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

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

  1. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I do them with my little 'spoons' - so I don't know why they should be hard for 'professional tyre fitters' ?
    Only tyre that's beat me lately was a 16 " Metzler ME880 roadie I had on the 'White Beast', it was a hard bastard - couldn't even break the bead on it !
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    Even been known to do a 20 minute change - on the side of the road, Fig Jam anyone ?
    Cheers
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  2. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    The MT43 was pre-loved (by Hoots :viking) Baz in the interests of full disclosure, so it wasn't all new-stretchy soft, but it wasn't that old either, and it is after all just an 18" trials pattern tyre on a tyre machine, no less. It's dead now, regardless, one side it's an 18", the other side it's an 19". I'd still buy a new one tomorrow for my two-fiddies, any of them.

    The nice feller at Cooma mentioned (again :shog) how hard the knobbies were to fit, they too are (barely) pre-loved (by Hoots :viking ages ago) and still knobbily fullsome, but in the Cooma climate today (:vardy) it's no wonder they were a bugger. I told him I'd bring my "last one, honest...:lol2" only on a hot summers day, then I'd be out of stock myself. I've still got an HP4 sitting there, maturing in the gloom. The semi-matured one I'm running is only recently showing signs of wear. I might have it dead by summertime.:-)
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  3. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Good thinking. If it ain't broke..............go riding. That's my plan. If it's a slow day I just have a punt around the back roads.
    My neighbour wants to ride Wadbilliga trail, oddly I haven't done it myself (the bloody river is up, every time) but I can see that being ridden soon-ish.
    I gotta do both fork seals on my dirt squirt, I've got them in the shed eh. Then put the fresh used knobs in.:thumbup
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  4. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I haven't been through Wadbilliga Rd either, and would like to

    You might be keen to keep things simple - but if open to ideas then let me know and I'll see whether anyone else might be interested

    Have ordered a Nomad tank for the yellow slug, so should soon be good for circa 250km or so
  5. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Are you a scaredy cat when it comes to creek crossings Gods...'cos I am... went up that Wadbilliga Tk.with BD...luckily the creek, ( assuming it's the one at the last bit of track before getting onto Tuross Rd ) was low...ish..
    Beautiful country around the top there.
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  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Tuross River at the top is normally pretty easy, but can be a bit soft on the bottom some days. It goes up and down quickly, not a big catchment. Officially its Bourkes Road which goes via Conways gap down to Yowrie. If coming from Brown Mt via the dog fence aka Kydra FT, there are private property issues near Tuross Rd. You can track the boundary, staying in the park, but there is a swamp to cross if you do. The private property has recently changed hands and I haven't caught up with the new owners yet.
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  7. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I'll let you know Hoots when my neighbour can schedule the time for that ride. His time is limited a bit.

    Yes Unc, I'm a bit scared of water crossings that are deep. As BergDonk says it goes up and down quickly, and I have had the misfortune to be there every time it has gone up. The one time it was down I went across and came back again, but I didn't do the whole trail 'cos of time issues. It's nice riding around those parts, but bloody cold this time of year too.
  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I forgot to mention that if you come along from Brown Mt, you don't have to cross any private property or swamp to tuen right and head east and down via Razorback. I heard a rumour that its trafficable again.
  9. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    We might check that out when we go up there again. I just got knobbies fitted up again on the TTR for such rides.
  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    On group rides we usually went down Razorback. There is a dip 3/4 of the way down though, which means its not all down.

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  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Dip I was thinking of is half way, 40% pinch. Not really ADV bike terrain, but has happened....
  13. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Yes ,


    300 kgs , semi controlled ,


    Traffic able ,,,


    With thrills .

    On rd tyres that is .

    Do it ,

    It's stunning country ,

    If ya lucky you get a white blanket along Kydra ...
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  14. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Beautiful run to the coast today

    Met up at Braidwood, then down through Monga and Buckenbowra to Moruya for lunch

    Perfect day for it - tracks a bit slippery up the top, in that cold morning mist, then 100% toward the coast - creeks pretty low

    Forests just beautiful - on days like this a joy to look out through the canopy at ranges and valleys

    And still loving the yellow slug

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  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I got a phone call Friday from Pete who lives at Bermagui, we met at Lake Gairdner, he was in the village with his charming wife on their KLR650's. We had a nice chat at the cafe and made plans to do Wadbilliga soon. It was really good to catch up, and meet his other half too.

    Just a heads up for the rural folks mainly, a timely reminder as it seems to be mostly a seasonal thing, watch your bikes and cars for nesting rodents eh. WifeSilla tried to drive to Canberra this morning only to return complaining of rough running in the Pajero. Investigation found a rodent nest over the rear direct injector plug, and the little fuckers had chewed all the insulation off the wires to the injector, about 6 inches worth, leaving a lousy 10mm insulated tail out of the plug (and it is a bitch to get at too). That took around an hour to resolve with some spare cable, a soldering iron, some heatshrink and cable ties. The local motor workshop in Bega gets lots of this shit in winter mainly, so be aware, especially anything that gets parked up for a week or two at a time.
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  16. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Same ,

    Injector harnes , chewed thru , cranked - started , seemed to b running rough , lifted bonnet , ,, rat shite etc in valley Tojo FJ cruiser ...


    Shorted ECU

    New ECU , wiring harness back to transfer case - over $5000


    Thanks to Shannon's $500

    Rodent damage !



    Few weeks back lifted Mrs bonnet Subaru Forester ,,,

    Large frog no head on battery , multiple tomatoe remnants , snake carcass 2 feet long , cupola stones ...


    Subaru now in shed ☹️
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  17. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Massive problem that I deal with lots!!!! For some reason, Subarus are the most common for rodent damage!:dunno
    Trouble is that people wont lift the bonnet from one service to the next:deal
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  18. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I used to have this problem

    Don't seem to anymore ...

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  19. Toy Rolex

    Toy Rolex Been here awhile

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    I went to the pub for one beer on Tuesday night, I returned to find my tractor on fire, it lit up the surrounding area and a tree.

    I'm blaming rodents, lucky it was only one beer and cool weather or I never would have stopped the spread, filling buckets off a water tank with no pump is slow going.
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  20. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Got hold of a Nomad tank for the new DRZ

    Wanted something I could stick on the back for longer rides (eg coast run last week), but otherwise leave in the shed - bogged the WRF down with a huge Safari tank, and wasn't keen to go down that route again

    Without plumbing (didn't want that - just lift it off and pour into main tank), the Nomad was only $170 - holds 4.2L - fits perfectly and seems to be secure - filled it this afternoon, then burled around over logs through gullies / etc - stayed in place

    So far seems like an excellent low-cost fuel solution ...

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