cairns greater region riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by soul_adventurer, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. macdoc

    macdoc Canuck in Cairns

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    Eamonn spending a few weeks in Canada ....quid pro quo for taking care of my KLR. Lovely time of year and he's got a new ride 2010 Vstrom 650 with only 15k km on it. Free helmet and some new gear from another rider.


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    Heading here

    Pennsylvania roads - we would start in Coudersport and perhaps stay there

    http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/480/Pennsylvania/PA-Route-44.html#sthash.qJCuBKyE.dpbs

    this is ranked #1 but mainly for scenery …144 is superior for riding
    http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/4...hway---Route-6-(PA).html#sthash.3UkVkZK4.dpbs

    have not done this ride but looks good
    http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/801/Pennsylvania/Heck-of-a-Route.html#sthash.foB8MYkF.dpbs

    https://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcycle-roads/united-states/routes/pennsylvania

    There are maps and descriptions for each state and province.

    others
    http://www.sundaymorningrides.com/road/states/PA/
  2. Tau Anvil

    Tau Anvil African by trade

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    Hi inmates

    I will be visiting Carins and surrounds 2-13 September. Business trip with a bit of travel.
    I will be traveling inland to the farming areas of Tully, Dimbulah and Mareeba, maybe a bit south.

    I will need to rent a car or bike.
    Anybody in the area that might want to meet up for a beer let me know.

    Thank you
  3. Gazmysta

    Gazmysta Traveller

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    After you visit Carins you might want to check out Cairns (sorry couldn't resist). I used to live there for many years but am now 4 hrs further south. Some great trails and tracks in the area. I would recommend hiring an adventure bike or even a roadie and check out the Atherton Tablelands and surrounding areas and ranges. Sensational roads tailor-made for bikes. You have to do the Palmerston and Gillies Highways.
  4. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    Will get back to you as the company I work for part time as a riding instructor, Stay Upright Rider Training, has just invested in a fleet of KTMs. 2 x 500EXE F, 2 x 690's and 2 x 790 adventure R's. The plan is to run guided adventure tours of FNQ from next year excluding Cape York tip as everyone's doing that and we want to do something a little different and show off North Queensland itself in style. We are open to the possibility of dry hiring the bike too but have to look further in to demand, pricing and insurances etc. What sort of budget were you looking at per day and how many days would you like to hire for ? PM sent.

    Here's the fleet pictured with Warwick Shuberg - founder of Stay Upright.

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  5. Tau Anvil

    Tau Anvil African by trade

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    I have a couple of days not sure if I will be "busy with work" or free so will definately visit some of these areas if time allows. I am visiting friends in Dimbulah area on a farm for a weekend.
  6. Tau Anvil

    Tau Anvil African by trade

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    PM replied, thank you for the help!!!!
  7. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Anyone know where I might be able to buy some thinnish or medium wall thickness tubing about 19mm O.D. (+/- 0.5mm) in Cairns? Have some gear to bend tubing but can't find a supplier, want to build some luggage racks.

    Mick
  8. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    While I cant point you exactly try any of the Hydraulics workshops like Enzed for hydraulic tubing. I've made a few racks over the years using 15mm tube. Worked well. Would suggest that 19mm might be a bit of overkill & may be hard to achieve bend radius without the tube kinking. Weather is still catctus down here, after 3 weeks up there Might even come up & bend them:D.
    I wish
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  9. Kenno

    Kenno Long timer

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    I used to get my chromoly tubing from Rolph at Aeroglen aviation, he has the tig filler rods as well, I use it to repair my frames but I think it's the best for luggage too as I keep breaking my thin walled normal steel ones.