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Old 04-25-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default breakdown help in Australia

Guys,

what are the options. What can you suggest?

We are about to do a long trip from Sydney through Victoria but what happens if we are out and about and THAT happens?
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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In the Outback? Simple. You die.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:18 AM   #3
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Have someone you can call in case. I'm not sure cell phones work in many areas of that country though. Gor for it.
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Have someone you can call in case. I'm not sure cell phones work in many areas of that country though. Gor for it.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:17 AM   #5
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Not a lot of bikers from Oz on this forum.

Here's a question, if you have a 'breakdown' in Australia, would it be considered a 'breakup' here in the 'States?

Gawd, I'm so clever!

OK, back to being helpful: Try the guys on the Sprint site on Triumphrat.net (http://www.triumphrat.net/sprint-forum/). There are several guys there that might be of assistance.

Good luck!
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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Watch "Long Way Round" or "Long Way Down" to learn how to outfit your chase and support vehicles. And the support vehicles for the support vehicles.

If you're serious, when I lived in Saudi Arabia there was a simple rule: don't go futher alone than you can walk back. We used to take a lot of trips into the desert, but never with one vehicle. These days you could invest in a satellite phone.

I've heard of the motorcycle equivalent of a boater's "Float Plan" as well; where you have people who know your schedule and will send help if you're overdue. I imagine there are people in Oz who have done this.
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