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by Raider
Sun 06 Mar, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Piles of Bridges
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Piles of Bridges

Bozo, A most enjoyable ride. Good chat with Water Mark (Water Mark?), Nannup Nick and you at Bakers Hill. Historic information on local bridges I have been riding, driving and walking across, as well as one I used to dive off (Garrett Road - a long time ago) was very informative. Many thanks, Raider...
by Raider
Thu 18 Nov, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Snowflake ride Thursday 18th Nov.
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: Snowflake ride Thursday 18th Nov.

Howdy all, About that metal "thingmajig" that I found on the cylinder head of the R18 - lodged on top next to the casing... Turns out it IS a part off the R18! I took the bike in for a global recall. The "thingmajig" turned out to be part of the right-side rear view mirror securi...
by Raider
Sun 24 Oct, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Swampy’s Nannup overnighter…
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Swampy’s Nannup overnighter…

Riders, I did a run trial down to Ballingup and on to Nannup today - see route below. Took under four hours Kalamunda DOME to Ballingup - steady, non-stop riding. Surprisingly dusty on the dirt sections... The gravel sections are interspersed with black-top (exit) roads. There are tricky dirt sectio...
by Raider
Tue 19 Oct, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Swampy’s Nannup overnighter…
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Swampy’s Nannup overnighter…

Riders - off the beaten track, I plan on heading off from the DOME in Kalamunda 8:45am on the Saturday morning for the ride to Nannup. There will be quite a bit of open dirt road riding, including south to Dwellingup, then on to Collie and then to Ballingup for a coffee & pie break. From there, ...
by Raider
Sun 29 Aug, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Raider's Shear Misfortune
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Raider's Shear Misfortune

Bozo, The Dunlop D606 covered 2,500 km, including approximately 1,000 km on the dirt. Standard road pressures used throughout - too lazy to drop pressures for the dirt sections... Also, the Wiluna fuel resulted in the DR650 running very rough and consuming approximately 20% more fuel that 95 RON. Su...
by Raider
Wed 21 Jul, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Border Run: August
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Border Run: August

Nurzo, The Breakaways turnoff is approximately 120km easy of Hyden. It is a small dirt track on the south side of the Norseman Road. You will head around a sweeping left-hander, up a bit of a rise and on top is the turn-off on the right. It was recently re-signposted but ... The track meanders south...
by Raider
Mon 19 Jul, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Border Run: August
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: Border Run: August

Howdy, All being well (not wet) I plan to head out through Hyden and camp at The Breakaways on Thursday evening. On Friday the plan is to head through to Norseman, on to Balladonia and get to the camp somewhere near the start of the 90 Mile Straight by late afternoon. I hope that a few days of sunsh...
by Raider
Thu 01 Jul, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Desert Raid 2021, Well 5, Canning Stock Route - Sat 14 Aug
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Desert Raid 2021, Well 5, Canning Stock Route - Sat 14 A

Digger,

Thanks for linking to the very useful heads-up from AdvRider Josh.

Looking forward to the run north from Perth.

With a bit of luck the Desert Raid stickers will this year be available at Well 5 to add to your collection!

Cheers,

Raider
by Raider
Sun 30 May, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BMW R 1150 R
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: BMW R 1150 R

Howdy Koos, Haha! Your new twin-spark boxer is still in the break-in period. Should be good after about 50,000 km. Change the rear wheel bearing at about 85,000 km and the shocks (standard replacement) about then too... Repeat every 85,000 km and your 1150 should be trouble-free. However, the odomet...
by Raider
Mon 12 Apr, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Nannup Air Head Ride!!
Replies: 35
Views: 3280

Re: Nannup Air Head Ride!!

Swampy, Thank you. I am getting excited about the possibilities. Just one more question. What about someone who turns up on a flash liquid-cooled in-line 2, 4 or 6 - without a helmet... Would that count as an AIRHEAD participant? Please advise. Thanks, Raider
by Raider
Mon 12 Apr, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Nannup Air Head Ride!!
Replies: 35
Views: 3280

Re: Nannup Air Head Ride!!

Swampy, Does the R18 count as an AIRHEAD? The heads ARE most definitely in the air... Please advise. Thanks, Raider
by Raider
Thu 11 Feb, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sunday 11 February 2001
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Sunday 11 February 2001

Remembering Gunna and Rob... On a very hot Sunday morning five riders, including members from the BMWMCCWA, headed off for a day ride. Only three returned home that day. Two collided head-on into each other along Nanga Brook Road, just east of the Scarp Road intersection. The fateful Sunday was 11 F...
by Raider
Mon 11 Jan, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Something about Tyres
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Something about Tyres

Howdy Swampy,

Carry a small piece of gaffer tape to cover the offending flashing orange triangle - an especially useful fix at night.

I assume the bike was handling beautifully throughout?

Cheers,

Raider
by Raider
Thu 08 Oct, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: BMW R18
Replies: 1
Views: 478

BMW R18

Greetings, Gone through the first tank of fuel on R4DR, my R18 - 280km… No dirt. I could start with the comparisons right here but there is no point. No point trying to compare this motorcycle with any other BMW. Most of the local kilometres covered have been focused on learning requisite nuances to...
by Raider
Tue 29 Sep, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Lost Patrol!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: The Lost Patrol!!

Howdy folks, Looks like I need to respond to a few questions… ;-) Cookie - I doubt the video will go viral. Too many wild flowers, no red tails, ZERO mention of R18 specifications, no criticism of the foot peg position or the inability to have forward controls, nothing about heat off the engine and ...