Australian Top End Tour on a BMW 1200 GSA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Beeming, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Peke

    Peke Been here awhile

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    Oh my, havent been here for a while and what happens??
    The great report continues.

    Superb, I have to make it a subscribed thread. ;)

    Cheers
    Peke
  2. Beeming

    Beeming Itchy Feet

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    Cool :D I have been prepping the new GSA for the trip next year along the Gun Barrel Hiway etc. Not all going to plan as the bike has a problem in the engine (loud rattle)as well as a buckled rear rim from factory that needs to be sorted first.

    Iron Side Up

    Tads
  3. Marcbar

    Marcbar Been here awhile

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    What sort of tent did you have and would you recommend it? Is it easy and quick to put up? More info on any good bits of equipment you wouldn't be without?
  4. Krunch

    Krunch Adventurer

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    Just found this thread and read it all. Fabulous!

    I'm currently preparing for a trip to the cape tip in August with another rider and a 4wd support vehicle. Will be sure to watch for those dust holes!

    Thanks for the great ride report; reminds me of a book I just read "Not all ringers and cowboys".
  5. Peke

    Peke Been here awhile

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    Yo Tads, whats up.
  6. Steffo

    Steffo Been here awhile

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    I stayed at that very same hotel the few days I spent in Cairns.

    Sad end to a very nice ride. You made my christmas day just a little better. :clap
  7. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Brilliant! :thumb