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Journey Home

Post  THiN on Fri May 19, 2017 4:29 am

Hi All,

I acquired an XRR in Melbourne from a friend and instead of shipping it the 1300km home to Newcastle i decided to ride it over 3 days. Shocked

I would do the first leg into the VIC high country alone after spending the previous day going over the bike. I needed to fit an Acerbis long range tank, and rebuild the most gummed up carby I've ever seen.
Plus build a makeshift rack for my gear. Luckily this bike has a rear subframe which the american ones seem to lack, with an old golf cart and a grinder i decent rack was fitted.

I got away first day fairly early and a few km down the road stopped for a check on the bike, everything was good except the fuel pissing out of the bowl overflow  angry i took the bowl off and reset the float level to try and put more pressure on the needle and it seemed to help. anyway other than that and a sore behind everything else went well.

I met up with my Dad and his mate on their DR650s at the first camp and we all headed back together.

now pics.


Buchan, VIC


W Tree falls, VIC


Start of the dirt, Snowy River Way, VIC


heading down to Suggan Buggan, VIC


first night next to the Snowy River, VIC



lookout on the Barry Way halfway to breakfast in Jindabyne, NSW


Last morning at Wombeyan Caves, VERY COLD Morning, we were very happy to get to Oberon for Breakfast. (Pig started first kick obviously)

The route
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Re: Journey Home

Post  Mauser on Fri May 19, 2017 7:51 am

That's great I normally ride for 15-20 miles per ride....takes me an hour or so listen up
My route is just a beautiful just a lot slower and laid back BRP smile

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