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 Post subject: ADVENTURE OZ motovlog
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:16 am 
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the motovlog i started for enduro riding got very popular, i suspect mainly because people who have trouble getting to sleep use my videos as as sedative.

so anyway thought i'd start a similar series about our adventure riding here for anyone who can't sleep. :biggrin:



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:13 pm 
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Beautiful!

Let's ride :Roost:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:15 pm 
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:good: ... with the basic revamp of the suspension done I'm looking forward to seeing how your choices to refine the new bike progress. I think it makes a lot of sense to do improvements gradually with enough riding at each step to discern how effective the changes are, because the feedback will either confirm your choices or lead to better solutions.

I am always puzzled by those who dump a pile of money into a bike changing everything at once without taking the time to evaluate the result each step of the way. I concede there are some expert riders who simply know from experience what change is needed to obtain a desired characteristic, but my impression is there are plenty in the latter camp who don't know as much.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:38 am 
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doctorgrey,

I've watched enough of your videos at this point (enjoyably), that I mentally process your written posts as if its being read with your voice. :wacko:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:06 pm 
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WoodRat wrote:
...I am always puzzled by those who dump a pile of money into a bike changing everything at once without taking the time to evaluate the result each step of the way....


very true woodrat, the big point on the DR for me is the pumper carb a lot of guys use, when modifiying the stock carby the right way can provide the same power gains, and not quite the same instant response but not far off it.

i wouldn't advise against a pumper carb but would always recommend someone doing the carby mods first then see what they think... and can save hundreds of dollars potentially.


Datl13 wrote:
I've watched enough of your videos at this point (enjoyably), that I mentally process your written posts as if its being read with your voice. :wacko:


so even reading the text will put viewers to sleep! :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:46 pm 
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over the past year occasionally guys have said they wouldn't mind flying over to arse-trailer and doing some adventure riding around here.
here are a few tips if you do....



and just a warning, the visa requirements specifically for adventure riding are tough:
- You must be able to wheelie a postie bike for 200 metres
- You CANNOT drink warm beer especially if you are a pom
- You must assimilate (e.g. burp, fart, crotch scratch & talk through their nose)
- You must smear yourself in koala pheremones & ride up front to attract the drop bears.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:29 pm 
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Hey!
How come I missed this video?

Probably due to the International Date Line.
OZ is on the other side but I don't remember if it is tomorrow there, or yesterday.
Hmmm, is it 2016 over there in the down under, or is it 2014?

So, have you posted the video already or am I looking into the future?
Either way, it looks great to me!

Have you seen the excellent Enduro Alaska series of videos?
Some of the best mediocrity on motorcycles.
Here is one example, Endurocross!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:38 am 
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doctorgrey wrote:
over the past year occasionally guys have said they wouldn't mind flying over to arse-trailer and doing some adventure riding around here.
here are a few tips if you do....



and just a warning, the visa requirements specifically for adventure riding are tough:
- You must be able to wheelie a postie bike for 200 metres
- You CANNOT drink warm beer especially if you are a pom
- You must assimilate (e.g. burp, fart, crotch scratch & talk through their nose)
- You must smear yourself in koala pheremones & ride up front to attract the drop bears.


:s_rofl :good:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:12 pm 
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the DR650 project bike is nearing completion, finally got to do an overnighter that takes in some of the best adventure riding we have locally... various stock routes, some rainforest, dirt bike tracks, mountain ranges and scenic valleys.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:45 pm 
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still taking the DR650 for some of our dirt rides, in the erroneous belief it might make me work harder on various techniques. if chris birch can do it with a KTM 1190, surely i can on a DR650? lol well i'm getting a good workout at least, i can barely move for two days after wrestling the bushpig through some of our harder tracks (harder by gumby standards).


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