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Forum: Alaska 09-09-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By whitey222
Very nice pics. Hatchers Pass was still closed...

Very nice pics. Hatchers Pass was still closed when I was trippng around AK in June. Sorry I missed it now.
That zig-zagging walking trail looks like a real heart starter.
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,533
Posted By whitey222
Thanks for the bump ThatGuy. This thread +...

Thanks for the bump ThatGuy. This thread + Milepost = My next holiday. C'mon June !!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,222
Posted By whitey222
Looked like a nice day out from the comfort of my...

Looked like a nice day out from the comfort of my armchair.
What tyres are you running on the front ? I don't recognise the tread pattern.

and what's all that white stuff ? :D
Forum: Canada 03-07-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,116
Posted By whitey222
Ok, maybe it's because I live on the flattest...

Ok, maybe it's because I live on the flattest continent, but how do you guys keep your eyes on the road with all that awesome mountain scenery passing by ? More please. :thumb
Forum: Alaska 09-29-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By whitey222
I'm headed to Alaska in May 2012 for some riding...

I'm headed to Alaska in May 2012 for some riding and kayaking. Your excellent pics have me biting at the bit ! :thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,502
Posted By whitey222
Best Aussie RR for yonks !! :clap It's a pity...

Best Aussie RR for yonks !! :clap
It's a pity WA is so damn far away. I'd love to spend months over there.
Forum: Racing 05-24-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By whitey222
I travelled from the North (Bologna), so I can't...

I travelled from the North (Bologna), so I can't really offer much advice for a route from Florence. From memory, the heavy traffic started maybe 10kms from the track. 2-3 hours sounds about right...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By whitey222
The road leading to the track on raceday... ...

The road leading to the track on raceday...

http://whitey222.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MotoGP-Mugello-June-2008/IMG5087/311868256_vUj6Q-M-1.jpg

It's the same after the race, only the cars are...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,998
Posted By whitey222
Onya Trev. I'll bring some marshmallows !

Onya Trev. I'll bring some marshmallows !
Forum: Australia 04-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,998
Posted By whitey222
Been meaning to get out to this for yonks. Reckon...

Been meaning to get out to this for yonks. Reckon I'll make it happen this year !

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0zA1UO2tIUA"...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,906
Posted By whitey222
Calling all route organisers ! :wave I'm...

Calling all route organisers ! :wave

I'm updating the MCAC website from information contained in this and associated threads. Info related to the legs is going here......
Forum: Australia 04-19-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,906
Posted By whitey222
Condolences Pete. You're having a rough trot...

Condolences Pete. You're having a rough trot there for sure.

Anyone who has watched loved ones die from cancer shares your determination to rid us of this disease. It'll happen one day if we...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,906
Posted By whitey222
The route is now up on the website, although...

The route is now up on the website, although details for some legs are yet to be finalised. Will be adding more info as it becomes available. :type

http://www.motorcyclingagainstcancer.org.au
Forum: Australia 04-02-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By whitey222
Shoei Hornet I presume ? Place your adhesive...

Shoei Hornet I presume ?

Place your adhesive mount plate on top of the helmet at a right angle to the central ridge. You'll need to mount the camera on an extension piece in order to have the...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,777
Posted By whitey222
How long will it be before KTM instruct their...

How long will it be before KTM instruct their U.S. dealers to discontinue shipping to freight forwarding companies ? They're all conveniently listed here in this thread after all. :augie
Forum: Australia 10-23-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,463
Posted By whitey222
From the Oz Safari website...

Our Media Partners, One and Ten have advised of the following broadcast dates for the 2010 Australasian Safari :

Sunday the 24 October @ 2205 on ONE
Saturday the 30 October @ 2130 on ONE
Sunday...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,777
Posted By whitey222
I've broken the bead of my 990 with the side...

I've broken the bead of my 990 with the side stand. :nod

The 950's were more difficult I believe.
Forum: Australia 10-15-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,777
Posted By whitey222
Same here ! :D but if there was...

Same here ! :D

but if there was...
Forum: Australia 10-14-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,777
Posted By whitey222
+1 Just got quoted $461 for a 990 fuel tank...

+1

Just got quoted $461 for a 990 fuel tank cap, and guess what... a 4-6 week wait. I'm still having therapy after paying $190 for a paper fuel filter a few months ago, and I'm under doctor's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By whitey222
No way he's quoting OEM at that price. ...

No way he's quoting OEM at that price.

There is a Chinese battery available in Oz which sells for around $100, also labelled as a "YTZ14S". The OEM jobbie is made by Yuatsa and you WILL pay...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-07-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,035
Posted By whitey222
You can get the O-Ring from CBC Bearings...

You can get the O-Ring from CBC Bearings (http://www.conbear.com).

65x3mm VITON is the one you want (the other smaller O-ring is 60x3mm). About $8 each from memory.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By whitey222
Mine came with bars but I removed them. I'd say...

Mine came with bars but I removed them. I'd say they would protect your tanks from scratches during slides, but I doubt they'd offer much protection from falls onto sharp rocks etc.

I also don't...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By whitey222
Why not try this place near Kandos... ...

Why not try this place near Kandos...
http://www.theresaustralia.com/wollemiadventureresort.html

You can throw your Strom around the MX track.:lol3
Also has some trails in the park I believe.
Forum: Australia 09-11-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,469
Posted By whitey222
Yeah, lots of folk believe a bank cheque is...

Yeah, lots of folk believe a bank cheque is guaranteed payment. Not so.
A bank cheque can be cancelled after it is drawn. You can do it from your iphone... How to do it with my bank...
Forum: Australia 09-11-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,469
Posted By whitey222
+1 Bank cheques can be cancelled with a...

+1

Bank cheques can be cancelled with a phone call after they've ridden away on your bike.
Forum: Australia 09-10-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,461
Posted By whitey222
Nev, you're not doing this site any favours by...

Nev, you're not doing this site any favours by allowing this thread to develop.
HF is trolling for a reaction and you've given it to him.

Hang up !!!
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,487
Posted By whitey222
Fantastic RR guys and what a great ride ! This...

Fantastic RR guys and what a great ride !
This surely is the lucky country if you ride a motorcycle with knobby tyres. :ricky
Forum: Australia 09-01-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,850
Posted By whitey222
Another vote for the buyer from me...

Here I am at the dealership with $22K burning a whole in my pocket and a desire to have a new 990 in the garage. All I want at that point is to be treated as a valued customer but instead I'm being...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By whitey222
Haigh Australia's "12V Two-Way Plug" is handy if...

Haigh Australia's "12V Two-Way Plug" is handy if you need to transfer gizmos from your bike to your car. Even if you don't, it'll do the job on your 990. I think I only paid around $10 for it at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,270
Posted By whitey222
Great RR Knackers, and gimme2's pics are a treat....

Great RR Knackers, and gimme2's pics are a treat. :clap

People are more likely to approach a solo rider than they are a group of riders. That's a big plus for solo riding IMO, and is how I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,660
Posted By whitey222
Yet another great RR from you Ben. :clap ...

Yet another great RR from you Ben. :clap
Plenty of places and tracks I'd never heard of. Good stuff !
Forum: Australia 08-09-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 308,293
Posted By whitey222
:lol3 OK, you got me there. I guess one can...

:lol3 OK, you got me there. I guess one can have fun and be scared at the same time.
Forum: Australia 08-09-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 308,293
Posted By whitey222
Reading those threads, there's quite a few folk...

Reading those threads, there's quite a few folk claiming this mod makes a big difference to their bikes. Some even reckon it solves the 990's infamous snatchy throttle issue, but this quote from the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,319
Posted By whitey222
Great solo effort Piecrust. :thumb

Great solo effort Piecrust. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,436
Posted By whitey222
Staintunes

I'm not a great fan of chrome on bikes, but I love the build quality, sound, lack of badging and low weight of the Stainies. They come with their own midpipe.

They have removable restrictors,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By whitey222
It can get a lot worse when the mudguard doesn't...

It can get a lot worse when the mudguard doesn't break...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472014
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-08-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By whitey222
Greenfly, You describe the exact symptoms my '08...

Greenfly, You describe the exact symptoms my '08 990S experienced at 15,000kms.

Dirty fuel filters !!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,199
Views: 2,392,135
Posted By whitey222
Heal well LC8TY, and damn those grey nomads ! :D ...

Heal well LC8TY, and damn those grey nomads ! :D

I hadn't heard of those carbon tanks before. The painted ones on wilddog look very spiffy indeed. Don't think I'll bother checking the price...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,069
Posted By whitey222
Wow ! 60,000km on the original filters. That's...

Wow ! 60,000km on the original filters. That's gotta be a record.

Enjoy the rest of the trip.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,731
Posted By whitey222
Only above 7,000RPM... makes me wonder whether it...

Only above 7,000RPM... makes me wonder whether it has something to do with that new 2-into-1 system. Maybe these setups are more restrictive (???). I'd be throwing the stock cans back on to see if...
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