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Old 10-18-2012, 06:01 PM
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Farkled out Douggie. Lots of bits to play with now.
I'm just around the corner too Kenny...Melton,Always keen to ride,just not enough time.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:18 AM
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Welcome Doug, if you are ever riding up Ballarat way, you may come across Hubby and I! We both ride wee stroms mines an 07, Hubbys' a 10.
My bike only had 14k on it about 20 months ago and now has almost 29k I just love getting her out as much as possible.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:58 PM
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Hello Dougie, sounds like you have some good adventures planned, have fun gaining your confidence with an excellent bike for what you want to do. A quick way to loose a few mm's height is to lower your seat by carefully cutting the rubber stops under your seat in half with a razor blade, every little bit helps cure ducks disease.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:12 AM
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...... Small petrol container to fit in a still-to-be-determind space.......
Hi Douggie, welcome to the site and congrats on your choice of transport
I carry a bottle of fuel in one of my Tool Tubes under the pannier guard, about a litre for those occasions I travel that little bit too far or someone else does, not sure if that's what you're considering.
Added some pics so you get what I'm on about.

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Old 10-21-2012, 02:20 AM
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Jeez that looks dangerously close to the back tyre that tube thing...

How much clearance is there?

When I finally decide which pannier racks I'll get, I want to eventually have a similar set-up.

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Hi Douggie, welcome to the site and congrats on your choice of transport
I carry a bottle of fuel in one of my Tool Tubes under the pannier guard, about a litre for those occasions I travel that little bit too far or someone else does, not sure if that's what you're considering.
Added some pics so you get what I'm on about.

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Thanks AstroBob, but I'm thinking quite a bit larger. I'll try it on a run to Albury, not because i have to or need to, but to try it out on a non-critical run. I'm going to try for the front of the pillion, in front of the duffle bag (to go across the back of the pillion, across the top of the saddle bags).
I have to always be the one who wants/needs more range (only satisfied with a Renault Clio which had 1800 km DTE).
Time will (or won't) tell.
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Went to Albury over the weekend - stayed in YHA.



Obviously my packing technique needs work!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:04 PM
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sounds like a few folk living out west, so maybe a little ride to the Chocolate Mill at Daylesford might be in order as some lovely little roads out that way and a good excuse for those with a sweet tooth to check out the delicious offerings they have. I'm free for a ride anytime this month but then back to work in december and weekends only after that.
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Hello Dougie, sounds like you have some good adventures planned, have fun gaining your confidence with an excellent bike for what you want to do. A quick way to loose a few mm's height is to lower your seat by carefully cutting the rubber stops under your seat in half with a razor blade, every little bit helps cure ducks disease.
I took the rubber stops off and replaced them with softer rubber which compresses more easily - I gained about 10 mm that way, but as you said, every little bit helps - and I need more.
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We're both better now, but with heated grips, SUZI's now hot stuff!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 PM
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sounds like a few folk living out west, so maybe a little ride to the Chocolate Mill at Daylesford might be in order as some lovely little roads out that way and a good excuse for those with a sweet tooth to check out the delicious offerings they have. I'm free for a ride anytime this month but then back to work in december and weekends only after that.
I missed your reply until now, Kenny, but although I'm retired, I don't have much spare time. I have to build it in to other activities. But next year
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