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Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,980
Posted By roswellj
Haha that was possibly the best review of...

Haha that was possibly the best review of anything i have ever seen! I lost my shit with the 'tank badgers'
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 478,306
Posted By roswellj
Sorry guys! didn't know where it should be,...

Sorry guys! didn't know where it should be, thanks for moving it.
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 478,306
Posted By roswellj
Contour roam2 cheap at hardly normal

Hey guys,
hope it's ok to post this but I was just in at my local harvey norman store and the contour roam2 is clearance with them for $195. Picked up a couple of them. The guy told me they buy them...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By roswellj
+1 for bike and rider mt isa. My front tyre...

+1 for bike and rider mt isa. My front tyre started to throw th tread at cloncurry on a tyre with heaps of tread, limped into mt isa and they had me back on the road in a couple of hours, only cost...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,603
Posted By roswellj
I only bought cycling shorts once I actually...

I only bought cycling shorts once I actually started cycling, but I've used them on the motorbike a few times. I found that a nice woolen seat cover worked better for me but the bike shorts were...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,138
Posted By roswellj
I got a quote from them for the bike but it was...

I got a quote from them for the bike but it was almost double the price I pay now through swann
Forum: Australia 04-06-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,475
Views: 575,299
Posted By roswellj
Hey Guys, I'm going to be moving to Tassie in...

Hey Guys,
I'm going to be moving to Tassie in about a months time (going to be based in Hobart).
I just wanted to ask a couple of questions. Firstly where is a decent place to get my bike serviced?...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,944
Posted By roswellj
I don't find it offensive, but it's not funny...

I don't find it offensive, but it's not funny either. Maybe email the newspaper and tell them to find a cartoonist with a sense of humor.
Forum: Australia 09-06-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 1,021,348
Posted By roswellj
I know for a fact that It can go at least 20ks...

I know for a fact that It can go at least 20ks faster than that indicated with stock gearing.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
Day 1

Day 1.
Seaford- Holbrook 419km

Day 1 was an early start. I had gone to bed at about 8pm the night before. When I got up I quickly realised I must have been alone on that one. There were about 6...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
Day 0

Today was the day before we actually left for the trip. The official start of the trip was in Seaford, Melbourne and we are actually based in Castlemaine, about 170km north of Seaford.
I couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
Well I've now been back for 2 weeks, got offered...

Well I've now been back for 2 weeks, got offered a new job the day I got home and started pretty much straight away so sorry for not putting this up sooner but here it is.....
Forum: Australia 07-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 1,021,348
Posted By roswellj
Hey guys. Now that I'm back from my trip I'm...

Hey guys. Now that I'm back from my trip I'm contemplating trading in the Tenere for something a bit more laid back and shorter like a triumph Bonnie or something. Just wanted to know if anyone has...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 1,021,348
Posted By roswellj
I run the same oil. Been using it for a while...

I run the same oil. Been using it for a while with no issues. I don't ride my bike as often as I'd like so I generally change every 6-8 months. I know the manual says 12 months 10,000km but fresh oil...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 1,021,348
Posted By roswellj
Yeah the one in the other fork is an Allen screw....

Yeah the one in the other fork is an Allen screw. So it would.nt have lost much oil even tied down on the trailer? If that's the case then that's awesome. I'll just find a screw to fit until I can...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 1,021,348
Posted By roswellj
Hey guys need some urgent help. I'm at uluru at...

Hey guys need some urgent help. I'm at uluru at the moment and the little screw in the middle of the preload adjuster on one of the forks came loose and I lost all my fork oil. Didn't notice till it...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By roswellj
Well after all that the cracks started to open up...

Well after all that the cracks started to open up on the first 150km this morning. By pure chance there was a bike shop in this town that had one front tyre in stock that would fit it and he can get...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By roswellj
Sorry. It's a 660 tenere. Tire is a tourance and...

Sorry. It's a 660 tenere. Tire is a tourance and riding on it has been almost all highway riding. I'm not aggressive in riding either. Have kept pressure around 30psi
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By roswellj
Been on there a year and a half but haven't...

Been on there a year and a half but haven't gotten to ride the bike as much as I'd have liked in that time.
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By roswellj
Crack in my tyre

Hey guys.
On the road camping now hoping you can help. Just noticed some cracks in the tread on my front tyre. I'm about 5000km from the nearest place I can get a tyre. There is tons of tread left...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
Sorry I haven't been updating as I go. The days...

Sorry I haven't been updating as I go. The days have been very long so I'm wanting to go to sleep as soon as I get to each destination. Have lots of stories of the road rain injury and a hell of a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
So whilst today was not officially the first day...

So whilst today was not officially the first day we did have to do a 200km spurt down the highway to Melbourne for the official start line tomorrow. It was cold and wet but it beat the hell outta...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
The night before.

So I'm sitting here, the night before we leave with a mixture of nervousness and excitement.
It's looking as though it will probably rain and possibly hail on us for the first 2 days of the trip....
Forum: Australia 06-26-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 1,021,348
Posted By roswellj
A new thing started happening yesterday. Dunno if...

A new thing started happening yesterday. Dunno if it is a problem or not. When the bike starts up the check engine and water light come on for about a second or two then go off. This has never...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
The Crew

So it comes to the point where I introduce the riders and the crew. We have at least 5 people riding and 6 people will be travelling in cars. The advantage of this is that we don't have to worry...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
The Ride

So as our prep continued we thought about the route we would take. I had originally planned to take 4 weeks off work and ride a complete lap of Australia averaging 800km/day.
We decided after lots...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By roswellj
Corey's Cruise for a Cure. 10,000km round Australia

For me to tell you about this ride I have to tell you a story.
It's not very often that you start a story at the end but I have to with this story. Not at the end of this ride but at the end of...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,173
Posted By roswellj
Crazy Idea.... I like it.

Crazy Idea.... I like it.
Forum: Australia 06-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By roswellj
Anyone up for a ride next sunday?

Hey Guys.
So as some of you know next weekend (1st of July) is the day I we leave on our 10,000km 3 week journey to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. We're leaving from Seaford, Melbourne...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By roswellj
guys got some pretty cool skills. I would have...

guys got some pretty cool skills.
I would have come off about 10 seconds into that video.
Forum: Australia 05-31-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By roswellj
Just thought I would bump this thread with an...

Just thought I would bump this thread with an update. We have changed the itinerary a bit and I'll update my last post to show the new one.
My main reason for bumping is I want to invite you guys...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,358
Posted By roswellj
'He said the woman told him the rider was texting...

'He said the woman told him the rider was texting long enough to give her time to get her phone and take the picture'

Soooooo the bus must have been going pretty slow then. Rider sitting in the...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,352
Posted By roswellj
I'm going to try to make it to watch practice....

I'm going to try to make it to watch practice. I've got thursday and Friday off work but have to work all weekend. Where is the practice area? Is it at the footy oval? If so then cool I know where...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,282
Posted By roswellj
I dunno. His wife has always seemed to love the...

I dunno. His wife has always seemed to love the bikes. I think it is purely him wanting to spend time with his wife and kid and really who can blame him? If I had a kid and enough money to not have...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,282
Posted By roswellj
Sad for the sport but saw it coming a mile away....

Sad for the sport but saw it coming a mile away. It will be now he is realising just how little time he gets to spend with his kid and I'm guessing he won't take as many risks anymore.
Forum: Australia 05-16-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 33,703
Posted By roswellj
I haven't been on adv much recently but I came on...

I haven't been on adv much recently but I came on today and saw this. I've never met bala but I have read and remember a lot of his posts, he seems like a great person. I hope he has a quick and full...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4,883
Views: 1,021,348
Posted By roswellj
At one stage I made a fuse box for the ten. It...

At one stage I made a fuse box for the ten. It was smaller than any commercially available one and found that it still saved more space to have inline fuses rather than a fuse box.
Forum: Australia 05-11-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,597
Posted By roswellj
I've decided to go with an oztrail blitz. Very...

I've decided to go with an oztrail blitz. Very similar to a turbo but much cheaper online and full on canvas and heavy duty floor.

I said a tap tap tappity tap
Forum: Australia 04-29-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,597
Posted By roswellj
One of the people coming on this trip with us is...

One of the people coming on this trip with us is diving so I am loading it into their car so I'm not too concerned about weight or size.
Forum: Australia 04-29-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,597
Posted By roswellj
How is the SG6 for size? It's the SG4 we are...

How is the SG6 for size? It's the SG4 we are looking into getting but I can't find any reviews on them. Are you able to comfortably stand up in it? How long does it take to set up?
I'd love to get...
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