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My new ride

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Barry, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    They are part of the breather as Barry said and have a roll over valve in each to prevent fuel leakage in a roll over situation.
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    They also tend to have cracked or split hoses and fittings, that only leak fuel when the tank is filled to the top..... o_O

    You’ll notice fuel dripping onto the ground, as you return from the payment cashier. ;)
     
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  3. General Vee

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    Gees would have never guessed that one.. The hoses are a bit average so will change them when I put them back.
    thanks..
     
  4. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Be very careful with the rollover valves if replacing the grommets or hose as they are real brittle & will snap off very easily. Expensive to replace.
     
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  5. General Vee

    General Vee Member

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    Thanks Luckphil, and rare probably. Bit cold today for rolling around on the floor to get them out luckily.
    Will attack it tomorrow.
     
  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Good idea to mark the oriantation of the valve tube by marking its location on the tank with a marker as they are a bitch to get in if not sitting properly.
     
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  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I put the aluminium ones in

    there are brass, braze-in ones as well
     
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  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    ROAD TRIP!

    This is going to cross a few topics so I'll bang it all here

    We have just got back from 2,000 km trip
    Camped at
    Bretti
    Walcha
    Reddestone (north of Glen Innes)
    Bundarra (south of Inverell)
    Uralla

    Found some great pubs for lunch (Thunderbolt Inn @ Uralla won) and beers (Longhorn @ Deepwater won there)
    We traveled the back roads as much as possible - that said, we went "cross country" a fair bit - Bundarra to Guyra is a road that doesnt see many people.

    At Walcha we came across I reckon the original "steam punk"

    This first pic is a working V16 2 stroke super charged "bike"

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    Check the butterflies on this one "Big Ned"

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    Camping at Bretti was OK
    What was cool was we found a couple of Rainbow Bee-eaters nesting in the bank next to the toilets

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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    At Walcha we also found this fella

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    A "white" Kookaburra................. not too many of these fellas

    Our nights at Reddestone were brilliant
    Sunsets were amazing
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    The Longhorn at Deepwater - there is a brewery at Deepwater and that is what they sell.
    Sadly most of the pubs must be owned by whoever owns Great Northern as that is what was mostly sold

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  10. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    The country side was pretty amazing. Very green in parts.
    We got up as high as 1,400m.
    Most of the time we were above 900m.

    Once you leave Bretti and head for Walch, there is an amazing hill.
    6km at 12 degrees.
    Going up was hard work - but we came back that way.
    Umm............brake fade??

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    You need to look hard - but this is a paddock full of sheep!

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    How old do you reckon these grass trees are?

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  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    This is where we camped at Bundarra - by the Gwydir River
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    Again - we were the only people there
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    The pub there was good
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Found a good brewery at Uralla

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    Spotto of a T3 there as well

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    But no food.
    Easy fix - walk across the road :)
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    Camped the night out at the Fossicking Field

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  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great pictures ..... & thanks for the commentary :D
     
  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    We saw heaps of wild life
    Goannas, Thorny lizards, echidnas
    Way too many parrots and birds of prey

    The T3 went pretty well.
    Except the first day after a fill - nothing.
    Lights on but no go.
    Lea was a bit "quiet"
    I thought "I hope this works"
    Grabbed a small hammer and got under the back - tap tap on the solenoid and away she went.
    Then - this morning, same thing.
    But this was a stop in the middle of "f%ck knows where"
    Lea was not happy - but "tap tap" and away we went.

    I was more worried about coming down that 6km hill north of Bretti.
    It was 42 degrees and you really had to work the brakes.
    6km is a long time - I'm an auto as well.
    Not as many gear selections to help out.
    Even went into first at one stage.

    Over all it was 8.7 km / L or 11.5 L / 100 kms

    Best was 9.4 km / L or 10.7 L / 100 kms
    Worst was 7.7 km / L or 13 L / 100 kms - that was going from Bretti to Walcha

    Mainly sat on 80 - but as said we were on back roads.
    Did a LOT of dirt roads and a lot of up and down.
    As said - we were regularly above a 1,000 m

    One more for the birds

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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Rather than being quiet, or not happy, we’ll have to teach Lea to just sit in the driver’s seat and turn the key, whilst you do the “tap tap”. :rolleyes:

    Make’s for a much quicker “go” and on your way.

    On my own, I’ve had to do the “tap tap”, then go and turn the key several times, before I succeeded....... I know it would only been once, if someone else was turning the key at the same time. ;)



    Awesome trip Barry! Great pics and sum up. :)

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  16. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Enjoyed the cruise thanks Barry.
    Looking forward to dusting of Schmett and hitting the road..
     
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  17. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Apal
    It was definitely a bit of road / mental therapy that Lea and I (and Stan) needed

    Most of the pubs were really good. Friendly and dog welcoming.
    Pity they seemed to only serve Great Northern.
    Lea hates the stuff. Lucky we had our own stash in our fridge (now that was a great buy)

    The only thing that gets under our goat is one or two came out with “I don’t know how you can live in the city”
    I couldn’t live in the country all the time but I don’t say it to someone I just met

    Whatever - I have blown the cobwebs for a while
     
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  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm with Lea on the Great Northern :confused: - only had one but that was out of politeness to the person who saidget that into you as you look as though you need hydration ;):D .... 2 sips and the second only confirmed the first :eek:
     
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  19. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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    As usual I am envious of your road trips, gotta love the simple life of camping. Didn’t’ have to look hard as we had “sheep in the paddock” this weekend referring to white caps on the Pittwater being that full-on westerly followed by the cooling full on southerly. Luckily the gums trees are still standing. Still able to do camping on the water on our pod cat. Can’t complain.
     
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  20. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Went up to the Hunter for the weekend.

    Found a great pub at Paterson
    It was pre yard arm - but it was open. Would have been wrong to drive past and not to spend some money in a country town.

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    Came back via East Gresford and there is another ripper there.
    Forgot to take a pic
     

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