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Kokopelli 09-25-2012 02:34 AM

Dusty Butt 2013
 
Anyone from Auckland going to the Dusty Butt? I'd be keen to tag along. Currently it's looking like I should be able to make it. I'll be using the R80GS.

Padmei 09-25-2012 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Kokopelli (Post 19673588)
Anyone from Auckland going to the Dusty Butt? I'd be keen to tag along. Currently it's looking like I should be able to make it. I'll be using the R80GS.

yay - there'll be 2 there then!

innathyzit 09-25-2012 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Kokopelli (Post 19673588)
Anyone from Auckland going to the Dusty Butt? I'd be keen to tag along. Currently it's looking like I should be able to make it. I'll be using the R80GS.

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Originally Posted by Padmei (Post 19673663)
yay - there'll be 2 there then!

I highly recommend the Awakino challenge section.

May not be there this year :baldy

Rosie! 09-25-2012 02:45 PM

We're going (but not from Auckland :puke1)
Not sure what our plans are yet, we may take the scenic route on the way there, or back.

Kokopelli 09-25-2012 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by innathyzit (Post 19677093)
I highly recommend the Awakino challenge section.

May not be there this year :baldy

I saw the video and wouldn't mind doing it, depending on how the schedule works out and what the weather is like at the time.

.chris 09-27-2012 12:50 AM

I am going, but heading down over a month earlier., doing a bit of an extended dusty butt commute if you will. :evil

cooneyr 10-02-2012 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Kokopelli (Post 19681600)
I saw the video and wouldn't mind doing it, depending on how the schedule works out and what the weather is like at the time.

Don't visit ADVrider much so only just seen the thread.

Anybody remember the snow on the 22nd Jan for the 2012 run. Def wise to be prepared and keep your wits about you on the day.

Be good to have more of you other islanders down :evil Look forward to meeting you.

Cheers R

Oscar 10-03-2012 04:29 PM

Excuse my ignorance (again), but can someone explain what's involved in 40 words or less?

Kokopelli 10-03-2012 04:42 PM

This should give you some idea.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QwpJDWY6jFM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

There is also a website somewhere. I've never done one, but from all accounts, it's a worthwhile effort.

The Awakino Road was/is a challenge section. The rest are more conventional SI gravel roads. Since it's a lot of km in a short period of time and there a lot of variables, this road may not be an option for me. In short, I hate cold rides. You should come on your R80G/S.

Oscar 10-03-2012 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Kokopelli (Post 19739365)
This should give you some idea.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QwpJDWY6jFM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

There is also a website somewhere. I've never done one, but from all accounts, it's a worthwhile effort.

Doable on a nine-fiddy?

Kokopelli 10-03-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Oscar (Post 19739402)
Doable on a nine-fiddy?

If you watch the video you'll see a guy on an R1150GS, getting the heave-ho on a steep shingle section. However, apparently that was a short cut and could have been avoided. That the thing I hate most about my 1150, it's nearly impossible to get it going again on a steep hill.

I'd say it is doable on your KTM, but since I've never done the ride, this means very little. I still think that you should do it on the PD. I'd even lend you a smaller tank, if you are worried about denting the large one.

ztaj 10-03-2012 10:12 PM

We had an old grumpy codger on a 990 join us for a bit of the Awakino section, dunno where he came from or where he went afterwards:huh: but he seemed to be doin o.k.

innathyzit 10-03-2012 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Oscar (Post 19739402)
Doable on a nine-fiddy?

KLR gets through with gear easy as an easy thing and weighs about the same as a 9fiddy.

Underground 10-04-2012 02:33 AM

I took my Africa Twin over the Awakino a couple of years ago....not for the faint hearted, its a bit of a mission on a big bike let alone doing the rest of that days ride.
Of course you don't have to go that way,

Crisis management 10-05-2012 02:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Oscar (Post 19739402)
Doable on a nine-fiddy?

You'll eat it Oscar, great riding and definately not to be missed, get fit tho cause its 2 big days and to enjoy all of it you need to keep a bit of a pace up.
I'm out this year (2013) due to some relative getting married at an inconvenient time.


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