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Aussie Aldi bike gear sale 18/08/18
« on: August 14, 2018, 09:51:53 AM »
Can I post this? A quick heads up for Aussies.
Aldi motorbike gear sale this Saturday 18th 08 '18.
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Re: Aussie Aldi bike gear sale 18/08/18
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 11:14:26 AM »
They have some good stuff, I had one of their helmets for a few years when I got back to bikes..... Unfortunately, there is no sign of them (or Lidl) having a bike event this year, it's usually in March or April here.

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Re: Aussie Aldi bike gear sale 18/08/18
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 12:42:08 PM »
didn't come to the UK this year.
Love the gloves and helmets. good enough and low prices
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Re: Aussie Aldi bike gear sale 18/08/18
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 12:59:53 PM »
Thanks 303 - my last set of Aldi jeans have just worn out... hope that I can grab another pair this year... they're bloody good value (the jumpers are excellent, too)!  :152:

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Re: Aussie Aldi bike gear sale 18/08/18
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 02:55:29 AM »
I think their gloves are pretty good. Gauntlets. But winter only for us Aussies. I have their textile jacket which is good in Spring/Autumn here. Breezy. Steamy with the waterproof layer in. No reflectives or hi vis on it though. Zip. Nada.  :187: A work safety vest over it in low light solves that.

The leather jackets look not bad. Stiff and tight but I guess they would stretch over time?

Everything is small sized or not western guage. The big sizes only just fit me and I'm Mr Average... almost everywhere.  :033:

Anyone used one of their Paddock stands? It's cheap and basic. Looking at it makes me wonder.

I'm also up for a bike cover.

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Re: Aussie Aldi bike gear sale 18/08/18
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 04:28:15 AM »
The stand seems ok for the money. The one I grabbed had a slightly squashed square section on one side, which takes what ever bracket you are using for your bike, spool hooks, angle under the swing arm etc. Small amount of persuasion using the end of one of the brackets and a Clarkson styled precision adjuster sorted it out.

Am having trouble getting the bike up on to the stand without toppling over. This bike really needs a longer/taller side stand.

Anyway, my truck had a flat when I came out of Aldi's so a good opportunity to exercise my roadside tire/tyre repair skills. A Slime worm plug thing sorted it. Although I did swap to the spare and let the repair sit for an hour before pressurizing and then waited 12 hours before calling it good. It's due to be replaced anyway, so will not be running on it. But the plugs worked. And how does a bolt sit, in just the right way to do your tires? Murphy you mongrel. :027: As another aside... need a bigger jack. Fully extended is not enough. 2 x 4 added to the vehicles kit.

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Re: Aussie Aldi bike gear sale 18/08/18
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 10:15:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by 303 [+]
Am having trouble getting the bike up on to the stand without toppling over. This bike really needs a longer/taller side stand.

I use a universal paddock stand, and the Honda is much harder to get onto it than my previous, heavier 650.... maybe something to do with the rear geometry, length of the swing arm or something.  I put a block of wood under the stand to get the bike nearer to upright before putting up on the stand, but I still like to have someone steadying the bike when I do it!
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