ACT ADV Riders Thread...Discover the ACT and surrounds

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Oz Nutter, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Sounds like I missed out on a good ride, was thinking all morning that I should have went, :cry
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    might get out this week & check some tracks north of here :eek1
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    See what strife I can get into, I mean what can go wrong??, a bloke on his bike & miles of dirt roads, most of them I know but haven't been over for years :lol3
    Might be tomorrow I reckon!!!!!:ear
    Cheers
    Baza
  2. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Thanks Baza,
    Mountain Creek Rd. :nod
  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    :eek1

    Was it Roma that just averted the same thing during the Dakar? He had some warning - skid marks from the cars that preceeded him - and only just got away with it.

    Did you send the bill to the council?

    How long did it take to peel your jocks off?:(:
  4. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Nah, I never bothered with the council, as I figured it would just give them an excuse to close that access, and the bastards would only blame me for not riding to the conditions anyway. I couldn't be bothered with the bullshit for the cost of the repairs, I just wrote it off to experience.
    I didn't soil my undies, but I managed to remember a few rude words at the time. Then I had a nervous ride home with busted pannier mounts, hoping my pannier stayed put.
  5. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Bit different with the tree / knee episode though :cry
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    Cheers
    Baza
  6. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Definitely. That was a self-inflicted wound.:kurt

    I can give you lessons in that one if you like.:lol3

    The episode on Yamatree pissed me right orf, but for the effort of following it up I felt there was insufficient return to be gained.
    Having said that, it is a nice jaunt through that property. I have been through since, and no problems, I was unlucky on the day. The jerk who left the trench had dug it immediately round a bend, where the surface was obscured by a low mound.
    Oh well, off to buy some fork seals.
  7. peter650

    peter650 Been here awhile

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    Gday Stuser i have a KLR. Dunlop 606s will help heaps on dirt roads. I would go knobbies all around. Most my :eek1 moments came trying to wash off speed. Found out it was easy to add another 30ks to my straight line speed, but slowing down for corners was not so easy :lol3. Knobbie's will help heaps with braking, which will give you confidence to go faster between corners. After a while you find your corner speed will go up. I have come :norton now. I wanted to ride faster which i did. Worked out the ground is to hard & i am to old/soft. I am back to putting around the bush like a turtle.
  8. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Thanks, Pete. The braking thing makes sense and that sounds good. I am hoping for faster corner speed too cos that is where I suffer greatly....

    Yeah I have a couple of knobbies on the way.

    Going to try just putting one on the front at first to see how that affects handling... I have been "advised" that my current dual sport tyre gives better traction on the back on gravel roads.

    Got a Pirelli Scorpion Rally on the way... should be fun :)
    For the rear, I found a Mefo Stone Master... chunky as....
  9. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    The Stone Master is a good tyre if you plan on only riding dirt. They are rock hard and give nice vibes up ya jaxie. Used one three years ago on my little beema for a very long trip great on the dirt murda on the bitumen. The route your going is the best option. Knobbie front 50/50 rear :thumb
    Cheers
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  10. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Yah, gonna teach myself the basics of swapping tyres so I can play knobby dirt master once in a while and then back to the gentleman motorcyclist that I really am....

    I got Anakee 2s at the moment, not quite 50/50, more like 20/80.... great on the road but don;t give me shite loads of confidence off road (on the front anyway).

    Or maybe it's because I don't know how to ride yet...
  11. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Grab yourself some spare rims, chuck on what tyres you want, for what ever application, been doing it for years, :deal
    When you meet up with other ADV'ers, first thing you'll notice is; :ear
    - everyone walks around everyone else's bike :eek1
    - looking at what tyres have been diagnosed for the event at hand, :clap
    Bit like dogs when they meet up, hopefully no-one will piss on ya wheels :lol3
    Watch out for the 'grey bearded old bastards', cunning as shithouse rats but know their stuff [most of them!!! ] :freaky
    Cheers
    Baza
  12. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    The Anakee rear is surprisingly good on dirt, but shows it's limits on slippery wet stuff or sand/dust drifts.
    The front, well, I use one for road miles but prefer a knobby for unsealed surfaces, it means I can brake and steer with some confidence rather than puckering up inside my undies.:eek1
  13. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    Have fun whipping that Stone Master on and off like I said their hard, more of a desert tyre.
    My old set up was TKC80 on the from and Avon Distenzia on the rear.
    Still running the Avon rear but have swapped to the cheaper Kenda Big Block front. This is on both my 650 and 1150 no worries. As for riding skill, I still think I can't ride I just wing it on a ride by ride basis. :lol3
    Cheers
    Fati

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  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    What are you on about 'fati?, you're always in front of me, then again I can't ride for shit anyway :lol3
    Who was the bloke that water-skied across the Turon that time? :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  15. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    The way I figure it if I think I can that'll be the day it shows me I can't. Better to admit I can't at the start and learn on the way. :huh
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  16. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Only 10 responses to an invitation to talk about dirt bike tyres ...
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    ThatÂ’s got to be some sort of a record ...
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    Must be the hot weather ...

    :nod
  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Very philosophical statement there, obviously a very tried & true theory, :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  18. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Gotta do rego on 'Kenny' next Tuesday, everything is working but you watch - on the day he'll spit the dummy about something :deal
    Gunna have to do a top-end rebuild soon, checking camchain & runners, might freshen up the rings too!, as well as fix some leaky bits :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  19. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    Where are you taking him now that Shane has closed up shop? Mines due in Feb.
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  20. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Shane & Cassie have moved over near the Vet's Surgery on the main drag, on the left just before the top of the hill, :clap
    What's on your rally calender?? :deal
    Cheers
    Baza