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Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Vince_WA
Mate - what's with that red spatula sticking out...

Mate - what's with that red spatula sticking out from your LHS pannier - it looks a lot like this one ... http://vince-wa.smugmug.com/DR650/i-3sqfNJd/0/M/image-M.jpg
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8,329
Views: 573,795
Posted By Vince_WA
Hyden last weekend ....

Rode out to Hyden last Saturday with ten other bikes. Most of them stayed in chalets or cabins but a few of us camped out and enjoyed the minus 2.5 degrees temperatures overnight. On Sunday Rob,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 156,890
Posted By Vince_WA
'The Animal'

My first real ride on a BMW was a two week ride on a rental 1200GS in South Africa earlier this year for a trip around the Western Cape, with Karen on the back. On returning to Perth she insisted...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8,329
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Posted By Vince_WA
Hiya Shane - if you PM your email address to me...

Hiya Shane - if you PM your email address to me I'll send you the high level itinerary with features, prices and contacts etc, and also the detailed turn-by-turn trip notes. Gobby was our point man...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8,329
Views: 573,795
Posted By Vince_WA
Hiya Koos - I haven't written the ride up as yet...

Hiya Koos - I haven't written the ride up as yet - I'll get to it shortly. In a nutshell five riders (incl. Gobby & his son Trevor) plus Karen my pillion - on five bikes on a two-week, 2,000km loop...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 04:54 AM
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Views: 573,795
Posted By Vince_WA
Absolutely Howard - two weeks on a GS and I've...

Absolutely Howard - two weeks on a GS and I've come to appreciate what an exceptional bike BMW make - you just can't compare them to anything else. And as for the run-in - thanks for the offer mate...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 02:15 AM
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Views: 573,795
Posted By Vince_WA
Looks trick Alex - I like it :clap I sold...

Looks trick Alex - I like it :clap

I sold the cruiser the other week, and replaced it with this:
http://vince-wa.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R1200GSAW/i-TXvvgnM/0/L/image-L.jpg
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 358,734
Posted By Vince_WA
2009 Suzuki DR650SE - Perth, Western Australia

Suzuki DR650SE - first registered 2010. This bike has had an easy life - it's much more capable than I am so it's just been used on sealed roads, some graded gravel roads, and infrequent twin tracks....
Forum: Australia 11-25-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,379
Posted By Vince_WA
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Australia 11-19-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
... So that explains Danno's disappearance :eek1

... So that explains Danno's disappearance :eek1
Forum: Australia 11-17-2013, 03:07 AM
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Views: 18,783
Posted By Vince_WA
Brilliant weekend !!!

Frigging awesome weekend !!! Awesome effort everyone - esp Neil & Co for all their hard work - it really paid off. I'll post a few pics tomorrow, for now I just wanted today thanks for a top...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Would you look at that - Rob's finally arisen...

Would you look at that - Rob's finally arisen from his slumber and contributed to this thread - champion effort mate :1drink Bring whatever you want mate - except that cheap Vietnamese cognac you...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,379
Posted By Vince_WA
I'm hoping that Desiree will be able to join us -...

I'm hoping that Desiree will be able to join us - leaving her Stelvio in the garage and bringing her dad's DRz instead :1drink
Forum: Australia 11-14-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 440
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Posted By Vince_WA
Fark - I better go wax and polish the sidecar now...

Fark - I better go wax and polish the sidecar now before he sees it then :eek1

Nah - it'll be great to catch up with Norm - and that'll be five rigs by my count. I tried to convince Gobby that...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 18,783
Posted By Vince_WA
Sure Fred - I'll PM u my mobile number and if you...

Sure Fred - I'll PM u my mobile number and if you can pass that on to him. I'll need to think of where to meet - possibly the servo on the main road or maybe the Harvey Cheese Factory .... decisions,...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 18,783
Posted By Vince_WA
Yep he'll be at Byford :)

Yep he'll be at Byford :)
Forum: Australia 11-12-2013, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Vince_WA
I've offered to shadow Gobby's young bloke Trevor...

I've offered to shadow Gobby's young bloke Trevor there and back, and I don't like reneging on arrangements - in future I'll keep my options more open so if those balls grow I'll be able to use them...
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 18,783
Posted By Vince_WA
Cheers thanks Neil !!

Cheers thanks Neil !!
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 18,783
Posted By Vince_WA
Mate I'll be seeing you at the Byford servo at...

Mate I'll be seeing you at the Byford servo at 08:30am for an 09:00am departure. If I wasn't committed with some road bike mates I'd have been really keen to come with yourself and Ross along the...
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 18,783
Posted By Vince_WA
ETA for Bridgetown Bottle Shop ???

Is there an approximate time people are aiming to meet up at the Bridgetown bottle shop on Sat arvo? I'll be coming with a half-dozen road bikes taking the scenic route through Nannup etc.
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
G'day guys ...

Rob, Tony, Danny and others - thanks for your interest to date :1drink Keep an eye on the thread as it starts to take shape. I'd imagine that the Simpson could be a bit like the Mitchell Freeway in...
Forum: Australia 11-11-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Rough Plans

Here's some rough plans and dates that we are looking at - most being subject to change, revolving around the key Finke dates which are:

Prologue - Sat 7th June
Race Day 1 - Sun 8th June
Race...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8,329
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Posted By Vince_WA
Bremer Bay

Hiya Dennis - those dates work in nicely with my schedule so I'll say 'tentatively yes' and confirm closer to the date if I can.

Cheers !!
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Cheers Bully. Last time I went riding with Rob we...

Cheers Bully. Last time I went riding with Rob we got separated - he eventually found a pig hunter camped in the middle of nowhere, had a can of cold VB and then was led out of the bush by his new...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Good advice Kev - Chuck-wagon coming through !!!!!

Good advice Kev - Chuck-wagon coming through !!!!!
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
I spent about two hours reading that thread from...

I spent about two hours reading that thread from start to finish a couple of evenings ago and excluding a few useful tips and suggestions scattered through the thread the rest of it - in my opinion -...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Yeah no Neil - I'm using up seven weeks leave...

Yeah no Neil - I'm using up seven weeks leave already next year for South Africa and this ride - if I ask for any more time off work they might suggest I stay away permanently :eek1

Maybe 2016...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Hiya Richard - it'd be awesome to have you along,...

Hiya Richard - it'd be awesome to have you along, on either two wheels or four. I'm not chasing people down for a firm commitment right now - just putting it out there that the ride is on and giving...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Sounds great Roughnut - bring it on :1drink ...

Sounds great Roughnut - bring it on :1drink

(When I did the Great Central Road in 2009 two of the three KLR's on that ride had radiator problems - the corrugations caused the mounting brackets to...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Got it and thanks - I'll reply tonight once I've...

Got it and thanks - I'll reply tonight once I've knocked off work - I can't spend ALL my work hours on advrider :cry
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Champion !!! :clap

Champion !!! :clap
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Hiya Dennis - Albany sand practice sounds great...

Hiya Dennis - Albany sand practice sounds great and I'd love to come but I'll be in South Africa in March exploring the Karoo with Gobby and friends. Will you be at the OCBR this year?
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Priceless Neil :clap

Priceless Neil :clap
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
I like your thinking Neil - I'll take a closer...

I like your thinking Neil - I'll take a closer look at the OCR :evil
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
The Himalayas hey - they were all going well...

The Himalayas hey - they were all going well until someone stole the oxygen out of the air :eek1 Rajasthan still on the drawing board Kev ??
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Thanks for your input Warin. With just under...

Thanks for your input Warin. With just under seven months to prepare I'd like to think that over that time we'll transition from a state of disorganisation to a state of organisation. That's the...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8,329
Views: 573,795
Posted By Vince_WA
Simpson Desert Trip - June 2014

Sign up here - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932062
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,618
Posted By Vince_WA
Simpson Desert Trip - June 2014

Rob and I are plotting a Simpson Desert trip in June 2014, coinciding with the Finke weekend.

Details are somewhat sketchy at the moment - I'll probably ride from Perth to Alice on the DR650 via...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,379
Posted By Vince_WA
I'm in :)

:clap

and now cross-posted on Meetup here - http://www.meetup.com/Perth-Motorbike-Sidecar-Riders/events/149072772/
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8,329
Views: 573,795
Posted By Vince_WA
Nah I didn't look at any prices mate - I'm broke...

Nah I didn't look at any prices mate - I'm broke so everything I saw was out of my price range :)

And you're quick off the mark Bully - you've reposted the photo before I could swap it for an 'in...
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