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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 177,900
Posted By oruro
That is my combo in Australia, mostly 50/50...

That is my combo in Australia, mostly 50/50 riding. Absolutely love this tire combination.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,891
Posted By oruro
All the time

My wife on her 650 and me on my 800 just completed a 5,500km ride through inland Australia. Around 3,000km of this ride was on dirt roads and tracks. This ride took us 3 weeks and we camped out most...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,142
Posted By oruro
And the rest

If its $350 in the US it will be at least $500 here in Australia - bit rich for a side stand.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,551
Posted By oruro
dirt...

Great thread, I have been riding dirt bikes since I was a little kid. I'm 51 now still riding hard on my DRZ 400, I remember hitting the dirt first time on my 1150GS thinking how will this tank...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,800
Posted By oruro
I get 120km out of my standard tank before I hit...

I get 120km out of my standard tank before I hit reserve, that seems to be the case no matter how I ride (bush or tar).
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,841
Posted By oruro
Doing the same, but different ???

Thanks for the great story and photos. My wife and I are doing the reverse trip (more or less) from Forster in NSW, we will leave in late July, should be pretty fresh. What time of year was your trip...
Forum: Australia 06-14-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By oruro
Makes me mad...angry

Makes me mad...angry
Forum: Australia 06-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 460,611
Posted By oruro
Laugh Mucho dinero

For this much money I would like a longer side stand
Forum: Australia 06-13-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,206
Posted By oruro
Wink I like the idea of some sort of organised info on...

I like the idea of some sort of organised info on tyres, yes it it a minefield. I guess we just have to troll through the mountains of information and form our own opinions (eg. this web site). Im...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,992
Posted By oruro
All XR

I've owned the 350, 500 and 600. I lived in Canberra for 2 years in the mid 80s. Rode the 500 bush every weekend and then moved to WA where I bought the 600, rode that bike all over the Hamersly...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,777
Posted By oruro
Thanks

Thanks guys,

Yes, I guess carrying fuel has been done to death. good to see new ideas and opinions though. Think I will go with the 10 litre plastic cans. Thanks for your input. I look forward to...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,777
Posted By oruro
Question Carrying Fuel

I am looking at having to cary around 10 liters of fuel. A larger capacity tank is not an option for me. A 10 liter plastic jerry can seems like the go. Question is what experience has anyone had...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By oruro
Yeh figured that and was leaning toward tubeless....

Yeh figured that and was leaning toward tubeless. Im not adverse to fixing or replacing a tube on the side of the road, never really had to plug a tubeless though.
Forum: Australia 05-26-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By oruro
Question Tube or tubeless

After I put TKC 80s on my F650 GS (twin) should I stay with tubess or install heavy duty tubes (can the F650 even use tubes) ???

Thankyou
Forum: Australia 05-25-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By oruro
I mean 10 liters on top of my full tank of 16...

I mean 10 liters on top of my full tank of 16 liters....
Forum: Australia 05-25-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By oruro
Question So Im figuring 550 Km from the corner to...

So Im figuring 550 Km from the corner to Lyndhust, so 10 liters should easily see me through.
Forum: Australia 05-25-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By oruro
Camerons Corner - Lyndhurst

Doing some preliminary planing (research) for a trip from Camerons Corner to Lyndhurst. Suprisingly info is not as freely available as I thought. Most forum info seems a couple of years old.
Any...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By oruro
Thanks for the aussiebiker link, I'm going to...

Thanks for the aussiebiker link, I'm going to order now for the 800 and the 650.
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By oruro
Taku Tents

Been looking at tents for a couple of weeks. All ends of the price scale. I like the Taku tent from Kathmandu, sleeps 3, has the vestible, two openings. Its only a summer tent, and not super simple...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By oruro
I'm liking the Pirelli MT21 option as well, have...

I'm liking the Pirelli MT21 option as well, have heard good things about it.
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By oruro
No offence was taken. Been on bikes for a life...

No offence was taken. Been on bikes for a life time (either road or dirt, just not a lot of in-between) and had not seen too many Continentals around the place. I walked into a bike shop in...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,300
Posted By oruro
Nothing wrong with them,...

IThe principle difference between paper and oiled foam is that the oiled foam is re-usable.
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By oruro
Thanks, have you tried the Continentals or any...

Thanks, have you tried the Continentals or any other dirt orintated tyre for the 800 and 650 GS?
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By oruro
BMW F800GS & F650GS (twin) tyres.

I am struggling to find off road tyres for my 800GS and my wifes 650GS. US sites recoment Continental TKC 80, cant locate any in Australia. I want at least 50 / 50 bias. The 800 runs tubes and the...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By oruro
Question Just orederd on E Bay

I placed an order for replacement battery on E Bay last night for the 800GS. $89.00 plus post.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By oruro
Clock reset.

Hi, I have a 2002 1150GS, great bike, has 98,000km on it now. Might look at updating when it has around 15,000km. I have had no real problems except for a rear bearing and seal going in the final...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By oruro
Which way..

So, how do I know which way the seal goes ??
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By oruro
Fork Seal

I recently changed out the front right fork seal, in accordance to the Clymers manual. It leaked again within 10 kms. My concern with the installation was did I put the seal in the right way or was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By oruro
Truck wash

I spray my GS down with truck wash and let dry for 5 minuts of so, the wash off with high pressure (avoiding all seals), let it dry in the sun and then ride off. Whole job done in 10 minuts.
Only...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By oruro
tingling...

serously, my gilr loves the vibration
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