PHOTOGRAPHY CRAIG BERNARD
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The standard footpegs on the KX are pretty crappy and became flogged out pretty quick. I’m also not a fan of the rubber-mounted handlebar mounts that come with the Kawasaki.
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The Kawasaki’s reliability.
Goulburn Amcross. I led the final race of the day for nearly the whole moto; the bike and I gelled that day and I had an absolute ball.
Picton Amcross. I got shocking starts, rode like a pussy, got caught in a massive pile-up and left the round well outside the points.
Finishing the Hattah Desert Race. Racing that event with Damo was an awesome experience.
Well, there’s just so many. Probably the first-turn wipe-out in our very first race. Honourable mentions to the get-off at my girlfriend’s farm at the end of a long straight and to going over the ’bars at Hattah.
Suspension Direct coated fork tubes and shock body.