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Author Topic: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA  (Read 1783 times)

Offline spotty

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2017, 00:11:11 »
couple of rolls of toilet paper just in case
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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #11 on: Nov 27, 2017, 01:39:36 »
Ford Prefect would recommend packing a towel …

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Offline The Mariner

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #12 on: Nov 27, 2017, 02:22:51 »
Had the pleasure of meeting Eraser today & handing over the saddlebags. They don't hold heaps but every little bit will help.

I also suggested adding some upper cylinder lubricant into the fuel tank to help keep those little valves happy, so here's a link to a very interesting discussion on using TC-W3 grade 2-stroke oil for just that purpose. I've been using it in my cars & bikes for the last 12 months & have not noticed any problems.

Mix ratio for us metric folks is 1.5ml of oil per litre of petrol.

« Last Edit: Nov 27, 2017, 02:27:02 by The Mariner »
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Offline Captain Bean

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #13 on: Nov 27, 2017, 12:25:13 »
Good luck on your adventure...

I always carry a set of cheapo bicycle lights (the front one clamps on the handlebar and the rear clips on anything back there).

May not be legal but is certainly better than nothing if you have to be out late in the arse end of nowhere and a bulb goes, also means you have a torch anyway for those dropped key moments.

Have fun.

Richard.
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Offline orrible-64

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #14 on: Nov 27, 2017, 21:21:26 »
And I thought riding my 250 single with panniers to ceduna and back to Adelaide  was a big ride. Can I suggest a kidney belt . Just from experience . Vibration does your insides no good on long rides.. als an Adelaide ace rider


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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #15 on: Nov 28, 2017, 01:13:27 »
Had the pleasure of meeting Eraser today & handing over the saddlebags. They don't hold heaps but every little bit will help.

I also suggested adding some upper cylinder lubricant into the fuel tank to help keep those little valves happy, so here's a link to a very interesting discussion on using TC-W3 grade 2-stroke oil for just that purpose. I've been using it in my cars & bikes for the last 12 months & have not noticed any problems.

Mix ratio for us metric folks is 1.5ml of oil per litre of petrol.
Interesting article. I'll give it a go. Ask wife (nurse) to bring home a syringe for me that holds to 20ml. I normally fill after I hit reserve, which is 6ltrs. So I'll add 12ml when I get home. A great little can of worms, that one.

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Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #16 on: Nov 28, 2017, 06:19:47 »
All, thanks ;) leaving this friday, should be on it by 1pm and to the first destination 180kms away by 6:00pm hopefully.
I dropped all the camping equipment, and have a lifestraw incase i run out of potable water (doubtful) and a tiny metho stove I made from an old V can (pic attached) ;). Got a Bluetooth headset so i can listen to music or directions or cry to loved ones :P.

Mariner, Thanks I modded my tool roll (read: cut it in half with scissors) and it fits in one pocket of the saddlebag, so 2kg there. and then other pocket now has the first aid kit, poncho, hand warmers another kg or so there. Smart phone charger will fit in outside pockets and the lock on the other one, so a fair amount of stuff in it. :) I will also see if i can grab some cheap 2 stoke TC-W3 on my journeys, already need to grab some oil and chain lube and some tire goo maybe.

Orrible: thanks I am trying to to bring anything extra, but if i feel it after the first/second day I will go and grab one.

Anyone using a ram mount for their phone/GPS etc? If so where did you secure it?



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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #17 on: Nov 28, 2017, 07:52:08 »
You will probably find that the new 'Ace' will get very hot after running for a few hours, especially at this time of the year.

Don't panic if it doesn't want to start after a fuel stop; give it time to cool down. It is probably a good idea to kick-start only as you are less likely to run the battery flat. If it's not going to start in a couple of kicks it's trying to tell you something.

If you're coming through the centre of Sydney I can probably assist with an oil-change and tappet adjustment etc. (will PM phone number).

Best of luck,
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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #18 on: Nov 28, 2017, 20:47:26 »
good luck on Friday and don't be tempted to try riding near dark (morning or night) them roos/wallabies/wombats/echidnas/etc will see you as a challenge rather than a threat

and don't forget the bog roll
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Offline Sneikz

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #19 on: Nov 29, 2017, 02:25:43 »
Anyone using a ram mount for their phone/GPS etc? If so where did you secure it?

Yes, using a Chinese knockoff and have attached it to the left hand front fork using one of the u bolts provided.
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« Last Edit: Nov 29, 2017, 03:32:40 by Sneikz »
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