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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Blakduk
Why aren't as many professional riders wearing...

Why aren't as many professional riders wearing them anymore?
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 109,906
Posted By Blakduk
Well I went and sat on a 2015 Versys 650...

Well I went and sat on a 2015 Versys 650 yesterday. They are a lot bigger than I thought.

Is it just me, or are the sports tourer and 'adventure' type bikes starting to merge into one breed.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Blakduk
Here are some of the quotes you might consider:

Here are some of the quotes you might consider:
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Blakduk
Neck Braces. Good or Bad. Latest Facts & info.

I'm starting up a new modern thread to see if any advriders have any expert opinions on the neck braces issue.

There's got to be some smart cookies out there in the West that have looked right...
Forum: New Zealand 07-02-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By Blakduk
I'm bumping this thread to see if any advriders...

I'm bumping this thread to see if any advriders have any expert opinions on the neck braces issue.

On another forum there is some discussion about whether they are all they are cracked up to be.
...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,303
Posted By Blakduk
edit: Yep Dave, they had a 1000cc and 650cc...

edit: Yep Dave, they had a 1000cc and 650cc Versys side by side. I still like the size of the little CB500X if I want a roadbike!!

Went to some shops today for a fun look.

Yamaha have the...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,303
Posted By Blakduk
Fantastic stuff mate, thanks for done the clever...

Fantastic stuff mate, thanks for done the clever pooter thingy.

On a related note, hasn't the 2015 Versys put on some weight and size. It's now a 'modern adventure bike' looking thing, I saw one...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,303
Posted By Blakduk
Updated with new requests: Aprilia Dorsoduro...

Updated with new requests:
Aprilia Dorsoduro SMV 750 - 186 kg dry (+ 12), 67 kW, 82 Nm.
Benelli Tre-K 1130 Amazonas – 208 kg dry (+ 22), 92 kW, 115 Nm.
CCM GP 450 Adventure – 125kg (+20), 29.4kW,...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 43,993
Posted By Blakduk
I suppose you've thought of creating a 390...

I suppose you've thought of creating a 390 Adventure Joe? You just need a $$ backer!
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,303
Posted By Blakduk
Nahh, it's just good fun. Aprilia Dorsoduro...

Nahh, it's just good fun.

Aprilia Dorsoduro SMV 750 - 186 kg dry (+ 12), 67 kW, 82 Nm.
Benelli Tre-K 1130 Amazonas – 208 kg dry (+ 22), 92 kW, 115 Nm.
CCM GP 450 Adventure – 125kg (+20), 29.4kW,...
Forum: Australia 06-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,303
Posted By Blakduk
List of weight, power & torque of some midsized ADV-type(?) bikes.

F<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> or no reason other than it is raining, and I thought it was interesting, here is...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By Blakduk
Hand over the cheque and DISAPPEAR from sight

I bought a bike about 10 years ago from a well known dealership south of Brisbane. It was an easy and simple sale for them, and I wasn't a difficult customer.

The second I handed over the check I...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By Blakduk
I think your gut feeling is correct here. The...

I think your gut feeling is correct here. The "nup" sound a bit blunt and don't care. That's what's annoying.
If they said, "Yeah mate, sorry can't discount this week the boss says no way and we...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 109,906
Posted By Blakduk
Does anyone have any info on Adventurising the...

Does anyone have any info on Adventurising the 2015 model, kind of like they are doing with going overboard crazily with the CB500X. And some PHOTOS. Something with protection and giant knobbies...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 109,906
Posted By Blakduk
I've got a cramp buster, and also this cruise...

I've got a cramp buster, and also this cruise control thingy. I never used the crampbuster again, just this gocruise. I use it all the time and it is amazing. You'll have to search Goggle on "Go...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,080
Posted By Blakduk
...........and then there is electrical tape!

...........and then there is electrical tape!
Forum: Australia 06-26-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 35,080
Posted By Blakduk
I think you might be onto something here Bruce. ...

I think you might be onto something here Bruce. I'm only a bit concerned that with time and fluff, the giant velcro at the top half might not be as 'sticky'. One strap across here would probably...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,741
Posted By Blakduk
So ahhm, where's this Shell Mango Hill? Goggle...

So ahhm, where's this Shell Mango Hill? Goggle is telling me it is in Northlakes, am I right?
Forum: Australia 06-24-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,741
Posted By Blakduk
I'd like to come please, can you put me on the...

I'd like to come please, can you put me on the list? Bed at the pub, single, incl breakfast.
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,110
Posted By Blakduk
Yes, and you can also come down to the tracks to...

Yes, and you can also come down to the tracks to the chimney from the Blacksnake and gold mine (westerley) side. This saves you coming down Widgee mountain to Widgee then going up Thornside again. ...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,854
Posted By Blakduk
I was sitting looking at the Noosa river today...

I was sitting looking at the Noosa river today and thinking how nice it would be to rocket up it on a jetski type thing. There was one or two around and they are restricted on their speeds etc. ...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,712
Posted By Blakduk
I bought 2 dozen washers identical in size to the...

I bought 2 dozen washers identical in size to the washer at the top of the fork spring for about $5. I experimented for a while until I think I ended up with 8 in each side on top of the fork...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 2,111,295
Posted By Blakduk
Hey Joe, I think I saw you riding through...

Hey Joe, I think I saw you riding through Tewantin on your DR650 with that nice rally fairing. It's a bit hard to see if the woolly hair is sticking out under your helmet. I think it was Saturday??...
Forum: Australia 05-11-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,292
Posted By Blakduk
Dave, how damp are the roads up there at the...

Dave, how damp are the roads up there at the moment? Has it dried up a bit?
I am thinking of organising a Murder Lagoon ride from Cooroy which would go the easy way through West Break to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 255,507
Posted By Blakduk
I've busted a taillight. I think it is too heavy...

I've busted a taillight. I think it is too heavy to be bouncing through potholes, can you tell me where you got that tiny neat looking tail light and number plate holder?
Forum: Australia 05-08-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 143,712
Posted By Blakduk
I had a fantastic few hours out on the XT660R...

I had a fantastic few hours out on the XT660R this week. Left Cooroy, out towards Kenilworth, Obi Obi Road, Mapleton, coffee & crumpet at Montville, then back through Conondale and Kenilworth to...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Blakduk
I had a fantastic few hours out on the XT660R...

I had a fantastic few hours out on the XT660R this week. Left Cooroy, out towards Kenilworth, Obi Obi Road, Mapleton, coffee & crumpet at Montville, then back through Conondale and Kenilworth to...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Blakduk
Crikey, this thread died a sudden death. I...

Crikey, this thread died a sudden death. I thought there's be a few fans hop on and sing the praises of their XTs and DRs. Declare how good they are in the dirt. How great they are on dirt roads. ...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Blakduk
Nice one Dave, I've been looking at this AJP PR7...

Nice one Dave, I've been looking at this AJP PR7 too for the same reasons. I spoke with the importer and they will be sometime in 2016..... They have to jump through ADR hoops I imagine, and I'm not...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Blakduk
Yes, woop woop had them both and has a F800 now I...

Yes, woop woop had them both and has a F800 now I think, so he should be able to look back with an honest opinion.

I bought a XT660R after wondering about the DR650, and my riding mate has the...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Blakduk
Most of your riding on Cape York will be at...

Most of your riding on Cape York will be at speed. It certainly won't be crawling for too long. I can only think of a very few spots on the old Telegraph track and the creek crossings where you...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,058
Posted By Blakduk
Where's the footage? Post it up please!

Where's the footage? Post it up please!
Forum: Australia 03-21-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By Blakduk
I think that a PM to the inmate Ferro will answer...

I think that a PM to the inmate Ferro will answer any questions about Golden Tyres and Suomy helmets. That's if he's the same Ferro as the inmate with this same name here:
...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By Blakduk
good video as I am looking for my next helmet... ...

good video as I am looking for my next helmet... I can see I'm going to have to try one on with my armour and neck brace, as they have a new shape around the rear base of new helmets now..>???
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,292
Posted By Blakduk
Must have been, as there was nothing there when I...

Must have been, as there was nothing there when I went through. It has obviously been fixed up a little while ago and is so smooth with just the leaves to fly into the air upon one's passing as the...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,292
Posted By Blakduk
Bump. Went for a little Gympie ride solo on the...

Bump.
Went for a little Gympie ride solo on the XT660 with road-ish tyres out to the Murder Lagoons at Toolara Forestry. :wings
No photos, just having a skite I suppose. :DI thought you had heaps...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,856
Posted By Blakduk
Bought a new jacket part (elbow, shoulder and...

Bought a new jacket part (elbow, shoulder and shortie vest part) as the old one finally tore apart on the shoulder due to crashes, and the zipper was stuffed. I went one size bigger this time and it...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 537,572
Posted By Blakduk
Joke

A husband went to the Police dept to report that his wife was missing.
Husband: My wife is missing. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home.
Sergeant: What is her height?
Husband:...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,388
Posted By Blakduk
I think Richo wants us to know he has a big cock....

I think Richo wants us to know he has a big cock.

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You can relatively easily and with some $$ modify the XT660 engine to get 59 HP at the rear wheel (on a dyno), if you have size...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 537,572
Posted By Blakduk
Yes, I agree, post #3236 about Keynesian...

Yes, I agree, post #3236 about Keynesian economics is totally inappropriate and poor Greece has every right to be offended.
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