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Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Yes Ian, you were making me very jealous when you...

Yes Ian, you were making me very jealous when you were crossing the Simpson, while I was at home licking my wounds. Congrats on finishing our epic journey.

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Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Yes Podge, Local dealer (DirtBike Factory)...

Yes Podge,

Local dealer (DirtBike Factory) is defiantly the go. Grunt is away but Craig has been very helpful. Just got to get the Alice dealer & KTM to get the bike back so they can sort it...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
KTM dealer is not really interested and if he...

KTM dealer is not really interested and if he were to fix it then it's not much good to me in Alice Springs. Plus it's gunna be a few weeks to get a new frame from Austria. I rather have it back to...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Yes, I'm certainly living up to my name :D And...

Yes, I'm certainly living up to my name :D
And I got more of a challenge than I bargained for.
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Hi All, Well I finally made it home to...

Hi All,

Well I finally made it home to Wollongong, unfortunately without a bike.
My bike is still in Alice Springs in 2 pieces at the moment.

What a trip!!! It turned out to be more of an...
Forum: Australia 06-06-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
No not wrong turn, we went out to have a look at...

No not wrong turn, we went out to have a look at Toten 1 and totem 2 where the first nuclear bombs were set off.

Having and absolute awesome ride so far. Looking forward too starting the Canning...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Thanks ozbikedude. We have organised a bit of a...

Thanks ozbikedude.
We have organised a bit of a day tour at Marinlinga with Robin. he said not to worry about permits. We can get them from him when we arrive. Might have a chat to him while we...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
We were planing on going via Emu but are open to...

We were planing on going via Emu but are open to suggestions. Have you ridden both? Is one better than the other?
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Not actually going to Coober Pedy but in the area...

Not actually going to Coober Pedy but in the area (travelling from Leigh Creek to Woomera) about the 2nd June, + or - a day and Woomera to Maralinga about the 3rd June.
See map below -
...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Biting off more than you can chew is part of the...

Biting off more than you can chew is part of the fun. It is an adventure ride after all. :clap

See you at the Fords Bridge Pub Tuesday night for a cold one before we set off Wednesday morning for...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Doesn't look like you have much bum room on that...

Doesn't look like you have much bum room on that seat Ian :D
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Karnage
Oh maybe I have it wrong. I thought if you...

Oh maybe I have it wrong. I thought if you replaced original items like headlights, blinkers, exhaust etc with ones that were not originally approved for ADR then that became an "illegal...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Karnage
Question InsureMyRide & illegal bike mods

Looking at insuring my KTM 690 Enduro with InsureMyRide and one of the questions they ask is - "is there any illegal bike modifications"
Well of course there is. Don't most people mod their bikes. ...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
That's great you have got the permits sorted Ian....

That's great you have got the permits sorted Ian. If we can't get the defence permits for early June I'm happy to do the trip in reverse.

Yeah $400 is a bit steep. It's crazy when we have to get...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Thanks for the advise Numbers. I carry 30L in...

Thanks for the advise Numbers.
I carry 30L in onboard tanks and was going to take 2 x 9L bladders so thats 48L. I'm fairly confident this will be enough but only just. To be safe I am taking...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
We've had a bit of a route change. We will now...

We've had a bit of a route change.
We will now skip Mt Dare and enter the Simpson via the Hay River Track.
See map in post #1
Forum: Australia 03-01-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Wow Numbers, you certainly were all over the...

Wow Numbers, you certainly were all over the place, but looks like a great ride.
How much fuel did you carry when crossing the Anne Beadell from Coober Pedy to Llkurlka which is 779 kms. This will...
Forum: Australia 02-28-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
This ride is definitely happening. All the...

This ride is definitely happening. All the planning is complete.
There is only 2 of us so far, so we are looking for 1 or 2 more to join us.
Anyone else interested?
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Karnage
Thanks very much for the offer OldDog. If I...

Thanks very much for the offer OldDog. If I don't find anything closer I may take you up on the offer
Forum: Australia 02-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Karnage
Thanks everyone for your replies. We were...

Thanks everyone for your replies.

We were hoping for something in or close town. If we can't come up with anything I'll look into one on the out of town suggestions.
The caravan park in Bouke...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Karnage
Any inmates from Bourke?

We're doing a 4 or 5 week central Oz trip in June and hoping to make Bourke our starting point. Therefore we are looking for somewhere to leave our car. Just a bit worried about returning to find...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Hi Ian, Burning oil sounds like a bit of a...

Hi Ian,

Burning oil sounds like a bit of a worry. How many K's has it done?
You better get that sorted. I've had experience with breaking down in the middle of no where and I tell you, it's not...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Oh yes you are right Ian. I better pull my...

Oh yes you are right Ian. I better pull my finger out & get organised.
Forum: Australia 01-29-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Hi, neilaction, AdvPete & cirell. Yes it's...

Hi, neilaction, AdvPete & cirell.

Yes it's going to be a cracker of a trip. We will be taking a spot tracker so will post up the link a bit later.

There is only 2 of us at the moment. Ianbmw...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Hi Ian, I'm happy to do it with 2 people,...

Hi Ian,

I'm happy to do it with 2 people, but hopefully we can get 1 or 2 more adventurous inmates to join us.
Please feel free to ring me any time. 0438 728 800
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Hi Ian, Sounds like you'd handle it fine. ...

Hi Ian,

Sounds like you'd handle it fine. If you can do the Simpson then you won't have a problem. And I see you have a KTM 690 which has gotta be the best bike for the job.

I am very...
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,356
Posted By Karnage
Flinders, Anne Beadell, Canning, Tanami, Simpson + much more

Hi Guys,

I'm planning a big one this time. It's going to be a pretty full on ride, about 9,000 Km's and 4+ weeks.

Looking at loading the bikes on the back of the ute & driving from Wollongong...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,005
Posted By Karnage
Hi runt boy, I am planning a ride from...

Hi runt boy,

I am planning a ride from Broken Hill, Flinders Rangers, Ann Beadell Hwy, Canning Stock Route, Tanami, Simpson Desert, & back to Broken Hill. I'll be leaving early June so hoping to...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By Karnage
Short notice Simpson Dash

I have 18 day free from the 13th to the 30th of May and am keen for a ADV ride somewhere. I was thinking of doing the Simpson via Flinders & Inaminka etc. Probable drive to Broken Hill or there...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,688
Posted By Karnage
Wow, this sounds like my sort of ride! ...

Wow, this sounds like my sort of ride!
Unfortunately I'm doing a unsupported Cape York trip at the same time otherwise I'd love to come. I'm actually planning to do the Canning ride next year, so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,930
Posted By Karnage
Thanks for the info Mudguts. I was hoping for a...

Thanks for the info Mudguts.
I was hoping for a simple cheap mod to increase suspension travel but it looks like it may not be that easy.
I really like the idea of getting a full 300mm travel...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,930
Posted By Karnage
2012 KTM 690 Enduro suspension travel

I'm looking at upgrading my 2009 KTM 690 Enduro R to a 2012 version.
I am quite concerned at the reduction in suspension travel from 275mm to 250mm as I find the 275mm only just enough for jumping...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
UncleGra, yes you are right it is private...

UncleGra, yes you are right it is private property from Mingary through to the Flinders Ranges but I know both property owners and there is a way through with permission of course.
Your route also...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
c Hi Les We could follow the railway...

c

Hi Les

We could follow the railway line between Ivanhoe and menindee to avoid the tar.
Still using the same gps setup but with updated software and better maps and also a larger screen....
Forum: Australia 08-04-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
Hi cirell, We've got about 3500 km to do in...

Hi cirell,

We've got about 3500 km to do in 12 days so average would be just under that, but it would vary a lot depending on the terrain. I think we did a lot more than that last time. This...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
For anyone else interested in coming along, here...

For anyone else interested in coming along, here is the proposed route. This is only a very rough idea, & we may vary things as we go along.
Total of about 3500km
http://trailbike.com.au/ride.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
Talking Thanks for the feedback ferals5. It all sounds...

Thanks for the feedback ferals5.
It all sounds too easy, but fun on a big bike.
Forum: Australia 08-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
Ranga, Here is some info on the Strzeleki...

Ranga,

Here is some info on the Strzeleki Track - http://www.outbacktraveller.com.au/South-Australia/Strzelecki-Track.html...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
Hi Les, Yes, I was refering to you. I...

Hi Les,

Yes, I was refering to you.
I havent been to Innamincka for a couple years, but last time I was there it was fine for the 990.
I think Cookie1 was thinking of doing the Strzelecki Track...
Forum: Australia 08-01-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By Karnage
Hi Cookie1, Haven't heard from you in a...

Hi Cookie1,

Haven't heard from you in a while,
I wanted to do a ride like this around the same time but canned it because of work commitments. I've since had an opening at work so I could spare...
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