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Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By llewdaert
Many Thanks

Thankyou to all who replied....
I will look at what spark- vodaphone- and skinny have to offer. Spark seems good with the wifi arrangement.

Any advice regarding money ? Should I simply buy NZ...
Forum: New Zealand 10-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By llewdaert
Mobile Phone NZ

I am wanting advice on the best mobile phone prepaid service to use during a one month holiday in NZ. I will primarily want to access the internet, and make local[NZ]calls.
Also what is the most...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 678
Posted By llewdaert
My 2 bob

I purchased a vstrom ride away from Springwood Suzuki[they were great to deal with]. I had the balance of the rego[it was a demo] transferred into my name with a NSW address.

So I think this is...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 76,177
Posted By llewdaert
Clutch basket

hello Curley, I got a 2008 dl 1000 that i have done the clutch modification to and it seems to work. I can notice the drive train feels less cushioned though. My major problem was intermittent clutch...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,289
Posted By llewdaert
2t

I ride an 05 EC 250 upgraded to 300cc. It also has a rekluse clutch fitted.
I am out on it most weekends and it is good.
Newcastle has dozens of the 2T bikes, and the riders are all happy. Rare to...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 69,302
Posted By llewdaert
Hi Brad

Hey Brad, Did you go to the OCR ?
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By llewdaert
Thanks

Good reading
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By llewdaert
Avoid when wet

Avoid when wet
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 54,685
Posted By llewdaert
Recovery

The rider is at home now, discharged from hospital last week. I will visit him soon and report .
Forum: Australia 04-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By llewdaert
I bet you could feel the grin old Red fox had on...

I bet you could feel the grin old Red fox had on his face. He has been planning and busting to do this ride for some time......
Forum: Australia 04-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By llewdaert
Vstrom

Red Fox is riding there as we speak, crimson Vstrom 650.
He would be happy to meet you.
Forum: Australia 04-16-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By llewdaert
Congratulations

Good Score, you will be happy. I have a DL 1000 K8 and its the best bike I have owned. It hoots, its a great pillion bike, and I love riding it on the dirt.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By llewdaert
Dr 650

Suzuki DR 650
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By llewdaert
The vstrom 1000 has an ordinary clutch design...

The vstrom 1000 has an ordinary clutch design that is worse on some bikes than others, look at the vstrom forums for much information as you need. This is not enough to damn the bike. I own one and...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 54,685
Posted By llewdaert
Answers

#1 Some internal engine parts would be OK. These bikes have a cutout, so there was no terminal engine rev. out.



#2 I asked for a reason, and can only concur with him, it was an...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 54,685
Posted By llewdaert
Thanks again

Thanks again for the kind wishes. His condition is as reported[except add broken scapula]. The plated arm is out of its cast, the incision has sealed and the stitches removed, its looking good. The...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 54,685
Posted By llewdaert
Many thanks

Hello Robert?,


He has expressed a desire for privacy, so I respect that,ask for your understanding, and will answer on his behalf.


Firstly,thanking those who have a spared him some kind...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By llewdaert
My pleasure

My pleasure
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By llewdaert
If that trail goes through to the Raspberry road-...

If that trail goes through to the Raspberry road- then I went through many years ago and it was OK, just a normal vehicle[4wd] type crossing. I did it easy on a XL500 Honda. I thought the NPWS had...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By llewdaert
Yes if you are both confidant and competent with...

Yes if you are both confidant and competent with off road riding, you will be ok. It is a good ride. There is another crossing to the coast a little further south. It is on the northern side of...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By llewdaert
Walk that crossing prior to entry. Last time I...

Walk that crossing prior to entry. Last time I went through without walking- and the vstrom made like a submarine. It made it just. Than we[the others] walked through and there was a heaps shallower...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 54,685
Posted By llewdaert
Recent info

Does anyone have an update on this route please? I want to ride through with a group.
Thanks
James
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By llewdaert
Baxters Ridge Road

I think the road over from Baxters Ridge Road to Nowendoc is locked. There is a property owner there that does not like people who dont pay to use his property[we know him as "the german"] The...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By llewdaert
I reckon we were on the Mernot Creek Trail, and I...

I reckon we were on the Mernot Creek Trail, and I have the letter from NPWS alleging I was the rider of a motor bike in Curracubundi NP the offence"enter closed park or part of park" 22 Aug 2009-Sean...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By llewdaert
Trouble

I tried to get into that area, from the south, a couple of years ago- and got into trouble with NPWS.
A trio of us went up the Giro rd and into the Curricabundi NP through what I call Caramia...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 23,105
Posted By llewdaert
Working

I am interested but working. Perhaps next time.....
James
Forum: Australia 02-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By llewdaert
Eastern Beaver

Google 'eastern beaver' they have kits specifically for vstrom accessories, I have used their stuff and it is good design and good materials.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 02-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,635
Posted By llewdaert
Sava

Sava make road legal knobbies
Forum: Australia 02-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 76,177
Posted By llewdaert
1000 or 650???

Congratulations you will be happy with the bike.
I have many bikes and the Vstrom is the one that I use most.
It covers a wide range of riding outcomes. Plus I like vtwins.
Plus I am a tightwad,...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By llewdaert
Fox 360 are heaps better/more durable than the...

Fox 360 are heaps better/more durable than the 180. I have a pair of 360 pants that I cant wear out or destroy. But I think they are hot to ride in....
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By llewdaert
email sent

email sent







[QUemail sentOTE=Oldfatbeerman;23273713]James , if you are looking at going Sunday , give me a hoy , I am keen to have a geek too , might make it on the wee adv bike though...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By llewdaert
Caution

If you do go out that way -watch out for the slippy dust on Obergs trail, and give it much respect if wet. The logging operations have ground the track into 200mm of dust, real slippery dust. I...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By llewdaert
No worries, I have no definite plans. I also...

No worries, I have no definite plans. I also think perhaps wet this weekend.... but if Its happening I will send you a PM
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By llewdaert
Nasty ol' vstrom dl 1000. Maps says steep...

Nasty ol' vstrom dl 1000.
Maps says steep terrain and river crossings.
I have access to a mates property adjacent, and can confirm previous statement......
Riding this has been on the bucket list...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By llewdaert
Baxters Ridge Road to Barakee trail to Nowendoc

Has anyone looked at riding from Thunderbolts Way- through Baxters Ridge Road- over through Barakee trail, -and onto Nowendoc. It looks like a good ride on the map? Is it possible on a big adv bike?...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By llewdaert
Many thanks

It appears the Dakar shock is remote adjustable but there are issues with the interchangeability.This bike I am looking at is a f650
Is the Wilbers a remote preload adjustable?
Is it good .
Cheers...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By llewdaert
BMW 650 rear shock recommendations

My friend wants to fit remote preload adjustable rear shock to her 2004 F650.
Hers is a standard setup.
Any wisdom would be appreciated.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 12-23-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By llewdaert
I ended up on the Banda Banda walking trail...

I ended up on the Banda Banda walking trail around a year ago[2 vstroms and a tiger 955] and it is hard going. There was a big tree down that looked like it was resident for a long time-perhaps left...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-24-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,094
Posted By llewdaert
Wear ear plugs

Good Ride report thanks. If the ears are ringing then Wear ear plugs.
Cheers
James
Forum: Australia 09-19-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By llewdaert
Circa $3000 depending on if it runs, if it is...

Circa $3000 depending on if it runs, if it is registered, how many km, etc, damn beauties are significantly more, total shitters maybe less...
PM me if you have one for sale..
Cheers
James
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