big trip plan

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Baileyana Embroidery, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Need to know distance between fuel supplies Tennant Creek NT to Halls creek
    WA, Travelmate can't help, NRMA no help, anyone done this road ?

    Michael Chester
    Baileyana Embroidery
    182 Parker Street
    Cootamundra NSW 2590
    Baileyana Embroidery, Dec 1, 2003
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    Stuart Thyer Guest

    You might find something on this site, or a pointer to somewhere else.
    Otherwise try googling for trip reports both here and on the net in general,
    someone is bound to have posted something sometime on these subjects and
    often you don't find things you were looking for but are still interesting.

    I think you need to be able to do max 350k between stops to get around oz,
    there are a couple of longish treks in WA.

    Stuart T
    Stuart Thyer, Dec 1, 2003
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    Rocatanski Guest

    try someone on
    Rocatanski, Dec 1, 2003
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    Biggus Guest

    Biggus, Dec 1, 2003
  5. I'm assuming your on bitumen, there is no dirt road between Tennant Creek
    and Halls Creek. You might be thinking of the Tanami Track between Alice
    Springs and Halls Creek.

    Anyway, sticking to the highway is easy, you'll never run out of fuel in the
    NT, there are road houses every 150-200K's. The longest stretch from memory
    around Australia is 302K's from Sandfire Roadhouse to Broome. Also the most
    boring stretch of road in Australia. However if your coming from Mt Isa I
    think 260K's is the longest, Camoweal to Barkley Roadhouse (recommended
    accommodation there). If your coming from Adelaide, then I think the longest
    is around 250k's between Glendambo and Coober Pedy. Make sure you take a
    walkman and plenty of music selection, you'll have serious mental issues if
    you don't. For insurance you could carry a 5 litre gerry can unobtrusively.

    Have fun, might see you out there. I've done the lap clockwise, now I'm
    planning anticlockwise to see what I missed in my mirrors.

    Richard Roberts, Dec 1, 2003
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    Doug Cox Guest

    According to an old trip diary, 293kms from Sandfire Flat to Roebuck.
    (Turnoff to Broome)

    FWIW, The Softail only took 12.3 litres to fill at Roebuck... : )

    67mpg in the old money...

    Doug Cox.
    Work to ride, Ride to work...
    Doug Cox, Dec 1, 2003
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    BT Humble Guest

    Hmmm, I didn't take a walkman and I didn't find it boring - I must
    have been doing something wrong...
    Ahah! There's the difference! ;-)

    BT Humble, Dec 1, 2003
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    BT Humble Guest

    Going anticlockwise is quicker, 'cos you've got the inside lane the whole way. ;-)

    BT Humble, Dec 1, 2003
  9. Must be all those Bob Seger songs you keep singing to yourself ;-)

    big (or is that Sharkey?)
    Iain Chalmers, Dec 1, 2003
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    Rocatanski Guest

    Thank god I am not the only mad bastard that sing Bob Seger to himself while
    riding along
    Rocatanski, Dec 2, 2003
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    Doug Cox Guest

    Roll, roll, roll me away...

    Doug Cox.
    Work to ride, Ride to work...
    Doug Cox, Dec 2, 2003
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    BT Humble Guest

    They were playing "Hollywood Nights" on the jukebox at the bowling
    alley the other night...

    BT Humble, Dec 2, 2003
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    Knobdoodle Guest

    Naah; "Nightmoves" is the one and only!
    Lord I remember....
    Knobdoodle, Dec 3, 2003
  14. Pegasus
    Andrew Hatcher, Dec 3, 2003
  15. Looks like batteries for walkman will be a bigger issue than fuel,
    Thanks all, looks as if the ZX12 will do the job with a 5 or 10 litre jerry
    on the rack for back up.

    Thanks again
    Michael Chester
    IT490 (I dare you)
    Baileyana Embroidery, Dec 4, 2003
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    Nev.. Guest

    You were probably too busy reminiscing memorable roadside repairs :p

    '03 ZX12R
    '02 CBR1100XX
    Nev.., Dec 5, 2003
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    Nev.. Guest

    Wire up a cigarette lighter plug to the bike battery. You can buy a battery
    charger for AA batteries which will charge 4 batteries in about 2 hours off a
    cigarette lighter socket. Buy a couple of rechargeable batteries and Bob's
    your uncle. My camera uses 4 AAs, the GPS uses 2 and the minidisk player uses
    1 AA battery which saves me carrying around multiple charging methods, and
    also means I can hijack batteries from one of the other units when one set
    runs flat so I don't have to carry around more than the 7 rechargeable
    batteries to power all of the above.

    '03 ZX12R
    '02 CBR1100XX
    Nev.., Dec 5, 2003
  18. Don't make him come over there,Sharks...(on foot)

    Postman Pat (off to Wee Jasper--honest)
    Pat Heslewood, Dec 5, 2003
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    BT Humble Guest

    Once you get about 5,000km from home even the slightest rattle is cause for worry!

    (Geez your a fuckwit Nev!)

    BT Humble, Dec 7, 2003
  20. I think the handlebars coming adrift from the triple clamp 700kms from
    Broome was the most memorable (cable ties fixed that), or was it stupid
    *&^%ing me breaking the valve stem on the front wheel at our campsite 500kms
    from the nearest place that would have a replacement tube. The wonders of

    Alan Pennykid, Dec 8, 2003
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