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Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By Oz-Strom
Sorry - WR450 thread jack - Does the Rekluse...

Sorry - WR450 thread jack - Does the Rekluse remove the need for a cush drive rear hub? Or would that still be required?
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,025
Posted By Oz-Strom
I am another that regrets selling a Duc silver...

I am another that regrets selling a Duc silver single - but that happened when I was a teenager (1972) and my bike was my only transport - and sadly that bike was just too unreliable and left me...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,741
Posted By Oz-Strom
I am a maybe

Would like to come if I can swing this w/e free - bed at the pub would be great thanks. Will be joining at BP Amberley 9am
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By Oz-Strom
On my 690 I used some bar end weights I picked up...

On my 690 I used some bar end weights I picked up at the wreckers. Just drilled them out to fit the std barkbuster bolts and ground a groove for the bar guards. It did make a small difference to...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,997
Posted By Oz-Strom
I expect Simon will post some info when he gets a...

I expect Simon will post some info when he gets a chance. Thanks for your interest and commendation of his effort. :D
Forum: Australia 06-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,997
Posted By Oz-Strom
My son Simon did this ride on his WR250R, and it...

My son Simon did this ride on his WR250R, and it was only his 2nd ever adv ride. He was one of the 47 that completed all the "hard" designated route. He had a great time and, as you would expect,...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Oz-Strom
Hi sbsp, I owned one of these and used it as...

Hi sbsp,

I owned one of these and used it as and adv bike for several years. Bit heavy, but no more so than the tenere I think. I ended up putting a 21" front wheel on it, power commander, slip...
Forum: Australia 06-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,997
Posted By Oz-Strom
Simon is now in Birdsville (3 pm)and it looks...

Simon is now in Birdsville (3 pm)and it looks like he and Nick made good steady progress across the Simpson from Dalhousie. Maybe the horror stories of chopped up and difficult track was not quite...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,997
Posted By Oz-Strom
Thanks LHF - he rarely drinks (alcohol), but I am...

Thanks LHF - he rarely drinks (alcohol), but I am sure he would appreciate the sentiment and offer. Still a long way to go though, so hope he stays on track.
Forum: Australia 06-02-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,997
Posted By Oz-Strom
I know a few riders on this ride, and these folk...

I know a few riders on this ride, and these folk went into this ride with eyes wide open and realistic expectations of the challenges of a large group ride like this. From their perspective it was...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,997
Posted By Oz-Strom
And my son Simon is up there with them on his...

And my son Simon is up there with them on his 250cc trail bike :D (see post #14)
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,997
Posted By Oz-Strom
Son doing well so far

I am quite impressed with my son Simon McConnell on his WR250R on only his 2nd ever adventure ride (he did Hartley's last 4 day ride). :clap
He has very limited dirt riding experience of only a few...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,558
Posted By Oz-Strom
My son is doing this ride on his WR250R. It is...

My son is doing this ride on his WR250R. It is only his 2nd ride that is longer than 1 day, but he is fit and focused and I hope he rides smart and stays within him limits. I expect he will build...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,853
Posted By Oz-Strom
KTM Freeride SM vid

http://www.gizmag.com/ktm-freeride-e-sm/37705/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=f88f13ab79-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-f88f13ab79-87473809
Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,078
Posted By Oz-Strom
I am out

Looks like I am helping my son work on his bike on Sunday - It needs to be ready for ADVX. Have a good ride :norton
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,497
Posted By Oz-Strom
I had 2 sets on the Aprilia Pegaso Trail with no...

I had 2 sets on the Aprilia Pegaso Trail with no problems.
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,078
Posted By Oz-Strom
I could be a starter

Will see you at Narangba @ 7:30 if it all comes together.
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,752
Posted By Oz-Strom
Looking real good :clap

Looking real good :clap
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,519
Posted By Oz-Strom
I am interested

I like a bit of dirt road touring, maybe mixed with a bit of tasty twintrack.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b114/Oz-Strom/APC%20Rally%202012/DSC01036.jpg
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Oz-Strom
+1 - they do a good job

+1 - they do a good job
Forum: Australia 03-29-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,558
Posted By Oz-Strom
Oops

Sorry about that, my bad - it worked out to AU$144
Forum: Australia 03-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,558
Posted By Oz-Strom
Here is an option. For $100 a year subscribe to...

Here is an option. For $100 a year subscribe to MotoGP.com video pass and you can watch all the classes plus access to all past videos and other cool stuff. No ads and play on demand or watch live....
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 81,956
Posted By Oz-Strom
Some 250 ADV info here

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2015/march/honda-crf250-concept/

apparently bigger forks and other upgrades from the CRFL
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,424
Posted By Oz-Strom
Good call trg - I look forward to revised...

Good call trg - I look forward to revised dates:1drink
Forum: Australia 02-12-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 45,169
Posted By Oz-Strom
Is this a self supporting type, or does it...

Is this a self supporting type, or does it require to be pegged/tied in order to stay up? I have one of the old Aldi versions bought for $25 when discounted post sale. Has been OK , but now looking...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,548
Posted By Oz-Strom
Joe - post this query over in the OZ/Kiwi 690...

Joe - post this query over in the OZ/Kiwi 690 thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357040&page=361) - I am sure they will sort you out
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 02-10-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,366
Posted By Oz-Strom
Tutorial for Montana 650?

Hi all,

I am "navigationally challenged" and continue to have problems doing routes on basecamp and general use of the Montana. Was wondering if anyone can point me at some useful on-line...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,424
Posted By Oz-Strom
Very happy to contribute to steak and bacon/eggs...

Very happy to contribute to steak and bacon/eggs option if that goes ahead. Also $30 for car fuel etc thanks for organising :D
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,946
Posted By Oz-Strom
I had an early weestrom and managed to crack the...

I had an early weestrom and managed to crack the front rim twice, but I was riding with DRs in some semi-serious off road stuff on one occasion, but the other was due to hitting a hidden rock in...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,424
Posted By Oz-Strom
I am fairly definite now for this ride - should...

I am fairly definite now for this ride - should be good fun :D
Forum: Australia 01-29-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,424
Posted By Oz-Strom
Good one diggs. Also depending on dates I am in...

Good one diggs. Also depending on dates I am in for this.

Cheers
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,002
Posted By Oz-Strom
Essential

I have used a AlpineStars neck brace for 3 years, in combo with the same brand jacket and body armour which is designed to work together. I found at first it was PITA, but you do soon get used to...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,351
Posted By Oz-Strom
summary article on rule changes

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/content/news/2015/rules-changes-looming-for-qld-riders-48471
Forum: Australia 01-07-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 40,885
Posted By Oz-Strom
Did Clayton finish stage 4?

Not sure as the tracking does not have him at CP4. Stuck in the dunes?
Forum: Australia 12-18-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 62,311
Posted By Oz-Strom
Not sure if this has been posted before, but I...

Not sure if this has been posted before, but I thought it was interesting and relevant.
Things to deal with depression
The following is a response on Quora.

1) Drink a lot of water. The single...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,351
Posted By Oz-Strom
yes me too - for the last 44 years - but was...

yes me too - for the last 44 years - but was wondering when I would finally be doing it legally :evil
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,351
Posted By Oz-Strom
Do we know when these changes start?

Just wondering if we have an implementation date as yet?
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By Oz-Strom
Not so bad

I have seen other pics that show it in a better light. Motor sounds like it is retuned for midrange, which suits me. It could be a good replacement for my Aprilia Shiver as commuter and occasional...
Forum: Australia 11-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Oz-Strom
I have had these mounted to my barkbusters for a...

I have had these mounted to my barkbusters for a while now, and I agree they are good kit. Don't underestimate them because of small size, in fact the light weight of these is a bonus, and they have...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,595
Posted By Oz-Strom
I know a couple of folks that swear by the...

I know a couple of folks that swear by the ruggedness of the Samsung Galaxy s5. They have them on ram mounts in dust and rain. They use them as 1 unit to do sat Nav / gps, camera, music and phone.
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