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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2018, 02:34:45 PM »
Well, I donít think Iím going to make it guys, my GPS planned my rout around a road that doesnít exist! Iíve just pulled over to see where the hell I am, and itíll take me nearly an hour to get to Ruffy!! I might visit my sister in Euroa while Iím out here...

Have a great lunch all!!

The joys of modern technology.  Last week I discovered a road that I didn't know existed on the way to our RTE.

Finding a road that shouldnít be there is MUCH more convenient than not finding one which SHOULD be there!!!
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #51 on: September 22, 2018, 02:47:00 PM »
Agree.

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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2018, 03:28:22 PM »
MickPosing by Johnny Meccano

RuffyLineup by Johnny Meccano
Spot the meerkat

RuffyLunch by Johnny Meccano

Thanks for having us beemer interlopers guys. It was a great day!
 
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2018, 05:46:08 PM »
What a prefect day, around 22deg and next to no wind
Michael you really know how to pick them
Great day
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2018, 05:47:08 PM »
Thanks all for another great RTE, special thanks to Sir Michael and Ppopeye for organising  :like🤓
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2018, 05:59:12 PM »
Well, I donít think Iím going to make it guys, my GPS planned my rout around a road that doesnít exist!
I think Dan and myself found that road, dirt and then more dirt
Great day and a huge turnout, thanks for the day everyone the weather turned it on. :D
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #56 on: September 22, 2018, 09:55:35 PM »
What a prefect day, around 22deg and next to no wind
Michael you really know how to pick them
Great day
Thanks

Hey Terry, you nominated the venue, I just started the thread.

Good day out, good ride, good weather, great company, 21 attended, 11 ST's, one BMW, one tin top - best VIC turnout since the 2014 NatRally at Ballarat, except for Mansfield, Inverloch, and any other get-together of 21 plus.
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #57 on: September 22, 2018, 10:37:12 PM »
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Thanks for an excellent day everyone, right on the money with the Reubens & the sensational ď oh so healthyĒ orange blossom cake with cream & rhubarb. 10 out of 10. Val missed a beauty.
And the ride was excellent too, see you next time
Neil
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2018, 12:13:30 PM »
Hi,

Thank you for a great RTE, great weather and great turn out. 

Thank you to those who gave me some advice on my Speedo, got home and installed my phone mount (made a right mess of it however) but at least I now have a way to know how fast I am going... the just above 3k revs in 5th, is actually just below 100kph so perfect, just hope I did not get done in the 50s and 60s.

I have a couple more pictures of the bikes I will put up soon.

Definitely head back to Ruffy, it was a good venue, and good food, especially the desserts.

Oh and yeah Marcus, I think I was trying to be clever and found a shortcut only to find a dirt road, that got worse and worse and ended up having to turn around and head back the way I came.  But made it back no problem.  Look forward to the next one.

J
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 01:07:25 PM by jt8277 »
 
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2018, 07:34:04 PM »
What happened to the pictures with the Victorian Ozstoc flag?
 

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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2018, 07:56:17 PM »
Just to say that this is a ride that should happen again. So So good. This was my first after Mackay, and it was needed. The bike is brilliant and always a pleasure to be on. These RTEs are the best, such good people. So many, I can consider friends. Nigel  :wht11

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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2018, 09:43:16 PM »
What happened to the pictures with the Victorian Ozstoc flag?

I think Mrs Gordo and Mrs JD have the group pics on their iPhone / iPad.
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2018, 11:59:13 PM »
Vic flag pic🤓
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RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2018, 09:21:49 AM »
...Thank you to those who gave me some advice on my Speedo, got home and installed my phone mount (made a right mess of it however) but at least I now have a way to know how fast I am going... the just above 3k revs in 5th, is actually just below 100kph so perfect, just hope I did not get done in the 50s and 60s...

Ahhh, so I wasnít alone in having speedo troubles then?! Iíd noticed the night before that Iíd lost the screw holding the cable to the drive, planned to steal one from one of my other Hondaís before finishing up for the night, but then promptly forgot!!! It came out when I hit a bump just before getting on to the Western Ring road...

I pulled up to zip-tie it back together but found Iíd lost the little spindle (or is the spindle attached to the inner cable on the ST? If so, Iíve lost the whole cable!), with some quick reprogramming of the gps, I could at least keep an eye on how I was going.

...but yes, 3K in 3rd is 60, 4th is 80 and 5th is 100, or thereabouts!
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2018, 09:31:25 AM »
Thanks Steve,

I have managed to get my phone attached, but not confident that I won't lose it somewhere without somehow keeping it attached on a leash to the bike... lol

I am not sure if it is a snapped cable in my case or the spindle that goes on the wheel, I am not game to touch my bike after the coolant fiasco so might keep with the GPS for now and have an expert look at the problem which it might have been their fault anyways, just hope it is the cable, much easier to fix.

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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #65 on: September 26, 2018, 11:11:32 AM »
Thanks Steve,
...I am not game to touch my bike after the coolant fiasco...

Ahhh, Iíll need to look up your recent posts, I had a bit of a ďcoolant fiascoĒ a few years ago as well!
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #66 on: September 26, 2018, 11:20:14 AM »
Unfortunately it is not something I have posted about.  I did mention as my reply to attending this RTE that my bike was in the shop and cost me nearly $2,000 to have the Water Pump replaced... don't know if it was just a coincidence that it went but it does seem funny that I decided to try and replace the coolant in my bike and used proper cleaning products because the stuff that was in the bike was absolutely disgusting.

I am not very good with maintenance on a motorcycle, and need to attend some kind of course to help me do my own maintenance, and save myself a lot of money.  Unfortunately I don't have access to a lift, which would be much much easier.

I probably would have been able to do the work myself, but I certainly know it would be unlikely that I would be able to get it back together, and be stuck without a bike.

 

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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #67 on: September 26, 2018, 07:22:31 PM »
Unfortunately it is not something I have posted about.  I did mention as my reply to attending this RTE that my bike was in the shop and cost me nearly $2,000 to have the Water Pump replaced... don't know if it was just a coincidence that it went but it does seem funny that I decided to try and replace the coolant in my bike and used proper cleaning products because the stuff that was in the bike was absolutely disgusting.

I am not very good with maintenance on a motorcycle, and need to attend some kind of course to help me do my own maintenance, and save myself a lot of money.  Unfortunately I don't have access to a lift, which would be much much easier.

I probably would have been able to do the work myself, but I certainly know it would be unlikely that I would be able to get it back together, and be stuck without a bike.


Maybe time to organise a ST Maintenance Day for Victorian members, happy to provide the space and tools,and limited know how 🤓
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #68 on: September 26, 2018, 09:42:42 PM »
Sounds like a great idea...

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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2018, 12:51:12 PM »
Maybe time to organise a ST Maintenance Day for Victorian members, happy to provide the space and tools,and limited know how 🤓

I'd definitely be up for that, seeing as our new house doesn't have a garage to work on the bikes in!!!
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2018, 05:02:47 PM »
Motorcycle porn at Ruffy, forgot about these pics on my iPhone.  Not sure who's bike is who's, I'll leave it to others to fill in the gaps.

Neil's:


Mine:


Dunno:


Marcus' (I remember 'cause he parked arse about):


Dunno:


Dunno:


Dunno:


Nigel's (also parked incorrectly for a group pic):


Dunno:


John & Johnny's:




 
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2018, 08:07:50 AM »
Mine has the silver helmet on pillion seat. Was agood day indeed and perfect weather for a ride.
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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2018, 10:16:18 AM »
Mine is underneath Marcus
 

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Re: RTE Ruffy VIC - Saturday 22 September 2018
« Reply #74 on: October 09, 2018, 08:00:39 AM »
http://s643.photobucket.com/user/williamson_photos/media/RTE%20Ruffy/IMG_0461_zps6ueldifx.jpg.html

SulkyBear , no Marcus 🤓


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