Motorcycle Trip

Submitted: Friday, Mar 07, 2008 at 21:47
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Howdy all. Im heading off on my trusty Triumph Tiger from Melb' in late April 08. Planning on heading straight to Adelaide - Port Lincoln and then to Albany(WA) - to Perth for some skydiving an then the coast road to Broome. Going to visit Exmouth, Pilbra and anything else the bike will get me too. Then across to Halls Gap and down the Tanami track. Then to the Flinders Ranges and back on home. Planning for 8 weeks as gotta be back for the boss by then!

Wondering if anyone has done a bike trip thru here and can offer any tips and also looking for great places to visit other than the obvious ones on the maps. Tell me if something is crap and not worth a visit also. Any roads that are definately not bike friendly? My bike is a dual purpose so can handle a bit of the ruff stuff. Doing it on my own so any advice would be great.
Thanks all
Chris
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 00:42

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 00:42
jump onto aus.motorcycle newsgroup, or google for netrider for some good info.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 04:12

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 04:12
Gday, well out of all the places you named they are probably all capable to do a rebuild for you as long as you give them some prior notice?
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Reply By: snow - Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 17:19

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 17:19
Hey Plodb what mosel is your Tiger? I have a '54 T100.
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Follow Up By: plodbird - Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 17:38

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 17:38
Mines a tad newer than yours.
06 Tiger............. Luv it
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Reply By: Hoyks - Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 18:20

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 18:20
There is a guy on Advrider that did the round Aus trip and had some tips for the west coast. Have a look at Advrider forum thread.
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Reply By: Ozboc - Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 20:43

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008 at 20:43
sounds like a great adventure... Im jelous !


Boc

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Reply By: trolute - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 18:49

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 18:49
I have travelled all over the place on a variety of bikes (XT600, old BMWs etc) and generally you should be fine as long as the bike is in good nick. Spare few links and joiners for chain, spare front wheel bearings, couple of spare tubes (even if you are tubeless, they are mighty handy). I would recommend fitting some desert tyres (michelin make nice ones) but then I am more offroad orientated than some people.

A little handheld 5W UHF is very handy if you run out of fuel, or have problems. it lets you talk to trucks, and they will always help out a bike rider.

Not sure about the tank size on the tiger, but you can never have enough fuel. consider a bum tank, or if desperate, fill a few coke bottles - they work fine, try it at home if you doubt it.

hope that helps a bit.
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Follow Up By: plodbird - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 18:58

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 18:58
Hey there.
Thanks for the info. Actually looking for a 5w UHF at the moment. Hopefully wont need to use it as it will only be for emergencies like a break down on the bike or me. Bloody expensive things!! Should be ok for juice as got a 24 ltr tank so will be getting close to 480K's from a tank.
Appreciate the advice bud
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Reply By: David A A - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 00:07

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 00:07
Hi Chris
Wear your thermal undies!! Its bloody cold Adelaide, Pt Lincoln that time of year.
I did Perth - Adelaide in May on a gsxr750 and had a great trip but could not get warm.
On leaving Adelaide head into the hills to the north and head to Port Agutta via Horrocks Pass, best bit of two wheelin I ever did.
The hills to the south and east of Adelaide were made for bikes too. Not like our West Aussie flat tracks

regards
David
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