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Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 06:00 PM

DR Ozzy Southern Australia dreaming
Met up with an unknown to me crew at Crafers about 11.00am thanks to DR Ozzy for inviting us for the first leg of his overnighter at the bottom of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

you will have to excuse me Iam terriable with names and I can't remember any of your names ..(very sorry about that)



we headed back up upper sturt rooad and turned inland, I don't know where we went but there was some cracker tracks
One was a particularly nasty slippery rocky downhill, but we all got through and stopped at Meadows for lunch.

The bakery was closed for christmas break so onward to Port Elliot.


hows the serenity.....

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 06:03 PM

How good is this .....:clap

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 06:08 PM

note to Trev.................smaller tank :huh

crossing the cockle train tracks

this gentelman has ridden all over Australia and this was just a ride to the shops for him......:clap


lunch over .time to hit the trail

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 06:20 PM

yummy yummy

this Bolla Road should be renamed "KTM 950 SE Specail section"

what a road, doesn't show in the pic, but wide sweeping bends up hill and down dale ...........makes for some very very entertaining Erzbereg WOT action........................put a massive smile on my dial.........:clap:clap

we came in from the was a buzz.

and went this way, heading further south

just a hint of what Erxberg road looked like

we took the no through road .(of course)

Dr Ozzy "lighting her up"

appetite whet yet ??

those southery winds must pick up at times

and again .hows the serenity............

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 06:31 PM

Feel like going out for a ride yet ............:cry

the boys at the lookout

Dr Ozzy


I made quite a few changes to the bike the day before (will write about at end of report) and it all came together.
To be honest it was the first time I have truely enjoyed riding this bike

that means it was time to play .............................:D

but I digress..........:evil

PBee 12-29-2012 06:47 PM

That's no Gentleman.......that's Marty.........:lol3

PBee 12-29-2012 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by Gasman_ADV (Post 20354315)
I made quite a few changes to the bike the day before (will write about at end of report) and it all came together.
To be honest it was the first time I have truely enjoyed riding this bike

Not having a thousand gallon fuel tank over the front end would help.:deal

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 07:26 PM

so we came across this "walkway"

I called out ."is this the start of the Heysen Trail" somebody called out yes .......... friend Icebergstu has said in the past the he wants to ride the Heysen trail .........So I thought I would start the journey for him.:lol3

and here's the video

job done

upon reflection, I don't actually think it is the start and its just a barrier against 4WD's ..........but it made for some fun :D

this is exiting the lookout ..(full screen is best)

Aussie Trev 12-29-2012 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by PBee (Post 20354447)
Not having a thousand gallon fuel tank over the front end would help.:deal

Bullshit! It's not like it's ever been full.:lol3

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 07:31 PM

can't get sick of this

onto and into the Conservation Park

and yes Marty and I paid our park fees ......I even logged up $1.20 credit with Marty (I was to need that later)

just gets better

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 07:40 PM


what was this due's story .I missed the main of it, did he create shonky maps or some shonky maps app??

like sheep

then it happened :eek1

ran it dry agian .yep we only get 54K's from reserve on this smaller tank

So I waited ..........

the bike with the smallest tank (Dr Ozzy) pulls up...........take a litre from him and away we go again

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 07:45 PM

So we head into Delamare searching for was after 6.00pm so not open

no problem .......plenty of fuel left in those tankers around me......:D

I used up that credit I had with Marty........:lol3

that got the remaining 3 of us to 6.55pm
Servo shut at 7.00 .so no problem.....:D

we headed home from that and split up closer to Adelaide .I was back just after 8.00.

fantastic day out ....thanks..:clap

DR Ozzy 12-29-2012 07:59 PM

Great pics NoGasman :lol3

Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 08:08 PM

The day before I took the 32 litre tank off and put the standard 17litre tank back on.......

it took me a while to understand that 30ltr is a 20 ltr jerry plus a 10ltr jerry ..duh...

after I ran out on Jizzas run, we put just under a liter in and I put just a splash in at Gawler.........(well thats what I thought, was definately going to top up before the next ride)

drained the tank and it was still holding 10 ltrs..:eek1

checked the aircleaner .and the pre was chockers.........

I aslo put the standard tripple clamp back on..........the other held the scotts damper but aslo changed the geometry somewhat

overall the bike ran a lot better, steering control as vastly improved .a little bit nervous , but a great improvement.
later whilst I was waiting for fuel I lowered the front tyre pressure a bit from 25/6 to about 20/22 (can't find a gauge that works at moment).bingo ............front end stable .......

I was pretty keen to run the bike low on fuel so I could get a feel for the suspension/steering etc.....and with the other supertankers around me I wasn't too worried. We discussed fuel at various times but didn't get to one it time.

great blokes, great day out .had a ball.


Gasman_ADV 12-29-2012 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by DR Ozzy (Post 20354811)
Great pics NoGasman :lol3


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