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Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By southern cross
I was once a track marshal and noticed that any...

I was once a track marshal and noticed that any helmet that I remember seeing post accident were scratched around the perimeter. I can't recall a single helmet having damage on the crown.
I would...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 527,740
Posted By southern cross
BUMP: I have to sell my Strom. Very...

BUMP:

I have to sell my Strom. Very reluctant but I don't need it now. Will listen to fair offers. It must go.
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By southern cross
Thanks to all for your words of support,...

Thanks to all for your words of support, motorcycling is a special brotherhood. It's an odd thing that get well messages, from people most of whom I have not met, will lift your spirits. The worst so...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By southern cross
Drove to McGraths Hill to see the boys off to...

Drove to McGraths Hill to see the boys off to Bingara. Drove home and was tired out, no energy after 2x30minute drives.
Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By southern cross
Good bye V Strom

Just a heads up re the sale of my VStrom in Flea Market. Post 118
I'd appreciate if inmates spread the word. My recent scans show my cancer has returned and I don't have the stamina to ride....
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By southern cross
electroless plating

Here, try this, you can do it yourself with a zinc,nickel or cobalt kit.


www.caswellplating.com.au

51 Elm Park Drive

Hoppers Crossing

Also Janes up Newcastle way.
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,765
Posted By southern cross
There is a factory sticker on my 2007 KLE which...

There is a factory sticker on my 2007 KLE which states not to exceed xxx pressure. Forgot just what PSI atm but will check and get back to you. I put .6kg front springs that made a v- nice...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,765
Posted By southern cross
Kle-klr?

Can you tell me Poppykle, are the KLE forks the same as the KLR! They sure look it to me.
Any other similarities you can see? Might prove handy to know later on.
S.C.
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,765
Posted By southern cross
The Dakar KLE project

While busy on other jobs around the house...never ending, I try to mentally come up with a colour scheme for the Dakar KLE. Just can't make it 'click'. Every bike pic that looks good to me just...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18,978
Views: 2,278,622
Posted By southern cross
Driving towards a country town, I slowly closed...

Driving towards a country town, I slowly closed in on a car in front and caught up with him just as we came to a hill with overtaking lane. I maintained the same slightly faster speed and the prick...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By southern cross
Was that on the road to Rockley from Oberon? I...

Was that on the road to Rockley from Oberon? I went that way a year ago on the Strom. and almost had the bars shaken free from my grip. One of the roughest roads without any smooth sections I have...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,765
Posted By southern cross
I was keen to see more too. Life gets in the way...

I was keen to see more too. Life gets in the way sometimes tho. Hope he's doing ok.
On a side note, I just sold my very nice 07 1200 GS but will keep the KLE. Age snuk up on me when I was looking...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,712
Posted By southern cross
Or'rite to keep the motorcycle flavour re...

Or'rite to keep the motorcycle flavour re mudguards. Why do dirt bikes have whopping large front mudguards and what good do they do flapping around way out front when the mud gets flung out the back...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18,978
Views: 2,278,622
Posted By southern cross
G strings? I did some building work a few years...

G strings? I did some building work a few years ago for a Doctor. I remember that somehow that topic came up and his wife quipped " flossing as you walk" that comes to mind every time G strings are...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18,978
Views: 2,278,622
Posted By southern cross
The point of my original post was that this...

The point of my original post was that this incident is not an isolated case, more like, here it goes again. Sadly most of us are not Richard Bransons et al but ordinary folk with mostly ordinary...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18,978
Views: 2,278,622
Posted By southern cross
I roll my eyes.

She was a pretty young girl serving at a fast food joint. That will be $7.90 sir she said ( I get the " sir" bit now I'm gray ) I handed over a $10 note followed by 90 cents in silver. There she...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18,978
Views: 2,278,622
Posted By southern cross
You are correct Mouse when you say it wouldn't...

You are correct Mouse when you say it wouldn't take much to overwhelm our health system. You only need to look at our accident and emergency depts. at the local hospital. I have been taken to A&E by...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,098
Posted By southern cross
As per my previous post, the PO fitted one of...

As per my previous post, the PO fitted one of these to the GS and I found it failed the practicality test. A waste of money IMO. The two bolts shown were lock titled so hard, I had to drill off the...
Forum: Australia 10-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18,978
Views: 2,278,622
Posted By southern cross
You've gotta feel for the poor buggers who...

You've gotta feel for the poor buggers who contact this shocker of a disease, especially for those in West Africa who just die a slow painful lingering death without any pain management that we here...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By southern cross
Torque wrench

Bought my first Torque wrench after years of thinking ' I'll get one .... One day'
Made in Germany, date manufacture Sept. 2014. That's quick getting into stores.
Feels solid but the adjustment...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 109,684
Posted By southern cross
Paper air filters

A few years ago I was talking to an engineer of a major manufacturer/supplier to the auto industry at factory level, supplying associated components tho not filters. At that particular time he said...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18,978
Views: 2,278,622
Posted By southern cross
I was talking about a Red Belly that size on...

I was talking about a Red Belly that size on Stromtroopers just week or two ago. ( see post #18343 ) Back about 1970 I was with two mates looking to shoot a duck or two at a lagoon near Eumungerrie...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By southern cross
Joyriding.

I know it's a term that's found it way into generally accepted lexicon but I wish the word was never invented and soon forgotten. It's theft, plain and simple. Makes a pissweak act sound acceptable....
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,575
Posted By southern cross
"Augmented reality" reminds me of a cartoon of a...

"Augmented reality" reminds me of a cartoon of a few years ago. The scene is set inside a vehicle. Mum and Dad up front with the boy and girl in the back seat. Outside the car is a country scene with...
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By southern cross
It goes to show it's not just a matter of skill...

It goes to show it's not just a matter of skill that will have you survive but a goodly amount of plain 'ole luck. He sounded to be a genuine good fella, gone too early. Isn't it always the way.
Forum: Australia 10-08-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By southern cross
We read and write upside down. Secret language...

We read and write upside down. Secret language you know. :rofl
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By southern cross
Your right with that Godsilla. Armed and letting...

Your right with that Godsilla. Armed and letting off a shot will have the police a whole lot more interested in this robbery than they otherwise would have been.
These bikes might turn up in another...
Forum: Australia 10-07-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By southern cross
Well looky here ..... An oil thread!! Now let's...

Well looky here ..... An oil thread!! Now let's see all the oil types that Suzuki haven't recommended.
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,685
Posted By southern cross
I tried on several 'fly's eye' type but they made...

I tried on several 'fly's eye' type but they made my eyelid area sweat, very uncomfortable. After frustration set in I found a pair that sat close, didn't make me sweat and fitted behind the helmet...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By southern cross
Real sorry you lost your neat looking DR. Where...

Real sorry you lost your neat looking DR. Where was it taken from? Your home, work or the street somewhere. A great shame we have to share the world with thieves, any thief.

S.C.
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By southern cross
Yeah, there are still some roads, well a lot...

Yeah, there are still some roads, well a lot really, you can clean out the webs. But not Bogan Gate (:rofl real name, true ) to Parkes when the B&S ball is held out there. More coloured lights than a...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By southern cross
Yep, Winter and Springtime this country is food...

Yep, Winter and Springtime this country is food for the soul. Browns off a bit by January tho but comes alive again. I had a mate ( cancer nailed him, bugger!!) who never travelled West over the Blue...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By southern cross
That's tough for the family and friends. Probably...

That's tough for the family and friends. Probably he has been riding for many years accident free, then WAM!! A bloody stupid emu takes him out. They are a stupid bird, very unpredictable as they...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By southern cross
Preserve your Lic. Points

An early morning run thru the Blue Mountains 4:30-5:30 sees 3highway patrol cars ensuring you ------------ yeah!
Don't speed fellers, double demerits ya know.

S.C.
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By southern cross
Enjoy the ride, great productive country out...

Enjoy the ride, great productive country out there should be looking good.
Forum: Australia 10-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,765
Posted By southern cross
There is lots info scattered around the net. A...

There is lots info scattered around the net. A common graft is for DZR forks but the standard KLE forks (I'm sure to they are same as KLR)with .6or.7kg springs emulators and 5-7.5 wt oil you can ride...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By southern cross
What does Adventure mean?

If adventure means off-road, this is not the bike you need, no matter what is done to really "adventurise" it. The weight of the engine alone will always be against it, regardless of what frame,...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,765
Posted By southern cross
[QUOTE=Ockrocket;25196728]:lurk Now we are...

[QUOTE=Ockrocket;25196728]:lurk

Now we are getting somewhere, and more pics too please.

Sounds like all a KLE500 needs is a moderate suspension upgrade to suit the individual rider, and a...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 57,765
Posted By southern cross
[QUOTE=KLE101;25196813]Well Ockrocket my view is...

[QUOTE=KLE101;25196813]Well Ockrocket my view is that everything in the universe can be compared to golf or an asparagus pizza, ie:

Motorcycles are like golf clubs - you can play with one but...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By southern cross
I think the styling is what many want and that is...

I think the styling is what many want and that is what will sell. The reality is it won't go anywhere the current bikes can't go. Ground clearance with any Strom. has never been a real issue. It's a...
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