Shoo Roos

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  1. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    I got a mate who just electrified 8000 acres to try and stop the dogs eating his sheep and the roos eating all the feed. In a few weeks time he is having a Roo drive, there will be 10 of us on bikes and a chopper driving them to one end of the paddocks. As soon as there out flick the switch and don't piss on the fence. :yikes
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  2. greendude

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    but smart enough to get away from you:D
    i think its natural for them to see open ground as safe which it was until motor vechles and rifles came about.
    i was told that about 14 years ago and so far for me its rung true.
    i still watch both sides of the road so i dont trust it completly but just sharing someone elses theory
    when i was at his property last time i was driving through herds of 60to100 greys just to get to his house, something he did every day
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  3. eRRmmm

    eRRmmm Been here awhile

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    heh heh... yeah :D
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  4. eRRmmm

    eRRmmm Been here awhile

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    Take the KX... now that sounds like fun:clap

    Was reading a tractor forum earlier :huh, someones signature went something like this

    There are three types of men...
    Those that learn by reading,
    Those that learn by observing others,
    And those that must piss on the electric fence themselves.....
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  5. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    +1 for loud exhausts, I run shorty shotgun mufflers on both bikes,
    you see the creatures moving away before you get there,

    [​IMG]

    & I ride @ night a fair bit, always have, always will, more likely to hit domestic animals then wild stuff, [then once you hit them - well they're pissed off anyway! :lol3 ]

    Cheers
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  6. Edge

    Edge Been here awhile

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    riding behind phil would scare anyone:eek1 :lol3:lol3

    G'day phil
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  7. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    happy easter, Roland. :wave

    isn't Swan Is near Geelong ?
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  8. JohnG.

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    Nah,that suzi hasnt hit one yet at night & never had a drama by day during
    occassionally trips to see family rellies down south...before getting the Rav4.
    Although,I do remember a road test on it mentioning "pedestrian friendly bonnet" :huh
    Re:the bike,Come to thing of it,we rode up out your way & into NT & SA back in 2005
    Missus & too much shet on the back & never had a drama between 9 & 3,
    our riding day,then serious good stuff :freaky
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  9. outback jack

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  10. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    Maybe I should fit an exhaust brake to the dr. That should get them hopping.:) I have had the electronic version on work vehicles. Pretty sure the roos didn't give a flying marsupial poop.


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  11. lockyv7

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    I rode home from Orange to Caloundra in one hit about a week ago, sun was setting by about Moree by Goondiwindi it was dark from there to Caloundra in the dark and i didnt see one roo the whole trip, not a live one anyway. But i know they were there watching me.
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  12. XRman

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    Back in the 70's there was an exhaust valve tat was fitted to the second plug hole. You pulled the cable lever and it was supposed to give a 2 stroke bike engine braking. It really scared pedestrians!:eek1
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  13. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    If you buy a ShooRoo the best thing that one might say after using it for a while is "I haven't hit a 'roo since"

    That doesn't mean it works to ShooRoos, as that's probably impossible to know.

    Conversely, even if someone hit a 'roo with one installed, who's to say it hadn't worked once or twice in the past, when the rider didn't even see the animal?

    Bottom line is that evidence is thin on the ground and for a reason. I figure the only harm in them is to be too reliant on them, and ignore all other strategies, like avoiding dawn & dusk & night riding, moderating speed and scanning for shapes and silhouettes. Even then, the buggers know how to knock out a front wheel in a yoctosecond.

    Watch this short vid...see if you can see the blighter come out onto the road.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpcz1qcxYuA
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  14. JohnG.

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    Mostly commute 2-4am in the morning,never see a thing with loud 'cans barking
    take the car with shoo roos (prob blocked up) see wildlife everywhere
    On Holidays we travel between 8-3pm & see lots of roadkill but no live ones.usually.
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  15. omeoxlv

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    Did read a serious assessment of them which pointed out that the sound they generate was outside the roos hearing anyway. The electronic ones do work but they produce an additional normal range noise (from speakers in the unit mounted at front of vehicle) as well and I reckon thats what does it for them. Having watched them a lot while driving or riding along our road am pretty convinced that the beat of a single or twin works really well and less so for a multi. Believe they can locate the sound of a single or twin pretty well and move away but that the drone of a multi is less directional. It could also be that the beat is more meaningful to them as it is like an animal galloping.
    Also make this observation, and its about unseen 3rd party effects, we live on a ridge above the road and when my vastly better half leaves of a morning i watch her drive out, wave goodbye etc. We often have roos on the place and as she starts to drive down they react and frequently head across the road into the bush. The point is that a vehicle coming past at the same time could well hit one and from that drivers viewpoint, "the bloody thing jumped right in front of me"
    So, +2 for loud pipes
    cheers Graeme
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  16. PeterW

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    Since I collected a Roo with my twin a couple of weeks ago

    BULLSHIT !

    DL650 1, Roo 0.

    Pete
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  17. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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    From time to time you read or hear about the unlucky rider who happens to find a roo in his path, a few times it turns to tragedy.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/motorcyclist-killed-after-crashing-into-kangaroo-20130208-2e2cs.html

    I remember once talking to a guy who had a couple of tiny plastic cones attached to his front fender which supposedly generated a high pitch noise when the bike is moving.

    Does any of you guys know whether they work or not and where they can be purchased?
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  18. ECKS-Man

    ECKS-Man Been here awhile

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    No they don't work. About the only thing you can do with roos is avoid them. Choose your riding times and locations - and speed. Even the Shu-Roo things don't work 100% of the time. It is one thing to scare a roo off the road, but it usually isn't the ones ON the road that you'll hit. The danger is when they come on to the road from the side. The only way to avoid those buggers is to be travelling slowly enough to brake.

    Just my experience.
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  19. DR-DRZ

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    And mine as well.
    I have had roo's jump straight into the side of the truck and go under the wheels.
    Closer the trees to edge of the road, slower I go on the bike and in the car.
    Blowing a horn is not always a good idea either as it scares/disorients them and they can go in any direction, sometimes straight into you.
    Better to drop your lights and navigate around them.
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  20. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    I agree, or have a set of metal panniers and kill the suckers. Mind you that was unintentional on my part, they did the normal thing and came at me from 90 degrees at a fast pace, I had time to select the small one before he T-boned me.

    I was doing 100kmh and tankslapped for a while, when I gained control(staying upright and no oncoming cars) I saw him still rolling down the centre line.

    Nothing can stop a roo, they are too dumb to know