Vinduro

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Beet, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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    Arrrrrgh, I really really really do have to get some quality garage time on the '85 XT 600 that's been on my bike bench for 18 months!
    This all looks like a huge amount of fun.
    Cheers
    Brian
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  2. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    I believe it's human nature to only remember the good and block out the bad. Since I have got another enduro bike it's given me a new lease on riding life and I'm loving it. I have been thinking about vinduro for a while but know in the back of my mind that jumping on a 25hp fat, under sprung bike with no brakes may change that. But I'm going to set my sights low and just go out have a bash and have some fun. My biggest issue is time, another bike to ride and maintain will mean others will suffer.
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  3. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Do you get to play in stuff like this ???
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    Or this ????????????????
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    Or this ??????????????????????????
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    Always walk ém before ya talk ém !!!
    Cheers
    Baza
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  4. Gazman

    Gazman Zen equals camping

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    Done a couple of the vic vinduros on my old kdx.
    The lighter the bike the better

    A lot of these courses are quite challenging especially when your pver 50 and out of practise IMG_0871.JPG
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  5. ozcruiser

    ozcruiser Adventurer

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    They look interesting I may have to put my 1981 KTM 495 back on the work bench.
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  6. trokel

    trokel Vinduro - Old dirtbikes are more fun

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    Got back yesterday from VTR's end of year Vinduro at Braidwood and had a ball, even managed a Gold achievement award for completing a total of 10 laps on the XR600 & IT250 spread over the 2 single trail loops that were roughly 12kms each. Also picked up a great Honda Jersey in the Saturday night prize draw where there was a heap of great prizes given away. The big thing to remember about these events are that they are non-competitive and all about having fun so it doesn't matter what sort of old bike you ride or how many laps you do. There was a huge diversity of bikes on the weekend that included some of the best KTM and Husky enduro bikes from the 80's, numerous XR's, PE's, IT's, KDX's as well as DT175's, TS185's, early 2 valve xt's / TT's and even a Hodaka 125 Combat wombat.

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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^ Those last two Huskies (1985/86?) - 400 and 250... look absolutely immaculate. :clap
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  8. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Zoom in there's a 500 also
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  9. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Yep... :nod

    look's like it's a motocross version (CR)... but with a headlight (could be a US XC model I suppose... they were popular in the western states for desert/cross country racing etc.)
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  10. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    Awesome stuff mate
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  11. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Got the list - lookout next year !
    Cheers
    Baza
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  12. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Working on it .
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  13. trokel

    trokel Vinduro - Old dirtbikes are more fun

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  14. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    What are those kayaks you have there OFB...?..till got my vintage Cleaver ..pre '85... Got rid of the hornet and birds nests out of it..a bit of gaffer tape here and there.. DSCN0302.JPG gunna see if it still floats when the lake warms up a bit.
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  15. ozadvntr

    ozadvntr Planning that trip, again

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    Looking at a few more events in QLD again next year and maybe even one more this year. It's just not hot enough yet.
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  16. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Yes Graham , I have 2 sea Kayaks , a Mirage 580 (mine) and a Prijon Millennium (Wife). I love getting out and exploring our great out doors and the Kayaks allow my wife and I to do that together where my wife is capable (still water) , I am a reasonably strong paddler and a very experienced Waterman . I have been floating around our oceans and lakes since before I started Primary school . Firstly on Surf boards and then in Boats and about the last 12 years Sea Kayaks .
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    I was right into the Sea Kayaking until I bought my first Adv bike , now the Sea Kayak only comes out a couple of times a year , mainly when it is too bloody hot to ride .
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  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Bloody old salty buggers !
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    Does this qualify for water sports ? 1989 6x6 Argo
    Cheers
    Baza
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  18. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    I had a North Sea Tourer...had a funny tennis ball size Knob on the front..no rudder. That Cleaver in my pic was built by the owner of Australis Canoes back before he went into the plastic injection moulding My bro still has the timber Struer Lancer.

    Next time Coongie Lakes fill up mate..take the tourers and have a paddle around there..beautifull..

    Culyamurra Waterhole Cooper Ck...20 odd km paddle up to the Innaminkja Choke and back. 100_3937 (Large).JPG

    On the way to Coongie Lakes ..motor bike content..:-)
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    Coongie Lakes
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    Back on topic..
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  19. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Is that the Yass R. Baza..?
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  20. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    That's in the Boorowa river @ Press Martin's old place up the Kenyu rd - about 30km north of Boorowa
    Cheers
    Baza
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