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About riles

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  • Birthday 05/28/1964

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    Apart from riding..tinkering in the garage with my bikes.

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  1. riles

    Finke 2018

    I went and spectated in 2015. I had a ball. It’s like a festival for petrol heads. Everywhere you go there are race bikes, cars, buggies then there are the adventure bike groups, American pick up trucks, blinged up Toyota cruisers, all sorts of mad max vehicles and a race on. You’ll have fun
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    Ultra heavy duty tube PSI

    My opinion only. On your bike, weight and set up. 8.5psi. 9.5 if rocky. 11 in the front
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    Goughs bay on a perfect day

    Thanks Gypsy, thanks guys. I hadn't been to Goughs bay before and it was a real eye opener. Like the others have said it had everything and was excellent. The group had no problems at all and we covered a lot of trail in good time. Im in next time.
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    2t4me Mt Dissa Anzac day

    Ill get this party started. Dusty you did an excellent job today. Your tracks, pace and mix of terrain was perfect for the day and group. We did lots of hill climbs (there was carnage) and interesting trails. The group didn't have any problems or hold ups. Nice to meet some new riders and see some familiar faces again. I really enjoy these rides and what this forum can bring given the right leader, group, location and conditions. Bayerj, always fun to ride with you. Thank you for going sweep the whole day. Good job. Here are some pics from me. (it was a competition between me and Marko for the best pics - and I saw him in all sorts of good possies with his camera in hand so he will get the win I suspect LOL)
  5. Thanks for the ride/lead Fab. I always enjoy Chewton. The relatively open bush allows for picking new lines and ways around if needed. I like that sort of riding. Always good to ride with you fellas. Noodles, keep experimenting with your Jetting, it’s close, those Mikunis are hard to get just right. Unusually I was not up to a full loop yesterday, I have an infection in my right eye and it got worse with the dust and time. No pics from me yesterday. I suspect Marko has some good ones. One of the highlights for me was catching Marko’s bike so it didn’t crash onto the rocks but I got pinned underneath it LOL. The track fairy was good company and a welcome lead back to the cars (and pub)
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    Smokers Lounge

    Mick, In general Yes. They also run quite a lot more compression. 215psi compared to 165 ( KTM HUSKY 250 TE average). They are known for having a robust bottom end. You will notice the power band kicks in like a whack to the back of the head with a piece of 4b2. You’ll love it!
  7. last of my pics. Someone ran out of fuel so I donated 1 litre to get home.
  8. Thanks Marko and Kmatts for showing us a great loop at Wombat today. The group moved along very well. thanks to all for all contributing to a great day on the bikes. Here are some pics from me. Show us your belly button Kmatts !!
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    Smokers Lounge

    I’ve been out heaps too. I don’t mind the hot weather. My 2014 KTM 200 clocked up 210 hours so I gave it another 100 hour birthday = new top end, clean and grease the swing arm bearings, front sprocket seal, clean and grease head stem bearings, new tyres and bled the brakes. Still feels tight and rides perfectly. Very pleased with this little smoker.
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    Mounting garmin 62s

    I’ve started using a GPS. I got a Garmin for Christmas! It seems to be a fairly solid mount, had it do a few rides now and it’s taken a few hits from bushes. It pushes back out of the way if hit firmly. It’s a good unit and I’ve had fun using it. I mount it on the right because my AER forks have an airvalve right where the mount goes over the fork top. Where it is doesn’t snag the throttle cable and is easy to read. Ill be keen to drill a hole or two and safety wire it to the bike though .
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    Dakar 2018

    When I was watching tonight’s coverage I thought it looked like a Finke stage. So I wasn’t surprised to see Toby Price riding well and to a stage win. Good job. If he rides well tomorrow it means a well deserved Podium finish. Yes, Cluffie, I was going for Yamaha’s likeable and very capable sand rider Van Beveren. Such a shame he broke his collar bone in that big fall. That’s the Dakar! Tomorrow nights final stage will be good.
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    Dakar 2018

    Its a very interesting year for both cars and bikes. Im enjoying the coverage (and carnage). I’m hoping Toby Price finishes well or even wins the bikes but I think the French Yamaha’s look the business and will take it.
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    Lal lal

    Cobraone, let me pay you a well deserved compliment. You put on a good ride. Conditions were great, no dramas or hold ups and we did a good mix of trails with challenges thrown in here and there. I had a ball. Thanks guys