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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    18 Jan 2016 02:17 PM

    The good wife and I are in the planning stages for a 9,000 lm 4 week road trip on our Harley's (Streetglide an a Wideglide) from Adelaide to Darwin to Broome, back to Katherine, then back to Adelaide.

    We are departing Adelaide on the Saturday the 18th June, and [lan on being back in Adelaide on the 17th July 2016.

    The onlt date that is firm, is that we must be in Darwin on the 1st of July (Territory Day) Cracker Night.

    If anyone wants to join in for the whole, or part. of the trip, feel free to get in touch.

    Any sugestions on good places to stay, feel free to share.

    Regards Lofty.

  • FXST11 Posts: 327
    East Coast
    Stage 1 Poster FXST11
    18 Jan 2016 09:01 PM
    Hi Lofty, I done a Lap of the Map in July / Aug 2015. Broome was nothing to write home about ( apart from Cable beach for sunset). Just curious, you should have more than enough time going down West Coast as its a great ride, Kalbarri and the Cliffs are unreal. Onslow is good. We missed the Pinnacles as my bro inlaw had his Clutch Slave cylinder shit itself about 200km north of Carnarvon..
    Plus across the bottom is nice, even if it did rain Torrential from Perth to Melbourne. Anyway, have a Safe trip.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    18 Jan 2016 10:17 PM
    Posted By FXST11 on 18 Jan 2016 7:31 PM
    Hi Lofty, I done a Lap of the Map in July / Aug 2015. Broome was nothing to write home about ( apart from Cable beach for sunset). Just curious, you should have more than enough time going down West Coast as its a great ride, Kalbarri and the Cliffs are unreal. Onslow is good. We missed the Pinnacles as my bro inlaw had his Clutch Slave cylinder shit itself about 200km north of Carnarvon..
    Plus across the bottom is nice, even if it did rain Torrential from Perth to Melbourne. Anyway, have a Safe trip.

     

    Thanks for that mate, only an extra 400 Km's, well worth looking into.

    what is the maximum distance for fuel stops doing the West Coast?

    did you carry spare fuel?

     

  • GeeBee Posts: 166
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    18 Jan 2016 10:33 PM

    If it is ok Lofty I'd like to follow this thread.

    Planning to do western vic - Darwin - cairns - Broome - west coast WA- Perth - back to Vic. Late April to end of August . I'm on a 15 Street Glide Special ( black) wife on her 2015 triumph Bonnie. We did up the centre to Darwin in 09 , (me on 06 wideglide , she on 08 Bonnie . Both retired now , have the time and plenty of rellies to visit. Keen to hear on issues like petrol in particular access to premium on west coast .

  • FXST11 Posts: 327
    East Coast
    Stage 1 Poster FXST11
    18 Jan 2016 10:50 PM

    Yeh Lofty, well I was towing a trailer, and Yes I carried an extra 2 x 5 lt containers of fuel. I had very srong Head / side winds all way from Townsville, all way around Oz except from Broome south to Sand fire RoadHouse just over 300km. and I made it. I normally can get 400km from a tank sitting on 100 / 110kmh, but rest of the way I like from Townsville all way around was 200km average per tank. I know quite a few guys that have done it, no trailer. and none have carried any extra fuel.
    So yeh maybe if you want to, carry 5 ltr between you both, But I reckon don't need it, if No trailer.

     From Perth i went to Bussleton Jetty, Augusta ( great Pub) they also have a motel across road $90. night. Then coast road to Albany, Esperance, Then across the Nullabour stopped night at Madurah Pass, Ceduna, then went down to Port Lincoln, Then around through the Barossa Valley, to Motor Museum ( forget town but nice) then to Kingston SE, then GOR to Melbourne,

    Most places called their 95 Premium. There is an additive in fuel around the outback areas, It dont look or smell like petrol from Suburbia, but still done the job. Stayed at Three ways Road house in tent but they do have cabins, Then Mataranka, Tent. Then in Darwin we stayed at Hidden Valley Tourist park, about 2km from HD dealer. and 20min ride into Darwin to see Harbour & Mindil Markets. Then come back down to Katherine to the Big 4 c/park, has own onsite restaurant, Then Lake Argyle is a Must. about 30km inland off h/way. Then fuel at Kununurra, Then  Fitzroy Crossing Resort on right as you come into town before crossing bridge. $15. unpwered site.also fuel up in FC.  Then next stop Broome.

  • G T Posts: 390
    Gawler SA
    Stage 1 Poster G T
    19 Jan 2016 02:50 AM

    I don't really have any input except...save me some fireworks. devil

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    19 Jan 2016 10:43 AM
    Posted By G T on 19 Jan 2016 1:20 AM

    I don't really have any input except...save me some fireworks. devil

     

    I plan on it mate

     

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    19 Jan 2016 11:06 AM
    Posted By GeeBee on 18 Jan 2016 9:03 PM

    If it is ok Lofty I'd like to follow this thread.

    Planning to do western vic - Darwin - cairns - Broome - west coast WA- Perth - back to Vic. Late April to end of August . I'm on a 15 Street Glide Special ( black) wife on her 2015 triumph Bonnie. We did up the centre to Darwin in 09 , (me on 06 wideglide , she on 08 Bonnie . Both retired now , have the time and plenty of rellies to visit. Keen to hear on issues like petrol in particular access to premium on west coast .

     

    All good mate, hopefully we can hook up somewhere. Try to be in Darwin for the 1st July, it is cracker night there, so you can rum amoke

     

  • GeeBee Posts: 166
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    19 Jan 2016 11:17 AM

    Thanks Lofty. I am sure we will cross paths at some time in the trip. Was in Darwin for Territory Day a few years ago. Went to Lee Point with rellies.  Eskies full of fireworks. Unbelievable shooting out and  across the water.   Safe travels ! 

  • scooby Posts: 0
    scooby
    19 Jan 2016 03:43 PM
    sounds like a ripper of a trip plus fireworks
  • Uncle Ho Posts: 4874
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    19 Jan 2016 05:55 PM

    Brooke and Rex will be back in Adelaide by end May... otherwise I'd consider it. I'm in Asia for three weeks in April starting with Bike Week in Phuket and possibly in Calgary late May

  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4235
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    20 Jan 2016 05:57 PM

    Darwin is full in July , book accomodation early . I,ve sworn never to go again at that time due to the crowds . Must be gettin old and grumpy .

  • FXST11 Posts: 327
    East Coast
    Stage 1 Poster FXST11
    20 Jan 2016 08:27 PM
    I was in Darwin 1st week of August, and We stayed at Hidden Valley tourist park. On left just before the HD dealer for Darwin. We only rang the day before for a booking
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    21 Jan 2016 11:36 AM
    Posted By Tim S.G. on 20 Jan 2016 4:27 PM

    Darwin is full in July , book accomodation early . I,ve sworn never to go again at that time due to the crowds . Must be gettin old and grumpy .

     

    I have a holiday home in Darwin mate, all good.

     

  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4235
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    21 Jan 2016 02:52 PM
    Posted By LOFTYBOB on 21 Jan 2016 10:06 AM
    Posted By Tim S.G. on 20 Jan 2016 4:27 PM

    Darwin is full in July , book accomodation early . I,ve sworn never to go again at that time due to the crowds . Must be gettin old and grumpy .

     

    I have a holiday home in Darwin mate, all good.

     

    Laughing there mate , well done .

     

     

  • Spook Posts: 2698
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    21 Jan 2016 07:34 PM
    Posted By Tim S.G. on 21 Jan 2016 1:22 PM
    Posted By LOFTYBOB on 21 Jan 2016 10:06 AM
    Posted By Tim S.G. on 20 Jan 2016 4:27 PM

    Darwin is full in July , book accomodation early . I,ve sworn never to go again at that time due to the crowds . Must be gettin old and grumpy .

     

    I have a holiday home in Darwin mate, all good.

     

    Laughing there mate , well done .

     

     

     

    When are we ALL going, Bob?...................hahahhhahahahahahaaa

     

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    22 Jan 2016 11:55 AM
    Posted By Spook on 21 Jan 2016 6:04 PM
    Posted By Tim S.G. on 21 Jan 2016 1:22 PM
    Posted By LOFTYBOB on 21 Jan 2016 10:06 AM
    Posted By Tim S.G. on 20 Jan 2016 4:27 PM

    Darwin is full in July , book accomodation early . I,ve sworn never to go again at that time due to the crowds . Must be gettin old and grumpy .

     

    I have a holiday home in Darwin mate, all good.

     

    Laughing there mate , well done .

     

     

     

    When are we ALL going, Bob?...................hahahhhahahahahahaaa

     

    Hence the Open Invitation

     

     

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    22 Jan 2016 02:17 PM
    Posted By chinashop bull on 22 Jan 2016 10:34 AM

    Lofty,

    Pitty you can't go a little earlier.  A group of us are heading up to Darwin, across to Perth, and then back east.  Leaving Renmark in the last week of April.

    Bugga mate, but I want to be in Darwin for Territory Day

     

     

  • Humbug Posts: 605
    Darwin
    Performance Poster Humbug
    16 Apr 2016 09:52 AM
    Hello Lofty,

    in regards to fireworks,do you know they are only sold on territory day now? so you might want to get in a day or so earlier to get ready for the firework stampede.

  • Surly Posts: 568
    Perth
    Performance Poster Surly
    16 Apr 2016 12:05 PM
    Posted By LOFTYBOB on 18 Jan 2016 8:47 PM

    Thanks for that mate, only an extra 400 Km's, well worth looking into.

    what is the maximum distance for fuel stops doing the West Coast?

    did you carry spare fuel?

     

    Roebuck (just south of Broome) to Sandfire Roadhouse is ~289km and Broome to Sandfire is ~323km.  

    Cheers
    Surly

     

     

     

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