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Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,277
Posted By Corkonian
Subscribed. Guanajuato - to the east of Leon -...

Subscribed.
Guanajuato - to the east of Leon - is well worth a visit.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,149,560
Posted By Corkonian
Irish pricing - ...

Irish pricing -
bmw-r-1200-gs/prices-and-specifications.html (http://www.joeduffymotorrad.ie/motorcycles/enduro/bmw-r-1200-gs/prices-and-specifications.html)
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,662
Posted By Corkonian
There's an article in this months RIDE magazine...

There's an article in this months RIDE magazine about this subject.
I got tinnitus - very annoying when I got it at first but used to it now - regardless I don't want any further hearing damage.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,313,191
Posted By Corkonian
Looking at those pics of wide open steppe and the...

Looking at those pics of wide open steppe and the grain silos has me thinking that it wouldn't be much fun around harvest time - dodging combines and slow moving tractors.
When is the harvest Walter...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Corkonian
I hear a lot of brits saying they're quality...

I hear a lot of brits saying they're quality isn't what it used to be.
I ordered one pair of boots off them and would never deal with them again - customer service isn't great to say the least....
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,640
Posted By Corkonian
Very lucky to get it back. Here they would just...

Very lucky to get it back.
Here they would just ride the shit out of it for a few days and then torch it.
Police do nothing - they're happy to see them on the bike as they're not out causing other...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,640
Posted By Corkonian
Thanks Tony - loads of them on eBay and very...

Thanks Tony - loads of them on eBay and very reasonable as you say.

After some of the pics on this thread the sleep-in dictionary seems like the way to go too alright - this one especially - ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,325,640
Posted By Corkonian
Great stuff Colebatch - one of the best reads...

Great stuff Colebatch - one of the best reads I've had in a long time.

Semi-retired and you're not too many years older than me.........I better start doing the Lotto because they're upping the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 262,548
Posted By Corkonian
Good luck Oisin and may all you spuds be Golden...

Good luck Oisin and may all you spuds be Golden Wonders.
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,135
Posted By Corkonian
There can be only one - iPad...

There can be only one - iPad (http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/)

Have good read of the specs - can't see how you'd consider anything else.
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,263
Posted By Corkonian
I think it was a company in the Netherlands that...

I think it was a company in the Netherlands that was making them but a few years back they were planning on stopping production - looks like their design.

- had a look through my links and this...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By Corkonian
Try - http://www.busters-accessories.co.uk/ ...

Try -
http://www.busters-accessories.co.uk/
They have the TKC-80's and ask you to mail them for shipping price for countries outside of Europe.

Never dealt with them myself but I'm in Ireland...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,023
Posted By Corkonian
Can't help there unfortunately.

Can't help there unfortunately.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,023
Posted By Corkonian
Mine just came today from twowheel...

Mine just came today from twowheel (www.twowheel.co.uk) - there was a bar of cadburry's caramel in the box too - not sure why but thanks - nice touch :lol3
Hard to compare boot sizes - for hiking...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By Corkonian
I made up my own kit for hunting - fits into a...

I made up my own kit for hunting - fits into a pocket on my jacket but often thought I should use similar on the bike -
I'm mainly worried about the dogs getting injured and have taken into...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-04-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,597
Posted By Corkonian
Thinc2 - try out the Navigon app - perfect job...

Thinc2 - try out the Navigon app - perfect job for Ireland.
Been trying it out the last week around Cork and can't fault it yet - although it is 1.8gb as far as I can remember so takes up a fair bit...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,591
Posted By Corkonian
Custom for me too - read a lot about people...

Custom for me too - read a lot about people saying they're no good - maybe I got lucky with the guy that made the ear impression because they fit perfectly and the perceived noise reduction is the...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,401
Posted By Corkonian
I wasn't too happy with the Altbergs that I got -...

I wasn't too happy with the Altbergs that I got - I returned them.
3 months waiting - badly finished - sizes were way way off any other boot i've ever tried.

Got a pair of Lowa mountain boots -...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 59,975
Posted By Corkonian
:D - that's a laugh larryboy. The only...

:D - that's a laugh larryboy.


The only thing I worry about with the dogs on a bike is the noise - don't think I'd like the idea of giving any of my dogs tinnitus - and lets face it strapping the...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By Corkonian
Data Rescue II is an app that I've used as well -...

Data Rescue II is an app that I've used as well - works fairly well.

If you run TimeMachine it will backup your system - takes ages the first time but after that it's fine - updating at intervals...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,590
Posted By Corkonian
Anyone having trouble with a mac then post in the...

Anyone having trouble with a mac then post in the relevant section here -
http://discussions.apple.com/index.jspa?categoryID=1

A lot of the issues there do get looked at by engineering.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 90,637
Posted By Corkonian
Great read Tappet - you have me in even worse...

Great read Tappet - you have me in even worse form now facing into the dark and wet Irish winter ;)

I remember reading on the local paper here about the fella Hugh that you met - he was doing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Corkonian
Stunning looking country side!

Stunning looking country side!
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,951
Posted By Corkonian
Fair dues to ye for keeping the dog.

Fair dues to ye for keeping the dog.
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,872
Posted By Corkonian
Thanks - stunning place - must get up there some...

Thanks - stunning place - must get up there some time!
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,957
Posted By Corkonian
We can't get the Casio over here but the JCB...

We can't get the Casio over here but the JCB Tough Phone gets good reviews -
http://www.carphonewarehouse.ie/product.php/400/1/jcb_tough_phone
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By Corkonian
Nice pics - I travel a lot of the same roads when...

Nice pics - I travel a lot of the same roads when I go for a ride - I know that round tower - just a few miles north of Enniskean.
If you're into history themed rides have a read off the likes of...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,282
Posted By Corkonian
According to the BMW site the new range of gear...

According to the BMW site the new range of gear is out next weekend - why not wait till then - the new Tourance jacket is out allready.

I want some new gear but will go with Hein Gericke for the...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,438
Posted By Corkonian
Hi - I'm not a woman but just read a thread on...

Hi - I'm not a woman but just read a thread on boots on an Irish forum and they were recommending Daytona boots for men and women - might be worth a look -
http://www.daytona.de/
They also do...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,797
Posted By Corkonian
I have the Touratech one - serves it's purpose...

I have the Touratech one - serves it's purpose well - I don't like the way it's attached to the bike though - the zip holding it near the seat is plastic and hard to close.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,954
Posted By Corkonian
Thanks Schtum. Will wait to see what BMW...

Thanks Schtum.

Will wait to see what BMW come up with in their new gear catalog due soon - I want something for summer riding mainly off road but must cover 50 odd miles to get there on tarmac 1st.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,543
Posted By Corkonian
These any good? TYRE IRON WITH RING SPANNER END...

These any good?
TYRE IRON WITH RING SPANNER END
One end fits the axle nut, the other end is a tyre tool.
- Made of heat treated steel.
- 26cm(10.4") wrench length
- Wrench sizes, 17mm, 19mm,...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,954
Posted By Corkonian
What would be the best shirt/jacket to wear over...

What would be the best shirt/jacket to wear over this shirt to avoid road rash if you came off?
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2008, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,353
Posted By Corkonian
I think that the new version of the Tour-X has a...

I think that the new version of the Tour-X has a pinlock installed in the visor as standard.
Pics etc. here -
UKGSER (http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130306)
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,499
Posted By Corkonian
Pikies are scum of the earth - give them drink...

Pikies are scum of the earth - give them drink and they go mental.

I hunt with some of them but wouldn't trust the bastards as far as I could throw them.

Thanks for the help anyway - I'll try...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,499
Posted By Corkonian
First - when I said children it was referring...

First - when I said children it was referring more to the fact that the average age on here would - from what I have read - be bordering on the geriatric :wink: I don't know the thousands of...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,499
Posted By Corkonian
I like the Marine's story :rofl Pity your...

I like the Marine's story :rofl Pity your politicians can't show the same ingenuity and figure out a way of getting your children out of there.

The vest is for my brother who is 14 years younger...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,499
Posted By Corkonian
Stab Vest?

I see a lot of self defence type threads on here so just wondering if anyone would have recommendations for a stab proof vest.
Want to wear it under a shirt.
It would have to be properly certified...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Corkonian
They kind of mold to your knees after a few wears.

They kind of mold to your knees after a few wears.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,841
Posted By Corkonian
The queen isn't involved with this one :1drink ...

The queen isn't involved with this one :1drink

They couldn't be worse than Sky - the way they pad each episode with - an intro - what happened last week - what happens this week - there's 6 or 7...
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