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Forum: Australia Today, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 49
Posted By Precis
Alternative plan

A couple of years back, a bunch of you Westies pulled a trailer with 4 bikes on it here with a 4be, parked it at my joint for a couple of weeks & went riding to The Island and then Tassie; two rode...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,818
Posted By Precis
Trust a Kiwi to pop up at the mention of beer......

Trust a Kiwi to pop up at the mention of beer... :rofl
One Aussie did make some "stabilisers" from two lengths of PVC conduit, as mentioned above. A bit longer than the 'track' of the chair, left to...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 37,410
Posted By Precis
Yeah, that's a big step up for a retired teacher...

Yeah, that's a big step up for a retired teacher to make.... :rofl
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By Precis
There's a free - or nearly free - service at most...

There's a free - or nearly free - service at most airports for wrapping up things like baby carriages & wheelchairs that just runs a wide strip of clingfilm around it a dozen times: stops scratches,...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 37,410
Posted By Precis
Has anyone actually invited the scammer to come...

Has anyone actually invited the scammer to come fetch the bike (not from home, obviously) and merely beaten the shit out of him? Or arranged to have an authorised arresting officer on hand (I think...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,968
Posted By Precis
Gay? Single? Both? My bike-riding...

Gay?
Single?
Both?

My bike-riding scientist wife commented thus: "neat idea but probably cannot fit bike gear and cannot be used for anything with a zip. "
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By Precis
Sheepy Hollow do good quality sheepskin covers. ...

Sheepy Hollow do good quality sheepskin covers.
Instead of a steering damper, try a 21" front wheel - fitted to the front of a KTM....
Forum: OZ Vendors 01-04-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,537
Posted By Precis
Emmachizzit? I could be up for three...

Emmachizzit?

I could be up for three...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Precis
The stuff skiers use is pretty good; back in the...

The stuff skiers use is pretty good; back in the time before time, we used to wipe visors with a freshly-cut potato.
Also, do you have the goggles made to go over specs? they sit a lot further away...
Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,610
Posted By Precis
"Never marry a horsey bitch".... "Before...

"Never marry a horsey bitch"....

"Before you marry, look at her mother - that's what she'll be in 30 years..."
Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 42,875
Posted By Precis
Nah mate - we're over 25, and have REAL...

Nah mate - we're over 25, and have REAL friends... Why not simply post it here? After all, this is where Dual-sport riders from all over the country congregate and this very thread already exists for...
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Precis
Looking at their site, you'd swear they were...

Looking at their site, you'd swear they were operating out of a shack in Manilla: try reading the description of their Wet Weather Suit for Mens (sic) under the Rain Gears (sic) tab.
Think I'll...
Forum: Australia 12-17-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By Precis
I think we're now on about the 7th generation of...

I think we're now on about the 7th generation of transition technology; I had a set of early ones and was disappointed - one lens changed more than the other, so I looked like a pirate.
My optician...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 95,798
Posted By Precis
Quick Question

Does anyone know if the sub-frame on the DRz400E is the same as the one on the SM model?
I know the US-spec E doesn't have the under-fender bracket to support the tool-bag, or the final hoop - so it...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By Precis
New Bell helmets have a transition visor... so,...

New Bell helmets have a transition visor... so, eager young cop stops you in sunshine and books you for a "tinted" visor, but in the shade, it turns clear... WTF? It would be bloody funny to video -...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 598,589
Posted By Precis
DRz400E sub-frame

Anyone got a straight-ish DRz sub-frame lying about? Mine's got a bit of an air-gap and is quite far from straight... can be fixed, but easier to replace.
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,399
Posted By Precis
What do you call a Murricane who can't find the...

What do you call a Murricane who can't find the edge of the billabong?
Bob...
:lol3
Lighten up guys - he's not from around here...:evil
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,399
Posted By Precis
And anyway, TheProphet doesn't have English as a...

And anyway, TheProphet doesn't have English as a first or home language; he's a Muricane....
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,965
Posted By Precis
Might this have anything to do with the...

Might this have anything to do with the suggestion that Michael Schumacher's traumatic brain injury was apparently caused by a camera mounted on his helmet?
Just thinking aloud.
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,649
Posted By Precis
Remember you in your hummock on the verandah, but...

Remember you in your hummock on the verandah, but not Alf shutting early: we pitched a tent out the back & Mrs P went on a road-ride with Brian Rix et al. What was it - 7-8 years ago?

Good to...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,354
Posted By Precis
Ummm... I seem to have accidentally bought...

Ummm... I seem to have accidentally bought another DRz ... you know how it goes: you're in a town you've never been to before, talking to folk you've never met, you just happen to be in the ute and...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By Precis
Have nothing but good to say about Howard...

Have nothing but good to say about Howard Instruments in Heidelberg, Vic.
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By Precis
My great-grandad was in WW1, father-in-law in...

My great-grandad was in WW1, father-in-law in North Africa & Italy in WW2, a great uncle is buried at Arnhem, a distant cousin fought in Aden and died in winter training in Wales, my dad was in Korea...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Precis
Madas still in business?

Madas still in business?
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,775
Posted By Precis
GM: you going to the Guzzi Raduno? Def worth the...

GM: you going to the Guzzi Raduno? Def worth the effort if the timing works.
Re Mrs GM: Leave her shopping in Florence or Milan while you hire a bike (from Agostini) & hit the passes.
Or simply...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,211
Posted By Precis
Or you could start with a DRz, throw on decent...

Or you could start with a DRz, throw on decent suspension, tank and racks with hard or soft luggage, a wide-ratio gearbox, HID lights, bars, satnav, pegs & a pipe - and probably have change left over!
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,211
Posted By Precis
Ouch. Isn't it offered for 7990 Old English...

Ouch. Isn't it offered for 7990 Old English Guineas in Blighty?

In contrast, the ZongSheng ADV bike is US$3990, admittedly as a 250, but with a 650 donk in the same chassis apparently a sure...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,211
Posted By Precis
Emma Chissit, Troye?

Emma Chissit, Troye?
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 248,398
Posted By Precis
Bought a 55" telly just in time for Bathurst! ...

Bought a 55" telly just in time for Bathurst!
Jeez, that sucker is big!
Makes me smile that I paid $600 and just a few years ago the rich people were paying anything up to $6000.
Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,134
Posted By Precis
I also have a couple of Rotax V-twins: they...

I also have a couple of Rotax V-twins: they specify rivetted links. Not one but two Poms on the AF1 forum decided that it's too hard and fitted circlip links. Both failed - expensively. I think I'll...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,134
Posted By Precis
No, you don't need a sprocket puller. If the...

No, you don't need a sprocket puller.
If the original chain was rivetted, there's probably a good reason to replace it with another one: rivetting tools aren't expensive.
Moly grease will be enough...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,078
Posted By Precis
So, Pivot Pegz are off your menu then? I...

So, Pivot Pegz are off your menu then?
I certainly hope you don't want much medical assistance when you grow old and grey.
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,078
Posted By Precis
I'm happy to travel 25km in each direction, to...

I'm happy to travel 25km in each direction, to shop at a place that has a fair selection, good prices - and friendly, knowledgeable staff with a can-do attitude: happy to name it too: BikeMart in...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,639
Posted By Precis
Deja vu: day or two back I see a couple of bikes...

Deja vu: day or two back I see a couple of bikes stopped in a clearing next to a sharp right-hander - and another facing the wrong way... clearly something not right, so I stop too.
Matey has...
Forum: Australia 09-24-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,078
Posted By Precis
The 'wholesaler' is the manufacturer - no...

The 'wholesaler' is the manufacturer - no middleman.
It is, in part at least, 'our pollies' (or the laws they impose on us) that have this effect. The local TGA - Therapeutic Goods Administration -...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,078
Posted By Precis
Consider this: we have a medical supply business:...

Consider this: we have a medical supply business: our customers can buy equipment retail from America that IS MADE IN SYDNEY, for hundreds of dollars less than our wholesale price.
It's not...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,639
Posted By Precis
S'funny - I was pondering exactly this on my...

S'funny - I was pondering exactly this on my commute this morning, just after I'd nodded to a BMW GS and been utterly ignored - and it occurred to me that this is now quite common - used to be that...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Precis
So it's just the two of you then? :rofl

So it's just the two of you then? :rofl
Forum: Australia 09-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Precis
Very neat - is that in the Philipines? BTW - I...

Very neat - is that in the Philipines?
BTW - I don't Bookface either - and the video played right off the page for me. :freaky
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Precis
I've got some Guatemalan rum. I think it's...

I've got some Guatemalan rum.
I think it's made from cannonballs.
Does this count?
Ride sounds fun - what tank range would a person need? (Tossing up between my regular ride and my *&5$ DRz)
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