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Old 11-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #8071
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Are you offering service tutorials at your shed Gone Scratching?


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But seriously,

IMHO No-one should have to pay the labour rates being charged for basic servicing (by some dealerships, at least) protocols given how simple they can be. I'm no expert bike mechanic, just happy to give another ADV'er a leg up if he needs it, and if I can help. (plenty of that goes on here, and just payin' my bit forward).

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:57 PM   #8072
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"Cert I - R1200GS Basic Bike Maintenance, University of gonescratchin' "
Includes chain servicing/adjusting, radiator flush, and other useful skills

But seriously,

IMHO No-one should have to pay the labour rates being charged for basic servicing protocols given how simple they can be. I'm no expert bike mechanic, just happy to give another ADV'er a leg up if he needs it, and if I can help. (plenty of that goes on here, and just payin' my bit forward).
Last time I checked a R series they didn't have a chain drive ;) but in all honesty I would pay someone to just help me do the first service... Still be cheaper then BMW :p
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:58 PM   #8073
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"Cert I - R1200GS Basic Bike Maintenance, University of gonescratchin' "
Includes chain servicing/adjusting, radiator flush, and other useful skills

But seriously,

IMHO No-one should have to pay the labour rates being charged for basic servicing protocols given how simple they can be. I'm no expert bike mechanic, just happy to give another ADV'er a leg up if he needs it, and if I can help. (plenty of that goes on here, and just payin' my bit forward).


Yeah must say its very generous of you, we should probaly organise an ADV riders workshop day where everyone can learn more stuff about their bikes, adventure riders probably need to be more hands on when going bush in case you need to do road side repairs.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #8074
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1wd loved that vid told bro Ozzie to go and watch it all we need is 6 more go pros a camera crew a helicopter a 1 million dollars from Red Bull and a whole heap more riding skills and we could do Ktm version :)
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #8075
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Yeah must say its very generous of you, we should probaly organise an ADV riders workshop day where everyone can learn more stuff about their bikes, adventure riders probably need to be more hands on when going bush in case you need to do road side repairs.
That's a fantastic idea! Would be great to not only learn stuff about my own bike, but see the goings on on some of the others too.

I know of at least one bike mechanic(who I'd trust my bike with any day) on here (won't dob him in just yet!) - I'm sure there's a few whose expertise/experience we could call on.

Saw a pictorial on doing a clutch plate replacement on the GS, and bugger me if I'll be pulling my bike in half - (Shortybush - you can drop in here!) - definitely not for the faint-hearted!

I should qualify that I'm not getting at the idea of avoiding qualified mechanics, it's more about being able to do fundamental road-side repair/maintenance, and getting to know your way around your bike. I've done some fairly extensive 4WD trips (up to 9mo on the road), and learnt the value of being able to find your way around a mechanical problem (mostly other people's vehicles usually).

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #8076
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Speaking of GoPro

You might have already seen... new GoPro HERO 3

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #8077
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #8078
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That's a fantastic idea! Would be great to not only learn stuff about my own bike, but see the goings on on some of the others too.

I know of at least one bike mechanic(who I'd trust my bike with any day) on here (won't dob him in just yet!) - I'm sure there's a few whose expertise/experience we could call on.

Saw a pictorial on doing a clutch plate replacement on the GS, and bugger me if I'll be pulling my bike in half - (Shortybush - you can drop in here!) - definitely not for the faint-hearted!

I should qualify that I'm not getting at the idea of avoiding qualified mechanics, it's more about being able to do fundamental road-side repair/maintenance, and getting to know your way around your bike. I've done some fairly extensive 4WD trips (up to 9mo on the road), and learnt the value of being able to find your way around a mechanical problem (mostly other people's vehicles usually).
I'm keen and due for a service...let me know where and when and the quantity and quantity of beer that is required!!


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Old 11-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #8079
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I'm keen and due for a service...let me know where and when and the quantity and quantity of beer that is required!!
Errr....dunno! How many litres of beer does your sump normally hold?


Were you planning to come up the Flinders with us? Saw your post in the Flinders Facts thread re being 'counted in', but no-one was sure for what!
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:55 AM   #8080
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1wd loved that vid told bro Ozzie to go and watch it all we need is 6 more go pros a camera crew a helicopter a 1 million dollars from Red Bull and a whole heap more riding skills and we could do Ktm version :)

I'm in Emu!
Get your PR Dept onto it!
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #8081
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #8082
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Errr....dunno! How many litres of beer does your sump normally hold?


Were you planning to come up the Flinders with us? Saw your post in the Flinders Facts thread re being 'counted in', but no-one was sure for what!
Sorry for the confusion...I meant to say count me in for the classic next year.


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Old 11-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #8083
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Sorry for the confusion...I meant to say count me in for the classic next year.


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Old 11-02-2012, 08:02 PM   #8084
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #8085
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Looks like you had a ball, MB. Thanks for posting the pics and video.

No. 1 son had his first solo ride on Thursday after school, back on the bike again this morning and loving it. Such a great feeling of accomplishment for him. No. 2 son has decided he can ride too, and he can, but not being able to touch the ground makes stopping an adventure.



Pic taken down by the hay and chemical sheds alongside the barley, with a thunderstorm threatening to the west.

I will treasure this photo.
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