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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 1,477,716
Posted By Cruz
For the first time ever, I got the CBX stuck on a...

For the first time ever, I got the CBX stuck on a trail today. Took three of us to get it out of the quicksand quagmire.

http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad276/Harowerks/image.jpg1_38.jpg...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 284,492
Posted By Cruz
Cold and winter sleeping bag temperature ratings...

Cold and winter sleeping bag temperature ratings – those under 10 degrees fahrenheit – are not assigned using the new European EN13537 sleeping bag standards that many North American sleeping bag...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 02:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By Cruz
So, you want a bigger capacity twin cylinder...

So, you want a bigger capacity twin cylinder engine fitted to a bike that is currently a single cylinder and weighs over 40kg more than you want the 700 bike to? :lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,995
Posted By Cruz
Great work Michael, seems you have a pretty good...

Great work Michael, seems you have a pretty good idea what needs to be done.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-04-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 63,878
Posted By Cruz
There are no crash bars, what you see is the RRD...

There are no crash bars, what you see is the RRD bashplate with built in guard.

Jen, have you lost a bolt on the front mudguard mount at the top?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,995
Posted By Cruz
You may have to drop travel further than stock...

You may have to drop travel further than stock once you fit bash plates etc under the engine to give the clearance necessary.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By Cruz
Would you like people 'exploring' your back yard...

Would you like people 'exploring' your back yard though, is the question.

A gate and fence around a home in suburbia is no different than a gate and fence in the country.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 1,477,716
Posted By Cruz
The plastics on this bike cost sweet eff all. I...

The plastics on this bike cost sweet eff all. I wouldn't worry about tank guards either. Dropped mine a couple of times now and no part of the bodywork has hit anything. I don't have engine crash...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,474
Posted By Cruz
Any owners on here yet with the new Crossrunner?

Any owners on here yet with the new Crossrunner?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 1,477,716
Posted By Cruz
You will get good mileage and brilliant handling...

You will get good mileage and brilliant handling on bitumen and hardpack dirt with the MT60 Corsa on the front. This bike doesn't wear out front tyres very much unlike the wear of the rear tyres so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 1,477,716
Posted By Cruz
What tyre are you fitting to the front Juan? ...

What tyre are you fitting to the front Juan?

Was in my tyre shop last week to have a look at what my next rear tyre may be and advice I received is that the Shinko and Kenda big block tyres are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,995
Posted By Cruz
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,995
Posted By Cruz
Huge project, will follow it closely.

Huge project, will follow it closely.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,493
Posted By Cruz
At least you know the DR will get you there and...

At least you know the DR will get you there and back Grigor.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Cruz
Will depend on the route they take. I think they...

Will depend on the route they take. I think they made a good choice with the exc.

Reading Adam's blog of the first few days shows they made a good decision.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 36,723
Posted By Cruz
Video of the bike build for the Hay River trip. ...

Video of the bike build for the Hay River trip.

http://youtu.be/HbZE2Gv0zfE
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,109
Posted By Cruz
Honda CB500X - should have come out with spoked...

Honda CB500X - should have come out with spoked wheels and longer, better suspension ala the Rally Raid Designs kit.
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,493
Posted By Cruz
Usually about 50 minutes or so from Samford Will.

Usually about 50 minutes or so from Samford Will.
Forum: Australia 06-29-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,118
Posted By Cruz
Caboolture, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast have a...

Caboolture, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast have a few stockists.
Forum: Australia 06-29-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By Cruz
So, are you saying, if I bought a 690, I would...

So, are you saying, if I bought a 690, I would get to drive home in comfort after each ride? :evil
Forum: Australia 06-29-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By Cruz
Have never used them except maybe the overall...

Have never used them except maybe the overall weight one myself.

Maybe if we did use them, we wouldn't have owned so many bikes? :lol3
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By Cruz
Hmmm, 2015 model F700GS has 54.7 kw, 77 Nm, 209kg...

Hmmm, 2015 model F700GS has 54.7 kw, 77 Nm, 209kg full fueled.

2015 Suzuki DL650Adv has 50.4kw, 60 Nm, 214kg full fueled.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By Cruz
In the USA it can, dont know about Oz.

In the USA it can, dont know about Oz.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,322
Posted By Cruz
It hardly gets ridden anymore.

It hardly gets ridden anymore.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Cruz
The laws were made for all of Qld though, not a...

The laws were made for all of Qld though, not a small part of Cairns.
Forum: Australia 06-27-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 44,078
Posted By Cruz
http://www.clake.com.au/testimonial/

http://www.clake.com.au/testimonial/
Forum: Australia 06-27-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Cruz
Those 'pedestrians' may just be opening car doors...

Those 'pedestrians' may just be opening car doors on the left side and getting out, due to the total lack of parking spaces or drop off zones in cities. Or cutting across the road from the right...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Cruz
Have you not seen the abomination they made for...

Have you not seen the abomination they made for the XChallenge?

Why would they even bother making one now after all this time when a number of other makers are providing good or at least half...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By Cruz
Does it mean anything different if you wear it...

Does it mean anything different if you wear it over the left or right shoulder?
Forum: Australia 06-27-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 284,492
Posted By Cruz
So, is this a selfie of a dummy holding the...

So, is this a selfie of a dummy holding the selfie stick, which the operator is using to set up his selfie?
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 169,296
Posted By Cruz
Any news on the Australia front yet? :ear ...

Any news on the Australia front yet? :ear

Import tax and freight will make the whole setup prohibitive over here if we are required to buy overseas. :puke1
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,118
Posted By Cruz
Have Velcro closure on the top of my Savannah...

Have Velcro closure on the top of my Savannah boots and not a problem in over 5 years now.
Forum: Australia 06-25-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,493
Posted By Cruz
A bit of a wait and see game with the roster at...

A bit of a wait and see game with the roster at the moment Dave.
Forum: Australia 06-25-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,118
Posted By Cruz
Yeah, for you guys I would be looking at the...

Yeah, for you guys I would be looking at the Alpine Stars Toucan Goretex boot.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864194
...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Cruz
Yep, I use a US20 plus two US10s in the same...

Yep, I use a US20 plus two US10s in the same configuration. Use a R20 back pack for light stuff and water, don't even know you are wearing it.

Look at the GiantLoop Mojavi saddlebags for...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,493
Posted By Cruz
Hmmm, I feel a reckoning coming Virgil!

Hmmm, I feel a reckoning coming Virgil!
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Cruz
Remember Joe, never go the full retard!:evil

Remember Joe, never go the full retard!:evil
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,210
Posted By Cruz
Away working Paul.

Away working Paul.
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Cruz
Shoehorn the DL motor in there Joe, heaps of good...

Shoehorn the DL motor in there Joe, heaps of good ones of them around. :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 1,477,716
Posted By Cruz
Previously owned a 2007 BMW XChallenge fitted...

Previously owned a 2007 BMW XChallenge fitted with ABS and Brembo brakes.
You could turn the ABS off with a switch if you were stopped.
That is the only good thing I could say about the ABS on the...
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