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Thought I would link a couple of videos here, inspired watching everyone else's lately. 

 

Some Tassie riding

 

 

My old CRF 230F - learnt to ride on that - riding at and near the Pieman river

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eICbDFDCvAc

 

Joy on the TTR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiPVGnIZ0QM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdbHzdT2J8c

 

Riding to the Pub in the Paddock and back - Mathinna - Pyengana Tasmania.

Hard ride that day a few difficult tracks and stacks. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7A-34kbKLc

 

 

 

 



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Some more TTR fun

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Looks simmilar to a lot of the riding here in the manning valley   a bit too far to travel down there 



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Some really great trails you have out there. Thanks for uploading.

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peteBLUEttr wrote:

Some really great trails you have out there. Thanks for uploading.


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Good fun riding in Tasmania. Lots of good tracks, very lucky.

Had so much fun on the ttr in the 2 years I've had it, nearly finished work and its been raining hard all day. Bet it starts fine and doesn't miss a beat. Sits in the rain and sun outside at work every day.

So many drops and minor accidents, accidentally threw it down a gravel road at about 50kph once (that was a lucky one - looking at the awesome view and hit the soft gravel on the side of the road) still looks good (few scratches obviously) and has never been any trouble. Just love it. New carby boot to the engine and new slide are the only real things that made it play up a bit. Even then it still ran all day on a trail ride with a 1 inch gash in the carby boot. Wouldn't idle though.

This site has been the best thing, such a good help, great people and Brian your knowledge is excellent and has been invaluable to me. Saved me a fortune and increased my mechanical skills no end.

The ttr will be with me till it dies, then I will resurrect it and start all over :)

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I've just figured out how to add photos. 

 

Thought I would add some. 

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looks lush in that wooded area there, moss n fauna, oops bent shaft!! nice log jumps

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Great photos!



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Liking the uphill action shot, was your mate filming off the back of his bike?

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Yes hit a rock hiding in the grass. So glad I could bend the shaft back, very lucky it wasn't a $2000 mistake to get if fixed. Yes very lush, bit of track that had a tree down over it and hadn't been ridden for a while - actually got very overgrown and had trouble finding the track!

Mate was filming from the side of the track I think.

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Another fun ride recently from Mathinna to St Helens and back. 

Love that place.

www.youtube.com/watch

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Very nice, thanks for postingsmilesmile

Now I really want to go trail riding in OZ.



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Thought I'd post some more photos. First time camping on the TTR. Carried everything I needed for the weekend, felt good. Didn't seem to weigh me down and can't wait to do it again now.

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Fun weekend on the bike. Nice little camping trip around the lakes. Hot weekend loaded up with camping gear etc. on some tricky single track and a lot of log jumps. 463klm for the weekend. Such a good way to travel. Adventure touring on a budget. A few hundred dollars worth of setup. Question is, we didn't visit any coffee shops, is it still adventure riding? 😄😄 I usually put the bike on the ute for riding at Mathinna and so on. I'm keen for more touring like this though, great fun. Me on the TTR 250 and mate John on the DRZ 400.

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Bugger, have wonky photos again.....Can someone tell me how I fix that, can't seem to figure it out.

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Fantastic photossmilesmile

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Nice to see some videos on here that are not mine, been to Tassie but in a car, very nice

 

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What - no coffee or pasty shops en route???? weirdface.gif

Seriously - great photos - lovely terrain - puts our little muddy lanes to shame!

Thanks for posting them up. 

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Pies were definitely eaten!

Very blessed in Australia and Tasmania for riding spots.

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Thought I’d post up some pics from a recent trip.

Travelling on the bike for 5 days = best road trip ever. Just another reason why I love the little ttr. Works well as an adventure bike. Only negative was crashing halfway through the first day. So annoyed with myself, just a straight gravel road, hit some wheel ruts front and back wheel in different ruts and down I go. Couldn’t get control of the bike with all the gear sitting up on the back, a simple thing with no gear. Anyway, gave me a wake up call and learnt a very good lesson. Having said that I suspect the TTR will be a write off. Cosmetic damage but bent the rear subframe when it hit.

1450 klms all up, didn’t use a drop of oil after the rebuild and I gave it some hidings on some twisty roads. Hurt myself at the 150k mark so over the next 1300k I was very careful! My wrist, sternum and ribs were not doing real well. After I got home (of course) I went to the Dr and had xrays - wrist is not broken and the rest will sort itself out. Interestingly my face got a fair hammering from the internal sunvisor in my road helmet. I think my next helmet won’t have one of those.

Added a homemade top plate to my B & B rack, screen and USB plug – use D605’s on my second set of rims and they performed well. Bigger tank one day will make it a little easier, but otherwise not many mods done. No BMW $$ here. Having said that, I will sell a kidney and buy a moskomoto wreckless 80 before future trips. All the weight up high makes the bike to unstable offroad. Fine onroad but not happy with it offroad, great on a budget but want to be safer.

Totally addicted now, can’t wait to do it again.

Leigh.

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Sounds like it was a great trip Leigh - apart from the off piste excursions that is..... wink

Thanks for the ride report and photos - love it biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

With regard to the rear subframe, it really doesn't have anything attached that requires it to be totally symmetrical. The swing arm, engine and forks all attach to the strong central core of the frame. 

I helped an owner bend his rear subframe back down with a long bit of 4" x 2" after he looped his TTR. The frame hadn't cracked, the mudguard fitted right back on and it looked "right" again biggrin

It would certainly be worth having a go before writing it off.

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Looks sublime Leigh. Is that just a duffle bag with your camping gear on the back? And what screen are you using on your ttr?

 

Also have a look into nelson rigg rg 020 dual sport saddlebags, very light and 200 au delivered.



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First I wish you a speedy recovery 

Great report and pictures, sorry to hear about the bike, you should be able to straighten it up.

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I'm guessing the screen is a home made hobby, there was a huge thread on one of the adventure forums about how to make one up.

What happened to the rear subframe? If it flipped and bent the hoop up, you can always bend it back, or chop it and reinforce with some steel bar internally. Long live the TTR!

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Sorry for the delay in replying.

I totally agree Brian, I had a hard time making a decision to claim or not. I did, but I've just cancelled the claim. I couldn't trust that I would be able to buy my bike back at the end of the claim, mostly they get auctioned off these days in Aust.

So out with the long pry bar tonight to fix the frame. Its bent down one side more than the other and shifted to the side a little. Shouldn't be too hard to fix.....well see. Cosmetic damage to the bike is less than my excess but the frame means instant write off, no matter how small the damage. I dropped the bike on the left and the bags hit first, shunting the frame down and over a bit. It didn't move a mm more over the next 1400klm, and I hit a few bumps! I stupidly in the past have also done some jumps on the bike with the gear on the back. Frame didn't move then either. Having said that after re-bending i will add some bracing.

It also bent my B&b rear rack, not sure how that's going to go back on, may need a new one - and I suspect the mounts will need to be cut and re-welded to match the frame. Again, well see.

Its a 45l duffle bag from Anaconda - $50 on special, and a 35L roll/drybag. The 45l duffle isn't totally waterproof - they stitched the handles to the bag and water seeps in through the stitching.

The screen is a screens for bikes screen for the TTR250 - $165, now looks ****e as I slid it down the gravel using it as a plow. However it didn't break.

Can't wait for more adventures, I'd love to organise (or better yet someones else!) a big TTR gathering in Aus.

Cheers Leigh.

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Well the bike is all fixed, took about 30mins to take the plastics and the wiring off and bend the frame straight and back up. Looks fine to the eye and my rack still fits. The rack looks a little out of shape but really not too bad.


$90 worth of plastics and it will be like it never happened....good ol TTR's.



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good idea , my son dropped mine and i straightened  out the head light brackets and a few bits and bobs i didn't want to risk it being written off .

 

the tunnels with pipes through them in your picks i could sleep under  one of those pipes  and save using the tent lol 

 



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Leigh,

Glad to hear you straightened the TTR up and are keeping it.

Great pics. I love Tassie, every time I'm over there I think I should move there. Somewhere around the Bay of Fires would be nice.

I love the north east. Great camping and 4wding. If drove on a beach in Victoria I'd be arrested. You Tasmanians are very lucky.

Last year I did a three day ride with Dirt Trax out of Scottsdale and up around Bridport. Best ride I reckon I've ever done. Ever.

Keep the pics coming.

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If it was written off I'd still be buying another ttr, this was simpler though.

Tassie is an amazing place for riding. Road and off-road, I need to organize a Tassie ttr trip for everyone, if it wasn't for that stretch of water we'd probably get a few starters.

Dirt trax know what they are doing, they run some amazing rides, I ride up that way regularly, it's bloody amazing.

Leigh.

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