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  1. PeteV

    GPS Maps

    The best way is to jump on a organised ride and ask if the lead minds if you record it.
  2. PeteV

    Neck brace effectiveness

    Yep very positive results . I wear one . I've fallen backwards and had the chin of my helmet hit the brace and fallen forwards and had the back of my helmet hit the brace also. When you fall you are almost always a mere passenger in the event and gravity is the boss, less strategic arm placement or a roll if you have time. In both of my cases I was at walking pace but I've got up with no neck pain- strain whatsoever. I attribute this to the brace. I have an atlas. I'm very happy with it . It's easy to fit and comfortable.
  3. Everyone with rec reg tows their bike to where they want to ride . unless they live on the edge of a forest where they ride. If you want to ride from Ballarat to Geelong pay for full reg .
  4. So the best solution is to to get to a spot with service and then dial 000 and discuss your requirements.. With all newer ( less then 5 yrs old ) phones they will roam all available networks not just your service provider when using 000. In the past you had to dial 112 for this to work. 112 still works to maintain the international emergency support number. When dialing 112 it will do exactly the same as dialing 000.
  5. I always ride in a group . 000 works - Would an epirb get an emergency service (Ambulance) to the site faster? And how much faster I'm uncertain of as isnt the service required normally need be discussed before a service is dispatched?
  6. PeteV

    Knee braces

    Very happy with the k400's At $300 a knee it's cheaper and a much better solution than a knee reco that could have you hobbling for the rest of your life . Mine are three years old get and used every weekend , I've smashed two patela caps and broken three Elastic thingos in that time. The gel coat has worn off at the pivot points. I guess in a year or so they will need replacing .
  7. PeteV

    Mt Dissa and then there were 4

    Just after bed time last night the Mrs says “Where the hell did you go this morning “ Mt Dissapointment I reply . She laughs and says “Well what do you do expect are you stupid. Little wonder ... Isn’t there a Mount Happy Endings somewhere ... You should of gone to that place we were looking at recently on the map of Vic “Blowhard” .... You should of gone there. “ Nice to see you all yesterday morning bright eyed and bushy tailed ...
  8. PeteV

    Ktm xc 300 2stroke

    Thanks Jess . I knew it worked well on the 12/13 that's what I had , I knew the 14 was very simular but I wasn't certain it was identical .
  9. PeteV

    Ktm xc 300 2stroke

    165 - 168 main. 38 pilot Suzuki necj needle is what you after I think. Other will confirm.
  10. PeteV

    Ktm xc 300 2stroke

    I ride mostly very slow and technical stuff with lots of big logs and plenty of hills . I use the green spring . I could prob use the yellow just as easily but that would involve changing the spring. I don't race and so if I get home in one piece and uninjured I'm happy . Up hills second gear is much better for momentum and burn crap out of that clutch . First will alway lift the front as you twist in the steeper bits without superb clutch control. Just like the four strokes your much better to keep the revs up around 2000 -3000 rpm and fan the clutch to slow down rather than dropping revs . If your clutch is out and you back off then twist it will want to flip in most circumstances on a hill . They have tons of bottom end torque and they will dish you rather than stall almost every time! Clutch it! I put the green spring in when I bought the bike as in my last bike thats what I was using and was comfortable with and I wanted the change to be as seemless as possible. I have been thinking about changing the spring but I'm having such a great time the way it is I can't really see the point apart from maybe checking out the sump plug on my bike while laying down on the ground beside a log .
  11. PeteV

    Ktm xc 300 2stroke

    A Green spring will make it less aggressive . I've never ridden with anyone that has put a flywheel weight on an Exc and I've ridden with lots of different ability riders . Green tame Yellow mild Red wild Where is the power delivery giving you trouble ? Tight sections ? Logs? Up hills ?
  12. PeteV

    Get well soon Cobraone

    No good at all Paul. Take care and heal fast. What’s this I hear of a new bike ? What did you get ?
  13. PeteV

    The great debate, wholly smokes.

    My 2012 berg 300 was an excellent bike.