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Forum: Racing 05-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By McCardigan
Sounds good, I get the ferry from Dublin to...

Sounds good,

I get the ferry from Dublin to IOM next Saturday, find out where I'm staying (sharing a house) then.

I'm happy to suss out likely spots next week to meet for an ale or...
Forum: Europe 05-22-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By McCardigan
Black and round:lol3:lol3 Seriously, I'm...

Black and round:lol3:lol3

Seriously, I'm running Tourance front, Shinkco(sp?) rear, currently in Galway, heading to Tipperary tomorrow night for 2 days, to watch the Hurling semi final on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,281
Posted By McCardigan
[QUOTE=McCardigan;22666900]Interesting thread now...

[QUOTE=McCardigan;22666900]Interesting thread now that the bikes are getting a few years/kms on them.

Mine is a 2010 model, 90,000kms(56,000 miles) under its wheels.

Only serious issue has been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By McCardigan
Thank you, that photo was taken last year when I...

Thank you, that photo was taken last year when I toured Tasmania, at Lake Pedder, the road that takes you to that spot is one of the greatest motorcycling roads in the world. Yes a big statement, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By McCardigan
Interesting comments, I have had an Enduristan on...

Interesting comments, I have had an Enduristan on my 2010 800GS since I bought the bike new now with 135,000kms, and never have had a problem with the front mounts which go around the steering head....
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,006
Posted By McCardigan
That video is probably the best I have seen...

That video is probably the best I have seen showing what exactly it is like travelling the outback of Oz:clap:clap:clap

Well done!

Chris
Forum: Europe 05-20-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By McCardigan
Tyres and fitment in Ireland

G/day,

I'm running out of tread depth, can't understand why, they were brand new 9,000k's ago back in Oz:D

The bike is a F800GS, I'm currently in Westport,(Matt Mallory's actually) filling in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,393
Posted By McCardigan
Re timing chains, no need to spilt the cases, use...

Re timing chains, no need to spilt the cases, use the old fashion method, break the old chain, attach the new and pull through.

That's what BM motors did, saved me heaps in labour. But that's the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,393
Posted By McCardigan
G/day Nev, Sitting in another Irish pub...

G/day Nev,

Sitting in another Irish pub drinking pints of Guinness, funny that, riding done for the day. The weather has finally come good:clap.

No, the 800GSA had not been introduced then.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,393
Posted By McCardigan
Morning Nev, I'm having breakfast in a pub...

Morning Nev,

I'm having breakfast in a pub on the wild west coast of Ireland, hopefully the gale force winds and rain will ease off today. I'm following the "Wild Atlantic Way", never a truer word...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,063
Posted By McCardigan
Don't feel hard done by Davo, he has knocked me...

Don't feel hard done by Davo, he has knocked me off the last 2 times I have been to the RBR for the longest distance.

I do more k's as I go via Mt Mee (RTO home, then back to the rally), but no...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By McCardigan
For those who are interested you can follow the...

For those who are interested you can follow the racing live on BBC NI.

Excellent coverage.

Chris
Forum: Australia 05-14-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By McCardigan
I have just ridden the circuit, practice finished...

I have just ridden the circuit, practice finished 45 mins ago, the roads are reopened till 5.15pm, then its race time:clap, supersport, supertwin superstock. Racing finish's 9.00pm.

The good news...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,063
Posted By McCardigan
Err young Dave Don't you mean Budget is...

Err young Dave

Don't you mean Budget is loaded, bike is dusted?

Enjoy your ride, the RB is one of my all time favourite rallys.

Cheers

Chris
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By McCardigan
The North West 200 2015

G/day all

The first days practice is over at this years North West 200.

Looks like the BMW's are going to be the ones to beat.

I'm at Gretna tonight, get the ferry to Belfast tomorrow...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
I lke:wink: Can we make this a sticky? ...

I lke:wink:

Can we make this a sticky?

BTW Dennis, one should engage brain before opening trap!

A huge thanks to Joan Armatrading,

"I love it when you call me names"
Forum: Australia 05-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
Those Germans thought so:D I'm still...

Those Germans thought so:D

I'm still battling.

Buts it is difficult when you have to contend with hardships and distractions
such as this
Just another day in the office
...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
Ah David, That photo brings back such fond...

Ah David,

That photo brings back such fond memories.

I bought those Blundstones to wear at my wedding, and I think those shorts as well.

God's truth, and will be verified by some one who...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By McCardigan
G/day all Well I have done about a 1000k's...

G/day all

Well I have done about a 1000k's on the new disc's, and am happy as a pig in s**t.

New and old

http://tucktruck.smugmug.com/Other/Europe-2015/i-MzVvZ9V/0/X2/P1020620-X2.jpg...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
I damn near dropped my beer stein when I read...

I damn near dropped my beer stein when I read that Gunner had it:huh.

Tell him to hit his kick and give a BIG donation to the RFDS as penance for the grief he caused.

Sent from deep in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By McCardigan
Sorry, forgot to take my camera with me, but...

Sorry, forgot to take my camera with me, but think Anaconda store size, but no bikes nor tyres, just shitloads of accessory's for m/c, check out their web site, 70 stores in Germany.

Could not ask...
Forum: Europe 05-05-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By McCardigan
The disc's have just arrived, delivered to the...

The disc's have just arrived, delivered to the front door within 24hrs of ordering, at an additional cost of 5 euro's.

Well done Louis:clap:clap

Chris
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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By McCardigan
The disc's have just arrived, delivered to the...

The disc's have just arrived, delivered to the front door within 24hrs of ordering, at an additional cost of 5 euro's.

Well done Louis:clap:clap

Chris
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By McCardigan
Thanks for the replys, Rode to the Louis...

Thanks for the replys,

Rode to the Louis Giga store in Stuttgart, boy what an eye opener, nothing like that in Oz.

Ordered 2 Brembo floating disc's with sintered pads, disc's not in...
Forum: Europe 05-03-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By McCardigan
How much? I had a Toyo Hilux(1991 new) until...

How much?

I had a Toyo Hilux(1991 new) until late last year, when at 500,000kms it blew the motor.
Gave it to a mate for a carton of beer:freaky

I ran Cooper tyres, last time I bought a set...
Forum: Europe 05-03-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By McCardigan
Thank you Pip, Coming from Australia, I just...

Thank you Pip,

Coming from Australia, I just didn't realise how well you are treated in Germany for access to such stores.
Where I live, I would have to travel about 500kms return to go to a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By McCardigan
F800 Front brake disc's, where and what to buy

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I have just arrived in Crailsheim, Germany, staying with friends, and have...
Forum: Europe 05-02-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By McCardigan
F800GS Front brake discs, wher and what to buy.

G/day all

I have just arrived in Crailsheim, Germany, staying with friends, and have discovered my front disc's which were OK before I left Australia, are just about shot.

Checking out...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By McCardigan
I was fortunate to tour Gallipoli for 2 days, a...

I was fortunate to tour Gallipoli for 2 days, a couple of weeks ago.

IMHO a must see.

At Anzac Cove

http://tucktruck.smugmug.com/Other/Europe-2015/i-rG4ZcHw/0/X2/P1020247-X2.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By McCardigan
I use IBG ins Brokers, Bernie Ryan is your man, I...

I use IBG ins Brokers, Bernie Ryan is your man, I have used for him for quite a few years now, I don't bother getting quotes, I just ring him up and tell him I'm off to where ever, and for how long,...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
Morning Princess:D Had a slight mishap in...

Morning Princess:D

Had a slight mishap in bed did we?

Up and early for you:lol3:lol3

PS PM sent

Chris
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
Don't be to harsh on Dave, the poor man keeps...

Don't be to harsh on Dave, the poor man keeps taking Viagra, and as a result, he cant roll over and go to sleep:lol3:lol3:lol3

Chris
Forum: Australia 04-20-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
No, but I suspect it has been fondled by the odd...

No, but I suspect it has been fondled by the odd hostie or two:evil:evil

Cheers

Chris
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
all being well, the Pudding will be at the...

all being well, the Pudding will be at the Sidecar rally this weekend. Then its up to someone to take it west.

Chris
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 44,006
Posted By McCardigan
Buongiomo everyone:D Well done Steve, you...

Buongiomo everyone:D

Well done Steve, you have done a great job.:clap:clap:clap

As to getting the pudding to the raid, we just need to get it from NSW to the sidecar meeting at Strathmerton...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,384
Posted By McCardigan
My Tucktruck weighed in at about 850kgs, that was...

My Tucktruck weighed in at about 850kgs, that was with rider, pillion, dog, 60lts of fuel, 30lts of water, electric fridge, camping gear, food etc.
Bike is a K1100, and handles the weight easily
...
Forum: Europe 04-15-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By McCardigan
Thanks to you and the others re advise. I...

Thanks to you and the others re advise.

I think I'll use UPS or Fed Ex.

I have no idea where I will stay, that is why put the request, so that I could stay a few days.

Re your advise about...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,646
Views: 387,127
Posted By McCardigan
Best into for a song. It got me thinking,...

Best into for a song.

It got me thinking, after hearing this on NZ Sounds FM a few days ago.

Sorry, don't know how to copy Y-tube, but its the Alan Parsons Project.

Chris
Forum: Australia 04-14-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,730
Posted By McCardigan
Everyone just be thank full that we don' live in...

Everyone just be thank full that we don' live in Albania.

Amazing how crossing a border changes everything.

My observations.

The Greeks, take a bow,:clap

The Albanians, as for driving...
Forum: Europe 04-14-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By McCardigan
Aussie needs help,advise in Italy

G/day

I need to get a small package, (my mobile phone and charger, don't ask:wink:) from a hotel in Patra Greece, to a pub, B&B, etc somewhere in Italy.

I'm in Dubrovnik tonight, sail to Bari...
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