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Discussion in 'Australia' started by BigM, Apr 17, 2007.
If anyones been over there please chime in with any trail suggestions etc.
Could possibly make it a regular thing.
Summer rides are scarce.
Do a Recon this Summer, it's mostly easy stuff but so what!
I've got a mate just west of Parndana with 140 acres, might see what he has to say.
Also Pt Lincoln via the Ferry is on my list this Jan/Mar sometime too.
Bull600 has posted a gps track of a trip he did there a while ago. From memory, the link to it is in his sig. There's a RR too somewhere.
I seem to remember reading about a KI trip on here, probably that one.
Sounds like the go
I have a few vids up from the Flinders ride now if anyone wants a bopeep
Just a quick update for those interested in the Erzberg suspension thing...........
I measured up the oil level in the forks the other day .90mm from top :eek1
Book says 120mm to 150mm .advice was all WP forks run best at about 120/125mm
I set the level at 120mm from top
rear spring is a fairly heavy spring and was set at 30mm race........reset to 70mm race
Just came back from a quick spin around the neighbourhood .(and on a SE 950 it is a quick spin)..
finally it feels like a dirt bike ..............the front actually has some drop under brakes and I can get some weight on the front wheel........could probably manage a stoppie if I tried..........
I can also get both tippy toes on the ground whislt standing.....read ...mount the bike easier.
when I first bought the bike it was downright dangerous..........the forks were too high in the tripples and everything was too firm...............it was a shocker...........
anyway it feels a lot lot better just after a quick spin around the block ............and yes i might go and rip those baffles out today as well.
also for those interested in how the wrist is healing .....went and got a heap of xrays and CT scan the other day .....
looks like the liagament on the top side of the thumb is not attached and causing hyperextension of the thumb and little strength when gripping things .......booked in Jan for an op to tighten things up.......
Just came back from K.I. this arvo, spent the last 6 days over there with the Mrs, we didnt take the KTM but we caught plenty of fish & caught lots of Marron & Yabbies too..
Great place, spent 3 days at Vivonne Bay & 3 at Island Beach in a rented beach house.
We did the Quad Bike tour at Vivonne Bay, if anyone tries it make sure you upgrade to the Honda TRX250 which goes pretty well, heaps of fun too.
Some of the National Parks have 4WD tracks that would be suited to ADV bikes, I was told there are quite a few throughout the Vivonne Bay NP. I'm sure there would be heaps more elsewhere.
Cool, did you get the fish off the beach?, I was thinking I might even take a rod and try and catch dinner, could just pull up on the beach and camp maybe, sit back, chuck a line in, have a few beers, have been plotting a course around the island and seen all those lines through the parks and that but I guess you don't really know whats what until you get there and have a look.
Yes off the beach at Vivonne Bay, some great gutters in very close to shore & easy casting distance, the jetty is good too (however the River is full of under size bream).
Did very well at Western River Cove, bream, salmon trout & big yellow fin mullet, the Cove is set up very well for camping with toilets, big shade shelter/pergola & rain water tanks.
Have fun on KI, it's a top spot
A Ride Report I did on a trip there a few summers ago is here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649131
If you're after a gps log of the trip, just flick me a PM
thanks all for the advice - have dropped in to see Snowy and am dropping the DR off on Thursday.
Now to work out how to get this pig of a thing in and out of the trailer without dropping it :)
Do you have a bit more accurate date within february?
I really want to go, but I have to organize it at work ASAP because they only let 1 person at a time to be on holidays :huh.
It will be my third time on KI, but you just can`t get enough of the place.
again for those interested
I have been thinking about why the front was so firm, the forks were serviced by a larger motorcycle dealer here in Adelaide back in Jan 2011 and I think they may not have relocated one or both of the internal compression damper rods hence the extremely firm front end combined with the high fork oil level. The compression damper rods need to be seated properly otherwise you lose adjustment and I think greatly increased compression dampening as well, this is on the WP forks.
it now feels like a dirtbike !
There was some hoon with a late model Tenere with a loud exhaust riding around Gawler East last night. Anyone have any idea who the hoon is??
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Better report it to the boys in blue...bloody hoons
ann beadell h/way next year?april-july???back via???
You can pick a date if you want.
You should have let me know mate, I was out that way last night too. Took mine for a run out to Concordia to check out the new Hoey suspension mods......very nice!
Of those going to KI in Feb, let me know if you need Entertainment Book vouchers (25% off).