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Old 03-25-2014, 07:16 AM   #226
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50 is a good number, I did this in 76 and 82 with a VW bus USA and sailing the Bahamas. Torwars the end, I counted the money and divided by the days. this gave me 6 more weeks to stay.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:55 PM   #227
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After I got all parts for a bike service on Monday I started working on it on Tuesday. I had to do an oil change and I got a new air filter as well.







Paul got me a new bolt for the shock, because this is a known weak point of the F 800 GS. My bolt wasn't bend yet but replaced it anyway with the stronger one.





In the afternoon I went into the CBD of Melbourne. This time I did not use my bike to get there I used the public transport instead – easy and fast :)
Arriving at Flinders Station I used some small alleys parallel and next to Elizabeth St. After I bought some gear I needed I continued walking around looking at buildings and stuff.











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Old 03-26-2014, 06:14 AM   #228
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Looks and sounds like a really great adventure your are having around Oz.
Will continue to read with interest!

Good luck and stay safe!
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #229
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On Wednesday I went one more time into the city this time by bike.
First I drove to Williamstown from where you have a perfect view to
the CBD - if the weather would have been good :(
Then I went to a bike store to get a new spar front tube because I
pinched the old one replacing the front tire ...
While driving through the city I saw a D๖ner Kebab store - I had to
stop and test Germanys most favoured fast food in Australia. Result:
not bad, but way too much and because of that too expensive.
I went on to the Yarra Bend Park a green oasis right in the middle of
town, although you cannot say the rest of Melbourne is not green. The
Yarra Bend is full of flying foxes, thousands of them a hanging in the
trees and they make a hell of a row.













Thursday was an office day and I did not do anything else.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:43 AM   #230
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Paul took a day off on Friday to go on a ride with me. It is always
great for me to have a local "tour guide" who shows me places I would
have never found by my own.
From Melbourne we went on paved roads to Marysville where we stoped for lunch.



From there on we had dirt roads for the rest of the day. First we rode
to Woods Point and stoped for a beer.

















Then we went on to Walhalla a historical mining town where we camped
for the night.





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Old 03-30-2014, 01:56 AM   #231
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Because we camped right next to the historical cemetery we had to have
a look at the next morning.









Before we left I pumped up my front tier a little bit but I did not
actually check the pressure. When we went on it felt really strange so
I stopped to check the pressure but Paul mentioned it wasn't the front
it was the back wheel - completely flat. I went on the flat tire for a
few hundred metres to get to a clearance, what work surprisingly good
:)
The cause of the flat was quickly found - a nail. Now I knew why I was
carrying those bulky spar tubes in my luggage all the time. And
luckily I had an experienced tier changer by my side. So Paul and I
had changed the tube quickly and the bike was on the road again.







We went on to Dargo and from there to Talbotville campsite where we
stayed for the night.





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Old 03-30-2014, 06:11 PM   #232
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Hi Dominik,
I know your reports are a few weeks behind but your latest entry took you through a fantastic part of Victoria, I hope you enjoyed it.

Where are you now?
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:29 PM   #233
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really enjoying the report, always happy to log on and see new updates. The tent picture is amazing, did you do a longer exposure to take it?
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:41 PM   #234
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Hi Dominik,
I know your reports are a few weeks behind but your latest entry took you through a fantastic part of Victoria, I hope you enjoyed it.

Where are you now?
He should be in the Flinders for the Classic right now. Dom was in Birdsville early last week enroute. This thread is now about 4 weeks behind, he's having a good time.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:43 AM   #235
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Hi Dominik,
I know your reports are a few weeks behind but your latest entry took you through a fantastic part of Victoria, I hope you enjoyed it.

Where are you now?
You are absolutely right! I am back in the Adelaide area so I have phone reception again and there will be updates again

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really enjoying the report, always happy to log on and see new updates. The tent picture is amazing, did you do a longer exposure to take it?
Yes it was a long exposure some thing between 30 and 60 seconds

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He should be in the Flinders for the Classic right now. Dom was in Birdsville early last week enroute. This thread is now about 4 weeks behind, he's having a good time.
Back from the Flinders - it was fantastic!
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:47 AM   #236
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The next morning started with a little bit of sweat. Paul F 800 GS had a flat battery so we had to push it up a hill to try a roll start – worked first time. Good to know!
Together we went on until we reached the Great Alpine Road. That's when I said goodbye to Paul. He had to go back to Melbourne and I went on the little town Orbost at the Snowy River.





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Old 04-08-2014, 03:31 AM   #237
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For Monday my destination was to be at Steves house in Numeralla a little bit after lunchtime.
My plan was to use a back road to get to there but the road was closed because of a bushfire. So I had to use the main highway but it was still a nice scenic ride.



When I arrived at Steves I told him about some strange behaviour from one of my forks. The last time I took the wheel out one of the forks went down a little bit. We disassembled the fork to have a look what's wrong.
The inner part of the cap unscrewed from the rest so the spring wasn't attached to the cap anymore. It seems I did not tighten the locking nut enough when I changed the springs ...
We checked the other fork as well, tightened up the nut a little bit and filled some more oil in it.





At fixing my forks we went trail bike riding on Steve's property to mark an enduro track.





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Old 04-09-2014, 01:55 AM   #238
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How good is that Numeralla loam!

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Old 04-09-2014, 02:08 AM   #239
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On Tuesday Steve showed another visitor and me the surrounding area with his 4WD. We went to some summits and used rough forestry tracks to get there.







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Old 04-09-2014, 08:23 AM   #240
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Jealous

I am still jealous about your trip. still have to wait 2 more years to do this.
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