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Forum: OZ Vendors 07-29-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,321
Posted By aspad
Another satisfied customer here. Nick did my DR...

Another satisfied customer here. Nick did my DR and the bike was transformed. :deal
Recommended.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By aspad
Can I ask why you are putting a regular GS screen...

Can I ask why you are putting a regular GS screen on a GSA.
I'm interested because I test rode both bikes last week and was surprised that I liked the regular screen best. I expected the GSA to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By aspad
Just answered my own question

I think.
I just test rode a 2014 GS and GSA back to back on exactly the same route including a section of low speed gravel with some tight turns thrown in for good measure
Took the standard GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By aspad
Thanks for the responses guys. About to part with...

Thanks for the responses guys. About to part with some cash later today to order a new GS so light and lively it is:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By aspad
heavier crank on 2015 GSW

Anyone know if they are doing this as a result of a particular problem with the 2013-2014 models?
They are going to use the heavy crank from the GSA.
I am familiar with the arguments for and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,268
Posted By aspad
Is putting a heavier crank on a response to any...

Is putting a heavier crank on a response to any known problems with the performance of the current spec bike?
It is supposed to help smooth out power delivery at very low revs and allow tractoring...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,902
Posted By aspad
I used one two years ago on the same trip. Yes...

I used one two years ago on the same trip. Yes they will stink up your panniers or other bag you put them in after use. I wrapped it in plastic bags but it got through and the vapours contaminated...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,978
Posted By aspad
They are horrible on green slimy concrete fords...

They are horrible on green slimy concrete fords too. DAMHIK.
Then again what isn't.
Fantastic durability though - 3/4 times better than a TKC on GS1200
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 65,194
Posted By aspad
Hey David, Great meeting and riding with you in...

Hey David,
Great meeting and riding with you in Guatamala. Terrific pictures and narrative. What a wonderful adventure you are having!!!
We left Guatamala last Sunday and have been touring Costa...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By aspad
Most people filter to the front at traffic lights...

Most people filter to the front at traffic lights in Sydney provided there is enough room. I have never seen a cop try to stop it.
Some slow speed lane splitting is also done in very heavy traffic...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Faark that looks cold Hodgo. Get your arse...

Faark that looks cold Hodgo. Get your arse southbound young man:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Nice going hodge. Keep livin the dream for the...

Nice going hodge. Keep livin the dream for the rest of us.

Maybe catch you next year if you decide ever to return!!!
Forum: Australia 08-15-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By aspad
There are no cabins in the blue mtns like there...

There are no cabins in the blue mtns like there are in mountain ranges in other parts of the world. You could either camp (good in summer ) in the bush near a river (if hiking) or do day walks into...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By aspad
Hi Frederic, It looks like a lot of your...

Hi Frederic,
It looks like a lot of your questions have been answered already.
re bike: it sounds to me like you need a dual sport bike so you can enjoy the dirt roads and tracks that lead to a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Nice going Hodgo. Great to see what a good time...

Nice going Hodgo. Great to see what a good time you are having.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6,733
Views: 2,067,100
Posted By aspad
I arrived in Katherine midday. It is a booming...

I arrived in Katherine midday. It is a booming tourist jump off point. I found the Motorcycle dealer, bought some oil as it is time for a change. Fortunately they let me borrow a plastic dump...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,400
Posted By aspad
Nice.. Let us know when you get to oz. safe ride

Nice.. Let us know when you get to oz. safe ride
Forum: Australia 07-24-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By aspad
I rode a hire bike through the french alps last...

I rode a hire bike through the french alps last year without any of that stuff apart from what came with the bike.
I found the French to be very considerate of bikes (bicycles even more so) and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,054,943
Posted By aspad
One word. SLIME! Where was that one Davo?

One word.
SLIME!

Where was that one Davo?
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
I know, great isn't it?:cry:cry

I know, great isn't it?:cry:cry
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Nice going Hodgo. Looks like you are living my...

Nice going Hodgo. Looks like you are living my dream.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,858
Posted By aspad
This is a relatively recent cager habit (last...

This is a relatively recent cager habit (last 10-15yrs) with more doing it more often. It was so prevalent that I looked to see if driver's ed or AARP advisories were promoting it? Couldn't find...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,263
Posted By aspad
Yep. There is a decent camp spot off the road...

Yep. There is a decent camp spot off the road just past the granites mine. LHS as you head north west. No water so carry your own
Forum: Australia 07-04-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,265
Posted By aspad
We took about 4 days and went to a lot of the...

We took about 4 days and went to a lot of the gorges. Then 2 days at el questro
You could take a lot longer. Best camp site was free at the durack river. Take time if you can and do the side gorges
Forum: Australia 07-04-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,376
Posted By aspad
I looked again twice. Nothing. Maybe I should cut...

I looked again twice. Nothing. Maybe I should cut the heels off:lol3
Someone else suggested lanolin. Hey if it's good enough for the kiwis....
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Hey mate, glad you haven't lost interest yet....

Hey mate, glad you haven't lost interest yet. Retire soon mate, Just do it.

Read every word so far and I hear ya. I was going to say you look like you've lost a bit of weight and then I saw that...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,376
Posted By aspad
My Sidi adv boots from Bikeland were despatched...

My Sidi adv boots from Bikeland were despatched the day after I ordered them and (according to the tracker) were in Oz within 5 days. then took about two weeks to clear customs or whatever.
I went...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Nice going hodgo. Looks fantastic.

Nice going hodgo. Looks fantastic.
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By aspad
As you have already discovered Dan, the locals...

As you have already discovered Dan, the locals here are a charming, friendly and welcoming bunch:rofl
Actually they seriously are.
Give me a shout when you get down here. I originally hail from...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,265
Posted By aspad
Dunno how deep the big one (Pentecost) is now....

Dunno how deep the big one (Pentecost) is now. Last August it was not too bad and very rideable. There are lots of big slimy boulders so the trick is to carry a reasonable amount of speed and don't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,960
Posted By aspad
Awesome ride report. Thanks for telling us the...

Awesome ride report. Thanks for telling us the story. Big brass ones - you has em. That is one hell of a solo ride.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Hey Hodgo. Looks sensational. Keep it coming.

Hey Hodgo. Looks sensational. Keep it coming.
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 65,921
Posted By aspad
Hi Adrian, Great to see you made it all happen...

Hi Adrian,
Great to see you made it all happen and are finally there. Have a wonderful trip and make sure you give us regular updates.
I will be reading the thread and taking notes for when I get...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,478
Posted By aspad
Nothing wrong with the BM 650 - that Rotax engine...

Nothing wrong with the BM 650 - that Rotax engine is bomb proof. But the
DR 650 is a lot more customisable than the beemer and can be made a lot more dirt worthy. There is a huge aftermarket for...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,263
Posted By aspad
That must be the same twat who would not turn on...

That must be the same twat who would not turn on the bowser while I had my helmet on about 4 yrs ago + then abused me. I rode off + since then always use the other one in town + make sure I tell...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By aspad
Try searching the DR thread. Bergdonk is the...

Try searching the DR thread.
Bergdonk is the man who has posted on this extensively in the past.
Be interested too.
My guess (rank punt) would be 14/45. with the standard 17 rear
Forum: Racing 05-14-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 464,726
Posted By aspad
Dead right. If anything MM hangs off and forward...

Dead right. If anything MM hangs off and forward even more than Casey did.
I reckon he could ride the tits of the Duke too!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,711
Posted By aspad
Agree on individual variance 100%. And the more...

Agree on individual variance 100%. And the more difficult the riding situation, the more the variation is evident - but as you point out even in the most basic riding situations, some people screw up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,711
Posted By aspad
This is an interesting issue and probably worthy...

This is an interesting issue and probably worthy of its own thread.
What you say is clearly true at an individual level.
But consider yourself as part of a population - where statistic really...
Forum: Racing 05-06-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 18,069
Posted By aspad
Somethings change. Casey has left the building. ...

Somethings change. Casey has left the building.
Somethings stay the same. You're still the same ignorant and classless pillock as before!
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