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Forum: Australia Today, 05:06 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 25,513
Posted By Eaglebeak
Right now I'd put in that icon, the old man, long...

Right now I'd put in that icon, the old man, long grey beard and the walking stick.
But my bloody hi tec, new to me, bloody IPad thingy, doesn't like Advriders icons !

So as I sit up here on...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:35 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 25,513
Posted By Eaglebeak
Back in the day we used a thing called a map. ...

Back in the day we used a thing called a map.
You can't miss Rawlinna, head East along the rail line from Kal.
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Eaglebeak
No Border Run for me this year Phil. I don't...

No Border Run for me this year Phil.
I don't get back from the rig until the 7th August.
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi Phil, I just got home yesterday from 7 days in...

Hi Phil, I just got home yesterday from 7 days in Tas.
My eight trip and I still haven't seen everything !

Weather pretty good, as seen from our hire car, ha, ha.

Did see one bike accident....
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi Chris, long time no see. I was hoping to see...

Hi Chris, long time no see.
I was hoping to see a few familiar faces at the Border this year but checked my roster and realised I fly back to the rig on the Friday, one day before the Border catch...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By Eaglebeak
Rear brake. All that is left on the rear wheel...

Rear brake.
All that is left on the rear wheel is the disc.
No slave cylinder, pads etc, all gone.
You've got to wonder how they fucked that up.
As nothing else seems to have been sold off, I...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By Eaglebeak
Thanks to all. Pete640 has already offered some...

Thanks to all.
Pete640 has already offered some headers.

Oli here this morning so I have passed on all the offers.
He has promised to dig out his password and get on this site to follow up.
(I...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yeah, nearly brought a tear to my eye when we...

Yeah, nearly brought a tear to my eye when we picked it up from the Mandurah tow truck yard.
I will never understand the mind of a druggie/lowlife.
Run the risk of prison, steal a bike and not...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By Eaglebeak
Bike recovered ! Scumbag found riding it...

Bike recovered !

Scumbag found riding it down the main St in Mandurah. No number plate on rear.
Painted Matt black, (from a can, all over, swing arm, tanks, bars, over spray everywhere.)...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Eaglebeak
Mate, do yourself a favour and go have a look. ...

Mate, do yourself a favour and go have a look.
I think of it as a poor man's NZ.

There's plenty of good reasons why every outdoor magazine ever published in Australia ALWAYS has at least one...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Eaglebeak
Thanks mate. We have two nights booked in...

Thanks mate.
We have two nights booked in Hobart upon arrival, after that we are just going to drive around and see how we feel, where ever we are.

Andrew.
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yeah that's it, thanks. ADV, what a...

Yeah that's it, thanks.

ADV, what a resource !
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Eaglebeak
Tassie question

Hi lads (and lass's).
Yeah, it's been a while since I posted a trip report, I've been a bit busy with work.

I have a question for the Tasmanian experts.
I am about to take the girlfriend on her...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 39,920
Posted By Eaglebeak
Following this story in Australia. Thank you...

Following this story in Australia.
Thank you for your insightful posts.

You are living your life well and the world is a better place because of you.

Best wishes.

Andrew Linton.
Forum: Australia 12-29-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,172
Posted By Eaglebeak
"It's not how much money you accumulate that's...

"It's not how much money you accumulate that's important, it's having the respect of your peers, that makes a rich man."


Lost him three years ago . . . And Mom two months back.

Not sure I...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 42,501
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yeah, I am selling my BM and got the same text...

Yeah, I am selling my BM and got the same text weeks ago.
I told my girl it was a scammer.
She didn't believe me.
Two days later I e-mailed him (her?) while still believing it to be some sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,602
Posted By Eaglebeak
"The BMW R1200R with flat-twin engine, road bike...

"The BMW R1200R with flat-twin engine, road bike not ADV ride height & lack of fairings has one of the lowest CofG around. Its also not particularly heavy either. If you are struggling with the...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By Eaglebeak
No, it is still in the wrong forum. Ride...

No, it is still in the wrong forum.
Ride Reports are;
"Week or longer rides, epic rides"

It can't be much clearer than that.

If we fill this forum with videos of training days, then maybe...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By Eaglebeak
This should be in another forum, possibly...

This should be in another forum, possibly Vendors, certainly not in Ride Reports.
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,196
Posted By Eaglebeak
Bloody oath they lock up ! I have had...

Bloody oath they lock up !

I have had multiple drops at low speed with a front wheel locking due to mud.

One trip out to climb Peak Charles in WA, it rained overnight and the access road out...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hey Knackers, I know Oliver personally. I...

Hey Knackers, I know Oliver personally.
I helped him when he first arrived.
Top bloke, hard worker, travelling West Oz after having completed his obligatory German Military service.
Full of...
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hey Oli, it's Andrew. I'm still on the rig...

Hey Oli, it's Andrew.
I'm still on the rig until this Friday, the 5th.

Shit, shit shit !

Have you got a contact number for Lance and or Mick ?
Do they know the bike is gone ?

Fuck.
I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 200,264
Posted By Eaglebeak
Great report. I've only been reading since...

Great report.

I've only been reading since Kingoonya. Page 52.
(I went through there on a push bike in '96.)

When I kayaked across the Torres Strait to New Guinea in '94 with a mate we used 4...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 83,982
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi lads, good to catch up with you all at the...

Hi lads, good to catch up with you all at the Border.
Sorry I couldn't make the OCR but I flew back to the rig the Friday after the Border.
Chris, my mate Mick (on the Bonnie) and I got a room down...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,437
Posted By Eaglebeak
Cruiser

Gentlemen, I have owned and ridden BM's exclusively for well over 35 years.
75/6, GS 80PD, Funduro 650 and still have my R1150R (with 100,000 kms on the clock)
All these bikes have totalled 500,000...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,097
Posted By Eaglebeak
Thanks for the vote of confidence Dave. 👍 ...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Dave. 👍

Hopefully a few people will still talk to me when I turn up on it. 😄
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,097
Posted By Eaglebeak
Naw, she just met me, had one ride in my sidecar...

Naw, she just met me, had one ride in my sidecar and thought it was great, then I sold the outfit to partly fund the Hog.

If I was trying to impress, I'd have kept the outfit, but I can't justify...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,097
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yeah, I am still running it in. We are hoping to...

Yeah, I am still running it in. We are hoping to do a 300 km round trip tomorrow (if the rain stops) so that she can see how she feels.
I have no expectations, she's a great woman but if long trips...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,097
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi Phil. Yeah, I am looking forward to it. ...

Hi Phil. Yeah, I am looking forward to it.

After 30 years of bagging Harley's I developed an itch that just needed scratching, I've bought myself a new Low Rider !
Well built and a good price. ...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,097
Posted By Eaglebeak
I will be there. Possibly on my new toy. �� ...

I will be there.
Possibly on my new toy. ��

And possibly with my other new toy riding pillion. ��
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,424
Posted By Eaglebeak
I was going to post something similar, but this...

I was going to post something similar, but this says it all.
I too haven't been around here much of late. Went through a marriage bust up myself.
Knocked me around a bit too.

It's good to see...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,053
Posted By Eaglebeak
A new pub at Gascoyne Junction ? We might...

A new pub at Gascoyne Junction ?

We might have to have another OCR there !
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,093
Posted By Eaglebeak
Jeez, I haven't been in this forum for a while...

Jeez, I haven't been in this forum for a while and wouldn't have seen this question if I hadn't just been on the phone to Bully !

How is it ?

It's bloody fantastic, over four years now and the...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,029
Posted By Eaglebeak
Dave, I am writing this while sitting on a drill...

Dave, I am writing this while sitting on a drill rig on the ocean off the WA coast.
I work 28 days on and then have 28 days off, if your travel times fit in with my time off the rig I'll do some...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Eaglebeak
I second Bully's advice. Barry is a straight...

I second Bully's advice.
Barry is a straight shooter and very good to deal with.

Andrew.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 83,982
Posted By Eaglebeak
Hi Dave and Chris :wave Well, first I wasn't...

Hi Dave and Chris :wave

Well, first I wasn't going, then I decided I would go, then they went and changed my work swing.
Currently typing this about 50 kms due north of Exmouth, bobbing about on...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,894
Posted By Eaglebeak
I've been to Tassie 7 times and it is still not...

I've been to Tassie 7 times and it is still not enough.
Only the last time did I take a bike.
(ride report somewhere on this site)

I've paddled down in the far sou west corner and hiked in...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,145
Posted By Eaglebeak
Argh, Western Australia, home of the free ! ...

Argh, Western Australia, home of the free !

:lol3
Forum: Australia 01-03-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,623
Posted By Eaglebeak
It's easy, just hire some office space, get a...

It's easy, just hire some office space, get a couple of girls in to sort all your visas with the relevant authorities, hop on your bike and "just do it !"

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,590
Posted By Eaglebeak
Yep, keep it stock. My wife had one from new....

Yep, keep it stock.
My wife had one from new. Put about 20,000 kms on over a couple of years.
A great touring bike with excellent fuel economy.

I moved the rear indicators back a few inches to...
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