Skurfer

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  • Birthday 09/25/1985

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Hopefully heaps of people upgrade and there is some cheap 2020 models floating around I can low ball to upgrade to haha.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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 act
  15. 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