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Forum: Australia 10-21-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,702
Posted By DaveO
Perhaps the cub reporter from your local rag (and...

Perhaps the cub reporter from your local rag (and other nervous nellies) should have a Bex and a good lie down. Repeat after me: Senior Sergeants (especially those from Wangaratta) do not make...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,091
Posted By DaveO
Here's the real problem. A quote from the...

Here's the real problem. A quote from the widely-read Westprint Maps weekly online newsletter:

"Bollards Lagoon track is now closed to the public due to severe vandalism by a group of motor bike...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,049
Posted By DaveO
A quick gear question. What are those panniers...

A quick gear question. What are those panniers you used?

Cheers,

DaveO
Forum: Australia 10-27-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,681
Posted By DaveO
With the high A$, there's lots of lovely stuff to...

With the high A$, there's lots of lovely stuff to buy from the USA. What puts me off though are the excruciating shipping rates some suppliers quote. Recently I looked at a small item (not bike...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,217
Posted By DaveO
Question: can you name a famous Belgian? Of...

Question: can you name a famous Belgian?

Of course.
Willem de Vlamingh who charted the WA coast in 1697*
Audrey Hepburn
and the greatest of them all: Hercule Poirot.

*Cheating a bit...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,723
Posted By DaveO
Nice to get a reply AND some prompt action. Give...

Nice to get a reply AND some prompt action. Give the lady (and wiggy) an elephant stamp.

DaveO
Forum: Australia 04-09-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,896
Posted By DaveO
In a word - yes. For your proposed ride, a UHF...

In a word - yes. For your proposed ride, a UHF radio would be a complete waste of time and money (IMHO).

DaveO
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 592,904
Posted By DaveO
Love the way you're flying the flag. How did you...

Love the way you're flying the flag. How did you bolt the mast to the rack? :rofl

DaveO
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,300
Posted By DaveO
Nice ride report and good work on the PD, DRF. Do...

Nice ride report and good work on the PD, DRF. Do you know a good source for those classic rectangular black flashers, either BMW or copies?

Cheers,

DaveO
Cow Flat
Forum: Australia 01-11-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 15,581
Posted By DaveO
That's the author Robert M. Pirsig and his son...

That's the author Robert M. Pirsig and his son Chris on the journey that he described in his famous book "Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance". Sadly, some years after this, Chris was murdered...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By DaveO
Came down it last weekend after some heavy rain....

Came down it last weekend after some heavy rain. It was fine; saw an old CB550 or similar coming the other way - two-up.

The only thing to be careful of is oncoming traffic. Sightlines round the...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By DaveO
Thanks for all the hints & tips, people, as well...

Thanks for all the hints & tips, people, as well as recommended places to go. Sounds like food & accomodation won't be quite as bad as I thought, as long as I select very carefully. I've had a few...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By DaveO
Thanks, Jaq. I should have mentioned that I...

Thanks, Jaq.
I should have mentioned that I last visited in 1976, and the campsites were crap then, too.

DaveO
Forum: Australia 12-30-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By DaveO
UK biking holiday

Going on a 5 week biking holdiday in the UK in May or June. Anyone got any good tips on:

- Bike hire? (assume it's not worthwhile to buy for only 5 weeks)

- accomodation? (do they have $70...
Forum: Australia 11-28-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveO
Goodonya Steve. No disrespect meant. Dave

Goodonya Steve. No disrespect meant.
Dave
Forum: Australia 11-25-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveO
Yeah, thanks for the explanation. Without the...

Yeah, thanks for the explanation. Without the SPOT you would have had to wait until you got mobile coverage so you could ring your wife and mates. They do have NextG coverage in Sofala.

Still...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveO
Close, but not quite right. EPIRBs are used...

Close, but not quite right.

EPIRBs are used in boats. They must float with the antenna upright and be capable of transmitting non-stop for 48 hours
ELTs are used in airplanes
PLBs are used on...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveO
And these 2 items from the AMSA website: ...

And these 2 items from the AMSA website:

"We are aware that the United States requires all PLBs for use in the US to transmit the letter "P" in Morse over the homing frequency of 121.5 MHz. This...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveO
Umm. I'm not that sure how the SPOT thing works....

Umm. I'm not that sure how the SPOT thing works. How, by simply pressing the Help button, did your mate know to hitch the trailer to the ute and drive to the middle of nowhere and find your (hidden)...
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,623
Posted By DaveO
Yes, but not by you. You need to pay someone the...

Yes, but not by you. You need to pay someone the equivalent of 2 or 3 P&Ss just to look at it :wink:

DaveO
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,480
Posted By DaveO
Yeah, but I always wonder what to do when I'm...

Yeah, but I always wonder what to do when I'm packing, and I shake the canister and it sounds like it's getting a bit low. Decisions! Decisions! :huh

DaveO
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22,020
Views: 6,524,463
Posted By DaveO
Hey blacktiger, did you make up the mudflap or is...

Hey blacktiger, did you make up the mudflap or is that an off-the-shelf item? Also, are the engine bars Triumph or someone else's?

DaveO
Forum: Australia 11-24-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,623
Posted By DaveO
The Boy, with his cheapo pocket Nikon takes far...

The Boy, with his cheapo pocket Nikon takes far better pics than I do with my fancy SLR. Why? Because he has a far better eye for composition. Sigh!

Here are the rules for biking digital...
Forum: Australia 11-22-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,480
Posted By DaveO
A question for those of you who list a gas...

A question for those of you who list a gas cartridge in their equipment. Do you always take away a new one, so your dirty little secret is a garage full of partially-used ones? I can never judge how...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,816
Posted By DaveO
I thought it was "If they're worth stopping,...

I thought it was "If they're worth stopping, they're worth booking" :D

DaveO
Forum: Australia 10-11-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,765
Views: 699,001
Posted By DaveO
Nice bikes and great photos, Nick. As I was old...

Nice bikes and great photos, Nick. As I was old enough to be around, I'll just correct three of your captions:

Velocette Venom Clubman i think...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By DaveO
A friend visited from the US recently. We went...

A friend visited from the US recently.
We went down the local Telstra shop and picked up the cheapest pre-paid phone they had ($55) and put $30 on it. That entitled her to get the "Freedom pack" (I...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,607
Posted By DaveO
The guy's name is Geoff Lowe - he's the boss, the...

The guy's name is Geoff Lowe - he's the boss, the boffin, and the brains behind the outfit. His email address is ikon@ikonsuspension.com

I have had excellent service from Geoff and Ikon and he...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,938
Posted By DaveO
My trivial 2c - worth. Most pros refer to...

My trivial 2c - worth.

Most pros refer to PLBs (Personal Locator Beacons). Strictly speaking, that is what we are talking about here. EPIRBs are devices used on boats; one of their prime...
Forum: Australia 08-02-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 44,406
Posted By DaveO
Just came through Pooncarie. You can get a great...

Just came through Pooncarie. You can get a great cappucino at the Cafe near the old wharf. Nice chatty bloke running it too (for a Kiwi): name's John Kohe. Apparently the story is that the store...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,462
Posted By DaveO
Well done Roscoe. What's the secret? DaveO

Well done Roscoe. What's the secret?

DaveO
Forum: Australia 05-16-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,453
Posted By DaveO
Jeezus. You're all mad. You need a Hyundai Getz...

Jeezus. You're all mad. You need a Hyundai Getz to carry all this crap - $12990 rideaway.
I recommend reading the thread about the bloke riding his postie to the UK. He's got all his stuff in a milk...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 31,894
Posted By DaveO
Roscoe, please reduce my order from 2 to 1. I've...

Roscoe, please reduce my order from 2 to 1. I've just transferred the $28.

Cheers,

DaveO
Forum: Australia 04-21-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By DaveO
Thanks viz. Anyone else been out this way?...

Thanks viz.

Anyone else been out this way?

DaveO
Forum: Australia 04-19-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By DaveO
Hello Darlings

I'm planning a run along the Darling between Wentworth and Bourke. I note that, as far north as Louth anyway, there are roads/tracks both sides of the river. I'm open to advice as to which is the...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By DaveO
Thanks for your thoughtful and informative post,...

Thanks for your thoughtful and informative post, Wilmo. I get a bit tired of the paranoids and conspiracy theorists.

DaveO
Forum: Australia 03-13-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By DaveO
We've been here before. I think Raider said it...

We've been here before. I think Raider said it all in his post last year:

"A quick word of caution regarding these SPOT devices... you should not rely on these as your sole means of emergency...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,849
Posted By DaveO
Originally made in the early seventies. They had...

Originally made in the early seventies. They had three models for some reason - the V50, V75 and V90 (the number is the engine size), but virtually identical.
Very good, with Yamaha's excellent...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 31,894
Posted By DaveO
+1 Need the details so I can send the...

+1

Need the details so I can send the money.

DaveO
Forum: Australia 02-28-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,659
Posted By DaveO
Not if you are smart. Buy a good NextG phone...

Not if you are smart. Buy a good NextG phone (Nokia, Motorola), and select the 'Freedom' option whereby you nominate 4 mates plus the missus who you can call any time, day or night, for free. It...
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