2013 Scrapheap Adventure Ride - Back 'O' Bourke - March 29-30

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Pezz_gs, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Congrats on getting the mighty Suzuki Ag past the rego demons Phil.

    Now, can anyone help me out with a posty bike rack? Or something very similar, you Ag bike collectors up nIverell way got a spare? Even better if it's one with the indicators attached underneath. An inmate gave me one previously but it got a bit bent during the last few moments of my SAR 2012 experience :eek1. I'm looking for a freebie, but happy to pay with beers and pay for the postage, of course. Anyone?

    Thanks in advance, Joe & Co.
  2. ckjackson1

    ckjackson1 High Country Red Neck

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    Ok, being a fan of Mitas tres and having had many years of great success with them - I think I'll,stick with the brand for this ride however which actual tyre???

    Some advice please gents as I don't know the area or the tracks we will be riding........ E07 is my normal favourite but should I go the E09 for this one :norton
  3. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    An E07 will get you any where you want to go.
  4. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Hey Joe,

    I have a Postie rack here you can have free :deal
  5. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Hi Pezz,

    you're a bloody champion! I'll PM my address. AND I owe you a beer or two at Comeroo!:freaky

    Cheers,

    Joe
  6. ckjackson1

    ckjackson1 High Country Red Neck

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    I have a free band new tank bag available for anyone who wants it for the SAR. About 8 litre capacity with map window, only prob is it is a magnetic attachment jobbie but could be retrofitted. Let me know if you are interested and I can throw it in the post.
  7. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Rider Update

    Col Meacham – Team Inverell

    Passed Rego, had a test run to town and back and now ready to go.

    Top speed 95.7 kph downhill with an moving average of about 75kph.

    Working dog Molly is on the front with the Team Mascot "Scrapper" on the back. Molly will not be going with me.

    The fuel tank gives the bike some credibility. It was mounted on a DR for an Australian Safari a number of years ago. The bike, and tank, finished on the podium.

    Wikepedia states the following,
    Capacity - 180.2 CC
    HP - 13.2 HP @ 7500 rpm
    Weight 106.5 kg
    Fuel Capacity - 6.2 lt

    I say the following;


    Performance - Marginal
    Comfort - Marginal
    Handling - Marginal
    Reliability - We will see
    Fuel Capacity - 16 lt
    Scrapability - Perfect


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  8. ckjackson1

    ckjackson1 High Country Red Neck

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    Tank bag taken - mmmmmm what else do I have in the shed gathering dust that may be of use to a fellow scrapper :norton
  9. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Hi Col,

    the bike looks the part and I love the touch of street cred the ex-Safari-podium tank brings to the whole affair. :clap

    Now, does anyone have a BMW K100 right hand switch block/master cylinder lying about? I need to repair mine and could get away with just the starter button and kill switch at a pinch, or the back half of the block with all the switches, OR the whole thing. Anything considered, anyone?

    Thanks in advance,

    joe
  10. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    The first two of the Hillbillies bikes have been registered, one is a 197* Honda CB350 in close to original order, belongs to Glennys. The second one is a Yamaha XV750, belongs to Owen. Bike #3 is an early Yamaha XT500 with a few mod's,belongs to Dougie, it's still on the bench but will be back together this weekend. Bike #4 is of course the mighty BEEMERNATOR. Looks like we'll have 5 riders sharing 4 bikes and the back-up troopy. I'll post some pics on the weekend.

    So, 28 days today and I become redundant from my job :eek1...... 29 days from today I go on SAR4 :clap Rebuilding the mighty BEEMERNATOR has become quite therapeutic :lol3
  11. ckjackson1

    ckjackson1 High Country Red Neck

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    Square of Applause Team Hillbillies - great effort
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  12. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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    Is anyone thinking of doing the Flinders Classic after Scrapheap?

    Thinking of doing both, riding Bourke-Flinders Ranges in between.
  13. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Rider Update

    Now we all remember Mick O&#8217;Briens GT750 Scrapper, well it is need of some major TLC after 2 Scrapheap Adventure Rides, so Mick has been stealthily and feverishly working away in the shed and managed to couple together this beast for 2013.
    Its a big bang HRC CT125 and off the side is his home built sidecar. Please note his travelling luggage.
    In local newspapers local graziers are expressing concern stating 'These The Team Inverell guys really have the prices in the Ag bike market in northern NSW on the rise, wonder if they could ride some lambs next year'

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    Micks old GT750, which won best Scrapper in 2012


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  14. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    4,071
    Location:
    Sydney Skunkworks
    Rider Update

    Mike Harding - PE400

    This is one scrapper that is not for the faint hearted, a Suzuki's 400cc two stroke and drum brakes. :eek1

    This is an awesome old dirt bike but Mike says he's 'Struggling to get lights workingÂ…..'

    At the very bottom is a Youtube video of one is Gawler, and after watching that video, when Mike makes it to Comeroo, I will be buying him a beer. :freaky

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  15. mallee

    mallee Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Oddometer:
    91
    RRRRR when the men were men and 2 strokes were the go:clap
    Nothing to ride the little Kawaka or the Bullie all weekend and to look forward the feeling a cold beer in your hands and get your bum cheeks back again buy Wednesday only to do it again on Saturaday:freaky

    Mallee
  16. colm

    colm Hopefull

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    218
    Location:
    Northwest NSW Australia
    Some of the blokes from Team Inverell will have their Srappers at the National Transport (Inverell) Museum Motor show tomorrow (Sunday 3 March)
    Will also be selling tickets for the movie night on thursday 7 March.

    If you are local, come along and say g'day.
  17. micknmeld

    micknmeld Always in trouble

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    70
    Location:
    Mid North Coast NSW Australia
    The NX650's are Close to being ready. Actually they have been ready for a while but Charlie and I have been telling the girls otherwise, thus allowing for plenty of shed time on the sauce! :evil:1drink
    Total spent on the 2 bikes including purchase. $1375.00. Just gotta get some rego sorted and we are good to go!
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  18. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,467
    Location:
    Vacy
    another Hillbillies bike, this one is Glennie's CB350:
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    Let me know if the pic doesn't work!
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  19. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    9,923
    Location:
    Yass, Australia

    Not happening, be interested to see it, had one way back in time, tough little bikes!!! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  20. PIC

    PIC What

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    176
    Location:
    Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia
    I am out, was all going well til the back no. Very pissed off.