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  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    12 Sep 2018 06:55 AM
    Doing a 6 week 16,000km lap around Australia. Just about to reach the halfway point in the ride and have achieved a personal 'milestone' of  100,000kms on my trusty 2011 Street Glide. Absolutely reliable stock standard engine/exhaust-wise, with creature confort ergonomic changes like heated hand grips, forward mounted floor boards and the fabulous Revo-A shocks that make all the difference to the ride on the back of beyond roads in the top end and northwest coast. Loving this wide brown land we live in! HD Forums Australia - IMG_20180911_27342.jpg

  • rodders Posts: 5591
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    Forum Legend rodders
    12 Sep 2018 07:12 AM
    Wow. Now thats a great roadtrip. More pics of your travels please. Watch out for the wildlife.
    I'd be interested to know any tips you can offer about undertaking a large journey like this. Things such as tools and spares to carry, road conditions, accommodation etc.

    Happy trails Matt.
  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    12 Sep 2018 07:30 AM
    Quoting rodders on 12 Sep 2018 07:12 AM
    Wow. Now thats a great roadtrip. More pics of your travels please. Watch out for the wildlife.
    I'd be interested to know any tips you can offer about undertaking a large journey like this. Things such as tools and spares to carry, road conditions, accommodation etc.

    Happy trails Matt.
    Will put together some ideas in due course and post it. 
  • Kato  Posts: 135
    Stock Poster Kato
    12 Sep 2018 07:44 AM
    Quoting rodders on 12 Sep 2018 07:12 AM
    Wow. Now thats a great roadtrip. More pics of your travels please. Watch out for the wildlife.
    I'd be interested to know any tips you can offer about undertaking a large journey like this. Things such as tools and spares to carry, road conditions, accommodation etc.

    Happy trails Matt.
    Quoting mattt on 12 Sep 2018 07:30 AM
    Will put together some ideas in due course and post it. 

    Matt


    me too.............love to know how ypu carry all your stuff . Like do you camp it or motel it on the way around .

    I take it that you are doing it by yourself . Is this by choice and if so how do you find it being on your own so to speak .

    100K on the engine WELL DONE ( good fpr another 100K perhaps)


    Safe travels to you my friend

  • paulybronco Posts: 10096
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    12 Sep 2018 07:58 AM
    Good stuff, sadly my brand new 2012 street glide has been anything BUT reliable. Now up to 67000klm but plenty of issues. Enjoy your lap
  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    12 Sep 2018 08:21 AM
    Quoting rodders on 12 Sep 2018 07:12 AM
    Wow. Now thats a great roadtrip. More pics of your travels please. Watch out for the wildlife.
    I'd be interested to know any tips you can offer about undertaking a large journey like this. Things such as tools and spares to carry, road conditions, accommodation etc.

    Happy trails Matt.
    Quoting mattt on 12 Sep 2018 07:30 AM
    Will put together some ideas in due course and post it. 
    Quoting Kato on 12 Sep 2018 07:44 AM

    Matt


    me too.............love to know how ypu carry all your stuff . Like do you camp it or motel it on the way around .

    I take it that you are doing it by yourself . Is this by choice and if so how do you find it being on your own so to speak .

    100K on the engine WELL DONE ( good fpr another 100K perhaps)


    Safe travels to you my friend

    Being of a certain age (62) I'm not camping!  Some great pubs available at good rates so no need to camp IMHO. You'll see the RJ gearsack on the pillion backrest in the photo. One pannier is spares,  tools,  wet weather gear, spare gloves.  One pannier for misc stuff.  Carrying five quick dry tshirts/ boxers/ sox, one pair each jeans and casual shorts, one pair each of sandals and shoes. Hotels make laundry every few days easy.  Roughly riding 3-4 days then one rest day. Am riding with two other mates,  who are on BMW GS1200s. Talk about the touring odd couple
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 244
    Cairns FNQ
    Stock Poster Ken in Cairns
    12 Sep 2018 08:58 AM
    Great effort Matt, hope the last half of the trip is just as much fun for you.
    Cheers Ken 

  • markwoumla Posts: 1465
    Performance Poster markwoumla
    12 Sep 2018 10:58 AM
    Good on ya Matt …. Living the Dream !!!!!

    If you feel inclined ,,, May want to post up your location where you think your rest day may be ,, you might get some members that live near by, and  buy you a drink, or two, and may have some local knowledge that may be of help  !!!!!
    Good luck, and ride safe …. Cheers ….
  • STEAMER Posts: 262
    East Coast Oz
    Stage 1 Poster STEAMER
    12 Sep 2018 07:18 PM
    Hi Mattt, and Cool, yeh its not a bad ride around Oz, I done it in 2015. I camped from Brissy, up Coast & across top and down to Perth. But cabins across the bottom of Oz as torrential rain.  Post some more pics please, and ride Safe
  • JFE Posts: 1212
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    12 Sep 2018 07:31 PM
    Nice one.

    More pics and stories, if/when you get time. Plenty of us on here would be jealous.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3691
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    13 Sep 2018 09:30 AM
    Let us know if you need a place to stay or a feed in Adelaide mate.
  • Youngblood Posts: 793
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Youngblood
    13 Sep 2018 09:39 PM
    Quoting mattt on 12 Sep 2018 06:55 AMedited: 12 Sep 2018 06:56 AM
    Doing a 6 week 16,000km lap around Australia. Just about to reach the halfway point in the ride and have achieved a personal 'milestone' of  100,000kms on my trusty 2011 Street Glide. Absolutely reliable stock standard engine/exhaust-wise, with creature confort ergonomic changes like heated hand grips, forward mounted floor boards and the fabulous Revo-A shocks that make all the difference to the ride on the back of beyond roads in the top end and northwest coast. Loving this wide brown land we live in! HD Forums Australia - IMG_20180911_27342.jpg

    G'Day Mattt, wow 16 000 km trip that's a trip you can tell your grandchildren about.  The longest trip I have done so far is 6 000km over a two week period with lots of sight seeing.  I couldn't agree more with you on 'loving this wide brown land we live in', except that it's not all brown.  Please put more pictures up for us to enjoy and maybe even get some of us inspired to go on our own trips.  Thanks for posting, made me reminisce about some of my trips that I have done.
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  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    13 Sep 2018 10:09 PM
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 13 Sep 2018 09:30 AM
    Let us know if you need a place to stay or a feed in Adelaide mate.
    Thanks for your generous offer Bob. Passing thru Adelade only, riding from Port Lincoln to the Claire Valley
  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    13 Sep 2018 10:38 PM
    You guys asked for some photos. Hope these come through OK...HD Forums Australia - IMG_20180913_395.jpg
    Entering Qld at Texas
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    Single lane at times on the Gregory Developmental Road
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    They do BIG windmills out here

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    Wide brown landHD Forums Australia - IMG_20180913_31847.jpg
    Early morning just me and my shadow and the 103 ci rumble
  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    13 Sep 2018 10:47 PM
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    Fill up at Daly Waters
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    Long way to anywhere else
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    Road works!
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    Huge fire north of Derby
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    Terrific sunset in Derby
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    Sucks being second in line when the guy ahead has to put in 800 litres
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    Near Karijini WA
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    8,000kms behind us and 8,000kms to go
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    Near Tom Price WA
  • brucefxdl Posts: 862
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    14 Sep 2018 06:58 AM
    thanks matt,excellent pics,hope the trip is going well.cheers.
  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    14 Sep 2018 07:16 AM
    Quoting brucefxdl on 14 Sep 2018 06:58 AM
    thanks matt,excellent pics,hope the trip is going well.cheers.
    Thanks Bruce 
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 244
    Cairns FNQ
    Stock Poster Ken in Cairns
    14 Sep 2018 08:36 AM
    Nice photos, thanks for posting.
    Be doing a bit of the Gregory dev rd next week myself.
     With the 5 or 6 thousand km service interval for oil and filter, how did you guys manage the maintenance side ?
    Cheers Ken 
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2114
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    14 Sep 2018 09:22 AM
    Thank you matt, your picture quality, brings each place alive!!
    if you have not read it, you should look for a book called, " Around Australia the hard way" a good read.
    safe travel's.

  • mattt Posts: 20
    Stock Poster mattt
    14 Sep 2018 06:26 PM
    Quoting Ken in Cairns on 14 Sep 2018 08:36 AM
    Nice photos, thanks for posting.
    Be doing a bit of the Gregory dev rd next week myself.
     With the 5 or 6 thousand km service interval for oil and filter, how did you guys manage the maintenance side ?
    Cheers Ken 
    2011 Street Glide service interval is 8000km. Put new tyres on in Canberra and had Canberra HD give her a good check over at the same time. 

    I have stuck with the HD branded Dunlops because I get great mileage and grip from them.  Always 20-22000km per set, and I've done Canberra to Townsville twice, Canberra to Uluru, Canberra to Margaret River,  Canberra to Tassie, and a loop from Canberra through NSW-SA-Vic.(When people ask how I get that great mileage from tyres I tell them that I'm 62 not 22!). With 9500kms on them now I'm positive they'll still be good until I get home with 16,000kms on them (albeit a little more square on the profile).

     96k service fell due in Townsville.  Sun City HD did a great job, and once again gave it an extra close inspection knowing that I was on my way to Perth.  I've used them before. They offer a free loaner for the day too! Highly recommended dealership.  It's around 8000km to Perth the route we are taking and Perth HD will do the 104k service there. 
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