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  1. joethebike
    12-27-2017 10:58 PM - permalink
    Hi Drew and yes the 6 Hour Race was one of my yearly rides with my message photo from the 1973 6 Hour on my T350.

    Why a DL650 and an early one at that, well in 2005 when looking to retire my CX500 from everyday duties I did not want a heavy tourer again and the Vstrom felt enormously powerful after the CX500 as well as being lighter.

    The seating position was right for interstate trips as well as going to the shops, reliability rated highly, fuel consumption was frugal and it handled better than any of my 1970s race bikes with Michelin PR4 tyres, so much so that I had to raise the footrests 50mm and tuck the stands in to cure chronic grounding issues when pressing on a bit.

    Mods incl Rox handlebar risers, seat by MJM Goulburn, front GSXR 750 calipers, braided brake lines, Hagon rear shock, fuel pump filter bypass, modifications to the front forks to improve bump compliance, Givi screen and a fully enclosed chain case, I'm happy to keep riding it.

    Joe Eastmure
  2. ockerstrom
    11-22-2015 04:10 AM - permalink
    I'd be keen for a look Drew... but the bank account won't allow it I don't think (but I will check... don't tell the Mrs. though ;-) )
    Depending how quick you want it gone I might be able to sort something over the next two or three weeks.

    Can you give me more details on it please?
    Capacity, year, condition, etc.. and maybe a pic or two?

    Perhaps email would be best.

    [email protected]

    With the Pacific Park trials complex so close by, and I have a connection to the owners, it would be great to have a trials bike.

    When I was about 10 or 11 the neighbour across the road had a Bultaco Sherpa, it was the first motorcycle I really became "aware of"... I used to talk to him every weekend when he had the bike out to wash it in his driveway.
    He also gave me my first helmet, an old pudding bowl style one that he no longer used..he was one cool guy now that I think about it.

    Ock. [aka Steve]
  3. suzukigirl66
    11-01-2015 11:09 PM - permalink
    Hi Drew, We saw the magazine in the newsagent today,mind you, we have a subscription and haven't received our copy yet!
    Sharon and Drew
  4. GotaV2
    06-25-2015 02:56 AM - permalink
    Thanks Drew
    No pics really of the new bike yet so I have chosen the first photo of you and your bike.
    Yeh they forget it's international don't they.
  5. V2man
    04-18-2012 10:31 AM - permalink
    G'Day Justdrew, Have got hold of my mate back home and unfortunately he cant help out with your Bultaco. He has been busy cleaning up and sold a lot of parts only keeping the ones he knows are hard to get hold of. Even thinned out the bikes and only has 2 bullies ( sherpa and pursang),Montessa 247 and a MAR Ossa (and its all original and beautiful). He will keep his ears and eyes open for parts and give me a yell if he comes across any.

    Cheers Hugh
  6. Justdrew
    11-16-2011 03:40 PM - permalink
    We used to go via Toowoomba then up to Esk then Somerset Dam to Kilkoy and then head towards Beerwah, that gets you into that general area. Haven't ridden a bike there for yonks but you should be able to include rides around Montville etc.
  7. Tweed-Strom
    11-16-2011 08:41 AM - permalink
    Hey Drew
    You were a champion with your directions to nobby so would like to rattle your brain again .Is there a way to go up to Maleny for us gold coasters and get a bit of riding in bypassing bris vegas and the boring bruce.Some of us are thinking of ride that way next jan or feb.
    thanks steve

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  • About Justdrew
    Retired teacher,widower, two children, one grandson. Life member of QTU.
    Townsville North Queensland
    home brewing and exploring new off road areas restoring and riding old bikes. Trade union activity.
    Retired teacher
    Model V-Strom Owned
    DL650 K9 Sold, Honda Africa Twin,


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