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Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,148
Posted By mettalique
I don't remember Tilpa being so grand when I...

I don't remember Tilpa being so grand when I drove through there in 1995 in a Datsun Sunny:D:D
Fantastic stuff!!
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
Gees mate that country looks a bit sparse, like...

Gees mate that country looks a bit sparse, like NT but a few more hills.


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Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 637,676
Posted By mettalique
Hi Guys, you sure know how to have an...

Hi Guys, you sure know how to have an adventure....glad you are ok.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 637,676
Posted By mettalique
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/15216852122_bf...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/15216852122_bfb633e625_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pbEkZm)The concentration...he'll be a good bike rider one day
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,218,231
Posted By mettalique
But I take the longer view. Just like the stone...

But I take the longer view. Just like the stone walls that I build will be standing long after I am gone, the stories I report back will be around for your kids and grandkids to read. If you don't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
nice legs Sheldon but no arse :puke1:evil

nice legs Sheldon but no arse :puke1:evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,218,231
Posted By mettalique
So smile and point doesn't work for everything???...

So smile and point doesn't work for everything???


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Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
Well said sir! Your choice is your choice, not...

Well said sir!
Your choice is your choice, not someone else's. I'm like you, I doubt I'd go down that road again either no matter how good the woman is. I'm glad you are both making the choices for...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 316,614
Posted By mettalique
I was just wondering where the camping anvil...

I was just wondering where the camping anvil fitted?


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Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
Sheldon it's nice to see that your camera is...

Sheldon it's nice to see that your camera is working again!


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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 180,966
Posted By mettalique
Great photos and journey mate. I love the fencing...

Great photos and journey mate. I love the fencing wire job...you could be a farmer with stuff like that. I used to work on trucks that the farmers held together with number8....once a year.:clap:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
I should complain that your camera wasn't working...

I should complain that your camera wasn't working as well as Andi's on the beach...but then yours seems to work inside better...:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 637,676
Posted By mettalique
I'm happy to report your camera is working...

I'm happy to report your camera is working fine...unlike Sheldon's who only kept taking photos of KTM's...:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
I only complained when I saw you in a...

I only complained when I saw you in a G-string....that was too much!!!:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 637,676
Posted By mettalique
Ahhh mate we could have done without your hairy...

Ahhh mate we could have done without your hairy arse!! Ellen's is fine but yours.....:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
(A) Someone is pregnant? (B) Sheldon is...

(A) Someone is pregnant?

(B) Sheldon is going off to bat for the other team?

(C) A Mexican salsa queen is in the other room?

(D) None of the above?

(E) ABC are true
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 637,676
Posted By mettalique
Hi guys, you certainly have been in the wars. So...

Hi guys, you certainly have been in the wars. So sorry to hear of Ellens debacle, it seems Bolivia is not the favourite for riders and yet was talking to a client the other day who told me she...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 85,212
Posted By mettalique
I've been following your thread for a while now,...

I've been following your thread for a while now, I'm really glad you are actually doing the outback properly. Not many Aussies bother to see this either, it's just too far from anywhere, but it is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
Sheldon I still think you should write a...

Sheldon I still think you should write a book...you do have a way with words, but the pictures tell the rest of the story
Still enjoying your travels, you must be close to those Two Moto Kiwis who...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9,004
Views: 1,279,797
Posted By mettalique
Hi guys, could someone tell me the difference...

Hi guys, could someone tell me the difference between the complianced DR200 (Australia) and the non-complianced DR200...Trojan and the like.

My reason for asking is that I just picked up a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,359
Posted By mettalique
I am with you re the helmets. A year ago I was on...

I am with you re the helmets. A year ago I was on a dirt bike tour west of Chiang Mai and rode up from Mai Sariang in the morning to stop at the servo at Khum Yuan? Wasn't there long and two...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,359
Posted By mettalique
Excellent thread young man!!! :clap:clap Enjoyed...

Excellent thread young man!!! :clap:clap Enjoyed the back to basics ride...wish it was me. I too own an F650GS Dakar but would really love to do a long ride on maybe an Ag 200 or something like that....
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
You poor bastard Sent from my iPad using...

You poor bastard


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Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
Thanks guys, I think you are all correct. I also...

Thanks guys, I think you are all correct. I also am aware the position of the thermostat in the radiator makes this a bit more critical to how it flows than if it were in the head or near the engine....
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
Thanks guys for the replies. I'd sort of decided...

Thanks guys for the replies. I'd sort of decided to put a thermostat back in anyhow. Although we experience regularly 32+ degree C here in summer and never get below 5C in winter. I don't see how a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
overheating

I have put mine back together now but the light came an again on a short ten minute ride and I know that is in the region of 125 degrees so something is amiss. I noticed a few things on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
You know you really are a funny bastard...

You know you really are a funny bastard Sheldon....very amusing. Just wondering does the rest of the world get your humour?


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Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
Yeah I modelled it off various seats. I noticed...

Yeah I modelled it off various seats. I noticed for years that seats that were sloping forward pressured the area too much and could be murder once you stand up. Also it didn't really matter if it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
The bike has 93,000 I'm not sure that it's been...

The bike has 93,000 I'm not sure that it's been done before


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Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
Sorry to hear about your back mate. It doesn't...

Sorry to hear about your back mate. It doesn't take much when a bike gets dropped as your doing that little twisty thing to keep it upright at the last second

Maybe we could import a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
Seat mod

As mentioned previously I suffer from a broken tailbone and the seats on the Dakar are probably the worst culprit in causing pain as they are 'scooped' I decided to fill up the 'scoop' with some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
water pump gears and oil pipe - the final assembly

After two weeks of waiting, the parts finally arrived from Max BMW USA to east coast Oz. It was cheaper by about $50 than buying them here but I must have ticked the "I want a slow boat from China"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
which model screen did you use?

which model screen did you use?
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
That's a neat one!! Sent from my iPad...

That's a neat one!!


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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 134,847
Posted By mettalique
Yeah poor Sheldon looked real sick in amongst...

Yeah poor Sheldon looked real sick in amongst those chicky babes:evil:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 637,676
Posted By mettalique
A bit young for Steve Vai

A bit young for Steve Vai
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,933,213
Posted By mettalique
Dakar seats

discussion re the seats: I have had a broken tailbone for about 15yrs now and I find the way the seat is scooped out pressures the wrong spots and forces me forward. So I've added a harder foam piece...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,199
Views: 637,676
Posted By mettalique
:clap:clap Beautiful photos Andy. Interesting...

:clap:clap Beautiful photos Andy. Interesting your thoughts on MP. When I was in south western China a few years ago I thought everything was a theme park to them and you had to pay to get to see...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 508,759
Posted By mettalique
:puke1 those last couple of pics are far too much...

:puke1 those last couple of pics are far too much information:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 134,847
Posted By mettalique
BTW I just watched your video on the first page...

BTW I just watched your video on the first page as I'm on a desktop. He's a mad bastard isn't he? At least they all seem to stick to their side of the road, unlike Asia.:clap:lol3
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