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Old 07-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #6886
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ya had a good ride ,went up binns track to alice(after we left you at finke)stayed the night there (went to the pub)then down the ernist giles rd and on to the rock ,down the gcr (camped near docker river)hey i met popeye he's still on the grader and nearly 70!! caught up with a coupla blokes on 690s as well as a coupla mad bastards on posties then down to kal via back tracks on toward home via west line and some f@#kin big limestone rocks 300km in 6 hours then down to mandura for fuel home next day across the nullabore! was good to catch up with you (thanks again for the road side repair) had a great trip will have to plan one again.
as for next ride ,tony wants to do the ann beadell so my have to gear up the 640 or just take the 950 witha lighter load?
Mmmh japanes hey did ya learn any thing or did they stich ya up with the sarke??
Good to see you both made it home safe Sundowner Ozbikedude . Welcome back to the real world guys. Life is not fair I snap my clutch cable in the middle of the dunes and Sundowner spends the night with two Japanese girls full of sake. .
The fuel bladders worked really well these guys were flying, one had the bladder just strapped across the front of the head light and they appeared to have no issues with them. They were Ortlieb water bladders they just replaced the seal with a fuel resistant x seal. They are much cheaper then the MSR ones we have. So I will give them a try myself.
The first part of the Simpson was very overgrown. It looked more like the CSR in places, have never seen it so green. Vegetation is taking hold even between the ruts and in places I could not see what was coming up. The QAA was a hoot as usual. After that I made bullet run to the Flinders down the Birdsville Track About a 50 or so water crossings and 200Ks of wet clay . I finally learned how to ride in it, Humanone was right you got to hit it at 60 80 Kph. Overnight at the Flinders Ranges and home after having a go at a couple of PAR's.

Had a great time guys, looking forward to our next big ride
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #6887
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Very nice Gasman, I had a passing thought about buying it myself when I saw it. I could afford the price but it was the cost of the divorce that would have broke me. You must be married to a Saint.

And Pops is gunna be pissed off that someone else has got one and not him.

Enjoy it you lucky bastard!
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:01 AM   #6888
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Fantastic Gasman...

Hey, what did it go like??
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:49 AM   #6889
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thanks Kipo

yes divorce was an option................try running it past the missus when you still have your hand in a splint
waiting until she has had a couple of days at a new job before you tell her about wanting this new bike, then another week before you tell her about the deposit that you paid before she started the new job...........and I didn't even end up buying that bike ........long long story the whole process from saying yes I will buy your Erzberg to ending up with this one took about 2 months .......let alone the roller coaster ride, fustration, excitement ect.

Wots it go like ..................

bear in mind it was my first ride since smashing up the wrist and the first ride with my new $180.00 gloves (still haven't told the missus about them yet .............just keep forgetting )

very very smooth power.........only really gave it a bit of stick the once ......and it was going to go to a new level.very very nice for a power freak like me.

throttle off...............and fark me the engine braking ............I will be doing some research about that its very very strong engine braking.

really to ride the thing "properly" you need very good throttle control........the rest of it doesn't really matter as I think most of the body input will come from throttle control, having said that its very stable

it felt like I was riding a Ducatti around all afternoon .............that sound .mmmmmmmmmmmmm

I just needed an incident free ride and also the wrist had a bit of pain especially with the cold

it also the first time I have ridden an ADV bike not counting Con's 525 Kato

but all my intuition and my heart was screaming at me to get this particular model of bike and this one has lots of extra fruit as well.

(jetted and dynoed, Scotts steering damper and tripple clamp big tank.I did a deal for his side bags and tank bag as well)

good to go I reckon

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:52 AM   #6890
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Don't think I would be able to afford to fill that fuel tank it's massive. Both bikes look sexy
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:58 AM   #6891
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Don't think I would be able to afford to fill that fuel tank it's massive. Both bikes look sexy
I think its about 28 to 30 litres

came about 3/4 full.....I could have lowered the mortgage if I had known that
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:17 AM   #6892
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Hey, what did it go like?
HaHaha......like Ronald Biggs in a Lotus Cortina!!

To quote a previous entry of mine on another forum

"Spending some time on the world's best dirt bike was a real trip.
Most intimidating thing I've ever ridden.
Well over 100hp on dirt tyres and a wet road.
Definitely commands respect with the throttle.
Opened her up on some dry stretches and within milliseconds everything was blurry.....quickly back off to bring the front back down to terra firma."

Pretty much sums up my experience.

Would love to give it a bash in the dunes
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:27 AM   #6893
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Good to see you both made it home safe Sundowner Ozbikedude . Welcome back to the real world guys. Life is not fair I snap my clutch cable in the middle of the dunes and Sundowner spends the night with two Japanese girls full of sake. .
The fuel bladders worked really well these guys were flying, one had the bladder just strapped across the front of the head light and they appeared to have no issues with them. They were Ortlieb water bladders they just replaced the seal with a fuel resistant x seal. They are much cheaper then the MSR ones we have. So I will give them a try myself.
The first part of the Simpson was very overgrown. It looked more like the CSR in places, have never seen it so green. Vegetation is taking hold even between the ruts and in places I could not see what was coming up. The QAA was a hoot as usual. After that I made bullet run to the Flinders down the Birdsville Track About a 50 or so water crossings and 200Ks of wet clay . I finally learned how to ride in it, Humanone was right you got to hit it at 60 80 Kph. Overnight at the Flinders Ranges and home after having a go at a couple of PAR's.

Had a great time guys, looking forward to our next big ride
hey tony ya made it!was great to ride with you mate,had a ball ,AB here we come?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:29 AM   #6894
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Niiiiice bike gasman where you at?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:29 AM   #6895
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HaHaha......like Ronald Biggs in a Lotus Cortina!!

To quote a previous entry of mine on another forum

"Spending some time on the world's best dirt bike was a real trip.
Most intimidating thing I've ever ridden.
Well over 100hp on dirt tyres and a wet road.
Definitely commands respect with the throttle.
Opened her up on some dry stretches and within milliseconds everything was blurry.....quickly back off to bring the front back down to terra firma."

Pretty much sums up my experience.

Would love to give it a bash in the dunes
In that case, I can't wait for Flinders Ranges Classic VI - 2013...
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:54 AM   #6896
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flinders

Going up flinders i have not taken the raod that runs around the back to martins well, you turn right at the R park station turn off, is it very scenic and worth a look?
after M Well back i will be going back via the main dirt raod that come out close to willow springs on the bity.

basiclly is it a good cruise?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:25 AM   #6897
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Well I am in the club


Maiden ride report here

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That's an awesome looking bike Adrian, what a beast, I'm planning a ride day in early Sept. will let you & Con know, would be good to see the 950SE & 640 in action..
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:41 AM   #6898
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Great bike you have there gasman.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:14 AM   #6899
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Its the dirt bike rider's Ferrari to compensate for a small schlong.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #6900
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Its the dirt bike rider's Ferrari to compensate for a small schlong.
HaHaHa.....or the balding tycoon's bimbo's on each arm!
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