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Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By WesleyDRZ400
The night ride South towards Osh

So i headed on the marked up map Ali did for me early that day
http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-g66rbSq/0/L/i-g66rbSq-L.jpg

Also i would stop to ask direction and to get a cup off chi or...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Well this started to happen from the North...

Well this started to happen from the North Caucasus on-wards after i left Georgia.

I did all the oil checks correctly before like letting it warm up and then checking a few minutes later and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I just came across your report Wesley, and I...

I just came across your report Wesley, and I gotta hand it to you, this is one of a kind. You've had me in stitches numerous times, in particular the "Erzberg" tale:rofl


Yes was a great ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Thanks fellors just been busy with other stuff

Thanks fellors just been busy with other stuff
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes my subscription ended but i renewed it now

Yes my subscription ended but i renewed it now
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Leaving Bishkek

So i got my Tajik visa along with my Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (Pamir) permit

I needed a new camera and other items Ali helped me get in the markets.

I also needed a new rear tire...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So we got back and picked Ali up and headed to...

So we got back and picked Ali up and headed to his house.

It was the weekend so the Tajik embassy was not open so this weekend we just relaxed and i got to know Ali.

Ali is a great man, he is a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Checking out of a hotel and moving to Ali's

So Ali and his friend Valdmir asked where i was staying?

I told them i had left my side bags at a big hotel and i would stay there, well Ali and Valdmir had other plans and decided i must stay...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek City

http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-g7z7LMM/0/L/i-g7z7LMM-L.gif
Kyrgyzstan national flag also is a flag with a meaning, the center is that of a yurt when inside looking up at the cross section...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 47,736
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Seb so how is the change from a light bike with...

Seb so how is the change from a light bike with soft bags to a big bike with hard boxes?

would be good to write some detailed information on it as you have rode long distances on both types of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,131
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
It is a USSR monument built in 1983 to...

It is a USSR monument built in 1983 to commemorate 200 years of friendship between Georgia & Russia.............. I agree amazing views.

Nice set up on your bike, is the right hand side rear tank...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Hi Elron i am away now and have been busy for...

Hi Elron i am away now and have been busy for awhile, when i am back in a few weeks i will upload the rest
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 45,966
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,127
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Great photos:thumb Look forward to reading...

Great photos:thumb

Look forward to reading your RR:deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Same model (DRZ400S) as my Sputnik, i will have...

Same model (DRZ400S) as my Sputnik, i will have to visit Kyiv next time,next trip..........:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes i guess on various forums this has been...

Yes i guess on various forums this has been discussed to death about the choice of hard vs soft luggage but you are right its is just down to personal taste and preference, same goes with taking a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Thanks Mara i am heading that way in winter i let...

Thanks Mara i am heading that way in winter i let you know when.


Mara after our meeting near Dushanbe at this gas stop i was going to head the same way as you but decided to head across the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Cheers:thumb

Cheers:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
RideN that was just a video I copied of Youtube...

RideN that was just a video I copied of Youtube so you could get a better idea of the country....... I never made it!

This is how i rolled by the time i got to Kyrgyzstan with regards to my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes Kyrgyzstan is joining the Customs Union in...

Yes Kyrgyzstan is joining the Customs Union in January 2015 which should also see alot of investment into the country, alot of people from the EU and other areas are now visa free which has massively...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Well back on the road and it was now early hours...

Well back on the road and it was now early hours of the morning, i started to smell a burning smell so pulled over to check it out near a cafe.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So was not long until the rear straps which hold...

So was not long until the rear straps which hold the luggage on the rear of the bike worked there way off, this was no good i needed a real fix to this problem as i don't wont the rear luggage bags...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So we then stopped to acquire some fine...

So we then stopped to acquire some fine watermelons

http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-QSDwvLd/0/XL/i-QSDwvLd-XL.jpg

It was at this point i looked over to Azza...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Well next day we carried on trucking, what...

Well next day we carried on trucking, what happens on the road stays on the road....... well kind of

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Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I was just checking some SD cards and found a few...

I was just checking some SD cards and found a few more photos i never saw before, i guess this part of the trip was a bit like that film the hangover

As i said i am not a drinking but when in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Well as a total novice to this way of travelling...

Well as a total novice to this way of travelling and also motorbikes i think it is better to share a lot of the stuff that really happens between taking photos of mountains & rivers.

Also i don't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,815
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I crossed same bridge also last year ...

I crossed same bridge also last year
http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-xwTxK5T/0/XL/i-xwTxK5T-XL.jpg



Maybe the Kamels are just misunderstood? :lol3
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Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,815
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Da Ochen horosho English :thumb Komendant...

Da Ochen horosho English :thumb

Komendant did you ever hear about the Russian biker Maxim Borkhes who went missing in Iran this year ?

I saw a post about this on a Russian forum but could not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 561,694
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
5-6 weeks waiting on parts? that's the longest i...

5-6 weeks waiting on parts? that's the longest i have ever read on any blog to be waiting on parts for and Austria is not that far away where they make them to get parts shipped out, is this just...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 561,694
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
I agree Noah you can do it very cheap as soon as...

I agree Noah you can do it very cheap as soon as you head into eastern Europe on wards with alot of wild camping however for Turkey and UK not so much, as for Oz that place would leave a dent in bill...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So we tried to push the vehicle out which took...

So we tried to push the vehicle out which took awhile, i travel light and only have one pair of shoes which are my motorbike shoes and as they got full of urine the night before i had fully washed...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Thanks sorry its taking long to post. ...

Thanks sorry its taking long to post.


:thumb



Shame i never brought a good quality camera, yes native Kazakhstan people are real friendly but in a more forward way like you are not asked...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4,145
Views: 2,109,930
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yep its a little more juicer that's for sure but...

Yep its a little more juicer that's for sure but also i am carrying more fuel, wide ratio gears and a 16T up front for the long stretches should keep the revs down

Well i guess i will see how it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes luckily i was up to date with both hep a and...

Yes luckily i was up to date with both hep a and b vaccines, i have various vaccines due my work & travels
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So i get out to push and also i take a look in...

So i get out to push and also i take a look in the back of the truck

My name is Wesley and even from where i am from this is not a very typical name but in the back of the main truck in our convoy...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So the next day i was given presents and then...

So the next day i was given presents and then prepped the Sputnik Explorer for the road and i was off again

http://wesleydrz400.smugmug.com/photos/i-SLRNBFB/0/XL/i-SLRNBFB-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
So we headed to the small village i passed, as it...

So we headed to the small village i passed, as it is more direct and easier to ride in the sand on tracks already made i did this with the Kazakhstan gentleman behind me pointing which tracks to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,145
Views: 2,109,930
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
If Suzuki wont do it i will then...........:thumb...

If Suzuki wont do it i will then...........:thumb

I started a DRZ "adventure" build to 450 with wide ratio gears more HP and torque, still on going between little free time i have, i have been...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,499
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Were you missing some paperwork for your bikes or...

Were you missing some paperwork for your bikes or had incorrect documents to cause you problems?

I entered & exited Russia twice last year on my motorbike including this border you crossed into...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 226,097
Posted By WesleyDRZ400
Yes its the RST clothing, very good and up to the...

Yes its the RST clothing, very good and up to the job.

Comfortable and fit for purpose, I tested it well with many offs/ falls
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