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    No Steve buy them direct he's great to deal with.

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    dakar 2017 on sbs now, 180k/mh on dirt roads with puddles and animals ,thats ballsy!

    shortSteve, there was an add for the bmw gs, if you buy one there's training included


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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    If that's the track going from Walyunga park lookout down to the rail line and river, that was great. Good times back when O'Brien road was gravel. Learner riders need more access to that fun stuff.
    Yep that was it. I rode there in the early/mid 70's. Probably all hobby farms now.
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    Ok, after a good couple of rides, gravel, while not my best friend, is definitely not the big issue it was. Along with sand, just running lower pressures basically solved 90% of the bad "feeling" I had in the front. Settled on around 14-15psi front and rear, coz we doing a bit of tarmac transport sections between fun (and it was the quickest way to the pub). I now carry a small 12v compressor and will return pressures to 22+ for the ride home from there, if a convenient servo doesn't present itself.
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    I'm 'self employed' and always keen for a ride if you're stuck for someone to ride with.
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    This thread cracks me up. Nice tips and giggles. The road leading to our rural block is 6-8km depending on whether I'm coming from Scotsdale Road or South Coast Hwy. Either way it can be a mixture of puckering and fun depending on when the grader has been through or the weather. The 900 Hornet is constantly covered in dust and I can't be bothered adjusting tyre pressures so just get on with it. Just starting to drive with the rear out of corners which is a hoot. Lorna on her wee VTR250 gives me a hurry along (narrow tyres and over confidence ) and has adapted to dirt like a natural. Contemplating changing out the 900 for a DR650 or XTZ once the house is built.
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    *Scotsdale* fucking awesome road to live on
    You put the c*nt in country run

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