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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    Nope, virtually straight heading outa Yass up through Crookwell - Golspie - Oberon, no exploring out that way - just riding to make it up to 'Karuah' :freaky
    Cheers
    Baza
  2. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    He'll have a traveling workshop, and the premises in Fyshwick will be for those who want to drop-off or pick-up a bike the old-fashioned way.

    He'll also have a tyre fitting machine in his truck, so order your tyre and he'll fit that too.

    For those buying tyres from Corey, he's a good bloke, but his workshop will never see any of my motorcycles. You have been warned.
  3. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Know what ya mean, seen some of the 'experts' working back there, not good, parts only for me too!!! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  4. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Figured that was what you meant, but us young blokes don't always understand....
  5. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Went for a great spin down Drs Flat Rd this morning....

    what a great day for it. Realise just how sluggish I must have been on Tuesday morning, cos today everything just flowed beautifully, speed and smoothness both greatly enhanced :thumb

    @Hoots you'd be proud of me.... starting to trust in that front tyre and pushed the poor widdle KLR heaps more today.

    If you'd come along, you would have only had to wait for me for half as long this time :rofl

    Took three other riders with me, and for once I wasn't the slowest.. being at the front made me Mr Clean, too. Yay :D
  6. Redstrom

    Redstrom n00b

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    Also helps to leave a little room following so you can see the trail without a mouthful of dust, was a nice morning cruise:clap thanks Stu
    you were leading the ride . appropriate place is at the front:rofl
  7. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Ha, last time I went down there I was eating dirt heaps... except for the bit where I was waaay behind :rofl

    Leading or not, I'm happy to share the front. Not too many intersections on Drs Flat :)

    Glad you enjoyed the ride, but thank Hoots... he introduced me to the place YAY
  8. ADpete

    ADpete Been here awhile

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    Go via Goulburn, Oberon, Lithgow, Singleton and Dungog
  9. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Good news ...
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    It&#8217;s a nice run for the bigger bikes &#8211; quick and easy access, and a good mix of terrain &#8211; Nottingham and surrounds are fun also (access through Wee J) &#8211; can then complete loop with a run through 2-sticks &#8211; back to the start at Uriarra ...

    There's a cool Havafati vid of Nottingham at:
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  10. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Yeah did Nottingham Rd first week I owned the bike. Went from Brindabella Rd.

    Kinda nice, think I might go back again. Right now in fact. Keen? :huh


    Thanks for the vid. But the MUSIC oh my god! :lol3

    Music is better on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGLAMu6FbE&list=PL23DDF1AF87A8042A
    Not sure about that bloke in high vis gear though... clearly making it easy for the wildlife hehe
  11. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    So Hoots do you mean something like this?

    http://goo.gl/maps/XVj6p

    Looks like a fun circuit.....

    If you had more stamina than me you could add in Drs Flat instead of Mountain Creek / Sawyers Gully.

    Hell that sounds like a nice ride. Might need a lunch break....
  12. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Putty Rd????, similiar route to Fozzy & me, apart from Yass - Crookwell bit might catch up somewhere along the way :eek1
    Two white bikes;- Fozzy GS800 & me on 'White Beast' :clap
    Cheers
    Baza
  13. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    A bit of a long shot, but does any inmate know a business in Queanbeyan (likely Bayldon Rd) that has a disintegrator? ( It uses electricity and a carbon rod to vapourise metal, but it is very selective.)
    I have need of such a device currently, and again in the near future too.
  14. BurraBob

    BurraBob Monarch #87

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    Try Mick Rummery at AUSTECH Engineering.
    52 Bayldon rd.
    Great bloke and trials rider as well.
  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Ah, Bob, you are a bloody legend!

    My "little mate" at Neal Bates workshop was trying to remember who it was on Bayldon Rd, and you have solved the mystery.

    Well done, a Gold Star and a pat on the buttocks for you my lad.

    How's life down Mornington treating you?

    UPDATE : I spoke to Mick at AUSTEC and he reckons the metal disintegrator/spark eroder is old hat nowadays, slow and expensive, and he can fix the problem with a milling machine at reasonable cost, so that's where I'm at. I left the caliper with him, and get it back next week sometime (hopefully before I leave for Lake Gairdener). Thanks again Bob.
  16. Micl

    Micl Been here awhile

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    Was going to see if anyone wanted to ride tomorrow but looks like I'm making my daughters DRZ standard again :cry

    Was bought in NSW and need to change rego to ACT and looks like it needs to go over Dickson. Even though I can theoretically get roadworthy elsewhere it needs its identity check and people seem paranoid about passing in case the guys a Dickson then don't think it's right.

    Apparently it needs standard exhaust, led indicators flash a bit quick, needs standard number plate holder/taillight. I think I need to take all the custom rack supports off so I can get the standard exhaust on again. Needs the cutoff switch for the stand reinstalled... Has also been suggested I should take fairing and safari tank off. Hopefully no one notices the Athena stamp on the barrel :evil The debate now is do I make it completely standard so as to get it through easy or do I try and get it through with some of its mods... Either way long pointless day especially when I just have to put all the good bits on again the day after it is passed... Everyone seems to think no problem passing any other time once we have ACT rego. Everything is properly done and works as supposed to, I hate beurocracy.....

    Mic
  17. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Is it really necessary to put the OEM tank back on? What a pain in the arse if so.
  18. Micl

    Micl Been here awhile

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    Not sure.. My wife got the inspection done will get more info tonight. It's one of those things where making it stock means it goes through and may be quicker than having to go backwards and forwards multiple times if they are being retentive..
  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I got my old XT250 registered for my daughter in her name 6 months or so ago. Got the inspection done at a garage/workshop in Dickson near the RTA(?). Easy as, they just checked that the numbers matched and all the basic roadworthies worked. Not real fussy at all. The aftermarket blinkers and plastic headlight were fine, so too the Aldi bicycle speedo, as were the Honda forks and no front brake light switch. I didn't point it all out and ask, and they didn't notice. It never came off the back of the ute. Over to the RTA(?) with the paperwork and a few $ and done. The bike was unregistered, but had formerly been registered in my name in NSW, and I had the evidence, ie old rego paper.
  20. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Any of you fine gentlemen have a suggestion for a two hour-ish ride I can do, starting from north canberra, focussing on DIRT roads :)

    Need to get out for a ride, but also have to take family out tomorrow... :D
    Bit of scenery would be good.

    Thanks.