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Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,737
Posted By Tradey
Pave the way

Regardless of your choice, the bike you buy will honestly be spending 90% of it's life on a paved road and really that should be 90% of the decision. Your short list is very good, all Japanese and...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,739
Posted By Tradey
Ad hoc

We have found with trip planning both in Australia and in foreign lands, is to have a broad outline of where you want to go and then adjust it once you hit the road. Weather always becomes a game...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,739
Posted By Tradey
Flower Power

This is wildflower season and if you hit the exact right time in September, the outback blooms. We do a wildflower tour which runs:
Sydney - Dubbo - Bourke - White Cliffs - Tibooburra - Innamincka...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,999
Posted By Tradey
Ex china

The same seller of the AU kit for $620 appears to have the same unit ex-China for $100 for 2 units. Am I reading this right ?

www.ebay.com.au/itm/331237995698...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Tradey
Nsw six maps

NSW Government have a spatial image tool with excellent aerial imaging too. It does require a high level of expertise to work out though. You can choose map/terrain or satellite imagery:
...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Special Buys - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Two items of interest in next weeks catalogue:

Wednesday - Maginon HD waterproof action camera $50
...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,292
Posted By Tradey
e-TRAK

Set up an automated search Australia wide on eBay and Gumtree for a number of your farkles, especially the bike specific ones which only fit that model. You probably won't see any of it again, but...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By Tradey
Techmoan

A bloke in the UK does a lot of action camera reviews and it's a great place to start. One of his favourites is the SJ1000 can be found on eBay from $60 and the SJ4000 Go-Pro clone from $90.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-28-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Tradey
City Navigator Australia & New Zealand NT 2015.20

Just released: City Navigator Australia & New Zealand NT 2015.20 Sensis
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Hand it to him

THUMBS UP on the uber dual sports (construction) gloves ! Picked up a pair in XL, nice genuine leather, Made in Pakistan and nicely padded to absorb some of the handle bar vibrations. A little...
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Think outside the square

I picked up a set of those gloves today and they looked OK for construction gloves. I'm going back to take a second look and will take my motorcycle brain this time... :eek1

(The Uber tan colour...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,731
Posted By Tradey
Report

The latest report into motorcycle theft is around 10 years old but some interesting statistics:
...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,176
Posted By Tradey
Aldi

Funnily one of the fastest selling items at the recent Aldi sale was the rain gear and I have to add the thumbs up to this kit. We took them to South America and rode through Peru in the rainy...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Cheap as chips

Funnily how people equate cheap with junk and expensive with quality ? If you did a ratio of quality / dollar if it's possible to quantify, then I think you would find Aldi products near the top of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Tradey
Zoom Zoom

Zumo 660 - 2015.10 but I do my map updates 'manually' :wink:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-11-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Tradey
Au/nz

2015.10
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Clasp your hands

Think about that for a second.... zippers are ambidextrous - however, in Canada and the USA they do have a strange liking to have the clasp on the opposite side ?

Biggest seller at Waterloo Aldi...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,114
Posted By Tradey
Cease and desist

I find a Cease and Desist letter on a Lawyers letterhead will fix 75% of problems in Australia. As long as your photo or website had your copyright mark on it, anyone, including third parties are...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Wet & wild

We rode Peru in the wet season adorned with the Aldi $49 wet weather outfit, and we were dry as a bone top to bottom. Very well designed and made. Some Poms wearing 'ka-ching' DriRider kit were...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Christmas Eve

Well the clever folks were out tonight doing some 'late night' shopping and our local outlet had everything on the floor at 7.30pm. A couple of young lads tried on just about every piece of clothing...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
SALE ' SATURDAY ' - Heads Up

The motorcycle sale is one of Aldi's TOP 5 of the year with a lot of gear to turn out on the floor.

In many stores the 'special buys' are wheeled out the night before, so if you live nearby it...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Aldi link to motorcycle gear - 9 August

Special Buys link to motorcycle gear - 9 August

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/saturday-09-august-2014/
Forum: Australia 07-31-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Motorcycle Helmet Bluetooth Kit

- Works with Bluetooth enabled phone, GPS or MP3 player.
- Rider to rider intercom up to 500m range
- Auto receive phone calls
- Up to 10 hours talk time for phone or 5 hours for intercom
- Water...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
On sale Saturday 9 August 2014

Cordura jackets $129
Cordura pants $99
Leather jackets $129
Denim jeans $50
Rain jacket $30
Rain pants $20
Midlayer top or bottom $25
Merino top $40
Balaclava $10
Leather gloves $30
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,094
Posted By Tradey
Spot iii

BestBuy has the Spot III on special this week for USD151 or AUD155 on eBay with free DHL postage ex USA. $50 rebate on offer too, so USD99.

Plenty of 2's on eBay as well - just avoid the fake...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tradey
Hid

I was surprised how much a H7 HID globe replacement made to my light output. Less than $10 on eBay and a good cheap upgrade.
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,094
Posted By Tradey
You s a

If you can find yourself a USA address and many of us have friends and 'inmates' over there, you can save a few bucks by becoming an 'American citizen' and pay cheaper Spot fee's. It's the usual...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,094
Posted By Tradey
Spotwalla

I'll chime in here and mention the ADV Spotwalla location page for any Spot users looking for a better website to track their progress:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633556

My...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,316
Posted By Tradey
Tent space

ADV has a tent space site for hosting visitors which we used on our North America leg. Not a lot of Aussies onboard yet, but worth bookmarking. We are in the Sydney list (and warmer than a shearing...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By Tradey
Sa

Of all the continents we have visited, South America represents the best value on several fronts. Scenery is amazing and diverse, accommodation, food, beverage and fuel are very affordable.

By...
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Retro

The retro 'furniture' vanished faster than ski jackets this morning and people struggling out with beds everywhere (???) My pick was the tungsten tipped masonry drill bits in a very neat case and...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Take a hike

The only people who would really need the Portable Solar Power kit would be bush walkers to charge their mobile phones long off the grid. But after carting that 1kg kit on the first occasion it will...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,868
Posted By Tradey
Re-insurance

30 years ago I made the decision to never insure any vehicle comprehensively. Instead, every year I would bank the premiums into an interest bearing deposit. My theory was, if I ever had a stack on...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,797
Posted By Tradey
Earthroamer

That video might save me $500,000 !! My partner and I are in our 50's and contemplating replacing the motorised two wheel beasts with pedal powered versions for our next RTW leg... but we needed...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By Tradey
Pet

When in South America all the locals used plastic PET bottles, even the gas stations had them pre-filled in various sizes. Made us 'Gringos' look like fools with our expensive add-ons. Converted us...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Dry duffle bag

I looked at the yellow dry duffle bags which look to be made of similar material to the Wolfman Expedition series. The polyester is a little thinner and the seams not welded as strong as the Wolfman...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Ski Sale

Around 200 people waiting at the Waterloo store this morning and even a security guard in attendance, that's a first. As expected it was busier than a rugby scrum and the ski pants and jackets most...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 225,870
Posted By Tradey
Sno wite

The ski sale is the BIGGEST event on the Aldi cash calendar ! If you think the motorcycle sale is big, you ain't seen anything yet ! The clothes are the fastest movers, but you will need to be in...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By Tradey
APA Insurance

I Googled 'APA Insurance'..... conveniently located in Uganda ! :rofl

https://www.facebook.com/ApaInsuranceUgandaLtd


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Forum: Australia 04-29-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By Tradey
Today's notice came out of the blue... so that...

Today's notice came out of the blue... so that will teach me from opening my fat mouth in future. There is nothing in the policy about motorcycles, so no issue there.

Have contacted my accountant...
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