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Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By marcoma
Thanks. If I disable VOX, do I then lose the...

Thanks. If I disable VOX, do I then lose the ability to voice control my phone and mp3?
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By marcoma
I tried - couldn't see an on/off function for it...

I tried - couldn't see an on/off function for it anywhere on the page.....
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By marcoma
Scala G9 question

Does anyone know if/how to disable the radio function on the G9? I dunno if it's my funky accent but every time I utter a voice command it turns the bloody radio on. It's driving me INSANE while...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By marcoma
Thanks Tourist! Some wonderful stuff there. My...

Thanks Tourist! Some wonderful stuff there. My son is an amateur photographer (though he's trying for a professional position later this month so that could change)

Cheers
Forum: Americas 01-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By marcoma
Thank you Brett What time of year is going...

Thank you Brett

What time of year is going to be best? - avoiding snow but not getting caught up in searing heat either.... (considering the destination is MOAB, CO, UT)
Forum: Americas 01-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By marcoma
Don't forget that Moto GP for Laguna Seca isn't...

Don't forget that Moto GP for Laguna Seca isn't happening this year :( so you won't see the madness that usually happens in July. There is WSB in September but I think thats too late in the year for...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By marcoma
I don't mean to be a negative nellie but good...

I don't mean to be a negative nellie but good luck finding a camping spot along PCH in CA. They usually open the spots for booking 1 year in advance and they disappear overnight (especially Big...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By marcoma
Ciao. Buy here in CA. The bikes are MUCH cheaper...

Ciao. Buy here in CA. The bikes are MUCH cheaper here than ITA and you won't have to worry about red tape. I don't think I can post links here but google losangeles.craigslist.org and you'll find...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By marcoma
Nobody got any suggestions???? Does anyone...

Nobody got any suggestions????

Does anyone know where/if I can rent a couple of KTM 990 adv's?
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By marcoma
Oh gosh, absolutely not. The guys you see in the...

Oh gosh, absolutely not. The guys you see in the vid who stop then drive off are looky-loos. They weren't with me. No, all the guys I was riding with (5 in total) all stopped and rode back to base...
Forum: Face plant 12-30-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By marcoma
I asked the same - seemed like an effing...

I asked the same - seemed like an effing ridiculous place to put a fence. This is a government OHV park in Hungry Valley CA (Gorman) and it is very much legal to ride there (provided you paid the...
Forum: Face plant 12-30-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By marcoma
I think they were more in shock than I was. One...

I think they were more in shock than I was. One of them said afterwards that after seeing me fly thru the air and land like I did he was "amazed I didn't snap in half"
Shame I don't have it from a...
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By marcoma
Definitely not got any broken ribs - I can push...

Definitely not got any broken ribs - I can push em all and no pain. What you describe with the vertebrae is exactly what I'm experiencing. I'm not a fan of US hospitals. They have a tendency to give...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-29-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 40,829
Posted By marcoma
Eat your heart out Chuck Norris

Camping with the family in Big Basin CA. 3 or 4 am and I'm stirred (but not woken) by something sniffing around outside the tent. I'm sleeping with my face smushed up against the side of the tent...
Forum: Americas 12-29-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By marcoma
Question West and Central USA - off the beaten track

I feel like a newborn posting here.... guess I gotta start somewhere.
After years of a love affair with fire breathing, track ripping, knee dragging sportbikes, my son (20) approached me about doing...
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,455
Posted By marcoma
Maybe I qualify THIS time....?

Last time I posted here it got removed because it was too timid (actually it was timid but it was also funny). Lets see if this qualifies...

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Forum: Australia 03-25-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By marcoma
Barry Sheene Festival of Speed 2012

Been there, got the shirt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcomvagusta/7013227431/in/set-72157629662184241

Check out the album - it's a petrolheads paradise!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 914
Posted By marcoma
Cool2 Barry Sheene Festival of Speed 2012

Gus007 and I took a day trip to Eastern Creek in Oz to visit the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed 2012. Not so much a ride report but a great album chocca full of very cool machinery - Lots of pics for...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 909,274
Posted By marcoma
Finally found the regional stuff

Hi fellow nutjobs! Thought I'd post up here to guage the more 'local' interest. I'm Marco and I'm living out my "Long way Down" fantasies while working here in Oz for the next year. Shortly after I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 821
Posted By marcoma
Jervis Bay and following Gus down MacQuarie Pass in Oz

Gus007 and I take a 500 km round trip to Jervis and came back via MacQuarie Pass.

Offroad? More like NOroad on some parts of this trip....

We found our way to some gorgeous untouched beaches...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,460
Posted By marcoma
Awesome! :thumb Definitely on my bucket...

Awesome! :thumb

Definitely on my bucket list....
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By marcoma
Cool to see you "having a go". IMHO try and...

Cool to see you "having a go". IMHO try and choose an audio track that has a wide appeal and a repetitive beat. Make your cuts on the beats so the vid breathes with the track. Our sport of biking is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By marcoma
Laugh Megalong Valley, NSW. Australia.

Gus007 and I hit Megalong the other weekend. Video ride report.....

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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By marcoma
I had the same issue last time I changed the pads...

I had the same issue last time I changed the pads on my Blackbird. It seems the machined tolerance for the inside pad (i.e. the one that doesn't have the caliper against it) is miniscule.

I got it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-15-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,007
Posted By marcoma
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 129,554
Posted By marcoma
Plenty of fast road and dirt on the F800GS

http://youtu.be/hsbR4BJdths

Take a look at my other vids on youtube

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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,078
Posted By marcoma
There..... fixed it. Hey, the world needs...

There..... fixed it.

Hey, the world needs Bavarian Tractors too :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,078
Posted By marcoma
Hey Snowy - I am SO coming down there to ride...

Hey Snowy - I am SO coming down there to ride with you when I get back to Oz in December. I'll PM you.

(Me 'n Gus have been looking for more challenging stuff for us to do)

Call me insane but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By marcoma
I'm back in the US next week - hope I remember...

I'm back in the US next week - hope I remember not to ride on the left then...... :eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By marcoma
:stupid Yup - I'd agree with all of the above...

:stupid Yup - I'd agree with all of the above and say you were a well educated man :)

I'd still say the little bugger is tougher than I ever expected it to be tho - especially with those crash...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By marcoma
Awww c'mon - lets talk ABS :rofl I'm getting...

Awww c'mon - lets talk ABS :rofl I'm getting quite used to it. Even with what are fundamentally pure street tires, we can get a pretty good clip going on dirt roads and use the ABS to get things in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By marcoma
Ha ha ha sorry guys. I aint knocking it - the GS...

Ha ha ha sorry guys. I aint knocking it - the GS has grown on me immensely since buying it. Its really the first bike I've ever owned that will at least have a go at offroad, touring and scratching....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By marcoma
I haven't changed because most of my mileage is...

I haven't changed because most of my mileage is done on-road, for the which the Pirelli is pretty good considering (though they do seem to be wearing out pretty quick). Kris has just fitted...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By marcoma
Actually I used to use the back brake to set the...

Actually I used to use the back brake to set the bike up for corner entry in the dirt but since learning to ride with ABS, I actually prefer it. I can hoon into a corner, lock up front and back, let...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By marcoma
Wink Gettin' dirty in Oz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsbR4BJdths

The ongoing saga of my time down under.....

http://youtu.be/hsbR4BJdths
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,742
Posted By marcoma
I think we can confirm that both the Pirellis and...

I think we can confirm that both the Pirellis and the Bridgestones suck royal ass in the mud, right Gus? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 297,880
Posted By marcoma
I can't tell you the controversy this subject had...

I can't tell you the controversy this subject had on another forum I frequent. It ended up with members boycotting the forum after some VERY heated debates.

I'm working in Australia after living...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By marcoma
I started my kids at about 7 riding on the back...

I started my kids at about 7 riding on the back with me. they both loved it - in fact my daughter would lean more than I did.
I pushed my son into riding his own bike at 8 and it was too soon. I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By marcoma
Update

Fitted some shitty aftermarket rotor to get it going again so at least I'm still mobile :clap

Forks got tweaked back, theres a bunch of minor stuff under the fairings thats damaged BUT the dealer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By marcoma
Sumvabitch!!!!

Oh the freakin irony...... I got T-boned by an SUV tonight. Leg is all swollen and the bikes f***ed up.

I rode it home but the forks are out of alignment, the left front rotor is like a banana,...
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