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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Dear inmates, Time for an update me thinks....

Dear inmates,

Time for an update me thinks. The hands of the clock are flying by, and I’m struggling to grasp the thread that is fast unravelling in the run up to D-day, the departure for our RTW...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Cheers guys, Just had a look at the Dragons...

Cheers guys,

Just had a look at the Dragons tail - it's definitely on the list for when we're in the US!

dmcd - cracked up when I read your comment. Good thing I've just explained to Phoebs the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
A most magical and mystifying round the world exploration

Dear inmates,

Ive been scouring this forum obsessively over the past few months in preparation for what is to be the biggest step of my life. The mere shuffles leading up to this great leap, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Our final ride in China!

http://themotorcyclething.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/HLV-Beijing.jpg

Now that I have unburdened myself from the demands of the rat race, I can look back on my final weeks in China with a...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
1) Yes, riding two up 2) Taking a GS Adventure ...

1) Yes, riding two up
2) Taking a GS Adventure
3) Hopefully keeping luggage to a minimum. I really dont want an overloaded, impractical bike
4) At the moment I would have to say no Im getting...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Thanks for the input bikerfish. I tried the Rukka...

Thanks for the input bikerfish. I tried the Rukka gear on a couple of days ago, and you could tell the quality was there. Also, 500 pounds for jacket and 300 for trousers wasnt quite as expensive as...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,156
Nice post GB! My girlfriend have actually...

Nice post GB!

My girlfriend have actually just got back from trying on a few helmets and we particularly likeed the Shark Evoline 3.

Really nice to be able to tuck the chin bar snugly at the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Motorcycle clothing/equipment for RTW trip

Hi guys,

I'm currently planning a RTW trip, which will hopefully culminate in a departure date in late July. My girlfriend and I are currently looking into the best equipement to buy.

The...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Thanks for the suggestions. I've emailed them, so...

Thanks for the suggestions. I've emailed them, so will be interesting to see what they say!

Will provide the info for anyone interested when they get back to me.....
Forum: Trip Planning 06-07-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Motorbike insurance with extended EU cover

Hi guys,

I'm looking into getting motorbike insurance in preparation for our RTW trip. Has anyone got any recommendations for an insurance company that provides European cover for 365 days?
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,768
Wow, amazing pictures. Can't wait to hear...

Wow, amazing pictures. Can't wait to hear more......
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,717
Nice RR! Especially like the photos of the...

Nice RR! Especially like the photos of the locals.

I did a similar trip a few years back on an old 125cc Minsk. Would have definitely preferred a 250!
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,123
Great ride report! Will be hoping to tour that...

Great ride report! Will be hoping to tour that area in the summer at the start of a longer tour, and your pictures are the perfect inspiration!

You say you're using a micro 4/3rds DSLR. How has...
Forum: Latin America 05-05-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Sorry for the late reply. I would have thought it...

Sorry for the late reply. I would have thought it would be the same (if not easier) for a bike registered in South America.

Let us know how it goes though. Im sure it will be a useful thread for...
Forum: Latin America 05-02-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
I actually bought a bike in Colombia from an...

I actually bought a bike in Colombia from an American guy and in order to do a trip down to Argentina. Unfortunately I didn't take any detailed notes at the time, and most of the work was actually...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Both are great in their own ways. I've spent time...

Both are great in their own ways. I've spent time living and motorbiking in SA and Asia.

They say that the first continent you visit abroad is the one that you fall in love with, and for me that...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-22-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
I can't advise you on the route, but after doing...

I can't advise you on the route, but after doing a trip from Hanoi to Saigon on a Minsk, what I would advise is that you upgrade to a 250cc.

I did the trip with three other lads, and on all but a...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-22-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,448
I did an amazing trip from Hanoi to Saigon over...

I did an amazing trip from Hanoi to Saigon over about 6-8 weeks. Bought and old Minsk, and when the lads I was with weren't breaking down we had a great time down the Ho Chi Minh Trail! Beautiful...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Thanks 125. More photos will be uploaded with the...

Thanks 125. More photos will be uploaded with the next RR. Cheers, Joel
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Beijing Birthday Bonanza!

http://themotorcyclething.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/cuandixia1.jpg

My girlfriend Phoebe and I had just had an argument, the topic of which centred on me not having organised her birthday...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Colombia to Argentina - an improvised trip

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum, and thought I would post an article (bit shorter than a ride report) about a trip I did from Colombia to Argentina. Apologies if it's not hugely in-depth, but I wrote...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-17-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Thanks for the input guys, and for the welcome to...

Thanks for the input guys, and for the welcome to the forum. I was actually planning to get a second hand 1200GS. Heavy, yes, but maybe a bit more comfortable for the missus on the back and a bit...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-15-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
RTW trip, one bike or two?

Hi guys,

I'm planning to set off on a RTW trip with my girlfriend in July, and we have tentatively decided to take one bike. I'm basically looking for peoples thoughts on this, taking into account...
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