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Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5,204
Views: 761,706
Posted By CaptainFur
Hired a bike for a day while in Chile a couple...

Hired a bike for a day while in Chile a couple years ago and am quite pleased with this pic.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m169/Captainfur/bike%20ride%20in%20chile1_zpsmozrfdzq.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By CaptainFur
I'm currently considering the Forma Cape Horn...

I'm currently considering the Forma Cape Horn boots as a 90/10 boot, I thought they may be better when wearing the pants over the boots.
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By CaptainFur
I'm hoping to head up on Saturday, will be my...

I'm hoping to head up on Saturday, will be my first rally. I don't have an operational sidecar but have an old 1950's Wessex I'm hoping to resurrect next year to put on my old Ural that I'm fixing...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14,879
Views: 2,050,453
Posted By CaptainFur
Counter Steering

The other thing is to look where you want to go and the bike just seems to go there.
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 30,748
Posted By CaptainFur
Gee that looks good. If I upgrade from the DR I...

Gee that looks good. If I upgrade from the DR I think I'll go this way.
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14,879
Views: 2,050,453
Posted By CaptainFur
New front Guard

Hi all,

I've been getting itchy feet to change to another bike - in order to put that off I decided to do a few thing to the DR to freshen it up a bit. I bought a new aftermarket front mud...
Forum: Australia 08-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 261,832
Posted By CaptainFur
I'm not sure but maybe the lining in the textile...

I'm not sure but maybe the lining in the textile trousers is also an abrasion resistant layer, which is why it may not be removable - according to the label "Abrasion-resistant intermediate layer". ...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 261,832
Posted By CaptainFur
I like their beer , but then my attitude is - is...

I like their beer , but then my attitude is - is beer is good.
Drink the red wine all the time as well.
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 261,832
Posted By CaptainFur
"Again CE rating means NOTHING in Aust fella" ...

"Again CE rating means NOTHING in Aust fella"

Okay, the fact that the jacket/pants have been tested by SATRA and exceed 13 seconds (7 seconds required for level 2 EN13595-1) in the abrasion test,...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 261,832
Posted By CaptainFur
I bought a pair of textile pants and was tempted...

I bought a pair of textile pants and was tempted by the jacket as due to the certification I had more confidence of of it's abrasion resistence than the RST jacket I currently have. The RST may be...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 261,832
Posted By CaptainFur
To those bagging out the Aldi gear, like I...

To those bagging out the Aldi gear, like I mentioned before the textiles are certified level 2. What other ones in Australia actually certify or at least quote abrasion numbers?
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 261,832
Posted By CaptainFur
It appears that the Aldi textile Jackets (not...

It appears that the Aldi textile Jackets (not just the armour) and Pants are Certified to Level 2 of the European standard, most aren't certified in my local Bike shop. The gloves are also...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 261,832
Posted By CaptainFur
What's interesting is that the Jackets/pants are...

What's interesting is that the Jackets/pants are level 2 certified. When most of the others you can buy in other shops aren't.
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,978
Posted By CaptainFur
Thanks for this thread. I love eastern block...

Thanks for this thread.

I love eastern block motorcycles and have always been interested in Cuba so I'm enjoying the pics.

Those MZs and their blocky cylinders are gorgeous!
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,489
Posted By CaptainFur
Nice looking bike, looks good condition for the...

Nice looking bike, looks good condition for the age. I too have just acquired a 1969 M63.
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,523
Posted By CaptainFur
The "Make No Modifications" statement is part of...

The "Make No Modifications" statement is part of the required markings part of the standard. So does that mean as long as the helmet has the statement "Make No Modification" on it, it still...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14,879
Views: 2,050,453
Posted By CaptainFur
Thanks for that. I've currently still got a E09...

Thanks for that. I've currently still got a E09 on the back (close to worn out) and a Scorpion Rally on the front (heaps of tread) from a Birdsville trip and will use the front again when required...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14,879
Views: 2,050,453
Posted By CaptainFur
Yet Another "Which Tyres Question"

Hi All, Heading to Tassie with some friends and after some new tyres. Will have touring bikes with us so will be mainly on tar and good dirt/gravel. So after something with good dry/wet grip on...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14,879
Views: 2,050,453
Posted By CaptainFur
Swap Fork/Shock Springs

Hi all,

My DR has Technik 0.6 and 9.0 springs on it and is way over sprung for me. Has anyone with an under sprung bike (not standard springs - I also already have those) want to do a swap?
Forum: Australia 07-08-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By CaptainFur
We came back through there from...

We came back through there from Birdsville/Flinders last August not knowing anything about it at the time - just saw it looked interesting on the map. It was a pleasant surprise and a good ride with...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 283,356
Posted By CaptainFur
In a way this can be the very reason for lack of...

In a way this can be the very reason for lack of confidence in materials - because we don't know the details. Looking for a new jacket I initially dismissed some of these jackets (as well as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 107,899
Views: 21,549,778
Posted By CaptainFur
AMP Case Guards

Hi Guys,

Quick question - I'm attaching the AMP case guards tomorrow, unsure how much gap to leave between the guard and the engine case? Some places indicate about 3 mm (1/8") however the line...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 61,592
Posted By CaptainFur
Another happy customer - 1 week delivery to...

Another happy customer - 1 week delivery to Australia.
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