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Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 910,477
Posted By gonescratchin
Murray Darling Explorers - Adelaide to Pooncarie

Just updated the RR with a separate bunch of videos here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990853).
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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Posted By gonescratchin
Murray Darling Explorer - Videos Days 1-5

Below is the video footage from a recent trip to Pooncarie from Adelaide. The original 'pictorial' RR is here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981342).


Day 1
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Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By gonescratchin
I've been using the Enduristan Sandstorm for...

I've been using the Enduristan Sandstorm for about 2 years now. Standing up in rougher off-road, whilst it does contact the front if my thighs (I'm 6"2'), it's soft enough to deform and let me move...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/y9uvahuh.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/y9uvahuh.jpg


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Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
Wouldn't want to be up there after a couple of...

Wouldn't want to be up there after a couple of inches of rain - would turn into a real quagmire by the river!


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Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
SA Adv Riders

Pooncarie vids for days 1 & 2 are up now. will need desktop to view)

Day 1 - Springton - Loxton - Ned's Corner

http://vimeo.com/98623409

Day 2 - Ned's Corner - Lock 8 - Wentworth - Pooncarie...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By gonescratchin
Maps and other small stuff goes in my tank bag. I...

Maps and other small stuff goes in my tank bag. I wear a Badlands Pro jacket so I'm always waterproof on top, but my Klim Traverse goretex pants can easily be folded and pinned under my Kriega tool...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,172
Posted By gonescratchin
R1200GS Softbags?

I've used the Enduristan Monsoons for 2 1/2 yrs now. Lov'em. Easy on, easy off. Wide 'throat' so easy to access the contents compared to narrower panniers. Waterproof - don't need extra liners. Easy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
Looks like a great ride in the planning. I'm...

Looks like a great ride in the planning. I'm currently softening SWMBO to the idea of getting a second, smaller bike (DRZ400 is looking a good option atm) and would be perfect for this. :clap

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Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 213,530
Posted By gonescratchin
I use an Evoshield Hybrid Pro shirt with the...

I use an Evoshield Hybrid Pro shirt with the moulded inserts after cracking a couple of ribs coming off my GSA in sand (kept hitting the same spot on my rib cage with the end of the right handlebar...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
The Poooncarie RR is all finished now. (here...

The Poooncarie RR is all finished now. (here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981342))

Lots of pics, so may be a bit slow loading. Just waiting for some video from DR Ozzy then will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
Day4/5 - The trip home

Day 4

The return leg for this trip remained largely unplanned, until after our day exploring Lake Mungo. Prompted by a suggestion from the lads from Broken Hill, we decided to head due west from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
Day 3 - The Mungo Run

Day 3

As much as this whole 5 day trip was about the journey, Lake Mungo forms a key destination, if anything, for the 12 minute blast through a section of the 55km loop track, involving ducking...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By gonescratchin
09 GSA OEM Mirror adjustment (main mirror housing, not stem base)

Hi folks,
The right hand mirror on my 09 GSA has started to loosen up, causing it to shift on rougher terrain. The joint that's loose, concerns the join between the partial sphere holding the mirror...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-30-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,112
Posted By gonescratchin
Can't go past a good tank bag.....or two! ...

Can't go past a good tank bag.....or two!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/30/ebepu9u6.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
I thought the pics might have given that away...

I thought the pics might have given that away already!! :rofl

Definitely looking forward to getting back up there, and exploring some more.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
Hi Tony, after my botched sand attempts in Murray...

Hi Tony, after my botched sand attempts in Murray Sunset last August, I was determined to test my new resolve this trip (and exorcise those sand demons) which I pulled off pretty well, I thought...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
Day 2 Murray River camp (near lock 8) to...

Day 2 Murray River camp (near lock 8) to Pooncarie via Wentworth and up the Low/High Darling roads.

After chatting with jungle face, and seeing that there were more closed sections of the Mail...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
We left Springton, and DR Ozzy led us up Pine Hut...

We left Springton, and DR Ozzy led us up Pine Hut Rd to Swan Reach, and then onto Old Loxton Rd to Loxton, then down to Carwarp Rd, and turned up the Taperoo Track. Plenty of other ways to get in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
Nice footage Paul - want to get it to me on disc...

Nice footage Paul - want to get it to me on disc again so I can combine yours, mine and Alan's?

If you need postal details, PM me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
I can definitely get them(the tracks) to you, if...

I can definitely get them(the tracks) to you, if not via 'transaustralia'. We only clipped the north-west corner of Murray Sunset, and then we went north east from there, so probably not a lot of it...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
OMG! :huh Mr. "Where are we?" finally made...

OMG! :huh

Mr. "Where are we?" finally made his first post :clap .......only took 2 1/2 years!!:lol3

Seriously tho, thanks Alan - was a fantastic trip - al lot of new tracks for all of us. Well...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
Pooncarie RR is under way. :clap ...

Pooncarie RR is under way. :clap

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24253666&postcount=1888
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 910,477
Posted By gonescratchin
Pooncarie via Murray Sunset NP, return via Great Darling Anabranch

Another great Pooncarie run with some new tracks this time.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981342
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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By gonescratchin
Pooncarie tag-along via Murray Sunset NP, return via Great Darling Anabranch

Videos of trip are here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990853)

(NB: Lots of pics, so be patient for them to load)

After having a great run up to Pooncarie back in 2012 (see RR...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
Thanks Marty, It was a great trip - and...

Thanks Marty,

It was a great trip - and looks like we got home just in time, judging by the weather. Thanks to all those who could make it - and well done to jungle face who made it up for the...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
I thought I read somewhere in a RR that they used...

I thought I read somewhere in a RR that they used to do a pretty respectable burger too:deal. Was closed last time I was there, so will check out the cabin this time as well.

I noticed the shop...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
Pooncarie General Store Ph Number

In case needed for future reference, the Poon GS number is different to the number listed online:

Actual number is:

03 5029 5267 (previously ............5263)

And yes, still selling fuel...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 213,530
Posted By gonescratchin
KLIM Badlands Pro

I'm 6"2, 220lbs, 47in chest, 36in waists do have the XL.

Re chest looseness - not an issue if you have any sort of back pack on - the straps sort that out.

Also, I always unzip the bottom if...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
G'day Marty, Definitely still on.:clap...

G'day Marty,

Definitely still on.:clap :freaky Meeting at Springton at 9:30am, on Wed 21st as planned.:deal

Poon general store was still open and selling fuel 2w ago - will double check just...
Forum: OZ Vendors 05-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,968
Posted By gonescratchin
Here you go. Mounted on my 09 GSA. I use an...

Here you go. Mounted on my 09 GSA. I use an Autocom SuperPro to connect it to my helmet - makes for superb audio quality. Ive also mounted an external antenna (base is mounted on one of my pannier...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 213,530
Posted By gonescratchin
Mine did the same thing to start with, but is...

Mine did the same thing to start with, but is fine now after a few rides.
The fabric, especially the kevlar-based panels, are particularly stiff when new, and do bunch up in the elbows....
Forum: OZ Vendors 04-28-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,968
Posted By gonescratchin
No problems. Give me a few days and I'll get some...

No problems. Give me a few days and I'll get some uploaded for ya.


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Forum: Australia 04-28-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
I use the 'Klim' socks (Adventure Moto) - have...

I use the 'Klim' socks (Adventure Moto) - have the thicker ones for winter, and thin for summer. Nice and long, seem to stay up ok.

(Forma Comp boots)


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Forum: OZ Vendors 04-28-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 19,968
Posted By gonescratchin
These are great mounts. Highly recommend it....

These are great mounts. Highly recommend it. Using one for my Uniden handheld for a few trips now.

With the appropriate RAM mounts - works a treat.


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Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 213,530
Posted By gonescratchin
The challenge with the outer pockets is that the...

The challenge with the outer pockets is that the real wall of the pockets have a goretex backing which of course allows moisture to pass through, into the pocket cavity.

Those pockets would be...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
SA Adv Riders

Hi Tony,

Mine is an XL - you're welcome to try it on for size - but I reckon you'd do better with a Large. Got mine from AdventureMoto in NSW(Dural).

Thread on it here;
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,916
Posted By gonescratchin
My pleasure! I've just added a small update...

My pleasure!

I've just added a small update - this version includes a basic "To Do" list, so you can note down anything you want to remind yourself to do leading up to a trip. You can add a...
Forum: Australia 04-10-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13,590
Views: 949,311
Posted By gonescratchin
Would love to but Alan and I are heading up to...

Would love to but Alan and I are heading up to Nick's on Sunday to laugh at him while he changes the sprockets on the DR.




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Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,415
Posted By gonescratchin
My Kovea Camp 1 came with the CB adaptor which is...

My Kovea Camp 1 came with the CB adaptor which is a great option to have. Pity it won't work with a JetBoil as the recess surrounding the male lyndal input on the adaptor is too small in diameter to...
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