AusTouring.com  


Go Back   AusTouring.com > General Viewing > Out and About
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes Language
Old 13-05-2008, 09:44 PM   #6
jo
I'm a wimp!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Home
Posts: 235
Default Re: 650 break-in ride

Quote:
Originally Posted by mock View Post
Jo, it looks that the new bike suits you very well. How does it compare to the 650 - from your point of view?
Goodie - I'm really glad a traded in the old F650CS and got this one. The power is instantaneous, no vibration, handling on the dirt (for a new newbie on dirt) I found it to be great, and posture is great for me. It weighs less than 200kg with liquid. It's light enough that I can push it around the garage and I used to struggle with the old bike. I got the lowered version as well as lowered seat. It has been sculptured such that I can feel it within my thigh but I only noticed it if I'm riding a straight section of road and I'm bored.

I have no other experience with other bike but so far I'm really loving it. Lucky for me at the moment my boss said I don't have to travel until June .
__________________
F650 GS (twin)
Vespa (Zippier)
jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #7
nev
Super Térrarist
 
nev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Greensborough Vic
Posts: 3,749
Default Re: 650 break-in ride

Quote:
Originally Posted by glitch View Post
The pub in Tatong has a small cabin, too...and the counter has to be seen to be believed!! It's a MASSIVE slab of redgum, framed by posts and beams of a similar kind...GREAT.
Back in 1993 I jumped out of a hot air balloon over Tatong and skydived into town. Landed in the paddock right out in the backyard of the pub. Too early in the morning for the publican to be awake and pour us a cold one unfortunately.
__________________
Nev..
'13 TR650 Terra
'14 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré
nev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2008, 10:41 PM   #8
jefflthomas
Cruiser
 
jefflthomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: toronto
Posts: 259
Default Re: 650 break-in ride

nice ride!

a few folks carry something like this.....just in case



but the GS will fly if necessary

Attached Images
File Type: jpg XRV_fun_day_007.jpg (154.4 KB, 17 views)
__________________
never drop your bike sober, it hurts too much!!!
jefflthomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 06:41 AM   #9
Punisher
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 650 break-in ride

you jumped out of a hot air baloon into a pub? wtf were you on man!

cool ride jo, its great getting these bikes for us vertacally challenged folks, or long in the body such as my self.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 07:47 AM   #10
glitch
Mapping the next ride...
 
glitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 17,203
Default Re: 650 break-in ride

Quote:
Originally Posted by nev View Post
Back in 1993 I jumped out of a hot air balloon over Tatong and skydived into town. Landed in the paddock right out in the backyard of the pub. Too early in the morning for the publican to be awake and pour us a cold one unfortunately.
Yeah, bunch of slackos out there, pub closed at 8am ....it's disgusting!

Btw...the road along the spine of Mt. Samaria (the Nat park north of Mansfield... access-road branches off at the "sharp" angle off the Whitfield Rd, where it tacks from north to east, about 10k's out of Mansfield) is another worthwhile road, but fairly rough and bumpy most of the time.

Breathtaking terracing of the track and brilliant views from right along the spine.
__________________
Cheers
Pete
glitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 02:44 AM.


All information contained on this site is © 2007-2008 to Austouring.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.