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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Nice work! :evil

Nice work! :evil
Forum: Australia 06-10-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,693
Posted By Carl Down Under
offroadexplorer.com is back! :D

offroadexplorer.com is back! :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Despite asking dealers at pre-delivery and first...

Despite asking dealers at pre-delivery and first service to check the head bearings, they were loose. Now fixed and now sweet.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
My new Crosstourer

I got my manual Crosstourer three weeks ago and am loving it. Very sweet, smooth and powerful motor. 1500kms so far, almost all two up. Handles beautifully. Love it through the twisties. Had my...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,025
Posted By Carl Down Under
I've had mine for about a year and really like...

I've had mine for about a year and really like it. I previously had one of the older BMW flip ups. I love how I can open the helmet at any speed and not be pushed back from the chin being up. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Hear, hear! I'm waiting and hoping that by the...

Hear, hear! I'm waiting and hoping that by the time I'm ready to buy they'll catch up with the new competition like Triumph and Aprilia who are all coming out with cruise. And switchable ABS would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-14-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
That looks sooo good! My choice of colour too. ...

That looks sooo good! My choice of colour too. And I think that case looks great on it.

:-)
Forum: Australia 10-05-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,620
Posted By Carl Down Under
I like the look of it. Nicer than the current...

I like the look of it. Nicer than the current one. :-)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Thanks for the dirt report Droid! Good to see a...

Thanks for the dirt report Droid! Good to see a CT get dirty. Would love to hear your impressions of the ABS in the dirt. Would you trust it down a steep slippery slope? Sounds like you preferred...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,937
Posted By Carl Down Under
Thanks for sharing! Great photos and storyline. ...

Thanks for sharing! Great photos and storyline. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,874
Posted By Carl Down Under
Great photos and enjoyed the entertaining...

Great photos and enjoyed the entertaining commentary. What a great adventure!

:D
Forum: Australia 08-11-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 166,278
Posted By Carl Down Under
Thanks

Loved the ride reports and photos. Hope to see more now that riders have finished. :D
Forum: Australia 08-09-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 166,278
Posted By Carl Down Under
Bad luck Kat! :-( I hope you got it all sorted...

Bad luck Kat! :-( I hope you got it all sorted out and are well on your way by now. Look forward to hearing your stories and seeing some photos! :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-27-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
I will be very interested to hear your...

I will be very interested to hear your impressions! I'm also interested to hear why some people think DCT is a disadvantage for dirt road riding.




I thought this option might be useful when...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Carl Down Under
Hey prado04! Check out the following link. ...

Hey prado04!

Check out the following link. We get out for some good rides.

http://www.offroadexplorer.com/Forum/index.php

Enjoy the mighty DRZ! :D
Forum: Australia 07-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,557
Posted By Carl Down Under
Honda vs Triumph

Thanks Trev for your comments on these bikes. Very informative. I rode the Honda and absolutely loved the motor. Tomorrow I'm trying the Triumph. I'd be interested in people's thoughts are on the...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,600
Posted By Carl Down Under
:eek1 Glad all ok.

:eek1 Glad all ok.
Forum: Face plant 07-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,865
Posted By Carl Down Under
Good lesson! Even though I think I'm careful I...

Good lesson! Even though I think I'm careful I probably look at my GPS while travelling too often.

Get well soon.
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,293
Posted By Carl Down Under
:rofl Should have taken a photo!

:rofl Should have taken a photo!
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,019
Posted By Carl Down Under
Scary! Good to hear you are fine. :D

Scary! Good to hear you are fine. :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-02-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,924
Posted By Carl Down Under
Touched for the very first time

I got to see an explorer in the flesh for the first time on Saturday. It didn't have the seat on as the dealer had just got it and was charging the battery. Will have to wait for my test ride :(:. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
NZ like it

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/motoring/bikes/7163757/A-Gold-Wing-for-dirt-roads

:D
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 105,102
Posted By Carl Down Under
Careful with the Zumo 660 unprotected from dirt. ...

Careful with the Zumo 660 unprotected from dirt. Cover all switches/ports with electrical tape. My power switch seazed and I couldn't use it anymore. After a lot of work with fine blades I...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Carl Down Under
Some great bikes! Welcome. :D

Some great bikes! Welcome. :D
Forum: Australia 06-26-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By Carl Down Under
There are roads heading up into the hills north...

There are roads heading up into the hills north east of Apollo bay which offer some fun twisty roads. I think the closest one from Apollo leads to a dirt road, while a road further up went right...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-21-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,924
Posted By Carl Down Under
Those boxes look great! They match the bike...

Those boxes look great! They match the bike really well.
Forum: Australia 06-18-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Carl Down Under
It ran as the Road Warriors cafe for many years,...

It ran as the Road Warriors cafe for many years, where the building had much more 'character'. Then when their lease was not renewed, they ran a big farewell rally with hundreds of bikes gathering...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Carl Down Under
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Yes, I think aftermarket boxes will be the go.

Yes, I think aftermarket boxes will be the go.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Test ride

I took the manual Crosstourer out for a test drive last Saturday. For about 30 minutes.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7213/7186326171_ceefe27b30_n.jpg

I was very impressed. I love that motor....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-02-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Great shots Trev! Looks mean with those tyres. ...

Great shots Trev! Looks mean with those tyres. :evil You'd want a bashplate before hitting the dirt though. Please do let us know how it travels in the dirt.

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-31-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
Kev tests the Honda Crosstourer in NZ

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Forum: Australia 05-10-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By Carl Down Under
Great news! Good luck to him. Thanks for the...

Great news! Good luck to him. Thanks for the news.
Forum: Australia 05-10-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,733
Posted By Carl Down Under
Minimal motorcycling indeed. Still enjoyed it. ...

Minimal motorcycling indeed. Still enjoyed it. :D
Forum: Australia 05-09-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,733
Posted By Carl Down Under
Charley Boorman crosses Canada by motorbike on SBS Wed night

Just noticed this is on tonight. I ride bikes AND I'm a Canadian. :D

Extreme Frontiers: Canada

8.35pm - 9.35pm
SBS HD
Tonight

Adventurer Charley Boorman sets off to cross...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,795
Posted By Carl Down Under
It arrived at my dealer last week, in Gosford,...

It arrived at my dealer last week, in Gosford, NSW, Australia. I had a look at it on Saturday. This is the manual version and was not a demo, so I unfortunately did not ride it :cry. The dealer...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,416
Posted By Carl Down Under
I bought an 8x5 and got them to make me two...

I bought an 8x5 and got them to make me two channels that bolt onto the floor and a ramp. I've carried 2 large road bikes easily. All up with modifications it cost me about $1500. I didn't go...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Carl Down Under
Damn, missed it. And it's not on the catch up TV...

Damn, missed it. And it's not on the catch up TV on the web. Thanks though, will look out for the next one. I thought SBS weren't covering it anymore. No free to air seems to be covering the WRC...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,023
Posted By Carl Down Under
:cry Get better soon!

:cry Get better soon!
Forum: Australia 04-18-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,023
Posted By Carl Down Under
Have an awsome time! Look forward to the photos....

Have an awsome time! Look forward to the photos.

:D
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