. A catch to watch out for - if it gets stolen from the back of a ute parked outside it is it covered? A lot of insurers won't cover sheer stupidity, like leaving a dirt bike on a ute overnight, but some will. Comparing insurances can be useful. There are a lot of people paying heaps for crap insurance simply because they don't know it's crap because they have never compared it to anything. Having said that there are a lot of people on crap finance deals for the same reason. If you want to start from the beginning I'd get them to show you in writing what you are going to end up paying. Include all the fees, charges, insurances, interest, residual, etc and have a look at what the final cost to you is. Then compare that to something like a personal loan or Yamaha finance, etc. If you have a parent or partner with a mortgage sometimes a good rate for a personal loan can be had from that lender, if you are a good egg and that individual doesn't mind taking out a loan for you. In general dealer finance is usually not a great deal compared to other ways of getting finance. It's like credit cards, possibly the shittiest loan you can get, but people do it because it's so easy.
  5. I think you could put a multimeter on the headlight wires in Volts, AC, and set range to auto, there should be something believable if it's AC. If it's DC you'll probably just get 0. Then test again in DC mode and if you get something believable then it's DC.
  6. A frankenbike with unknowns! That makes things a bit more complicated. Maybe this also will be useful to you: 1991-1996 XR205L wiring diagram. https://4strokes.com/download/file.php?id=1458&mode=view https://4strokes.com/download/file.php?id=1459&mode=view
  7. What sort of bike is it? Are you sure it has a regulator and capacitor? If it's like mine, a kickstart only model with no battery then you'll find there is no regulator/rectifier. The power is AC and the voltage is highly variable, which means the lights dim when the revs are low because there is no storage in the system to even things out. LED lights only emit light with current in one direction. When they are fed an alternating current they still work, but only 50% of the time. Most of the time this flickering is quick enough that the human eye cannot pick it up (while your cat is thinking "I'm going to have a seizure"). When the revs drop the flickering becomes visible to you, the volts have dropped and the lights dim. The bad news is that if you are running LEDs on an AC system it will eventually kill them.
  8. This is a really good point that I forgot to make. Loctite only sets in the absence of air, like when it's in the tiny gap between nut and bolt threads. That's why Loctite comes with heaps of air in the bottle. If you try to use it to bog something up or glue things together it doesn't set. If there is no thread left on the bolt and you just use Loctite to glue the bolt in then may find it remains gooey.
  9. He said he used RTV sealant, entirely different stuff. And he didn't say it was leaking, he said it's working fine. Heat just softens loctite and expands metal, it just makes it easier to remove something that has been treated with loctite. Because sometimes it takes a lot of doing to remove something with red loctite on it. I'd try the same as Wiely if it's not overly stripped. If it just pops in and out of the hole you are not going to be able to get around using a helicoil, unless you tap it out to a bigger bolt size. In either case you are going to have to remove the cover to avoid having metal shavings inside your case.
    First of all, I have a narrow head shape. This means helmets designed to fit globe shaped heads, like Bell and Shoei, become painful after a relatively short amount of time. Not to mention a sore-looking red forehead when I take it off. This helmet is an amazingly good fit for my head. It feels snug and like it won't move in a crash, unlike other helmets, which I've found tolerable but not really a good fit. The Aviator 2.2 is described as having a neutral-to-slightly narrow fit by webbikeworld. At about 950 grams (33.5 oz) the lightest legal helmet you can get in Australia (and probably the world) for road / off-road riding. Most states in Australia (if not all) now accept the new ECE helmet standard as a legal helmet. There are 2 shell sizes according to their website and 3 according to an industry review. Normally with only 2 shell sizes the smaller helmets are ridiculously large, but not in this case. I'm inclined to believe that there is a mistake on the Airoh website (as well as the bad English). The price is high due to the helmet being entirely made in Italy, out of hand-laid carbon and kevlar fibre and generally with these sort of high end helmets goes the additional effort of an extra shell size. The size range is XS - XL (53 - 61cm) so like most motocross helmets you're out of luck if you are a really big man. The manufacturer doesn't skimp on extras, there are a few really practical considerations included. There is an allen key for use on the visor screws, it's in the shape of the Airoh logo and on a lanyard so you don't lose it. There is an extended tip for the visor and covers for the top vents for riding in rain, mud or cold weather. There are spare screws for the visor, both for the visor parts and for the plastic ones that hold them on. They are plastic so that they break away, potentially saving your neck in a faceplant. The only thing I don't like about the visor is that it doesn't adjust downward far enough to block the sun when it's near the horizon. So I have to dip my head down further than I'd like to. There is a kit for safe mounting of a GoPro, so that you can fit the camera per the instructions and be confident that the standards of the helmet are not compromised. Ventilation is excellent. On a really hot day my mates with their open-faced cruiser helmets arrived looking like they'd stuck their heads in a pot of boiling water. I wasn't sweaty at all. In winter I might have to give those vent covers a go. The eyeport is nice and big, providing plenty of visibility and room for your fav pair of goggles. I wear Dragon NFXs, which is the small size, medium and up will be NFX. These goggles are pretty big and fitting them in some helmets is impossible. The NFXs fit in my size small helmet just fine. I also use a pair of Oakley Mayhem, which sit better in this eyeport than in my old helmet, they don't put as much pressure on my nose bridge. At highway speeds it's not a particularly noisy helmet. It maintains a feeling of being light and balanced with the visor only really catching the wind when the helmet is turned to the side, so head checks become difficult at speed. It's the first helmet I've ever felt really comfortable wearing, including road helmets. It's an expensive helmet but it's genuine value for money.
  10. 2 reviews

    Aviator 2.2 represents the evolution of the Aviator 2.1, the champion helmet with which Airoh® has soared to the top spot of the podium in off-road disciplines, reaching the sports headlines. The helmet is available in two different shell sizes and is made with quality materials, 100% Carbon Kevlar, making it one of the lightest and best performing helmets of its class. The strengths in this new version are the lightness, which is implemented further, the expanded field of vision, the new vent chin bar, the new rear spoiler and the new peak that provide maximum protection. Great care has been taken for the inner lining that has been manufactured and designed with the latest materials ensuring optimal ventilation and breathability for those who practice sport at the highest competitive levels. Aviator 2.2 is equipped with a dust filter, which will prove a good ally during your days off-road and the emergency system for the release of cheek pads (AEFR). Also rich endowment of accessories that provide the Kit Go-Pro®, covers for the vents used in the event of rain or mud, the extended peak, the kit screws and the tool kit that allows you to play in total autonomy all these adjustments. Airoh® is also proud to offer a product to the public that is completely identical to that used by our champions.
    These footpegs have a 1/2" rear offset. On the box the Moose part# is 1620-0775 the Vendor part# is STDRZ-5B It says they fit RM125/250 (91-02), RMX250 (93-98), DRZ400 (00-16), KLX400 (03-16). They were purchased for a 2016 Suzuki DR-Z400E (Australian model) and fitted perfectly. Fitment was fiddly but not at all difficult. I read somewhere that these pegs are offset down as well as back, this is wrong. They were something like a couple of millimetres lower, definitely not going to make a difference. The rear offset is, however, a cheaper and less fiddly option to replacing the gear and brake levers for a guy with big feet. These pegs are made of stainless steel and are very heavy compared to stock. I'm sure these will outlast the bike and the rider and the rider's son. The black appears to be powdercoat and I think the polished stainless parts are clear coated too. It's hard to see in the pics but the surface of these pegs is like x shapes, a bit like Phillips head screwdrivers. They don't seem especially sharp except for the longer claws at the end of the pegs. These look like they are designed to stop the foot from sliding sideways off the peg. When I first rode the bike (with the tall seat) the claws on the end of these pegs kept biting my (over-the-boot) pants whenever I stopped. It was well worth it when I got going though, my feet did not slip off a peg once. The shape of these pegs is slightly convex. I was not too sure how I felt about the convex shape at first but now that I've tried it I think it is an excellent concept. It enabled me to have a lot of footpeg under my foot at any given time, whether I was leaning back or forward or on the balls of my feet or arches there was constant grip. Not only did it give grip but it felt like there was greater range of movement available. At no time did I ever feel like the pegs were sticky or overly bitey either. Inspecting my boot soles after two rides I found no new damage so these pegs aren't hard on boots either. I loved these pegs and I want to get a set for my own bike (with no offset) in the future.
  11. Also, at my workplace nobody understood the amount of weight a dual cab Toyota Hilux could carry and they didn't care either. They would pile up rock samples at the back of the tray until the springs were sagging at the back. The effect on the handling was exactly like what was in that video. Terrifying. Everybody complained that it could cause an accident so I showed them the correct way to distribute a load, piling the bags in front of the rear axle. For the same weight the handling was like night and day. So they just continued to do what they were doing and complaining about the handling. They also complain about Safety Officers, without realizing they are the reason we have Safety Officers.
  12. I saw this great video and decided to share. I've seen a few wrecks in recent years of caravans and boats on trailers and was told sometimes it's because of this.
  13. Got tricked into going to a bar tonight. Had 2 non-alcoholic drinks and went home. Feels good to stand up to that and say no.