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Forum: Australia Yesterday, 12:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By dog botherer
beginners beach ride 6/9/14 (saturday)

Saturday 6th September Beginners beach ride

How about a easy beach ride suitable for beginners and experienced alike. Probably easy on hard sand, it can be made as difficult as you like if you...
Forum: Australia 08-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 77,391
Posted By dog botherer
fuel consumption

I rode the deepest sand I could find today on the beach. Was up the top of the beach, not down on the hard stuff

154km
76km/hr average
10.02 litres

Going downwind wasnt too hard, but once...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By dog botherer
wrist braces

Yep, every time I ride!.
Broke my wrist then immediately went out and bought a pair of these for me and a pair for my wifr.

They fit under gloves, allow full and easy use of the throttle and...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,582
Posted By dog botherer
patience

DRZ's are definitely heavier than a 250 of about any make no argument.

BUT.

As I am sure you have heard, mechanically they are renowned for being very long lived ( not bashing any other brands...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By dog botherer
road closures

For people travelling from south and east, be aware that the Mary Valley Highway is closed between Kenilworth and Brooloo, also that Kenilworth Skyring Ck rd is closed between the old Bruce Hwy ad...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By dog botherer
Imbil international rally of QLD

Hi all,

I will be going out to Imbil on Saturday morning 21/6 to watch some of the international rally cars going on the special stages through Imbil/Kenilworth forestry. I wont be going to the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 34,531
Posted By dog botherer
gloves with touchscreens

Wanna know how to make gloves work with all types of touchscreens?







Lick the fingertip to make it damp and it works fine (just lick the tip not the whole finger you grotty buggers)
Forum: Australia 05-29-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By dog botherer
Thanks

Thanks for the replies fellas, I ended up running out of time anyway so gave up on the idea

Dan
Forum: Australia 05-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By dog botherer
Quaides road passable?

Hi all, I am up in cairns for a couple of days and have hired a GS. Does anyone know if it would be possible to get this down Quaides road from mareeba to hartleys croc farm past the gates

I...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,142
Posted By dog botherer
african wildlife

when I camped in africa a fair few years ago now, an elephant came into the campsite and picked up my tent, shook it looking for food/fruit to fall out. I didnt argue with 6 tons of wild elephant and...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,636
Posted By dog botherer
Exactly right Gavo. Some people do come off as...

Exactly right Gavo. Some people do come off as pretentious when they say stuff like that. If something is a tourist attraction then usually (not always) there is something worth seeing there, and...
Forum: Australia 02-01-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,855
Posted By dog botherer
simpson

Tyre pressures are critical to not scrabbling up the dunes. the difference between 22psi and 20 psi has to be seen to be believed. I start at 24psi and see how I go with the load, moisture in the...
Forum: Australia 01-29-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 77,391
Posted By dog botherer
here is the template I made to cut the links ...

here is the template I made to cut the links

http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy89/dmcdvet/2014-01-30_07-05-50_687_zpsd9c882c3.jpg

...
Forum: Australia 01-29-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 77,391
Posted By dog botherer
Not on me, I can get a photo tomorrow for you. I...

Not on me, I can get a photo tomorrow for you. I might even have the template still that I could trace out and post. Leave it with me
Forum: Australia 01-29-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 77,391
Posted By dog botherer
lower pegs

I made a set for myself and a friend. I made a "lowering link" that fitted into the footpeg lugs on the frame, and dropped the pegs by 1 1/4 inches. By making a lowering link it just ended up neater,...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 807,273
Posted By dog botherer
Engine changes

How about the penalty for an engine change is one place or 1 hour , whichever is greater. This would make an engine change for the top 5 very difficult to justify:evil
Forum: Racing 01-13-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 807,273
Posted By dog botherer
Dakar Attrition

Reading History Of Dakar pdf file here www.dakar.com/2011/DAK/presentation/docs/historique-dakar-1979-2009_us.pdf (http://www.dakar.com/2011/DAK/presentation/docs/historique-dakar-1979-2009_us.pdf)...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By dog botherer
condition at the moment

easy riding, very dusty, some ball bearing gravel areas. I would say Borgans road is the better ride, esp with the creeks low
Forum: Australia 11-09-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,698
Posted By dog botherer
Great ride today, Thanks to Andy for lead and...

Great ride today, Thanks to Andy for lead and organising, thanks also to Rumble for sweep in really dusty conditions all day
Some very nice trails with plenty of whoops to keep smiles on faces. Did...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,698
Posted By dog botherer
Saturday meet point? Are we going to meet at...

Saturday meet point?

Are we going to meet at the showgrounds, or at the servo in Imbil. Still 9am I presume?

Cheers
Dan
Forum: Australia 10-22-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,698
Posted By dog botherer
Saturday

Am keen for the saturday ride please. Working friday and sunday unfortunately

Cheers
Dan
Forum: Australia 10-17-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,822
Posted By dog botherer
which grass?

Have just finished reading the which tyres/oil/filters/rims to use, Can I hijack this thread to ask which grass is best to use or should I start a new thread
Forum: Australia 09-30-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By dog botherer
weight

Ok, not easy to find, but the COST 327 study did not suggest that heavier helmets increased overall injury, but probably decreased the chance of a head injury
It also showed that riders with a head...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By dog botherer
weight

What about the factor of helmet weight? I remember reading somewhere that helmets under 1.5kg (I think) had lower rates of neck/spinal injuries. Is that correct?
Forum: Australia 09-12-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,327
Posted By dog botherer
reckon you'll be able to stay in front on a DR...

reckon you'll be able to stay in front on a DR Strumm?:rofl
Forum: Australia 08-31-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 17,327
Posted By dog botherer
Gonna try and get the weekend off for myself and...

Gonna try and get the weekend off for myself and wife so we can join in the debauchery. Will see how I go.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,849
Posted By dog botherer
Cool2 I use google maps when I know I will have...

I use google maps when I know I will have signal.

If I am going somewhere I will lose signal then I use "osmand" off android market. I really like osmand, it has dowloaded maps of all of...
Forum: Australia 07-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By dog botherer
imbil kandanga 13/7 rally viewing

I will be going for a ride on Saturday to imbil forestry to watch the world rally championships as they go through the forest roads. If people wish to tag along that will be fine.

Plan to leave...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By dog botherer
[QUOTE=Lizard of Aus;21812268]Anyone keen for...

[QUOTE=Lizard of Aus;21812268]Anyone keen for another ride this Sat? Missed this one.

Plan is meet Wamuran BP @8
head up thru Bellthorpe and out to Kenilworth via Grigor rd. Back into Imbil SF...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,843
Posted By dog botherer
suspension

AFAIK he got revalving and heavier weight springs, his riding weight is about the 100kg mark fully dressed. He said it made the world of difference to how the bike handled.
Forum: Australia 07-06-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,843
Posted By dog botherer
I'm 6" (183cm) at a portly 100KG so I've got the...

I'm 6" (183cm) at a portly 100KG so I've got the higher bars. I suspect the springs will need some attention sooner than later.

Definitely sooner at that weight, not later. A...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,843
Posted By dog botherer
+1 for DR-DRZ and his opinion! the tyres are...

+1 for DR-DRZ and his opinion!
the tyres are fine to start with ( the gritty's), I have just changed my rear tyre at 3000km and have been happy with it. Having said that I went for a dunlop 606 just...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By dog botherer
easy

a quad would fit through all of Gheerulla just fine, even the single track isnt really that narrow. If it is a weekday I might even be able to join you (hows that for inviting oneself?)
Forum: Australia 04-02-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,580
Posted By dog botherer
tree down

actually I was there today and the tree has been removed. there is some soft sand on the south side of the crossing, but toughen up hey!
Let us know when you might be going, I might have a few...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,580
Posted By dog botherer
other open roads

McGill Ck road is fine except for a tree down at the biggest creek crossing on the ammamoor side, can get around that OK though

Wrattens Kandanga road is fine, 1 washout at a gully but can get...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By dog botherer
causeway probs

Hey stirl, went for a ride last week, couldnt get through either Mt Bugary or kandanga Ck rd due to causeways being over or washed out, have had lots more rain since then and is pouring now today as...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By dog botherer
Yep, Me too

I have an Airhawk and it is great, BUT I do remember seeing a cheaper option on a US page using 2 1.25 litre plastic soft drink bottles strapped to the outside of the seat so your butt cheeks sit on...
Forum: Australia 12-19-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,580
Posted By dog botherer
tell me more

:ear

Borgan Rd, does it go all the way, no irate landowners?
How far past the (and which) creek crossing

Cheers
Dan
Forum: Australia 12-16-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By dog botherer
other options

Sunday Creek Road is closed for roadworks at the moment. there are 2 options to get around it. longer option is boulumba ck rd as said earlier. shorter option runs from the campground up to the road...
Forum: Australia 11-30-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By dog botherer
Thanks Andrew for getting us organised, a great...

Thanks Andrew for getting us organised, a great day just a little too hot. Nice easy ride, Good scenery, Low stress. Waiting for your pics to be posted.
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