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Forum: Australia Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Getting closer - tube advice

Only a month before heading off, and prep well under way.
I've seen bikes heading of with spare front/rear tyres, but I'm just not going to be able to do that, but do want to take a spare tube(s).
...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,974
Posted By TwoUpTourer
+1 I'm 60, retire in 2 weeks, no 6 figure...

+1
I'm 60, retire in 2 weeks, no 6 figure salaries, but living well, and no regrets because I DID go and do it, for 6 years.
There no avoiding the fact that you travel differently in your 20s, and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,951
Posted By TwoUpTourer
doh... sorry but I meant using the tube for...

doh... sorry but I meant using the tube for siphoning out. I guess you could do the reverse by siphoning say from your bike into the 1litre bottles; certainly would avoid the surge back...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Whew, thought it was just me alone being better...

Whew, thought it was just me alone being better at maths than all the tyre companies:D
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,951
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I have for many years used a length of clear...

I have for many years used a length of clear plastic tubing, probably about a 1/4" internal diameter, and siphoned. It is about 4' long, coils into a small roll that tucks away nicely, and never...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Weird tyre sizing charts

I've been looking at a number of tyre/tube size conversion sites as I'm looking to buy a few spare tubes for when I go bush, and they just don't seem to match any of my knowledge of inches and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-02-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Your time will come. Just finished where you are...

Your time will come. Just finished where you are at now, retire in 3 weeks, then on the road for a long trip. In the mean time ADV is next best.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-02-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,951
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Genius! I've been searching everywhere for a...

Genius! I've been searching everywhere for a cheap solution to what is really a short term problem. Oil containers are robust, don't dissolve in fuel like some plastics, have a good handle and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,974
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I'm retiring 1st of August 2014, a month today,...

I'm retiring 1st of August 2014, a month today, and I'm going on a long trip through the Australian desert, after 26 years with the same employer.

But...............

Between 22 and 27 I circled...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Okay that works, so I'll be able to post some...

Okay that works, so I'll be able to post some pics and text on the road somewhere.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/ze4umana.jpg
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Another test from my chinadroid, via tapatalk,...

Another test from my chinadroid, via tapatalk, this time with a photo I hope.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/01/y5a8yjyg.jpg
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I watched all your Youtube videos yesterday! ...

I watched all your Youtube videos yesterday! Really useful to get an idea of what i'm heading into.
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
By the sound of it we could do. I'm retiring...

By the sound of it we could do.
I'm retiring from work on 1st August, then a week or so in Melbourne, back in Adelaide 14th, and a week to finalise my preparation. From then it is just a case of...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
On the way I'll only have my chinadroid to post,...

On the way I'll only have my chinadroid to post, so this is my first test. Have to work out how to post photos from tapatalk.
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
As mentioned above, I had the back wheel off last...

As mentioned above, I had the back wheel off last week, and there is no hollowing out at all of the sprockets, and no chain stretch. There was a lot of grot in the rubber bumpers inside the hub, but...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks for both of these! The docco is very...

Thanks for both of these! The docco is very useful.
I have a SPOT Connect Tracker, but the CB radio is a good addition.
I see them on ebay for $37.
Forum: Australia 06-24-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Particularly re...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Particularly re the Birdsville races. I'm trying to set my timing to be while its cool enough that far north that I can wear full kit without roasting. Ideally sub...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Adelaide to Birdsville late August

I'm planning on a trip from Adelaide to Birdsville late August, probably in time for the Birdsville races, and from there perhaps circle around via Charleville and so on back to Adelaide.

Riding...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,262
Posted By TwoUpTourer
First rate report guys! Well written, well...

First rate report guys!
Well written, well illustrated, living the dream!
cheers
John
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,262
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Great RR guys! I did a number of trips along...

Great RR guys!
I did a number of trips along the GRR 40 years ago in an old combi(the kind that now sell for $50k!) so it was good to see it again. An amazing ride, just what it is all about. ...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13,386
Views: 917,016
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Rebuilding shocks

Can anyone remember the name of a company in Brisbane or thereabouts called Red... something that specializes in rebuilding shock absorbers?

Or is there one closer to home in Adelaide?
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Rechargables - I should have known to ignore the...

Rechargables - I should have known to ignore the dire warnings from SPOT to only use Lithiums then!

Re the Chinese batteries, its a really interesting story. It is the same factory that makes...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Hi Andi I just recently got a SPOT Connect for...

Hi Andi
I just recently got a SPOT Connect for a trip up through centre of Oz later this year, and I'm wondering how long you get out of a pair of batteries with yours?

Are you using the Lithium...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13,386
Views: 917,016
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Don't be tempted to swim off the coast on the way...

Don't be tempted to swim off the coast on the way across. Spielberg didn't film the shark scenes for Jaws there for nothing! :)
Forum: Australia 05-02-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13,386
Views: 917,016
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Tent recommendations

As I'm contemplating a trip up north later in the year, I've started accumulating a bit of kit, and I'm wondering what experiences any of you may have had in selecting a tent. Being able to carry it...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Hi, where are you located? I'm in Basket Range in...

Hi, where are you located? I'm in Basket Range in Adelaide Hills. Usually ride out east from Strathalbyn area up to Palmer and out to the Murray, either alone or with mate fro. Hahndorf. Let me know...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,631
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I also dreamt of having a BMW some years back, a...

I also dreamt of having a BMW some years back, a K1100 in my case, saw one at a dealer, and arranged a test ride for the day. Much as I tried, I hated it. Rode like a pig. Came across a Honda ST1100,...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks Trev, this is probably what I was looking...

Thanks Trev, this is probably what I was looking for, so have bookmarked the group and will see what pops up.
Forum: Australia 04-25-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By TwoUpTourer
How is it that you get near bakeries when out...

How is it that you get near bakeries when out dirt riding? I ride a lot out east of Woodside through to Palmer and north/south thereof, and never saw a shop of any kind.
Forum: Australia 04-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Who/where he?

Who/where he?
Forum: Australia 04-23-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Old bastards dirt riding in SA

Okay, I'm 60, and I like exploring the dirt roads out bush from Adelaide region on my BMW F650GS, but older means hopefully wiser, with a greater interest in riding long and vertical rather than fast...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 117,915
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Like all the other comments here, this RR is...

Like all the other comments here, this RR is above and beyond, a class of its own.
Thanks for doing it, and I look forward to part 2, but its okay too if you decide to return to a quiet life out of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Luck had little to do with it. You worked...

Luck had little to do with it. You worked towards it, and got off your butts to do it, always the hardest step.
QSing -sumpin to do with 'rithmatic I think...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I'm almost speechless, other than thank you. A...

I'm almost speechless, other than thank you.
A couple in there are among the best you have taken, and that's already a crowded field!
John
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
S.E.N.S.A.T.I.O.N.A.L !!! And you gave up...

S.E.N.S.A.T.I.O.N.A.L !!!

And you gave up quantity surveying for that??:rofl
cheers
John
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Once again great report, great photos! thanks ...

Once again great report, great photos!
thanks
John
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
You'll end up in Rio if you steer south the same...

You'll end up in Rio if you steer south the same way you point at hats :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Thanks Andi & Ellen! I've been following your...

Thanks Andi & Ellen!
I've been following your trip for 15 months or more, sort of part of my life now, and enjoy it all, particularly your humanising of Central America and Colombia, previously...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 117,915
Posted By TwoUpTourer
I'm in! Awesome travel. Onya!

I'm in! Awesome travel. Onya!
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2,787
Views: 519,569
Posted By TwoUpTourer
Happy lurker

Hi Guys
Might seem you are talking to no one at times, but be assured there are plenty of us lurkers enjoying your trip with you - thanks!
Would be kinda handy though if you were to finish your...
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