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Forum: Australia 07-18-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,111
Posted By goroka
Recently all the Rural Fire Service units were...

Recently all the Rural Fire Service units were fitted with blue and red flashing lights - this resulted in volunteers on the Sunshine Coast and else where taking a closer look at the relevant...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By goroka
A group of us did the Cape in 2011 - ...

A group of us did the Cape in 2011 - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719968- non of the bikes were modified for deep water and we got through everything OK but having said that the bikes...
Forum: Australia 11-26-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,492
Posted By goroka
By the way - that figure of 2200 km is speedo km...

By the way - that figure of 2200 km is speedo km adjusted back to GPS kms
Forum: Australia 11-26-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,492
Posted By goroka
Re:Fuel Consumption

I keep a fuel log:

I run 13/48 ratio. Consumption over the last 2200km was 4.09lt/100km. I would guess that the split is probably 80% trail and 20% black top. Bike is coming up to 20 000km and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Brake Rotor

Thanks for that - yes cost is a consideration. Here in Australia I have a quote of Aus$260 for the original part vs Aus$120 for good aftermarket. Rocky Mountain ATV have a price of US$139 or about...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Front brake rotor

After some technical help: managed to knock the front rotor out of shape by about 4mm ( I think I moved my rib by a fair bit more in the maneuver :D)

I understand that the original rotor is...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 20,944
Posted By goroka
Top ride Lady and Gentlemen - thanks to Andy and...

Top ride Lady and Gentlemen - thanks to Andy and crew. The ride flowed really well - any delays seemed to be more due to "unexpected" entertainment. Have to say that knowing that the camera crew...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 20,944
Posted By goroka
I am usually down the back anyway so happy to...

I am usually down the back anyway so happy to help as a sweep at the rear:D.

Cheers
Forum: Australia 08-24-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 20,944
Posted By goroka
Gheerulla

We did Gheerulla from top to bottom yesterday on WR250R,s - I have never ridden a larger adventure type bike and its always difficult to give advice but I concure with El Ponkin. We passed a couple...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By goroka
Point taken - have done that ride and have to say...

Point taken - have done that ride and have to say I was very uncomfortable for obvious reasons. I guess the difference for me is the fact that the only turn around is literally at our back door with...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,028
Posted By goroka
We live in the hinterland - our "street" only...

We live in the hinterland - our "street" only goes to 2 houses - first our neighbour and then us. The street sign at the turnoff says "no through road" and there is a second sign further along that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Not sure if this helps - did Cooktown - Tip -...

Not sure if this helps - did Cooktown - Tip - Daintree with no change as I felt that fell in the 5000km type of conditions. At home most of the stuff is in Kenilworth/Beerburrum so I work on 1500km...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Rainshadow

Quote:
Originally Posted by goroka
I use a real low tech method - 3 fingers measured at the back of the chain slide on the top of the swing arm which is about half way between the drive shaft and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
I use a real low tech method - 3 fingers measured...

I use a real low tech method - 3 fingers measured at the back of the chain slide on the top of the swing arm which is about half way between the drive shaft and back axle.

This is a lot looser...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Thanks to ReeksyOf Oz for posting - we had a top...

Thanks to ReeksyOf Oz for posting - we had a top ride. Unfortunately did not get any photo's of the tight stuff. Could of gone through with his old KLR but it would taken a lot of huffing and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Chain wear

Excellent - thanks for that. Will give that a go. I have a strong suspicion that that I am probably over the limit. I think it was the left overs of the rollers that I could hear rattling around...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Scientific way to know when to change your chain??

Have been wondering for some time just how far you can take the chain before it breaks due to excessive wear :evil. Couldnt find anything by a search of this forum. I have found that I usually use...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By goroka
Anzac

I was part of a contingent of Rural Fire Brigade volunteers who assisted with a street collection in the Brisbane CBD yesterday on behalf of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee. We were paired up...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,034
Posted By goroka
An excellent adventure.. Well done :clap

An excellent adventure.. Well done :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By goroka
Times

Re: times - detour was 10km and took 3hrs 45min. That included 1/2 for lunch by the river and also the bush repair - modifying a Yamaha clutch lever to fit a BMW. The return run was 7km and took...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By goroka
Apoglies to Jacque!

Top day today gentlemen - sorry about the detour:D It did end up becoming a bit of a mental and physical challenge - I learnt that it can be hard to come up with a route that dosent become a...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By goroka
Woopwoop that was me and DV8 last weekend. ...

Woopwoop that was me and DV8 last weekend.

Both rides were good with nothing too horrible - there were a couple of trees down on the side roads which we had to lift bikes over where there was no...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Not sure if this helps: I run a 48 tooth...

Not sure if this helps:

I run a 48 tooth rear and 13 tooth front. According to my GPS I deduct 14.4% from the bike reading to get a true road speed/distance. At 100km/h indicated I am doing...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,203
Posted By goroka
"I need a bike for long distance touring but will...

"I need a bike for long distance touring but will allow me to do the weekend trail rides and confidently take that alluring track off road whilst touring, or ride off into the rugged wilderness."
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,916
Posted By goroka
Thats a good way of doing it - the last time I...

Thats a good way of doing it - the last time I looked it seemed that hiring a bike for a short term was expensive. In 1982 we bought a secondhand bike and toured around Europe and the UK for a...
Forum: Australia 12-05-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,202
Posted By goroka
Top day. Our companion was reeksofoz - he hadnt...

Top day. Our companion was reeksofoz - he hadnt been out for ages. From Imbil we cut across to come out via Charlie Mooreland. Sorry about the lantana - forgot about that bit:evil
Forum: Australia 11-27-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,384
Posted By goroka
And so the circus starts again! Any country that...

And so the circus starts again! Any country that couldn't build a rail system with the same gauge was always going to have bureaucratic issues in the long run.

Good luck - am sure that as usual...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,658
Posted By goroka
Great ride - well done.. We had a fleet of...

Great ride - well done.. We had a fleet of CT90/110 ag bikes on the farm and they were indestructible - your trip proves again just how bullet proof they are.:clap

Cheers
Forum: Australia 11-19-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,164
Posted By goroka
Originally Posted by Idratherberiding ...

Originally Posted by Idratherberiding http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/images/buttons/viewpost.png (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20062879#post20062879) ...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,202
Posted By goroka
I noticed that some of the photos looked like it...

I noticed that some of the photos looked like it was getting late in the day - what time did the last of the bikes get out of Charlie Moreland? Good collection of photos and video by the way.
...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,202
Posted By goroka
Top day yesterday - thanks Andy and James for...

Top day yesterday - thanks Andy and James for having us along and to the sweeps at the back. The only time I saw the quad was when we were stopped in a group - something to do with my doddery pace...
Forum: Australia 11-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,202
Posted By goroka
Re Charlie Moreland water crossings - for those...

Re Charlie Moreland water crossings - for those that may be nervous we went through there not long after the floods earlier this year and got through ok and I am certainly not the greatest of riders....
Forum: Australia 10-31-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 96,727
Posted By goroka
Outbackbiker - "Not much happening here in CQ??? ...

Outbackbiker - "Not much happening here in CQ???
So packed up the "Dual Sport " & heading for the victorian high country....:D"


Give us a call if you are coming back this way - can test that...
Forum: Australia 10-31-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,202
Posted By goroka
Eric66 - I will be taking my usual back road...

Eric66 - I will be taking my usual back road route from Old Caloundra Road to Woodford via Moby Vics - happy for you to tag along.

Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,658
Posted By goroka
Great report - love the sense of humour but...

Great report - love the sense of humour but suspect that would be essential to do this trip on a Postie:clap Did post this comment the other day but is seems to have vanished - sorry if it appears...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,658
Posted By goroka
Excellent effort on the RR. You have a great...

Excellent effort on the RR. You have a great sense of humour - I guess that is an essential requirement if you are doing this trip on a Postie :clap
Forum: Australia 10-04-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,344
Posted By goroka
Always good to see a quality agriculural repair...

Always good to see a quality agriculural repair job:D

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 43,624
Views: 8,295,088
Posted By goroka
Hey Joe Re Rim locks: We probably riding in...

Hey Joe

Re Rim locks: We probably riding in the same stuff. I have them fitted and am usually running about 10 - 12 psi. I work on the aviation principle that when you need them its too late to...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,110
Posted By goroka
All the best for this ride after all the hard...

All the best for this ride after all the hard work you guys have put in.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,953
Posted By goroka
Great trip - we spent time on a property at...

Great trip - we spent time on a property at Salmon Gums when backpacking in the early 1980's - some of that country looked familiar. Always good to see what the WWR is capable of.

Cheers
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