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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,132
Posted By ciedema
Then work just fine on the front, you can lay...

Then work just fine on the front, you can lay them over a long way, so much so that you don't leave chicken strip on them, I've run them up to 200kph. I like them on the rear as well, but they don't...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,350
Posted By ciedema
Depending on area, but yes there are parts that...

Depending on area, but yes there are parts that cross private lands, that are not open to motorised vehicles.

It is worth noting as well the parts that you are only allowed on with a bike (pushie)...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 682,778
Posted By ciedema
When I rode the TCAT I saw 7 bears in total all...

When I rode the TCAT I saw 7 bears in total all ran from the bike. I was a bit scared when I separated a mother from one of its cubs but no problems. Got to see a bunch of other of cool things also...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By ciedema
I rode the dirt from Dalmorton to Dorrigo last...

I rode the dirt from Dalmorton to Dorrigo last weekend (in the wet partly), all very easy stuff and the entire old Grafton Rd in November again all very easy stuff, just watch the traffic and stay on...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,356
Posted By ciedema
Guy Stanford supports uniform road rules across...

Guy Stanford supports uniform road rules across all states, using the correct interpretation of the standards.

If you think a country of 22 million somehow has better standards than 500 million...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By ciedema
I have a refurb Montana after breaking the...

I have a refurb Montana after breaking the screen. I am happy with it.
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By ciedema
I haven't done with Ally one, but have with...

I haven't done with Ally one, but have with Plastic one without issue. Just remember if you are flying in/out of the US the locks must be TSA friendly or they may break the locks to get in. Either...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,385
Posted By ciedema
Possibly he had other sanctions applied to him...

Possibly he had other sanctions applied to him above the traffic fine, given he was a police officer.
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By ciedema
You can return home for a short period and still...

You can return home for a short period and still import a bike, is the trip is for business. I have done this.
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,356
Posted By ciedema
Same product, why pay the extra? It is going to...

Same product, why pay the extra? It is going to protect my head just as well. When I had my last accident, I was wearing a Shoei brought in the UK, certified to British Motorsports standards, I...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,356
Posted By ciedema
I would just like to buy that Shoei at the same...

I would just like to buy that Shoei at the same as the rest of the world without having to fork out $200-$300 extra because it has to have an AS sticker on it.

And I would like to be to attach a...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,995
Posted By ciedema
Rode past a police car yet again this morning...

Rode past a police car yet again this morning doing while filtering. No flashing lights.

I think the traffic is much better also - more cars move aside than before.
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,598
Posted By ciedema
Looks very similar to this REI Chair...

Looks very similar to this REI Chair http://www.rei.com/product/829239/rei-flex-lite-chair

My wife had one (since stolen) - it was okay a bit wobbly for those of us with a greater girth.

I...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,906
Posted By ciedema
There's a lesson here somewhere - but I am not...

There's a lesson here somewhere - but I am not sure it is for Jdeks. :rofl
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,906
Posted By ciedema
I couldn't have said it better.

I couldn't have said it better.
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,906
Posted By ciedema
It might pay to post this on Horizons Unlimited...

It might pay to post this on Horizons Unlimited also.
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,385
Posted By ciedema
No I realise that - but the bulk of the...

No I realise that - but the bulk of the discussion (here and elsewhere), including suggested responses if a ticket has been received has been around a helmet still complying with the standard as...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,385
Posted By ciedema
So a test case has started on this issue in...

So a test case has started on this issue in Victoria.

http://motorbikewriter.com/loopholes-sought-helmet-cameras/

Interestingly it doesn't appear that are arguing against the attachment of a...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,337
Views: 322,756
Posted By ciedema
mmm do the yanks use a different diaphragm? I...

mmm do the yanks use a different diaphragm? I wouldn't have thought their E10 is that different to ours.
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3,337
Views: 322,756
Posted By ciedema
In the US and Canada Ethanol Blended Fuel is the...

In the US and Canada Ethanol Blended Fuel is the only thing available 99% of time - I did 90,000 ks on my 990, if doesn't run any different on non-ethanol fuel no I have brought it home.

I think...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,385
Posted By ciedema
The argument comes down weather or not the...

The argument comes down weather or not the relevant section of the AS applies only to the construction of the helmet or to non-permantment attachments (i.e. where the helmet has not been modified) to...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By ciedema
Rider down Sunshine Coast

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/motorcyclist-55-killed-in-head-on-crash-on-sunshine-coast/story-fnn8dlfs-1227136184399

mmm it looks like a dirt road - an ADVer?

RIP either way. ...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By ciedema
For the US you can apply for a B2/B3 Visa and 6+...

For the US you can apply for a B2/B3 Visa and 6+ months at a go and if you are in Canada or Mexico when it expires you can get another 6+ months.
Forum: Australia 11-11-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By ciedema
I was speaking to someone this weekend who was...

I was speaking to someone this weekend who was told this exact thing from HEMA. NP have been actively requesting the removal of map data.
Forum: Australia 11-11-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By ciedema
990 FI KTM Adv no problems and I did flog it.

990 FI KTM Adv no problems and I did flog it.
Forum: Australia 11-11-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By ciedema
NSW State Forest Maps

Hello All,

I came across the link below today. Loads of forestry maps showing the roads and tracks through various state forests.

I don't know how accurate they are, but am planing on trying...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,995
Posted By ciedema
I notice that people are a little more willing to...

I notice that people are a little more willing to make room since this was announced, even though it hasn't been legislated yet.
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,586
Posted By ciedema
The press release issued by the government says...

The press release issued by the government says ECE 22.05, a number of press articles indicate DOT (US) and Japanese standards. So just keep in mind that your $300 US helmet might still be illegal...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By ciedema
Thing is NPWS have limited enough funding as it...

Thing is NPWS have limited enough funding as it is - once you open these "management trails" to all and sundry the maintenance costs increase.
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,586
Posted By ciedema
Because we have a publically funded health system...

Because we have a publically funded health system and it costs the government more money to fix you if you fall off with a poor quality or no helmet. Same reason we have to wear seat belts.

If...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,995
Posted By ciedema
Lane Filtering to be legal in Queensland (and some other stuff)

Sorry didn't spot the other thread I will ask for this to be removed.

<strike>The Queensland Government seems to have had something go wrong and has made not 1 but 3 common sense decisions :D

-...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By ciedema
I have done this, in both Canada and the US. In...

I have done this, in both Canada and the US. In the US I have registered in AZ using a local address. I know others who have done it in UT and AK. As others have said different states have...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,664
Posted By ciedema
So happy campers in NSW - you guys are now three...

So happy campers in NSW - you guys are now three months in. How is it all working out with the Lane Filtering? Drivers behaving themselves?
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3,337
Views: 322,756
Posted By ciedema
I have similar problems caused by a failing...

I have similar problems caused by a failing battery.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-19-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,444
Posted By ciedema
To me the longer cranking time would be expected...

To me the longer cranking time would be expected behaviour as the system is effectively taking fuel out the system by running the pump in reverse.
Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,664
Posted By ciedema
So Cockroaches - what has been the on ground...

So Cockroaches - what has been the on ground experience after the first week of operation?

Good, Bad, no different?
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By ciedema
There is a large Motorcycle Dealer in ChicoutImi ...

There is a large Motorcycle Dealer in ChicoutImi http://www.equipementsvilleneuve.com. They are nice guys and have some English speaking staff if you are French impaired like me. Pneus al la...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 682,778
Posted By ciedema
Only on the occasional weekend :( :cry Got...

Only on the occasional weekend :( :cry

Got back to Australia in March and the bike was about 4 weeks behind me. Been running a small IT Project since April.

I think I will try to fund...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 682,778
Posted By ciedema
Even though I ridden through there I am still...

Even though I ridden through there I am still jealous. The stuff a few days each side of Ottawa were probably the hardest stuff. Everything else was pretty straight forward.
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,038
Posted By ciedema
Yeah well .... :rofl Just read too many...

Yeah well .... :rofl

Just read too many threads that say if your trip doesn't cross boxes xy and z you are just try hard, especially if you make a TV show about it. So I decided to vent.

I...
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