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Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,871
Posted By TravelDoc
Interesting report. Great country, would love to...

Interesting report. Great country, would love to go back some day.
You are a brave man to do that trip this time of year, we nearly froze at Rohtang and Baralach with blizzards in September.
Our...
Forum: Australia 11-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
Thanks mate excellent information.

Thanks mate excellent information.
Forum: Australia 10-30-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
Robo this information is of great interest and...

Robo this information is of great interest and relevance to me. My DT230 blew up / rebuilt with Serco piston / seized again (briefly) and was then sold by previous owner who had had enough.
...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,737
Posted By TravelDoc
Apologies for my incorrect assumption about the...

Apologies for my incorrect assumption about the 4WD ute
So it is possible that he may not have been found without PLB.
And indeed the PLB could have saved his life (might be stretching it a...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,737
Posted By TravelDoc
"......not found for days" Um, isn't that a 4WD...

"......not found for days"
Um, isn't that a 4WD parked next to the crashed bike seen on the approach photos taken from chopper?

Never let the facts mar a good PR opportunity.

Just the same...
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
Progress. New dog-bones are the ducks guts. A lot...

Progress. New dog-bones are the ducks guts. A lot more comfort = can ride faster and (slightly) more ground clearance. No sign of metal being too weak.

The OEM steel handlebars felt "funny" and...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
Dog bones DT230

New aluminium dogbones home-made
c-c = 93mm. (OEM = 105)
New seat height = 60mm higher = perfect for me @ 186cm.

Now to see if they're strong enough...........
If not, laser cut stainless will...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
Update on Drchupachups old bike

Starts instantly and runs fine around the farm.
Plenty of power, pulls wheelies with 105kg rider. Similar performance as DRZ400 but lighter.
All fluids and auto-lube function appear to be normal....
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
G'day Mick TDR has same engine as TZR250 but...

G'day Mick
TDR has same engine as TZR250 but unfortunately they didn't make a TZR350 with interchangeable top end. (like they did with RZ250/350)
There's a few TDRs with RZ350 engine transplant in...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
The TDR has no compliance plate and a 3-letter...

The TDR has no compliance plate and a 3-letter engine number.
I believe it could be club-registered as an historic vehicle if I could be bothered.
At the moment I'm tidying up minor cosmetic issues...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
G'day Robo and Harvey Bought this TDR from USA...

G'day Robo and Harvey
Bought this TDR from USA dealer after it had been imported to there from Japanese domestic market. 25 years old with 61 km on it. (No, not 61,000. 61 as in ridden home from...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 41,428
Posted By TravelDoc
Luke's DT230

Well I have taken over stewardship of this machine.
Indeed a great bargain if the engine seizure issue can be sorted.
Looking through Luke's receipt collection is.....horrifying. No wonder he just...
Forum: Australia 07-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By TravelDoc
How did the CRF250L go on steep loose stuff?...

How did the CRF250L go on steep loose stuff? Mines pretty gutless as you know.

The mighty TW200 to Thrashers this year?
Forum: Australia 03-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
Posted By TravelDoc
Easily doable if you have a full-time mechanic...

Easily doable if you have a full-time mechanic wearing a turban available 24/24!
Six of us did an about 3000 km loop through the Himalaya on Bullets with no really major mechanicals but every bike...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,757
Posted By TravelDoc
Nice tribute to your uncle. Good pics. Great...

Nice tribute to your uncle. Good pics. Great country.
Planning a weekend ride soon Cooma to the coast + return via Numeralla / Snowball / Bendethera.
How could you get stuck behind 4WDs with...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By TravelDoc
You wont regret the decision Scotty. You'll be...

You wont regret the decision Scotty. You'll be covering the same ground as your planned ride anyway plus meet interesting people including some legends from this website and hear plenty of BS around...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By TravelDoc
Mate you are "reinventing the wheel". Your...

Mate you are "reinventing the wheel".
Your chosen date is that of TTT held on private property about 20km north of Wombeyan (in a straight line that is). There will be something like 100 ADV riders...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 37,017
Posted By TravelDoc
Mate from Singleton quickest is down the Putty...

Mate from Singleton quickest is down the Putty Rd, cross the Colo River and turn right at Blaxlands Ridge for a short-cut onto Bells Line of Road. Nice coffee at Mt Victoria truck stop then out to...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 43,493
Posted By TravelDoc
1987 KTM GS350 enduro The Hannibal Lecter of...

1987 KTM GS350 enduro
The Hannibal Lecter of bikes. Reluctant to start. vibration +++. Noisy as hell. Incredibly high (premix) fuel consumption with very poor range even using "long range" tank....
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 37,017
Posted By TravelDoc
"what about this one for an 'adventure" ...

"what about this one for an 'adventure"

Ah,the Suzuki A100. They were a weapon. Heaps quicker than my Honda S90 which could do 60mph downhill on Flat Rock Drive if you lay down on the tank. And...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 37,017
Posted By TravelDoc
"Also too easy... I dips me hat to the big road...

"Also too easy... I dips me hat to the big road bikes"

Yes, well this is true. In fact a small trail bike probably the easiest if the truth be known. But it stirred up a bit of interest.
I can...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 37,017
Posted By TravelDoc
Cooper Bros. challenge

I have issued a challenge to brothers: "TTT on a large modern ADV bike is too easy. Like riding to the corner shop. 250cc or less for more adventure"
They have both accepted.
Craig XT250
Mark...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 100,435
Posted By TravelDoc
Updated owner's report.

Had some big problems at only 450km on the clock when sprocket carrier bearings were loose in their mounting, allowing the sprocket to move sideways and impinge on the swingarm. Result: chewed up...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,607
Posted By TravelDoc
650 thumper? Hmmm. DR / KLR / GS all capable...

650 thumper? Hmmm. DR / KLR / GS all capable bikes and plenty of them around. You might also consider a Husqvarna TR650 with upgraded BMW engine. 10 more HP, cheaper than BMW and easily...
Forum: Australia 03-29-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 100,435
Posted By TravelDoc
New Terra 650

Another Sydney rider signing in. Got my Terra just in time for the $500 cash back, and not without some stuffing around. Importer needed to be prodded a bit to comply. Full marks to the sales...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By TravelDoc
Newnes Plateau tracks.

Gday.
The Newnes plateau is prime canyoning country and nearly all of those easterly 4WD tracks lead to one or more spectacular slot canyons such as "Twister", "Hole in the wall", "Rocky creek",...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,988
Posted By TravelDoc
alternative view

Well here's another perspective from an ICU/CareFlight/Anaesthetics Dr.
Yes blood transfusion / organ donation obviously do save lives. One might argue about the quality of life after some...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By TravelDoc
If you take the alternate route past Lake Lyell...

If you take the alternate route past Lake Lyell /Sodwalls / Tarana / O'Connell there very few highway patrol nazis and a much more interesting ride. Reasonable meals at Tarana pub. Need to watch...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,228
Posted By TravelDoc
Yep, Z50. I bought one for $10 about 20 years ago...

Yep, Z50. I bought one for $10 about 20 years ago at a farm clearance sale.
Non-runner with no compression. Cleaned out the dirt under exhaust valve and away she went. Fuel tank rusted and has been...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,650
Posted By TravelDoc
HP2E owners

G'day
My HP2E was (possibly) the first one sold in Australia. I got it 2nd hand about 3 years ago, in rather average condition. Now with 37000Km. Under-seat aux fuel tank, replaced final drive...
Forum: Australia 09-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19,216
Views: 2,313,223
Posted By TravelDoc
Glad your eye surgery was OK. And thanks for...

Glad your eye surgery was OK. And thanks for posting the photo of my HP2 on the TTT thread.
Forum: Australia 08-20-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,786
Posted By TravelDoc
For a guaranteed real adventure ride: 1. Buy...

For a guaranteed real adventure ride:
1. Buy airline tickets to Delhi.
2. hire Royal Enfield 500cc (soft types like me will want the 5 speed with left foot gear change AND a Sikh mechanic.)
3....
Forum: Australia 08-10-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 56,410
Posted By TravelDoc
A bit more detail for you: Windsor to Lower...

A bit more detail for you:
Windsor to Lower Portland via Wilberforce and Sackville.
Lower Portland to Colo Heights (fuel) via Wheelbarrow ridge (dirt)
Colo Heights to Mountain Lagoon via Comleroy...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 408,831
Posted By TravelDoc
Hi Mark, Great ride report and happy NY. Your...

Hi Mark,
Great ride report and happy NY.
Your account of getting lost in high mountains, unreliable maps, low fuel supplies, poor quality roads, difficult communication etc etc sounded very...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 139,408
Posted By TravelDoc
Big Brother on PANG

To those with such little happening in their lives that they must follow ride reports from September 2009, I will add the following:
-Mark C you are correct. Pang has indeed shifted uphill a little...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 139,408
Posted By TravelDoc
Worst floods in recorded history, Pakistan. ...

Worst floods in recorded history, Pakistan.
Major flooding with deaths in Leh, normal annual rainfall = 0.
(minor flooding in Leh 2007 when I was there on my first trip.
.......I reckon there...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,475
Posted By TravelDoc
Hating something and complaining about it to a...

Hating something and complaining about it to a body set up to receive complaints doesn't make one an idiot.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By TravelDoc
Quite correct Tim.......... We met up with...

Quite correct Tim..........
We met up with Dragoon and Miserygoat at the Mayflower Hotel in Manali. A couple of their countrymen dropped out of their tour the next day so they rode with us for 3...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 139,408
Posted By TravelDoc
G'day Miserygoat. Not many looking at this...

G'day Miserygoat.
Not many looking at this thread nowadays. Mark probably hasn't seen your message so I'll answer it for him.
Went to his 50th birthday early April. He is looking well and has...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,338
Posted By TravelDoc
The Range Trail is OK if you're a bit soft or got...

The Range Trail is OK if you're a bit soft or got a bad hangover. We used to come in via Kanangra Rd and Kowmung River crossing but it was getting too easy so we added a loop on Kanangra plateau...
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