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Thursday 11th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

After buying up on wet weather gear and hanging  around waiting for a weather miracle (that didn't come) it was time to leave for Sydney.  I decided to forego the wet weather gear for now, there was a bit of mist around but it wasn't really raining.  Off we went and 10k's from home, we rode through a shower.  No probs, not too

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Thursday 11th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

Today is the day I'm going to Sydney with my boy as the preliminary part of the Advanced Rider Course at Oran Park tomorrow.  Problem is, after a few days of fine weather, it's gone to crap today as the pic shows.  I was hoping to avoid buying wet weather gear so soon, but that didn't happen.  My son hasn't got boots suitable for

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Sunday 7th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

Big John, a Newcastle "biker" identity, has been organising a Biker Toy Run for 31 years and the three of us (The Road King, Me and my son) went on it.  Bad weather threatened all morning but after a quick call from Roy, we were going to brave it and our enthusiasm was rewarded with a dry run.  We rode over to Sandgate where

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Saturday 6th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

Today was hot, 35 degrees and counting.  Some cloud rolled in later in the afternoon so I took the opportunity to throw the boy on the back of the bike, slip on my new leather jacket and off we went. There's a mountain just west of us with a nice winding road leading up to a scenic lookout.  The Harley had no trouble growling up the steep

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Saturday 6th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

I haven't made up my mind yet whether or not to join the local chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG). Here's the though processes so far....

Fors:

  1. I'd like to learn more about the bike I'm riding, where to get stuff for it, what "accessories" are worth it.
  2. The marketing suggests that there are
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Category: General Banter
Sunday 30th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Yesterday (Saturday) the weather was typical of the weekends of late and there was absolutely no prospect of taking the Road King for a spin.  Today I couldn't ride, I had commitments at a swimming carnival in the Big Smoke with my daughter and the whole family went.  A 6am start driving to the Big Smoke in a beautifully clear day. 

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Thursday 27th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

I took the Road King back to the BMW dealership today so they could fit the new steering lock.  I dropped it off in the morning and left my number so they could ring me to let me know when it was ready. At 4.30pm I rang them, and it was ready.  I guess it's a sign of the public's expectation of service that it's no surprise when the

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Category: General Banter
Wednesday 26th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

After such a long break from motorcycling it is my intention to do a Rider Training Course to brush up on my skills and learn to ride the cruiser style bike properly.  There are some differences riding it and I thought I should learn best practices from people who know rather than muddle through it.

I also wanted to put the bike through

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Tuesday 25th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

A call this afternoon from Noel announced that he had finished the survey of the Road King and it was time to come and get it.  There was a warning that there were a few things to discuss.  Initially I mentioned that I wouldn't be able to get there until tomorrow morning, which was the case, however after the call I knew I had to have

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Monday 24th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

I dropped the Road King off with Noel the Harley Guru this morning.  An initial look over by Noel got an approving nod and the following comments...

  • It's been well looked after
  • Reiteration that the Fuel Injection System used in 1998 was a bit dodgy
  • Approval of the exhaust sytem that had been fitted,
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Category: General Banter

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