Forty degrees Celcius in the sun, and I realized that I was probably not going to make it to the next gas station if I kept going to the latest gorge.
So I turned around and headed for Derby, on the west of the Gibb River Road.
Slowing right down, and with pumped up hard tires, I crept along, eyeing the rapidly falling levels in the translucent 45 litre tanks.
Finally I made it – and promptly deposited 46.5 litres in those 45l tanks. I even had a litre or two to spare.
Sadly though that 46.5 litres got me just 600km, a pretty appalling economy rate, even on the sand and dirt roads.
I will check the air filters, most likely a bit more air will help things a bit, but that’s a huge issue for the longer trips on the KTM.