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Forum: Australia 08-31-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Me 2

Me 2
Forum: Australia 08-31-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 26,715
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Thanks for the link. it was useful.

Thanks for the link. it was useful.
Forum: Australia 08-31-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 26,715
Posted By itchy&scratchy
What to sleep on

Anyone offer personal experience of a blow up mattress to carry on the bike and blow up methods as well if not self inflating.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 08-29-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Birdsville

Who's coming?
leaving Saturday from Central Coast, travelling through, well i don't know yet, it's open to discussion
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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Unlimited horizons event in qld

Hi all.
I'm heading up to the HU event in Dayboro around the 18th Sept for the 19th-22nd event.
Leaving from the Central Coast NSW around the 18th and stopping off halfway at pubs and so on. if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,417
Posted By itchy&scratchy
I also agree.

I also agree.
Forum: Australia 07-22-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 52,261
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Bumped into a fella up at Kulnura coffee stop and...

Bumped into a fella up at Kulnura coffee stop and he said he has a mate that produces the Australian standard sticker for helmets and so he went and bought a high end helmet that passes the test in...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 63,526
Posted By itchy&scratchy
$500..... better off with a $25 10 ltr strapped...

$500..... better off with a $25 10 ltr strapped to the back of the bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,111
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Best darn thing I've bought for the F800GS....

Best darn thing I've bought for the F800GS. Absolutely love it and gave me a little extra riding height so that my legs were not at such an obscure angle.
Dont delay, you have to have it!:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,863
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Well, I'm entitled to my own opinion, but not my...

Well, I'm entitled to my own opinion, but not my own facts, so I will let you all know if it was the tyres or my riding technique, when I get the knobblies.
Again, can any inmates offer up advice on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,863
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Pissed Ditching the heidenau

G'day all.
My 2nd hand 800GS came with Heidenaus 60s front and rear and work great on the blacktop.
Travelling on forest roads and lesser tracks, I thought It was my 12 year break from riding that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Cost from US $89 +$90 postage, but have since...

Cost from US $89 +$90 postage, but have since found sites within Australia selling for about $150.
Sorry I tried to find the site in my Google history, but didn't realise how many sites I actually...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Hey 101, went for a long ride today and are...

Hey 101, went for a long ride today and are co-joining with the GS. This morning around Wisemans Ferry, it was moss covered tar that had me on high alert with the Heidenaus on, but made it OK....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Question Earning "shitloads" mining coal or making steam,...

Earning "shitloads" mining coal or making steam, mate. Either way whats a farkle?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By itchy&scratchy
No more aching bum

G'day folks,

Today was my first ride with my new found bum chum. Well each to their own, I say, but no it was with my new Air Hawke seat from the Roho company who make cushions for people in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Tyre pressures for off road

G'day all.

Today i went from tar to dirt and back again and in the past I have not lowered my tyre pressures due to coming home on tar, but have had to put up with the front wheel wanting to wash...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,390
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Thanks Hamish for the offer. My bike has...

Thanks Hamish for the offer. My bike has travelled 25K prior to me and alot of it off road, so I suspect and know the fronts need replacing.
I was travelling on a sand based forest road yesterday...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,766
Posted By itchy&scratchy
After convincing myself I was an idiot and can't...

After convincing myself I was an idiot and can't ride a bike, I did some reading on the twitchy throttle of the 800gs and one of the characteristics is stalling.
I have stalled the bike a few times...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,953
Posted By itchy&scratchy
I'm with you mate. I hate the throttle, you go...

I'm with you mate. I hate the throttle, you go over a rock and power on whether you wanted to or not so for me it makes riding slow, a pain in the arse.
I'm fitting one of those remapping things...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,766
Posted By itchy&scratchy
No, I'm 6'2' and 107 kgs. Its my level of fitness...

No, I'm 6'2' and 107 kgs. Its my level of fitness that i'm starting to believe is the culprit. I bought the bike thinking I could just pick up from where I left off, but have since had cancer surgery...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,766
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Thanks to everyone for the words of...

Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement.

I will get back on, but not without an exercise program, rider re-training, a comfy seat as my arse is killing me, new boots, riding gear that...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,766
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Hi 101. Yes mine did too but I have been slack...

Hi 101. Yes mine did too but I have been slack and now I'm paying for it.

By the way, there is a 850+ motorcycle event at Gloucester this weekend. I'll be there introducing MOTOTENT to the...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,766
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Don't worry, I'm sure I will end up on youtube...

Don't worry, I'm sure I will end up on youtube somewhere!
Forum: Australia 05-01-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,766
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Thanks all that have responded. Yeh, the Mrs...

Thanks all that have responded.

Yeh, the Mrs is fine, but the bike has a few war wounds that wont stop the show.

Reading your posts, I am questioning my thinking now. Yes I'm back after 10-15...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,766
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Over falling off

Well, its been 3 weeks since I picked up the 800GS and so far I have managed to fall off twice, first one was when trail riding and I broke my foot, today with the Mrs on board, came to an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,390
Posted By itchy&scratchy
So after all these pages, I'm getting that my...

So after all these pages, I'm getting that my F800 forks cannot be modified, instead I have to change over to completely different brand of fork, wheel and so on?
Forum: Australia 04-17-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Rider 101, there is a ride to Hill End that I...

Rider 101, there is a ride to Hill End that I have put my hand up for on the 25-26th May.
I know you said that your are out till june, but I thought being the end of May you might be able to make...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,928
Posted By itchy&scratchy
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Forum: Australia 04-17-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By itchy&scratchy
I have since found out that I have fractured my...

I have since found out that I have fractured my foot, so will be out for a while.

Will give you a call next time i'm riding your way.
Thanks
Forum: Australia 04-14-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Only up your way a few weeks back in the Land...

Only up your way a few weeks back in the Land Rover. Came over from Curricarbark and Tomalla then down to Moonan for the night at the pub. Went home via the Dingo Gate and Pheasants Creek road. Great...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By itchy&scratchy
What tires were you running? What pressure? ...

What tires were you running? What pressure?

Heidenua scouts ? and road pressures. All the while I was thinking to myself that I should lower the pressure, but I had an hour or so on the tar back...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,478
Posted By itchy&scratchy
So what is the Ruptured Budgey and is it worth...

So what is the Ruptured Budgey and is it worth riding 800klms for?
Forum: Australia 04-13-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,457
Posted By itchy&scratchy
Who is organising the NSW ride as I would like to...

Who is organising the NSW ride as I would like to attend.
Forum: Australia 04-13-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,617
Posted By itchy&scratchy
I'm new, but if I don't post, I will always be...

I'm new, but if I don't post, I will always be new, so I have a question which is sort of within this thread of dying in the middle of nowhere.

Yesterday I had an insignificant off which ended...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By itchy&scratchy
You are all absolutely correct. Mind you your...

You are all absolutely correct.
Mind you your going fast and mine are probably 2 different things and i was less than sceptical about me remembering to turn it back when I hit the tar or I would hit...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By itchy&scratchy
First ride

Hi all.

Picked up my GS800 Thursday and yesterday was my first experience with her on the dirt.
Went up through Ourimbah SF and up Forest road where the bike felt more at home rather than in the...
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