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Forum: Australia Today, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Chairman of the bored

"If you want a fridge line up at the banana section" the door man shouted. HUH ?

Quite surprised at this morning's line up, but no one was after electricals today. The sleeping bags vanished,...
Forum: Australia Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Spotify

Never seen the rechargeable spotlight before. Similar unit on eBay for $86, item number: 150905329999

Handy for counting roos in the paddock at night or keeping an eye on your bike parked in the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Tradey
OSM Maps

The most popular offline free Android GPS app is MapFactor which uses free OSM maps and does not need an internet connection:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapfactor.navigator...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 12:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,760
Posted By Tradey
Dimensions

Here are the numbers on mine:

Weight including stuff sack: 1.2kg
Length: 350mm
Diameter: 200mm

Last time they did have a choice of left or right zippers. Marked on sewn bag tag, so worth...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,760
Posted By Tradey
Aldi sleeping bag 4-7-15

Nice find on the Torpedo7 sleeping bag. If you look at the down/feather ratio, the T7 bag is 10% Down / 90% Feather and the Aldi bag is 80% Down / 20% feather and in theory far better insulation...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Duck for cover

Nice find on the Torpedo7 sleeping bag. If you look at the down/feather ratio, the T7 bag is 10% Down / 90% Feather and the Aldi bag is 80% Down / 20% feather and in theory far better insulation...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Tradey
Blow a fuse

The Fuzeblocks $120 unit is nice, but you can find a similar solution for as little as $6 on eBay. Try this search:

(motorcycle, marine, boat, waterproof) fuse box

This seller has a few...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
SOCK it to them

The 47 piece 1/4" socket set is a beauty, perfect for bicycle or BMW owners with all the right bits. Made in Taiwan with 3 year warranty for $25 ! Supplied through Meister in Germany, a general tool...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Camp it up

Next week it's camping goods (4-7-15). If the $100 down sleeping bag is as good as last years, consider it an excellent buy. We used them in The Andes and incredibly warm, maybe even too hot for...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Watch this space #2

Replacement Aldi watch arrived from Austria today, 12 days after I contacted the manufacturer Krippl-Watches.... they sent me a replacement and a second spare ! :evil

Get this - the time on both...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
2 Degrees of separation

I once went online and did the Aldi entrance test and failed miserably. Interesting how they only employ university graduates in management positions. Have you noticed at the check out they don't...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Hardware from Hell

Sorry but nothing could be further from the truth in my 10 years as a customer of Aldi. I have bought some terrific gear which exceeded my expectations and is still going strong. I have returned a...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Watch this space

Yes, I never thought of that ? But is Österreichische Post as bad as Oztralia Post and take 3 weeks to deliver a box ?
Forum: Australia 06-18-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Watch out

Bought two $10 analog watches last November. Japanese made movement, 50m water resistant, nice strong band, assembled in China and 3 year warranty ! Anything that lasts beyond 6 months on a...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,417
Posted By Tradey
Fed up

Two of us were lurking in the shadows awaiting the weather forecast. Having endured a Peruvian rain season, we are truely over rain and stayed in !

When in New York we attended the weekly ADV...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Tradey
A+

Pencil in the Aldi motorcycle sale around the first Saturday in August if you need any other gear at decent prices too.
Forum: Australia 05-31-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,003
Posted By Tradey
Goodbye FM

Crazily, you can be in the middle of no where and no FM stations but have WiFi from the caravan park. I got a battery powered Sangean DAB radio with WiFi for internet radio which gives you 15,000...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,772
Posted By Tradey
Das auto

Over in Germany Aldi will give you 60 minutes of free charging for your E-Car or E-bike while you shop:

https://www.aldi-sued.de/de/aldi-sued-a-bis-z/aldi-sued-a-bis-z/e/elektrotankstellen/

...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
A Plus

Bauhn professional battery charger AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, USB with 'minus Delta U' end of charge detection is a cracker. 3 mode smart charger with LCD display for each battery and even tells you if a...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Tradey
Blase

Blazing Trails based in UK. Try and get Adam Lewis (aka JediMaster on ADV) as your tour guide. Best motorcycle guide on the planet:

http://www.blazingtrailstours.com/
...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Tradey
Fly buys

Booked Sydney to Coffs Harbour on Tiger for $39 a few weeks back. Try Gumtree under Rideshare & Travel Partners. Just look out for backpackers with dodgy vans...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Tradey
Africans

I have a GS-911 diagnostic device for my F8. The software can test the instrument cluster. Try and find a local BMW owner who might have one:

http://www.hexcode.co.za/
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Tradey
Innovate

I have an Innov C3 with remote camera installed on my F8. Primary use is as a dashcam for the idiotic day to day dramas of riding in Sydney. Records in 1080P on one big loop onto a 32gb Micro SD...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,372
Posted By Tradey
Das auto

Check out the ADV Tentspace thread when it's back online. We are listed under Sydney and we open our doors to ADV travelers:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

We hosted...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,712
Posted By Tradey
Moggy

... and great for getting out of the Patagonian winds ;-)

https://flic.kr/p/rMzWwq
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Tradey
Cook Up

Kathmandu gear is generally pretty good but only affordable when it's on sale, which is about 6 months of the year.... they have so many sales. One good aspect about Aldi is the 60 days no question...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Das auto

Got my 10 pair last night, all khaki. Unfortunately not as good as last years stock, noticeably thinner and less wool in the blend. When at home (unlike travelling) we get to wear a fresh pair of...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Work wear

If the wool blend work socks are as good as last years, 10 pair going in my trolley tomorrow. Long lasting, comfortable and no sweat. The cargo work pants and shorts, not bad either.

(The air...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-12-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,970
Posted By Tradey
RE-Locate

1. Login to your Spotwalla account.
2. Go to Active/Future Location pages.
3. Scroll to ADV Riders.
4. Click 'Remove' link on right side of page.
Forum: Australia 04-11-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,007
Posted By Tradey
2 Second Sydney

There are 5.7 million licence holders in NSW. I hold one but I don't like riding in Sydney, it's stupidly dangerous on the roads here as most know.

60% I think drive reasonably well.
30% need...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,437
Posted By Tradey
Get a grip

I only discovered my Euro pony had heated grips a year after I bought the thing. It was one mild day and when I got home after a Sunday ride I was about to pass out with heat exhaustion. I...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By Tradey
Washing Machine

The 'IT' crowd come here to escape all that crap. Head over to Whirlpool where you will find every known computer repair on earth from DOS onwards.

Every single 'IT' nerd in the country hangs out...
Forum: Australia 03-27-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Hijack

Missing from this years 'Seniors Sale' is the you-beaut telescopic aluminium walking stick. These make great single stick motorcycle jacks which compact into a nice convenient size for pack and...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,479
Posted By Tradey
Bogged Down

Riding into Bogota, Colombia (pop. 7 million) on Monday night after a long weekend <groan> our Zumo got us to the hostel 2 hours ahead of our riding buddies who were all using iPhones... they all...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Tradey
NSW motorcycle laws and regulations - 2015

Good to see the bureaucrats still producing and sitting on good common sense motorcycle regulations. The latest publication includes this gem:

Rule 270 (1) Ride motorcycle with 4 or more...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Tradey
Global roaming

* Cover my personal belongings (camera, laptop, gps, mobile..etc)
- However many policies do not cover items 'in the open'.

World Nomads - www.worldnomads.com (http://www.worldnomads.com)

*...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,212
Views: 282,034
Posted By Tradey
Aldi UK Motorcycle gear

Aldi UK Motorcycle gear:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sun-8-mar/

But generally cheaper in Ireland:

https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/sun-8-mar/
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Tradey
Don't panic

According to my mate in downtown Kobe, Japan, the 'Doohickey' failure rate is so miniscule, it doesn't even make the top 10 component failure list for KLR650's in 20 years ! He said they looked at...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,479
Posted By Tradey
Tabnots

You can bugger around with phones and tablets on your bike, but nothing beats a dedicated waterproof GPS unit in the end. They cost more, but will last longer and do a far better job. Both our...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tradey
Priority #1

We all have different circumstances, but I find it ironic many people insure their material things but not themselves. I did the complete opposite hundreds of years ago banking the equivilant...
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