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

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

  1. micknmeld

    micknmeld Always in trouble

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    Keeping the thread alive.

    Here is where I am at.

    My $200 NX650

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    That hurt like a bitch

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    $175 later and a heap of blood, (literally) sweat and tears. She is a goer.Although the high front guard had to go (it kept catching the speedo cable)

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    She has had a couple of shakedown rides now, my son and I took last years NX Scrapper and this years one out for a 120km ride and all that went wrong was that this years one blew a fork seal. (I suspected that would happen, considering how rusty the fork tubes were)

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    Between the 2 NX's they now owe me $1375.00!!

    Anyhow that is where we are at, Team Oldbulls Fundraising efforts are also well under way!
  2. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Looking great Mick!

    If anyone has any Video footage from last years Scrapheap can you please PM me

    We are trying to put a Promo video together

    Just found this one of the XR460/4 arriving at Scrapheap 2012

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    Ta Muchly

    Pezz :)
  3. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    For all the non believers. Pezz did actually get there without a ride on the trailer. Did it make it home?
  4. micknmeld

    micknmeld Always in trouble

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    Sure it made it there and probably might have made it back home, if he hadn't let TB and Pete have a go on it! Luckily the spark plug lead held, otherwise the spark plug would still be orbiting the earth, it came out with such force! :lol3
  5. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    The Team Inverell Guys are running a fund raising ride on the 8th February, looks to be a good days riding with about 350k's of local dirt to explore. Vince Strang and Ross Worgan will be leading the ride.

    There will be lucky door prize of $200 Tool kit. among some other funs bits.

    A few of us from Sydney are heading up, and OldDog is taking his might Triumph XC800 for a spin too :thumb

    Intended Route

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    More details here:

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  6. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    Pezz

    Close, Should read 9 Feb not 8 Feb.
    More info on Inverell Ride Thread

    Col
  7. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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  8. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Lookin forward to this, it's gonna be a great ride. I hear theres over 30 starters too!
  9. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    It seems like Graham Fullers DR250 meets all the criteria of a Scrapper :lol3

    Cheap enough to buy, missing quite a few (?) bits, A lot of new 2nd hand parts ordered since. :rofl

    Good Luck with it Graham :1drink

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    Rememeber to send in your Bike Photo's :deal
  10. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Bloody hell Pezz, when he said it was rough I never realised it was quite so.......well.......:eek1
  11. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    From PD Pilot

    Hi Guy's,
    I dont know if this will work, but here goes. I have found a bike lurking in the depths of my local TAFE and felt obliged to free it from these dark recesses. As you can imagine after a life in TAFE it is in need of some TLC. There will be some who disagree with this point, as you can see from the photos (if the link works). Most of it is there, just not in the right places and it needs a bucket load of fastners to put everything back on it. Fingers crossed I will see in Bourke.

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    If the links work you will see what I paid for it on the speedo and as far as I can tell it has never been registered.
  12. yellowchops

    yellowchops Hates Sand

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    It is looking better already!

    Will post new pix shortly.

    I am thinking purple paint job to match the theme colour?

    Jimmy, get ready!
  13. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    I reckon Purple will be perfect Graham, you and PD can be matching:D

    Has anyone checked out Col's ride on Google maps? This is gonna be bloody great with what looks like some good scenery and riding to be had.
  14. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Tools donated by Ross Worgan as a prize - thanks Ross. Handy
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  15. mallee

    mallee Adventurer

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    Hi, I am thinking about doing this at Easter and will be leaving Nowra Thursday or early Friday, looking to meet up with some others and ride up there.
    If I end up doing it solo I am thinking about going inland a bit to Condo then up to Cobar, Louth then to the Rally.

    Just thought I would put it out there and see what happens.

    Mallee
  16. ckjackson1

    ckjackson1 High Country Red Neck

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    Hey there Mallee,

    I have a crew leaving from Camden NSW with a support vehicle if you are interested - also anyone else who would like to join in send me a PM . Route will take us over the Blue Mountains / Katoomba dubbo etc then onto Bourke.
    Leave your email address in the PM and we can start the email trail...l...

    I may be walking with you as the 98 Tenere is proving a very large project!!!!!
  17. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Gents, I'm thinking of pulling up at Byrock Thursday night with Pezz and the support crew if yous are headin past drop in the beers always cold there :1drink
  18. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    The Boys of Team Inverell seem to have cornered the old Ag bike market in Northern NSW

    This little gem was built by Paul OBrien, a nice little CT125 which looks like it has just left the factory

    In true Scrapheap tradition this bike was built from no less than 5 donor bikes and was well . . .er under budget too

    Total investment, yes it is an investment, is $480!!!

    However, there has been an additional $800 spent on Doctors Bills, after Peter was bitten by a blue healer while picking up one of the bikes!!

    Great effort Paul and heal up soon !!!

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  19. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    A member of Team Inverell is in need of parts for his mightly 1968 model Kawasaki TR120.
    In particular he is after the following;
    Big end bearing
    Conrod
    Piston and Ring set.

    If you can help contact me or ring John on 048323823
  20. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Bloody KTM's:becca

    Methinks it's time to stop stuffing round and build a proper bike. If i can't get the KTM going by the weekend it's going out the back of the shed and I'll spend Saturday night doing a stocktake and start a new build.