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Author Topic: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA  (Read 1825 times)

Offline orrible-64

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #30 on: Dec 03, 2017, 19:27:10 »
Hope you are enjoying the trip between the problems. Donít sweat the speed issues. We have a sail boat that does about 12 kph , still is exciting as hell. Be kind to your bike and have the trip of a lifetime!


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Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #31 on: Dec 03, 2017, 19:33:30 »
Good luck. Many years ago I nursed a tired xt600 1/2 way across OZ. I was helped by a lot by the people I met on the way. An adventure I will never forget. Try not to stress out and enjoy. You have many great, good, bad and ugly moments ahead of you. For me they were great times (OK flats are never fun), just make the most of good bits and take care
« Last Edit: Dec 03, 2017, 19:46:28 by Popeye SXM »

Offline The Mariner

  • Posts: 61
  • Adelaide, Australia
Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #32 on: Dec 03, 2017, 21:54:06 »
Quote
"55kph is all I got"

Hahahaaa... reminds me of a t-shirt you can get from a bike mob in the U.S.A. who specialise in small-bore bikes like the Hoda Rukus etc.

Printed proudly on the back is "Sorry... it's already wide open !"
Regards,

Phil.

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Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #33 on: Dec 05, 2017, 01:50:02 »
So day 2, Going across Brisbane North lakes to hopefully glen Innes  realistically barely outside Brisbane at Wooloomam.

Got up and went to super cheap, they told be to go to Bunnings for the globe lol, went back to the bike and started the trip, the day started out as standard Sunday drivers in stop Start traffic, I had told Google to avoid the highways but it decided the M5 was perfect for me ( I wish I could have used it gotten across Brissy in 30 mins). I stopped at the onramp big sign no mopeds. Told Google to find another way, it took me down a dead end road and onto a bike path along side the M5. I stayed on this to the next exit because I couldn't find an easy way around, I got quite a few abuses thrown at me from the Sunday bike riders, gave them sorry waves. Finally got to a repco again no globe, walked out of repco rain, still 27c  but raining. Looked for a bike shop and found one in Ipswich. Headed up into the hills on the old Highway up hill 25kph down 60kph repeat for an hour. Constantly moving into the bike lane to get people off my ass. At about 1 I got to the bike store in Ipswich and finally got a globe + spare. Fitted, kept driving south pulled over at a pub for some lunch. TBH I remember saying my bag is still too heavy to myself. During lunch I got a phone call, my accommodation cancelled on me for that night due to rains, road closures. Luckily day ones accommodation that I couldn't get to on day one offered to let me stay on day two. I pulled in at about 3pm no more than 80 KMS out south of Ipswich. Beautiful Queenslander parked the bike underneath. Big storms in the horizon, bad mobile signal but enough to re plan around the next days travels, BOM looked bad. Off Highway road getting closed. At about 1am it was pouring. Day three I'll write up soon, doesn't go to plan but that's the adventure. I had a play with the fuel mix screw I could get it to idle nice but then a pita to start. But still runs once it starts.



Offline Sneikz

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #34 on: Dec 05, 2017, 04:06:57 »
Waze, use Waze. It's a Google company and a better option with support from the community. Set up as a motorcycle.

We're with you.

Enjoy the trip!
« Last Edit: Dec 05, 2017, 04:08:33 by Sneikz »
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Offline The Mariner

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  • Adelaide, Australia
Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #35 on: Dec 05, 2017, 07:18:43 »
Or use maps.me. Works offline so you don't use your mobile data while riding. Download the maps in advance when you have wifi. Maccas is good for that
« Last Edit: Dec 05, 2017, 18:05:09 by The Mariner »
Regards,

Phil.

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Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #36 on: Dec 06, 2017, 18:43:45 »
Day 3, turn around.

I got off fairly early, realised I'm way behind where I need to be, I took a few extra days of work because of the rain but I needed to get close to 300 this day. As I started to head south, big black storm clouds were racing towards me with the haze of rain under them. I got about 60 km in and the rain hit, at first it's fine, but slowly the road became a river, at one point the water was 10-15cm deep and as cars went past I would literally float off the road ( unfortunately no pictures as I was in a huff, wet, tired, and realising I'm not getting to Adelaide). I finally stopped and turned around and headed back to Brisbane. I grabbed an Airbnb in Wooloowin for the next 4 days. Took the test of the day to get back to Brisbane, I wanted to take the A4 but again reached it and no mopeds. So back through the hills of Brisbane luckily the rain had stopped by now. Funnily enough I didn't have gloves on and I got major sunburn lol. Stopped for Breakfast/lunch colleges crossing and just realised this is all part of the adventure, and to just enjoy myself.

Day 4 I had a play with the Carby, and couldn't understand why the high idle kept going, also this day it literally rained the whole day, didn't stop until about 7 when I went to get a cheese burger lol. Oh also I think today was the day I realised my manual kickstart lever had fallen off lol. I also did maths and realised even if I drove 8 hours a day I can't make it back to ADL, so I put a transport request out on truckit.com.au. and booked a ticket back to Adelaide for the night of day 7.

 Unrelated I'll try those various other mapping solutions.

Online spotty

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #37 on: Dec 06, 2017, 19:37:00 »
bad luck, good try though. if at first you don't succeed etc

did the toilet paper come in handy anyway?
short fast loud, three things punk rock and vmaxs have in common

south of the border, down melbourne way

Offline The Mariner

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  • Adelaide, Australia
Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #38 on: Dec 06, 2017, 20:40:13 »
Bugger...

Tell you what though, I'll give you 100/10 for having the guts to try it. I wouldn't have had the courage to, I can tell you. It mightn't have ended the way you had hoped but it sure was an experience you won't forget in a hurry,and the ACE is still running  :)
Regards,

Phil.

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Online spotty

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #39 on: Dec 06, 2017, 21:29:11 »
those ain't balls.....these is balls, and adelaidian ones too

short fast loud, three things punk rock and vmaxs have in common

south of the border, down melbourne way