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Discussion in 'Australia' started by jardine, Jan 29, 2016.
S/S floating tank mounts, for expansion and contraction.
They'd be the rear tank mounts. Slides on the shaft, lets the tank expand and contract. Similar to the lower front ones.
2019 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Trek
As of today there are just over 30 entries for this ride, (16.6 % from the NT) and the accommodation list etc will be sent out to all participants "soon".
Mate I'm going, but trying to work out how to get to Victoria from Brisbane to make the most of it.
Looking forward to catching up there. Forgive me but I’m loading 2 x 701,s on my old Toyota for the trip to Merrijig, ( I’m not keen on 4000 kms return in February heat)
Hopefully for you guys the high country won't be too hot either, but don't count on it, it gets pretty warm up there that time of year..
We were just there doing the promo for the ride, same time as the ride next year and thought the timing, weather wise, would be about right. We will be hauling bikes from Brisbane.
I'm trying to organise a truck with Michael at Oliver's Motorcycles to provide the transport from here in Brisbane. If you think you'll be interested let me know and I'll pass onto to Michael.
Have been thinking about it. It's a fair old ride from Nth Qld and being cyclone season up here in Jan/Feb/March I tend not to go too far away in that period so can duck home and put the house & yard back together.
Swapping wheel sets and servicing before our upcoming 3 day ride, weather getting into the mid 30’s so it’s time to camp!
Slicks off and trail wheels back on the 701
Trying to work out a way thru Lake Albacutya then into the sand through Rainbow and into Big Desert for a great days loop
It's a really beautiful area with lots of interesting history. ,BluetongueJak grew up there and his father has been in the area all his life at Hopetoun and opened up a lot of the tracks thru each of those deserts as young man so is a great sorce of info and history. We get up there 3-4 times a year for a ride around. He was saying there is a plan to redistribute the water back into Albacutya instead of Hindmarsh when the conditions are right and if it ever rains again! Great you have seen it full it would have been really special.
Plus one on the niceties out there...A good ride following along Yariambiak Ck. too.
I'm going back for another look at the other lakes soon before it gets too hot.
A dry Lake Albacutya.
Where did you start on Yariambiak Ck Gra? I was thinking of riding it on the MTB from Beulah to Hopetoun but had the wrong tyres that wouldn't cope with the burrs and thorns
Started on Mayberry Rd, near Sheep Hills Kellalac Rd...turned right into Robinson Ln and followed the west side of the creek..then cross over at Warraknabeal then back over again and continue to Lah W. Rd. About 33kms.
edit..was all dry tracks...probly boggy if wet.
I reckon it could be possible to follow Outlet Creek from the south end of Lake Albacutya down to the north end of Lake Hindmarsh where Outlet Creek passes under Nhill - Rainbow Rd.
Here's a couple of Google earth pics.
We approached Lake Albacutya from the north end via Goslings rd.
Had to go through some freehold cropped land (track is public) and a set of gates to get into the lake.
(After trying to go off-piste, but creek was fenced-off - Jards first photo)
Followed the east side lake track and then crossed the lake to Western beach.
The track in the creek (your second image) is quite whooped and sandy in places - perfect on the smaller bikes.
When we camp at Outlet creek camp, we always have a race along the creek to Albacutya and back.(just gotta remember there’s a couple of fences across the track you have to go around)
The actual Outlet creek track runs parallel to the creek and is ok for bigger bikes - does have some sandy spots though closer to Lake Hindmarsh.
We jumped on OCT from Bullock bottom rd.,(easier than trying to navigate around Ross Lake) followed it to Kruger rd. and then went into Rainbow for lunch.
After lunch we hit Netting fence track (was going to take Chinamans well track, but I missed the turn) and took it through to Murrayville Nhill rd.
We took a newly graded side track for a few kms which was crazy soft and loose (fun!) before jumping back on the MN rd. up to Big Billy bore to visit a fellow inmate.
From there we back-tracked to Milmed rock track through to Pella track - Milmed track is a very soft sand and can be badly dug-up by 4x4’s - not for the faint-hearted.
We were a bit ambitious hitting Milmed about 5pm - only just made it out of the desert before dark (Jards last photo) and we weren’t messing about. (Took about 80minutes for the approx 80kms)
That's a helluva loop. Ban 4bys I say. I've mapped out the bit between both lakes on the western side of Outlet Ck, starting near Albacutya station, I'll stay out of the creek bed though, then down Lake Rd on the east side of L. Hindmarsh, been down that way before.
If any of it is softer than the disused Dattuck rail track, I'll turn around and go home..