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Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By TheColonel
Ah but you can't wear that euro std helmet...

Ah but you can't wear that euro std helmet outside QLD !!!!


"Currently other Australian states and territories only allow helmets approved under Australian standards, although some jurisdictions...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By TheColonel
I know....they are about $1600 from bmw AU. ...

I know....they are about $1600 from bmw AU.

I have one available in QLD if I want it, they want $650 for it.....there aren't that many used ones around.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By TheColonel
it does look that way... but that bend was from...

it does look that way... but that bend was from the first impact of the fall pushing it to the left. When i bent the peg back down it really just twisted the frame back a little and bent the peg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By TheColonel
Well i gave bending it back a go and it turned...

Well i gave bending it back a go and it turned out not so bad.
I used a bar and steel jack handle. Got it about half way back to normal then laid the bike on its side and got it the rest of the way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By TheColonel
Thanks guys, the frame is slightly bent and...

Thanks guys,
the frame is slightly bent and twisted.
Getting one on ebay maybe easy in north America but not down here. I do have a lead on one from a wrecker and will chase that up today for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By TheColonel
Very Bent passenger footpeg.

Hey comrades..
I bent my right passenger peg bracket in a very slow low side on a dirt road.

http://s19.postimg.org/ip0b1mmub/P1070421.jpg (http://postimage.org/)


As you can see it's at...
Forum: Australia 09-26-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,680
Posted By TheColonel
Was riding down the old Pacific hwy just this...

Was riding down the old Pacific hwy just this last wednesday, between the Brooklyn bridge and Berowra, with a mate. Came around a corner and saw an L plater had only just dropped his sport bike into...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,136
Posted By TheColonel
Oh and it is called the "Explore R" helmet....

Oh and it is called the "Explore R" helmet. FYI.
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,136
Posted By TheColonel
So any updates to this thread? Anyone running one...

So any updates to this thread? Anyone running one of these? I tried one on the other day and it was pretty schmick.
Would love to hear others views.

Cheers.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 179,976
Posted By TheColonel
FYI just fitted the Metzler Karoo T rear and...

FYI just fitted the Metzler Karoo T rear and Pirelli Scorpion Rally front.
Very good so far on the dirt, especially the front, and good on road seem to hold well tho a little noisy, not too many K's...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By TheColonel
2-3 weeks? Are you serious? He wont get up the...

2-3 weeks? Are you serious? He wont get up the east coast in 2-3 weeks let alone around the country.

You are looking at a minimum of 3 months, (ideal would be 6+ months).... to do a lap. In which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7,857
Views: 2,629,803
Posted By TheColonel
My new to me 2012 F800GS Triple Black. My first...

My new to me 2012 F800GS Triple Black. My first 800 and loving it.

http://s19.postimg.org/8vpustlb7/20140309_173704.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By TheColonel
You are probably right but when I stand on the...

You are probably right but when I stand on the pegs my waist is the same height as the top of my bike. :wink:

Seriously tho I think it was over 3m deep in the middle.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,970
Posted By TheColonel
Hey Touser, I did a crossing last July east to...

Hey Touser,
I did a crossing last July east to west, solo just me and the missus. We had no problems at all anywhere on the crossing. I was running 20psi in the front and 23 in the rear. ...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By TheColonel
A bit old but this was the crossing in May last...

A bit old but this was the crossing in May last year 2013. Not crossable. And I could not get around it.

http://s19.postimg.org/hkkri2of7/P4241702.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By TheColonel
Went up there this year in late April. Was...

Went up there this year in late April.
Was great weather but chilly in the mornings. Temps were anywhere from 5deg to 18 deg.
As said it can snow anytime up high.
Take a look at the roads up near...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19,006
Views: 2,283,636
Posted By TheColonel
Yep....gotta agree with you there really. (except...

Yep....gotta agree with you there really. (except for the yachting).
Forum: Australia 10-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19,006
Views: 2,283,636
Posted By TheColonel
Grand final record that is..... that last...

Grand final record that is.....

that last game? 4-0.
not that convincing.

Is this Minichello's 6th GF?

Can he make it 2 from 6?

Sadly....no.:lol3
Forum: Australia 10-03-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19,006
Views: 2,283,636
Posted By TheColonel
with the Roosters' record..... I wouldn't...

with the Roosters' record.....

I wouldn't hold my breath dude.....


GO the EAGLES!!!!
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheColonel
You get to ride two of the bikes of your choice. ...

You get to ride two of the bikes of your choice.

At Wisemans Ferry we did some road and a nice twisty dirt road and back.

Most bikes had knobbies.
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheColonel
YES.... the 800xc......another bike I would love...

YES.... the 800xc......another bike I would love to try.

And the KTM1190 R adventure.
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheColonel
Well as you may have guessed I am fairly new to...

Well as you may have guessed I am fairly new to ADV riding and dual sport bikes. I now have 2 years under my belt. I was not really looking at buying either, just too exe for me.

I really had no...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,971
Posted By TheColonel
Yeah same as Tiggs, i did it in Sydney and it was...

Yeah same as Tiggs, i did it in Sydney and it was great.
I also had never ridden a large GS before.
I took he 800gsa and the 1200gsa for a spin.
Both bikes were unbelievable.. and easy to ride. ...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,144
Posted By TheColonel
I found the accommodation booking pretty good,...

I found the accommodation booking pretty good, after they got it up and running again after it crashed that is.

Baiazid...you must have gone 4 star......I got away with $357 for the 6 nights.
not...
Forum: Australia 08-19-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,144
Posted By TheColonel
PM sent .... Keen for a short ride on the...

PM sent ....

Keen for a short ride on the Sunday arvo before the Safari?
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
funny enough it did taste a little like american...

funny enough it did taste a little like american beer........:1drink

WayneC1 I agree... the Dakar is a nimble bike for its size....I am only dreaming about the 800.....what is it...22 grand? No...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
Ha....I don't know about that....I suppose since...

Ha....I don't know about that....I suppose since the limit is 60/80kph it aint that hard to keep up with em. But it is fun.......stopped in at Worthington BMW at Kariong......jesus there is some bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
Yeah just back from 170km ride up the old pacific...

Yeah just back from 170km ride up the old pacific hwy and all is well, no problems whatsoever.

I am amazed that so much water must have been sucked up through the breather hose. There must have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
Well well.......what do you know. I dont know why...

Well well.......what do you know. I dont know why I didnt think of it weeks ago bit you live and learn I guess.

I tried to drain all the fuel by laying the bike on its side with the fuel filler...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
thanks gravelseeker I have done all the usual...

thanks gravelseeker
I have done all the usual stuff.....air filter and box....spark plug....checked all the electrical connections that were under water, they seemed all dry. the side stand and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
Thanks WayneC1, will go over the bike again...

Thanks WayneC1, will go over the bike again tomorrow.
Let you know how it goes in a few days.
Cheers.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
I am in Forestville near Chatswood.

I am in Forestville near Chatswood.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
yeah I actually tried to ride around the edge of...

yeah I actually tried to ride around the edge of the puddle but she slipped into the rut. Took me 10 min to get it out as i was by my self.

No I have no access to another BMS-C. I don't think it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,089
Posted By TheColonel
Stalling Dakar

OK, I need help, getting desperate now.

So I did this to my bike about a month ago.....

http://s19.postimg.org/5qlk0fxyb/Photo0425.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/gq6rc1odb/full/)
20mb image...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By TheColonel
Hey, we happened to be in Dalhousie the day after...

Hey, we happened to be in Dalhousie the day after he was air lifted and heard from some who helped as well with the runway lights that he had a broken pelvis. That's all I know.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,409
Posted By TheColonel
An update.... all be it a little slow.. took...

An update.... all be it a little slow..

took the advice given and what do you know....

it worked.

Loose battery terminal.....glad it was an easy fix.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Australia 06-20-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By TheColonel
Prado04.... mate I would love to do this...

Prado04....
mate I would love to do this ride....
I just can't do it this weekend, so bummed. :cry

I will keep a watch for the next one though.

oh and I got a 04 prado too.....love it.... :D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-07-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By TheColonel
Thanks guys, we are searching around at the...

Thanks guys,
we are searching around at the moment.
Obviously not going to be cheap, but we will try stay downtown somewhere.
After all that is where the after hours "action" is.
We have our...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By TheColonel
Attention Austin TX ADV's-need advise

Hello ADV's in Austin,
I am coming to Austin in November for the F1 grand prix and need some local knowledge on a good place to stay, hotel, b&b anything really.
Not too expensive but no too cheap...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,644
Posted By TheColonel
I agree, I drove up the Tanami a few years ago...

I agree, I drove up the Tanami a few years ago and I had heard it was "so bad".
But I have been way worse than that.
Try the road to Mitchell Falls in the Kimberly, now that road sucked ass big...
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