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Forum: Australia Today, 02:56 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
Piston broke?:D he would be travelling with Rob...

Piston broke?:D
he would be travelling with Rob Lovett?

We are at Streaky Bay tonight.
Just spoken to Marc Crighton, he has arrived in Alice.
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
Decided to order the parts from Munich in Perth,...

Decided to order the parts from Munich in Perth, should be at Ceduna maybe Friday, or Monday.
At least the fishing is good at Fowlers Bay.
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 04:36 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
Any chance you can go via a BMW dealer? Someone...

Any chance you can go via a BMW dealer? Someone who shall remain nameless, (for a while anyway, think of the famous Fab Four group:D) who needs a rear main seal and O ring, stuck in Flowers Bay. At...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
With apologies to Banjo Paterson "So all the...

With apologies to Banjo Paterson "So all the cracks are gathering to the fray", it seems that quite are few are at Alice Springs tonight. Grumpyoldbastard and crew, Henning and ?, the Bendigo boys+...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By McCardigan
Throttle Position Sensor Adjustment

G/day all

In the process of replacing my failed Stator at 110,000kms, I decided to replace the battery, it is original and 4 years old (a USA made Deca), nothing wrong with it, still cranking the...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 87,331
Posted By McCardigan
G/day all Well my 2010 F800GS clicked over...

G/day all

Well my 2010 F800GS clicked over 110,000 k's yesterday on the way home from Melbourne, and buggar me, the Stator decided to give up the ghost, 50k's from home (Stratford).

Actually I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 120,634
Posted By McCardigan
G/day all, Well my stator finally gave...

G/day all,

Well my stator finally gave up:cry. It went to god right on 110,000kms.
I was 50k's from home when my red warning light (top of the warning panel of lights) suddenly came on, which...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By McCardigan
Hey, its Bubba, not Budda, Bro! Ya all hear. ...

Hey, its Bubba, not Budda, Bro!
Ya all hear.

Well there goes your 1.25 lt Wild Turkey, too much weight to carry
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By McCardigan
Who do the Vindaloo!

Fly into New Delhi next Friday afternoon, where it is a somewhat warm 45C with thunderstorms:D

Next day, fly up to Armistar, where I join up with previous riders from a Vietnam 2013 tour on Ural...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,771
Posted By McCardigan
I have already voted, so I cant change, but no...

I have already voted, so I cant change, but no failure so far(touch wood), and the bike now has 109,700 ks (68,136miles).
I have an electrical voltmeter fitted, and it always sits on 14.3V, when the...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,931
Posted By McCardigan
Pubs that shoud stay

This pub fest is go:clap

Last Monday morning at Cameron Corner.

Rolled in there on Sunday night, only to be told "we are out of petrol"

There were 8 bikes stranded

So what does the...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,931
Posted By McCardigan
Get a big black one up ya. At least I was...

Get a big black one up ya.

At least I was there.

Care to show your recent outback photos?

Cheers
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,556
Posted By McCardigan
Which retirement village? And no doubt...

Which retirement village?

And no doubt there is parking for Winbago's and Swagman's

Chris
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,931
Posted By McCardigan
It is a good pub, you will enjoy. May these...

It is a good pub, you will enjoy.

May these pubs long live, they are the heart of Oz

Chris
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,931
Posted By McCardigan
Sorry OldFart, Your hearing is impaired,...

Sorry OldFart,

Your hearing is impaired, that is what happens from riding KTM's:D

But Yes, the pub lives:clap

Chris
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,211
Posted By McCardigan
It was a great rally, great location, great...

It was a great rally, great location, great people, great bakery:clap
http://tucktruck.smugmug.com/Other/Rallys-2014/i-nG3JT8B/0/XL/Farina%202014%20029-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,931
Posted By McCardigan
Opps, maybe one pub too far away.:D Missed...

Opps, maybe one pub too far away.:D

Missed by that much, there is only 180ks between them, that's not even a 6 pack out that way.

For penance , I'll drink warm beer for a month, which may turn...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,931
Posted By McCardigan
Pubs that have reopened

Oh, the Yin and Yang:lol3

The Packsaddle, 42ks south of Tiboorburra, has just reopened after 5 years+ closure due to a**e hole tenants. Phil the owner, has returned and it is back to normal, open...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,211
Posted By McCardigan
Good luck Dennis, You have bigger gonads...

Good luck Dennis,

You have bigger gonads then I have.

Enjoy the ride

Chris
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,211
Posted By McCardigan
I'm packed and leave tomorrow, overnight with my...

I'm packed and leave tomorrow, overnight with my sister in Melbourne, fit a new rear tyre at Ringwood MC Wednesday morning, catch up with Beet and others at Hawker Thursday evening. Current plan is...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,211
Posted By McCardigan
G/day Dennis Plenty of options, all depends...

G/day Dennis

Plenty of options, all depends on the time of your arrival, 1st up the hotel /motel at Paringa, Renmark is expensive, the hotel/motel at Barmera is good, and there are several motels...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By McCardigan
Lyndhurst Roadhouse closed

I was told on the weekend that the Lyndhurst roadhouse is now closed, so I rang the pub to be told that yes it has closed.

Nearest petrol south is Copley 35ks, or Maree, north , 80ks. Anyone...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 284,972
Posted By McCardigan
The location of this photo should be reasonably...

The location of this photo should be reasonably easy, but how many other 5 kph warning signs can be around?
...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,079
Posted By McCardigan
Last to leave, (of course) about 10.30 am, home...

Last to leave, (of course) about 10.30 am, home via Garnya Gap and Mitta Mitta (superb home made pies at the general store, some of the best anywhere:clap), back in downtown Stratford by 4.00pm....
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,079
Posted By McCardigan
For those coming up via the Omeo, watch the...

For those coming up via the Omeo, watch the changing speed restrictions and beware that the HP are working the road.

Came down the Omeo last Tuesday afternoon, and just out of Omeo south bound...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,238
Posted By McCardigan
G/Day Doonie Just back from the RB rally,...

G/Day Doonie

Just back from the RB rally, rang the pub and have secured a room:clap

6 bookings so far.

Chris
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By McCardigan
Completely out from left field. Do what I...

Completely out from left field.

Do what I almost did 3 years ago in England.

I was so close to buying a BMW R1100 Boxer Cup+Merlin sidecar
http://www.merlinsidecars.co.uk/ (click on For...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
Maybe Harry ate both of them:lol3:lol3 He...

Maybe Harry ate both of them:lol3:lol3

He does get rather hungry you know:wink:

Chris
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By McCardigan
Had a good talk to Jay at last years BMW National...

Had a good talk to Jay at last years BMW National rally in Seattle, and was hoping to have a ride of his brand new watercooled R1200GS and Outback sidecar at the Canadian Sidecar rally a couple of...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
Thanks Nev Still on the road but making...

Thanks Nev

Still on the road but making miles in Oz for a change, in Cooma tonight, on the way to the Ruptured Buggie rally. The F800GS is still pulling like a 16yo, clicked over 100,000kms in...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
If you are referring to Harry the Dutchman, nope,...

If you are referring to Harry the Dutchman, nope, he don't know either, he was also at Beets wedding, although knowing Harry's culinary delights, he would eat anything dead or alive, roadkill is a...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
So where is Gunna? Still in WA? 2 weeks ago...

So where is Gunna? Still in WA?

2 weeks ago at Beets wedding, the Bear had no idea where it was as well.

I use to keep track of it, but in the last few years, I've mainly been travelling O/S....
Forum: Australia 05-13-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 45,043
Posted By McCardigan
So where is the Pudding hiding? I passed it...

So where is the Pudding hiding?

I passed it on to Marc Crighton about a year ago to take to the Border Meeting and haven't seen or heard of it since.

Cheers

Chris
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,549
Posted By McCardigan
Have just installed my Camel Tank to my 2010...

Have just installed my Camel Tank to my 2010 F800GS Commemorative GS, and poor Cory must be tearing out what hair he has left:cry

My model came to Oz with the lot, including a rear extended...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By McCardigan
I have just received my V2 Camel Tank for my H&B...

I have just received my V2 Camel Tank for my H&B pannier racks from Cory.

He posted it last Friday in Canada, and it arrived by Oz post today, and I live in a small town 230k's east of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,549
Posted By McCardigan
G/day all I have just received my V2 Camel...

G/day all

I have just received my V2 Camel Tank for my Heppco & Bekker pannier racks, from Cory in Canada.

It was posted last Friday 1st of May and has just arrived here on Wednesday 7th.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By McCardigan
OK, if you really want to know, initially the oil...

OK, if you really want to know, initially the oil was Sikolene Comp 4 10/40.
But recently I have switched to Motul 3100 Gold 10/40, because that is what my local mechanic recommends and sells. Both...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By McCardigan
FIK, its black and does the job. Why ask?...

FIK, its black and does the job.

Why ask? Oils are oils

Cheers

Chris
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By McCardigan
100,000kms+ on my F800GS

G/day all

My F800GS clicked over 100,000 kms last week in Tasmania. Bought new in January 2011 from Southbank BMW Melbourne.

In its life, It has been to a lot of places around the world. it...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,254
Posted By McCardigan
I'll be there again, got to keep the oil warm! ...

I'll be there again, got to keep the oil warm!

A great rally with lots of interesting bikes, and lots of interesting back roads to get there:clap

Chris
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