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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,668
Posted By AusieRob
My First D/S Thumper was a brand new 1976 Yamaha...

My First D/S Thumper was a brand new 1976 Yamaha XT500C :clap
Man I loved that bike. Pre all that auto decompressors or "safe to kick" windows. You either got the kick start sequence right or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2006, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,868
Posted By AusieRob
I'm interested but don't know the story. When and...

I'm interested but don't know the story. When and where is this happening?
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,111
Posted By AusieRob
Your description of the 270's on the road is so...

Your description of the 270's on the road is so very correct :eek1. I'm disappointed with the road performance. They are very (as you so eloquently put it) "squirmy".
I don't know the 6006's but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By AusieRob
I'll ease drop on this one.. I'll be there last...

I'll ease drop on this one.. I'll be there last week of April. Looking for tips also..
:ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By AusieRob
Sounds like fun.... I'm going to WARPED II...

Sounds like fun....

I'm going to WARPED II (Kernville) on the previous weekend and then making my way over to Moab for a weeks riding there starting the 7th May.

I'm right in the area:clap
...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,099
Posted By AusieRob
No and Yes. BMW had a falling out with DOT over...

No and Yes. BMW had a falling out with DOT over Helmets and said something along the line that they'll never market a helmet in the US. All Distributors and Resellers are specifically instructed to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By AusieRob
I'm not going to be able to think of my 640 in...

I'm not going to be able to think of my 640 in any other way now
"a tan European girl with perfect nipples and an S&M fetish" and the 99 is best dressed :lol3

Hey Surly, how about a puting your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2006, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By AusieRob
Needs an "all of the above" option :deal

Needs an "all of the above" option :deal
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,085
Posted By AusieRob
By the way for real detailed biking info on Costa...

By the way for real detailed biking info on Costa Rica try a PM to Mopti.
He's done lots of biking down there, and is an ex-owner of Motoadventer tours (of Costa Rice). A very nice guy. I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,085
Posted By AusieRob
I think the 250 will be fine. There aren't any US...

I think the 250 will be fine. There aren't any US style Interstates down there. HWY 1 (the main road though the middle) is a single lane (each way) 'B' grade road and even Multi lane express ways...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,564
Posted By AusieRob
Ok,:clap But you'll have to some waterproofing...

Ok,:clap
But you'll have to some waterproofing of your bike. There is a rather large water crossing on the way :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2006, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,564
Posted By AusieRob
Save your thanks for when you get the invoice...

Save your thanks for when you get the invoice :deal

lets see, emergency start call, plus remote area, times 2 bikes. Hmm... should pay for the weekend nicely :evil




As we would say back in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,564
Posted By AusieRob
And my story... read above :up plus I had a...

And my story...

read above :up plus I had a Hot tub... :evil



Great time and a fun ride. Very surreal, riding in snow, in California, in March :eek1


Thanks to Meat for putting it all...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2006, 10:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Don't give us that... Where's the ride...

Don't give us that...

Where's the ride report.. I wanta know how it turned out :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Got a fresh bread a cooking and loading up me...

Got a fresh bread a cooking and loading up me stuff :freaky

4 hours to take off :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Not if I see you first FYFF :clap

Not if I see you first FYFF


:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,073
Posted By AusieRob
Looks like I got a great return on my investment....

Looks like I got a great return on my investment. :clap

Micho - you did the one thing needed, you lived the passion we all long for.
:1drink

I hope you haven't scratched my name :D
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,438
Posted By AusieRob
That's correct, the moon boys wore a Speedmast...

That's correct, the moon boys wore a Speedmast Professional Automatic for all the Apollo flights. Yep the only one Qualified to walk on the Moon...

My Speedmaster...
68249

All the foo foo boys...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,438
Posted By AusieRob
I've got both a Seamaster and Speedmaster. Both...

I've got both a Seamaster and Speedmaster. Both are excellent watches and are true representation of the Swiss watchmakers art. The Speedmaster has more mechanics (Date, Day & Month calendar) than...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By AusieRob
They are own by KTM. The word on the EU street is...

They are own by KTM. The word on the EU street is that the 06's are hot. :evil

Shame they currently have minimally dealer/ distributor support in the US. I'm sure that'll change, if they are as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2006, 09:46 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Hi Nate, no problems Mate.. :thumb ...

Hi Nate, no problems Mate.. :thumb






Note to self: bring heavy duty earplugs ... :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,690
Posted By AusieRob
Wow... What a place :tb

Wow... What a place :tb
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By AusieRob
The Throttle Rocker, the broad palm version :clap...

The Throttle Rocker, the broad palm version :clap :thumb

I preferred the Rocker as it can be easy put on and off with full handgards in place. I also can adjust how tight a hold on the grip it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,057
Posted By AusieRob
I had an Yamaha XT500C - the first of bread for...

I had an Yamaha XT500C - the first of bread for this engine (same engine as the SR). Great engine, bullet proof for me.



After seeing a write up on doing the valves on Yamaha WR450 this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Passy's cute and all but he doesn't shave good,...

Passy's cute and all but he doesn't shave good, and snores like the devil. He 's welcome to share my site but not my bunk - That is until he gets more civilized - a guy has to have his standards...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By AusieRob
Looks like my shoping list, Just I got 2 filter...

Looks like my shoping list, Just I got 2 filter gaskets and the copper washers that Scott listed as well as a complete set of new copper washers for the bike - all the ones that come into play when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By AusieRob
The newer design didn't make any noticeable...

The newer design didn't make any noticeable difference. I developed a method that doesn't require the banjo to be removed (or the use of a 5lb rubber malot)

Regarding the cover, I just phone...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By AusieRob
I haven't read all the other posts so sorry if...

I haven't read all the other posts so sorry if this is a repeat.

I did the same thing on my '99 Adv. I have toque wrench and all, but mine crossed up before I needed the wrench. Not sure what...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Giday Passy.. Wanna site :scratch

Giday Passy.. Wanna site :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 112,511
Posted By AusieRob
Don't worry your not, you just sell out to the...

Don't worry your not, you just sell out to the lowest bidder, that's all :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Ok just booked a campsite for Friday & Saturday...

Ok just booked a campsite for Friday & Saturday night - Site 3....

Riding, drinking & hottubin'.... Sound bloody damn good to me :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,726
Posted By AusieRob
Great write up and pics Nate :clap. Brings back...

Great write up and pics Nate :clap. Brings back lots of good memories from my trip.

Heal fast mann... I'd suggest the high load didn't make the cornering any easier...


One quick question:-...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
Hi Yar back.. :wave Yeah, that was I... How many...

Hi Yar back.. :wave Yeah, that was I... How many AusieRobs do you want? I'd be willing to put down money that for the Chris twins one is way too many now. :flip .

Anyway, I'll take you up on the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,957
Posted By AusieRob
He's riding a $20K something dirt bike. Wouldn't...

He's riding a $20K something dirt bike. Wouldn't do to scrach it in the 1st mile. Good incentive program - "you break it - you buy it" :lol3





Thanks for the write up. I think there is a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,377
Posted By AusieRob
This is where a DR-Z project bike would be good...

This is where a DR-Z project bike would be good contender (some others also). Not that all this chest beating it'll beat your KTM stuff. But take a good 2nd hand DRZ (say 04), spend ~$1k dollars on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
I've been to both Flapjacks (Doc Wongs breakfast...

I've been to both Flapjacks (Doc Wongs breakfast meet up) and Veranda (which is right next door). Both are ok, Veranda is newer and I think keen to make business but both do a good US of A...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By AusieRob
Geesseezz.... On the sunny day it climbs all the...

Geesseezz.... On the sunny day it climbs all the way to -5 :eek1 I guess that's a great day for a BBQ and a swim down at the lake Brrrrrrrr :vardy
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2006, 04:26 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 112,511
Posted By AusieRob
They will improve faster than you imagine. The...

They will improve faster than you imagine. The Chinese are one very clever race and business is in their blood. They have seen what Japan and Korea has done and they have every company in the world...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2006, 03:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,377
Posted By AusieRob
Ok, I'll wade in on this. Firstly, Me. I've...

Ok, I'll wade in on this.

Firstly, Me. I've got 2 Euro Cars, 3 Euro Bikes, 2 are KTMs, 1 of which is a 640 Adv. Prefer Aussie beer but love Euro cooking... So I guess I'm worlds apart also. But I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,257
Posted By AusieRob
sounds good.. :thumb

sounds good.. :thumb
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