Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

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Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby tycho » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:07 pm

Found on Big River trail last week. Looks like a lot of bits have been taken off it. Anyone know if there are plans to get the rest out?
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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby tallsam66 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:19 pm

Its been there for years.

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Pico42 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:13 pm

It is a bit of a shame that it gets left there, probably doesn't help the public image of 4WDing.

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby keithal » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:27 pm

Having not done big river how hard would it be to drag a trailer in and get rid of the body?

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Pico42 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:45 pm

Big River is maybe a grade 2 with a bit of overgrowth in places from time to time. Trailer is probably easy enough.

Getting the body back up the bank would be the challenging bit. It is probably about 10m or so below the track. Likely winch it up, perhaps after cutting it into two.

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Smurf » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:47 pm

where abouts on the track is it? heading there this weekend, might have a look

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Sausager » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:10 pm

Haha that one has less rust in the body than mine does! :lol: Any more pics?

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby tycho » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:16 pm

Only other pic I took. Had American visitors in the back so kind of sucked to see the wreckage amongst the greenery. Would gladly contribute $100 to anyone or group that can recover it out of there and dispose of appropriately.
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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Smurf » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:46 pm

How far away from the road is it? If it was flipped on its roof could it be towed/winched to the road?

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Pico42 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:52 pm

Smurf, we poked around it that afternoon after going through Petrol Hill with you. It is about 10m below the track and has been picked clean. We imagined winching via a pulley block to a tree on the uphill side of the track, but the track is pretty narrow here.

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Checkerhead » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:07 pm

tycho wrote:Would gladly contribute $100 to anyone or group that can recover it out of there and dispose of appropriately.


That is an awesome attitude. I realise it wouldn't cover the cost, but it's a great start.

The recovery and disposal seems like a good wee mission for a club at some point. I have no vehicle at the moment but I know how to run a winch and would gladly help out.
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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Smurf » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:54 pm

If time allows our group may look at pulling it up to the road if possible, Getting a trailer in there would be the challenge I think.

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby tycho » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:44 am

Managed to pull the GPS coordinates off the photo:
42:14:17.24
171:53:21.58

Hope this helps anyone looking for it :)

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Smurf » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:50 pm

We stopped and had a look at this wreck on the way into Big river over the long weekend, and made plans to winch it out on our way out and leave it in the bush line to be removed at a later date. Unfortunately we had a vehicle in our group suffer a breakage and with three 4x4s full of young kids we had to leave the wreck as it was. I am still keen to help remove it if anyone else is keen on doing a recovery job. A small car trailer would be sufficient to bring it out. winching it out of the gully it is sitting in would be a relatively straight forward job.

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby kiwitonita » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:42 pm

If it's of any help, the co-ordinates are attached here. The file will also open in Google Earth. Pretty dense looking forest! A plain .gpx file is not allowed so it has been zipped.
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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Eddieb » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:44 am

I've added Big River Mine to our database of tracks on 4wdTracksNZ this morning as it was on the list to get done anyway. It looks like Suzy Q is very near the top of the track.

http://www.4wdtracks.co.nz/gps-tracks/south-island-tracks/big-river-mine/

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Smurf » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:07 pm

Eddieb wrote:I've added Big River Mine to our database of tracks on 4wdTracksNZ this morning as it was on the list to get done anyway. It looks like Suzy Q is very near the top of the track.

http://www.4wdtracks.co.nz/gps-tracks/south-island-tracks/big-river-mine/


Original GPS co-ordinates place it quite near the end of the track but it is not at those co-ords. It is a little over half way in

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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Trials » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:23 am

Took some photos last week, the Zook is just over half-way in on the right-hand side.
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Re: Suzuki SusyQ on Big River trail Reefton

Postby Trials » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:25 am

More photos.
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