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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,190
Posted By gateman
"it's stupid to ride the trails alone" Why? ...

"it's stupid to ride the trails alone"

Why?

Seem's the smarter option given your story thus far.
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,223
Posted By gateman
What's the crap part of this helmet OldDog? ...

What's the crap part of this helmet OldDog?
Related to finish or just doesn't fit your melon like your other Shoei's?

I'm interested because I've not had much pleasure from a few different...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-17-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,355
Posted By gateman
Couple of ideas from the IBA site. Pre arrange...

Couple of ideas from the IBA site.
Pre arrange an end witness at the servo your finishing at...this pre arrangement negates any suspicion's of your motives and is much better than cold calling and...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-16-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,355
Posted By gateman
My first few IBA's needed me at a place at a...

My first few IBA's needed me at a place at a time. That was the dictator for working start times. ...But its not the best way to go about any IBA ride because it takes too much freedom away from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
You say you've done three months research? ...

You say you've done three months research?

You sure about that?

Christ buddy the things come with two trip's an extremely accurate temp gauge And a fuel gauge that not shit and mine has been...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By gateman
They are used frequently for load levelling, rake...

They are used frequently for load levelling, rake angles on ploughs, header combs, electric motors, fixing wide loads and cranes in both compression and tension or used as jack assembly. A cylinder...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-09-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,010
Posted By gateman
Click on the lightning icon bottom right and...

Click on the lightning icon bottom right and you'll get a better version but possibly not all features due to support issue. It seems to load only as much as your system can support.

Still crap...
Forum: Hacks 05-09-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,090
Posted By gateman
Bullshit.

Bullshit.
Forum: Hacks 05-09-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,388
Posted By gateman
So I'm interested in this project...Hows it all...

So I'm interested in this project...Hows it all working out?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By gateman
I've several mates all came from FJR's GTR's and...

I've several mates all came from FJR's GTR's and ST's and wings and got onto the S10's.
All highly credential long distance riders and tourers.
Each of them has put up huge mileage on their S10's...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By gateman
Got to agree about Winton pub comment. We...

Got to agree about Winton pub comment.

We dropped in there one night and found the pub in the middle ( the Australian?) just off the planet and not one person could give us any info we asked...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 353,437
Posted By gateman
My unit was 2003 used when I bought it in 2013...

My unit was 2003 used when I bought it in 2013 and doubled the Odo since. Its not really my preferred bike but it does the most of the job and within it design criteria seems to fill the need.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,304
Posted By gateman
That shot at the gates is along the Queensland...

That shot at the gates is along the Queensland dog fence correctly called "the barrier fence" .

Correct its not the "border fence" NSW QLD border run by the WDDB.

The barrier fence meets the...
Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By gateman
Illfracombe has a great collection of old...

Illfracombe has a great collection of old restored farming and earthmoving plant collected from all over the place with well written descriptions of the machine and its history. Good camping area and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
These are Andystrapz Expedition bags with about...

These are Andystrapz Expedition bags with about 90,000km at time of photo.

They have the liners which means I can leave the bags on the bike. I do however use a couple of cable ties throught the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
Cheers Muddler. I have two Bunnings cases...

Cheers Muddler.

I have two Bunnings cases too. Got given them. Played with the idea of fitting.
That bottom bar still works with the cases as when fitted the bar is behind the hinge. Cases might...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
Rack system. One piece lower main tube left...

Rack system.

One piece lower main tube left to right pillion peg.

http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz327/Gateman/WP_000358_zpstjbfrhgh.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
Hi Muddler Loaded as you describe I go 40...

Hi Muddler

Loaded as you describe I go 40 psi both ends and I've noted this pressure works well to reduce that square off in high summer temps on those abrasive roads. I don't go much bellow that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
I would call them more 70/30 only because the...

I would call them more 70/30 only because the distanzia is such a great gravels roads and sand tracks tyre...but ...its never ever let me down on the blacktop. Maybe I should perhaps look at a score...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By gateman
I build auxiliary tanks mostly for the Aussie IBA...

I build auxiliary tanks mostly for the Aussie IBA style riders.

I'm interested in how this projects going along. Any updates?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,098
Posted By gateman
First thing you will notice is reduced power when...

First thing you will notice is reduced power when you want an over take fast.

Second is the thumpa will be lighter and thats an intersting point just there.


But after all that you'll still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
If your wanting the lights so other see you...

If your wanting the lights so other see you better then fork mounting is fine.

But If you want LEDs so you can see better then keep them as high as you can go. This makes the best use of the area...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
What brand of LED? Just asking as they vary in...

What brand of LED? Just asking as they vary in weight and bracket style across a huge size range.
Forum: Australia 04-13-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,635
Posted By gateman
Just read that back to yourself cobber. Think for...

Just read that back to yourself cobber. Think for a moment how bloody lucky you are to live in a place you can go ride those momotonous fucking roads.

And just what part of western Europe dont...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,234
Posted By gateman
If your interested in aceptable tyre life then...

If your interested in aceptable tyre life then maybe get a good easy to use compressor and fit it in the bike so its at hand and just use it as needed.

I don't own a DR but had an XT660 which is...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,184
Posted By gateman
White bikes are fucking funny when your parked...

White bikes are fucking funny when your parked along the hiways. Everyone get so focused then they work out the ruse and look pissed off. But thats their fault.... tossers.
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,184
Posted By gateman
I dont own a hi vis vest or jacket. The only...

I dont own a hi vis vest or jacket.
The only thing hi vis might be the reflective bars on the arms and legs but nothing else. Oh and the fucking bike of course. How could I miss that?

Now I do...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,304
Posted By gateman
All my gear is on a rack Lentil, like a king-size...

All my gear is on a rack Lentil, like a king-size coat-hanger that stands free.
Helmet, gloves boots and trousers all off the ground.

Built it here just for my bike gear.
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By gateman
That be a machine gun crew then good luck...

That be a machine gun crew then


good luck issuing the ticket for that mob.
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By gateman
What are the stock globes in the crf wats wise ? ...

What are the stock globes in the crf wats wise ?

Perhaps up gunning those and adding two aux LED's.

Got to agree with the comment made about upping the low beam too.
That black curtain that...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By gateman
You wont get your dogs in a national park that's...

You wont get your dogs in a national park that's a no braina. Its not that easy for contracted trappers to work their dogs in the parks for the parkies, but you probably wouldn't have trouble in most...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 42,476
Posted By gateman
:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl
Forum: Australia 03-04-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 22,389
Posted By gateman
What did I do with my bikes? I walked past...

What did I do with my bikes?

I walked past both of them and for about the 400th time thought they need a wash and a bloody long ride for a few days.

Saturday is wash day and then I'm away for a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,830
Posted By gateman
Great RR QDogg. Good to see that light...

Great RR QDogg.

Good to see that light bar...more big trips in store I suspect.

How's that old guy following you about? G'day Rover
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,753
Posted By gateman
Shoulder bolts may be of use. Sometimes called...

Shoulder bolts may be of use. Sometimes called step bolts.

You still need to correct the shape of the hole...up in size to suit a shoulder diameter and cross reference with the correct bolt/thread...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
cheers MB, I was trying to work out if it was an...

cheers MB, I was trying to work out if it was an island or part of a promontory
in the back ground. Looking south-ísh. Looks like a nice place.
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,041
Posted By gateman
Feed back from mates who required NRMA assistance...

Feed back from mates who required NRMA assistance for their bikes has been great in the words. One at Wilcannia got the guy from Cobar to collect, got a room and bike was secured over the Sunday and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 1,034,090
Posted By gateman
Whats the location in this photo MB? looks...

Whats the location in this photo MB? looks familiar.
Forum: Australia 02-12-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,738
Posted By gateman
I think you'll find the mid range/ model Ctek job...

I think you'll find the mid range/ model Ctek job will do what you expect.

Watching ans service charging your bike while its not in use...is that correct?

I don't personally own one but I have...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,678
Posted By gateman
Good call by your nearest and dearest Ross. ...

Good call by your nearest and dearest Ross.

I fit that mid 50's description and I've always hated that insurance thing like you say.

It's time I got some of this stuff in place too. Its among a...
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