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Postby Tiff-O » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:19 am

Thanks to Lisa, I borrowed hers when we were on th Mega Ride..
Thanks to Ollie, I stayed at his house too. Donna is a great host.. Awesome times happen on a back of a bike. We took camping stuff with us and never used it..
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Postby latelifecrisis » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:31 am

I found the pefect bags for my cruiser and a vest to match what I am going to do paint wise with it.
Had no idea that there was a leather place down the coast or I would have popped in while I was working down there.

look up sharks leather in Helensvale
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Postby Prof » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:19 pm

Re "The perfect bags" I have always avoided fancy bags to reduce the likely hood of theft when on the road. I figure with my scruffy looking canvas bags and s/h back packs adapted to bike, I can leave the bike in a supermarket carpark and no one will bother it. Has worked so far touch wood.
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Postby latelifecrisis » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:27 pm

I know what you mean Andrew, but that is a male point of view. I am not much for fancy pretty things, but I really like those and if I have to hook them up to a battery so anybody touching them will get zapped so be it.

Can you buy a taser legally over here so I could use one of them? I would even install a cam just to see what happens...lol
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Postby latelifecrisis » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:58 am

I am going to try and get a set of paniers from e bay for my bike, since it's going to be my shopping trolley I need them. Plus my work gear I need to store it somewhere too.

I made two great buys this week up in Kawana:
glass for my instrument cluster thingy only cost me $27.50.
They could have cut it the same way it was cut some weird name of a cut or just use a modern version of that cut in class. I went with the second option. shatter and glare resistant.
Then I had my windscreen cut. The guy must be a biker, he knew what it came off and told me what I can use to replace it with without doing the bake in the sun thing. I left it up to him to picjk a colour after i told him my paint job colours. Looks really nice and that was only $66.50.

I found the perfect mirror, but DoA ( he claims I told him he could not strip it so i was not allowed to do it either. What silly logic is that I ask all of you girls ) will not let me strip my scooter until the bike is registered. So I will buy a new set for the scooter then strip and replace.
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Postby latelifecrisis » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:05 pm

woohooo...we have a running bike, not a put together one yet, but it's running and sounds great. No backfiring at all ( It used to shoot everything in sight) and no mosquito killing black smoke either.
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Postby Bacca » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:17 pm

Packing light, put torch in bag, done :lol:
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Postby Tiger78 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:17 pm

Rilda, I'm sure Andrew has made you sit through Easy Rider plenty of times - all you need is a blanket tied onto your sissy bar and a tank stuffed with cash.
I don't wanna pickle.....
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Postby Rilda » Fri May 13, 2011 11:26 am

Sounds easy enough, Bacca and Tiger78... Is that in temperatures no lower than 26 degrees? I'm a ccccc cold frog!
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Re: Packing Light

Postby Prof » Thu May 03, 2012 6:34 pm

CAme across this site today... interesting camping gear especially the matresses.
http://www.exped.com/exped/web/exped_homepage_na.nsf/b43HomePageE?openframeset
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Re: Packing Light

Postby neale » Thu May 03, 2012 7:53 pm

Their products are pretty much standard bushwalking/camping gear, you can probably find the equivalents (cheaper) at the bushwalking store chains, Kathmandu, Paddy Pallins, Snow Gum etc, every "city" (even Adelaide;^) (sorry, always wind up Adelaide mates about being in a big country town, like Canbugga but with less a'oles) have plenty of these. For more standard fare, caravan/camping stores will have less bushwalking-centric products, like the aluminium framed stretcher beds, they fold up to about 10cm x 70(?) CM, weigh about 1KG and DON'T get leaks, the caravan/camping gear also costs less BTW.

If you want quality outdoor gear, most of the best in the world is from our Eastern State, New Zealand, I've got gear from all over the world, the New Zealand Brands like Macpac leave everything else behind.

Up until about 7-8 years ago when I moved to Canbugga for work I used to be out in the bush nearly every weekend, (bushwalking, bicycle touring, kayaking) self inflating air-mattresses are OK, until you get a pinprick and then they're a !*$!! to find and fix the leak, I have about 5 with slow leaks that I haven't managed to fix 100%. Bushwalkers usually swear by the alchohol stoves as they're smaller and lighter, but if you're cooking for 2 the pressurised white gas (lighter fluid) stoves like the whisperlights will give you the heat to cook a lot faster. NB: On the water bladders, they work well, I started using mine for bushwalking after I got some in the early days (late '80's) for MTB, and got many people in my bushwalking club onto them, as you can have a drink without stopping to get the bottles out (which would be handy on the bike on the move, too).

Sorry to ramble on, but while I know SFA about modifying the bikes, and am only just starting to learn, I do have a fair bit of experience with this sort of camping gear.

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Re: Packing Light

Postby dg6oo2 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:34 pm

I can,t remember if i have already posted this but i have tried it and it works very well and takes up bugger all space
http://www.jureystudio.com/pennystove/penny2.html
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