Simpson tech report

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  1. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    This is not so much as a ride report but more technical information on an unassisted trip onboard a KTM 950 across the Simpson.
    There was more to the ride but I will start the route from the pink road house ,as this is the last pit stop, up to Dalhousie springs along the French line to Birdsville.<o:p></o:p>
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  2. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    <o:p></o:p>
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    The bike was loaded with <o:p></o:p>
    Fuel was full tank 22 ltrs plus two turtle pacs 15 ltrs each all up 52 ltrs <o:p></o:p>
    9 ltrs water plus camel back 3 ltrs<o:p></o:p>
    Food for 4 days <o:p></o:p>
    The usual camping gear
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  3. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    Dalhousie out I covered about 180km (the first 100 km is pretty straight road) with 4 falls in the sand dunes, the bike gets heavy at max weight. <o:p></o:p>
    The next day with some great advice from Paul Dandy and Peter Holt “ have a rest before you get tired” No falls 140km all sand, actual enjoyed the ride looked at the view. The last section was covered in half a day it was a real buzz.

    simpson 047.jpg

    <o:p></o:p>
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  4. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    At Birdsville I had about half a ltr of fuel a couple ltrs water and that big smile.<o:p></o:p>
    Just a quick thanks for the guys letting me jump in on there trip at such short notice, it was a pleasure.
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  5. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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  6. Stackator

    Stackator F800GS goodness

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    Cool report, really nice pics, keep em' coming :lurk
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  7. vbstubby

    vbstubby One day I wont be a nOOb

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    Great pics and thanks for sharing.

    WOW that was close :eek1 How many kms all up for 51.5 litres??
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  8. RomperStromper

    RomperStromper Been here awhile

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    Great info.. interesting about the fuel, I used about 70ltrs (little less) in my 2.7TD 4x4 from Mt Dare to Birdyville, guess the 4by must be "Floating" better than the bike and not reving hard ... interesting

    Thanks Ads
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  9. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Follow me i'm right behind you. Super Moderator

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    Don`t stop there with the photos Terry.. This part of the country is really starting to get me interested.. :clap

    When did you do the trip mate??
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  10. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    From Oodnadatta to Birdsville was 649 kms. Thats about 12.5 km per ltr or 7.9ltrs per 100kms

    Nev did the trip last week got back on Monday.
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  11. Autostream

    Autostream Long timer

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    Welcome home Honey.

    Back Monday... does that mean you are up to join us Sunday at Mt Dssapointment?

    Got new n00bs to play with
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  12. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    10 days away (great days) could be a good idea to spend some "yes honey I do love the local market" days this weekend.
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  13. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    Terry,

    Pubes grown back yet?

    I suspected it was you north of Oodnadatta that I (we) all waved too. If I'd known for sure I wouldn't have bothered.

    Monday last week I think.
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  14. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    I dont think so, were you on the bike because I was looking out for you guys and did not see any 990's. North of Oodnadatta I went up to Dalhousie.
    No monday we went from Leigh creek turned left at Farina and headed south for the Stuart creek opal field. It was an interesting way (good call buy paul and some great nav work by Peter) as we had all done the Oodnadatta track many times before. We arrived at the Pink road house on the tuesday and kept going to Dalhousie


    Pubes are fine but those balls just want drop. :D
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  15. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Follow me i'm right behind you. Super Moderator

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    Who did you end up doing the trip with Terry??

    Anyone from the forum here??
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  16. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    Peter Holt
    Paul Dandy
    Jason ?
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  17. nevgriff64

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    No worries Terry..

    Will you be doing a ride report mate?? I`m keen to see some more of those photos..

    Sorry for being impatient.. :D
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  18. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    Was not going to, I am not that good at taking photos I may ask the other guys to forward me a CD of their shoots. Sorry for the delay Nev
    Just for you
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  19. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 Follow me i'm right behind you. Super Moderator

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    If you do happen to get a copy of their photos on CD mate could you give me a yell please as I would love to have a look at them.. :thumb
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  20. terry aust

    terry aust Born again KTM owner

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    Done
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