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  1. Unboxing and walkarounf of the 2021 KTM 300 exc. In a different language but there is subtitles for some of it. Good for a look at least. The exhaust had be baffled until he pulled the real one out of the box
  2. Yep that's what I meant. No way I could sneak a new bike amount of money out of the savings account past the missus haha.
  3. Hopefully heaps of people upgrade and there is some cheap 2020 models floating around I can low ball to upgrade to haha.
  4. Finally. Might get up to Dissa on Wednesday or if the weather looks too crappy maybe Thursday or Friday to have a ride around and do some exploring.
  5. Thanks heaps for the info @Arrow I have passed it all onto him to look into. He said he has heard of RGR there in newman and knows a bloke or two that deals with them. Hopefully might be able to get it a bit cheaper. Cheers
  6. Hi guys I am currently looking after a mate's KTM 300 exc while he went travelling around Australia. He is a sparky and has picked up some long term work over in WA in Newman and is looking at getting his bike shipped over to him. Bike is here in Melbourne and looking to get it either to Perth as he is happy to take the trip to pick it up there if it is a lot cheaper but is 12hrs drive each way or ideally get it to Newman itself or somewhere closer. Just wondering if any of you guys have any contacts for bike transport or have shipped a bike before and have a recommendation. Cheers
  7. How many years have you been riding for ? 7 Years dirt bikes, 14 years road bikes What was your very first bike ? Dirt Bike - 2010 Yamaha YZ450F (worst decision for a first dirt bike ever), Road Bike - Aprilia RS125 What is your current bike ? 2013 KTM 300 XC-W Do you have a childhood bike you would like to buy and restore ? ( if yes, what is it ? ) Always wanted to restore a road legal version of the Honda Z50. Would be crazy fun hooning around the roads on one of them. Are you a 2 stroke or 4 stroke person ? Have owned both and love both in different situations. Am mostly a sole single track rider now so 2T all the way for that. Where was your favorite forum ride ? Any of the RCHA rides are fun. What is your favorite forum memory ? Latest ride with ToysRUs and DoubleVee on a weekday ride. Was a crazy day. Also a ride back in I would think 2015 with JT and a few other awesome dirtriderz dudes from his place to pauls range and toolangi where I was so far out of my depth on my Yamaha compared to the others as I had only just started riding and had no idea what I was doing. I had posted up about anyone wanting to do a Level 1 ride and JT messaged me to say just come on his Level 3 ride and they will sort me out and help me out. Fell off about a million times, kick started the bloody thing which hated starting all day, couldn't afford tyres so the rear was an actual slick tyre and couldn't get up any sort of hill that had clay, ran out of fuel, JT rode home and got me some from his place and chucked a mad wheelie next to me on the way home for about 500m with a 20L jerry can in between his legs, full body cramps afterwards and it hooked me to dirt bike riding since. Best day ever and I'm not sure if I would have stuck with dirt bike riding had it not been for that day as I didn't know any one else with dirt bikes and had just been tooling around on my own at Dissa on the fire roads which was pretty boring. How many years have you been a forum member for ? 5 Years Have you made any/many good friendships via the forum ? Always make friends on rides but don't have any close mates off the forum, but thats probably as I only really get to about 2 Dirtriderz rides a year as I can't ride weekends ever. What would you like to see as part of the forum in the future ? More weekday rides (which I was endeavoring to start posting up and attend before the beervirus put a stop to riding rather than riding on my own) and more just general topics and discussions on the forum so it is actually worth visiting to read other than just looking to see if people are riding.
  8. Haha great write up toysrus. I had an absolute ball from start to finish. So much fun just following your nose as well as riding with some really good dudes. Having ridden Kinglake a fair few times but not in a while, somehow we managed to not go on 1 track I had ever ridden on before for the whole day. Not sure how we managed that but it was brilliant fun. Couldn't believe the amount of trees down in the Kinglake Forest. Definitely got our log hopping practice in the the year. Just looking at our GPS track I took, we did 43.65kms over 5hrs47mins so yep working pretty hard for the day. Thanks for coming guys. I hope you were able to recover quickly DoubleVee. It is always a lot more taxing when you are having starting problems and you have to kick a 4 stroke every time you have to stop. I was stuck in Whittlesea for about 45 minutes on the way home as I managed to cramp up in both legs and my core and couldn't sit down to drive haha. The people at the Caltex servo were looking at me funny whilst I was walking around all hunched over in the servo parking area with a 1L bottle of Maximus in each hand trying to stretch it out and drink at the same time. After watching toy's KTM with the tubliss system and low pressure just tractor up the hills (plus his ability to just keep on having a crack at hills 10m at a time till you get to the top) I think I might be doing a little research into buy it for my rear tyre as well.
  9. Has anyone seen or used a carrier with a trayback ute. My tow hitch sits under the rear tray not right in line with the back like a ute with a tub. I dont think the support arm would reach in far enough to allow the handle bars to be away from the steel canopy I have on there. I haven't seen anything built for a trayback ute. Anyone seen anything or had one extended?
  10. I rode at Dissa on my own yesterday. No closed signs anywhere and plenty of cars around. Was 1 other dirt bike around as I could see his tracks in the wet ground but never came across it. Trails were sweet after getting around 20mm of rain on Wednesday night. Was weird riding in the wet again. Had to remind myself how to do it after it being dry for so long haha.
  11. I reckon you'll find it is not just dirt bike articles that the media loves to blow out of proportion. Every bit of news is "sensationalised", beaten up and made up to try to sell some newspapers as they are dying at a great rate. That on top of the fact Murdoch owns just about every bit of major news media in Australia and they just make the news whatever they want it to be. Being in a profession that has got on the bad end of the Murdoch beat up train on an often enough occasion has opened my eyes to just how much stuff is just blatantly made up with only the slightest skerrick of truth behind it (or many times no truth whatsoever) and rolled out as news.
  12. I didn't have lights for years on my rec registered TXC450. Was like that when I bought it. Came across the coppers at Dissa one day and they couldn't have cared less. Did the usual breath test, checked my licence, checked the rego and had a bit of a chat for a bit with all of us. They were good dudes. Would all depend on the copper you get on the day and if you pass the attitude test I suppose. I personally wouldn't worry too much about it personally. Risk vs reward I guess. Risk of coming across coppers for a start is extremely low, and then even lower to get a grumpy one that would actually care to bust you for something like that. To be fully legal for rec rego you actually need 1 headlight, 1 tail light and brake light, a white number plate light all of which need to not be lossless (aka just powered by batteries. They need to run off the bike as well). Also need a mirror on the right side and you also need a working horn wired into the electrical system. All can be found here - https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/~/media/files/formsandpublications/registration/recreation_motorcycle_registation.pdf Look at the collection of bikes on any dirtriderz ride and basically none of them would be fully legal. Cops would have a field day if they really wanted to but everyone takes that into account with the risk vs reward and rides with whatever they feel satisfies them enough. Up to you I guess.
  13. Really good day out. Thanks Fab for organising and leading. Terrain was really interesting. Haven't seen so many trees down on a ride before. Can't remember how many we had to wrestle the bikes under/over during the day, especially in the arvo once we went exploring trying to find Fabs trails on the GPS. Fatigue really set in for me in the later part of the day and started to really struggle standing up which make me a bit slower again. Have to get to a few more dirtriderz rides to get the bike fitness back to where it used to be. And it was me that got a flat. Turns out there wasn't a UHD tube in there but with Fabs expert tyre changing skills and tools (got a fair few tools on order as of this morning) we got it changed but we lost a fair bit of time there as we had a rim lock that wasn't playing ball and seating correctly. By my GPS we did 58km with 1820m of vertical climbing so fair to say there was a few hills in there for the day. Left the carpark at 9am and the last 3 got back to the cars at 4:30 or so. Anyways thanks again. Here's a couple of vids and pics that I managed to take during the day.
  14. That looks good. I usually track my rides with Runkeeper as it is easy enough for me to work out. Can you explain what I need to download to use Locusmaps with my phone and get those maps. They look good.
  15. As the others have said around Woods Point is the go as most of the tracks up that way are not seasonally closed and there are a few mountains over the 1200m mark which is about the sweet spot for snow. Up that way you have Mt Terrible as well as Mt Matlock and Mt Skene. Some ripper tracks up that way with some crazy hills and some big river crossings and stuff if you are into that sort of thing. This vids will give you an idea of the tracks around Mt Matlock. Im actually thinking of going for a bit of a 4wd up that way on Thursday for a look around the snow as there should have been a little bit up there from the last few days weather, plus its just a good drive to go to woods point and kevington pubs for lunch and a beer.
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