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Paulemery 07-11-2012 08:13 AM

1 Triumph, 1 Brit. 20,000 Miles, The Long Way Home
 
In April 2013, I am planning to Circumnavigate the Globe on my Triumph Scrambler
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I am riding the long way home from the East Coast of America via 12 countries back to London.
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I will travel through
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USA
Canada
Siberia
Russia
Mongolia
Kazakhstan
Ukraine
Slovakia
Czech Republic
Germany
Belgium
And finally the UK
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Over the next 8/9 months I will be furiously planning and preparing myself for this gigantic expedition
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You will be able to follow my progress at
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I will be using this platform to raise awareness for a great cause such as War Child or UNICEF (tbc)
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There will be numerous milestone parties during the preparation stage, so I hope you can all be there to show your support

MotoSailorDC 07-11-2012 08:17 AM

Best of luck! Looks like it'll be a great ride!

Paulemery 07-11-2012 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by MotoSailorDC (Post 19104681)
Best of luck! Looks like it'll be a great ride!


Thanks fella, I'm sure 1000's of questions will be rolling towards the different threads very soon.

Keep on rolling

dallastx 07-11-2012 11:47 AM

Im anxious to see the preps on yer Scrambler, as itll be a tuff travel so the bike has to be well prepared for this.
Good luck&have fun!
Greetz, Hans.

Paulemery 07-11-2012 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dallastx (Post 19106255)
Im anxious to see the preps on yer Scrambler, as itll be a tuff travel so the bike has to be well prepared for this.
Good luck&have fun!
Greetz, Hans.

Thanks Hans

I am upgrading the suspension (both front and Back) and the tires. Full strip and rebuild of the motor, this way I can learn the basic ropes of mechanics. Panniers are from Metal Mule, with some other mods upfront to to keep wind off the body and hands.

IslandMonkey 07-11-2012 01:43 PM

Godspeed mate and have fun; I'll be following this closely.

Paulemery 07-11-2012 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by IslandMonkey (Post 19107008)
Godspeed mate and have fun; I'll be following this closely.

Thanks Buddy.

Appreciated


As i am unashamedly telling everyone go here [URL="http://www.facebook.com/ellioco"] and like the page its the easiest way to follow our shenanigans -

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bokad 07-14-2012 03:15 AM

It will be great to see this journey done on a Scrambler. Real style!

bobw 07-14-2012 04:06 AM

I'm on board too, safe travels and best of luck!

findlj 07-14-2012 06:19 AM

:lurk
RTW on a Scrambler! Oh, I'm definitely in on this one! Best of Luck.

limeymike 07-14-2012 09:38 AM

A message from my dad after hearing what you're doing: "You bloody daft bugger!" :D I love it, nice to see a Triumph twin go around the world again. Keep the updates coming mate and best of luck we're all pulling for ya, should be a ride of a lifetime.

ksnak 07-14-2012 11:08 AM

What a great journey. This Scrambler owner will most definitely be following along too to see how long distance on a Scram is done. :lurk

Kathy

squonker 07-14-2012 12:45 PM

Very cool. I'm keen to see the Scrambler doing its thing too....

Paulemery 08-07-2012 11:26 AM

Preparing My Triumph Scrambler for RTW
 
Tina (The name of my Scrambler): Hello Paul<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Paul: Hello Tina, so I want to take back home to London, via Siberia, the BAM Road, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and few other places. Up for it?<o:p></o:p>
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Tina: No, F'ck Off<o:p></o:p>
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Paul: Wait! What? Why?<o:p></o:p>
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Tina: Look at me, Im overweight, Im really not sure Im built for such shenanigans, I can and do make you look good in Manhattan.<o:p></o:p>
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Paul: Well this isn't an adventure for no reason. Lets get you some glad rags and handbags.<o:p></o:p>
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So begins the task of outfitting Tina the Triumph ready for the road.<o:p></o:p>
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This is what I have outlined so far<o:p></o:p>
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Wheels:<o:p></o:p>
Alpina Wheels, these will allow me to run tubeless and they are infinitely stronger than my current ones! definitley the best around for my bike,

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Tires:
Knobblies (Continental TKC80 Tyre) <o:p></o:p>
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Road Tires (Pirelli Scorpions)<o:p></o:p>
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Panniers: Metal Mule <o:p></o:p>
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Handguards: Triumph Tiger 1050s

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Rear Suspension: Ohlins S36PR1C1LB<o:p></o:p>
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Front Suspension: Bitubo Cartridge<o:p></o:p>
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In addition:<o:p></o:p>
19T Sprocket<o:p></o:p>
Fly Screen<o:p></o:p>
Power Outlets<o:p></o:p>
Red Jerry Cans for range (the current 120m will not suffice)<o:p></o:p>
Ortileb Soft Luggage<o:p></o:p>
Garmin 665 GPS (this looks to be discontinued, so waiting out for a potential replacement)<o:p></o:p>
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<o:p>+ personal/camping kit</o:p>
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Let me know your thoughts and ideas, anything I have missed?<o:p></o:p>

Frey Bentos 08-07-2012 10:06 PM

The next instalment? gerronwitit!:lurk


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