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Bikes are loaded & leaving for the Flinders ranges tomorrow morning.

My WR250R 2 yrs old with 13k & my mate Dave with a brand new WR250R with about 100kms on the clock, We both have TT250R's & have done the trip with the TTR's plenty of times but this will be the 1st with the WRR.

Dave bought the TTR to come up the Flinders & it had less than 200kms on the clock so it's a bit of a trend.   So we both have a Triumph Scrambler, a TT250r & a WR250R each.

Might have photos or video when we get back in a week

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Ride safe and have a great time Terry!

Looking forward to seeing some cracking views and, of course, vids of the gnarly bits wink



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Thanks Brian, 500kms up there, will do around 1000kms on the bikes in 5 days, dodge hundreds of Roo's & emus battle 30c early in the week, then drive 500kms back & with some luck all ok without injury.

Taking a camera, iphone & 2 x gopros so might get something good or bad

Cheers Terry

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Sounds great Terry, show us some pics when you have em!

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Got back from the Flinders Ranges in one piece, great riding over the week & we covered 993kms, WRR was great but I do have a fork seal leaking so work to be done, had to run 20PSI to prevent flat tyres & as it happens we had a KTM 690 with a flat front & a DRZ 400 with a flat rear. Both pinch flats from the rocks.

The WRR was great on fuel even when being trashed on a gorge run I did 180kms for 5 lts

We had six riders
Me Terry WR250R
Dave WRR250R
Gary KTM 500 & 690
Tony KTM 690 & DRZ 400
Rob DRZ 400
Kym KLX 250

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This is a very rough & steep hill, both WRR's got up along with a KTM 500, I have a video onboard the WRR Iwill post later

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Great photos Terry!



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Gary took us up this hill again, but it was cut up pretty bad & rocks everywhere

Photo of the hill, looks ok from here

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The video of me going up & having to stomp it back into 1st

Going down the other side



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Just a short excursion into the bush there! Well held!
Is it me, or do USD forks seem to eat seals. So many trip reports seem to contain a blown fork seal on a bike with USD forks (of course, orange bikes feature a lot, but then there are so many of them in use) but I hardly ever read of it with conventional forks?
Great pics Terry. Glad you had a good trip. Envious of your wide open spaces.


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Just a short excursion into the bush there! Well held!
Is it me, or do USD forks seem to eat seals. So many trip reports seem to contain a blown fork seal on a bike with USD forks (of course, orange bikes feature a lot, but then there are so many of them in use) but I hardly ever read of it with conventional forks?
Great pics Terry. Glad you had a good trip. Envious of your wide open spaces.


 It seems to be an issue with USD forks, but the bike is such a ripper I'll put up with it, my mate had his new WRR there & his 1st ride with me on that bike said the WRR engine is a jet.

Will post more videos over the next week or so

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This is along a dry creek bed, bit like sand & the faster you go the easier it is. Bit hard trying to avoid the rocks with 20psi in the tyres



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Riding through Buggery gorge, thought I had a flat front but it was fine, I found the WRR bit jerky on the throttle, the TTR is smoother in these conditions



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Video of Mt Samuel, this is a loop around in one direction..we have rocks & more rocks, some flat land & some hills.  It's a good ride



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This is on a PAR (public access route ) following my mate Dave 



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Last video for now, looking at my tyres the Flinders is really rough on tyres, I fitted two new tyres before the trip, never even rode the bike & the rear has been through hell with cuts & sliced knobs, around 50% worn but just hacked up.

When we went to the Victorian High country last March & fitted two new tyres before the trip & we covered around the same distance & the tyres were in good shape when we got back.



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Good pictures great week of riding 

Sounds like the  tires have lasted well dry rocky stuff chews them up a bit .

Takes a couple of days here to take the best off them then they last a while on what's left 

 



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Good pictures great week of riding 

Sounds like the  tires have lasted well dry rocky stuff chews them up a bit .

Takes a couple of days here to take the best off them then they last a while on what's left 

 


 Dry rocky stuff for sure & the rocks are so sharp



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Didn't notice until I watched this on the TV, I had a Skippy run across in front of me at 2.54 for the UK riders, had many over the week.



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Just a short excursion into the bush there! Well held!
Is it me, or do USD forks seem to eat seals. So many trip reports seem to contain a blown fork seal on a bike with USD forks (of course, orange bikes feature a lot, but then there are so many of them in use) but I hardly ever read of it with conventional forks?
Great pics Terry. Glad you had a good trip. Envious of your wide open spaces.


 Washed the bike & pulled the forks off & inspected, one stone chip on the leaking side so that would explain why it was leaking

Cheers Terry



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another video from the Flinders, PAR 5, quite a good ride



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So how lucky are we in Australia to ride such great trails & dirt roads like in the Flinders ranges, but in saying that the Victorian High country is even better, we really are the lucky country.

I guess the UK has Wales & green lanes down in the SW of England, Spain would be ok I guess, anyone want to chip in ?

Cheers Terry

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Devon is good for trail riding and has a real variety of going from slipper slabs of bed rock to deep muddy ruts and everything in between!

Somerset had some fantastic long trails but were lost to the NERCA legislation when vehicles were banned from most of them evileye

Wales also offers some great riding with famous ancient lanes like the Strata Florida. Well worth a visit!

I have only ever ridden in the south of Spain in Andalucia and loved the wide open gravel trails up in the mountains  - mile after mile of them - friendly locals and love the tapas. I can highly recommend Baz & Co - see http://www.adventureridercentre.co.uk/the-riding/

My brother and I had a trail riding holiday in France to celebrate his 50th birthday and they have some fabulous trails.  

The TET is opening up Europe and friends have recently enjoyed following a TET route through France that was about 90% off road - see https://www.transeurotrail.org/    Whether we will be allowed across the Channel after Brexit remains to be seen no

 



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TerryK wrote:
mossproof wrote:

Just a short excursion into the bush there! Well held!
Is it me, or do USD forks seem to eat seals. So many trip reports seem to contain a blown fork seal on a bike with USD forks (of course, orange bikes feature a lot, but then there are so many of them in use) but I hardly ever read of it with conventional forks?
Great pics Terry. Glad you had a good trip. Envious of your wide open spaces.


 Washed the bike & pulled the forks off & inspected, one stone chip on the leaking side so that would explain why it was leaking

Cheers Terry


 Got the forks back last Friday & fitted them backup after work, The dealer replaced the seals, dust seals, polished the stone chip & new oil, took the bike out Sunday & seems ok

Cheers Terry



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