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Forum: Australia 11-16-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 527,740
Posted By Tradey
Shed Cleanout

Shed cleanout - left over from our South America KLR trip.

KLR650 oil filters. KN-123. 5 pack including postage $75

Pick up from Alexandria 2015 welcome.
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 469,215
Posted By Tradey
Oils ain't oils

Just found a coupon code for BikeBiz with free shipping on oil and bits:

WANT FREE SHIPPING?
ENTER "oils" IN THE COUPON CODE FIELD
Forum: Australia 10-31-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Mega - death - sale

We snuck up on Friday night to our local store to see what stuff had been slashed for today's Mega Sale. The staff had herded all the stock to be discounted into one big group. We had a pick...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Slaps

Last years $1.99 thongs wore a hole in my foot where the inside strap rubs your skin. Saw my neighbour yesterday with a mark on his foot in the exact same spot... he was wearing $1.99 (mens) Aldi...
Forum: Australia 10-11-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Tradey
DAS Auto

We had a lovely German couple riding a pair of TransAlps drop by on their RTW ride - the Honda's were so reliable and comfortable they said - yes, no BM-Trouble-U's for them....
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By Tradey
C s i

Please share with us some more details about the theft. How ? When ? Where ?. Information like this helps others avoid the pain you have suffered.


There has been some interesting input on...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Tradey
How Mad Are You

For years since I knew my best friend, he was always a bit odd and had some behavioural issues bordering on the nicest guy to the nastiest and all within a short space of time. Throw in some alcohol...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tradey
Getting back on track...

Analysing everyone's responses here I concluded the following significant issues:

Downsides:

1. Returns - warranty, wrong items sent, wrong items ordered.
2. Speed - shipping can be a factor...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tradey
Only suckers pay retail #2

Some of the stores I shop in can save you little or lots, all depends on timing and many now offer competitive shipping and some don't, so I just use the free freight option to get it to my...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tradey
Only suckers pay retail...

eBay ran a campaign last year "Browse at Harvey Norman - Buy it on eBay" - Gerry Harvey went ballistic. I walk into a BM-Trouble-U stealership looking for a new outfit, jacket had a $1250 price tag....
Forum: Australia 09-25-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tradey
Two for one

When wanting to buy from overseas, always find out where it's made first and go hunting in that country. We bought both our Arai XD3's online from Amazon Japan for around $600 each delivered. Local...
Forum: Australia 09-24-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tradey
Customer service

Far superior customer service from any motorcycle retailer in the USA than here in Australia. Their whole economy is based on customer service that SHITS on any Australian business.

Yes, there...
Forum: Australia 09-23-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tradey
Barking mad

1. BarkBusters - nice product, Made in Australia, Wollongong in fact. The two pairs I bought from an online retailer in NEW YORK were cheaper than the bike shop down the road here in Sydney, even...
Forum: Australia 09-22-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,928
Posted By Tradey
Pay through the nose

We have been at the mercy of local motorcycle traders for far too many years and with the wonderful 'interweb' we no longer have to pay the over inflated prices which Australian consumers have been...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,105
Posted By Tradey
Pave the way

Regardless of your choice, the bike you buy will honestly be spending 90% of it's life on a paved road and really that should be 90% of the decision. Your short list is very good, all Japanese and...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By Tradey
Ad hoc

We have found with trip planning both in Australia and in foreign lands, is to have a broad outline of where you want to go and then adjust it once you hit the road. Weather always becomes a game...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By Tradey
Flower Power

This is wildflower season and if you hit the exact right time in September, the outback blooms. We do a wildflower tour which runs:
Sydney - Dubbo - Bourke - White Cliffs - Tibooburra - Innamincka...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,111
Posted By Tradey
Ex china

The same seller of the AU kit for $620 appears to have the same unit ex-China for $100 for 2 units. Am I reading this right ?

www.ebay.com.au/itm/331237995698...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Tradey
Nsw six maps

NSW Government have a spatial image tool with excellent aerial imaging too. It does require a high level of expertise to work out though. You can choose map/terrain or satellite imagery:
...
Forum: Australia 09-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Special Buys - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Two items of interest in next weeks catalogue:

Wednesday - Maginon HD waterproof action camera $50
...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,142
Posted By Tradey
e-TRAK

Set up an automated search Australia wide on eBay and Gumtree for a number of your farkles, especially the bike specific ones which only fit that model. You probably won't see any of it again, but...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,311
Posted By Tradey
Techmoan

A bloke in the UK does a lot of action camera reviews and it's a great place to start. One of his favourites is the SJ1000 can be found on eBay from $60 and the SJ4000 Go-Pro clone from $90.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-28-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tradey
City Navigator Australia & New Zealand NT 2015.20

Just released: City Navigator Australia & New Zealand NT 2015.20 Sensis
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Hand it to him

THUMBS UP on the uber dual sports (construction) gloves ! Picked up a pair in XL, nice genuine leather, Made in Pakistan and nicely padded to absorb some of the handle bar vibrations. A little...
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Think outside the square

I picked up a set of those gloves today and they looked OK for construction gloves. I'm going back to take a second look and will take my motorcycle brain this time... :eek1

(The Uber tan colour...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,359
Posted By Tradey
Report

The latest report into motorcycle theft is around 10 years old but some interesting statistics:
...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,799
Posted By Tradey
Aldi

Funnily one of the fastest selling items at the recent Aldi sale was the rain gear and I have to add the thumbs up to this kit. We took them to South America and rode through Peru in the rainy...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Cheap as chips

Funnily how people equate cheap with junk and expensive with quality ? If you did a ratio of quality / dollar if it's possible to quantify, then I think you would find Aldi products near the top of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tradey
Zoom Zoom

Zumo 660 - 2015.10 but I do my map updates 'manually' :wink:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-11-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tradey
Au/nz

2015.10
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Clasp your hands

Think about that for a second.... zippers are ambidextrous - however, in Canada and the USA they do have a strange liking to have the clasp on the opposite side ?

Biggest seller at Waterloo Aldi...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,790
Posted By Tradey
Cease and desist

I find a Cease and Desist letter on a Lawyers letterhead will fix 75% of problems in Australia. As long as your photo or website had your copyright mark on it, anyone, including third parties are...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Wet & wild

We rode Peru in the wet season adorned with the Aldi $49 wet weather outfit, and we were dry as a bone top to bottom. Very well designed and made. Some Poms wearing 'ka-ching' DriRider kit were...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Christmas Eve

Well the clever folks were out tonight doing some 'late night' shopping and our local outlet had everything on the floor at 7.30pm. A couple of young lads tried on just about every piece of clothing...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
SALE ' SATURDAY ' - Heads Up

The motorcycle sale is one of Aldi's TOP 5 of the year with a lot of gear to turn out on the floor.

In many stores the 'special buys' are wheeled out the night before, so if you live nearby it...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Aldi link to motorcycle gear - 9 August

Special Buys link to motorcycle gear - 9 August

https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/saturday-09-august-2014/
Forum: Australia 07-31-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
Motorcycle Helmet Bluetooth Kit

- Works with Bluetooth enabled phone, GPS or MP3 player.
- Rider to rider intercom up to 500m range
- Auto receive phone calls
- Up to 10 hours talk time for phone or 5 hours for intercom
- Water...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,766
Posted By Tradey
On sale Saturday 9 August 2014

Cordura jackets $129
Cordura pants $99
Leather jackets $129
Denim jeans $50
Rain jacket $30
Rain pants $20
Midlayer top or bottom $25
Merino top $40
Balaclava $10
Leather gloves $30
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,927
Posted By Tradey
Spot iii

BestBuy has the Spot III on special this week for USD151 or AUD155 on eBay with free DHL postage ex USA. $50 rebate on offer too, so USD99.

Plenty of 2's on eBay as well - just avoid the fake...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By Tradey
Hid

I was surprised how much a H7 HID globe replacement made to my light output. Less than $10 on eBay and a good cheap upgrade.
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