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Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yeah, I am selling my BM and got the same text...

Yeah, I am selling my BM and got the same text weeks ago.
I told my girl it was a scammer.
She didn't believe me.
Two days later I e-mailed him (her?) while still believing it to be some sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,511
Posted By Eaglebeak
"The BMW R1200R with flat-twin engine, road bike...

"The BMW R1200R with flat-twin engine, road bike not ADV ride height & lack of fairings has one of the lowest CofG around. Its also not particularly heavy either. If you are struggling with the...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By Eaglebeak
No, it is still in the wrong forum. Ride...

No, it is still in the wrong forum.
Ride Reports are;
"Week or longer rides, epic rides"

It can't be much clearer than that.

If we fill this forum with videos of training days, then maybe...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By Eaglebeak
This should be in another forum, possibly...

This should be in another forum, possibly Vendors, certainly not in Ride Reports.
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By Eaglebeak
Bloody oath they lock up ! I have had...

Bloody oath they lock up !

I have had multiple drops at low speed with a front wheel locking due to mud.

One trip out to climb Peak Charles in WA, it rained overnight and the access road out...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,679
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hey Knackers, I know Oliver personally. I...

Hey Knackers, I know Oliver personally.
I helped him when he first arrived.
Top bloke, hard worker, travelling West Oz after having completed his obligatory German Military service.
Full of...
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,679
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hey Oli, it's Andrew. I'm still on the rig...

Hey Oli, it's Andrew.
I'm still on the rig until this Friday, the 5th.

Shit, shit shit !

Have you got a contact number for Lance and or Mick ?
Do they know the bike is gone ?

Fuck.
I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 182,197
Posted By Eaglebeak
Great report. I've only been reading since...

Great report.

I've only been reading since Kingoonya. Page 52.
(I went through there on a push bike in '96.)

When I kayaked across the Torres Strait to New Guinea in '94 with a mate we used 4...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 75,484
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi lads, good to catch up with you all at the...

Hi lads, good to catch up with you all at the Border.
Sorry I couldn't make the OCR but I flew back to the rig the Friday after the Border.
Chris, my mate Mick (on the Bonnie) and I got a room down...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,183
Posted By Eaglebeak
Cruiser

Gentlemen, I have owned and ridden BM's exclusively for well over 35 years.
75/6, GS 80PD, Funduro 650 and still have my R1150R (with 100,000 kms on the clock)
All these bikes have totalled 500,000...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,659
Posted By Eaglebeak
Thanks for the vote of confidence Dave. 👍 ...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Dave. 👍

Hopefully a few people will still talk to me when I turn up on it. 😄
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,659
Posted By Eaglebeak
Naw, she just met me, had one ride in my sidecar...

Naw, she just met me, had one ride in my sidecar and thought it was great, then I sold the outfit to partly fund the Hog.

If I was trying to impress, I'd have kept the outfit, but I can't justify...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,659
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yeah, I am still running it in. We are hoping to...

Yeah, I am still running it in. We are hoping to do a 300 km round trip tomorrow (if the rain stops) so that she can see how she feels.
I have no expectations, she's a great woman but if long trips...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,659
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi Phil. Yeah, I am looking forward to it. ...

Hi Phil. Yeah, I am looking forward to it.

After 30 years of bagging Harley's I developed an itch that just needed scratching, I've bought myself a new Low Rider !
Well built and a good price. ...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,659
Posted By Eaglebeak
I will be there. Possibly on my new toy. �� ...

I will be there.
Possibly on my new toy. ��

And possibly with my other new toy riding pillion. ��
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,870
Posted By Eaglebeak
I was going to post something similar, but this...

I was going to post something similar, but this says it all.
I too haven't been around here much of late. Went through a marriage bust up myself.
Knocked me around a bit too.

It's good to see...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,769
Posted By Eaglebeak
A new pub at Gascoyne Junction ? We might...

A new pub at Gascoyne Junction ?

We might have to have another OCR there !
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,776
Posted By Eaglebeak
Jeez, I haven't been in this forum for a while...

Jeez, I haven't been in this forum for a while and wouldn't have seen this question if I hadn't just been on the phone to Bully !

How is it ?

It's bloody fantastic, over four years now and the...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,675
Posted By Eaglebeak
Dave, I am writing this while sitting on a drill...

Dave, I am writing this while sitting on a drill rig on the ocean off the WA coast.
I work 28 days on and then have 28 days off, if your travel times fit in with my time off the rig I'll do some...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Eaglebeak
I second Bully's advice. Barry is a straight...

I second Bully's advice.
Barry is a straight shooter and very good to deal with.

Andrew.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 75,484
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi Dave and Chris :wave Well, first I wasn't...

Hi Dave and Chris :wave

Well, first I wasn't going, then I decided I would go, then they went and changed my work swing.
Currently typing this about 50 kms due north of Exmouth, bobbing about on...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,685
Posted By Eaglebeak
I've been to Tassie 7 times and it is still not...

I've been to Tassie 7 times and it is still not enough.
Only the last time did I take a bike.
(ride report somewhere on this site)

I've paddled down in the far sou west corner and hiked in...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By Eaglebeak
Argh, Western Australia, home of the free ! ...

Argh, Western Australia, home of the free !

:lol3
Forum: Australia 01-03-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,454
Posted By Eaglebeak
It's easy, just hire some office space, get a...

It's easy, just hire some office space, get a couple of girls in to sort all your visas with the relevant authorities, hop on your bike and "just do it !"

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,140
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yep, keep it stock. My wife had one from new....

Yep, keep it stock.
My wife had one from new. Put about 20,000 kms on over a couple of years.
A great touring bike with excellent fuel economy.

I moved the rear indicators back a few inches to...
Forum: Australia 12-29-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 940,224
Posted By Eaglebeak
Mate, the title of this thread is "Ride Report...

Mate, the title of this thread is "Ride Report Links".
You don't post the report here.

A link and one teaser pic is the way it's done.
Forum: Australia 12-29-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,542
Posted By Eaglebeak
I like the idea. I've done Kal to Zanthus...

I like the idea.

I've done Kal to Zanthus and south to Balladonia before.
Depending on work I'm in.

Hmmm, R1150R, 1400 outfit or maybe the Victory Judge I'm thinking of buying ?
Decisions,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Eaglebeak
Plenty of K75's have been made into dirt bikes. ...

Plenty of K75's have been made into dirt bikes.
5 or 6 that I know of in Oz.

Frank Warner had his at the OCR in Gascoyne Junction WA a few years back.
...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By Eaglebeak
Thanks everybody. The soap trick I knew about,...

Thanks everybody.
The soap trick I knew about, I just wasn't sure how long it would last.
The Mintie one is a new one, I'll remember that !

The "Knead It" seems to have done the trick though....
Forum: Australia 12-24-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By Eaglebeak
Thanks to all for the replies. The little...

Thanks to all for the replies.

The little Eaglet (well, 13 yo and not so little any more) reckoned no one would reply tonight, what with the big day tomorrow.
I told her nothing was more...
Forum: Australia 12-24-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By Eaglebeak
Brains Trust. Pin prick hole in tank

I came back from a month away working to find the fuel tank on the outfit (Suzuki GSX 1400) empty.

I tried to convince myself it was the fuel line but knew that it couldn't drain the tank while I...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,726
Posted By Eaglebeak
Bike mags are a waste of money when you have the...

Bike mags are a waste of money when you have the 'net.

They get pretty bloody repetitive.

"What to pack for your next trip"
"Tyre changing made easy"
"Chain adjustment made simple"
"We...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,487
Posted By Eaglebeak
Rum or Scotch. Buy a can of coke or similar at...

Rum or Scotch.
Buy a can of coke or similar at the last servo before camp.

If a long way from servo, i.e. extended bush trip, then harden up, drink the Scotch straight or with a bit of water.
Forum: Australia 11-13-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Eaglebeak
I find so called "waterproof" boots too hot for a...

I find so called "waterproof" boots too hot for a lot of riding, so I use boot covers in the rain.

I've had a few sets over the years. I can't remember any brand names and they can be hard to...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,511
Posted By Eaglebeak
I don't want to sound like a naysayer but . . ....

I don't want to sound like a naysayer but . . . I reckon you are bloody mad to do it in December.

I cycled that road once in late August and it was getting bloody hot even then. The traffic was...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,718
Posted By Eaglebeak
+1 :thumb I like riding solo, I've done...

+1 :thumb

I like riding solo, I've done many a trip on my own, but when I feel like company I too have a SMALL group of very long time mates to ride with.

We have ridden together for so long,...
Forum: Hacks 10-15-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,810
Posted By Eaglebeak
Very nice mate. It looks to have more space...

Very nice mate.
It looks to have more space between the chair and the bike than mine.I was thinking you made it pretty wide, but then you said 1500 mm ?
I'm pretty sure that's what mine is too....
Forum: Australia 10-06-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By Eaglebeak
A Bristow, I couldn't tell you what type though....

A Bristow, I couldn't tell you what type though. 18 seater is all I know.

I have a mate who used to fly Choppers, he'd know I guess but he's a Manager over on Barrow Island at the mo'

Andrew.
Forum: Australia 10-05-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By Eaglebeak
Thanks mate, it's a bit like winning the lottery,...

Thanks mate, it's a bit like winning the lottery, especially after the last 4 years with Oz Post.
So good in fact, that if I can last the distance and hang onto it for 3 maybe 4 more years, I'll be...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By Eaglebeak
Don't forget to post some pics Bully. Maybe in...

Don't forget to post some pics Bully.
Maybe in the Aussie thread where I won't forget to have a look.

I've got a new job offshore and am currently sitting about 150 kms west of Karratha, oil and...
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