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Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Gadget678
More

Another one from my old man:

Make haste slowly.... ( it never made sense at the time, but does now... It follows similar lines to the medical one: The first thing you do in an emergency is take...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Gadget678
.

One from my old man:

A good scare is worth more than a thousand words of good advice.
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,406
Posted By Gadget678
I am at Rushworth, and have heaps of space if...

I am at Rushworth, and have heaps of space if that would help. Locked shed.
Cheers,
Mark
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,766
Posted By Gadget678
A series of them

This series came from Wild0 several years ago:


What I learnt about riding in sand.

1). Stay on the throttle.
2). Stay out of other peoples ruts/lines.
3). Stay on the throttle.
4)....
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,966
Posted By Gadget678
More time

My time was limited when I went over- but I loved it.

Whatever time you think you need to get from point to point.... allow more.

+1 on Jacobs Ladder:...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,903
Posted By Gadget678
Today

Today- nothing.




But one of these days I'd like to say that I actually rode the bloody thing.:lol3 (9 months since I've had my DRZ on the road)
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 133,939
Posted By Gadget678
Thanks Te Hopo... I've been watching you recently...

Thanks Te Hopo... I've been watching you recently through the DRZ400 threads.

They are a versatile bike; Once I decided to do the Oz Safari, the DRZ400 immediately came to mind (more power than...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 133,939
Posted By Gadget678
.

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-FnfpKZ7/0/M/IMAG1971-M.jpg (http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-FnfpKZ7/A)
No folds in the main structure of the nav tower- GPS...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 133,939
Posted By Gadget678
OK.... now I have it.

What I was starting out with, was that I'd been slack and hadn't even posted what the newer configuration was like (this was done even before the 'pope's hat' was repainted:...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 133,939
Posted By Gadget678
I'm trying to figure out how to copy and paste...

I'm trying to figure out how to copy and paste the pics like I used to -I haven't used the new smugmug yet- and it's not working going back to the old system either. I used to just right click on...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Gadget678
Good

I'm glad you got it sorted.
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Gadget678
I've asked my dealership to get a price and...

I've asked my dealership to get a price and availability for you. I'll let you know what I find out.
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 478,341
Posted By Gadget678
$14:huh. Fortunately I have all but the...

$14:huh.

Fortunately I have all but the first few anyway- still refer to them every now and then.
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Gadget678
downlight

I used a 2" downlight in my X2 (I didn't have time to get replacement HID before a ride) a few years later it's still there. The light quality isn't as good as a purpose built, but it will definitely...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25,121
Views: 4,431,063
Posted By Gadget678
Google search took no time at all: ...

Google search took no time at all:
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/product/ufo-replacement-rear-fender/145
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By Gadget678
https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/limit...

https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/limited-use-permits/club-permit-scheme/car-club-permits
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,919
Posted By Gadget678
What's funny about that? "During the Dakar...

What's funny about that?
"During the Dakar Rally, temperatures can range from minus 10 degrees to 45 degrees, for a difference of 55 degrees. "

Sub-zero pre dawn transports, altitudes up to...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 478,341
Posted By Gadget678
But wait, there's more

Has anyone had a look at her other items for sale??????

As a point of interest: 77 views per hour, 137 watching......... I guess some people keep going back
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,437
Posted By Gadget678
Hi

You are definately one mad bastard- but good on ya.... Nothing ventured, nothing gained....right. Hope all's well for you over there.

Just found this pic........
Forum: Australia 11-30-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,903
Posted By Gadget678
Played with them, but no riding.

The TTR250's final drive ratio was changed, which allowed me to fit the new Pirelli XCMH on...

Cleaned out the expansion chamber and muffler on the KX125- My son has started polishing them now......
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 25,121
Views: 4,431,063
Posted By Gadget678
Thanks Starchamp, I just posted a pic, then...

Thanks Starchamp, I just posted a pic, then realised it was my thread that you were referencing.....
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 26,326
Posted By Gadget678
Weld

I've had 3 TTR footpegs welded... mig & someone else doing it.

While you're at it, change the bolts for the right side footpeg- I've snapped them off too.
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,541
Posted By Gadget678
wildlife

Hundreds of bloody 'roos around my place.... You're welcome to drop by (look up Waranga Basin or Rushworth) Kyabram fauna park has a heap of wildlife, but no platapus that I'm aware of. Melbourne zoo...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Gadget678
question

In the original post, I didn't see the age of the bike, or mileage written.

Depreciation must be taken into account- which is where the redbook etc come into it; a price that you can reasonably...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25,121
Views: 4,431,063
Posted By Gadget678
An easier way is to unbolt the clutch lever so...

An easier way is to unbolt the clutch lever so that you can rotate it forward; hook the cable up, then rotate the clutch lever back into position & bolt it up again.
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 24,500
Posted By Gadget678
Via email from Safari HQ

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<TABLE style="WIDTH: 100%; mso-cellspacing: 0cm; mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,551
Posted By Gadget678
I'm glad that you gained something out of it. ...

I'm glad that you gained something out of it.

Unless the conditions are mild, be very cautious about heading out into the desert at this time of year...

Having said that.... What's your work...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,551
Posted By Gadget678
Update?

Hi John,
how did your training go with the academy of off-road riding?:ear
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,578
Posted By Gadget678
As mentioned- you can get epi-pens for about $100...

As mentioned- you can get epi-pens for about $100 direct from a pharmacy (without script).... but it drops down to about $25 with a script. Apparently they do have a short shelf life.

I'll check...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Gadget678
Don't you just love statistics? They failed to...

Don't you just love statistics?
They failed to metion how many of those fatalities were caused by other road users, where 'automatic braking' would probably have been of no benefit anyway.

How...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25,121
Views: 4,431,063
Posted By Gadget678
One of these plates? (but complete) ...

One of these plates? (but complete)

http://mark-mcconnell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013/i-5Jfp98H/0/S/IMAG0664-S.jpg...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Gadget678
Yeah, that was my point... I don't see that it...

Yeah, that was my point... I don't see that it would be (should be) looked at as the "new" DRZ... As XRman mentioned- it's the Suzuki equivalent of the WR/CRF/EXC.

"I can see a 450 in my future" ...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By Gadget678
Doubtful

I'd be happy to be proven wrong, but I dont think that (generically) DRZ riders will want to swap across to the RMXZ...

The interesting thing, for me, is that the RMXZ (non ADR) is listed as...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By Gadget678
..

"Last yesterday afternoon" :huh:huh:huh

When 'yesterday afternoon' just isn't enough..........


Money well spent (on the beacon) for this rider.
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 91,731
Posted By Gadget678
Flick across to post 24492-24494 on this thread...

Flick across to post 24492-24494 on this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227340&page=1633
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Gadget678
I would expect that if your head hits that,...

I would expect that if your head hits that, you're going to have bigger problems.
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By Gadget678
I've had all three of these models.... no pics...

I've had all three of these models.... no pics left unfortunately (long story)
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,252
Posted By Gadget678
Something to look at: ...

Something to look at:
http://search.supercheapauto.com.au/search?w=sandblaster

I must have seen the Soda blasting stuff:
Removes carbon, grease, oils, gasket material, paint and coatings...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,252
Posted By Gadget678
What box?

Thinking outside the box...

Have you considered bead blasting (or similar)?

I have a cheap-ass sandblaster (about $40 from Supercheap- I think) Last time I was in to get some abrasive sand,...
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 478,341
Posted By Gadget678
$99 AU from here: ...

$99 AU from here:
http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/42188/product/jumpspower-3-in-1-amg6-pocket-jump-starter-321014/?utm_medium=email
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