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Forum: Face plant 12-30-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,021
Posted By Maverick75
I've had two bikes with ABS; A 2006 BMW R1200GS,...

I've had two bikes with ABS; A 2006 BMW R1200GS, and currently a 2001 Honda ST1100.

Neither bikes ever put me into an obstacle because of the ABS, and I specifically bought the BMW with ABS due...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 181,058
Posted By Maverick75
Yeah mate, so did I. ;)

Yeah mate, so did I. ;)
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 1,309,603
Posted By Maverick75
I think you may have hit the 'Aussie' button on...

I think you may have hit the 'Aussie' button on that translate site :rofl

Still following, still loving it. Cheers guys.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,537,067
Posted By Maverick75
Yeah Machdog, I think he's safe. However they...

Yeah Machdog, I think he's safe. However they will ping you if you're back in QLD with an expired sticker. Something to think about should he want to complete the circuit.

I mean it's hardly fair...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,537,067
Posted By Maverick75
Nathan, I see you've still got an '09 rego...

Nathan, I see you've still got an '09 rego sticker on yer bike there.

http://tomedison.smugmug.com/Other/ADV-rider-Nathan-5-24-13/i-Sc26XqS/0/L/DSC_0012-L.jpg

You should be aware that the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,314,889
Posted By Maverick75
That's a brilliant teaser EtronX, very...

That's a brilliant teaser EtronX, very professional.
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,314,889
Posted By Maverick75
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Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 898,552
Posted By Maverick75
You should be near to departing for the best...

You should be near to departing for the best country on earth, bar none, mate! :D Good luck on the temperature differential; we're in the middle of somewhat of a heatwave, so the beer might be a bit...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,314,889
Posted By Maverick75
The can of International Roast is a dead...

The can of International Roast is a dead giveaway. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 1,309,603
Posted By Maverick75
You're a brave man. I downed a bottle of the...

You're a brave man. I downed a bottle of the stuff when i was 18. Never again.

Great reporting and photos guys.
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,314,889
Posted By Maverick75
Thanks for the thoughtful replies Walter and Rod....

Thanks for the thoughtful replies Walter and Rod. I wasn't at all trying to say that your particular bikes are not up to the task.
Quite the contrary.

Anyhow, the fact that I have followed every...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,314,889
Posted By Maverick75
Walter, I'm interested in your current...

Walter, I'm interested in your current perspective on the suitability of the BMW for a trip like this. As a mechanical engineer I fully understand the concepts of 'design life'and 'fit for purpose'....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4,223
Views: 602,612
Posted By Maverick75
It's only a little bridge, but there's a lot of...

It's only a little bridge, but there's a lot of fire trail either side of it.

Somewhere in Washpool Nat. Park, Northern NSW.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4,223
Views: 602,612
Posted By Maverick75
West of Esk in SE QLD. ...

West of Esk in SE QLD.

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z348/Maverick7775/IMG_0983a_zpsf244eeaa.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,856
Posted By Maverick75
Lay an ST1100 down; you've got $30 worth of...

Lay an ST1100 down; you've got $30 worth of plastic to replace. Lay any other bike down and it's a write-off :D.

(yeah, I know if you lay down at speed you'll probably be replacing a mirror and a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,314,889
Posted By Maverick75
I grew up on a cattle station on the western...

I grew up on a cattle station on the western Darling Downs. This is a well known phenomenon, especially since cattle will tend to huddle together in a storm for protection (in the middle of an open...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 898,552
Posted By Maverick75
Laugh If you need a place to crash, we're open man,...

If you need a place to crash, we're open man, anytime. I reckon I spent about two full weeks reading your report so I owe you that for sure :D.

Anyhow, enjoy our sparse open wilderness. This is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 1,309,603
Posted By Maverick75
Brilliant report and photography. I'm on the edge...

Brilliant report and photography. I'm on the edge of my seat.

If (when) you come to Oz you have a bed&food&beer if you need.

Cheers guys.
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 898,552
Posted By Maverick75
Looking forward to that report as well Big Al. ...

Looking forward to that report as well Big Al.

If you need a bed and beer, we're happy to accomodate :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,271
Posted By Maverick75
I ended up selling my GS. The new owner hasn't...

I ended up selling my GS. The new owner hasn't reported any issues, but I told him to keep an eye on it. I seriously doubt there will be any issues with the steel flange. The rest of the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,909
Posted By Maverick75
Just another opinion amongst many. I'm on my...

Just another opinion amongst many. I'm on my second ST11 after a 6-year run on a R1200GS. The first ST I aquired at 130000km and sold at 230000km, now it has 280000km and is still going strong. The...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maverick75
Good point. :rofl

Good point. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,657
Posted By Maverick75
Every one of those things someone buys means a...

Every one of those things someone buys means a job lost in a country where people 'were' free.
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,782
Posted By Maverick75
Words of wisdom right here.

Words of wisdom right here.
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,022
Posted By Maverick75
Phone while still on the bike? Jeesus people do...

Phone while still on the bike? Jeesus people do we really need these things at our heads all day?

Anyhow, glad it wasn't worse, other people on phones are piloting 4T urban assault vehicles while...
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,780
Posted By Maverick75
Blair, inspirational story and good on you for...

Blair, inspirational story and good on you for getting back on your feet. Best wishes from across the ditch but it sounds like you don't need it.
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,479
Views: 1,309,603
Posted By Maverick75
I'm in. Good luck.

I'm in. Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,271
Posted By Maverick75
K to R, I think unless you've got photos of the...

K to R, I think unless you've got photos of the CEO of BMW Oz in a compromising position you have Buckley's of getting them to recognise any issue. They are great bikes but as soon as you hand over...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,856
Posted By Maverick75
Hi Outwardbound, I don't know about peg...

Hi Outwardbound,

I don't know about peg lowering adaptors but I have heard of some people using aftermarket lowered pegs for Goldwings. I wouldn't doubt adaptors are available.

On the longevity...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,271
Posted By Maverick75
Only if you exceed the yield point of the bearing...

Only if you exceed the yield point of the bearing material. Trust me I didn't. If I did the bearings would brinel with the bike sitting on the side stand (and fail when I sat on it). :rofl
We could...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,271
Posted By Maverick75
Yeah rdcyclist, trust me, the hammering was very...

Yeah rdcyclist, trust me, the hammering was very light (which is why I wrote 'tapping'). It took a considerable amount of heat to allow the tapping to be light though. I too know the consequences of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,271
Posted By Maverick75
My replacement flange (steel) was a pain to get...

My replacement flange (steel) was a pain to get on. I heated to 130c and it went on about 2mm then froze, I tapped it off and heated to 250c and it went most of the way on then froze. The next 1/2...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 189,932
Posted By Maverick75
Fantastic shots. The birds really are lovely....

Fantastic shots. The birds really are lovely. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 189,932
Posted By Maverick75
Excellent Bigfella. I'm still enjoying every post.

Excellent Bigfella. I'm still enjoying every post.
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,235
Posted By Maverick75
Seeing some awesome shots coming from that G12....

Seeing some awesome shots coming from that G12. I've been thinking of buying one for a travel cam myself. I reckon you've convinced me. Great trip so far :clap.
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 189,932
Posted By Maverick75
I'll be sad when this trip is over, probably not...

I'll be sad when this trip is over, probably not as much as The Bigfella though. Great pictures, capturing the spirit of the people. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,856
Posted By Maverick75
BalancePoint, I had a ST1100 before the GS, and...

BalancePoint, I had a ST1100 before the GS, and dropped it a few times at low speed. I actually found it easier to pick back up than the GS (which I have dropped a few times too, mainly fully loaded...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,856
Posted By Maverick75
Good to see another ST off the tarmac. I've just...

Good to see another ST off the tarmac. I've just upgraded from a R1200GS and I've been taking my ST on some of the tracks I used to frequent on that. It handles the rough stuff surprisingly well, low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,344
Posted By Maverick75
I stuffed up, I should learn to keep my keyboard...

I stuffed up, I should learn to keep my keyboard shut until I check reality. Riding to work this morning I analysed my technique. I two-finger brake and my right hand ring finger climbs on a bit for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,344
Posted By Maverick75
Holy crap, I can't believe the VIC gov is using...

Holy crap, I can't believe the VIC gov is using this tactic. They're essentially absolving the hypothetical careless driver from responsibility and laying it all on the rider for being 8kmph over the...
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