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Old 06-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #3466
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I might be able to do Wednesday ...

Tuesday would work better, but perhaps not for yourself or others ...

I'm on hols but Wednesday / Thursday better [ Bev's not home!],
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:09 PM   #3467
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I'm on hols but Wednesday / Thursday better [ Bev's not home!],
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No worries - will let you know at the start of next week ...
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #3468
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Might do a ride north of here next Wednesday or Thursday - any takers?
Just casual dirt up around Rye Park - Frogmore - Boorowa - Murringo, etc.,
Do a few stock routes
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Maybe.

Gotta be in Sydney sometime next week, but might be able to work around what you decide.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #3469
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Might do a ride north of here next Wednesday or Thursday - any takers?
Just casual dirt up around Rye Park - Frogmore - Boorowa - Murringo, etc.,
Do a few stock routes
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Fishers Lane on the Murringo Gap Rd and Buchanans Lane between Bendick Murrel and Monteagle, just sayin
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:59 PM   #3470
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Fishers Lane on the Murringo Gap Rd and Buchanans Lane between Bendick Murrel and Monteagle, just sayin
Be fun out there if it's wet, good riding though, haven't been out that way for a couple of years

That's where you cross the creek in the 'Gap' outa Murringo onto Fisher's Lane & head up towards Bendick Murrell??

Found a way up through the back of Bendick Murrell State Forest & out to Greenthorpe, few gates to go through,


Out through Greenthorpe & ended up camping @ one of the Weddin Mountains campsites, on the eastern [Grenfell] side

well Macca & I camped there, no water [tank was busted], good shitters, had a fireplace & heaps of f*#*#*g mice



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Old 06-12-2013, 11:26 PM   #3471
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Pirelli MT43 Trials Tyre

Well the MT43 came off the 690 today, after about 3,000km of mixed terrain at 10-11psi ...

You can see from the pic below that it's pretty much shagged, but some life left ...

I'm (again) vey surprised by this tyre - not an obvious choice for a 690 - it gives a very nice feel on gravel, and great traction on rock etc - haven't tried it in deep mud ...

If anyone wants to take the old tyre (18" rear) to try out the feel of it, let me know - it would be fine for another few hundred kms - I'll keep it here for a week or so before turfing ...

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:30 AM   #3472
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Pirelli MT43 Trials Tyre

Well the MT43 came off the 690 today, after about 3,000km of mixed terrain at 10-11psi ...

You can see from the pic below that it's pretty much shagged, but some life left ...

I'm (again) vey surprised by this tyre - not an obvious choice for a 690 - it gives a very nice feel on gravel, and great traction on rock etc - haven't tried it in deep mud ...

If anyone wants to take the old tyre (18" rear) to try out the feel of it, let me know - it would be fine for another few hundred kms - I'll keep it here for a week or so before turfing ...

Couple a thousand kms more like!, chuck it my way & I'll tell ya how it goes on an XS650!
Surprised it's not worn more on the outer edges?, being run at such a low pressure usually results in that
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:33 AM   #3473
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Couple a thousand kms more like!, chuck it my way & I'll tell ya how it goes on an XS650!
Surprised it's not worn more on the outer edges?, being run at such a low pressure usually results in that
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But Hoots just putts around without stressing his tyres like a ..............
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #3474
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But Hoots just putts around without stressing his tyres like a ..............
Good point ...
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:40 AM   #3475
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Couple a thousand kms more like!, chuck it my way & I'll tell ya how it goes on an XS650!
Surprised it's not worn more on the outer edges?, being run at such a low pressure usually results in that
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This is quite a flattering pic Baza, but you're very welcome to it ...

I'll put it in the shed till we work out when I'll be in Yass or you in Gundaroo ...
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:49 AM   #3476
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This is quite a flattering pic Baza, but you're very welcome to it ...

I'll put it in the shed till we work out when I'll be in Yass or you in Gundaroo ...
All good, thanks for that Hoots, be fun wearing it out!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #3477
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All good, thanks for that Hoots, be fun wearing it out!!
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I'd stick with the hat ...
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:22 AM   #3478
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Wednesday for a magical mystery tour?, north of Yass - loop left out around Boorowa [lunch?]
Maybe kiss the bottom of Wyangla Dam before lunch?
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #3479
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Wednesday ride

Start point from Gunning servo, about 0900hrs, heading northwest, exploring, maybe lunch @ Boorowa - maybe, depends where we end up?
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:08 PM   #3480
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Tow behind trailer - I've gone there!

I've been considering rigging the F8GS to tow a trailer for a while and, after buying a 2nd hand Ali-Lite Deluxe Tourer trailer last week, am in the process of doing just that.
I understand that opinions can be divided about towing trailers, but would like to hear from those who do any hints, tips that I need to be aware of/plan for etc.
If you don't like the idea of trailers then I'm happy for you to keep your personal opinions just that...personal.
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