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Byron Bay via Scenic Route - Maps and Description

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Dec 13, 2018. 1 Reply

I had some requests to post the route I took up to Byron Bay last September. While I got to Brisbane in only 5 days last year, on this trip we took 6 days to travel a shorter distance. The 1,900-km…Continue

Bryon Bay or Bust Postscript

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo Wilson Oct 6, 2018. 4 Replies

Well brother John and I made it. Got back yesterday at 3.30pm. Our journey took us along beautiful back roads past magnificent scenery that varied from the flat dry plains of central NSW to riding…Continue

Mystery Ride Revealed - but only if you must know

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jul 13, 2018. 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, 2018. 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

 

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AUTUMN CELEBRATION - Dandenong Ranges for Newbies - Sunday 28 April 2019 at Britannia Mall

April 28, 2019 from 8:45am to 4pm
Crickets are chirping, the days now have a chilly edge and leaves are turning colour. Autumn is in the air, a perfect time to explore Melbourne's glorious Dandenong Ranges. Much loved by Melbournites we think we know the “Dandies” well but there are always new delights to discover and besides, how pleasant to be reacquainted with an old friend. If you haven’t toured the Dandenong Ranges on a scooter before, then you haven’t really experienced it. The mix of native forest background interspersed…See More
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AUTUMN CELEBRATION - Dandenong Ranges for Newbies - Sunday 28 April 2019 at Britannia Mall

April 28, 2019 from 8:45am to 4pm
Crickets are chirping, the days now have a chilly edge and leaves are turning colour. Autumn is in the air, a perfect time to explore Melbourne's glorious Dandenong Ranges. Much loved by Melbournites we think we know the “Dandies” well but there are always new delights to discover and besides, how pleasant to be reacquainted with an old friend. If you haven’t toured the Dandenong Ranges on a scooter before, then you haven’t really experienced it. The mix of native forest background interspersed…See More
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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast - Back to Carlton - Sun 14 April at Lygon St

April 14, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:30am
It's the big Melbourne breakfast and this month we're back to Lygon St, and trying out a new location on the street. Meet, great food, chat about Vespa, kick tyres etc - new prospective members are always very welcome.Freddo Ca…See More
Apr 8

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David Atkinson replied to Darren Graham's discussion Thanks for a great weekend at the 2019 Rally.
"Hi Darren. Lovely to see your very distinctive Super heroically ploughing through that strong head wind as we headed towards the distant Grampian ranges. If you organise a ride up your way with all that fascinating geology in the Moorabool River…"
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David Atkinson replied to Lisa L's discussion Jane from Werribee 1960
"Nice story Lisa. Hope she is able to make contact with some of her old friends."
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David Atkinson commented on Julie Pond's event 'HALLS GAP RIDE UP, FRIDAY 29 MARCH, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL SCOOTER RALLY UPDATED'
"Priscilla Julie, so it will be a very slow slow group ride up. Then again it might be Beth’s scooter. Still fiddling, gulp"
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David Atkinson commented on Julie Pond's event 'HALLS GAP RIDE UP, FRIDAY 29 MARCH, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL SCOOTER RALLY UPDATED'
"Just rang the Caltex service station. Little Boundary Road is currently open. The manager said road maintenance is occurring overnight from 8pm until 5am. She will pop on some extra dim sims and egg rolls For those who need a snack. Test riding the…"
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David Atkinson commented on Julie Pond's event 'HALLS GAP RIDE UP, FRIDAY 29 MARCH, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL SCOOTER RALLY UPDATED'
"Oh dear, it looks like you are right Les. That will muck us up. One one hand it says road closed while on there other there is a 40 km/ph restriction."
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"hi David  I have the gear up kit fitted for approx. 10 months now and has made a vast improvement to engine temp and at 3400 rpm the speedo reads 80 km. it appears to me that the gearing has not effected power when climbing hills. Good luck on…"
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"Hi Keith, I just installed the Malossi up-gear kit into my VBC yesterday. Been trying to get her ready for the Grampians scooter rally next Friday. Wish me luck. I will probably miss the hill climbing grunt of the lower gearing but time will tell. I…"
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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At 10:52 on March 26, 2019,
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Keith Barfett
said…

hi David 

I have the gear up kit fitted for approx. 10 months now and has made a vast improvement to engine temp and at 3400 rpm the speedo reads 80 km. it appears to me that the gearing has not effected power when climbing hills. Good luck on the Grampians trip. you may be aware that we have moved to Echuca to live, so if you are passing through on one of your escapades you are welcome to spend the night with us cheers keith

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.
 
 
 

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