Hi all, A mate and I are in the final planning stages for a May crossing of the Simpson. We will both be on 690's and at this stage plan on trailering the bikes from Melbourne to Hawker or Leigh Creek, as I hate riding on Bitumen. We'll then leave the car and trailer at the caravan park, unload the bikes and head off for the fun part. The (current) planned route. Hawker. Marree. Mungerannie. Birdsville. Poeppel Corner. Dalhousie Springs. Mt Dare. Oodnadatta. William Creek. Marree. Flinders Rangers. Hawker. I've got a couple of question related to fuel that I'm hoping others can sanity check for me please. First, from my research I was planning on carrying around 45 liters of fuel for the actual Simpson crossing, filling up at Birdsville then re-filling at Mt Dare. People seem to be doing it with somewhere between 35 and 40 liters but that's mostly based on DR's, I've not seen any figures on the 690's. Water, around 15 liters. We'd like to spend 2 nights camping in the desert so the plan is for a (leisurely?) 3 days ~500km crossing. Do my fuel and water figures seem reasonable? I sure as hell don't want to run out, but I'd also like to avoid carrying any unnecessary weight as well. Next I need to work out where fuel is available on the loop I have planned. I'm planning on the following stops for fuel: Hawker. Marree. Mungerannie. Birdsville. Mount Dare. Oodnadatta. William Creek. Marree. Am I right in my assumption that unleaded is available at all of these location? If so it seems like fuel is reasonably easy to attain everywhere except in the middle of the Simpson :) Thanks very much everyone.