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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post

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    [QUOTE=Speed Dealer;3391306]Youíre doing this to save $300?

    If youíre that broke Iím willing to sponsor your ride.

    Iím in for $50.

    Just seems ridiculous with a pillion on such a small bike.

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    Is it money you want...?

    In for $50

    Soz for quotefix...;-)
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    We've so far raised $100 for the 'Save a Pillion Appeal'.

    You've already proved you can do long distances with your ironbutt ride.

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    ilbuono has already "liked" OP so im assuming that is his indication of wanting to do it.
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    In for $50. One condition. I want to know the 7000k return route.

    I'd love to shave 1000 off the trip I'm planning in September
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    In for $50. One condition. I want to know the 7000k return route.

    I'd love to shave 1000 off the trip I'm planning in September
    Perth to Melbourne is only 3400km...

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny D View Post
    ilbuono has already "liked" OP so im assuming that is his indication of wanting to do it.
    If Ilbuono goes as pillion I'll pay for the whole trip on the condition both riders have Sena intercom's.
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    I'll chip in $50.

    I'd ask for proof that you don't have a pillion on the ride - only that I think that's not going to be necessary.

    You realise it's cheaper to share a comfy car with luggage space than it is to share an underpowered bike, right?
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    We're at $200. A pillion is close to being saved guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    We're at $200. A pillion is close to being saved guys!
    Before all the offers to chip in happened I was going to say I'd cough up the $ *not* to go
    Just looked up a one way trip with Qantas = $313 - a lot faster, and comfier. Would also be able to no doubt get for cheaper.
    When I was thinking about driving over to PI (trailering the bike) when you factored in fuel, wear and tear on tyres and the car, accommodation, meals etc I don't think it was any cheaper than flying (yes I know it's likely an iron butt ride so those things don't matter but unless you have an ironbutt pillion, if you wanted to go to Melbs it'd be so much easier to fly...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    Before all the offers to chip in happened I was going to say I'd cough up the $ *not* to go
    Just looked up a one way trip with Qantas = $313 - a lot faster, and comfier. Would also be able to no doubt get for cheaper.
    When I was thinking about driving over to PI when you factored in fuel, wear and tear, on tyres and the car, accommodation, meals etc I don't think it was any cheaper than flying (yes I know it's likely an iron butt ride so those things don't matter but unless you have an ironbutt pillion, if you wanted to go to Melbs it'd be so much easier to fly...)
    I think you've gotta ride it once...even though my ride across to PI was a bloody disaster. Plus you've got your bike to check out the roads just outside of Melbourne...which nothing in WA can come close to.
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    I'm paying $320 return with Virgin including meal, whatever in-flight entertainment, and 23kg of luggage
    Fuck riding pillion on either of those 2 bikes for the same price...is it Friday?
    Don't ride faster than your guardian angel can fly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    Iím in for $50.
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    In for $50
    Quote Originally Posted by AZAZL View Post
    In for $50.
    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    I'll chip in $50.
    Wow. Unexpected, but extremely appreciated. Thanks guys.

    Let's make it interesting. If we can get some more people on board, I will attempt the ironbutt 50cc gold challenge. Small bike only. Perth to sydney in 50 hours or less. Your sponsorship $$$ can purchase, well, whatever you like really. Something to strap to the bike, your sticker on the tank, a themed photo somewhere, an (legal) item of clothing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheel_of_steell View Post
    Wow. Unexpected, but extremely appreciated. Thanks guys.

    Let's make it interesting. If we can get some more people on board, I will attempt the ironbutt 50cc gold challenge. Small bike only. Perth to sydney in 50 hours or less. Your sponsorship $$$ can purchase, well, whatever you like really. Something to strap to the bike, your sticker on the tank, a themed photo somewhere, an (legal) item of clothing?
    No pillion torture then. I'm deffo in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny D View Post
    ilbuono has already "liked" OP so im assuming that is his indication of wanting to do it.
    I like the idea of the guy or girl having a go, I have done the trip hundreds of times since the old man first brought us over to wa in 1964 the Nullarbor was dirt all the way up to the seventies.

    I would forget going two up in winter on a cb125 I doubt you would make the fuel stops in winter with the head winds two up. Then factor in the increased fuel price just fly if you are trying to save money.

    As an adventure why not a postie bike a guy told me they can weigh up to 225 kg with a full mail load and rider, I have seen plenty of stories written on toilet walls on the Nullarbor of Harleyís and Ducatiís that didnít make it.

    Good luck young rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheel_of_steell View Post
    Something to strap to the bike
    TurboR1 still have that giant dildo from the pillion seat in your bedside drawer / wherever it came from? If you can spare it I've found it a new home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comehereoften View Post
    7000k on the front of a CB125!!! You also have to be kidding
    70km on a CB125 is enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    TurboR1 still have that giant dildo from the pillion seat in your bedside drawer / wherever it came from? If you can spare it I've found it a new home.
    Negative, I araldite-ed it to the bonnet of a car belonging to someone I didn't care for much.
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    I thought you were just winding everyone up but it seems you are sort of serious on this so I thought I would bore you with practicalities.
    Somehow you are going to ride 2 bikes to Melbourne, a cb125 and a gs500 mid winter and estimate 3-4 days then 5 days in Melbourne then return.
    Going by your past post of a short trip on your cb125, you ride at 80km/hr at about 16,000rpm. When you were freezing and fatigued, you could redline at 90-95 km/hr in full tuck. The Nullabor traffic is mainly trucks that do not appreciate having to try to pass a little motorbike toodling along so plan to be forced off the road more than a few times.
    Perth to Melbourne is 3,417.8 km. Therefore, you would take around 43 hours riding one way or almost 11 hours/day over 4 days. That accounts for all of your daylight hours in the 4 days and includes a few hours that are very roo prone in an area that has roo roadkill every few metres. You also want to have time to change the oil every day.
    Your bike canít manage this trip with you on your own and you donít have room for your own luggage, much less anyone elses.

    You now want to miraculously add a passenger and their luggage and you want to get them to pay $378 for this?
    Mate, I doubt if you would make it to Kalgoorlie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Negative, I araldite-ed it to the bonnet of a car belonging to someone I didn't care for much.
    I'm jealous of your style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wahoo View Post
    I thought you were just winding everyone up but it seems you are sort of serious on this so I thought I would bore you with practicalities.
    Somehow you are going to ride 2 bikes to Melbourne, a cb125 and a gs500 mid winter and estimate 3-4 days then 5 days in Melbourne then return.
    Going by your past post of a short trip on your cb125, you ride at 80km/hr at about 16,000rpm. When you were freezing and fatigued, you could redline at 90-95 km/hr in full tuck. The Nullabor traffic is mainly trucks that do not appreciate having to try to pass a little motorbike toodling along so plan to be forced off the road more than a few times.
    Perth to Melbourne is 3,417.8 km. Therefore, you would take around 43 hours riding one way or almost 11 hours/day over 4 days. That accounts for all of your daylight hours in the 4 days and includes a few hours that are very roo prone in an area that has roo roadkill every few metres. You also want to have time to change the oil every day.
    You now want to add a passenger. Your bike canít manage this trip with you on your own and you donít have room for your own luggage, much less anyone elses.
    And you want to get them to pay $378 for this?
    Mate, I doubt if you would make it to Kalgoorlie.
    But we all want to see how this turns out! Maybe not "Thread Fail" but could definitely be "Trip Fail."
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    Well... of course it won't be completely easy, motorcycle touring never is. In a strange way, that's the whole point of the endeavour. However, to put it in perspective: This is a straight, 100% sealed road, passing through several metropolitan areas with regular, high quality fuel stops and minimal/no risk of crime. On a late model japanese bike in good condition. I'm sure honda would love to sell me a VFR or goldwing to make the trip but the reality is that vast majority of the motorcycling world does a lot more, with a lot less, and somehow gets by.

    It can't be harder than this: https://www.longhaulpaul.com/archive...slight-breeze/
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