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Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By southern cross
Laugh The Central West is my playground over 40+ years....

The Central West is my playground over 40+ years. No matter which road you choose there will always be good one you miss. My suggestions:-
Sydney-Ligthgow-Mudgee-Gulgong-Goolma-Balimore-Dubbo, visit...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,011
Posted By southern cross
Junk garage roller door lock

Don't put your trust in that flimsy lock fitted to Roll-doors, the easiest lock to break you can find. Fit a second quality lock bolted to the ground. If you can lock it from the inside, jamb...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,722
Posted By southern cross
Thanks for the post Richo. I think it's a...

Thanks for the post Richo. I think it's a worthwhile reminder for the industry to to keep an eye on the ball and for them to remind their staff staff that it's the dollars coming the door that gives...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 18,625
Posted By southern cross
I'm sure time will drag its feet from now till...

I'm sure time will drag its feet from now till the big day. What a great adventure, I wish I had done it many years ago when I first read of the Cannings existence. That and to ride any of Len...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 43,976
Posted By southern cross
Fogo's third leg.

When God was handing out penii, or was it penissises, he held out a big one and called " horse" . With a lot of noise going on Fogo thought he called out "yours". He jumped with a smile and an...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Hope you can make Rolex Steve, do you know your...

Hope you can make Rolex Steve, do you know your shifts for that time?
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Thanks Don, four days to go. I'm in a bit of...

Thanks Don, four days to go. I'm in a bit of strife if they don't work, the Dr's won't operate and plate it 'cos I'm on blood thinners for a bloody thrombosis which decided to reside in my right leg....
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
That's a bit of a surprise BD, are you replacing...

That's a bit of a surprise BD, are you replacing it with something bigger or downsizing the fleet? I'm planning to make mine a long term project concentrating on good plush suspension and that Dakar...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Thanks for words MM. I'm very keen to have the...

Thanks for words MM. I'm very keen to have the blocks, I am not getting out and about much.
I decided today to brush up on my knowledge on spark plugs. I have forgotten some of which I had...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 43,976
Posted By southern cross
Good, your making some progress. Something to...

Good, your making some progress. Something to keep in mind re back pain, from my experience. When pain becomes more extreme, it is sometimes difficult to know any exact points because it all seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,997
Posted By southern cross
On U tube there is a factory tour of the new 1200...

On U tube there is a factory tour of the new 1200 engine being built. As you would expect, all manufacturing is done to a series of systems. How two plates can be missing is very hard to fathom....
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,800
Posted By southern cross
Whatever you finally decide on (2nd hand) I'd...

Whatever you finally decide on (2nd hand) I'd look to buy private from original owner otherwise you have no idea on its history. A lot of troublesome bikes get off loaded and it's a matter of chance...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 43,976
Posted By southern cross
Unfortunately, my experience too. Nurses are...

Unfortunately, my experience too. Nurses are always busy, it's the job and the system but that shouldn't equate to disinterest. Your only way to get more/ better meds is to collar your treating Dr.,...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 43,976
Posted By southern cross
Fogo, I feel your pain. Did the same, a little...

Fogo, I feel your pain. Did the same, a little off at Flinders Ranges a few years ago. Ambo ride to Hawker, nurse takes 3 black XRays. Five days ride home, hurting like I can't describe. CT scan at...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Today I spent a few hours pulling out that PAIR...

Today I spent a few hours pulling out that PAIR system. I discovered that the caps will also fit if turned around 180 degrees. This leaves the stubby cylindrical tubes now facing the front. This...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
That tread pattern looks good BD, what brand? ...

That tread pattern looks good BD, what brand?
Let me guess, you have a cooked RHS bootheel.:D

S.C.
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Thanks again Mad M. for another helpful post. I...

Thanks again Mad M. for another helpful post. I have looked at that air system and wondered if it was really necessary clutter. I also don't expect any hp benefits. I will look at it in detail next...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,738
Posted By southern cross
Wet weather gear should go on the outside cos...

Wet weather gear should go on the outside cos that's where the rain hit you. IMO. Tried three jackets over the years with the liner inside!! No more getting undressed then dressed again under an...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By southern cross
I have the same problem that you describe. I'm...

I have the same problem that you describe. I'm just short of 6 ft tall but I have a long back and short legs (29.5") The long back has me reaching downward to the bars so I'll have to one day get to...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 72,205
Posted By southern cross
G'day Old Sod

I'm sure I've often seen you on the GWH. There is also a white and another burgundy that are up and down Hawkesbury road quite often. I'm at Winmalee ( not burnt out) and have an '07 Wee.
Like...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 218,988
Posted By southern cross
The ex factory price for leather and textile jackets

A year or so ago I looked up manufacturers in both China and Pakistan who produce MC gear, to get an idea of costs.
Eg. To buy in lots, sometimes as low as 10 but usually around 100 ish the top...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,006
Posted By southern cross
That is lateral thinking, I like! Fed up...

That is lateral thinking, I like!

Fed up with downing tools to head off to the shop to get a nut, bolt, whatever, so I can finish the job, I strip any useful bits off a throw out TV, washing...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 218,988
Posted By southern cross
I bought the Torque Kevlar lined jeans a couple...

I bought the Torque Kevlar lined jeans a couple of years ago. Course denim but good for the money.
One idiot bit, the coin fob pocket apart from being not wide enough ( few manufacturers make...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,747
Posted By southern cross
You won't be disappointed with any of these...

You won't be disappointed with any of these areas. I have been to both Flinders ( via Menindee) and Arkaroola and enjoyed both immensely. On my last trip three years ago I was fortunate to spend two...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Mad M, I have only just got to see your blog. You...

Mad M, I have only just got to see your blog. You really have some beautiful and interesting country in your part of the world. The towns and villages have such a long history, such a shame to have...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Interesting what you say re. the GS Ock. As you...

Interesting what you say re. the GS Ock. As you know Ock I have just bought an 07 1200 GS to do a specific couple of trips in NSW before I have to finally say my touring days are over. Last week I...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Geez its difficult for this noob to navigate...

Geez its difficult for this noob to navigate Chezoslavakian language. BUT, this may help i hope!!
WWW.motorkari.cz/motorka/?mid=77094
If that gets up, under the RHS thumbnail you'll see … vice...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Motorkari.cz Kawasaki KLE

OK, I've found the site but its in Chekoslavakian? but the pics are in English :D
Not sure if this will come up but try www.Motorkari.cz I have it bookmarked but play around you'll find it.
There...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
The KLE is very much under rated but always keep...

The KLE is very much under rated but always keep in mind its a 500 not a 650 thumper some have compared it to. Its a light bike to handle, lighter than my V Strom 650 by a fair margin both in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,835
Posted By southern cross
That's a lot of hard riding your bike is...

That's a lot of hard riding your bike is absorbing. Not just the shock taking punishment.
I was reading on the South African Wild Dogs site last night (BMW 1200GS swing arm) thread, that apparently...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,563
Posted By southern cross
I'm quite new to this forum and must comment that...

I'm quite new to this forum and must comment that all this too and frowing has developed into schoolyard levels.
Moving right along, has anybody shot any rabbits lately?
Be cool and down the blood...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,897
Posted By southern cross
Looks good. Perhaps a small touch of blue to the...

Looks good. Perhaps a small touch of blue to the beak, say a pinstripe to each side and blue to the very front scalloped edge. Not too much blue or you will spoil the affect.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By southern cross
In praise of smaller panniers.

A few years ago I came down in deep gravel whiles riding my V Strom. I freed my leg trapped under the thankfully soft pannier by some determined wriggling. Had they been hard panniers I'd have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By southern cross
Questions on my new to me 2007 gs1200

I recently bought a gs1200, 2007which has travelled 44500kms. It is excellent in appearance and has had every service, the latest a full service at 40000kms. It runs perfectly as it should.
My...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,722
Posted By southern cross
Around the edges, are there any, perhaps...

Around the edges, are there any, perhaps microscopic, details that indicate it was torn or sheered from the host material? If it is magnetic it is not part of the case casting so it must derive from...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 218,988
Posted By southern cross
I'm impressed with Aldi products, pretty much all...

I'm impressed with Aldi products, pretty much all of it, always good value. The duffel bags look identical to the one I bought a few of years ago from Rays Outdoors. I found way that they form the...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Yes just the fork springs B.D. I had .6 kg/mm...

Yes just the fork springs B.D. I had .6 kg/mm straight coil, not progressive coil. Made a big difference but next time (if) I'd go for .7kg/mm for my 80 kg, always solo and maybe 10 kg of luggage....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,861
Posted By southern cross
In the garage or elsewhere too, roll the bikes...

In the garage or elsewhere too, roll the bikes rear tire onto a flat piece of board. Say about 1" thick. Now the bike has less distance to rise. Easy!
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 49,302
Posted By southern cross
Ockrocket is right, he knows electrics ... Not me...

Ockrocket is right, he knows electrics ... Not me tho.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By southern cross
I did that trip a few years ago, along the rail...

I did that trip a few years ago, along the rail line. If you have not done it before, a couple of tips for you as that road is not on some maps. You join up that road (I've never seen it named,...
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