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Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 73,784
Posted By Ockrocket
Of course it is a DL1000... the 650 doesn't have...

Of course it is a DL1000... the 650 doesn't have that issue. :deal

Jump over to Stormtrooper and ask in the Australian Regional section, you should get some feedback there, the Aussies seem more...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ockrocket
What rain?????? :rofl I'm back to riding...

What rain??????
:rofl

I'm back to riding to work most days, but pleasure ride time is hard to come by at the moment. :cry
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Ockrocket
There are ten million "oil" threads here and on...

There are ten million "oil" threads here and on Stromtrooper, try a google search for them.

Oh, to hell with it, I will save you the trouble.... here, go nuts.. :rofl...
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Ockrocket
Yamaha SR400, saw one on Saturday, very nice...

Yamaha SR400, saw one on Saturday, very nice looking little bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By Ockrocket
Dr650

Dr650
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ockrocket
Get out the fishing rod and float down the river...

Get out the fishing rod and float down the river in that donut. :deal
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,689
Posted By Ockrocket
My Mrs. just summed it up by saying "So that...

My Mrs. just summed it up by saying "So that means a Dude is a dickhead!". :huh
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,272
Posted By Ockrocket
And a baseball bat just inside the door. :deal ...

And a baseball bat just inside the door. :deal

I know a bloke who heard the heavy chain holding his bike rattle in the middle of the night, bolted out the door in jocks and bare feet, baseball bat...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,620
Posted By Ockrocket
Thumb Looks great. Put some 50/50 tyres on it and...

Looks great.

Put some 50/50 tyres on it and you explore areas you never knew existed, turn up any dirt road or track you see along the way and just go. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By Ockrocket
Unless you are a Man Mountain, start on a...

Unless you are a Man Mountain, start on a physically smaller bike.

The Strom 650's are an excellent choice of bike, but you need some experience first... and that applies to any bike in that...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,620
Posted By Ockrocket
I came off a BMW R1150 GS... the DL650 (aka the...

I came off a BMW R1150 GS... the DL650 (aka the Wee-Strom) IS fast :deal
:lol3
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,683
Posted By Ockrocket
They are wrong. In NSW the minimum legal...

They are wrong.

In NSW the minimum legal depth on ANY part of the tyre tread is 1.5 mm [and is the same in most other states here in Australia as well].
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 51,964
Posted By Ockrocket
Have a good trip. And updates and/or link to...

Have a good trip.

And updates and/or link to a ride report too please. :deal
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,635
Posted By Ockrocket
Helmet aerodynamics has a lot to do with...

Helmet aerodynamics has a lot to do with buffeting too, I use 3 different helmets for my rides.. one is really bad, one gets almost no buffeting at all and the third gets a little bit.. all on the...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Ockrocket
Did a quick recce in the Rodeo (can't risk...

Did a quick recce in the Rodeo (can't risk spoiling the day for the Mrs and her friends :D ).

It has been upgraded big time, the only thing you need is reasonable ground clearance in a car and you...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,683
Posted By Ockrocket
Yes, my rear 605 didn't last long on the KLE, but...

Yes, my rear 605 didn't last long on the KLE, but the 606's wore out even faster and were not much better for grip on dirt (other than in mud).

Both the Mitas E07 and Mefo Explorer are a great...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,899,683
Posted By Ockrocket
I'm running the Mitas E07 on the rear of my...

I'm running the Mitas E07 on the rear of my Wee-Strom, and a Mefo Explorer on the rear of my KLE500, both are giving great mileage [the E07 looks like running 20,000+kms before reaching the end of...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Ockrocket
Thanks guys. Hi Alex, last time I did it...

Thanks guys.

Hi Alex, last time I did it from the Bilpin side we came to a locked gate at the top... which is where Peter650 nearly lost his KLR while trying to walk it around the end, between us...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Ockrocket
Burralow road, Kurrajong to Bilpin?

Hi guys,

The Mrs. wants me to take her and a couple of her friends on a picnic drive in the Mountains.

She found a website with a loop through Mountain Lagoon and Wheeny Creek, it also shows...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9,167
Views: 3,570,524
Posted By Ockrocket
I'm on 76,000+kms with nothing in the engine...

I'm on 76,000+kms with nothing in the engine changed other than the spark plugs in my '09 Wee (and if I'd fitted iridium plugs even that wouldn't be needed again for another 50> 100,000 then).

The...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,620
Posted By Ockrocket
I did a 4,600 km/two week/three state ride on my...

I did a 4,600 km/two week/three state ride on my '09 Wee with my cousin on his '09 1600cc Road King, I had no problem keeping up with him at any time.... including some very high speed overtakes when...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,635
Posted By Ockrocket
Yes, my '09 ABS twin spark plug model does really...

Yes, my '09 ABS twin spark plug model does really well on fuel too.

I easily get 425+kms from a tank around town, and have had 500+kms on trips... even with luggage and camping gear loaded.

As...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,635
Posted By Ockrocket
"Ugly" is a personal thing, I had a BMW R1150GS,...

"Ugly" is a personal thing, I had a BMW R1150GS, it looked uglier than my '09 Wee does in my view.

ABS is available in the earlier model as well as the "Glee" models.

A slight improvement in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Ockrocket
Good question. :deal And I'd go for the...

Good question. :deal

And I'd go for the Strom [oh, that's right, I already did :wink: ]
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By Ockrocket
Strom. :deal

Strom. :deal
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ockrocket
My Thursday is clear [but that may change by...

My Thursday is clear [but that may change by Wednesday night... like all my days off].
Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ockrocket
Maybe screw ice studs in to the tyres Peter. :deal

Maybe screw ice studs in to the tyres Peter. :deal
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By Ockrocket
What brand are they? Looks similar to a pair I...

What brand are they?
Looks similar to a pair I had a couple of years back... ended up with wet balls an hour in to a full day ride, turned around and came home when my boots filled with water from...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ockrocket
Go Japanese, Euro bikes cost too much to buy and...

Go Japanese, Euro bikes cost too much to buy and maintain, and they are not as reliable as they should be for the money. :deal

Been down the BMW road three times... won't be doing it again.

And...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By Ockrocket
I've just been out this morning in the heavy...

I've just been out this morning in the heavy downpour that came through from the South Coast and on through the outer west of Sydney.

I was wearing my RST Adventure [Gortex] gloves, Klim Traverse...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 51,964
Posted By Ockrocket
I won't get next month's roster until next week...

I won't get next month's roster until next week Brian, also undecided whether to take the KLE or the Strom.

If I can make it I really should take the Strom I suppose, it is an ST based group after...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Ockrocket
Now you see why us Aussies are always bitching...

Now you see why us Aussies are always bitching about getting ripped off with bike gear prices [and most other stuff].

But it is often not the retailer who does the ripping, much of it is because...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 51,964
Posted By Ockrocket
I am in touch with him from time to time on FB...

I am in touch with him from time to time on FB Brian, I will let him know to check the other thread to see if he can make it.

He's having a great time on the Spyder, seems to have found a group of...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,777
Posted By Ockrocket
Yes, the KLE650 [aka Versys] went the wrong way...

Yes, the KLE650 [aka Versys] went the wrong way by getting more road oriented, and the engine isn't that nice either.

The Wee-Strom [Suzuki DL650] is a far better bike than the Versys... for...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,777
Posted By Ockrocket
Then the CRF 250 L would then be another on your...

Then the CRF 250 L would then be another on your list in that bracket.

There have been a few twin cylinder sub 1000cc bikes that would have benefited from upgrades in to fuel injection and other...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By Ockrocket
Fix it and ride it back... the adventure ain't...

Fix it and ride it back... the adventure ain't over yet. :evil

Or truck it back, why throw away $6k plus the original cost of the bike?

You have a good bike all sorted, definitely worth keeping...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,777
Posted By Ockrocket
One of these.

But I don't think you can get them over there [second hand, they no longer make them as a current model].
...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 73,784
Posted By Ockrocket
If yours is the maroon one why did you use blue...

If yours is the maroon one why did you use blue text ?


Here is a more recent one Chops....
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ockrocket
There are two things you need to be considering. ...

There are two things you need to be considering.

Though the rear shock comes as one unit, it has two different functions.

The correct spring rate is what you need to assess for your total...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,165
Posted By Ockrocket
No leaks with my Klim Traverse, 18 months- 10,000...

No leaks with my Klim Traverse, 18 months- 10,000 kms.

Not sure how price compares to TA gear, was going to look at the TA gortex stuff myself but needed new gear quickly for a trip when my cheapo...
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