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Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,380
Posted By sharkey
I'm glad you made it to Balibo! You must have...

I'm glad you made it to Balibo! You must have been one of the first tourists to see the new glass flag ...

... other than us, of course (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923953)
...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-14-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By sharkey
You'll most likely see heaps of other bikes along...

You'll most likely see heaps of other bikes along the way, go the scenic route and avoid the dreaded Hume if possible!

Lots of tyrebiters as you get closer to the island, too ;-)
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,380
Posted By sharkey
Can't wait! I ended up using Smugmug's video...

Can't wait! I ended up using Smugmug's video hosting, but vimeo would work too. If you can, turn it in h.264 before uploading
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By sharkey
Yeah, the locals thought they were pretty funny...

Yeah, the locals thought they were pretty funny but I wasn't that keen on meeting Doctor Dan :-)

Boots came in handy with that stupid dog on the way back from Hato Bulico. Dunno what you guys...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By sharkey
Right time & place...

Right time & place (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.514352075323633.1073741908.428600397232135&type=1), so I guess that was probably Marko! G'day Marko!

PS: Wombat got some amazing...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,169
Views: 1,087,843
Posted By sharkey
Cool2 http://zoic.smugmug.com/Travel/Timor-Leste/i-35K2n...

http://zoic.smugmug.com/Travel/Timor-Leste/i-35K2nKL/0/L/P1070218-L.jpg (http://zoic.smugmug.com/Travel/Timor-Leste/i-35K2nKL/A)

Camped on top of the 400 year old Portuguese fort at Balibó, Timor...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,380
Posted By sharkey
I'd forgotten about that one, but it's at the 17...

I'd forgotten about that one, but it's at the 17 minute mark on this video from a week or so earlier (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923953)

<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 244,607
Posted By sharkey
Wow, amazing report. Poor Liger, glad you guys...

Wow, amazing report. Poor Liger, glad you guys turned out okay! Be sure to get in touch when you get to Melbourne, perhaps some of us locals can help out.
I reckon it looks good, just replace...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By sharkey
G'day TrannieSlapper, thanks for posting the...

G'day TrannieSlapper, thanks for posting the near-obligatory "me + spanners + carpark" photo ...

<img id="photo_img_9960655163" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9960655163_fe033d27d0.jpg"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By sharkey
No worries, thanks! I'm slowly going through and...

No worries, thanks! I'm slowly going through and working out what to write about what, and how to turn it into some kind of narrative.

Kind of fond of this one, one the road back from Hato Bulico...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By sharkey
Found it!...

Found it! (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=923085). Good stuff mate, good to see a postie in action! If you're in two minds about walking up Ramelau, do it ... bit of a hike but nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By sharkey
Well, you did successfully get your knee down,...

Well, you did successfully get your knee down, I'll give you that :-)

http://zoic.smugmug.com/Travel/Timor-Leste/i-Gk9nfXP/0/L/P1070307-L.jpg

From left to right: Dave, Rob, Abirri (sp?), John,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By sharkey
Talking Timor Leste - September 2013

http://zoic.smugmug.com/Travel/Timor-Leste/i-35K2nKL/0/L/P1070218-M.jpg
Camped on top of the 300 year old Portuguese fort at Balibo, with the mighty Honda MegaPro 150!

A few of us headed over to...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 131,526
Posted By sharkey
XLV parts for sale, Melbourne Australia

[This was posted over at the Aussie flea market, but got deleted by mods ... so I guess I'll see how it looks over here.]

Well, sad as it is, I've got to admit that 2 kids and my own business...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 131,526
Posted By sharkey
Yeah, that is a little unreasonable. I must have...

Yeah, that is a little unreasonable. I must have been lucky and got in at the right time.

-----sharks
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 131,526
Posted By sharkey
G'day baldtire, you could try contacting these...

G'day baldtire, you could try contacting these guys http://www.motorcycle-parts.com.au/Bitubo.htm and asking them, the spring rate seemed about right on my one when it arrived. Not sure
if the...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 131,526
Posted By sharkey
Yeah, I've got a stickied up inside one with RAD...

Yeah, I've got a stickied up inside one with RAD shockies' name written on it already, they said they could fix it and I was going to send it, but I went and bought a Bitubo shock instead ...
I...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By sharkey
Surely you can just install it in the pub? ...

Surely you can just install it in the pub?

-----sharks (another idiot with a MIG)
Forum: Australia 05-04-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By sharkey
Sure, no worries ... I'm in Greensborough...

Sure, no worries ... I'm in Greensborough though, probably be someone a lot closer able to help.
Forum: Australia 05-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 696,441
Posted By sharkey
Didn't make it quite that far ... did get to take...

Didn't make it quite that far ... did get to take it on a proving run as far as Heathcote, runs but needs a bit more tuning work yet before I can put up with it on the highway.

Hope you all had a...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,281
Posted By sharkey
Greensborough Motorcycles had a set on the rack...

Greensborough Motorcycles had a set on the rack when I was there yesterday ... not sure what sizes, probably the 130. Looked worth a go.

http://gbmc.com.au/

-----sharks (just a customer ...)
Forum: Australia 04-23-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By sharkey
Even on an Aus registered one? Bummer. I like...

Even on an Aus registered one? Bummer. I like the idea, if only because checking in a couple of times a day would make search and rescue a lot quicker if you for some reason couldn't activate it in...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 696,441
Posted By sharkey
So _that's_ what a clean XLV looks like! ...

So _that's_ what a clean XLV looks like!

(mine just about working again ... might make the Jingellic meetup after all)
Forum: Australia 04-21-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,720
Posted By sharkey
That is a f'ing great idea ... I've seen them as...

That is a f'ing great idea ... I've seen them as "baking sheets", eg: flat thing you put under a batch of bickies.

Or is that bickers?

Anyway, the flat sheet ones would work pretty well I'd...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,003
Posted By sharkey
Was thinking about camping maybe. What nights...

Was thinking about camping maybe. What nights were you all likely to be there?
What does that $99 include, anyone know? The website isn't all that revealing.

All depends on getting the bike to...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,410
Posted By sharkey
Dunno. Sheesh, "Doctor" just posted to it...

Dunno. Sheesh, "Doctor" just posted to it again!
Forum: Australia 02-08-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,410
Posted By sharkey
If this is the case, and if there's a similar...

If this is the case, and if there's a similar lockout on the ignition key, then I believe it is possible that a software error could cause the problem described. The error would not be detectable...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By sharkey
I've been called worse :-) -----sharks

I've been called worse :-)

-----sharks
Forum: Australia 02-01-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By sharkey
Hey, that's a cool idea. I was going to...

Hey, that's a cool idea.

I was going to suggest finding a bolt with the right hex head size and welding it to the back end / side / etc of a tyre iron or similar tool which you need anyway. I've...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 131,526
Posted By sharkey
FWIW full manual is at ...

FWIW full manual is at

http://www.4shared.com/dir/12621952/53ce78d8/sharing.html

I've messed around with it a bit and got it down to a single 55MB ZIP file, will put it somewhere sensible...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By sharkey
Battery world? Battery planet? Battery...

Battery world? Battery planet? Battery universe? Oh, some crap, I can't remember. Phone around.
Forum: Australia 01-26-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,721
Posted By sharkey
It's okay, Marty, we all have this problem. It's...

It's okay, Marty, we all have this problem. It's no longer in the DSM as a perversion ...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 356,971
Posted By sharkey
Hey Dan, that's great. If a little nuts.

Hey Dan, that's great. If a little nuts.
Forum: Australia 01-26-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,003
Posted By sharkey
Where are people staying? I might be able to...

Where are people staying? I might be able to manage a last-minute appearance. On the other hand, maybe I'll just drink coffee all night and head home afterwards ...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,348
Posted By sharkey
Having a patriotic Coopers Vintage myself. ...

Having a patriotic Coopers Vintage myself.

Love yer work Davo ....
Forum: Australia 01-06-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,359
Posted By sharkey
A lot like this, I think you'll find :-) ...

A lot like this, I think you'll find :-)

Very happy with mine, kept me mostly dry through some pretty awful riding weather. Needs a neck sock to seal properly though, but that suits me.
...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By sharkey
Wow. Very nice converged device.

Wow. Very nice converged device.
Forum: Australia 01-04-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 356,971
Posted By sharkey
That's my *old* scope out of a dumpster. The new...

That's my *old* scope out of a dumpster. The new photo is my *new* scope, also out of a dumpster :-)

And that signal generator (with the bit dial on front) is Hewlett-Packard's third ever product...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 356,971
Posted By sharkey
Thanks Dan. As I suspected, the only things the...

Thanks Dan. As I suspected, the only things the two CDIs have in common is their power supply. If that's good ... well, there's earthing for the coils, I guess, but that's about all your options. ...
Forum: Australia 01-02-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By sharkey
I can recommend Booko ... does the comparison for...

I can recommend Booko ... does the comparison for you. http://www.booko.com.au/

eg: http://www.booko.com.au/books/isbn/9780140054101

-----sharks

PS: Oh, BTW, congratulations Jaq.
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