My Scott's Damper Paid For Itself
I headed out of Sydney for a few days R&R with the bride on the back and Brucestrom tagging along.
Friday night was spent at the pub at Trunkey Creek, great ride, great pub !!!
Saturday night was at Rolex so we slipped into the Royal Hotel in Dalton to have a chat with the locals and get the party started.
It is best to leave Dalton after dark otherwise we are riding into the low setting sun.
All was well, a few drinks helps with the confidence and the dirt roads were feeling smoother than they should then a Kangaroo jumped out from my right, as I grabbed a handful of brakes it turned to run parallel with me & my bride choosing to bound along on the right side of my front wheel.
It then decided to dart left and in front of my wheel, my front wheel hit his rear left, this spun him around and his head flicked up and smashed the front indicator on the left side of my bike, I felt him roll past my left foot peg, it was too dark and dusty to see anything in my mirrors but Bruce seen no sight of him a few minutes later.
After a high side about 15 years ago I decided all my major rides would have a damper, when I got my V2 I adapted the Scott's from my Wee to fit as there was no kit for the V2, there has been many many times when I thought the damper has saved my ass but this time I know it save us from eating dirt and some expensive repairs not to mention the power the bride would have over me for years to come.
Some of the 19 rides in my shed
2014 V2, Snoopy
2009 Wee, Pumbaa the pig
WR450F, The Blue Postie Bike
YZ250N smoker with rego, Stinky.
Yamaha MT09 (FZ09), The Scud missile.
Club Lead not Club Med.
He with the most toys wins.
Out of my depth in a puddle.
Live life on the edge you will see more that way.
Ridding a motorcycle keeps things in balance.
At the end of each trail and at the end of each day history is made.