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  • GeeBee Posts: 146
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    04 Jul 2017 12:35 AM
    Hi all, 
    Currently riding up the WA coast heading to Coral Bay , Broome etc. wondering if any WA riders or other travellers have ridden the road into 80 mile beach Caravan Park from the Highway ? Is the road ok for a big tourer ? 
    Cheers for any info 
    GeeBee
  • keith Posts: 1401
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    04 Jul 2017 04:38 PM
    No, but lets us know how you go, I think most was covered on you're original post a few months ago. Good luck.
  • GeeBee Posts: 146
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    04 Jul 2017 07:07 PM
    Cheers Keith , hoping someone had ridden it recently . The feedback on WikiCamps varies from good gravel to bone jarring corrigations. Not keen on bone jarring ! 
  • johno1 Posts: 188
    Perth, NOR
    Stock Poster johno1
    05 Jul 2017 09:33 PM
    Hey gee bee,

    I drove it a couple of weeks ago on the way to Darwin. Funnily enough we stayed at the park there for a few days and the conversion over a beer was "shit, this would be bloody hard to bring our bikes here". Be a quick run on a crf450 though. First few k's aren't bad but get worse further in. Plenty of cattle as well.
    Cheers Johno 
  • keith Posts: 1401
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    05 Jul 2017 11:28 PM
    Posted by johno1 on 05 Jul 2017 07:33 PM
    Hey gee bee,

    I drove it a couple of weeks ago on the way to Darwin. Funnily enough we stayed at the park there for a few days and the conversion over a beer was "shit, this would be bloody hard to bring our bikes here". Be a quick run on a crf450 though. First few k's aren't bad but get worse further in. Plenty of cattle as well.
    Cheers Johno 

     Nice one Johno, good to here your out and about mate.

  • GeeBee Posts: 146
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    06 Jul 2017 02:48 PM
    Posted by johno1 on 05 Jul 2017 09:03 PM
    Hey gee bee,

    I drove it a couple of weeks ago on the way to Darwin. Funnily enough we stayed at the park there for a few days and the conversion over a beer was "shit, this would be bloody hard to bring our bikes here". Be a quick run on a crf450 though. First few k's aren't bad but get worse further in. Plenty of cattle as well.
    Cheers Johno 

     Thanks for the info Johno . Pretty sure I will give it a miss. Not keen on shaking a bike I would still have over 4,000 kms to ride home on. Bitumen for me ! Plus side is the bitumen roads are so much better than Vic. 

    Cheers and thanks for the reply . 

  • GeeBee Posts: 146
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    22 Jul 2017 08:46 PM
    Rode past the turnoff to 80 mile beach . Road looked a bit rough with gravel and dirt drifts . I woosed out and kept riding to Sandfire Roadhouse. If you are travelling up this way , Pardoo Roadhouse (140k s nth of Port Hedland) only has unleaded. Sandfire has 95 Premium but it is not next to the unleaded bowsers, it is in the middle row of bowsers next to a Diesel bowser and is usually hidden by a Caravan and car filling up. 
    I always carry octane booster on these trips and lent some to a BMW rider who had just filled up on 91 as we rolled up . A little later I pointed a fat boy rider to the better 95 bowser just before he filled up on 91. Going north you have around 290 km to the Roebuck Roadhouse so better fuel and fuel economy might help those with smaller tanks . Enjoying good weather in this part of WA . 
  • keith Posts: 1401
    Perth West Aust {SOR}
    Performance Poster keith
    22 Jul 2017 09:12 PM
    Great time of the year to be up in the North, always a group of Broome riders who go out to Willare every Sunday for coffee/breakfast, enjoy your trip.
  • carbon fibre Posts: 336
    Stage 1 Poster carbon fibre
    24 Jul 2017 11:53 AM
    Sound like a good run
    Nothing wrong with Aussie 91RON, wouldn't stop me from filling up, that's for sure.
    I get a giggle out the premium petrol crew. I run 91 in my 12:1 comp Dyna without issue, just saying
    Ride safe.
  • Wideglider Posts: 86
    Wollongong NSW
    Stock Poster Wideglider
    25 Jul 2017 12:57 AM
    Posted by carbon fibre on 24 Jul 2017 11:53 AM
    Sound like a good run
    Nothing wrong with Aussie 91RON, wouldn't stop me from filling up, that's for sure.
    I get a giggle out the premium petrol crew. I run 91 in my 12:1 comp Dyna without issue, just saying
    Ride safe.
                                             

    I too am part of the 'premium petrol crew'. Higher octane fuel has its place.

    Having only an air-cooled engine (especially riding up north) & with some of us having advanced our ignition timing for increased performance, having an aggressive riding style or riding two-up - some prefer to have the insurance of using a higher octane fuel. It's only a few cents more so not a massive extra cost on a bike and I prefer to have my engine last longer due to less chance of destructive detonation issues.

    Enjoy your ride up north GeeBee.       

  • GeeBee Posts: 146
    Stock Poster GeeBee
    25 Jul 2017 02:32 PM
    Cheers to all for the good wishes. I too like to run the highest octane available. In Broome atm and off towards Darwin , taking our time being tourists . Wherever you ride , ride safe and enjoy !!

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