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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 640,556
Posted By Woodduck
You guys need to go to Tasmania. Thousands of...

You guys need to go to Tasmania. Thousands of km's more interesting than that.
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 304,105
Posted By Woodduck
Convert 06 rt-p to dual seat

Love my new toy. Had it for 7 months and racked up 15,000km and finally got it changed over to dual seat. Few electrical bugs, but even BMW only charged a few hundred to fix.

Still got the little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By Woodduck
Trials bikes

I totally get this issue, having to struggle through peak hour on an RT which doesn't have the wet clutch. I long for a wet clutch.

My little 650 GS easy peasy and I use the previous advice to try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,772
Posted By Woodduck
I thought John Eales was Nobody... ...

I thought John Eales was Nobody...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Eales
Forum: Australia 09-02-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,110
Posted By Woodduck
Trials Riding

Spent a day riding up and down a creek (not across) on my trials bike. Elbow ached for a few months until I got acupuncture done.

Pain was heading up into my neck as well. Former tennis wizard at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,099
Posted By Woodduck
Around our building there are roughly 25-30 bikes...

Around our building there are roughly 25-30 bikes and 14 spaces. This is 7 trying to fit into 5 spaces.

This is one side of the building, there's 4 choppers missing from this photo just to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By Woodduck
Some things to check

Not sure if this is your issue, but I had a few similar final results, which may give you some ideas to look for.

1) Dropped it on the dirt and the forks ended up clashing with the fairing frame...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-22-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 192,619
Posted By Woodduck
First Time Out

Youngest boy can finally reach the rear pegs, sadly not on my bike, but Grandpa's bike. This is his first time out.
Used the comms system to keep chatting with him the whole time, worked really...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,317
Posted By Woodduck
200k

Wife and I hired an 05 1200gs and it 200,000km mid trip.
My little 650 Dakar is up to 130,000km, but need to find another thread for that.
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,278
Posted By Woodduck
Rented

Hired a 2005 1200gs over the weekend for a 700km journey with management. On Sunday arvo the bike clocked up 200,000km. Stopped and took the photo even though it wasn't ours.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By Woodduck
Electric trials

Have a gander in the trials thread there's a few already being actively discussed, particularly for the kids like mecatecno. Can't recall the adults version but there's one I saw at a local comp that...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,157
Posted By Woodduck
Formas

Damn this thread. :deal

I had made my mind up. :baldy :lol3[/QUOTE]

The Forma boots are very comfy, I was wearing mine 6 days a week for around a year. Would still be wearing them if the kick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Woodduck
Learning

I taught both my boys plus the neighbours kids in a flat paddock with witches hats.

Hats at 5m or so intervals, teaching them to start and stop at each hat. Made it a game to get exactly stopped...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,157
Posted By Woodduck
Socks

Got mine at Anaconda, cant remember the price, but remember it wasnt as scary as the seal skins.

No doubt other hiking/camping places will have them.
Forum: Australia 04-23-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,157
Posted By Woodduck
Forma boots

My forma adventure boots started out water proof, but made steady progress to anything but. Good coat of WD40 would work for a day or so.

Got a pair of Forma Mirage waterproof boots for commuting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,433
Posted By Woodduck
700km weekender

Management and I are in training for a trip to Colorado later in the year.

This was our first big weekender 2up. Managed 230km in the rain without complaints on day one and the day 2 was much...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,689
Posted By Woodduck
Playing at the Farm

One of managements toys looking and my toy.

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii532/woodduck39/ADV%20Posts/IMG_6083.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,259
Posted By Woodduck
Youngest is 6 and too short to reach the pegs,...

Youngest is 6 and too short to reach the pegs, but loves going around standing on my feet on the trials bike at our farm. he's been through more creeks than his older brother, but thankfully never...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,210
Posted By Woodduck
Now if somebody could just rank them...:rofl ...

Now if somebody could just rank them...:rofl

excellent information. thanks
Forum: Australia 03-15-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By Woodduck
Try trials

Throw them into trials. Same issue they got bored, wanted to go faster.

Now they're learning rocks, logs, hills, creeks all at walking pace.

Mates come over and can't even pretend to match...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,575
Posted By Woodduck
After a month of rain here in Brisbane I'm...

After a month of rain here in Brisbane I'm officially sick of riding in the rain EVERY day.

I agree you do get more confident with it and now its more the annoyance factor than the initial of...
Forum: Americas 03-07-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
Single lane

Looks like ADOT is already back up to single lane use, which is good.

The alternate route looked to be quite a journey. Also found a few interesting maps on their site. Thanks for the alert.
Forum: Americas 03-06-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
The ADOT video on one of the links was...

The ADOT video on one of the links was confirmation of why I think we want to ride through this area. Spectacular views..

Thanks for the update on the route failure. That is the way we were...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
Does that mean I should hire a 1200GS, not the...

Does that mean I should hire a 1200GS, not the 1300GT:rofl
Forum: Americas 03-02-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
Current Thinking

So this is the updates plan for late August. Added in Hoover Dam and Aspen, plus a less boring route to Page on the way back to Vegas.

The idea is to start at Vegas at one extreme, up to Eagle...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Woodduck
4 LED's

I mounted two LED's on the forks aimed up and out (towards the tops of trees) and later another two looking forward like normal.

When laid over cornering the two on the forks come into their own...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Woodduck
And don't forgot

Sleeping is one worry. Little one woke up mid corner at thunderbird park corner and near shit himself.

Second worry is cross winds. Did a lap of the mountain down to Canungra with him and had to...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
Speaking with some US guys at work today, they...

Speaking with some US guys at work today, they spent quite a while in this area building a coal plant and have been overloading me with suggestions.

Once I digest them I'll run them past you in...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
3000km give or take, which is near enough to 1900...

3000km give or take, which is near enough to 1900 miles.

Trying to break into 400-450km per day (250-280miles). Figure we can do several 2 hour stints and take in the sites along the route,...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
Rough plan for Aug

Here's the thinking so far... I'm sure it will change, the more looking we do.

Brisbane to Vegas
Hire a bike
Vegas to Grand Canyon
GC to around Dolores
Dolores to Paonia
Paonia to Eagle...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,018
Posted By Woodduck
Google Earth

http://dadodirt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/May-to-September-2012/i-fW7DjWf/0/M/100_0693-M.jpg

Got to Love Google Earth, or get totally freaked out by it. You can pretty much nail the location of...
Forum: Trials 02-18-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,769
Posted By Woodduck
Mechatecno

My 6yr old has a 36v mecatecno, he's dying to go across the creek, but I can see a damaged motor and wiring when he goes ass up mid creek.

Any idea how creek proof these type of bikes are?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,689
Posted By Woodduck
Two Firsts

Two firsts today. HDR with a bike involved and first day competing at Trials.

All Iphone apps, with no computer editing.

Still trying to work out which of two I'm using is better, Pro HDR,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-03-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 26,193
Posted By Woodduck
I've had a lifeproof cover for my iphone and...

I've had a lifeproof cover for my iphone and handle bar mount for over a year. It's survived all sorts of weather fine. With the waterproof head phone connection the lady butts into the songs to tell...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,942
Posted By Woodduck
Forma's died

for what it's worth I previously posted about my Formas and really liked them.

I've run up 35,000km of commuting in the past year, plus most weekends doing around half a day per weekend on my...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Woodduck
Kali helmet

These finally got an Australian distributor after years of announcements about them being available 'soon'.

http://www.velogear.com.au/helmets/motorcycle-helmets.html

Can't see a weight on the...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,010
Posted By Woodduck
Not knobbies

I don't want f#cking knobbies.

I'm trying to find something more "in between"

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For what it's worth Annakee 2's, 35,000km in a year from one set. Commuting being 90+%.

Did play on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By Woodduck
Love the trials riding, so exhausting trying to...

Love the trials riding, so exhausting trying to balance with the motor off.
Forum: Trials 11-19-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 288,055
Posted By Woodduck
Electric Bike

3 weeks of experience under that little belt. - proper boots since that photo was taken.

Fully wound up that little electric bike requires flat in third for me to keep up. It can hammer along...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 192,619
Posted By Woodduck
Double Trouble

6 & 8yrs old. Oldest riding since Xmas, youngest for 3 weeks. He wouldn't touch the petrol bikes, but loves the electric bike and it hooks along.

Full torque at zero speed, talk about...
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