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Old 05-21-2012, 03:38 AM   #4936
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Here's my SPOT link for the ride we start tomorrow, will post pics upon my return!

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?...64f977bdf4ce05
Enjoy Andrew.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:37 AM   #4937
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I nearly didn't recognise you J_B, new pants?


looks like a bargain bin pickup from Safariberg's garage sale
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:34 AM   #4938
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I nearly didn't recognise you J_B, new pants?
That might even be a new jacket as well Wilmo. He must have won lotto or something (like they have raised pension rates in the recent budget), I nearly didn't recognise him.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #4939
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New Outfit

Yes I am addicted to the flea market, almost got the whole safari set up from the Berg but some prick beat me to the gloves ....Bully

In reality I really would have preferred Annie’s pants but they didn’t come up.

I must be getting cautious in my old age as I even had protective gear on for the ride on Sunday.

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:20 PM   #4940
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Hi, myself and a mate on ktm 640adv have just done a 8 day ride around WA.
Started in Perth
Went out hyden for the holland track.
Holland track was in good condition with some sandy spots took us a day to do, well marked. No designated water sources, but water in rock pools.
We camped on the road to coolgardie.
Next day went thru Kal and out to Mt Celia rd camped near Yarri hsd. Roads in good condition.
Then went thru to laverton, near the sunrise mine was alot of mud great fun on the bikes, roads were in good condition.
Laverton had pulp so we filled our tanks and 2 x 10 lt jerries each.
We then went towards Yeo lake, road was in good nick until yamarna where it was sandy in patches, I think this was from the mining vehicles use.
During this part of the ride we perfected our fall and pick up bike skills, the last 24 km into Yeo lake hsd was good with some nice corners. Now all I can say about Yeo lake is it was pure paradise with a shower and loo. The only problem was the mice liked our food.
Next morning we back tracked and went to the Great central rd to tjukuyirla rdhse for fuel. Our plan was to mix the opal with pulp to raise oct level as we kept 5 lt in each Jerry, fuel was around 2.30 lt. If you stop there try the burger. From there we went on the David Carnegie rd. during this part of the ride we learnt a valuable lesson about securing our jerries correctly.
We lost both within 30 km into track. The first 60km upto the cave is fairly well used so there was a lot of sandy patches.
After the cave the road is better with all types of terrain encountered. In some sections the spinifex is covering track, we had to stop on several occasions and clear radiators. After one of my falls I noticed fuel leaking, prior to the trip I bought a cheap fuel filter from supercheap due to the vibration and hitting the motor the filter cracked, we used rescue tape and this stopped the leak. I think this track was the best part of our trip didn't see anyone else and the riding was awesome.
We then went west on gunbarrel and camped at mt lambert great spot but a lot of snakes.
Next morning back on gunbarrel to Carnegie station great road until about 30 km from Carnegie then a little sandy.
We filled up wilt ULP at carnegie and got some drinks, great staff and full camp facilities.
From there we went along rd to wiluna, great rd 100 kph, staff at carnegie have put safety cones where washouts are along there part of track.
Now we stayed at wiluna, if you are up that way you have to go to the pub it's a bit of an eye opener.
Next morning wiluna to sandstone to paynes find via dirt rd in great condition then tar to dalwallinu.
Next morning to Perth.
Lessons learnt from our first trip.
Take off mirrors
Buy bigger brush guards as the trees hit kill switch on several occasions along David Carnegie.
Slow down and enjoy the view.
Don't use any other provider except for Telstra and buy a phone card.
Opal works fine on the old 640s.

Thanks for all the great ride reports which help us with our trip.

Cheers
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:34 PM   #4941
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Hi guys does anyone have a GPX file for the holland track
The one I have keeps overloading my garmin legend hcx
We're out there on the June long weekend if u see two XR's say hi
Cheers in advance
Josh
Just reminding anyone who might have a GPX file for the track
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #4942
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Originally Posted by Saronkhye View Post
Hi, myself and a mate on ktm 640adv have just done a 8 day ride around WA.
Started in Perth
Went out hyden for the holland track.
Holland track was in good condition with some sandy spots took us a day to do, well marked. No designated water sources, but water in rock pools.
We camped on the road to coolgardie.
Next day went thru Kal and out to Mt Celia rd camped near Yarri hsd. Roads in good condition.
Then went thru to laverton, near the sunrise mine was alot of mud great fun on the bikes, roads were in good condition.
Laverton had pulp so we filled our tanks and 2 x 10 lt jerries each.
We then went towards Yeo lake, road was in good nick until yamarna where it was sandy in patches, I think this was from the mining vehicles use.
During this part of the ride we perfected our fall and pick up bike skills, the last 24 km into Yeo lake hsd was good with some nice corners. Now all I can say about Yeo lake is it was pure paradise with a shower and loo. The only problem was the mice liked our food.
Next morning we back tracked and went to the Great central rd to tjukuyirla rdhse for fuel. Our plan was to mix the opal with pulp to raise oct level as we kept 5 lt in each Jerry, fuel was around 2.30 lt. If you stop there try the burger. From there we went on the David Carnegie rd. during this part of the ride we learnt a valuable lesson about securing our jerries correctly.
We lost both within 30 km into track. The first 60km upto the cave is fairly well used so there was a lot of sandy patches.
After the cave the road is better with all types of terrain encountered. In some sections the spinifex is covering track, we had to stop on several occasions and clear radiators. After one of my falls I noticed fuel leaking, prior to the trip I bought a cheap fuel filter from supercheap due to the vibration and hitting the motor the filter cracked, we used rescue tape and this stopped the leak. I think this track was the best part of our trip didn't see anyone else and the riding was awesome.
We then went west on gunbarrel and camped at mt lambert great spot but a lot of snakes.
Next morning back on gunbarrel to Carnegie station great road until about 30 km from Carnegie then a little sandy.
We filled up wilt ULP at carnegie and got some drinks, great staff and full camp facilities.
From there we went along rd to wiluna, great rd 100 kph, staff at carnegie have put safety cones where washouts are along there part of track.
Now we stayed at wiluna, if you are up that way you have to go to the pub it's a bit of an eye opener.
Next morning wiluna to sandstone to paynes find via dirt rd in great condition then tar to dalwallinu.
Next morning to Perth.
Lessons learnt from our first trip.
Take off mirrors
Buy bigger brush guards as the trees hit kill switch on several occasions along David Carnegie.
Slow down and enjoy the view.
Don't use any other provider except for Telstra and buy a phone card.
Opal works fine on the old 640s.

Thanks for all the great ride reports which help us with our trip.

Cheers
Nice one.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:12 AM   #4943
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Just reminding anyone who might have a GPX file for the track
Doh, forgot about that. I'll look around when I get home. I have one for sure.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:25 AM   #4944
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It looks like I need a new job as from next week .

I better start knocking on some doors, a man needs riding & farkling money...

Anyone know of any jobs going in the transport industry (in WA)?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #4945
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It looks like I need a new job as from next week .

I better start knocking on some doors, a man needs riding & farkling money...

Anyone know of any jobs going in the transport industry (in WA)?



you're camped in the wrong area, plenty of steering wheel attendant work up here.

Denmark haulage are always looking for drivers, just depends if you want the linehaul shit.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:30 AM   #4946
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this is gunna be good

here's the start of Mattybooms ride, worth subscribing to this one

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792966


great to see Ben's bike back out there.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:33 AM   #4947
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I've tried to stay away from linehaul work, although I'm doing a linehaul run up to Bedfordale & back tomorrow.

I may even pay the Denmark mob a visit.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:01 AM   #4948
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I've tried to stay away from linehaul work, although I'm doing a linehaul run up to Bedfordale & back tomorrow.

I may even pay the Denmark mob a visit.
Hey Dave, there looking for a side tipper driver on a sub division down here in Hopetoun, 8 week contract start ASAP accommodation provided, excavator and loader driver also I can send u the number if you like
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:30 AM   #4949
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Hmmm, I did see the excavator job over there advertised but not a truck job.

Thanks Rick, PM me the number & I'll have a quick think about it (working away).
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #4950
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Long weekend Getaway

My usual partner has done a knee and can't join me any longer on our usual getaways
Anyone got a good 3 day trip planned over the long weekend that I might be able to tag along on on my trusty f800gs ?
I'm not the most hardcore of riders but i like to give it a crack
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