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Old 17 Nov 2009
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Hi,
Staying inland from byron bay, looking for fellow riders (around my age, 26, but not too important) for trips to anywhere exciting in australia.
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Hi,
Just got myself a DR650 set up for long trips, only had it a week. Seeking to explore local area first in order to get used to the bike. If you fancy a ride out, give me a shout ! Am based close to Billinudgel/Mullumbimby area. Cheers, iain
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Just over the mountain....

Oh cool,
Well I'm just on the otherside of the mountain in Uki and in fact rode through Billinudgel on the way to the beach just the other day. Just getting saddle bags and other bits together ready for a few longer trips.
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HI,

Just organised a Staintune pipe for the DR and a service, should be on the road soon.....do you go exploring locally much ?

Funnily enough have been to Uki pub a few times recently for a or 2, mostly Sunday or weekday if I have time.

Am keen to get the feel of the DR locally, then expand my horizons in due course.

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Exploring locally

Yeah been exploring a lot locally. On and offroad.
Mt Warning, the coast, Nightcap NP, around the border ranges.
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Sounds good, the DR is off getting a service and a Staintune fitted, will be able to join you for a ride out sometime after its back......
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same same

i am up on the gold coast
in the process of deciding between a Dr 650 or klr 650
want to ride it down your way for a while then take it to south America
can you guys keep me posted
on how you are setting up your bikes
would like to pick your brains
am 52 so out of your age brackets for fun and adventure
have just spent 6 months on a bike in Laos, Sumatra and Thailand
but i may surprise you
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Thumbs up Out of age range?!.....LOL

Hi gjw,
Would be great to keep in contact about your plans. Will be doing a similar trip in south America at some point, though I may buy a bike there.

For the record the extra bits already on my 08 KLR:
  • SWMotech Crash bars
  • Homemade aluminium skid plate fixed to crash bars (I think giving wider protection than most skid plates)
  • Homemade aluminium lockable back box
....so thats as I bought it and I intend to find some good luggage bags (maybe 'Wolfman') and also make some steel handguards for it.

There's loads of good spots to ride down this way. Reply on this thread and we could all meet up. Interestingly, I got into motorbikes from riding in South East Asia and I'm just off to Laos in the new year for a 2nd bike trip there. Would love to swap stories as I also plan to visit Sumatra next winter.

Sorry about the age limit! LOL
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Iain: Sounds good, the DR is off getting a service and a Staintune fitted, will be able to join you for a ride out sometime after its back.....
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Iain,
Ok, Got a bit of servicing to do on my KLR too. Most of it seemns pretty straight forward from looking in the service manual so will do as much as possible myself.
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hi again RISH n gjw,

Not too far behind you gjw, 48 myself....not heard about my bike yet, best i call them !

Keep me posted when bikes are serviced, mine should be good to go too.

Need some decent boots...any ideas ............for some long distance work, not too hot, but offer some protection....??

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Hi,

The DR is on the road again and much improved with the staintune !

Away next weekend so the 6th is going to be our first ride onto the local dirt tracks....you guys out n about ?

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