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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.

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Buchan, VIC

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W Tree falls, VIC

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Start of the dirt, Snowy River Way, VIC

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heading down to Suggan Buggan, VIC

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first night next to the Snowy River, VIC

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

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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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Location : Newcastle, Australia
XR650R Year : 2000

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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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Previous Bikes XR250R ~ DT125R ~ GPZ1100 ~ RD350LC ~ XL125R ~ MT5

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Post  atlastrail on Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:59 am

Nice photos you got there.
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Post  duhryan on Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:55 am

Nice scenery and pics. I'm sure it was worth the long ride!
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