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Forum: Australia 11-08-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Bit of a ride coming up this weekend out of Ramu....

Bit of a ride coming up this weekend out of Ramu. Stand by for pics.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,264
Posted By Balia
Just signal him to drop one of the ramps......

Just signal him to drop one of the ramps......
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,264
Posted By Balia
Hey Ian great to see you seem to have got through...

Hey Ian great to see you seem to have got through the health issue. I managed to pick up a dose of malaria a few weeks ago which then did something funny in my lungs and I've just come out of 11 days...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,264
Posted By Balia
Thats not a big religious monument-Its your KTM!

Thats not a big religious monument-Its your KTM!
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,264
Posted By Balia
Yeah, still having some fun, heres a few from a...

Yeah, still having some fun, heres a few from a ride with a mate into the hills behind Ramu-very slow hard going, this was once a road, now unpassable by 4wd even. Didn't get the worst bits on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 179,264
Posted By Balia
Still following Ian-good thing you didn't hit...

Still following Ian-good thing you didn't hit that dead end at speed.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 243,226
Posted By Balia
Neduro, you are a prince among men! Followed the...

Neduro, you are a prince among men! Followed the instructions with a pretty hard old new tyre which has been in the shed in the tropics for too long. A little loob, a little sweat, and its on. so 80%...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 33,951
Posted By Balia
I say push on for now. You may yet come to love...

I say push on for now. You may yet come to love the bike. I had a cossack for a while, similar I think.
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 33,951
Posted By Balia
PNG is in some ways as bad as that, and in some...

PNG is in some ways as bad as that, and in some ways not. Moresby is pretty well buggered, as described. Madang is heading that way, but nowhere near as bad. I'm at Ramu, halfway between Madang and...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,490
Posted By Balia
Is there a place you can hire those ural outfits?...

Is there a place you can hire those ural outfits? Thinking of doing a Vietnam trip later in the year, and the missus likes bikes but doesn't want to ride one.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-14-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,952
Posted By Balia
Mate, 2 things. One-put a warning in the...

Mate, 2 things.

One-put a warning in the title-DON'T READ THIS AT WORK. No way is the boss going to believe I'm writing up my monthly report if he walked into the office when I was reading this.
Forum: Australia 05-14-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,671
Posted By Balia
Its most likely HDPE-High Density Poly...

Its most likely HDPE-High Density Poly Ethylene-the same stuff that a lot of garden and agricultural irrigation pipe is made of. Black zip ties are the same stuff. Proper poly welding is done with a...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By Balia
I rode a madass for a while. Good bike. No...

I rode a madass for a while. Good bike. No quality problems. Mine was a 125. Fun to ride. Suspension was a bit hard for paddock bashing. Only problem I had was the throttle would jam wide open...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,152
Posted By Balia
Swing Bridge-PNG

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Forum: Australia 02-11-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 81,291
Posted By Balia
Papua New Guinea

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 42,776
Posted By Balia
Papua New Guinea ...

Papua New Guinea
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407111_175328082582143_100003148587462_227953_1167988891_n.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 148,872
Posted By Balia
Visiting the village-papua new...

Visiting the village-papua new guineahttp://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407111_175328082582143_100003148587462_227953_1167988891_n.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,857
Posted By Balia
Great report-keep it coming

Great report-keep it coming
Forum: Australia 01-30-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
A few more- A bit of a challenge for the...

A few more-

A bit of a challenge for the road bike, and the Chinese Aggie went down in sympathy...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Having lived in Moresby for 3 years, and with all...

Having lived in Moresby for 3 years, and with all the negative stuff you hear about PNG, sometimes I'm a bit nervous about riding into a village-but I think I'm getting over that-...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Ramu Riders

Just back from a ride with Dave (OBR650) and a couple of the guys here. Dave and myself on our DRZ400's, one guy on a little 125 road bike and the other on a chinese ag bike. 3 hours, 60km or so,...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,893
Posted By Balia
This is where it matters

Desert change

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6188/6104817168_141a2d1299.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,055
Posted By Balia
go the dr-z

great rr, good stuff
Forum: Australia 12-30-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Happy new year

PNG Time notwithstanding, I expect Midnight will soon come around in accordance with all the laws of the natural universe. So Happy New Year!!:1drink:1drink:1drink
Forum: Australia 12-29-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 81,291
Posted By Balia
Even Santa Loves them

Too hot for reindeer and sleigh in Papua New Guinea
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6590301373_0045487e62.jpg
Forum: Australia 12-28-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Thanks-anyway, that was Santa, aka my no.2 son,...

Thanks-anyway, that was Santa, aka my no.2 son, visiting Ramu on Christmas day.
Forum: Australia 12-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Picture posting?

I'm trying to insert a picture, but failing-what am I missing? I click on the mountain thing, paste in the pic url from flickr-and get a box with a red X
...
Forum: Australia 12-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Thats good about the tyres. I think I might have...

Thats good about the tyres. I think I might have found and bought the last stash of 4t oil in Lae the other day-I had drained mine for shipping. Looking forward to hooking up for a ride sometime soon.
Forum: Australia 12-26-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Things political often fired up a little around...

Things political often fired up a little around Christmas time when we were here 10 years ago-nice to know its still the same PNG. Got our container through customs and out to Ramu. I've hardly had a...
Forum: Australia 12-17-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Dunno, every 24 hours is a new day up here

Dunno, every 24 hours is a new day up here
Forum: Australia 12-16-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
In PNG

Well, I got here. Settling in. Great place. Bike should be thru customs next week, just in time for Xmas.:clap
Forum: Australia 10-04-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,666
Posted By Balia
I sold mine, and bought a Suziki DRZ400. Bit more...

I sold mine, and bought a Suziki DRZ400. Bit more costly, they seem to be around $3000 to $4000. Still a lot of bike for not too much money. Chalk and cheese. The DRZ is about 100% quicker, lighter,...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 31,878
Posted By Balia
Great report, great ride. Well done. And...

Great report, great ride. Well done. And thanks-big effort posting it all for us:)
Forum: Australia 10-03-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,666
Posted By Balia
Ebay price seems to be around $1500 to $2000. I...

Ebay price seems to be around $1500 to $2000. I see those ones have panniers, which is a bit of a bonus.
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,774
Posted By Balia
Forum: Australia 09-29-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Picked up a 1991 Suzuki DRZ400 last weekend....

Picked up a 1991 Suzuki DRZ400 last weekend. Seems like a nice mix of power, robustness, performance. A tad heavy. I reckon it'll do the job. Still waiting on work permit-should be issued within the...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,719
Posted By Balia
No I'm out-picked up a new to me bike on the...

No I'm out-picked up a new to me bike on the weekend-Suzuki DRZ400, but its not reg'd yet. Looks like the weather is going to be bloody awful anyway. Dirty weekend I guess.
Phil
Forum: Australia 09-22-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,719
Posted By Balia
Hey is this ride still on? The thread seems to be...

Hey is this ride still on? The thread seems to be somewhat overwhelmed with sludge at the moment. Picking a new (to me) bike this weekend, I might be a starter.
Forum: Australia 09-20-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By Balia
Bigfella on a KTM990 crossing Pascoe river about...

Bigfella on a KTM990 crossing Pascoe river about 6 weeks ago. I understand their air intake is high up under the fuel tank. Just as well. They had to carry across a few other creeks.
...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,498
Posted By Balia
Import duty

Sold the XT, looking for something abit smaller to bring up there. Anyone know about import duty? How much will it cost me if customs find an old motorbike in the back of our container of household...
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