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Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,298
Posted By Tradey
Spot iii

BestBuy has the Spot III on special this week for USD151 or AUD155 on eBay with free DHL postage ex USA. $50 rebate on offer too, so USD99.

Plenty of 2's on eBay as well - just avoid the fake...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Tradey
Hid

I was surprised how much a H7 HID globe replacement made to my light output. Less than $10 on eBay and a good cheap upgrade.
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,298
Posted By Tradey
You s a

If you can find yourself a USA address and many of us have friends and 'inmates' over there, you can save a few bucks by becoming an 'American citizen' and pay cheaper Spot fee's. It's the usual...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,298
Posted By Tradey
Spotwalla

I'll chime in here and mention the ADV Spotwalla location page for any Spot users looking for a better website to track their progress:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633556

My...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,237
Posted By Tradey
Tent space

ADV has a tent space site for hosting visitors which we used on our North America leg. Not a lot of Aussies onboard yet, but worth bookmarking. We are in the Sydney list (and warmer than a shearing...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By Tradey
Sa

Of all the continents we have visited, South America represents the best value on several fronts. Scenery is amazing and diverse, accommodation, food, beverage and fuel are very affordable.

By...
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Retro

The retro 'furniture' vanished faster than ski jackets this morning and people struggling out with beds everywhere (???) My pick was the tungsten tipped masonry drill bits in a very neat case and...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Take a hike

The only people who would really need the Portable Solar Power kit would be bush walkers to charge their mobile phones long off the grid. But after carting that 1kg kit on the first occasion it will...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,521
Posted By Tradey
Re-insurance

30 years ago I made the decision to never insure any vehicle comprehensively. Instead, every year I would bank the premiums into an interest bearing deposit. My theory was, if I ever had a stack on...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,487
Posted By Tradey
Earthroamer

That video might save me $500,000 !! My partner and I are in our 50's and contemplating replacing the motorised two wheel beasts with pedal powered versions for our next RTW leg... but we needed...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,581
Posted By Tradey
Pet

When in South America all the locals used plastic PET bottles, even the gas stations had them pre-filled in various sizes. Made us 'Gringos' look like fools with our expensive add-ons. Converted us...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Dry duffle bag

I looked at the yellow dry duffle bags which look to be made of similar material to the Wolfman Expedition series. The polyester is a little thinner and the seams not welded as strong as the Wolfman...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Ski Sale

Around 200 people waiting at the Waterloo store this morning and even a security guard in attendance, that's a first. As expected it was busier than a rugby scrum and the ski pants and jackets most...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Sno wite

The ski sale is the BIGGEST event on the Aldi cash calendar ! If you think the motorcycle sale is big, you ain't seen anything yet ! The clothes are the fastest movers, but you will need to be in...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Tradey
APA Insurance

I Googled 'APA Insurance'..... conveniently located in Uganda ! :rofl

https://www.facebook.com/ApaInsuranceUgandaLtd


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Forum: Australia 04-29-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Tradey
Today's notice came out of the blue... so that...

Today's notice came out of the blue... so that will teach me from opening my fat mouth in future. There is nothing in the policy about motorcycles, so no issue there.

Have contacted my accountant...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Tradey
Double or nothing

Further to my post about income protection with your superannuation fund, today I received a letter from my fund advising an increase in premiums by 120% !!!!!

For $5,000 monthly cover my premium...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Tradey
Super

Most superannuation funds provide Income Protection Insurance and cover up to 85% of your annual income.

For example if you earned 60k PA - they will pay up to $4,500/month with a premium of...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By Tradey
Tent space

Avail yourself to ADV members hospitality via the 'Tent Space' thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925



Not too many Aussies on it yet - but slowly building... also,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,423
Posted By Tradey
OK, Help, Tracking and Custom are the four...

OK, Help, Tracking and Custom are the four different messages you can send from your Spot according to the buttons you push. On Spotwalla tick the ones you want recorded on your map. (I tick all of...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Aldi sale

Aldi have the motorcycle sale on again.... (well in the UK):

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-9th-march/
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 41,113
Posted By Tradey
Iron chef does dakar

SBS program guide is showing Iron Chef AGAIN next Friday 17-2 @ 5.30pm on SBS-HD, so adjust your video tape recorders !

It will of course be on SBS1 on SD 576i.
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Tradey
Darwin - dili shipping

Some German friends used Toll Transport, here is there informative link in German and Engrish courtesy of Google:

http://www.krad-vagabunden.de/motorrad-transport/australien-ost-timor/

...
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tradey
Yankee doodle

When you sign up for your Spot account, use a USA address and you'll save 20% on just about everything. The units them self can be found on eBay from $145.

"Only suckers pay retail"
Forum: Australia 12-11-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By Tradey
Tent space

Dominik, there are a few Australian ADV members on Tent Space here:
...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Drill bits

Picked up the recent $99 cordless drill with 2 batteries over the weekend. It was 30% off and a BARGAIN ! Appears to be a German Einhell unit similar to this 18v unit, with lower torque and without...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Hd camera - 2014

Upcoming HD action camera for 2014 - FYI:

http://www.supra-elektronik.com/popups/Maginon_Action_Sports_HD-1_popup_uk/
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Tradey
Ussr

Adam Lewis aka 'Jedimaster' was through there recently. Had a bugger of a ride with lots of rain and mud. He started on an F650 back in 2006 and he'll never ride another one in his life. His RR is...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Tradey
Vegas

In 2010 I rode North America for 6 months and used Progressive. Used an agent in Las Vegas called Barry Stevens, he specialises in motorcycle insurance. Even managed to get me a discount as a home...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,538
Posted By Tradey
Plagerism

I question some of the stories in this magazine, so far I have counted 4 which have been excerpts from other peoples books.

You would think with all the great RTW motorcycle travellers out there...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,996
Posted By Tradey
After your first trip carting a satellite phone...

After your first trip carting a satellite phone it's usually your last and roadside assistance... oh please ? Ask any RTW traveller and most don't even carry a mobile phone !(they are pretty useless...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Shoot me

All our electronic 'kit' for bike touring runs on AA batteries, our camera's, Spot GPS, torches, toothbrushes and as a result we only need to carry one battery charger. The Canon A1400 is an...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
At our Aldi this morning, there were more folks...

At our Aldi this morning, there were more folks lined up for the Fathers Day specials than the bike sale last week ? While the throngs were 'sorting' through today's goodies, some shoppers were also...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Tradey
The Yamaha and Suzuki plants in Hamamatsu Japan...

The Yamaha and Suzuki plants in Hamamatsu Japan would even blow the Germans away... after just one BMW ownership I am going back to a Japanese bike.

Rode a MultiStrada in the USA and it was very...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Tradey
"The Hi-tech factory, warehouse and production...

"The Hi-tech factory, warehouse and production line...." - LAUGHABLE by Japanese standards :rofl
Forum: Australia 08-09-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Store Report - Waterloo, NSW, 2017

Only half as many waiting outside this year compared to 2012.

Fastest moving items - Bluetooth and Helmet cams, SOLD OUT in 10 minutes !
Most Popular items:
1. Helmets - one dude had 5 in a...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
Newsletter

The bike gear must be a big seller for Aldi as they have even put a special tab on their website for Saturday's Special Buy sale.

I did notice that this year the bike covers are in Large and XL...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,530
Posted By Tradey
2013 Aldi Motorcyle SALE - Saturday 10 August

Yes folks it's on again and here is the date with all the usual goodies from last year and a couple of new ones !!!

2013 Aldi Motorcyle SALE - Saturday 10 August

Get your cattle-dog from your...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,130
Posted By Tradey
Start counting

I even had a blood sample seperated and the white cells re-injected into the elbow. That was a waste of $500 and when I went through the Physio crap... he basically said to me (and on the side) "it...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,130
Posted By Tradey
Bmw elbow

I bought my first (and last) BMW in 2009 - the stupid bike with 3 seperate switches for indicators. 3 months later I started develop tennis elbow in my right arm and all my Physicians, Physio's and...
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