splints

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  1. I can't see any posts naming and shaming... we are all on the same page I reckon.....peoples personal lives are their buisness and 5hit happens....as I said circumstances change but not on the night/day of a ride... basic manners IMO
  2. fair call macca... pull out once with no consequences/excuse... they will do it again.... its rude IMO...and not hard to send a msg...no-one wakes up in the morning and decides not to go (as a rule)
  3. i got a 2013 350 coming off a 300.... no brainer mate....if you want to stay 4 stroke...that is your bike. .mind you the 300 is awesome too....you won't know yourself coming off the farm bike...yes folks thats a joke....
  4. what sort of rider is he?....i mean is he happy to putt around or is he the type of kid who likes to have a crack...? if he is the former.....agree with TP if the latter....from experience I wouldn't bother with an 85...they outgrow them too quick once they get used to them...i'd go a 2 banger 150...yes a bit of a handful coming off the jr 80 first up but after a few rides he will be stoked if you ride in state forest...go for rec reg if you can find one....he may not be licensed but at least you have ticked as many boxes as you can...and he will be covered should a mishap occur
  5. right eye done thursday...same as above....happy to say I am now glasses free after 25 years with better than 20/20 vision..... the multi-focal lense i got (instead of the standard tight lense) enables me to see "as normal" from the computer screen to distance. i have lost a bit say 500mm in front but overall 120% happy and recommend it to anyone thinking about it FYI my out of pocket was about $6k (i was self funded)...... see you out there soon......
  6. thanks mick... there is your answer miranda...imo
  7. hey DG you didn't love it back in the day when you had the oil issues mate......is $6k a quote? bugger me you could buy a new motor for that much surely? per gypsy if you have add ons...part it out.... you will get sfa for it as a unit price...why don't you make a a monument out of it and stick it on your shed with a floodlight.....you can worship the old girl all the time then....
  8. ride report.... well, left eye done around 1pm this arvo...takes about 30mins.....got home around 3.30 ..had a nap till 5 as result of the sleep doctor..... just had dinner....eye feels good...bit sore..weepy...sensitive to light.... but from what I can tell when I look at the tv from the kitchen with my left eye it is pretty clear...but cloudy... i look from my right eye and it is blurry...... next 2 weeks eye drops and crap like that... but I will know more over the next day or so ... but little discomfort thus far for what I reckon will be a positive result
  9. fantastic news tracey... i didn't get a chance to tell you about my sons journey after a road bike off..... he had 9 days on life support/induced coma until they took him off....but I 13000% get what you are going thru...its bloody scary....yep he has a lot of work to do...but at least he has that challenge ahead...the alternative isn't too good...good luck to you all on Tim's journey.....
  10. so you haven't seen them in 10 years.....they play footy now...and quite well....i think they won the flag a few years ago
  11. its happening..... left eye this thursday 8th... bit of a bummer as the local footy side plays friday night first game under the lights at franga footy ground....pines vr ycw....never say never...go ycw ... lol right eye thursdy 15th....no riding for minimum 2-3 weeks upshot is 4-6 weeks off the scooter from the 8th.....rode at neerim on easter monday with my nick the road bike nutbag many of you know that story....was great to spend quality time with him doing what we/I love...little bugger still goes well after 2 years off the trails.... will post an update post op on fr
  12. no need mate....we know its not going to your souvlaki meat supplier...unless you have hatched a cunning plan....in the words of baldrick....so what was that from ?
  13. per above, well played to ANDY350 and too all who helped out/tidied up tracks/led rides/sweeped and donated....but without this forum it wouldn't of happened so thanks Geoffro. Great day Saturday...perfect weather and a great crew to show around what I reckon is a great area to ride all levels...Satdy night offered the usual frivolities and frothies... Unfortunately the rain kicked in during the night and stayed well into the morning....which led to a distinct lack of interest in the Sunday loop...tbh I was happy with that...i doubt the same smiley faces would be there after 3hrs of
  14. and in oldish man tradition I forgot as I asked him to check my valves....but I will...
  15. didnt ask mate, but I will, i am calling dr craig tomorra