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Forum: Australia 06-28-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 52,372
Posted By BurnieM
Actually, at least as far as Arai is concerned,...

Actually, at least as far as Arai is concerned, No.

Edited; already stated - untrue
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Forum: Australia 06-28-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 52,372
Posted By BurnieM
2. One in NSW and one in Vic (one my fault and...

2. One in NSW and one in Vic (one my fault and one not)

And its still not an issue. But sourcing a quality helmet for 40% less than here is.
It also lets you spend the money you saved on a...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 52,372
Posted By BurnieM
WAT ? Is this old chestnut still going ? Yes,...

WAT ? Is this old chestnut still going ?
Yes, we all know that technically it is the same as riding without a helmet.

However ......
... your chances of getting caught are significantly less...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By BurnieM
Audi buys Ducati

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/audi-buys-ducati-20120419-1x8e4.html

"German car maker branches out into two-wheelers, paying roughly $1 billion for iconic Italian brand.
Audi has confirmed it...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,902
Posted By BurnieM
Sorry Davo but I remember the original version of...

Sorry Davo but I remember the original version of that bike and it did not look that 'old'. Why do they have to push the psuedo vintage look ?
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Forum: Australia 03-31-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,902
Posted By BurnieM
I suspect it will be a popular as the Varadero...

I suspect it will be a popular as the Varadero (not popular at all).

Back in the 80's (when I wert lad) we had the UJM which did all that this bike does and looked a sh*t load better in the...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By BurnieM
Tell us the price son ! .

Tell us the price son !
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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By BurnieM
You want something waterproof and robust; I would...

You want something waterproof and robust; I would recommend one of the Garmin hiking GPSs that can load maps.
A RAM mount for the bike is also good.

While there is a greater learning curve with a...
Forum: Australia 02-16-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,065
Posted By BurnieM
Shaking the snake

Biting news story (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/british-tourist-bitten-down-under-by-deadly-aussie-snake-while-answering-call-of-nature/story-e6frfku0-1226273131760)
Forum: Australia 02-16-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 16,663
Posted By BurnieM
http://www.humboldtmfg.com/images/products/large/H...

http://www.humboldtmfg.com/images/products/large/H-4976.jpg
Forum: Australia 02-05-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 2,316,689
Posted By BurnieM
Jump on a ferry and have a look around from the...

Jump on a ferry and have a look around from the harbour. Much cheaper than a cruise.

Go to Manly and have a wander. Quite a few restaurants and cafes on the ocean side.
Catch a jetcat back to...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 78,791
Posted By BurnieM
Get that tank off pronto; chewed wiring? petrol...

Get that tank off pronto; chewed wiring? petrol lines ?
(I would be disconnecting that charger right now if it was me and removing the battery too)

Let us know what you find
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Forum: Australia 02-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By BurnieM
I would wonder why the Harley is not already back...

I would wonder why the Harley is not already back together and sold

I think I would be reducing whatever value you get from Bikesales/Redbook by 50%
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Forum: Australia 01-29-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By BurnieM
'SPOT Customer Care can be reached on 0424 217...

'SPOT Customer Care can be reached on 0424 217 768 from Australia. This number is forwarded to the US.

The SPOT Customer Call Centre hours are Monday to Friday 8am till midnight (USA Eastern...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 48,012
Posted By BurnieM
1988 Suzuki DR750 - Bikesales...

1988 Suzuki DR750 - Bikesales...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,665
Posted By BurnieM
The Suzuki DL650 is worth look .

The Suzuki DL650 is worth look
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Forum: Australia 01-16-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,970
Posted By BurnieM
Surely it would be expensive BMW bashing ? .

Surely it would be expensive BMW bashing ?
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Forum: Australia 01-15-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By BurnieM
No, it is not legal to use a helmet onroad in...

No, it is not legal to use a helmet onroad in Australia without an AS sticker (same offence as riding without a helmet).
However, I have yet to be ticketed for it. I have had 2 of my non-AS helmets...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,453
Posted By BurnieM
The Corbins are a heavy seat Have a look at...

The Corbins are a heavy seat

Have a look at a Sargent. I can verify that they make a big difference to comfort and are adjustable to fit all tanks
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Forum: Australia 01-06-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,048
Posted By BurnieM
You are looking at cents per litre. The only...

You are looking at cents per litre. The only meaningful measure is cents per kilometre.
Yes, you pay more for 95 but you get more kms

Not guaranteeing that all vehicles will see this economy but...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,608
Posted By BurnieM
Linky...

Linky (http://www.amsa.gov.au/Search_and_Rescue/Search_and_Rescue_in_Australia/Arrangements_in_Australia.asp)
Australia, as signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944; the...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,048
Posted By BurnieM
Nope; 95 is cheaper per kilometre than E10 ...

Nope; 95 is cheaper per kilometre than E10

Tested on;
1999 Honda VTR1000F
2001 Cagiva Raptor 1000
2003 Suzuki SV1000
2009 Suzuki DR650SE
2010 Suzuki DL1000
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara v6
Forum: OZ Vendors 01-05-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 116,398
Posted By BurnieM
Agree that you need to run in a tyre to; a....

Agree that you need to run in a tyre to;
a. scrub off the mold release compound and
b. get used to the different shape and rubber level of grip

but ......
this does not refer to any run in...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,048
Posted By BurnieM
And it is actually cheaper, per kilometre, to use...

And it is actually cheaper, per kilometre, to use 95 than 91E10
Green ? No, just dumb
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Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,414
Posted By BurnieM
The reason SPOT specify to use Lithium batteries...

The reason SPOT specify to use Lithium batteries is because they maintain their voltage until they are almost dead.
This is very important for getting maximum transmit power to the Globalstar...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,608
Posted By BurnieM
They ask for your home address; An EPIRB/PLB...

They ask for your home address;
An EPIRB/PLB with an Australian serial number can only be registered in Australia with an Australian home address (but can be used anywhere in the world)

The idea...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,608
Posted By BurnieM
Maybe.... All EPIRB/PLB/ELT have a country...

Maybe....

All EPIRB/PLB/ELT have a country code as part of their internal serial number.
You will not be able to register an Australian purchased PLB in the US and without the registration info...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,608
Posted By BurnieM
EPIRB/PLB/ELT info - http://beacons.amsa.gov.au/ ...

EPIRB/PLB/ELT info - http://beacons.amsa.gov.au/

http://beacons.amsa.gov.au/images/beacons_header.jpg


Memorandum of understanding between AMSA and SPOT - MOU document...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,608
Posted By BurnieM
Personally I use a SPOT II and have been thinking...

Personally I use a SPOT II and have been thinking about getting a PLB as a backup.

However I think that whatever gear you have, it keeps coming back to "Don't ride alone"
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Forum: Australia 01-05-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,608
Posted By BurnieM
Or you could support an Australian company and...

Or you could support an Australian company and purchase a GME MT410G (406mhz PLB with GPS)

https://www.whitworths.com.au/products/74527_lg.jpg

$389 from Whitworths Marine...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,966,453
Posted By BurnieM
I thought you were flogging it off about 15,000km...

I thought you were flogging it off about 15,000km ago ?
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Forum: Australia 01-02-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,448
Posted By BurnieM
ACT. On the Canberra side of the Goodradigbee...

ACT. On the Canberra side of the Goodradigbee River. From Canberra, take Brindabella Road and turn right at Piccadilly Circus, then turn left at Brindabella Valley Road before the bridge. From Tumut...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,932
Posted By BurnieM
I have always used Sidchrome socket sets but...

I have always used Sidchrome socket sets but Kinchrome also look good to me.

As regards ring spanners; I have had several sets from expensive to the cheapest China has to offer and they were all...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By BurnieM
Made a small donation; thanks for all the...

Made a small donation; thanks for all the bullshit guys and thanks to Baldy for the site
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Forum: Australia 12-25-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 23,109
Posted By BurnieM
First I pick a reasonable quality product then I...

First I pick a reasonable quality product then I look around for a low price on that product. I generally buy brand names that I believe will last a while.
I do what is best for me and my family,...
Forum: Australia 12-25-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 23,109
Posted By BurnieM
Leave Gerry alone; it is perfectly ok for him to...

Leave Gerry alone; it is perfectly ok for him to screw Australian manufacturers, warehousers etc, etc, etc

It is only you not buying from him that is 'un-Australian'
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Forum: Australia 12-24-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,414
Posted By BurnieM
Same, same Only issue is you would have to go...

Same, same
Only issue is you would have to go thru the overseas dealer for any warranty issues.
The units are identical
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Forum: Australia 12-24-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 23,109
Posted By BurnieM
Drifting away from HN but this may be useful; ...

Drifting away from HN but this may be useful;
David Jones pricing is normally list price (or higher!) but....
....if you do your research they will price match and are currently offering up to 36...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 23,109
Posted By BurnieM
The message to the government is obviously "Look...

The message to the government is obviously "Look how much GST you are missing out on"
To me this looks like a website to make a point that will then be shutdown when the government acts on his...
Forum: Australia 12-21-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19,233
Views: 2,316,689
Posted By BurnieM
I live in suburban Sydney and go to a major...

I live in suburban Sydney and go to a major shopping centre in Sydney most days.
I live and work in a middle class suburb and I do not get special attention.
More and more stores seem to think...
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