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Old 01-31-2010, 03:23 PM   #931
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Had a great weekend guys sorry if i slowed you guys down in the sand looks like i need a bit more practice need to turn the brain off and use more throttle.

Cheers Phil
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:35 PM   #932
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Fantastic trip guys, thanks.

Soaked the bike in WD40 when I got home though... Only problem was a bit of surface rust on the chain.

Cheers, Richard.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:57 PM   #933
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Danno's bike had a DNF on the way home, his mate picked him up around 3.30pm with the ute.

My chain was rusty too....

I pressure washed all the salt and crap off the bike as soon as I got home and went to work with the WD40 and Bel-ray Chain lube....
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:47 PM   #934
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Fantastic trip guys, thanks.

Soaked the bike in WD40 when I got home though... Only problem was a bit of surface rust on the chain.

Cheers, Richard.
hey guys

Loved the trip, some of those long sand stretches were great.
Had a ball and cant wait for the next ride cheers
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:07 PM   #935
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Sounds like you guys had a blast.
What's the story with Dannos DNF, Then again it is orange. Didn't someone mention a green bike for towing?

How was the wind in the sand, and did the tents stand up to the the onslaught?

Perth was honkin at 30 knots plus for most of the day. At least it was a tail wind.

Had family commitments in the morning but still managed an adrenalin fix in the windy arvo. Yeeehaaa!

Wilmo, you should join us for a sesh' some time.

"Booohyaaaaaaaah!"


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Old 02-01-2010, 02:52 AM   #936
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I should add, it was a great ride guys, many thanks for coming along, really enjoyed the ride and company even if we had to camp at the caravan park!

Phil, I reckon your abilities are better than you think, you didn't seem to have too much trouble cresting those beach exit/entry dunes on the way home!

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:05 AM   #937
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come on Danno

Hey Dan . How's the bike? What was it in the end?



Anyone feel like a day trip out on real sand to teach me how to ride?
The only sand I seem to find i has been carved up by 4wd's and I feel like a slot car and fall over.

I don't fancy getting too remote by myself learning to ride in sand.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:34 AM   #938
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Hey Dan . How's the bike? What was it in the end?
She didn't make it!! First time I've ever had to put a road registered bike on a trailer to get it home (thank God, considering some of the far-off places I end up!!)



I suspect electrical. Starts, idles, won't power up -- misses, revs a bit, misses lots more, then eventually cuts out if you load it up or rev it harder.

I'll pull the carby, check the valves (due anyway), replace the plug lead, already tried a new plug, and then try another CDI also. There's a start!!

Bloody fantastic weekend though guys!! Thanks a lot

And thanks a million to Andrew who helped me stuff-arse around with the 640 in the dunes for an hour and a half -- tank, seat, carby, air filter -- we had everything off!! And then we did it all over again an hour later on the side of the road a hundred K's north of Perth

Andrew feel free to pull a few photos from here if you wanna do the ride report, or similarly post a link to your photos and I'll happily whack something together.....
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:20 AM   #939
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She didn't make it!! First time I've ever had to put a road registered bike on a trailer to get it home (thank God, considering some of the far-off places I end up!!)



I suspect electrical. Starts, idles, won't power up -- misses, revs a bit, misses lots more, then eventually cuts out if you load it up or rev it harder.

I'll pull the carby, check the valves (due anyway), replace the plug lead, already tried a new plug, and then try another CDI also. There's a start!!

Bloody fantastic weekend though guys!! Thanks a lot

And thanks a million to Andrew who helped me stuff-arse around with the 640 in the dunes for an hour and a half -- tank, seat, carby, air filter -- we had everything off!! And then we did it all over again an hour later on the side of the road a hundred K's north of Perth

Andrew feel free to pull a few photos from here if you wanna do the ride report, or similarly post a link to your photos and I'll happily whack something together.....
http://danielj7768.smugmug.com/Motor...78400822_L2Szu

Cheers
What doesn't kill her will make her stronger for the next trip! (and you'll have peace of mind that bit isn't going to fail again for a while - whatever it is that is causing the problem!)
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:30 AM   #940
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I am loving this WA landscape by the way. I know I say this every ride, but it never ceases to amaze me!!



The man himself.... Andrew, AKA Wilmo.....





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Old 02-01-2010, 06:28 AM   #941
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Had a great weekend guys sorry if i slowed you guys down in the sand looks like i need a bit more practice need to turn the brain off and use more throttle.

Cheers Phil
Don't be a goose Phil!
You did just as well as any one of us.
Just cause you had a couple of spills and 'got tired' doesn't mean you can't ride sand.

Hey i was looking at a couple of Andrew's photo's just now, namely this one, and I reckon you got some good shots of us coming down there?!?



Email all your photos in full size to danielj7768@gmail.com and I will put them up in the ride report!!

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Old 02-01-2010, 03:14 PM   #942
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Don't be a goose Phil!
You did just as well as any one of us.
Just cause you had a couple of spills and 'got tired' doesn't mean you can't ride sand.

Hey i was looking at a couple of Andrew's photo's just now, namely this one, and I reckon you got some good shots of us coming down there?!?



Email all your photos in full size to danielj7768@gmail.com and I will put them up in the ride report!!

Cheers,
Dan
I've got one of Millsy exiting onto the beach, but looks like Phil has a camera in his hands in this pic above so maybe he got some good pics?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:50 PM   #943
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Thanks for the Sand

Thanks very much for the company on the first part of your ride up to the Lancelin Road. I felt very welcome even though my luxo barge isn't orange. Really enjoyed the new tracks and the challenge of deep sand. Particulary challenging on a heavy bike where it was chopped up by 4x4s. Suprised how well my bike went but it required different technique to my 'normal' gravel riding weekends. Noticed on Sunday my gravel riding had improved from the brief bit on the sand - thanks.

Now that I've worked this forum out (sort of anyway) I'll keep an eye out for your rides as I'd like to join you again for a sand ride or any others.

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:03 PM   #944
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Hi Dean,

Good to meet you on the weekend. (I'm the one you were talking to about Andy VK et al....)

Keep an eye on this thread for rides.

That sand we rode is some of the toughest encountered anywhere with all the ruts....if you can ride that, you can ride anything. Certainly helps your skills on the bike as you found out.

Cheers

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Old 02-02-2010, 12:34 AM   #945
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Don't be a goose Phil!
You did just as well as any one of us.
Just cause you had a couple of spills and 'got tired' doesn't mean you can't ride sand.

Hey i was looking at a couple of Andrew's photo's just now, namely this one, and I reckon you got some good shots of us coming down there?!?


Email all your photos in full size to danielj7768@gmail.com and I will put them up in the ride report!!

Cheers,
Dan
Hey Dan i have a few photos i will send them too you if you like as am not sure on how to upload them if your cool with that.
Sorry to hear about the bike, i guess a little one on one with the girl will sort it out
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