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Forum: Australia Today, 02:18 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 29,150
Posted By Ockrocket
x3

x3
Forum: OZ Vendors Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 616,212
Posted By Ockrocket
Rox Risers WTB.

Looking for Rox Risers (pivoting) 2" rise for 7/8" bars (to suit DR650)

Please PM me if you have a set to sell.
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ockrocket
The trap is that many tyres fitted to bikes these...

The trap is that many tyres fitted to bikes these days (even as OEM) are actually tubeless tyres, but the rims are not, so the tyres have tubes fitted from new.

Unless you know what you are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Ockrocket
After numerous brands and types of tyres on my...

After numerous brands and types of tyres on my three bikes (Wee-Strom, KLE500 and DR650), they all now wear Mitas E07 tyres.

Great for dirt and tar, good tyre life too.. 20,000 km for my rears...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Ockrocket
Absolutely a +1 for carrying a PLB, I haven't had...

Absolutely a +1 for carrying a PLB, I haven't had to use mine but it is strapped to my waist every time I go on a ride (other than my commute to work).

If you don't want a DRZ, how about a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 416,901
Posted By Ockrocket
Loaded and on the way to a recent Rally event in...

Loaded and on the way to a recent Rally event in NSW Australia.

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/Bikes/KRR%202015/20150206_131658_zps9szidapp.jpg...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,533
Posted By Ockrocket
:thumbup ok. :beer

:thumbup ok.

:beer
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ockrocket
You have a DR650 with tubeless rims? :huh We...

You have a DR650 with tubeless rims? :huh

We all want them. :deal

DR stock wheels already have tubes (not fitted with tubeless rims as OEM).

And it is far quicker and easier to plug a...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,533
Posted By Ockrocket
You misunderstood my comments... And sorry...

You misunderstood my comments...

And sorry you think I'm a "sad dude"

:fyyff

Now go back and re-read it with the thought that I'm trying to suggest everyone would "win" if all three threads...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,533
Posted By Ockrocket
I did mention in a (now moved) post, that from a...

I did mention in a (now moved) post, that from a marketing standpoint the move was the wrong direction.

The response to my thought of moving the Vendors to a Sticky on our regional "Front Page"...
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,533
Posted By Ockrocket
Why don't we just move the whole f**k'n...

Why don't we just move the whole f**k'n Australian Regional section to the Vendor section then?
:rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ockrocket
Don't listen to Allan,,,,, :D ( :huh ) I had...

Don't listen to Allan,,,,, :D ( :huh )

I had the KLR... now have the DR.

Stick with the DR. :deal
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,533
Posted By Ockrocket
Flea Market/Wanted.

Well we all know that these two threads have been moved to the Vendor section (which will see us visiting the sale/wanted threads far less often I think, and we will I will still only visit the...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ockrocket
Remove the upper chain roller, plenty of...

Remove the upper chain roller, plenty of stories/evidence where the chain has snagged it and torn it off, leaving a big hole in the frame.

You will get lots of assorted advice here, the best bit...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,445
Posted By Ockrocket
For tyres, Mitas E07 would be a better choice...

For tyres, Mitas E07 would be a better choice than full knobbies for now.
The difference between road tyres and knobbies when riding on tar is big, you may find yourself throwing the bike down the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Ockrocket
The DR650 feels like a mini-bike after riding a...

The DR650 feels like a mini-bike after riding a GS :huh (I know, I had an R1150GS, 240kg plus in weight, the DR is 155kg)

And by the sounds of it "more powerful" is not what he needs at this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,321
Posted By Ockrocket
So what is the bike that is actually under all...

So what is the bike that is actually under all that crap? :ear

And whatever happened to the "travel light" theory for motorbikes? :rofl
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 40,793
Posted By Ockrocket
I can relate to the "million mile an hour brain",...

I can relate to the "million mile an hour brain", maybe it is a common denominator in depression as well.

Robin Williams is an example, there are many more out there that have suffered the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Ockrocket
Forget all that crap... Get a DR650, chuck...

Forget all that crap...

Get a DR650, chuck on a reasonable after market seat and a 30 litre fuel tank. :deal

Then go and take it all those places you thought you would be able to take the GS...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,423
Posted By Ockrocket
DR650 for you... it can carry more luggage than...

DR650 for you... it can carry more luggage than the DRZ with less engine stress and less subframe risk.

And the WR (or other suitable 250, such as the CRF250L) for your wife... it will be a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 106,565
Views: 21,188,531
Posted By Ockrocket
I screwed a dome headed allen bolt in to the hole...

I screwed a dome headed allen bolt in to the hole where the chain roller had been, hasn't been a problem.

Keeps the water and crap from getting in and ultimately rusting out the frame from the...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 20,858
Posted By Ockrocket
Oh I will mate, I will.... my Mrs. just got back...

Oh I will mate, I will.... my Mrs. just got back from three weeks overseas, I've got some "riding" to catch up on. :evil

:rofl
Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 20,858
Posted By Ockrocket
For some reason I had it in my head that this was...

For some reason I had it in my head that this was happening this coming weekend :huh :huh

My brain is screwed up I think. :cry

Now I will have to re-plan my schedules and days off. :deal

And...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 106,565
Views: 21,188,531
Posted By Ockrocket
Remove the upper chain roller... :deal ...

Remove the upper chain roller... :deal

Behind the frame where the upper run of the chain disappears towards the engine.

The only thing it is good for is tearing a big hole in your frame. :huh...
Forum: Australia 03-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Ockrocket
Ok, just went to see if I could get some info and...

Ok, just went to see if I could get some info and see you have already posted on the FB page..

There is a response there that will help you.

Cheers,
Ock.
:freaky
Forum: Australia 03-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Ockrocket
Is the bike a BMW? I will check to see if he...

Is the bike a BMW?

I will check to see if he is a BMWTCNSW member, if I can get hold of someone who knows.

Sounds weird.. :huh
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 40,793
Posted By Ockrocket
Sorta describes me when I'm having a bad...

Sorta describes me when I'm having a bad period.... but I do the full pendulum swing from dark, morose and downright cranky (and then some) right over to the life and soul of the party that cracks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8,554
Views: 2,411,494
Posted By Ockrocket
Or red wine... We have some good quality...

Or red wine...

We have some good quality ones in 2 litre casks available here in Australia these days..

No refrigeration needed, no bottles to break, and good "bang for buck" :freaky
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 20,858
Posted By Ockrocket
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Ockrocket
Ok, so given the added information about your...

Ok, so given the added information about your experience on bikes, you presumably have some dirt skills on the 250 dirt bikes.

Being a developed adult (physically at least, even if you may not be...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 68,966
Posted By Ockrocket
No vibes form the Mefo Explorer front on my DR,...

No vibes form the Mefo Explorer front on my DR, one might work for you too, or the Mitas E07 would be the same.

I love the 605 on the front of my KLE, needs to be reversed now though.. then I can...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 40,793
Posted By Ockrocket
Diary, with only number entries, no words.

I have made this comment in this thread before.... but I will repeat it again.

The best tool I had early on was the diary my psych suggested (or was it that really good book she suggested I buy...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Ockrocket
Buy a cheap 250 and build your riding skills for...

Buy a cheap 250 and build your riding skills for 12 to 18 months or so (you will have a blast on it and learn heaps about riding technique, learning to ride a slow bike fast gives you a better...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,055
Posted By Ockrocket
Uuuummmmm.. The post you have quoted and...

Uuuummmmm..

The post you have quoted and asked a question of was posted in 2010

And the last post in this thread, just before yours, was 2012 :deal

Don't hold your breath for a reply...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ockrocket
Klim still listed as stocked by AdventureMoto...

Klim still listed as stocked by AdventureMoto (where I buy a lot of my stuff, including my Traverse jacket and pants).
...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ockrocket
Klim Traverse jacket and pants for me, works...

Klim Traverse jacket and pants for me, works great.

Gortex, so no stuffing around with liners, nice big vents for air flow during summer (though I do have a mesh summer set of a different brand...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 40,793
Posted By Ockrocket
How much out of pocket are you? Don't be...

How much out of pocket are you?

Don't be shy, tell us in dollars (or PM me how much if you don't want to disclose on the open forum)
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By Ockrocket
$1,500 to $2k? I'm sure I didn't spend that...

$1,500 to $2k?

I'm sure I didn't spend that much on the Klim Traverse jacket and pants. :deal

The Traverse is sort of 3 season wear, but I can layer up under it for full winter riding (I ride...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 40,793
Posted By Ockrocket
You have obviously walked this path before Mick.....

You have obviously walked this path before Mick.. you know you can ride it out.

PM me if you wish.

Mine was biting my heels recently again too, but I've pushed him back where he belongs for...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By Ockrocket
I don't know how much the difference in price for...

I don't know how much the difference in price for the Klim gear is there, but I bought several different jackets and pants for riding in the rain... each set more expensive than the previous.
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