Honda Broadford Bike Bonanza 2012

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  1. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Did anyone else get to the Honda Broadford Bike Bonanza (2012)?:ear

    Absolute fantastic time!
    Lots of riding.
    Lots of photos.
    Lots of videos.
    Lots of laughs.
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    more motorcycles and motorcyclists than you could poke ten sticks at!:clap



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    I went with my wife and 15y.o. son. The RD (it is the blue one in the first video - an air cooled 250) was loaded onto the trailer and we travelled with a few couples from here. Met up with several others, including a couple that came from WA, with the green frame and the square case supersports.

    Only downer - if you are riding you don't get to view much else other than your own 'event'.


    I only saw one ADV bike - the XTZ1200 with Ural sidecar. Can't think who owns it. It was gone before I got back with a note to say where I was camped.

    If you were, and have videos or photos, stick em up, PLEASE!!!:clap
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  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Yes, Dave, it was. Just couldn't recall, nor could I find it by searching through. Too much stuff here.

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    Replica RCB1000 using a CB900 as the donor engine.
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  4. tripodtiger

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    Enough to make one :drif
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  5. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Some of the riding. Most of these photos were taken by my wife and son. I was busy riding.

    This'd be me, on the RD, trying to close the gap to Mick, on his twin cam 750/4. Note the 'adventure' helmet. Damn thing meant I couldn't get down on the tank whilst still seeing where I wanted to go.
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    This bloke and I went lap after lap after lap. He'd get by me on the straights and then I'd work to get infront of him before the main straight.

    Then I noticed he had a prosthetic on his left hand...
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    I've got quite a few photos of he & I. I'd love to know who he is so I could send them on. Anyone know him?

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    There were sidecars:clap:clap:clap
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  6. tripodtiger

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    'Indian' was the featured marque at the road race circuit.

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    There was the speedway, on Saturday afternoon. Photos were a bit hard to get - slow lens, low light and ham fists don't help.

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    Alright, it's mainly a problem with ham fists, isn't it.:lol3
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    That Irving Vincent is just..:raabia..........words fail me.
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    Good lord! Left hand throttles!!!! :eek1

    That would be fun. :huh
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  9. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Looks like it's just you & I, Dave.

    Another video, from the helmet cam this time. Don't know what happened to the audi track, all the others worked ok.

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    I was speaking with a bloke, on Sunday morning on the dummy grid. He was riding an XS850 at that time but had had his H2 500 out on Saturday. He and I had 'done a few lines together' during one session. He reckons he was asking himself 'wtf do I have to do to get rid of this bloke?' Yes, I was having fun, proving that a TLS front / SLS rear can still work satisfactorily.:lol3

    You can see a bit of what I'm on about in this video.
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  10. BergDonk

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    Guess I'll have to try harder next year to be there :1drink

    Lots of interesting stuff, and a great writeup again Ray, thanks for the effort to post :clap Keep em coming.

    Steve
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    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    G'day Donks.
    this isn't a write up, just a pictorial.
    The write up is for the classic club. A story does a lot better when you 'know' the characters. I mean, I can put shit on Dobbo all day. For that matter, everyone can put shit on Dobbo all day. He's got broad shoulders. Either that or he can't actually read.
    As for Gra' don't get me started.

    And yes, do make it if you can. Fantastic fun.

    it's so much fun that my missus intimated that I should get a historic type race bike. Used only on Sundays sort of thing.:clap

    And she may ride the RD next year??!!


    I'd like to see pics and vids from others that were there. But maybe it was just me?
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    Incidentally, what's with the 'racing', I thought it was demostration event? :deal
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    :poser

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    Maybe it's a demonstration to each other?
    In fact, this video three brothers from here are demonstrating their riding skills to me. And I to they.
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    MARRY THAT WOMAN!!!!

    Wait...you already did...smart move Ray. :thumb
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    I did the same thing there, once from memory. :eek1

    There is also the one where I go off the track at the start of the straight - it's on one of the videos - squeeze almost between the bike I was passing and the grass. Well, if Valentino can do it!:lol3

    I just noticed the leathers on the Bultaco rider are new. Maybe he had to replace the previous set?
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  17. tripodtiger

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    Yamaha RD250 v Ducati 600TL

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    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Last couple of videos from my helmet cam.

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    Rear facing this time.

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    I've started on my RD400 rebuild. It's pulled apart. Sitting in plastic boxes, fo the most part.
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    Top photos, top equipment , great location....

    I could not make it this year but last year was a real "eye opener" for me.

    Good stuff.
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