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doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8575 on: 01-Aug-19, 21:51 »
Charlie, I'll be amazed if you don't have a crimped wire coming out of the lights control on the handlebar.

Although with the Turbo, it's possible to also have bad contacts in the many plugs behind the headlight.

When I has similar electrical gremlins, I unplugged each connector & sprayed cleaner on them before plugging back in.

I also cut the cable ties off the handlebars & refitted them to be less strain on the looms.

white knight

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8576 on: 02-Aug-19, 07:32 »
Harry-You need a long reach-thin walled-18mm socket,the thin wall is important (or was that for the XR500 motor?)-should be avail from any half decent auto shop-Re that Honda 90 trial bike-I have never seen one with the tube frame extensions,prolly makes sense if you are tackling rough terrain and being a bit overweight as the pressed steel frame could suffer badly.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8577 on: 02-Aug-19, 10:40 »
You're right Chris, it has to be thin walled because none of my sockets will fit into the hole.
I'm going shopping today and I might call into my friendly Honda dealer to see what he has.
I can also entertain myself talking crap to the salespersons.  :tease: Last time I was there, he offered to swap me a scooter for my Turbo, but I love my Postie too much.

82 Turbo & 2000 Valkyrie

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8578 on: 10-Aug-19, 14:33 »
Home from Canberra about an hour ago. Left at 9:!5 this morning.

Ride from Canberra to 35km from Goulburn - wind and rain (sleet) pushing the bike sideways and road quite wet - you could see the snow sitting in the paddocks and clumps of grey snow on the sides of the highway.
Speeds went from 95-100kmh to 65-70 kmh very quickly, as any sudden gust was pushing the bike quite quickly, and felt like the bike was sliding or drifting. A  slower speed was a safer choice - but nearly frozen solid by the time I got to Goulburn.

Warmed up with a pie and coffee then took a leisurely ride the rest of the way home (about 200k).

The temp gauge on the bike never went above the lowest green mark on the gauge, until I hit near campbelltown - then it never even got up to the start of the thicker green line until nearly home.

Safe and sound and back to work Monday.

cheers guys
 

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8579 on: 10-Aug-19, 19:25 »
That reminds me of riding home from Cowra which is approaching 10 years ago now.

That was a wet, wild & windy ride too.

Lucky I didn't get the snow as well, or I'd still be typing in a higher voice.  lmao lmao lmao

Glad you're back in good shape.

82 Turbo & 2000 Valkyrie

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8580 on: 11-Aug-19, 10:32 »
The boys were safe and sound. The knees on the other hand were icy. I only wore normal jeans and with the aldi wet weather trousers over the top. Had some padded wet weather trousers- but way too bulky to pack in.. but I will make room for them if there is a next time.

I had on Singlet, T shirt, Polo shirt, long sleeve sloppy joe (thick) and then my winter jacket over all that (it has a quilted liner). When I stopped at Goulburn I added a sleeveless thick vest over the sloppy joe _ Michelin man meet your match   lol  But at least my chest was not getting cooled down - and I was comfortable the rest of the way home - apart from the knees.

Unfortunately the speedo whine is continuing - it was definitely squealing riding around Canberra - but I might put this down to the colder weather. - it did it also a little bit on the way home (cannot really hear it that much at speed). So might need to take the cable out and just run on my phone app for speed.

Bike ran well - but need to work on the rear shock absorber to get the right amount of air in - I don't think it currently has any in it.

Cheers guys.

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8581 on: 11-Aug-19, 23:59 »
My old trick is to pack more T shirts.

On the way back from Victor Harbor a few years back, I go to Ballarat just as the sun was going down.  (Ballarat is up high & colder).

I stopped several times on the side of the road & added a T shirt each time until I was wearing about 5 of them.

It did the trick though & I rode the remaining 150KM or so without feeling cold.

Except my hands.

I now have heated gloves, wired to the bike battery via a cable through my "Dry Rider" jacket like a real man!

None of this girly heated grips stuff for me.   2funny 2funny 2funny

white knight

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8582 on: 12-Aug-19, 06:13 »
Merino Icebreaker with a Goretex lined jacket-saves a lot of layers. fietsertour

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8583 on: 18-Aug-19, 12:00 »
I don't know what I've done or who I've offended, but I can't like anything anymore.
Anyone know why?

82 Turbo & 2000 Valkyrie

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8584 on: 18-Aug-19, 12:43 »
Obviously you have messed with the forum gods once too often Harry   .... in other words.... I would not have a clue   (as usual)

Seagrass

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8585 on: 18-Aug-19, 21:08 »
I don't know what I've done or who I've offended, but I can't like anything anymore.
Anyone know why?

I am guessing your internet browser is causing the problem. I see you are using Firefox version 68. You could try seeing if there is a later version (you can do this within Firefox and it will then automatically update) or try using a different internet browser like Chrome to test if it works.

You may also need to clear your browser cache and delete your cookies.

Seagrass

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8586 on: 18-Aug-19, 23:37 »
Quote
I am guessing your internet browser is causing the problem. I see you are using Firefox version 68. You could try seeing if there is a later version (you can do this within Firefox and it will then automatically update) or try using a different internet browser like Chrome to test if it works.

You may also need to clear your browser cache and delete your cookies.

Seagrass

I think that you just spoke in Martian to Harry  2funny 2funny

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8587 on: 18-Aug-19, 23:58 »
And now, for something more important than Harry's "cookies".  (Which I'll fix for him, if he let's me  lmao)

I've joined the Ulysses club. 2cheer

While clearly not yet old enough, the misprint on my Birth certificate, drivers/riders license, seniors card, general life seems to have done the trick.

I've been on a couple of rides with the Ulysses guys & girls and they are a good bunch.  (My thanks to Harold for introducing me)

What I did notice is that about 80 or so people turn up to the Saturday morning gathering for a ride & less than 20 actually go on it.

However, those that do are well catered for & the leader goes off ahead at a fair rate.

None the less, I learned almost quick enough, that the second rider in the group is the corner marker for the rest when the leader points to the side of the road.

OK.  I pulled over.   Left turn ahead.   Bugger, I'm still holding the clutch with my left hand!   lmao

Have you ever pointed to a turn over your helmet?  I can imagine just how "Cool" I looked (not!).  2funny

But everyone worked it out & turned left.  As did I when I get myself back together.

And then I had to overtake the "tail end Charlie" (Sorry Charlie).

On this occasion, I ended up on a very bumpy road at 100kmh & pulled out to overtake the "tail end Charlie". 

Somewhere between the road & the moon I ended up ahead of him with my glasses somewhere inside my helmet, but nowhere near my eyes.  I think that was a 4WD coming the other way but it might have been Apollo 11.

And then, 2 corners later I was doing it again?

I think you're supposed to slow down when you catch the group, but I might have missed that bit & ended up as a bit of a slingshot.

Oh well.  Their motto is to "Grow Old disgracefully".

I might just have that covered.  lmao

bahn88

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8588 on: 19-Aug-19, 18:54 »
the "marker system" is challenging on first rides-especially if riders are of different skill levels.
Once went on a BMW club ride with only the newsletter as a guide to what to do......



Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8589 on: 19-Aug-19, 21:24 »
You may also need to clear your browser cache and delete your cookies.

Seagrass

Geez, I don't know what all those words mean, but I've fixed it.......I turned off my adblocker.  happy0159

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8590 on: 19-Aug-19, 21:35 »
The VJMC have announced the venue for the Rally in 2020.

Toowoomba in Qld.

A copy of the email is below  happy0158


That's "only" 1700km for me.  "Just up the road"  lmao lmao




Announcing VJMC Rally 2020

1st, 2nd and 3rd May 2020

Toowoomba Qld


Toowoomba is Queensland's largest inland city. It occupies a commanding position atop the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, 700 metres above sea level. As the regional capital for the Darling Downs, Toowoomba has long been a major centre for commerce, industry and education.

Rally Central - Toowoomba Motor Village

Located only 3kms south of Toowoomba city centre and offers a range of accommodation options including self contained units, cabins and van sites, offering Rally participants 10% discount off the published rates.

http://www.toowoombamotorvillage.com.au/

Toowoomba Motor Village have initially reserved the following accommodation options for Rally participants until the 17th April 2020.
14 X Caravan/ Tent sites (plenty more sites available should they be required)
All 7 X Mini Ensuite Cabins
All 4 X Maxi Ensuite Cabins
All 7 X Non Ensuite Cabins
All 12 X Units – Self-contained motel units with air conditioner and Foxtel

Located within walking distance of restaurants, supermarkets, take away food outlets, service stations, shopping centres and public transport. There is easy access to the adjacent West Creek Reserve and cycle ways at the rear of the caravan park.

There is ample onsite parking with no restrictions for paying guests. Rally participants staying elsewhere will have easy access to Toowoomba Motor Village for the duration of the Rally.

A marquee tent will be erected at Toowoomba Motor Village for Rally registration and for Rally participants to socialise in.


Friday 1st

Meet, Greet and Dine Restaurant 254 and Eagle Room, City Golf Club.
Members can select their meal of choice from a broad selection a la carte menu, pay and receive a buzzer. Collect their food on the buzzer call and eat in the Eagle Room as a group. https://www.citygolf.com.au/

Saturday 2nd

Breakfast
Will precede the Show and Shine and probably be at the same location. Location of Show and Shine to be advised.
Show and Shine
Will run from 9am till 12pm. Exhibitors will have ample time to pack up and remove their bikes and equipment prior to the group rides. Location to be advised.
Lunch
To be advised
Rides
Will leave from the Show and Shine venue. Routes to be advised.
Awards Dinner
Presidents Room, City Golf Club

Sunday 3rd

Breakfast
Restaurant 254 and Eagle Room, City Golf Club
AGM
Eagle Room, City Golf Club
Rides
Times and routes to be advised
Stragglers Dinner
Time and location to be advised

General Information
Following the 2019 Rally on the Gold Coast the committee considered the feedback provided by members and have subsequently attempted to provide an enjoyable rally at an affordable price.

The venues and accommodation we list are reasonably close together and within walking distance for most people, however bus transport will be provided to assist participants.

Although the Show and Shine venue has not yet been finalised the committee are currently considering three options, all reasonably close to Rally Central.

The committee are also seeking suitable mobile catering options for Saturday breakfast and lunch.

Accommodation options

In addition to the Toowoomba Motor Village listed above, the following are all within walking distance of Rally Central and the City Golf Club and are options members could consider.

City Golf Course Motel – https://citygolfmotel.com.au/ - Offering Rally participants 10% discount off the published rates. Each rental unit has one undercover parking allocated. Additional parking for trailers and other vehicles is available to motel guests in an adjacent empty parking lot.

Jacaranda Place Motor Inn – http://www.jacarandaplace.com.au/

Allan Cunningham Motel – http://www.allancunninghammotel.com.au/

Ruthven Street Motor Inn – https://www.ruthvenstreetmotorinn.com/

Jeffrey’s Motel – http://www.jefferysmotel.com.au/

Comfort Inn – https://www.comfortinnglenfield.com.au/

There are many and varied accommodation options in Toowoomba if the above do not suit your needs.

Air Travel to Toowoomba

Wellcamp Airport is a large, new and modern privately built and owned airport suitable for large jet aircraft and is the gateway to Toowoomba and the Darling Downs and the most efficient way to travel in and out of the region. Direct services are available to and from Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin and Townsville with Qantas and the alliance of partner airlines.
Standard car hire facilities are available at the airport. https://www.wellcamp.com.au/passengers/fly/book-a-flight/

Entry Forms
Entry forms will be available by mid-October 2019 when all costings and venue arrangements have been finalised.

We look forward to your participation in the 2020 National Rally in May 2020




 






 

82 Turbo & 2000 Valkyrie

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8591 on: 20-Aug-19, 07:58 »
Hi Ian,

I would be interested in a cabin - ensuite - at the $82 per night option if there were another two interested parties then that would appear to be a viable proposition.. especially with shower/toilet in the cabin....  let me know

cheers

Charlie

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8592 on: 20-Aug-19, 09:42 »
That sounds good mate.

I'd be interested as well.

Although, I thought I was the only bloke who turned up this year in a plane & hire car.  They seem to be advertising that now.

Does that make me a "FIFO" yet?   lmao lmao lmao

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8593 on: 20-Aug-19, 11:22 »
Seeing as you never seem to arrive on time unless you come by plane, it looks to me it's your best bet Doddso.
I will probably drive again and would be happy to bring your bike for you.  happy0158
I've never visited Toowoomba when driving to Brissy, so I look forward to doing so.

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8594 on: 20-Aug-19, 11:32 »
I bought a battery jump starter on Feebay last week  and it was picked up from the seller last Wednesday and was delivered to me yesterday arvo. I wasn't particularly impressed that it took 4 working days to deliver a parcel from Sydney to Melbourne.
So when I checked my emails this morning and saw one from Australia Post titled "how did we do?" I thought boy oh boy, let me tell you how you did!
After getting all that off my chest I feel much calmer and can go back to being my usual grumpy self.    rollingpin0.gif

doddsy1000

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8595 on: 20-Aug-19, 12:10 »
I might just take you up on that Harry  :good:

Seagrass

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8596 on: 20-Aug-19, 12:49 »
I bought a battery jump starter on Feebay last week  and it was picked up from the seller last Wednesday and was delivered to me yesterday arvo. I wasn't particularly impressed that it took 4 working days to deliver a parcel from Sydney to Melbourne.
So when I checked my emails this morning and saw one from Australia Post titled "how did we do?" I thought boy oh boy, let me tell you how you did!
After getting all that off my chest I feel much calmer and can go back to being my usual grumpy self.    rollingpin0.gif

Harry you are obviously spoilt by Australia Post if you think that is slow.

I live about 60Km from Sydney and it often takes four days or more to get a delivery from Sydney to my place.

On my last trip to Melbourne I happened to purchase a Subaru alternator from a wrecker in Melbourne. I was considering picking it up while there but the seller insisted I would have it within a couple of days if he shipped it. Doubtful this would happen, but having no time to collect it, I got the seller to send it to my home address. Two days later I arrived home to find the alternator had beaten me by about 8 hours or so happy0159. Needless to say this was not shipped via Australia Post (TNT actually)

Seagrass

Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8597 on: 20-Aug-19, 17:52 »
That's the thing Cephas. My carton was supposedly couriered by AP, and I thought they were supposed to be competing with the other courier companies who advertise overnight service Melb/Sydney and Melb/Adelaide.
I wasn't made any happier when I saw a TV show on the weekend about the growth of online shopping, highlighting the fact that a guy in Humpty Doo can buy a T-shirt from the UK and have it delivered in 72 hours by DHL.

Kathy

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8598 on: 19-Sep-19, 13:47 »
I was washing my bike today so that at least it's nice and clean when I leave tomorrow to ride to the Pelican Rally (hopefully not too many bugs along the way) and for some reason the original, 39 year old screen developed a crack although it's not right through the plastic - guess it had to happen eventually ...
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Mins Man

Re: What's happening today?
« Reply #8599 on: 19-Sep-19, 16:58 »
Maybe drill a small hole in each end to stop it going any further?

 


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