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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,865
Posted By Precis
Bikemart is just the opposite

I'm SOOO glad I can call or visit BikeMart in Ringwood and know that if Brian & the guys don't have what I want, they'll get it in and call me when it arrives. They do stock DriRider - but also know...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Precis
Have a look at the chancers on fleabay, trying to...

Have a look at the chancers on fleabay, trying to sell the same things way over what they cost from the maker's site!...
Forum: Australia 04-15-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,666
Posted By Precis
I sure did; there are a few minor inaccuracies...

I sure did; there are a few minor inaccuracies (we have over 60 brands, not fifty, the original quote by a US executive suggested without industry, Australia would become a quarry, a farm and a...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16,712
Views: 2,030,687
Posted By Precis
Ghostwriting

Do you have a yarn to tell? Are you experience-rich but time- or talent-poor?
You might like to consider using a ghost to get your story told; you'd be surprised how many people do - and if the...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,666
Posted By Precis
Geez - and people think I'M cynical! You get the...

Geez - and people think I'M cynical! You get the golden star of honour! But is the "education" we "sell" actually "made" here - or do we just repeat theories, inventions & philosophies "made"...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Precis
There's another good reason there are few...

There's another good reason there are few second-handers out there - every single person I've met who already has one - loves it. I spoke to a guy who seems to get bored easily and usually swaps his...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,666
Posted By Precis
So I want to replace the in-tank pump-to-filter...

So I want to replace the in-tank pump-to-filter hose; after 70,000km and 12 years, it's probably due.
Don't bother with the importers - most of their staff are younger than the bike.
Car-spares...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 761
Posted By Precis
You like traffic? It's a long weekend, so...

You like traffic? It's a long weekend, so there'll be lots of it.
Equally, you live in the land of the long wet traffic-jam and the country that invented the caravan...
You'll love it.
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,065
Posted By Precis
In Qld? Now THAT puts a target on your forehead,...

In Qld? Now THAT puts a target on your forehead, doesn't it?
Hi Naz! :clap
The Honda might prove a little limiting after what you're used to Charlie delivering, so I'd say, cafe the hell out of it:...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,207
Posted By Precis
Update:

Well, after two or three hours of messing around and with the help of Sena's tech-desk, I've deleted the so-called "Upgrade" - and got it right back to where I started and how it used to be: I can...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Precis
Yep, and the rebuild might just set a new record...

Yep, and the rebuild might just set a new record for the least-glacial construction job ever!
Forum: Australia 04-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 761
Posted By Precis
Geez - he posted in the middle of the bloody...

Geez - he posted in the middle of the bloody night - whaddiya expect? Instant gratification?

Bear in mind that not only is it a long weekend (Queenie's birthday, isn't it?), it's also the depths...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Precis
Can't help with a fix, but maybe a cause: do you...

Can't help with a fix, but maybe a cause: do you EVER sit on the bike while it's parked, and leaning on the sidestand? If so, that's a no-no... at one stage, Suzuki had a clause in the manual about...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Precis
Can you ask them to re-issue the invoice from an...

Can you ask them to re-issue the invoice from an onshore entity? If nothing else, by insisting on this, you'll get a few more weeks to pay it!
My ebay bills came from Twitzerland, I think.
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,207
Posted By Precis
Yep, line of sight - anything over about 500...

Yep, line of sight - anything over about 500 metres (550 yards) and it's unintelligible noise - so much for the claims of 900 metres (990 yards).
Mikes are facing the right way: we have 3 units and...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Precis
Near-on 30 years ago, Mrs P & I hosted a bunch of...

Near-on 30 years ago, Mrs P & I hosted a bunch of Superbike riders to a meal before a 4-race Superbike series; Robbie Phillis was there (and was the first to fly in a set of 'interesting' cams for...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Precis
Bugger: "The pub was also the meeting place for...

Bugger:
"The pub was also the meeting place for residents who had survived floods, bushfires and draughts over the years"

I survived a 'draught' or two there myself when we camped at the Caves...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,207
Posted By Precis
Sorry to buck the obvious trend of gushing...

Sorry to buck the obvious trend of gushing support, but we have three SMH10s and they have consistently disappointed us.
Mostly, the real-world range between units is nothing like the claimed range;...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Precis
Ebay has/had a Yank female CEO who decreed that...

Ebay has/had a Yank female CEO who decreed that she wanted it to be a sales venue for new stuff, not second-hand. So now, it's mostly the haven of cheap Chinese crap.
Having screwed up a perfectly...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By Precis
Could use "Women's Monthly" - apparently Iva...

Could use "Women's Monthly" - apparently Iva Butt-rose refused Packer's demand to call her title that......
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,773
Posted By Precis
About 8 years ago, I spent $1800 and bought my...

About 8 years ago, I spent $1800 and bought my daughter a second-hand Yamaha TTR90; about a month later, my b-i-l bought his son an Atomic 125 Chinese pitbike and bought the boy and the bike here to...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Precis
I got one of those $150 Hi-Def jobs from Jaycar....

I got one of those $150 Hi-Def jobs from Jaycar.
The little I've shot with it came out well, and the sound is pretty fair too.
It just doesn't do well on 'wide' shots - you can see the curvature...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 25,001
Posted By Precis
Bugger! If it's K&J THomas, they're okay - not...

Bugger!
If it's K&J THomas, they're okay - not uber-fantastic, but they'll do a fair job at a fair price. Trouble is that with electrical failures, finding the issue can take a while - and you're...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,176
Posted By Precis
Can we get AngryWife back for this thread?

Can we get AngryWife back for this thread?
Forum: Australia 03-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By Precis
So $38 in the US (from Italy) equals $55 in...

So $38 in the US (from Italy) equals $55 in Australia (from Italy)... There are times when I'd buy from overseas on principle.
This looks like a prime candidate for an experiment by anyone with a 3D...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By Precis
... and camping in his front garden...:rofl ...

... and camping in his front garden...:rofl
Maybe his wife threw him out coz he talks non-stop but doesn't say much?
Forum: Australia 03-24-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By Precis
No, http://www.atgear.co.za/5-camp-sleeper Do...

No, http://www.atgear.co.za/5-camp-sleeper
Do try & keep up.... :rofl

I asked why no checkout & got this reply: "My apologies for the inconvenience, its because we don't sell directly to the...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By Precis
Hmmm, smaller - and lighter. :evil But how did...

Hmmm, smaller - and lighter. :evil But how did you buy one? Their site doesn't have a checkout and it doesn't believe Australia exists... :deal
Wheredjageddit, and emmachissit?
Did you get a...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By Precis
What chance a group buy?

For those that appreciate their Helinox chairs & tables, there's now the Cot One:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEKslYTJcfc
Rated at 150kg and currently selling at A$298.
Forum: Australia 03-22-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 408,751
Posted By Precis
DRz400 for (some) parts

http://www.manheim.com.au/recreation/3991794/2010-suzuki-dr-z400e-yellow-motorcycle?referringPage=SearchResults
Forum: Australia 03-22-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 408,751
Posted By Precis
"would maybe push start no chain on bike" ...

"would maybe push start no chain on bike"

For sale by technical wizard, obvioulsy....
Forum: Australia 03-22-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Precis
YSS also make good zips - they're on my Daineses...

YSS also make good zips - they're on my Daineses - no, hang on, that's YKK....:rofl
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,723
Posted By Precis
I didn't go because I saw in the roolz you had to...

I didn't go because I saw in the roolz you had to put on all your touring stuff and I CBF to go to that much trouble.
Now I see a lot of thers didn't bother either.
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,704
Posted By Precis
OP - you don't say where you live/ride - it makes...

OP - you don't say where you live/ride - it makes a difference!
The K60s can be noisy on coarse chip or concrete surfaces, but their dirt-road grip and longevity outweigh this.
I'm on a 220kg+...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 27,977
Posted By Precis
Great news that Bala will soon be fighting fit...

Great news that Bala will soon be fighting fit again.
But just do bear a thought that his replacement part probably came at the cost of another life, leaving another family & group of friends...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,723
Posted By Precis
Last time someone criticised him, he chucked a...

Last time someone criticised him, he chucked a tersely-worded tantie...:deal

Nice idea though; too bad it clashes with other stuff going on.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By Precis
My bike was built at the tail of 2001. It still...

My bike was built at the tail of 2001. It still has its original AGM battery, 12 years and 67,000km later.
Yes, it's on a tender when parked, it does get frequent use and we have no significnt cold...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By Precis
Triumph riders?

Triumph riders?
Forum: Australia 03-07-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 396,913
Posted By Precis
Roses are red Violets are blue If Oscar's...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
If Oscar's your Valentine
Stay out of the loo.

Roses are red
Violets are glorious
Don't try to surprise
Oscar Pistorious.
Forum: Australia 03-06-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 408,751
Posted By Precis
Sumfink wrong: title says CZ Jawa, then...

Sumfink wrong: title says CZ Jawa, then underneath, 'Enfield'.
Think it's an online scam..... :rofl
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