Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pig's Arse Tour 2010 Day 9

Well today we were setup for a bit of stuffing about in the Simpson Desert.

To get to big Red a 20ks detour was in order.

The water in front of Big Red.

And from on top.
After riding up Big Red we headed out into the desert proper.  The next major obstacle was the Eyre Creek - a 70k detour.

Riding across the Eyre Creek

After using filling my bike from last bladder it was time to turn around and head back to Birdsville.  The big girl was starting to run a little rough and was hard to ride over the dunes.  As we hit the Big Red detour it was getting steadily worse and then I ran out of fuel althogether - strange that shouldn't have happened.  I managed to borrow some fuel and make it back to  Birdsville - after fuelling I noticed that fuel was running all over the ground when the bike was running.

After stripping the bike down we found that the o-rings on the swivel fittings in the carbs had failed the fuel was running past them.

Well hopefully I can find something to fix it in the morning.

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