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Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,550
Posted By aspad
Yeah. We are.in the motel annexe. GoT the last...

Yeah. We are.in the motel annexe. GoT the last two rooms. I was just out.of the shower when you rode by. Red jacket? I ran out in my kecks but you had gone. glad you liked bonang. . Personally I...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,550
Posted By aspad
Shit mate sorry to hear this. Missed you by...

Shit mate sorry to hear this. Missed you by seconds as you went by. To be honest. I cannot understand why you could not get a room. Bombala is half dead. We had a legendary booze up here years ago...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,550
Posted By aspad
You just rode past I think. We are off bikes so...

You just rode past I think. We are off bikes so could not chase you. At pub later if you are around. 4 blokes
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,550
Posted By aspad
The bonang is one of my fave roads. Avoid...

The bonang is one of my fave roads. Avoid princess highway if you can. Zig zag buchan and bruthen. Give me a shout if you want to meet for a beer in bombala tonight. I'm leaving Sydney in a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By aspad
So how do you adjust the screen - isn't it on the...

So how do you adjust the screen - isn't it on the standard BMW mount? Is it the brace that stops on the fly adjustment?
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,550
Posted By aspad
Glad you are enjoying it and bikescape worked out...

Glad you are enjoying it and bikescape worked out for you. I am heading south from Sydney with 3 mates on Saturday to do 6 days in vic. Will probably be in bombala on Saturday night if you are close...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,550
Posted By aspad
http://bikescape1-px.rtrk.com.au/...

http://bikescape1-px.rtrk.com.au/ (http://bikescape1-px.rtrk.com.au/)

Try the above company for hiring a bike. I have no affiliation with them at all but I seem to remember they hire a range of...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By aspad
Yes. It is a max of 90 days at a time with a...

Yes. It is a max of 90 days at a time with a rolling 90 out of 180. Very strictly applied. Passports stamped and inspected. The have a calculator on the official web site. Iirc Russia, uk, Croatia...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By aspad
Then your original route if car and Rider 101...

Then your original route if car and Rider 101 variation if bike and you want to enjoy some twisties towards the end of what will be a long, and probably hot, day.
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By aspad
Great info. Thanks everyone.

Great info. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By aspad
How long have you got and how much dirt if any do...

How long have you got and how much dirt if any do you want to do?
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By aspad
OFM I have sent BergDonk a pm and hopefully he...

OFM I have sent BergDonk a pm and hopefully he will chime in.
Trailcutter. Great info and photo - thanks - was the top ford water level high, medium or low when that was taken? Presume the bottom...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By aspad
Conways Gap Road near Countegany

Can the brains trust give me some current info on the Tuross/Wadbilliga/Burkes Road that runs down the escarpment from Countegany to Yowrie and then out to Narooma.
Is it open and or gated? and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,276
Posted By aspad
Can either of you with the new 15 notice a...

Can either of you with the new 15 notice a different feel in the engine because of the heavier crank. I delayed my purchase because of this feature. I ride a lot of dirt and tractability is very...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,082
Posted By aspad
Thanks for the replies guys. I loved the fuel...

Thanks for the replies guys. I loved the fuel economy and general usability of that motor when I rode bikes with it in overseas. Maybe the knobbies amplify the vibes in the GS, cos I didn't notice...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,082
Posted By aspad
Serious question. Not baiting. Anyone put off...

Serious question. Not baiting.
Anyone put off by the vibes at touring speeds?
I took an 800 GSA out for a test ride and my hands and arse were tingling within minutes. I really wanted to like it...
Forum: OZ Vendors 07-29-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,803
Posted By aspad
Another satisfied customer here. Nick did my DR...

Another satisfied customer here. Nick did my DR and the bike was transformed. :deal
Recommended.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By aspad
Can I ask why you are putting a regular GS screen...

Can I ask why you are putting a regular GS screen on a GSA.
I'm interested because I test rode both bikes last week and was surprised that I liked the regular screen best. I expected the GSA to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By aspad
Just answered my own question

I think.
I just test rode a 2014 GS and GSA back to back on exactly the same route including a section of low speed gravel with some tight turns thrown in for good measure
Took the standard GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By aspad
Thanks for the responses guys. About to part with...

Thanks for the responses guys. About to part with some cash later today to order a new GS so light and lively it is:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By aspad
heavier crank on 2015 GSW

Anyone know if they are doing this as a result of a particular problem with the 2013-2014 models?
They are going to use the heavy crank from the GSA.
I am familiar with the arguments for and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,836
Posted By aspad
Is putting a heavier crank on a response to any...

Is putting a heavier crank on a response to any known problems with the performance of the current spec bike?
It is supposed to help smooth out power delivery at very low revs and allow tractoring...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,236
Posted By aspad
I used one two years ago on the same trip. Yes...

I used one two years ago on the same trip. Yes they will stink up your panniers or other bag you put them in after use. I wrapped it in plastic bags but it got through and the vapours contaminated...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,305
Posted By aspad
They are horrible on green slimy concrete fords...

They are horrible on green slimy concrete fords too. DAMHIK.
Then again what isn't.
Fantastic durability though - 3/4 times better than a TKC on GS1200
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 69,759
Posted By aspad
Hey David, Great meeting and riding with you in...

Hey David,
Great meeting and riding with you in Guatamala. Terrific pictures and narrative. What a wonderful adventure you are having!!!
We left Guatamala last Sunday and have been touring Costa...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By aspad
Most people filter to the front at traffic lights...

Most people filter to the front at traffic lights in Sydney provided there is enough room. I have never seen a cop try to stop it.
Some slow speed lane splitting is also done in very heavy traffic...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 68,236
Posted By aspad
Faark that looks cold Hodgo. Get your arse...

Faark that looks cold Hodgo. Get your arse southbound young man:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 68,236
Posted By aspad
Nice going hodge. Keep livin the dream for the...

Nice going hodge. Keep livin the dream for the rest of us.

Maybe catch you next year if you decide ever to return!!!
Forum: Australia 08-16-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By aspad
There are no cabins in the blue mtns like there...

There are no cabins in the blue mtns like there are in mountain ranges in other parts of the world. You could either camp (good in summer ) in the bush near a river (if hiking) or do day walks into...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,980
Posted By aspad
Hi Frederic, It looks like a lot of your...

Hi Frederic,
It looks like a lot of your questions have been answered already.
re bike: it sounds to me like you need a dual sport bike so you can enjoy the dirt roads and tracks that lead to a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 68,236
Posted By aspad
Nice going Hodgo. Great to see what a good time...

Nice going Hodgo. Great to see what a good time you are having.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 2,142,131
Posted By aspad
I arrived in Katherine midday. It is a booming...

I arrived in Katherine midday. It is a booming tourist jump off point. I found the Motorcycle dealer, bought some oil as it is time for a change. Fortunately they let me borrow a plastic dump...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,614
Posted By aspad
Nice.. Let us know when you get to oz. safe ride

Nice.. Let us know when you get to oz. safe ride
Forum: Australia 07-24-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,938
Posted By aspad
I rode a hire bike through the french alps last...

I rode a hire bike through the french alps last year without any of that stuff apart from what came with the bike.
I found the French to be very considerate of bikes (bicycles even more so) and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,726
Posted By aspad
One word. SLIME! Where was that one Davo?

One word.
SLIME!

Where was that one Davo?
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 68,236
Posted By aspad
I know, great isn't it?:cry:cry

I know, great isn't it?:cry:cry
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 68,236
Posted By aspad
Nice going Hodgo. Looks like you are living my...

Nice going Hodgo. Looks like you are living my dream.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,057
Posted By aspad
This is a relatively recent cager habit (last...

This is a relatively recent cager habit (last 10-15yrs) with more doing it more often. It was so prevalent that I looked to see if driver's ed or AARP advisories were promoting it? Couldn't find...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,568
Posted By aspad
Yep. There is a decent camp spot off the road...

Yep. There is a decent camp spot off the road just past the granites mine. LHS as you head north west. No water so carry your own
Forum: Australia 07-04-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,430
Posted By aspad
We took about 4 days and went to a lot of the...

We took about 4 days and went to a lot of the gorges. Then 2 days at el questro
You could take a lot longer. Best camp site was free at the durack river. Take time if you can and do the side gorges
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