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Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By Muddler
Great RR, great photos, keep it coming :clap ...

Great RR, great photos, keep it coming :clap
Did the Gunbarrel/Heather Hwy in June so was interested to hear your comments. That deep red gravel is tricky stuff eh. Looks like you guys were going a...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 891,387
Posted By Muddler
My concern is I wouldn't be able to get the grip...

My concern is I wouldn't be able to get the grip over the tape, or it will bunch up.
How did that go?
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
+1 for XCMH front. I had this with MT21 rear, but...

+1 for XCMH front. I had this with MT21 rear, but thinking D606 may wear a little better

Whoops, you were talking rear...... Maybe I should give that a try too
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,474
Posted By Muddler
Excellent RR and photos. Looks like you guys had...

Excellent RR and photos. Looks like you guys had a great trip.
Looking at th XC quite wistfully. Great bike, particularly the motor. Agree with your comment on the rims - made of putty. Did you...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 891,387
Posted By Muddler
Seems to be a common experience. I wonder if...

Seems to be a common experience. I wonder if filling the inside of the LHS bar with foam would help? Anyone tried that?
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,838
Posted By Muddler
Good joke actually, I'll try and remember that...

Good joke actually, I'll try and remember that one....
Here's mine on the Connie Sue
<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/atrbrown/media/Connie%20Sue%202014/Connie01_zpse8c8b554.jpg.html"...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,838
Posted By Muddler
Croc snobs!! I don't give a shit, they're...

Croc snobs!!
I don't give a shit, they're practical. I'm way past caring about whether I look like a dork :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Tony 800km range needed. I carried 50l,...

Thanks Tony
800km range needed. I carried 50l, so was good for about 1000km. While there were some soft sandy sections, my overall fuel consumption didn't suffer too much.
Permits we're required,...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,838
Posted By Muddler
+1, but el cheapo Rivers version? More versatile...

+1, but el cheapo Rivers version? More versatile than thongs
Or volleys if i need to dress more formally :D
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
+1 I think it will be interesting indeed. We're...

+1
I think it will be interesting indeed. We're definitely getting close for use for shorter (<100km) trail rides on pigs. Hell, I used to throw my 160kg Dominator around the Collie hills. Maybe a...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
The thread I posted earlier confirms that in real...

The thread I posted earlier confirms that in real life use E bikes are very low maintenance. The mechanical simplicity of an E bike is a big attraction to me
I would love to have an E bike with 100k...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
Thanks SC Yes, I've read one. Must read more. I...

Thanks SC
Yes, I've read one. Must read more. I really enjoyed reading his descriptions of the country, his work and challenges (eg. Sandy blight). He was a true explorer.
your injury sounds nasty....
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
So the KTM is a nice bike, but range kills it. ...

So the KTM is a nice bike, but range kills it.

I've been following this thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22519336&postcount=324
It seems that it is possible to get an E...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
Howdy Justin Yeh, must get out soon. Come up my...

Howdy Justin
Yeh, must get out soon. Come up my way.
Adv riding? You need to stop going overseas and start exploring Oz :evil
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
Great review Troy Sounds like this would be a...

Great review Troy
Sounds like this would be a great "flat" mountain biking alternative - tight technical single track. For comparison purposes, have you rode the Zero (theres a good thread in here)...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
Pretty good, he had no trouble with the range. I...

Pretty good, he had no trouble with the range. I think he was getting about 450km from his tank. Even without EFI, the DRZ was still the most miserly.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
You'll need a case saver for an "s" model (15t)...

You'll need a case saver for an "s" model (15t) or you can grind back the existing one
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
Yes Change over to 15/47 or 14/44 and it will...

Yes
Change over to 15/47 or 14/44 and it will be a lot more comfortable. IMO you don't miss out on much offroad, but of course that does depend on the type of riding you're doing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
I put a new front sprocket on and agonised a bit...

I put a new front sprocket on and agonised a bit about whether to change out the chain and rear sprocket. The chain was new before doing the Anne Beadell last year. I checked the chain service limit...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 891,387
Posted By Muddler
Great tips guys. Heated grips and new pegs are...

Great tips guys. Heated grips and new pegs are definitely on the shopping list
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
:lol3 ooh yeh, they were terrrrrrrrific!

:lol3 ooh yeh, they were terrrrrrrrific!
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
Our little secret Fred! :rofl yes the camera...

Our little secret Fred!
:rofl yes the camera wasn't doing either of us any favours Fred, but alas, I think we might be stuck with "old fart" mode now....
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Baz. Yes, can help with the gpx. Fred...

Thanks Baz. Yes, can help with the gpx. Fred (harleyandme) organised the permits, but yes they were required.
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 890,387
Posted By Muddler
Gunbarrel & Connie Sue Highways

<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/atrbrown/media/Connie%20Sue%202014/Connie03_zps7c37ef9a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By Muddler
Gunbarrel and Connie Sue "Highways", Western Australia

This ride was concocted six months ago. We would ride from SW WA up through Corrigin, Koolyanknobbing, Sandstone and Wiluna, then ride the Gunbarrel Highway to Warburton, then head south down the...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,494
Posted By Muddler
Epic adventure indeed. Glad no one was hurt, but...

Epic adventure indeed. Glad no one was hurt, but I suppose that's not much comfort ATM...
Good luck with the rest of your adventure sorting your bike out
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
Yeh, they're JIS. I'm an expert in that stuff...

Yeh, they're JIS. I'm an expert in that stuff :wink:
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,494
Posted By Muddler
Group of 4 doing Gunbarrel and Connie Sue heading...

Group of 4 doing Gunbarrel and Connie Sue heading off from Bunbury on 9th June. Possibility we might be heading through Wiluna similar time to you.
All the best for your epic trip.

Howdy Aub
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
That's the one! Great resource

That's the one! Great resource
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
I fitted one to mine and I don't consider myself...

I fitted one to mine and I don't consider myself to be a very good mechanic. My kit had instructions, but I found an excellent photographic guide on the web which made all the difference. Google and...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
You like bike with front wheels that are too...

You like bike with front wheels that are too small eh :evil
It's sort of cool, but I would prefer a stealth bomber
Forum: Australia 05-19-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
Great graph. Looks like we should be reusing our...

Great graph. Looks like we should be reusing our poly plastics too.
Yep, it's all about storage ATM, but I still like the concept of a low maintenance machine that delivers max torque straight off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
I hear you. Wouldn't mind a 690 either, but not...

I hear you. Wouldn't mind a 690 either, but not at that price. TE610 or 630 are probably a good option, pity Husky is dead. I get 20km/L out of my E, but I haven't stuffed around with the jetting and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
The DRZ is the new DR as they say... The DR may...

The DRZ is the new DR as they say...
The DR may feel a little more relaxed on the open road, but the DRZ is way more fun
Get the E and put 15/44 sprockets on (same as S)
Forum: Australia 05-17-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
Better I would say,because coal plants have...

Better I would say,because coal plants have economies of scale. There has been a massive take up of solar panel and wind turbines in WA also
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
Agree 100% Definitely some cultural change...

Agree 100%
Definitely some cultural change required. Another analogue where longer tracks are involved is 4WD clubs. The Holland Track in WA is over 300km long and I think has received periodic...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
True I'm on a different tangent... Perhaps...

True
I'm on a different tangent...
Perhaps the opportunity is the way mountain biking has gone. There are many approved mtb tracks across Aus which get a lot of traffic. Most are maintained...
Forum: Australia 05-16-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,371
Posted By Muddler
To me the main reason driving track closures is...

To me the main reason driving track closures is the noise. MtBs can cut up tracks too, but they are accepted. Ebikes should have much greater acceptance by the broader community, thus resulting in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
Thanks for the link. Looking at the pictures I...

Thanks for the link. Looking at the pictures I would say these screws are definitely JIS. Learnt something today, I've always just used "Phillips"
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23,705
Views: 3,976,005
Posted By Muddler
just saw this. I have now done my fix - perhaps...

just saw this.
I have now done my fix - perhaps a bit bodgy, but I am reasonably confident. I used a piece of SHS that matched the required offset from the frame I silastic'ed the back of it and...
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