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Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,198
Posted By Ockrocket
500cc twin cylinder (slightly de-tuned Ninja...

500cc twin cylinder (slightly de-tuned Ninja motor), six speed, 21" front wheel, 17" rear wheel, 185 kg/407 lbs

Pity so many places never got them, and that Kawasaki no longer make them. :cry
...
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18,714
Views: 2,239,506
Posted By Ockrocket
So we do agree, this is what I meant by learning...

So we do agree, this is what I meant by learning to be more self reliant, that is the part that country parents (and teachers) excel in compared to city people.
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18,714
Views: 2,239,506
Posted By Ockrocket
The advantage of living out in a country town...

The advantage of living out in a country town mate.

Your kids wouldn't be getting that sort of teaching in a big city school.

Country people are far more capable overall at dealing with life...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By Ockrocket
Certainly some action, all Rossi needed to do was...

Certainly some action, all Rossi needed to do was stay on his wheels.

All who finished got championship points :deal that doesn't often happen.
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18,714
Views: 2,239,506
Posted By Ockrocket
You are having a go at a person (me) who owns and...

You are having a go at a person (me) who owns and uses- 4 computers, 2 mobile phones, 5 GPS units, MP4 player, latest video camera, modern digital camera, LED TV, and has Foxtel. :deal

I think I'm...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18,714
Views: 2,239,506
Posted By Ockrocket
I've had much the same thing happen in shops, not...

I've had much the same thing happen in shops, not a good omen for our planet (yes there are some who have the job and are disabled in some mild way, kudos to those employers, and it is usually...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Ockrocket
If it ain't round, it isn't round..... I think...

If it ain't round, it isn't round..... I think you would feel it on the front of any bike, not just on Tigers.

If I'd bought them new from and fitted by a shop I'd be asking for a free refit, or...
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,354
Posted By Ockrocket
Being an ex truckie, and still a biker and...

Being an ex truckie, and still a biker and 4WDriver... I stop whenever I can [also worked as a mechanic years ago, so have some relevant skill.. though not so good with the new computerised cars and...
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,594
Posted By Ockrocket
I will try posting the Wing in there Russ.... but...

I will try posting the Wing in there Russ.... but not sure it qualifies as an ADV bike. :rofl

But I'm going to take it down and see if I can trade it in on a Honda CRF250L on Thursday first.
...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,594
Posted By Ockrocket
Great idea...... Now I just need to get me a...

Great idea......

Now I just need to get me a 250. :deal

Would have to sneak it past the Mrs.... guess I could say I'm storing it for a "mate". :evil


Or if someone would buy my Goldwing she...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Ockrocket
Known and loved.. ...

Known and loved..


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463467

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945175

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=475598
...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,611
Posted By Ockrocket
And just when the hell did Aussies get the right...

And just when the hell did Aussies get the right to criticise ANYONE ELSE about how they speak English. :deal

We butcher the f*ck out of it ourselves. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,498
Posted By Ockrocket
15 litre tank is stock on the KLE500, no one...

15 litre tank is stock on the KLE500, no one makes a larger after market one.

Effective range to bone dry is 300 kms, not really enough for distance touring here in Australia.

20+ litres...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,498
Posted By Ockrocket
500 cc, twin cylinder [slightly de-tuned Ninja...

500 cc, twin cylinder [slightly de-tuned Ninja motor in them], 6 speed box, 21" front wheel, 185 kg/ 407 lbs [ok, so it is a little on the heavy side, but it sure doesn't feel it]
Basically the...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,498
Posted By Ockrocket
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/...

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz68/delicabug/Wardys%20Weekend%20Away%202012/WardysWeekendAway201242.jpg...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ockrocket
Thanks Davo, I knew people here would want to...

Thanks Davo, I knew people here would want to know, as many would have known or met Ian at the odd rally I'd guess.

As a relatively new (about 8 years) member of the BMWTC of NSW myself, and by my...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ockrocket
He is a well respected member of the BMW Touring...

He is a well respected member of the BMW Touring Club of NSW.

Many of the Club members are also members here and on other bike forums, I'm not sure if the person involved was on here or not though...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 55,130
Posted By Ockrocket
artrix, either the images may have been removed...

artrix, either the images may have been removed from the photo website (ie. Photobucket/Smugmug etc.), or the original poster has changed his privacy settings on the photo website. .. perhaps due to...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 55,130
Posted By Ockrocket
:lurk Now we are getting somewhere, and more...

:lurk

Now we are getting somewhere, and more pics too please.

Sounds like all a KLE500 needs is a moderate suspension upgrade to suit the individual rider, and a 20-something litre fuel tank to...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,500
Posted By Ockrocket
Better hurry up and do that bashplate Peter....

Better hurry up and do that bashplate Peter. :deal

5th gear power slides can be done now.... :huh
:lol3
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 55,130
Posted By Ockrocket
Yes KLE101, a ride report please. One photo...

Yes KLE101, a ride report please.

One photo here is just nowhere near enough to satisfy. :deal
:lol3
Forum: Australia 09-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 55,130
Posted By Ockrocket
Change your setting at bottom right of page to...

Change your setting at bottom right of page to ADVrider 2.0 and see if that helps.
(Or it may be bottom left depending what your current setting is)
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,652
Posted By Ockrocket
This thread is showing mixed satisfaction with...

This thread is showing mixed satisfaction with both online and shop service.

It also shows many people are prepared to buy products from local shop if they get good service, as long as the price...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,564
Views: 737,591
Posted By Ockrocket
No reason you can't just do that though.......

No reason you can't just do that though.... tubeless rims can take a tyre that requires a tube [with a tube fitted as the tube type tyre may not hold air], tubeless tyres can also take a tube, or be...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,652
Posted By Ockrocket
I'm fairly much with Precis on this. There...

I'm fairly much with Precis on this.

There can be some good reasons to shop online... but for the most part, IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO PUT IN THE EFFORT, you can find what you need at a reasonable...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By Ockrocket
If we are talking mileage on Wee-Stroms, mine has...

If we are talking mileage on Wee-Stroms, mine has over 78,000 km and has had nothing but tyres, chains, sprockets, brake pads and a fork seal... the engine is still getting faster :huh

There is a...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9,239
Views: 3,615,951
Posted By Ockrocket
There ya go :clap Awesome.

There ya go :clap

Awesome.
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By Ockrocket
Had the Wee when I bought a KLR, to get a better...

Had the Wee when I bought a KLR, to get a better dirt/tar touring bike... end result, the Wee is still here, while the KLR has gone again.

Until you get in to tough single track stuff the Wee is...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,652
Posted By Ockrocket
Yes, there is good and bad for both purchasing...

Yes, there is good and bad for both purchasing options.

Sometimes the maths just doesn't add up by the time the goods arrive from overseas, and sometimes the local dealers just don't get it when...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,652
Posted By Ockrocket
Downside of buying online overseas.

Could this be the start of online overseas buying about to impact us?

I am nearly due for a rear tyre on the Strom, going with the Mitas E07 again.

So I went to AdventureMoto again, Steve and...
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,775
Posted By Ockrocket
Two Triumph adventure bikes, and one FN I found...

Two Triumph adventure bikes, and one FN I found while out on a ride today....

Chunky tyres on big diameter rims, luggage racks, easy to pick up when dropped, true go anywhere adventure bikes......
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9,239
Views: 3,615,951
Posted By Ockrocket
Well why the f@#k is it parked there? Get...

Well why the f@#k is it parked there?

Get moving man... get moving. :deal
:D :D
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,719
Posted By Ockrocket
Things are progressing nicely it seems.

Things are progressing nicely it seems.
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Ockrocket
Run 98 or 95 and you won't need an injector...

Run 98 or 95 and you won't need an injector cleaning additive in the first place.

Metho to disperse small amounts of water through the system should still work.
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 76,093
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: 58
Views: 3,500
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: 67
Views: 2,611
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: 18
Views: 935
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: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ockrocket
Dr650

Dr650
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,500
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
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