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Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 23,642
Posted By Tradey
Das auto

Over in Germany Aldi will give you 60 minutes of free charging for your E-Car or E-bike while you shop:

https://www.aldi-sued.de/de/aldi-sued-a-bis-z/aldi-sued-a-bis-z/e/elektrotankstellen/

...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 269,298
Posted By Tradey
A Plus

Bauhn professional battery charger AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, USB with 'minus Delta U' end of charge detection is a cracker. 3 mode smart charger with LCD display for each battery and even tells you if a...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Tradey
Blase

Blazing Trails based in UK. Try and get Adam Lewis (aka JediMaster on ADV) as your tour guide. Best motorcycle guide on the planet:

http://www.blazingtrailstours.com/
...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Tradey
Fly buys

Booked Sydney to Coffs Harbour on Tiger for $39 a few weeks back. Try Gumtree under Rideshare & Travel Partners. Just look out for backpackers with dodgy vans...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Tradey
Africans

I have a GS-911 diagnostic device for my F8. The software can test the instrument cluster. Try and find a local BMW owner who might have one:

http://www.hexcode.co.za/
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Tradey
Innovate

I have an Innov C3 with remote camera installed on my F8. Primary use is as a dashcam for the idiotic day to day dramas of riding in Sydney. Records in 1080P on one big loop onto a 32gb Micro SD...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By Tradey
Das auto

Check out the ADV Tentspace thread when it's back online. We are listed under Sydney and we open our doors to ADV travelers:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

We hosted...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,496
Posted By Tradey
Moggy

... and great for getting out of the Patagonian winds ;-)

https://flic.kr/p/rMzWwq
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By Tradey
Cook Up

Kathmandu gear is generally pretty good but only affordable when it's on sale, which is about 6 months of the year.... they have so many sales. One good aspect about Aldi is the 60 days no question...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 269,298
Posted By Tradey
Das auto

Got my 10 pair last night, all khaki. Unfortunately not as good as last years stock, noticeably thinner and less wool in the blend. When at home (unlike travelling) we get to wear a fresh pair of...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 269,298
Posted By Tradey
Work wear

If the wool blend work socks are as good as last years, 10 pair going in my trolley tomorrow. Long lasting, comfortable and no sweat. The cargo work pants and shorts, not bad either.

(The air...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-12-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,290
Posted By Tradey
RE-Locate

1. Login to your Spotwalla account.
2. Go to Active/Future Location pages.
3. Scroll to ADV Riders.
4. Click 'Remove' link on right side of page.
Forum: Australia 04-11-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,759
Posted By Tradey
2 Second Sydney

There are 5.7 million licence holders in NSW. I hold one but I don't like riding in Sydney, it's stupidly dangerous on the roads here as most know.

60% I think drive reasonably well.
30% need...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,986
Posted By Tradey
Get a grip

I only discovered my Euro pony had heated grips a year after I bought the thing. It was one mild day and when I got home after a Sunday ride I was about to pass out with heat exhaustion. I...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By Tradey
Washing Machine

The 'IT' crowd come here to escape all that crap. Head over to Whirlpool where you will find every known computer repair on earth from DOS onwards.

Every single 'IT' nerd in the country hangs out...
Forum: Australia 03-27-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 269,298
Posted By Tradey
Hijack

Missing from this years 'Seniors Sale' is the you-beaut telescopic aluminium walking stick. These make great single stick motorcycle jacks which compact into a nice convenient size for pack and...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,269
Posted By Tradey
Bogged Down

Riding into Bogota, Colombia (pop. 7 million) on Monday night after a long weekend <groan> our Zumo got us to the hostel 2 hours ahead of our riding buddies who were all using iPhones... they all...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Tradey
NSW motorcycle laws and regulations - 2015

Good to see the bureaucrats still producing and sitting on good common sense motorcycle regulations. The latest publication includes this gem:

Rule 270 (1) Ride motorcycle with 4 or more...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Tradey
Global roaming

* Cover my personal belongings (camera, laptop, gps, mobile..etc)
- However many policies do not cover items 'in the open'.

World Nomads - www.worldnomads.com (http://www.worldnomads.com)

*...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 269,298
Posted By Tradey
Aldi UK Motorcycle gear

Aldi UK Motorcycle gear:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sun-8-mar/

But generally cheaper in Ireland:

https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/sun-8-mar/
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Tradey
Don't panic

According to my mate in downtown Kobe, Japan, the 'Doohickey' failure rate is so miniscule, it doesn't even make the top 10 component failure list for KLR650's in 20 years ! He said they looked at...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,269
Posted By Tradey
Tabnots

You can bugger around with phones and tablets on your bike, but nothing beats a dedicated waterproof GPS unit in the end. They cost more, but will last longer and do a far better job. Both our...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By Tradey
Priority #1

We all have different circumstances, but I find it ironic many people insure their material things but not themselves. I did the complete opposite hundreds of years ago banking the equivilant...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 23,316
Posted By Tradey
Lights, Camera, Action

Installed an Innovv C3 motorcycle dash cam on the F8 to capture all the dick head Sydney drivers who have little regard for other road users safety. It starts recording in 1080P the moment the...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tradey
Roadies

Roadside Assistance is no use if you can't contact them, unless you got a Spot setup as mentioned earlier. Even then you can wait 12-48 hours until someone finally finds you. I've always found...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,640
Posted By Tradey
Oils ain't oils

No matter what chain oiler you buy, it will probably be the best accessory you have ever fitted. Love my Scottoiler...

"Just fill up the Tutoro reservoir, turn the oiler on at the start of your...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tradey
Black spots

You see a lot of second hand satellite phones on eBay, many owners cough up big bucks for a handset and plan and discover within a year what a worthless investment they really are. Ask any serious...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Tradey
We have Ignition

Had one of these for years, locally designed and made, 2 wires to connect, never false alarms, draws bugger all current and works a treat:

http://www.ignitoralarms.com.au/
Forum: Australia 01-06-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By Tradey
Bugs

We took a SteriPen to South America last trip but never used it once as there was abundant bottled water sellers everywhere. Sold it on eBay. Ironically I ended up in an Ecuador hospital for 2 days...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tradey
Tent Space

Mate, avail yourself to the Tent Space thread. Not a lot of Aussie inmates listed to date, but worth a look. You'll find us listed under Sydney:
...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,599
Posted By Tradey
Done and dusted

Traditional business models have gone out the window with the market disruptor the internet and nothing will stop it. Bricks and mortar businesses may have a defined market catchment of 1-50km...
Forum: Australia 11-29-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,945
Posted By Tradey
For eyes

No more reading glasses for me. Got a $3500 plastic 'donut' inserted in my left eye on our last trip to Chile. I can read newspapers, text messages, GPS screen and menu's ! Best thing I've ever...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 524,644
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, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 269,298
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, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 269,298
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 10-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
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 10-09-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,973
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 10-09-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
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, 12:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,599
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, 01:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,599
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...
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