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  • Birthday 04/25/1975

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    Oil Burner Extraodinaire

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    Nunawading, Vic
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  1. Welcome to the forum mate Checkout StarGlen Lodge which up in Bonnie Doon on the edge of The Strathbogie Ranges. Close to 350 acres of private property, can just do a day trip or the have basic (very basic) motel type accomodation with a bar and bistro set up (cracking meals) The riding has everything, a good big open learners area, some good fire trail type riding and a great variety of tight techy tracks and hills from mild to wild!
  2. Fantastic - very happy for you mate..... You're definitely someone who makes things happen once you've set your mind to it so I'm sure this will be no different. In a perfect world Kmatt would sign up as well - the banter in the lead up and during the event would be legendary!
  3. I agree with what has been posted above... Bike wise: UHD tubes (and probably tyres -not sure what Yamaha fit from new) Bark busters/hand guards - being a newbie I'd definitely recommend wrap around metal/alloy guards Radiator gaurds/braces... There is plenty of other bits you can get for the bike for both appearance and practicality, but they would be your starting point For yourself: Make sure you have sufficient tools in your backpack (without going stupid!) To change a tube, remove your plug and dewater, and general basic trackside repairs (most will recommend doing your servicing from the tools you carry, that way you should have most bases covered) - you mentioned above having a small tool kit in your ute, no offence, but it's useless there if you have an issue on the trails! Carry a 21" tube (can be used in either a front or rear on the trails), a valve stem tool and a small pump There are a few different threads on here discussing backpack contents, have a search! Protective gear: As the boys above have said, buy the best gear you can - injuries can and still do happen in good gear but in some cases the severity can be reduced (if that makes sense). With, helmets, boots, knee braces and armour ALWAYS try it on in store (then order online if you wish) as certain brands just won't fit your body/head shape. Personally, having neck issues I go for for the lightest helmets I can find but you should be looking for a good combo of weight, airflow and of course safety Knee braces - pretty sure you mention in your other thread that you are a young carpenter - I would be at a bare minimum looking at off the shelf braces (not gaurds), such as Pods or similar but if you can afford it look into getting yourself a set of custom CTI braces fitted and made (if you have health insurance it may offset the cost of either options) - again, if going off the shelf make sure you try them on, don't just order a set online after reading reviews Armour - lots of opinions and options here, from nothing, to roost protection, to soft shell to hard shell vest to full pressure suit... A lot of the better faster riders don't like pressure suits (or any armour in some cases) as they say it's restrictive, too hot and causes errors.. whilst I agree it can be hot and restrictive (to a degree) I'm a big advocate for full pressure suits - I know I'm gonna tumble from time to time so I want whatever protection I can get! I currently use a Leatt 5.5 pressure suit, the big selling point for me was that it has hard plastic "flank" panels (come from the back around the sides covering my ribs). It's certainly bulkier than my previous suit and is a little hotter but I never ride without it so effectively don't know any difference! The other benefit is I purchased a Leatt 5.5 neck brace which slots into front and rear panels on the armour. I did consider another leatt armour that was more of a vest with the same flank protection and buying separate elbow/forearm gaurds but figured that opens up the chances of either leaving them at home or making a decision in the carpark to leave them off - when it's all in one I can't make that mistake!! Another item I would highly recommend, purely for convenience, is a set of "Quick Straps" for your goggles, I've ran them for years and years and reckon they are the best $30odd bucks you can spend! Enjoy
  4. Congrats Stinky.... Wouldnt you carry a spare engine brake in your trusty bottomless kit bag?!?!?
  5. 2t4me

    GO DOGS

    My partner (and most of her extended family) is a mad Dee's supporter (her 80 year old mum, up untill covid, attended every home game as a volunteer selling "Dudley's raffle" tickets for the club - even though she hasn't been able to watch a full game for probably a decade due to nerves and long suffered pesimism!) So anyway, after 25 years of following the Dee's closely I'm certainly hoping for a win for them - and all the other long suffering Dee's supporters! Did a bit of artwork out the front for Elly today... I guess the result next Saturday will determine how quickly the whole retaining wall will be getting painted black!!
  6. Pros: Lighter than UHD tubes Ability to run down as low as 0psi Easy to repair the vast majority of punctures that may occur with a simple tyre plug and rubber cement (as long as the inner HP tube is still up) In the event of a tear or similar that can't be repaired, if the inner is still inflated you can still ride without rim damage issues due to the "360° rim lock" Once off upfront cost that should last many years (apparently it's recommended to replace the inner HP tube periodically, touch wood I've still got the original that was fitted in May 2014) Rear tyre changes are really easy! Cons: They're getting expensive Risk of an inner HP tube failure (I can only remember seeing 2 in the last 7 or 8 years of group rides with plenty of people running the system (both people ride out after fitting a dozen or so decent sized cable ties around the wheel! I personally no longer attempt fitting a front tyre myself - I pay for it to be do E after twice destroying not only the HP tube but also the liner! So I've been running tubliss, front and rear since buying my current bike in 2014. I like the knowledge that if need be I can let air out if unable to get up a hill etc, have never gone as far as letting it all out but it's reassuring knowing the option is there. Depending on the tyre I like being able to run anywhere from 5-10psi as a starting point in the rear without pinch flat concerns. In that time I've only had the need to plug 2 tyres, both done easily and both on near new tyres with no effect on the overall life of the tyre. As mentioned above, I destroyed two tubliss set ups changing front so now don't bother. Rears I find much easier than changing when using tubes (no pinching tubes - although over time mayby technique may have improved as well! The vast majority of rear changes have gone smoothly with no inflation issues.. I have had a couple (including my last) where I've had a bit of an issue sealing the low pressure side but after a bit of messing around (and cursing) I've got it sorted.... As you can tell - I'm a fan!
  7. With my intentions of a new bike in or around August/September next year I'm beginning to wonder if my next ride will be on a new bike!! (Bloody hope not!)
  8. I remember my parents taking me to the Wayville Showgrounds in Adelaide a couple years in a row for Supercross in the early 80s (prob 83/84ish). Can't remember any of the riders names , but there was a couple yanks each time that just had a letter instead of a number on their bikes! The highlight used to be the "expression session" where the riders would do their death defying tricks over the main doubles - things as amazing as little whips! How times change!!
  9. I've heard chatter of TBI for the 23's
  10. this will be fine: https://www.mxstore.com.au/p/Tugger-T1-Extreme-Enduro-Lift-Strap/style1tugger?gclid=CjwKCAjw95yJBhAgEiwAmRrutJoLBJrmvssvCPkAamxu9zkSvDEIxljUAEx39P2xHxTmLIuawK8sRxoCsvcQAvD_BwE
  11. if you're on facebook look up "a truck called wanda"
  12. when you ditch said 2 stroke, don't litter or pay rubbish tip fee's -i'll do my good deed for the year and take it off your hands mate - it's the least I could do for the community!
  13. man I so want to ride those trails!!!! what i found interesting there (and double checked on the relevant OEM pages) was that the Husky has the Braktec Brakes and Clutch... My understanding was that one of the reasons the Gas Gas was the cheapest of the 3 "KTMs" was due to some lesser components being used (brakes and clutch being one area) but it seems that they are using the same on their premium (Husky) and budget (gas gas) models and only the Kato has the Brembo's now... Was interesting to hear his thoughts on the clutch pull after watching the Vvideo that Auspowersports shared re his new Gas Gas 350....
  14. Lol - I looked at that exact ad this arvo - after I'd smacked myself in the head for filtering on enduro 4 stroke!
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