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Old 03-06-2012, 04:35 AM   #4666
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Well done Paul. And done with the top heavy packing. Thanks for the update.

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G'day Koos. How goes it?
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:08 AM   #4667
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Great little write-up Paul. It's a good ride to boost confidence or help a rider sort out exactly what they need and want. You have probably, IMHO, one of the best choices of bike for a trip like that! I've done the HT a few times now, in 4x4 and on motorbike, and enjoyed every time. Good on ya for sharing.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:17 AM   #4668
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G'day Koos. How goes it?
Going well, thanks Neil........except for the work - too busy. Too few rides, only been on the dirt twice this year and this weekend sucks too.

unless you want to ride on 16 / 17th I will not ride with you before your NJ trip. I'm not taking much leave this year so it's precious, therfore the cop out of NJ.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #4669
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Well done Paul. And done with the top heavy packing. Thanks for the update.

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It looks top heavy but the bag only has my hiking tent, sleeping bag, mat and a few clothes and snacks in it.

The throwover bags are good for a weekender but I need to choose some racks and saddle bags yet before I do longer trips and need to carry more water and food.

I like farcall's DR setup that he has pics of in his RR's.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:14 AM   #4670
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unless you want to ride on 16 / 17th I will not ride with you before your NJ trip. I'm not taking much leave this year so it's precious, therfore the cop out of NJ.

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Mmmmm, could wedge in another half dayer.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #4671
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Good trails around Perth area

Hi, I have recently bought a 640 and would like to know if there are some good trails around Perth to try out bike.
I ride my mtb in the hills, but am not sure about riding motorbikes in the Perth hills.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #4672
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Hi, I have recently bought a 640 and would like to know if there are some good trails around Perth to try out bike.
I ride my mtb in the hills, but am not sure about riding motorbikes in the Perth hills.
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Head for Brookton Hwy and take any tracks on the left after Ashendon road, take the pages from the street directory that show the major gravel roads such as Smiths, Runningbrook, Darkin. Or a GPS.
Keep a look out for rides , may be one on the 17th March.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #4673
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Hi, I have recently bought a 640 and would like to know if there are some good trails around Perth to try out bike.
I ride my mtb in the hills, but am not sure about riding motorbikes in the Perth hills.
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Welcome.

As Kev said, plenty of riding North and South of Brookton Hwy etc etc.
Keep an eye on this thread.

A 640 heh.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715151
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #4674
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Welcome.

As Kev said, plenty of riding North and South of Brookton Hwy etc etc.
Keep an eye on this thread.

A 640 heh.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715151
Only 4 weeks to go . NJ.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #4675
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Only 4 weeks to go . NJ.
Kev
I ordered some heavier front springs today. 0.75s.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #4676
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I ordered some heavier front springs today. 0.75s.
I have the 0.8s with oil at 145mm from top 15wht. With my fat arse, 35lts fuel in tank and about 40kg on the back I am yet to bottom it out. Its a bit harsh on the corragation if they are deep ( 150mm +). but great if going quick and hitting deep ruts and holes.
If I was only going to do gravel roads I was going to look at a set of .7s
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:15 PM   #4677
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I have the 0.8s with oil at 145mm from top 15wht. With my fat arse, 35lts fuel in tank and about 40kg on the back I am yet to bottom it out. Its a bit harsh on the corragation if they are deep ( 150mm +). but great if going quick and hitting deep ruts and holes.
If I was only going to do gravel roads I was going to look at a set of .7s
Kev.
How do you go fully loaded in super deep sand?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #4678
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How do you go fully loaded in super deep sand?
It went great, Deep sand doesn't worry it even in the very soft deep stuff at Nangara, .. Its just like riding the Harley .
Jay would not say the same.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #4679
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It went great, Deep sand doesn't worry it even in the very soft deep stuff at Nangara, .. Its just like riding the Harley .
Jay would not say the same.
Kev
Just curious as i've got a few 100 kays to get through thats all.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:10 PM   #4680
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Just curious as i've got a few 100 kays to get through thats all.
Gunna need all the help you can get mate!
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