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Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By ericos
40mph is lightening fast already. I have to be...

40mph is lightening fast already. I have to be complacent with 35mph with my honda today scooter. I hope you document your trip coz it sounds an amazing adventure.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By ericos
I'm surprised your scooter will run at all...

I'm surprised your scooter will run at all without an air box. These small engined scoots are so underpowered that any modifications to the intake will have a very noticeable impact on performance....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By ericos
lol that picture is now my wallpaper! SO awesome!...

lol that picture is now my wallpaper! SO awesome! I don't think the foot pegs are going to be necessary for me although a good idea for more stability offroad.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By ericos
Hey, Great to know I'm not the only idiot who...

Hey, Great to know I'm not the only idiot who thinks it's gonna be a fun adventure:D All replies are much appreciated and advice is welcomed. To address a few concerns with the present setup...
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Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By ericos
Laugh My honda today (nvs50) offroad adventure scooter

Will be embarking on a journey around Australia on the tiniest street legal bike we can buy here.. My inspiration came from this blog.
http://todayadventure.blogspot.com.au/
Why a honda today? Why...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,648
Posted By ericos
Do it now. It'll be awesome fun and even if you...

Do it now. It'll be awesome fun and even if you get stuck just jump off and walk it through. Without your weight it'll pull you along no dramas even up dunes. Chances are you'll ride through just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,997
Posted By ericos
I just don't put air in my tires, I no longer...

I just don't put air in my tires, I no longer worry about flats.
Forum: Australia 10-09-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13,566
Views: 947,027
Posted By ericos
g'day

Just like to say I'm relatively new to the SA thread so to fit right in.. I love boat:D
I have a DR650 and tend to spend a lot of my free time looking for some challenging tracks around SA. I head...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 98,415
Views: 18,748,519
Posted By ericos
Laugh Ok here's some clips that prove how much better...

Ok here's some clips that prove how much better my DR is in the sand than my mates KLR and other mates DRZ:d
All clips are from the ROBE to BEACHPORT trip for any aussies, was an amazing ride
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,799
Posted By ericos
Loud exhaust may help to a degree but I certainly...

Loud exhaust may help to a degree but I certainly wouldn't feel any safer having a loud exhaust on my bike. Here is an interesting clip in regards to lane splitting and safe riding.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,199
Posted By ericos
We don't know, He may have been let down by his...

We don't know, He may have been let down by his religion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By ericos
Yeah, I agree there are much better bikes for all...

Yeah, I agree there are much better bikes for all aspects of off roading if that's your specific type of riding. My DR is my do it all adventure bike. I almost got talked from the DR to a DRZ after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By ericos
Hey mate, as far as the engine goes the only...

Hey mate, as far as the engine goes the only modification is an FMF Q4 muffler, the rest is bone stock.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By ericos
I guess you're right, you don't have to be racing...

I guess you're right, you don't have to be racing on a DR to be faster than anything else on the sand. King of the desert would have been a more suitable heading:D

Seriously though, there's far...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By ericos
Laugh not to mention those crappy 450's that always...

not to mention those crappy 450's that always seem to get bogged like at the start of the vid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By ericos
DR650=desert racer

Who says a DR650 can't be fun in the sand? Many seem to think the DR is too heavy and underpowered for dune work but these clips show that it can be a lot of fun. Anyone reluctant to ride the DR in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,318
Posted By ericos
You can have the best teacher in the world but...

You can have the best teacher in the world but how much of his knowledge is transferred to and retained by the student depends on that students ability to learn and apply information in practice....
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 171,487
Posted By ericos
Incredible, just incredible. It's like it was was...

Incredible, just incredible. It's like it was was born in the desert and domesticated for street use.
thanks for the advice I think I'll skip the rim locks
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 171,487
Posted By ericos
Holy shit that's some roost:clap. You're joking...

Holy shit that's some roost:clap. You're joking about not having power right?:lol3 No seriously I was thinking more for the sand so I can run pressures down to 5 psi or so for better traction. Works...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 171,487
Posted By ericos
Amazing stuff guys I can't believe it took me...

Amazing stuff guys I can't believe it took me this long to find the postie thread:huh because I've been dreaming of postie bike travels for a long time. Perhaps because apparently my father was a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 98,415
Views: 18,748,519
Posted By ericos
I thought the warranty does not cover normal wear...

I thought the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 184,935
Posted By ericos
Wow, that BMW looks in showroom condition despite...

Wow, that BMW looks in showroom condition despite being partially submerged. You didn't happen to park it there and then polish up the top half for the photo??
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
More Flotorcycle footage coming soon. Got a...

More Flotorcycle footage coming soon. Got a quality ski tube and will be attempting to cross the Murray river the following weekend. Stay tuned for a laugh:D
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
Yeah mate I cut a hole in it and water did flow...

Yeah mate I cut a hole in it and water did flow through. I knew It would compromise the potential buoyancy of the tube but at the same time I wanted to test this thing out without too much fuss and...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
Ok, so I managed to get some footage of my first...

Ok, so I managed to get some footage of my first test crossing using an inner ski tube. Went fairly well (bike didn't sink) but I am going to need to work on a few points to make things easier....
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
It's good to hear soul_adventurer is still...

It's good to hear soul_adventurer is still playing with this idea as well and I hope she'll be kind enough to post up her conclusions when she's got it worked out. There was some good discussion on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 134,878
Posted By ericos
Found some info on the 3rd gear whine on the...

Found some info on the 3rd gear whine on the kiwirider forums in case anyone missed it. It seems this poor guy opened up his engine to get to the bottom of it only to find out there was nothing to be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 134,878
Posted By ericos
My 2012 model has a whine or whistle to describe...

My 2012 model has a whine or whistle to describe it more accurately in 2nd and 3rd gear when I'm cruising at lower revs. Seems to be absent at higher rpm or perhaps I just can't hear it over the...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
Laugh Has the inflatable tube thread deflated or are...

Has the inflatable tube thread deflated or are people still experimenting? Personally, I'd put my experiments on hold for a while mainly due to work commitments but did get a chance to run some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 184,935
Posted By ericos
Laugh <iframe...

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<iframe width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10,106
Views: 3,216,512
Posted By ericos
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8319715007_85b0...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8319715007_85b0d19fc7_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8222/8319714565_b89d82a8af_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8224/8319714727_3697af519b_z.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 51,595
Posted By ericos
What a massively old thread. Just want to add...

What a massively old thread. Just want to add that I'm loving my 2012 DR650. The reason I chose the DR over the DRZ is mainly because it is the simpler and more bullet proof of the two bikes. My DR...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
It's gotta be the jardine river they crossed....

It's gotta be the jardine river they crossed. Some big crocs in that river system. I drove my kombi up to cape york back in 07 and the ferry operator told me a story. The ferry had not been operating...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
I had planned to load the bike along the lines of...

I had planned to load the bike along the lines of what jonboy describes with the engine centered over the middle. It is still important to know how much it would take to capsize a loaded tube so...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,694
Posted By ericos
A great read and I'm liking the ideas being...

A great read and I'm liking the ideas being thrown out there. I think who ever mentioned the truck inner tube may be onto a good solution. Light weight, strong, heat resistant. I'm looking at...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,605
Posted By ericos
Cheers mate for the insight I'm liking what I'm...

Cheers mate for the insight I'm liking what I'm hearing bout the Andy Strapz Panniers. First I need a DR or my straps won't have anything to strap to. Been looking at accessories too much I'd...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,605
Posted By ericos
Vince, your bike is set up exactly how I want to...

Vince, your bike is set up exactly how I want to set up my DR. Just wondering if you have both the bb rack and luggage plate or just the rear rack to support the bag? The Andy Strapz appear the most...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,605
Posted By ericos
yeah 7990 drive away is definitely at the steep...

yeah 7990 drive away is definitely at the steep end of the price range. There are plenty of good dealers offering 7490 ride away. Do a search for dr650 on bikesales.com.au or tradingpost.com.au and...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,605
Posted By ericos
Good advice. I am currently in the same boat as...

Good advice. I am currently in the same boat as gippyphil. Been searching for either a well prepped used dr650 or a cheap stock used dr650 that I can drop some money on getting set up. It depends on...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,605
Posted By ericos
If you can't decide between black and white you...

If you can't decide between black and white you can always meet in the middle:nod

http://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au/images/upload/working/OriginalL2_DR650SE_3_4_c1.png
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