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Forum: Australia 03-15-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,490
Posted By TravelDoc
Easily doable if you have a full-time mechanic...

Easily doable if you have a full-time mechanic wearing a turban available 24/24!
Six of us did an about 3000 km loop through the Himalaya on Bullets with no really major mechanicals but every bike...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,270
Posted By TravelDoc
Nice tribute to your uncle. Good pics. Great...

Nice tribute to your uncle. Good pics. Great country.
Planning a weekend ride soon Cooma to the coast + return via Numeralla / Snowball / Bendethera.
How could you get stuck behind 4WDs with...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By TravelDoc
You wont regret the decision Scotty. You'll be...

You wont regret the decision Scotty. You'll be covering the same ground as your planned ride anyway plus meet interesting people including some legends from this website and hear plenty of BS around...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By TravelDoc
Mate you are "reinventing the wheel". Your...

Mate you are "reinventing the wheel".
Your chosen date is that of TTT held on private property about 20km north of Wombeyan (in a straight line that is). There will be something like 100 ADV riders...
Forum: Australia 08-06-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 33,620
Posted By TravelDoc
Mate from Singleton quickest is down the Putty...

Mate from Singleton quickest is down the Putty Rd, cross the Colo River and turn right at Blaxlands Ridge for a short-cut onto Bells Line of Road. Nice coffee at Mt Victoria truck stop then out to...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 40,979
Posted By TravelDoc
1987 KTM GS350 enduro The Hannibal Lecter of...

1987 KTM GS350 enduro
The Hannibal Lecter of bikes. Reluctant to start. vibration +++. Noisy as hell. Incredibly high (premix) fuel consumption with very poor range even using "long range" tank....
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 33,620
Posted By TravelDoc
"what about this one for an 'adventure" ...

"what about this one for an 'adventure"

Ah,the Suzuki A100. They were a weapon. Heaps quicker than my Honda S90 which could do 60mph downhill on Flat Rock Drive if you lay down on the tank. And...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 33,620
Posted By TravelDoc
"Also too easy... I dips me hat to the big road...

"Also too easy... I dips me hat to the big road bikes"

Yes, well this is true. In fact a small trail bike probably the easiest if the truth be known. But it stirred up a bit of interest.
I can...
Forum: Australia 07-20-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 33,620
Posted By TravelDoc
Cooper Bros. challenge

I have issued a challenge to brothers: "TTT on a large modern ADV bike is too easy. Like riding to the corner shop. 250cc or less for more adventure"
They have both accepted.
Craig XT250
Mark...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 91,712
Posted By TravelDoc
Updated owner's report.

Had some big problems at only 450km on the clock when sprocket carrier bearings were loose in their mounting, allowing the sprocket to move sideways and impinge on the swingarm. Result: chewed up...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By TravelDoc
650 thumper? Hmmm. DR / KLR / GS all capable...

650 thumper? Hmmm. DR / KLR / GS all capable bikes and plenty of them around. You might also consider a Husqvarna TR650 with upgraded BMW engine. 10 more HP, cheaper than BMW and easily...
Forum: Australia 03-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 91,712
Posted By TravelDoc
New Terra 650

Another Sydney rider signing in. Got my Terra just in time for the $500 cash back, and not without some stuffing around. Importer needed to be prodded a bit to comply. Full marks to the sales...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By TravelDoc
Newnes Plateau tracks.

Gday.
The Newnes plateau is prime canyoning country and nearly all of those easterly 4WD tracks lead to one or more spectacular slot canyons such as "Twister", "Hole in the wall", "Rocky creek",...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,776
Posted By TravelDoc
alternative view

Well here's another perspective from an ICU/CareFlight/Anaesthetics Dr.
Yes blood transfusion / organ donation obviously do save lives. One might argue about the quality of life after some...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By TravelDoc
If you take the alternate route past Lake Lyell...

If you take the alternate route past Lake Lyell /Sodwalls / Tarana / O'Connell there very few highway patrol nazis and a much more interesting ride. Reasonable meals at Tarana pub. Need to watch...
Forum: Australia 12-18-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,452
Posted By TravelDoc
Yep, Z50. I bought one for $10 about 20 years ago...

Yep, Z50. I bought one for $10 about 20 years ago at a farm clearance sale.
Non-runner with no compression. Cleaned out the dirt under exhaust valve and away she went. Fuel tank rusted and has been...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,485
Posted By TravelDoc
HP2E owners

G'day
My HP2E was (possibly) the first one sold in Australia. I got it 2nd hand about 3 years ago, in rather average condition. Now with 37000Km. Under-seat aux fuel tank, replaced final drive...
Forum: Australia 09-01-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17,585
Views: 2,120,095
Posted By TravelDoc
Glad your eye surgery was OK. And thanks for...

Glad your eye surgery was OK. And thanks for posting the photo of my HP2 on the TTT thread.
Forum: Australia 08-20-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,274
Posted By TravelDoc
For a guaranteed real adventure ride: 1. Buy...

For a guaranteed real adventure ride:
1. Buy airline tickets to Delhi.
2. hire Royal Enfield 500cc (soft types like me will want the 5 speed with left foot gear change AND a Sikh mechanic.)
3....
Forum: Australia 08-10-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 50,385
Posted By TravelDoc
A bit more detail for you: Windsor to Lower...

A bit more detail for you:
Windsor to Lower Portland via Wilberforce and Sackville.
Lower Portland to Colo Heights (fuel) via Wheelbarrow ridge (dirt)
Colo Heights to Mountain Lagoon via Comleroy...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 391,826
Posted By TravelDoc
Hi Mark, Great ride report and happy NY. Your...

Hi Mark,
Great ride report and happy NY.
Your account of getting lost in high mountains, unreliable maps, low fuel supplies, poor quality roads, difficult communication etc etc sounded very...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
Big Brother on PANG

To those with such little happening in their lives that they must follow ride reports from September 2009, I will add the following:
-Mark C you are correct. Pang has indeed shifted uphill a little...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
Worst floods in recorded history, Pakistan. ...

Worst floods in recorded history, Pakistan.
Major flooding with deaths in Leh, normal annual rainfall = 0.
(minor flooding in Leh 2007 when I was there on my first trip.
.......I reckon there...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By TravelDoc
Hating something and complaining about it to a...

Hating something and complaining about it to a body set up to receive complaints doesn't make one an idiot.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By TravelDoc
Quite correct Tim.......... We met up with...

Quite correct Tim..........
We met up with Dragoon and Miserygoat at the Mayflower Hotel in Manali. A couple of their countrymen dropped out of their tour the next day so they rode with us for 3...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
G'day Miserygoat. Not many looking at this...

G'day Miserygoat.
Not many looking at this thread nowadays. Mark probably hasn't seen your message so I'll answer it for him.
Went to his 50th birthday early April. He is looking well and has...
Forum: Australia 05-10-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,707
Posted By TravelDoc
The Range Trail is OK if you're a bit soft or got...

The Range Trail is OK if you're a bit soft or got a bad hangover. We used to come in via Kanangra Rd and Kowmung River crossing but it was getting too easy so we added a loop on Kanangra plateau...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,707
Posted By TravelDoc
Some of us rode with Dragoon the "septic"...

Some of us rode with Dragoon the "septic" moderator in India last year. He has expressed a bit of interest in coming to Aus later 2010 and we all reckon it'd be cool for him to come to TTT. Almost...
Forum: Australia 05-04-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,707
Posted By TravelDoc
Hey Dude, new starting point this year. Friday...

Hey Dude, new starting point this year. Friday night at the farm, Hazelgrove.
Actually the pluckers are going to have a practice run on Queens B'day weekend, riding the Thrashers Hut on saturday.
Forum: Australia 04-08-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By TravelDoc
"Hey Doc Here you go...

"Hey Doc

Here you go http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=himalayan"

G'day Tim
I'm off to brother Mark's 50th BD tomorrow. Getting cool here now but still warm enough to fire up the...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By TravelDoc
I would recommend India/Lalli Singh/ Touring on...

I would recommend India/Lalli Singh/ Touring on Enfields to any reasonably experienced rider.
For me the big attraction is riding in high mountains. Can't do that in their winter....
Forum: Australia 03-28-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,467
Posted By TravelDoc
Mike's a pretty hard rider. I have the evidence...

Mike's a pretty hard rider. I have the evidence in my shed = his old HP2 with evidence of "interesting times". He told me he could beat sportsbike riders on tar with full knobbies.
Get well quick...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By TravelDoc
G'Day Chris, No local dealer for you but will...

G'Day Chris,
No local dealer for you but will say that the Odyssey battery in my BMW 1200 has been great. Much easier starting, never gone flat, no problems with (ahem) laying the bike on it's side....
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
Excellent news. Bikes: If I could only have...

Excellent news.

Bikes: If I could only have one it would need to handle rough dirt tracks, go pretty fast and have reasonable fuel range. Lighter weight = better.
Main roads these days are...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
3rd brother's opinion

I already went there in July 06 and same as this time got drenched / frozen at Rothang La on a bicycle. That makes 100% by my reckoning. Each time it took about 2 days to recover holed up in Keylong....
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
triple clamp

Well, it wasn't cracked much.

Last time I checked it was way more than $200 if a jap bike fell off the sidestand.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
bike damage (continued)

Rear end should be easily sorted with some precision adjustment......say a 4lb sledge.

There was also a crack in bottom triple clamp on R side.

Despite this damage Mark received a refund of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
What about the bike? I hear you ask.

Not much too serious here
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
"............general squashing by one of the...

"............general squashing by one of the formentioned vehicles.

This was followed by general disbelief, cursing etc etc but as my left foot was basically pointing in the wrong direction the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 133,137
Posted By TravelDoc
Hi Arthur Of course you are entitled to your...

Hi Arthur
Of course you are entitled to your opinion but I reckon you are being a bit harsh. We were very well aware virtually all of the time of our priviledged place in this world as "rich...
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