Skurfer

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  • Birthday 09/25/1985

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  1. Love your channel. Been subscribed for quite a while and watched mostly all the videos I reckon over time. Keep up the good work. Your videos are quite a bit different to most Victorian dirt bike videos out there where it is mostly just go pro on the helmet doing tight track. Your's and mile munching adventure are must watch for me.
  2. I read your post and had to double check that I didn't write it haha. Basically described exactly how I am. Even loving riding dirt bikes as much as I do I rarely attend any dirtriderz rides or anything like that and just ride with close mates or a few people I have met through the forum or while unloading my bike as I just never feel comfortable around large groups but have never been able to put my finger on why. Wasn't like that when I was younger (not that I am old now though only 35) was a bit of a clown or a stirrer, but in hindsight was probably just a bit of a coping mechanism.
  3. I had mine done about 10 years ago by Dr Alpins at New Vision Clinics - https://www.newvisionclinics.com.au/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Alpins I had appointments at about 5 different places as I was quite nervous about getting an operations on my eyes. I was most comfortable with New vision and felt their assessment of my eyes to be the most thorough. Had a few different tests done on eye thickness, lens thickness and a few other things. Total cost off the top of my head about 3.5k for both eyes. Got a little back in my tax as you can claim for a large surgery
  4. Mine wasn't a Dirtriderz ride but rather one with a heap of guys from work. Interestingly it is in a similar area to some other hell rides already posted (High Country) We organised a ride starting from Sheepyard Flat to Dargo via Wonnangatta on one day, staying at the Dargo pub then riding back the next day. Was about 12 of us riding and 4x 4wds supporting it. Very massive 2 days ahead of us I think it was about 165km each way. About 20km in and still just on fire trail I washed the front wheel out on a hairpin corner doing about 10kmh and fell down. A nothing fall but the dude behi
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Hopefully heaps of people upgrade and there is some cheap 2020 models floating around I can low ball to upgrade to haha.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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 most
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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 o