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Vinduro / Re: VERi Beaufort Vinduro - Sunday 27 May 2018
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:42:58 PM »
Getting to the 2018 Beaufort vinduro:

The start/finish/camping/pits/etc is located at the Raglan Recreation Reserve in Raglan.

From the service station in Beaufort on the Western Hwy, turn towards Amphitheatre and Raglan onto Havelock St, and then turn left onto King St. Follow King St over the railway tracks and out of town. King St becomes Main Lead Rd. Main Lead Rd then becomes Raglan-Elmhurst Rd once you pass the Amphitheatre Rd turn off on the right. Raglan Reserve is on the right not far on.

If travelling from Elmhurst direction, take the Raglan-Elmhurst Road south until you reach Raglan. In this case the reserve will be on the left as you are leaving Raglan.

If travelling from Ararat on the Western Highway you can turn left at the Eurambeen-Raglan Road, then right at Grant Lane, and right again onto Main Lead Road. The reserve will be on your left a short distance thereafter. Travellers from Ararat can also continue to Beaufort and take Main Lead Road as described above.

The VicRoads Country Directory (8th edition) reference is Map 57, G7.

There'll be signage in Raglan on Saturday & Sunday.

See you there!


Vinduro / Re: Vintage Class A4DE
« on: May 13, 2018, 10:39:13 PM »
I also bought the latest ADB but I didn't interpret it badly like you did.

I didn't attend the A4DE, and so have no first hand experience. I thought the article in the latest ADB showed the vintage riders in a good light.


Vinduro / Re: Three Bridges Vinduro (VERi): 28 - 29 April 2018
« on: April 29, 2018, 10:57:20 PM »
What a day! I'm so glad I made the trip down.

There were four separate loops, of increasing difficulty with 'one' being the easiest and so on. I was happy to complete one turn of each on my XT250, and then a last spin around loop one before calling it quits. I've not ridden much lately, and I'm already aching but I thoroughly enjoyed the interesting riding conditions.

The "beerduro" the night before just made it a perfect weekend.


Ok, I don't get to brag too often (ok, never) but I think I must be in a pretty select group, having ridden and finished every Harrow vinduro.

I've listed the year, rider number, bike and medal below.

2009: 18B, 1979 Suzuki PE175, no medals awarded
2010: 20A, 1979 Suzuki PE175, bronze
2011: 16A, 1979 Suzuki PE175, gold
2012: 32A, 1979 Suzuki PE175, silver
2013: 18A, 1981 Yamaha XT250, bronze
2014: 26C, 1977 Yamaha DT125, gold
2015: 97, 1981 Yamaha XT250, silver
2016: 115, 1981 Yamaha XT250, gold
2017: 33, 1981 Yamaha XT250, silver
2018: ?

I'm really looking forward to making it ten, or have I jinxed myself?

Who else has ridden all (or most) of the Harrow Vinduros since 2009?


Vinduro / Re: Vintage Class A4DE
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:04:18 PM »
Any ride reports? Anyone willing to share their experience?

Plenty of stories, videos and pics... all on Facebook.  :-\


Vinduro / Re: Vintage Class A4DE
« on: April 11, 2018, 10:57:36 AM »
I see that Michael Turner managed a respectable finish in the Masters (modern) class on his IT250, well done that man!


Kawasaki / Re: Kawasaki KE100 compliance??
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:00:09 AM »
I would've assumed they were ADR compliant, but maybe not.


Vinduro / Re: Three Bridges Vinduro (VERi): 28 - 29 April 2018
« on: April 10, 2018, 03:29:08 PM »
I've been googling to see where the Three Bridges Vinduro is held with no luck, one page mentioned the Oakleigh Motorcycle Club are the organisers, but I couldn't find anything on their site either.
So can someone please tell me where this event is held?

1120 Little Yarra Road, Three Bridges, Victoria, 3797.

The property is an apple orchard, just go down the driveway past the orchard and you'll come to a clearing where the camping, pits, admin, etc is. 


Vinduro / Re: Vintage Class A4DE
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:48:23 PM »
I'm not 100% sure that these are the final results, but they look like it:


For Sale / [Not VMX] 2003 Honda XR70 ** Sold**
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:42:36 PM »
2003 Honda XR70

3 speed, auto clutch.

# JH2DE02033K612533

Surface rust in places on rims and other spots. Usual scratches you'd expect on a kids' bike. Has spent long periods of time not being used (could even be original tyres).
Leaky fork seals. Throttle twist grip bit sticky after falling over in deep sand. Slow leak in rear tyre. One side panel has been repaired. Snapped off sidepanel mounting bolt (cable tie does the job).

After sitting for months I turned fuel on and noticed a slight fuel weep around float bowl, possibly a gasket has dried out due to lack of use. Should also mention, that it also fired up after 4 kicks and ran happily despite the hiatus and stale fuel!

Owners manual and other documents that came with it when new included.

Comes with size L kids M2R helmet in fair condition.

Located near Ballarat.


Contact me on 0457 844 512


Click on thumbnails below for larger images:



Great photos!  :D


Tech Talk / Re: XR 250 question
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:26:00 PM »
Did that go through to 1981?

1979 and 1980 as far as I know, and according to Motor Era website.


Vinduro / Re: Vintage Class A4DE
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:46:13 PM »
Vintage class stats:
Vespa 1

I saw the Vespa listed. Can anyone explain what exactly it is?


Tech Talk / Re: XR 250 question
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:44:32 PM »
This is probably the same XR500, at Harrow in 2010:


Tech Talk / Re: XR 250 question
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:42:45 PM »
Here's a pic I took a few years ago of a twin shock XR500:

I expect 250 would be similar.


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