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Old 06-27-2014, 06:29 AM   #8131
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This old pig.

10 year old deathwings with about 40% tread are not friends with fresh mud. This thing was going sideways just trying to go up a gentle hill. In addition, it has an exhaust leak, directly out between the head and barrel, which was ensuring that it took 20 kicks to get started even when hot, and sucking down all the usual Tenere power that was its only feature. On the plus side, it has oil in the forks now. Before that, it was just bang-bang-ow-bang to get anywhere.

For a bike that does only about two rides a year, it sure seems to need a lot fo maintenance. Probably exactly due to it being only two rides a year.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:36 AM   #8132
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Looks good but.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:15 AM   #8133
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Ahh, the memories boxzig.

My dirt lap of Oz in '84. Near Urandangi Qld.



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Old 06-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #8134
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That's awesome. One hell of a load you had on there.

I'm still not convinced a 34L is the go for desert sand, despite the moniker. Then again last time I was in big sand was on a 2T 250 which shredded the piston, so..
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:43 PM   #8135
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Ahh, the memories boxzig.

My dirt lap of Oz in '84. Near Urandangi Qld.



That is some wicked bulldust there Shane.
Horrible shit to ride in
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #8136
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How do you ride bulldust? Like sand but with it in you helmet, ears, nose, air filter etc?

On a different note, anyone know a shop near Perth with a good stock of Back Country meals please? Prefer NOR.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:54 PM   #8137
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That's awesome. One hell of a load you had on there.

I'm still not convinced a 34L is the go for desert sand, despite the moniker. Then again last time I was in big sand was on a 2T 250 which shredded the piston, so..
Spent 10 weeks living off the bike and had no idea about 'ultralite' stuff back then... and still maybe now too
Eg our water containers were like you see on the old cowboy & western movies, a big round canteen.

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That is some wicked bulldust there Shane.
Horrible shit to ride in
And I believe that hole is still there! Robin at the beemer club wrote about the carnage it caused for the 2002(?) OCR.

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How do you ride bulldust? Like sand but with it in you helmet, ears, nose, air filter etc?

On a different note, anyone know a shop near Perth with a good stock of Back Country meals please? Prefer NOR.
With great care mate but ride around them if you can. Go slow (not like the photo) cos there can be huge sharp-edged ledges under the powder.
We were young and stupid back then (as against old & stupid now) and chose to ride through the bulldust instead of taking that chicken track on the side. We ended up staying in Urandangi for a day - partly to clean out air filters & gear but also to have beer session to wash out the dust

Backcountry tucker... last time I looked Anaconda, Rays & Mountain Designs (all Joondalup) have a fair range in store.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:29 PM   #8138
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Thanks Farcall, will check it out on the test ride after this morning's maintenance session. Valve clearances, plugs, new chain, sprockets, it's all happening here.
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:19 AM   #8139
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How do you ride bulldust? Like sand but with it in you helmet, ears, nose, air filter etc?

On a different note, anyone know a shop near Perth with a good stock of Back Country meals please? Prefer NOR.

Try Mainpeak for Back Country meals http://www.mainpeak.com.au/

they have a sale on at the moment
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:41 AM   #8140
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On a different note, anyone know a shop near Perth with a good stock of Back Country meals please? Prefer NOR.
I try to not get hungry enough to have to eat that shit.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:17 AM   #8141
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Bluhduh

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I try to not get hungry enough to have to eat that shit.
I don't mind a snack, and I won't eat that shit!!
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:49 AM   #8142
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I carry a pack for emergency only. It must be about 8 years old by now. Couldn't taste any worse than it did when it was new
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:59 AM   #8143
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Toughen up guys it's all about the water
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:01 AM   #8144
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Toughen up guys it's all about the water
Why carry water to mix with shit when you can carry actual food?
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:09 AM   #8145
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Why carry water to mix with shit when you can carry actual food?
That's my view as well.
If there's drinkable water where you're going, there's probably a steak sandwich and a pint nearby as well.
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