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

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

  1. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Over ratted slugs comment was a bit harsh they were canned when they came out though. I took one for a spin on a warm day in the city and did not like it. I'm sure its a great mile eater and probably a really good Canberra winter bike. It looks less weird with age the hyabusa thing has grown on us and it makes the K1 look a bit pretty.
  2. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    Hey Bazza something your not telling us?????? :lol3:lol3:lol3 :D

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  3. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    To me they have design cues from the bike in Akira, a fave anime of mine. Probably why I like the look.

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    Cheers
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  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    SSShhhh, not supposed to be moonlighting :deal
    In enough trouble with work, & it's to do with Long Service Leave :ear
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  5. wiz.au

    wiz.au Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I often describe it as a "Manga" styled bike. I moved from a K100RS to the K1 because the slightly changed ergonomics fitted me better (short an' fat). I also like the unusual look of it. And now it's a collectable classic, and appreciating. In 21 months mine will be 25yo with >120,000 km on it. :freaky So probably not a "prime" collectable, but still....
  6. Oz Nutter

    Oz Nutter Long timer

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    Fun for you, that's what matters eh!!
    Mine's got scratches from my riding,rebuilt steering damper,rebuilt starter,head stem bearings and suspension improvements next, its not for everyone, and its not as hot to ride as you think,need to find right hand glovebox cover/lid ( blew off at silly speeds between Wee Waa and Narabri) be due for vintage rego soon, cheaper $$, 166k on my odo,

    Do you know if 6 speed box from K1100 will fit??
    Or may have model wrong, but one of the later K models had a six speed i'm sure.

    Only seen 1 at wreckers ever, just bought K bike ABS diagnostic equipment on fleabay, although i've had no trouble with mine, having the right tech tools will help with early ABS systems as bike ages..
    Been getting heaps of comments from non riders (mostly chicks), re: Nice bike, so "old school" etc makes up for the fat slug comments.....
    If i had $$ i'd turbo/mod driveline and go racing on the salt......
  7. Benz-in-Oz

    Benz-in-Oz Been here awhile

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    I'll be in that Bazz
  8. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    It would be good to know an approx 2-hour dirt route between Jugiong and Yass – I might see if you’re home one day, and pop around to talk to you with a map – little roads like Cumbamurra and Coppabella would be good, but might be in the same category as Fish River Rd re’ closed public access ...<o:p></o:p>
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  9. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Gotta go down to Tumut for work [union meeting], on Monday, one of the workmates is coming with me on his CB250, should be a good education for him up through Nottingham Rd / come back via Bondo or Tummurrama :lol3
    He has been laying crap on my old beasts - so it's pay back time, wouldn't take his ST700? Honda [one of those fully kitted roadies], :puke1
    Cheers
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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I was plodding along the Carlaminda dirt road from Numeralla to Cooma, and bumped into BergDonk in his ute. The places you meet folks, eh.

    We had a nice soiree for around 10 minutes, then continued on our respective ways.

    I can report that the Carlaminda dirt road, the Kybeyan dirt road (from Countegany) and the Steeple Flat dirt road are all in good nick, I passed the graders on Kybeyan. Stiil green and lush with full dams too, very scenic.

    The Monaro Highway still sucks, no surprises there.
  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    'Bumped', figuratively, not literally, fortunately.

    Good to chat for a few minutes,and see the XR alive. Hopefully the Adelaide trip went well.
  12. JD

    JD Been here awhile

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    And I was plodding (ok, more like struggling with a slipping clutch) up Jinglemoney FT today, and who should I bump into but Mr and Mrs Bergdonk out for a leisurely Sunday drive in the ute.
  13. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    And what's the rest of the story, there's more to this story - I sure :lol3
    Cheers
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  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Hoots will chime in soon for sure with the real story.

    In the meantime, with a couple of trees down, it took us 5.25 hrs to get to Braidwood for lunch. We left home at 10.00. Beautiful day to be out and about.
  15. Hoots

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    Not sure what possessed Steve to start chain-sawing at the southern end of the park ...<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    We could have used that saw on the northern exit to Gourock Range FT ...<o:p></o:p>
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    Five of us went that way to look at the route that Steve pointed out some months back &#8211; a long time ago I had mistaken one track for another and thought that the northern way out of Tally was closed &#8211; but no, you can get in and out that way (via Watsons Rd, thence Kings H&#8217;way) &#8211; but a chainsaw will be helpful ...<o:p></o:p>
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    We managed by stacking rocks up against a big trunk and half driving / half lifting the bikes over &#8211; not too bad going downhill, but a bit of a struggle uphill ...<o:p></o:p>
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    And the struggling after all that continued on my part &#8211; found it really difficult to get the new 690 up steep loose sections &#8211; I&#8217;m happy to blame 90% of this on buggered technique, but suspect that the remaining 10% may be something to do with trying to meter out 66hp when struggling to control the bars &#8211; which in turn may reflect less-than-optimal suspension set-up - I'll do some more practice here, then see what Steve thinks on a ride in the steep country down his way when his knee is recovered ... <o:p></o:p>
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    Anyway, the short story is that I dropped it a couple of times &#8211; the second of which resulted in a puncture to one of the new (and previously very beautiful) RallyRaid fuel tanks &#8211; I&#8217;ve since located some repair stuff for plastic fuel tanks, so the financial loss should be minimal &#8211; but from here on all photos will need to be from the left ...<o:p></o:p>
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    Having half-patched the hole an isolated that tank, I turned tail and limped home the easy way with a dribbling tank &#8211; the others continued and ran into Steve and Mrs Donk &#8211; I hope John directed them to the northern end of Gourock Range FT, as good to be able to enter and exit the park that way ...
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  16. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I had an axe and a drag chain with me, but no chainsaw yesterday. I cut a tree off Cowangerong near the Gum Creek turn and when we got to the tree down across Bombay, bailed, and looped back around.

    If I'd had the chainsaw with me, I likely would have cleared Bombay, but wouldn't have got up onto Gourock. SWMBO is keen for another trip, so maybe we'll take the real saw and tidy some of it up.

    She's also keen to get down to Bendoc and Errinundra for a look. Maybe an overnighter at the Bellbird Pub?
  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Sounds like a fun day, the building of land bridges & clearing doesn't though, been a few wind storms through there? :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  18. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I wondered whether there had been storms in there - may just be that they haven't had a chance to do the usual track maintenance.

    The last bit of Bombay FT is often roped off re' forestry operations in the area - perhaps they thought that nature had done the job for them ...
  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The weather was a bit wild last Thursday night, so I'd say that's when a fair bit came down.

    But it doesn't need a storm. On any number of quiet days here, a crash can echo off the hillside as a tree loses out to a gravity attack.
  20. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    What was your expected timing for this?