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Forum: Australia 11-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By The Bigfella
The 300 is an interesting machine. Not a lot of...

The 300 is an interesting machine. Not a lot of engine braking, eh? A real bonus though is being able to just tip the water out and keep riding.

Here's Phil Gibbins of Riders Corner, Chiang Mai...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-24-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 195,462
Posted By The Bigfella
One from my wife's phone today ...

One from my wife's phone today

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Fourth/stormcastlehill_zps3a3164b8.jpg...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By The Bigfella
Hell yeah... what a hoot. My little EXC...

Hell yeah... what a hoot.

My little EXC problem is that my bike is in Laos and my motard setup for it is in Oz.

I'd sort of been hoping that the motard setup might fit my Super Enduro.... but...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By The Bigfella
I'd send that info off to your Dept Transport. ...

I'd send that info off to your Dept Transport. That should be recall material.
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,370
Posted By The Bigfella
It is a bit quiet, eh? Mine seized on my...

It is a bit quiet, eh?

Mine seized on my last ride... 4 kilometers south of the China border. I've got all the bits, just need to get back to it. I'll do a thread on the bearing replacements...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By The Bigfella
I don't know those companies, but on my last ride...

I don't know those companies, but on my last ride there, ran into Aki Pich, a Cambodian guy who runs a company called Cambodia Trails (search for that on Facebook or here...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 170,584
Posted By The Bigfella
One in Baucau, Timor-Leste ...

One in Baucau, Timor-Leste

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Cape%20and%20Asia/Extras/DSCN6938.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 51,078
Posted By The Bigfella
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Cape%20and%20Asia/dilihelmet_zps6cb5109d.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Cape%20and%20Asia/dilihelmet_zps6cb5109d.jpg.html)
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By The Bigfella
Yeah, just spotted that on their website. Yeah,...

Yeah, just spotted that on their website. Yeah, I seem to recall that they were being supplied by Touratech.
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By The Bigfella
Pretty sure that's what Simon and Lisa use, btw. ...

Pretty sure that's what Simon and Lisa use, btw.

http://2ridetheworld.com/

Sponsorship helps, I guess. I bumped into them a couple of times (Lake Toba and again in Dural). I took this as...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By The Bigfella
Can't help with any info on the Takeyourwallet...

Can't help with any info on the Takeyourwallet ones, but I bought a carbon fibre road helmet for less than $200 in Thailand.

Best helmet I've ever had (among a long list that includes Bell,...
Forum: New Zealand 11-17-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By The Bigfella
Anyone remember the last Marlboro Series?

I found my old shirt the other day. Seems to have shrunk, compared to a new shirt.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Fourth/nost3_zps169605c3.jpg...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,059
Posted By The Bigfella
I heard from Henning yesterday. He's doin' fine....

I heard from Henning yesterday. He's doin' fine. Just had "a month in amazing Ethiopia"

Here's some Alpine Rally memorabilia I found during a cleanout. The Orange base is my 2011 Scrapper tee...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 308,146
Posted By The Bigfella
I got them both in the one photo. Guess which...

I got them both in the one photo. Guess which one is now....

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Fourth/nost3_zps169605c3.jpg...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,731
Posted By The Bigfella
I'd have come along... but I'm off to Coffs for...

I'd have come along... but I'm off to Coffs for the weekend
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 456,124
Posted By The Bigfella
One from Malaysia ...

One from Malaysia

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Malaysia%20and%20Thailand%20by%20Super%20Enduro/monkeycup_zps36a405ed.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 72,968
Posted By The Bigfella
Crossing back into Thailand from Burma (shh......

Crossing back into Thailand from Burma (shh... don't tell anyone, couldn't find Customs and didn't get the passport stamped).

Waiting for the boat to be fetched from upstream and across the other...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,477,447
Posted By The Bigfella
not quite a road sign... but.... seen on a ferry...

not quite a road sign... but.... seen on a ferry in Malaysia

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Malaysia%20and%20Thailand%20by%20Super%20Enduro/pee_zpsa4482784.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By The Bigfella
Interesting issue. Here's one I've not used...

Interesting issue. Here's one I've not used before

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Last%20Java%20and%20Sumatra/vulcorig_zps2639d0bf.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 456,124
Posted By The Bigfella
Cabbage monument, Sumatra ...

Cabbage monument, Sumatra

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Last%20Java%20and%20Sumatra/cabbage_zps11493d33.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,944
Posted By The Bigfella
Saw a great definition of "adventure" in a book...

Saw a great definition of "adventure" in a book by an Aussie special forces guy.... "a journey with an uncertain outcome".

How's a planned ride an adventure? Far too many of the planned rides I...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5,703
Views: 1,754,241
Posted By The Bigfella
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Cape%20and%20Asia/bromoview_zps0a5f7dda.jpg (http://s240.photobucket.com/user/igatenby/media/Cape%20and%20Asia/bromoview_zps0a5f7dda.jpg.html)
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By The Bigfella
True. I must admit, the only time I've not...

True. I must admit, the only time I've not stopped for a bike in trouble was a Gold Wing that was sitting on its side. He needed a tow truck to lift it up, and I didn't need to bugger my back any...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,146
Posted By The Bigfella
My mech. engineer son wasn't keen on me welding...

My mech. engineer son wasn't keen on me welding the subframe on my SE, given that we couldn't find any information about what it is tempered to by KTM. Welding weakens aluminium... and they tell me...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By The Bigfella
It would have been nice if Kent hadn't missed...

It would have been nice if Kent hadn't missed that gear on the last lap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2,763
Views: 373,515
Posted By The Bigfella
Sunset aboard a ferry from Kupang to Flores, a 15...

Sunset aboard a ferry from Kupang to Flores, a 15 hour, overnight, journey.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,763
Views: 373,515
Posted By The Bigfella
From my seat at the outdoor bar, western end of...

From my seat at the outdoor bar, western end of Rote Island, Indonesia
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 195,462
Posted By The Bigfella
Another one from a bit further to the west. ...

Another one from a bit further to the west.

A two-shot panorama from my seat at the bar, western end of Rote Island, Indonesia.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 195,462
Posted By The Bigfella
Two from Timor-Leste The view from the...

Two from Timor-Leste

The view from the lookout with the 27 metre tall statue of Jesus on it, looking back towards the capital...
...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By The Bigfella
They look good... but I've got this one now...

They look good... but I've got this one now (well, I will have on Christmas Day), can't open my presents early eh?

The thing I like about the Kathmandu one is that you can zip up away from the...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By The Bigfella
I'll give it a try on an over-nighter, but I...

I'll give it a try on an over-nighter, but I actually bought it for emergencies in Asia.

We got caught out on the Death Highway in Cambodia last year and had to sleep rough (one of the inmates...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By The Bigfella
I've never had a problem breaking the bead. ...

I've never had a problem breaking the bead.

I've done a dozen or so puncture repairs over the last few years.. both front and rear.

For a while, I carried a bead breaker, but don't now. Used...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By The Bigfella
Yep... couple there that I carry that I'd...

Yep... couple there that I carry that I'd forgotten.... definitely Imodium. Have been known to go two weeks without seeing toilet paper (don't ask)... but normally carry a bit.

I forgot to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 561,236
Posted By The Bigfella
One from western Queensland, Australia. ...

One from western Queensland, Australia.

Broken sidestand. Note the tumbleweed....

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Cape%20and%20Asia/tumble_zps5d6aee90.jpg...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By The Bigfella
Essential minimalists gear check list for solo rides

Discussion about someone in trouble on another thread, which shall remain nameless, got me thinking about this.

I reckon a checklist maybe a good idea to have of essential things to take for a...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 24,650
Posted By The Bigfella
I know we did this one to its death... but dead...

I know we did this one to its death... but dead horses need flogging. Here's a shot pinched from a HP2 thread....
...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 24,650
Posted By The Bigfella
I had mine done at Sonny's bike shop in Kuala...

I had mine done at Sonny's bike shop in Kuala Lumpur...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 24,650
Posted By The Bigfella
Grab rail? Ditched it... Overload it. ...

Grab rail? Ditched it...

Overload it. Hmmm.... OK, so I've reduced the load as time's gone on. This was about as bad as it got.
...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 24,650
Posted By The Bigfella
I'm somewhat torn between the SE and my modified...

I'm somewhat torn between the SE and my modified 525 (570 kit, etc) when it comes to favourite bike, and it (of course) comes down to the terrain being covered.

The SE wins hands-down when there's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 456,124
Posted By The Bigfella
Just a typical roadside oddity in Timor-Leste. ...

Just a typical roadside oddity in Timor-Leste. Somewhere down south, with me asking directions. Photo by K0diak
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