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by BillWest
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The desert trip
Replies: 28
Views: 6093

Re: The desert trip

Onwards.JPG . On to the Coyote Gold Mine. . This isolated site is currently on care and maintenance, and exploration, including gravitational surveying, is going on to determine viability. . Camp.JPG Plant1.JPG Plant2.JPG Hosts.JPG . After an excellent tour of the Coyote processing plant, we had a ...
by BillWest
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The desert trip
Replies: 28
Views: 6093

Re: The desert trip

SunsetWolfCreek.JPG . We left around 7:30 Sunday morning, and made our way south. The road was actually quite good. Corrugations3.JPG Bull.JPG Corrugations2.JPG . A comfortable speed of around 80kph ironed out the corrugations. BalgoTurnoff.JPG BalgoTurnoff2.JPG . We passed the Balgo turnoff, did a...
by BillWest
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The desert trip
Replies: 28
Views: 6093

Re: The desert trip

Sign.JPG . 115km down the track was the turn-off to Wolf Creek Crater. We stopped to take a few photos, and then wanted to continue. Car wouldn't start! I thought that Mick had turned up while we weren't watching. I said WTF a few times, but that didn't help. Bonnet up, saw nothing untoward, but af...
by BillWest
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The desert trip
Replies: 28
Views: 6093

Re: The desert trip

After fuelling up at Halls Creek, we headed for the start of the Tanami Track. . TanamiTurnOff.JPG TanamiTurnOff2.JPG RoadOpen.JPG . A typical dirt road with plenty of dust and corrugations. At the right speed however, they're not too bad. We met a couple of heavy haulage trucks taking equipment to ...
by BillWest
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: The desert trip
Replies: 28
Views: 6093

The desert trip

Well, so far we have made it to Capricorn Roadhouse, just south of Newman, about 1150km from Perth. We left Thursday 7th June at around 6:00am to get as much distance during the day. The road to Mount Magnet is not much to speak of, a big lot of open space with nothing special to look at. After that...
by BillWest
Thu May 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Dearnley Medallist
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: Dearnley Medallist

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by BillWest
Thu May 31, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: Mid West Ride, August
Replies: 22
Views: 5407

Mid West Ride, August

Mid West Ride - 4 day ride, Aug 10-13. We need some numbers of people doing this ride, so that we can sort out accommodation. Add to this post if you intend to go. Summary: Leave Caltex Midvale, at 9:00am. Itinerary: Fri: Perth - Mt Magnet, overnighting at Jim Nash' "Miner's Rest". 580km. Sat: Mt M...
by BillWest
Sun May 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: BBQ Breakfast ride
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

BBQ Breakfast ride

Report can be found here.
by BillWest
Thu May 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: Ride Guides
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

Re: Ride Guides

Corner Marking is causing a bit of stress here and there. It is explained here, in layman's terms. Correct corner marking is an essential part of any successful ride. There are a number of requirements that must be emphasised at the start of every ride: When a Ride Leader takes a corner, the 2nd ri...
by BillWest
Mon May 21, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: AGM 2019 Mornington Peninsula
Topic: National Rally 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

National Rally 2019

The dates for the event are 25 February 2019 to 3 March.
by BillWest
Sun May 20, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

World Bee Day

This one is for Buzz. World Bee Day, 20 May 2018 For centuries bees, busy as they are known to be, have benefited people, plants and the planet. But did you know that bees are not the only ones that sustain life on earth? By carrying pollen from one flower to another, bees, butterflies, birds, bats...
by BillWest
Sun May 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Ride Information and Feedback
Topic: Quindanning 20th May
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: Quindanning 20th May

Thanks for a very pleasant ride, E.
by BillWest
Thu May 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Stick Coils 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: Stick Coils

Groan.

How to hijack a technical thread.

Perhaps we need to set up a new subforum just for Boxer's lyrical waxing.
by BillWest
Thu May 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Stick Coils 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: Stick Coils

I hope your bike doesn't call out to you at night, and say "Ride me, you brute!"
by BillWest
Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Stick Coils
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: Stick Coils

New stuff: NewWiring.jpg Fitted.jpg Left.jpg Right.jpg Job done. Put everything back together, started it up, and it has a nicer idle to begin with. Runs well, and is very responsive. Coils: $48 USD incl postage (eBay, off a GTR1400 '08). Harness: $50 plus postage. Boxer will now tell us that he bou...
by BillWest
Tue May 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Stick Coils
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Re: Stick Coils

I know, the bike needs a wash.
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by BillWest
Tue May 15, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Technical Stuff
Topic: Stick Coils
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Stick Coils

Most modern bikes these days use so-called "stick coils" as part of their ignition circuit, doing away with the more standard coils, spark plug leads and spark plug caps. Stick Coils are a component of the modern engine. Their function is to change low voltage to high voltage electric current transf...
by BillWest
Mon May 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Dearnley Medallist
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Dearnley Medallist

As is often the usual practice, Dearnley Medal winners are announced at the National AGM.

Included in the list for this year is our own John Gliddon.
by BillWest
Thu May 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: Qld
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Qld

'Unfortunately' I had to go to Queensland to attend (another) wedding.
This is the view from where we're staying - an Irish Pub in Maleny, near the Glass House Mountains.
I would much rather be riding a motorcycle to Jarrahdale or something.....
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by BillWest
Mon May 07, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Ride to the AGM 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: Ride to the AGM 2018

A message just received says that "all is good", and that so far they have had an excellent ride. I assume they are at the SA border.
by BillWest
Sat May 05, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Other Stuff
Topic: More jokes
Replies: 1091
Views: 264131

Re: More jokes

Rumour has it that Xerox and Wurlitzer will merge to produce reproductive organs. Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat IS bad for you. I think parliamentarians should wear uniforms, just like racing drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors. LEARN FROM YOUR PARENT'S MISTAKES- USE...
by BillWest
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Perth Branch AGM 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2127

Re: Perth Branch AGM 2018

Committee position results President: John Gliddon Secretary: TBA Treasurer: Bill Westerhuis Committee members Wayne Bavin Keith Gamble Mark Dixon Jim Cheeseman Nigel Penfold Tony Southall Appointed Positions Ride Co-ordinator: Wayne Bavin Editor: Dot Camerer Gear Shop: Pam Hendren Welfare Officer:...
by BillWest
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Perth Branch AGM 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2127

Re: Perth Branch AGM 2018

Don't forget, Wed 25th.

This will include a free raffle, to win a free meal, a nice bottle of wine, and a mystery prize.
by BillWest
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Pot Luck Dinner at Buzz's, this sat 14th, from 6pm.
Replies: 7
Views: 2317

Re: Pot Luck Dinner at Buzz's, this sat 14th, from 6pm.

A few more.
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by BillWest
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Bikes, Riding & Club related
Topic: Pot Luck Dinner at Buzz's, this sat 14th, from 6pm.
Replies: 7
Views: 2317

Re: Pot Luck Dinner at Buzz's, this sat 14th, from 6pm.

Good food, drinks and talking.
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