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Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 18,731
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Hey guys, just thought I'd flag that I'm flogging...

Hey guys, just thought I'd flag that I'm flogging off my Rallye gear - might be of some use to someone in the final throughs of Safari prep.

It's all from my 2011 Safari ride - a KTM 530 - all the...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 18,731
Posted By Billy.B.F.
So how tight a course can we expect? Not...

So how tight a course can we expect?

Not sure what this years was like (my impression is reasonably tight) but I'm thinking it might be fun to run a kitted 690.

Inquiring minds need to know...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Are the valves Ti? Stop it, you're killing...

Are the valves Ti?

Stop it, you're killing me :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Australia 10-18-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,698
Posted By Billy.B.F.
No need for a support truck - me and a few...

No need for a support truck - me and a few friends were out there (Frenchline) a couple of weeks ago (in 4wds) and gave a few a few riders water (they had run dry).

Take care, it gets hot out...
Forum: Australia 10-15-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Billy.B.F.
I had one fail on me while carrying water - no...

I had one fail on me while carrying water - no impact, the seam just failed :huh

No issues since then (years ago) but I lost a little faith as a result...
Forum: Australia 10-15-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Billy.B.F.
I'd have thought Davies or Pinnabar would have...

I'd have thought Davies or Pinnabar would have been a bit of an ask on that bike/tyre combo early in the season?

Depends on the rider I suppose?
Forum: Australia 05-15-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5,226
Views: 550,550
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Suspect Seth's ride gets a slightly harder life...

Suspect Seth's ride gets a slightly harder life than some other 690s...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By Billy.B.F.
If you've got beadlocks go lower pressure than 16...

If you've got beadlocks go lower pressure than 16 - try 10 to 12 psi max.

Power is your friend - use it to stop the front from tucking in under you. Stand up everywhere (except mid corner in tight...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,984
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Billy goat bluff...

Billy goat bluff...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 30,167
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Scratch me - toasted my knee a few months ago and...

Scratch me - toasted my knee a few months ago and it won't quite settle:baldy

Might roll out in the Landy for a spectate though...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,804
Posted By Billy.B.F.
I think, if you take a look at comparable events...

I think, if you take a look at comparable events around the world, you'll find that the cost of doing a Safari, particularly now there's a Malles Moto option, are actually pretty reasonable.
...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Geez, that sounds familiar! Nice work...

Geez, that sounds familiar!

Nice work Jaybo! If anyone's trying to get a handle on what to expect at Safari this is, to my eye, a very accurate description. I'm impressed you can remember so...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 30,167
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Wicked Bloody things got wheels all over it - what is...

Bloody things got wheels all over it - what is it, some sort of unstable tumbling device?
Forum: Australia 01-19-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 30,167
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Guess I'll see you all there then. It's not...

Guess I'll see you all there then.

It's not like I can run Malles Moto in the Safari if I don't get some training rides under my belt...:norton
Forum: Australia 09-29-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,846
Posted By Billy.B.F.
The Trials Experience course is a good one -...

The Trials Experience course is a good one - money well spent and plenty of skills to be learnt/improved.
Forum: Australia 09-04-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 64,779
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Nice. Came very close to running one of these in...

Nice. Came very close to running one of these in 2011.

FYI, IIRC anything under a 14t front wears the guide pretty quickly - might be an issue over the distance of the Safari?

Either way, any...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 128,159
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Bugger - I'd better give Justin a call...

Bugger - I'd better give Justin a call...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 128,159
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Bump. Anyone get their 100% finisher's...

Bump.

Anyone get their 100% finisher's medal yet?

I've moved house (but had a change of address in place with Auspost until very recently) and am hoping mine hasn't gone west...

It's...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,845
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Cry Bugger - really unhappy to hear this. Hope he...

Bugger - really unhappy to hear this. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Forum: Australia 03-27-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,845
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Well, I won't be racing (too busy, too broke) but...

Well, I won't be racing (too busy, too broke) but might drive out for a day or two if I can swing it - fingers crossed...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,845
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Been noise tested a couple of times - nothing...

Been noise tested a couple of times - nothing about spark arrestors, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Forum: Australia 03-06-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 64,779
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Enjoy it Mags and Ben, I'm cash strapped and way...

Enjoy it Mags and Ben, I'm cash strapped and way too busy this year (doubt I'll even make Condo).

I'll be watching youtube and crying into my rum...:D
Forum: Australia 02-15-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,360
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Just commit to doing the bastard - the rest will...

Just commit to doing the bastard - the rest will follow.

Pick a year - suggest two years time would be an aggresive but achievable target. Then start by doing every bit of riding, rider training...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,845
Posted By Billy.B.F.
I did the adv tour and then the Safari - i'll...

I did the adv tour and then the Safari - i'll probably be bike 75 at Condo again if you want to discuss.
Forum: Australia 01-23-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,845
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Condo is the perfect environment to test your...

Condo is the perfect environment to test your bike for Safari. Try not to run ANY mods at Safari that you haven't proven at Condo. Unless you you enjoy pissing around on the side of the track with an...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,846
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Thumb Yes, yes you do - I was lucky enough to ride it...

Yes, yes you do - I was lucky enough to ride it after one of the suspension workshops you organized.

Nice work on the recovery (ps I managed to drag my ktm 530 around last year's Safari).

Luke
Forum: Australia 01-11-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 39,533
Posted By Billy.B.F.
As someone with limited rallye experience I would...

As someone with limited rallye experience I would have been pretty pissed if I was that rider, but can't see it as something reckless and protest worthy - slightly on the rude side but probably no...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By Billy.B.F.
I did it last year - pretty good event -...

I did it last year - pretty good event - basically proper enduro stuff but not quite a full on balls out race.

Not far from it though, mind you.
Forum: Australia 12-14-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,189
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Fair enough - I'll keep my eyes open for you on...

Fair enough - I'll keep my eyes open for you on the day.
Forum: Australia 12-14-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 64,779
Posted By Billy.B.F.
There's your cheap Safari ladies and gentlemen -...

There's your cheap Safari ladies and gentlemen - get to it and quit complaining :D
Forum: Australia 12-14-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,845
Posted By Billy.B.F.
I'm in - if I can get a bike together in time...

I'm in - if I can get a bike together in time...
Forum: Australia 12-07-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,189
Posted By Billy.B.F.
I don't want to sound negative but, on an F650...

I don't want to sound negative but, on an F650 you're a dead man :evil

I did it last year (two riders) on my 530 and it hammered me - it's pure enduro riding - sand, whoops rocky creek crossings...
Forum: Australia 10-29-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 128,159
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Heads up. Relive all the action of the 2011...

Heads up.

Relive all the action of the 2011 Australasian Safari on Channel Ten.** A one hour highlights show will be run on Ch10 on Saturday 19th November between 1pm & 2pm.** If you miss it then,...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,143
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Yeah, how's the ribs mate?

Yeah, how's the ribs mate?
Forum: Racing 10-08-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 706,207
Posted By Billy.B.F.
PM sent - I don't wanna harsh Ned's buzz either...

PM sent - I don't wanna harsh Ned's buzz either :norton
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6,660
Views: 1,039,220
Posted By Billy.B.F.
You running a big rear tyre? On a neutral...

You running a big rear tyre?

On a neutral throttle at (relatively) high speeds a loose chain can float and get caught on the left edge of the tyre causing a lot of slap that feels like bad...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 706,207
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Thumb Yep, I think you're right about the speed - this...

Yep, I think you're right about the speed - this was certainly reflected in the commentary of some of the internationals who fronted for the event, including a certain Frenchman noted for his Dakar...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 706,207
Posted By Billy.B.F.
No, good point - that gorgeous piece of kit...

No, good point - that gorgeous piece of kit finished in perfect working order to the best of my knowledge.
Forum: Racing 10-06-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 706,207
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Thumb Hey Ned, While I'm sure you have plenty...

Hey Ned,

While I'm sure you have plenty (understatement) of experience with these engines (and may have made your decision by now anyway), I just finished the Australasian Safari (approx 3800kms ...
Forum: Australia 10-05-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 128,159
Posted By Billy.B.F.
Looks like the cameras migrated to the front seat...

Looks like the cameras migrated to the front seat for the drive home eg?


As for my thoughts on the roadbook - I'd put myself in the same camp as Jaybo I reckon'. But that may reflect my more...
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