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Old 10-19-2011, 03:47 AM   #11581
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Site seems to be running slow and time for sleep in NZ

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:39 AM   #11582
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OK :)

I want Morini Granpasso and lightweight enduro. If anyone would offer me now 4.5-5 k Euro for 2 bikes - I would take it and jump to Granpasso right away (will take some talking to bank thou :))

Good night! :)
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:27 AM   #11583
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High Guys just popping in to say Gidday and to share a story which will I hope warms the Cockles of all you Big fans

I trailered the DR to the Local Dirt bike park since we were short on bikes and I though maybe I could try the beast out against it lightweight pure dirt bike counterparts

When I pulled the old girl off the trailer I'm sure there was great disbelief that such a large piece of steel could navigate in this terrain (Forrest and sand trails).

Donned all the gear and cranked the DR to life (I'm sure it was still an unbelievable site amongst all the 250F punters.)
And I was as intrepid as they where, could this be pulled off

To my astonishment The BIG DR was able to do the loops and with ease, it steered well and had as much low end as one could want wafting between 2000 to 3500 rpm and ran at the head of the pack only slowed by some monster whoops that had to be taken a bit slow to keep ones life intact

Impressed I was the DR is now a legend around those parts for some myself, included, now I just ride there by road and hop straight on the trails always with the same strange looks from those lightweight guys
BIG dont need a trailer like these guys
Same thing happened to me on a trip to the desert a few years ago (the BIG was still in its original state). Riding All the way from Tel Aviv via Jerusalem when at one point we bypassed a trailer with 3 motocross ... Later we met with them again in the middle of nowhere ... It was a pleasure to see their surprised faces!

Youngs today know nothing about our dinosaurs ...
pic' from that day:
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:28 AM   #11584
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:33 PM   #11585
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Rusty tanks

Drained the hammerite rust remover, flushed and dried it.



All rust removed and inert. 100% happy with that!
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:55 PM   #11586
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Nicely played...are you suffering any hearing loss from shaking that tank with all the change in it?
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:55 AM   #11587
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Ladder, It was so deafening i went and got my ear defenders.
Couple neighbours out walking the mut caught sight/sound of me hoping (shaking got hard, quick) about the garage with the tank. Probably think im some strang sub sect of Hare Krishna haha
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:08 AM   #11588
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When I pulled the old girl off the trailer
you " pulled the old girl off the trailer"

I'm horrified, ya don't trailer a Big unless it's dead, good effort though, I guess you were at the sandpit ?

BTW..... check your p.m's AusiBatla
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:19 AM   #11589
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you " pulled the old girl off the trailer"

I'm horrified, ya don't trailer a Big unless it's dead, good effort though, I guess you were at the sandpit ?

BTW..... check your p.m's AusiBatla
I was being social and have never done it again (as you say its not right)

PS, Hi AJ, Nice pipe and fairing set up

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Old 10-21-2011, 03:53 AM   #11590
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Same thing happened to me on a trip to the desert a few years ago (the BIG was still in its original state). Riding All the way from Tel Aviv via Jerusalem when at one point we bypassed a trailer with 3 motocross ... Later we met with them again in the middle of nowhere ... It was a pleasure to see their surprised faces!

Youngs today know nothing about our dinosaurs ...
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Wow, (great shot)

Nave its funny I never appreciated BIGs ability off-road till I fitted proper tires and they are way more comfortable than a motocrosser,
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:04 AM   #11591
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OK :)

I want Morini Granpasso and lightweight enduro. If anyone would offer me now 4.5-5 k Euro for 2 bikes - I would take it and jump to Granpasso right away (will take some talking to bank thou :))

Good night! :)
I see your point very nice and rather stonky (judging by the wheelies)

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:04 AM   #11592
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Main thing about Granpasso for me - it is everything I want from heavyweight...
That motor - oh, you got to ride any Morini (all have same engine, just diffently tuned) - not only robust design, but way it delivers power, sound, sheer amount of torque and never out of breath. Intoxicating. And of course - biiig fuel tank (all morinis), nice suspension and wheels and with all that - "honest" bike. Even ECU is in fact programmable kind.
Plust fat seat and cool look.

But to make matters worse - KTM just anounced Freeride 350, and it is everything I need from light enduro. Just spot on. And possible to plate here. Damn.

Rob the bank? Sell kidney? Send kids to work at coal mines?
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:45 AM   #11593
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Nice work Colum, I have been busy doing stuff too, allmost ready for some colour coats on the weekend.

Shane on the Aussi forrums there is a thread on local wheel builders they speak highly of one in Brisbane. standard spokes are easily obtained through suzuki dealers, 160 bucks, and excell rims 560/600 bucks.
Thanks Rob
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:54 AM   #11594
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Thanks Rob
cheers, Shane is that a alloy gear lever on your bike.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:58 AM   #11595
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Hi
I am new to the internet believe it or not. Actualy this here is the first time I typed in the internet. Too far out in the sticks and the ticks for it to be any help in our lives. We jut got SAT internet instead of dial up so maybe I can visit more often. I have a 800 that I brought down from across the border a few miles north of us. I chase my cattle on it and hunt off it, and I even rode across on down to this dry lake bed in Oregon called the Alvord and down into Calif. WE run a few hundred head of white face and know a number of ranchers down that way so riding on others lands hasn't been to tough for us.
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