Green Triangle Region riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by XRman, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Oz Nutter

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    Merry christmas to all and a happy new year :D .[/QUOTE]

    have a good one no matter what,where or with whom......:clap:clap:lol3
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  3. XRman

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    XRman, it's Glenn A from the Mount here. I've finally accepted that I'm getting too old for flapping off the back of a KTM during enduro racing so I've just added a DR 650 to the shed do a bit of trail riding and adventure riding. If you are coming through the Mount on Thursday I'd be keen for a ride and / or catch up at the Cougar's for an ale.[/QUOTE]


    A voice from Christmas' past! How are you doing Glenn? I hope you don't try and ride the DR like you did the KTM or you will end up with titanium in your long bones too! Are you GPS literate yet or do you need red arrows still to find your way?

    I want to get an early start on Thursday and aim at being in the Mount about midday. So I will phone Scotty to give an ETA. I have Googled how to find the Cougar's lair.
    After I have done my shopping at Taylor Marine, I was planning to go the pretty way home on secondary roads. You are welcome to tag along.

    Merry X-mas all.
  4. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    I know I did....lunch with my ever growing extended family......my lovely new daughter-in-law put on a great spread.....together with the bring-a-plate arrangement........cheers Cass xxx

    Good to see a few newbies coming into the 'triangle' and at least one other DR owner/rider :evil so looking forward to getting a good group together in the near future for a good ride......
  5. XRman

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    Good to see a few newbies coming into the 'triangle' and at least one other DR owner/rider :evil so looking forward to getting a good group together in the near future for a good ride......[/QUOTE]

    A good group of DR riders or just a good group? Seriously though it looks as if our predominantly Yellow group is being tinted towards a light pumpkin hue with two more KTM riders! There goes the neighbourhood.

    When I owned KTMs the first thig I packed in my repair kit was my sneakers.:lol3 Then a spare ignition system just in case it was only the ignition gone again. With advancing technology these days KTM owners can use the Sat phone to call for a digital diagnostic test via the web or a taxi to bring them spare filters for the EFI.

    I am only jealous because my wife has gained wisdom with age. When she was younger she didn't know what colour plastic went with which bike. Perhaps if I could get yellow panels for a KTM !!!:clap
  6. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    There's only a handful on here, XR, old enough to remember the KTooMs in their less than reliable era........has the added pressure of selling the sexy looking WR-F been added or do you need more shed space to open XR's DR-Z tuning works????
  7. James Cook

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    I was reading XRMans post on going up steep hills; I will freely admit that I am one of the 90% of riders who can't
    use 50% of the modern bikes capability.


    My approach is
    Speed is your enemy--- Gear the bike down and pick your way up hills.
    Fear is your friend.----If your speedo says 50k/hr not only is the bike travelling that speed, so is your body. When flesh contacts ground we all know the results.GO BACK.

    If there is interest in going to the Pyrennes refining the art of hill climbing, I am in.
    Ever just for a ride.
  8. The Cougar

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  9. XRman

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  10. The Cougar

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  11. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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  12. XRman

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    I tested my Portland to Mt Burr route today and it is a two day ride for sure. I left at 9-30 and got home at 5 -30. I cut the ride short at Mt Gambier.

    I did some shopping fo yacht bits at Taylor Marine and then enjoyed a cleansing ale with The Cougar at the Comptom Country club.

    I headed due South and skirted Pt. MacDonnell and headed back home via Nelson and the Glenelg river roads.
    I called in at Ewans Ponds in case Amber was scuba diving there (nope).

    So far the GPS mapping program worked OK. A couple of times I wanted to used gated road reserves, but I managed to find alternate routes on the GPS.

    It was a fun way to ride. I might even have a crack at doing a RR.

    Kangaroos and black wallabies all day! Snakes and Lizards! Dopey emus, one cow and two sheep. A miss is as good as a mile.

    One off at Killara when I tried to avoid deep sand and th efront washed out.
  13. The Cougar

    The Cougar Barry Dawson's Twin

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    Good to see you home safe and well XR and thanks for the stickers. PM sent re V Strom and as DR Trev says, speak with ItsGotToBeYellow as he certainly does not shirk the hard stuff on his Strom with his good bride on the back:loco
  14. GagsD2

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  15. XRman

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    I had a go at doing a ride report. I stuffed up my photos by holding my phone vertically for a few shots. I uploaded them to photbucket, but when I rotate them in photobucket and then transferred them to the RR, they did not rotate.

    Oh smart ones; what is your wisdom?

    I found a rotate control on the phone, but I am having touble uploading to PB at the moment to see if it worked.
  16. Oz Nutter

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    stuck my head out for this one....
  17. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    No idea but I did see lots of spaces where photos should be.... :huh

    I saw that...good job.....now I just have to work on the finances to do some needed bike maintenance, tyres, and spending $$$
  18. XRman

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    I had to redo the photos once I found out where the rotation and save commands were hidden. You must have checked it out while I was busy editing it Gags. I think it looks better now I have put the photos back.

    I found that having the pink line as a guide enabled me to use alternate tracks and still keep going in the general direction that I intended, and a lot less doing circles trying to work out where to go.
  19. GagsD2

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    I haven't used the pink line.....or off road mode on Zumo 550......as I haven't really got into the route planning side of things too much on it........will have to have more of a play when I get a new bike mount after I fried the original one when it had a small crack in it and some rain got in
  20. Oz Nutter

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    I saw that...good job.....now I just have to work on the finances to do some needed bike maintenance, tyres, and spending $$$[/QUOTE]

    Yes, you are not alone there.....