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Old 12-05-2007, 09:40 PM   #286
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Avoca Hotel tonight - just a reminder!

Just a reminder to anyone interested in having a few
and perhaps a bit of

tonight at the Avoca Hotel - South Road, Clarence Gardens
at around 7pm.

Look for a couple of Mr Sheens, Kojaks, Mr Magoos, Chrome Domes, Nude Nuts, etc.
that'll be dogsbody and myself

Seizure Later!
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:38 PM   #287
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I was going to be there but I've come down with some hideous chest and throat infection thats caused me to loose my voice. Only thing I'll be up to tonight is bedrest.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:00 AM   #288
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Get better quick Dude!

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I was going to be there but I've come down with some hideous chest and throat infection thats caused me to loose my voice. Only thing I'll be up to tonight is bedrest.
Stay away! Don't come any closer to the Avoca!

Seriously though, next time, there will always be plenty of next times!

Hope you make a full recovery fast.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:17 AM   #289
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Thumb XR400 too small

Gday guys is a XR400 too small to join in Adventure rides ?
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:39 AM   #290
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Of course not, Tez!

It would be fine for most day rides, 'though you might have to work out how to carry a bit more fuel to make it between servos on some of the longer stretches.

And for overnighters you'd probably be able to carry a back pack and possibly get pub accommodation or similar.

Keep your eyes on the site for upcoming rides or beer nights.....



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Old 12-06-2007, 02:48 PM   #291
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Hi Terry

You'd be most welcome.

Last ride we had to Morgan (check out the ride report if you haven't already) a 250 came along, infact I think most of the boys enjoyed the extra fuel stop break, just a quiet leisurely day.

Other rides may be a tad quicker from time to time.

Got him thinking/working on carrying extra fuel now though..................must be too bloody fit to not wanna have a "tea break".....couldn't even get them to stop at a bakery on that one .

CharlieW will have someone to chase him down the single tracks for a change .

When you know what type of Adv ride it will be, you can plan ahead & once setup, it's not a hard job to swap a drive cog so you won't be revvin' guts out of it.

And we're a polite o' bunch.............................except those with the camera

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Old 12-10-2007, 11:48 PM   #292
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Talking Need some help

Guys,

I am a late comer to motorcycles ( started at 40yrs old) and have really enjoyed it. I learned to ride on a GS 1150 in 2001, then a Krs1200 in the US. I do a lot of long distance stuff ( Adl to Syd) and ended up with a RT1200.

I find my self with a desire to learn the dirt thing. I did the BMW course in Sydney a few weeks ago and had a blast.

I have a couple of questions:

1. When you guys go for a group ride how hard core is it?
Could a dirt newbie get through Ok?

I have plenty of road experience but other then BMW Dirt school nothing on dirt.

2. I will need a GS as I still want to ride to Syd a few times a year. I understand that is not the ideal dirt learners bike. How much of a issue will that be compared to smaller bike? I am 182cm and 125 Kgs ( Yes I am short for my weight)

Prob best thing would be to get a smaller bike to start but I have too many bikes and unlikely that I can another bike without getting rid of something.

Thanks

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:56 PM   #293
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hi Aussieotto
have a look at this ride report and you can see the type of rides and bikes.



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...93#post5777493

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Old 12-15-2007, 10:21 PM   #294
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hey BigM add me to the list. i just bought a DR. anyone keen to go riding?? carn

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:03 AM   #295
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Hi Terry

You'd be most welcome.

Last ride we had to Morgan (check out the ride report if you haven't already) a 250 came along, infact I think most of the boys enjoyed the extra fuel stop break, just a quiet leisurely day.

Other rides may be a tad quicker from time to time.

Got him thinking/working on carrying extra fuel now though..................must be too bloody fit to not wanna have a "tea break".....couldn't even get them to stop at a bakery on that one .

CharlieW will have someone to chase him down the single tracks for a change .

When you know what type of Adv ride it will be, you can plan ahead & once setup, it's not a hard job to swap a drive cog so you won't be revvin' guts out of it.

And we're a polite o' bunch.............................except those with the camera

Cheers

What speed do you cruise at, have got the largest countershaft sprocket on ATM & would to change the rear....sold off a 23 lt tank a few months ago. Had a broken leg & under presure to sell the bike, so I sold the tank to buy a excerise bike...!!!

The XR will cruise all day at 80kph & even 100 but it's starting to rev hard
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:42 AM   #296
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Hi Terry

The guys are generally comfortable with staying within the legal limits with the occasional squirt to clear the air or surprise any dbw guys we're with just to show we choose to ride at our speeds.

If you've got the power, I'd be aiming to gear it for say 90 - 110kph for cruising all day long.

trial & error will sort it over time

CYA soon

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:54 AM   #297
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Just a reminder to anyone interested in having a few
and perhaps a bit of
tonight at the Avoca Hotel - South Road, Clarence Gardens
at around 7pm.
Look for a couple of Mr Sheens, Kojaks, Mr Magoos, Chrome Domes, Nude Nuts, etc.
that'll be dogsbody and myself
Seizure Later!


Following on from another fabulous night at the Avoca, MB & H1 go Head for Head

Here's a couple of temptors



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...15#post5899315

Cheers


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Old 12-27-2007, 08:54 AM   #298
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Hello TerryK

I was the one riding the 250 on the Morgan ride day, so I may be able to help you with your question.

Firstly, fuel usage may be an issue. I can only manage 160km from a tank, whereas the other boys can all do 250km+ (pull me up if Im wrong here), so finding a way to carry a little more fuel if possible is a good idea. Mind you, everyone was more than willing to go out of their way for me to fill up, so it wasnt a major drama.

Cruising speed may also be an issue. At 100kmph, my bike is maxed out, which is not an issue through the more tight and twisty stuff, but once very long straights occur, the other guys get away a little. Even then, Michael, (drblue) hung back with me (thanks Michael) while the others waited patiently up ahead.

All of the guys are really nice and friendly, and made me feel completely welcome, while the fun you have on the day is unreal.

Cheers

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Old 12-28-2007, 04:40 AM   #299
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hello, BigM, another South Aussie to add to the list, KTM 620. hope to get out on the trails soon.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:23 PM   #300
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Hello TerryK

I was the one riding the 250 on the Morgan ride day, so I may be able to help you with your question.

Firstly, fuel usage may be an issue. I can only manage 160km from a tank, whereas the other boys can all do 250km+ (pull me up if Im wrong here), so finding a way to carry a little more fuel if possible is a good idea. Mind you, everyone was more than willing to go out of their way for me to fill up, so it wasnt a major drama.

Cruising speed may also be an issue. At 100kmph, my bike is maxed out, which is not an issue through the more tight and twisty stuff, but once very long straights occur, the other guys get away a little. Even then, Michael, (drblue) hung back with me (thanks Michael) while the others waited patiently up ahead.

All of the guys are really nice and friendly, and made me feel completely welcome, while the fun you have on the day is unreal.

Cheers

Dave
Thanks Dave, I also get 160 kms out of a tank & it's working hard at 100 kph to a rethink may be on the cards.
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