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Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By "A"
I assume by "Kevlar tank" it has a resin bonded...

I assume by "Kevlar tank" it has a resin bonded kevlar fabric in its construction with either epoxy or vinylester resin. Advice from resin consultants that I've had in the past re building composite...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,206
Posted By "A"
Chris, May I suggest you do some research on...

Chris,
May I suggest you do some research on water use. As you can see a forum might not be the best place to source your information! I'll be interested to know the answers.
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
Hello Dick, the Trangia was my brother's and his...

Hello Dick, the Trangia was my brother's and his choice to carry it. We used fire at night time on the CSR for cooking but he used the Trangia for some lunch jaffles at various places and times and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
Megan is helping me stitch together some"live...

Megan is helping me stitch together some"live action" to quote the Turtleman. Some of the content will be subject to the approval of various authorities :D. I'll probably make three little vids -...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By "A"
He carried two oil filters and put one new one in...

He carried two oil filters and put one new one in at Broome and thinks he put the second one in on the third oil change down the CSR.
He carried a spare pre oiled air filter and replaced them at the...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By "A"
Did three oil changes. One on the way up, one at...

Did three oil changes. One on the way up, one at Broome and one half way down the CSR. I described that a bit in a reply to some ones question in my ride report thread. Not certain about oil and air...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By "A"
The frame/rack we designed for the WR450 to do...

The frame/rack we designed for the WR450 to do the CSR trip weighed 2kg and fed the loads down to the footpeg mounts. You can put Andy Strapz bags on it or the Jerry Can panniers. It did ~ 6500 km...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
The WR 450 had three oil changes for the trip,...

The WR 450 had three oil changes for the trip, one half way to Broome, one in Broome and one somewhere down the stock route. Therefore Sam just carried one 1 litre bottle and drained the old oil into...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
Yes it was cool nights further north than I...

Yes it was cool nights further north than I expected. Last time the night temp never got that cold until south of Durba Springs.
The biggest thing about the CSR is the riding. Of course it has many...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
The phone on a post is just someone's idea of a...

The phone on a post is just someone's idea of a joke I think.
We did actually take our own sat phone and a Spot though.
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
I think the big singles were an improvement over...

I think the big singles were an improvement over the 800s but perhaps not to the extent I would have first thought. The 450 with the same power was a sucess.
The X Challenge was the best on fuel, a...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 889,407
Posted By "A"
30th Aniversary Canning Stock Route Ride in 2013

Here is the story of our 8000 km ride through the deserts of Western Australia from Albany to Broome and then back to Albany via the Canning Stock Route....
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
Moving on, we passed Well 29(Mamurmurra)...

Moving on, we passed Well 29(Mamurmurra) collapsed and dry, Well28(Waranu)collapsed and dry and Well 27 with some water I think – can’t acurately remember though.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
You pretty well got the nature of Belly there...

You pretty well got the nature of Belly there Grog:D. That was a nice little spot and the whole region was just looking a treat after the season they had . Thanks for taking up the filming duties and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
PART 2 – RIDING THE CANNING STOCK...

PART 2 – RIDING THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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So after a couple of weeks on the road, we were ready...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
Well, Desert Queens Bath was a beautiful spot and...

Well, Desert Queens Bath was a beautiful spot and we could have hung around for a couple of days, but being motorcyclists on a mission, it was time for boots and saddles. So on Sunday we rode out...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
Your wish is my command.

Your wish is my command.
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
They worked really well. They are attached to the...

They worked really well. They are attached to the frame work with 5 large cable ties that do the job but will bust off in a hard drop. You will notice that one set (on the TE 610) has the bottoms...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
With our energy requirements on board we headed...

With our energy requirements on board we headed north to make camp about 40 or 50 kays up the David Carnegie Road. It was great to be out in the bush and camping under a starlit sky, protected from...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,987
Posted By "A"
Our Great West Australian Adventure

THE CANNING STOCK ROUTE REVISITED - THIRTY YEARS ON<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

In 1983 my brother Fred and I rode our motorcycles across...
Forum: Australia 05-28-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,400
Posted By "A"
Good stuff fella's. I'll be interested in how the...

Good stuff fella's. I'll be interested in how the Anne Beadell trip turns out as I want to travel it in July. Will put my 2013 CSR ride report up in a couple of days. May be of use to you blokes but...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,671
Posted By "A"
Great. I'm planning on being there so that makes...

Great. I'm planning on being there so that makes five. Enough to make a quorum:D. Maybe the sailing geologist will arrive on his?
On another HP2 related note, I need a new rear Wheel Carrier Flange...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,671
Posted By "A"
HP2 to OCR

So at this stage, who is planning to be at the OCR on their HP2?
Forum: Australia 04-10-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,206
Posted By "A"
Water

If you give me your contact details I can give you plenty of water info re the CSR accurate as of 2013 - word document, PDF etc. This will provide details of wells you can totally rely on and others...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,206
Posted By "A"
There are many situations on the CSR where you...

There are many situations on the CSR where you may not be in a position to determine your speed. For that reason it is also useful to develop slow speed sand riding skills (with your feet still on...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,206
Posted By "A"
Went down it last year. It is hard work and the...

Went down it last year. It is hard work and the front wheel will "plough" a lot. When you get tired you start making mistakes so don't overdo it - rest when required and pace yourself. The ease of...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8,302
Views: 571,902
Posted By "A"
I think it is almost impossible to shape...

I think it is almost impossible to shape aluminium more beautifully than the results of the Italian artists who created these Laverda triples.
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,513
Posted By "A"
Excellent work Joe. Looks like there is some good...

Excellent work Joe. Looks like there is some good riding to be had up the peninsula. I must do that trip one day. I suppose that from were I live it may as well be a Cape to Cape trip!
Forum: Australia 03-17-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By "A"
I'm shitting myself thinking about that now...

I'm shitting myself thinking about that now bully:lol3
Forum: Australia 03-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By "A"
The Nuda is a fun bike and the engine is great;...

The Nuda is a fun bike and the engine is great; smooth, good power and economical and importantly sounds brilliant.
Initially I was just looking into simple easy to do mods to see what it's like and...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By "A"
In The Shed Playing With The Toys

Had a look at the Husky Nuda and said to myself, "I wonder if the 17" SM wheel for the HP2 would fit "?
The answer -...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,443
Posted By "A"
Will go to Bremer on Saturday and be at Fred's...

Will go to Bremer on Saturday and be at Fred's house. Catch up Sat arvo or evening when you blokes get back from your ride whatever time that may be?
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,443
Posted By "A"
Correct, but the food and people there at Boxwood...

Correct, but the food and people there at Boxwood are good.
Forum: Australia 02-20-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,014
Posted By "A"
I'd say you would do well by flying into Perth...

I'd say you would do well by flying into Perth the cheapest way that suits you some weeks before the OCR this year. Then get your bike and ride up the coast via Kalbarri and Shark Bay to the Kimberly...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By "A"
At Madura I'd head south ( dirt road on east side...

At Madura I'd head south ( dirt road on east side of servo) and follow that track below the scarp. Scenery is better, the track is firm and winds through the bush with good camping in unlimited...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,671
Posted By "A"
Got a particular day in mind?

Got a particular day in mind?
Forum: Australia 12-17-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,671
Posted By "A"
Hendo mentioned to me that Robin has been doing...

Hendo mentioned to me that Robin has been doing some work in setting up his HP2 for a few rides. Maybe the 1150 is getting a bit weary now having done over 300 thousand k! So he could be up for a...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,671
Posted By "A"
The Flinders idea sounded like a good one to me...

The Flinders idea sounded like a good one to me and I have been seriously considering it. Going for some rides with others on HP2 bikes there would be great. Also comparing notes etc and picking up...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By "A"
Is it important to use a DOT tyre? Do Australian...

Is it important to use a DOT tyre? Do Australian authorities, insurance companies or whatever use American highway use standards in their descision making?
Anyway, some brands or models seem to wear...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 92,414
Posted By "A"
It will be another HP2 fork story all over again...

It will be another HP2 fork story all over again Hendo:D. Have fun
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