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Old 09-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #616
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cold beer and a good feed with eye candy .


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Just having a feed at mt coolan pub,you ought to see the new barmaid. Very nice.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:58 PM   #617
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cold beer and a good feed with eye candy .
Lions Den, need i say more....

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:02 AM   #618
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Nibble nibble. Yeah i know, easy fix Dale, just get a small gel battery and connect your electronics to it and fit a diode between new battery and cranking battery then no more voltage drop issue for it's cute little bmw brain.
I admit it, the 650 xchallenge is an impressive all rounder, one of the best.

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:16 AM   #619
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I would have taken hook, line and sinker HAHA



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Nibble nibble.
I admit it, the 650 xchallenge is an impressive all rounder, one of the best.

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #620
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kenno the dealer in town has a 650 terra on sale.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:25 AM   #621
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kenno the dealer in town has a 650 terra on sale.
They are missing 3 inches on the suspension, shortarse bike only, now put the engine in an xchallenge or xr frame and i might be interested.

Thanks though.

Getting rid of two bikes here just so i have more room and don't service the wrong bike again
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:48 AM   #622
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Little blond piece?

It's the managers doughter from down south,best keep your hands to yourself,haha.
That's the one,only been there a couple of days. Be some ringers coming in to town tonight.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:05 AM   #623
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Looking at riding up to Townsville at hte end of next mopnth. Rough plan is to scarper from Canberra by 3.00 pm & then head for either Coonamble or Nyngan ( still ttrying to decide) that night. If I go via Coonamble 1100km would put me at Clermont. Being coal mining area should I assume that accomodation( pub room) would be next to non existant or very $$$?
the alternative is Nyngan first night then cut a track through Charleville, Barcy & end up at Torrens Creek. Is there accomodation/meals at Torrens creek pub & would you stay there?? Going to be on the GTR so doing lots of dirt not a real option. the dirt into Torrens should be fine, been through last year on the 950 & 3 months age in the ute
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #624
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Dennis, I've stayed at the torrens creek pub. You can get motel style rooms . They were $90, but probably around the $100 now or camp out the back as we did . The evening meal was good.

If you get near the torrens creek pub, turn left and go 45k's to the prairie pub and stay there. Tom has a good camping spot for bikes or rooms. If you do go there ,I'll ride out for the evening and have an ale or 2 with ya.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #625
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Dennis, I've stayed at the torrens creek pub. You can get motel style rooms . They were $90, but probably around the $100 now or camp out the back as we did . The evening meal was good.

If you get near the torrens creek pub, turn left and go 45k's to the prairie pub and stay there. Tom has a good camping spot for bikes or rooms. If you do go there ,I'll ride out for the evening and have an ale or 2 with ya.
What about Pentland? The Caravan park there has cabins I see 100 meters from the pub. What was the road noise like at TC? Those truckies love that exhaust brake rolling through there late at night.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #626
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What about Pentland? The Caravan park there has cabins I see 100 meters from the pub. What was the road noise like at TC? Those truckies love that exhaust brake rolling through there late at night.

Pentland was the worst for the trucks at night. In saying that, the caravan park is good and they have good tucker and serve a good breakfast. The pub food was crap , although I ordered for us all and got the blame for a below par meal .

I wouldn't mind checking out the balfes creek pub one weekend.

Pete , there was a xr650 r for sale on gumtree in townsville. Was gunna have a look, but getting to old for kickstarts.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:11 AM   #627
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Pentland was the worst for the trucks at night. In saying that, the caravan park is good and they have good tucker and serve a good breakfast. The pub food was crap , although I ordered for us all and got the blame for a below par meal .

I wouldn't mind checking out the balfes creek pub one weekend.

Pete , there was a xr650 r for sale on gumtree in townsville. Was gunna have a look, but getting to old for kickstarts.
I'll have to see what time I can head off on the Tuesday. I might see if I can "bank" a couple of extra hours over the next week to trade off for a early departure. To get to Torrens I'll really need to be in Bourke the night before. As far as I can tell its about 870 from Bourke to Barcy & another 350 to Torrens. That seem about right OBJ? If I'm out of Canberra by midday I can get to bourke just before dark ( I hope! ) Hopefully somebody in the coalfields area will have some info as well
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:00 AM   #628
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I'll have to see what time I can head off on the Tuesday. I might see if I can "bank" a couple of extra hours over the next week to trade off for a early departure. To get to Torrens I'll really need to be in Bourke the night before. As far as I can tell its about 870 from Bourke to Barcy & another 350 to Torrens. That seem about right OBJ? If I'm out of Canberra by midday I can get to bourke just before dark ( I hope! ) Hopefully somebody in the coalfields area will have some info as well
350 is correct Dennis, However, and I will only say this once Do not attempt riding any of that section after 6 pm, the Roo's are bloody deadly at the moment and the undergrowth comes right to the edge.

I reckon I hit 200 along there 2 weeks ago in me truck it was like ten pin bowling. Every dog in the neighbourhood loves me truck .

Pull up here anyway, I wouldn't be on the road after 5.30 now Russian Roolette You might get some chops and a coldie if your lucky.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #629
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350 is correct Dennis, However, and I will only say this once Do not attempt riding any of that section after 6 pm, the Roo's are bloody deadly at the moment and the undergrowth comes right to the edge.

I reckon I hit 200 along there 2 weeks ago in me truck it was like ten pin bowling. Every dog in the neighbourhood loves me truck .

Pull up here anyway, I wouldn't be on the road after 5.30 now Russian Roolette You might get some chops and a coldie if your lucky.
Unfortunately I have to be in Townsville by midday to meet the plane bringing Mrs DD up. You can trust me when I say I'm well aware of roos after collecting on & writing off GTR mark1 last year & having one hopping down the highway at me this morning! I'm starting to think the run through Roma might be a better option
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:08 PM   #630
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Unfortunately I have to be in Townsville by midday to meet the plane bringing Mrs DD up. You can trust me when I say I'm well aware of roos after collecting on & writing off GTR mark1 last year & having one hopping down the highway at me this morning! I'm starting to think the run through Roma might be a better option
What day are you leaving? Bloody hot here 40c and a big head wind from the NW, motorcycle heaven.
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