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Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Tradey
Tent space

Avail yourself to ADV members hospitality via the 'Tent Space' thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925



Not too many Aussies on it yet - but slowly building... also,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,418
Posted By Tradey
OK, Help, Tracking and Custom are the four...

OK, Help, Tracking and Custom are the four different messages you can send from your Spot according to the buttons you push. On Spotwalla tick the ones you want recorded on your map. (I tick all of...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
Aldi sale

Aldi have the motorcycle sale on again.... (well in the UK):

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-9th-march/
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 38,433
Posted By Tradey
Iron chef does dakar

SBS program guide is showing Iron Chef AGAIN next Friday 17-2 @ 5.30pm on SBS-HD, so adjust your video tape recorders !

It will of course be on SBS1 on SD 576i.
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Tradey
Darwin - dili shipping

Some German friends used Toll Transport, here is there informative link in German and Engrish courtesy of Google:

http://www.krad-vagabunden.de/motorrad-transport/australien-ost-timor/

...
Forum: Australia 12-27-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Tradey
Yankee doodle

When you sign up for your Spot account, use a USA address and you'll save 20% on just about everything. The units them self can be found on eBay from $145.

"Only suckers pay retail"
Forum: Australia 12-11-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,637
Posted By Tradey
Tent space

Dominik, there are a few Australian ADV members on Tent Space here:
...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
Drill bits

Picked up the recent $99 cordless drill with 2 batteries over the weekend. It was 30% off and a BARGAIN ! Appears to be a German Einhell unit similar to this 18v unit, with lower torque and without...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
Hd camera - 2014

Upcoming HD action camera for 2014 - FYI:

http://www.supra-elektronik.com/popups/Maginon_Action_Sports_HD-1_popup_uk/
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Tradey
Ussr

Adam Lewis aka 'Jedimaster' was through there recently. Had a bugger of a ride with lots of rain and mud. He started on an F650 back in 2006 and he'll never ride another one in his life. His RR is...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Tradey
Vegas

In 2010 I rode North America for 6 months and used Progressive. Used an agent in Las Vegas called Barry Stevens, he specialises in motorcycle insurance. Even managed to get me a discount as a home...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,589
Posted By Tradey
Plagerism

I question some of the stories in this magazine, so far I have counted 4 which have been excerpts from other peoples books.

You would think with all the great RTW motorcycle travellers out there...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tradey
After your first trip carting a satellite phone...

After your first trip carting a satellite phone it's usually your last and roadside assistance... oh please ? Ask any RTW traveller and most don't even carry a mobile phone !(they are pretty useless...
Forum: Australia 09-16-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
Shoot me

All our electronic 'kit' for bike touring runs on AA batteries, our camera's, Spot GPS, torches, toothbrushes and as a result we only need to carry one battery charger. The Canon A1400 is an...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
At our Aldi this morning, there were more folks...

At our Aldi this morning, there were more folks lined up for the Fathers Day specials than the bike sale last week ? While the throngs were 'sorting' through today's goodies, some shoppers were also...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Tradey
The Yamaha and Suzuki plants in Hamamatsu Japan...

The Yamaha and Suzuki plants in Hamamatsu Japan would even blow the Germans away... after just one BMW ownership I am going back to a Japanese bike.

Rode a MultiStrada in the USA and it was very...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Tradey
"The Hi-tech factory, warehouse and production...

"The Hi-tech factory, warehouse and production line...." - LAUGHABLE by Japanese standards :rofl
Forum: Australia 08-09-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
Store Report - Waterloo, NSW, 2017

Only half as many waiting outside this year compared to 2012.

Fastest moving items - Bluetooth and Helmet cams, SOLD OUT in 10 minutes !
Most Popular items:
1. Helmets - one dude had 5 in a...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
Newsletter

The bike gear must be a big seller for Aldi as they have even put a special tab on their website for Saturday's Special Buy sale.

I did notice that this year the bike covers are in Large and XL...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
2013 Aldi Motorcyle SALE - Saturday 10 August

Yes folks it's on again and here is the date with all the usual goodies from last year and a couple of new ones !!!

2013 Aldi Motorcyle SALE - Saturday 10 August

Get your cattle-dog from your...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,479
Posted By Tradey
Start counting

I even had a blood sample seperated and the white cells re-injected into the elbow. That was a waste of $500 and when I went through the Physio crap... he basically said to me (and on the side) "it...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,479
Posted By Tradey
Bmw elbow

I bought my first (and last) BMW in 2009 - the stupid bike with 3 seperate switches for indicators. 3 months later I started develop tennis elbow in my right arm and all my Physicians, Physio's and...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 176,002
Posted By Tradey
Snug as a bug

The $99 down sleeping bags are a bargain too. Toasty down to -10 in the Peruvian Andes and pack up so small. Our South America trip was virtually 'sponsored' by Aldi by the amount of their gear,...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By Tradey
Secret agent

Progressive is excellent, but use an Insurance Agent to do the hard yards. I used Barry Stevens in Los Wages and he even got me a discounted premium because I am old and owned real estate ! ...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By Tradey
Only suckers pay retail

If you don't have buckets of money to burn and want something good, check out the eBay store run by Raw-Biker-Shop in the UK. This guy ships to AU and has a lot of great demo and second hand gear...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,934
Posted By Tradey
Visa

3 months is a very short period to visit Australia due to it's geographic size and by the time you import/export and do the paperwork on your bike, say goodbye to 2 weeks of your vacation.

Due to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 07-21-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,863
Posted By Tradey
Zumo 660

I have a dead Zumo 660 mount if anyone needs some bits and pieces for a repair job. Two pins got bent in shipping and it wasn't until day one of our South America trip that we discovered the unit...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Tradey
Santiago

We bought 2 new KLR's for our South America trip in Santiago. Plenty of threads on Horizons Unlimited on the technicalities. Get a RUT card from a tax office and that's pretty much it. The dealer...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Tradey
Limon road is a good route too. We did E45...

Limon road is a good route too.

We did E45 then onto the half built E40 (heading north) - good road and getting better and better if you want a smoother ride. Not fully visible on Google Maps as...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Tradey
We rode up the east side of Ecuador via the...

We rode up the east side of Ecuador via the 'jungle' and it was really interesting. Coming back from Colombia, we crossed the border at Ipiales and rode west to San Lorenzo on the coast then south...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,799
Posted By Tradey
Spot the 'merican

It's interesting to see what real world travellers use for emergency and communications... I have bumped into several on my world travels and you would be surprised to hear most don't use anything. ...
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,639
Posted By Tradey
http://www.ride-chile.com

http://www.ride-chile.com
Forum: Latin America 03-06-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,639
Posted By Tradey
Wash your hair

Would anyone know of a DIY car wash in Santiago where we can wash our bikes ? In need of some high pressure cleaning !

We are in Bario Brasil.
Forum: Latin America 02-01-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By Tradey
Ecuador - Colombia San Miguel / Lago Agrio border crossing

We recently crossed south to north at this crossing and would like to pass on some very valuable information for other travellers to avoid the confusion we experienced here. We crossed from Ecuador...
Forum: Latin America 12-23-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,639
Posted By Tradey
There is a couple of places including cabanas. ...

There is a couple of places including cabanas. We stayed at a hotel in the main shopping street on the corner with off street parking. We just rolled up and they had plenty of rooms. It's the one...
Forum: Latin America 12-04-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,639
Posted By Tradey
You receive / request a temporary import permit...

You receive / request a temporary import permit at entry / import at each border. You then surrender it at the next border and make sure you do it or you are subject to taxes. You will not have a...
Forum: Latin America 11-04-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By Tradey
Santiago hostel hotel

This place is great, a little more expensive than your average grungy backpacker dumps, but you get a lot more for your money. Run by Australian Simon and wife Tatiana, this professional...
Forum: Latin America 10-29-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,639
Posted By Tradey
KLR'rrrrrrrrr

Today we FINALLY got our bikes, minus some number plates and paperwork which we pick up tomorrow from the dealer and what an 'adventure' it has been trying to stuff USD20K into the Chilean economy ! ...
Forum: Latin America 10-09-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 25,639
Posted By Tradey
Hola santiago !

We leave for Santiago in 10 days time and really looking forward to starting our South America tour from Chile. We are currently speaking to two dealers in Santiago to organise 2 new KLR650's but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 82,761
Posted By Tradey
Ozzie ozzie ozzie

Well I am glad to see you on that Enfield Adam and probably a damn sight more reliable than a BM-Trouble-U. As for those mud sucking Aussies, they deserved everything they got and well done to the...
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