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Forum: Australia 08-25-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 31,810
Posted By Caldy
Legendary effort for sure. Good luck on the...

Legendary effort for sure.

Good luck on the return trip!
Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,184
Posted By Caldy
I agree - nothing unusual with the approach of...

I agree - nothing unusual with the approach of fitting cush drives to big thumpers. Look at 640LC4s (& others) for example. That's why I decided to fit one to my 625SXC, just to be on the safe side....
Forum: Australia 06-01-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By Caldy
Forum: Australia 05-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Caldy
Keen to team up

[QUOTE]
Need team mates

<HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #575757; COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->I'm keen, but I don't have any friends and no-one likes me. The only...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 127,916
Posted By Caldy
Fogo - you should be absolutely proud of your...

Fogo - you should be absolutely proud of your efforts and no doubt Junior is proud to have a Dad like you. :clap::clap

Good luck at Condo!!

Cheers,
Caldy
Forum: Australia 03-27-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Caldy
Went through the Lions Rd two weeks ago on the...

Went through the Lions Rd two weeks ago on the GSA and it was a blast, as usual. No dramas on a roadie.

As above, keep an eye out for cows etc.

Cheers,
Caldy
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 127,916
Posted By Caldy
Good to hear you're feeling better Fogo ...

Good to hear you're feeling better Fogo

Bring it on!!! :clap
Forum: Australia 01-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Caldy
MX pants - Fox or other??

Whilst I've got a pair of Klim Dakar pants for longer/colder adv rides, I've always had a pair of MX pants for shorter or hotter trail rides.

However, the Fox 180 pants that I have had have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By Caldy
Great ride - GPS tracks?

G'day FEARNOBEER,

I've ridden down that way a few times, and as per usual, the scenery & tracks look awesome. Have camped at the Mann River CP, and can vouch for the Mountain Burgers!

I'm...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 41,736
Posted By Caldy
RIP Eric Palante

A real shame.
Ride on #122....
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 41,736
Posted By Caldy
Grabham - crash?

I assume he's OK and no news is good news??

Cheers,
Caldy
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 41,736
Posted By Caldy
Torrent

WILL S - see this link. :clap Not active yet...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=942709

Cheers,
Caldy
Forum: Australia 11-27-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Caldy
When we took the BM to South America for 6 months...

When we took the BM to South America for 6 months about 6 years ago, we made a conscious decision (and crossed our fingers) to not get insurance as we felt it was either not readily available, too...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,778
Posted By Caldy
Caribee

I've got a 30l (I think) Caribee that has been good, including a heavy rain in Vietnam. Can't remember where I got it from, but it was cheaper than some of the more expensive brands. No doubt quality...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Caldy
Strom?

No doubt the Versys is a reasonable thing if thats what you need/want (I don't!), but I would have thought a comparison (ride etc) with a Strom would be a worthwhile exercise.

Cheers,
Caldy
Forum: Australia 11-18-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 127,916
Posted By Caldy
Fingers crossed.

Great build......but fingers crossed it doesn't ever go :kboom , because if it does, I think it might be a biggun.
Forum: Australia 11-14-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 39,666
Posted By Caldy
He's sure has - It looks awesome. Pics would be...

He's sure has - It looks awesome. Pics would be great.

Cheers,
Caldy
Forum: Australia 11-13-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 39,666
Posted By Caldy
Sensational

http://advrider.com/forums/<a href=http://s223.photobucket.com/user/dougal-65/media/106-1.jpg.html target=_blank>[IMG]http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd269/dougal-65/106-1.jpgLooks absolutely...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,334
Posted By Caldy
I agree with the others that the coastal route is...

I agree with the others that the coastal route is much safer. I did the Carretera Austral a few years ago 2-up on an 1150GSA and whilst it was tricky in a few spots (not as tricky as Ruta 40), the Oz...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By Caldy
Klim Dakar pants - ITB or Overboot??

Its about time I get a new pair of riding pants and I've pretty much decided on Klim Dakar.

However, I see they now have 'In the Boot' style as well as the original overboot.
So what to get??
...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 29,058
Posted By Caldy
+1 for Cracow Hotel +1 for Waratah Hotel...

+1 for Cracow Hotel
+1 for Waratah Hotel (Mungungo) - see photo
also Ocean View Hotel at Urunga (northern NSW is a cracker)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/10587701855_cb38cdd02d_b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 87,903
Posted By Caldy
Laugh 625SXC as Adventure bike

Here's a couple of photos of my '05 SXC on a recent 1,100km weekend ride from Brisbane to Monto return. ...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 19,485
Posted By Caldy
Dvd??

Unfortunately I wasn't able to get to the Brisbane screenings, so I guess the next best thing will have to be DVD. I've seen a few references to DVDs in recent posts, but haven't trawelled through...
Forum: Australia 10-17-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,358
Posted By Caldy
No I don't. I couldn't imagine what it...

No I don't.

I couldn't imagine what it would be like to see & hear the fires coming - absolutely horrendous I expect.

To anyone in the affected areas, I hope you keep safe and they pass...
Forum: Latin America 10-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Caldy
Ruta 40

Hi,
+1 to what Rafagas says. I rode it two up with my wife on a loaded 1150GSA about 6 years ago, coming up from Ushuia. Ripio was deep in some sections, but we took it reasonably slowly and didn't...
Forum: Australia 09-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,400
Posted By Caldy
Classic Dirt 10 cancelled??

Any reason given why it was cancelled??

I'm in the process of giving a PE175T a good overhaul and would liked to have made it down, but wasn't going to be able to make it. So I was setting sights...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By Caldy
Even BMW sold me single F & R spokes & nipples as...

Even BMW sold me single F & R spokes & nipples as spares for our South America trip.....

(and no they didn't cost $137 either.....:rofl)

Cheers
Forum: Australia 09-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,974
Posted By Caldy
Link?

Spot link??
Keep the rubber side down.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 09-02-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By Caldy
Motobatt - Special float charger required?

Am thinking of getting a Motobatt for the 625, and from all reports they are pretty good. When float or trickle charging them, do they need a special 'smart' charger that charges in steps as they are...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,107
Posted By Caldy
GPS files

Thanks B1 - I'll make sure to keep an eye out.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,107
Posted By Caldy
GPS route?

G'day

I'm thinking of going on a ride from Bris out to NNango or past, so a copy of any track route or log from the ride would be appreciated - might give me a few ideas::ear

Cheers
Forum: Australia 08-08-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 219,277
Posted By Caldy
Helmet Cam?

Has anyone had any experience with the helmet Action Cam?

Obviously pretty cheap, so I wouldn't expect great results. Are they better than the $70 might suggest??

Cheers
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Caldy
It looks like an event not to be missed - I'm...

It looks like an event not to be missed - I'm planning on taking my 5yo son on Sat
Forum: Australia 07-08-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,059
Posted By Caldy
1150gsa

My wife & I did 22,000km around South America two up a few years ago on an 1150GSA, and it was an awesome bike for it. A few comments:


the bike needs to be the right size so the pillion is...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By Caldy
Roba, About 12 mths ago, a mate and I went...

Roba,

About 12 mths ago, a mate and I went through on 1150GSA's and had an absolute hoot with no probs at all (same route as shown on Bernie68's map). Just keep a look out for cows!

I'm keen to...
Forum: Australia 05-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By Caldy
Sad to hear about another death, for sure....

Sad to hear about another death, for sure. However, I don't think they'll stop it any time soon (or shouldn't in my opinion.)
I'd be interested to hear how the Editor from Cycle Torque (Chris...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Caldy
Trip logs

B0mb3r,
I'll email you the trip logs next time i get on the PC (hopefully I don't forget - remind me if I do!)

The pics only go part way to show how good the weather was and how fantastic the...
Forum: Australia 05-09-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,733
Posted By Caldy
View online or download?

As per a previous post, I don't have pay TV either.
Anyone know whether the series is on the net somewhere and can be downloaded?

Cheers
Forum: Australia 05-06-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 903,357
Posted By Caldy
A weekend ride into northern NSW with a couple of...

A weekend ride into northern NSW with a couple of good mates, awesome roads and fantastic weather. A few minor hiccups too!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885128
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Caldy
Brisbane to Jackadgery return

The plan was for John (1150GSA), Steve (990 Adv) and me (1150GSA) to ride from Brissy to Jackadgery via Kyogle, the Richmond Ranges and the Clarence Way, camp the night and return Sunday.

John & I...
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