maccastrewth

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  1. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    Hi mate! Great news about the bike. Did you manage to kick her over? Jim743 and I went for a ride to Toolangi yesterday. Was absolutely great. Got a little lost on a couple of the trails.. Had to descend what I'd imagine to be a level 3 hill, had a few minor falls, got the feel of our bikes and generally had a rad time. Let us know when your rego is sorted and we'll see if we can put something together and perhaps post it on the Organise Rides page. All the best!
  2. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    DoubleVee, I did actually come across that before heading out the other day. The fire trails seemed very well marked and open and easy to navigate. Had a good hours ride without getting too deep as I was on my own. Felt great to have a rip around on the bike and get a feel for how she handles. I've definitely be keen to complete the signposted loops on that map with a riding buddy or more!
  3. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    We're a few weeks out from organising something. I'll keep you in the loop/post up the planned ride when we sort something out. How long till your parts arrive?
  4. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    Hi Jim. Going to send you a PM.
  5. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    Hi Pete, Thank you for the advice. I went out to Kinglake on the weekend and was able to have a little ride. Found a few things that need repair and I should be good to have a proper ride next weekend. I'll look at posting up a ride. Kinda keen to jump on/create a level 1 to begin with and go from there.
  6. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    Lucas, Thank you for the tip. I am licensed so that'll be all good. Very excited now I've got a destination. Thank you for the input!
  7. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    I wonder if anyone could give me some input on this... Could anyone recommend a spot that I could navigate to in order to test ride my bike. I am not looking get lost in trails or be out all day. I simply want to know if there's an area I can take my bike for a test ride. Closest area to me is Kinglake west. I want to just rock up, unload the bike and test her under a few different conditions. Would you recommend going to somewhere like Kinglake west, or heading to an MX club instead? Bike has current rec reg (without mirror fitted). If there is a trail area you could recommend, could you perhaps also indicate where I should park the car. I have not ridden off road in Victoria therefor I'm not sure where to start. Thank you
  8. Hi all, Just want to confirm with some people more knowledgeable than myself. If I order an aftermarket radiator hose set will it cover the worn hose shown in the picture? Thank you Edit: I realise this is likely a glaringly obvious one but I just want to make sure
  9. maccastrewth

    New member from Melbourne

    Hello all! New member here from Melbourne. I've been out of the dirt bike game since I was 17 years old when I used to race/trail ride. Been riding street bikes ever since but always longed to have my motocross bike back. Now I'm 34, got myself into shape and have made a purchase that I'm very happy with. I've just bought a 2008 CRF450R. Have been stripping her down for the past week, finding parts that need replacing/maintenance and plan to put in a couple of solid months of restoring before I make it out for a ride. Call me crazy but I missed the maintenance side of things quite a bit while riding street bikes. The bike I've purchased already has rec rego so I can't wait to join some rides in the next few months. I'm looking to join some level 1 rides to gauge my ability and go from there. Have had some broken bones and injuries since I was young so I don't plan on thinking I can ride like I used to. What a fantastic forum so far... Been lurking around and enjoying what I've found.