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Wanted / Re: 78 suzuki TS185 frame
« on: July 01, 2020, 09:37:54 PM »
You still looking for this, LWC82PE?

Tex

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Competition / Re: 2020 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE)
« on: March 03, 2020, 09:28:41 AM »
Early bird price for entries (competition & rally) ends this Friday!  :o

Tex

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Competition / Re: 2020 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE)
« on: January 27, 2020, 11:45:06 PM »
Check out the cool promo video for the 2020 A3VE:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/385854411

I reckon it will inspire a few more riders to take part this year!  8)

Tex

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Vinduro / Re: 2019 Beaufort Vinduro - Sunday 24 November
« on: November 20, 2019, 09:17:19 PM »
Please note that meal orders for Beaufort have CLOSED. If you haven’t confirmed an order already it is too late. You’ll need to bring your own food or make other arrangements. There are two pubs in Beaufort, plus a supermarket, bakery, cafes, etc.

Also, it is BYO drinks, including soft drink and water. It’ll be a warm day on Sunday, so bring plenty of water.

Tex

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Husqvarna / The final countdown
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:39:01 PM »
After a 20-year absence, Husqvarna introduced their 4-stroke big-bore beast. In 1983, it tried establishing the brand as a top player on the bike market. Not only was a new engine presented, but the Swedes also gave up the red/chrome tanks in favour of new all-white machines. However, MX competition from Japan was fierce and Husqvarna did not have the financial resources to keep up with their opponents. Instead, the company looked towards enduro.

Read the full article here:

https://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en/history/good-old-times/final-countdown/

Tex

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For Sale / Re: Edenhope Swap Meet - 10 November 2019
« on: October 25, 2019, 01:10:24 PM »
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Hi Tex , what sort of stuff is mainly sold there ? Road or off road ?

I must confess that I don't know. This is apparently the second time it's been held, and I didn't go last year. Probably unlikely to go this time due to other commitments that weekend. It's run by a car & bike club so could be mostly car stuff. I came across the advertisement by accident.

It's a nice part of the world though, near Harrow actually. Someone might drop in and find there's nothing of interest, or there could be the rarest VMX artifact freshly pulled from a dusty shearing shed. Who can say?  ;)

Tex

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For Sale / Edenhope Swap Meet - 10 November 2019
« on: October 24, 2019, 01:58:18 PM »
Edenhope (Victoria) Swap Meet
Sunday 10 November 2019
Edenhope Racecourse
Cars, bikes, tools, antiques, etc
$10 per site
Gold coin donation entry fee
Gates open 6am (and 2.30pm on Saturday) for sellers, 7am for everyone else.

Tex

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Vinduro / Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« on: July 30, 2019, 11:16:26 AM »
I’m still buzzing from the weekend!

Great company and great riding, and the weather wasn’t too bad either.

This year the format was a natural terrain scramble track on Saturday, and the proper ride on Sunday which consisted of two separate loops (47km & 26km). There was almost 200 riders in the parc ferme on Sunday, many of them first-timers at Harrow.

I haven’t missed a Harrow Vinduro yet, this year was my first on the DT400 I bought recently.
 
The usual mix of bikes was on hand. There seemed to be more sub 200cc trail and farm bikes than previous years – CT125, CT185, TS185, DT175, KE175, TF185, XT200, AG175, etc. Just shows you don’t need to spend a heap of money to get in on the fun.

You couldn’t miss Team Ag 1 & Team Ag 2, a group of young blokes riding five Yamaha AG175s, They even brought along a spare AG175 purely for parts! All the bikes were transported on an old Bedford flatbed truck, towing a caravan.

The Saturday scramble track was busy, and you could easily see who the fast guys were. I was not one of them. I did have some fun chasing GMC on the KE, er I mean BMW, for a couple of laps.
All riders set out on Loop 1 on Sunday morning. We passed through some slick riverside trails followed by a quick road leg and back into the farmland trails that are a unique feature of the  Harrow Vinduro. 

Out of the paddocks, a long trip down a straight gravel road provided an opportunity to open the Yamaha up. I was looking for cruise control when the course changed to deep sandy trails in bushland. The DT400 was fun through the deep sand, just use the torque to power through. There was tight single trail through the scrub too, which was a hoot even though I wasn’t on the most nimble of bikes.

The two log/pallet obstacles at the end of Loop 1 were a surprise and provided some entertainment for onlookers.

Loop 2 was located entirely in Lachie Turner’s property. I set off with a couple of mates for this one. There was plenty of slippery single trail winding in and around the river with logs and deep sand thrown in. Sweeping corners and open sections in the paddocks where I dropped the DT while trying to show off to a mate with a camera. There were some gullies, rocky outcrops, hills, kangaroos, farm tracks and more, followed by a blast back into town.

We decided we had enough time and fuel for another crack at Loop 2, so we did, bringing it home with a dip in the Glenelg River. 

I almost came to grief on the river crossing, but luckily was able to correct my course (a bit like steering an aircraft carrier) and only my boot got filled with water.

Catching up with mates was a big part of the weekend too. Like I said, I’m still buzzing, and am very happy to finish my 11th Harrow with a silver medal.

Tex

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Vinduro / Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« on: July 25, 2019, 01:24:49 PM »
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Has 'enter at the event' opened yet

Yes it has! Please proceed to the Johnny Mullagh Reserve right now, and wait until called.

Tex

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Vinduro / Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« on: July 25, 2019, 01:23:13 PM »
Timetable for the weekend...

Friday
Sign in: 10am - 4pm
Scrutineering: 1pm - 5pm

Saturday
Sign in: 8am - 4pm
Scrutineering: 8am - 12pm
Rider briefing: 11.30am
Natural terrain scramble track: 12pm - 4pm
VERi AGM (members only): 5pm - 6pm
Dinner at hall (booking required): 6pm

Sunday
Sign in: 7.30am - 8.30am
Scrutineering: 7.30am - 8.30am
Rides briefing: 8.30am
First riders away: 9am
Course closes: TBA

Note: All times subject to change.

Tex

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Vinduro / Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« on: July 04, 2019, 07:09:16 PM »
Entry form and UVP application are now available to download from the VERi website.

Tex

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Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 25, 2019, 11:18:50 PM »
To see the heats list for final motocross on day 3 (Sunday) of the A3VE, click on the link below or copy and paste the link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sq0OsGhoe9kvCMheM0sD0DsyIQk-UBEp/view?usp=sharing


To see the progressive A3VE results as of day 2, click on the link below or copy and paste the link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_41vKIf4A8hBe_zz0MF2PHFgk7PSg8ws/view?usp=sharing

Tex

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Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 25, 2019, 06:20:59 PM »
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Steve Davis on Facebook has been loading live videos.

There are heaps of photos and videos on his page.

Tex

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Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:49:58 PM »
Rally riders please note that there won't be separate riders briefings for you guys at the A3VE. If possible you should attend the full riders briefing on Thursday night.
Ask at sign-in for any daily updates, and scrutineering instructions.

Chief scrutineer Jamie Aked will be around the parc ferme all weekend.

Tex

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Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:11:34 PM »
If you want to compete in the A3VE, don't forget that entries close on May 10.  ;)

Tex

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