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Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-03-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By K88
Look forward to following your adventure.

Look forward to following your adventure.
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,882
Posted By K88
:rofl Yes, did that convoy in July - but you...

:rofl
Yes, did that convoy in July - but you don't have two-foot deep potholes on nascar circuits.
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,882
Posted By K88
Did you go via Tete and Chimoio in Mozambique?

Did you go via Tete and Chimoio in Mozambique?
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By K88
Small world - I visited him in July (gave my...

Small world - I visited him in July (gave my elbow a workout too :freaky).
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By K88
Did you go for a ride with Gary? His Beemer...

Did you go for a ride with Gary? His Beemer wouldn't have been any good but his KDX would have kept up with you.
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,882
Posted By K88
Good to hear that all is well (apart from the...

Good to hear that all is well (apart from the theft). I've just returned to Oz after six weeks touring southern Africa (on four wheels unfortunately), and looking at your pictures, I reckon our paths...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,668
Posted By K88
Ever tried getting BP to admit that one of their...

Ever tried getting BP to admit that one of their servos sold you bad fuel? Got water in my diesel from BP once, cost a thousand $ to flush it. Complained to BP and they said they would investigate...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,882
Posted By K88
Getting worried

Almost four weeks since his last post. I hope he's OK.
Forum: Australia 06-02-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 444,623
Posted By K88
And I hear that 42 represents the number of dots...

And I hear that 42 represents the number of dots on a pair of dice - meaning that the meaning of life is ... a roll of the dice.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,882
Posted By K88
Thanks! Hope he takes lots of pix there - Lesotho...

Thanks! Hope he takes lots of pix there - Lesotho is one of my favourite parts of the world.
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,721
Posted By K88
That's the Harvard trainer (North American T-6...

That's the Harvard trainer (North American T-6 Texan). The noise of those flying overhead was the soundtrack to my childhood.
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,721
Posted By K88
Love that Mog. How much?

Love that Mog. How much?
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,882
Posted By K88
And then what happened?

And then what happened?
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,721
Posted By K88
Lekker! :nod

Lekker! :nod
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 70,915
Posted By K88
It's been done...

It's been done (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818258&highlight=steppe).
Forum: Australia 03-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,756
Views: 529,465
Posted By K88
Wow! I've never seen one of these before: ...

Wow!

I've never seen one of these before:

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Forum: Australia 03-23-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By K88
Megacycle

See Ken Onus at Megacycle (http://www.megacycle.com.au/), also on Cheltenham Road. He made a pair of headers for me. Good job, good price.
Forum: Australia 03-12-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By K88
I did that trip in 84. Not sure if you can still...

I did that trip in 84. Not sure if you can still get through the tunnel these days, but there were two of us and we killed the engines and pushed the bikes through the tunnel (carbon monoxide is bad...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,242,857
Posted By K88
Intentional? Check this guy out. Hope he doesn't...

Intentional? Check this guy out. Hope he doesn't pick on bikes.

<a href="%3Ciframe%20width=" 560"="" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3hqvYOjqGks" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,242,857
Posted By K88
Bloody good comment!

Bloody good comment!
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,242,857
Posted By K88
At one point I thought I heard him say "Bongo"...

At one point I thought I heard him say "Bongo" ... but I may have been mistaken.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 44,921
Posted By K88
Reading the posts here, you realise that beauty,...

Reading the posts here, you realise that beauty, form and function are in the eye of the beholder. For every person who hates a particular bike, there is another who loves it.
That said, the worst...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,242,857
Posted By K88
Link doubled up - try this...

Link doubled up - try this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js5O6mMqBUo).

PS: Can anyone provide a translation of what Iker is saying when he crosses these bridges? Please?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 44,921
Posted By K88
The Amazonas. Game over

I have to agree - it's the Amazonas (http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Custom%20Bikes/amazonas_1600.htm). No worst bike can come close - not that I've ever ridden one, but why not put an...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Posted By K88
Then there's the scenic route...

Then there's the scenic route (http://goo.gl/maps/qThg0) - half sealed, half fast gravel, but it will be a long day.
Forum: Australia 01-30-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By K88
I was up in Lithgow last week. via Bells Line of...

I was up in Lithgow last week. via Bells Line of Road, and a mate up there says there's a brand new sealed road from Oberon to Goulburn that goes via Edith (and doesn't go through Crookwell). I...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 444,623
Posted By K88
An old one - dunno if it's been on here before: ...

An old one - dunno if it's been on here before:

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Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,242,857
Posted By K88
Mazda Bongo

Now that the Bongo hysteria has died down, I thought y'all might want to learn a bit more about the beast.
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Bongo).
Forum: Australia 01-16-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By K88
Interesting also that there are very few bikes on...

Interesting also that there are very few bikes on the RAWS exemption list (http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au/sevsindex.htm) - mostly Chinese scooters and US bikes - but the KTM X-Bow is on it:
...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By K88
They're not big, and the shape will rule out a...

They're not big, and the shape will rule out a lot of bulky items that don't bend. I'm also looking for a new set of panniers and I'd buy these to complement a bigger bag on the top, and use them to...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By K88
No, it's stuck on that date. Would make sense if...

No, it's stuck on that date. Would make sense if was set at something like 10 or 15 years, but it doesn't seem like there's any pressure to change it.
The only way you can bring a post-88 bike in is...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By K88
From my experience, if it's post 01-01-89 then...

From my experience, if it's post 01-01-89 then it's probably not worth the trouble. Two years ago I tried to import a 1989 Africa Twin and after months of letters, emails and faxes to government...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,463
Posted By K88
I take one of these...

I take one of these (http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/online-store/products/Wild-Country-Velour-4WD-Mattress-Queen.aspx?pid=262559#Description) in the 4WD. Self-inflating and almost as comfortable as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,228
Posted By K88
Back in 1983 my local bike shop had the ugliest...

Back in 1983 my local bike shop had the ugliest bike I'd ever seen parked out the front with the other pre-loved bikes for sale. It was a Can-Am Qualifier 250, formerly raced by Brooke Flanagan...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By K88
Same with my sons - just keep an eye out for...

Same with my sons - just keep an eye out for Groundskeeper Willie.
Forum: Australia 01-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,421
Posted By K88
25 years ago I was pulled over by a cop in...

25 years ago I was pulled over by a cop in Wodonga while riding my DR600. Before he could say anything, I accused him of victimising me because I was riding a bike - I said that I'd never been pulled...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By K88
Howdy enz0, I don't know much about the roads...

Howdy enz0,
I don't know much about the roads in SA, but I could recommend a few ways to get there. First rule is to avoid the Hume if you can - it will put you to sleep. One option is to go via...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 279,175
Posted By K88
I'm going back a few pages here but I had to...

I'm going back a few pages here but I had to comment on GTinAus's videos on page 66 (I make an appearance on the second one) - fantastic and brought back a few memories. I remember talking to Fred...
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