quad bikes..Anyone take them on their travels

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 23:19
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As it says. Does anyone bother to take a quad bike bike with them?
Do you actually get to use them or are they just to much bother?
Where do you use them in your travels?
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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 23:54

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 23:54
Hi
Guy I go prospecting with has one and takes it in trips whenever he can. The quad bike is great for exploring where taking a car is difficult or impossible and it beats walking (though there’s a lot of value in that as well). Takes up a bit of room but worth the effort if you have a use for it.

No single definitive answer to your question, not everyone needs one or has the capacity to cart it around – you’ll probably figure it out yourself if you need/want one after a trip or two. A helicopter would also be nice but we all have our limitations:)

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Follow Up By: Member - Duane A (WA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 00:20

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 00:20
We take ours up north all the time its a great addition to the kit we use it to tow the dinghy around and go exploring .Some places wont let you use them but we have had no problems up in the kimberley pilbara area.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 08:55

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 08:55
Hi Duane,

I was thinking about putting a postie bike on my draw bar but I was worried about the ball weight.

What weight do you have on the tow ball putting the quad on there and what sort of quad is it ?

I need something for gold detecting trips.

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Willie.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duane A (WA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 16:16

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 16:16
Willie iam running up ove 350 kilo but i have a 450 kilo tow bar and 70 mm ball with a 450 kilo weight distribution kit . The Quad is a 700 cc honda 4wd it would be perfect for gold prospecting as i will find out in November we are heading out Menzies way to do some. The postie bikes arent that hevy iam sureyou could fit a single bike carrier if the draw bar was strong enough .People are running outboard motors on them so i cant see a problem . Hope that helps
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:01

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:01
OK Duane, I appreciate the info. Good luck at Menzies.
Willie.
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Reply By: CJ - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 10:06

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 10:06
I dread when I see new campers arriving with Quad bikes, hoping that they camp far away from us...

If they do, good bye serenity and sleepins. Even if they do camp away from you, they still roar past you going whereever they are going - repeatedly

Mind you sometimes I wished I could be the one on the quad, looks like fun.

CJ
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Reply By:- Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:42

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:42
interesting alternative to quad bikes ;saw a guy with a small hovercraft on the back of his 4wd a few years back at adels grove bye barry
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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:59

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:59
I've just come back from an offroad trip with some people who had quads. I have had my own in the past. They are an ideal way to get around quickly and enable you to deviate to check out interesting features etc.

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Reply By: mullyman - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 20:44

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 20:44
Those things are what jet ski owners use for a quick flora shredding rampage,when there is no water about.
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Follow Up By: ob - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:14

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:14
Yep, you nailed it, and all 4WD owners are environmental vandals too
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 19:29

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 19:29
Pending on what state your in.
My son & I a few years back rode west to east & had no problem with permits in WA, NT, & Qld but not a hope in NSW no matter what we did so could not do the complete & full ride from Steep point WA to Byron bay NSW on them un assisted (put them on the trailer at the boarder of NSW) & after a few Large fines riding in NSW fire trails ended up selling them
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