Rescheduled Hill End trip 16th/17th Feb

Discussion in 'Australia' started by pvmoto, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Scotty4x4

    Scotty4x4 Been here awhile

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    i went with the heidenau scoutsa front and rear with heavy duty tubes fitted. went for a quick text up some local fire trails.. feel heaps better.

    it is heavy to corner on the road i found tho. i think that just because im use to the lighter tourances
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  2. pvmoto

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    Well should be able to give PeterGSA a hurry up this time.
    I assume he's coming! You coming to Hill End GSA???


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  3. Ockrocket

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    Heidenau have a squarer profile Scott, might be why the corner differently.

    I have Mitas E07 on the rear of the Wee and Mefo Explorer on the KLE, both roll over very easily on the tar and grip very well in the dirt.
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  4. Scotty4x4

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    I don't think it so much to do with the tread. More that the tyre and tubes weigh more than the standard tubes and tourances, so when I get moving the rolling mass is more on each wheel is heavier to take of the straight line. I will get use to it. Just surprised how much the difference is.
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  5. threadersmal

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    I could be in on this one need to take the new bike out for a ride

    If i do i would only get to Hill end later on Saturday as I work in the morning to midday

    Mal
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  6. pvmoto

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    Good work Mal. Hope to see you there.
    Is your new bike a 640 Adventure?


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  7. Ockrocket

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    When I said "roll over" I meant how easily the tyre leans in to a corner, not rolling resistance to get it moving, sorry I should have chosen my wording better.

    The squarer profile of the K60 means it will sit at right angles to the road more naturally and therefore takes more effort to get it to transition to leaning in a corner (I've heard riders commenting on how they feel different to corner with).

    Both the Mitas and the Mefo have a rounder profile and lean over very easily on corners.

    You should not feel any difference in getting a tubed tyre rolling from standstill compared to a tubeless if the tyre pressures are correct.
    It would take some very sophisticated equipment to detect the extra force required to overcome the added inert mass of the tube.

    The Heidenau K60 is highly regarded among Stommers and others among the bigger dual sport bike riders.

    They are really at the top of the tree for adventure touring, good choice Scott. :deal
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  8. Ockrocket

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    PV and others,

    I'm not going to manage coming along on this trip, other things are starting to take precedence.

    I will be watching this thread for developments and will look forward to a bevy of ride reports from everyone.
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  9. pvmoto

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    Sorry to hear that Ockrocket...


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  10. threadersmal

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    Yep it sure is, I am only a maybe at this stage as i have a 6 day ride coming up at the end of Feb into Vic

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  11. pvmoto

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    Oh we'll, it'll be good if you can make it. I wouldn't mind getting 640 ADV for the missus. She hasn't seen one in the flesh yet.


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  12. mendydrz

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    I spoke with the minister of war and finance and she approved of this ride, so ill be coming along
    I'm up for camping but no broke back moments!
    Has a set time for meeting at Mickey D's been established yet?
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  13. pvmoto

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    That cool. What bike will you riding?
    Id take one of those small travel padlocks for the fly on your tent to ward off any potentially forced broke back moments. I'm safely tucked away in a train carriage.
    I'm liking 7:30 for an 8 departure.


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    I'll be on my ktm 625
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    Hey guys FYI
    The Hill End ranch where we are staying has cabin accommodation. It's $44 a night and has a bunk bed in each room. That's $44 per room so if you get 2 to a room it's only $22.
    Camping is organised through NPWS and is $10 per person.
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  16. Not for Highway Use

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    What time are you all meeting at Zig Zag?
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    For anyone wishing to meet at ZigZag; meet at 9am for a 9:30 departure.
    Hope to see you there highway.


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  18. live4daride

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    Zig Zag is where i will be joining. I'll be on a blue DR.
    Looking forward to meeting you all.
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  19. Not for Highway Use

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    I'll be there if I can wrangle kids sport in Orange. I plan on camping in one of the grounds up there. Not too sure if I go tent, swag or bivvy.
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    I've been reading a bit about liability in organising rides so...
    The list of people that just happen to be riding on the same day, at the same time, to the same place and via the same route (spooky coincidence) are;
    Me (pvmoto)
    Beelizzy
    Rodo (not on here)
    Scotty4x4
    MendyDRZ
    Live4daride
    PeterGSA
    Not for highway use (maybe)
    Threadersmal (maybe)


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