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Author Topic: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA  (Read 1818 times)

Offline eraser

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Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« on: Nov 25, 2017, 02:34:37 »
So I just initiated a crazy plan. To buy a ace 50 from up in the Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia and ride it back to Adelaide, South Australia over 9 days (~2200kms).

Spare me from telling me I'm insane, i know this :P I'm flying up to get on the bike on Friday.

I have got a lot of back roads and other roads marked up to keep off the highways. With a town at most every 150 kms.

What I have got (or am getting) so far;

Foods
Water
Throttle lock
Motor Oil 1L (will check daily)
Bivy and air mattress (just in case)
Tiny stove and cup (just in case)
First aid kit (small)
Panadol, Voltarin, toiletries
Leather man
Gopro, Mobile, charger and power bank

Now what tools or parts  (other stuff i have ignored) do i need at a minimum? (trying to keep weight down), keeping in mind i do have roadside assist for super unlikely things.

Thanks all,

Crazy Eraser.
« Last Edit: Nov 25, 2017, 03:09:19 by eraser »

Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #1 on: Nov 25, 2017, 03:44:22 »
Added some cable ties and some rubber tape

Offline stroker crazy

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #2 on: Nov 25, 2017, 03:51:09 »
The 'Ace' might not be fast, but fuel range is good(ish)!

Keep safe and keep us posted.

Good luck,
Crazy



“Ride like the Wind” W.H.

Offline Sneikz

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #3 on: Nov 25, 2017, 05:48:22 »
Sounds like a nice ride. Lucky bugger!
Over that mileage you should give it an oil change. If it's second hand, I'd do one after pickup and another after 1000kms.

I'd also pack a few good metric ring spanners for the chain adjustment 8,10,12 plus axel nut (sorry can't remember size).

And of course don't forget to pack a BIG Smile!!
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Offline The Mariner

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  • Adelaide, Australia
Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #4 on: Nov 25, 2017, 06:14:03 »
I dunno how you'll carry all that stuff plus your massive balls 😁😁 What an adventure ! I'd suggest you also carry a pre-gapped spark plug and plug spanner. Also give some thought to finding a way to carry as much stuff on the bike rather than just in a backpack. Your back will thank me 😁 Good luck !
Regards,

Phil.

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Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #5 on: Nov 25, 2017, 07:57:15 »
Thanks guys ;) should be good ill video the trip.. and the getting ready :P and compile it later.

The Mariner, I was looking at your saddlebags from the dog saddle bags sweet, unfortunately i cant get these sent over in time. But Can you tell me what the width of the span is? (width of fuel tank) I did see these https://www.velogear.com.au/bicycle-accessories/panniers-bags/rear-pannier-bags/26l-pannier-bags-oxford.html , but I'm not sure is 140mm wide is wide enough, but im sure i could get them expressed out to me monday.


Offline 2b

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #6 on: Nov 25, 2017, 16:10:51 »
Great plan.

If it is new, be sure to get the dealer to:
  • Check the spokes are tight and the wheels are true
    Check nuts and bolts are tight according to the torque settings in spreadsheet below
    Check that the front pads are not rubbing on an out of true front disk (get them to push the bike along with engine off, you might hear scraping). If they are the disc may be out of true... warranty claim.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1USvziYIyzfyxfZA1YYpQf9eP4djb0GLWbvWcmME88Gk/edit#gid=230050893

Add a tyre gauge and perhaps a puncture repair kit.
Consider a slim magnetic tank bag. Some of them are double layered and carry heaps.

Morning routine....
Check head light, indicators, brake lights
Oil level
No foreign bodies in tyres
Tyre pressures
Lube the chain every 300-500kms

When you change the oil at the half way mark, consider doing the valve clearances.

Cheers
Richard
He's obsessed with order and clarity. He doesn't like mess.
Harold Pinter

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Offline The Mariner

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  • Adelaide, Australia
Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #7 on: Nov 25, 2017, 18:33:04 »
Howdy,

The ACE tank is about 200 wide at the front, tapering down to about 160 wide at the rear.

Tell you what... I'm in Adelaide too so if you'd like I'd be happy to lend you my saddlebag & you can either replace it with a new one (if you'd like to keep it) or just return it clean when you make it home.

If you want, PM me your details & we'll go from there. :)
Regards,

Phil.

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Offline Paul in adelaide

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #8 on: Nov 26, 2017, 05:32:25 »
The fuel reserve is set quite high .  You will turn to reserve at nearly half a tank , so no need to panic . I also have a saddle bag and some spares that you are welcome  to borrow . Location glengowrie .

An idea for small toolkits , remove the universal and shorten the handle  .
« Last Edit: Nov 30, 2017, 02:25:07 by Paul in adelaide »

Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #9 on: Nov 26, 2017, 22:04:37 »
Thanks for teh advice all,

Kit at the moment.

I will get some tyre repair goo, oil, chain lube up in QLD on pickup.

I do have a whoile lot of camping stuff but its comign in at around 4kg (light but bulky).. so i might just drop that out and rely on motels and cabins :P.