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Old 02-15-2013, 03:14 AM   #3046
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #3047
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Neat link - thanks for posting
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:22 PM   #3048
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Hi Guys, any suggestions as to who/where to get a job done?

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Luke Smith, Mobile Fabrications, Cnr Silva Ave & Faunce St. Queanbeyan. does excellent work, type of bloke who isn't happy with second best, him and his father both ride. Plus he is a real nice bloke to deal with.

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:41 AM   #3049
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I'm aiming for the OCR next year as well and have two guys at work interested in coming along as well. One of them is coming on this trip with me and we are treating it as a shakedown for next years trip. The Wannaring trip hasn't left my blood either. So keen for this one to happen I'm gonna harp on the Boss till she says yes. Two female bosses, one at home and one at work, how lucky am I.
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Dirtsurfer and I heading into Wannaring. Photo by HGG before he knew me.
How would the sporter cope?
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:21 AM   #3050
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How would the sporter cope?
have you jacked it up amd put a Safari tank on yet.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #3051
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How would the sporter cope?

Of course it would, just need a few modifications, tyres etc.,
You missed out on a good training ride after we split up @ Binda, centre-punched a really shitful thunderstorm heading down through Lost River - Wheo - Biala, just kept moving - too lightning coming down to stop
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #3052
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Not renovating that IT are you ... :-)
Na, my new bike transporter is getting setup for the desert and points elsewhere.

IT is still available........

And thanks again to all for coating options.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:59 PM   #3053
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have you jacked it up amd put a Safari tank on yet.
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Anyone think that the safari tank is a bad idea generally?

Tossing up whether to get one on me KLR...
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #3054
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Anyone think that the safari tank is a bad idea generally?

Tossing up whether to get one on me KLR...
Carrying and transferring extra fuel is a pain.

You can never have too much range, not everyone realises that you don't always have to fill them either, so weight is arguably only an issue when you need the range. And if the ergos are OK.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #3055
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not everyone realises that you don't always have to fill them either, so weight is arguably only an issue when you need the range. And if the ergos are OK.
there's an argument for the clear one right there, even if it doesn't look as "cool" as the black one....

when you mean ergos, do you mean how it affects handling or something else? I know that on the KLR the safari tank fills in the spaces taken up by the plastics so doesn't change the way it looks too much.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #3056
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there's an argument for the clear one right there, even if it doesn't look as "cool" as the black one....

when you mean ergos, do you mean how it affects handling or something else? I know that on the KLR the safari tank fills in the spaces taken up by the plastics so doesn't change the way it looks too much.
ergos, AKA erogonomics, or how it feels to sit and stand with between the legs. Bigger tanks are often wider and taller, and can upset those of smaller stature in particular, or those more well endowed.

I like the clear one, I can just look down and know how many kms left before fuel needed, its very convenient.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:58 PM   #3057
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ergos, AKA erogonomics, or how it feels to sit and stand with between the legs. Bigger tanks are often wider and taller, and can upset those of smaller stature in particular, or those more well endowed.

I like the clear one, I can just look down and know how many kms left before fuel needed, its very convenient.
cool. Yeah well like I said the KLR safari tank makes no difference to the ergonomics, so it comes down to how it affects the handling as well.

That and the fact that the standard tank is 22L, while the safari is only 10L bigger at 32L... $650 for that makes me wonder....
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #3058
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cool. Yeah well like I said the KLR safari tank makes no difference to the ergonomics, so it comes down to how it affects the handling as well.

That and the fact that the standard tank is 22L, while the safari is only 10L bigger at 32L... $650 for that makes me wonder....
It effects the handling, but a lot less in the tank than strapped on somewhere in a jerrycan or bladder, and has no effect if you don't put the extra 10 l in it. Defo a $lot for 10 l though. Mind you it probably takes more. My supposed 30, or 32 l Safari on my DR takes over 37 l, which is definitely a handy 700 km range.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #3059
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Fuel range is definately a must - hence looking at all options as far as the XS's are concerned, more experimentation of jets & general fine-tuning to happen yet

Front tank is the early Guzzi [Eldorado/Ambassador], gives 22.5lts

tank on frame is off a later model CB750 [F series?], could end up being used - cut & tuck - to make a monster ADV [ugly] tank
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #3060
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Braidwood to Numeralla rd

anybody able to help this guy out?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864140

I haven't done this road for probably a decade and was wondering what it was like now. Has much of it been sealed? Are the dirt bits loose or corrugated?

I am considering taking a rather large roadie(cruiser) across there in a couple of weeks and would appreciate the thoughts of any who have been across it recently.

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