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Forum: Australia 06-12-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,127
Posted By Rus
I didn't call it an ag bike - it was one of them...

I didn't call it an ag bike - it was one of them cliquy KTM types.::deal

Happy to go riding with any DR anytime (so long as I'm wearing my helmet). Lord knows I've waited for a few of them over...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,127
Posted By Rus
Absolutely. I've seen some good riders take big...

Absolutely. I've seen some good riders take big bikes to very difficult spots, and at speed. Very impressive really.

I just found the KTM rider's comments so amusing, because it just came out...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,127
Posted By Rus
I was out with a couple of DR650 riders last...

I was out with a couple of DR650 riders last weekend (I only risk this indignity in remote areas).:puke1 We happened across a KTM rider & asked him what the track was like "down that way" (steep &...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 830,795
Posted By Rus
You're welcome to come & take a look at mine, I'm...

You're welcome to come & take a look at mine, I'm in Kensington. Bring your Tiger & I'll give it a fang.:evil

I've had mine for 4 years, bought new, now with 23,000kms. It's got the Arrow pipes...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 532,435
Posted By Rus
Thanks Felix:thumb. On its way to my place.:D

Thanks Felix:thumb. On its way to my place.:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 830,795
Posted By Rus
I don't believe this is correct. I think their...

I don't believe this is correct. I think their first year was 2010 (no large 630 graphics) & 2011 the second and final year. Refer the start date of this thread is late 2009.

The latter of the...
Forum: Australia 05-19-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21,153
Views: 2,553,770
Posted By Rus
When you sell it back to your neighbour for $20K...

When you sell it back to your neighbour for $20K you need to declare that receipt as income, i.e. as a balancing adjustment (the difference between the $20K proceeds & depreciated value of $Nil). ...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By Rus
Are any of these bags waterproof? The Ballards...

Are any of these bags waterproof? The Ballards one comes with a rain cover, but I wonder how practical it would be to fit on a ride if you're bike is all geared up. I'd much prefer a waterproof one...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Rus
:shogApologies, I'm a bit slow, being from Orange...

:shogApologies, I'm a bit slow, being from Orange n' all...

But that PR7 does have the specs many inmates have been asking for, so it will be interesting to see if they actually get them to...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,132
Posted By Rus
3 or 4 of us are heading out on Friday just for...

3 or 4 of us are heading out on Friday just for the day (weather permitting, but we'll go unless it's consistent rain out west).

Meeting at Richmond Maccas at 7.30am then out through Bells to...
Forum: Australia 03-30-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By Rus
AJP Motorcycles in Australia from March 2015

I noticed in April Cycle Torque an ad saying these bikes will be on sale in Australia from March 2015.
http://www.ajpaustralia.com.au

I don't know anything about them, but the PR7 looks...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,132
Posted By Rus
Bucket, there is a group of 8 riders meeting...

Bucket, there is a group of 8 riders meeting tomorrow at 9am at Jerry's Cafe Kulnurra. Heading out to Yengo, Finchly, Old Convict Rd, Putty Rd on a range of bikes from singles to 1200s. Estimated...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 175,000
Posted By Rus
I've had my TE for almost 4 years & been a...

I've had my TE for almost 4 years & been a regular visitor on Cafe Husky & the ADVrider 630 thread. I'm not aware of any 630 owner fitting a tank other than the original or Safari 26 litre one, i.e....
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By Rus
Hi Pete, Are you planning on riding this...

Hi Pete,
Are you planning on riding this tomorrow? If so I'd be keen to tag along, as I'd like to have a look at this route. We usually just tar it to Putty, which isn't as much fun.

If you are...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 175,000
Posted By Rus
The FMF seems to be the most popular aftermarket...

The FMF seems to be the most popular aftermarket pipe, due to the weight saving by going to a single can - see:
http://www.fmfracing.com/Products/BikeAsList/2011_HUSQVARNA_TE630

I've seen one...
Forum: Australia 11-23-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 175,000
Posted By Rus
Congrats on the new bike Stu. Absolute bargain,...

Congrats on the new bike Stu. Absolute bargain, well done!:thumb

Make sure you reinforce the rear subframe if you intend to carry anything on the rear. I've busted mine twice, carrying nothing...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 170,367
Posted By Rus
MX TV on Channel 64 now says it's having a...

MX TV on Channel 64 now says it's having a segment on the Condo 750. Not sure whether the green beast will get a mention.
Forum: Australia 09-28-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,185
Views: 615,552
Posted By Rus
Weipa Croc Run 1983

Some interesting footage from "back in the day". Winner Phil Lovett, GE makes an appearance at the end.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w_t5AKZx_-o
Forum: Australia 09-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21,153
Views: 2,553,770
Posted By Rus
She's doin' her best tREV, there's a lot to...

She's doin' her best tREV, there's a lot to learn...
http://youtu.be/DHQRZXM-4xI


I've got my 50th coming up shortly & am tired of people asking if I'm having a party. Couldn't care less I'm...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Rus
Remy Gardner

I note article in today's SMH:
"The teenage son of Australian motorcycling legend Wayne will make his Grand Prix racing debut this weekend after earning a late call-up to ride in Moto3."
...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,971
Posted By Rus
I'm 6'4" as well & have a TE630. It's an awesome...

I'm 6'4" as well & have a TE630. It's an awesome bike for the shorter adventure rides like a day or two, and probably the longer ones as well. Much better than a DR650 in all respects -...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21,153
Views: 2,553,770
Posted By Rus
I did enjoy the following headline in the Tele a...

I did enjoy the following headline in the Tele a week or so ago: "I'm no Jake the Paed":rofl
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,820
Posted By Rus
Well done Mr. Burns, us Sydneysiders appreciate...

Well done Mr. Burns, us Sydneysiders appreciate your significant contribution in getting this up.:thumb A rare win for common sense.

I listened to the interview on 702 this morning and you came...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21,153
Views: 2,553,770
Posted By Rus
They could possibly be referring to this: FBT...

They could possibly be referring to this:
FBT Cents Per Kilometre For Vehicle Other Than A Car

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The rates to be applied on a cents per kilometre basis for calculating the taxable value...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rus
Terry O'Grady 1978 Around Australia Motorcycle Endurance Record

I saw the following notice in the "In Search" section of today's Daily Telegraph. I don't have any knowledge of this, but other inmates may.

"Wanting photos and details about Terry O'Grady's...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Rus
I toned mine down a little by installing a B&B...

I toned mine down a little by installing a B&B end cap that had fewer than usual holes drilled in it (B&B will make one like this if you call them). It was still too loud, although not as obnoxious...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,279
Posted By Rus
Please see response below, again in red to be...

Please see response below, again in red to be consistent.
Forum: Australia 06-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 175,000
Posted By Rus
There's a nice, low km one on BikePoint for $8K,...

There's a nice, low km one on BikePoint for $8K, but it is in Tasmania....
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By Rus
Hi JB, I new this place was inhabited by...

Hi JB, I new this place was inhabited by reprobates, but it's sunk to new depths...:1drink

Yes, I still remember where we were riding, the stock route not far from our old house. After tearing up...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By Rus
Hi Pete, I bought a new one in October...

Hi Pete,

I bought a new one in October 1982, from Morris Motorcycles in Orange. I'd spent most Sundays of the previous two years working at the Lucknow Skin Shop save enough to buy my first...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Rus
Most of that route is easy, smooth fire trail....

Most of that route is easy, smooth fire trail. The only rougher section is the climb after the bridge on Watagan Creek Road, i.e. heading east into the forest. It's a bit rutted & gets slippery/muddy...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,853
Posted By Rus
Trooper Lu's will have these on display tomorrow:...

Trooper Lu's will have these on display tomorrow:

http://www.trooperlu.com.au/image.axd?picture=%2f2014%2f05%2felectric+bikes.jpg
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Rus
Any idea where it ended up? Not much of a bike...

Any idea where it ended up? Not much of a bike really, but of historical importance!
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Rus
:D In hindsight I should've kept my VF1000R -...

:D In hindsight I should've kept my VF1000R - scarce nowadays.

Talking of high prices, my sister-in-law's boyfriend has a 1974 Ducati 750SS, green frame, almost 100% original & in mint condition....
Forum: Australia 05-07-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Rus
To own two or more of these era bikes & keep them...

To own two or more of these era bikes & keep them in shape you'd need to be reasonably mechanically adept, otherwise it could become a bit of a burden as well as cost a small fortune as you suggest....
Forum: Australia 05-06-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Rus
VMX & Vinduro Bikes

I was reading the latest Motorcycle Trader mag & noticed the following vendor that specialises in importing & reselling Vintage MX, Enduro & trail bikes.

http://www.ddr.net.au

Bit of a mixed...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,681
Posted By Rus
This is what I least enjoyed about my VF1000R. ...

This is what I least enjoyed about my VF1000R. Backing off the throttle & decelerating through 80kmh the thing would develop a terrible headshake unless I had a firm grip on the bars. Scary!
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,681
Posted By Rus
Looks to be in good nick. I owned a VF1000R for...

Looks to be in good nick. I owned a VF1000R for about 9 years, becoming quite rare these days. Great bike, grunt everywhere, but no good in the dirt! Enjoy!
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 108,485
Posted By Rus
The dilemma to me is whether the slightly more...

The dilemma to me is whether the slightly more on-road performance of the Terra is worth losing the Enduro heritage performance of the 610/630 off road. If you can only own one bike then to me it...
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 108,485
Posted By Rus
Stu, I asked a similar (below) questioned of an...

Stu,
I asked a similar (below) questioned of an experienced rider on Cafe Husky, who has both a 630 & Terra:

Kenneth Webb said: ↑
I have the 650 too but the two are just not comparable. 630 for...
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