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Forum: Australia 07-08-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Centrelink
Sidetrack magazine featured an article on a...

Sidetrack magazine featured an article on a motorcycle trip to Gove. It took a lot of persuasion and persistance to get the permit but they got it in the end.
Forum: Australia 09-07-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Centrelink
Some of the wells are pretty deep, bring a bottle...

Some of the wells are pretty deep, bring a bottle with several metres of cord tied to the top. Put some rocks or sand in the bottle and you can draw the water from the well. Every year the water...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By Centrelink
Might see y'all down there. Just where is...

Might see y'all down there. Just where is Doncaster park and ride? Melways Ref 46 K1. Intersection of Doncaster Rd & Eastern Fwy.

Eastlink is chocabloc with wire rope for those who haven't seen...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Centrelink
Tom and Andy, who appeared a few times on this...

Tom and Andy, who appeared a few times on this forum, did the trip a few years ago. There was a write up in Sidetrack magazine (issue #54) which basically stated the permits were almost unobtainable...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,008
Posted By Centrelink
Contact the Capricorn Roadhouse to arrange a fuel...

Contact the Capricorn Roadhouse to arrange a fuel dump. They only deliver in 205 litre drums. Petrol is also available at Wiluna, Kunawarritji and Billiluna. Expect some pretty serious prices by...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Centrelink
I had a great day at the island too, so did this...

I had a great day at the island too, so did this guy apparently:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/IMG_0116.jpg
Forum: Australia 09-11-2007, 04:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,130
Posted By Centrelink
Most of the water in the desert is underground. ...

Most of the water in the desert is underground. Look for plants with shallow roots like reeds and you shouldn't have to dig too far to get the water. A stick of dynamite in the creek bed also does...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,271
Posted By Centrelink
I don't have a car, sometimes I take the Dr650 to...

I don't have a car, sometimes I take the Dr650 to work, the rest of the time it's public transport or the treadly. Depends how I'm feeling in the morning. I spend more time deciding how I'm getting...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 1,852,630
Posted By Centrelink
Right here: ...

Right here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178744http://
Forum: Australia 03-06-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,739
Posted By Centrelink
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Forum: Australia 03-05-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 1,852,630
Posted By Centrelink
I had 2 petrol jerries on the back, 22.5L...

I had 2 petrol jerries on the back, 22.5L (approx) each. I carried the water in an 8L soft container in the bag on the back plus a 2L camelback. One of the jerries got punctured by stick on the...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14,275
Views: 1,852,630
Posted By Centrelink
Almost new: ...

Almost new:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA002.jpg

Fully loaded:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA001.jpg
Forum: Australia 01-15-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Centrelink
Cool, rare pictures of the DR in action. ...

Cool, rare pictures of the DR in action.

Thanks Auto.
Forum: Australia 12-22-2006, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Centrelink
Merry Christmas & a safe and happy new year all! ...

Merry Christmas & a safe and happy new year all!

Watch out for those damned cars.

Matt
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Centrelink
Firebolter: I didn't say how long it would or...

Firebolter: I didn't say how long it would or wouldn't last I just wanted to point out that a gear box will probably last longer if the bike had a cush drive. Why do bikes have cush drives if not to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2006, 03:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Centrelink
Riding a dirt bike like the 450 EXC on the tarmac...

Riding a dirt bike like the 450 EXC on the tarmac will kill the gear box as it has no cush drive.

The 640 adv is more touring oriented but if you want something more dirt worthy have a look at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,623
Posted By Centrelink
The first picture in the thread was mine but you...

The first picture in the thread was mine but you cropped out most of my bike. Here's a pic of mine from the same trip:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA006.jpg



You can...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
Jerry Holders post CSR: ...

Jerry Holders post CSR:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA020-1.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
To pick the best time of year to go, I used the...

To pick the best time of year to go, I used the BOM website:

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/rainmaps.cgi

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/tempmaps.cgi?page=indexa&area=wa
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
Some random pics: ...

Some random pics:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA001.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA007.jpg



...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
To answer a few q's Reply #4: No...

To answer a few q's

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Reply #23: Very few vehicles on the section north...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 98,846
Posted By Centrelink
Learners permit: Honda CB250 Licence:...

Learners permit: Honda CB250

Licence: Yamaha XT225 Serow
Forum: Australia 11-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 884,507
Posted By Centrelink
CSR solo and unsupported 2006

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178744
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
After getting the bike serviced at Alice Springs...

After getting the bike serviced at Alice Springs I rode back home down the main (sealed) highway. Got back just in time to see the MotoGP at Phillip Island:D .

All up it was a great adventure. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
I picked up a few supplies here and headed back...

I picked up a few supplies here and headed back to Alice along the Gunbarrel Hwy and Great Central Road. Just happened to meet a fellow DR650 rider at Warburton Roadhouse:...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
Ahhh, Wiluna. The first town I have visited in...

Ahhh, Wiluna. The first town I have visited in two weeks. Also the first time in 2 weeks I had a shower:eek1
The Club Hotel:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA006-1.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
Almost at the finish: ...

Almost at the finish:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA005-1.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
The springs were beautiful. Hundreds of birds,...

The springs were beautiful. Hundreds of birds, mostly parrots, were gathered here and making a loud racket. Quite a change from the almost silent and extremely dry desert....
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
One of the wells on the CSR: ...

One of the wells on the CSR:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA023.jpg
I only took water from the better looking ones, even with a water purifier and micropur tablets I wasn't...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
A few days later I reached Lake Disappointment,...

A few days later I reached Lake Disappointment, socalled due to the lack of water in it when the first white explorers found it. Unfortunately there was some water in it when I got here so I took a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
My next fuel stop was at Capricorn, a mere 250kms...

My next fuel stop was at Capricorn, a mere 250kms from Kuna, but this would be the last fuel for over 700kms. The site is unattended, the local roadhouse just dump the fuel drums out here. My drum...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
It's a long road: ...

It's a long road:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA014.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
Small dunes: ...

Small dunes:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA015.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/...

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA011-2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
I arrived a little after 2pm, the start of their...

I arrived a little after 2pm, the start of their two hour siesta. The place looked deserted except for two young kids playing on the computers. They woke up the general store manager and I bought...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
The many sand dunes along the CSR are small but...

The many sand dunes along the CSR are small but the track tends to turn a corner going over the dunes. It makes getting a decent run up a little more challenging but getting over the dune a lot more...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
It's me: ...

It's me:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA009-1.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
Desert oaks in the desert: ...

Desert oaks in the desert:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i81/gesticulate/AAA005.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
The next morning I continued along through the...

The next morning I continued along through the Breaden Hills which looked spectacular in the early morning light. The scrub on the side of the track was giving me a real beating. I decided to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,341
Posted By Centrelink
Heading off down the CSR proper I am surrounded...

Heading off down the CSR proper I am surrounded by Spinifex grass and small trees. The track is loose sand but easy going. There are many tracks leading off the CSR and it is not easy to find the...
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