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    What State, Suburb is everybody from ???

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    Broadford flat track come and try day

    Hi mate, thank you for the offer but unfortunately I don't have an 18" rim for the Honda. I'm sure someone will snap it up though.
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    Broadford flat track come and try day

    Hi fellas, I'm going to kit up the crf450r for the flat track day. Just looked into a trials tire for the 19" rear and they're $195.94 brand new. That's kinda more than I'd hoped to spend. If anyone has a second hand tire sitting around I'd love to purchase it.
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    Wiring removal and now bike won't start

    I came here to post exactly this. Thanks heaps Pete, you're a legend and I owe you that beer!
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    Wiring removal and now bike won't start

    After downloading the workshop manual for a 2008 CRF450R, then studying the wiring diagram, then spending the past few hours trying to re-install the (brutally butchered) removed rec reg kit to see if it will work, I've thrown in the towel for the day. Please let me know what is your favourite flavour of beer. My initial offer is 3 cases of said flavour as it'll cost me far more if I take it to a shop. Also, the trip to Lara would be grouse.
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    Word Association...

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    Word Association...

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    Broadford flat track come and try day

    I'm always down for a new experience. Keep me updated mate.
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    Wiring removal and now bike won't start

    Yeah I'm good at creating monsters. I removed the rec reg gear to have the bike solely as an mx bike. Didn't need all the wiring (or so I thought). I'm not sure what the piece was in the airbox but it's tubular in shape. I figured this was the driving force behind the front and rear lights. I removed all wires going from air box tube backwards to the rear light. Then the wires going forwards to the headlight and front brake. There is still an attached section of wires (fuses?) on the pipe side of the radiator that the kill switch is wired to. Is this helping at all?
  10. Hi guys, I removed the components from a rec reg kit from my mx bike yesterday and only left the kill switch. After removal of wiring I cannot get the bike to kick over. I'm not at all electronically minded and am wondering if by removing the rec reg components I've caused the bike to be unable to start. It kicked over just fine before my bright idea to start cutting cables. Is this possible? Any advice? Thank you
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    Not to disappoint 30/12

    Top bunch of blokes to ride with. Non stop laughter and great track selection! Cheers to Coggs for organising and leading, and everyone else for the ride!
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    Bone breaker king lake

    Thanks for organising the ride. Track selection was awesome and the conditions were a challenge which definitely allowed me to practise some new techniques and learn new skills. Shout out to @Steviewonder for the sacrificed zip tie that you were using to adjust your valves. Also @LucasB for pulling my bike off me which had my leg trapped in a precarious position. Pete - I hope the surgery went well mate. I hope the recovery is swift and painless. Until next time fellas.
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    MT Dissa Mon 5th Nov L2

    @Snowman you launched the pumpkin about 15ft into the air over that log. It was absolutely unbelievable. A perfect backflip with a hard landing on the front wheel. I hope the bike is okay. Was a great day apart from the mishaps mentioned and everyone got back safely which is most important. Thanks fellas, I had an absolute ball and got a real kick out of those hill climbs. Shoutout to @MESS for doing the whole ride without a front brake, top knotch.
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    Mt Dissa Sunday 28th

    I'm keen to go back down there with someone to complete the creek and loop it back onto something. On Sunday the creek won, but there's gotta be a way through.
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    Mt Dissa Sunday 28th

    Sorry about the delay in reply here I've just seen the post. Well, where do I start? Firstly thanks to. The guys that came along for the ride. At the end of the day it was a great experience. But during the creek exploration and (what I assume) the lvl 3/4 hill climb getting out, I was slightly concerned whether my abilities would suffice. Day started positively with Coggs' loop and Bushy brows showed us a new little single as we were wrapping up the west side of the area. Once we crossed the Anderson's picnic area, Bushy left us to my leading abilities and the trusty GPS. I must say that had I followed the GPS, there would have been no issues. I mistakenly decided at one point (see pic below) that it'd be smart to take a left and assumed the trail would loop back to quarry Road. That left turn led us down a manageable but dicey downhill to quarry Creek. Once at the creek, I had the bright idea that it was only 1km through the creek back to the road so we gave it a shot. It took us 2 hours to travel 525m down and back the seemingly unridden creek. We uncovered Multiple bike drops, boil overs, a wombats hole and at one point I fell into a larger body of water and basically became fully submerged. General consensus was to head back and attempt the track we'd seen at the beginning of the creek of death. We climbed the hill and made it out to my absolute relief. I learned a big lesson on Sunday that shook my confidence a little bit. Don't take any trail for granted and believe that all roads will lead to Rome. Luckily the guys were all capable to get out. It dawned on me that I could have been the reason that a couple blokes may have become stranded out there and I don't want to put people in that position again. Better research, planning and stick to the loop will be my mantra for any upcoming rides. Thanks to the guys for being understanding and accepting my apologies. I thank you for the ride, it certainly allowed me to learn a lot. Pics below of the loop, creek area and mistaken left turn.