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Mystery Ride Revealed - but only if you must know

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jul 13. 1 Reply

If you are the kind of person who just has to know what’s happening to them, then here is a synopsis of next…Continue

A Ride to Eildon - the wriggly way

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Atkinson Jun 22. 2 Replies

Last Tuesday, Pete, brother John and I grabbed the opportunity of a weather forecast that promised a sunny day to go on a winter ride. We were a bit late in getting away from Mitcham. Just as well as…Continue

Jindivick ride with the Gippsland gang is postponed. But have a coffee anyway

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Attention brave hearts who signed up for Jindivick ride to meet up with the Gippsland gang. After consultation with club members who were going to ride from Gippsland, we have decided to re-schedule…Continue

Alexandra Report - Classic motorcycles galore and one lonely Vespa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jun 7. 4 Replies

When re-fuelling my scooter at Alexandra last year on my way to Queensland, a man rushed across the road and thrust a poster into my hand. The Red Gate Classic Motorcycle Club of Alexandra was having…Continue

 

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Magical Mystery Ride - Sunday 15 July at Cafe Zen Den

July 15, 2018 from 9am to 5pm
DescriptionThis mystery ride is even a mystery to me. However it will include some interesting stuff and it will be good. I hesitate to say ‘brilliant’ as I don’t know where we are going yet. It will be a shortish ride of about 140 kms based within the wider Melbourne metropolitan area. We should be back around 3:30pm. Intrigued?Did a rehearsal ride yesterday and now I'm excited.There will be a bit of adventure, some dirt roads and some bridges, because this is a ‘David’ ride. There will be…See More
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Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion Mystery Ride Revealed - but only if you must know
"You are such a tease David, the unknown on one of your rides is always a temptation and not to be missed.  Just hoping our jet lag has sorted itself out by then...very hard to not be waking up at 4am at the moment..which means nana nap by 2pm…"
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"Welcome back Julie and Greg. Thanks for your report and the photos. What an event! I guess you have a lot to process mentally. Did you bond well with your hotted-up metallic machine Julie?"
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Mystery Ride Revealed - but only if you must know

If you are the kind of person who just has to know what’s happening to them, then here is a synopsis of next Sunday’s ride (15 July 2018). However if you like the idea of a mystery ride, then PLEASE READ NO FURTHER. Just come along next Sunday and enjoy the intrigue. It seems the sun gods might be with us. The ride has a narrative arc to it.Captain William Hovell and Hamilton Hume…See More
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Magical Mystery Ride - Sunday 15 July at Cafe Zen Den

July 15, 2018 from 9am to 3:30pm
DescriptionThis mystery ride is even a mystery to me. However it will include some interesting stuff and it will be good. I hesitate to say ‘brilliant’ as I don’t know where we are going yet. It will be a shortish ride of about 140 kms based within the wider Melbourne metropolitan area. We should be back around 3:30pm. Intrigued?Did a rehearsal ride yesterday and now I'm excited.There will be a bit of adventure, some dirt roads and some bridges, because this is a ‘David’ ride. There will be…See More
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"Gosh Paul, that's a funny looking belt. Here are some pictures of a used one off a GTS250 which got serviced last week. It has done 20,000 kms and still looks okay. I wonder if it depends on how you ride it? Frank at Vespa House says he is now…"
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Mt St Gwinear

"I see that you ignored the "Chains Must be Fitted Beyond this Point" sign. Well done Noel. Now for Everest!"
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Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 16 September at Jindivick Cafe, 1055 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

September 16, 2018 from 8:15am to 4pm
Let's catch up with the club’s Gippsland chapter and go back to Jindi. After this event you'll wish you had grown up there so let this ride implant an idyllic false memory of a carefree bare-footed rural childhood in a very pretty part of Victoria. As we need to book a table for lunch, please confirm your attendance ASAP.DestinationThis is a pleasant 220km day ride to an out-of-the-way pocket of west Gippsland that one hardly ever has a reason to visit. Jindivick is a small hamlet which sits…See More
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Magical Mystery Ride - Sunday 15 July at Cafe Zen Den

July 15, 2018 from 9am to 3:30pm
DescriptionThis mystery ride is even a mystery to me. However it will include some interesting stuff and it will be good. I hesitate to say ‘brilliant’ as I don’t know where we are going yet. It will be a shortish ride of about 140 kms based within the wider Melbourne metropolitan area. We should be back around 3:30pm. Intrigued?Did a rehearsal ride yesterday and now I'm excited.There will be a bit of adventure, some dirt roads and some bridges, because this is a ‘David’ ride. There will be…See More
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At 21:53 on June 4, 2018,
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John
said…

Funny thing 

I have a ruined head threads as an ‘old school fix’ the original base but off one of these plugs 

is still in the head / thus just screw in a modern plug and away you go! 

At 15:22 on February 15, 2018,
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Keith Barfett
said…

Hi David I can give some initial feed back on the up grades as I only finished the modifications last week end and road tested it for about 20km. I decided to go with the Malossi primary gear up kit (23/64 tooth)as I was splitting the case to port and polish the crankcase for the 177 cylinder kit. Intake was also matched and polished while apart I replace all the bearings and seals and put in a Muzzucchelli crank. As I am running in the engine on a 3% mix and taking it easy I have no idea of the top speed. Will need to work on the jetting once I have run it in as it is running rich (160 BE3 and 140 main) At this stage I am happy with the result as at 2850 rpm speed is 60km. The power is great off the line due to the 177 kit and the gearing up grade appears to be successful. The other benefit I have noticed that the gearbox is quitter on deceleration due to the straight cut gears on primary. I purchased all the parts from SIP the gear upgrade cost $183 (20230000) Will keep you posted on the long term results. If all goes well will be attending the west side ride on Sunday.

At 6:33 on February 2, 2018, Tufan said…

Hadn't thought about it David - but will now...

At 16:57 on January 25, 2017, Tufan said…

The ride has changed to SUNDAY 29th
All other details remain the same

At 7:23 on February 28, 2016,
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John Walker
said…

Thanks David,

Sorry but we can't make it, enjoy the ride see you next time.

cheers,

john

At 19:12 on December 18, 2015,
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Gary Bell
said…
Hello David,

Yes it has been a while since I was out with the club and life has got in the way of that. We live in the great town of Kingston on weekends making the weekend rides difficult. We are also planning to spend more time up there and in preparation for that we have sold our house and are moving to West Melbourne.
The new 150yo house does not have off street parking and is only a 20 minute walk to work. Enrico was destined for a life under a bike cover crowding out the side path and it is not what he was built for. Pams need was a great solution.
I still have my PX and LX up in Kingston. I plan to get across to the Bendigo breakfasts with the PX in the New Year. I also want to take her on the Walhalla ride in 2017
You have inspired me to take the slower path and tour on a 2 stroke so I will give that a go. Wallis will get a new clutch in the New Year and a carrier (thinking of putting that on the front to better balance the weight). Hopefully I can get a few years out of her.
She may end up sharing the Kingston garage with a Morrie ute but that discussion is for another day.
At 19:09 on October 15, 2015,
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Leonie Bowers-Taylor
said…

Yep I am still in and 9am is good for me.

At 10:23 on September 24, 2015,
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Viet Hoang
said…

No problems David I'll throw up a post on Facebook!

At 20:43 on September 22, 2015,
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Marc
said…
Hi David, I just checked the A line village, but it's booked. I'll do some asking around. There must be something on that weekend.
At 9:45 on June 15, 2015,
Member
Les Bennett
said…

Thanks David ,,, looks like an interesting ride, sorry I missed it ,,, repeat ??

 
 
 

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