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  1. rwcfrank

    Dartmouth 2 day

    Just got back from the fantastic 2 day ride at Dartmouth. Arrived Friday around 11 and geared up for an arvo ride. We hit up a few local spots as we knocked out 115k or so of great high country tracks. Dinner was spot on at the Dartmouth pub and we turned in early for an early Saturday depart. Everyone was up and ready after a meal of eggs, sausages, toast you name it, courtesy of the motel. We left on schedule and smashed out some serious k's stopping at a few spots to take in the amazing sights. The river was high and the lake was at 85% capacity so everything was green and scenic. I will be back to camp since there were dozens of great spots along the river. Had a slight delay at 110k about 5k short of our lunch and refuel as one of our riders decided to inspect the local medical facilities for efficiency. Our corner man system and experienced group got our man to treatment within minutes and doubled up to transport Russ' bike to the gas stop. The locals were absolutely amazing and the nice young lady that lived next to the town store let us leave the bike at her place over night which allowed us to finish the ride without much delay. We had a bite, topped up on petrol and headed back to Dartmouth. We had a fairly fast and stop free ride back, clicking just about 200k for the day. If you've never ridden the area it's a must see. Great group of riders, fairly hiccup free ride for a great day in the saddle. Thanks to Phil and Russ for hosting and planning the route. Double thanks to Russ for sweeping and Bill for taking over sweep while Russ was "busy"[emoji51] Thanks to Bruce for the great video and the rest of the crew for the great ride and dinner banter. Lastly, we did raise some funds for MND which I think everyone can appreciate. So until next year boys remember, 2 towels[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
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    Dartmouth 2 day

    Russ, glad your in high spirits and it’s good news you’ll be back riding after the hot weather. Bill and I rescued the bike and had a great time taking turns flogging in the single. I had no idea a 200 could pull 6th gear redline for such a long long time[emoji23][emoji23]🤣. We’re still traveling so I’ll post a more detailed review soon. It was a great weekend aside from the little hiccup.
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    Bike carriers

    This is what I used. The short piece of chain hooked to the carabiner allows me to quickly adjust the length for different bikes
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    Air filter oiling.. enough?

    Here’s what 2 filters look like after being oiled. They won’t drip oil but are fully oiled
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    Air filter oiling.. enough?

    Mate, I use Penrite filter oil which is runny but upon setting gets very tacky like you described. You can see the long strands as you "pull" the oil. The only way to get the Penrite to completely cover the filter both inside and out is to apply it several times. I drizzle it over the filter and then place the filter inside a plastic bag and wring it out and massage the filter. I then add more oil to the spots where I can see are not saturated and repeat the process. It takes a while to get the filter adequately saturated. I then oil a Chux cloth and wrap it around the filter if the ride is going to be dusty. I found out the hard way there is no shortcut when it comes to servicing the air filters. The short answer is "no" that filter looks a bit dry to me.
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    Bike carriers

    Yes, the carabiners were about 30$ at Bunnings with some turnbuckles.
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    Newby

    You rocked that YZ[emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
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    Bike carriers

    I’ve had great luck with the Motow. It has the anti sway bracket and it’s relatively light to move around since it’s aluminum. I did add carabiners to hold the bike and they are much more stable and ez to use. Be sure to factor in a set of lights and a bike plate from Vicroads around $30 to keep the boys in blue off your back.
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    Newby

    Welcome aboard Sophie! Was that you riding with us at Beechworth?
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    What was your first bike ?

    1969 Benelli 125 smoker, sold by the Montgomery Wards Department store. Pics is not my bike but same model
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    Sprockets...how worn.?

    Can’t tell from the pic but if that’s a 13T front you may consider running a f/r combo that uses a 14 front. Especially on the 501 the smaller the sprocket the more it’s going to wear. You do need to look at the guides to check that you will have clearance and the guides are running at the correct angles. As stated above, I go through 2 fronts for every chain and rear. That’s with a DID vx2 and Supersprox bimetal rear.
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    Dissa blast & BBQ

    Great day at Dissa, thanks to all the group leaders especially Nick for his great L2 tracks. A little dusty but a treat nonetheless. Thanks to all who brought food/drinks and those who helped setup and cook, getting spoiled by these post ride meals. Thanks to both sweeps on the L2 ride for choking down all the dust it's greatly appreciated. Lastly, we had been tipped off early, around 10 by a non Dirtriderz rider who stopped on the main road to tell us the coppers were waiting for us back at the cars. We thanked him then laughed as we said well if they are still there in 4 hours I guess we'll see them. Must have been a slow day at the donut shop because they were waiting for us upon our return at 230. The reason I bring this up is we set a great example, they checked pretty much every bike and a lot of licenses and walked away with nothing. I did hear an early departure got done for no headlight but that hasn't been confirmed. Just good to be a part of such a large group of responsible riderz.. good for us and good for the sport, now isn't there some kind of non motor sports, sporting event on the Telly today[emoji23][emoji23]
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    Dissa blast & BBQ

    Level 2 group pic and a pic of a wannabe Dirtriderz bike.
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    New to me Husaberg

    Thanks Jay, we Need to get back out to Big Desert now[emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51][emoji51]cheers
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    New to me Husaberg

    Just picked up this immaculate FE501 to keep the Sherco company. 37 hours on the clock[emoji51]