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Forum: Australia 07-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By farqhuar
Good on you Doms, try and see as much as you can...

Good on you Doms, try and see as much as you can whilst you are here, and I hope the current bout of cold weather doesn't put you off too much.

My wife and I are flying into Manila in late October...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 822,596
Posted By farqhuar
Sorry to hear. May I ask where the tumour is? - I...

Sorry to hear. May I ask where the tumour is? - I work in an operating theatre and have a fair amount of first hand experience on recovery outcomes.
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17,740
Views: 2,133,828
Posted By farqhuar
Did the walk with my son around 12 years back. We...

Did the walk with my son around 12 years back. We Walked the first day from Telegraph Saddle carpark to the lighthouse and then back to Roaring Meg to camp the night (around 25ks). Next day down to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 822,596
Posted By farqhuar
That's very strange - there is more wear on the...

That's very strange - there is more wear on the trailing edges of the teeth than the leading edges. :huh

... not sure how that can happen, unless with very agressive down changes to lower gears...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 396,862
Posted By farqhuar
Hmm, mine's only 32 and I seem to manage ok...

Hmm, mine's only 32 and I seem to manage ok without :muutt:muutt
Forum: Australia 06-29-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Posted By farqhuar
Woopy, I have tried all the different octane...

Woopy, I have tried all the different octane ratings in my Sertao and my observations are.

1. No difference in fuel consumption - avge 27km/l with a best of 34.
2. No difference in pinging, it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 396,862
Posted By farqhuar
If you want spokes it is cheaper to just buy the...

If you want spokes it is cheaper to just buy the Sertao then, and get all the other Sertao goodies as a bonus.
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By farqhuar
Wouldn't worry about it. I copped plenty of fines...

Wouldn't worry about it. I copped plenty of fines in europe and other countries over the years - never once did they even think about notifying Australian authorities.
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 17,740
Views: 2,133,828
Posted By farqhuar
Probably want a screen shot because of a high...

Probably want a screen shot because of a high rate of international employees not providing correct/sufficient bank details for them to make payment to. In my experience with international money...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By farqhuar
Yeah, I guess factory fitted items must be poor...

Yeah, I guess factory fitted items must be poor quality considering they only last a minimum of 50k miles - read my post again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By farqhuar
Really? Try turning the rear wheel through a full...

Really? Try turning the rear wheel through a full rotation and check tightness at each quarter turn - isn't it funny how the tightest spot is always at the same point during the rotation?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By farqhuar
Not a problem at all - perfectly normal as a...

Not a problem at all - perfectly normal as a matter of fact. Last chain I had like that went 50,000 miles (at which point I sold the bike so I have no idea how much longer it would have lasted) with...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,056
Posted By farqhuar
Buy a Burgman with a topbox. 1,000k days are...

Buy a Burgman with a topbox.

1,000k days are easy - my wife falls asleep after the first 50, and with the topbox I'm safe in the knowledge she won't fall off the back, so life is easy. :wink:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 822,596
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks again Wayne, your approach on a non F.I....

Thanks again Wayne, your approach on a non F.I. bike makes sense and I am glad to hear you have been successful in addressing your carburetted F650 issues.

My problem is that pretty much since day...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 822,596
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks for that Wayne. It raises another couple...

Thanks for that Wayne. It raises another couple of questions from me.

Firstly, it sounds like you believe the boosterplug to be a better investment than the Wukaking;

and secondly, it sounds...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,177
Posted By farqhuar
Thanks to all involved, especially Doonie and...

Thanks to all involved, especially Doonie and Graeme for all the organising / leadership. Had a great ride and fantastic to meet all the new faces.

Looking forward to catching up again at some of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 822,596
Posted By farqhuar
Wayne, I'm just about to order the WukaKing power...

Wayne, I'm just about to order the WukaKing power controller for my September 13 build Sertao. If I understand correctly, it seems highly likely it may not fit the plug - is this correct, and what...
Forum: Australia 06-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By farqhuar
I owned an '83 back in the day. Can't remember...

I owned an '83 back in the day. Can't remember much about filters etc, but I do know it's the same motor as the GN250, 'cept without the electric leg, so should be plenty of spares around for it.
...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By farqhuar
Pretty sure there would be plenty of IBA riders...

Pretty sure there would be plenty of IBA riders who have beaten that record in the US, and FarRiders who have done it in Oz.

I did 13k in 15 days in Oz, 15 years back - had I continued at that...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,159
Posted By farqhuar
Nah, the real situation is that the canoe builder...

Nah, the real situation is that the canoe builder went out and solicited others' opinions, and then modified his canoe accordingly, because he wasn't confident in his own design

JD, you've done a...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,159
Posted By farqhuar
Just to be clear, I meant that the ep 2 music was...

Just to be clear, I meant that the ep 2 music was MOR, not the video content.

Music for old farts who enjoy gold FM and Tamworth Tunes. :wink:
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,159
Posted By farqhuar
Middle Of the Road.

Middle Of the Road.
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,159
Posted By farqhuar
Good effort JD, I enjoyed the videos, BUT have...

Good effort JD, I enjoyed the videos, BUT have the following comments.

As you say, editing is much of a PITA as the recording - how much did the recording detract from the overall enjoyment of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,318
Views: 822,596
Posted By farqhuar
They were probably thinking this is a good way to...

They were probably thinking this is a good way to encourage taller riders to purchase the larger 800/1200s, whilst positioning the 650s as the choice for shorter riders, inc. females.

I'm 180cm,...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,177
Posted By farqhuar
Yep, done that. All organised, thank you. :clap

Yep, done that. All organised, thank you. :clap
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By farqhuar
Short answer is that if you can take them off a...

Short answer is that if you can take them off a C90 without levers then you can do the same on a CT90.

I'm impressed, I doubt that I could remove even a bicycle tyre without a lever, however, I...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By farqhuar
Just a little. Live in Melbourne, but have ridden...

Just a little. Live in Melbourne, but have ridden to Cairns (and most other places, including regular trips to Karangi - just east of Coffs) with long days in the saddle.

My preference is to just...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,177
Posted By farqhuar
Yep, I'm in Doonie. Happy to sleep on the floor...

Yep, I'm in Doonie. Happy to sleep on the floor and ride in with any others departing from the Melbourne area.

I'm on a Sertao with Tourances, and will be a sexagenarian come the solstice, but...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By farqhuar
2.5 days max - just keep riding, should be easily...

2.5 days max - just keep riding, should be easily able to cover 720km (60km/h * 12 hours) a day on a postie. :wink:
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By farqhuar
Do you need tyre levers to remove a bicycle tyre?...

Do you need tyre levers to remove a bicycle tyre?

Of course, you need them for any tyre, however, a postie bike may be easier to take the tyres off than larger capacity machinery. :wink:
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By farqhuar
Not in the 42 years I've held a Vic licence for,...

Not in the 42 years I've held a Vic licence for, it hasn't. :cry

Not that it's ever stopped me from doing it either. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 396,862
Posted By farqhuar
Get the Sertao Woopy, it comes with a bashplate,...

Get the Sertao Woopy, it comes with a bashplate, and the dealer threw in the BMW crashbars for me as a freebie - can't get cheaper than that. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 396,862
Posted By farqhuar
The early aluminium sided Vario cases most...

The early aluminium sided Vario cases most definitely fit the Sertao - I have a used pair mounted on mine with a used pair of Vario pannier brackets off an F650.

As for a rear rack, I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 396,862
Posted By farqhuar
Yes, when new, the GS650 does have vibration...

Yes, when new, the GS650 does have vibration through the seat - I even noticed it compared with the KLR650 I traded up from.

HOWEVER, after a thousand miles or so the vibes have disappeared and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,503
Posted By farqhuar
Why not? Four wheels is nearly always quicker...

Why not? Four wheels is nearly always quicker than two through the twisties.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 320,595
Posted By farqhuar
It's not alawys as straight forward as you think....

It's not alawys as straight forward as you think.

December '84 and I've just flown into Miami from Bolivia after completing a transcontinental ride across the Americas.

Rented a car at the...
Forum: Australia 05-24-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,187
Posted By farqhuar
They're not as bad as you think,and the bike can...

They're not as bad as you think,and the bike can be ridden quite a distance after the tyre has gone flat.

I've had a few, most recently in June last year halfway across the Simpson adter I tore...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By farqhuar
Actually not, I'm a diver too and I can fit a...

Actually not, I'm a diver too and I can fit a tank, BCD, fins, weights, wetsuit etc. under the seat. It's amazing what will fit when you've got 55 litres of space under there :huh

Don't...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17,740
Views: 2,133,828
Posted By farqhuar
.... was travelling in a French speaking country...

.... was travelling in a French speaking country a couple of months back - the wifi password for the hotel I was staying was je me souviens, without the spaces. :wink:
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By farqhuar
Just personally, I'd rather ride up.... ...

Just personally, I'd rather ride up....

..... as I did solo 3 years ago. Melbourne to Cairns was 3 days of easy bitumen on a Burgman (scooter) - could have done it in 2 and a half if it wasn't...
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