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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
That's about the spare vehicle if we need it? ...

That's about the spare vehicle if we need it? Yes, but we should be right at this stage. We will need a few seats to get the team from Wannaroo showrounds to the Prologue first up but after that,...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 03:23 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
With a month and a half to go, I've gone "On the...

With a month and a half to go, I've gone "On the wagon" - it'll kill me but it's time to get serious about this event. Total commitment. Gawd I feel like crap already and it's only day two. :lol3...
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
I reckon that pretty much settles it then - Cheng...

I reckon that pretty much settles it then - Cheng Shin's it is. Thanks guys. The advice ADVrider gives is without comparision.
:clap
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,333
Views: 574,318
Posted By Sundowner
Heal quickly, Chuffa. That would have been nasty...

Heal quickly, Chuffa. That would have been nasty on a fast stretch of road like that.

I need some Safari tyre advice from you WA lads - I'm considering a Mitas C-02 Stoneking tyre - I need a...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,447
Posted By Sundowner
Hey Pilbara, can you check your PM's asap - I...

Hey Pilbara, can you check your PM's asap - I need to contact Ian.
Forum: Racing 07-27-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
I'm stuffed if I know what may be the best tyres...

I'm stuffed if I know what may be the best tyres to use on the rear of the old XR600 then. I was really keen on the Mitas C-02 Stone King rears but they don't seem like a good transport section...
Forum: Racing 07-27-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
I gave up. I thought he might have been in a...

I gave up. I thought he might have been in a park or footy oval somewhere but there's just not enough clues. Where's Wally is a lot easier. :wink:

Has anyone read the Rules yet? Can we use MX...
Forum: Racing 07-26-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Don't worry mate. I'll tow you to the finish...

Don't worry mate. I'll tow you to the finish line each day on the old banger. :lol3
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Good stuff, mate. When's the big announcement? ...

Good stuff, mate. When's the big announcement? I did a bit of sponsorship hunting today but we're still without a team sponsor. I live in hope that someone will snag one. Probably die before it...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
How are you lads going with your preparations? ...

How are you lads going with your preparations? What sort of training have you been getting in? Any hot tips or local rumours on the Safari course?
We still have room for two more riders in the...
Forum: Australia 07-24-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 42,755
Posted By Sundowner
Going to try an XR650R front sprocket. I know...

Going to try an XR650R front sprocket. I know welding it onto the shaft isn't the best solution, but a couple of grand in parts and labour for a decent XR mechanic is pushing the budget too far. If...
Forum: Australia 07-24-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 426,855
Posted By Sundowner
Best joke so far for this whole funny thread....

Best joke so far for this whole funny thread. Thankyou for the laughs you bring here, mate. They're greatly appreciated. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
I keep suggesting he drink more milk.

I keep suggesting he drink more milk.
Forum: Australia 07-24-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 42,755
Posted By Sundowner
Hi all. Had a brilliant training run on Monday...

Hi all. Had a brilliant training run on Monday with the Weapon Of Cash Destruction. Just love it's abilities, especially in sand. Not going to bother running a steering dampener for Safari, mainly...
Forum: Racing 07-23-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Sundowner
Absolutely agree with this, 100%. Really great...

Absolutely agree with this, 100%. Really great advice. Don't ignore any of it, especially the income if you get injured part.
Vintage class racing is the go. Great bunch of true characters in...
Forum: Racing 07-23-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
:webers Been a lot of fun doing the training...

:webers Been a lot of fun doing the training together. That ride was the cumulation of a good training build-up. I wish we'd done it from the start but to do about 600km of tough dirt in one day...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Our training run went way off the planned route. ...

Our training run went way off the planned route. We were going to run a few hundred kilometres of disused railway line service track and single moto track through mallee scrub. When we got to the...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
They certainly are cool boxes. Look the...

They certainly are cool boxes. Look the business.

Dave and I had a BIG training run yesterday - just under a 1000km. I'll leave it to him to post up in words and pictures. He's busted his...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 42,755
Posted By Sundowner
:thumb:thumb Cheers Kenno. Didn't think that...

:thumb:thumb Cheers Kenno. Didn't think that hunk of cast steel would bend very easily.
Will be doing an oil change tomorrow, as I suspect the current oil is causing a clutch slip (bought it...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 42,755
Posted By Sundowner
Thanks fellas. Appreciate the advice but I'm...

Thanks fellas. Appreciate the advice but I'm really amazed I haven't been inundated with "I broke this part...so you better pack two of them." replies. They honestly can't be that bullet proof, can...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 549,418
Posted By Sundowner
Bumpski - the clock is ticking and I really need...

Bumpski - the clock is ticking and I really need to find one of these hubs - please ask your riding mates if they have a spare front hub or whole front wheel they'd be happy to part with.
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
TSC, You would not believe that just an hour ago...

TSC, You would not believe that just an hour ago I made it home from yet another long grinding day at work to then drop the kids off at the pool and while waiting, reading this reply on my mobile...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
They trialed it last year on limited selected...

They trialed it last year on limited selected entrants, Troy, but I suspect you're right. The Safari is the only event in Oz that has cars and bikes on the same timed stage together. I hope the...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Sundowner
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 Exactly this. The quicker...

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 Exactly this. The quicker you get, the more it costs.
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,933
Posted By Sundowner
A late 90's Suzuki GSXR600 SRAD is a real bit of...

A late 90's Suzuki GSXR600 SRAD is a real bit of racing fun - cheap, fun and fast. But race something that is competitive and most importantly, fun. Yamaha RD250's had a great knock around, bump and...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Yer a weirdo. :lol3:lol3:lol3

Yer a weirdo. :lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
I'm truly amazed they haven't done a cut down...

I'm truly amazed they haven't done a cut down moto version. We don't need most of the stuff this thing can do. It needs to scream it's head off when we're about to be run down from behind by a car...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Fuck Me! It's fucking huge! Seriously???!!! ...

Fuck Me! It's fucking huge! Seriously???!!! They didn't come up with a Moto version the size of a cigarette packet? :huh:huh:huh I won't be able to see the road ahead of me, let alone the roadbook...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Sorry mate, Dave and I have decided to go with...

Sorry mate, Dave and I have decided to go with Plan A - the long slog through the Mallee. The Pony would have been a lot of fun, especially on my #U&$ing KTM - that $h*#box thing is really going to...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,447
Posted By Sundowner
Good stuff, Cheeko. Look forward to catching up...

Good stuff, Cheeko. Look forward to catching up with you. The ADV Tour really is the ultimate man's holiday - You'll love the smell of race fuel in the morning! One of our team members, Tedb, rode...
Forum: Racing 07-15-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Dave and I did actually discuss doing a Pony...

Dave and I did actually discuss doing a Pony Express as a lead up to Safari. Let me see if it's still likely. I have a KTM that would work for it. What day is it on, as I'm working Saturday? ...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 42,755
Posted By Sundowner
Hi Brains Trust, :wave I really need your help. ...

Hi Brains Trust, :wave I really need your help. :nod I need to put together a decent spare parts package for the stock standard XR600 (1994 model) for the Oz Safari event. Can you please help...
Forum: Racing 07-14-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Yes, sadly the Pilbara section seems to be out. ...

Yes, sadly the Pilbara section seems to be out. We'll be in Exmouth on Wednesday the 24th and Thursday the 25th. Make sure you make yourself known by dropping in for a beer and a chat.
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 123,690
Posted By Sundowner
A bike build doesn't get immortalised any better...

A bike build doesn't get immortalised any better than that. That really is simply brilliant. :clap Is the artist a member here?
Forum: Australia 07-13-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 33,375
Posted By Sundowner
Without a doubt the hardest motorcycle event in...

Without a doubt the hardest motorcycle event in Oz. Well done to Phil and the other participants. Tough as nails, every single one who takes this on. :clap
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
You guys training every weekend? Dave and I are...

You guys training every weekend? Dave and I are only riding every second week, seems opposite to you guys. Great to see you're getting into the deep sand.
We've been concentrating on single...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,447
Posted By Sundowner
Anyone doing the Adventure Tour this year? I can...

Anyone doing the Adventure Tour this year? I can thoroughly recommend this ride as the ulitmate tour event in Oz. Make sure that you come over and catch up with the Team ADV members during the...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
I've been trialing Gany's Condo proven Giant Loop...

I've been trialing Gany's Condo proven Giant Loop Mojavi saddle bag system on the XR. So far it seems to be rock solid - flaps around a bit over big whoops but really isn't noticable during regular...
Forum: Racing 07-08-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Can't believe it's that easy for you to get back...

Can't believe it's that easy for you to get back into the country. :huh :D Well done. :clap You're going to enjoy this years event, fella. This will be something special. You're going to have a...
Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,843
Posted By Sundowner
Racing always gets like that. Don't worry about...

Racing always gets like that. Don't worry about the cost until you've got nothing left to sell except your children for medical experiments. Sadly, I don't have any kids.

You guys seen the news...
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