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Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By gateman
Good stuff Lentil. I'm back to Tamworth Monday...

Good stuff Lentil.
I'm back to Tamworth Monday as well in the ute that should be some help.
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By gateman
I've just ridden the 34 km stretch from my place...

I've just ridden the 34 km stretch from my place up to Bingara having a bit of a look. Sunlight in the face didn't help and I could not say for certain I've not missed something in the gulleys.
I...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,359
Posted By gateman
And that Crash n Burns is the very opposite side...

And that Crash n Burns is the very opposite side of the very same argument.

Been plenty times I've thought the insurance people must have had a quiet day and done some pointing of the bone...
...
Forum: OZ Vendors 07-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,661
Posted By gateman
That's good to hear. My expeds have done...

That's good to hear.

My expeds have done well over the 100,000 now and never let me down.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By gateman
Great to have a look round my own backyard via...

Great to have a look round my own backyard via someone elses RR...and on a TDM 9er too.

Cheers
Forum: Americas 06-29-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By gateman
Pringle I think your on a good thing really. ...

Pringle I think your on a good thing really.

If your 10 or 20 over then your probably running to the same sort of times I generate. Most of my IBA rides start at about 03:30 on the bike.

That...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By gateman
There is no need to Hmmm speed to do that...

There is no need to Hmmm speed to do that distance in one day.

By day do you mean 24 hours or a good long day with and hour or so in the dark each end.

Either way if you bomb along at the...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4,516
Views: 637,064
Posted By gateman
got meteric and imperial mixxed up a bit. ...

got meteric and imperial mixxed up a bit.


Do you guy remember Clyd....think Clint Eastwood




Just sayin...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,517
Posted By gateman
Work permitting I'm going again... or should I...

Work permitting I'm going again... or should I say if I get paid for the work I've done I'm going again.

After all its only the fuel and their still making that:D
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By gateman
Thats really good value Mike. I've watched...

Thats really good value Mike.

I've watched Lockys gear evolve over time and it is in my mind damn fine gear.
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By gateman
That sound interesting Rus. I have a mate...

That sound interesting Rus.

I have a mate who did a lap including some detours in 8 days on an ST1300 last year.

Its a huge effort, I wonder what Terry was riding? and the route. 78 would have...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-19-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By gateman
Seem's be a simple and probably will be and...

Seem's be a simple and probably will be and effective compromise.


Or you could take them out on the bikes in truely shit weather, ride like a goose and generaly convince them your mad and bike...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By gateman
You need to change the reach to the bars, to make...

You need to change the reach to the bars, to make any real + effect on your hipps.
You may even need to drop the peg position to open the knee angle and that drops your thigh angle and takes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,545
Posted By gateman
Ive mate with FJR's with 287,000k + My ST has...

Ive mate with FJR's with 287,000k +
My ST has 289,000k and goes like a train. Not at all worried about taking off for a trans continetal or similar.

Guys like TJ in FarRiders and IBA and Lionel...
Forum: Australia 06-06-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 44,744
Posted By gateman
Now thats how to have an adventure..

Now thats how to have an adventure..
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,102
Posted By gateman
Jdeks Your having a go and those two clips got my...

Jdeks Your having a go and those two clips got my attention.
Alway seems to be balancing act ...should I film or should I ride.

Probably you need to pick the days and the crowd and work from...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-30-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 45,882
Posted By gateman
Im so glad I live where I live.

Im so glad I live where I live.
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By gateman
Intersecting you mention reflected light. I...

Intersecting you mention reflected light.

I had a look see at a bike with FLUR and a heads up in helmet that adapts to incoming light including reflected and dims progressively ..your own lights....
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By gateman
Just as PBee said . Old eyes act slower. Big...

Just as PBee said . Old eyes act slower. Big problem for older pistol shooters too.

One way I've helped myself get round this problem is setting my spots out at a workable zone not poring light in...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By gateman
Captain...if you have the cash then get the...

Captain...if you have the cash then get the Ericas.

I've been fucking about with LED's for yonks and have some bloody good ones too. Both bikes do around 20,000km of night travel most years. Ive...
Forum: Australia 05-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 31,408
Posted By gateman
Thats a bloody good thing to see Bala. And your...

Thats a bloody good thing to see Bala. And your out riding the bike :clap

Very good to see mate.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,706
Posted By gateman
400km round trips is good training Jason if your...

400km round trips is good training Jason if your doing that regularly. Expanding on that by picking out alternative routes to extend the distance to maybe 600km will drive that confidence and LD...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,706
Posted By gateman
Its a great personal achievement when you get the...

Its a great personal achievement when you get the job done isn't it.

http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/Gateman/CIMG2704.jpg...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,305
Posted By gateman
The entry level IBA ride is SS1000 mile or...

The entry level IBA ride is SS1000 mile or SS1600km (1610km)for metric countrys.
Just doing 900 miles doesn't cut it.

Your fuel dockets need to prove your route.
Often referred to as corner...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-15-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,706
Posted By gateman
Just curious Jasson, What do you ride ? and whats...

Just curious Jasson, What do you ride ? and whats your age group?

I've got some mates best part of ten years older than me who ride truly monster distances on touring bikes and mates much younger...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,654
Posted By gateman
I've just used the email post above and asked...

I've just used the email post above and asked that they pop in here to let us know what the situation is. Good info is good knowledge no info is just food for speculation.

I wonder what will...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By gateman
I have a 14 year old work ute 2000 build date...

I have a 14 year old work ute 2000 build date that came with one of those "maintenance free" jobs. Each autumn I would take the lids off and top it up. the battery died for good in 2011. This ute...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,305
Posted By gateman
If stopping is not an option then getting stopped...

If stopping is not an option then getting stopped for any one of hundreds of reasons is inevitable...and probably not what you wished for.

Stopping for a short break is better. Then your ready to...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,706
Posted By gateman
There some common things your already used to on...

There some common things your already used to on a ride and then there's the stuff you think you should be doing but never tested yourself on.
Its those things that will or can bring you undone so...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,203
Posted By gateman
http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/Gateman/H...

http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/Gateman/Horrocks2011011.jpg (http://s840.photobucket.com/user/Gateman/media/Horrocks2011011.jpg.html)
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Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3,186
Views: 883,614
Posted By gateman
Robert if you start looking in here about 30...

Robert if you start looking in here about 30 pages back you'll find a cracker set of guard risers made by an Aussie guy. Much better than my units.

Single piece each side that holds all the...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,186
Views: 883,614
Posted By gateman
Muddler You asked about guard hight. ...

Muddler

You asked about guard hight.

25mm is about all you can expect and even then you will need to relieve the tension on the brake cross hose.. Anything higher than that and you will need to...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By gateman
Keep looking in the Givi catalogue. I saw...

Keep looking in the Givi catalogue.

I saw all the hardware to fit your boex to those racks only a few days ago.
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By gateman
I've had the pants in conjunction with a Summit...

I've had the pants in conjunction with a Summit pro jacket for over 90,000km.
The pants have done some extremely cold nights. I still use thermals under them and strip down mid morning, open the...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By gateman
Well this is as clear as mud... "It's also the...

Well this is as clear as mud... "It's also the law in S.A I thought."

It's one or the other but not both...Thanks for the laugh fati:rofl:rofl


but yes silver and grey cars are harder to see...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By gateman
I've been reading Neil Peart's book. Ghost Rider...

I've been reading Neil Peart's book. Ghost Rider and came across a line regards his oil change intervals. Interestingly he dropped the oils at 3000k too.

Now I'm in Australia and still need to...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By gateman
1...Insert the long bolt back in the cone and tap...

1...Insert the long bolt back in the cone and tap it in revers so it dis engages the cone from the cap.

Just enough so you can unwind the bolt from the cone.

BE WARNED THIS IS A ONE GO ONLY...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,799
Posted By gateman
Thing's happen to throw a plan/dates out a bit. ...

Thing's happen to throw a plan/dates out a bit.
$2500.00 sounds a bit light on when considered with your description.

Chines price range really....
Forum: Australia 05-02-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,780
Posted By gateman
Last Sunday, Constable McShane, a nurse and an...

Last Sunday, Constable McShane, a nurse and an ambulance officer drove for nine hours through the night to reach three motorbike riders stranded


Further reading indicate the constable is based...
Forum: Australia 04-30-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 99,557
Posted By gateman
Baan Baa pub a bit south of Narrabri.

Baan Baa pub a bit south of Narrabri.
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