Ride the whole coast of Australia?

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Casejeep, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I cant find any post about a trip like that, has anyone heard of such a thing?

    i would like to ride on as much dirt roads as possible and would like to see how other have done this before...
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  2. middo

    middo Weestrom x2

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    Travelling around Australia is easy. If you want to do it on the beach or on dirt roads only it gets harder. There are long stretches of nothing in Western Australia and fuel and food would need to be planned. If you stick to the more major roads it can be done with little gear and planning.
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  3. jetjackson

    jetjackson Been here awhile

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    http://www.loston.com/ Check out Steve Crombie - I understand that he tried to do the whole east coast using dirt tracks only...
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  4. twowheels03

    twowheels03 Adventurer

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    I read a book about a Kiwi guy - It was Called "Twisted throttle" I think.

    When you planning this trip - we could be in OZ by then !

    Paul

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  5. chaser of the chook

    chaser of the chook Adventurer

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    As 4wdriving is popular in Aus, there is a number of books on exploring Aus available.These have route maps & directions & the roads would be suitable for larger dualsport bikes. Most Australian camping stores carry these books.
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  6. Dave W.

    Dave W. Been here awhile

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    Check out the book "Is That Thing Diesel" By Paul Carter

    He did it on a bio fuel powered motorcycle, but he had a significant support truck.

    The book is entertaining enough, but he's not exactly Hemmingway.
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  7. SpeedoJosh

    SpeedoJosh Been here awhile

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    I believe this guy did. Haven't got around to reading his report yet though.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610135&highlight=australia

    I thought I had a couple others saved as well, but can't seem to find them at the moment. This has been a dream of mine for a few years now. Money is a big issue though. Once I get enough though, I'm going to do it.

    -Josh
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  8. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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    I'm thinking of doing the same thing next Aug-Oct, 3 month coast tour of Australia on my GSA during next work sabbatical. Only I don't care what percentage is dirt/street, just want the GSA for any dirt I encounter. Just got a quote of $750 to ship the bike from Los Angeles to Brisbane. Wondering about selling it there after the trip to avoid shipping it back...
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  9. Fast FOG

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    The book is "Twisting Throttle" by Mike Hyde - worth the read but it's not a how-to book if that is what you're looking for.
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