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Forum: OZ Vendors Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,991
Posted By Portly
Port Macquarie was fine and sunny, the first I...

Port Macquarie was fine and sunny, the first I knew of it was when I rang Newcastle in the morning about some work and they were all about to go home.
Forum: OZ Vendors 04-25-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 124,444
Posted By Portly
What's the go with supply? I have been told no...

What's the go with supply?
I have been told no 130/80 E07s in NSW or Vic until the end of May
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14,893
Views: 2,051,588
Posted By Portly
A full set of rear wheel and cush bearing only...

A full set of rear wheel and cush bearing only costs about $30 from a bearing supply.
DID 525 VX is a good chain and as above should be able to be sourced for $120 to $130 for the standard length
Forum: OZ Vendors 04-24-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,991
Posted By Portly
New standard needles are only about 12 bucks if...

New standard needles are only about 12 bucks if you stuff it up.
Forum: OZ Vendors 04-24-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By Portly
Thanks AJ, I will be looking at ordering an...

Thanks AJ, I will be looking at ordering an Inreach on Monday when I can phone Sat sales for a bit of extra info regarding subscriptions and what's in the box.
Forum: OZ Vendors 04-07-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By Portly
My son is heading off for an open ended tour of...

My son is heading off for an open ended tour of Australia next month and is looking for a device or devices to cover the majority of situations so we are after recommendations and reasoning.
We are...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14,893
Views: 2,051,588
Posted By Portly
Ozmac, that filter that you have on the carb...

Ozmac, that filter that you have on the carb breather will let fine dust through if it is not oiled.
I ran one dry on a Birdsville trip and found quite a bit of dust in the top of the carb whereas...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,782
Posted By Portly
Unless you are planning on trips like the Simpson...

Unless you are planning on trips like the Simpson desert the 30 litre Safari tank which usually ends up a few litres more is usually overkill.
Have a look at the Acerbis tanks, the 20.5 litre will...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,539
Posted By Portly
I happened to be in one iconic outback town...

I happened to be in one iconic outback town touring with my son towards the end of one of the APC Rallies and got a cool reception in a couple of places until they realised we were nothing to do with...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 203,178
Posted By Portly
A work mate bought an early Gen 2, fitted a...

A work mate bought an early Gen 2, fitted a Staintune straight away and ran it in on a run from Coffs Harbour to Phillip Island with a group of road bikes, often at 140 plus.
Last time I spoke to...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Portly
From everything I read when looking into KLRs the...

From everything I read when looking into KLRs the doohickey has been upgraded but now suffers from a dodgy spring.
A mate had over 60,000 on his 2009 original last time I saw him with no issues....
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By Portly
Just got the QBE NSW CTP renewal for the DR and...

Just got the QBE NSW CTP renewal for the DR and they are offering to cut the price from $206 to $143 for zero demerits.
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Portly
I would love to see them get the bolts out of a...

I would love to see them get the bolts out of a DR disc in a couple of minutes, I have seen cases where owners have had to drill the odd one out.
I use a disc lock with alarm and while I know these...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14,893
Views: 2,051,588
Posted By Portly
Captain, the main issues are gearing and...

Captain, the main issues are gearing and comparatively low grade suspension followed by weight.
So if you can handle the weight the gearing is an easy fix and quality suspension work can be had for...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,995
Posted By Portly
Has anyone tried the RST adventure boots. I...

Has anyone tried the RST adventure boots.
I read on an overseas test that they were the best on test for waterproofing when submerged in water for 48 hours and only about $200 a pair.
Forum: Australia 12-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14,893
Views: 2,051,588
Posted By Portly
My 12 volt socket has been cable tied for three...

My 12 volt socket has been cable tied for three years with no issues
Forum: Australia 12-18-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,322
Posted By Portly
Looks like a nice cool day Saturday only 35...

Looks like a nice cool day Saturday only 35 forecast at Bourke and Tiboburra.
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 34,238
Posted By Portly
The Yamaha shop at Port Macquarie has a second...

The Yamaha shop at Port Macquarie has a second hand TTR250 in near new condition with a full Staintune, 2010 model about 2500 km on the clock for $5500. It looks like it has been pretty much road...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Portly
Do Staintune do one?

Do Staintune do one?
Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,762
Posted By Portly
I busted my AC joint 30 years back after slamming...

I busted my AC joint 30 years back after slamming shoulder first into a rock wall after a front wheel wash out.
Surgery was uncommon then and a bit hit and miss (this was from the mouth of an...
Forum: Australia 11-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14,893
Views: 2,051,588
Posted By Portly
I find the E07 front really good on gravel and...

I find the E07 front really good on gravel and sand, I think the directional tread helps to keep it straight on sand.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,406
Posted By Portly
On it at 6 rode till 9 before the day got hot.

On it at 6 rode till 9 before the day got hot.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,309
Posted By Portly
I was down the barry three weeks back and the...

I was down the barry three weeks back and the road was fine on K60s.
I struggle to get a flow on the barry but love limestone road and corryong to benambra.
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,683
Posted By Portly
Some really good roads to consider on your way...

Some really good roads to consider on your way back are from Talangatta through Mitta Mitta to Omeo or Tumut to Cooma or Khancoban through Cabramurra and Kiandra to Cooma.
Any of the roads from...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,683
Posted By Portly
Or head west on GOR then cut north and back...

Or head west on GOR then cut north and back through Ballarat over to Mansfield and miss Melbourne.
Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,683
Posted By Portly
The great ocean road is not that great as a ride...

The great ocean road is not that great as a ride due to heaps of speed restrictions and heaps of slow moving tourists.
Also the most notable sights are west of Lavers hill.
You need patience and a...
Forum: Australia 11-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,683
Posted By Portly
The best mix of riding I know of is around the...

The best mix of riding I know of is around the snowy mountains and Victorian high country also the mountains will be a bit cooler than lower areas.
One suggestion would be to head for Mittagong,...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By Portly
In the middle of summer the east coast area and...

In the middle of summer the east coast area and dividing range would be my only option due to heat.
There are plenty of dirt tracks and roads along the range and between the range and coast.
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 25,803
Posted By Portly
For those who don't know you can set up an E Pass...

For those who don't know you can set up an E Pass on line for Sydney toll roads. Just google E Pass or Roam, the pass can be for up to a month and it avoids all of the high admin costs, they just...
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Portly
Mid August is usually good weather and the fly...

Mid August is usually good weather and the fly count is low after the winter freeze.
The tracks will vary month to month and year to year.
Forum: Australia 09-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,960
Posted By Portly
The biggest killer of electronic devices not...

The biggest killer of electronic devices not designed for the purpose will be vibration so this needs to be number one consideration.
A local major telecomunications guy who also rides bikes also...
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,840
Posted By Portly
With 15 thousand I'd still buy a DR, spend two to...

With 15 thousand I'd still buy a DR, spend two to three setting it up and use the rest for a long trip.
I don't know how many times I see big bucks bikes with low milage for sale because the owners...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By Portly
What he said. Loosen the top clamp before you...

What he said.
Loosen the top clamp before you loosen the top fork cap it could mean the difference between the cap coming easy or stuffing it.
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By Portly
Can you give us a real world review of the jacket...

Can you give us a real world review of the jacket at the end of your trip please?
Forum: Australia 09-06-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By Portly
Just go for it. Concentrating on a small part...

Just go for it.
Concentrating on a small part of the country will not show you the vastness and variability of Australia.
This from someone who did it in 1980 and am doing it again a bit more...
Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By Portly
Go for it, a convertible adventure jacket like...

Go for it, a convertible adventure jacket like the RST mentioned would probably be the best option but will still be a bit warm across the top.
I am going to buy one for a lap next year however I...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14,893
Views: 2,051,588
Posted By Portly
Mitas E07 rears are legal for 12000 plus so while...

Mitas E07 rears are legal for 12000 plus so while they might cost more than some others in the end they are good value as a commuter and have the advantage for the first 7 or 8 thousand of being more...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By Portly
My son was working as a baker, so short runs to...

My son was working as a baker, so short runs to work midnight winter then home at 8 AM so his oil window was often white then a 50 k run would usually get rid of it.
I would make sure it is gone...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Portly
Do you know anyone in a panel shop. A lot of...

Do you know anyone in a panel shop.
A lot of them now have plastic welding gear.
Forum: Australia 08-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,638
Posted By Portly
I travelled some of the outback on big bikes in...

I travelled some of the outback on big bikes in the early eighties and yearned for a do all big single but by the time they were really around family had taken over.
I now have a well set up 650 and...
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