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Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Right now? Good mate, we are about to leave...

Right now? Good mate, we are about to leave Malawi and heading for Tanzania tomorrow. But after this VZ episode…. well the next RR is coming. More drama. much more drama!



Hey Marty. The US...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,971
Posted By micko01
Well done Xpat for giving it a crack and getting...

Well done Xpat for giving it a crack and getting that far, especially on the 660 ten. That's a big bike for going down VZ, let alone up. Good effort. VZ is a monster, my partner and I came down in...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:11 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Thanks everyone for the awesome feedback. Glad...

Thanks everyone for the awesome feedback. Glad to hear so many enjoyed our Van Zyl's adventure. We seriously recommend it for someone who is half masochistic and needs to burn off a beer gut.
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Godzilla Pass

<h1>Blog 25 by Mick: Godzilla Pass</h1>
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2753" src="http://earths-ends.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/post-25-advRR-banner.jpg" alt="DSCF6896" />

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Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hi Marty, thanks a bunch - we try to be...

Hi Marty, thanks a bunch - we try to be respectful tourists so that's great that our efforts aren't in vain. It means a lot, we always try and interact with the locals, even if that's just a wave as...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 87,543
Posted By micko01
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hey ken! Glad you could make it along. Yep the...

Hey ken! Glad you could make it along. Yep the DR is a decent choice when riding gets challenging. That Ganamub track would be torture if not impassable for an average guy on a 1200cc adv bike.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hey Juno yeah the himba are really special...

Hey Juno yeah the himba are really special people. Really unique and proud, and good fun too. We found them a little guarded to begin with, which is understandable considering how they are treated,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Up the Ganamub Without a Paddle

<h1></a>Blog 23 by Mick: Up the Ganamub Without a Paddle</h1>
<img src="http://earths-ends.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/p23-advRR-banner.jpg" alt="DSCF0296 - Version 2" class="aligncenter...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Haha good one. I've been waiting for someone to...

Haha good one. I've been waiting for someone to get that joke!



Wow thanks onandoff. Thanks very much for the kind words.
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hey mate I've just got a cheap chain breaker I...

Hey mate I've just got a cheap chain breaker I got from Ballards years ago. It's a pretty sturdy thing so it works well but it is a bit porky. Oh well, I had it so it came along.

For riviting I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Nah Tan is such a 'confidence' rider. When she is...

Nah Tan is such a 'confidence' rider. When she is on fire and feeling good she rides really very well, and monsters all sorts of obstacles with ease. And if something comes up out of the blue, she...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,548
Posted By micko01
I did Weipa to Mareeba and back, about 1400kms of...

I did Weipa to Mareeba and back, about 1400kms of which nearly 1000kms is gravel and some of it pretty nasty in 20 hours including sleeping in the dirt for 4 hours. Left at 2 in afternoon got back...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Eeesh. Sorry to hear that phrog. Condolences....

Eeesh. Sorry to hear that phrog. Condolences. Best of luck hey. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Yep, about as romantic as a DR650. ...

Yep, about as romantic as a DR650.



You live around Pottsville/Nimbin area hey???



Cheers!:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Cheers!:freaky Eloquent hey?...

Cheers!:freaky





Eloquent hey? Someone once said that eloquent was my name in between my first name and my last name. Yep that name in between. Eloquent just like that.
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Cheers! All our families said was "about time"! ...

Cheers! All our families said was "about time"!




Yeah mate, if you're going back to the start you've got about 20000kms over 6 months to catch up on. You've come at a good time though, the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Alive on the Skeleton Coast

<h1>Blog 21 by Mick: Alive on the Skeleton Coast</h1>
<img src="http://earths-ends.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/1_new1.jpg" alt="DSCF9699" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2482" />

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Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hi Seb, well we did decide and try and go for it...

Hi Seb, well we did decide and try and go for it and get to Europe by summer. We have gotten our Egypt and Sudan visas which means we've only got one problem visa left, Ethiopia, and then our pathway...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 87,543
Posted By micko01
So it handled like a piece of shit hey?? ...

So it handled like a piece of shit hey??

Haha ok I'll shut up now.
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 87,543
Posted By micko01
Damping? Maybe dumping is better spelling.

Damping? Maybe dumping is better spelling.
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 87,543
Posted By micko01
How was the fork damping after the sewerage...

How was the fork damping after the sewerage rebuild?
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Yeah the NK connection thing is really strange....

Yeah the NK connection thing is really strange. Tan and I lived in Beijing for a year so understand the commie architecture look, and the first time we saw the museum Tan and I looked at each other...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Awesome glad you are enjoying it! Sorry we are in...

Awesome glad you are enjoying it! Sorry we are in mozambique ATM and the Internet is a bit unreliable but we will update when we can. But we've been using the opportunity to write like crazy about...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Yeah as I said initially their response was...

Yeah as I said initially their response was really positive. We explained to them we were on a RTW trip in africa and the batteries failed and they were like "fine we will replace them where do we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Ha yeah for sure! Tan is not a big drinker by...

Ha yeah for sure! Tan is not a big drinker by any stretch so I let that one slide haha
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hi Keating. We use the Sena SMH10R and earphones...

Hi Keating. We use the Sena SMH10R and earphones made by earmold australia.

The Sena is a nice unit but we've had troubles with them and sena were real arseholes about it. The battery on Tanya's...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hey Kalahari, we are early thirties now and...

Hey Kalahari, we are early thirties now and wanted to have some fun and travel before family and all those other commitments so 3 years really is about all we can manage before life catches up with...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Thumb :thumb. Cheers mate.

:thumb. Cheers mate.
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hey Juno. Yeah I've planned out most things and...

Hey Juno. Yeah I've planned out most things and carry all the commonly needed spare parts. Things like bearings, seals, o-rings, gaskets, cables, bits of chain and master links, brake pads, levers,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Knock Knock? Go Away!

<h2>Blog 19 by Mick: Knock Knock? Go Away!</h2>
http://earths-ends.smugmug.com/Post19-ADV/i-Pmmzs8c/0/L/DSCF7776%20-%20Version%202-L.jpg

Being our second visit to Lüderitz we were far more on the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Copy that, no magpies. Kinda looked pretty big...

Copy that, no magpies. Kinda looked pretty big for a magpie but wasn't too sure what else to call it.



Nope, definitely won't miss out on NA. I'm actually pretty excited about the States and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hey Tahoe. One big benefit of doing africa first...

Hey Tahoe. One big benefit of doing africa first is we've met heaps of Europeans on the roads here so we've actually got many invitations for places like Austria, Switzerland, southern and northern...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hi Decepticon, we've got two cameras, a Canon 30x...

Hi Decepticon, we've got two cameras, a Canon 30x optical zoom point and shoot (we replaced the once we filled with sand), and a Fujifilm X100S. The canon gets used for anything that needs some...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hi fella's. Yep we have facility in our plan to...

Hi fella's. Yep we have facility in our plan to use the tracking but we have not used it yet. The battery use worries me, I'd hate to need the SOS function and find the battery flat because I didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Hey that's a good idea - I never thought about a...

Hey that's a good idea - I never thought about a little dongle like that.




Talking with Mark a little while later he mentioned his battery was on the way out. He has since replaced it. So...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,526
Posted By micko01
Haha thanks keating, please apologise to your...

Haha thanks keating, please apologise to your wife on our behalf if we boring her!
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,824
Posted By micko01
If you farm out the suspension work, it's only a...

If you farm out the suspension work, it's only a few days to bolt on the farkles, do the NSU and other things inside and put it all back together. And that's for both bikes. Give yourself 4 or 5 days...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,824
Posted By micko01
Yep that's some good advice. Definitely worth...

Yep that's some good advice. Definitely worth doing that. I killed a stator that way, more my fault than suzuki's but it's a good preventative measure.

And FH008xx reg/rec will bolt up with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,824
Posted By micko01
Well, sounds like that's all sorted then! Must be...

Well, sounds like that's all sorted then! Must be time for a drink!
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