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Forum: Australia Today, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Muddler
Great idea, I'll give that a try :clap

Great idea, I'll give that a try :clap
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 77,722
Posted By Muddler
I really enjoyed ABH. Ground zero is a bit of...

I really enjoyed ABH. Ground zero is a bit of history worth seeing
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 77,722
Posted By Muddler
Got 20kpl on the same tracks with 15l additional...

Got 20kpl on the same tracks with 15l additional fuel, 15l water and camping gear. I guess that just shows I'm a plodder :lol3
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By Muddler
I had a Belgardia model a while back. I'm 6'3"...

I had a Belgardia model a while back. I'm 6'3" and 95kg
I had a lot of fun on it, it would pull like a tractor, which was at times handy when I got out of shape in the wrong gear on a steep hill....
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 164,664
Posted By Muddler
Epic trip, well done. How many kms was that been...

Epic trip, well done. How many kms was that been fuel stops.
I appreciate what you're saying about the rock. Just Rawlinna to Cocklebiddy is bad enough
Forum: Australia 08-19-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,515
Posted By Muddler
excuse my ignorance but..... So this motor is a...

excuse my ignorance but.....
So this motor is a low oil capacity race engine, not redesigned for reliability like a DRZ400 or WR250R?
I was hoping this might be the WR450R I am longing for
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
Thanks again

Thanks again
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
Ok, thanks for that....

Ok, thanks for that....
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
Crash bars

Anyone in Oz got crash bars or centre stand for a 900 that they would like to flog off?
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 164,664
Posted By Muddler
Great RR :clap +1 re: Kingoonya pub. Tarcoola...

Great RR :clap
+1 re: Kingoonya pub. Tarcoola on the other hand is a bit sad.
It's also a nice ride south of Kingoonya down through the Gawler Ranges
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
Good tip. I was wondering about them, they do...

Good tip. I was wondering about them, they do seem a bit exposed
Thanks
Forum: Australia 08-09-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,031
Posted By Muddler
+1 Great clip, damn it, I need to sell the TDM...

+1
Great clip, damn it, I need to sell the TDM now...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23,960
Views: 4,072,918
Posted By Muddler
I would actually prefer to swap the rear as less...

I would actually prefer to swap the rear as less risk of complications. Carry an alloy sprocket and it weighs very little. although larger, it can still sit flat at the bottom of a bag or down the...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
I bought my 2003 900 a couple of years ago. It...

I bought my 2003 900 a couple of years ago. It now has 35000km on it and until recently has always run smoothly. Last couple of rides it seems to be running rough and one ride in the rain made it...
Forum: Australia 08-03-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By Muddler
I got a Kathmandu Navigator. My first down...

I got a Kathmandu Navigator. My first down sleeping bag and finally warm at night. Make sure you pick your bag based on the highest "comfort" rating, not the other two "survival" ratings
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,764
Posted By Muddler
I dont know, I'm enjoying your piccies - well...

I dont know, I'm enjoying your piccies - well done with the RR. A memorable trip :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,764
Posted By Muddler
Great RR, great photos, keep it coming :clap ...

Great RR, great photos, keep it coming :clap
Did the Gunbarrel/Heather Hwy in June so was interested to hear your comments. That deep red gravel is tricky stuff eh. Looks like you guys were going a...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
My concern is I wouldn't be able to get the grip...

My concern is I wouldn't be able to get the grip over the tape, or it will bunch up.
How did that go?
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23,960
Views: 4,072,918
Posted By Muddler
+1 for XCMH front. I had this with MT21 rear, but...

+1 for XCMH front. I had this with MT21 rear, but thinking D606 may wear a little better

Whoops, you were talking rear...... Maybe I should give that a try too
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,894
Posted By Muddler
Excellent RR and photos. Looks like you guys had...

Excellent RR and photos. Looks like you guys had a great trip.
Looking at th XC quite wistfully. Great bike, particularly the motor. Agree with your comment on the rims - made of putty. Did you...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
Seems to be a common experience. I wonder if...

Seems to be a common experience. I wonder if filling the inside of the LHS bar with foam would help? Anyone tried that?
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Muddler
Good joke actually, I'll try and remember that...

Good joke actually, I'll try and remember that one....
Here's mine on the Connie Sue
<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/atrbrown/media/Connie%20Sue%202014/Connie01_zpse8c8b554.jpg.html"...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Muddler
Croc snobs!! I don't give a shit, they're...

Croc snobs!!
I don't give a shit, they're practical. I'm way past caring about whether I look like a dork :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Tony 800km range needed. I carried 50l,...

Thanks Tony
800km range needed. I carried 50l, so was good for about 1000km. While there were some soft sandy sections, my overall fuel consumption didn't suffer too much.
Permits we're required,...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Muddler
+1, but el cheapo Rivers version? More versatile...

+1, but el cheapo Rivers version? More versatile than thongs
Or volleys if i need to dress more formally :D
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,234
Posted By Muddler
+1 I think it will be interesting indeed. We're...

+1
I think it will be interesting indeed. We're definitely getting close for use for shorter (<100km) trail rides on pigs. Hell, I used to throw my 160kg Dominator around the Collie hills. Maybe a...
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,234
Posted By Muddler
The thread I posted earlier confirms that in real...

The thread I posted earlier confirms that in real life use E bikes are very low maintenance. The mechanical simplicity of an E bike is a big attraction to me
I would love to have an E bike with 100k...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
Thanks SC Yes, I've read one. Must read more. I...

Thanks SC
Yes, I've read one. Must read more. I really enjoyed reading his descriptions of the country, his work and challenges (eg. Sandy blight). He was a true explorer.
your injury sounds nasty....
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,234
Posted By Muddler
So the KTM is a nice bike, but range kills it. ...

So the KTM is a nice bike, but range kills it.

I've been following this thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22519336&postcount=324
It seems that it is possible to get an E...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
Howdy Justin Yeh, must get out soon. Come up my...

Howdy Justin
Yeh, must get out soon. Come up my way.
Adv riding? You need to stop going overseas and start exploring Oz :evil
Forum: Australia 06-30-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,234
Posted By Muddler
Great review Troy Sounds like this would be a...

Great review Troy
Sounds like this would be a great "flat" mountain biking alternative - tight technical single track. For comparison purposes, have you rode the Zero (theres a good thread in here)...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
Pretty good, he had no trouble with the range. I...

Pretty good, he had no trouble with the range. I think he was getting about 450km from his tank. Even without EFI, the DRZ was still the most miserly.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23,960
Views: 4,072,918
Posted By Muddler
You'll need a case saver for an "s" model (15t)...

You'll need a case saver for an "s" model (15t) or you can grind back the existing one
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23,960
Views: 4,072,918
Posted By Muddler
Yes Change over to 15/47 or 14/44 and it will...

Yes
Change over to 15/47 or 14/44 and it will be a lot more comfortable. IMO you don't miss out on much offroad, but of course that does depend on the type of riding you're doing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
I put a new front sprocket on and agonised a bit...

I put a new front sprocket on and agonised a bit about whether to change out the chain and rear sprocket. The chain was new before doing the Anne Beadell last year. I checked the chain service limit...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 908,552
Posted By Muddler
Great tips guys. Heated grips and new pegs are...

Great tips guys. Heated grips and new pegs are definitely on the shopping list
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
:lol3 ooh yeh, they were terrrrrrrrific!

:lol3 ooh yeh, they were terrrrrrrrific!
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
Our little secret Fred! :rofl yes the camera...

Our little secret Fred!
:rofl yes the camera wasn't doing either of us any favours Fred, but alas, I think we might be stuck with "old fart" mode now....
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,109
Posted By Muddler
Thanks Baz. Yes, can help with the gpx. Fred...

Thanks Baz. Yes, can help with the gpx. Fred (harleyandme) organised the permits, but yes they were required.
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 903,190
Posted By Muddler
Gunbarrel & Connie Sue Highways

<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/atrbrown/media/Connie%20Sue%202014/Connie03_zps7c37ef9a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
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