Two lunatic Aussie motorcyclists head off into the Australian bush, in search of the people and events that helped create the modern Australian culture. Just what exactly is the Australian Culture, and where did it come from? We'll find out.
Our recent trip to Northern NSW on the hunt for Captain Thunderbolt (more on that soon) left both Stephen and I a bit underwhelmed with the handling of our Africa Twins. Now, this wasn't a shock. Pardon the pun. We knew from the start that we would need to make suspension modifications to get the bikes to work the way we wanted them to. And we deliberately chose to wait until after our first trip away to make any modification, just to see how the standard suspension coped wit
Amongst all the fitting of aftermarket bits and pieces to the Africa Twins (more on that later), there have been a few shakedown runs to get used to the bikes and see what manner of fiddling might benefit them before we tackle anything harder than a well travelled fire trail. Or Parramatta Rd. Sometimes its hard to tell the difference. Stephen has been doing much of that work, because he somehow seems to find more time to get out and ride than I do. I call him "The Test Mule"
The first problem we had to solve, mainly because it was one of the most expensive, was choosing a luggage solution. We need to carry a lot of gear on our trips. And I mean a LOT! There's the usual clothing, food, water, camping gear, fuel, and spare parts that you need for 4 or 5 days in the bush. But then we also need to carry multiple professional quality cameras, lenses, tripods, monopods, batteries, chargers and a drone in order to film our footage for the programs we wi