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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Not the Messiah
Following your lead

Hi GlitchO,

Like most of Melbourne's motorcyclists, got out and about today! Headed for Strath Creek & Flowerdale but spent a lovely long time tootling along fire trails between Buxton and Yea,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice work Glitch O! That weather is pissing me...

Nice work Glitch O!
That weather is pissing me off though! I've spent a week (and a small fortune) taking a break and doing a family wedding in sunny Queensland and Melbourne turns that on! :cry...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Not the Messiah
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, those gravel roads look niiiice! ...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, those gravel roads look niiiice!
Got map, or a few road names for clues?

Good camera work too, and thanks for posting.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 168,761
Posted By Not the Messiah
Loverly work, GA. Thanks again for the...

Loverly work, GA. Thanks again for the sharing.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,759
Posted By Not the Messiah
Good on ya, TwoUp! :clap We'll be watching to...

Good on ya, TwoUp! :clap
We'll be watching to see what you find and how you go.

Good luck, eh.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,838
Posted By Not the Messiah
Great stuff RPN. Thanks for spending the time...

Great stuff RPN. Thanks for spending the time putting this together, it's a great result.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,310
Posted By Not the Messiah
Ah, that must be a new edition of the mag - so...

Ah, that must be a new edition of the mag - so the next ride is to the newsagent then.....:D:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice work you blokes.:clap You're making me...

Nice work you blokes.:clap
You're making me homesick but. I grew up in that area, spent a lot of time riding as you describe (sit/stand waaay back and hold it flat)!
I havn't been game to tackle...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,784
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thargomindah? Did you wear the fox hat?:D:D ...

Thargomindah? Did you wear the fox hat?:D:D

Man, that sunrise woulda been more than a little special....

Love ya work..
Cheers
Brian
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice work Kimi, thanks for sharing:clap

Nice work Kimi, thanks for sharing:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Not the Messiah
After a fair bit of costly experimentation on my...

After a fair bit of costly experimentation on my old 04 GS, I was pretty wary of spending big again on the my Wasserboxer so I gave the Laminar Lip a try. And I'm very happy with it. It has lifted...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,584
Posted By Not the Messiah
I did the grinding thing on the right peg, fitted...

I did the grinding thing on the right peg, fitted them up nicely and rode the bike twice with them on - they've been back in the box since. Well except for time that two mates have had them on their...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,310
Posted By Not the Messiah
Hi GA, Engineers question: Did they say...

Hi GA,

Engineers question: Did they say how much power they get out of the water wheel when the water is there?

Cheers
BL
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,734
Posted By Not the Messiah
3 legs, I reckon the engine is well worth a try...

3 legs,
I reckon the engine is well worth a try as is, those bores don't look that bad.
I ran too smoke trail bikes for years on a married-with-kids budget and saw much much worse scars on cylinder...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By Not the Messiah
G'Day Mark, Sorry to read about your health...

G'Day Mark,

Sorry to read about your health woes, pleased that your trip is happening in revised form! You picked a good time to be someplace other than downunder - it's f-f-f-f freezing cold...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice work. Two riding tips: Stand up in...

Nice work.

Two riding tips:
Stand up in the tight bits, and in those rutted sections. That will let the bike move around under you while your body isn't thrown around and de-stabilised.
In the...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,632
Posted By Not the Messiah
I gotta write this down to dredge it out of the...

I gotta write this down to dredge it out of the memory:
First there was the Victa powered Healing, home built (in the avatar)
Then a DT 175 with my first pay packet from my first real job.
Then...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By Not the Messiah
Size XXL for me, please. Prefer black print on...

Size XXL for me, please. Prefer black print on white shirt but any colour would do!:D:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,784
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice work guys. looking forward to the rest of...

Nice work guys. looking forward to the rest of it..:clap

Only one way to find out - jump right in and start swimming (or dog paddling):D:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Not the Messiah
Hey GA, 'owsitgoinmateorright? I'd like to...

Hey GA, 'owsitgoinmateorright?

I'd like to be really critical of your slowness in putting this up, but I've got a bunch of piccies of my trip to Alice that I've done nothing with (yet):wink:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 50,062
Posted By Not the Messiah
I'm looking at this build from a few different...

I'm looking at this build from a few different angles:
As a former SV650 owner, engine choice is "ohhh, YES":raabia
As an adventure bike rider, the overall project is "yep, yep":nod
As an engineer...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By Not the Messiah
If you're short on air to set the bead, whip out...

If you're short on air to set the bead, whip out your butane gas can and a quick whoooomph will get you right:D:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOa46yQtWkI

(I hope this linky thing works....
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Not the Messiah
Wahoo! Best of luck for a dream trip. Looking...

Wahoo!
Best of luck for a dream trip.
Looking forward to following along:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,936
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice pieces you got there. What brand is the...

Nice pieces you got there.
What brand is the sump guard? - I don't recognise the AS.
I like the look of the RadGuards, but havn't seen them in the flesh on a WetHead GS yet so I'm still thinking on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4,834
Views: 756,856
Posted By Not the Messiah
Finished off a homemade grab handle for my...

Finished off a homemade grab handle for my WetHead.
I run the optional luggage plate which lets the top box sit forward where the pillion seat would be - but only if you remove the rear top box...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 1,159,532
Posted By Not the Messiah
Gene, wrap your arms around Neda and give her a...

Gene, wrap your arms around Neda and give her a looong hug from all of us.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you both.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,237
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks for a great RR. :clap How's those...

Thanks for a great RR. :clap

How's those corrrrrrrugated rrrrrrrrrrrrroads!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By Not the Messiah
I'm on the high front low rear settings too. I...

I'm on the high front low rear settings too.
I set off on a 6000 km trip within a month of getting the bike, so I hadn't had a chance to test the seat with a long sitting! So I took my Airhawk along...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Not the Messiah
Oh what the hell, the Mod's will shift it or nuke...

Oh what the hell, the Mod's will shift it or nuke it if it's that much of a problem being in the wrong place.

Greg, you are on the right track to be thinking of the kind of things you've...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,470
Posted By Not the Messiah
Laugh The movie version

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

"Meanwhile: I'm thinking Sandra Bullock and Robert Downey Jr. for the movie version."

Ahem, kiddin yourself a bit aren't you?

Sandra Bullock of course, but the male...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 544,285
Posted By Not the Messiah
d'milan, First time install is at least an...

d'milan,

First time install is at least an hour, because you get no instructions and have to work it out using realoem.com. You will also drop at least 3 of those damn spacers and have to remove...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 79,770
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nope, the shock I have won't fit. DIfferent bolt...

Nope, the shock I have won't fit. DIfferent bolt sizes and the whole catastrophe. Not to mention the spring rate even if the shock did go on.

Good luck, I hope you don't have to sit around too...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 79,770
Posted By Not the Messiah
Hi Dominik, Ah, too many corrugated outback...

Hi Dominik,

Ah, too many corrugated outback roads for the shocky, eh?

I have one off my R1200 GS lying in the shed, give me an hour or so to suss out whether it's a chance or not.

Cheers...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 79,770
Posted By Not the Messiah
Good to be still following your tours,...

Good to be still following your tours, Dominik.:clap
That Andamooka is a piece of work, eh? Your "absolutely cheerless" description is far more charitable than the words I used - feral bogan...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nuisance value changes to the bolt hole locations...

Nuisance value changes to the bolt hole locations where the engine bars bolt to - there's actually 3 different versions.
Learnt all about from this honorable forum whilst buying non-BMW crash bars...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By Not the Messiah
"What they said" - Nice lens 'n shutter work. ...

"What they said" - Nice lens 'n shutter work.
Thanks for sharing.
See you out there sometime
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,834
Views: 756,856
Posted By Not the Messiah
Today I made an exhaust pipe cap to keep the...

Today I made an exhaust pipe cap to keep the water out when washing the bike.
Cut the bottom off a plastic container and slipped it over the 'zorst outlet!:D
The last of the big spenders, me.:lol3...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,779
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice stuff! Looking forward to the rest.....

Nice stuff! Looking forward to the rest.....
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 32,239
Posted By Not the Messiah
Ty, Best wishes for what's ahead of you. You...

Ty,
Best wishes for what's ahead of you.
You have been missed around here at ADV but we'll get by and keep hoping to see you back riding and writing just as soon as it suits you.

Keep well...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-24-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 506,829
Posted By Not the Messiah
Flinders Ranges, South Australia A beautiful...

Flinders Ranges, South Australia
A beautiful place, and lotsa gravel "roads", the natural place for a V-Strom, a GS and a Triumphant Explorer!
...
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