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Forum: Australia 04-11-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,116
Posted By D_A
There's some interesting numbers here:...

There's some interesting numbers here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

Greece ... not looking so great, but nowhere near as bad as some other.
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
Father Ted. Fekkin' nuns! <iframe...

Father Ted. Fekkin' nuns!

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kD-fPb87mVA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By D_A
I agree. That sums it up pretty well.

I agree. That sums it up pretty well.
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,757
Posted By D_A
I think it's interesting that when the police...

I think it's interesting that when the police motorcycle cops wore all black leather everybody could see them from a mile away, but regular folks are neigh on invisible in any other colour.
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
I dunno JJJ is still easier to listen to than...

I dunno
JJJ is still easier to listen to than the vapid shit on most of the commercial stations.
Forum: Australia 04-03-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 31,225
Posted By D_A
Full disclosure: I sit-down tour with mine with...

Full disclosure: I sit-down tour with mine with very little standing. You'd need to ask a stand-up dirt tourer about how they behave in that context. I agree with statements regarding comfort after...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
I guess we all know what his "various other...

I guess we all know what his "various other bikes" are. :deal
Already put him on ignore, Lego :D He's caught me in a good mood so I'm not going to let him waste any more of my time. As you say,...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Nice. You have nothing to offer the thread...

Nice. You have nothing to offer the thread beside throwing insults.
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Given the cliquey thing being mentioned more than...

Given the cliquey thing being mentioned more than once I think it might be a good idea if those of us here make an effort to say g'day to anyone on such a ride that's looking left out or riding...
Forum: Australia 03-25-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
We had a DR650 with a Safari tank on our leg as...

We had a DR650 with a Safari tank on our leg as well as a KLX250 someone had motard'ed and a sidecar outfit (ridden by a bloke I vaguely remember being told has CP) They did fine keeping up with the...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Also, let the ride organisers know what happened....

Also, let the ride organisers know what happened. Leaving you stranded was a shitty act and the organisers ought to be made aware so they can make sure it doesn't happen again.
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Ours had a support vehicle travelling behind TEC...

Ours had a support vehicle travelling behind TEC with an agreed signal to use if you needed help (hands up in the air, just like for a search aircraft) but also to give a thumbs up if you're just...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Try and get out for a walk every day, Havafati. ...

Try and get out for a walk every day, Havafati. If all you can manage is to the end of the street and back, or even the home paddock fence, that's fine ... but try and do it every day. There's no...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Nobody is so different that purified water is a...

Nobody is so different that purified water is a legitimate or acceptable medication for a potentially serious medical condition. Mental illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disorder and...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Mate, if things have gotten to the point of...

Mate, if things have gotten to the point of voices it's not depression, it's very different and needs appropriate treatment, and no homoeopathic rescue bullshit will do anything. Go and see a...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Mine also arrived today. This one has a nice...

Mine also arrived today. This one has a nice spot watching the traffic behind me from the back of my topbox. It seemed kind of reflective so that spot made sense to me.
Nice work and thanks for...
Forum: Australia 03-21-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,192
Posted By D_A
Q: "how can you kill it?" A: "Any of a...

Q: "how can you kill it?"

A: "Any of a hundred ways, Dear, but this one I'm going to drown." :deal
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,192
Posted By D_A
I've been told, but haven't tried it out yet,...

I've been told, but haven't tried it out yet, that peppermint oil repels mice. It's too strong smelling for them ... or something. Just squirt it around things you want to keep them away from ......
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Here's the QLD 1-Dayer legs ...

Here's the QLD 1-Dayer legs

http://www.blackdogride.com.au/view/2015-1dayer/qld-legs
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,481
Posted By D_A
Try not to carry a pillion if your filler cap...

Try not to carry a pillion if your filler cap sits proud of the tank. If you happen to hit a deep pothole at speed it's quite possible for the weight of the pillion to push you up the tank and onto...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
If you can get in to see a psychologist you can...

If you can get in to see a psychologist you can talk about your situation in a safe place without any risk of feeling judged. You can get a referral for ten visits on medicare from your GP, which...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
If you want to contribute to a particular ride,...

If you want to contribute to a particular ride, but can't make it, you could always donate directly to the Black Dog 1 Dayer of your choice (http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/1dayer2015) or to the...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Here's the list and details for the NSW rides,...

Here's the list and details for the NSW rides, others can be found with a little clicking.

http://www.blackdogride.com.au/view/2015-1dayer/nsw-legs
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
I went with the Black Dog Institute as I have a...

I went with the Black Dog Institute as I have a friend who's receiving ongoing help from them.
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
70 left is not acceptable. I'm in for some. ...

70 left is not acceptable. I'm in for some. email pending - still waiting on a receipt

Here's my recently arrived little buddy for this coming weekend's ride...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
Make good use of both, and don't be afraid to lay...

Make good use of both, and don't be afraid to lay EVERYTHING on the table with the psychologist. They can help you talk through things as well as give you strategies to help manage your own thoughts...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
Yeah, I can concede that. :freaky

Yeah, I can concede that. :freaky
Forum: Australia 03-12-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
Sounds like Perl, not enough parentheses for LISP.

Sounds like Perl, not enough parentheses for LISP.
Forum: Australia 03-10-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
I'd suggest using both (if you have the roof...

I'd suggest using both (if you have the roof space of course). Solar HW heats directly (depending on the type) while a regular electric HWS is pretty inefficient and not something you'd want wasting...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
Nah, just push it aside and keep on eating. :deal

Nah, just push it aside and keep on eating. :deal
Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 46,556
Posted By D_A
The medication was never going to "control" you,...

The medication was never going to "control" you, it just helps level brain chemistry and give you a chance to get things working more in your favour.
Things have evolved a lot over the last few...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 515,616
Posted By D_A
Big-bore kits for your CT110

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1565990806979938&substory_index=0&id=1565849390327413
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By D_A
and by your comments you've never understood ......

and by your comments you've never understood ... much. Got any other products you want to go around bagging without having a clue or do you limit yourself to oil related items and suggesting people...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By D_A
Yeah, TERRIBLE limitations. AWFUL. Sticking...

Yeah, TERRIBLE limitations. AWFUL. Sticking within them meant I had to buy ... nothing. I already had five litres of oil like that sitting in the shed doing nothing.
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
Put two bottles of Absolut in the freezer one...

Put two bottles of Absolut in the freezer one Christmas and a bottle of Kahlua in the fridge. The father in law and I both like Black Russians (without any cola). We MAY have enjoyed more than we...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By D_A
Tutoro specifically state NOT to use either. ...

Tutoro specifically state NOT to use either. Don't use 10W40 as it's too light (use 20W50 or heavier, 80W90 gear oil is fine) and especially don't use ATF as it's chemically not compatible with the...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By D_A
Had one for a year on my Strom. Very happy with...

Had one for a year on my Strom. Very happy with it. As mentioned it takes a little time and fiddling to get the feed rate right but it's not a big deal. No vacuum or electrical connections to...
Forum: Australia 02-06-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20,582
Views: 2,463,203
Posted By D_A
From here:...

From here:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,290
Views: 833,406
Posted By D_A
All the engines up to 2006 are the same, after...

All the engines up to 2006 are the same, after that there were a few changes (eg twin plug heads) which stayed till the 2012 model which is a similar looking but different motor (from the Gladius). ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,290
Views: 833,406
Posted By D_A
Not so sure about turning a Strom into a hack,...

Not so sure about turning a Strom into a hack, though that's nice work. I think I'd rather have an outfit in the shed for when the wife wants to come as well as my Strom for solo rides ... which...
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