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    Dunlop At81 Front And Rear Tyres

    Is that the EX version Ben ?
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    Torpedo 7 moving back to NZ

    T7 website/deals have been very ordinary at best the last 2 or 3 years of late. I thought the original owners must have sold out and it has been crap ever since. I used to buy something nearly 2nd week when it was a great site with lots of good deals, but haven't bought anything from them for maybe 3 years since it went down hill.
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    Its great we have such a dynamic range of talents in the dirt rider community, So a big thanks to our resident accountant, Darren for putting the effort in, on a topic that may (or may not) help us fund our dirtbike activities. Should we host a mid year wine and cheese to check in on the ladder list ? Let the games begin.
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    New Mechanic Wanted

    Moto Hub in Sunbury, its run by Rob Novak and not to far from you or facebook he is more active
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    2019 Rides Wish List

    For me, Gellibrand Mt Cole Boho South (have done 2 rides there a long time ago, but need to re visit) I haven't been to Stradbroke either, lots of sand woops I hear Robe to Beachport Crusiers Big River
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    Ok I will kick off with my pick Tencent Holdings Ltd HKG: 0700 It trades on the Honker's exchange Darren, I assume you will run the ledger and are you locking the price in on day of selection or 31st Jan ? Let the games begin
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    Mt Dissa the 'Not’ Gentlemen's Ride

    Now maybe if there was a bit of cheese, like a Le Dauphin Double Crème to go with the crackers and a few Spanish olives. I would have come. Oh btw it goes well with, unoaked Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. Good stuff gents
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    Hoffs Dissapointment.

    I always enjoy sitting back on a Sunday night and having a read of the ride reports, and this one didn't disappoint ! Looks like some nice trails were enjoyed by all. I appreciate the effort Cruiser went to on his videos, but think he needs to sack his sound technician. Also glad that Hoff's bike was only a minor freak loose bolt problem. Great stuff
  9. Hey Dr Orangeboy, plus 1 on the recovery, and hope to catch up soon on future rides, all the best, Rgds
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    Mt Dissa and then there were 4

    Crusier another cracking ride report, and just wanted to say, I love ......... that little extra detail, that little extra comment, that little extra photo, that little bit of extra advice, (let alone leading rides) and think it makes for a great teaser for future rides and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Just wish I was there well done to all . Keep 'em coming is what I was trying to say
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    Cruzin Goughs Bay with Gypsy 2018

    Cruiser, I think you have just won the best ride report for the year. Well done on a what looks like a well executed, excellent ride. I just wish it wasn't so far away.
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    Blackwood with Dylan

    We had a great ride too, but they gave us something in a strange green can and said this is what the North boys drink.... get it in to ya, and said it was the same same.... you know like elephant / lion.
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    Overheating Husky te300

    Crusier, make sure you have the correct oil vol in the gearbox, low oil and heavy clutch use will also cause extra heat load. Even run an extra 50ml of oil and stop abusing the clutch. FYI, I don't run a fan, use stock coolant and have only ever had one very mild case of a near boil (with the 35P). Most people with a 17' with the JD kit run a 30 pilot, my was hanging (but never boiled), so went to a 35 and still hangs a bit, with a blue needle at 2.5clip, I'm going to try going back to the 30 P and see if it does it more. Hope you get it sorted and let us all know how it goes
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    Found it Cobaw 3+ with Marko

    Geezzzee, looking at all those photos, you forget what punishment Marko put us through, but wow it puts a big smile on your face when you get through it! My day started Friday morning......... I had to go to my new favorite Lebanese bakery in Reservoir to buy my trail snacks, Fatayer sabanekh, later on when I get home from work, prep the bike, make my special green kale jungle juice. Yeah that got me through. I was sporting an elbow injury from a previous ride two weeks earlier, not sure how it happened, but nothing that 100mg of African strength diclo fenac couldn't fix. Now thats 4 x times the dose the Aussies dish out. I thought I may not have been a finisher due to the sore elbow, but felt better as the day wore on, could have been because after being soaked to the bone for the first few hours, I put a new dry set of gloves on half way through the day, which felt good and happy to make it back to the cars "at a very early at 4.00pm" after completing the full loop. Marko was ecstatic. I did a calculation on how many hours my rear tyre had done before this ride and it was 68hrs (@23klm/hr = 1564klm). Riles said it would be fine ( would you believe him), that was all the encouragement I needed not to get my hands dirty, albeit, I didn't have the time or inclination leading into this ride. BTW.... i estimate I have another 68 hrs or more left in it over summer. So driving out to the ride destination on Sat morning, it rained the whole way there, and continued to rain for the first few hours into the ride, so I was thinking this is going to be fun. Well so many highlights and just dam good riding. Crusier doing a fist pump as he over took me, rocky hills, rocky down hills rocky straight bits, rocky side way bits. I love getting to the next check point and Marko's eyes lit up with excitement about what the next little bit of trail brings and you know you got some omg coming up. No pics from me as it was to wet to put the phone in the bag today, but big thanks for Marko and a top crew of riders that moved incredible well. Thanks all
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    Wye River 13/14 October 2018

    The Wye not weekend was absolutely fantastic ! It starts with a fair amount of planing, sometimes weeks, months and years in advance. Things like, bike preparation, tyre selection, tyre pressure, food preparation, wine selection, beer selection, trail snack selection, recon rides beforehand and then of course track selection. I just have to say, it's always a privilege to attend and assist with the Wye River Otway's ride and a big shout out to Darren (aka, Ratfinke) that makes it all possible. Many thanks for putting it on and all the crew that attended, I'm still smiling in the after glow from a great weekend. The weekend has so many highlights, funny moments, OMG moments. The main ride day being Sat saw us take in some very nice trails that is from a lost world. I think the first few hours saw us sweating profusely, not sure if it had anything to do with last Friday night., but we soldiered on. I hardly ever pull the camera out on rides as I just like to enjoy the moment, But here is a little collection to enjoy.