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Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 53,652
Posted By Mark or Jack
Thanks mate, all good to know as even though we...

Thanks mate, all good to know as even though we have both been there before, the tracks are different every year.

Luckily we have 2 weeks and don't really need to get anywhere other than the tip...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 53,652
Posted By Mark or Jack
Thanks mate, I will consider the Mitas. I was...

Thanks mate, I will consider the Mitas.
I was more than likely going to buy and have them fitted by Wayne Leonards in cairns the morning before we head off.

We have both been up The Cape before,...
Forum: Australia 08-18-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 53,652
Posted By Mark or Jack
G'day all, I have just moved to the...

G'day all,

I have just moved to the Tablelands and brought my BMW F800 GS with me.

The day after Father's Day a mate and I will be heading to Cape York for a couple of weeks.

I'm pretty well...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 147,286
Posted By Mark or Jack
Yep, that's what I am chasing. Now to look...

Yep, that's what I am chasing.

Now to look into mounting options.

Thanks very much.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 147,286
Posted By Mark or Jack
One high, one low?

Do any of the lighting options other than Touratech offer a high and low light?

I would like one light to come on automatically with my high beam and one with my low beam, aimed accordingly to not...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 551,817
Posted By Mark or Jack
I am able to leave Deloraine at about 2pm on...

I am able to leave Deloraine at about 2pm on Thursday but that is probably a little late for your plans.

If so I will give it a miss, we'll see what happens.
Forum: Australia 04-01-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 551,817
Posted By Mark or Jack
Any more details? I can leave Launy on Thursday...

Any more details?
I can leave Launy on Thursday afternoons and may join you guys for some of this ride.
Possibly just Thursday night, then I may go my own way to visit people in Hobart.
Forum: Australia 03-22-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,056
Posted By Mark or Jack
Rougher than FLICKIT? He has given his a...

Rougher than FLICKIT?

He has given his a fair workout and they seem to be going okay :D

I can't see Pelicans being too much better.

I have bought three of them, I already have Touratech...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 149,539
Posted By Mark or Jack
It's always an option :evil Are you using...

It's always an option :evil

Are you using these stoves in Australia?
What fuel do you use?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,326
Posted By Mark or Jack
More info. Touatech Zega Pro's on the side, ...

More info.
Touatech Zega Pro's on the side,
Pelican type case (cheap copy) on the top,
Wolfman dry duffel bag on the seat in front of the top case, or on the rack if not carrying the top case....
Forum: Australia 03-14-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 129,214
Posted By Mark or Jack
Spotted about to board the Fatman Barge near...

Spotted about to board the Fatman Barge near Corinna last Saturday.

A bunch of blokes in a group, a GS1200, a Tenere, a couple of KTM's and some others I didn't catch, they had just headed south...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,326
Posted By Mark or Jack
Touratech Zega Pro, the black anodised ones. Love...

Touratech Zega Pro, the black anodised ones. Love them :evil
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,028
Posted By Mark or Jack
Thanks Flick, I just converted a gpx file to a...

Thanks Flick, I just converted a gpx file to a kml then uploaded it to ridewithgps.com, that is the way to go if you don't want to display sped data.

I'm still loving your ride reports.
Lost Doug...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,028
Posted By Mark or Jack
Hey Flickit, I noticed the maps you upload via...

Hey Flickit, I noticed the maps you upload via ridewithgps don't show your speed on the graph, only elevation and grade.

Is this because you use bitmap to collect your data and it doesn't monitor...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,145
Posted By Mark or Jack
Well I don't have any banker friends and I am...

Well I don't have any banker friends and I am happy with the panniers so far, they will be tested this weekend.

Thanks for the positive comments.

I did my research and knew what I wanted, I did...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,145
Posted By Mark or Jack
It can be done, I just saved myself $800. I...

It can be done, I just saved myself $800.

I purchased a heap of Touratech gear from the German website and it was sent delivery free to a friend of a friend in Germany.

They sent it to me at a...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,827
Posted By Mark or Jack
I am using the same equipment along the same...

I am using the same equipment along the same lines.

I have a GME EPIRB, it sends a GPS location to the authorities so emergency services know where I am within 10 metres.
From memory it cost $400...
Forum: Vendors 03-05-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 149,539
Posted By Mark or Jack
I sourced some pure methanol today, it is...

I sourced some pure methanol today, it is difficult to get small quantities here in Australia but luckily I have a neighbour who races sprint cars and has a supply :evil

The stoves worked a treat,...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By Mark or Jack
It's a bugger when you have a clear run and feel...

It's a bugger when you have a clear run and feel like you are nailing every corner, only to get home and find out the Go Pro battery died 20 seconds in :eek1
Forum: Vendors 03-05-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 149,539
Posted By Mark or Jack
I really need to source some methyl alcohol /...

I really need to source some methyl alcohol / methanol in Australia.

I tried my Stever Stoves with methylated spirits and although they worked, it was very messy with large orange flames, not the...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 2,455,153
Posted By Mark or Jack
We do have a Monarch, but she is irrelevant to...

We do have a Monarch, but she is irrelevant to our country.

Regardless of that, we are not British.

Enjoy coffee :)
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 2,455,153
Posted By Mark or Jack
Please don't think for a moment that Australia is...

Please don't think for a moment that Australia is like the UK, or that we are tea drinkers, or that we have any time for a Queen or monarchy, we aren't and we don't :)

It is pretty easy to get a...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,827
Posted By Mark or Jack
Okay, more issues. I have added contacts via...

Okay, more issues.

I have added contacts via the findmespot website.

When I look at the contacts on my phone they don't have the +61 in front of the mobile numbers so they are only a 9 digit...
Forum: Australia 02-16-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,827
Posted By Mark or Jack
Okay, is there a trick to this? I am having...

Okay, is there a trick to this?

I am having trouble with the Spot Connect pairing to my iPhone.

Do I have to re pair it every time I turn the Spot on?

I figure it should just reconnect but...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 129,214
Posted By Mark or Jack
Boarding the Spirit of Tasmania

Waiting in line for the Spirit of Tasmania I just saw a young guy exchange details with a rider.

The bike was a DR I think, it had soft panniers and was with another DR.

He must have...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,765
Posted By Mark or Jack
Farmers Union is everywhere these days, apart...

Farmers Union is everywhere these days, apart from highways and planes it is the only good thing to come out of S.A. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 220,602
Posted By Mark or Jack
Thanks mate, you deciphered my question and...

Thanks mate, you deciphered my question and answered it perfectly :clap
Forum: Australia 01-29-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,863
Posted By Mark or Jack
I have a Go Pro and am happy with it. The...

I have a Go Pro and am happy with it.

The only issue is it has no view finder which can make set up an issue, aiming the camera etc.
You have to fit it, take some footage and then check it on...
Forum: Australia 01-29-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 448,098
Posted By Mark or Jack
Bike stand for $30 at Torpedo 7...

Bike stand for $30 at Torpedo 7 (http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7S7SN1LS).

I have one of these and they do the job nicely on my WR450.

And a Contour camera for $170...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 220,602
Posted By Mark or Jack
Which pole tip did you use for the Kelty Noah...

Which pole tip did you use for the Kelty Noah Tarp?

Does the pole go through a grommet in the tarp?
If so what stops the tarp from slipping down the pole?

I don't have the tarp yet but would...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,056
Posted By Mark or Jack
Black Box hard cases ...

Black Box hard cases
(http://www.carbatec.com.au/black-box-hard-cases_c21950)
These guys sell woodworking tools but I stumbled upon some hard cases.

They may be suitable for panniers, the small...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 448,098
Posted By Mark or Jack
Black Box hard cases

Black Box hard cases
(http://www.carbatec.com.au/black-box-hard-cases_c21950)
These guys sell woodworking tools but I stumbled upon some hard cases.

They may be suitable for panniers, the small...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,028
Posted By Mark or Jack
I use Tom Tom but haven't done a lot of off road...

I use Tom Tom but haven't done a lot of off road stuff yet.
Even with Tom Tom it will probably be fine for the type of tracks I want to do on Ze Bimmer but I also ride a WR450 off road so the GPS...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,028
Posted By Mark or Jack
I agree the Spot is a must, that's why I have one...

I agree the Spot is a must, that's why I have one on the way.

I also carry a personal EPIRB which is a left over from owning a boat, I figure I have it so why not.

I will check out bitmap for...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,028
Posted By Mark or Jack
I'm still enjoying reading this :) I see you...

I'm still enjoying reading this :)

I see you now have a Spot Connect, mine is on it's way.

What are you using to do the interactive maps you have uploaded to the ride report?

Is it a...
Forum: Australia 01-23-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,230
Posted By Mark or Jack
I'm a Uni bum studying Furniture Design. ...

I'm a Uni bum studying Furniture Design.

It's awesome and I am really enjoying it.

Here are a couple of pics of my little home workshop, it's a work in progress.
...
Forum: Australia 01-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 551,817
Posted By Mark or Jack
Damn, you weren't supposed to see that :wink:

Damn, you weren't supposed to see that :wink:
Forum: Australia 01-22-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 551,817
Posted By Mark or Jack
Thanks for the tip, I'll send Lost Doug in front...

Thanks for the tip, I'll send Lost Doug in front on that bit of road :D
Forum: Australia 01-22-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 551,817
Posted By Mark or Jack
Cool, thanks mate. We will probably be heading...

Cool, thanks mate.
We will probably be heading up that way from Bronte Park leaving on a Saturday morning.
See how far we get and camp somewhere along the way.

At the T intersection at the top...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 551,817
Posted By Mark or Jack
Can any of you guys tell me where the Western...

Can any of you guys tell me where the Western Explorer goes to after leaving Corinna?

I'm thinking of doing a bit of North West Tasmania via the Western Explorer and then heading home to Hadspen...
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