Tori's Trails

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ToriMish, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Have you looked at these modern drones @B1 ... ?

    Footage is on another level now ...
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    There's a reason he popped into this thread.... Stay tuned hopefully.
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  3. B1

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    Yes, Tori has given me a severe case of drone envy. But it's all out of my price range at the moment. I've been doing the poor man's option with a 360 cam on a three meter pole and a waist mount instead.

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  4. ToriMish

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    Had an epic day of trail riding on my new 2021 Beta 390RR-R.

    This is a weapon. It feels lighter than my 300RR 2 banger, and is very easy to ride. The Rekluse Radius CX is a dream. I've been dirt bikes since I was 10 and had heard a lot of FUD about the clutch system.

    I prefer to try something, then make up my mind - so I decided to get this 390 fitted up with a Rekluse. Big shout-out to Matt 'Polso' Polson -owner of https://racelinemotorcycles.com.au/ for his expertise on this build.

    I mention some of the mods in the vid, but plenty of other stuff was installed, such as :
    • Kick start kit H
    • Heated grips
    • Tubliss (balanced)
    • Heaps of cosmetic bling
    • Metal oil pump gears
    • Dirt Tricks sprockets
    • ETC
    Very impressed with the bike from my first ride - and look forward to a long love affair with this Italian Princess.
  5. B1

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    Nice one, Tori! I've spent a fair bit of time on all the four stroke models and the long stroke 390 was my favourite. Not surprised it feels light, on paper it's only 4kg heavier than the RR300. Interesting to see the weight difference between 2T and 4T models keeps shrinking.
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  6. ToriMish

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    Did a 200km trail ride in the Grampians over the weekend with Lisa, on her CRF 450LX. Top day out!
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  7. ToriMish

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    What can I say about this bike? It's a gem! Glad I watched some of your vids over the years that spoke highly of the 390. We were riding in the Little Desert a few days ago, lots of sand, single track, whoops etc - the motor is perfect. It has torque in all the right places, and there is some wizardry going on with the frame of this bike. It turns and flicks and moves around like a toy bike. Yet, the motor is no toy, it has heaps of go. I've got mine geared at 14/50 which works very well with the Rekluse, though I reckon 14/48 would be the sweet spot for dual-sporting.

    The race version of the bike has basically nowhere to mount side bags, with a very minimalistic rear fairing - even the Kriega OS system won't fit properly. Oh well. This isn't a pack horse. It's a weapon!
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  8. pete40

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    Don't know if they still make them, but my Wolfman enduro saddlebags are the go for what you describe. Minimalist.
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  9. pete40

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    I haven't had 1hr 7min to view yet. I'll get around to it though. Thanks for doing it Tori.
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  10. ToriMish

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    Thought I better add a short one :-) Not everyone can sit through my long-play efforts. This is a hill climb I had a crack at over the long weekend on a 5-day desert light ADV ride :

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  11. bigborett

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    I'm guessing don't mention your store here again Tori as we got pushed to the Aussie crap page.
    Mind you I made no mention of it so don't know why my post was dumped also.
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  12. pete40

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    Great vid. Lovin' the skydio2. Try below 5 psi with the 525. I didn't like mine till I went 5psi with tubliss.
  13. Hoots

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    Drone is just sensational

    The 390 looks great also
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  14. ToriMish

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    Yeah, completely slipped my mind. I think pressures at the time were about 9 or 10 . . . and usually I have the presence of mind to think about pressures. However in this case, it was red mist and have heaps of fun throwing the bike up the hill . . . next time I'll start with the 525's around 1-2 PSI and it should tractor up.
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    I remember for a few rides riding with 0 PSI on the TUbliss and the grip was amazing... but next time I changed tyres I could see black marks on the red casing where the inner carcass was rubbing. Normally I run around 2 to 4 PSI for our slow snotty rides and that seems to be enough to stop any wear going on.
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  16. ToriMish

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    Hey Barry, for fast sand riding through whoops and berms etc, I usually like to run about 10-12 in the front and 8-10 in the rear, to limit tyre squirm. But yep for the big hills where I need good traction, less is more. Looking at the snotty stuff you ride, yeah 2-4 PSI would be the go, you can climb stupid stuff with those pressures in rocky gnar, where non-tubliss riders will be spinning up and searching for traction. Do you blokes run tubliss in your fronts also? Are many of you guys on mousses?
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    Any of the others get up Tori?
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    Nope. None of them even tried. They thought it was too steep.

    I'm going back in 2 weeks to do some more riding up there, and that hill is on my tick list.
  19. bigborett

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    The SE would have pissed it in.:hide
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  20. ToriMish

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    No doubt! Join me in a few weeks we can put the SE to the test.
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