SA Adv Riders

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

  1. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Lot depends on circumstances. When I came undone in the Flinders there were no doctors at Leigh Creek or Hawker so all ambo and RFDS to RAH were free.
  2. PBee

    PBee ?

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    I have full Ambo cover. A hangover from racing days, it was mandatory on all tracks & I've kept it up.
    I think it's only a hundred bucks a year.
  3. Fipsy

    Fipsy form. gonescratchin

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    I've been using the Enduristan Monsoon soft panniers for a few trips now and lovem.

    No buckles exposed on the outer surface to break during an off, water proof, nice open neck to get access to your contents, built in dividers(removable), and an excellent mount system that allows them to lift away from the bike during an off. The inner waterproof liner can be inverted for cleaning.

    Not affiliated.


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  4. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Labelled Extremist

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    Is Kipo short of a quid :scratch
  5. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    Sorry to hear that Kym.....that goes for Senfiddy as well.....I guess that makes three of us all bruised up.
    Managed to change over the front & rear tyres this morning & replaced the handle bars.
    Only thing was everytime I looked up, on came the dizzy spells....concussion I reckon....that's what the quack would say anyway.
    Heal up soon lads
  6. Croney

    Croney Been here awhile

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  7. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble ?

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    I did look at the Tetons but ended up going with the expedition dry line bags. The set up is pretty solid and on the recent trip up to Marree they proved to be 100% water tight and dust proof.

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  8. OzJuJu

    OzJuJu Team Barracuda

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    Hey Barney, what's you thoughts on the Tourance rubber?.. I'm thinking of going for knobbies but the stocky Tourances seem to be ok...
  9. Desert Hack

    Desert Hack git 'r done

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    Hey BarneyRubble,
    I'm new to this ADVRider but as you're from Adelaide, thought i might ask - do you or any fellow riders plan getting any further north in 2013, for example, a ride across the Simpson, west to east. Would be interested to hear or get any tips as to what forum i should follow this up on if this is not the right place. Thanks.
  10. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble ?

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    To be honest I don't mind them for my pace and the sort of riding I do. They are a little skittish in the corners on loose dirt roads like those in the flinders ranges but other than that ok for me. Also if I want to go for run though the hills I don't have change tyres.
  11. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble ?

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    Welcome to madhouse. At the moment I'm not planning on going any further north than the flinders for the "Flinders Classic" http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828795

    Lots of inmates in here have done the Simpson so there'd be plenty of info floating around just need to get acquainted with the search function on the forum.
    Cheers BR
  12. aussieotto

    aussieotto Been here awhile

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    60 Kms in intensive care ambo was around 1600 dollars 3 years ago. Covered by insurance. Asked for a chopper but they didn't have one...

    Peter


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  13. arborsmarty

    arborsmarty WFO

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    Hey PBee...that fire get anywhere near your place today? I was out for a quick ride this arvo and thought it might be near you.


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  14. PBee

    PBee ?

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    Nah...Humbug scrub about 10k away

    Cheers.
  15. emuooz

    emuooz Emu

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    Rescue helicopter is free of charge in this state don't know about other states provided it is ordered by police or ambo's so the old man said he was an ambo volunteer at Yankalilla for 20 years.
  16. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Mate, I'm so poor I have to pull off the dog to feed the cat!

    No seriously, you may know that The Doc and I went to Pooncarie / Top Hut. He was on his DRZ. Long story short, I had tyre issues and couldn't find a 17" tyre, most cockies would have had an 18" to get me out of trouble. So on the way home I thought about lacing an 18' rim on the DR, plus I've never got around to doing the suspension (and it's hopless stock) so I was looking at spending another $1,500 - $2,000 on it. Then I did some soul searching and decided if I spend that money on the DRZ and buy 28 lt tank (already got a 17), another back wheel and chain to easliy change the gearing, some Giant Loop luggage that's all I need plus 2 hours in the shed to turn the DRZ into an adventure bike. Doc's DRZ did everything my DR did, cruised all weekend at 100 - 110 kph plus he had a lot more fun than me in the tighter stuff. Also, I don't use the DR enough to justify the rego and insurance, it's only done 7,700 kms since Feb 2008. When I get really old and retire like DRTrev, and have the time to do really long trips I'll buy a 990 KTM, Beemer or similar.

    And the trailer well that's another story, I need a trailer for work so I've just ordered a new 8 X 5 and will make up some bike racks to go in it. The problem with bike trailers is they are great for bikes but nothing else.

    Cheers
  17. PBee

    PBee ?

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    :rofl:roflFongy thought you were havin a fire sale...
  18. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Thanks for the feedback on the Wolfman gear fellas. Can't wait to have the bike ready for some travels. Lucky me with a comfy seat too, whereas it looks like Kipo is going to do all of his adv riding on a plank of wood from now on.....:D
  19. PBee

    PBee ?

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    Birdsville May 6th 2013?
  20. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    Smoke blew across my parents property yesterday, they kept an eye out for any flying embers, luckily no spot fires, so all good..:clap