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Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 128,085
Posted By Rick001
O'neal Elements

GONE ! Knew someone else out there had big flat feet
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 2,688,356
Posted By Rick001
Does that qualify as "Off road"...

Does that qualify as "Off road" riding?:rofl
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,950
Posted By Rick001
Would the ride be suitable for a BMW R1100GS with...

Would the ride be suitable for a BMW R1100GS with sidecar?
(Sidecar contains fridge with cold beer:wink:)
Forum: Australia 02-16-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,349
Posted By Rick001
Was gunna bring the sidecar and see how it went,...

Was gunna bring the sidecar and see how it went, until I read the rules :deal
Gotta wear a "Leather" jacket.

I don't own one........ Oh well.
Forum: Australia 02-16-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By Rick001
Used to use a Scottoiler. Never even hear of a...

Used to use a Scottoiler. Never even hear of a Tutoro?
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 555,611
Posted By Rick001
After over 3000 posts and half a mission views,...

After over 3000 posts and half a mission views, we have finally come to the conclusion that:

Some people like Urals and some Don't.:eek1

I don't think anyone has ever bought one, expecting...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,678
Posted By Rick001
I bought the BMW Santiago boots. Wide fit, and...

I bought the BMW Santiago boots. Wide fit, and one of the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Had them for 3 years now, and they still don't leak. Looks like they have been replaced by the...
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By Rick001
So - The verdict still seems to be:- Some like...

So - The verdict still seems to be:- Some like them. Some don't.:D

The old sayings "You will never know until you try it" and "You don't miss what you haven't had" still ring true.

It's like...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,035
Posted By Rick001
This topic has been done before - Some love it,...

This topic has been done before - Some love it, some don't see any value in it.

Never used a system where the rear tug and sidecare brake are linked.

I find a seperate sidecar wheel brake and...
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,452
Posted By Rick001
Is a custome spring. They said it was the...

Is a custome spring. They said it was the heaviest they could fit to the shock.
Pleased it was something simple. Hope you had a good ride after that.
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,452
Posted By Rick001
The guy at the suspension shop took one look at...

The guy at the suspension shop took one look at the size of me , and fitted the heaviest rear spring that the GS shock could take.:lol3
He told me that if I found it was still too soft, then bad...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,060
Posted By Rick001
"Only time you are carrying too much fuel is when...

"Only time you are carrying too much fuel is when you are on fire ":lol3
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,186
Posted By Rick001
Much as I hate revenue raising, If they are...

Much as I hate revenue raising, If they are targeting Mobile Phone users then they get my vote.
Sick and tired of getting cut off by drivers who didn't look, as they were too busy talking on the...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,078
Posted By Rick001
I always tell them - Send your mate around with...

I always tell them - Send your mate around with cash or bank cheque (and you can pick the bike up only when the check has cleared). Will meet them right outside the local police station - easy place...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 104,241
Posted By Rick001
Keen - When?

Keen - When?
Forum: Hacks 12-05-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 104,241
Posted By Rick001
Somebody mention my name. Was minding my own...

Somebody mention my name. Was minding my own business and my ears started burning.:ear

I might be in for a tryout on a bit of rougher stuff. Haven't needed to use the winch yet. Don't plan on...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Rick001
Also sent you an email :wink:

Also sent you an email :wink:
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Rick001
Looks like we must be the only 2 in the SEQ...

Looks like we must be the only 2 in the SEQ region who are on ADV and have sidecars.
Might be able to find some hills and rougher tracks just for you :evil.
Didn't want to scare off anyone, who was...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Rick001
Brisbane/ Gold Coast Sidecar Rides

Are there any sidecarists in the Greater Brisbane/ Gold Coast area who are interested in getting together for a ride.

As we usually travel slower than the solo's, I thought a ride around some...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,663
Posted By Rick001
Hunsta said he is planning on being there. ...

Hunsta said he is planning on being there.

He's meeting up with me, and we plan on making a bit of a trip out of it (4 days). He likes the idea of the fridge in the sidecar :freakyA bit slower...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 583,011
Posted By Rick001
[QUOTE=Mambo Dave;25513335]The ship flexing is...

[QUOTE=Mambo Dave;25513335]The ship flexing is amazing even in this small storm.

Holy Shit... Thats scarey, even if its meant to flex like that. I would'nt get much sleep if I was working in...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,521
Posted By Rick001
I am quite sure you will find loads of willing...

I am quite sure you will find loads of willing guides on this forum. Pick a state / city, and there will probably be someone on ADV that will be willing to give you a bed or show you around or get...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Rick001
No point doing it half assed :wink:

No point doing it half assed :wink:
Forum: Australia 11-08-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,152
Posted By Rick001
Looking at the photo's, the dash is wrong, and...

Looking at the photo's, the dash is wrong, and the whole front end looks too "new' compared to the rest of the bike.

In my opinion ( and I may be wrong - wouldn't be the first time) it has had...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Rick001
I NEVER go market value on a bike. Always agreed...

I NEVER go market value on a bike. Always agreed value.

Market value = Nothing like what you can buy one for, only what a dealer might possible pay for it at a wholesale auction of unwanted items...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rick001
Garmin Montana 650 with screw down lock on the...

Garmin Montana 650 with screw down lock on the mount (marine mount) and a Ram arm - love it. Best one Ive used.
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,132
Posted By Rick001
Riding a bike (2 or 3 wheels), I have alway...

Riding a bike (2 or 3 wheels), I have alway gotten dumb questions. Several years ago, I got loose with the label maker and put a whole lot of Dymo labels around the edge of the screen / fairing on...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By Rick001
Has any one decided anything yet? If I am...

Has any one decided anything yet?
If I am gunna go. I gotta start working up brownie points

Taylors Arms is a nice run from Brisbane. :D

Last time I dropped into the Moonan Flats pub, they...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,242
Posted By Rick001
:shog

:shog
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,242
Posted By Rick001
and what wrong with a Ural tub on a GS ...... I...

and what wrong with a Ural tub on a GS ......
I think they look great. :fitz

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb352/rjblandford/Hack1_zps004a2bcd.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,109
Posted By Rick001
[QUOTE=gateman;25325746] Regardless of...

[QUOTE=gateman;25325746]

Regardless of which option the basic thing is a need to be able to ride in comfort for up to 1000km a day getting to a region I want to explore then kick back and poke...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,354
Posted By Rick001
My possum scraper got left in the bush after it...

My possum scraper got left in the bush after it caught in the tyre tread and ripped off after I hit a big pothole.
Never worried about replacing it. Left the screws in the holes to stop crap from...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Rick001
What he said. My R1100GS runs within 1kmh...

What he said.

My R1100GS runs within 1kmh of my GPS. Both trip log on GPS and odo run pretty much the same
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Rick001
In my opinion, you can't go wrong with one. They...

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with one. They are a reliable old work horse.

My intrduction to BMW's was a 97 R1100gs that I bought 4 Years ago. Had 52k km on it then. Now has 109k. Only...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,932
Posted By Rick001
Kero - Keep the lid closed and you won't even...

Kero - Keep the lid closed and you won't even know its there.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6,505
Views: 1,150,549
Posted By Rick001
I did this a couple of months ago

I did this a couple of months ago
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By Rick001
May be worth putting up a post in the "Wanted "...

May be worth putting up a post in the "Wanted " thread in the Aussie region forum.
What have you got, and what do you need? There is lots of info on here and if you know how to weld / grind etc,...
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Rick001
Running 30psi in the sidecar tyre. Suspension is...

Running 30psi in the sidecar tyre. Suspension is on the softest setting.

To tell the truth, it does pull ever so slightly, but its hardly noticable on a good bit of road (we don't have much of...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Rick001
Ural sidecar spring rate

Was wondering how others who have fitted Ural sidecars to their non Ural bikes found the standard suspension and if you made changes, what did you do?
I mounted the Ural sidecar to the R1100GS and...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,146
Posted By Rick001
Have learnt a couple of more things recently. ...

Have learnt a couple of more things recently.

Tyre choice makes a HUGE difference in handling. As does tyre pressure
The very first time you fly the chair with the wife in it, turn the volume...
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