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Forum: Australia 08-27-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Fast FOG
Phone

Also, I plan on taking my smart phone with me and purchasing a SIM card & prepaid minutes from a local carrier. I am told this will work on an 'unlocked' phone.

Check out this link:...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,893
Posted By Fast FOG
Try the "MapsWithMe" iPhone app. It is a stand...

Try the "MapsWithMe" iPhone app. It is a stand alone map system - no internet connection needed. And, it is free. It IS NOT a GPS navigation system.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Fast FOG
I did the Darwin to Melbourne tour three years...

I did the Darwin to Melbourne tour three years ago with this company: http://bikeroundoz.com/

Go to their website and it tells you exactly what it costs. Contact Mark if you still have questions...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By Fast FOG
Try this link

I found this article from Webbikeworld(dot)com:

Motorcycle Insurance for Visitors to the U.S.A. or Canada
Visitors to the U.S.A. or Canada will require temporary U.S./Canada motorcycle...
Forum: Australia 07-22-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
No, I'm still state-side. I won't be in...

No, I'm still state-side. I won't be in Australia until the very end of September. This trip has been in the planning stages for 3 years, but the last little bit is approaching quicker than I...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By Fast FOG
Keep in mind that ANY alcohol in your system can...

Keep in mind that ANY alcohol in your system can get you a DUI (Driving Under the Influence). A good LEO won't have to observe you very long to find a reason to pull you over (ie, bulb burnt out,...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
I'll most likely leave Brisbane around the 3rd of...

I'll most likely leave Brisbane around the 3rd of October and head north. Roughly plan to have 10-12 days exploring the eastern coastline and Cairns area before I have to head south.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
All good info: I thought the furthest north I'd...

All good info: I thought the furthest north I'd get was Port Douglas. Now I have another destination. Thanks again Dirty
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By Fast FOG
I use the foam ear plugs and discard them after a...

I use the foam ear plugs and discard them after a day of riding. I believe their effectiveness and comfort relies on inserting them correctly.

This link explains it:...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
How is the road up to Cooktown on the Mulligan...

How is the road up to Cooktown on the Mulligan Hwy? I'd like to investigate that area as well, and it looks like there are places to camp/eat/fuel in town.

Also, any recommendations on...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
After doing an image search on Porcupine Gorge...

After doing an image search on Porcupine Gorge NP, I might just have to check it out. Will most likely enter from the southern end since it's not too far off the main road. I don't have any...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
I've had a little experience riding your...

I've had a little experience riding your free-range areas with cattle along side the road. Certainly something to be aware of but wasn't a problem as long as the bush didn't grow right up along side...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
Thanks for the info FR700. I see my concerns...

Thanks for the info FR700. I see my concerns about fuel availability on this stretch of road are unfounded. I just didn't want to get too far down the road and realize I'd have to push the bike for...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fast FOG
Questions for Townsville/Cairns Inmates

I've got a few questions for the locals to assist in my pretrip planning of the area.

I need to travel from Atherton to Mount Isa and want to take highways 1/62/63 (Kennedy Hwy/Kennedy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Fast FOG
Since you know you'll be staying there ahead of...

Since you know you'll be staying there ahead of time, take something from your local area that packs small and light: banner, flag, stickers, patches, key ring, mini-flashlight, etc. Better to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Fast FOG
Crampbuster

The Crampbuster Kommando mentioned did wonders for my wrist and fingers. It's an inexpensive plastic clip that goes over the throttle and rests against the palm allowing for a relaxed grip. It is...
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-03-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,098
Posted By Fast FOG
Website

You can go to this website http://www.bikeroundoz.com/default.asp and click on the "Rent a motorcycle" link and pick your destination. I have no affiliation with them other than I used bikeroundoz...
Forum: Asia Pacific 09-02-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,586
Posted By Fast FOG
Book

The book is "Twisting Throttle" by Mike Hyde - worth the read but it's not a how-to book if that is what you're looking for.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 1,858,975
Posted By Fast FOG
So. Did you? :evil

So. Did you?



:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,190
Posted By Fast FOG
I read every word Royal Tiger, but these are the...

I read every word Royal Tiger, but these are the ones that have me most concerned. I can't click 'next page' without responding to someone I feel is reaching out for help. Please confide these...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-30-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,649
Views: 144,908
Posted By Fast FOG
Thanks Nate

I'm glad you stopped by Nate to introduce yourself and tell us about the camping trip. I won't be camping but will stop by to meet some fellow members of the forum. Hope to see you there.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-27-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 24,883
Posted By Fast FOG
The tire irons were from BlueFrog (otherwise...

The tire irons were from BlueFrog (otherwise known as "Dirt Diver") on the red KLR in group 4. When I told him about the Arkansas 500, he thought the intent was to bring 500 pounds of gear instead of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-19-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 24,883
Posted By Fast FOG
Well done!

Very well done! Thanks for taking the time to put that together and for sharing. Now I have an excellent resource to show folks what dual-sport bikes and the Arkansas 500 are all about.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,047
Posted By Fast FOG
What is the difference?

On the Total Control website, looking at the schedule, some of the dates have "Skills Day" and others have "Skills Drill" listed beside the location. What is the difference?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-18-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 24,883
Posted By Fast FOG
I know nothing about web page design. Maybe you...

I know nothing about web page design. Maybe you could title the new link/web page as, "The 2nd Annual Arkansas 500" and avoid any confusion. Just an idea as I'm trying to be helpful and not...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-18-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 24,883
Posted By Fast FOG
A Yahoo search of "Arkansas 500" brings up the...

A Yahoo search of "Arkansas 500" brings up the links below. The first link still reflects 2011 dates under "Rider Information", but the other link (#5) is fixed.


The Arkansas 500...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-16-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 24,883
Posted By Fast FOG
scotty69

Scotty69,

I'm watching this thread and the website for more information since I'm interested in going this year.

Want to bring to your attention: the website has the wrong dates, or last...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Fast FOG
Great service from OKC BMW dealership

As a heathcare professional, I've noticed that people will take extensive measures to complain, but very few will take a few minutes to publically praise good service. I'm sure it is like that in...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Fast FOG
Thanks for the links - now I get it. I think...

Thanks for the links - now I get it. I think I'll pass on an experience like that!
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gxdoyle - Thanks for the offer, but I won't be in Au any time...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Fast FOG
Thanks for the link to "Outback Adventure Treks"....

Thanks for the link to "Outback Adventure Treks". They have a trek, Across Australia, that looks inviting. It is similar to the "Enduro" but 5 days shorter and more expensive. I'd love to be able...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Fast FOG
I ride a KLR. Does that answer your question? I...

I ride a KLR. Does that answer your question? I like your signature line.


"Its cheap cos they only get as far as Wolfe Creek.:lol3" Must be a regional joke because I don't get it.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Fast FOG
Extra expenses: gas, food, additional motorcycle...

Extra expenses: gas, food, additional motorcycle insurance, camping fees, and trip/personal injury insurance. The website estimates gas at $350 for the trip, and food is $330 for breakfast and...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Fast FOG
Both companies, Bike Round Oz & AdMo-Tour,...

Both companies, Bike Round Oz & AdMo-Tour, advertize the tour for $3,990. Check out their websites. I didn't think the price was outragous considering they supply a support vehicle to carry extra...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Fast FOG
I know of two companies: Bike Round Oz &...

I know of two companies: Bike Round Oz & AdMo-Tours.
Forum: Australia 02-25-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Fast FOG
21 Day Enduro Ride in Australia

I live in the USA and thinking of taking a guided motorcycle tour in Australia. I'm looking for detailed information from someone who has taken the trip or knows more about it.

Here is what I...
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