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Old 12-30-2011, 03:24 AM   #151
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Dates are here Gadget;

http://24hrtrial.com/2011/

It's the 14th and 15th. If you wanted to do it I could offer some local assistance - fuel drops etc. Might even find a way to sneek up to Blinman and help Doc and Kipo introduce you to the local wood oven pizzas and government accommodation!!!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:54 AM   #152
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Dates are here Gadget;

http://24hrtrial.com/2011/

It's the 14th and 15th. If you wanted to do it I could offer some local assistance - fuel drops etc. Might even find a way to sneek up to Blinman and help Doc and Kipo introduce you to the local wood oven pizzas and government accommodation!!!!
So they are... I must have been looking at--- well, not the right bit. With my tank I don't think I'd need a fuel dump.

Now you've got me re-thinking my schedule again. Do you think my lights would get through the supp regs?
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:05 AM   #153
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Gadget, The throttle lock I use is a roadbike one, I had to modify it with a spacer to make it clear the switch block.
I will take a pic tommorow and post it up here for you to see!
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:33 AM   #154
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So they are... I must have been looking at--- well, not the right bit. With my tank I don't think I'd need a fuel dump.

Now you've got me re-thinking my schedule again. Do you think my lights would get through the supp regs?
Fuel dumps have all sorts of goodies at them, not just fuel. Get Kipo to assess your lights, no good me doing it, I'm usually blind by about 9pm, and never ridden at night...
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:00 AM   #155
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Gadget, The throttle lock I use is a roadbike one, I had to modify it with a spacer to make it clear the switch block.
I will take a pic tommorow and post it up here for you to see!
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Fuel dumps have all sorts of goodies at them, not just fuel. Get Kipo to assess your lights, no good me doing it, I'm usually blind by about 9pm, and never ridden at night...
I've actually done the 24 a few times....... Successfully once (clubman class win in 2006)- had a heap of crap in the boxes for that one.
The lights work fine, it's just a case of if they comply with the regs (technically I have 3 lights- which doesn't comply... But they're within one casing (kinda like some of the trailtech lights).
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #156
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Thanks Doc.

I've actually done the 24 a few times....... Successfully once (clubman class win in 2006)- had a heap of crap in the boxes for that one.
The lights work fine, it's just a case of if they comply with the regs (technically I have 3 lights- which doesn't comply... But they're within one casing (kinda like some of the trailtech lights).
I think that should be ok as the sup regs said last year you can have multiply lights as long as they in the one housing. A mate of a mate had one of those Trail Tech 3 light jobs and he put a piece of perspex over the front to make sure it was deemed as 1 housing. Plus I've seen those round LED lights with numerous spots and they got through scrutineering.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:38 PM   #157
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I think that should be ok as the sup regs said last year you can have multiply lights as long as they in the one housing. A mate of a mate had one of those Trail Tech 3 light jobs and he put a piece of perspex over the front to make sure it was deemed as 1 housing. Plus I've seen those round LED lights with numerous spots and they got through scrutineering.
I'm pretty sure the 24 will be a 'no-go' for me this year as the bike will be set up for ADV/touring (ie heavy spring), so the handling will be crap without the load; plus it'd completely stuff up my plans to ride some of the Flinders...

I'm toying with coming back next year for the 24. If they run the clubman class as it used to be (same as the sidecar route) I'd consider doing the full event again, otherwise it'll be the rally class.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #158
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Handguards:

I'd been wondering about the guards for a while. The Barkbuster Ego's are strong, but don't offer much protection from the elements. Although I have heated grips on the bike, they do nothing for the part of your thumb that is facing the ground. When I competed in the 24Hr I overcame this problem by making what became known as 'elephant ears' for the handguards. They worked well, but were dog-ugly.



I have some Oxford mits that completely cover the guards, but are bulky to carry if it warms up and I decide not to use them. Barkbuster Storm?- Better protection, but need to replace the whole backbone as well.

Early in December I stumbled across these on ebay for under $20.... they arrived today.



They're only thrown in place at the moment with the velcro, and being a day of Total Fire Ban it's too bloody hot to see how they go. But the sizing of them looks pretty good for what I want to do. Easy on/off with velcro. Eyelets at the outer edge to secure to the barkbusters .


"MOOSE RACING FOAM HANDGUARDS MUD COLD RADING
  • The outer shell is made from heavy-duty 500 dernier nylon with 1/2" closed cell foam to keep the cold, wind and trail debris at bay" (copied from ebay ad)




Below: eyelets can be seen just in front of the ego- they can be secured back to the backbone of the ego with cable ties.


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Old 01-04-2012, 03:54 AM   #159
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My SPOT Connect arrived today.... I think I'll have to wait a few pays to activate it though.

I was looking through another forum for Mitas tyres and found the E09 mentioned... I used Mitas on the front of my DRZ for a few years and found them to be predictable and last well (I can't say the same of the C02 rears that I tried though- but I must acknowledge that they are designed for stone, not roads & sand). Anyway, I'm making a short story long here... I ordered a set of E09 DAKAR tyres today. My intention is to see how they handle, then take them off and ship them to WA for the trip to the north and, hopefully, across the centre.

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Old 01-04-2012, 04:04 AM   #160
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Hand guards look sweet. Fairing??

Sorry I'm getting a tad excited.

Going to order a seat concepts seat as soon as I find another seat base.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:15 AM   #161
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Fairing??

Sorry I'm getting a tad excited.
440 kit???

Keep ya dacks on... not everyone is back at work yet. Fibreglass is a mongrel to deal with anyway- could take -ummmmm, at least half a day after the bike gets around there (that's assuming that Trev will drop everything that he's supposed to be doing for his two businesses, just to do some work for me) Realistically, I'm expecting a few weeks.

As soon as I know anything, you'll know... and you can get the first casting that I stuff up once the mold is made.

I keep meaning to ask- What is "I love lamp" supposed to mean?
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:19 AM   #162
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You haven't seen anchorman?!




I guess I should start pulling the bike down. All bearings for suspension and linkages have arrived
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:32 AM   #163
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Going to order a seat concepts seat as soon as I find another seat base.
Some of the alternatives (eg: Corbin) come with a base, but I'm not sure about the high foam.

Ballards may know of where you can get a seat base (catalogue p27-ish. They sell SDG complete seats for $140-ish in both a high and low foam for the DRZ.... not wider though.)

Perhaps put a Seat Concepts on the original base & just get a new 'standard' if you feel you need it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:34 AM   #164
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Fairing

Looks like the fairing mods may be started this weekend..

Prior to competing in the Safari, I bought a bike to take over in pieces... so if I needed anything, it was already disassembled. The only thing I didn't take was the frame. I rotated the wheels with mine throughout the Safari, apart from that I only used the clutch lever. When I returned the bike was re-assembled and sold to one of my Support crew.





The reson for telling you this? I've borrowed the bike back again!



By having no nav/light tower getting in the way, Trev will be able to get the fairing 'squared off' much easier... even I can see some of what needs doing to it!

I had a chat to Wild0 when he was last here: I'm planning on getting Trev to make some modifications while he's making the mold:
  • Raise the base 10-15mm from the front guard.
  • Increase the rake (thinking similar to the X2)
  • Increase the height slightly
  • Have a little lip at the top.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:57 PM   #165
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Looks like the fairing mods may be started this weekend..


I had a chat to Wild0 when he was last here: I'm planning on getting Trev to make some modifications while he's making the mold:
  • Raise the base 10-15mm from the front guard.
  • Increase the rake (thinking similar to the X2)
  • Increase the height slightly
  • Have a little lip at the top.
The bike has been dropped off, and plans/design discussed.... Now we wait
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