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Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By Tex_Aus
2015 Beaufort Vinduro (Vic.), May 9 - 10

VERi's 2015 Beaufort Vinduro will be held on the weekend of May 9 - 10*.

Paddock track available Saturday, main event on Sunday.

The event is for pre 85 bikes. Bikes must be registered or...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Tex_Aus
Old news, but interesting to see a small sized...

Old news, but interesting to see a small sized budget bike handle such conditions...

http://www.kawasaki.com.au/racing/racing-news/item/976-kawasakis-new-klx150l-tackles-6-hour-reliability-trial
...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tex_Aus
Love the DT400! Is the AG200 tank an easy fit? ...

Love the DT400! Is the AG200 tank an easy fit?

I haven't missed a BBB since they started and I'll be there again this year, but as a spectator only.

I'm really looking forward to it.

Tex
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,668
Posted By Tex_Aus
Still available new in Australia, though I doubt...

Still available new in Australia, though I doubt that helps you much!

http://motorcycles.honda.com.au/Trail/CRF230F

http://motorcycles.honda.com.au/Latest_News/20141118/HONDA_UNVEIL_NEW_CRF230F...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,184
Posted By Tex_Aus
In Australia it'd be rare to come across a farm...

In Australia it'd be rare to come across a farm that doesn't have one!

The AG200 in my opinion is the best farm bike available. It has a well deserved reputation for durability and reliability.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 31,988
Posted By Tex_Aus
Wow! 68 original miles?! That is a beaut. I hope...

Wow! 68 original miles?! That is a beaut. I hope you don't mind if I share the pics on my club's website (Vintage Enduro Riders inc).

My brother had an identical one back in the 80s, but it never...
Forum: Australia 11-01-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Tex_Aus
Pre-entry closes on Tuesday (which is a public...

Pre-entry closes on Tuesday (which is a public holiday in Melbourne). You can enter at the event though. UVP applications have now closed too.

Latest update on the course indicates that it will...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Tex_Aus
What's on in Ballarat 3/11?

I was going to recommend a motel, but it sounds like you've got one.

The first ever Ballarat Motorcycle Expo is on this weekend if you wanted to come early.

Also, the Beaufort Vinduro is on the...
Forum: Australia 10-16-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Tex_Aus
Too bad, would've been good to see you and the XL...

Too bad, would've been good to see you and the XL there.



Hey, I'm not that old! Hell maybe I am... Sh!t, when did that happen?

Good advice on the spectating. If you can't ride the actual...
Forum: Australia 10-13-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Tex_Aus
Beaufort Vinduro (Vic.), Nov 8 - 9, 2014

This will be the last VERi vinduro event for 2014, and it will be the first event that we've ever held in this location.

The scenery is pretty cool, and riders will have plenty of scope to take...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,837
Posted By Tex_Aus
Trailzone was a supporter of the vinduro scene...

Trailzone was a supporter of the vinduro scene and will be missed.

Clubby and Lance were camped near me at this year's Harrow Vinduro and I chatted to them a few times over the weekend. They were...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3,141
Views: 1,213,190
Posted By Tex_Aus
Great pics nachtflug, where were they taken? ...

Great pics nachtflug, where were they taken?

Tex
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Tex_Aus
I thought there would be lots of vinduro events...

I thought there would be lots of vinduro events in the USA. The sport has become quite popular here in Australia. Good luck if you decide to organise your own event, it's well worthwhile!

Tex
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 55,823
Posted By Tex_Aus
Can't say I recall exactly, but if it was Sunday...

Can't say I recall exactly, but if it was Sunday night I would've been well into my "re-hydrating" regime...:freaky

If I helped you decide to do it in any small way, then I'm very glad.

I...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 55,823
Posted By Tex_Aus
Yes I was. Sorry about the late reply! Tex

Yes I was. Sorry about the late reply!

Tex
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Tex_Aus
Last day for processing of Unregistered Vehicles...

Last day for processing of Unregistered Vehicles Permits (UVP) by the club has passed.

If you're going to ride at this event, you'll need to have a pre 85 bike with full rego, rec rego* or club...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,908
Posted By Tex_Aus
Yes, the "oil rig" tale is a common one these...

Yes, the "oil rig" tale is a common one these days I think. People overseas wanting to buy bikes that are readily available in their own countries are also a sure sign of something fishy, like the...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Tex_Aus
Thumb 2014 Blackwood Vinduro: August 30 - 31

The next event on the VERi calendar is the Blackwood vinduro on the weekend of August 30 - 31. It's the first time that a vinduro has been conducted in this area, and it promises to be an excellent...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Tex_Aus
The final one that you can see the Triumph...

The final one that you can see the Triumph emerging from is deeeep and rocky. There were wet bits dotted around the course, some genuine swamps, and quite a few tricky creek crossings that became...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Tex_Aus
Good to meet you, albeit briefly, bigredroosta. I...

Good to meet you, albeit briefly, bigredroosta. I hope you enjoyed the event and will be back next year.

Nice pic James Cook, got any more?

Baza, I reckon your 650 might've been a bit of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By Tex_Aus
2014 Harrow Vinduro (Australia) report

Just thought Id share my experiences after riding a 1977 Yamaha DT125 to a gold medal* at the 2014 Harrow 100 vinduro (vintage enduro) here in Victoria, Australia last weekend (26-27 July 2014).
...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 263,702
Posted By Tex_Aus
The pants actually seem to be ok. My knee...

The pants actually seem to be ok. My knee protectors fitted underneath ok, and they didn't come undone at any opportune moments, so I would have to rate them as acceptable. I didn't give them a crash...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,694
Views: 464,230
Posted By Tex_Aus
That cable looks way too long to me tommyvdv. I...

That cable looks way too long to me tommyvdv. I have a 81/82 XT/TT250 hybrid that I ride in vintage enduros and the tacho cable comes from the top of left side of the motor and is a perfect fit with...
Forum: Australia 07-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Tex_Aus
Depends on just how "adventure" it is! ...

Depends on just how "adventure" it is!



That's the spirit! See you there.

Tex
Forum: Australia 07-20-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Tex_Aus
I grew up just down the road in Casterton. I'll...

I grew up just down the road in Casterton. I'll keep an eye out for your brother's team. My own team will include a TS250X, PE250, XT250 & DT125.



The country consists mostly of farmland with...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 263,702
Posted By Tex_Aus
I bought a helmet. Seems to fit ok, I wish it...

I bought a helmet. Seems to fit ok, I wish it didn't have a skull image on the side but not a big deal.

I also got the mx pants, and they seem ok, but the press studs that secure the waist seem...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Tex_Aus
2014 Harrow Vinduro: July 26 - 27

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b431/DoggyDigger/harrowb_zpsfe752952.jpg

It's on again! This will be the 6th time that this awesome event has been held around the isolated township of Harrow...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,482
Views: 517,573
Posted By Tex_Aus
Genuine 'laugh out loud' at some of these, thanks...

Genuine 'laugh out loud' at some of these, thanks BergDonk.

Tex
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 55,823
Posted By Tex_Aus
A man after my own heart. I completed the Condo...

A man after my own heart. I completed the Condo 750 back in 2011 on a 250cc bike and a tiny budget and had a blast.

Definitely get the navigation gear set up and working properly before you get...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Tex_Aus
Well, I made a few calls last Wednesday but got...

Well, I made a few calls last Wednesday but got nowhere. I was back in Melbourne today, and the Dominator is gone. So either the owner came and got it, or the council removed it.

If the council...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Tex_Aus
"why not adopt the poor thing and give it a good...

"why not adopt the poor thing and give it a good home honda's need loving to"

I'd like to. According to VicRoads it's still registered, though not for much longer. If I just took it, I could get...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Tex_Aus
Lost a Honda Dominator?

Melbourne, Vic: Badly damaged black Honda Dominator been sitting in street for a while. Local council has stuck abandoned vehicle sticker on it & looks like it'll be removed soon.

Lost one like...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,844
Posted By Tex_Aus
If it's the Melbourne CBD store TT I can collect...

If it's the Melbourne CBD store TT I can collect it for you and pass it on.

Tex
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Tex_Aus
Kingston Rd does not appear on some online maps....

Kingston Rd does not appear on some online maps. If you have a VicRoads/RACV Country Street Directory it can be found om Map 61, ref D4.

Basically, just find Landscape Rd, which runs off Ennis Rd....
Forum: Australia 04-28-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Tex_Aus
Tallarook Vinduro (vinatge enduro) this weekend - May 4

The Tallarook Vinduro is open to both registered and unregistered pre 85 trail & enduro bikes.

For those who attended last year, the loop on private property has been extended, and will take...
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 53,796
Posted By Tex_Aus
Great post John, certainly adds to my enthusiasm...

Great post John, certainly adds to my enthusiasm to do this some day.

Good luck to the XT250 rider, I hope he does well!

Tex
Forum: Australia 04-03-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By Tex_Aus
The dream doesn't have to die here. Why not buy a...

The dream doesn't have to die here. Why not buy a second hand one? You'll be virtually guaranteed some shed time then. Seriously though, you might find a good project on Gumtree for even less outlay...
Forum: Australia 04-01-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 53,796
Posted By Tex_Aus
So what about on a small adv bike? Say 200 -...

So what about on a small adv bike? Say 200 - 230cc?

Tex
Forum: Australia 04-01-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By Tex_Aus
Does it have to be a Skyteam TT? There are quite...

Does it have to be a Skyteam TT? There are quite a few other Chinese brands out there, is there something in particular about that model?

Tex
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Tex_Aus
Thanks Giddy Goanna. I can find any mention of...

Thanks Giddy Goanna. I can find any mention of them being here prior to '92 so it looks like that might be when they were introduced.

Any impressions of this bike that owners (past & present)...
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