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Forum: Australia 02-22-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,544
Posted By Gadget678
I found that torches on helmets are only useful...

I found that torches on helmets are only useful for service work. But they don't cost that much now, so give it a try.

I tried using a Trailtech SCMR16 HID on my helmet for a night ride in the...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,303
Posted By Gadget678
Yep.... I had to sign a consent (of sorts) to be...

Yep.... I had to sign a consent (of sorts) to be able to keep it.
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,303
Posted By Gadget678
Kinda. At least it didn't happen on a bike, I'd...

Kinda. At least it didn't happen on a bike, I'd never hear the end of it from my parents.

Sad thing is, the fractures (yes, multiple) were the least of my problems.... I still have a lot of numb...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 14,303
Posted By Gadget678
11 months after this: ...

11 months after this:

http://gadget678.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-VwnVj87/0/S/IMAG1582_1cropped-S.jpg (http://gadget678.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-VwnVj87/A)

I finally rode the bloody...
Forum: Australia 02-16-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,820
Posted By Gadget678
I know my cousin stocks them in Auto Pro in...

I know my cousin stocks them in Auto Pro in Portland... I've seen them in Auto Pro in Hamilton; So I'm guessing at least Autopro, maybe Auto Barn/ Supercheap will be worth a try.
Forum: Australia 02-14-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 99,789
Posted By Gadget678
Likely candidates..... When I had the...

Likely candidates.....

When I had the TTR250, I used to change gearing between the desert and mountain riding- but only ever the front one. I was looking at what my best options would be for...
Forum: Australia 02-14-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 99,789
Posted By Gadget678
Sprockets

For the Safari I ran 14:44 (near enough to being the same as 15:47). For the 400, 1st is still low enough for most climbs, and 5th will wind out to about 140 (and a bit) in Safari trim

Since the...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,820
Posted By Gadget678
I got mine off "catch of the day"..... ...

I got mine off "catch of the day".....
http://gadget678.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-35XjsCQ/0/O/543b49674c666847355459_w330h270.jpg

...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 502,424
Posted By Gadget678
Honda Motocompo

Never seen one of these before...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1981-Honda-Motocompo-Folding-Scooter-49cc-Red-/161561809183?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item259dd5911f
...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 502,424
Posted By Gadget678
1986 Tenere

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yamaha-Tenere-XTZ-600-XT600Z-/131418093030?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item1e9920f5e6
Forum: Australia 01-30-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 502,424
Posted By Gadget678
Sherco anyone?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181650312046?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

2011 model 510.

Currently at $1000, ends tomorrow... no reserve listed:evil
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,030
Posted By Gadget678
Smarty should be able to get that info for you......

Smarty should be able to get that info for you... He's a YSS guy.


http://gadget678.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DRZ400/i-QPFdhRd/0/S/img071-S.jpg
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 502,424
Posted By Gadget678
Ttr250

It's not the bike; it's the description that's worth looking at.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yamaha-TT-R250-/281577032425?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item418f4c8ae9
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Gadget678
What's your fuel range like? If you...

What's your fuel range like?

If you deviate from Pheeneys Track past Rocket Lake; just a bit further north is Settlement Rd, which will be a cruisey ride on a big bore....

I'd then head...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Gadget678
These ones? ...

These ones?


http://gadget678.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mildura-trip-Aug-6/i-hZNSn29/0/XL/IMG_2128-XL.jpg

Regularly used. Watch out for fast moving traffic..... I've seen bikes going in both...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Gadget678
Is this actually a sign posted one way thing? I...

Is this actually a sign posted one way thing? I intend to venture more into that are this year- so it'll be handy to know.

(I've heard of other tracks around the Sunset desert being "one way" when...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
How good would it be if a privateer won though? ...

How good would it be if a privateer won though?

One problem with obtaining the multi coloured gear; is that he might be expected to give up his chance of a finish "for the greater good of the...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
From Dakar.com

<CUFON class="cufon cufon-canvas" style="HEIGHT: 26px; WIDTH: 46px" alt="bike "><CANVAS style="HEIGHT: 32px; WIDTH: 63px; LEFT: -1px; TOP: -6px" height="32" width="63"></CANVAS><CUFONTEXT>bike...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
From the F5irehose

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Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
From the Dakar site

<CUFON class="cufon cufon-canvas" style="HEIGHT: 16px; WIDTH: 24px" alt="bike"><CANVAS style="HEIGHT: 20px; WIDTH: 32px; LEFT: -1px; TOP: -4px" width="32"...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
This just came in

06:52 - bike
The race stops at CP2!
It's raining cats and dogs right now, making the course extremely slippery and dangerous, so the organisers have decided to stop the motorcycle race at CP2, 101...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25,951
Views: 4,642,950
Posted By Gadget678
What's the 2015 worth?? There will only...

What's the 2015 worth??

There will only be cosmetic differences between the two, and resale value may not be that much different..... so it comes down to the difference in purchase price b/n...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
Talk of next year already....

From the Dakar site:http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2015/us/stage-12/quotes-all.html


026 - TOBY PRICE

“It's been a good experience”
...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
Now there's a result......

<TABLE class=ret> <THEAD class=thr> <TR> <TH class=m><ABRR title=Position>Pos.</ABRR></TH> <TH class="s doss"><ABRR title=Number>N°</ABRR></TH> <TH class=l>Name</TH> <TH class="l lhm">Make</TH> <TH...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
He's in a good position. By my (shitty)...

He's in a good position. By my (shitty) calculations, he should still have 3 riders ahead of him on the road, therefore making his navigation a bit easier and allowing him to ride at the pace he...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
I can't seem to leave the computer...

<TABLE class=rec> <TBODY class=selectable> <TR id=m4c026 class="c026 a"> <TD class=p>1</TD> <TD class=doss>026</TD> <TH class=m>PRICE (AUS)</TH> <TD class="m lm">KTM</TD> <TD class=tt style="WIDTH:...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Gadget678
Options

One option I looked at for my son was a DR200 (Trojan).... Technically an Ag bike, but quite capable- as are most of the ag bikes really.

An old XT200/225/250 or XR 200 or an old KLR may also...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Gadget678
Looks like it's based on the TW200 concept: ...

Looks like it's based on the TW200 concept:
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmo4cZW7tiJqj1M8X1OfdrdKGRdYhghRyGBfuJmuiVfg_Gy8zi...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Gadget678
Odes

Another cheap option- (sorry about the size of the pic)
http://downunderdirtbikes.com/Thumbs/106_MCF225-2-2.jpg
http://downunderdirtbikes.com/main.asp?ID=12&Name=MCF225FB-2

I'm not exactly...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 99,789
Posted By Gadget678
No idea; but put a multi meter (or test light)...

No idea; but put a multi meter (or test light) onto the connections to find out if/when it gets power..... make a decision from there.
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
Umm....

I see that Toby has no time listed on WP7-11, but still has a finish time. Missed WP? sensor not picked up???

He is still listed as 8th overall with 0 penalty beside his name?
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
Pic

I just found a pic of Toby from Stage 6..

http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2015/us/stage-6/photos-galery.html# (I can't get the pic to copy yet... follow link; click on stage 6; from the reel below the...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By Gadget678
.

If interested in a Yamaha- try contacting Rod Faggotter (Longreach Yamaha)... to see what options are available: he may even have some second hand stuff floating around....
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By Gadget678
Start small... and local

You can get pretty much any enduro bike into an Aussie Rally... just add nav gear.

I suggest that you start small with some local events to see if rally racing is something that you even want to...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
I think it is... the fluro TLD pants give him...

I think it is... the fluro TLD pants give him away.

http://www.mcnews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Price_DakarSt6_lrg.jpg?4ff415...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 99,789
Posted By Gadget678
After another AG bike Phil? I run a full...

After another AG bike Phil?

I run a full Staintune system on mine... some don't like it, I do. The noise from this one has never been an issue for me. It is supposedly street legal- but I do have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25,951
Views: 4,642,950
Posted By Gadget678
Correct: it is a Trailtech remote switch. ...

Correct: it is a Trailtech remote switch.

My unit is a Vector... but going by their web site it seems that they don't make them any more.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25,951
Views: 4,642,950
Posted By Gadget678
Steg Pegz

Now that I'm home....
US supplier (in Lancaster PA): http://www.brapoffroad.com/suzukistegpegz

From their home in AU: http://www.stegzmoto.com.au/STEG-PEGZ.html

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25,951
Views: 4,642,950
Posted By Gadget678
I had Steg Pegz on my DRZ400 in 2009........

I had Steg Pegz on my DRZ400 in 2009..... Wouldn't be without them.
Forum: Australia 01-05-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,228
Posted By Gadget678
Price

Looks like Toby is pushing... early in a long stage though.
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