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Old 05-13-2010, 02:30 PM   #2251
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Rob, you got a side view picture of your bracket? Also. How tall are you? And what did you do to the foot controls?


Riding all year here in SE Qld. Perfect climate down here. Winter is actually the bike season for people who can deal with the colder mornings as the forests aren't too humid. They're not used to wear extra clothing for temperatures here.
No, But I got a side view of hers.



I'm 5'8" tall. I'll take some pics and post them with the rest of the mods next week.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:38 PM   #2252
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Don't get me wrong. Love the look of them. But I'm pretty sure they don't meet your weight requirements.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:22 PM   #2253
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No, But I got a side view of hers.



I'm 5'8" tall. I'll take some pics and post them with the rest of the mods next week.

Rob, wouldn't you say those lower her CG? And obviously make it more difficult for handling while standing up?

Very surprising since you always seem to dump any extra weight
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:13 PM   #2254
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Rob, wouldn't you say those lower her CG? And obviously make it more difficult for handling while standing up?



Very surprising since you always seem to dump any extra weight
I am sure there are plenty of us who wouldn't mind laying that down?
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #2255
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I'm glad I could share that with all of you. I'll be sure to tell my wife you approve
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:00 PM   #2256
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I'm glad I could share that with all of you. I'll be sure to tell my wife you approve
I'm surprised you have time for riding?
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:01 AM   #2257
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Exactly.

I recall a few pages back another posted similar pics.
Glad I was wearing MX boots and not some comfy, waterproof, but o' so flimsy touring boot
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:01 AM   #2258
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[quote=Gravel Seeker]Coldest I had a my house was -29,3C. I hate winter to begin with so I've been miserable for about 6 months now.... guess people who work outside get up in the morning and dress for success


really missing Oz

The VIC alps are what dreams are made of

The tracks are awsome
Ahh the Vic alps , my own back yard . Heading off on another 2 day ride in 2 weeks . Nice pics .
-29 is seriously cold . I jssut can`t comprehend how people like construction workers etc could work in those conditions .
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:11 AM   #2259
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Could you shed a little light on what "progressive spring" are exactly, how and what they improve (on or off road?), where to get some good ones, cost etc ?
Wiki: Motorcycle suspension

Progressive springs are wound tighter at one end (where as non progressive springs are wound the same from top to bottom). Basicalle they become stiffer the more you compress them, therefore you retain the comfort on paved and smooth gravelroads where every little crack is swallowed aswell being stiff enought to handle moderate rough terrain.

What I noticed the most with prog springs was how the bike didn't feel as soggy on washboards and other unneven surfaces anymore. Before it felt like the fron end was bottoming out every other bump.

I bought the ones Touratech sells (made by Wirth), but I'm sure you can get same quality, but cheaper ones at your local suspension store. Anyone wanna chime in ?

Like it sayd under "Spring Rate" in the Wiki article I linked to; the best of both worlds.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:26 AM   #2260
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No, But I got a side view of hers.



I'm 5'8" tall. I'll take some pics and post them with the rest of the mods next week.
Nice chick Rob, but how'd ya do that

Your picture's called ...photobucket.com...../"hotty".jpg

When I google it I get this ?!!

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Old 05-14-2010, 03:33 AM   #2261
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Coldest I had a my house was -29,3C. I hate winter to begin with so I've been miserable for about 6 months now.... guess people who work outside get up in the morning and dress for success


really missing Oz

The VIC alps are what dreams are made of

The tracks are awsome
Ahh the Vic alps , my own back yard . Heading off on another 2 day ride in 2 weeks . Nice pics .
-29 is seriously cold . I jssut can`t comprehend how people like construction workers etc could work in those conditions .
My brother's a carpenter and he's told several stories of how they have to bring all the air nail guns inside every 15 minutes to warm them up enough to work for another 15 minutes.
I was a house painter at one point I can rememeber I had to give up painting an emergency escape stairwell with fire retardent paint when it kept on freezing as I was painting and the paint would roll back on to the roller
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:08 AM   #2262
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Ahh the Vic alps , my own back yard . Heading off on another 2 day ride in 2 weeks . Nice pics .
The first pic is just at the start of Frenchmens track coming from German spur track (pictures 2 and 3). It was so steep I'm not sure I could've made it off the bat today (having 20.000 km of continous riding in 6 months under your belt sure lifts ones riding skills).

Frenchmens track however (just a stones throw away from German spur track) is completely different running along the top of a ridge for a few kms. Just push on in 3rd/ 4th through the flowing terrain before an extremely steep hill down to the bottom of the valley at the end. The flowing top looked a bit like this, but this pic is from somewherere else.



If memory serves, the tracks are not far from Woods Point. We rode from Lilydale to just past Woods Point, I think, and camped at Snakes reserve for the night (187,24km from Lilydale). Think we rode German spur track and either Monument track or Frenchmens track that next day (think it was Frenchmens). I've logged 36,7 km "awsome tracks" in my log.

The next day we made our way to Pikes Flat (by Mt Buller) (124,1 km from Snakes reserve) and camped there for a couple of nights with trips to Mt Buller and Craigs Hut (heard it burned down now).

We rode powerline tracks pretty much from Mt Buller to Mt Buffalo. Sure is nice to have those log books now 4 years on

And a bit further on, If you haven't tried it, the pub in Corryong has an awsome balcony where one can sit back and relax a cold one watching the sunset before going downstairs for a splendid meal in the restaurant.

The last pic is from a side river to Snowy River on the Barry way about halfway riding north to south.

Did I mention I miss that trip
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:31 AM   #2263
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Nice chick Rob, but how'd ya do that

Your picture's called ...photobucket.com...../"hotty".jpg

When I google it I get this ?!!

Yep, that's me.

And I didn't do that, we can thank her Dr.

















Not really my wife, she belongs to Herrhelmet

And that's not really me, that's Herrhelmet as well.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:45 AM   #2264
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Folding Foot Controls?

Are there any Folding Foot Controls out there that will fit our bikes besides the super expensive TT ones? I'm afraid I'm gonna break one of those suckers off.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:53 AM   #2265
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Not really my wife, she belongs to Herrhelmet

And that's not really me, that's Herrhelmet as well.
That's what I suspected
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