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12-08-2011 until 10-24-2016
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Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney Australia
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Welcome & helpfull info for noobs

Welcome to the Oz Regional Forum.

Here's where we talk about ADV Riding stuff that is more related to our region, things like local events, rides, people etc.

ADV riding is a worldwide phenomenon, please don’t stay in this little corner of the site, share your information, questions & experiences. Participate in the other forums as it is all our input that makes this place what it is.

To name just a few of the forums to be found…
“Road Warriors” for bikes that you don't take off the road.
“Thumpers” for all single cylinder bikes.
“Orange Crush” for the go on the KTM twins,
“G-Spot” for all things to do with the GS BMW's
For discussions on gear try out the “Equipment” forum
All Political comments and conversations should be conducted in "Church, State and Money".

“Ride reports, Day Trippin' and pics, pics, pics...” is for just that, but there is also an index in our forum to help you find the local rides. If you post a ride report, please put a link to it in “Local Ride Report Links”

Help & How to’s for N00B's can be found in “Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph”

Feeling cantankerous? Would like to take things a step further? Just can't resist acting like a pimple faced truant with Tourette's Syndrome? Head on down to “Jo Momma”, this is the place to be if you want to play with words and have the urge to ‘dominate rather than participate’

If you start a thread about something and it seems to disappear, it probably got put where it should have been in the first place.

Need to know something? Chances are it has been asked before. Try the ‘search’ function... but this does have its limitations. The most effective search is to ‘Google’ the site. Here’s how…

What doesn't fly here? No personal attacks, no ‘spam’, no ‘for sale/wanted ads’ (they belong in the Flea Market), no threads pointing to Flea Market threads, no vendor posts (they belong in Vendors). No whining about other websites, webmasters or Mods/Admins.
No cross posting, do not post the same posts or threads in multiple forums(once is enough)

Obviously your typical garage language gets a pass, 'cause, well, most of us talk like that. In this forum in particular, there is a lot of tongue and cheek humour and some of it can be close'ish to the bone...but that's just us, so you'll have to get used to it.

BUT please no obviously provocative, racist, or similarly offensive posts. When in doubt, picture a room with young/old/male/female gearheads and act like you're speaking out loud enough for all to hear. In other words, show some consideration to others, because no matter who you are, this place ain't all about you.

Personal Attacks & Porn can get you banned surprisingly quickly. Porn basically means no nipples or genitalia but Please see the porn rules here for more detail

If you see something that doesn't belong, instead of responding in public, PM your friendly Mod (subtle option) or simply click on the Blame John* link to report the post , we'll handle things from there. In other words, don't feed the trolls. (* this rings the alarm bells in Gods office and posts the offending post directly to all Mods & Admins emails).

Occasionally a ‘discussion’ arises over the actions of the Mods/Admins of this site. Let us be clear, this site is a private, non-commercial site. Baldy is the owner & 'King of the Castle' all of the Mods/Admins take his lead. While it is not a true democracy, we strive to make this place the best we can for the majority. Occasionally we may feel the need to upset the few in favour of the many. While we are open to discussion, picking a public fight with management is not recommended. If the Mod/Admin was wrong in their action, the other inmates/Mods/Admins will let them & you know. If there is not a major uprising of support for you, look at yourself and ask why...

Always remember that this place is only what all of us make it. No more, no less. So enjoy! And thanks for coming from your friendly ADVrider team.

Firstly, if you have recently joined, welcome to our regional forum!

While not as lunatic as the momma, we do enjoy good banter and look forward to your contribution. Please take the time to fill out your profile (try clicking on inmate cp on the header) so we know who we are talking to and where you are from.

Try the search engine for specific queries - its the 'search this forum' on the header bar.

Look through the rest of too - there is a wealth of info about bikes, places, suppliers and people.

A *Sticky* thread is one that has been set to stay at the top of the list of threads within a forum which is usually sorted in date order with newest first and oldest last. There is a limit to how many stickies one can place at the start of a forum before it starts to invade the adctive threads, so think seriously before suggesting them.

Want to do a search for things that uses words that are excluded from the ADVRider search engine...words with less than 4 letters etc... you will find the Forum search engine is pretty limited. Google works much better Search ADVRider only using Google

Remember the bulk of this site is American, so sometimes you need to think about what words to use. Spanner = wrench, Guard = Fender, Metric = what?, etc etc...

There is a forum devoted to the sorts of questions N00bs ask, like how to post images, get names changed etc called Ask Baldy Blame John.

If you have a question on the basic operations of this website try here first. It is the one place you can ask the dumb questions without fear of useless replies.

Welcome & Enjoy

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