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Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
The risk of blowing holes in the weirs might...

The risk of blowing holes in the weirs might upset the Nats as well.
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By D_A
Yes. One or the other. ( any decent 10W40...

Yes. One or the other.

( any decent 10W40 oil suitable for bikes will do, the rest is just personal preference)
Forum: Australia 09-16-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
So they'd probably get a tad upset if a fella...

So they'd probably get a tad upset if a fella tried any "percussive fishing techniques" in the area. :deal
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
Well ... you CAN eat them. They're not TOO bad...

Well ... you CAN eat them. They're not TOO bad if you bleed them, then just take fillets and cook those. Don't bother gutting them. They're better if you can catch them live and keep them in clear...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
Now THAT sounds like a decent way to celebrate....

Now THAT sounds like a decent way to celebrate. :freaky
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
Actually, a 40th is kind of a milestone. As for...

Actually, a 40th is kind of a milestone. As for having a party for such that's really a personal preference.

Totally agree about the insincere stuff though. If someone give's a rat's ass about...
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
What he said ^^ Double check your credit and...

What he said ^^

Double check your credit and or debits card(s) for any unusual usage. Whoever it is has you full name, date of birth and email address ... unless this is a complete cock-up by...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,958
Posted By D_A
Three bars is absolutely normal. :D The DL650...

Three bars is absolutely normal. :D The DL650 regulates it's temperature pretty well so that's what you'll see the majority of the time.
Forum: Australia 09-07-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
Make sure the heavy chain passes through the...

Make sure the heavy chain passes through the swingarm next to the engine if there's a closed loop in there or through the frame rather than one of the wheels. Wheels are easy to take off. Also,...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
I'd also suggest, on a more realistic level,...

I'd also suggest, on a more realistic level, sensor lights beside the house and where the bike is. Bright ones.
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
Well, since you've just publicised you have...

Well, since you've just publicised you have another one, time to put in ground anchors, a 110KV electric fence, guard dogs, automated gun turrets and dig a grave sized hole in the yard in plain view...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
What it did to that concrete bridge is indication...

What it did to that concrete bridge is indication enough of how big an explosion it was, and that would have been nowhere near the full blast potential of the load. Scary stuff for the attending...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
and a gosh darn shame it is too! :evil

and a gosh darn shame it is too! :evil
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
That's not a bad idea. It also gives more...

That's not a bad idea. It also gives more options for unobstructed light on the panels and getting them facing the best direction for day long operation.
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
This is from the Pocketbook

This is from the Pocketbook
Forum: Australia 09-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
That's pretty much what we (NSWRFS) are working...

That's pretty much what we (NSWRFS) are working by. If we can't get to the isolator or get something over the panels SAFELY we're just working containment.
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
Ahhh, I WAS missing something. I didn't scroll...

Ahhh, I WAS missing something. I didn't scroll down far enough to see it's the OP's photo as well.
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
I could be completely missing something , but...

I could be completely missing something , but that looks an awful lot like the OP's stolen bike.
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
Stealing your bike should be considered...

Stealing your bike should be considered "reasonable provocation" for hanging them from the nearest tree and bleeding them like carp.

But it ain't

So I don't look in people's trees. :deal
Forum: Australia 09-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,311
Posted By D_A
It's an American site, but there's some good...

It's an American site, but there's some good ideas on the page: http://lockitt.com/Lockitt/category/SPAN.html
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,112
Posted By D_A
As far as I can tell from more than plenty of...

As far as I can tell from more than plenty of near misses, every time a roo hears an engine it turns to it's mates and says, "hold my beer and watch this!"

As for not liking singles, maybe they're...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,177
Views: 3,574,119
Posted By D_A
Niiiiiice! :freaky

Niiiiiice! :freaky
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,750
Posted By D_A
That's sufficiently evil to secure my approval. ...

That's sufficiently evil to secure my approval.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m54/chrisnc2475/yousaypsychoLOGO1.gif
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,750
Posted By D_A
I regret that won't work. The fuel:air mix...

I regret that won't work. The fuel:air mix inside the closed tank is too rich to ignite. On the other hand, if you extend the idea to putting that plug up through the bottom of the seat, say on the...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9,177
Views: 3,574,119
Posted By D_A
It's not uncommon for these bikes to go well over...

It's not uncommon for these bikes to go well over 100,000 miles (160,000 Kilometres) on the original engine with nothing more than basic maintenance. There are reports of some people going much...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,750
Posted By D_A
I said deterrent, nothing more. Whoever took...

I said deterrent, nothing more. Whoever took your bike was either already familiar with the style of lock or had tripped the alarm a few times to see what people in earshot would do.
Ultimately, if...
Forum: Australia 08-22-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
My wife has one. Made a HUGE difference to her...

My wife has one. Made a HUGE difference to her sleep quality ... and mine since she no longer snores like a freight train.
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,750
Posted By D_A
A screaming alarm acts as a deterrent ... if it's...

A screaming alarm acts as a deterrent ... if it's the last thief doing the screaming, it acts as an even better deterrent. :deal
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18,272
Views: 2,201,819
Posted By D_A
So it seems another "single point of failure"...

So it seems another "single point of failure" has, well ... failed.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/12/lastpass_outage/

At least some of them have had their security flaws fixed
...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,464
Posted By D_A
I've seen that happen while on a power station...

I've seen that happen while on a power station work site here in NSW. Workcover inspectors came on site and nailed a bunch of guys for not wearing required safety gear, including non-compliant work...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,464
Posted By D_A
To try and avoid bigger fines :deal except...

To try and avoid bigger fines :deal

except for politicians. They can go choke on liquid faecal matter.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,958
Posted By D_A
My last spill the only damage I did was to the...

My last spill the only damage I did was to the right turn signal and my ego, thanks mostly to the crash bars. If I'd had low profile turn signals on the front it would have just been my ego.
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 73,932
Posted By D_A
The rims are fine for their intended purpose. ...

The rims are fine for their intended purpose. Think of the Strom as a two wheeled equivalent of a Subaru Outback and you'll get the idea. It's a "soft-roader", to use the car term. If you're...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By D_A
If it works for you, I say stick with it.

If it works for you, I say stick with it.
Forum: Australia 07-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,320
Posted By D_A
I've seen it suggested to run it dry or use dry...

I've seen it suggested to run it dry or use dry lube in sand so as to not create grinding paste. Dry lube (Teflon/Moly etc) might be the way to go if you're going to mix slab and sand, but I...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,464
Posted By D_A
Don't kid yourself, cops in every state will do...

Don't kid yourself, cops in every state will do the same thing.
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 73,932
Posted By D_A
It depends on the model what they might be. ...

It depends on the model what they might be. Earlier ones had only three connections: the plug for the gauge and pump, the fuel line to the injectors and a drain that runs from the well around the...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 226,377
Posted By D_A
Some of the MX gear has hit the discount stage. ...

Some of the MX gear has hit the discount stage. Knee, elbow and kidney protectors and chest guards all discounted at Cowra shop. Helmets, socks and gloves long gone. A couple of pairs of pants...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,176
Posted By D_A
Not all HD riders are arrogant d-bags, the ones...

Not all HD riders are arrogant d-bags, the ones that are just seem to stand out for some reason. I'm sure there are plenty of a-holes riding metric sports bikes and latte racers as well, perhaps...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By D_A
Heavier oil will increase the effective damping,...

Heavier oil will increase the effective damping, in other words the forks will move up and down a little slower and feel stiffer.
Lighter weight oil will do the opposite, allowing the forks to move...
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