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Forum: Asia 03-26-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,816
Views: 814,138
Posted By olionel
Hi guys; Thanks very much to both of your...

Hi guys;

Thanks very much to both of your helpful replies. This means I should be able to get hold of it a least. I'll soldier on with my current tyre for now then. It should last a fair while.....
Forum: Asia 03-25-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5,816
Views: 814,138
Posted By olionel
Hello folks; I got a very little used TKC...

Hello folks;

I got a very little used TKC front tyre given in Thailand for my Africa Twin and have done quite a few miles on it since and it is wearing pretty fast. I am currently in Malaysia...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By olionel
Ah OK. It all sounds good. I think I will have to...

Ah OK. It all sounds good. I think I will have to do separate research depending on which state. You also answered my question about ownership. I worried that it won't be valid once my visa runs out...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By olionel
Thanks guys. Going from advice on seasons it...

Thanks guys. Going from advice on seasons it makes sense to ride north to south. Probably get a bike in the US, go see Canada, come back, head south. Then either or import the bike back home or...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By olionel
Americas.. Legalities

Hello all;

Just dreaming.... got a few questions. What is the way (bike wise) of riding the Americas. Argentina up to Canada, or a loop of S. America and back to the US and up to Canada.

Now I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3,984
Views: 1,943,813
Posted By olionel
Hi buddy; Just caught up with the 'nam write...

Hi buddy;

Just caught up with the 'nam write ups. Mental :) that's all I can say.

We made it to Pai, northern Thailand, roads are very very very twistylicious and awesome. We'll be heading...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,103,760
Posted By olionel
Hi Lalo; Just caught up with your latest...

Hi Lalo;

Just caught up with your latest stuff and enjoyed it thoroughly. Well done on not getting shot and the gear shifter real sucks. We've started thinking the Americas on 2 CRFs, and your set...
Forum: Asia 02-01-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By olionel
question becomes information... I just found...

question becomes information...
I just found out that there is a new-ish bridge. My "recent" Thailand map, nor opensourcemaps, nor google maps showed this so thought I'd better ask around :)
Forum: Asia 01-31-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By olionel
Laos Highway 4

Hey folks,

Also posted this on GTrider & HUBB thought someone might here might know also.

Hello folks;

Currently in Luang Prabang, ending our mini tour of Laos. I have a question,...
Forum: EMEA 01-27-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
Just a quick update. We made it to Laos and are...

Just a quick update. We made it to Laos and are enjoying the relaxed pace. Northern Thailand next.

Have fun y'all!
Oli
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,103,760
Posted By olionel
Hi Lalo; Was nice to bump into you in Nong...

Hi Lalo;

Was nice to bump into you in Nong Khiaw yesterday. This is Oli & Charli (Africa Twin). Hope the cave and boat ride was fun.

Also here is our blog: http://ctscholi.blogspot.com/

Drop...
Forum: EMEA 07-12-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
Hey folks, Here is our blog if anyone is...

Hey folks,

Here is our blog if anyone is interseted.

http://ctscholi.blogspot.com/

All the best and have fun!
Oli
Forum: EMEA 05-26-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
hey guys, thanks for the info regarding shipping....

hey guys, thanks for the info regarding shipping. We're sitting the rain out in Ljubljana for a couple of days. Its been raining pretty much everyday since we left England. Apart from a day in the...
Forum: EMEA 05-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
Just a quick update. We have moved out of our...

Just a quick update. We have moved out of our flat and are now living with the inlaws. Ow and my thesis got accepted just in time so I is officially a Dr (alas not a real medical one)

Setting...
Forum: EMEA 01-18-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By olionel
I had some problems on my ZXR400 at altitude (not...

I had some problems on my ZXR400 at altitude (not massive issues). It felt underpowered and had to 1st 2nd gear it most of the time (except for the straights). Also I think I kept getting vapour lock...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By olionel
I'd say go with whichever bike you want. One bit...

I'd say go with whichever bike you want. One bit of advice would be to sort the suspension out. The stock suspension is NOT gona be up to the job of carrying you, the missus, and the luggage on bumpy...
Forum: EMEA 01-15-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By olionel
hello; Your trip sounds good. Weather should...

hello;

Your trip sounds good. Weather should be nice around May. Obviously the souther you get the nicer. I don't think you'll be cold but I'd prepare to get wet. Also driving will get worse and...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By olionel
Hello; The Af-Twin is an ace bike. However,...

Hello;

The Af-Twin is an ace bike. However, when I got mine.. the first thing I did was to go and get the seat cutdown. It is a bigmans bike. And it is a heavy bike. I do love mine to bits and...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-11-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,563
Posted By olionel
agreed. Bloody passengers though.. ruin it for...

agreed. Bloody passengers though.. ruin it for everyone they do.... :D
Forum: Trip Planning 12-11-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,563
Posted By olionel
I reckon a DRZ400 (just the fact it has E start...

I reckon a DRZ400 (just the fact it has E start and is nice and light) with a cutdown/widened/gel padded/sheepskinned seat, the 28 litre tank and some cloth panniers + a nice pannier rack are the way...
Forum: EMEA 11-28-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
Hey guys; Yeah it would be nice to meet with...

Hey guys;

Yeah it would be nice to meet with you both en-route. I'll update here or start a blog at some point so we might be able synch. Erik, There's about a million people doing the -istans...
Forum: EMEA 11-22-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
Just had a thought and tweaked my route a bit.....

Just had a thought and tweaked my route a bit.. so currently it is going to be:

UK - Holland - Germany - Schweiz or Osterreich - Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Montenegro - Albania - Greece - Turkey...
Forum: EMEA 11-16-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By olionel
If it's December I'd go down the Greece boat...

If it's December I'd go down the Greece boat Italy route, or Slovenia then in to Italy and hit the Po valley/plains or whatever. That very flat bit of land which will be much warmer than Austria. My...
Forum: EMEA 11-11-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
ah nice one. Added that note to my spreadsheet. ...

ah nice one. Added that note to my spreadsheet.

Thanks very much
Oli
Forum: EMEA 10-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
Your pics look very nice. Nice one on getting a...

Your pics look very nice. Nice one on getting a book out of it. I couldn't get the other half interested until last month (she's only just got a wee cg125 and has started riding around)... we fear it...
Forum: EMEA 10-23-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
Ooo sounds like Africatwin-o'clock :D I...

Ooo sounds like Africatwin-o'clock :D

I think our rough Europe route off the top of my head will be: UK-Dunkerque, den Haag (see family), might also pop in to Belgium to see family aswell, Munich...
Forum: EMEA 10-17-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,642
Posted By olionel
UK to Australia 2013

Hello folks;

Posted it up on the HUBB aswell.

Just thought I'd drop line with regards to some plans next year. Me and my girlfriend/fiancée (will be wife by February) have been planning riding...
Forum: EMEA 09-07-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By olionel
sorry to semi hijack the thread but question goes...

sorry to semi hijack the thread but question goes to the folks living in Turkey...I'm going to be going through Turkey next year... are there any maps available of the rural roads (mainly koy...
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