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Old 05-26-2007, 09:37 PM   #2431
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Middle Gunbarrel 3
Gravity at work.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:41 PM   #2432
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Gravity at work.

Proof it rains in the middle of Western Australia on th Gunbarrel Hwy
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:45 PM   #2433
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Proof it rains in the middle of Western Australia on th Gunbarrel Hwy
Arriving at a mates place in Clare Valley South Australia after 7 days of fun in the middle of the Australian desert.
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:28 PM   #2434
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Arriving at a mates place in Clare Valley South Australia after 7 days of fun in the middle of the Australian desert.
Picture of the bike before I headed off.
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:33 PM   #2435
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Picture of the bike before I headed off.
Picture when I got back to Perth after 7,000km's of fun. Now all I need to do is strip it and clean it, so its ready for the next trip.

I can not speak highly enough on how well the KTM 950 performed. I know an Adv 640 would have completed the trip just as well and been alot lighter to handle in the process, but when you are loaded up with all the gear you need to be selfsufficient including 20 ltrs extras of fuel and 16 ltrs of water and still be able to sit on 100-110km on the dirt and 130-140km on bitumen with a head win you appreciate the big KTM.

Only problems I encountered were overheating on the very first day due a air blockage in the cooling system and the plastic chain guard breaking off. This didn't really cause any problems. Just meant chain lube flicked over the lefthand side a bit more.

One thing I did learn was I couldn't pickup the bike fully loaded (280kgs approx) by myself. Meant when I fell off or got bogged I had to unload the bike then pick it up then reload it again. Not an issue if you don't fall offbut when you have wet conditions and boggy sand it will happen more tha once. For the record I fell off 3 times (Twice in sand ruts and once in mud).

Can't wait until my next long ride.
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:03 PM   #2436
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Welcome to the lake. I didn't think I got out of first gear all day.


What do you do when you are working late at the office, everyone else has gone home, and there is a strange truck outside? VIP parking.
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:24 PM   #2437
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Full ride report here.

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Old 05-28-2007, 02:53 AM   #2438
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last mod "double original windscreen", i love how it works, I can wear this helmet even for longer trips, a LOT less buffeting:
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:49 AM   #2439
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:46 PM   #2440
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:45 PM   #2441
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I'll add mine

I posted these elsewhere, but they should be here as well.



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Old 05-29-2007, 08:35 AM   #2442
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:36 AM   #2443
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Collected the new 990 with a few extras,gotta love them carbon long range tanks
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