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Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,159
Posted By southern cross
Some interesting stuff

Don't know if they take foreign orders but those military boots could be interesting.
Google .... Coleman's military surplus
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
Better brakes for the KLE

Thanks MM, I'll order some this week. The KLE will be my last bike so I'd like to improve it similar to the Dakar inspired bikes you posted up some time ago. They really do look good. Next items to...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
Hmm, just re-read your post Tutaki, you already...

Hmm, just re-read your post Tutaki, you already answered my questions. I'd like to improve the standard front brake performance so will look at installing the wave disc.
Lots of other...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
POPPYKLE: Spot on assessmengt. It all becomes a...

POPPYKLE: Spot on assessmengt. It all becomes a labourous effort thanks to the design of the frame. It's a rugged and heavy design that will never see it fail, same with the engine but no concession...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
I cleaned the air filter a few months ago and...

I cleaned the air filter a few months ago and decided I didn't want to have to go through that complicated process again. The air box being made up of an upper and lower half screwed together from...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By southern cross
I purchased a KLE 500 18months ago from a German...

I purchased a KLE 500 18months ago from a German tourist who bought and sold as the cheapest way to ride around Australia. The exercise cost him around $1300 in 3 months and that included...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,264
Posted By southern cross
Thanks for the input fellers, I checked the...

Thanks for the input fellers, I checked the "wanted" section as suggested and feel all is good. Just a bit gun shy I 'spose. I have usually reasoned most people are honest but yep I've been caught a...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 38,264
Posted By southern cross
Is this a scam?

I have my 650 VStrom listed for sale here and on Stromtrooper. I recieved PM on Stromtroopers from Redhed who has 0 posts to his name. Says he's a retired schoolteacher in Canada, has ridden to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By southern cross
SA trip

I enjoyed seeing the RR and pics, good memories for me. Good of you to visit your Mum, she won't be here for ever. My Mum died years ago and I still have days that I want to have a chat with her. I...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,121
Posted By southern cross
The mention of loud snoring got my attention. ...

The mention of loud snoring got my attention.
Years ago I was a track marshall and following me attending my first accident with the rider 'snoring' I went and did a first aid course.
We were told...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
Looking forward to more of your trip KLE 101. Ill...

Looking forward to more of your trip KLE 101. Ill never do such a trip now so rely on RR's such as yours.
I read the book and got the DVD by Len Beadell, the man who led the small team who made the...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,379
Posted By southern cross
I was once a track marshal and noticed that any...

I was once a track marshal and noticed that any helmet that I remember seeing post accident were scratched around the perimeter. I can't recall a single helmet having damage on the crown.
I would...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By southern cross
Thanks to all for your words of support,...

Thanks to all for your words of support, motorcycling is a special brotherhood. It's an odd thing that get well messages, from people most of whom I have not met, will lift your spirits. The worst so...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By southern cross
Drove to McGraths Hill to see the boys off to...

Drove to McGraths Hill to see the boys off to Bingara. Drove home and was tired out, no energy after 2x30minute drives.
Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By southern cross
Good bye V Strom

Just a heads up re the sale of my VStrom in Flea Market. Post 118
I'd appreciate if inmates spread the word. My recent scans show my cancer has returned and I don't have the stamina to ride....
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By southern cross
electroless plating

Here, try this, you can do it yourself with a zinc,nickel or cobalt kit.


www.caswellplating.com.au

51 Elm Park Drive

Hoppers Crossing

Also Janes up Newcastle way.
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
There is a factory sticker on my 2007 KLE which...

There is a factory sticker on my 2007 KLE which states not to exceed xxx pressure. Forgot just what PSI atm but will check and get back to you. I put .6kg front springs that made a v- nice...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
Kle-klr?

Can you tell me Poppykle, are the KLE forks the same as the KLR! They sure look it to me.
Any other similarities you can see? Might prove handy to know later on.
S.C.
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
The Dakar KLE project

While busy on other jobs around the house...never ending, I try to mentally come up with a colour scheme for the Dakar KLE. Just can't make it 'click'. Every bike pic that looks good to me just...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,384,285
Posted By southern cross
Driving towards a country town, I slowly closed...

Driving towards a country town, I slowly closed in on a car in front and caught up with him just as we came to a hill with overtaking lane. I maintained the same slightly faster speed and the prick...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,690
Posted By southern cross
Was that on the road to Rockley from Oberon? I...

Was that on the road to Rockley from Oberon? I went that way a year ago on the Strom. and almost had the bars shaken free from my grip. One of the roughest roads without any smooth sections I have...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 66,187
Posted By southern cross
I was keen to see more too. Life gets in the way...

I was keen to see more too. Life gets in the way sometimes tho. Hope he's doing ok.
On a side note, I just sold my very nice 07 1200 GS but will keep the KLE. Age snuk up on me when I was looking...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By southern cross
Or'rite to keep the motorcycle flavour re...

Or'rite to keep the motorcycle flavour re mudguards. Why do dirt bikes have whopping large front mudguards and what good do they do flapping around way out front when the mud gets flung out the back...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,384,285
Posted By southern cross
G strings? I did some building work a few years...

G strings? I did some building work a few years ago for a Doctor. I remember that somehow that topic came up and his wife quipped " flossing as you walk" that comes to mind every time G strings are...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,384,285
Posted By southern cross
The point of my original post was that this...

The point of my original post was that this incident is not an isolated case, more like, here it goes again. Sadly most of us are not Richard Bransons et al but ordinary folk with mostly ordinary...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,384,285
Posted By southern cross
I roll my eyes.

She was a pretty young girl serving at a fast food joint. That will be $7.90 sir she said ( I get the " sir" bit now I'm gray ) I handed over a $10 note followed by 90 cents in silver. There she...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,384,285
Posted By southern cross
You are correct Mouse when you say it wouldn't...

You are correct Mouse when you say it wouldn't take much to overwhelm our health system. You only need to look at our accident and emergency depts. at the local hospital. I have been taken to A&E by...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,363
Posted By southern cross
As per my previous post, the PO fitted one of...

As per my previous post, the PO fitted one of these to the GS and I found it failed the practicality test. A waste of money IMO. The two bolts shown were lock titled so hard, I had to drill off the...
Forum: Australia 10-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,384,285
Posted By southern cross
You've gotta feel for the poor buggers who...

You've gotta feel for the poor buggers who contact this shocker of a disease, especially for those in West Africa who just die a slow painful lingering death without any pain management that we here...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 252,694
Posted By southern cross
Torque wrench

Bought my first Torque wrench after years of thinking ' I'll get one .... One day'
Made in Germany, date manufacture Sept. 2014. That's quick getting into stores.
Feels solid but the adjustment...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 125,189
Posted By southern cross
Paper air filters

A few years ago I was talking to an engineer of a major manufacturer/supplier to the auto industry at factory level, supplying associated components tho not filters. At that particular time he said...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,384,285
Posted By southern cross
I was talking about a Red Belly that size on...

I was talking about a Red Belly that size on Stromtroopers just week or two ago. ( see post #18343 ) Back about 1970 I was with two mates looking to shoot a duck or two at a lagoon near Eumungerrie...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By southern cross
Joyriding.

I know it's a term that's found it way into generally accepted lexicon but I wish the word was never invented and soon forgotten. It's theft, plain and simple. Makes a pissweak act sound acceptable....
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,130
Posted By southern cross
"Augmented reality" reminds me of a cartoon of a...

"Augmented reality" reminds me of a cartoon of a few years ago. The scene is set inside a vehicle. Mum and Dad up front with the boy and girl in the back seat. Outside the car is a country scene with...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,982
Posted By southern cross
It goes to show it's not just a matter of skill...

It goes to show it's not just a matter of skill that will have you survive but a goodly amount of plain 'ole luck. He sounded to be a genuine good fella, gone too early. Isn't it always the way.
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,687
Posted By southern cross
We read and write upside down. Secret language...

We read and write upside down. Secret language you know. :rofl
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By southern cross
Your right with that Godsilla. Armed and letting...

Your right with that Godsilla. Armed and letting off a shot will have the police a whole lot more interested in this robbery than they otherwise would have been.
These bikes might turn up in another...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,687
Posted By southern cross
Well looky here ..... An oil thread!! Now let's...

Well looky here ..... An oil thread!! Now let's see all the oil types that Suzuki haven't recommended.
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By southern cross
I tried on several 'fly's eye' type but they made...

I tried on several 'fly's eye' type but they made my eyelid area sweat, very uncomfortable. After frustration set in I found a pair that sat close, didn't make me sweat and fitted behind the helmet...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By southern cross
Real sorry you lost your neat looking DR. Where...

Real sorry you lost your neat looking DR. Where was it taken from? Your home, work or the street somewhere. A great shame we have to share the world with thieves, any thief.

S.C.
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