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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 24,814
Posted By D_A
Since I'm one of "those people" I'll speak the...

Since I'm one of "those people" I'll speak the truth. I will not now nor will I ever apologise for giving credible information and referring people to qualified professionals, nor will I shrink from...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 24,814
Posted By D_A
Some people swear by homoeopathy. A homoeopath...

Some people swear by homoeopathy. A homoeopath caused my wife nothing but grief. My opinion of them is commensurate with the damage they almost did. At no point was he interested in (or capable...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 24,814
Posted By D_A
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1557517_960029734027149_1884937624318803521_n.jpg?oh=f2b2f5737bd0550faa6b98ea81c31353&oe=554609C7&__gda__=1426557070_2047cd2a4e48ba98a18...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 24,814
Posted By D_A
No, it doesn't help at all. Getting my wheels...

No, it doesn't help at all. Getting my wheels back was a major step in controlling things and preventing it getting to the point where it became crippling again.
Forum: Australia 12-17-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 24,814
Posted By D_A
I've had it kill the desire to ride, but once I...

I've had it kill the desire to ride, but once I get moving it comes back and all feels ... well, at least better with the world.

Being without a bike for some years ended up contributing to my...
Forum: Australia 12-17-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 24,814
Posted By D_A
The Black Dog first bit me in high school, though...

The Black Dog first bit me in high school, though I didn't recognise it at the time. These days I try to help with things like the Black Dog ride. This is the one (and only!) puppy it's ok to kick...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,119
Posted By D_A
Not ENTIRELY exempt. There are provisions made...

Not ENTIRELY exempt. There are provisions made to allow their duties to be carried out with all due speed but if a cop is speeding and hits someone they are still legally liable ... at least in...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
Yeah, I'm a laugh a minute. Best bet might...

Yeah, I'm a laugh a minute.

Best bet might be to check Gumtree in your area or try old mechanic's workshops.
Forum: Australia 12-12-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
Perhaps pack your panniers lighter?

Perhaps pack your panniers lighter?
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By D_A
A friend of ours got one of these emails. She...

A friend of ours got one of these emails. She clicked the link to see the pics and got slammed with a Cryptolocker variant.
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By D_A
Also signed. The current situation is...

Also signed. The current situation is ridiculous.
I use a gmail address for this kind of thing rather than the "home" email.
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
For what it's worth, I'm a sparky by trade and...

For what it's worth, I'm a sparky by trade and trained to service Miller, WIA and Lincoln welders. neilaction is on the money, you want that water completely gone before even thinking about powering...
Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
Well there goes my doomsday strategy. Now I'll...

Well there goes my doomsday strategy. Now I'll have to go dig a bunker or something like the rest of the crazies.
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
<- Merry everything! :deal

<- Merry everything! :deal
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,119
Posted By D_A
There's arguments back and forth about the...

There's arguments back and forth about the mounting on the side of the helmet but one thing that's specifically mentioned in the rules is that no accessory may obstruct your vision. That mounting...
Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,159
Posted By D_A
Sounds like most places where a tourist would...

Sounds like most places where a tourist would want to go, at least the first time they visit. Real "heart of the outback" stuff is a bit much for your average middle aged white Yank or Pom. For...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
I don't know if you can transfer a Vic rego into...

I don't know if you can transfer a Vic rego into your name with a Qld address. They might baulk at that.
Again, I don't know about Qld, but here you have 6 weeks to change to NSW rego.
...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,159
Posted By D_A
Yep, summer here now. If you want to see the...

Yep, summer here now.

If you want to see the wildlife you're pretty much going to a place like Australia Zoo (http://www.australiazoo.com.au/) (started by Steve Irwin and family).
If you're after...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,159
Posted By D_A
Well ... just for reference, Australia has about...

Well ... just for reference, Australia has about the same land area as mainland USA minus Alaska. It takes most people more than five or six days to drive from the east coast to the west coast.
For...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
If you bring an interstate vehicle into NSW you...

If you bring an interstate vehicle into NSW you have to go through a full blue slip inspection as it counts as a new rego, you can't just transfer it. I don't know if it's the same for Qld but I...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,119
Posted By D_A
I also forward the possibility that it also has...

I also forward the possibility that it also has something to do with police not liking being filmed as it makes it much easier to prove harassment and abuse of position when there's video evidence.
...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,119
Posted By D_A
I spent a few hours working out how I could mount...

I spent a few hours working out how I could mount my camera to my shoulder rather than helmet yesterday. The perspective and view were quite good and there was no additional wind noise from the...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
I know a few folks here use these

The full article HERE (http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/alert_service/message?id=1151703&name=Malware+used+to+target+password+management+tools#.VHQN_593OPQ)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By D_A
Never had a blind passenger, but my wife used to...

Never had a blind passenger, but my wife used to fall asleep on the back of my bike. She'd rest her helmet between my shoulders and never budged till she woke up. I guess that makes me a pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9,909
Views: 2,033,943
Posted By D_A
First bike was a DT175 Yammie. Used to joke that...

First bike was a DT175 Yammie. Used to joke that I got the power bands by the box at the newsagent.
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,119
Posted By D_A
If people are looking for alternatives, there's...

If people are looking for alternatives, there's lots. While I prefer the POV from a helmet mounted camera, and from what I read there is no law prohibiting it, I don't think it's worth giving those...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
Looks hazardous to me. Can you imagine the...

Looks hazardous to me. Can you imagine the heartache if it moved and brought the bike down in heavy traffic? The beer could all be smashed!
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By D_A
Nice work on the rebuild and congratulations...

Nice work on the rebuild and congratulations getting through that forest of red tape and BS. :freaky
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By D_A
Best of luck to you.

Best of luck to you.
Forum: Australia 11-05-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 12,270
Posted By D_A
Bloody time machines. They just don't make them...

Bloody time machines. They just don't make them like they're going to. :deal
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19,219
Views: 2,311,852
Posted By D_A
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/lisp_cycles.png

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/lisp_cycles.png
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 747,062
Posted By D_A
:lol3 Love the glove

:lol3
Love the glove
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By D_A
Ahhh, finally you actually explain yourself. So...

Ahhh, finally you actually explain yourself. So far you've just been telling people to just remove the doo, nothing more.

I said quite plainly a few posts ago that you'd have to remove the chain...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By D_A
When there's a way for a wasp to get you, you can...

When there's a way for a wasp to get you, you can count on it that it will ... over and over again.

Had a scorpion run up the leg of my overalls at a fire back in the early 90s. Stung me five...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By D_A
He didn't specify which head. :deal

He didn't specify which head. :deal
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By D_A
The pictures and results speak for themselves. ...

The pictures and results speak for themselves. If you let a chain slop around loose in a confined space, especially one designed and built with a tensioner, it WILL cause damage. Advising people to...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,564
Posted By D_A
I'm not allergic, my Dad was. Just one of those...

I'm not allergic, my Dad was. Just one of those little yellow and black bastards could kill him if he didn't get his antihistamine pills and make a little-yellow-and-black-bastard line straight to...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By D_A
No, thank god, it wasn't mine. It only took a...

No, thank god, it wasn't mine. It only took a two second google search to find it and plenty more like it though. Just install the spring and much better constructed doo from Eagle Mike and the klr...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By D_A
and yes, it's quite possible ...

and yes, it's quite possible

http://noblehops.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KLR-Project/i-rwpdJkb/0/L/_MG_5092-L.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By D_A
No, I'm not. If you remove the tensioner you...

No, I'm not.

If you remove the tensioner you make it possible for the rear balancer drive chain to slop around badly and potentially jump the sprockets resulting in significant damage.
You'd have...
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