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Old 04-21-2011, 01:31 AM   #76
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Hardly see a thing on the bike...'gutted cans...
See tails & bums dissappearing into the bush in
our Suzi Swift fitted with ShooRoos.
Hardly see a thing in our new Rav4,bog standard,
Go figure...
Come for a drive out this way, that Suzi will look like sushi in no time.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:36 AM   #77
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Tests on their latest model are apparently quite encouraging

ahhh shoo roo mk II
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:43 AM   #78
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ahhh shoo roo mk II
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:23 AM   #79
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roos always jump from cover to open ground
errr, not really...

Ok, now I'm older I know it's not a nice thing to do, but as a kid it was fun to chase roos through the bush... most of the time they won the race so all good for the roos...

but I can clearly picture roos changing course and heading into the mallee scrub (once they did they were gone, no chance of catching them in the tight stuff).

I believe they are actually pretty dumb, and panic when they get scared... which could mean running either way. IMO the only thing you should count on is that roos are unpredictable.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:44 AM   #80
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Tests on their latest model are apparently quite encouraging

that should get some of that good low frequency noise happening
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:50 AM   #81
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errr, not really...

Ok, now I'm older I know it's not a nice thing to do, but as a kid it was fun to chase roos through the bush... most of the time they won the race so all good for the roos...

but I can clearly picture roos changing course and heading into the mallee scrub (once they did they were gone, no chance of catching them in the tight stuff).

I believe they are actually pretty dumb, and panic when they get scared... which could mean running either way. IMO the only thing you should count on is that roos are unpredictable.
I got a mate who just electrified 8000 acres to try and stop the dogs eating his sheep and the roos eating all the feed. In a few weeks time he is having a Roo drive, there will be 10 of us on bikes and a chopper driving them to one end of the paddocks. As soon as there out flick the switch and don't piss on the fence.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:03 AM   #82
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errr, not really...


but I can clearly picture roos changing course and heading into the mallee scrub (once they did they were gone, no chance of catching them in the tight stuff).

I believe they are actually pretty dumb, and panic when they get scared... which could mean running either way. IMO the only thing you should count on is that roos are unpredictable.
but smart enough to get away from you
i think its natural for them to see open ground as safe which it was until motor vechles and rifles came about.
i was told that about 14 years ago and so far for me its rung true.
i still watch both sides of the road so i dont trust it completly but just sharing someone elses theory
when i was at his property last time i was driving through herds of 60to100 greys just to get to his house, something he did every day
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:29 AM   #83
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but smart enough to get away from you
heh heh... yeah
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:37 AM   #84
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I got a mate who just electrified 8000 acres to try and stop the dogs eating his sheep and the roos eating all the feed. In a few weeks time he is having a Roo drive, there will be 10 of us on bikes and a chopper driving them to one end of the paddocks. As soon as there out flick the switch and don't piss on the fence.
Take the KX... now that sounds like fun

Was reading a tractor forum earlier , someones signature went something like this

There are three types of men...
Those that learn by reading,
Those that learn by observing others,
And those that must piss on the electric fence themselves.....
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:56 AM   #85
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+1 for loud exhausts, I run shorty shotgun mufflers on both bikes,
you see the creatures moving away before you get there,



& I ride @ night a fair bit, always have, always will, more likely to hit domestic animals then wild stuff, [then once you hit them - well they're pissed off anyway! ]

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:29 PM   #86
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I have often wondered about one on a bike .Would it scare them into your path ect.
We tried the electric ones of the back verandah and it did eventually move them on but I have personally found riding behind Phil Fong with his exhaust scaring the hell out of everything from cattle to small children much more effective.
riding behind phil would scare anyone

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Old 04-21-2011, 05:39 PM   #87
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riding behind phil would scare anyone

G'day phil

happy easter, Roland.

isn't Swan Is near Geelong ?
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:04 PM   #88
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Come for a drive out this way, that Suzi will look like sushi in no time.
Nah,that suzi hasnt hit one yet at night & never had a drama by day during
occassionally trips to see family rellies down south...before getting the Rav4.
Although,I do remember a road test on it mentioning "pedestrian friendly bonnet"
Re:the bike,Come to thing of it,we rode up out your way & into NT & SA back in 2005
Missus & too much shet on the back & never had a drama between 9 & 3,
our riding day,then serious good stuff
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:17 AM   #89
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Colonial Mick might be on winner, The Kangaroo strobe light will send them into a hop, step and a jump!

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #90
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Knew a truck driver that had one fitted(not his idea), first run, hit a roo. First one for a long time, according to him Loud exhaust?-probably,I live surrounded by national park, and am beginning to think they have Doppler radar, sudden speed change seems to alert them to your presence.
Maybe I should fit an exhaust brake to the dr. That should get them hopping.:) I have had the electronic version on work vehicles. Pretty sure the roos didn't give a flying marsupial poop.


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