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Forum: Ride reports Today, 03:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,629
Posted By Not the Messiah
Sheesh, 7 pages in the ride report and you havn't...

Sheesh, 7 pages in the ride report and you havn't started yet! This should be good:D
Good luck with it all!
Forum: Australia Today, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Night lights ride

Hey Sam, Arhturs Seat is a long way from the city centre - but the nights are long:D.
Sounds like a fun ride.
I'd suggest staying close to the bay where-ever possible - to see the city lights...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
No no, tyres are essential safety item and a...

No no, tyres are essential safety item and a consumeable. Therefore from the automatically approved operational budget.
Farkling is discretionary spending and requires separate approval. Or at least...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Huh, gettin' 'em going is not the problem -...

Huh, gettin' 'em going is not the problem - keeping the pluckers upright is the challenge!

Good luck with the new tigger Kym, I hope the grinning makes your face hurt.:D:D
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By Not the Messiah
Love ya work! :D:D Thanks for posting up,...

Love ya work! :D:D
Thanks for posting up, looking forward to what's to come!
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,619
Posted By Not the Messiah
I've had a Leatt STX since a little after XRmans...

I've had a Leatt STX since a little after XRmans first post on this topic. I wear it with either a Shoei GT Air road helmet, a Arai XD4 or a Fox MX style, and an RST Airflow jacket.
Only the Arai...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,947
Posted By Not the Messiah
My 2014 in the showroom last year. This was my...

My 2014 in the showroom last year.
This was my first experience of the excesses of BMW dealerships, and I was surprised when I walked up that it wasn't out the front waiting for me - until I found...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Ain't that the truth! Count me as definite....

Ain't that the truth!

Count me as definite. I've written it on the calendar in the kitchen so that's as definite as it gets!

Hey, I bought a new bike today. A bike bike, not a motorbike. If...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Not the Messiah
Another option: Discount Motorcycle Wreckers...

Another option:
Discount Motorcycle Wreckers in Coburg. They advertise themselves as BMW specialists. My dealings with them have been on other brands, but I've always had sensible advice from them....
Forum: Australia 04-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
For a suitable commission, eh? :evil I...

For a suitable commission, eh? :evil


I could be seriously tempted by this little trip. I'd be planning to contain it to two weekends and the bit between, so would chase you down on the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-09-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Not the Messiah
I have Tom Tom built-in in my car and it's...

I have Tom Tom built-in in my car and it's reasonably easy to use and easy to update - their website works well.
I have BMW Navigator 5 (Garmin ?Nuvo xxx) on my bike, and it's quite easy to use when...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By Not the Messiah
If all this cleverness does is show an orange...

If all this cleverness does is show an orange light in the dash, or even worse just some more black on the monochrome LCD then it's about as much use as tits on a boar pig.
I got spat down the road...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks heaps

Many Thanks for posting up K1W1. Great work with the camera!

Cheers
Brian
Forum: Australia 04-05-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,596
Posted By Not the Messiah
Photo's over at Pics Pics Pics

Hey folks, K1W1 has been kind enough to post up a heap of photo's over at Pics Pics Pics.:D

Pardon my ineptitude, I can't get a linky thing to work.
Forum: Australia 04-02-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,596
Posted By Not the Messiah
Coming to look at youse

I'm wandering up on Saturday for an optic nerve.
Weather is looking good, should be a great event again
Forum: Australia 03-29-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Tiger XCX

XRMan,

At dinner last night (Ulysses AGM, hanging out with the Disgraceful Old people) I met the editor of Another Motorcycle Magazine who also said Very Complimentary Things about this very same...
Forum: Australia 03-29-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Spot Tracker

Doidge,

Summary view of the Spot Tracker:

You buy the device, a few hundred bucks.
You pay a subscription to a USA based service, about $170 pa I think.
You log your details with the...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3,107
Views: 442,686
Posted By Not the Messiah
Reason for the rim lock being close to the valve...

Reason for the rim lock being close to the valve is for ease of tyre fitting: the other side of the rim is free to allow the tyre bead to go completely down into the wheel well.
Of course there's...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By Not the Messiah
Yeah, the keyhole jobbie is definitely the goods....

Yeah, the keyhole jobbie is definitely the goods.
About 25 years ago (maybe 30, I had my red/white DT200 which went for years so that timeline ain't real precise) I fluked a referral to a surgeon...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
In. Let me know if you want anything. Can do...

In.
Let me know if you want anything.
Can do recce's of eateries if needed.
Got SUV (Mazda CX5) for patient transport if needed. Trailer too if wheelchair needs to come with.
Anything at all. ...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
"..I hope you are not holding a pencil in your...

"..I hope you are not holding a pencil in your mouth and doing these messages on your phone..."

Nah, and he doesn't have the vegetarian nurse to do the typing any more :D:D

Cheers
Brian L
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Not the Messiah
Got T45 in there?

A word of caution to GS LC owners in particular, possibly others! - The LC's have Torx 45 screws on the handlebars and front axle pinch bolts. No excitement there - until you find out the hard way...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Goner, Yep, that's the place. If there's...

Goner,

Yep, that's the place.
If there's no one at Reception (there wasn't the first time I went there) just follow the signs to Spinal Unit and you'll end up close enough that someone will...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,193
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nice work R Ron. i think you've got it pretty...

Nice work R Ron.
i think you've got it pretty nailed. There's a couple of situations there where the indicators would cancel when they didn't need to - like a long stream of turning traffic where...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-17-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 76,758
Posted By Not the Messiah
Wow, fine lumps of timber. What type of tree?

Wow, fine lumps of timber. What type of tree?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,917
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks for posting up, Darren. Envious of...

Thanks for posting up, Darren.

Envious of your ride, but I'll order better weather when I go:wink:

Cheers
Brian
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Ridin', buyin neck braces, fixin' the bike

Going to try on a Leatt STX tomorrow with my jacket and helmets. My jacket has a back protector built in and a Camelbak pocket too, so neck braces with that central support thingy down the back (like...
Forum: Australia 02-06-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
My condolences to Andrews friends and riding...

My condolences to Andrews friends and riding mates.
Sharing just that long weekend ride was nowhere near enough.
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Wal update

Saw Wal this afternoon**

He's in very good spirits and making small improvements each day. He says it's like a repeating Christmas Day, finding new stuff each day. While I was there he discovered...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks XRman for that update on Wal - that sounds...

Thanks XRman for that update on Wal - that sounds like progress. And any progress is a good thing in itself of course, but also a huge help in keeping up the spirit to stay in the battle.
Might...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
"Don't stray that way Dazza, you will be...

"Don't stray that way Dazza, you will be disappointed in the long run!"

Yeah, you blokes with big knobs (on your tyres) best keep it that way:D

XRman is right of course, those road tyres are...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks you blokes

Thanks blokes for a great weekends riding.
James Cook, for organisation and accommodation - Cat Herding raised to a fine art from,
Greg from Moe, for tour leading on the gravel roads - Love your...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,477
Posted By Not the Messiah
Sally

"My R1100GS is name "Sleepy", because it likes to take a lot of "naps".":D

After this weekends ride my mates have christened my GS "Sally" - as in "Lay down Sally"! :cry:cry
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,330
Posted By Not the Messiah
Will be there on Saturday for a squiz. Havn't...

Will be there on Saturday for a squiz. Havn't been near Hysterical Bikes for ages, probably Winton before the track got extended. Waaay back in the day.

Looking forward to it. 'Spose I ought to...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 285,938
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nasty news. Thanks for the phone call Sam. ...

Nasty news.
Thanks for the phone call Sam.
Having had a bit of thimk about it in the few minutes since, I'm a bit keen to carry on as planned - even more so since logging on and seeing Gags post....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 371,119
Posted By Not the Messiah
Weight

Yeah, It weighs 52.4 kg on the digital bathroom scales (secretly relocated to the shed whilst Management wasn't looking....)
A lot heavier than I had hoped.
Unigo's and other similar things are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 371,119
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nortwest, To get the thing soft enough to...

Nortwest,

To get the thing soft enough to get about 1/3 of the total wheel travel taken up by the loaded "sag" (that's a basic rule of thumb for bike setter-uppers to get a starting point spring...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,609
Posted By Not the Messiah
Don't ride one, unless you are ready to buy it

Yep, what he said.

My first ride on a Wet Head was a "demo" ride (read that as joy ride) at a show. I took it back and gave the salesman an earfull for playing with my peace of mind. I'd been...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,221
Posted By Not the Messiah
I've recently made full use of H&B bars on my '14...

I've recently made full use of H&B bars on my '14 GS on a series of dumps of a nasty rocky track. Very happy with their performance - bars bent and tube flattened and the mounting plate alongside the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-14-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,931
Posted By Not the Messiah
I have no photo's of my own sins, but I once...

I have no photo's of my own sins, but I once bumped into a salesman who'd sold me the bike I was riding at the time. He says "Brian you don't wash your bike very often do you?".
My reply: "Ziggy,...
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