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Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,637
Posted By bondiboy
Always a dilemma - tyres. Soon after buying my...

Always a dilemma - tyres. Soon after buying my 1st GS I did an off-road course with a well known BM rider. Almost all on the course were wearing Tourance, but HE was shod with AVON Distanza. The...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,884
Posted By bondiboy
Really enjoyed your tale. You have a great way...

Really enjoyed your tale. You have a great way with words.:clap
Forum: Australia 09-21-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20,810
Views: 2,497,565
Posted By bondiboy
Incredible service

I know that this is a little off topic, but I recently dropped my LED Lenser torch and it stopped working. As it cost almost $90, I didn't think it was smart to throw it away and buy a new one. So I...
Forum: Australia 08-17-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By bondiboy
Biker down

I know Maugan :sweeti. She is a recent convert to Adv riding and was taking her first 'big' ride through west QLD and into NT. Came off on Monday in deep gravel abt 90klms west of Burketown.
I...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By bondiboy
Yeh! Buy a BMW 1200GSA. I had a good look at...

Yeh! Buy a BMW 1200GSA. I had a good look at the Guzzi and was surprised at the small tank. Not a good idea in Australia. Good looking bike and I wouldn't mind a ride on one. I also saw your...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By bondiboy
I was in that area this time last year. Easy to...

I was in that area this time last year. Easy to understand how things can go belly up. Beautiful land and people. It saddens me to hear news of so many dead. Take care as there are no helicopter...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,563
Posted By bondiboy
Looking for a route

:evil Aren't we all!! :lol3 :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 237,280
Posted By bondiboy
Increadible!!

Best ride report that I have read for a long time.:clap Next time - take me!!
Forum: Australia 05-18-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,306
Posted By bondiboy
Laugh Alpine Rally

I'm really looking forward to it this year. :evil Hoping for reasonable weather, not the miserable rain that we're having in Sydney at the moment.:cry
Might be coming with a few members from...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,020
Posted By bondiboy
Love the Distanza. I did a Large Off-Road Bike...

Love the Distanza. I did a Large Off-Road Bike Training Course and the instructor had Distanzas on his 1200GS while most of us had Tourance or similar. He was tearing through the wet grass while...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By bondiboy
Near Head-On

[QUOTE][QUOTE=kiwipeet]Yesterday, I nearly became a hood ornament.

On a ride down the coast with a group of bikes to Mahia Peninsula. Approaching a long sweeping bend to the right, with gentle...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By bondiboy
Laugh Ride the Himalayas

I did the Ferris Wheel ride through the Himalayas in August. Just brilliant.

Got a bit tired of dahl and rice, but overall, an unimaginable experience.
The price isn't cheap, but to organise the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,938
Posted By bondiboy
Laugh Makes me want to join in!

I don't get to read too many of the 'Ride Reports', but somehow came across yours. Well written by articulate people. The photos were a bonus.
I did the trip both ways in 2005, but chose a cooler...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By bondiboy
[QUOTE=AllOrds]Would it kill you give us the...

[QUOTE=AllOrds]Would it kill you give us the manufacturer's name?

OEM BMW Bars = Stainless Steel: bead blasted finish

Would you believe it. I had phoned BMW Aust but they couldn't tell me. So...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By bondiboy
Thanks for that. It is OEM. The bloke who welded...

Thanks for that. It is OEM. The bloke who welded the tab did a good job, but he wasn't the brightest. I didn't think to ask him, not that he would have known.
Forum: Australia 10-01-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By bondiboy
R1200GSA crash bar - what is the finish?

I have had lugs welded on to my crash bar so that I can mount some HID driving lights and want to have it re-plated. Nobody seems to know: 1. What the crash bars are made from. 2. What the finish...
Forum: Australia 09-03-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By bondiboy
Electrical connector BMW GS LED blinkers

I recently bought a pair of narrow LED blinkers for my 2006 GSA. These are the blinkers on the current model. Was told that they 'just plug in'.
Last night after fart-assing around for a while,...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,790
Posted By bondiboy
Me too. Loud and loud. Best horns I have used. ...

Me too. Loud and loud. Best horns I have used. Certainly wakes up any drivers who have gone to 'dream land'. Even wakes truck drivers (and kangaroos).
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,468
Posted By bondiboy
Good one. Great storey, I enjoyed the read.

Good one. Great storey, I enjoyed the read.
Forum: Australia 06-25-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,532
Posted By bondiboy
Might get to this one. My good mate Kelvin will...

Might get to this one. My good mate Kelvin will be back in Sydney and this could be the first after out return from riding the Himalayas.
Forum: Australia 06-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By bondiboy
Heidenau Tyres

I was searching info on the K60's and K76 (knobbies and dual purpose). The users seemed to think that they were great for milage and grip in the dry, but under performed in the wet.
I like riding...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By bondiboy
India (Himalayas) in August

For me it is 5.5 weeks. Doing the Ferris Wheel thing. Group is pretty large (abt 23 people on 20 bikes).
Start packing shortly.:clap :norton
Forum: Australia 06-22-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,750
Posted By bondiboy
TTT Rally

I'd love to be there, BUT, I'll be riding the Himalayas. Tsk tsk.:rofl
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By bondiboy
South Africa

Sounds too good to be true. How much?:cry
Forum: Australia 05-12-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,971
Posted By bondiboy
Nope!! None lurking. :rofl

Nope!! None lurking. :rofl
Forum: Australia 05-06-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,135
Posted By bondiboy
HID Driving Light with built-in ballast

I recently saw a compact HID driving light with the ballast built into the rear of the unit. Looked good, but most important, you don't have to go crazy looking for space to fit a ballast.
...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By bondiboy
Round-abouts

I agree wholeheartedly. My gripe is that people entering a round-about don't indicate.

Is it my imagination, but so many cars that women seem to buy don't come with indicators! :lol3
Forum: Australia 04-18-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,672
Posted By bondiboy
All fired up!

Just bought myself a Exped Downmat 7 - with a hand pump inside! I'll be there, unless it rains, snows, blows, is cloudy or I have a thoothache.:D
Forum: Australia 04-13-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,672
Posted By bondiboy
[quote=dobbo]Hi all, I am interested in...

[quote=dobbo]Hi all,

I am interested in going to the 2009 Alpine Rally on the long weekend in June at Yarrangobilly. I know I have seen a thread on here a while back, had a bit of a search but no...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,897
Posted By bondiboy
Laugh Ask Ewan & Charlie which one you should get.:rofl...

Ask Ewan & Charlie which one you should get.:rofl :lol3 :clap :evil :evil
Forum: Australia 03-28-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By bondiboy
Well, who would have thought. Thanks Willi for...

Well, who would have thought. Thanks Willi for the link. Guess I'll have to brush up on my German. :deal
Forum: Australia 03-17-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,141
Posted By bondiboy
Talking Who's coming to the 40th Alpine?

Me and I'm trying to get a small group together to come along.
Likely starters: 1200GSA, 650 Dakar; R1200RT
Possible starters: 1150GS; F800GS; 1200GSA; Suzuki Bandit; 1200GS.

I'm starting to...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By bondiboy
I reckon the park will go down to 60 kph one day....

I reckon the park will go down to 60 kph one day.

Cheers: Jaq.[/QUOTE]

If the other riders roads around Sydney are a guide. In the 70's, there was virtually no speed limit (State 100 kph after...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By bondiboy
Pissed I went through the park early Sunday. Bloody...

I went through the park early Sunday. Bloody Hell!!!
Next they'll make it mandatory to have someone walking in front with a red flag! http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/Pissed.gif
Forum: Australia 02-15-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,309
Posted By bondiboy
I bought a pair of DJ in 2001:clap , have had a...

I bought a pair of DJ in 2001:clap , have had a few get offs, on at 70 kph down a wet clay road :huh . Apart from ground in mud, no real wear noticable.

However, I recently bought a pair of the...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,759
Posted By bondiboy
I phoned the butcher, but they close at 12.00...

I phoned the butcher, but they close at 12.00 noon. I guess it'll have to be a bit of a dash from Sydney to get there on time. I think fresh meat is better than a can of baked beans. My Rally...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,759
Posted By bondiboy
[QUOTE=Pezz_gs]not according to Accuweather.com...

[QUOTE=Pezz_gs]not according to Accuweather.com :evil

Rain Friday in Dungog

That is real clever. :clap
Forum: Australia 01-26-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By bondiboy
As a matter of fact - no! :lol3

As a matter of fact - no! :lol3
Forum: Australia 01-07-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By bondiboy
That's the one. :clap I forgot to say that the...

That's the one. :clap I forgot to say that the chair was on the wrong side. :huh Looks a clever bike. Any details of the maker?
Forum: Australia 01-06-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,144
Posted By bondiboy
Anyone seen a yellow BM Oilhead with sidecar?

On Sunday at the lights at The Boulevarde and Port Hacking Road, Miranda, this bright yellow BM with chair turns fm PH Rd going north. Nothing much exciting here, but wait ... it has a swivel joint...
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