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51Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:45 am

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@RicK G wrote:I deliberately didn't ask when I could ride my bike, that way they don't tell me something I don't want to hear but by the way things are progressing I think Nindigully is the target and then the Alpine Rally in June.
You're aware it's the dirt year this year? Site in the Brindabellas, not on the Snowy Mtns Hwy. I'm probably going, if you want a part way stop you're welcome here.

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52Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:57 am

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Like ahhhh how much dirt?


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53Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:27 am

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The flyer is here:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~petercusack/aigor/Flyers/Jun%20Alpine%202014.pdf

By the looks of Google Maps I'd say around 28kms.

From Canberra, dirt right through the Brindabellas then the further 8km from the Goodradigbee Rvr turn off. The Brindies have a climb up to Picadilly Circus, then back down to the river. Dependant on weather, there can be snow across the top (rare). The surface can be a bit rough with a bit of exposed rock, depends on what weather and how recently there's been some maintenance. Doable at an appropriate speed though.

Henning runs the Alpine on two sites, the dirt site and the Snowy Mtns Hwy site. The sites swap each year. The dirt site is on a private property and is marginally warmer as its not as open.

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54Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:04 am

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I will see how the spine is doing as it gets closer


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55Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:13 am

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@RicK G wrote:I will see how the spine is doing as it gets closer
Yep.


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56Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:37 am

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My mum and dad did the Apline Rally for years in the late 70's early 80's. Mostly on a Z1300 I believe....

Im growing rather fond of the idea of making it "Bob Marley & the Waliers" (my beast according to Al) first big tripSmile

Nothing like a date and a challenge to help a project progress


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57Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:30 am

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I think the Alpine will have to be the Super Tenere for me, it's hardly been ridden for ages (since the K bug started to bite deeper). Either that or the sidecar and I know that getting out of there on a sidecar can be a real challenge due to a slippery hill.

I was the only chair to get out under its own steam one year, the rest got towed up the hill with a tractor. I had the assistance of a 5" rear motocross knobby tyre(which I fitted just for the weekend) and the organisers son sitting and bouncing over the back wheel to help me find traction on the greasy track.

Al


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'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

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58Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:35 am

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@AL-58 wrote:I think the Alpine will have to be the Super Tenere for me, it's hardly been ridden for ages (since the K bug started to bite deeper). Either that or the sidecar and I know that getting out of there on a sidecar can be a real challenge due to a slippery hill.

I was the only chair to get out under its own steam one year, the rest got towed up the hill with a tractor. I had the assistance of a 5" rear motocross knobby tyre(which I fitted just for the weekend) and the organisers son sitting and bouncing over the back wheel to help me find traction on the greasy track.

Al
sounds more like a Ural vacation, Al.


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59Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:36 am

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@AL-58 wrote:I think the Alpine will have to be the Super Tenere for me, it's hardly been ridden for ages (since the K bug started to bite deeper). Either that or the sidecar and I know that getting out of there on a sidecar can be a real challenge due to a slippery hill.

I was the only chair to get out under its own steam one year, the rest got towed up the hill with a tractor. I had the assistance of a 5" rear motocross knobby tyre(which I fitted just for the weekend) and the organisers son sitting and bouncing over the back wheel to help me find traction on the greasy track.

Al

Sounds like a job for a 2WD Ural!


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60Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:39 am

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mind you , you are riding a traKtor Floyd, so it should be easy going.


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61Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:50 am

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@floyd wrote:
@AL-58 wrote:I think the Alpine will have to be the Super Tenere for me, it's hardly been ridden for ages (since the K bug started to bite deeper). Either that or the sidecar and I know that getting out of there on a sidecar can be a real challenge due to a slippery hill.

I was the only chair to get out under its own steam one year, the rest got towed up the hill with a tractor. I had the assistance of a 5" rear motocross knobby tyre(which I fitted just for the weekend) and the organisers son sitting and bouncing over the back wheel to help me find traction on the greasy track.

Al

Sounds like a job for a 2WD Ural!

Not for me, I couldn't live with the 90kmh cruising speed and being passed by every Grey nomad/caravan, volvo and truck on the highway. My K sidecar tows a trailer happily at 120kmh and has more carrying capacity than the Ural also. I know the latest Ural updates add more speed but its still only 100kmh.

Al


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62Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:03 am

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I heard that there is a $20000 prize for the first rider to break the sound barrier on a Ural.
That's when you're going fast enough that you don't hear the rattles.


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63Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:26 pm

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A local area Beemer dealership also sell Ural, and coming soon, Ducati. With every one of Ural's carbie models, after the run-in period (fuel injection starts this model year), they offer a simple and inexpensive
'jet up' kit which includes larger needles, mains, idles and etc.

According to the techs I've spoken to the bike and chair can hardly get out of its own way beforehand, but with the jet up kit it can now beat granny away from the lights in her automatic '72 Dodge Dart slant six.


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64Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:47 am

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Well back to my own renovation.
After much back breaking (pun intended) work and lots of help from a very patient physioterrorist I managed to get the creaky old bugger back onto the K1100 and went for a ride round the block (31k) and am planing a further break-in trip of 200k for Thursday.


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65Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:55 am

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BLOODY BRILLIANT!!

Nice one mate Smile


:flower:cheerscheerscheers :flower:


(I just wanted an excuse to use the blue flower men)


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66Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:18 am

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great news rick .....be careful


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67Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:08 pm

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+1

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68Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:57 pm

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Back on bike, be careful backing it.


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69Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:09 pm

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Good to hear Rick!

...more blue flower men...

:flower::flower::flower::flower::flower:

Nice touch floyd!


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70Back to top Go down    good luck! on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:23 pm

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Hi Rick,

Good luck to you, sounds like your coming along just fine!
Keep it up. It will all be good in no time.

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71Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:29 pm

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Good to hear, Rick! It musta been bloody difficult to not be able to throw a leg over when ever the urge struck. But I'm glad to know you're well on the mend and that you'll be owning the road you travel once again. Cheers.



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72Back to top Go down    Re: Seems an appropriate place on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:34 pm

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good to hear youre back on the bikecheerscheerscheers

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