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Forum: Australia 12-05-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,226
Posted By GTinAus
Before the disbanding of the USSR, the Ural and...

Before the disbanding of the USSR, the Ural and Dnieper were the cheap form of transport for the Russian and environs masses.

The Ural, so named because the factory is in Ibrit, in the Ural...
Forum: Australia 11-03-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,388
Posted By GTinAus
In 1995 I was in Malaysia and Thailand as a...

In 1995 I was in Malaysia and Thailand as a consultant the fledgling "South East Asia Cross Country Rally", a Safari type Off Road rally, which ran from Kuala-Lumpur, through Thailand, into Laos and...
Forum: Australia 10-26-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,919
Posted By GTinAus
I reckon the best bit of road I ride is the...

I reckon the best bit of road I ride is the 200metres between my shed and our ramp.

Going down it, I know I am off somewhere for a ride, and coming back up it, I have been somewhere, and looking...
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,318,108
Posted By GTinAus
When I was at school, reciting my times tables,...

When I was at school, reciting my times tables, it was assumed by the teachers I was dumb because I was a farmers son......so I bought a BMW and proved them right...
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 41,977
Posted By GTinAus
I was supposed to be at at Condobolin all this...

I was supposed to be at at Condobolin all this week, but things change....

So, if any scrapheap participants need help whilst passing near Uralla, I have a full workshop available, MiG, TiG and...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,991
Posted By GTinAus
Move up to the Northern Tabelands in NSW. Hasn't...

Move up to the Northern Tabelands in NSW. Hasn't rained for so long I forget what getting wet is.:cry:cry
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,491
Posted By GTinAus
I replaced the crank on my '05 450X when it...

I replaced the crank on my '05 450X when it ceased going round and round. Suddenly.

I can't say how many hours it had on it, but a tip is to keep an eye on the oil pick up screen. It was blocked...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 24,512
Posted By GTinAus
Ask someone (older) if they have ever heard of...

Ask someone (older) if they have ever heard of the Australian Safari, the reaction is...'huh', is that a charity bash/tag along tour/hunting adventure..., you say no, used to be called the Wynns...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By GTinAus
I do the roadbooks for the Condo750. We have to...

I do the roadbooks for the Condo750. We have to have books for the Autos, and scrolls for the bikes and quads.

I experimented with Road Book Editor, and found it did not meet the standards we were...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,226
Posted By GTinAus
The new EFI Urals are much improved over the non...

The new EFI Urals are much improved over the non EFI models, particularly in the servicing department, and fuel economy. The steering (control) of the bike has improved as well, thanks to the new...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By GTinAus
How to use Aerostart (or StartyouBastard) to seat...

How to use Aerostart (or StartyouBastard) to seat tubeless tyres.

First set tyre onto rim.

Next, try every known possible way to get the tyre beads to get a leakproof seal on the rim.

Curse...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,163
Posted By GTinAus
Spot trackers must be like mobile phones. ...

Spot trackers must be like mobile phones.

Before they existed, nobody worried about missed calls. Now we all carry them, so we can put people on ignore.

I think the debate, as to where to...
Forum: Australia 07-15-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By GTinAus
I was told, years ago, not to use the glue that...

I was told, years ago, not to use the glue that comes in the kits.

Usually the kits have patches, for tubes, hence glue, but the strings are self vulcanising. that is why you need to ream the...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By GTinAus
I haven't had time to find the photos, and wont...

I haven't had time to find the photos, and wont until about Tuesday or Wednesday, but one thing I can tell you, the country you will be riding into on the Wiso road, is nothing like the country any...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By GTinAus
I contacted a friend of mine who had connections...

I contacted a friend of mine who had connections with the Lajamanu store, and his information is a couple of years old, but the track is in very poor condition, to the point of being impassable.
...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By GTinAus
The track to the Duck Ponds, is usually quite...

The track to the Duck Ponds, is usually quite good, being used quite frequently, usually by elders who want to get away from it all.

You will not need water before the Duck Ponds, as it is an easy...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 24,512
Posted By GTinAus
The demise of the Safari is sad, but inevitable,...

The demise of the Safari is sad, but inevitable, the timing of the announcement amuses me.

I would have to have the longest relationship to the safari bar none, from being involved with the...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,280
Posted By GTinAus
The Safari suffered from a glut of committee...

The Safari suffered from a glut of committee members around that stage. I could never understand, how something that ran so well, with a few dedicated committee members, could blow out like the...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,451
Posted By GTinAus
That was true, bananas bound for Adelaide were...

That was true, bananas bound for Adelaide were too straight, and had to be bent at Bend-em-ere.

However the highway mow bypasses Bendemeer, putting a lot of benders out of work, so they migrated...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By GTinAus
I have been across that track (it was called the...

I have been across that track (it was called the Warrego Ttack), about 10 times.

One thing you have to remember, is the Tanami is whats called a green desert. There are no sand dunes (well nothing...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 291,047
Posted By GTinAus
Laugh This is the 'Duck Ponds", and why there was an...

This is the 'Duck Ponds", and why there was an instruction to KL about 300m before this.

http://gtinaus.smugmug.com/Other/Safari-Photos-past/i-VRmkKXT/0/X2/3-X2.jpg

2 snatch straps, 20m tirfor...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 291,047
Posted By GTinAus
That route instruction for the Warrego Track has...

That route instruction for the Warrego Track has been edited, I could go up to the container and dig out some originals, but seeing as I or drove and checked all the route from 1985 to 1997, and...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,226
Posted By GTinAus
Probably be shipped in the coming week.

Probably be shipped in the coming week.
Forum: Australia 04-20-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,226
Posted By GTinAus
What I didn't add, is it takes about 5 hours to...

What I didn't add, is it takes about 5 hours to assemble one bike.
Forum: Australia 04-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,226
Posted By GTinAus
So, the shipment of the new fuel injected Urals...

So, the shipment of the new fuel injected Urals has finally arrived.

Assembling the second one..

In the Crate..
...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
PS: What happened to Pearcey in the VehiCross? ...

PS: What happened to Pearcey in the VehiCross?

Ran a close first till second last special, did a transfer case.

Warren Dennam, in the Triton ran most of the second day without a clutch (at...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
OK, they are not Motorbikes, but the Condo750 is...

OK, they are not Motorbikes, but the Condo750 is not just about Bikes.

These are what I look after,

OK...OK... so I peeked a look over the fence..
...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,462
Posted By GTinAus
I think, with Workcover insisting just about...

I think, with Workcover insisting just about everyone in whatever industry wears Hi-Viz clothing, it has become too common.

People see fluro shirts and jackets everywhere, and have now learned to...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 41,977
Posted By GTinAus
Seeing as its in September, I might be able to...

Seeing as its in September, I might be able to make it this year.....maybe on a motorised skateboard. I will have a look in the sheds and see what I can find.
Forum: Australia 03-26-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
It worked in practice, but could never get it to...

It worked in practice, but could never get it to work in the event.

About 4 years ago, I had a bit of an excursion into the head of a fallen tree, and ripped both ICO wires out. I completed 2...
Forum: Australia 03-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,531
Posted By GTinAus
These are good, very tasty, and they do get HOT ...

These are good, very tasty, and they do get HOT

http://gtinaus.smugmug.com/photos/i-ms2JfX6/0/X2/i-ms2JfX6-X2.jpg

http://gtinaus.smugmug.com/photos/i-4HpK5KX/0/X2/i-4HpK5KX-X2.jpg

Pity they...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
The service crew instructions will make things a...

The service crew instructions will make things a lot clearer, when you get them.

Basically, the service crews have an easy option to miss service points, if they want, however, you never know when...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
You do not have to stop for any splash and dash...

You do not have to stop for any splash and dash refuels, even if you have fuel there.

By looking at the Auto distances, whose refuels are only at service points, will give you some indication of...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
Some fuel/distance information to help plan your...

Some fuel/distance information to help plan your fuel.

Obviously some information has been omitted, however you will get it on the day.
...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
I think everyone is missing the real point with...

I think everyone is missing the real point with GPS enabled devices.

I do not have any problem with anyone using a GPS device during the event, but, its sole functional use would be to be able to...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,226
Posted By GTinAus
The crown wheel and pinion come as a matched set....

The crown wheel and pinion come as a matched set.

One thing to be particular about, is the couple of shims, on the pinion shaft, (on the outside of the final drive, they fit against the bearing,...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,226
Posted By GTinAus
Not a rude question, but why take out the rubber...

Not a rude question, but why take out the rubber universal? Makes for a lot of extra work.

A bit of a tip, remove the rear shocks from the top mount before trying to replace the swing arm bolts...
Forum: Australia 02-15-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
Sorry Ross, close, but do not take the Safari...

Sorry Ross, close, but do not take the Safari symbols to heart for the Condo750.

I will post abbreviations, and recurring symbols shortly, however they will be available to all competitors with...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 51,270
Posted By GTinAus
Home after finishing all the routecharting, and...

Home after finishing all the routecharting, and service crew instructions.

You blokes had better hope it cools down a bit, Wednesday at 3.30pm, North of...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19,228
Views: 2,318,108
Posted By GTinAus
C'mon you blokes, be serious. I am a farmer,...

C'mon you blokes, be serious.

I am a farmer, so I no's about mekaniking, I mean, how do you think we keep our machinery going.

For example, the oil in the picture above should NOT go into...
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