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Forum: Australia Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,537
Posted By Ockrocket
I just got my hands on a heavily farkled DR650...

I just got my hands on a heavily farkled DR650 with 4,000 km on it, loving it. :evil

So light (compared to the Wee-Strom) even though it has a 30 litre tank on it.... the Wee will be staying too...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By Ockrocket
Lots of good advice in this link. ...

Lots of good advice in this link.

http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_be_aware_of

I've just found it myself and intend to do much of what is suggested there, the chain roller is...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 581,248
Posted By Ockrocket
Bump....... looking for some bits for my 2011...

Bump....... looking for some bits for my 2011 DR650
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
Nothing comes up with the link, and nothing...

Nothing comes up with the link, and nothing showing in the fleamarket.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By Ockrocket
Don't worry about the dented box, scars are a...

Don't worry about the dented box, scars are a badge of honour... and proof you really do ride your bike for what it is meant. :deal

At least you came out of it ok. :clap
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ockrocket
@ Bucket Well I made up for not riding...

@ Bucket

Well I made up for not riding yesterday by riding today.... :wings

Had a good day, 200 kms and no rain. :deal
...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Ockrocket
Yep...

And had a Stromtrooper turn up on his new Thou as well. :clap
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/Mobile%20Uploads/20141117_112433_zps3296af20.jpg...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Ockrocket
Monday 17th ride.

McGrath's Hill Maccas 0900

Depart by 0915 (unless I'm slow drinking my coffee... so more like 0930)

Tar/dirt mix (nothing excessive).

I will be on this....
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,621
Posted By Ockrocket
Since when can't 19" or 21" wheels corner well on...

Since when can't 19" or 21" wheels corner well on tar? (not considering the tread pattern)

My 19" shod Wee-Strom corners with the best of the road bikes.
The previous KLR650 with 21" and current...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,542
Posted By Ockrocket
I thought rule of thumb here was "walk away"...

I thought rule of thumb here was "walk away" :deal

My 1150GS had a wad of receipts for work done before I bought it, I spent near enough $6K on the bike in 12 months of owning it.... much of it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 101,383
Views: 19,673,014
Posted By Ockrocket
:lurk I'd be interested in hearing the...

:lurk

I'd be interested in hearing the outcome of this, I know a couple of guys who have ended up buying their old bikes back... not often an opportunity when you find you parted with the bike...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ockrocket
I was coming with the plan to do part of the ride...

I was coming with the plan to do part of the ride with you guys, had somebody coming to pick up something I have for sale. :deal

Then I ended up having a really late night :1drink

Still...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 581,248
Posted By Ockrocket
To suit '11 DR650

Racks/frames suitable for throw over bags.
Centre stand ??? (do they even make one for the DRs?)
Windscreen. (something smaller than the Parrabellum screen I currently have, happy to swap/sell the...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ockrocket
Thanks Lentil. Been three and a half years...

Thanks Lentil.

Been three and a half years since surgery, that was followed by 17 months of 3 different chemo courses.

Five years of clear tests is the mark she needs to reach to be classified...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ockrocket
That's exactly what my Mrs. said yesterday after...

That's exactly what my Mrs. said yesterday after getting some suspect results on a follow up test.... "Fuck Cancer :fyyff "

All good today, the results have been reviewed by the specialist and...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ockrocket
I don't often post rides lately (lots of other...

I don't often post rides lately (lots of other things causing concern on the personal front lately).

But these days I'm happy to post up what I'm going to do and if someone turns up that's good,...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ockrocket
I just posted over on your other thread about...

I just posted over on your other thread about this.

Will see what transpires.
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ockrocket
Bummer Brian, I will get in touch over the...

Bummer Brian, I will get in touch over the weekend, I'm not going to Bingara now...

Lady Bel has something that needs looking in to further. :cry

Maybe we could do a little wander around...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
Posted By Ockrocket
Well I was going to Bingara... but this has had...

Well I was going to Bingara... but this has had to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Though I'd be a possible for Sunday now, it would still depend on the ongoing above situation.
...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
My Mrs. is one of those "warriors" (she doesn't...

My Mrs. is one of those "warriors" (she doesn't consider herself a "survivor" yet, still 18 months to go before she reaches the five year mark of clear tests), we do what we can to support the Pink...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
Had the M21 on the back of my (now gone) KLR,...

Had the M21 on the back of my (now gone) KLR, didn't like it, then the 606, not happy with the wear on them either.. then the KLR was replaced by the KLE500.

Enter the Dunlop 605, much better on...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
I took the screen off (brackets rub on the 30...

I took the screen off (brackets rub on the 30 litre tank, would be ok with the smaller tanks) and did 114 kms of tar and dirt this arvo, I even managed to get a small amount of mud on it. :huh

Not...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,542
Posted By Ockrocket
Klaus.... now Andrew's bike would definitely be...

Klaus.... now Andrew's bike would definitely be worth a look. :deal


Sorry Andrew, but I just bought a well set up DR650.. I'm not ready to re-sell it yet. :rofl...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,542
Posted By Ockrocket
Some of the so called features of the bike are...

Some of the so called features of the bike are wrong too, I don't recall mine having "switchable ABS", mine was on all the time, only the later ones could be switched on/off as far as I know.

When...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,542
Posted By Ockrocket
Yes, there do seem to be quite a few...

Yes, there do seem to be quite a few "inconsistencies" with the bike.... not to mention the dealership that is selling it (I have had a seriously bad experience with them and will NEVER set foot in...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,542
Posted By Ockrocket
KLAUS...... DON'T DO IT!!!!! I will call or...

KLAUS...... DON'T DO IT!!!!!

I will call or PM you.
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,429
Posted By Ockrocket
I'm hoping to still make it, I know size doesn't...

I'm hoping to still make it, I know size doesn't matter and that you all will still let me attend..... even though mine's bigger. :lol3
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
That looks good Eddie, can I have her phone...

That looks good Eddie, can I have her phone number? :D

The fairing looks the goods too :deal not so sure about anything KTM on it though. . :huh

Have either of you got the 30 litre tank? (I'm...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,429
Posted By Ockrocket
Well I was thinking I might make this event as...

Well I was thinking I might make this event as I'd been contemplating getting a 250 trailie, but......

I screwed up, just bought a DR650 yesterday... so now I'm ineligible to attend. :cry
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Ockrocket
AdventureMoto is where I got my E07's again about...

AdventureMoto is where I got my E07's again about three weeks ago, best price going.

Gav and the team at motoHUB in Castle Hill (the former Hills Suzuki dealership) would probably be worth a call...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
Wadda ya mean "proper bash plate" Donk????? It...

Wadda ya mean "proper bash plate" Donk????? It already has the B&B on it. :deal

And what is this DRJoe fairing of which you speak :ear

There has been about $900 spent on suspension upgrades...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
After I remove that damned plate glass "front...

After I remove that damned plate glass "front door" off it I will. :deal

The Goldwing I traded had a smaller screen than the DR has. :rofl

I will find a smaller screen, happy to swap with...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
I still have the Wee-Strom Rob, and the KLE500...

I still have the Wee-Strom Rob, and the KLE500 (but it will be up for sale shortly).

I traded the Goldwing to get the DR, the Wing sat for 12 months and had barely turned a wheel.
The idea of...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 1,943,166
Posted By Ockrocket
Picked this up this afternoon, lots of extras on...

Picked this up this afternoon, lots of extras on it already... nothing needed to spend on it. :huh

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/DR650A4_zpsb84ceff7.jpg...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,786
Posted By Ockrocket
http://www.smh.com.au/business/bca-backs-3b-sale-o...

http://www.smh.com.au/business/bca-backs-3b-sale-of-australia-post-20140117-30y8c.html

There was support for a sell off to private ownership, I have a recollection of a news story recently about...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,786
Posted By Ockrocket
Seem to recall seeing a news story on it...

Seem to recall seeing a news story on it recently.

Back in January the idea of a sell off was supported by the BCA.
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,786
Posted By Ockrocket
Only downside is Australia Post is foreign owned....

Only downside is Australia Post is foreign owned. :cry
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By Ockrocket
That explains why both are f*#ked pieces of shit....

That explains why both are f*#ked pieces of shit. :deal

:rofl
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By Ockrocket
Fixed ...

Fixed
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/Dr650small-lowres_zps5fa4890f.jpg (http://s814.photobucket.com/user/delicabug/media/Dr650small-lowres_zps5fa4890f.jpg.html)
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 58,010
Posted By Ockrocket
Well that whets the appetite KLE101, looking...

Well that whets the appetite KLE101, looking forward to more of the RR. :lurk
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