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Forum: New Zealand 06-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By monkey
Thanks Andy, I finally got onto the Trax mob and...

Thanks Andy, I finally got onto the Trax mob and have confirmed they still make the same animal as yours, I.E. the style with the traditional mount. I've sent photos of my towbar and they're going...
Forum: Europe 06-03-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By monkey
Thanks for that guys, I rang the mob in NZ and...

Thanks for that guys, I rang the mob in NZ and asked for photos of the towbar. They're going to check the suitability for my wr. Herman, an inmate from NZ suggested a roof - rack to tie off the bike...
Forum: New Zealand 05-30-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By monkey
Andy, I looked at Trade me and couldn't see that...

Andy, I looked at Trade me and couldn't see that lift - on type carrier. There's not too much detail on that site either but can you clarify does your carrier (or car) have that Hayman Reece 2' inch...
Forum: New Zealand 05-29-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By monkey
That's a good idea using the roofrack as a...

That's a good idea using the roofrack as a support Andy. The spring issue is something I've looked at and I'd probably go with air - shocks. I know what you mean about lifting it on too, that dust...
Forum: Europe 05-29-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By monkey
UK riders, help please with this style motorbike carrier.

Hi all, I'm looking at buying a motorbike carrier that suspends off the towbar on the back of my VW kombi '83 model (T25/T3). Trouble is I have the old tongue style towbar not the modern 2" square...
Forum: New Zealand 05-28-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By monkey
Oops. Thanks for that, I can't post pics either. J

Oops. Thanks for that, I can't post pics either. J
Forum: New Zealand 05-28-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By monkey
Need info on NZ made towbar bike carrier

Hi all, inmate from Sydney after some info. I'm after a motorbike carrier that attaches to the towbar of a vehicle. I have a WR250R and came across a NZ product from traxequipment.com.nz that is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 45,306
Views: 8,855,243
Posted By monkey
New counter sprocket

Hi all, I've just completed a 700k all highway ride with the new 14t c/s and some of you may be interested in my findings.

My WR has the 290 BB kit, power pipe, Yammy racing exhaust, a small...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45,306
Views: 8,855,243
Posted By monkey
Sprocket ratios

Around the page 2000 mark you'll find it. I'm doing a highway run of around 700 klms on the weekend and have just changed my c/s to 14t whilst keeping the original 43t on the rear. Will post my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 45,306
Views: 8,855,243
Posted By monkey
Re sprockets

Thanks chaps, got the Sweet Cheeks site. Yeah, I feel she needs longer legs, I can accelerate up a gradual incline, in 6th, whilst doing 100 kph so power's not an issue. As suggested, I'll chuck on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 45,306
Views: 8,855,243
Posted By monkey
Sweet Cheeks seat and 14/43 sprockets?

I have 2 questions if anyone can assist :-

1/ Does anyone know if they still manufacture Sweet Cheeks seat covers? It appears there website no longer operates.
Perhaps I should get the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 45,306
Views: 8,855,243
Posted By monkey
Which rear-rack is compatible with Wolfman side rack?

Hi all, at the risk of covering old ground, which rear-rack is compatible with Wolfman side racks? I plan to purchase a rear-rack initially then buy the Wolfman set down the track. Naturally I want a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,516
Posted By monkey
If you're considering the Vespa P200 you should...

If you're considering the Vespa P200 you should also consider the Vespa PX200e. Basically the same animal as P200 but with the updates of electric start, front disk and halogen headlight.
...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,060
Posted By monkey
Let 'em swing!

Frontier Justice! That's what should be applied to these types. But dont get caught applying it, you'll cop much much worse than any penality imposed upon the thief.

Still works well in some...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,687
Posted By monkey
.....looks like we got a live-one back here Lewis!

.....looks like we got a live-one back here Lewis!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,559
Posted By monkey
My suggestion would be to go either the Vespa...

My suggestion would be to go either the Vespa PX200 or the Indian copy LML/Stella (known here as the Bella Dona or NV). Don't be put of off by the copy, she's a good machine too, the 5-port, 150cc...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By monkey
Mind where you park the GS

Only last year an amature Australian historian located the final resting place of 170 Australian and English troops killed in WWI. The mass grave near Fromelle, France, lay unmarked and undisturbed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 28,759
Posted By monkey
It can become quite spooky out there in the...

It can become quite spooky out there in the Never-Never, the silence, those strange occurrences.

Weird stuff... like your footprints in the dust...how do you explain their direction....those...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,166
Posted By monkey
Check this out

This may be of interest, a French site on the Vespa PX200 competing in the 1980 Paris-Dakar, go to; www.dakardantan.com (http://www.dakardantan.com) ,then go to Le Forum, then go to Search...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,139
Posted By monkey
I jumped ship and went Vespa!

I did it, sold my R1150GS and purchased a Vespa PX200....and loving it. It naturally hasn't got the legs of the GS but on the 'B' roads the Vespa's just fine

Off-road the Vespa does have...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,236
Posted By monkey
Molasses

Yep, molasses. Rusted tools, vehicle panels, you name it. 1 part molasses to 20 parts water, stir and place the rusted item/s in the mix (out doors, it smells). Leave it for a couple of days, no...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,561
Posted By monkey
Great stuff, I find these international land...

Great stuff, I find these international land borders fascinating, quite weird from our perspective here in Australia.

I guess camping is not recommended.
Forum: Australia 04-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,075
Posted By monkey
Peaked caps

[quote=mysterio]This is interesting.

"Most Anzac units landing at Anzac Cove wore British-issue caps, but when after the war George Lambert was commissioned to paint that scene he was instructed...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By monkey
Nice report, thanks.

Nice report, thanks.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,713
Posted By monkey
Oilskins, AKA waxed cotton.

These Draggin Jeans are an Australian product, I don't know anything about the oilskins pants either, only seen them advertised here in Oz. Perhaps go into Regional Forums then to Australia and ask...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,918
Posted By monkey
The WLA is actually a WLC (sorry, couldn't...

The WLA is actually a WLC (sorry, couldn't resist).
Forum: Australia 04-11-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,918
Posted By monkey
Yes, perhaps a shot of a Boxer from the pilot...

Yes, perhaps a shot of a Boxer from the pilot episode, or maybe an authentic police bike prior to the introduction of the new 750/4.

I recall the opening credits to Matlock showed an HT/HG...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,179
Posted By monkey
New Zeus helmet with intergrated sunvisor.

Before you go out and purchase a new helmet check this one out. The Zeus ZS-3000a. I saw it advertised in an Australian bike magazine this week but cant find anything on it other than on the overseas...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,650
Posted By monkey
I have a Vespa PX200, the Stella is an Indian...

I have a Vespa PX200, the Stella is an Indian copy of the PX and in many respects is a superior machine to the original.

I too sold a bigger bike and purchased the Vespa, I got rid of my BMW...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 489,793
Posted By monkey
Murphy's Law prevails! Murphy's theory.... "What...

Murphy's Law prevails! Murphy's theory.... "What ever can go wrong, will go wrong". The young lady's a pianist so, of course, she breaks her fingers in the fall.

Great report and fantastic...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,443
Posted By monkey
Thanks everone for you responses, it appears that...

Thanks everone for you responses, it appears that the various state train organisations that have a motor-rail capacity are missing out on a niche market in transporting bike and rider.
...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,443
Posted By monkey
Train transport for motorcycles?

Does anyone know anything about transporting a motorcycle on a train within Australia? I've checked the web sites of the GSR railway and they indicate you can't just ride your bike on and take a...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 17,232
Posted By monkey
Yes.... well....it's a bit clunky at best. Warren...

Yes.... well....it's a bit clunky at best. Warren is ok, in fact he saves the show, he's natural, but those other two guys.

The little bloke with his trademark three day growth is painful. They...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 175,591
Posted By monkey
All correct Sergeant

Well done chap, I enjoyed your journey too, especially your observations on the characters you meet along the way. That fellow you snuck a photo of that "....looked at you just a little bit too...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,543
Posted By monkey
Belstaff Trialmaster jacket were manufactured...

Belstaff Trialmaster jacket were manufactured here in Australia, under licence from Belstaff UK, by the Drizabone company during the '90s and were said to have been of a superior quality over their...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,543
Posted By monkey
....more waxed cotton/oilskin jackets from...

....more waxed cotton/oilskin jackets from Australia, also in the vein of the original Belstaff. The Nelson from www.kakaduimports.com (http://www.kakaduimports.com). at around AUD$110. This bloke...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,543
Posted By monkey
There's a mob here in Australia called Bourke and...

There's a mob here in Australia called Bourke and Wills Outfitters www.burkewills.outfitters.com.au (http://www.burkewills.outfitters.com.au) They have a similar product to the original Belstaff...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,542
Posted By monkey
" ....this here river don't run down no...

" ....this here river don't run down no Aintree...."
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