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by AustinW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: New Zealand or Not?
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: New Zealand or Not?

We travelled around South Island NZ in March and April this year. Very small Campervan though. 4 weeks was just enough to do a full lap of SI and see most of what we wanted. Highly recommended but most of the trip I was wishing I was on the bike. As others have said campsites everywhere (get CamperM...
by AustinW
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Just a thought what's the furthest north anyone has been on a bike?????
Replies: 53
Views: 5761

Re: Just a thought what's the furthest north anyone has been on a bike?????

Nordkapp June 2017. Fantastic, great weather with loads of snow lying about slowly melting in the sunshine. Nordkapp centre is touristy and pricey (as is everything in Norway) but worth it to get as far as you can go. About 20miles North of Fairbanks, Alaska in 2015 before smoke from forest fires an...
by AustinW
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise
Replies: 323
Views: 18947

Re: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise

Thanks just what we needed. :) I am pretty sure we will rent as cheap a car as we can find - money is tight on this trip - so self catering too so good news on the campsite kitchens. Camper vans always sound good initially until you start to think about the details and then don't sound very good at ...
by AustinW
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise
Replies: 323
Views: 18947

Re: An Australian lap attempt.....anti clockwise

Great stuff :D We are planning a trip down under later this year - New Zealand first for 5-6 weeks to visit our son and travel round, then over to Sydney to visit another friend followed by a ride or drive or camper across Oz to Perth and another friend before heading home. The cost of things on the...
by AustinW
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: WANTED BMW GS Adventure Pannier Bag - right (large) side
Replies: 0
Views: 310

WANTED BMW GS Adventure Pannier Bag - right (large) side

Wanted, just the one BMW GS Adventure pannier bag/liner from the pre-LC model. Right side (bigger) bag preferred but will consider left side if that's all that's available. I don't need any of the straps etc but must otherwise be watertight. Don't mind well used and scruffy as long as it remains wat...
by AustinW
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Nordkapp, should I?
Replies: 22
Views: 2492

Re: Nordkapp, should I?

Another here who got to Nordkapp in June 2017. We went North via the Baltic States and Finland. I felt quite emotional when we eventually made it to Nordkapp. Finland was not boring at all. Nowhere is the first time you pass through. Although we didn’t take any photos at all in Finland so I guess th...
by AustinW
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: inner pannier bags
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: inner pannier bags

if these are the waterproof zip and roll top bags for a GS's tin boxes i will have them as spares for when mine spring a leak. If not, then have a bump.
by AustinW
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: SUGGESTION BOX
Topic: Thread preview?
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Thread preview?

On all the other forums I use when I hover the mouse pointer over the subject matter of a thread I get a preview of about the first 20-30 words of the first post - enough so I get the gist of the thread or it reminds me what the thread was about when I last looked at it. In fact I think on some foru...
by AustinW
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Stop n go plugger
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Stop n go plugger

I have had mixed results with PnG. With the last puncture earlier this year the first plug got e a few mies home and then about another 25 before popping out. The second repair wasted about 3 plugs before I got one to hold. That failed next day. The third plug then lasted around 300 miles before it ...
by AustinW
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: How Much Mileage Can A Bike Stand?
Replies: 23
Views: 3299

Re: How Much Mileage Can A Bike Stand?

the engine will outlive the rest of the bike by far, in my experience anyway. Paint on engines and frame will lift and the exposed metals corrode, which although not terminal makes the bike look very scruffy and devalues it hugely. Electrical stuff gets water and salt in it and connectors, earths, a...

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