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Old 10-05-2012, 03:16 AM   #16
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sorry to ask a stupid question, but wot dates we talking?
thinking of doing it Oscar?
just thinking my self, something with a big tank , good lights ,and light weight would be ideal for this......... oh wait
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:16 PM   #17
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sorry to ask a stupid question, but wot dates we talking?
thinking of doing it Oscar?
just thinking my self, something with a big tank , good lights ,and light weight would be ideal for this......... oh wait
I think it's Jan.20, but not 100% sure.

Good lights? I hadn't thought of that. I might have to trap a candle to the headlight, that would double the output easily.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #18
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Has anyone fitted these little puppies?



theyr're from Andystrapz for Aus $155 plus freight. I am an electronics virgin. They draw 0.75 Amps, does this mean that my R80Gs will be able to cope with it, if I leave the heated blanket off?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #19
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theyr're from Andystrapz for Aus $155 plus freight. I am an electronics virgin. They draw 0.75 Amps, does this mean that my R80Gs will be able to cope with it, if I leave the heated blanket off?

Are you thinking of doing the one day dusty? Cos if you are doing the 2 day you shouldn't need extra lighting unless you get lost or spend too much time laying in the sun reading the paper.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #20
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Are you thinking of doing the one day dusty? Cos if you are doing the 2 day you shouldn't need extra lighting unless you get lost or spend too much time laying in the sun reading the paper.
Definitely the two day. For me this is about a bit of fun with like-minded people. It's also relatively expensive. I don't want it to be a chore or be over in a blur, I am guessing it will be a 5-6 day event of me.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:14 AM   #21
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I can prob help ya out with accom here & in Chch if you need a bed for the nite.

I'm going again however am going to wait to check the weather forecast before I head down. Last year I froze most of the 4-5 days I was away.

You coming Nutso? Voltaire the DRZ is here if you wanted to get dusty & come over to the dark side
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:08 AM   #22
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I can prob help ya out with accom here & in Chch if you need a bed for the nite.

I'm going again however am going to wait to check the weather forecast before I head down. Last year I froze most of the 4-5 days I was away.

You coming Nutso? Voltaire the DRZ is here if you wanted to get dusty & come over to the dark side
Ahem, are you offering this to me? If so, that would be great. I don't like to freeze either. I guess I'll take my heated vest for emergencies.

I am still up in the air about tire choice. I've been using Kenda 760s, but they'll hardly survive the trip down. But I am leaning towards the Enduro 3 or Mitas E09s. If it's not going to be muddy the Enduro 3 should be fine, I hope.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:42 AM   #23
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Koko check out your oldscol thread re wiring the bike.

yep shouldn't be a prob with putting you up for the trip down either.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:35 AM   #24
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You coming Nutso?
Unless I win Lotto I'm guessing not. Thanks anyway. I'll make it one year.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:53 PM   #25
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Talking about tyres, you could always arrange something in ChCh to put on as you pass through.
Dirt Action Services here in ChCh is happy to help.

As for choices based on whether it be muddy or not, it might be mostly dry but it might also rain or snow, I'll be using knobs just in case no matter what. My personal opinion, it's not worth the risk of the loss of enjoyment I would experience on road bias tyres if it is wet, loved the snow last time on what was a very hot dry section the year before. Maybe you others like mud on road tyres, I know Nordie does, but not me so I won't risk it.
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The Lammermoor Range.
Little Omarama Saddle.
Some river.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:12 AM   #26
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That river looks completely innocent. Must have been slippery as snot.

The problem is that I won't make it that far with the Kenda's I have on there now. I am doing a ride down in Waiouru early January, so I'll need tyres for that. The R80GS needs lots of TLC, I've been neglecting it and have spent all my time on the G/S. It got a wof today, without problems, the G/S, that is.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:04 AM   #27
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That river had lots of small roundy pebbles in th middle - you can see that where people just nosedived. I think the big bikes may have had an advantage as I didn't have a prob the year before on the KLR or this year on the BMW - wheel spun a bit but that was all & i'm pretty good at dropping bikes in rivers.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:25 AM   #28
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That river had lots of small roundy pebbles in th middle - you can see that where people just nosedived. I think the big bikes may have had an advantage as I didn't have a prob the year before on the KLR or this year on the BMW - wheel spun a bit but that was all & i'm pretty good at dropping bikes in rivers.
I am just good at dropping them, don't need a river for that.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #29
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That river is deceptively slippery and there is one just before it that looks the same but is very easy to cross which makes you think this one is the same. I ended up making a 90 degree turn mid river and headed upstream about 10 metres before wrestling the KLR back on track. Stayed on though.

Padmei, um Gonzo on the dusty? are you sure about that.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:52 AM   #30
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Excuse my ignorance (again), but can someone explain what's involved in 40 words or less?

www.db1k.com. 1000km, about 800km gravel or dirt or rocks. One or two days (suggest two). Free registration but pay for land access and optional meal and merchandise. Roll chart or GPS navigation, no start time. Fairlie to Alex and back to Fairlie.

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Doable on a nine-fiddy?
I've ridden the whole route on a 950 and I'm a relative adv/trail noob compared to you from what I've read. Only bit that is remotely challenging is the Awakino Saddle south of Kurow. Rest is not too bad.

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