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Forum: Australia 09-04-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Here's my take on Cameron corner! Circa. 2012 APC...

Here's my take on Cameron corner! Circa. 2012 APC rallyhttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/04/hety4e2u.jpg
Forum: Australia 09-04-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By BigBobC
Good to see you GT boys are gettin' on with...

Good to see you GT boys are gettin' on with business! The ride to Cameron corner was one I had been planning for a while XRman, now it is a couple of thou more clicks now for me!
Big bob.
Forum: Australia 09-04-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By BigBobC
My safari tank had a leak on the DR, coming from...

My safari tank had a leak on the DR, coming from within the tap itself. But when turned on was no problem, so I took that as a hint and left it on...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 08-10-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,860
Posted By BigBobC
I sold my Montana and bought a strike BT unit. I...

I sold my Montana and bought a strike BT unit. I haven't used it on my bike yet.
It has a heap of features and the maps are very good, I have been wondering how good it would actually be?
The...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By BigBobC
+1 on the double take mirrors. My dr650 was...

+1 on the double take mirrors. My dr650 was sitting on them and they didn't break! Easy to move into position and fold away, especially the left one when the bush grows over from the side!
They can...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 08-01-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,657
Posted By BigBobC
Perhaps you should take up golf... :) Hope alls...

Perhaps you should take up golf... :)
Hope alls well now!
Maybe might ride back from WA and catch up with the GT boys!
Forum: Australia 09-22-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
BRR, No fear on the saddle sores, I was a well...

BRR,
No fear on the saddle sores, I was a well oiled machine when I got back from the rally. Where has the fitness gone already?

As for the DR, disappointingly, the DR is not for me. Too heavy...
Forum: Australia 09-20-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Hey Gags, Have been busy therefore not on the...

Hey Gags,
Have been busy therefore not on the forum. Seems as if the rally quelled any adventure dreams for the Seth ozzies for a while.
And I've also sold my bike, and are also planning on moving...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By BigBobC
Go to the little pizza shop opposite the RSL,...

Go to the little pizza shop opposite the RSL, awesome feed. We ate their on the apc rally.
Forum: Australia 08-27-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 22,059
Posted By BigBobC
I used Dunlop 606's and needed 2 sets on my...

I used Dunlop 606's and needed 2 sets on my "hugely powerful" DR650. I didn't feel hard done by leaving the old tire at the change shop :)
I assumed the 908 rally raids would be the tire of choice...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 22,059
Posted By BigBobC
I was a bit riding very cautious and ginger on...

I was a bit riding very cautious and ginger on the way home from the rally, 356km, but meant that I started and finished from my shed. 8216km in 15 days. Awesome fun! :)
The bike was telling me it...
Forum: Australia 08-25-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
I had the thought of checking the bolts there...

I had the thought of checking the bolts there when on the APC rally, but then didn't want to deal with the consequences... :)
Did you use loctite on them? I use 243 loctite on my bike, the stronger...
Forum: Australia 08-24-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 22,059
Posted By BigBobC
After this years rally Damo, I reckon you could...

After this years rally Damo, I reckon you could easy do it on a budget. Most of our bikes were seriously overloaded with extra gear, and had far too much bling. Oh, hang on, that last point is for...
Forum: Australia 08-24-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
I read the post and thought XRman had not heard...

I read the post and thought XRman had not heard the details, hence I thought
Noise from the equipment or patient? :)
Forum: Australia 08-10-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
I reckon 3 to 1 the ktm's to BMW's by my...

I reckon 3 to 1 the ktm's to BMW's by my recollections. Didn't hear anything about a DR stopping... :)
Forum: Australia 08-10-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
We got caught with that error in the track notes...

We got caught with that error in the track notes and didn't fill up with fuel beforehand. Lucky it was downhill to murrumbateman...

You can't take anything for granted in the rally. When you think...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Micko done the bolt in the rear linkage on the...

Micko done the bolt in the rear linkage on the f650gs. DR is still going strong so far!
Forum: Australia 08-09-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Got into renmark in good time, ready to be fresh...

Got into renmark in good time, ready to be fresh for the sunset country tomorrow. We done over 800km yesterday, jrr and micko done more as they backtracked to parachilna to the night. I slipped into...
Forum: Australia 08-05-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Hi all, I haven't posted about the rally yet as...

Hi all, I haven't posted about the rally yet as there's only so much you can do....
See my recent post on the apc rally thread.
The best bike to do this years rally would have to be the 800,...
Forum: Australia 08-05-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
We are camped tonite at thargo. Most injuries...

We are camped tonite at thargo. Most injuries have occurred from here on in. The technical sections in the mountains were entertaining and a bit challenging, a drop of rain would change that. The...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Damn auto text and multi-tasking! Public...

Damn auto text and multi-tasking! Public conveniences - that shouldn't change by auto text !!
I may go up the Nhill harrow rd from Goroke if I get blown that way. I have 4 or 5 ways I can go!
Forum: Australia 07-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Do you blokes have a spot tracker? Send us the...

Do you blokes have a spot tracker? Send us the link so I can see where you are!
Forum: Australia 07-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
I dunno if there is a bakery in Nhill? I have...

I dunno if there is a bakery in Nhill? I have most bakeries mapped out but haven't got that one on the list! The funnies along the main drag probably easiest. Black on white bike, ktm orange stuff...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Follow myself and JRR: ...

Follow myself and JRR:

http://www.flytrace.com/tracker/map.aspx?group=65

It has 3 spot trackers on it.

BBC.
Forum: Australia 07-26-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Ride to Ouyen: hi all, sorry to be sporadic in...

Ride to Ouyen: hi all, sorry to be sporadic in posting but been working 19hrs a day the last fortnight to be ready for the rally. Done a wheel swap today and found knackered bearing in Cush drive...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Hi all, green triangles as the tracks of the tyre...

Hi all, green triangles as the tracks of the tyre tread sounds good!
Can I have one at ouyen next week?!
I have been quiet on here but keeping an eye on you all!
It's been very busy making sure...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
Thanks nry and damo, no doubt it will all work...

Thanks nry and damo, no doubt it will all work out in the next couple of weeks.
It's one of the things on the big list to get ready! :) :) :) not long now!!!
Forum: Australia 07-10-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
John, could I have an answer to the above...

John, could I have an answer to the above questions please?

Regards

BBC
Forum: Australia 07-04-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
John, will the rally route be available other...

John, will the rally route be available other than at the pre ride meetings in your local capital city? I an unable to get to any to load the GPS up.
Also, how many people are starting from ouyen...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
Yeah, mine wasn't switching on/off, but saying...

Yeah, mine wasn't switching on/off, but saying that the battery wasn't a genuine Garmin battery, thus jamming the screen on the warning. Battery was the one in the box but...
The amount of vibration...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Me from SA! I have a dr 650 with all the fruit...

Me from SA!
I have a dr 650 with all the fruit that I have set up for the apc rally in July. I will tackle anything on my bike including camping, although a few of the down hill rock runs in the...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 165,893
Posted By BigBobC
Boneman, put some electrical tape along the...

Boneman, put some electrical tape along the battery in the back to make it firm. I also put some small foam in there to stop it moving (fixed it like that on a ride and never changed it!). That fixed...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,376
Posted By BigBobC
I has been waiting for the spot connect to come...

I has been waiting for the spot connect to come out as I like the idea of all. It's features. I needed a spot quicker though for a ride, and I thought of all the trouble I have with pairing my...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14,597
Views: 1,960,762
Posted By BigBobC
I've set my DR up with AS expedition panniers and...

I've set my DR up with AS expedition panniers and due to time constraints have also fitted the AS pannier frames. Will try them out this weekend. To me they are light with 15mm dia. tubing, but they...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
That's the way gags, follow your nose is the best...

That's the way gags, follow your nose is the best way to navigate! (and also follow the GPS!)
Just leave enough fuel to get to halls gap for lunch :)
Us SA GT riders will be away on a recce ride so...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
The Vic range rd is a cracker! We went down there...

The Vic range rd is a cracker! We went down there the other weekend. There is the Vic range trk that runs south from the top of the mountain. This trk on the maps is meant to be locked as per the...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Hello all above, It looks like we can do...

Hello all above,
It looks like we can do something to get the spanner across SA. The key will be to get some firm dates, then we can start planning. Will make some initial calls...
I thought DRTrev...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,014,407
Posted By BigBobC
Little desert NP: Lots and lots of deep sand...

Little desert NP:
Lots and lots of deep sand that is easy to ride when wet :) but loves to grab your front wheel when dry :(
It is mainly flat so no big sand hills, but sand all the way.
The...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 240,697
Posted By BigBobC
Gags, I have been following this for a while...

Gags,
I have been following this for a while and are keen to be involved. However, from the 20th of April I really hit the straps with work 20/7, but I will have a chat about and see if we can get...
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,462
Posted By BigBobC
John, Do we need to pre-load tracks4australia...

John,
Do we need to pre-load tracks4australia onto the Montana, or do we just use the garmin topo maps?
Also, have you had issues with the Montana being dyslexic when storing routes? It seems to...
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