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Old 11-11-2012, 03:12 AM   #16
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Outstanding!
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:19 AM   #17
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Hi Andy and Dan

Hi,

I just read your ride report and was really pleased to see that Just Dan is out and about - I had been wondering how he was...I am in WA - rode from Adelaide early October and saw swarms of riders heading to the moto GP over the Nullabor.
I am hoping to head down south on my bike sometime in the next month or so.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:13 AM   #18
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And a few photos from me.

The ride over Mt. Hotham


Me falling off at walking pace


Bentley flats and Moscow villa

Inside Moscow villa


The bush Hilton


Walhalla



On the way to Native dog camp site


Barry way



Trout rally, Caught up with mates I have not seen in 15 years



The blue duck at anglers rest



And when you are about 1 hour away from home
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
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After a few days of catching up with friends and family in Melbourne, due to the boat being full, it was time to load the bike up with all the contraband I had purchased in the bike shops of Melbourne.
I now had three disc rotors strapped to the bike, and a pile of little hi tech gadgets so dear to my heart.

Loaded again, outside my brothers place.


You can just see the disc rotors sticking their nose out under the gear on the seat.


On the ferry.


An early breakfast at one of the few good places open early in the morning, The House of Anvers Chocolate factory, the boat unloads at about 630 AM.


It ws then onto the back roads that as locals we know so well, with the plan being to go over Poatina to the lakes highway, then down past Bothwell and there split for different routes home.

I had bought a pile of spares when I first arrived in the north island, one of which was a new ignition key, as the old one was showing signs of failure.
The bike did all the dirt and bouncy tar without fault, and it is almost poetic that the spark should go away after a "spirited" ride up the poatina hairpins, and stopped like a switch had been turned off, which it had been.
Sp in brilliant sunshine the tools came out and the electricery fault tracing began.
As my mate Murphy would always have it, I started from the wrong end, looking at the Sache ignition module and its associated connections.


It was wrong, as the fault was indeed the ignition key switch.
The old one had bullet connections, while the new one had 1/4 spades, so after a quick rewire with crimp fittings from Dan, it was gear on again and the last hour and a bit to home.


Good as the trip had been, it is always good to get home.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #20
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Good as the trip had been, it is always good to get home.
Time to mow the grass, Andy

This ride report just gets betterer and betterer. Nice images, Dan. This gets bookmarked for future reference.

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #21
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I took a number of GoPro videos, but am having trouble uploading them to the net, from my end, not Smugmug.

Here is one that I have managed to upload, leaving Walhalla, to the Erica intersection, 14 minutes.


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Old 11-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #22
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More videos, this one is from the Trout rally site towards the Tumut #2 power station, down the Tooma road.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #23
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Enough Tar, time for some Aussie high country dirt.

These two, too big as one, are leaving Native Dog Flat camping ground, heading towards the intersection with the Barry Way above Suggan Buggan.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #25
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Andy and Dan, fantastic RR.

Thanks for sharing the pics and videos.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #26
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Nice, Thanks Andy, Dan. So much for going north for the warmer weather though!?

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:34 AM   #27
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Great stuff.

Thanks for taking the time to put a wonderful RR together
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:46 PM   #28
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Top ride report Andy. Dan and I share similar chair preferences. Nice to have met you both. At two different rallies no lees

Andy Gadget holds court over coffee


Just Dan shot blocker


and the Supervising Engineer in the background and further back Andy Gadget talks coffee



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