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Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
I did enjoy the following headline in the Tele a...

I did enjoy the following headline in the Tele a week or so ago: "I'm no Jake the Paed":rofl
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,658
Posted By Rus
Well done Mr. Burns, us Sydneysiders appreciate...

Well done Mr. Burns, us Sydneysiders appreciate your significant contribution in getting this up.:thumb A rare win for common sense.

I listened to the interview on 702 this morning and you came...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
They could possibly be referring to this: FBT...

They could possibly be referring to this:
FBT Cents Per Kilometre For Vehicle Other Than A Car

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The rates to be applied on a cents per kilometre basis for calculating the taxable value...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Rus
Terry O'Grady 1978 Around Australia Motorcycle Endurance Record

I saw the following notice in the "In Search" section of today's Daily Telegraph. I don't have any knowledge of this, but other inmates may.

"Wanting photos and details about Terry O'Grady's...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Rus
I toned mine down a little by installing a B&B...

I toned mine down a little by installing a B&B end cap that had fewer than usual holes drilled in it (B&B will make one like this if you call them). It was still too loud, although not as obnoxious...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,138
Posted By Rus
Please see response below, again in red to be...

Please see response below, again in red to be consistent.
Forum: Australia 06-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 148,532
Posted By Rus
There's a nice, low km one on BikePoint for $8K,...

There's a nice, low km one on BikePoint for $8K, but it is in Tasmania....
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By Rus
Hi JB, I new this place was inhabited by...

Hi JB, I new this place was inhabited by reprobates, but it's sunk to new depths...:1drink

Yes, I still remember where we were riding, the stock route not far from our old house. After tearing up...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By Rus
Hi Pete, I bought a new one in October...

Hi Pete,

I bought a new one in October 1982, from Morris Motorcycles in Orange. I'd spent most Sundays of the previous two years working at the Lucknow Skin Shop save enough to buy my first...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Rus
Most of that route is easy, smooth fire trail....

Most of that route is easy, smooth fire trail. The only rougher section is the climb after the bridge on Watagan Creek Road, i.e. heading east into the forest. It's a bit rutted & gets slippery/muddy...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,027
Posted By Rus
Trooper Lu's will have these on display tomorrow:...

Trooper Lu's will have these on display tomorrow:

http://www.trooperlu.com.au/image.axd?picture=%2f2014%2f05%2felectric+bikes.jpg
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Rus
Any idea where it ended up? Not much of a bike...

Any idea where it ended up? Not much of a bike really, but of historical importance!
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Rus
:D In hindsight I should've kept my VF1000R -...

:D In hindsight I should've kept my VF1000R - scarce nowadays.

Talking of high prices, my sister-in-law's boyfriend has a 1974 Ducati 750SS, green frame, almost 100% original & in mint condition....
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Rus
To own two or more of these era bikes & keep them...

To own two or more of these era bikes & keep them in shape you'd need to be reasonably mechanically adept, otherwise it could become a bit of a burden as well as cost a small fortune as you suggest....
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Rus
VMX & Vinduro Bikes

I was reading the latest Motorcycle Trader mag & noticed the following vendor that specialises in importing & reselling Vintage MX, Enduro & trail bikes.

http://www.ddr.net.au

Bit of a mixed...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,378
Posted By Rus
This is what I least enjoyed about my VF1000R. ...

This is what I least enjoyed about my VF1000R. Backing off the throttle & decelerating through 80kmh the thing would develop a terrible headshake unless I had a firm grip on the bars. Scary!
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,378
Posted By Rus
Looks to be in good nick. I owned a VF1000R for...

Looks to be in good nick. I owned a VF1000R for about 9 years, becoming quite rare these days. Great bike, grunt everywhere, but no good in the dirt! Enjoy!
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 94,091
Posted By Rus
The dilemma to me is whether the slightly more...

The dilemma to me is whether the slightly more on-road performance of the Terra is worth losing the Enduro heritage performance of the 610/630 off road. If you can only own one bike then to me it...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 94,091
Posted By Rus
Stu, I asked a similar (below) questioned of an...

Stu,
I asked a similar (below) questioned of an experienced rider on Cafe Husky, who has both a 630 & Terra:

Kenneth Webb said: ↑
I have the 650 too but the two are just not comparable. 630 for...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
Mmmm....whilst I accept that the obvious...

Mmmm....whilst I accept that the obvious explanation is most often correct:shog, I have my reservations on this occasion.


Yes, indeed.:nod And so I shall remain Rus.
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
When I joined the forum I wanted to be Russ, not...

When I joined the forum I wanted to be Russ, not Rus, but Russ was already taken, although not by Russ. So Russ must've subsequently been deleted, possibly even by Russ, making way for Russ to use...
Forum: Australia 04-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
AAarrrgh....bit early in the morning for...

AAarrrgh....bit early in the morning for that...:puke1
Forum: Australia 04-30-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
I'm sure you weren't too fussy about what you...

I'm sure you weren't too fussy about what you dragged out of the Wine Bar.:1drink
Forum: Australia 04-30-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
I think that is Karen Pini. A real glamour in...

I think that is Karen Pini. A real glamour in her day & still looks good - http://www.karenpini.com.au/welcome.html

Only problem is she's married to some bloke named Carpenter.:huh
Forum: Australia 04-24-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Rus
Yes, you are 100% correct about Jenolan on a...

Yes, you are 100% correct about Jenolan on a public holiday. I had the misfortune of exiting there one Easter Sunday afternoon 20 odd years ago & I swore I'd never do that again... But we should be...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Rus
Thanks Robb, sounds like a good day's ride. ...

Thanks Robb, sounds like a good day's ride.

We'll head off early & carry a few extra litres of fuel to be on the safe side, given its a Public Holiday.

Regards,
Rus
Forum: Australia 04-22-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Rus
Sydney/Jenolan/Wombeyan/Mittagong/Sydney

Does anyone have a view as to whether this loop is a viable one day ride? Two of us are thinking of trying it this Friday on a TE630 & DR650. It looks a fair distance to me, so we'd have to be out...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 44,908
Posted By Rus
Magnificent photos Ross & Oke. Together with the...

Magnificent photos Ross & Oke. Together with the personal accounts from the competitors they really give a flavour of the event. The one of the Fogo family is a stand out.

The competitors will...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rus
I was up there just over two weeks ago &...

I was up there just over two weeks ago & Commission Rd was closed by fires. We were riding from Sydney via Putty and Bakers Road but the RFS had us turn back not long after Three Ways.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,197
Posted By Rus
They're revving pretty hard at 100kmh, which...

They're revving pretty hard at 100kmh, which would be around 6,000rpm even with your higher gearing. OK in small doses, but there are better options, including the 650, if longer, more open, trips...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,197
Posted By Rus
Good trail bikes indeed, but their narrow, five...

Good trail bikes indeed, but their narrow, five speed transmission is most unsuited to extended cruising at anything more than modest speed. It's why I sold mine after 2 years & bought a 630 -...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,323
Posted By Rus
I did this section two weeks ago on my TE630,...

I did this section two weeks ago on my TE630, accompanied by two 1200GSs, one an experienced rider, the other less so, and we did it easily. However note that once the track changes to the Howes...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 148,532
Posted By Rus
Congratulations on the new bike. Mine's been...

Congratulations on the new bike. Mine's been awesome, bought new June 2011, now has about 16,000km. I too came off a DRZ, but a 400E.

Have done a couple of long one day rides from Sydney over...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,102
Posted By Rus
Wee bit warm alright. Three of us went out all...

Wee bit warm alright. Three of us went out all day today. Left home at 6am, returned 6pm totally exhausted. Was 41.5 degrees in the shade on the Howes Fire Trail around 2pm. Probably the hottest &...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 52,508
Posted By Rus
Thank you all for the replies, appreciate the...

Thank you all for the replies, appreciate the feedback.

Regards,
Rus
Forum: Australia 12-11-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 52,508
Posted By Rus
A couple of questions: 1. Roughly how long...

A couple of questions:

1. Roughly how long does it take to ride the track from Hill End to the Bathurst end, at a leisurely pace?

2. Is fuel still available at Hill End during week days?

I...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 650,005
Posted By Rus
Including yellow (1975/76): <a...

Including yellow (1975/76):
<a href="http://s1124.photobucket.com/user/rmcgree/media/image-7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l579/rmcgree/image-7.jpg"...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,082
Posted By Rus
Shineray TE/SM630

This is a very familiar bike, shown at EICMA. Not sure of the legal/licensing agreements behind the scenes, but it appears the mighty 630 may still have a pulse.

<a...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Rus
EICMA 2013: Husqvarna 701 prototype A so-called...

EICMA 2013: Husqvarna 701 prototype
A so-called “glimpse into the future” for the brand, in the form of a supermoto bike powered by a big 690cc single

Husqvarna has unveiled a prototype Husqvarna...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18,004
Views: 2,166,387
Posted By Rus
Looks OK, for SA...:lol3

Looks OK, for SA...:lol3
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