Just for those who havent had the opportunity to pass a road train in the north west
when these things get up to speed they're scary
(port headland) road train.jpg
its the extra swb model
at least that what they called it when i bought it
im pretty sure in 07 they had 4 chassis lengths LWB, MWB , SWB and mine
its about the same length as a cruiser
the full layout is at the link above
There was only ever 2 WB's available ...... although they may have varied slighty...the confusion was the the longer one was either called the MWB or LWB but to my knowledge there was never 2 longer WB variants. The difference is 600mm and the MWB/LWB uses an extra 600mm centre tailshaft and the SWB has 600mm cut out of the front end of the rear section of the chassis (or just behind the step). Clear as mud.
BTW I once had to overtake a triple trailer road train towing a sick double trailer road train out near Katherine....lucky the roads are pretty straight out there. I wouldn't want to be doing it in a Canter.
Go the Maroons.....
Last edited by whatcharterboat; 07-05-2012 at 01:55 AM.
thanks Stu, i just took a quick look at your link. Great set up. Mine is also a SWB 08 model, looks identical (without all the fun stuff!) I had ATW do the single wheel conversion and parabolics a month ago and it is a better ride, can't wait to give it a good test.
So for those of you who have been paying attention
youll know I carry my 1000 V Strom covered on the back of the truck
this is what it looked like when uncovered in Broome
it appears ive been collecting Pilbra bulldust along the way
So much for "its a beatiful day I might go for a ride"
bike on sml.jpgdirty bike (1).jpgdirty bike (2).jpg
To paraphrase that old Colgate toothpaste ad...
LOOK... IT DOES GET IN!!!
My attempt to build something to go somewhere else...
That's why I painted my Vstrom "desert tan" to start with. Haha. Looks a bit bright under the flash...