DR Ozzy Southern Australia dreaming

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Gasman_ADV, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    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)

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    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.

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    hows the serenity.....

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  2. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    How good is this .....:clap

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  3. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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

    crossing the cockle train tracks

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

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    Lunch

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    lunch over .time to hit the trail

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  4. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    yummy yummy


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    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

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    we came in from the left.....................it was a buzz.

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    and went this way, heading further south

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    just a hint of what Erxberg road looked like

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    we took the no through road .(of course)

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    Dr Ozzy "lighting her up"

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    appetite whet yet ??

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    those southery winds must pick up at times

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

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  5. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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

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    the boys at the lookout

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    Dr Ozzy

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    myself

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    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

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

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    but I digress..........:evil
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  6. PBee

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

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

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    so we came across this "walkway"

    I called out ."is this the start of the Heysen Trail" somebody called out yes ..........

    well.....my 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

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    and here's the video

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    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)

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  9. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    can't get sick of this

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    onto and into the Conservation Park

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

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    just gets better

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  11. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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

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    like sheep

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    then it happened :eek1

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    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

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  12. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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

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

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

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

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

    fantastic day out ....thanks..:clap
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  13. DR Ozzy

    DR Ozzy Suzuki scum

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    Great pics NoGasman :lol3
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  14. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    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

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

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

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    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.

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  15. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    :rofl
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  16. DR Ozzy

    DR Ozzy Suzuki scum

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    Don't worry Gasman, I blame myself, what sort of idiot doesn't arrange fuel drops for a trip to Victor :lol3
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  17. exile730

    exile730 exile730

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    looks like a blast and good fun for all involved

    Aus at it's best and great days off really make the difference

    We really do live in the lucky country

    Great report and pix ............ now, where are my keys?


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  18. Gasman_ADV

    Gasman_ADV Been here awhile

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    thanks

    appreciate the feedback...

    Dr Ozzy ..............your a funny bugger :rofl
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  19. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    It's about -20 here right now...I've been looking longingly at the pictures.
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  20. LC4nicator

    LC4nicator Certified Wino

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    Nice job there NoGasser.
    I reckon you'll take the prize for most pics in a ride report.......Might even put that "shutter happy" Trev bloke to shame:lol3
    Just got back from KI myself so will post up some pics of me own.
    Cheers,
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