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Forum: Australia Today, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By XRman
Trade off

I agree some models do restrict the ability to turn laterally. At T junctions that are not quite 90 degrees I now adjust my path as I come into the junction so I can see better. I stand up and twist...
Forum: Australia Today, 03:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By XRman
Riders over 40 y.o. Attention. You! Yes You!

This is important and I am feeling upset at present.

My riding buddy is in the Alfred Hospital with severe bruising to his spinal cord. He highsided his 990 on friday and ended up in a helicopter...
Forum: Australia Today, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Update on Wal

Wal had an operation on his neck to assist in reducing the pressure on his spinal cord. I understand he has sensation in his arms and legs, but has muscle weakness. Hopefully when the swelling...
Forum: Australia Today, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Good to meet you and serece. You are both welcome...

Good to meet you and serece. You are both welcome to tag along anytime.
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Shit

Gags just rang. Wal has crashed near Sam's place . No other info at present.
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By XRman
Post it

You could try Betta Bikes in S.A. or Small Coil Rewinds in Geelong Vic.
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
I have an idea

Earplugs. Not a fan after a traumatic upbringing by my father who was in the 2/27th Scottish Battalion
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Is that better than

Is that better than being an Infidel?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-21-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By XRman
send me a ticket

Sure I have always wanted to see Florida ! Send me a plane ticket and I will apply for a Visa. :rofl

What specifically is the problem? perhaps we can help.
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By XRman
+1

I am keen for SW Victoria/Central/SE of S.A.
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,397
Posted By XRman
Green Triangle guys

The GT ADVriders will be there.

Tripod Tiger you will have the memory for many years to come.

I rode the Thumper Nats near Geelong . I was rubbish but I can always brag that I did it....
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,981
Posted By XRman
I am lost

great adventure and RR Te Hopo but I am lost trying to work out where you are. I f you are using a GPS is there any chance that you can post a map. Ride with GPS for example .
I have been to NZ a...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Nuts

Thanks Keith. I think we are all a bit excited to be getting away for a few days. I have never been to Phillip Is. before.
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
confused

Don't ask for a demo Wal, because I am still fumbling along trying to work this stuff out. Each program is different of course and the Garmin one ( navigon) cost a lot more than any of the others!!!!...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
GPS is dead?

I have been playing with my Samsung Galaxy S5. So far I have found Locus Pro a good GPS app, but at a few $ each I have downloaded Offline maps, Oruxmaps and Navigon.

I found this video which...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Bring your own

Ear Plugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:ear:freaky:lol3

3 more days to go.

Why isn't Slow coming??? ( AKA He who throws like a girl)
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Hmmn a Kawasaki rider???

OK with me. I owned a Kawasaki once ( it was enough)!

We mainly have Suzukis out this way, except for cereal farmers from the North, who needed something to keep him occupied in winter ( KTM...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
I am with stupid

Just Kidding Gags. I don't care where we go as long as we go. I need a break already after three weeks of working.

I took the bike for a shake down ride this morning.

The tank bag fell off...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 95,880
Posted By XRman
Snap

My bike stable matches yours ; how about that!

DRZ400
DL650
YAM WR290F (gone to Kipo)
Honda XL70

An old man's bike selection perhaps.
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By XRman
Bs

I reject your summary Davo.

I reckon that a sticky with info for newbies is a good idea. I really don't care if they buy inappropriate bikes for their skill levels. I did it and survived...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By XRman
Laugh I agree . A few years on a Dr650 is an ideal...

I agree . A few years on a Dr650 is an ideal place to start ADV riding. If nothing else it would make you appreciate how much suspension and handling have improved in the last 20 years.
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,003
Posted By XRman
Dakar BMW advertising

I noticed that BMW are promoting their GS range as the machine to own etc. in "Adventure" riding on the Dakar broadcast, as is their right as a sponsor,but I am concerned that some messages might be...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Sounds good enough to me. I am not exactly sure...

Sounds good enough to me. I am not exactly sure where your place is though Sam. Perhaps send me a PM.

Gags what say we meet at the Homerton turnoff on Ettrick road at 7-30?
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Rendesvous

Is that spelt correctly; my French is sus?

On Friday week I guess I will meet up with Gags at some time then head over to pick up Sam, then head to Ararat to meet up with Wal. Suggested...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Only In Kaniva

I have seen it all now. Bending over is good for your back discs Wal.
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
cyclists beware !

The Audax bicycle ride is on the in Bright/Mt Beauty/Falls Creek/Mt Hotham/Mt Buffalo area on the Sunday. There will be literally thousands of cyclists on those roads from 4AM till about 9PM.
If you...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 95,880
Posted By XRman
Like mine!

I also found the B&B insert too loud, so I welded about 8 inches of aluminium tube with a blind end, and drilled 64 by 3 mm holes in it. Worked well on my XR250.

I tried a Mc Performance baffle...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-13-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By XRman
Nice Vid

That looked a lot better than the route I took coming back from Burra recently. Any chance you can share the route on www.transaustraliatrail.com.au (http://www.transaustraliatrail.com.au) ???

...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
yes and No!

This of course disregards the fact many of us are members of the Uncle Fester club, grey haired and tired, over weight and just plain " hit with the ugly stick" (select one).

Rod Stewart we are...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Ahh I get it!

NTM is called Brian, who is just a naughty boy!

Do we have to pre-book tickets to the race track Sam?
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 95,880
Posted By XRman
TK did

Tony Kirby used one on his DRZ. He liked it. Added about 5 HP I recall.

B&B offroad make a baffle that adds about 2 HP
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 01-11-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By XRman
back up

That is called a back up system. works fine until it rains or the clips fail. I use it a lot.
Forum: Australia 01-10-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
So triples are out then?

Next time I attempt to fly the DRZ over the triple jumps I could have a fuel starvation problem then Wal????

Funny thing this morning I was preaparing the DRZ for a ride up to Nareen when I...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 95,880
Posted By XRman
no tlocal but

have a look at www.moto-racks.com (http://www.moto-racks.com) . I have used two of Tom's large rear rack with integrated pannier racks on DRZs ( E models).
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
new mod to safari tank

I was pouring in some fuel on the DRZ when the bloody nozzle on the 20 L jerry can pulled out and slipped into the tank. Bugger. Fuel went everywhere. Cheap Chinese shit again.
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Book me in

Sam I will gladly stay in any accommodation you select. Book me a bed please.

I reckon it will take 8-9 hours to ride back to Portlnd on Monday, from my ski trip recollections.
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By XRman
sand

My XR400 was a bit twitchy in the sand due to its short wheelbase. I would have thought the 650 would suit ADv riding better than the 400. I would rather trail ride the 400 anyday; actually the 250...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
You too

I think I can wangle going in January and the Classic! Do you know good lawyer Gags?
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
Eddy!

Lock me in.
Forum: Australia 01-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5,430
Views: 254,613
Posted By XRman
sadly not correct

I will not be receiving a retainer, just commission. No work = no pay, but at least I wont be carrying the fixed overheads anymore
, and I won't be paying for the staff to have a holiday.
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