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ACT ADV Riders Thread...Discover the ACT and surrounds

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Oz Nutter, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Such great looking little bikes

    Have you ventured down any gravel roads? If so, does it cope Ok?
  2. Trotski

    Trotski Been here awhile

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    Hi Hoots,
    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.
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  3. Bounty1

    Bounty1 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  4. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Did ya get to the utes in the paddock? They've been moved into town from Ootha
    Was there yesterday!:D
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  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    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.
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  6. Bounty1

    Bounty1 Been here awhile

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    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!
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  7. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    My favourite Klim jacket's big front zip has died terminally. Any suggestions on who locallyish can replace it properly?
  8. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    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.
  9. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    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.
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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    :ear

    I'm all ears too. Repairs are cheaper than replacement - usually.
  11. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    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.
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  12. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Out in the woods today...

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    Attached Files:

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  13. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    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?
  14. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Beware of a big surprise .....

    But that doesn't look like a picnic!
  15. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    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
  16. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    no picnic


    But like anything , with time it becomes


    ( normal ) ...

    mid 50,s

    now

    fitness is there

    strength/ endurance is there


    Recovery times have increased.....= pain !
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  17. Another beer please

    Another beer please n00b

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    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.
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  18. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    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
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  19. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Excellent, thanks for that
  20. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Might have to visit tomorrow. Got a mud map and/or address?
    :beer