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Forum: Australia 09-05-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Fuel is also available at El Questro (at the...

Fuel is also available at El Questro (at the station proper - not at Emma Gorge from memory). It is only about 20 kms in off the Gibb. Mind you from the turn off you are around 100km or less from...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,596
Posted By FreckledAvenger
How much fuel did you carry and what route did...

How much fuel did you carry and what route did you take? I was out there earlier this year but in a 4wd ... would have loved to do it on my WRR.
Forum: Australia 11-09-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,596
Posted By FreckledAvenger
That was an awesome day - I took it easy as I had...

That was an awesome day - I took it easy as I had no place to be in a hurry, stopped many times to take in the nothingness and still got into Barkly Homestead (from the Heartbreak Hotel at Cape...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,596
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I went from Perth to Brisbane via Broome, Darwin...

I went from Perth to Brisbane via Broome, Darwin and Cairns in 2011 on my trusty WR250R. It did 17,000kms easily. The key mod was the safari tank and the addition of a 4L fuel bladder to get the...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,725
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I'm in for one thanks ...

I'm in for one thanks ...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,646
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Ok - Count me in.

Ok - Count me in.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Not sure how helpful this is going to be as I use...

Not sure how helpful this is going to be as I use different bags but it maybe something you can adapt. I tour using a Wolfman Enduro Tankbag, Giant Loop Great Basin and a Sea-to-Summit Big River dry...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,614
Posted By FreckledAvenger
+1 on the BMG Adventure Jacket - I toured...

+1 on the BMG Adventure Jacket - I toured Northern Australia in one of these a couple of years ago. Temperatures were normally well above 30 degrees celsius with varying levels of humidity.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 45,347
Views: 8,878,272
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I replaced my original stock front at around...

I replaced my original stock front at around 21000 kms from memory (over 13k miles) - there was pretty much nothing left at that point. I suspect that I got such a long life out of it because I did...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,023
Posted By FreckledAvenger
When I learnt how to do this (the hard way) I...

When I learnt how to do this (the hard way) I also found that standing the bike up on its rear wheel would not get all the water out of the exhaust. On a stock WR I assume that the EXUP valve traps...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,535
Posted By FreckledAvenger
+1 for the Exped - its very comfy and tiny when...

+1 for the Exped - its very comfy and tiny when stowed.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8,074
Views: 2,198,195
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Well I can answer this one - last year I actually...

Well I can answer this one - last year I actually fell off the side of a crossing into deeper water (the bike - a F/I WR250R - was basically floating). After recovering it with the help of others...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45,347
Views: 8,878,272
Posted By FreckledAvenger
In my case it is a resounding "yes". I will...

In my case it is a resounding "yes". I will concur that I had some concerns about changing the fuel system but in my case I went with the Safari which has a pretty good record and minimises the...
Forum: Australia 11-08-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,715
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I bought up a Marmot Limelight 2P when they were...

I bought up a Marmot Limelight 2P when they were on sale in the US. It has been a great tent - it packs up small and is roomy enough inside for me and my gear. I have probably used it 60-70 times...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I rode across northern Australia last year...

I rode across northern Australia last year (including through the OP's neck of the woods). I wore Olympia Airglide mesh overpants and wore some Columbia brand zip-off hiking pants underneath them. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,319
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I originally had a 2009 XT250. I found it to be...

I originally had a 2009 XT250. I found it to be a great bike. The only mods I did was to go down a few teeth on the back to allow me to do a little more highway plus change the fork oil to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 37,139
Posted By FreckledAvenger
And with the KLX250S actually being sold with...

And with the KLX250S actually being sold with fuel injection in other markets it may be that the carb'ed model is on the way out too.

The fuel pump problems on the WR250R affected some of the 2008...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,734
Posted By FreckledAvenger
2011 Yamaha WR250R: Absolutely. It has done...

2011 Yamaha WR250R: Absolutely. It has done everything I have asked of it comfortably - (light) offroad, commuting and one 4+ month long adventure ride ...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,023
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I use soft luggage and have not had anything...

I use soft luggage and have not had anything stolen as yet. That said I made it "lockable" (although this is really stretching the definition of the word) as I was doing a four month trip through...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 232,651
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Yes - my mate has tried to pick up another...

Yes - my mate has tried to pick up another bluetooth headset and has had no luck (seeing I was only allowed to buy one and not two). Makes the bike 2 bike intercom feature a little pointless for...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 232,651
Posted By FreckledAvenger
You're lucky - they insisted that it was strictly...

You're lucky - they insisted that it was strictly one per customer even though it did not say that on the flyer. They said it was because they only received a single box of them. I pointed out that...
Forum: Australia 08-09-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Not sure if you are camping or not. If you are,...

Not sure if you are camping or not. If you are, I recently stayed in Derby in Kimberley Gateway Caravan Park ..

As for Broome, it is normally crowded and expensive during winter although by...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,437
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Try Sprocket Specialists...

Try Sprocket Specialists (http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/). I still can not see it on their catalogue but I know people have reported on www.xt225.com that they definitely do have them.

If...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,092
Posted By FreckledAvenger
After this bike was announced I wondered how long...

After this bike was announced I wondered how long it would take for Yamaha to bring the XT250 FI model to the US (and potentially Oz) that has been available in some markets for a while ...

At the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 430,826
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I would not call this new honda great but it is...

I would not call this new honda great but it is interesting. Being in Australia and having to pay $10000 for a new WR250R last year (I kid you not - that's about $2000 less than RRP too!), if Honda...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I have a Sony TX10 which I used on a long trip...

I have a Sony TX10 which I used on a long trip last year. It pretty much stayed in a pocket in my jacket or pants the entire time (when not being used). It does not have much of a zoom (100mm is...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Not sure if the OP bought theirs second hand or...

Not sure if the OP bought theirs second hand or if there has been some change but my Great Basin came with a small brush, a tube of seam sealer and a sheet warning that the GB is NOT waterproof...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,640
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I wear Merino wool blend hiking socks bought from...

I wear Merino wool blend hiking socks bought from hike shops. Cool in summer, warm in winter ... although I live in a hot climate so my winter is nothing much to speak of.

Merino wool products...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By FreckledAvenger
+1 although I normally go for some flavoured...

+1 although I normally go for some flavoured rice rather than noodles (Woolworths Select Satay Flavoured Rice or similar is my favourite). I normally have 4-5 packets at the bottom of my panniers...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,885
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I normally just have a hacksaw blade and handle...

I normally just have a hacksaw blade and handle for those odd (very) small cutting jobs. Its cheap and packs up very small even if you take multiple blades with you.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,518
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I have Olympia Airglide overpants and normally...

I have Olympia Airglide overpants and normally wear Columbia Silver Ridge II zip-off pants under them. They are really light but reasonably hard wearing plus they are easy to clean which is handy if...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,587
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Agreed. I tried slightly larger cameras like the...

Agreed. I tried slightly larger cameras like the Panasonic LX5 and Canon S95 with waterproof cases from Dicipac but found them not as convenient. Being a small bike camper space was limited and...
Forum: Australia 04-19-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,382
Posted By FreckledAvenger
... and one of those is a "Side Car" apparently...

... and one of those is a "Side Car" apparently too ... :huh

Item specifics - Motorcycles
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Used: An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,382
Posted By FreckledAvenger
My 2011 WR250R just clicked over 21000kms today. ...

My 2011 WR250R just clicked over 21000kms today. Never had a problem with it and am very happy with it. Most of those kilometres were on a long trip last year and was done fully loaded (Giant Loop...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,074
Views: 2,198,195
Posted By FreckledAvenger
I was always hoping they would release a FI...

I was always hoping they would release a FI version of the XT in Oz so I could fulfil my adventure riding dreams. I was always looking for a small bike that I could (adventure) tour on with no or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45,347
Views: 8,878,272
Posted By FreckledAvenger
It is definitely louder with the bashplate on...

It is definitely louder with the bashplate on although not by a great deal. As the Force bashplate is the only one I have ever had and I don't know anyone else with a WR250R with a different one (so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45,347
Views: 8,878,272
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Looks like the Staintune exhaust ... ...

Looks like the Staintune exhaust ...

http://www.staintune.com.au/exhausts/yamaha/Yamaha_WR250R_YAMS_WR25RX.htm
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45,347
Views: 8,878,272
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Force Accessories Bashplate - the standard model...

Force Accessories Bashplate - the standard model has a black PPA coating but you can get a polished finish if you want it. The black coating is supposed to cut down on reflecting the sound back. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45,347
Views: 8,878,272
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Not sure where exactly you are going but I went...

Not sure where exactly you are going but I went across the top of Australia last year on my WRR. I initially took off from Perth with only a Safari tank and found that even sticking mostly to the...
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,638
Posted By FreckledAvenger
Looks like the one from Crank Brothers ... I have...

Looks like the one from Crank Brothers ... I have one myself although I have not used it for a long while. I also have a slime mini-compressor. I will probably take my Crank Brothers one on my next...
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