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Offline Big Bob

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Perth riders
on: June 07, 2015, 04:31:37 PM
Just wondering how many Perth riders there are?

Would anyone be interested in doing a group training course in Nannup?

The guy there normally does offroad training for dirt bikes but will do a custom course for Adventure Bikes.

Could also be interesting to do a group gravel ride.

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Re: Perth riders
Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 07:25:42 PM
Hi Bob,
I think I will practise on my own.
I have done some recent off-road touring (Cambodia, on trail bikes) and if I never see serious off-road tracks again, I'll be rapt. Off-road is for trail bikes, I reckon, not these monsters. However, I won't shy away from dirt roads and reasonable trails.You know the stuff down Pemberton way.
Hewzie

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Re: Perth riders
Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 12:08:16 PM
Having scared the crap out of myself on the CT on our pea gravel roads, my CT is now purely a road bike.
For anything other than tarmac I use my KLR650.
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Re: Perth riders
Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 08:12:28 PM
It's the tracks that are easy as it's slow. It is trying to keep it vertical at 100kph on the pea gravel I need to work on

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Re: Perth riders
Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 03:33:23 PM
Hey Bob, there isn't much to work on. Close your eyes and go hard. Even the rally drivers dread the pea-gravel in WA, so you should give up on it now! Or get a motocross bike.
I've only had my bike for 6 days use and I've since been at work near Karratha. I have another week to go before another ride.
Have you looked into (or maybe you have already) getting a proper sounding exhaust? I don't mind silent but a big V4 should be allowed to voice its anger at certain times. What is the common slip-on upgrade out there? Dealer quoted 1100 for an Akro but that is silly for one slip on.
Cheers, Hewzie

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Re: Perth riders
Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 11:37:20 AM
Funny enough I've done rally Australia twice in the 90's and have plenty of confidence in the pea gravel in a car. Just need to build up the confidence on the bike.

Getting a pair of Mitas E7'S next week to give more grip.

Always keep bike standard to avoid Police scrutiny.

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Re: Perth riders
Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 05:48:31 AM
Got the new tyres today. Can't wait to get them dirty.