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Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6,316
Views: 935,904
Posted By ThomasOz
+1

+1
Forum: Asia 01-11-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,908
Posted By ThomasOz
Old topic: what bike for HK?

Hi HKers,

Well after a stunt in Hong Kong for 5 months in 2012, I am back in HK for good.
The saddest part of transferring for Hong Kong, is that I had to sell the Transalp back in Melbourne and,...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 325,415
Posted By ThomasOz
Hi fellows, My Transalp 2006, 63,000kms is...

Hi fellows,

My Transalp 2006, 63,000kms is going on sale on the web in 10 days.

If you know anyone looking for a neat Tranny in excellent condition, please let me know.

Regards,

Thomas
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6,316
Views: 935,904
Posted By ThomasOz
I have been in Hong Kong for 4 months now,...

I have been in Hong Kong for 4 months now, without a ride. So for me, it would have to be "any of the above and others"
Forum: Asia 11-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,908
Posted By ThomasOz
It's hard to hire a bike here. I've been looking...

It's hard to hire a bike here. I've been looking for weeks without much success. Let me know if you score (a bike I mean)
Forum: Australia 11-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 325,415
Posted By ThomasOz
What happened to all v-twinners? Have you all...

What happened to all v-twinners?
Have you all gone 180 degrees?
Forum: Australia 10-30-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By ThomasOz
There will be a Transalp (xl650v) for sale mid...

There will be a Transalp (xl650v) for sale mid december in Melbourne, at a reasonable price.

With toolkit, soft paniers, tent, camping stuff, maps, SPOT2 and the lot, if you are interested. I'll...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 325,415
Posted By ThomasOz
Hi everyone, Well, this is a life changing...

Hi everyone,

Well, this is a life changing period and I got moved to Hong Kong for the forseable future.

So the Transalp (2006, 650) will be for sale. :-(

It's pretty much stock and in...
Forum: Asia 10-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,908
Posted By ThomasOz
Another advrider in HK

Hi everyone,

I just arrived (end August) in Hong Kong. The move hasn't occurred yet, so the bike (2006 Transalp 650) is still in Melbourne with all the gear for adv. I miss it badly, it was my...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 408,227
Posted By ThomasOz
:cry :cry :cry :cry :cry

:cry :cry :cry :cry :cry
Forum: Australia 02-29-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,442
Posted By ThomasOz
What is it with this bike that so many police...

What is it with this bike that so many police departments in the world want it? (Well all the anglo-saxons/europeans)

It looks heavy and bloody expensive.

I don't get it. But maybe it's...
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By ThomasOz
It is for clothes, wind, rain and "purse"...

It is for clothes, wind, rain and "purse" protection. It has been around in Paris forever. Far less outside the Paris region.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
A car got caught 200m in front of me. ...

A car got caught 200m in front of me.

Although I forgot my boots on the deck last night. They were 90% full of rain water this morning. Waterproof tested twice in 24hrs. :-)
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,602
Posted By ThomasOz
Transalp, 600 or 650cc.

Transalp, 600 or 650cc.
Forum: Australia 02-23-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
Bike is ready... departure tomorrow morning ...

Bike is ready... departure tomorrow morning
:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Australia 02-22-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
If I had not been so gloomy, you would have...

If I had not been so gloomy, you would have missed on this great last minute surprise. :rofl
Forum: Australia 02-22-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
PrestonPaul, Here is mine: ...

PrestonPaul,

Here is mine:

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0L2ye0n7loERlq47bYPRVW8XUgxqd53KE

Cheers,
Thomas
Forum: Australia 02-21-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,723
Posted By ThomasOz
+1 :clap

+1

:clap
Forum: Australia 02-21-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
I'm ok on tracks, I just go at my own pace. ...

I'm ok on tracks, I just go at my own pace.

Thomas
Forum: Australia 02-20-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Australia 02-20-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
That's my plan B. See you there Martin :D ...

That's my plan B. See you there Martin

:D
Thomas
Forum: Australia 02-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
After a break at the BP in Mansfield, I'll...

After a break at the BP in Mansfield, I'll probably have a picnic lunch/break in front of the Botanical Gardens (intersection between Marrondah Hwy and Mansfield-Whitfield Rd) between 12-12.30 ish.
...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
It now looks like this: Friday 34 - Sunny :D...

It now looks like this:

Friday 34 - Sunny :D

Saturday 34 - Possible Thunderstorms (90% chance) :cry

Sunday 30 - Thunderstorms (90% chance) :cry:cry
...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
Yes, Im pretty sure I did. But I had not thought...

Yes, Im pretty sure I did. But I had not thought much about it. Warning for next time!
Thanks :-)
Forum: Australia 02-19-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
Gaz, I'm going to follow your route....

Gaz,

I'm going to follow your route. Although I have been told it gets pretty rocky from Dandongadale, south of the Nat Park.

So I'll try and if it gets impossible, I'll cut back north to...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
You guys are awesome!!!! Thanks so much!...

You guys are awesome!!!!

Thanks so much! Following the advises and tips on this thread has done the trick.

I just rode home and my little Transalp is smooth and lovely all over again.

So...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
I reckon it still has 2k to it (dixit Clancy). So...

I reckon it still has 2k to it (dixit Clancy). So I am changing it after the Bright festival.
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
Done, it is pretty consistent now that I have...

Done, it is pretty consistent now that I have lube the chain very generously.



Done too.

Now I figure I need to ride back home and report. But before that, I need to finish this (work)...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
Cruz, Thanks! Got it spot on at 40mm in the...

Cruz,

Thanks! Got it spot on at 40mm in the conditions you mentioned. Just did the whole thing back, pushing tire in, adjuster tied up in sync and heaps of lube. Things are looking better now,...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
Wow, it is very very tight when I'm on the...

Wow, it is very very tight when I'm on the bike!!!

Stain tuned, i'm loosening it and trying again.
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
I have untied the chain adjusters before pulling...

I have untied the chain adjusters before pulling the wheel off. Probably not by the same amount, just enough to rotate the plate that plugs in the swingarm end. Then tried to readjust both the same. ...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
I played around with the chain adjusters. ...

I played around with the chain adjusters.

Both swingarms show the same position of the arrow.
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By ThomasOz
Noob - shaking chain in 4th gear [cry]

Hi knowledgeable bunch,

I took the rear wheel off of my 650 Transalp on my own for the first time yesterday and then put it back (thanks Clancy for last week's demo :D)

Since then, I could feel...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
Booked there too for Friday and Saturday night ! ...

Booked there too for Friday and Saturday night !

Look for a blue Transalp and a poorly pitched green 2-man tent on the unpowered site section.

:-)

See you there!
Thomas
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9,197
Views: 2,864,503
Posted By ThomasOz
My mum had one of these, about 20 years older. I...

My mum had one of these, about 20 years older. I wish it was still around:

http://buyvintage1.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/1960s_solex_3800_3.jpg
Forum: Australia 02-17-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 481,577
Posted By ThomasOz
http://m.gizmodo.com/5885610/night-snowboarding-in...

http://m.gizmodo.com/5885610/night-snowboarding-in-an-led-suit-is-mesmerizing-to-watch
Forum: Australia 02-16-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,021
Posted By ThomasOz
Nice! Well it's been raining a bit and forecast...

Nice! Well it's been raining a bit and forecast is not too dry right now. So maybe slippery rocks on the way.

:-/
Forum: Australia 02-15-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By ThomasOz
I agree eith you. My gloves are too thick for...

I agree eith you.
My gloves are too thick for my iPhone. But the map in the tankbag is readily available.
But these are excuses, because I can justify a GPS right now (with glove friendly buttons)...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By ThomasOz
Rooftop's adventure maps have all petrol...

Rooftop's adventure maps have all petrol stations, with notes if the servo is opened 24/7 or has strange opening hours.

I like my Rooftop maps, but only because I am too cheap for a GPS.

Thomas
Forum: Australia 02-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,002
Posted By ThomasOz
Welcome Phil! Somewhere there is a post...

Welcome Phil!

Somewhere there is a post written by Troy Safari Carpente that has a good preparation strategy.

My recollection (and I offer no guarantee that I was fully awake when I read it)...
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