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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 1,165,776
Posted By antipode
The Tokyo Motorcycle Show started this morning,...

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show started this morning, any news?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 1,165,776
Posted By antipode
It seems Yamaha has followed suit because my...

It seems Yamaha has followed suit because my MT-09 has the turn signals at the bottom too.

Maybe the lawyers of the four big Japanese makers met and decided to agree together.
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,408
Views: 675,824
Posted By antipode
Sheldon, what has happened to your bike's fairing?

Sheldon, what has happened to your bike's fairing?
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,103
Posted By antipode
Vehicles not registered in Mexico can get a free...

Vehicles not registered in Mexico can get a free 14 day tourist permit allowing them to drive in the Mexico DF metropolitan area without the restrictions (and fines) of the 'You cannot drive today'...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3,408
Views: 675,824
Posted By antipode
Welcome home Sheldon! When can we expect you...

Welcome home Sheldon!
When can we expect you back?
We must organize some get together when you pass through Sydney and before you head up to Byron Bay or around for the big loop or whatever your...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,103
Posted By antipode
Subscribed. Don't forget to update us on the...

Subscribed.

Don't forget to update us on the 'Budget Challenge', I am curious to see if you could really do the trip with 8 grand.
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3,408
Views: 675,824
Posted By antipode
I normally hate when people 'destroy' their...

I normally hate when people 'destroy' their riding videos with music... but Khe Sanh from Cold Chisel, that's music (and also discloses my age and nationality):evil

Not a single one of the cagers...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,254
Posted By antipode
On my last try my experience is that they need to...

On my last try my experience is that they need to be directly in the sun to change colour. More often than not, in the 'depths' of the helmet, they don't change. Same happens while driving, they only...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,636
Posted By antipode
You know how to write a good piece mate! ...

You know how to write a good piece mate!

Glad to see that, despite the initial mistake, you were calm enough to turn around and make it safely to 'civilization'.
No damage done so all in all a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 66,023
Posted By antipode
Jim, Thanks for the RR, I love your positive...

Jim,

Thanks for the RR, I love your positive attitude and your pictures!
I have been learning Spanish for years and dreaming about a S.A. trip.
Maybe one day...

Cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 35,881
Posted By antipode
They are so good I am getting hungry just by...

They are so good I am getting hungry just by looking at your pictures. Haven't been able to find any in Australia, last time I ate them was a while ago in a small salvadorian restaurant in NJ of all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 35,881
Posted By antipode
Subscribed and looking forward to seeing Lauren's...

Subscribed and looking forward to seeing Lauren's jacket getting progressively dirtier :evil
This is my kind of ride report. Always with the idea of learning and hoping one day it could be me and my...
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By antipode
We do remember you here Will. By chance I...

We do remember you here Will.
By chance I bought an issue of overland when I was going through Heathrow a year ago, it had a couple of bikes on a boat on the cover. I am sure you know the one...it's...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 208,307
Posted By antipode
Subscribed and looking forward to your RR. Best...

Subscribed and looking forward to your RR.
Best luck.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,021
Posted By antipode
You do know that the front wheel is supposed to...

You do know that the front wheel is supposed to touch the ground from time to time, don't you? :deal

Great video, looking forward to the RR. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,137
Posted By antipode
Just the way I like them! Thanks for sharing.

Just the way I like them!
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 77,934
Posted By antipode
How do you guys know the name of the ship?

How do you guys know the name of the ship?
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 351,240
Posted By antipode
Good luck, go for it! Subscribed.

Good luck, go for it!
Subscribed.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,111
Posted By antipode
I pondered the same issue for a while. I just...

I pondered the same issue for a while.
I just love the range I get with my GSA and have experienced the same as JR356 with non-BMW-riding mates, they have never had to stop for me!

Same thoughts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By antipode
Looking forward to getting one of those too!

Looking forward to getting one of those too!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 77,934
Posted By antipode
Mine was also manufactured on Aug 25th and loaded...

Mine was also manufactured on Aug 25th and loaded on the 27th, according to my dealer.

Different ship though, as mine is headed for Australia and will, no doubt, take much longer to get here than...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 1,142,568
Posted By antipode
Looking good mate! I hope you recover from...

Looking good mate!
I hope you recover from surgery soon and can enjoy it for years to come.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By antipode
Congratulations Matt, the bike is capable of more...

Congratulations Matt, the bike is capable of more than twice that mileage.
Are you? I usually fail my resolution as soon as a new one hits the market :-(
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By antipode
I can't decide what I like better, the pictures,...

I can't decide what I like better, the pictures, Canada, the Vespa or your spirit of adventure.
Great RR, thanks for sharing.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,670
Posted By antipode
Looks great, I think I'm going to give it a go.

Looks great, I think I'm going to give it a go.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By antipode
Thanks guys. Processing all the info and...

Thanks guys.
Processing all the info and finishing plans now.
Thanks for the comment about the National Parks vs State Parks, I would have missed that one for sure.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By antipode
Thanks Sam, as soon as we land in Vegas will get...

Thanks Sam, as soon as we land in Vegas will get those maps.
Looking forward to the ride!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By antipode
I was re-reading tbarstow comments and was...

I was re-reading tbarstow comments and was wondering, how do you know if a particular road is part of an Indian reservation and if you can ride it or not?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By antipode
Hi Stu, thanks for the pointer to the thread,...

Hi Stu, thanks for the pointer to the thread, will go over it today as we are having a very rainy Sunday and also all your must-dos. 9 and 12 were on the list but want to check that white rim trail,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By antipode
Hi tbarstow, not planning to cover all that area,...

Hi tbarstow, not planning to cover all that area, those were the 'borders', the idea was to concentrate in one part or another depending on the advice received. For example we will not do Death...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 433,703
Posted By antipode
Very happy that you got a good solution to your...

Very happy that you got a good solution to your problems and great to hear BMW Aus and Procycles treat us well. I have been a happy customer of Procycles Hornsby for the last seven years and only...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,125
Posted By antipode
Giving credit where it belongs; I have just seen...

Giving credit where it belongs; I have just seen in the following thread the picture I put the in post above (that a friend emailed me), so I assume mcmann should be the original owner.
...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,125
Posted By antipode
MT-09X replacing TDM900

Yamaha Australia put yesterday in facebook the renderings used to register the coming MT-09X and somebody has recently added a pic from a Japanese catalog showing the 2015 bike.

The French and...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By antipode
I did it in Nov 2009 on a WR250R and always...

I did it in Nov 2009 on a WR250R and always remembered it as a great ride, so I went back last year on a R1200GSA and turned back.
Definitely not the kind of thing I would try alone on the pig, but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-18-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By antipode
RideFreak and anomad, thanks for the advice and...

RideFreak and anomad, thanks for the advice and the link, plenty of info there!
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,169
Posted By antipode
Thanks for a great trip back in time!

Thanks for a great trip back in time!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By antipode
Advice about the area for visiting Aussie riders

Another inmate (Krunch) and I are flying to the US from Australia to ride for a few days (Sep 13-20).

We have rented KLRs out of Las Vegas and plan to ride in the area south of Moab, west of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By antipode
Advice about the area for visiting Aussie riders

Another inmate (Krunch) and I are flying to the US from Australia to ride for a few days (Sep 13-20).

We have rented KLRs out of Las Vegas and plan to ride in the area south of Moab, west of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,235
Posted By antipode
Thanks Suburban78, very timely info!

Thanks Suburban78, very timely info!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 1,142,568
Posted By antipode
De-accessorizing

I have started de-accessorizing the GSA.
The full circle will be finished soon and the bike will go back to BMW.
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