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Old 04-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #16
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #17
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Great reading and pictures Dennis, Hope the CSR goes well.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:46 AM   #18
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Great RR Dennis, and an impressive feat on your own.
Did you have a sat phone?
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:24 AM   #19
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:41 AM   #20
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Always great to read local RR's. The boo-kay list just got another ride added.

Thanks Dennis.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:46 AM   #21
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Csr

Great RR Dennis
Lying in the couch thinking I had better get out on the bike again!
Sure can't beat a drz for bang for buck, reliability and your set up is a great model for future adventures.
67L of fuel 25l water , that's bloody incredible.
I will be reading with interest your trip down the CSR and it's going to be a great text book for others to follow. if you can avoid the well23 fuel drop off it means you have taken it to a new level.
Unsupported and solo will be life building.

Good luck and catch up some time

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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Cheers

Thank's everyone for the positive feedback, I must admit to expecting a bit of ribbing over the amount of gear carried, but it was liberating not having the constant niggle of wondering if I had enough fuel or water and being able to travel for 3 or 4 days unsupported.

No Sat phone Rob, just the good old Spot tracker.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #23
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Ribbing...

Wow that is too much weight! Surprised you have not gone through an engine already.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:06 PM   #24
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Thank's everyone for the positive feedback, I must admit to expecting a bit of ribbing over the amount of gear carried, but it was liberating not having the constant niggle of wondering if I had enough fuel or water and being able to travel for 3 or 4 days unsupported.

No Sat phone Rob, just the good old Spot tracker.
Those spots are great for peace of mind and keeping family up to speed.
Can't let you off the hook with the ribbing Dennis
Did I see some jockey wheels under those low tanks?
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #25
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Agreed, you and the poor bike have to be descended from a long line of Afghan cameleers finest stock. Not since Burke & Wills day has a pack animal been so poorly treated. Awesome trip and thanks for the photo's. Got anymore you care to share? I'm sure there's plenty of blokes keen to see more of that countryside, as so few do such a journey.
Got to ask........what sort of tyres are you running and at what pressure range? How'd you go with the handling on the deeper sand? I'd imagine it'd sit fairly steady but gawd help you if she got a wobble up. Anything you intend changing before the big CSR trip? What're you doing for food? Have you considered carrying a 406mhz PLB as a compliment to the Spot?
Looking forward to more. Love the way you roll.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #26
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Those are some fascinating routes and sights.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:40 AM   #27
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Dennis mate, love your ride report. Makes me want to get out there again and explore a bit more.

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:15 AM   #28
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Thank's for the ribbing it is deserved, soft sand was just a matter of letting a bit more air out and there wasn't any sections where I thought I couldn't get through.
Tyres are Bridgestone Gritty ED78 (rear) and ED77 (front), pressures varied from 25psi to 6psi (rear) - 22psi to 4 psi (front), going from Highway to very soft sand. There is long sections of sharp flint like limestone, so I would recommend close tread, stiff side wall tyres.
The tubliss tyre system allows you to use very low tyre pressure in sandy situations, have done a bit over 35k on them and only had 1 leak, got a really good price on a softer sand tyre (my mistake), riding in sand and hit a hidden root and partially tore 3 lugs. As it happened I was trialling some Slime sealant and it filled these slight tears and got me another 400 km home, but only desert tyres now.
Sorry no more pictures and no training wheels , suprisingly the bike travels well when on max load and it only gets lighter as you go along, plus it is not hard to pick up when it has a lie down, with the tank bags it doesn't sit flat, it's a bit like a bmw side pot.

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:59 AM   #29
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Nice pics

Enjoying the pics of the coastline.

Hard to imagine such a flat, arid, seemingly endless place.

Love to see and read more...

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #30
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amazing pics

now I see the meaning of getting lost in the middle of nowhere

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