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Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By Doc Rich
Have a look at what touratech have to offer. I...

Have a look at what touratech have to offer. I replaced my stock seats with a Kahedo seats - high range so its gives me an extra inch or two higher and isn't so hard on my knees. Am also tall. R
Forum: Australia 12-27-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By Doc Rich
Herman, am an ex SA living here in Oz and ride a...

Herman, am an ex SA living here in Oz and ride a 1200GS. I see tons of BMW 650 and 1200GS around Sydney, central coast (where I used to live) and now Albury area. Rarely a day goes by and I don't...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Yeah Simon they are pretty strict about importing...

Yeah Simon they are pretty strict about importing a clean bike into australia Rust not really too much of a problem as long as its not so bad it looks like dirt. I imported my 1200GS when I...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-08-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,062
Posted By Doc Rich
I certainly wont be using that company. I thinks...

I certainly wont be using that company. I thinks its chepaer to buy a second hand bike and sell it when finished or store it locally for another trip. Works out cheaper. SA is a bikers paradise...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,062
Posted By Doc Rich
I am not surprised - good old SA rip off. I am a...

I am not surprised - good old SA rip off. I am a SA and it embarresses me when companies do this. Not unusual as many SA companies have no idea on the definition of ethics ! My apologies on their...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-13-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,062
Posted By Doc Rich
I have been told these guys are good for rentals...

I have been told these guys are good for rentals http://www.motorradrentals.com/ although haven't used them myself. They are located near all the major airports so its easy to collect the bikes and...
Forum: Alaska 08-30-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,100
Posted By Doc Rich
Garmin Zumo. Great on bike. Have had mine for 4...

Garmin Zumo. Great on bike. Have had mine for 4 yrs and still going strong.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
My sincere condolences to both of you. Hang in...

My sincere condolences to both of you. Hang in there it can only get better. Take care. Rich
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Wow I haven't checked in for a couple of days. ...

Wow I haven't checked in for a couple of days. Sorry to hear some dickhead has tried to ruin it for everyone. Suffice it to say I agree with all the sentiments above and hope this episode doesn't...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Enjoyable interview - you guys sound upbeat...

Enjoyable interview - you guys sound upbeat again. Hope the bike repairs are moving along and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Cheers
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-14-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Doc Rich
Thanks Richard. I have emailed them and hope to...

Thanks Richard. I have emailed them and hope to get a response soon. Their company looks pretty good and it would actually suit me better based in Pretoria as my parents live there. They als oseem...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-13-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Doc Rich
Pretoria would actually suit better. Who are...

Pretoria would actually suit better. Who are SAMA? Could you give me a heads up with a web address? Will do a google search.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-13-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Doc Rich
I am aware of that thanks. Was never the...

I am aware of that thanks. Was never the intention of riding in the park. I have been there many times before. You can ride to sesriem. Thereafter by vehicle. Cheers
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-12-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Doc Rich
Thanks. I checked Karoo - very expensive...

Thanks. I checked Karoo - very expensive compared to some of the others. I tired to contact Tony 2 weeks ago using his email address on his website but have had no response. He seems pretty good....
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Doc Rich
I am not an Aussie. An ex SA with NZ citizenship...

I am not an Aussie. An ex SA with NZ citizenship who has retained SA citizenship. No it sounds like they too slack to want the business. They advertise bike hire on their websites. Slackers. Maybe I...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-08-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By Doc Rich
BMW GS bike hire SA

I am looking at doing a trip from cape town to Windhoek next year going off road in Namibia via sossusvlei etc. I know the area well having travelled there many times in 4x4. I want to do it on a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
I think if anything will get you down in oz when...

I think if anything will get you down in oz when you finally make it here it will be how expensive things are. Must be one of the most expensive countries I have lived in. The local inhabitants...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Will see what I can do Simon re LP. Give me some...

Will see what I can do Simon re LP. Give me some time. Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Simon Have you ever considered contacting...

Simon

Have you ever considered contacting Lonely Planet? A mate of mine worked on their website for a few years upgrading it and says they may be interested. You guys have travelled off the beaten...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Doc Rich
Thanks. Am having it seen to.

Thanks. Am having it seen to.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Doc Rich
Oil seepage FD

Am on a road trip far from home. Noticed oil seepage around black ring rear wheel RHS. 2005 GS. Should I be worried. Nearest dealer far away. Not very technical minded. Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
The BMW rally suit is a pain in the arse in...

The BMW rally suit is a pain in the arse in summer when it rains. Have to take it off to put the waterproof under layer Goretex on. Putting a rain suit over the top was not comfortable. The concept...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Yeah they are expensive!! Even more so than BMW...

Yeah they are expensive!! Even more so than BMW suits. I like the way the waterproof outer goes over the jacket. Much easier than Rally suit. They certainly have thought of everything. An update...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Don't TT have the Ohlin in stock in Thailand?...

Don't TT have the Ohlin in stock in Thailand? It's in their catalogue. Still expensive though. As opposed to directly importing yourself? If they import larger qualities it may be cheaper but then am...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-07-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,463
Posted By Doc Rich
It probably would not be expensive no. The...

It probably would not be expensive no. The tracker on its own sends messages to Facebook if you want at no extra cost. I beleive the SPot connect works like the old trackers with continuous...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-07-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,463
Posted By Doc Rich
I have used the Spot personal tracker for the...

I have used the Spot personal tracker for the past 2yrs with great success in NSW for tracking and sending messages via email and text automatically from the device (you cannot send a sperate message...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Thumbs down Charley and Ewan are overrated. Wouldn't bother.

Charley and Ewan are overrated. Wouldn't bother.
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
+1. Excellent ! Had a good chuckle.

+1. Excellent ! Had a good chuckle.
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Thanks Simon. I will have a look at those links...

Thanks Simon. I will have a look at those links for photos although I live in oz. I had no problem ordering you calendar. It took about 3 weeks to get here.

Cheers
Rich
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Stunning portraits - you bring the people to...

Stunning portraits - you bring the people to life. Somehow you have to find a way to publish these photos (and your landscapes) other than a forum or website. BTW your 2011 calender has pride of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
I can't think of what else it could be. Every...

I can't think of what else it could be. Every year a handful of people here in Oz get stung. According to the literature it can take upwards of 2 weeks to recover so he is doing well. :clap

Take...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
I did some research on jelly fish and am...

I did some research on jelly fish and am wondering whether Simon did not have "Irukandji" syndrome from the sting of a small jelly fish. The sting itself may not be visible or felt at the time....
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,833
Posted By Doc Rich
Hi Lisa So pleased to hear Simon is ok. Sounds...

Hi Lisa
So pleased to hear Simon is ok. Sounds pretty scary and touch-and-go. It does sound odd for a hypersensitivity reaction (I am a pathologist). Hope he gets well soon
Regards
Richard Tustin...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,699
Posted By Doc Rich
I rode from Darwin to Melbourne 2 yrs ago on a...

I rode from Darwin to Melbourne 2 yrs ago on a 650GS on all the back roads through the desert and found it to be an extremely comfortable bike with plenty of power. My wife rode pillion some of the...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,147
Posted By Doc Rich
Believe me its expensive ( I am ex SA and have...

Believe me its expensive ( I am ex SA and have travelled that entire route several times in my own 4X4 and it would not cost that much). Have also looked at bike hire from CT to do the trip and...
Forum: New Zealand 02-18-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Doc Rich
The NZ Motorbike Atlas is great - I used it for...

The NZ Motorbike Atlas is great - I used it for my trips around NZ and found it very useful. A little common sense is all that is needed.

As for accomodation NZ has literally thousands of motels...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 11-19-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Doc Rich
You would think they would get it right in the...

You would think they would get it right in the 2009 edition of CN. Good to know I am not the only one. Certainly never had this problem in NZ and have been on some really off the beaten track small...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 11-17-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Doc Rich
Thanks. Its the first time it has happened to me...

Thanks. Its the first time it has happened to me and I have ridden in places where few venture all over NZ and Australia. Really surprised me. Pleased its not the unit.:clap

Cheers
Rich
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 11-17-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Doc Rich
Zumo

I had a really weird problem last week using my Zumo to travel from central coast to Lismore. The unit was working fine until about 200km south of Lismore when all of a sudden the little bike which...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Doc Rich
I use a Tamrac V7 camera bag. Its triangular in...

I use a Tamrac V7 camera bag. Its triangular in shape fits my Canon D40 and telephoto lens and extras. Can be carried strapped to your chest front or back (has a hip strap to prevent it banging...
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