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Old 01-26-2014, 03:58 AM   #151
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Great ride report. congratulations. Please How do you think for your bike tires performance at dirty road?

Maybe you've Reviews but I don't see any comments.

Thanks,good luck.
The K60 Scout back tire works really great on dirt roads a long as it is not to muddy.
But I don't like thee K60 front. It lasts forever but I will change to something different. It is not good at all on loose dirt or sand.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:53 AM   #152
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The K60 Scout back tire works really great on dirt roads a long as it is not to muddy.
But I don't like thee K60 front. It lasts forever but I will change to something different. It is not good at all on loose dirt or sand.
I highly recommend the TKC80 front tyre with the K60 rear for the kind of riding you are doing. I have 15,000km on this combination, mostly Australian bitumen, and the K60 rear is gone but TKC80 front is still good.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:05 AM   #153
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I highly recommend the TKC80 front tyre with the K60 rear for the kind of riding you are doing. I have 15,000km on this combination, mostly Australian bitumen, and the K60 rear is gone but TKC80 front is still good.
Thanks Raider
I already taught about this combination. Good to they work great together
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:32 PM   #154
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After the second in Forth I enjoyed the Tasmanian scenery und drove zigzagging around to the west coast.






Doing that I found that Tassie has ugly places as well.





But you just have to turn around and you see a nice table mountain.



I setup my camp I the little village Marrawah. There I tested a kit I got from Tony in Mt. Gambier to easier fill up my stove with fuel it work perfectly.







The next day I only did a little round tour to have a look around Marrawah. I even went up to the Western Explorer to see if the road is really closed like I was told. It was.





I spend the rest of the day with my German camp neighbours Sorja and Jan-Peter, both from Hamburg. In the early evening their friends Sonja and Stefan, a German surfer living in Tassie came as well. They where invited to play table tennis with a mate of Stefan and told us to come with them great idea we had some good fun.















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Old 01-29-2014, 08:45 PM   #155
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The next morning took my to the north east of Tasmania.







On my way I saw poppy flowers everywhere but Tassie is not Afghanistan, it is for the production of morphine.















Before I met Chris, who had invited me, and his family I had a look at he Lilydale waterfalls.









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Old 01-29-2014, 09:39 PM   #156
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The K60 Scout back tire works really great on dirt roads a long as it is not to muddy.
But I don't like thee K60 front. It lasts forever but I will change to something different. It is not good at all on loose dirt or sand.
I have K60's on my Tiger 800XC and found lowering down to around 23/24 psi makes a huge difference in the loose/wet stuff. I know it can be a bit of a pain going up and down pressures but try it and see how much it transforms the grip in the wet.
Then go back to 28psi when gets drier.
You want tire mileage there is a tradeoff.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:29 PM   #157
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On Saturday Chris took me on a trip to the close mountains. We did Mount Arthur, Mount Barrow











and from there to Ben Lomond using the Jacobs Ladder















interesting to see a Skiing area in summertimes.







From there we went a little bit inland and through Launceston.









After this trip it was time for a new back tire, but it lasted for nearly 13500 km not too bad.

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Old 01-30-2014, 08:01 PM   #158
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Good on ya measureman(Chris) for taking the lad for a run
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:42 PM   #159
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Good on ya measureman(Chris) for taking the lad for a run
You are absolutely right!
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Because the tire shops weren't open on Sunday, Chris his son Isaac and I went to the Cattaract Gorge in Launceston.















Stunning scenery right next to the city.







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Old 02-01-2014, 01:54 PM   #161
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n Monday morning Chris in I went into town to get a new back tire for me. They didn't have too many tires in stock so I decided to go with a Heidenau K60 Scout again. The only downside was the price of 300A$, but Chris bought a helmet as well and so I got a 30A$ discount. I quickly reassembled the rear wheel at Chris's and than we took off to another tour.



This time one of Chris daughters came with us. The first half of the trip we mainly spend on the bitumen.



















The second half was more off-road orientated.













My absolute highlight was driving through an old railway tunnel.





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Old 02-01-2014, 11:54 PM   #162
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Guys, thanks for the replies on photo's. They're still not showing easily on my laptop, but I have discovered that my tablet (which runs off the same wireless) is quite OK). Methinks the laptop needs a valve grind and de-coke.
Thread hijack over, back to normal.

Dominik, if you have spare time around Melbourne later on, give me a shout and we'll find something to do, someplace to ride!

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Old 02-03-2014, 12:37 PM   #163
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On Tuesday Chris, Isaac and I had some good fun on the kid's motorbikes.













Then I said goodbye to them for the next days and went north to camp at Waterhouse Point.





I still had some wine left that had to be drunken otherwise it would have gone off so it was good I had French neighbours :)





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Old 02-05-2014, 06:22 PM   #164
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One night at this camp was enough and so I left the next day to go inland a little bit.
The fares I went was the little town Derby.













From there I used some detours to get back to the coast. I decided to camp at Policeman's Point at the beginning of the Bay Of Fire, and I hade the same French neighbours as the night before.



This place was a good one to see the difference between high and low tide.





The next day I only road down to Dora Point near St Helens, to spend the night there.





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From St Helens I went inland again to the St Columba Falls.











I used some interesting tracks to get back to the coast and stoped close to the Freycinet National Park. I camped there for two nights.







After the first night I went in to the National Park for some hiking.















In the evening I had company by some German backpackers.

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