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Forum: Australia 01-31-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 543,423
Posted By Hewby
Advice on good service in Hobart

Hi all. Sorry for the change in topic but down in Hobart now and riding a Suzuki GN250 which needs a little work- fork seals are leaking and need some welding done to the crashbars. Has anyone got...
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 543,423
Posted By Hewby
Thought I would link myself in as I am back on...

Thought I would link myself in as I am back on the lovely little island for the near future. Only on a borrowed GN250 at this point but it's lovely to be home.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Yeah. Getting there. I am ;)

Yeah. Getting there. I am ;)
Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hewby
and more research has lead to this thread from...

and more research has lead to this thread from last year, so i might bring back the helmet and take the risk as it seems all a bit messed up legally anyway....


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Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hewby
ok- thanks for the tip- started to research the...

ok- thanks for the tip- started to research the state laws and came up with these articles, though not sure when they were actually written and how this holds now?
.......
Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hewby
Yep ok. Thanks tb650. Good to know they are not...

Yep ok. Thanks tb650. Good to know they are not out to get you. Should I mention I am planing to ride mostly in Tassie and Victoria? Not heading to Queensland in the near future and I don't ride a...
Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By Hewby
DOT rated helmets in OZ? Legal?

I am returning to OZ from the USA and wondering if I should bring my helmet? Or do I have to buy a new one in OZ as it don't have the Australian standards sticker? Is it reciprocal? Or not? Anyone...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Thanks all - it was great to have you along for...

Thanks all - it was great to have you along for the ride.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
At last we were almost at Ushuaia. The place I...

At last we were almost at Ushuaia. The place I had dreamed of arriving. The funny little point on a map that had encompassed all that was a dream. That, despite the need to ride out of Ushuaia,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Thanks for your patience! Getting there slowly!

Thanks for your patience! Getting there slowly!
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
The race was on, leaving Puerto Natales late in...

The race was on, leaving Puerto Natales late in the afternoon after having to make a detour to get my racks welded, we rode again till dusk set in, stopping at a tiny pull off on the side of the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
I could have stayed in Torres Del Paine forever....

I could have stayed in Torres Del Paine forever. I had planned to do lots of hiking here when I had envisaged this trip, but somehow time had got away from me. We compromised and camped 2 nights in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Thanks Bryce, they are giving me the same sense...

Thanks Bryce, they are giving me the same sense too!
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Smiling and full of wonder we headed back into...

Smiling and full of wonder we headed back into Chile towards Torres Del Paine. The corrugations and dust started playing havoc with Alison, who was already under the weather, so we stopped in a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Heading south the road stretched on <a...

Heading south the road stretched on
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Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Argentina- the last country on my journey. The...

Argentina- the last country on my journey. The last leg of a trip that had taken me to the top of the world by road and now almost to the bottom… A journey of mistakes and learning, of...
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Hewby
Frank is a genuinely lovely guy, keen to help...

Frank is a genuinely lovely guy, keen to help travelers heading south of the border. unbeknown I sadly/ stupidly booked my motorbike in my for its last service (before mexico) at BMW, before meeting...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,568
Posted By Hewby
Thanks Pete. My original thread got put here to...

Thanks Pete. My original thread got put here to help me out. And yes I see now that selling here is the better option. Cheers for the advice.
Forum: Australia 09-03-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,568
Posted By Hewby
Permentanlty importing a bike from the USA to OZ? Anyone done it?

I have been in the USA for 3 months this time, thinking I was going to be here longer I bought a bike, 2011 BMWg650gs, now I am looking at maybe shipping it home but I have heard customs duties are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Alison and I decided to keep riding together, and...

Alison and I decided to keep riding together, and so our rapid decent of Chile continued. With long days, free camping and the occasional stop to forage on the side of the road...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Much as the coast was lovely, I needed my bike...

Much as the coast was lovely, I needed my bike fixed. I needed a new passport, and I needed to go. Alison toyed with the idea of staying on the coast, as her time and desires to head south where not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Coming down the coast we stop in at a friend of...

Coming down the coast we stop in at a friend of Alison’s, Lorraine (http://lorrainechittock.com) and stayed with her in her little house perched on the side of the ocean for a few nights.

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Down, down, down the Chilean coast we went <a...

Down, down, down the Chilean coast we went
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79973473@N06/8498209242/" title="DSC02544 by hewby2, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Thanks GuateRider, its coming ;)

Thanks GuateRider, its coming ;)
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Thanks Turkeycreek, looks like your fabulous...

Thanks Turkeycreek, looks like your fabulous place has had some changes too over the year by the photos. Hope the building is going well. Say hello to all for me.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Make a plan, and make it happen. Life passes all...

Make a plan, and make it happen. Life passes all too quickly. But thanks for coming along on my ride.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Yep- finally- gotta get this finished before it...

Yep- finally- gotta get this finished before it all slips from my head. Presenting at a HU meeting in Nakusp in a week or so too, so a little motivation to get a move on :deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Free camping makes me happy. Free camping on the...

Free camping makes me happy. Free camping on the ocean, where I can wake up and swim (even briefly) sends joy down my spine. Admittedly our campsite was not all that salubrious, it was littered with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
We woke to the mountains revealing their glory ...

We woke to the mountains revealing their glory
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79973473@N06/8498180104/" title="DSC02434 by hewby2, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
The morning brought more clarity. February the...

The morning brought more clarity. February the 14th and Valentines day. We were both far from our loved ones, without internet, and we just wanted to get out of Bolivia alive. We felt that we had put...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
We take the morning to work on our bikes,...

We take the morning to work on our bikes, prodding and poking trying to work out our starter issues- Alison simply finding a screw had worked loose of the battery with the riding over the crazy ruts,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
ok, back too it! The land of working and living...

ok, back too it! The land of working and living on mobile internet has taken its toll on my posting, but I promise to finish this sometime soonish!
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Don't worry Julio. Your on my list ;)

Don't worry Julio. Your on my list ;)
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Huzar watch what you say. As far as I am aware...

Huzar watch what you say. As far as I am aware Mongolia host some of the worst food I have found traveling. Especially in the spring time, and I tried hard to find local delicacies. So if I was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
I have been to the gobi desert with some herders...

I have been to the gobi desert with some herders for a bit and through Mongolia but that was before I was into motorbikes. Looks like a right crack to your nose there.
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Yeah. It's a lot harder to laugh when the blood...

Yeah. It's a lot harder to laugh when the blood is still flowing!
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Thanks Bob. That bike and I had some adventures....

Thanks Bob. That bike and I had some adventures. But in the end we got through it all together in one piece.
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
Thanks for the thought Tom and I am taking the...

Thanks for the thought Tom and I am taking the admiration as a compliment. But am I right in thinking this comes from your nervousness of the solo trip your are planning to commence. Do it. Solo...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,212
Posted By Hewby
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 86,246
Posted By Hewby
The Salar is calling, one of the places I had...

The Salar is calling, one of the places I had been longing to go in Bolivia was now in flood. My plans of riding over the white flat salt plains and down through the moonscapes to the langunas was...
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