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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11,222
Views: 3,826,466
Posted By RDT953
06 drz400s

Getting it ADVENTURE ready.

<a href="http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/RDT953/media/Ramble%20On/Bike%20Preperation/temporary.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26,938
Views: 4,926,254
Posted By RDT953
Thanks oldenuf. From what I've read I think it's...

Thanks oldenuf. From what I've read I think it's fine for Mongolia but if I head much higher than that it could be an issue.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26,938
Views: 4,926,254
Posted By RDT953
No set plan

The only plan so far is Siberia and Mongolia, I'll play it by ear after that.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26,938
Views: 4,926,254
Posted By RDT953
I have a new ride.

Leaving Japan in June and heading west on this new to me bike I collected a couple of weeks ago. 2006 DRZ400S which came with some nice mods like the Clarke tank, Djebel 250 headlight complete with a...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-16-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By RDT953
Go to Indonesia if you can

I completely agree with the comment above. Timor Leste and Indonesia are brilliant places to visit and especially on a small bike. I did this trip as far as Northern Thailand on a Postie and had a...
Forum: Asia 04-09-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By RDT953
Purchasing 2nd hand

Have you or would you consider purchasing a used bike that was ridden into Mongolia by an adventurer who doesn't want to or can't continue for some reason?
The reason I ask this is that one of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,732
Posted By RDT953
Subscribing

Did that route as far as Northern Thailand last year so will follow with interest. Admire you for putting together vids and a RR, it's a lot of work but very worthwhile as a way of documenting your...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,509,150
Posted By RDT953
Just take your time

Sure it can be done provided you give it plenty of time and don't push the bike too hard for hours on end. These little motors have a reputation of being bullet proof which is true up to a point....
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-13-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By RDT953
Options

There are a couple of businesses up in Tokyo doing the bike auctions, I've put a bloke onto APEX before and he ended up with a good bike at a good price and reported being very happy with the whole...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 86,603
Posted By RDT953
Thumb Subscribed

Already a great RR and it's only just started.
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,137
Posted By RDT953
Change oil often

More power to you for doing a long trip on a small bike and as a bonus it's for a good cause. Having toured SE Asia for approx 15,000km on a CT110, ADV RR (Following The Front Wheel) I'd be mightily...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-27-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By RDT953
Hokkaido - Sakhalinsk Ferry

This is for anyone who has an adventure including the Russia to Japan route via Sakhalin Island to Hokkaido on their bucket list.
At the recent WTN-J (World Travelers Network-Japan) meeting I was...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-21-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By RDT953
Japan

I had a friend visit earlier this year and he purchased a bike from the auctions through APEXMOTO who later arranged the sale of the bike for him. Now I see APEX are also building up a stock of rent...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,271
Posted By RDT953
Thumb Fantastic RR

Great report thanks heaps for sharing. I've traveled in all of these areas over the last ten years with Yunnan being one of my favorite parts of China. I traveled by bus, train or boat and wish I...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By RDT953
Lots of twisties

You probably should have a look at the Gaijin-Riders forum for more of an idea of the local riding scene and the possible problems of bringing your own bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 411,303
Posted By RDT953
Joined the club

Just collected the new to me Djebel yesterday, It's a 1996 model with 35,500klm on the clock. Mechanically fine but in need of some cosmetic surgery. I'll be trawling the thread for pearls of wisdom...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,436
Posted By RDT953
Many thanks for posting

I know how much work goes into writing these reports, I've done a couple myself and would think long and hard before committing to another. To me you have the right mix of words and pics, the pics...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 51,788
Posted By RDT953
So when is the movie coming out?

This is very entertaining reading, it has the lot, humour, adventure, danger an ever changing cast of characters. Get started on a movie script.
I envisage a cross between Long Way Round, Easy...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 67,421
Posted By RDT953
Try re-sizing

I had a the same problem in SE Asia so I reduced all my RR Pics to 800 x 600 before uploading to the online account. It makes it easier on the reader as well, full size pics make the opening of your...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 303,062
Posted By RDT953
Thanks from Japan

P-38 arrived and will be included in the camping kit, thank you. +1 on the vids, I really like the low key approach it came across like it was made by a mate who is explaining a product to me that I...
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 303,062
Posted By RDT953
Distribution outside of the USA?

For those of us not residing in the USA, is there any way you can have the bags shipped directly to customers from the country of manufacture?
This could result in a hefty difference in the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 04-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,744
Posted By RDT953
Carnet required

I did the land crossing from Timor to Indonesia on a small bike late last year and the carnet was definitely required. I used Cakra from Indonesia to Malaysia and same deal with the carnet to get...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,576
Posted By RDT953
Another thumbs up for small bikes

Great to see, I think a 125 to 250 bike is pretty much perfect for exploring off the beaten track. I had a great time with my little Honda CT110 touring Indonesia and beyond, it was such a cheap bike...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Lazy Days

Once the bike was unpacked I grabbed a nice cold coconut juice and got comfortable on the beach waiting for the sunset. This is why I came west after all.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
So many tourists

The closer I got to Phuket and Krabbi the less I was liking it so I detoured around them. Back through the hills for awhile and some more dramatic scenery.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
The case of the missing post

I've just realised that a whole post has gone missing. Bugger, I'll do it again but this has me perplexed.

OK so I left the east coast and headed across the Isthmus of Kra to the west. I took...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
10q

Thanks for reading, I have maybe one or two more posts to write to finish this RR and promise to get to it in the next day or so.
Do I fin'd the Postie cramped. Only a lot. But it is better since...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Yes the oil cooler was for the FinBro motor and...

Yes the oil cooler was for the FinBro motor and was removed at the same time as the original motor was reinstated.


Sent from my RM-821_apac_australia_new_zealand_304 using Tapatalk
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 212,096
Posted By RDT953
Invited to China

The Chinese rider I was chatting to (with the help of the hotel owner translating) invited me to join them for the ride back through Laos and into China. I told him it wasn't possible for foreigners...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Lazy Days

Really enjoying the beach near Chumphon and kept extending by a day at a time. Spent a small fortune on some nice tropical fruit; about AU$3 for this lot.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Been before

Thanks Gavo I have the needle up a bit, I put a new needle and seat in back in Chiang Mai, the old one broke where the circlip goes. I've been to Laos before when a mate and I rented 250 XR Honda's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
To the sea

Took back roads as much as possible and just kept going with short breaks to rest myself and the motor.
Made it all the way to Prachuap Khirikhan and checked into a cheap guesthouse with the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Leaving Chiang Mai

First, thanks for the encouragement to keep posting it helps.

The absolutely worst part of going to Chiang Mai is that it's a hard place to leave, one day rolls into the next and before you know...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 67,421
Posted By RDT953
Paths crossed already

Sorry but I somehow missed your reply to my previous post, pity as I could have directed you to a nice cheap bungalow on a lovely beach just 15 klm north of Chumphon, which I just left this morning...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Heading for the finish line

It's been awhile since my last posting, I'm running out of stuff that I think is interesting enough to post. Stayed in Maehongson for a couple of nights and then started back to Chaing Mai in company...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 67,421
Posted By RDT953
Coming at ya.

G'day mate,
I'm a couple of months ahead of you and now on my relaxed way back to Malaysia. Presently in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Let me know if you want to hook up along the road for an information...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Speeding tickets

I've managed to avoid the rotten things for pretty much my whole driving life, however I harbour an ambition to get a speeding ticket on PB in an 80 zone. I'd thank the officer for his/her dedication...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Thanks

Yep, doing that, was thinking more about for later when PB reverts from being an international touring machine to more domestic duties without GPS. Also have a GPS speedo app on my phone.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Funny man

Thanks for the morning laugh Blek, You're a funny man.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 50,455
Posted By RDT953
Nice

I drove 1140km's through a snow storm to get this little beauty.
11,500km's on the odometer, and she still has the original tyres.

That's admirable dedication. I'll look forward to reading your...
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