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Old 12-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #8341
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If anyones been over there please chime in with any trail suggestions etc.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #8342
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If anyones been over there please chime in with any trail suggestions etc.
Could possibly make it a regular thing.
Summer rides are scarce.
Do a Recon this Summer, it's mostly easy stuff but so what!
I've got a mate just west of Parndana with 140 acres, might see what he has to say.

KI Kaper.....................



Also Pt Lincoln via the Ferry is on my list this Jan/Mar sometime too.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #8343
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If anyones been over there please chime in with any trail suggestions etc.
Bull600 has posted a gps track of a trip he did there a while ago. From memory, the link to it is in his sig. There's a RR too somewhere.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #8344
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Bull600 has posted a gps track of a trip he did there a while ago. From memory, the link to it is in his sig. There's a RR too somewhere.
I seem to remember reading about a KI trip on here, probably that one.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #8345
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Could possibly make it a regular thing.
Summer rides are scarce.
Do a Recon this Summer, it's mostly easy stuff but so what!
I've got a mate just west of Parndana with 140 acres, might see what he has to say.

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Also Pt Lincoln via the Ferry is on my list this Jan/Mar sometime too.

Sounds like the go
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #8346
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I have a few vids up from the Flinders ride now if anyone wants a bopeep

http://www.youtube.com/user/Innocent...9?feature=mhee
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #8347
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Just a quick update for those interested in the Erzberg suspension thing...........

I measured up the oil level in the forks the other day .90mm from top
Book says 120mm to 150mm .advice was all WP forks run best at about 120/125mm

I set the level at 120mm from top

rear spring is a fairly heavy spring and was set at 30mm race........reset to 70mm race

Just came back from a quick spin around the neighbourhood .(and on a SE 950 it is a quick spin)..
finally it feels like a dirt bike ..............the front actually has some drop under brakes and I can get some weight on the front wheel........could probably manage a stoppie if I tried..........

I can also get both tippy toes on the ground whislt standing.....read ...mount the bike easier.

when I first bought the bike it was downright dangerous..........the forks were too high in the tripples and everything was too firm...............it was a shocker...........

anyway it feels a lot lot better just after a quick spin around the block ............and yes i might go and rip those baffles out today as well.


also for those interested in how the wrist is healing .....went and got a heap of xrays and CT scan the other day .....
looks like the liagament on the top side of the thumb is not attached and causing hyperextension of the thumb and little strength when gripping things .......booked in Jan for an op to tighten things up.......

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Thanks again Emu, Ozz and Kev

been thinking about the whole Erzberg suspension thing and what it would take for me to comfortably run with the pack.....
Watching the vid has confirmed how the bike felt, the front springs are too heavy (and I hate to admit it but I weigh 100kg dry) the front simply would not dive enough under brakes for the geometry to take over and put extra weight on the front wheel.........there was a whole lot of skills I couldn't use as I couldn't weigh the front wheel and also put the bike into a tighter steering geometry.............after having two TM's which have the best suspension/geomerty of any dirtbike on the market bar none...........its a bit of a shock.

and the rear spring which I assume is standard is too soft and felt as such over the limestone geeups (I just made that word up)..it was good to get some air on the big girl and landing was generally fine, but it became apparent that once the spring tension was overcome the valving on full compression was lacking, (front suspension) after talking with Kev and Con later I realize KTM have just taken the suspension from the "smaller/lighter" bikes and just put in heavier front springs and left it at that.

the smooth linear power with is the saving grace, wind the throttle on and all is forgiven.

rear spring is WP 140-215
I had the front preload wound right off and comp on 2 clicks

anyway Iam just putting my thoughts out there to help current and future Erzberg owners.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:46 AM   #8348
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Oh yeah will be going to KI in Febuary if anyone is interested, is about $160 return for the ferry one person and bike, temperatures should be about 10 degrees less over there than here so good summer trip, one, two or maybe even three nights depending on what time people can get off.
Just came back from K.I. this arvo, spent the last 6 days over there with the Mrs, we didnt take the KTM but we caught plenty of fish & caught lots of Marron & Yabbies too..

Great place, spent 3 days at Vivonne Bay & 3 at Island Beach in a rented beach house.

We did the Quad Bike tour at Vivonne Bay, if anyone tries it make sure you upgrade to the Honda TRX250 which goes pretty well, heaps of fun too.

Cheers, Sol..
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:49 AM   #8349
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If anyones been over there please chime in with any trail suggestions etc.
Some of the National Parks have 4WD tracks that would be suited to ADV bikes, I was told there are quite a few throughout the Vivonne Bay NP. I'm sure there would be heaps more elsewhere.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:58 AM   #8350
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Cool, did you get the fish off the beach?, I was thinking I might even take a rod and try and catch dinner, could just pull up on the beach and camp maybe, sit back, chuck a line in, have a few beers, have been plotting a course around the island and seen all those lines through the parks and that but I guess you don't really know whats what until you get there and have a look.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:09 AM   #8351
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Yes off the beach at Vivonne Bay, some great gutters in very close to shore & easy casting distance, the jetty is good too (however the River is full of under size bream).

Did very well at Western River Cove, bream, salmon trout & big yellow fin mullet, the Cove is set up very well for camping with toilets, big shade shelter/pergola & rain water tanks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:33 AM   #8352
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Have fun on KI, it's a top spot

A Ride Report I did on a trip there a few summers ago is here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649131

If you're after a gps log of the trip, just flick me a PM

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Cool, did you get the fish off the beach?, I was thinking I might even take a rod and try and catch dinner, could just pull up on the beach and camp maybe, sit back, chuck a line in, have a few beers, have been plotting a course around the island and seen all those lines through the parks and that but I guess you don't really know whats what until you get there and have a look.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #8353
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re: frame welding

thanks all for the advice - have dropped in to see Snowy and am dropping the DR off on Thursday.
Now to work out how to get this pig of a thing in and out of the trailer without dropping it :)

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:33 AM   #8354
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KI feb

Do you have a bit more accurate date within february?

I really want to go, but I have to organize it at work ASAP because they only let 1 person at a time to be on holidays .

It will be my third time on KI, but you just can`t get enough of the place.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #8355
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again for those interested
I have been thinking about why the front was so firm, the forks were serviced by a larger motorcycle dealer here in Adelaide back in Jan 2011 and I think they may not have relocated one or both of the internal compression damper rods hence the extremely firm front end combined with the high fork oil level. The compression damper rods need to be seated properly otherwise you lose adjustment and I think greatly increased compression dampening as well, this is on the WP forks.

it now feels like a dirtbike !

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Just a quick update for those interested in the Erzberg suspension thing...........

I measured up the oil level in the forks the other day .90mm from top
Book says 120mm to 150mm .advice was all WP forks run best at about 120/125mm

I set the level at 120mm from top

rear spring is a fairly heavy spring and was set at 30mm race........reset to 70mm race

Just came back from a quick spin around the neighbourhood .(and on a SE 950 it is a quick spin)..
finally it feels like a dirt bike ..............the front actually has some drop under brakes and I can get some weight on the front wheel........could probably manage a stoppie if I tried..........

I can also get both tippy toes on the ground whislt standing.....read ...mount the bike easier.

when I first bought the bike it was downright dangerous..........the forks were too high in the tripples and everything was too firm...............it was a shocker...........

anyway it feels a lot lot better just after a quick spin around the block ............and yes i might go and rip those baffles out today as well.


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