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  • #29262
    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hey there.

    I am new to Adventure Riding and planning my first ride out this weekend. Doing the East Cape Lighthouse then SH38 Lake Waikaremoana and out the top back home to Auckland.

    Checking google maps it seems I may run out of fuel.

    My first night will be spent at Te Araroa Holiday Park. I then trek out to the Lighthouse and back down the east coast following the 35. Google show a gas station in Te Araroa. Its not confidence inspiring at all as the photo thereof depicts a rather tired looking pump. Something that dispenses rust as opposed to high grade fuel. (No disrespect just a little nervous ?)

    Has anyone used the Fuel Pump in Te Araroa?

    Herein lies my dilemma. I am on a Ducati Scrambler. A Fuel Range of approx 170km – 200km. So some advance planning seems to be prudent – failing which it could be a very long wait for an Uber.

    Does anyone know of any Fuel stations between Hicks bay and Tolaga Bay?

    I leave early hours of Friday morning. I would be most grateful for any advice.

    Many thanks
    Cheers
    James.

    #29271
    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    If in doubt, carry spare fuel! To be useful, I’ve filled up a few times with no problems in Te Araroa.

    #29272
    James C
    Participant
    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Thanks for your reply, that’s good advice. If I can fill up in Te Araroa I’ll be schweet.

    #29279
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Fuel in Te Araroa can be flaky. I was there 3 months ago and the truck hadn’t made it so they were out. Going through there 3 years earlier they were also out. It is heavily used though so if you fill up there it should be fairly fresh.

    There is also fuel in Ruatoria behind the supermarket.

    #29281
    oghood
    Participant
    • Bike: White Rhino Dr650
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Filled at Ruatoria few weeks bak

    #29350
    James C
    Participant
    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Thanks for your reply. Yip the Trip went well. Filled at Te Araroa. Only Diesel and 91 available. Lake Waikaremoana had plenty of fuel. I called ahead to make sure. My Ducati’s fuel consumption was very good. I was getting 210km before reserve light came on. I learnt a lot on this trip made lots of mistakes, but it was fantastic.

    #29353
    James C
    Participant
    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Thought I’d add a Pic. Loved riding the Ducati, but I think I need a bigger bike?

    #29362
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Holy crap! did that wheelie everywhere?

    Not a bigger bike just more suitable luggage.

    #29387
    James C
    Participant
    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    LOL, looks worse than it was! Total weight was just over 13kgs. Unfortunately Tent, Sleeping Bag and Roll are a bit bulky. Will research this and have to invest in smaller gear. My Kriega Duo Saddlebags have arrived. Just waiting for the Mounting plates.

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