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Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
If it's even a little bit wet, that track is just...

If it's even a little bit wet, that track is just plain nasty. There was nothing that stopped us, but it is very hard work. The northern end is more open and quite easy. It linked with a track that...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,794
Posted By El Toad Man
An infamous overseas ride? I found this dated...

An infamous overseas ride? I found this dated 2011.

Is that the same 640 that's now in bits in your carport?

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x176/Torquemada_photos/IMAG0020.jpg
Forum: Australia 02-05-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 75,382
Posted By El Toad Man
No worries, all good fun.:freaky They were...

No worries, all good fun.:freaky

They were some good rides there barra, now tagati just needs a functional bike.
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 75,382
Posted By El Toad Man
Hey that beach pic just shows what great friends...

Hey that beach pic just shows what great friends you can make on ADVrider:freaky

ps. If that puts you off note there's several metres between us that the pic doesn't reveal
Forum: Australia 01-30-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 75,382
Posted By El Toad Man
:clap Great stuff. Looks like you guys had an...

:clap
Great stuff. Looks like you guys had an awesome ride.
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,367
Posted By El Toad Man
Nice Here's a 2wd 950. Makes short work of soft...

Nice
Here's a 2wd 950. Makes short work of soft sand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAabTha53fM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj9I2Ma_duM
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 35,367
Posted By El Toad Man
Unfortunately his criticisms of the 2wd concept...

Unfortunately his criticisms of the 2wd concept put a big nail in the coffin for 2wd adventure bikes. He already had less weight and less power than the competition so had the least to gain from 2wd....
Forum: Australia 12-24-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,891
Posted By El Toad Man
Just fitted a SeatConcepts seat foam and cover...

Just fitted a SeatConcepts seat foam and cover kit to my 530. They supply the replacement foam and cover, and you fit it yourself. Pretty easy to do and well worth it.
A huge improvement over the...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
That's an amazing effort Flickit. :clap Nice...

That's an amazing effort Flickit. :clap Nice work.
Looks like you've got a very cool setup with the WRR.
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Don't know if the pastures are greener, but they...

Don't know if the pastures are greener, but they sure are sunnier. I'm in the Flinders Ranges at the moment, probably wont be back any time soon. But I'm sure Steve would be keen for a ride if you...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By El Toad Man
I usually have some form of 650 single as my all...

I usually have some form of 650 single as my all rounder. At the moment my KLX650 is my daily transport. 100km round trip every day to work, almost all at 100km/h. Done about 8000km so far. It...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 158,917
Posted By El Toad Man
Absolutely!:clap I'd buy a modern KLX650C if...

Absolutely!:clap
I'd buy a modern KLX650C if they ever made one. Or even if they just did it cheap and combined the best bits of the old C and R and rereleased it, it'd still be better than much of...
Forum: Australia 03-22-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Mt Cleveland, near Waratah

Some great tracks in this area. theMISSIONARY and I rode down from Devonport via Hellyer Gorge
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x176/Torquemada_photos/20140322_121053.jpg


Mt Cleveland in the...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Hi Jeffro and welcome. There's a handful of us...

Hi Jeffro and welcome. There's a handful of us here on the North West. Be good to catch up and go for a ride. :freaky


Measureman, sounds like the previous owner of my KLX. To put it politely, he...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Wash your mouth out with soap....the KLX is my...

Wash your mouth out with soap....the KLX is my road bike.
There's a reason theMISSIONARY wrote about me in orange text. I've got a 530 now. I can't carry the overnight camping gear yet but it's...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,879
Posted By El Toad Man
I bought an RXT Rallye last year. The good...

I bought an RXT Rallye last year.
The good points were that it was cheap, lightweight, easy to put on and off, and has a very open field of view (un-claustrophobic?). The sizing seemed right, I'm...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 158,917
Posted By El Toad Man
Have you ever had a problem with the breather...

Have you ever had a problem with the breather hose from the valve cover to the airbox? I know on my C model it runs down under the carb and back up, creating a dip where I've noticed oil will...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
The St Marys ride

Another report of a great ride in that area, plus vids of the infamous dry creek crossing
Unfortunately some of the pics are missing, but there's video near the bottom....
Forum: Australia 08-28-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Looks like you had a great time, we're glad to...

Looks like you had a great time, we're glad to help. :clap
tHEtREV still hasn't finished the "Ride for Randy" report from 2011. It's about half finished....
Forum: Australia 08-06-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,617
Posted By El Toad Man
I'm sure I can find some snow nearby...

I'm sure I can find some snow nearby tREV.....might need your Bass Strait passport again :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By El Toad Man
Thanks guys, and yes there's plenty of trout...

Thanks guys, and yes there's plenty of trout about :thumb
Forum: Australia 06-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
2 days around Pioneer - North east Tasmania

On the long weekend theMISSIONARY, measureman and I explored the tracks around Lilydale to Pioneer. There's some great tracks up that way and plenty more that we didn't have time to see.
...
Forum: Australia 06-15-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 959,042
Posted By El Toad Man
2 days around Pioneer - North east Tasmania

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x176/Torquemada_photos/23SthMtCm.jpg

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21649691#post21649691
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By El Toad Man
Continuing east we reach the tar again and also...

Continuing east we reach the tar again and also Little Blue Lake. Another open cut mine that has long since filled with water. The white clay reflects the blue sky (well the sky was grey today),...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By El Toad Man
We headed through Pioneer again, and from the...

We headed through Pioneer again, and from the centre of town a gravel road heads directly west. This joins with Old Port Road, a gravel road which runs north-south.

Heading north on Old Port Road:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By El Toad Man
The day was nearly over. Measureman was only with...

The day was nearly over. Measureman was only with us for a day trip so he headed home. theMISSIONARY and I headed back to the campsite we inspected earlier and set up camp.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By El Toad Man
Below the dam wall is the remains of an old water...

Below the dam wall is the remains of an old water race which fed to a now disused power station.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x176/Torquemada_photos/14FrmDamRace1.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By El Toad Man
We fuelled up at Scottsdale and proceeded east...

We fuelled up at Scottsdale and proceeded east towards Mt Horror.

Mt Horror? Oh No!!!!
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x176/Torquemada_photos/9MManNoHands.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By El Toad Man
Australia - North Eastern Tasmania - old mining trails

It was a frosty winter morning in Devonport as we set off for the long weekend. We were heading to the north east corner of the island state of Tasmania, intent on travelling on some little used...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,285
Posted By El Toad Man
Great pics, great RR! The aerial shots give a...

Great pics, great RR!
The aerial shots give a good perspective of Big Red. :clap
Forum: Australia 05-20-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Hey Barra, Blencoe Falls was a great ride...

Hey Barra, Blencoe Falls was a great ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380516 . Good observation there, yes these two roads have a very similar feel to them, a once good gravel...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
At the south exit to the creek crossing: ...

At the south exit to the creek crossing:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x176/Torquemada_photos/5Alst_creek_south_end.jpg

The rest of the track is fairly easy. Slippery and overgrown, but not...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Day ride, Alstergren Road to Leven Canyon

Gave the KLX a good workout today, through Cookes Rd to Rianna, then on to Alstergren Road which is the direct way from Loyatea to Leven Canyon (hard but fun). If you've got an old map Alstergren...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
On that track I think walking would be faster and...

On that track I think walking would be faster and less effort. :eek1
Forum: Australia 04-24-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
You mean this pic? ...

You mean this pic?
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x176/Torquemada_photos/Devonportmine.png

:eek1 Themissionary and I rode part of that track years ago. It's hard work, steep, rutted and loose...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
I like that idea! :freaky theMissionary and I...

I like that idea! :freaky
theMissionary and I tried to retrace that route last year but got lost somewhere before Mathinna. We couldn't find the well photographed dry but rocky river crossing.
Forum: Australia 04-15-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 590,610
Posted By El Toad Man
Probably a good thing you turned around Flickit....

Probably a good thing you turned around Flickit. Last time theMissionary and I were there it was dry and it wasn't easy (lots of fun though!).
I think this is the same hill as your photo:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 856,058
Posted By El Toad Man
Super Sherpa 2006

I picked up this little beauty recently, I've been riding it for about a month now. Commuting to work and some gnarly trail riding. After spending many years riding 650s, this is so easy to maneuver,...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 53,510
Posted By El Toad Man
Nice work and some great tips! :clap

Nice work and some great tips!
:clap
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,943
Posted By El Toad Man
And if that fails, sometimes I've found that...

And if that fails, sometimes I've found that tightening the screw slightly will break the seal easier than trying to undo the screw. Very handy if the screw is already mangled in the "undo" direction...
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