SA Adv Riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by BigM, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    His reputation precedes him.... :huh
    Bastard gave one of my drivers a hard time despite having the load cleared by three cops in Adelaide
  2. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Labelled Extremist

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    Thankyou very much for that.
  3. chewy52

    chewy52 Been here awhile

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    I forgot where i got last years map (the shed) with a coffee and pastie. good to hava look at a few different sections. The outfits were great in the dirt circuit section.
  4. PBee

    PBee ?

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    I'll be there around 10:30 so I can PM you my phone number if you wish & you can hook up will us.
  5. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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  6. TonyRDR

    TonyRDR Been here awhile

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    Good to see you both made it home safe Sundowner Ozbikedude . Welcome back to the real world guys. Life is not fair I snap my clutch cable in the middle of the dunes and Sundowner spends the night with two Japanese girls full of sake. :baldy.
    The fuel bladders worked really well these guys were flying, one had the bladder just strapped across the front of the head light and they appeared to have no issues with them. They were Ortlieb water bladders they just replaced the seal with a fuel resistant x seal. They are much cheaper then the MSR ones we have. So I will give them a try myself.
    The first part of the Simpson was very overgrown. It looked more like the CSR in places, have never seen it so green. Vegetation is taking hold even between the ruts and in places I could not see what was coming up. The QAA was a hoot as usual. After that I made bullet run to the Flinders down the Birdsville Track About a 50 or so water crossings and 200Ks of wet clay :eek1. I finally learned how to ride in it:muutt, Humanone was right you got to hit it at 60 80 Kph. Overnight at the Flinders Ranges and home after having a go at a couple of PAR's.

    Had a great time guys, looking forward to our next big ride:p3rry
  7. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Very nice Gasman, I had a passing thought about buying it myself when I saw it. I could afford the price but it was the cost of the divorce that would have broke me. :lol3 You must be married to a Saint.

    And Pops is gunna be pissed off that someone else has got one and not him.

    Enjoy it you lucky bastard!
  8. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Fantastic Gasman...:clap

    Hey, what did it go like??:ddog
  9. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    thanks Kipo

    yes divorce was an option................try running it past the missus when you still have your hand in a splint
    waiting until she has had a couple of days at a new job before you tell her about wanting this new bike, then another week before you tell her about the deposit that you paid before she started the new job...........and I didn't even end up buying that bike ........long long story the whole process from saying yes I will buy your Erzberg to ending up with this one took about 2 months .......let alone the roller coaster ride, fustration, excitement ect.

    Wots it go like ..................:lol3:lol3:lol3:D

    bear in mind it was my first ride since smashing up the wrist and the first ride with my new $180.00 gloves (still haven't told the missus about them yet .............just keep forgetting :evil)

    very very smooth power.........only really gave it a bit of stick the once ......and it was going to go to a new level.very very nice for a power freak like me.

    throttle off...............and fark me the engine braking ............I will be doing some research about that its very very strong engine braking.

    really to ride the thing "properly" you need very good throttle control........the rest of it doesn't really matter as I think most of the body input will come from throttle control, having said that its very stable

    it felt like I was riding a Ducatti around all afternoon .............that sound .mmmmmmmmmmmmm

    I just needed an incident free ride and also the wrist had a bit of pain especially with the cold

    it also the first time I have ridden an ADV bike not counting Con's 525 Kato

    but all my intuition and my heart was screaming at me to get this particular model of bike and this one has lots of extra fruit as well.

    (jetted and dynoed, Scotts steering damper and tripple clamp big tank.I did a deal for his side bags and tank bag as well)

    good to go I reckon :clap

    the gloves
    Dwainese 4 stroke glove

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj28IpJhKgU
  10. klx_dude

    klx_dude Been here awhile

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    Don't think I would be able to afford to fill that fuel tank :deal it's massive. Both bikes look sexy
  11. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    I think its about 28 to 30 litres

    came about 3/4 full.....I could have lowered the mortgage if I had known that :D
  12. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    HaHaha......like Ronald Biggs in a Lotus Cortina!!

    To quote a previous entry of mine on another forum

    "Spending some time on the world's best dirt bike was a real trip.
    Most intimidating thing I've ever ridden.
    Well over 100hp on dirt tyres and a wet road.
    Definitely commands respect with the throttle.
    Opened her up on some dry stretches and within milliseconds everything was blurry.....quickly back off to bring the front back down to terra firma."

    Pretty much sums up my experience.

    Would love to give it a bash in the dunes
  13. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude so little time

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    hey tony ya made it!was great to ride with you mate,had a ball ,AB here we come?
  14. ozbikedude

    ozbikedude so little time

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    Niiiiice bike gasman where you at?
  15. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    In that case, I can't wait for Flinders Ranges Classic VI - 2013...:lol3
  16. ggg

    ggg Adventurer

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    Going up flinders i have not taken the raod that runs around the back to martins well, you turn right at the R park station turn off, is it very scenic and worth a look?
    after M Well back i will be going back via the main dirt raod that come out close to willow springs on the bity.

    basiclly is it a good cruise?
  17. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    That's an awesome looking bike Adrian, what a beast, I'm planning a ride day in early Sept. will let you & Con know, would be good to see the 950SE & 640 in action..:thumb
  18. pops

    pops Long timer

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    Great bike you have there gasman.:1drink
  19. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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  20. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    HaHaHa.....or the balding tycoon's bimbo's on each arm! :lol3