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Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By El_Duderino
Not sure what all options are for you, but when I...

Not sure what all options are for you, but when I get my new Husky soon, I'll be whacking on the Safari tanks. These are pure beasts and not only take-over your extended fuel range, but will replace...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 49,773
Posted By El_Duderino
I recall having a spaz years ago at dad in France...

I recall having a spaz years ago at dad in France for not letting me drive. I'd ridden mates piss-weak scooters over there for years, but never driven thanks to shitty insurance rules over there. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 49,773
Posted By El_Duderino
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Forum: Trip Planning 06-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,999
Posted By El_Duderino
International flight over in pure safety is one...

International flight over in pure safety is one thing, instead what i'm far more concerned are people carrying weapons when I arrive. We are not used to seeing guns or a person carrying a knife. I am...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By El_Duderino
You have just raised a very good issue which I...

You have just raised a very good issue which I hadn't even considered. :eek1
I got pinged for a DUI (same thing as your DWI) way back when I was 19, did my time and lesson learned. I'm 33...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,564
Posted By El_Duderino
I built this beast up for a trip which never...

I built this beast up for a trip which never eventuated, and sold because it wasn't being used enough. Stupidity I know...but might be able to buy it back in the near future, hehe!
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,066,780
Posted By El_Duderino
Well here's me on a cop bike after taking it for...

Well here's me on a cop bike after taking it for a test-ride... :rofl

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l376/el_duderino_album/61162_431459151500_7191517_n_zpsd63bd164.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,834
Views: 7,191,347
Posted By El_Duderino
These are of my ex and I about 6 years ago, back...

These are of my ex and I about 6 years ago, back when she was starting off riding. Plenty of good times were had! :wink:
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 410,998
Posted By El_Duderino
These pics were taken a couple of years ago on a...

These pics were taken a couple of years ago on a 7500klm bike tour, in a caravan park in Parkes NSW Australia. I remember when arriving being absolutely exhausted and so hot I was struggling to get...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,152
Posted By El_Duderino
I don't live in the states so it may have been...

I don't live in the states so it may have been lost upon the previous poster. Here in Aus nobody looks out for bikes at all.

Learned your lesson the hardway being sideswiped by a ditzy bitch in a...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,152
Posted By El_Duderino
I love the "lesson for the stupid" on your...

I love the "lesson for the stupid" on your panniers...never seen that before but sure beats a few choice hand-gestures to get the same message across, and far more politely! :rofl
Forum: Americas 05-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,903
Posted By El_Duderino
I am going to second everything above, and fess...

I am going to second everything above, and fess up to not having owned anything (road, dual or offroad bigger) than a 650. On occasions I've house sat R1's, etc, but quite honestly don't ever feel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By El_Duderino
Fantastic write-up and such beautiful country out...

Fantastic write-up and such beautiful country out that way! Sometimes you just need to get away for the night to hit the recharge button. I've only been out that way the once for a 4-day'er as a...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By El_Duderino
Get yourself a Sena and an iJet...by far and away...

Get yourself a Sena and an iJet...by far and away the easiest combination to use. :)

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l376/el_duderino_album/IMG_4769_1.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,152
Posted By El_Duderino
Sure thing mate! Please excuse the crappy mobile...

Sure thing mate! Please excuse the crappy mobile phone pics btw. This fairly typical of what I take hiking and should give you a good idea of all you really need. Obviously with the bike you'd have...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6,341
Views: 2,504,152
Posted By El_Duderino
Wow there are some serious set-ups! I've...

Wow there are some serious set-ups! I've gradually gone for the less is more philosophy thanks to hiking and it's working out well for me...buying newer lighter gear I've found I'm far more...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,763
Posted By El_Duderino
I always keep my bank card and use it normally,...

I always keep my bank card and use it normally, simple. Nobody is going to hurt or stuff you around...same thing as international travel. Just be a man and continue about your day, and if someone's...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By El_Duderino
Hey JFMAN! I forgot to mention I intend to visit...

Hey JFMAN! I forgot to mention I intend to visit parts of Canada also, hahaha! A mate is from Toronto and she has family there, which will certainly help on the later travels :)

I'm well versed...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By El_Duderino
Aussie taking on the USA solo

The scary decision has been made to throw caution to the wind, sell my house, buy another bike and go touring through the USA (hopefully for 1yr). The real-estate agent came for a 4hr meeting last...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-01-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,885
Posted By El_Duderino
Ahhhh...the question which plagues many of us! ...

Ahhhh...the question which plagues many of us! :rofl

After looking at what mates use for hiking and touring over many years, seeing the difficulties, mishaps and wins over different types of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 80,244
Posted By El_Duderino
Hey Dominik! Fantastic RR mate, and glad to see...

Hey Dominik! Fantastic RR mate, and glad to see you're having an amazing experience Down Under! :clap

As part of your tour, I see you'll be coming back through Victoria and felt compelled to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,447
Views: 410,222
Posted By El_Duderino
Hahaha, I'd been wondering the same thing too! ...

Hahaha, I'd been wondering the same thing too! He sure has a quick and dry wit, and it's very refreshing to read an RR in "our language"!! :rofl
Forum: Trip Planning 02-26-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 49,709
Posted By El_Duderino
A very interesting question you ask...but I guess...

A very interesting question you ask...but I guess it depends on the individual. This question has come up over the years as an only-child, and can say, amongst others that we have no such problems. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2,447
Views: 410,222
Posted By El_Duderino
Also, would love to hear more (even by PM) of...

Also, would love to hear more (even by PM) of your experiences in the USA. I'm about to buy a BMW 650 in preparation for visiting the Yanks and Cannucks in a couple of months to tackle the Trans-Am...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2,447
Views: 410,222
Posted By El_Duderino
G'day Sheldon! Mate, what an impressive...

G'day Sheldon! Mate, what an impressive RR....easily the best RTW report I've ever seen and rivals Simon and Lisa Thomas for info, but you go into so much more depth, honestly of your impressions,...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 30,300
Posted By El_Duderino
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l376/el_duderin...

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l376/el_duderino_album/IMG_4790.jpg (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/el_duderino_album/media/IMG_4790.jpg.html)

4000klm's of bitumen, plus 1200klm's on loose...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-12-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 64,254
Posted By El_Duderino
Hey mate! I'm 32, single with no kids, and own my...

Hey mate! I'm 32, single with no kids, and own my house. Always worked my arse off, but thanks to a number of American companies downsizing/closing their doors, am left with not much alternative but...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-12-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By El_Duderino
The Deciding Factor...

To many of you who decided to do a RTW or an epic overseas riding journey, what were the factors in your lives which convinced you to finally go ahead and do it?
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,747
Posted By El_Duderino
I'm a big fan of the BMW Function summer...

I'm a big fan of the BMW Function summer underwear. I have the mesh-like style which breathes easily, there's no seams, pack small, and they are quick to wash/dry. Sure they aren't cheap to buy,...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By El_Duderino
No chance of mice ever stepping foot on my...

No chance of mice ever stepping foot on my property...a golden-retriever and a basset/beagle are a solid insurance policy for such things. Never seen a mouse in 20yrs thanks to my girls, and the...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By El_Duderino
Thanks for the kind words mate! :) They were...

Thanks for the kind words mate! :) They were taken during a transitional phase of a clean-up years ago, and things were even better organised than what you saw afterwards...until I shared my...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,019
Posted By El_Duderino
Before I started riding, I bought a Shark...

Before I started riding, I bought a Shark XRX-Sygma helmet, a pair of Spidi c/f knuckled leather gloves, and an unarnoured DriRider jacket. That was my pillion-gear for when my mate was able to take...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,667
Posted By El_Duderino
I've been quite content using cheaper 2-man tents...

I've been quite content using cheaper 2-man tents of late. The first one was a $35 one off ebay which did me just fine from south to north of Aus and back. The zipper broke right at the end, and...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,439
Posted By El_Duderino
It looks like a stoner with a cheesy grin leering...

It looks like a stoner with a cheesy grin leering at a packet of twisties and a snickers bar! :rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,439
Posted By El_Duderino
At 6"4' there's no way he'd be able to fit behind...

At 6"4' there's no way he'd be able to fit behind the wheel of either...at 6" not even i could properly and got cramps within minutes. ;)
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,439
Posted By El_Duderino
I would definitely say an MGB, but make sure it's...

I would definitely say an MGB, but make sure it's a Mk2 with overdrive. Oh, and yes I'm in complete agreeance that the American rubber bumpered models are horrid looking things...chrome like...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By El_Duderino
Oh I just found this shonky-quality phone pic...

Oh I just found this shonky-quality phone pic which should serve as a teaser along the lines of what to expect! :rofl
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Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By El_Duderino
And under the benches looked like this (and have...

And under the benches looked like this (and have largely remain unchanged thankfully!).

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l376/el_duderino_album/CIMG4128.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By El_Duderino
My top-box and roll-cab for random screws, bolts,...

My top-box and roll-cab for random screws, bolts, wires, fitments, and random stuff looked like this:

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l376/el_duderino_album/CIMG4121.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By El_Duderino
I also found some pics of my old top-box back...

I also found some pics of my old top-box back from when I was a first-year apprentice which I thought might be useful for you too. I look at it now and laugh at how little I had, but given the cost...
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