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Forum: Australia Today, 02:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,950
Posted By glitch_oz
Hmmm, yeahhh....not that the Brits, French,...

Hmmm, yeahhh....not that the Brits, French, Portuguese, Japs, Chinese, Romans, Egyptians, Yugoslavs etc etc etc were any different, though....
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By glitch_oz
Nope Melbourne-based, no...

Nope






Melbourne-based, no old-style club, no mentoring as such, mostly twin-track dirt/ gravel, organized day rides locally (MEL) /photo rides/themed rides/ multi-day to multi-week local,...
Forum: EMEA 06-29-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By glitch_oz
Not, if you change the route a little, cut out...

Not, if you change the route a little, cut out some slow country-road commuting stuff south of Munich, use a bit of the German Autobahn tacking south, then add some good stuff like single-lane...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9,680
Views: 3,905,286
Posted By glitch_oz
Rockin' along...the original Thinstrom Mk.4

Winter around Melbourne, Australia


http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/15/Dalyston/DalystonGippy_01.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/15/Dalyston/DalystonGippy_02a.JPG
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 995,789
Posted By glitch_oz
Grey Sunday Gippsland

Winter down south... a grey, overcast (but dry) Sunday dawdle through the Western Gippsland backblocks.



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/15/Dalyston/DalystonGippy_02a.JPG

More...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
Yup, know them well from various hire-bikes in...

Yup, know them well from various hire-bikes in NZ.

Not being available at all and entirely unknown in OZ, the Shinko 705 comparo (the Shinkos BEING known in Oz) was the closest I could think of to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
ANYTHING can happen in sand...19 or 21, doesn't...

ANYTHING can happen in sand...19 or 21, doesn't matter.

Twowheeler from The Patch found that out on a recent trip to the Dig Tree.
...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By glitch_oz
:clap Got a couple of the Mosko 40l...

:clap
Got a couple of the Mosko 40l duffles....never owned anything like that before.
Incredible quality stuff, very well thought out and WATERPROOF in capitals.
(a bit ashamed to say,..but they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
Is that near Egg Rock? Great area for turning...

Is that near Egg Rock? Great area for turning your back to the world for a few hours.
Re: photos on posts
Like your style!! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
Hey, another Victorian :clap Yep, OEM chains...

Hey, another Victorian :clap
Yep, OEM chains seem to be fairly dodgy and short-lived.
Looks like the Acheron Way there...I bet it was "particularly dirty" :D
Forum: New Zealand 06-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,361
Posted By glitch_oz
Thanks muchly for the link... good yarn, GREAT...

Thanks muchly for the link... good yarn, GREAT pics! :clap
Forum: Australia 06-19-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 56,512
Posted By glitch_oz
No sweat. Not too good at the moment. Still...

No sweat.
Not too good at the moment. Still choking on that one. (http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/Motorcyclist-killed-in-Crows-Nest-crash/2585691/)
Forum: Australia 06-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 56,512
Posted By glitch_oz
http://www.fitzroyrevolution.com.au/service-centre...

http://www.fitzroyrevolution.com.au/service-centre/services-offered/custom-wheel-building/

http://www.lightfootwheels.com/

John at Doc Hogs
Address: 1/3 Power Rd, Bayswater VIC 3153...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
The airbox doesn't have to be split for the...

The airbox doesn't have to be split for the PodMod.



http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/how-to-check-your-valve-clearances-pictorial.34537/page-4#post-330121

Might be good to do the filler-cap...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By glitch_oz
Forgot...add the Timbarra Rd. from Ensay-> Buchan...

Forgot...add the Timbarra Rd. from Ensay-> Buchan South and you'll only ever cross the Omeo Hwy between Omeo and the south... never have to ride a piece of it.:1drink
Forum: Australia 06-15-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By glitch_oz
Knockers is best north->south. Nothing else of...

Knockers is best north->south. Nothing else of that kind that strings the North and South together but the usual.

Dargo HP/ Hotham/Bogong HP are all above the snowline now...guess you'll want to...
Forum: New Zealand 06-15-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 40,202
Posted By glitch_oz
All sorted...part of the ticket nowadays :wink::D

All sorted...part of the ticket nowadays :wink::D
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
Different issues on the Terra + Strada. The...

Different issues on the Terra + Strada. The routing and mounting of the front master-cyl-> ABS fixed tubing on the Strada is a totally different ballgame to the Terra's flexible braided line from the...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By glitch_oz
For a bit of a different thing, try the Knockers...

For a bit of a different thing, try the Knockers from Omeo -> Glen Wills

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/13/Knockerbocker/Knockerbocker_17.JPG


and the Trappers from MittaMitta across to Mount...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By glitch_oz
Same here, and the same with some non-coated...

Same here, and the same with some non-coated alum-cast surfaces. It just doesn't happen with Dobatex. It might need a 2.go on the hard, baked-in stuff though (where the CT18...or even CT14...has more...
Forum: New Zealand 06-14-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 40,202
Posted By glitch_oz
Any idea how green envy can be? BILE-GREEN!! ...

Any idea how green envy can be?
BILE-GREEN!! :wink:

What a spot...and what a shot http://www.austouring.com/forum/images/smilies/drool.gifhttp://www.austouring.com/forum/images/smilies/drool.gif...
Forum: Europe 06-14-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By glitch_oz
The shortest way to any of the ferries across the...

The shortest way to any of the ferries across the channel to get the hell away from the rain, too many boring roads, too much traffic and shitty food :lol3:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
Looks a bit like the Boboyan Rd. Problem...

Looks a bit like the Boboyan Rd.

Problem sounds like the front brake light switch or the rear brake lever tab that activates the switch (tab bend).
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
BIG THANKS for the heads-up, mate!!! DONE!!

BIG THANKS for the heads-up, mate!!!

DONE!!
Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,636
Posted By glitch_oz
Congrats :1drink For the more serious DL...

Congrats :1drink

For the more serious DL tech stuff, check out VSRI

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php
Forum: Australia 06-13-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By glitch_oz
20l= $100 incl. free postage. And those guys...

20l= $100 incl. free postage.
And those guys are quick! sending their stuff out.
Had a few mates with milk containers/ Coke bottles etc. show up , sharing the stuff around.
Thanks for the heads...
Forum: Australia 06-11-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By glitch_oz
.Lakeland -> Laura is all sealed now incl. the...

.Lakeland -> Laura is all sealed now incl. the new bridge across the Laura River....Coen to Coen Airport (25km) was sealed in '10... another ~10k stretch in the middle of no where, climbing the...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By glitch_oz
From 2007 IIRC, XT660R engine, FI, Brembos etc. ...

From 2007 IIRC, XT660R engine, FI, Brembos etc.
Good bike, totally overlooked by the market, came as Trail (19/17 wire wheels) and Strada (17/17 cast wheels, otherwise pretty much identical).
All...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By glitch_oz
I'm sure it's all different now... ...but...

I'm sure it's all different now...

...but there's some happy memories of rusted bedframes propped up on cooking pots and stacks of books, holding up something sold as a mattress but really being a...
Forum: New Zealand 06-09-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 40,202
Posted By glitch_oz
Will do...and hang around asking stupid questions...

Will do...and hang around asking stupid questions until then.:freaky
Forum: Australia 06-09-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,116
Posted By glitch_oz
Thanks for the heads-up. LOVE that weekend...it...

Thanks for the heads-up.
LOVE that weekend...it sure is a blessing.

All the buzz...and all the fuzz....will be in Gippy!
One of the best riding-weekends for the Vics coming up then :thumb
Forum: Australia 06-09-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By glitch_oz
Great source of info and current conditions + ...

Great source of info and current conditions + happenings in the Cape...and mainly run by the locals, great mob! :

http://www.capeyorkforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=4

Taking a week each...
Forum: New Zealand 06-09-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 40,202
Posted By glitch_oz
Been dribblin' over those pics all day...much...

Been dribblin' over those pics all day...much appreciated !!
Even if we only make it part-way up, whatever...at least we've had a go at it.
Still way too long to go :D
Thanks again!!
Forum: New Zealand 06-08-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 40,202
Posted By glitch_oz
:clap Thank you, Sir!! Bloody spectacular!...

:clap Thank you, Sir!!

Bloody spectacular! http://www.austouring.com/forum/images/smilies/drool.gifhttp://www.austouring.com/forum/images/smilies/drool.gif
Forum: Australia 06-07-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By glitch_oz
About 75km unsealed across the top of your map. ...

About 75km unsealed across the top of your map.


<iframe...
Forum: New Zealand 06-04-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 40,202
Posted By glitch_oz
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: New Zealand 06-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 40,202
Posted By glitch_oz
One for the locals (Nelsonites, I guess). ...

One for the locals (Nelsonites, I guess).

Been up there 2 decades ago after some clear-felling exposed the road/ track climbing the hillside to some comm-tower and just couldn't remember exactly...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By glitch_oz
Get into contact with Gilders Transport. They...

Get into contact with Gilders Transport.
They hopefully still do the East Coast run.
http://gilders.com.au/


They even opened their Cairns depot on a Sat for us to pick up the bikes...and also...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 913,091
Posted By glitch_oz
Weld a rib-style brace onto the back of it,...

Weld a rib-style brace onto the back of it, staying away ~1" from the pivot ( to create a weak-spot, making sure the lever arm still cracks/ snaps before damage to the selector shaft occurs).

Also...
Forum: Australia 06-01-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 995,789
Posted By glitch_oz
The Steeps Of Mt. Dandy

A short winter's day tootle not far from Melbourne's CBD

http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/15/DandySteep/DandySteep_04a.JPG



http://www.glitch-oz.com/pics/15/DandySteep/DandySteep_13a.JPG
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