Gunbarrel Road Conditions.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by snarley, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. snarley

    snarley Long timer

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    Anyone in the last month been across the Gunbarrel - Wilina - Carnegie - Warburton?
    Im travelling that way in a few days.

    Tks.
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  2. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    Doesn’t change much. Heather hiway to gunbarrel is normally washed out but firm.
    Bit soft and sandy to mnt beadell
    Corrugated to about half an hour east of Carnegie
    Good road but too infested to Wiluna
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  3. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    Roo infested
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  4. Adrian V

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    Graded now to Mungilli Clay pans as well.
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  5. snarley

    snarley Long timer

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    Well id say graded to the Wiluna Shire boundary about 180kms east of Carnegie. Then shit until Warburton :lol3...true story.

    But big tick for me solo on my 990S :ricky
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  6. Achar

    Achar Been here awhile

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    Any pics of the shit bits?
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  7. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Yep super highway from Carnegie to the CSR well 5 and 9 access as well.
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  8. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    It's like this in a few sections with bypasses around or across for about 100 odd Ks with good bits in between, not really an issue, I'd be more worried about the sand sections on a bike on the section from the turn off just out of warakurna roadhouse.

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  9. snarley

    snarley Long timer

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    There is some deep sand which was tough on the 990. And id just like to thank the gentleman in the troop carrier who sideswiped me when passing in opposite directions in said sand and didnt stop...
    There are heaps of super bad corrugations on hardpack, corrugations in deep gravel, washouts, dry creek beds, rocks and anything else you can imagine.
    I managed to get on puncture in the rear by getting staked my a mulga tree branch.
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  10. Adrian V

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    Sounds like a good trip then, just wait for the rose tinted glasses to kick in:D
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  11. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    there are no shit bits because we ride dirt bikes. If you want easy use the gcr with the caravaners.
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  12. snarley

    snarley Long timer

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    when was the last time u were on the GCR ole mate....i reckon the corrugations were just as bad if no worse on the GCR most of the way to Yulara.
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  13. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    last year when i rode from steep point to byron solo

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    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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    FIIG Rick FAT CHICKS NEED LOVIN TOO

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  16. snarley

    snarley Long timer

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    last year you say.......well most folk understand outback road conditions change frequently if not maintained. go for another ride ole mate and hava nother look.

    I did it last week.

    Then make an informed comment:lol3
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  17. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    All good mate
    Hopefully they tar it for you soon and all your adventures will be smooth
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  18. snarley

    snarley Long timer

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    Seriously dude you always a dick???? You havent travelled the road recently and think last years pictures mean anything...

    Its peeps like you that make the adv rider community a worse place.

    If youve got nothing constructive, or even informative to say there's plenty other forums or even yo mama where you can be an ass.
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  19. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    Well??? How was it? :kumbaya
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  20. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Thats a good question Diabolik im curious myself.
    About ten years or so ago a group of us went across there heading for an OCR. Deep bulldust and ruts all the way from Yulara to Docker river. Absolutely diabolical. I came off just short of Docker river and the bike landed on me broke almost all my right hand ribs, shoulder, arm, leg, punctured lung the whole bit. We all laugh about it here now, but if my good friend @slowbike smallpenis hadn't been there i wouldn't be here to write this. Those roads are always changing as they get a lot of community traffic.
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