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Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By swaino
1150 GSA or 1200 GSA

I am considering buying a 1200GSA, i previously owned an 1150GSA and loved it. I want to hear from owners of both with honest opinions about which they think are better and why.
Thanks in advance
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By swaino
Storage space

Thankyou all for the offers, thats what i was hoping for. As it is very early in the planning stage i hope it will be alright if i contact you next year to check if the offer is still good.
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By swaino
Storage space

Hello northwest types, i'm from country Victoria, Australia and a few years ago i had the pleasure of passing thru your neck of the woods with a few mates on bikes. The beauty of the area and the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,336,522
Posted By swaino
KLR cut out

Hello all, i'm seeking some opinions

I was riding my 08 KLR yesterday when, after about a half hour ride my bike just cut out.
I rolled to a stop and tried a quick fix fuel check but all seem...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 467,982
Posted By swaino
Varadero

After a bit of advice, i am considering buying a 2008/09 varadero and i see from this tread that they are fairly well regarded on here. Can you please give me the good, the bad and the ugly ( riding...
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-02-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By swaino
Aus in Jan- Feb

As that is our summer, Northern Australia is in it's wet season which means temps at or above 33c and humidity in the 90% which translates to hot and sticky. South of the tropic of Capricorn it's...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,359
Posted By swaino
Daily riding distance

As has been said, it all depends on what you like to do when out on rides. I rode 15000 k's around USA and Canada last year in 5 weeks, seen most of what i wanted and averaged around 500k's a day. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By swaino
Road condition request, Trujillo RD

I will be passing thru Colorado in early Aug heading South from Grand Junction, Durango and into New Mexico. Whilst exploring google maps i found this road, indn route 169/co road 500/Trujillo RD. If...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By swaino
Moab

Outstanding, nicely put together
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 163,496
Posted By swaino
Long way down

Not sure if it's been mentioned in this thread, haven't read them all but i was looking for bikes on the Pommy ebay site and i found one of the bikes used in the making of long way down. Presumably...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By swaino
Bell helmets

Thanks LILGS, those sites are for racing models, very limited and expensive. Thanks anyway.
Bell were big in Aust in the 70's and 80's but died off and are now coming back into popularity....
Forum: Australia 06-19-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By swaino
Bell helmets

Does anybody know of a Bell helmet stockist/retailer in Aust? I have looked and can only find overseas sellers and they charge stupid money to send to here.
Forum: Asia Pacific 05-02-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By swaino
Trip to Darwin

slojon

There's lots to see but big distances between. On your way home the Oodnadatta track is a treat (weather dependent). If you've got the time the Gib river road in the North East of WA is...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,328
Posted By swaino
Ride on the 18th

Sorry people, can't make it.
Forum: Australia 03-31-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,328
Posted By swaino
Ride on the 18th

Hello all, i'm newly back to the area and would like to tag along. 8am ish at diggers rest, count me in.
Forum: Alaska 03-29-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By swaino
Mornington Pen

Squonker,

No, the Pen is short for peninsular, a beautiful part of Southern Victoria on Port Phillip Bay, i'm in the Navy at a land base just near there. Sometimes it feels like a Penitentiary,...
Forum: Alaska 03-28-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By swaino
Passage to Juneau

Thanks for the great advice. I'm riding across USA next year with a week in the sth west corner of Canada, and if all goes well i will return the following year for a ride up into Alaska, it looks...
Forum: Alaska 03-28-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By swaino
Juneau, Alaska

Apart from flying, how do you get to Juneau with bike? Do they run passenger ferries from Prince Rupert, BC? Then from Juneau onto Haines?

Thanks for your thoughts
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By swaino
New continental tyre

Has anybody seen/tried the new continental road/trail tyre? I was at the Australian Horizons meeting recently and they were being displayed by the touratech rep. Can't recall the exact name but they...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By swaino
Rides close to Melbourne

I rode the Grand ridge road thru the Strezleki ranges last weekend. Fantastic ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,361
Posted By swaino
Chalk up one more for the 1150GSA

I love this bike. I've done 30k in 2.5 yrs and it is by far the most comfortable bike i've riden. I was given a 1200 for a day when i got mine serviced in Melb and i was not impressed. Didn't like...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,240
Posted By swaino
Back in the area after long absence

I know your not headed that way, but i just done the Grand ridge road thru the Strezlecki ranges, fantastic ride and not badly effected by the fires. Only the far Eastern end closed (as of last...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,121
Posted By swaino
Zeus 2100

I bought a zeus mainly because of price. On first wear the cheek pressure almost made me throw the thing away, but after a few times it now fits perfectly. Nice and snug. I like the visor set-up to....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By swaino
New 1200ADV

You lucky bugger, great looking bike aren't they. Happy trails. Personally, i like my big fat 04 1150 ADV.
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By swaino
Victorian high plains

Great pics, i crossed the mountains a few years ago during summer, a fairly sedate crossing useing the Nariel and Dargo roads, beautiful.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 562,668
Posted By swaino
Litchfield National Park, NT

Across the finnis river which is full of snapping handbags
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 562,668
Posted By swaino
Richmond, Tasmania

Built by convict labour 200years ago
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,326,113
Posted By swaino
Kakadu

Northern Territory, Australia
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,774
Views: 832,243
Posted By swaino
Oodnadatta track, Australia

And looking the other way
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3,774
Views: 832,243
Posted By swaino
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3,774
Views: 832,243
Posted By swaino
Outback Sth Australia to Darwin

Not sure if it's worked
Forum: Australia 07-20-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By swaino
Long way

You can still buy them in ABC and SBS book shops
Forum: Australia 06-20-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,175
Posted By swaino
Cost v practicality

Zeus 2100B is getting good reports both on webbikeworld.com and in a recent article in the june addition of Motorcycle trader mag. No doubting the ARIA is about the best you can buy but way...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By swaino
Birdsville track

I rode the track this time last year on an 1150ADV, solo but fully loaded. Mostly it was no trouble but you will hit patches of sand and loose crap that builds up on the outer edges, also beware of...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2007, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By swaino
Shipping to S.E. Asia

I think Perkins shipping out of Darwin do a weekly run to Singapore and as has been mentioned it's a quick trip into the countries you were interested in.
Forum: Australia 12-18-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 14,293
Posted By swaino
Horizons unlimited Aussie meeting

A great ride if your coming from the South is to ride the Dargo highplains road and then the Nariel road and into Corryong. Or if coming from the North, come down via Cooma, over the snowy's and into...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By swaino
Great pics

You don't have to ride around the world to experience the adventure biking lifestyle. All my biking has been in Australia but it can be pretty challenging. Planning on heading yourway myself in a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By swaino
Eek Nice work loadsman

I rode the Oodnadatta track in Jun this year on my ride to Darwin. I was on a fullypacked up 1150GSA and by myself, man was it tough going in places especially the last 400k. At one point i was...
Forum: Europe 08-31-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By swaino
Cheep BMW gear

Gidday all, new to the site. looks great.

I was wondering, does this mob with the cheap bmw gear have a web site?
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