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  1. I recently got one of these to use in the "wardrobe of despair" https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/135kg-Motorcycle-Scissor-Lift-Hydraulic-Jack-Work-Bench-Motorbike-Stand-Hoist/192886746583 Top quality chinesium, but seems to be OK. Will lift my gasser up so that the top of the seat is at shoulder height. Bloke is in Tullamarine and gave me a discount because i just lobbed at his door and he didnt have to pay the feebay tax.
  2. I paid $183.32 for full comp on a new Gasgas GP300 full road reg in April this year. Everyone else was 500-600
  3. Do you need a special license to drive all that kit? Arksing for a friend.
  4. Yep. My utes speedo vs several GPS reads about 9km/h under at 100km/h with the stock tyres which are 235/70/16. It is spot on with 265/75/16 tyres on. Benefit is also that I now get 11000km services instead of 10000, and although the odometer says 307000, it has probably dome somewhere like 338000 because the odometer is accurate.
  5. Assuming your speedo is accurate.
  6. Nope. Klaus has learned how to make the intarnets. Spells Klaus funny though.
  7. I reckon the demo might be Steve's bike. Dont think I'd be wanting to trash it. Great folk to deal with a and great bike. Unfortunately, I'll be in Yarram on a 1977 IT400 if all goes well.
  8. Possumly. I have a couple of pairs and they are both the same unfortunately. Thats exactly what I experience despite tying them off. I went to AMX the other day for a look at the ProTaper ones, but couldnt get a bloody car park.
  9. Oh, and you can get VOX over ear headsets for the Baofeng as well. Fit inside the helmet. The UV-5R are a 5watt unit as well.
  10. I've done some work with a client who use a swag of Baofeng UV-5R radios in a warehouse. Some on forklifts, some in the office, some in a freezer panel production area. They are cheap and cheerful and do a reasonably good job. We've programmed them for 3 channels only on the UHF CB Band, locked the FM radio out, and CTCSS coded them to minimise interference from other users. Default to one channel from power up. They have curly cord remote mics available as well for the forklifts who wear them on their belt. I have a few left in fact. Also have a mate who has allegedly communicated with the International Space Station from a paddock in Ballaarat with a specifically selected antenna.
  11. Saw one of his vids recently from the front guard. Dunno if it was this years event or not, but Im not sure the tyres touch the ground often enough for him to bin it.
  12. Thanks guys. Gorillas Grip are the ones I have, apparently Aussie made S hook with a loop for the bars and a spring loaded carabiner on the other end. The Lock and Load system looks good, but I run a home made rack on the towbar most of the time and not sure how I would implement that. I also like the safety of tiedowns. I also use a B&B Offroad fork brace, so don't see an issue in ratchet straps for positive loading on the straps. I might have to have a look at the protaper ones. Not sure about the swivel though. Looks like a failure point to me.
  13. Hi All. Had a few instances recently where my tiedowns have loosened on a trip to or from a ride. The ones I have were supposed to be fancy ones with a bar loop and supposed to be suitable for large bikes. They are not a ratchet strap though. Anyone have a recommendation for good quality ratchet tiedowns with a bar loop? Don't want to have to sell a large internal organ for them either. Cheers.
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