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Old 01-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #91
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We did that section heading into Hawker late arvo.
Personally, the bit you speak of along the railway line was my favorite section of the entire rally.
I felt like I was riding the Finke Desert race..... whoops, washed out creek beds..... hit some rather quick speeds in some sections......except the bike was heavier, I was carrying lots of gear, and im old and fat and slow.

The beers tasted soooo much better at Craddock that night.
I was thinking about that and yes that day through Flinders gorges and the railway line to Hawker was fantastic but there were so many days that were great, the Simpson was another highlight for me as well as the Hattah which was more challenging on the road south than the easterly track across the desert, but the last motorcross section after the flats was a hoot. The mountain goat trails around Mt Victoria were also special as was the jumps through Barrington Tops. So many good bits it is hard to remember them all. The Birdsville Track is definately one to forget unless on a 990 at 170kph, talk about the Boredom Track but you need the liaisons to get to the next bit of stunning scenery and in this case it was the Flinders so well worth it. For those doing it this year you will have a ball I am sure, just don't crash or breakdown otherwise you will miss some of the best scenery this country has to offer. Its not a race !! Stop and smell the roses and take plenty of pics otherwise it is over in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #92
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Andy, what day are they leaving Dayboro?
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:38 PM   #93
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Andy, what day are they leaving Dayboro?
18th May from the Crown hotel Dayboro.07:00 according to the pre-event guide but most likely a bit later, probably 0800 - 0830 from previous experience.

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:00 AM   #94
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100 days to go and counting!
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:12 AM   #95
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100 days to go and counting!

Have you got that 690 all sorted and ready now
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:14 AM   #96
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Have you got that 690 all sorted and ready now
Have you decided to do the APC Paul?
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 AM   #97
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Have you decided to do the APC Paul?

No, I would have done the QLD if I kept my DRZ, but I don't want to take a bike only a month old on it this year, I'll be too rushed for time sorting and fitting things. I'll aim for the QLD 4 day next year.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:25 AM   #98
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14 days to go for NSW 4 day rally

Hopefully in 14 days time we will be at Mt Victoria ready for day one to commence in the morning.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #99
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Have you got that 690 all sorted and ready now
Yes, it's nearly ready.
Just need a few more things but it's starting to take shape.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #100
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Yes, it's nearly ready.
Just need a few more things but it's starting to take shape.
Wow that looks a lot different to the last time I saw it. Mines arrived at the shop to pick up next week
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:42 PM   #101
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Yes, it's nearly ready.
Just need a few more things but it's starting to take shape.
Looking very sexy, let me know if you want to visit mine for any finishing touches, especially your Rally Raid bracketry as I can tell you where it may crack and ways to avoid it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:21 PM   #102
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Yes, it's nearly ready.
Just need a few more things but it's starting to take shape.
That is one good looking bike. I might ride slower now so that I can check it out after you pass me. I am starting in Mildura, so don't dawdle.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #103
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Looking very sexy, let me know if you want to visit mine for any finishing touches, especially your Rally Raid bracketry as I can tell you where it may crack and ways to avoid it.

andy
Cheers fellas,

I just typed up a whole page on my Iphone and it only posted two words (above)

This is what I wrote.

Thanks Andy, I will take you up on that offer next time i'm down near Brisvegas! I started to fab some brackets for the bait boxes behind the faring but had to go back to work.

Things left to do;
12v fuse blocks and plugs up front
Install spot and Iphone mounts
Wire up GPS
Install new tyres (Back, Mitas E09, Front Michy M21 or Dunlop D606)
Mouse tubes or heavy duty tubes??????
Adjust suspension and sag
New Oil and filters including air filter
New seat

Anything else I need to do?

Things needed to buy;
Sleeping bag
Exped 7 mat
Pillow
Tank bag
Air hawk 2 scrotum massager
Heated Grips?????? Do I need them????
Tyres
Subframe bolts


Things bought;
Fly DS helmet
KTM rally jacket and pants
2 Man tent
Andy Strapz Panniers and liners
49l dry bag
New Lithium Battery 400 CCA
Rally raid Tanks
Rally raid faring and sticker kit
I have a UHF with helmet kit from a previous ride

I would like to camp as much as possible

What am I missing??

fatbloke49 screwed with this post 02-06-2013 at 11:51 PM Reason: Tap Talk 2 didn't post my whole post
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:08 AM   #104
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Cheers fellas,

I just typed up a whole page on my Iphone and it only posted two words (above)

This is what I wrote.

Thanks Andy, I will take you up on that offer next time i'm down near Brisvegas! I started to fab some brackets for the bait boxes behind the faring but had to go back to work.

Things left to do;
12v fuse blocks and plugs up front
Install spot and Iphone mounts
Wire up GPS
Install new tyres (Back, Mitas E09, Front Michy M21 or Dunlop D606)
Mouse tubes or heavy duty tubes??????
Adjust suspension and sag
New Oil and filters including air filter
New seat

Anything else I need to do?

Things needed to buy;
Sleeping bag
Exped 7 mat
Pillow
Tank bag
Air hawk 2 scrotum massager
Heated Grips?????? Do I need them????
Tyres
Subframe bolts


Things bought;
Fly DS helmet
KTM rally jacket and pants
2 Man tent
Andy Strapz Panniers and liners
49l dry bag
New Lithium Battery 400 CCA
Rally raid Tanks
Rally raid faring and sticker kit
I have a UHF with helmet kit from a previous ride

I would like to camp as much as possible

What am I missing??
a stove to cook with
a camping seat
a foot print under your 2 man tent so the prickle don't puncture your mattress ( 90% shade cloth)
something to eat from plates knife fork spoon,/pots /cup
food in case you camp between towns.
water containers
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:13 AM   #105
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I am starting in Mildura
No your not, its Menindee, Mildura has been cut.
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