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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 26 May 2016, 5:57 pm

I left this morning for a trip to Canberra. The weather forecast was for a few showers, but I took the Bandit anyhow. Encountered said showers on the way up but next to nothing on the way back.  But obviously we had enough rain here locally to bugger up the bit of dirt road I have to ride on to get to my driveway.  I got off and walked her through a few really bad bits, almost lost her twice due to the surface sliding out from under her - lucky I didn't try to ride through those bits! I abandoned the exercise about 2km from home and left her in a neighbour's shed.



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Post  Bosco15 on Thu 26 May 2016, 6:30 pm

Keep practicing, Dave. 
You'll make The Dakar one day. Very Happy

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 26 May 2016, 7:54 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:Keep practicing, Dave. 
You'll make The Dakar one day. Very Happy

cheers cheers

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Post  reddog on Thu 26 May 2016, 8:24 pm

Stand up and ride it like a dirt bike mate Smile
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 26 May 2016, 9:23 pm

Some motorcyclists are wise and some are foolish.
You're clearly the former Dave.
I can imagine what that surface was like. It tests my traction control in the dry Embarassed

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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 26 May 2016, 9:59 pm

What you can see in the pic is near the top of a rise. In the troughs the surface was pigswill!  You could barely walk through it without sliding over.  No way was the Bandit going to get through if I was on board.
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Post  Chook on Fri 27 May 2016, 6:47 am

@Bosco15 wrote:Keep practicing, Dave. 
You'll make The Dakar one day. Very Happy
Laughing Laughing

Roads like that are fun on the right bike, the Bandit's a pretty good all rounder but mud or sand aren't it's stronger points, good decision to park it up IMHO
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 27 May 2016, 7:43 pm

Back home. And washed. That clay crap is hard to get off. cheers
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 27 May 2016, 8:28 pm

Ok, here's the thinking. Get a 1987 GB500 IOM TT special. Eligible for Club reg next year (saving $1000 per year). Put slightly chunkier tyres on it for those muddy days. Happy times!

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 28 May 2016, 4:05 pm

Not enough clearance on the front Laughing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sat 28 May 2016, 5:26 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:Not enough clearance on the front Laughing

Mudgard? Yep that could be a problem.
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Post  Kiwisteve on Sun 29 May 2016, 7:58 am

@Ewok1958 wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:Not enough clearance on the front Laughing

Mudgard? Yep that could be a problem.
Mudgard risers & a set of knobbies. Problem solved  cheers

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Post  Jimcoleman on Sun 29 May 2016, 12:16 pm

should of kept the spyder dave

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Post  reddog on Sun 29 May 2016, 2:59 pm

Just took my drz400e for a run looking for some wood. Now that's what you need, don't worry about road bikes with knobbies, they are too heavy and not nimble enough
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Post  paul on Sun 29 May 2016, 5:11 pm

Perhaps outrigger skis might help   Laughing

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Post  Re-Cycled on Sun 29 May 2016, 9:26 pm

@paul wrote:Perhaps outrigger skis might help   Laughing

Training wheels! lol!

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