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Spicyred

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Reply #60 on: July 22, 2021, 04:17:52 am
Yeah, but you did ride past your Himalayan  ;D

Seriously though, sorry to hear that news and best of luck to Mick.
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Reply #61 on: July 23, 2021, 07:17:35 am
A new video. We're in lockdown here so no riding, which makes it hard to record new material, so I dug something out of the archives.

https://youtu.be/PINNljiFdks
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Reply #62 on: July 24, 2021, 01:40:13 am
Thanks oldm8.
I see you had no screen on that run.
Was that before your Eagle shorty arrived?
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Reply #63 on: July 24, 2021, 05:06:45 am
Thanks oldm8.
I see you had no screen on that run.
Was that before your Eagle shorty arrived?
Thanks.

This ride was part of the testing to see if removing the screen was worth it. I ordered the shorty (100mm) soon after.
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Reply #64 on: July 25, 2021, 02:37:14 am
Thanks oldm8.
I see you had no screen on that run.
Was that before your Eagle shorty arrived?

Nice and quiet and no pop banging either  ;D
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Reply #65 on: July 25, 2021, 03:55:30 am
Nice and quiet and no pop banging either  ;D
The popping and banging was there, you just couldn't hear it very well because the stock pipe was so quiet in the video.
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Reply #66 on: December 13, 2021, 11:09:11 am
About 8 months ago, I made a video about my Himalayan, Gimli's Axe. Since then, of course, things have changed, so here I present a more up to date video of the bike itself, bearing in mind that the sidecar had it's own video a couple of weeks ago.
So here she is. Gimli's Axe. Older and wiser.

https://youtu.be/e30_hIhXdXc
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Reply #67 on: January 15, 2022, 02:19:07 am
This video shows my first ride with the Sidecar into the Adelaide Hills. I'd only had it for about a month so was very green, but that will become obvious.
If you stay through to the end, you'll notice a clunk and a jerk as I'm parking. No, I didn't hit the car next to me, the dust cover came off my sidecar axle and that clunk was the sidecar running over it.

https://youtu.be/sGecLpUGUeM
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Reply #68 on: January 16, 2022, 07:43:55 am
My latest video. Not a riding video as such, more a location piece, this time out at St Kilda, South Australia and the adventure playground.
Sorry for the bug on the camera lens, I didn't notice that until I got home.

https://youtu.be/ccYUfqVUMJM
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Reply #69 on: January 16, 2022, 12:48:10 pm
Here I present my first commute with the sidecar. I'd done it often enough on the solo of course, but this was the first with the sidecar. If you think I sound cool, calm and collected, you're wrong. I was terrificated... but that's also why I did this during school holidays when the traffic really is very light.
For those who don't know Adelaide, this is the main North South corridor and in normal times, is chocka block full of traffic - much of this route is stop start traffic.
But I survived my first commute, got home safely, and have done it again since. Another step forward in my development as a sidecar pilot.


https://youtu.be/-NC4APz1KBY
Grandpa Slow

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