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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 164,504
Posted By TheColonel
FYI just fitted the Metzler Karoo T rear and...

FYI just fitted the Metzler Karoo T rear and Pirelli Scorpion Rally front.
Very good so far on the dirt, especially the front, and good on road seem to hold well tho a little noisy, not too many K's...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By TheColonel
2-3 weeks? Are you serious? He wont get up the...

2-3 weeks? Are you serious? He wont get up the east coast in 2-3 weeks let alone around the country.

You are looking at a minimum of 3 months, (ideal would be 6+ months).... to do a lap. In which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7,395
Views: 2,363,670
Posted By TheColonel
My new to me 2012 F800GS Triple Black. My first...

My new to me 2012 F800GS Triple Black. My first 800 and loving it.

http://s19.postimg.org/8vpustlb7/20140309_173704.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By TheColonel
You are probably right but when I stand on the...

You are probably right but when I stand on the pegs my waist is the same height as the top of my bike. :wink:

Seriously tho I think it was over 3m deep in the middle.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By TheColonel
Hey Touser, I did a crossing last July east to...

Hey Touser,
I did a crossing last July east to west, solo just me and the missus. We had no problems at all anywhere on the crossing. I was running 20psi in the front and 23 in the rear. ...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By TheColonel
A bit old but this was the crossing in May last...

A bit old but this was the crossing in May last year 2013. Not crossable. And I could not get around it.

http://s19.postimg.org/hkkri2of7/P4241702.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By TheColonel
Went up there this year in late April. Was...

Went up there this year in late April.
Was great weather but chilly in the mornings. Temps were anywhere from 5deg to 18 deg.
As said it can snow anytime up high.
Take a look at the roads up near...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16,720
Views: 2,031,555
Posted By TheColonel
Yep....gotta agree with you there really. (except...

Yep....gotta agree with you there really. (except for the yachting).
Forum: Australia 10-03-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16,720
Views: 2,031,555
Posted By TheColonel
Grand final record that is..... that last...

Grand final record that is.....

that last game? 4-0.
not that convincing.

Is this Minichello's 6th GF?

Can he make it 2 from 6?

Sadly....no.:lol3
Forum: Australia 10-03-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16,720
Views: 2,031,555
Posted By TheColonel
with the Roosters' record..... I wouldn't...

with the Roosters' record.....

I wouldn't hold my breath dude.....


GO the EAGLES!!!!
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheColonel
You get to ride two of the bikes of your choice. ...

You get to ride two of the bikes of your choice.

At Wisemans Ferry we did some road and a nice twisty dirt road and back.

Most bikes had knobbies.
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheColonel
YES.... the 800xc......another bike I would love...

YES.... the 800xc......another bike I would love to try.

And the KTM1190 R adventure.
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheColonel
Well as you may have guessed I am fairly new to...

Well as you may have guessed I am fairly new to ADV riding and dual sport bikes. I now have 2 years under my belt. I was not really looking at buying either, just too exe for me.

I really had no...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheColonel
Yeah same as Tiggs, i did it in Sydney and it was...

Yeah same as Tiggs, i did it in Sydney and it was great.
I also had never ridden a large GS before.
I took he 800gsa and the 1200gsa for a spin.
Both bikes were unbelievable.. and easy to ride. ...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,491
Posted By TheColonel
I found the accommodation booking pretty good,...

I found the accommodation booking pretty good, after they got it up and running again after it crashed that is.

Baiazid...you must have gone 4 star......I got away with $357 for the 6 nights.
not...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,491
Posted By TheColonel
PM sent .... Keen for a short ride on the...

PM sent ....

Keen for a short ride on the Sunday arvo before the Safari?
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
funny enough it did taste a little like american...

funny enough it did taste a little like american beer........:1drink

WayneC1 I agree... the Dakar is a nimble bike for its size....I am only dreaming about the 800.....what is it...22 grand? No...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
Ha....I don't know about that....I suppose since...

Ha....I don't know about that....I suppose since the limit is 60/80kph it aint that hard to keep up with em. But it is fun.......stopped in at Worthington BMW at Kariong......jesus there is some bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
Yeah just back from 170km ride up the old pacific...

Yeah just back from 170km ride up the old pacific hwy and all is well, no problems whatsoever.

I am amazed that so much water must have been sucked up through the breather hose. There must have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
Well well.......what do you know. I dont know why...

Well well.......what do you know. I dont know why I didnt think of it weeks ago bit you live and learn I guess.

I tried to drain all the fuel by laying the bike on its side with the fuel filler...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
thanks gravelseeker I have done all the usual...

thanks gravelseeker
I have done all the usual stuff.....air filter and box....spark plug....checked all the electrical connections that were under water, they seemed all dry. the side stand and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
Thanks WayneC1, will go over the bike again...

Thanks WayneC1, will go over the bike again tomorrow.
Let you know how it goes in a few days.
Cheers.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
I am in Forestville near Chatswood.

I am in Forestville near Chatswood.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
yeah I actually tried to ride around the edge of...

yeah I actually tried to ride around the edge of the puddle but she slipped into the rut. Took me 10 min to get it out as i was by my self.

No I have no access to another BMS-C. I don't think it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
Stalling Dakar

OK, I need help, getting desperate now.

So I did this to my bike about a month ago.....

http://s19.postimg.org/5qlk0fxyb/Photo0425.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/gq6rc1odb/full/)
20mb image...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By TheColonel
Hey, we happened to be in Dalhousie the day after...

Hey, we happened to be in Dalhousie the day after he was air lifted and heard from some who helped as well with the runway lights that he had a broken pelvis. That's all I know.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,559
Posted By TheColonel
An update.... all be it a little slow.. took...

An update.... all be it a little slow..

took the advice given and what do you know....

it worked.

Loose battery terminal.....glad it was an easy fix.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Australia 06-20-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By TheColonel
Prado04.... mate I would love to do this...

Prado04....
mate I would love to do this ride....
I just can't do it this weekend, so bummed. :cry

I will keep a watch for the next one though.

oh and I got a 04 prado too.....love it.... :D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By TheColonel
Thanks guys, we are searching around at the...

Thanks guys,
we are searching around at the moment.
Obviously not going to be cheap, but we will try stay downtown somewhere.
After all that is where the after hours "action" is.
We have our...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By TheColonel
Attention Austin TX ADV's-need advise

Hello ADV's in Austin,
I am coming to Austin in November for the F1 grand prix and need some local knowledge on a good place to stay, hotel, b&b anything really.
Not too expensive but no too cheap...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,430
Posted By TheColonel
I agree, I drove up the Tanami a few years ago...

I agree, I drove up the Tanami a few years ago and I had heard it was "so bad".
But I have been way worse than that.
Try the road to Mitchell Falls in the Kimberly, now that road sucked ass big...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By TheColonel
Now that was one of the best tracks in Australia....

Now that was one of the best tracks in Australia.
We used to go up there in the 4wd and beat the shit out of it. (the car that is).
As best as I remember they closed that track down in the mid...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,491
Posted By TheColonel
Maybe they have arranged with Parks VIC to open...

Maybe they have arranged with Parks VIC to open the gates for us a little early?

We can only hope.
Forum: Australia 05-14-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,491
Posted By TheColonel
Mike... I'm in, just registered. I also have a...

Mike... I'm in, just registered.
I also have a mate coming too on his 1200.
This should be spectacular.
PM sent.
Forum: Australia 05-13-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,491
Posted By TheColonel
So who's up for the safari this year? I think I...

So who's up for the safari this year?
I think I will be registering for it for the first time this year.
And it's in the Vic highcountry, what more could you want?
Looking forward to this one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
Just lucky timing I suppose, went on up to...

Just lucky timing I suppose, went on up to Charlottes Pass in the cold rain....

http://s19.postimg.org/pe0bhdm03/P4221630.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
image upload without registration...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13,408
Views: 1,551,146
Posted By TheColonel
Was just down there last week.....great riding. ...

Was just down there last week.....great riding.


http://s19.postimg.org/8z6e4t40z/P4231669.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
print screen windows 7 (http://postimage.org/app.php)

and here..
...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,107
Posted By TheColonel
Thanks for the ride fellas. Top day. In...

Thanks for the ride fellas. Top day.
In particular Waynetheone for a leading and Steve for bringing up the rear.
We had a big mix of riders and it is good that everyone gets to go at their own pace...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By TheColonel
Mate if you fly to Adelaide or Alice Springs from...

Mate if you fly to Adelaide or Alice Springs from Sydney then rent a bike you could be in the "outback" within minutes from the Alice, to a few hours from Adelaide. Your best bet for sure. Where you...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,107
Posted By TheColonel
Hey Chris690R, i am coming from the NB side...

Hey Chris690R, i am coming from the NB side too.... do you want to hook up and ride to Mcgraths hill togeather?

Glen.
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