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Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,205
Posted By Micl
I bought my daughter a DRZ400 12 months ago when...

I bought my daughter a DRZ400 12 months ago when she got her Ls. I highly recommend it goes great on both the road and dirt and is cheap to run and bomb proof. She commuted to school did some trips...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
Cancer Convoy

Anyone doing the Cancer convoy this sunday?
Forum: Australia 11-17-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
Gps

I used a garmin 600 for years with the garmin maps but find it too hard to see nowadays. It's also really hard to plan anything as you can't get both big picture of area and detail of trails. I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-30-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By Micl
No idea it's winter here, I'll let you know whe...

No idea it's winter here, I'll let you know whe it gets warm agai :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-21-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By Micl
Ipad on the Bike for NAv review

Hi Guys

For my last trip I trialled a new Nav system and figured Id put up a review it is a bit long.

The old faithful CS62 died and I needed a replacement. The biggest issues I had with...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
Cold ride

My lovely wife got a cold ride back from our trip yesterday morning came from Temora in the cold and rain. Then got the car and came and rescued me from a paddock out near Griffith where I was...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By Micl
Verdict is dead stator, so not something I could...

Verdict is dead stator, so not something I could have fixed on the road. Now waiting for new one to get delivered...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By Micl
So big thanks to the guys at Wilder Motorcycles...

So big thanks to the guys at Wilder Motorcycles in young. They cam and got it for $50 and are looking at it now. Is not something we could have fixed looks like stator or something else internal from...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By Micl
Had a good look over everything before we went....

Had a good look over everything before we went. My 640 adv is bad for shaking things loose and found a few potential issues with it. Given the DRZ has spark I think stuff like switches etc are likely...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By Micl
Have the rescue as an option, can bike swap and...

Have the rescue as an option, can bike swap and my wife can ride her transalp. She opted for DRZ cause we were going to try and do a fair bit of rough and the DRZ is way better suited. Can just...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By Micl
Thought was prepped .. Did service hence finding...

Thought was prepped .. Did service hence finding loose throttle sensor etc. it's always been a bit cranky to start (has a 440 kit etc) but has been reliable. Battery was a bit weak but wasn't sure if...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By Micl
Broken down DRZ on trip urgent advice needed

Hi guys

Our big trip a 9 days away out to Cameron's seems rather doomed to not working out. My wife was planning on riding my daughters drz400. During the week it wouldn't start and we found the...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
I bought a ram suction cup mount as well. It's...

I bought a ram suction cup mount as well. It's strong enough to stick to the windscreen and support in the car. I use the same IPad holder just move between vehicles...

Btw this was typed on the...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,245
Posted By Micl
It's also worth looking at remote area first aid...

It's also worth looking at remote area first aid courses..... Your normal senior first aid is designed to keep people alive for the 15 minutes it takes to get an ambulance. Remote area is very...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,245
Posted By Micl
Glad wrap... Buy roll of glad wrap and cut...

Glad wrap...

Buy roll of glad wrap and cut into 3 so you have bandage size piece (can do with kitchen knife) Small and light. It's pretty sterile so can be used to wrap over wounds, stops bleeding...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
Still here.... Just about to leave and got call...

Still here.... Just about to leave and got call from nursing home to say dad fell over in shower and busted his foot. In casualty now for the afternoon, looks like needs surgery so trip may be...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By Micl
Thanks Good to know can't wait....

Thanks Good to know can't wait....
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
Just trying my new setup cause garmin has died...

Just trying my new setup cause garmin has died and was getting hard to read with old eyes... Have an iPad in a defender case mounted behind the screen on the 640. Around town been using the apple...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By Micl
Leaving today

So verdict is in... Pup stays home, bike choice is 640adv and DRZ. All serviced and packed, need to MOuntain Bike coach this morning and then roll out of Canberra this afternoon.

Working out route...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By Micl
Gear isn't a prob, we travel light anyway and I...

Gear isn't a prob, we travel light anyway and I have 40l tour tech boxes. Now I don't need to carry my daughter and pack for two I will probably go for a more compact setup but don't have time to...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By Micl
Was thinking about going out the Bourke way and...

Was thinking about going out the Bourke way and back down via Pooncarie... Thanks for the advice.

We had a 6 month around Aus with lots of dirt trip planned on our r100 gs's and then found my...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By Micl
Yeah my daughter has done a number of trips on...

Yeah my daughter has done a number of trips on the back of the 640 and its so cool to have her on her own bike, the 640 doesnt have a lot of comfort to start with and it sucks 2 up :puke1 She is keen...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By Micl
Camerons Corner trip advice

Hi Guys

It appears my wife and I have a week off from 15th and my daughter and her boyfriend are able to look after house and animals. This means we get our first week long trip by ourselves in 17...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Micl
My next one is an evoc. Not sure you can get them...

My next one is an evoc. Not sure you can get them in Australia so was going to buy from Chain Reaction in UK (one of the best sites for push bike stuff).

The packs are designed for MTB downhill...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
I have a leatt that I got for racing DH mountain...

I have a leatt that I got for racing DH mountain bike and I do use on the moto as well. The issue comfort wise is compatibility with other gear. If I am commuting, riding with family or doing cruisey...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 06-29-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By Micl
Gps

Hi guys

I was using the 62 for a number of years and it works well. The issue I find with the small GPS units is its hard to plan. If you hit a locked gate and need a plan b it is really hard to...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,557
Posted By Micl
Thanks for the feedback guys. My current...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

My current dogs haven't been on the bike as we had our daughter to carry and my springer was getting a bit old to start, and my wife's staffy is too stupid (cute and...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,557
Posted By Micl
That's a pretty similar setup to what I had in...

That's a pretty similar setup to what I had in mind. Have a Kelpie on order (waiting for manufacture) I was wondering how big a crate I would need, that's smaller than I thought I could get away with...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,557
Posted By Micl
Carrying dogs on bikes

Hi Guys

Hopefully have a new 4 legged family member coming soon and would love to be able to take them on bike trips with the rest of the family and wondering how people do this..

Yes I have...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Micl
We focused on Mountain Bike and BMX and stuff as...

We focused on Mountain Bike and BMX and stuff as more options to legally ride in Canberra. Trips were My daughter on the back with me or my wife. She got her Ls at Xmas and now has a DRZ 400 with...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
Not sure.. My wife got the inspection done will...

Not sure.. My wife got the inspection done will get more info tonight. It's one of those things where making it stock means it goes through and may be quicker than having to go backwards and forwards...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,427
Views: 323,286
Posted By Micl
Rego

Was going to see if anyone wanted to ride tomorrow but looks like I'm making my daughters DRZ standard again :cry

Was bought in NSW and need to change rego to ACT and looks like it needs to go...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,137
Posted By Micl
We are planning on coming out and my Daughter is...

We are planning on coming out and my Daughter is keen on youngest rider she is 16 10 months so there will be a challenge on :D
Forum: Australia 01-05-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,316
Posted By Micl
Was a good night and nice way to finish our tour...

Was a good night and nice way to finish our tour round the Snowies. After all my caving there years ago I had never been out to Micalong. Went out again Friday night, late afternoon run out, swim at...
Forum: Australia 01-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,137
Posted By Micl
Was down at the site during the week scouting for...

Was down at the site during the week scouting for some MTB and Obstacle races that a friend is running later in the year. The campground is really nice and access is easy. There is some dirt but its...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,316
Posted By Micl
Having brunch in Tumut then heading over see you...

Having brunch in Tumut then heading over see you guys this afternoon ;)
Forum: Australia 12-26-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 341,536
Posted By Micl
The Husky is one of the options my wife is...

The Husky is one of the options my wife is looking at. Other options is a BM 650 Dakar or one of the new Sertaos. She doesn't wart to give up highway comfort but wants something a bit more suited to...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 341,536
Posted By Micl
My wife has a Transalp 700 and its a great road...

My wife has a Transalp 700 and its a great road bike and tourer and OK on dirt Roads. They become a handful in any rough terrain and aren't great in sand... Factory Suspension settings are soft and...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,316
Posted By Micl
We are planning on being there :) Heading...

We are planning on being there :)

Heading off to Snowies tomorrow for a cruise around for a week :rofl and back up through Tumut on Monday and out to Micalong for Monday afternoon.

There will...
Forum: Australia 12-25-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,873
Posted By Micl
I'm in I hope... Was going to do it a few years...

I'm in I hope... Was going to do it a few years ago but didn't get round to it and bikes been off the road for a while. Got some time to plan now so should be good. I'm in Canberra so not sure if I...
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