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Old 08-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Ayres rock

This is a bit of a ride I did around Ayres rock last week.
I was on my way to ride the Canning when I developed a problem with the bike and had to abort the Canning as it has to be 100% reliable for that trip.
So rather then just ride home, I took a detour to look at Ayres Rock, The Olgas and Kings Canyon.

Stopped off to walk around the Devils Marbles and got back to the bike to find a bird sitting on it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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This poor fellow came down the rock on his arse, inch by inch. He was last seen running for the toilet
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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Anyone need any fuel?
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:50 PM   #4
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Got to try a camel burger at Kings Creek station.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:53 PM   #5
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A few more pics.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:59 PM   #7
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:01 PM   #8
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:35 PM   #9
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Hey Jim, Glad you got to ride but can't believe you had trouble with a Transalp So what's the go with it Great pics but bit cheeky to find someone on your bike
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:38 PM   #10
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Good pics and great to see that although you were unable to do the trip as planned you still had a good look around
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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Hey Jim, Glad you got to ride but can't believe you had trouble with a Transalp So what's the go with it Great pics but bit cheeky to find someone on your bike
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I had the chain break at 120kph (130 in NT).
It wrapped up and jammed between the front sproket and gear selector, bending the selector back against the frame. (look on yours mate and you will see what I meen).
This also stopped the engine in an instant, ie from 5000+rpm to 0 rpm with a loud bang.
Managed to straighten the shaft enough to get it going and with help from a fellow rider got the chain fixed.
I decided then that because I did not know if the sudden stop had damaged it I should not continue with CSR. Also oil leaking from selector shaft was a possibility.
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PS Have not had a problem with the bike since.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:04 PM   #12
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Geee Jim lucky it didn't jam on rear wheel to make you crash Good on you on repair to get going again Didn't think the motor could let you down


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Old 08-17-2010, 11:10 PM   #13
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:20 PM   #15
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That pic on post 13 is cool Love your work
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