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Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 961
Posted By Rus
I was up there just over two weeks ago &...

I was up there just over two weeks ago & Commission Rd was closed by fires. We were riding from Sydney via Putty and Bakers Road but the RFS had us turn back not long after Three Ways.
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,004
Posted By Rus
They're revving pretty hard at 100kmh, which...

They're revving pretty hard at 100kmh, which would be around 6,000rpm even with your higher gearing. OK in small doses, but there are better options, including the 650, if longer, more open, trips...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,004
Posted By Rus
Good trail bikes indeed, but their narrow, five...

Good trail bikes indeed, but their narrow, five speed transmission is most unsuited to extended cruising at anything more than modest speed. It's why I sold mine after 2 years & bought a 630 -...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,061
Posted By Rus
I did this section two weeks ago on my TE630,...

I did this section two weeks ago on my TE630, accompanied by two 1200GSs, one an experienced rider, the other less so, and we did it easily. However note that once the track changes to the Howes...
Forum: Australia 01-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 139,589
Posted By Rus
Congratulations on the new bike. Mine's been...

Congratulations on the new bike. Mine's been awesome, bought new June 2011, now has about 16,000km. I too came off a DRZ, but a 400E.

Have done a couple of long one day rides from Sydney over...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,935
Posted By Rus
Wee bit warm alright. Three of us went out all...

Wee bit warm alright. Three of us went out all day today. Left home at 6am, returned 6pm totally exhausted. Was 41.5 degrees in the shade on the Howes Fire Trail around 2pm. Probably the hottest &...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 43,954
Posted By Rus
Thank you all for the replies, appreciate the...

Thank you all for the replies, appreciate the feedback.

Regards,
Rus
Forum: Australia 12-11-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 43,954
Posted By Rus
A couple of questions: 1. Roughly how long...

A couple of questions:

1. Roughly how long does it take to ride the track from Hill End to the Bathurst end, at a leisurely pace?

2. Is fuel still available at Hill End during week days?

I...
Forum: Australia 11-10-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4,319
Views: 599,107
Posted By Rus
Including yellow (1975/76): <a...

Including yellow (1975/76):
<a href="http://s1124.photobucket.com/user/rmcgree/media/image-7.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l579/rmcgree/image-7.jpg"...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 833
Posted By Rus
Shineray TE/SM630

This is a very familiar bike, shown at EICMA. Not sure of the legal/licensing agreements behind the scenes, but it appears the mighty 630 may still have a pulse.

<a...
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Rus
EICMA 2013: Husqvarna 701 prototype A so-called...

EICMA 2013: Husqvarna 701 prototype
A so-called “glimpse into the future” for the brand, in the form of a supermoto bike powered by a big 690cc single

Husqvarna has unveiled a prototype Husqvarna...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16,712
Views: 2,029,766
Posted By Rus
Looks OK, for SA...:lol3

Looks OK, for SA...:lol3
Forum: Australia 09-06-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16,712
Views: 2,029,766
Posted By Rus
Some people will complain about anything…

Any single blokes in SA looking for a good woman?


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Forum: Australia 09-01-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 110,911
Posted By Rus
I bought a new 400E in 2009 & sold it two years...

I bought a new 400E in 2009 & sold it two years later with 9,000 kms on it, a mix of hard off road through to short distance adventure riding.

I initially changed mine from 14:47 to 14:42, which...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rus
Or even....http://www.motopeds.com/ The top one...

Or even....http://www.motopeds.com/ The top one even has pedals, up to 100mpg.
Forum: Australia 08-29-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rus
Perhaps you should consider one of these......

Perhaps you should consider one of these... 92.5kgs, although possibly not bound for Oz.

http://www.enduro360.com/2013/08/27/featured/2014-ktm-freeride-250-r/
Forum: Australia 08-28-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By Rus
There's generally quite a few DRs for sale on the...

There's generally quite a few DRs for sale on the following website, if you end up needing to purchase a bike:

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/
Forum: Australia 08-15-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 23,009
Posted By Rus
I don't have an issue with you publishing Barry's...

I don't have an issue with you publishing Barry's recollections, as it provides an insight into Geoff's uncompromising approach. I just feel it may have been preferable for him to politely decline to...
Forum: Australia 08-14-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 23,009
Posted By Rus
Nevertheless, there's a time & a place. And GE...

Nevertheless, there's a time & a place. And GE has no right of reply...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 23,009
Posted By Rus
Some interesting reflections from a cross section...

Some interesting reflections from a cross section who knew Geoff, mostly from the dirt bike fraternity. I thought Barry Ashenhurst's words were a bit peculiar though, somewhat out of place compared...
Forum: Australia 08-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rus
Thanks, would love to have come but recent knee...

Thanks, would love to have come but recent knee reconstruction dictates no on this occasion. Perhaps in a couple of months or so.
Regards,
Rus
Forum: Australia 07-29-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 43,402
Posted By Rus
What a convoluted mess, for such a...

What a convoluted mess, for such a straight-forward concept. Something only Government could achieve.

Thanks for your comprehensive and logical explanation Wayne, most un-internet like!
...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,570
Posted By Rus
Ho Tiggs, Unlikely yours will be amongst...

Ho Tiggs,

Unlikely yours will be amongst this lot, but may be worth investigating:

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-police-find-2-million-in-stolen-goods-20130726-2qph0.html
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 23,009
Posted By Rus
I saw PBee's quote & had a little chuckle. ...

I saw PBee's quote & had a little chuckle. Didn't think it'd take too long for someone to comment.:D

You can count me in as another old ADB head. Your post yesterday prompted me to flick through...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 39,554
Posted By Rus
You obviously didn't ride a 1982 DR250S, my first...

You obviously didn't ride a 1982 DR250S, my first bike, brand spanking new in Suzuki yellow from Morris Motorcycles in Orange. Talk about gutless, 16hp on a good day :huh.

Not long afterwards I...
Forum: Australia 07-23-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By Rus
I had the dealer change the battery in my 630 at...

I had the dealer change the battery in my 630 at last service, a little less than 2 years old. The original was still operating fine, but there had been reports of failure within this timeframe so I...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 31,253
Posted By Rus
The boys at ADB throughout the 80s were very...

The boys at ADB throughout the 80s were very Enduro focussed. From memory both Geoff Eldridge & Murray Watt were riding 125 two strokes, Geoff a KTM & Muz a Husky, and at an elite level including...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 31,253
Posted By Rus
Given you're going to such trouble to restore the...

Given you're going to such trouble to restore the old girl I thought you may be interested in this article from ADB issue 100, Dec 1987/Jan 1988:

<a...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 36,060
Posted By Rus
Could be George "The Animal" Steele.:D

Could be George "The Animal" Steele.:D
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 36,060
Posted By Rus
Big Gordy running decoy?:ear

Big Gordy running decoy?:ear
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,673
Posted By Rus
Couldn't agree more. I'd been considering buying...

Couldn't agree more. I'd been considering buying them for a while but was too much of a cheapskate to outlay a grand - so unfortunately another lesson learned the hard way!
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 36,060
Posted By Rus
:shog. One of the problems with the written word,...

:shog. One of the problems with the written word, can't always gauge the intent of the writer.

"Der" - haven't heard that for many a year, certainly a throwback.



Boyle on the burst...:D....
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 36,060
Posted By Rus
Sort of, was Billy Birmingham aka the 12th Man,...

Sort of, was Billy Birmingham aka the 12th Man, taking off Big Darryl (who is doing it pretty tough these days).
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By Rus
Don't discount using contact lenses. I've worn...

Don't discount using contact lenses. I've worn them for 30+ years with no health issues. They have been invaluable for activities such as swimming, water-skiing, surfing and hundreds of hours of on...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,673
Posted By Rus
I had a full right knee reconstruction today,...

I had a full right knee reconstruction today, four months after the off. All went well & am looking forward to starting the "real" healing process. It had recovered to basic functioning, but lacked...
Forum: Australia 07-07-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 43,954
Posted By Rus
Presumably there are no official plans to fix...

Presumably there are no official plans to fix this. Is it likely the erosion will continue to the point it will become impassable at some point? If so that'd be a real shame, much like the recent...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16,712
Views: 2,029,766
Posted By Rus
I'm staying out of it! They're a touchy lot & I...

I'm staying out of it! They're a touchy lot & I don't want to risk a slappin' from a man bag next time I ride past a coffee shop!:shog
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16,712
Views: 2,029,766
Posted By Rus
Wow! That was impressive! At least 10% of the...

Wow! That was impressive! At least 10% of the footage was somewhat off road! :thumb

Sheesh, no more small penis jibes from me.:huh. Now I've gone & upset the Fat.:cry:lol3
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16,712
Views: 2,029,766
Posted By Rus
Try running that pig in an Enduro and how it...

Try running that pig in an Enduro and how it goes. :deal.

BM simply lacked credibility and expertise at that level, which is one of the reasons it acquired Husky & it's racing pedigree. They then...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16,712
Views: 2,029,766
Posted By Rus
Very good, BM rider are we?:ear. If so I'm sure...

Very good, BM rider are we?:ear. If so I'm sure you'd know much about farkles.:lol3

BMW acquired Husky because they could not build a proper, race bred off road bike themselves :deal & wanted to...
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