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Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,256
Posted By Tradey
Bogged Down

Riding into Bogota, Colombia (pop. 7 million) on Monday night after a long weekend <groan> our Zumo got us to the hostel 2 hours ahead of our riding buddies who were all using iPhones... they all...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Tradey
NSW motorcycle laws and regulations - 2015

Good to see the bureaucrats still producing and sitting on good common sense motorcycle regulations. The latest publication includes this gem:

Rule 270 (1) Ride motorcycle with 4 or more...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Tradey
Global roaming

* Cover my personal belongings (camera, laptop, gps, mobile..etc)
- However many policies do not cover items 'in the open'.

World Nomads - www.worldnomads.com (http://www.worldnomads.com)

*...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 257,065
Posted By Tradey
Aldi UK Motorcycle gear

Aldi UK Motorcycle gear:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sun-8-mar/

But generally cheaper in Ireland:

https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/sun-8-mar/
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Tradey
Don't panic

According to my mate in downtown Kobe, Japan, the 'Doohickey' failure rate is so miniscule, it doesn't even make the top 10 component failure list for KLR650's in 20 years ! He said they looked at...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,256
Posted By Tradey
Tabnots

You can bugger around with phones and tablets on your bike, but nothing beats a dedicated waterproof GPS unit in the end. They cost more, but will last longer and do a far better job. Both our...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tradey
Priority #1

We all have different circumstances, but I find it ironic many people insure their material things but not themselves. I did the complete opposite hundreds of years ago banking the equivilant...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,256
Posted By Tradey
Lights, Camera, Action

Installed an Innovv C3 motorcycle dash cam on the F8 to capture all the dick head Sydney drivers who have little regard for other road users safety. It starts recording in 1080P the moment the...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Tradey
Roadies

Roadside Assistance is no use if you can't contact them, unless you got a Spot setup as mentioned earlier. Even then you can wait 12-48 hours until someone finally finds you. I've always found...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Tradey
Oils ain't oils

No matter what chain oiler you buy, it will probably be the best accessory you have ever fitted. Love my Scottoiler...

"Just fill up the Tutoro reservoir, turn the oiler on at the start of your...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,667
Posted By Tradey
Black spots

You see a lot of second hand satellite phones on eBay, many owners cough up big bucks for a handset and plan and discover within a year what a worthless investment they really are. Ask any serious...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Tradey
We have Ignition

Had one of these for years, locally designed and made, 2 wires to connect, never false alarms, draws bugger all current and works a treat:

http://www.ignitoralarms.com.au/
Forum: Australia 01-06-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tradey
Bugs

We took a SteriPen to South America last trip but never used it once as there was abundant bottled water sellers everywhere. Sold it on eBay. Ironically I ended up in an Ecuador hospital for 2 days...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By Tradey
Tent Space

Mate, avail yourself to the Tent Space thread. Not a lot of Aussie inmates listed to date, but worth a look. You'll find us listed under Sydney:
...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Done and dusted

Traditional business models have gone out the window with the market disruptor the internet and nothing will stop it. Bricks and mortar businesses may have a defined market catchment of 1-50km...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,746
Posted By Tradey
For eyes

No more reading glasses for me. Got a $3500 plastic 'donut' inserted in my left eye on our last trip to Chile. I can read newspapers, text messages, GPS screen and menu's ! Best thing I've ever...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,163
Views: 508,890
Posted By Tradey
Oils ain't oils

Just found a coupon code for BikeBiz with free shipping on oil and bits:

WANT FREE SHIPPING?
ENTER "oils" IN THE COUPON CODE FIELD
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 257,065
Posted By Tradey
Mega - death - sale

We snuck up on Friday night to our local store to see what stuff had been slashed for today's Mega Sale. The staff had herded all the stock to be discounted into one big group. We had a pick...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 257,065
Posted By Tradey
Slaps

Last years $1.99 thongs wore a hole in my foot where the inside strap rubs your skin. Saw my neighbour yesterday with a mark on his foot in the exact same spot... he was wearing $1.99 (mens) Aldi...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,382
Posted By Tradey
DAS Auto

We had a lovely German couple riding a pair of TransAlps drop by on their RTW ride - the Honda's were so reliable and comfortable they said - yes, no BM-Trouble-U's for them....
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By Tradey
C s i

Please share with us some more details about the theft. How ? When ? Where ?. Information like this helps others avoid the pain you have suffered.


There has been some interesting input on...
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Tradey
How Mad Are You

For years since I knew my best friend, he was always a bit odd and had some behavioural issues bordering on the nicest guy to the nastiest and all within a short space of time. Throw in some alcohol...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Getting back on track...

Analysing everyone's responses here I concluded the following significant issues:

Downsides:

1. Returns - warranty, wrong items sent, wrong items ordered.
2. Speed - shipping can be a factor...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Only suckers pay retail #2

Some of the stores I shop in can save you little or lots, all depends on timing and many now offer competitive shipping and some don't, so I just use the free freight option to get it to my...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Only suckers pay retail...

eBay ran a campaign last year "Browse at Harvey Norman - Buy it on eBay" - Gerry Harvey went ballistic. I walk into a BM-Trouble-U stealership looking for a new outfit, jacket had a $1250 price tag....
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Two for one

When wanting to buy from overseas, always find out where it's made first and go hunting in that country. We bought both our Arai XD3's online from Amazon Japan for around $600 each delivered. Local...
Forum: Australia 09-24-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Customer service

Far superior customer service from any motorcycle retailer in the USA than here in Australia. Their whole economy is based on customer service that SHITS on any Australian business.

Yes, there...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Barking mad

1. BarkBusters - nice product, Made in Australia, Wollongong in fact. The two pairs I bought from an online retailer in NEW YORK were cheaper than the bike shop down the road here in Sydney, even...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tradey
Pay through the nose

We have been at the mercy of local motorcycle traders for far too many years and with the wonderful 'interweb' we no longer have to pay the over inflated prices which Australian consumers have been...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,519
Posted By Tradey
Pave the way

Regardless of your choice, the bike you buy will honestly be spending 90% of it's life on a paved road and really that should be 90% of the decision. Your short list is very good, all Japanese and...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By Tradey
Ad hoc

We have found with trip planning both in Australia and in foreign lands, is to have a broad outline of where you want to go and then adjust it once you hit the road. Weather always becomes a game...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By Tradey
Flower Power

This is wildflower season and if you hit the exact right time in September, the outback blooms. We do a wildflower tour which runs:
Sydney - Dubbo - Bourke - White Cliffs - Tibooburra - Innamincka...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,753
Posted By Tradey
Ex china

The same seller of the AU kit for $620 appears to have the same unit ex-China for $100 for 2 units. Am I reading this right ?

www.ebay.com.au/itm/331237995698...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By Tradey
Nsw six maps

NSW Government have a spatial image tool with excellent aerial imaging too. It does require a high level of expertise to work out though. You can choose map/terrain or satellite imagery:
...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 257,065
Posted By Tradey
Special Buys - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Two items of interest in next weeks catalogue:

Wednesday - Maginon HD waterproof action camera $50
...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,160
Posted By Tradey
e-TRAK

Set up an automated search Australia wide on eBay and Gumtree for a number of your farkles, especially the bike specific ones which only fit that model. You probably won't see any of it again, but...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,053
Posted By Tradey
Techmoan

A bloke in the UK does a lot of action camera reviews and it's a great place to start. One of his favourites is the SJ1000 can be found on eBay from $60 and the SJ4000 Go-Pro clone from $90.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-28-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By Tradey
City Navigator Australia & New Zealand NT 2015.20

Just released: City Navigator Australia & New Zealand NT 2015.20 Sensis
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 257,065
Posted By Tradey
Hand it to him

THUMBS UP on the uber dual sports (construction) gloves ! Picked up a pair in XL, nice genuine leather, Made in Pakistan and nicely padded to absorb some of the handle bar vibrations. A little...
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 257,065
Posted By Tradey
Think outside the square

I picked up a set of those gloves today and they looked OK for construction gloves. I'm going back to take a second look and will take my motorcycle brain this time... :eek1

(The Uber tan colour...
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