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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Oz Nutter, Sep 25, 2010.
Such great looking little bikes
Have you ventured down any gravel roads? If so, does it cope Ok?
living on Jerangle rd, so yeah lots of gravel, my favorite run to Cooma is up Peak View Rd via Numeralla and home via Shannon's Flat and Billilingra rd, it handles surprisingly (or not so surprisingly) well on Gravel/Dirt, even with the OEM tyres (which I am trying to wear out) , a couple of small mods for my comfort, with flat bars, a custom rack , panniers, and a cheapy Megaphone for a bit of noise, brings a smile on every ride.
I would say though if I was buying it now, I would go for the 500 just for a bit more top end when forced to travel on Highways as its top speed is 95km/h (110 downhill with a tail wind) mind you I am a fair size at about 100kg in Riding gear too.. I always thought that the goto Himalayan bike would do the job around here, and beside I like the look of it.
Hi all and for information only, I have just returned from a quick blast out to Cameron Corner in the Subaru, lots of people on the move around north, central and western NSW., Lots of vans and attendant FWD's on the dirt roads, some less sensible than others, we had a fright with FWD coming over a dune at speed and closer to the middle of the road. Most of the country establishments i.e. pubs, restaurants appear to be doing a roaring trade. Plenty of standing water about including some puddles on the side of the road to CC, very wet around Condobolin with standing water on the side of the roads. Broken Hill to Tib is now sealed all the way and there seems to be more tar on the Menindee -Pooncarie rd than I rememberFWIIW.
Did ya get to the utes in the paddock? They've been moved into town from Ootha
Was there yesterday!
Drove through Namadgi yesterday, the bush is mainly toast and the dirt section is potholed and rough at the moment, and the tar at the ACT end isn't too smooth either. No wildlife to speak of. FYI.
Yep saw them, liked the Bundy one, camped at riverside/riverwiew on Wed night, nice campsite and very clean facilities, glad of the mosquito coils though!
My favourite Klim jacket's big front zip has died terminally. Any suggestions on who locallyish can replace it properly?
Joe's Boots, Kingston used to be able to handle that sort of thing, Steve.
It's a few years since I've used him though.
Mate who lived around the corner from them asked about a new zip in his DriRider a few months ago and they said no. Seems to prefer to stick to boots now it, and still do a good job on those if my last visit a few months ago is representative.
I'm all ears too. Repairs are cheaper than replacement - usually.
My wife has been very happy with repairs done to clothes, harnesses and dog coats by a cheery Asian fellow in the Tuggeranong Hyperdome - now South Point.
His shop is on the lower level opposite Millers and is called First Choice Dry Cleaners, ph 6293 1266.
Out in the woods today...
Anyone know of anywhere in the ACT doing 3D printing? Finally started on rebuiding the 1988 ZX10 & the plastic hinge for the tool box lid in the rear ducktail is broken. It's a strip of plastic about 200mm long & 40mm wide with a crease in it to act as the hinge point. Any ideas, if not ACT Sydney etc?
Beware of a big surprise .....
But that doesn't look like a picnic!
Marty Wright at Wrigt MC in Yass does it
He designed and printed indicator mounts / brackets for my Beta - look better than anything commercially available
But like anything , with time it becomes
( normal ) ...
fitness is there
strength/ endurance is there
Recovery times have increased.....= pain !
I've used the Manuka Cobbler, Wollongong St in Fyshwick (I think) for a couple of boots zips and re-sole. I reckon that he may do jackets too.
Little Chinese lady in the repair shop next to Manuka shopping centre put a new zip in my FirstGear jacket
Good job - very cheap from memory
Excellent, thanks for that
Might have to visit tomorrow. Got a mud map and/or address?