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Old 10-01-2017
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met with motocross legend stephen gall who coordinated all the bike stunts in mad max fury road and did some stunt riding too at the ripe old age of 59. he bought the highly modified yamaha R1 used in the film, check him out doing feet up donuts in the desert as he practices for a stunt.





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Spot on, would have posted that myself if the knowledge to do so was installed/programmed.
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Old 14-01-2017
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motocross to enduro conversion part 3: the suspension

more fun and games with trying to adapt a motocross bike for enduro riding. this episode looks at the suspension, and in particular those problematic 4CS forks.



spoiler alert. i'm rapidly concluding this just ain't worthwhile! i know KTM are overhauling the suspension on the new models and hopefully it will be a good package, but these 4CS forks on this 2015 model ain't good, and the rear shock is nothing to write home about.

while these motocross/enduro conversions can be worthwhile in victoria where you can get rec reg, i think it would make more sense to start with a YZ250 as it has that great SSS suspension that rarely needs any work.
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Excuse me sounding like a broken record, but it's a pity you couldn't get your hands on a 2017 model from the get go.
People are very impressed with the air forks on the MX bikes, its supposed to be more plush straight out of the box, and then you have total ease in adjustability.

For us southerners (rec rego also available in Tas - though few bother) a 10 - 20 hour mx'er is just so much more affordable than looking at 13k for a new enduro bike.
Would be interesting to see a KTM 350 MX to bush conversion, IMO.
Sub 100kg, Air forks, electric start, map switch and traction control stock, pls with clickers and air pressures (at no cost) whack on a stand then you're ready to rock.
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Excuse me sounding like a broken record, but it's a pity you couldn't get your hands on a 2017 model from the get go.....
i did get to try a husky 2017 briefly in canada, reported on it here. air forks were brilliant, just have to hope they work out well in the long term too. if the husky wasn't so expensive i'd be tempted for sure.
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hill climbs in loose rocky conditions

more of a hill climbs refresher but adapted for loose rocky conditions.

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Nice one Barry.. have you covered line selection elsewhere? I've watched all your vids as far as I know and I can't recall.

I regularly see less experienced tiders getting dragged into rutted/flogged lines up hills simply because the first 5 metres look flattest. Like swimming in a rip cos the waves are small. Assessing lines for traction rather than comfort is a useful addition to the skillset imho.

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Old 20-01-2017
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with all this awesome footage from top riders lately i figured it was time to update the old intro video for the youtube channel. tim features heavily of course!




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Nice one Barry.. have you covered line selection elsewhere? I've watched all your vids as far as I know and I can't recall....
i did a video that discussed a lot about line selection that birchy covered in his coaching session, but can't seem to find the vid, i don't seem to have put the keywords into the youtube vid to make it easy to find.





while the motocross to enduro conversion has been happening with the KTM 250SX, the RR480 has been off on an adventure bike project... both of these were topics requested by supporters. i'd have to think seriously about doing any more of these, man they are time consuming!

i started another thread here on dbw about this but if anyone missed it i'm posting the vid here as well.
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Old 28-01-2017
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this one is a bit of a beta fest...



a vid to say thanks to beta dealers in sydney and illawarra who invited me to ride the famous watagans area recently. they regularly arrange these rides for their customers and lent me a bike and somewhere to stay... cheers guys.
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gumby mud jockeys

dissension in the ranks as one of the guys tries to take out my brother by throwing a ktm freeride at him.

we've had a bit of freakishly cool sub 30C weather plus some rain to boot so went out to practice slipping and sliding around.

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