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Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Ockrocket
As this is NOT YOUR FIRST bike.... The DR650...

As this is NOT YOUR FIRST bike....

The DR650 would be my choice.... well actually, it was my choice. :huh

I have a Wee-Strom, and a Kawasaki KLE500 alongside the DR.

In the recent past I had...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,059
Posted By Ockrocket
4 please. Happy (actually prefer) to do...

4 please.

Happy (actually prefer) to do direct bank deposit.
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,409
Posted By Ockrocket
Just went back and found the post, have sent...

Just went back and found the post, have sent myself the link, also sent myself a link yesterday to another route that was posted as well.

Options to survey :clap
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,409
Posted By Ockrocket
Ok but....... I may only be able to do it as a...

Ok but....... I may only be able to do it as a day ride, or an overnight if lucky... depends on what my work roster allows.


Doc, the dirt depends how hard it is, my dirt skills are average with...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,409
Posted By Ockrocket
Bloody Hell... that took me some time to figure...

Bloody Hell... that took me some time to figure the difference, tired and not so sober makes it hard to read maps apparently. :1drink

Looks interesting, I took the Mrs. out to Turon Gates with the...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,059
Posted By Ockrocket
It's all good BF44, I need to get out and ride...

It's all good BF44, I need to get out and ride more anyway. :deal

I have the house to myself for the next three weeks so it doesn't matter when I'm home and when I'm not. :evil
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,059
Posted By Ockrocket
You guys all seem to have a lot of good options...

You guys all seem to have a lot of good options so I'm going to back on out of it and leave it to those who can put it together.

Besides, I've made myself unpopular with a post in another section...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,409
Posted By Ockrocket
So would this be a good way to get out there? ...

So would this be a good way to get out there?

http://goo.gl/maps/854gt

Yes, I know it is in bicycle mode.... google maps won't plot dirt roads in car mode. :dizave
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,409
Posted By Ockrocket
I'd better plan a route for me and my DR650 (a...

I'd better plan a route for me and my DR650 (a pity I don't have the DR250 I had all those decades ago :cry it was a great little bike).

Mind you, I haven't been issued with my April Roster yet,...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Ockrocket
Facebook is where it first came to my attention.....

Facebook is where it first came to my attention.. not everyone has access to the page I am on (work related), though it has spread outside of that page now to other FB pages.

On reading my topic...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Ockrocket
From a member who is in Singapore, has 143...

From a member who is in Singapore, has 143 posts.... yes, it would mean nothing to you, you have no "local interest" in the post.


I may receive some negative comments to this, but I have...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Ockrocket
Sorry, it specifically relates to me as an...

Sorry, it specifically relates to me as an inmate... we provide a support vehicle and driver for this event every year, this year one of the other drivers where I work was rostered to drive today.
...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Ockrocket
Cycle event fatality/motorcycle also involved.

http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/cyclist-killed-during-sydney-race/story-fni0xqi3-1227243414404

I hope the sidecar rider is ok, traumatic thing to happen

Hopefully the cyclist...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Ockrocket
Having owned both (just bought the DR last year),...

Having owned both (just bought the DR last year), I don't agree with all the "results"

Much of it is subjective to personal likes, and some is subject to region lived in.

I can get DR after...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,533
Posted By Ockrocket
I own three "It's the 2 wheeled Jeep CJ (The REAL...

I own three "It's the 2 wheeled Jeep CJ (The REAL CJ's... ) Everything is better at a particular task, nothing performs so many so well." bikes.

The V-Strom DL650A is my best ever do it all...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,663
Posted By Ockrocket
Still more than happy (and dry) with the Klim...

Still more than happy (and dry) with the Klim Traverse pants and jacket, Forma Adventure boots and RST Adventure gloves.... all Gortex... still can't beat it.
:deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,533
Posted By Ockrocket
Gotta be the most overused quote about all the...

Gotta be the most overused quote about all the different UJM's on the planet. :deal
:rofl
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,059
Posted By Ockrocket
I'm in a bike club that has all sorts of club...

I'm in a bike club that has all sorts of club specific stuff made up, patches included.

Might also be able to get caps beanies, polo tops done with the logo on them.

As for "where do we...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 610,019
Posted By Ockrocket
DR650 rear rack.

Looking for a rear rack to suit a 2011 DR650

Prefer B&B, but PM me a pic of what you've got that fits.

Based in Windsor NSW but happy to pay postage if your sale price is reasonable. :ear

It...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,059
Posted By Ockrocket
So what was/is the "Mombasa logo"? I might...

So what was/is the "Mombasa logo"?

I might just go and get a black dog tattooed on my upper arm, with a leash on the bastard to pull him in to line whenever he tries to "bite" me.

A sense of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 406,151
Posted By Ockrocket
I don't know about the Acerbis tank, but my 30...

I don't know about the Acerbis tank, but my 30 litre Safari tank gives some wind protection, enough to be comfortable, not enough to keep me dry in heavy rain, nor make me overheat while riding in...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 32,059
Posted By Ockrocket
Been down the road with the "dog leash" in hand...

Been down the road with the "dog leash" in hand and the "dog" doing the leading.

Meds are worth it for the early part.

Another thing that I got from a book my pshyc recommended was to keep a...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 687,359
Posted By Ockrocket
Bump.... and drop, still needs to go. Offers?

Bump.... and drop, still needs to go.
Offers?
Forum: Australia 02-24-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 687,359
Posted By Ockrocket
Bump... and drop. Offers? Needs to go.

Bump... and drop.

Offers?
Needs to go.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,533
Posted By Ockrocket
I agree, but I would probably say price "very...

I agree, but I would probably say price "very good", parts availability "excellent".

But then again, I'm in Australia and all the Japanese bikes are well represented and supported over here.. and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,533
Posted By Ockrocket
Then buy a DR650 :evil :D I have had a KLR,...

Then buy a DR650 :evil :D

I have had a KLR, and it left a lot to be desired in many areas.... like on the highway, it was just plain scary at 110 kph. :huh

However, on the dirt or tar back...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14,732
Views: 2,015,600
Posted By Ockrocket
Try Gavin and the team at MotoHub in Castle Hill,...

Try Gavin and the team at MotoHub in Castle Hill, they are where the old Hills Suzuki/Kawasaki dealership was.

Get them to do a better price than Procycles perhaps.

http://www.motohub.com.au/
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Ockrocket
Thanks Bucket, I will look in to it.

Thanks Bucket, I will look in to it.
Forum: Australia 02-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Ockrocket
Don't know if they would. When I moved up...

Don't know if they would.

When I moved up here they wouldn't transfer my roadside assist at the time, they work in with NRMA here, RACQ/RACSA (or whatever it is called in SA) and equivalents in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Ockrocket
http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_...

http://dr650.wikia.com/wiki/Potential_problems_to_be_aware_of

For starters have look at the link above.

DRriders.com is a good place to check out as well.

The DR650 specific threads here on...
Forum: Australia 02-16-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Ockrocket
Makes me want to move back down to Vic., even if...

Makes me want to move back down to Vic., even if just for the RACV cover alone.. then of course there are the great riding areas too. :evil
Forum: Australia 02-16-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,059
Posted By Ockrocket
More likely "Le Mans having trouble starting". ...

More likely "Le Mans having trouble starting".
:lol3
Forum: Australia 02-15-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14,732
Views: 2,015,600
Posted By Ockrocket
I tend to "skim read" posts when I'm short on...

I tend to "skim read" posts when I'm short on time so missed the Linky.

I just tried it now and it takes me to the RTBC website without a problem.

I'm accessing via my phone ATM, maybe Captain...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14,732
Views: 2,015,600
Posted By Ockrocket
Who's link? What link?

Who's link?
What link?
Forum: Australia 02-14-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ockrocket
Well though this is an old thread (2010) it is...

Well though this is an old thread (2010) it is good to see an Aussie supplier still in business and providing great service. :deal

I recently ordered a Screens For Bikes screen for my recently...
Forum: Australia 02-14-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14,732
Views: 2,015,600
Posted By Ockrocket
I guess the Safari tank does add too much weight...

I guess the Safari tank does add too much weight to the front then huh? :huh
:rofl
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Ockrocket
No it isn't the Common, it will most likely be...

No it isn't the Common, it will most likely be the Mogo camp ground on the left as you come down from Bucketty towards StAlbans.

Closer in, but still good for a base to explore from.

Cattia...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14,732
Views: 2,015,600
Posted By Ockrocket
Thumb The perfect suggestion... Where's the "Like"...

The perfect suggestion...
Where's the "Like" button when we need it... :D
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 42,300
Posted By Ockrocket
I was in Big W yesterday, they have a compact...

I was in Big W yesterday, they have a compact (1.3 kg, packs down very small) 2 man tent for $15 .... yes that is correct, just $15

Now you wouldn't camp on Mt Everest with it, but for Aussie...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,139
Posted By Ockrocket
You were right, and I still looked like it when I...

You were right, and I still looked like it when I got home this afternoon....... and the Mrs. reckoned I smelled like a dead cat too. :huh


Pics and a bit of a report when I get time over the...
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