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Old 04-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #31
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Den,
Great RR and pics. I'd love to see some more detailed pics of how you packed the DRZ and carried all your supplies.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #32
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Great Report! Having a DRZ and seeing what you have done really does make them seem like exteremely durable machines! thanks for taking the time to write this. Really appreciated
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #33
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Den,
Great RR and pics. I'd love to see some more detailed pics of how you packed the DRZ and carried all your supplies.
Thanks!
Hi CanyonRider, a few pic's on my setup, the DRZ400E in Oz has the same sub frame as your S model and is a strong unit.



Fabricated a steel bracket out of 3mm plate and 20*20*1.6mm tube which picks up the threaded holes on the main frame.




Had a sheet of 4MM aluminium bent to fit around the 28L Safari tank, this holds the 5L water container and a large Wolfman rollie bag and bolted to steel bracket in case the tank has to be removed from the bike.




On the right side I have a Carbou 32L pannier with 2 canvas pockets, over the seat there is a set of Wolfman Tank panniers, these hold on each side, a 4L collapsible Ortileb water bladder and 1L of oil. The front rack holds 5L water container and a large rollie bag which holds the tools and spares.



On this side 25L fuel container, 2 large rollie bags, 1 for clothes, the other camping gear. Front rack, water and food in rollie bag.
There is a 3 gallon rotopax fuel container just on the top rack with tent and chair strapped to it.

I took the measurements as I fabricated the front frame and have started to draw it up, if interested PM me at the end of May and I will send you a PDF copy.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #34
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Wow! Impressive. Nice fab skills also.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #35
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That's pretty cool - I'm coming down there in July for this event:

http://rally.australianpropertycentre.net.au

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #36
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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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I was wondering if this could be done unsupported without drops, can you pull water from the wells and filter it to cut down on the water carried? This is on my hit list, just wondering if I should bring my own bike or buy in country and kit it. Watching with interest.

John in Bogota at the moment...
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #37
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That's pretty cool - I'm coming down there in July for this event:

http://rally.australianpropertycentre.net.au

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What a great way to see outback Australia, I think last year was the first year for that rally and was a real success, by the way I like your motto "Ride while you can"
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #38
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I was wondering if this could be done unsupported without drops, can you pull water from the wells and filter it to cut down on the water carried? This is on my hit list, just wondering if I should bring my own bike or buy in country and kit it. Watching with interest.

John in Bogota at the moment...
I have pasted some links to a few of the Aussie adver's who have done the CSR, 2 of them did it without a fuel drop and rode to Carnegie station (850 km) rather than Wiluna (970 km). The total distance from Wiluna to Bililuna is aprox 1600 km with fuel at Kunawarritji community (970 km from Wiluna), there are a few good maps of the ride that you will be able to purchase.
3 or 4 of the wells along the way have drinking water, I would recommend not taking less than 15 L as even in winter it does get warm and that with soft sand, might find drinking more water than you had planned. I will be finding out in July and will do a RR and let you know how it went.
Not sure of the costs involved in bringing a bike over here,but I would prefer to ride my own bike with my own set up, rather than start from scratch. When you do start planning a ride, post on the Australian thread if you wanted other adver's to join you on your trip, there is normally a few doing it each year.
Here are the links:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178744
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...k+route&page=8
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379786
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=616623

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Old 05-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #39
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No Sat phone Rob, just the good old Spot tracker.[/QUOTE]

Dennis
I checked your spot over Easter. Kept me up to date with Neil & Co's progress. Offered my spot to Neil on short notice before the trip.

I had an unsuccessful attempt at NJ in 2011 injuring my ankle & lower leg on the first day. Too busy this year but will head that way again someday.

Great RR...thank you for taking the time.
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What is that tent you are carrying and how heavy is it?
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #41
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What a ride that must have been. Great report and pictures too.

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:18 AM   #42
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Hi Dennis,
any chance of getting a few more pics from the mod you have on your drz of the bracket you made to
go under the fuel tank.

You may know that we are going back to NJ, well not quite no NJ back through lake rason and i
will be taking my klx and want to design a way to carry extra fuel and i like your idea.

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