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Road Trip

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Road Trip

#1 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:02 pm

We seem to spend so much of our time here showing, discussing and researching about the rebuilds of these wonderful machines and not so much about being out and about enjoying them as they were intended to be. So here goes a plan I have for this week.The 'Plan' is a somewhat loose plan. I have a few spare days this week so taking the MkII for a ride around the bottom of Western Australia. Around 1800km over 3 or 4 days.

Home from work tonight to try on the bag set up and do an oil change
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This is the rough ( very rough ) intended path of travel. ( Clockwise )

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I'll try drop a few travel pics on the way if anyone is interested.

( Plan is to leave around Wednesday our time down here.)
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#2 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:25 pm

Yes please plenty of pics please Nico, if we did 1800kms even as a round trip here we'd end up very very salty and wet. :D
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#3 PostAuthor: AlanB » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 pm

wow - My son lives in Perth and can picture the route - Fantastic.We are over there again in Jan and want to go to Esperance - Enjoy and stay safe !! Pic of my 79 Z1000 attached :roll:
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#4 PostAuthor: sanderz » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:42 pm

Crikey that's a fair trip out! Good on ya, keep us posted :up
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#5 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:45 pm

Jealous, very jealous. Green with envy. Loads of pictures please, take it easy. :D :D
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#6 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 am

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The Mkii took offence at me riding my non Zed and threw a tantrum this morning. She flooded herself and tried to flatten her battery so much that it took the trusty kick starter to get her mobile then on the shake down a main fuse went. Was it an omen, who knows but what the heck. Finally left home a little later than planned but all good. Weather was overcast to start with but the further east I got the finer the skies.Made my destination today a little town called Hyden. No other issues on the way except for a brown snake rearing up at me on the road as I went past at 120kph. Hyden is home of Wave Rock, Google will tell you more. A few happy snaps..
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#7 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:16 am

Here's another rock near the Wave Rock. They call it - Hippos Yawn. You work it out , lol
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My digs for the night.
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#8 PostAuthor: Haggler » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:51 am

Stunning , the wave rock looks like a massive wall of death. Keep them coming just what we need to see on a miserable day in Blighty :D

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#9 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:05 pm

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#10 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:25 pm

Haggler wrote:Stunning , the wave rock looks like a massive wall of death. Keep them coming just what we need to see on a miserable day in Blighty :D


I sympathise with you, the weather here is shite too....... Apparently
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And to give perspective to the wave

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& its goodnight from down under. Plan is to do a lazy 390km ride to the white beach sands of Esperance tomorrow . Will try and post more next stop. :D
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Re: Road Trip

#11 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:59 am

Made it to Esperance, a few minor glitches raising their head but nothing to be too concerned about.
Today's pics for you lot up there.
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#12 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:41 am

whats the immigration criteria for Aus? :( I remember we had one day when the sun came out this year.
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#13 PostAuthor: nicomkii » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:38 pm

Yes Warren it's hard with this sun

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But my biggest dilemma is that the front Pirelli has gone
off big time.

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I have sourced a new one so a gentle 500km ride over to Albany for a replacement tomorrow. Thanks to Albany Motorcycles
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Re: Road Trip

#14 PostAuthor: Haggler » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Fantastic pics. Safe ride tomorrow for your tyre :D

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#15 PostAuthor: Fred the Zed » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:54 pm

Great pics

Nice bit of adventure. I always kept some baby wipes in my bag and after cleaning my visor, I's wrap them around the fork stanchions overnight to soak the dried bugs off and save the fork seals.

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