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Forum: Australia 08-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,362
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Derbi Terra Adventure 125. (might be hard to find...

Derbi Terra Adventure 125. (might be hard to find in Aus)

Honda SL230 or Yamaha XT225. (plenty of low km examples around)
Forum: Australia 04-27-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,054
Posted By Giddy Goanna
When I first read the title, I thought of Pork...

When I first read the title, I thought of Pork Chop @ Batemans Bay.
Thinking a little closer to home, the Ski Run @ Sunny Corner state forest?
Forum: Australia 03-22-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,288
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Have a quiet drink for "Pommy" Peter Horne.

He was an Autumn Leaf regular until health prevented him from rallying.
This will be the first Autumn Leaf since his passing.
Cheers,
Giddy.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By Giddy Goanna
What about a 3 wheeled nippi for the wheelchair...

What about a 3 wheeled nippi for the wheelchair AMAC?
They are fun little jiggers. I ride the scoot that it's based on (NH80).
A popular mod here in Australia is to graft the motor from a NH125 to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,300
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I quite like fuel injection Cap'n, but I can't...

I quite like fuel injection Cap'n, but I can't stand those damn kids on my lawn!

Jerry would be proud to know both my car and Honda Lead80 (Aero or NH80 in your part of the planet) are...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,300
Posted By Giddy Goanna
"piss and vinegar" is considered vulgar, so is...

"piss and vinegar" is considered vulgar, so is rarely used in "polite" conversation. It's a lot of fun to use it, though - it's a satisfying way to express frustration with someone's antics....
Forum: Australia 03-01-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,584
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Thanks for the info Phil. Will run with...

Thanks for the info Phil.

Will run with your advice and wait for the chin pads to break in before swapping them for a smaller size. Hope you're not offended by my remark re- visor change. I've...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,584
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I have used Shoei helmet predominantly for the...

I have used Shoei helmet predominantly for the last 25 yrs. (Small size)
I recently purchased a LS2 MX453 in medium as I had heard that their sizing runs small (similar to Zeus 2100B dual sport...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,093
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I thought about a tilley's hat. They have a...

I thought about a tilley's hat. They have a lifetime warranty/replacement but you pay the price of three hats in your initial purchase.

So, I went to cancer council shop and bought a RG81 cool...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,131
Posted By Giddy Goanna
In the March edition of Two Wheels magazine,...

In the March edition of Two Wheels magazine, motorcycle instructor Ken Whitehouse (in the HART riding skills section, page 71) looks at possible outcomes of lane filtering.

One: Not worth doing...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I could be wrong, but I bought what I thought to...

I could be wrong, but I bought what I thought to be one of the first XT225 Serow new in 1992 (just as the ADR rule came into effect regarding permanent headlight on).

All came with electric start...
Forum: Australia 02-14-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,675
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Who is the Legend on the Strom? Did he lose...

Who is the Legend on the Strom?

Did he lose his front right indicator on the ride?
Those damn things never stay on Stroms too long. :wink:

Good effort as they can be a pig on slippery river...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,730
Posted By Giddy Goanna
That must be a pretty strong wind, to sever your...

That must be a pretty strong wind, to sever your head :huh

Have enjoyed your video of X on the beach Rogie!

After caning a GPZ250 on my Provisional licence, I only like the sound of parallel...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,287
Posted By Giddy Goanna
XT225 is indeed a 6 speed. Was disappointed...

XT225 is indeed a 6 speed.
Was disappointed when the replacement XT250 was introduced with a 5 speed. I thought it was a real penny pinching retrograde step.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,010
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Rode one for about 5000km till it was stolen,...

Rode one for about 5000km till it was stolen, joyridden and left in a heap of molten plastic and ash.

Bought it as a demo 'cause $5600 AUD was too rich for a 150cc scoot.

Was extremely...
Forum: Australia 12-24-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,690
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Oh it does get better. You live in the Adelaide...

Oh it does get better. You live in the Adelaide Hills. I am jealous and envious. :clap
Cheers and congrats.:D
Forum: Australia 12-21-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,378
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I'm not fussed on the quiet type. I like a lady...

I'm not fussed on the quiet type.
I like a lady to make at least a little bit of noise when I get lucky.:shog
Forum: Australia 10-13-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,383
Posted By Giddy Goanna
For his budget, I would have said V-Strom would...

For his budget, I would have said V-Strom would be perfect but OP is restricting his choices to 21 inch front rim.

Next best would be Terra but he has discounted it also.

I think Rangie is on...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 280,078
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I like the colour coordination of her lipstick...

I like the colour coordination of her lipstick and the embroidery on her shift with the scooter. It shows her dedication to minor detail! :lol3
Forum: Australia 09-13-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,845
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I say Mr Flickit, that's a very neatly packed top...

I say Mr Flickit, that's a very neatly packed top box you have there! :D
Forum: Australia 09-10-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,092
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Thanks for the pics and vid FLICKIT. That scrub...

Thanks for the pics and vid FLICKIT.
That scrub turkey sure can move!

I miss that type of riding sans trail bike.
Only got a Wee Strom, not as quick as a Dommie on those tracks.

I remember...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,932
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Super cool Bugtussle! Thanks for the link, it...

Super cool Bugtussle!
Thanks for the link, it looks like SERIOUS fun.
I've always liked the idea of a Can-Am Spyder, but the Elio looks like it has a wider range of use and will be more exciting as...
Forum: Australia 07-13-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,239
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I was really starting to believe you Troy, but...

I was really starting to believe you Troy, but then you threw all your credibility out the window when you could only account for 90%.

Where's the other 10% :D

BTW, Wee Strom is the best 2up...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 11,739
Posted By Giddy Goanna
How 'bout a Wee Strom Doc? Got a great...

How 'bout a Wee Strom Doc?
Got a great screen/fairing.
Ya wouldn'ta had soggy plums wiv one o'those!
It's still a Zuki n'all.
:D

That Peter heater certainly got a rise!
Forum: Australia 06-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 76,125
Posted By Giddy Goanna
The std 15/47 gearing on the 650 is pretty spot...

The std 15/47 gearing on the 650 is pretty spot on.
Have ridden one with 16 tooth front and it is sluggish! (with higher fuel consumption)
Would only use it if you were riding way out west, sitting...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,623
Posted By Giddy Goanna
More fun to work the smaller capacity motor ...

More fun to work the smaller capacity motor
Price
fuel economy
fuel range
less weight
lower seat height
motor is in/near power zone at hwy speeds
less wear on tyre/chain/sprockets.
still has...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,623
Posted By Giddy Goanna
I think the Strom would suit you. If you...

I think the Strom would suit you.

If you ride a lot, and tire of the same roads, the Strom will open up a whole new world of dirt roads and routes in your area. Advantages of dirt roads are the...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,786
Views: 535,676
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Is this why some motorcyclists are referred to as...

Is this why some motorcyclists are referred to as "squids"?
Me thinks someone spiked the sake! :lol3
Forum: Australia 02-17-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,164
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Hey Mike, I don't begrudge you a bit of fun. You...

Hey Mike, I don't begrudge you a bit of fun. You enjoy the big girl:1drink

With 17 hr days, I'm sure you string a few off together, and this big rig would be just the ticket :D
Forum: Australia 02-17-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,164
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Looks like he's well heeled. :D

Looks like he's well heeled. :D
Forum: Australia 02-17-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,499
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Thanks pvmoto for the ride, ride report & the...

Thanks pvmoto for the ride, ride report & the "bb" award!

I flat out had a rip-snorter of a time.

Damn shame I had to miss the evenings entertainment.
That guitar juggling act of NFHU looked...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,499
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Tourances are your friend! Does Heidenau...

Tourances are your friend!

Does Heidenau make a K60 Scout rear to fit the big pumpkin?

They have a solid centre rib which would produce fewer tyre changes, still pretty aggressive too.
Forum: Australia 02-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,499
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Pvmoto said 0900 meet for 0930 departure from Zig...

Pvmoto said 0900 meet for 0930 departure from Zig Zag. I'll be at the servo near power station @ 1030, 'cause if I don't catch some zeds, the Strom tends to compensate by having a "lie down" for me....
Forum: Australia 02-14-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,499
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Then bring your 640 Adventure Warto! (Assuming...

Then bring your 640 Adventure Warto! (Assuming you haven't sold it yet).

PVMoto expressed an interest in an earlier post to see one on the ride.

I was going bush walking in the Ben Bullen SF,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 49,110
Posted By Giddy Goanna
WOW Ken! You have succinctly expressed my...

WOW Ken!

You have succinctly expressed my thoughts.
Much appreciation to the OP for his efforts in answering what has stuck in my mind since the release of the CRFL.

My dirt history goes: '83...
Forum: Australia 12-01-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,181
Posted By Giddy Goanna
How do you keep an idiot in suspense? I'll tell...

How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
I'll tell ya tommorrow!

Now we're talkin'. Constant chain adjustment, followed by winding in the rear brake.
Give it the shaft drive off a 50cc mini bike,...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,181
Posted By Giddy Goanna
To use your tHEtREV quote "What you talkin' 'bout...

To use your tHEtREV quote "What you talkin' 'bout Will-S".

To quote DR Evil "Need the info".

I wanna know more about my future work sickle.
Couldn't find it, my web search went "Bing".
...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,181
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Posties don't use the front brake. :D It's...

Posties don't use the front brake. :D

It's all rear brake overlapped with throttle for smooth progression between the boxes.

Replace rear pads, hone the score marks out of the rear drums.
...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,560
Posted By Giddy Goanna
This bike has an "aura" around it! :D

This bike has an "aura" around it! :D
Forum: Australia 01-12-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,777
Posted By Giddy Goanna
Will it work for Stones? (well,...

Will it work for Stones?

(well, technically, it is wine)

might enhance the ginger aroma, esp at ambient drinking temp.

:freaky
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