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Old 04-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #16
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That's interesting, I agree around town the 606's are great but over 100kph the front end got vague, I have had the wheels balanced since and with the rimlocks out might be worth a try again.
got me mate i do 500km's of highway a week min but i mostly use AC10's on the front now and i will be getting D606 rear again to try

i had used Mt21's(front and rear) and a T63 rear on the WR also plenty of fast twistys on all the tyres mentioned.....must be me i tend to be vague at times
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #17
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3 days in Central Victoria - Day 1

This was my first overnight trip on the bike
Left work around 3pm to head up to the Daylesford area to visit friends that have a property.

First stop was Yan Yean dam, as usual for Southern Victoria freezing cold and the odd shower













I tried to avoid major roads, this is somewhere near Romsey





















Hanging rock, there is an urban legend that it is haunted by the ghost of some school girls the disappeared here in the late 1800's




Woodend for dinner and warm up, the bicycle belongs to this old bloke I got talking to, he had ridden from about 20kms away. He had to tell me about every motorbike he had owned and everything that is wrong with the world




Little place called Musk












The soil is red just in this area because of the volcanic activity millions of years ago



For some reason I like photographing lonely trees













First time I have had any weight on the back, i didn't notice much difference except on hills ( V-Strom please)





Last stop, frozen but happy

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #18
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3 days in Central Victoria - Day 2



After I arrived, several beers & wines where tipped into me by my evil hosts


Next morning my head was not in good shape, after painkillers I ventured out to have a look at the farm




Wha chu lookin at Willis, the farm lawnmowers





























wet grass is fun on slicks (not) I was going to camp here but an offer of nice bed and hot food won




Beautiful property










They have there own mineral spring just down the road
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #19
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3 days in Central Victoria - Day 3



After lunch, time to head back to Melbourne


Short cut through the Wombat forest to Malmsbury




Cold again today




Glenlyon ( I think)




Short stop for a cuppa at a mates place




one of the locals










Stopped in Kilmore to warm up again





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Old 05-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #20
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What camera do i buy to take photos like that?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:51 PM   #21
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All shot on a Nikon D70 and processed in Adobe Lightroom
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #22
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brilliant photos there Snakeears.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #23
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Great photos.

What a fantastic photographic journey. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:03 AM   #24
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Awesome photo's mate. Good job!
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #25
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you have an eye for takin pics mate
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:31 AM   #26
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Totally amazing photos! Interesting choice of tyres hey!
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:23 AM   #27
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Totally amazing photos! Interesting choice of tyres hey!
yep its a poormans motard but it is heaps of fun in the twistys, the Battlax are not to bad on gravel as well. My next experiment will be to go back to the Dunlop 606's for a while, I also have a set of Michelin S12 for clay and the stock Trailwings, bloody confusing really
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:49 AM   #28
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Snakeears, you are one talented photographer. They are publish-quality.

If you get sick of your current job, ride around Australia, take shitloads of photos & publish a coffee table book.

On your tyre & bike choice, I hear you on the pain-in-the-arse of changing tyres all the time. I ended up getting a second set of rims (second-hand) one set (alloy, unpainted-these are most likely to have tyres changed in the bush) have 606s front & rear. Like 'em. Do wander on the knobs at high speed (110km+) but seem sure footed most of the time.

I also have Tourances on black painted rims. Came with the bike. My mate Supamanaint calls them "Scareances" especially in the wet . When they are worn out, will go with Conti TK60s. Use these for tar touring and commuting to work. Not overly happy, but good enough for now.

Have a look at a big single instead of your V-Strom. I have an XT660R, good compromise on & off road. Not an MX Mud-Slinger but a great all rounder. Cheers & thanks for the awesome photos, Boneman
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #29
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Outstanding photography of a beautiful country. Thanks for sharing. I hear you about having kids. It can be difficult to get away for multi-day trips.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #30
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Magical composition! But I think I've already told you that before.
I'll just quote myself from the photo's that are page one. Next time I go on some epic trip I'll invite you to photographically record it. Mind you I bet you'd make even going down the shops to get the milk and bread look flash


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