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Forum: Australia 09-11-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,646
Posted By grogger123
I owned a well sorted dr with a cogent designs...

I owned a well sorted dr with a cogent designs rear shock and eibach springs with racetech gold valve emulators up front. I also did the Seat Concepts change to the seat and put a screens for bike...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By grogger123
Further to my post above, I have put risers on my...

Further to my post above, I have put risers on my st1100 and footpeg lowers as well. The risers improve things, but I would prefer a more upright position as well. If I dont go to a dual sport I...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By grogger123
I currently own an st1100 and owned a 2003 950s...

I currently own an st1100 and owned a 2003 950s adventure. The ktm was a good bike to ride but a crap bike to own. The st is a good bike to ride as well as to own. The st is a comfortable, ...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,471
Posted By grogger123
I too have the msr whisperlite international. It...

I too have the msr whisperlite international. It burns petrol and white gas (called shellite here in Australia), even diesel if you change the jet. As others have said it struggles to simmer. However...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 90,452
Posted By grogger123
Thanks for the replies. How do you both find the...

Thanks for the replies. How do you both find the XC in sand compared to the DR? I found it a lot less tiring than on my KTM. Service costs were hideous, but the DR was a very cheap bike to own as I...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 90,452
Posted By grogger123
Question for former dr650 owners

I had a well sorted dr650 that I sold last year due to a change in circumstances. I am now considering selling my st1100 and going back to a dual sport. What I am interested in is the opinions and...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,783
Posted By grogger123
If someone want to wear hiking boots on a bike,...

If someone want to wear hiking boots on a bike, they can knock themselves out. Personally I wouldnt compromise safety in that way. I wear Sidi Crossfires when I am doing dirt trips because the...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,335
Posted By grogger123
I have an MSR Hubba 1 man tent and a Blackwolf...

I have an MSR Hubba 1 man tent and a Blackwolf Dragonfly 2 man tent. The MSR has been a good very lightweight tent. It is the one I use when I am really trying to save weight. The Dragonfly is a...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,787
Posted By grogger123
I have put 10 watt Vision X solstice LED driving...

I have put 10 watt Vision X solstice LED driving lights on my DR and am very happy with the result. The DR alternator output is not great, so LED's in my view are one of the few options available. ...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 25,894
Posted By grogger123
The young bloke in the original article is not...

The young bloke in the original article is not doing anything young blokes werent doing 30 years ago. These days he is probably doing it on a bike with good brakes and handling. The trouble is that...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,727
Posted By grogger123
The weight saving over my usual tent is about 1.7...

The weight saving over my usual tent is about 1.7 kilograms. Its also less bulky as well. Obviously if I was only trying to save weight with the tent it would be a pointless exercise. I generally...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,727
Posted By grogger123
If you are only camping 4-5 nights a year I...

If you are only camping 4-5 nights a year I wouldnt have thought it made any sense to buy a very expensive tent. I have an expensive tent (MSR Hubba) which I bought for offroad touring. Where I...
Forum: Australia 07-10-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,410
Posted By grogger123
I have owned a KTM950 Adventure and now have a...

I have owned a KTM950 Adventure and now have a fully kitted out DR650. Whilst the KTM was good to ride, it was very expensive to own. I have ridden the DR from W.A to Melbourne and back and would...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,527
Posted By grogger123
Yes, you are in the shithouse. Try asking her...

Yes, you are in the shithouse. Try asking her how much her shoes and haircuts cost over twelve months. Then start looking for alternative accommodation. You wont win, you know, she knows it.
Forum: Australia 04-19-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,357
Posted By grogger123
I have a Scotts damper on my DR which I bought...

I have a Scotts damper on my DR which I bought from Cogent Designs in the US. I got the damper at the same time as got the to do up my standard dr shock. I also purchased from them Racetech gold...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By grogger123
Yes they definitely zip together. I have a...

Yes they definitely zip together. I have a Rallye 3 jacket and Rallye Pro 2 pants and they zip together with no problems whatsoever. I am very happy with both the jacket and the pants.
Forum: Australia 01-25-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,994
Posted By grogger123
I rode my DR from Albany to Melbourne and back in...

I rode my DR from Albany to Melbourne and back in May/June last year. Mine has the Safari tank, Screens for Bikes screen, Seat Concepts seat (which is very good in my view), Pivot Pegz, different...
Forum: OZ Vendors 12-29-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 108,800
Posted By grogger123
Yeah, maybe a smidge. That plus tyre pressures...

Yeah, maybe a smidge. That plus tyre pressures that were about 10psi too low.:rofl
Forum: Australia 11-26-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,405
Posted By grogger123
I totally agree. This link gives some idea of...

I totally agree. This link gives some idea of the size of Oz compared to Europe and other places.

http://bigthink.com/ideas/21492

Even though the lower 48 in the U.S is roughly comparable in...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,848
Posted By grogger123
I have them fitted. Given that they are...

I have them fitted. Given that they are inexpensive and easy to fit, I think they are worth fitting.
Forum: Australia 11-19-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By grogger123
Well that explains it. What most wives don't...

Well that explains it. What most wives don't realize is that scientific studies have proven that it is impossible for a husband to have too many toys. So, in reality, you need to keep both the...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By grogger123
Jesus wept Adrian. Dont you have enough off beat...

Jesus wept Adrian. Dont you have enough off beat vehicles in your stable already? I had enough trouble getting approval to buy an old XR250r recently. How did you get the go ahead for this?
Forum: Australia 11-13-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By grogger123
The method I used was to remove the carby from...

The method I used was to remove the carby from the bike and then place it in a vice. If you look at where the elbow enters the carby you will see a raised collar. Using vice grips hold this collar...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,985
Posted By grogger123
I got my shock completely rebuilt by cogent...

I got my shock completely rebuilt by cogent designs in the states. Their website is motocd.com. I have been very happy with the results.
Forum: Australia 10-25-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,267
Posted By grogger123
I bought mine with 3500 km on it. It has now...

I bought mine with 3500 km on it. It has now done 19,500 km and is going strong. At the time I bought mine here in WA DR's with under 5,000km were selling for between about $5,500 and $6,000. A...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 49,010
Posted By grogger123
This is a terrible thing to have happened to...

This is a terrible thing to have happened to someone. Do you know when this happened and what the context was? If it was a non stickered helmet, was it a helmet he purchased from overseas? As...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 49,010
Posted By grogger123
Yes, I have tried to get opinions from a...

Yes, I have tried to get opinions from a solicitors. I have been happy with the advice I have been given.

As far as answering the question you pose above about Guys article. The answer for me...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,748
Views: 979,622
Posted By grogger123
From what I heard from mates who went to Neale...

From what I heard from mates who went to Neale Junction, youré not too shabby yourself Wilmo.
Forum: Australia 10-22-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 49,010
Posted By grogger123
Is it fair to say, that at this point in time you...

Is it fair to say, that at this point in time you are not aware of the existence of any evidence to support the assertions made in the article about the practical impacts on riders? I note that in...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 49,010
Posted By grogger123
Thanks for the reply. I get back to my original...

Thanks for the reply. I get back to my original point. In practical terms, what evidence is there that this has actually presented itself as a problem? It has been identified as a theoretical...
Forum: Australia 10-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 49,010
Posted By grogger123
I am finding it really difficult to understand...

I am finding it really difficult to understand why people are getting bent out of shape about this issue. Does anyone have any facts about the number of people across the country each year who get...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,624
Posted By grogger123
REI sell them for $US148.00. The user reviews...

REI sell them for $US148.00. The user reviews are generally positive. They note the stove needs a lot of pumping to pressurise. It is supposed to burn very cleanly though. I wont be replacing my...
Forum: Australia 10-17-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,113
Posted By grogger123
Yes, I have a pair fitted as driving lights on my...

Yes, I have a pair fitted as driving lights on my DR. I also replaced the standard bulb with a Phillips Plus 50 bulb. That made a bit of difference over the standard. The LED driving lights are...
Forum: Australia 10-17-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,286
Posted By grogger123
No Trubbs Den. I live near Mr McCusker, who I...

No Trubbs Den. I live near Mr McCusker, who I believe you know.
Forum: Australia 10-16-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,286
Posted By grogger123
A person, such as myself, not overburdened with...

A person, such as myself, not overburdened with talet. With an excess of caution. Keen to ride at the end of a line of other riders.
Forum: Australia 10-15-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,286
Posted By grogger123
Seriously looking at this. Missed NJ this year...

Seriously looking at this. Missed NJ this year as I had to go to Victoria. Looks a beaut. Any other Albany boys interested in going with a yellow bellied back marker?
Forum: Australia 10-12-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,989
Posted By grogger123
I checked the Centrelink rate estimator and the...

I checked the Centrelink rate estimator and the total payments for a couple both receiving newstart with two children under 13 would be $32,927.96 per annum. Which is less than the income that...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,989
Posted By grogger123
I know that if you dont qualify for Sickness...

I know that if you dont qualify for Sickness Allowance you may qualify for the activity tested newstart Allowance. The issue is that the means test for either allowance is not generous. For a couple...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,989
Posted By grogger123
You are spot on about Centrelink payments. I...

You are spot on about Centrelink payments. I used to work for Centrelink and was a Financial Information Services Officer for the last several years I worked there. The trouble with Sickness...
Forum: Australia 10-10-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By grogger123
People may find this document from the EU on...

People may find this document from the EU on speeding illuminating. http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/specialist/knowledge/pdf/speeding.pdf

As I said in an earlier post, the higher limit...
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