The new rig!!!!!
- on Friday, 20 October 2017.
So, big excitement here at Adventure Central........
The new rig arrived in Perth on Tuesday, so I zipped down Wednesday morning and picked it up.
Was home by 4PM, got it unpacked and went for a quick spin. All seemed good!!! Happy Happy!!!!
Got both the bikes together this morning and started swapping out the bit’s and pieces I wanted to. Everything went well other than the front mudguard. I had hoped to use the new one which is a billion times skinnier than the old one, but that won’t work so tomorrow I'll put the old one back on. Hey, if that's the extent of the issues, who gives a toss!!!
So, got it all together, put the loaded panniers on both the front and the rear, hooked the trailer on and took it for a spin. Looks to be very promising. I lost 21 Kg off the trailer to the back-pannier rack and I sure can feel the difference. Pushing / manoeuvring it is also a shitload easier.
I might be onto a winner here........'bout bloody time!!!!!!
So, during my downtime I ordered a new helmet, as one does when one has too much time on their hands. It’s a flash unit with bone conduction speakers that rest against the jaw bones. Evidently the music is simply in “one’s head” My only concern is that the other voices that are already in there don’t object…… J Hey, that’s only peculiar to me, you’ll be OK…… maybe…… I’ll report back on it at a later date. Needless to say, it was on special and cost AU $229. I also bought a couple of off-road tyres for the new bike as it has a different size tyre…..how surprising!!!!!
I have to make the mod to the parallel arm permanent as it makes a big difference to the steering by reversing it and therefor shifting the weight closer to the front wheel axle. I'll knock that off over in the next couple of days.
Righto, stay tuned, as soon as the helmet and tyres arrive I'm outa here!!!!