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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By gateman
First thing you will notice is reduced power when...

First thing you will notice is reduced power when you want an over take fast.

Second is the thumpa will be lighter and thats an intersting point just there.


But after all that you'll still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,016,728
Posted By gateman
If your wanting the lights so other see you...

If your wanting the lights so other see you better then fork mounting is fine.

But If you want LEDs so you can see better then keep them as high as you can go. This makes the best use of the area...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,016,728
Posted By gateman
What brand of LED? Just asking as they vary in...

What brand of LED? Just asking as they vary in weight and bracket style across a huge size range.
Forum: Australia 04-13-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,199
Posted By gateman
Just read that back to yourself cobber. Think for...

Just read that back to yourself cobber. Think for a moment how bloody lucky you are to live in a place you can go ride those momotonous fucking roads.

And just what part of western Europe dont...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,874
Posted By gateman
If your interested in aceptable tyre life then...

If your interested in aceptable tyre life then maybe get a good easy to use compressor and fit it in the bike so its at hand and just use it as needed.

I don't own a DR but had an XT660 which is...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,573
Posted By gateman
White bikes are fucking funny when your parked...

White bikes are fucking funny when your parked along the hiways. Everyone get so focused then they work out the ruse and look pissed off. But thats their fault.... tossers.
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,573
Posted By gateman
I dont own a hi vis vest or jacket. The only...

I dont own a hi vis vest or jacket.
The only thing hi vis might be the reflective bars on the arms and legs but nothing else. Oh and the fucking bike of course. How could I miss that?

Now I do...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,171
Posted By gateman
All my gear is on a rack Lentil, like a king-size...

All my gear is on a rack Lentil, like a king-size coat-hanger that stands free.
Helmet, gloves boots and trousers all off the ground.

Built it here just for my bike gear.
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By gateman
That be a machine gun crew then good luck...

That be a machine gun crew then


good luck issuing the ticket for that mob.
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 950
Posted By gateman
What are the stock globes in the crf wats wise ? ...

What are the stock globes in the crf wats wise ?

Perhaps up gunning those and adding two aux LED's.

Got to agree with the comment made about upping the low beam too.
That black curtain that...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 962
Posted By gateman
You wont get your dogs in a national park that's...

You wont get your dogs in a national park that's a no braina. Its not that easy for contracted trappers to work their dogs in the parks for the parkies, but you probably wouldn't have trouble in most...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,507
Posted By gateman
:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl
Forum: Australia 03-04-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,135
Posted By gateman
What did I do with my bikes? I walked past...

What did I do with my bikes?

I walked past both of them and for about the 400th time thought they need a wash and a bloody long ride for a few days.

Saturday is wash day and then I'm away for a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By gateman
Great RR QDogg. Good to see that light...

Great RR QDogg.

Good to see that light bar...more big trips in store I suspect.

How's that old guy following you about? G'day Rover
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,637
Posted By gateman
Shoulder bolts may be of use. Sometimes called...

Shoulder bolts may be of use. Sometimes called step bolts.

You still need to correct the shape of the hole...up in size to suit a shoulder diameter and cross reference with the correct bolt/thread...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,016,728
Posted By gateman
cheers MB, I was trying to work out if it was an...

cheers MB, I was trying to work out if it was an island or part of a promontory
in the back ground. Looking south-ísh. Looks like a nice place.
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,934
Posted By gateman
Feed back from mates who required NRMA assistance...

Feed back from mates who required NRMA assistance for their bikes has been great in the words. One at Wilcannia got the guy from Cobar to collect, got a room and bike was secured over the Sunday and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,016,728
Posted By gateman
Whats the location in this photo MB? looks...

Whats the location in this photo MB? looks familiar.
Forum: Australia 02-12-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,535
Posted By gateman
I think you'll find the mid range/ model Ctek job...

I think you'll find the mid range/ model Ctek job will do what you expect.

Watching ans service charging your bike while its not in use...is that correct?

I don't personally own one but I have...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,616
Posted By gateman
Good call by your nearest and dearest Ross. ...

Good call by your nearest and dearest Ross.

I fit that mid 50's description and I've always hated that insurance thing like you say.

It's time I got some of this stuff in place too. Its among a...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By gateman
Frank was not fun... Doug and Morien?...

Frank was not fun...


Doug and Morien? Bloomfied had the pub while I was out there.

Still wasn't much lady talent about town then either Reefdog.

I do remember the post office house had a...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By gateman
I dont remember ever getting to look around the...

I dont remember ever getting to look around the woolshed Reefdog.

Manthy? was pretty sus of roo shooters or dog board blokes when I was out that way.
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By gateman
I don't carry a lot of tools. The route...

I don't carry a lot of tools.

The route probably dictates if I add more..ie across the top I might add an item or two.

But mostly its the standard small tool kit in the bike and just those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 236,918
Posted By gateman
Didn't get a photo but got the fright of my life....

Didn't get a photo but got the fright of my life.

Just over the brow of a hill...unsighted till well within 50 mtrs, a big round bale of hay sitting up in my lane.

Had not been riding for long...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,016,728
Posted By gateman
believe it or not a 1/2 BSW connecting nut...used...

believe it or not a 1/2 BSW connecting nut...used for connecting booka rod works very well.

Total length is about 25mm long by the neatest of fits in the axle.
Grab it with a 19mm socket or a big...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By gateman
Moc Parker...but gee thats years ago now Dennis. ...

Moc Parker...but gee thats years ago now Dennis. Still leases the pub though.


One large rock outcrop not far into the park from Hungerford. If you leave your bike in car park and walk to the...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By gateman
Why use ARGO on mild steel or stainless MIG...

Why use ARGO on mild steel or stainless MIG process.

060 Argoshield light,065 Argoshield Universal and 064 ArgoShield Heavey are all far better for use on mild steel, GAL and bis, and fine for...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By gateman
[/B] Whys that then? How does cheap...

[/B]


Whys that then?

How does cheap and amps relate to each other? As a measure of worth then its a flawed method.

You can get cheap 210 amp welders as easily as hi quality 210 amp...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,458
Posted By gateman
What intreags me ONutter is why anyone would pay...

What intreags me ONutter is why anyone would pay good money to fuck a bike when you could save the gas hassle and just go smash you head into hard flat surfaces.

I had gas on aN "F truck" and it...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By gateman
If you go the MIG path then be aware you need...

If you go the MIG path then be aware you need different drive rollers and lines than used for mild steel wires.

You can buy your bottles and they work out fine as far as cost for content and then...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By gateman
BearFast Tamworth. Ask for Jeff or Rick and...

BearFast Tamworth.

Ask for Jeff or Rick and explain you needs. M16 x 1.25 X ??? how long and the head type + material.

These guys are tops for all manner of stuff. If you've got old item send...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By gateman
At a guess...out my way might be round Warren...

At a guess...out my way might be round Warren perhaps?
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By gateman
The bit in bold needs to be kept in mind while...

The bit in bold needs to be kept in mind while the rest of your post is read.

Those times are changing step by step and the wide assumption that if a standard does not exist for an item then users...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,016,728
Posted By gateman
Laugh My TDM has well over 100,000 km and used 4 fronts...

My TDM has well over 100,000 km and used 4 fronts at around 34,000km each and 9 rears which usualy get around 19,000km .
Ive only used Distanzias on it.

My distanzias must be fault or something...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By gateman
From where? to PhI. Collie? WA?

From where? to PhI.

Collie? WA?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,016,728
Posted By gateman
I know you want a definitive answer to...

I know you want a definitive answer to this...right now and all, but take the time to read through the thread and take a look at the photos and the bike set-up. Pay attention to the terrain they ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 37,312
Views: 9,786,089
Posted By gateman
Much better.

Much better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,403
Posted By gateman
Stickers? well at least this topics got a pics of...

Stickers? well at least this topics got a pics of bikes in it which is better than the Killboy Dra:Dgon thing over the last few days.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37,312
Views: 9,786,089
Posted By gateman
Can we have pics of bikes again in this thread or...

Can we have pics of bikes again in this thread or what?

The last few pages have been fucking boring I got to say.
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,256
Posted By gateman
Very very north west by the looks Lentil. My...

Very very north west by the looks Lentil.

My dads got some shit hes had years too...so maybe its genetic?? in our case.

Its all still crap I dont need to drag about the country side from one...
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